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Bay Area Get-Together

The marvelous Sokka shot first is going to be in town next week, and it'd be great to use his visit as an excuse to get together. We're designating this the official Exploratorium After Dark meetup!
posted to MeFi IRL by restless_nomad at 5:02 PM on June 25, 2014 (44 comments)

Shipping Computers and Other Hassles

I'm going to be spending 3 months in California, staying with my girlfriend, starting in March. I'm not moving house, exactly, but I do want to move some large/heavy/bulky things (like my beast of a desktop) and I'm not sure of the best way to go about it.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by restless_nomad at 2:15 PM on February 7, 2014 (18 comments)

Restless_Nomad Comes to the Bay Area!

I'm visiting a friend in the general vicinity of San Francisco and want to meet all you crazy West Coast people! We'll be closer to Berkeley than SF proper, but my host assures me she's willing to go into the city.
posted to MeFi IRL by restless_nomad at 7:08 PM on December 27, 2013 (92 comments)

Looking for a history-of-fashion art book, please!

I'm looking for a nice art book covering fashion and (particularly) hairstyles, both men's and women's, in America in the 30s, 40s, and/or 50s. This is a gift for a hairstylist, so pictures are key - the text is much less important. Price range up to $200. Thanks!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by restless_nomad at 5:02 PM on December 15, 2013 (2 comments)

How do I tell my friends my relationship has ended?

(Asking for a friend.) My long-term relationship just ended, and I'm trying to figure out how to tell all of my friends and acquaintances about it with a minimum of drama. I'm thinking a mass email is the way to go (Facebook seems like a horrible plan) but I can't deal with the thought of composing that email right now. Help, please!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by restless_nomad at 7:26 PM on October 5, 2013 (33 comments)

"I hope it helps you to know you have options"

Angelina Jolie describes having a preventive double mastectomy in a NY Times op-ed. Her mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand, died of ovarian cancer at age 56, and Jolie inherited the BRCA1 gene, which carries a vastly higher risk of breast and ovarian cancers.
posted to MetaFilter by restless_nomad at 10:09 PM on May 13, 2013 (129 comments)

Inspired by the Amazon/Goodreads deal (and advised...

Spoilers, Beware! Inspired by the Amazon/Goodreads deal (and advised by AskMe) I have decided to launch my own review site for books and any other media I feel like writing about.
posted to MetaFilter Projects by restless_nomad at 1:10 PM on April 1, 2013

I have opinions, where should I put them?

For the last few years, I have reviewed every book I read on Goodreads, just for my own edification. I read a lot. I have written a lot. Is there a better use to put this content to?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by restless_nomad at 1:52 PM on March 16, 2013 (25 comments)

Restless_Nomad has a layover

I am going to be in Manhattan for four hours or so on Tuesday, March 26. (It's a long story involving really stupid travel logistics and the avoidance thereof.) I know some of y'all NYC people have flexible schedules - come meet me for tater tots/burgers/beer!
posted to MeFi IRL by restless_nomad at 10:12 AM on March 14, 2013 (49 comments)

Sequencing a Science Fiction Writer

Campbell-award winning science fiction writer Jay Lake has cancer. His prognosis at this point is not good, but there is a distant hope - cancer genome sequencing. This is an expensive process, so the science fiction community got together and held a fundraiser, volunteering "Acts of Whimsy" as rewards for various monetary goals. The results were whimsical indeed.
posted to MetaFilter by restless_nomad at 1:40 PM on February 17, 2013 (16 comments)

What is Worth Nominating for the Hugos This Year?

I am eligible to nominate for the Hugo Awards (one of the big science fiction and fantasy awards) this year, and I want to do it right. I have about two months to read more books from last year to broaden my slate - what should I read?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by restless_nomad at 12:47 PM on January 21, 2013 (11 comments)

Because November is a ridiculous time to schedule anything

MeFiWriMo! As discussed in this year's NaNo thread, let's do a Metafilter Novel Writing Month from January 15th to February 15th - the deadest time of the year, and so a good one to have a nice concrete goal to work on.
posted to MetaTalk by restless_nomad at 10:13 AM on January 10, 2013 (96 comments)

Wanted: Novels Set on the Internet

I'm looking for examples of fiction that heavily involve transcripts of online communication - forum posts, website content, emails, IM conversations, the more and more varied the better.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by restless_nomad at 9:50 AM on January 3, 2013 (37 comments)

Mefites' Choice 2012 winners, week three

Week three of the Mefites' Choice Awards is done!
posted to MetaTalk by restless_nomad at 10:00 PM on December 24, 2012 (22 comments)

Celebrating the Death of Arthur

Has anyone ever written an Arthurian novel with the Round Table as the bad guys? I am specifically *not* talking about books from the perspective of Mordred or Morgaine (or any of their cognates.) There are lots and lots of those.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by restless_nomad at 7:45 PM on October 13, 2012 (7 comments)

Restless_Nomad Visits NYC!

