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July 6

A more flattering webcam?

Video on my entry-level Logitech webcam is just ugly: flat, desaturated, harsh, painfully detailed, way too wide-angle for my space, grey-dim or else glaring and blown-out even with my best efforts at textbook lighting. Meanwhile, minor YouTubers seem to post footage that's rich, glow-y and flattering, even to their ordinary looks and surroundings. This feels like a lens, sensor and/or internal image processing issue, and more expensive webcams don't discuss those features much. Nonetheless, is it possible a better camera might fix this? If so, which one? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph at 4:35 AM - 13 answers

July 4

Exploria Stadium seating preference question

Hi! What are some of the "good seats" at Exploria Stadium in Orlando? [more inside]
posted by pdb at 11:45 AM - 1 answers

July 1

Where do people park RVs when they're not using the RV?

We're exploring the idea of getting an RV or travel trailer at some point in the future. It's all new to us, and one of the first questions we are grappling with is, where do you park such a huge vehicle for long periods of time when you're not using it? Our Southern California city has an ordinance against parking large vehicles on the street, and our house doesn't have a big enough garage or yard. What do other people do? [more inside]
posted by StrawberryPie at 12:34 PM - 18 answers

Nintendo Switch games for the casual gamer

I just got a Nintendo Switch. What games, besides Animal Crossing and Mario Cart (which I already have and enjoy<) should I try? [more inside]
posted by PussKillian at 11:25 AM - 24 answers

What’s an alternate name for flat plastic lace (“gimp”, rexlace, etc)?

I’m playing uncle / camp counsellor for a bunch of kids this week and decided to bring a box of good craft supplies. When I was a kid in Ontario, “gimp” was what we called flat plastic lace (for lanyards, bracelets, etc). I don’t want to perpetuate this term, but all these kids will be going to camp later in the summer in Ontario and I’d like to use a word or a term that will be understood to mean the same thing. Are you from Canada or Ontario? What did / do you call this stuff? [more inside]
posted by sixswitch at 9:19 AM - 16 answers

Some specific requirements for a PC game

The Steam Summer Sale has reminded me that I haven't ever found a game that scratches the particular itch that Skyrim (and to a lesser extent Oblivion and Morrowind) did. After having a think about this, there are particular things which I think I'm looking for (under the cut) [more inside]
posted by Vortisaur at 9:16 AM - 11 answers

June 30

Which martial art might I like?

I'm interested in learning/participating in a martial art, but want to pick one that will be a good fit for me. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by bearette at 5:25 PM - 23 answers

June 29

Quad roller skate shops in Chicago

Can you recommend a woman/minority-friendly skate shop in the city of Chicago that sells quad-skate gear? [more inside]
posted by Rat Spatula at 9:59 AM - 3 answers

Replace my agate

I am looking for a daily roundup of all MLB games, on a single page, with brief summaries of each game. [more inside]
posted by thecaddy at 6:16 AM - 5 answers

June 27

New Hampshire Lakes Region day trip ideas (week of 7/11/2022)

Looking for day trip ideas around the New Hampshire lakes regions for the week of 7/11/2022. We are staying in Wakefield NH for the week and would like to discover easy/medium hikes, new restaurants, events, things to do within about 2 hours of that location. [more inside]
posted by GernBlandston at 6:50 AM - 6 answers

June 26

Unicorn hunting (custom guitar filter)

Little guitars give me joy. Should I make my own unicorn? [more inside]
posted by skrozidile at 11:10 AM - 6 answers

June 24

Modern-Day Isometric PC Theme Park Games

I have fond memories of the old Theme Park and Rollercoaster Tycoon games and I’d like to play their modern-day equivalent, whatever that is. That’s it, that’s the question. [more inside]
posted by Diskeater at 12:43 PM - 7 answers

June 22

What do people play in garage bands/open mics these days?

I used to play drums (20 or so years back), and would meet up with other musicians for an hour or two to mess about with instruments. There were always tracks that people knew that you could just pick up and play. My son (11) has been drumming a while now, and is about to switch to a new school. Assuming he runs into people who play instruments, he'd like to be able to do something similar. I'm terribly old now and less in touch with what the kids these days are playing... Help me build him a playlist to bash along with? [more inside]
posted by PeteTheHair at 4:53 AM - 5 answers

June 20

Affordable golf membership recommendations in Charlotte?

Hoping to join a club in CLT on a modest budget (no Carmel, Carolina, Charlotte, MPCC, etc). Looking for a fun to play and well kept course w/ young members (20-50). Thanks for any recommendations!
posted by matt755811 at 9:37 AM - 4 answers

How does one learn to be more outdoorsy?

How can I learn to be more outdoorsy, as a fat person? I have a few upcoming commitments this summer which will require spending the majority of the day outdoors doing outdoorsy things. I want to dread this less. [more inside]
posted by unicorn chaser at 4:17 AM - 46 answers

June 18

BikeFilter: Is a belt drive and internal gear hub worth the upgrade?

I like to ride bikes, for fun and utility! I will soon be moving to the rainy, hilly Pacific Northwest and I have heard many good things about belt-drive bikes with internal gear hubs in wet conditions, but... I already have two perfectly good chain-drive bikes, which I built and maintain myself. Leaving aside the fact that N+1 is always the right answer, are the cleanliness and low-maintenance benefits of a belt drive enough to consider upgrading? [more inside]
posted by btfreek at 7:47 PM - 12 answers

June 17

Tips for building a shared gas fire pit

Help our housing coop think about safety and shared costs as we consider building a propane-gas fire pit! We'd like for the structure to be robust enough for some potentially rough treatment when the fire pit is not in use (kids climbing around the area), as well as secured so that only adults can actually start the gas and light a fire. We'd also like to think about how to fairly allocate propane costs. [more inside]
posted by wyzewoman at 11:02 AM - 7 answers

Looking for easy guitar chord songs (mostly dad rock?) that sound great

What are your go-to easy guitar songs that have great lyrics and are just awesome songs? Super bonus points if you link to the chords. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 at 9:59 AM - 13 answers

June 16

How to splice a sinnet to itself to make a wreath?

How do I splice a four- or five-strand sinnet into a ring, to make a decorative wreath? I would like to make a braided-rope wreath like this item. [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt at 7:57 AM - 4 answers

June 14

everything happens so much! what can I play?

What are some good recent video games that don't suffer if you are frequently interrupted? I get yanked around a lot, but I'd like to play something absorbing anyway. I know that match-3 games and simple ones like Minesweeper were built for this, but I'm looking for something more absorbing, available for iOS, Switch, or PC. I'd also prefer something that's not a huge memory hog. [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena at 3:10 PM - 18 answers

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