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Features, Reviews and a Blog by John Sciacca

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Epic IPA Tasting : Round 3 - The Finals

Posted on April 10, 2012 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (1)

I am a simple man with humble tastes; those tastes are giant, hoppy, piney goodness wrapped in a fresh, cold bottle filled with bold but well-balanced IPA backing them up!


To recap our tasting thus far…my brother, Adam, send me a care package of 13 of his most-favorite IPAs that he wanted me to try to see how our tastes compared. Adam ranked the very least of the bottles at an A and the best at an AAAA. (Roughly a 134% grade, I beli...

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Epic IPA Tasting : Round 2

Posted on April 6, 2012 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (2)

To bring you up to speed, I opened my door one afternoon to find a fair-sized box sitting on my porch. Inside the box was a care package of 13 well-wrapped, EPIC IPAs!


They were a gift from my extremely generous brother, Adam, and represented a selection of Adam’s favorite IPAs, which he wanted me to try to see how our tastes compare. I asked Adam where he thought I should start, and I began my journey working from Adam’s lea...

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Survivor: One World - Just Annihilate Them

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

This episode also known as: “Survivor One World - Brought to you by 7-UP”


Previously on Survivor…(Beauty in a Merge)


Following The Queen&#...

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Monster HDMI PR For/Against

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

We have inherited this one project that has turned out to be a real he said/he said cluster between the homeowner and the builder.


When it came to the home’s audio distribution system, Mr. Homeowner apparently told the builder that he “had a guy” that was going to design and specify the audio and networking system and then the builder was supposed to implement all of these plans. Builder says that “the guy” s...

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Epic IPA Tasting : Round 1

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I’m going to start off by admitting that my brother, Adam, is FAR more generous than I am. (You may recall that he bought me an iPad2 last year.) Adam is truly one of those people that would give you the shirt off his back. (Well, if he liked you. If he didn't like you, he'd probably take your shirt.)


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Thanks, Best Buy! Coudn't have done it without you!

Posted on April 2, 2012 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (5)

There is a disconcerting phenomenon in the retail world called “Showrooming” where stores are becoming virtual showrooms for on-line juggernaut, Amazon.com. I wrote about this back in August in a post titled “Are we becoming Amazon showrooms?


The concern – from the retailer’s s...

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Reality TV Meets Reality Sciacca

Posted on April 2, 2012 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (5)

So I started doing the Twitters a couple of months ago (@SciaccaTweets) and one of the things that I immediately liked about it was the high level of interaction. Compared to Linked In -- where I am "friends" with like 500 people I have absolutely no idea who they are and (fortunately) never hear from -- on Twitter you are personally engaged on a daily basis with people as...

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