So I'm going to be in NYC for a couple of days in October, and I would love to meet some of you crazy cats in person. I know you guys have a lot (a lot!) of meetups - would you be up for one more?
posted to MeFi IRL by restless_nomad at 7:45 AM on September 17, 2012 (92 comments)

My car is doing a thing (and I would like it to stop)

My car is doing something kind of alarming, intermittently. I'd love to get some guesses as to whether I need to see a transmission specialist or not before I take it somewhere.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by restless_nomad at 6:04 PM on July 24, 2012 (12 comments)

How do I get started drawing on the iPad?

I have a perfectly good new iPad that is sadly underutilized. I'd like to start sketching and drawing on it, but I have no idea where to start. Help!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by restless_nomad at 5:30 PM on May 29, 2012 (11 comments)

I'm the One That's Cool

"These are wonderfully dorky and earnest people doing geeky things, and we love them for it."
posted to MetaFilter by restless_nomad at 4:47 PM on April 2, 2012 (63 comments)

"I like to feel that it’s my job to instigate the process with a cool drawing that inspires everyone else here into making something really cool, and worth the effort."

Adam Adamowicz, concept artist behind the hugely popular video games Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, passed away this week after a long struggle with cancer.
posted to MetaFilter by restless_nomad at 10:59 AM on February 11, 2012 (37 comments)

The good kind of serial killer

"In each of the patients as much as five pounds of cancerous tissue completely melted away in a few weeks, and a year later it is still gone."
posted to MetaFilter by restless_nomad at 12:25 PM on August 10, 2011 (66 comments)

I need an awesome title for my business cards.

I'd like to get myself some general-use business cards (just name, title, email.) I'm reasonably clear on my name, and quite certain of my email, but... what's my title?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by restless_nomad at 10:45 AM on August 8, 2011 (81 comments)

Because all my video game characters dress better than me

I want to take up leatherworking. Where do I start?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by restless_nomad at 1:37 PM on May 10, 2011 (11 comments)

It's hard to deadlift with arthritic hands

Does anyone have experience with autoimmune disorders, particularly rheumatoid arthritis, and exercise?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by restless_nomad at 9:09 AM on December 26, 2010 (21 comments)

How to Dye an Ugly Old Bag

I have this Dickies messenger bag (by item number, anyway) that I got in a grab bag a couple years ago. The only problem? It's entirely pale carnation pink. This will not do.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by restless_nomad at 1:43 PM on December 4, 2010 (15 comments)

Fightin' Words

An evening with McSweeney's Columnist Susan Schorn and friends. Reading! Drinking! Chuck Norris Bingo!
posted to MeFi IRL by restless_nomad at 3:10 PM on November 9, 2010

It seemed to me that I didn't have a place to go...

Neighborly Games: Facebook and Web Game News and Reviews It seemed to me that I didn't have a place to go to find out what Facebook games didn't suck, and then when I looked around I couldn't find one. So I built a site to do just that. It's been up for a couple of weeks now, but I'm just getting to the point where I have enough content not to look entirely pathetic. I'd love to know what y'all think - review requests are welcome, too!
posted to MetaFilter Projects by restless_nomad at 3:38 PM on May 20, 2010

Flying the Unhelpful Skies

Disabled traveler Rachel D. took a harrowing flight with United recently. Despite their stated policy, she was told repeatedly that "It's not in our contract to assist passengers with their luggage and we reserve the right to refuse assistance to anyone." This is not the first time United has had a problem with disabled people. (For reference, the federal Air Carrier Access Act that prohibits discrimination towards disabled passencers.)
posted to MetaFilter by restless_nomad at 11:35 AM on April 12, 2010 (102 comments)

This Ain't My Beach Body

The DailyBurn Challenge is over - how did it go for everyone? Do we want to start a new one?
posted to MetaTalk by restless_nomad at 8:27 AM on March 24, 2010 (25 comments)

Bike Seat Bruising

I finally hauled my old touring bike out of the closet and am commuting to work. I'm prepared for a certain amount of pain, but how can I get it over with faster?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by restless_nomad at 4:03 PM on March 23, 2010 (28 comments)

Game-Inspired Music

Anyone who grew up playing video games understands the impact of the music. But the internet has allowed all sorts of people to express their love in many different ways.
posted to MetaFilter by restless_nomad at 9:11 AM on March 19, 2010 (33 comments)

How do I fix what foundation repair broke?

Foundation work has caused a number of problems, how do I triage? Issues include cracked/buckled drywall in walls and ceilings, misaligned doorframes, gaps in shower stall tile, and cracked/separated bathroom floor tiles.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by restless_nomad at 9:14 AM on December 29, 2009 (12 comments)

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