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January 30

Hobbies for the one-handed

Recently, I took up knitting and guitar to keep me occupied. This week, I broke my dominant/writing hand--entire arm is completely unusable down to elbow, after surgery and splinting, and this'll continue for at least 4 weeks, if not more. Are there any hobbies that can be done one-handed in the meantime, to keep me from getting incredibly bored? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet at 3:02 PM - 13 answers

January 29

Need cheap small laser level for a game

I have a board game that uses line of site. I could use string, or a rubber band to measure line of site. But I want to go over the top and use a laser that would put a line on the board--for perfect accuracy. But I need a small cheap one. The keychain lasers or pointer lasers don't seem to do this, I think I need a laser level. Any suggestions for small cheap-o laser level?
posted by luvmywife at 8:00 PM - 5 answers

Just Sitting Here Like a Jerk With a Gamepad in my Hand

Why can't I get onto Origin from NHL15 or Madden 15 (PS4)? [more inside]
posted by joelhunt at 3:38 PM - 4 answers

Are There Contingency Plans in the Event of a Catastrophe?

Do the four major US professional team sports leagues (MLB, NHL, NFL and NBA) have secret plans on how to proceed with the league and the league schedule in the event of a catastrophe such as a plane crash to one of the teams? [more inside]
posted by 724A at 8:23 AM - 12 answers

January 28

What type of boat is this?

I saw this boat floating in Puget Sound a while back. Can you identify the make/model? [more inside]
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 11:11 PM - 3 answers

How do I buy Magic: The Gathering cards?

Nephew is way into Magic: The Gathering and wants cards for his birthday. I know nothing about this. He's been playing for 6 months or so. What's the safest bet for a gift in the $20-40 range?
posted by gwint at 11:52 AM - 14 answers

January 27

Where to watch the Super Bowl in Utrecht?

Turns out I'll be in Utrecht on Sunday. Any recommended spot to watch the Super Bowl? It's going to be at midnight Central Europe Time, right? I could go up to Amsterdam, I guess, but that seems a little much.
posted by colin_l at 8:05 AM - 3 answers

January 26

Action only NFL / MLB games / videos?

I'm interested in finding a site / YouTube channel / similar portal that shows only the "action" portion of sporting events. For example, a Youtube channel that would edit out all of the footage from NFL games, showing only the time when the clock was running. MLB has clips of key pitches/hits on their site (as does the NFL), but not the whole game from what I can find. Can anyone point me in the right direction of a full game trimmd down to only the "action"?
posted by thankyoumuchly at 3:05 PM - 8 answers

January 23

Time to upgrade from a smartphone. What camera should I buy?

I'm thinking I should pick up a camera to use on my honeymoon in Costa Rica this summer and just to have a better camera around in general (have an iPhone 6). I don't want a DSLR cause I want pretty good portability and no lens-swapping (although the ability to add lenses later doesn't necessarily need to be counted out), in addition to not spending as much as necessary for a solid DSLR/lenses. [more inside]
posted by rbf1138 at 7:38 PM - 12 answers

Object Source Lighting Modeling Help..

Hello! I'm building a miniature and I'd like to incorporate some object source lighting for the first time. However, I'm having some trouble visualizing where the light would go. I'm wondering if you can help. [more inside]
posted by kbanas at 4:27 PM - 4 answers

January 21

What can I use my new personal library database for?

I've just finished adding all of my owned books into a personal database app. Now what can I do with that information? [more inside]
posted by jefficator at 1:35 PM - 5 answers

In need of ideas for a small amount of exquisite yarn

I have just one skein (45 yards) of a bulky-weight space-dyed merino/nylon blend. Very similar to this and it's out of stock forever and ever. What can I make with just 45 yards? [more inside]
posted by magdalemon at 1:03 PM - 11 answers

Where to do a 2-4 night solo backpacking trip the first week of March?

Requirements: 3-4 hours drive from a major airport (I have Southwest frequent flier miles) Not very cold (sleeping bag is rated 30 deg F) [more inside]
posted by czytm at 8:16 AM - 11 answers

It's my adulthood, and I'll ride horsies if I want to.

I'd like to learn how to ride horses. Difficulty level: I haven't ridden a horse since I was 12, and it didn't go too well then. Oh, and I'm also a bit of a coward. What are my next steps? [more inside]
posted by nerdfish at 4:35 AM - 26 answers

January 19

Help me identify these skis please! (Advice about them welcome, too!)

1.) Can someone identify these Rossignol race skis for me? 2.) And tell me if they are a good deal for $100? 3.) And give me some advice on buying used skis as an almost-expert skier whose parents always handled equipment? [more inside]
posted by obviousresistance at 11:02 AM - 8 answers

start me making jewelry

I need the basics to start making jewelry as a hobby. [more inside]
posted by Koko at 11:00 AM - 7 answers

January 18

Where can I find a pool table on the Vegas strip?

I'm looking for a casino on the strip where I can shoot some pool. [more inside]
posted by SlyBevel at 10:35 PM - 2 answers

Save my DIY!

I am in rocky, crafty waters. A while back I saw these enameled forks sold by World Market which were only sold in stores. Since their nearest store is a 2 hour drive from me, I googled and learned that I could make my own set. After consulting with my local art store, I bought basic flatware and enamel craft paint and happily set about painting (just the handles, of course). Everything seemed promising until the final step... [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias at 8:18 AM - 11 answers

January 17

How to stop mindlessly surfing the web for hours?

This question is kind of hard to phrase. I've gotten into the habit of relying on my laptop for stimulation, especially since I started working from home and am at my computer most of the day anyhow. I'm not talking about looking at porn or online gambling, but just being online. I get bored so easily now when I'm not online. [more inside]
posted by atinna at 12:22 AM - 16 answers

January 16

How to sell 2015 Masters Practice tickets?

What is the best way to sell 3 extra tickets to the 2015 Masters? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis at 9:20 AM - 7 answers

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