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May 7

Going batty about batting.

Intermediate sewing filter: Questions about batting. [more inside]
posted by Melismata at 2:25 PM - 6 answers

May 6

Offline travel games for two

Mr. Never and I are going camping later this month. Help us entertain ourselves! [more inside]
posted by Lyn Never at 3:35 PM - 17 answers

May 5

Vegan hockey gear

I’m getting back into serious hockey after a long bout with disability. Does all gear still have leather in it? Are there pads and skates that are vinyl or something? Talking full ice hockey gear here. And also roller hockey pants.
posted by jitterbug perfume at 12:21 PM - 3 answers

May 4

How do I help my kid sell pokemon cards?

My kid would like me to help them sell their box of pokemon cards. I'd like to help out, but not make this a big project. Are there resources to help my kid quickly sort the more valuable from the less valuable and to easily sell the cards? [more inside]
posted by another_20_year_lurker at 9:02 AM - 8 answers

May 2

E-bike Conversions 101

Actually, maybe more like e-bike conversions 001, since I'm pretty early in my research, but I'd appreciate some help in sorting out possible plans for my bike, and converting it to pedal-assist. [more inside]
posted by kalimac at 6:55 PM - 15 answers

Help a kid get better at sports

My 10-year-old daughter is suddenly very aware that she is not “good” at sports. She’s never been interested in team sports but now really wants to get better. We want to encourage this newfound interest without being overbearing. How do we do this? [more inside]
posted by JuliaKM at 6:21 PM - 26 answers

May 1

Postal bee fan requiring cogitation (5,2,5)

I think I've been entering the Private Eye crossword competition for years, but have I? [more inside]
posted by Wrinkled Stumpskin at 3:25 AM - 5 answers

April 28

Essay about "The Missing," indie games, and jank

A few years ago, I read an essay that made a thoughtful and persuasive case for an ethical obligation to accept mechanical flaws in indie games, due to popular acceptance of narrative flaws in big-budget games. There was a focus on the mechanically janky indie game "The Missing: JJ Macfield." I can't find it now, and I want to share it before trying to get non-indie-gamers to play Kitty Horrorshow's brilliant (but kind of janky) "Anatomy."
posted by longtime_lurker at 2:58 PM - 2 answers

April 27

Watching live baseball on TV without cable

What are my options these days for watching live baseball on TV without cable (which I recently got rid of)? Thank you!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 3:50 PM - 13 answers

April 26

Record Stores Within 12 Hours of Los Angeles That Buy Used CDs

Hello! Can you tell me of record stores within a 12 hour drive of Los Angeles that definitely purchase used CDs from people in 2021, either for store credit or cash? (I also know all I need to know about stores in Fresno, Oakland, Berkeley, and San Francisco, so no need for those.) [more inside]
posted by kensington314 at 12:22 PM - 15 answers

April 24

online book club

I am looking for a guided online book club or community to join - some details inside. Have you found one that you've liked? [more inside]
posted by dragonfruit at 11:29 PM - 2 answers

April 21

(US) Where to buy inexpensive synthetic gemstones?

I'd like to make some simple jewelry, gift my wife, and perhaps have my D&D players face a dragon with an actual (but not terribly expensive) hoard. And, what can I say, I like shiny things. Aliexpress has many shops, and there are many sites a google search away, but it's difficult to judge the reliability of the shops. Is there a standard place to buy these, or a crafting site that has recommendations?
posted by SunSnork at 6:06 PM - 8 answers

April 20

Online, asynchronous Hearts game?

Can anyone recommend a website or app where a group of people in different time zones can play Hearts asynchronously? From searching past questions, it sounds like what I'm looking for is turn-based. I've searched online but can't find anything where everyone doesn't have to be present at the same time. Thanks in advance for any help!
posted by JuliaKM at 2:55 PM - 3 answers

Can you recommend simple but fun wooden toy kits?

My 5-year-old niece loves building wooden things, but it turns out there's a million toy kits out there and I'm having trouble separating the wheat from the chaff. Can you recommend any specific old-school wooden toy kits that are suitable for a 5-year-old with assistance? [more inside]
posted by ZaphodB at 9:41 AM - 13 answers

April 19

Flat walking paths/walk options in Atlanta / North Fulton area?

My SO had surgery last fall and has just finished a long-term course of physical therapy, but to keep up his recovery he needs to take regular walks. However, he can only handle short walks on flat terrain. [more inside]
posted by leticia at 6:24 PM - 11 answers

April 17

Guitar, bass, amp, and pedal reviews - relatively new

I really enjoy and find useful the reviews on ultimate-guitar.com. The only problem is that it seems to have not been updated in 7 or 8 years and doesn’t have much of the equipment I’m wanting to read reviews of. Is there anywhere like ultimate guitar where there’s a community of reviewers of guitars and guitar amps, basses, and effects pedals, just posting reviews bc they might help others? If it’s still active that’s even better.
posted by jitterbug perfume at 8:18 AM - 10 answers

April 16

Please help me sell a small boat on Craigslist

A family member is trying to sell a 16 ft O'Day sailboat. I've had an ad on Craigslist for months with no response, despite living in an area with numerous lakes. Can you provide a lively, interesting script? Or direct me to resources for writing an ad that will capture attention? I'm open to suggestions on how to get this sold asap. Thanks!
posted by racersix6 at 7:13 PM - 16 answers

What awesome things can I do with my 3d printer?

I have a 3d printer available, and am looking for some fun project and volunteering ideas! [more inside]
posted by Bionic Raven at 4:10 PM - 12 answers

April 14

Rewiring Traction Control System Button on a Honda Fit

I'd like to install a control panel for controlling custom interior foot well lights, dash cam, and other accessories in the bottom left of the drivers dashboard in the spot where the Traction Control toggle button is since there's a few empty button spots. But I don't want to lose the TCS control, how do I add it's functionality into the control panel? [more inside]
posted by gzimmer at 7:21 PM - 5 answers

Board/card games for kids + adults?

I'm looking for board or card games that are fun for both kids (ages 8 & 12) and adults. [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky at 10:32 AM - 31 answers

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