|
Movies Books Music Food Tv Shows Technology Politics Video Games Parenting Fashion Green Living more >
Reviews and Ratings
Showing 1-40 of 181
reviewed Americano. August 10, 2010
An americano is a cup of coffee made by adding hot water to one or more shots of espresso. There's no milk or flavoring added, so it tastes somewhat like a cup of normal drip view. It's not exactly …
reviewed AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker. August 10, 2010
Aerobie 80R08 AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker
I've been using the AeroPress for 3 years now and it is my main coffee maker. The cup it brews is nuanced and flavorful. The process of using it is simple. Heat water. Place the ground coffee in …
61 Hours: A Reacher Novel
I've been a fan of Jack Reacher novels since I read my first Reacher novel 4 years ago. Reacher is the successor to such tough guy/knight in rusted armor protagonists as Travis McGee and Spenser. …
reviewed Adorama B-Grip, Easy Access Belt Moun.... August 05, 2010
Adorama B-Grip, Easy Access Belt Mounted Holder
I'm always on the lookout for a camera carrying solution that will keep my back from hurting when I spend more than a couple of hours with my SLR. Neck straps are totally out. I do pretty well with my …
Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog
It always helps when evaluating a book to understand who it was written for. This book is written for reasonably experienced web designers, those who actually understand the what web code does and how …
Pentax D FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for Pentax and
For the most part I'm very happy with this lens. It's pretty sharp wide open and produces tack sharp images up to f11. f16 is good but by f22 there's noticeable softness. Diffraction kills this lens at …
reviewed Photomatix Pro. June 17, 2010
Photomatix Pro
I've been shooting high dynamic range (HDR) photos for about three years now. I've tried all the different programs for processing my images. I find that Photomatix gives me the most control.     The …
Lithium Ion Battery for Motorola V300, V330, i355
My old Motorola cell phone's battery died. I bought a fancier phone but really only want the basics, so got this as a replacement. I've used it for a couple of months now and it holds a charge just fine. …
reviewed WordPress In Depth. June 17, 2010
WordPress In Depth
WordPress is extremely popular for good reason. It offers the best combination of features and power with ease of use. Blogger is simpler to use but it's easy to want more than it can give. Other content …
Procession of the Dead
If you're in the mood for dark fantasy, give this a try. It has mystery, crime, passion, ambition wrapped around a main character who struggles to find out who he is. That's not a metaphorical, who am …
reviewed Much Fall of Blood. June 17, 2010
Much Fall of Blood
Lackey, Flint and Freer are all competent novelists. However, their collaboration produces a work that equals or excels their individual work. Part action/adventure and part political thriller, the first …
Dolica WT-1003 67-Inch Lightweight Monopod
I knew that I was taking a chance on something so inexpensive. It arrived nicely packaged and has a nice cloth case. That's about all I like. The bolt that supposedly fits into a camera base has a different …
Lenmar DLM400 Digital Camera Equivalent to the
I've had this for a month now and traded it out with the Pentax OEM battery. They both hold enough charge to fill a 8GB card, at least 350 raw photos. The price is right. I'm satisfied.
Aged Antique Brass 4 Gang Wall Plate - 3 Toggle 1
It's hard to find a 4 gang switch with this configuration. This one of solid brass turned out to be no more than most plastic ones. It's well made and I love the antique finish.
reviewed Strange Brew. March 03, 2010
Strange Brew
What a delicious sampler of urban fantasy. I've read some of these authors before. Some I haven't It's a treat to get to get a taste of their stories. Obviously, with a collection of authors there are …
Creative Night: Digital Photography Tips &
Night photography is a huge subject. Harold Davis does a good job of covering many of its aspects in a clear and straightforward way. Since he is primarily a landscape photographer, many of the example …
reviewed Roxio Creator 2010. February 03, 2010
Roxio Creator 2010
When I first tried to install this disk, it wouldn't work. I put it aside for a couple of days then got an email from Roxio with a new installation key. That allowed me to get the software up and running. …
The Information Officer: A Novel
When I first started reading this I was thrilled. The writing was polished. But polish on top of a flat narrative just didn't hold my attention to the end. There may be a pulse pounding climax, as the …
Every Moment Matters: Savoring the Stuff of Life
This is a nice enough book. Basically, it's a collection of personal anecdotes that John St.Augustine uses to make his point about living consciously all the time. The writing is clear and straightforward. …
Shoot to Thrill: A Hard-Boiled Guide to Digital
This book has a clever idea, that is to describe one photographer's tools and an overview of his techniques for creating one style of photos in an old detective fashion. It's a gimmick that offers a few …
Creative Composition: Digital Photography Tips &
I've learned that the word tips in the title of a photography book means that the presentation is going to be non-linear. That's certainly true here. The content is good, mixing practical tips like using …
