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April 27

What is this baseball stat?

I'm looking at a baseball box score on ESPN's site. At the bottom of the pitching section there's a line for "Game Scores" with a number for one (but only one) of the pitchers for each team. I can't even guess what the number is suppose to represent. [more inside]
posted by ctmf at 5:21 PM - 4 answers

April 24

Tips & Recommendation for an Aspiring Leather Crafter?

I have recently developed an interest in getting into leather crafting. I don't think I'll ever want to become an actual cobbler, but I would like to make some smaller, simpler things, such as leather cuffs, notebook folders, belts, tote bags. What tips and recommendations do you have for an aspiring leather crafter? What books should I read, what websites should I visit, what online and Toronto-area suppliers should I check out, and what supplies and tools will I want to acquire first?
posted by orange swan at 1:41 PM - 2 answers

April 16

Games like Nine Arches (but different)? Other suggestions?

I am looking for non-screen activities to do with a parent and a 12 year old kid. [more inside]
posted by Number Used Once at 12:35 PM - 4 answers

April 14

Tell me about race car racing in the US

I'm organizing a group of families to go support a local race car racing team. What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by Toddles at 10:04 AM - 5 answers

April 9

What findings would you use with this chain?

I have a bunch of short lengths of a tubular metal jewelry chain and I'd like to figure out how best to cap them so I can use them in jewelry? Pics of an example of the chain on Imgur. [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne at 10:20 AM - 5 answers

April 6

After Dinner Board Games

I am looking for games to play with 4 people. One of the people is a 9 year old. One of the people's has ADHD and doesn't like complicated games. [more inside]
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 4:48 AM - 33 answers

April 5

How to make it possible to match event-organizers with houses for events

I'm working on a project here in Toronto to encourage people to organize fun, small participatory events. I love the idea of those events happening in peoples' homes. I'm aware of some past projects (like the now defunct-Artery) that matched up performers and organizers with people who wanted to host concerts/events in their homes. I'd love to do something like that. I'm looking for any advice/tips/experiences on how to make that work. [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit at 2:46 PM - 2 answers

April 4

How to transform counted cross-stitch pattern into a printed one?

I bought a beautiful Crosstitch pattern which I did not realize was counted rather than printed. How can I transfer the pattern to the cloth in such a manner that I do not have to count when I actually do the stitching? [more inside]
posted by uans at 9:39 AM - 6 answers

April 3

Camera settings for total solar eclipse

I would like to take at least one decent photo of the total solar eclipse on Monday (weather permitting, of course). However, I don't want to be fiddling with my camera instead of enjoying the experience with my own eyes! Help me set up my camera ahead of time with the best possible settings. [more inside]
posted by Don_K at 8:03 AM - 9 answers

April 2

Standard measurements for the scoring areas on a shuffleboard table?

I am building my own 16 foot shuffleboard table, and to my surprise there seem to be no official standard sizes for the 1, 2, and 3 point scoring zones and for the "foul lines" on each side of the playfield. Shuffleboard owners and/or better Googlers than me: is there a standard for the size of each scoring zone? (Bonus question: if you built a shuffleboard table do you have any tips or lessons to share?)
posted by AgentRocket at 7:50 AM - 4 answers

March 30

I need a bike.

Looking for suggestions on websites that have unbiased/non-sponsored (?) reviews of road bikes. [more inside]
posted by repoman at 8:48 AM - 11 answers

March 27

Hoop Dreams Aren't Just for Kids: Adult Women's Basketball in Atlanta?

Pretty much what the title says...trying to find an adult women's basketball league in the Atlanta area. We're in Cobb, but would be willing to drive anywhere in the metro area. Suggestions? Thanks in advance!
posted by richmondparker at 7:56 AM - 1 answers

March 26

Tickets for Candidates Tournament

I'm heading to Toronto with my brother for the (Candidates Tournament) in late April. Tickets appear to be sold out and my brother was only able to get one ticket for Thursday April 18 and one ticket for Saturday April 20. I'd love to find a way to buy tickets so we can both attend at the same time, and happy to pay a premium, but doesn't seem like there are resellers. Does anyone have any idea on how or where to buy additional tickets? Thanks!
posted by slide at 10:48 AM - 1 answers

March 25

Solar power for modern phones?

Planning an extended backcountry backpacking trip and would like to use my iPhone as a camera, which means I need a way to charge it. I have a MagSafe battery pack that I could connect to a solar panel while hiking. Are there any recommendations for a lightweight, relatively inexpensive folding panel that could push enough juice to recharge the MagSafe pack? Specifically looking for something that can be placed on top of the pack to recharge the MagSafe battery while hiking. [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs at 8:41 AM - 9 answers

March 24

Bay Area Backpacking with Kids

Hi! One of our kids is interested in "backpacking" and so we are trying to find a Bay Area option. In my dreams, this would be a loop that we could do over two nights and three days, with about 2-3 miles to walk each day between the trailhead and the campsites, though I'm not even sure if that's the right distance, having never tried this with kids. But we're open to other options! [more inside]
posted by Spokane at 10:16 AM - 12 answers

March 16

What's the modern version of Trivial Pursuit?

I'd like to play more general knowledge quizzes with my family, and I used to enjoy Trivial Pursuit. Has it kept up with the times, or are there better options today? [more inside]
posted by snarfois at 11:47 AM - 8 answers

March 15

Buying a black light - how to pick a safe one?

I'm looking to buy a small UV flashlight to observe fluorescence in some mineral samples, but after hearing about the party where the NFT bros suffered eye damage from the wrong type of UV lights, I'm concerned about just picking a random one off Amazon. What should I be looking for, and is there a reputable supplier out there? (Difficulty: must ship to EU, would prefer to spend <€20.)
posted by nanny's striped stocking at 6:27 AM - 8 answers

Muddy Wheels and Muddy Everything Else

It's mud season in Vermont. I have a gravel bike. What is your routine/strategy for getting your bike clean after each use? Not interested in youtube videos of how to clean bikes.
posted by Xurando at 4:10 AM - 12 answers

March 14

Rules-lite and ready to fight (or not)

What are some of your favourite micro-TTRPGs from the last several years? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd at 5:46 PM - 5 answers

March 10

What is the difference between rugby, Australian football, US football?

What is the difference between a) rugby b) Australian football c) American football? Also, why do the American football players have to wear armour when British rugby players and Australian football players don't wear armour? Please explain in a way that makes sense to someone who just had to google what a rugby ball looks like.
posted by chariot pulled by cassowaries at 7:08 AM - 20 answers

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