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    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2009 edited
    Do you have a useful skill?
    Are you in need of someone's useful skill?

    Post 'em here!
    [all your base are belong to us]
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2009 edited
    Robot's skills for trade*:

    Mechanical and electrical engineering and design.
    [Includes basic machining, and embedded systems.]
    Limited carpentry.
    Limited bike maintenance, and tools.
    Wheel building.

    Robot needs:

    A person familiar with the technical (not so concerned with graphic design) aspects of web sit development to help me build a website.

    Please whisper me if you're interested in this swap.

    *My services come with absolutely no grantee, and I accept no liabilities for services rendered.[all your base are belong to us]
    I can write. I'm a writer. I can also edit. I'm an editor. Now you pay me!Word nerd
    ^For making my iced espresso beverage? :-)[all your base are belong to us]
    I'm really good at getting hammered and singing Oasis.

    Being catty and judgmental.

    Figuring out the absolute best way to blow an unlimited budget on most things (cars, bikes, stereos, computers, food, you name it, I can spend it). Surprisingly, this is a pretty useful skill.

    Making pretty vinyl stickers.

    I can be paid in half hearted blow jobs, cash money, or crabon fiber wheels.But the fact of the matter is: Bones heal. Chicks dig scars. And the United States of America has the best doctor-to-daredevil ratio in the world!
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2009
    CRABONMattia: "I don''t usually watch porn with pickaxe, but when I do it, I make sure to be on the right website"

    crab on wheel
    robotbuilder:^For making my iced espresso beverage? :-)

    Whatever, I helped you get an A on a paper once.Word nerd
    True enough! My many thanks.[all your base are belong to us]
    • CommentAuthorlissaandy
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2009
    Clearly, Karl's skill is the ability to find any sort of ridiculous image on teh interweb!fuck art, let's ride bikes
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2009
    i don't know if any of my skills are useful to anyone, myself included
    i can draw
    i can play music
    i play a mean game of MvC2
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2009
    i can show you how to balance your checkbook? eh? eh?
    exciting shit right thereMattia: "I don''t usually watch porn with pickaxe, but when I do it, I make sure to be on the right website"
    • CommentAuthorSparky
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2009
    And after Tammy has shown you how much money you actually have, I can show you how to give it all to the government in the form of taxes. Yay!Get a bicycle. You will not regret it. If you live.
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2009
    this thread made me realize:
    1) i need a hobby. like a real "hey ma, look i made that" type thing
    and 2) i have no skills
    B O O H O O.Mattia: "I don''t usually watch porn with pickaxe, but when I do it, I make sure to be on the right website"
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2009
    deadbolt:this thread made me realize:
    2) i have no skills
    B O O H O O.

    I can.. stand around in an area.
    (Actually, I can help you set up a workout plan, help you w/ excersizes, etc- not a "cycling training plan" but weight/aerobic/cardio.)
    I'm trying to get into the business of way overcharging for this service; if we're friends i'll help you set up a plan for beers/dinner/other non-monetary forms of compensation.
    Uh. I can also deliver about 40% of a writing project, if past experience is any indication.dongpincher 1000
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2009
    Oh! If we're friends I will probably punch you at some time whilst in the midst of drinking.
    That's free of charge.dongpincher 1000
    • CommentAuthortristan
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2009 edited
    my merit badges:
    beer drinking
    wheel building
    general bike maintenance stuffs
    sandwich creation
    general programming/web development/database design/most all but web design stuffs
    burrito eating
    space takingascott430 - "Was going to build it up into a fixed gear until I realized I'd rather spend money and time on mountain bikes."
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2009
    I can:

    Build trails
    cut down trees (safely, and efficiently)
    make things out of metal (mostly art, sometimes functional)
    make web pages
    teach things to people (highschool, adult, 4-8th grade, etc)
    Clear brush
    cook tofu scramble burritos
    eat veggies
    turn anything innocent into something dirty (and if that doesn't work make up something dirty and assign it that word)
    home surgery
    ride my bike (mostly) often in heavy traffic (with some modest skill)

    that's all my publicly available skills, anything else and you better be my significant other cause like I said I can turn anything innocent into something naughty....this wont hurt a bit...
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2009
    everything involved in hosting/architecting/monitoring/maintaining web sites (except front ends, I don't do design)
    i can make just about any piece of consumer (and blurring into hobbyland) electronics work with any other piece
    good at stress testing bicycle components to the point of failure for big boys like myself
    good at locating, appropriating, and consuming large quantities of crap beer and pawt
    being a huge nerd
    downloading anything you could ever want from the intardzweb
    being way too good to peoplecdrebbel: STOP TYPING 'BREAKS' YOU FUCKTARDS. YOU HAVE NO CREDIBILITY.
    • CommentAuthorPLyTheMan
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2009
    Shane, you wanna come up here and help me make some dirt jumps this summer? =D

