Aicook electric tea kettle review and a great GIMP tutorial YouTube channel – Nurture & Support 182

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS182.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSSThis week Mel returns to Amazon and Kelly FINALLY learns GIMP (sorta) Mel’s recommendation:  Aicook Electric Kettle After years of irresponsible tea brewing, Mel picked up an electric kettle with presets for the best temperature to brew green tea, white tea, Oolong tea, black tea, and coffee.  She has really noticed the difference in flavor, and outside of missing the cool blue LED light on her old kettle, she has been very satisfied.       Kelly’s recommendation:  Logos by Nick … Continue reading

Nurture & Support 181: OpenShot video editor and The Witcher

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS181.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSSThis week marks Mel’s triumphant return to Netflix and Kelly’s continued quest for good free software 🙂 Kelly’s recommendation:  Openshot Well, I finally gave up on the Windows provided solutions and downloaded a new video editor.  It is called OpenShot.  The interface is pretty straightforward and the features are numerous.  It has been compared favorably to iMovie, so probably a good choice if you are looking.     Mel’s recommendation: The Witcher Mel finally began to use her Netflix subscription and … Continue reading

Squat Cobbler 136: Retro gaming setup (PS2, PS3, Nintendo 64) with projection

Dr. Mike and I are going to start adding some video content in addition to the regular Squat Cobbler podcast.  In this episode I give a tour of the gaming set up I use to play PS2, PS3, and Nintendo 64 games and we get a peek at Mike’s projection setup. Products used: Comparable LED projector (the one I bought is no longer in stock) – https://www.amazon.com/ELEPHAS-Projector-Display-Compatible-Laptop/dp/B07YY87FXP/ref=sr_1_2_sspa  Raceway cabling cover https://www.menards.com/main/electrical/conduit-conduit-fittings-raceways/surface-mount-raceways/d-line-5-white-tv-half-round-raceway-length/us5ft5025w/p-1444429263936.htm Screen paint – https://www.amazon.com/Pro-Screen-Projection-Projector-Quality/dp/B01LPMWEWI  HDMI Switcher https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W8G2SPT Mike’s Nebula Capsule projector https://www.amazon.com/Projector-Anker-Portable-High-Contrast-Playtime/dp/B076Q3GBJK/ref=sr_1_1_sspa

Nurture & Support 174: Mel and Kelly talk about what to buy on Amazon (again)

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS174.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSSIn what is becoming a trend, Mel and I share what to buy on Amazon based on our recent purchases.  Amazon, feel free to start sending us free stuff to review.  Maybe start with Nintendo Switches.   Mel’s Recommendation –  Star Wars Bookends Han. Leia. Classic poses. Heavy. Bookends. Currently out of stock.  What more do you need to know??  Here is the link to keep checking to order these.           Kelly’s Recommendation – Techole HDMI splitter … Continue reading

Nurture & Support 173: The miracle of loaves and Fitbits

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS173.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSSAfter some shelter at home chat, Mel and I continue our long history of recommending Fitbit products (note to Fitbit, we remain VERY open to trying out new products) and provide a cool recipe as well.     Kelly’s Recommendation – Fitbit Versa 2 This is a good looking, long battery life, reliable smart-ish watch at a price point WELL below the Apple Watch and its ilk.  The only drawback is no GPS, but that has only been a minor issue … Continue reading

Nurture & Support 170: Games, judgement, K-pop mishaps, and WiFi

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS170.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSSThis week Mel and I are joined by Dr. Mike.  Again.  Will it ever stop??? Mel’s recommendation – Legendary Game of Heroes This is a fun, yet not cost free game where you can join a guild and help each other out. Mel’s guild “Black Cat Coven” has some openings if you want to join… hit her up at @karmic9 on Twitter if you are interested. Mike’s recommendation –  Victrola 6-in-1 Wood Bluetooth Mid Century Record Player Mikes recommendation is a … Continue reading

Nurture & Support 169: Hobos and iPads

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS169.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSSThis week Mel and I offer up two very different recommendations.  And I still don’t get ASMR. Kelly’s recommendation – Stobe the Hobo Youtube Channel Let’s address this right away.  I sincerely apologize for pronouncing Stobe as “Stub” or “Strobe” throughout the episode.  I have no clue why I goofed this up.  I think I did it correctly ONCE. Regardless, this is an intriguing channel from an intriguing man as he hops freight trains across the country.   Mel’s recommendation – … Continue reading

Nurture & Support 168: Tea and Tapes

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS168.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSSTwo pretty good recommendations this week if we do say so ourselves… Mel’s recommendation – Boba Tea from Adagio Tea by Elizabeth O. Mel recommends her current “tea of choice”.. Boba Tea.  Also, to help me on my path to tea nerdom, Mel suggested the Ingenuity to brew my tea. Kelly’s recommendation – Roxio VHS to DVD 3 Need to convert VHS or other media to digital?  The Roxio VHS to DVD 3 might be the ticket.  Affordable and easy to … Continue reading

Nurture & Support 167: Back in business with fun recommendations (eventually)

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS167.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSSNurture & Support returns with our favorite guest Dr. Mike. Bear with us since it has been awhile and we had to catch up.  Recommendations (worth waiting for) begin around the 8 minute mark, but before that you will be treated to: Mel’s current Internet access situation An audio tour of Dr. Mike’s office/home We do eventually get to recommendations.  BTW, it is worth sticking around until the end because Mel and Mike lose Kelly’s audio, but our recording software does … Continue reading

Squat Cobbler 107: Album Chicanery

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/SC107.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSSTANGENT TALLY: 2 This week Dr. Mike and I discuss interesting album extras, most notably a COMMODORE 64 PROGRAM hidden on the “Electric Eye” album by Prodigal.  As with most podcasts, Mike has a hard timekeeping up with me – but this week he actually taps out and drops off the recording, only to return full of shame and self-doubt later.         Want to subscribe to the Nurture and Support podcast, which is also home to the Squat … Continue reading