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters
Taken as a whole, I found this book moving and real. The stories of addicts pull no punches and the comparison of our addictive tendencies in everyday life to hardcore drug addiction works for me. As …
reviewed Shamanslayer. December 29, 2009
Shamanslayer
As someone on the far side of 50, I'm not the intended audience for this book. I had to go back and skim a couple of the stories I liked as a teen to compare it to something appropriate. Taken in that …
The Photoshop Elements 8 Book for Digital
I have a bookshelf full of photo editing books, both for Photoshop CSx and Elements. IMO, Scott Kelby, along with "Photo Matt" Kloskowski, provides the best book to learn Elements. This isn't a collection …
Photographic Multishot Techniques: High Dynamic
The human eye/brain combination presents us with a much wider dynamic range of light and focus than any image from a camera can. However, it is possible to combine images to greatly extend what a digital …
What's Wrong With My Plant? (And How Do I Fix
First, the disclaimer. David Deardorff worked for the Extension Office in the county where I was a Master Gardener. That was in the late 90s. Saying that he is knowledgeable is like saying the ocean has …
reviewed Genius MousePen i608 Graphics Tablet. December 04, 2009
Genius MousePen i608 Graphics Tablet
I bought this to replace an old Intuos 2 pad that finally died. Price was my main consideration, and in that regard, this is a steal. The least expensive Wacom 8x6 pad is $200. You might find it for $180 …
Practical HDR: A complete guide to creating High
If you want to get into high dynamic range (HDR) photography, you'll find this an excellent introduction. Not only does it describe how to take HDR shots and process them, it explains why the techniques …
reviewed Neu Home 4-Shelf Spacesaver. November 15, 2009
Neu Home 4-Shelf Spacesaver
The only tool you need to install this is something sharp to cut the tape on the packing. Honestly, thats it. You screw one end of the fastener into one a part, add a spacer or shelf and screw the next …
Winning Digital Photo Contests
The photos in this book are wonderful. I'd recommend it to beginning to intermediate photographers who are learning to see photographically. Don't expect the "inside technical advice" to reveal anything …
reviewed Frommer's London 2010. November 08, 2009
Frommer's London 2010
I'm not a great traveler, nor am I very knowledgeable about travel guides, so take this review for what it's worth.     I got this as much as a wish book as anything. I may get to …
Prayerfulness: Awakening to the Fullness of Life
This is not a book about types or prayer or a prescription for how to pray. Rather it is a gentle reminder to live a life of prayerfulness, and prayerful attitudes. To keep prayer as an integral part …
reviewed Avery® NoteTabs(TM) 2 inch x 1.5 inch.... October 23, 2009
Avery® NoteTabs(TM) 2 inch x 1.5 inch Neon Blue
I thought this was a gimmick, you know, a product created simply to be different. Now after using up most of the package I find I like the note tabs and will buy another pack. They are a cross between …
reviewed Brother MFC-495CW Inkjet Color Multif.... October 23, 2009
Brother MFC-495CW Inkjet Color Multifunction
To get a networkable, multi-function, Wi-Fi capable printer for less than a $100 that uses separate color ink cartridges is a terrific deal, especially since it works with Macs. I set this up for my wife …
reviewed Adobe Photoshop Elements 8. October 22, 2009
Adobe Photoshop Elements 8
When Adobe skipped version the Mac with version 7 of Elements, I wondered if there would be another upgrade. I'm glad that 8 came out, and at the same time as the Windows version. I often wait a version …
reviewed Fodor's Costa Rica 2010. September 28, 2009
Fodor's Costa Rica 2010
I'm used to Fordor concentrating on cities and was pleasantly surprised to find that a good portion of this book focuses on Costa Rica's national parks. There's pretty heavy emphasis on outdoor activities …
reviewed Bitdefender Total Security 2010 - 3Pc.... September 23, 2009
Bitdefender Total Security 2010 - 3Pc/2Yr
I've only been using this software for a month. I'm running the beta of Windows 7 as well as XP and keeping both up to date. Microsoft has built a lot of security into the newest OS but I much prefer …
reviewed Vanguard Alta Plus 264AT Alluminum Tr.... September 22, 2009
Vanguard Alta Plus 264AT Alluminum Tripod with
This is a nice lightweight tripod that's stable. Initially one of the legs stuck but that's worked out with use. The 2 levels built into the head are helpful for panorama shots. The legs lock securely …
reviewed Traitors' Gate. September 15, 2009
Traitors' Gate
This is a great conclusion to a great trilogy and stands as one the best fantasy series around. Period. Elliott's characters are complex and real. The plot moves along at just the right pace, that is …
Compass American Guides: Yellowstone & Grand Teton
The first thing I noticed about this guide book was the photos, which are all of postcard quality and make me want to rush back to Montana and Wyoming. The second main recommendation is that this book …
1 2 3 4 5 Next
© 2014 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
()
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since
reviews
comments
ratings
questions
compliments
lists