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Dinosaur Escape - BoardGameGeek
good kid's board game -- age 4+, 2-4 players.
The object of Dinosaur Escape is to get all three dinosaurs safely to Dinosaur Island before the volcano erupts! Work together to move the dinosaur movers around the board and uncover the matching dinosaurs under the fern tokens.

On your turn, roll the die. If you roll a number, move any dinosaur mover the indicated number of spaces any direction on the path. Then turn over one fern token anywhere on the board. If you reveal rocks, bones or other items, flip the token back over. If you reveal a dinosaur, and the dinosaur mover of the same species is in the same habitat area, move the dinosaur moved and matching token to Dinosaur Island. You just helped a dinosaur escape!

If you reveal a dinosaur but the dinosaur mover of the same species is not in the same habitat as the token, flip the token back over. Dinosaur movers and matching tokens must be in the same habitat to help a dinosaur escape! If you turn over the T-Rex, RUN! Move each of the dinosaur movers in play back to a start space. If you roll a volcano, place volcano piece number 1 in the stand on the board. If you can find and help all three lost dinosaurs escape to Dinosaur Island before completing the 3D volcano puzzle, you all win!
boardgames  reviews  kids  children  co-op  games  gaming 
12 days ago by jm
Review: Site Reliability Engineering
John "lusis" Vincent reviews the SRE book, not 100% positively
sre  books  reading  reviews  lusis 
april 2016 by jm
Wired on the new O'Reilly SRE book
"Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems", by Chris Jones, Betsy Beyer, Niall Richard Murphy, Jennifer Petoff. Go Niall!
google  sre  niall-murphy  ops  devops  oreilly  books  toread  reviews 
april 2016 by jm
Food Blogger Mehreen And Anges De Sucre's Patisserie Owner Reshmi Bennett In Online War Over #BloggerBlackmail
I can't believe this is the state of food blogging in the UK and Ireland. full-on payola for reviews. See also @damienmulley's excellent rant on the subject in this country: https://twitter.com/damienmulley/status/633353368757497858 -- there's even rate cards for positive review tweets/posts/facebook updates etc.
food  blogging  restaurants  uk  bakeries  reviews  payola  blogger-blackmail  pr 
august 2015 by jm
"Gold" 4-star review from the Irish Times
Niall Heery belatedly follows up Small Engine Repair, his 2006 mumblecore critical hit, with a slightly less off-centre comedy that makes imaginative use of a smashing cast. The story skirts tragedy on its leisurely passage from mishap to misadventure, but Gold remains the sort of picture you want to hug indulgently to a welcoming bosom. It gives humanism a good name.


Go Niall! it's a great movie, go see it
gold  movies  friends  reviews  irish-times  indie 
october 2014 by jm
Painless, effective peer reviews
This sounds like a nice way to do effective peer-driven team reviews without herculean effort, which were one of the most effective reviewing techniques (along with upwards reviewing of management) I encountered at Amazon. (Yes, the Amazon approach was very time-consuming and universally loathed.)

The potential downside I can see is that it doesn't give the reviewer enough time to revise any review comments they have second thoughts about, whereas written reviews do, but that would be an easy fix at the end of the process. Also, it's worth noting that in most cases, a good review requires a bit of time to marshal thoughts and come up with a coherent review of a peer, so this doesn't completely avoid the impact on effort. Still, a definite improvement I would say.
hr  management  reviews  performance  peer-driven-review  360-reviews  staff  peers  work  teams  amazon 
august 2014 by jm
Projectors on The Wirecutter
I'm going to need this pretty soon -- lots of white spots showing up with the current BenQ :(
projectors  video  home  hardware  reviews 
february 2014 by jm
On Scala
great, comprehensive review of the language, its pros and misfeatures, from Bill de hOra
scala  languages  coding  fp  reviews 
june 2013 by jm
Irish "Millennials" post more negative reviews than anyone else
'Millennials are more negative when it comes to product sentiment. They give more 1-star reviews than Gen X or Boomers; the most negative Millennials in our analysis hail from Ireland, where 12% of them give products 1- or 2-star ratings.' Previously, we tended not to complain -- not any more, it seems
ireland  complaints  whinging  generations  ratings  reviews  via:jim-carroll  studies  behaviour  online  opinions 
june 2012 by jm
The Millions : The Arcades Project: Martin Amis’ Guide to Classic Video Games
This really exists. “Do I take risks in order to gobble up the fruit symbol in the middle of the screen? I do not, and neither should you. Like the fat and harmless saucer in Missile Command (q.v.), the fruit symbol is there simply to tempt you into hubristic sorties. Bag it.”
omgwtf  martin-amis  video-games  space-invaders  pacman  reviews  tips  funny 
february 2012 by jm
Red Dead Redemption (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic
wow, this sounds good. a lot of 100% reviews and a 95% overall
gaming  games  wild-west  reviews  metacritic  from delicious
may 2010 by jm
Yelp.ie now open
hooray, a decent review site for Dublin at last
yelp  ireland  i18n  dublin  reviews  restaurants  food  pubs 
july 2009 by jm

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