    I can fuck around in Photoshop pretty good. Not an expert, but I can design basic shit and photoshop people out of pictures. Years ago I messed around with HTML, I can do basic basic web design but nothing amazing. I'm okay with building stuff out of plywood and 2x4s, workbenches and stuff... again, nothing fancy. Besides that I'm mostly good at dancing like an asshole at jam band shows and hucking glowsticks around like its my job.
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2009
    I can engineer civil stuff, mainly roads/paths, small structural things, sanitary systems and drain systems.
    I play bass and like to claim I also play guitar
    I like to make shitty electronic music including rappin beats and other stuff I can't describe
    I can roll some of the meanest backwards spliffs this side of The Pond
    I can build you a bike except for the wheels but I guarantee nothing (though I will put more labor in to fix a problem)
    I also have access to and the skills to use a fully equipped wood shop though it is located an hour south of BostonThere's always money in The Banana Stand
    drags:. . .i can make just about any piece of consumer (and blurring into hobbyland) electronics work with any other piece. . .

    A valuable skill indeed![all your base are belong to us]
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2009
    can do anything with computers.MUFFDVR
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2009
    I can:
    knit (anyone down for a knitting circle?! i'll teach you!)
    crochet a little
    sew+ embroider
    +other art/craft things
    bake up a vegan storm
    play a mean game of scrabble
    • CommentAuthorDana
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2009
    drags:. . .i can make just about any piece of consumer (and blurring into hobbyland) electronics work with any other piece. . .

    A valuable skill indeed!
    i wish i knew electronics. a few weeks ago i made a headphone amplifier by following pictures. it works!...but i dont know how. I understand what the components do, but have no idea how they work together in a circuit.

    Anywho, i go to massart for jewelry and metalsmithing. i work with copper, brass, silver, aluminum ect. i can silver braze, weld, soft solder, rivet ect.
    i also sew and have made and still making hip packs, tool bags, caps, brooks bags, whatever. i want to start designing real bags when i get legit cordura.
    I work with leather. forming, tooling, that kinda thing.
    I love woodcarving, i'm pretty sweet with a sharpening stone and strop. i also turn wood. i make pens, plugs/guages ( i had a plug groupbuy last summer in the art thread), small bowls ( i have a mini lathe). i pick up things pretty quick and try to be a perfectionist when it comes to craft/handmade anything.
    I used to work at a wedding photography studio in the office photoshopping brides, and shooting occasionally on the weekends but that isn't very fun.
    there's a lot of sweet people one here and it would be cool to collaborate on some things if the occasion arose.Recluse Designs (constantly under construction)
    fmradio516:can do anything with computers.

    i need to borrow you so i can make my computer punch people over the internetBut the fact of the matter is: Bones heal. Chicks dig scars. And the United States of America has the best doctor-to-daredevil ratio in the world!
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2009
    Who can.. Put a new needle in a very old record player for me? Will pay cashmoneyenjoy two cosmetics
    • CommentAuthorgemathy
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2009
    I can
    give you a facial, skincare advice
    wax you, your girlfriend/boyfriend
    do your makeup/teach you how to do your makeup (or your girlfriend/boyfriend/whoever)

    I need
    someone who has tools and time that can help me make and hang shelves and artwork for my room
    i can run a western blot for you. anyone? anyone need a western blot?DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2009 edited
    Me. Me! I need western blots run!

    What can i trade you? PCRs? Southerns?Troglodytarum is latin for troll
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2009
    I can

    teach you Greek or Spanish
    show you how to use/do cool stuff with InDesign, Quark (old newz, but some places still use it!), Photoshop, Illustrator
    teach you all about different types of printing processes, papers and inks and how to communicate what you want with print vendors
    teach you lots of fun excel stuff, like writing macros that trim extra spaces in data, calculating the first monday after 30 days from a date, etc
    help you write a resume/cover letter and do mock interviews
    cook up a vegan storm along with OhHeather's baking
    help you with front end web development and website analytics
    making trails and building bridgesBehind my Game Boy™, I got game, boy.
    • CommentAuthorlissaandy
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2009
    My list:

    I also know sick design tricks
    I can make you a book about anything, out of (almost) anything
    I can design and code a basic flash/html site
    I can make animations/motion design movies
    I can identify: most fonts/typefaces with as few as one character; most indie rock with as little as one measure
    I can (will) make you a pretty rad mix cd
    I can serenade you/someone you know with any or all of the songs i can play on the guitar/ukulele/musical saw
    I can give you a personal, guided, informed tour of London, England (and Columbus, Ohio for that matter...)
    I know the secret In-n-Out menu
    I can probably still teach you how to ace the Logic portion of the LSAT
    I make a wonderful bar trivia teammate
    I can (will) talk to you for hours about art/music/film
    I can cook several incredibly non-vegan, decently unhealthy, yet fairly delicious meals
    I know one semi-impressive card trickfuck art, let's ride bikes
    Here ya go.

    I can Record your Band
    I can Repair your audio equipment
    I can Mix your Live Show
    I have Basic Carpentry Skills
    I can do Bike Repair
    I can play a good game of RISK
    Makes some good Vegan BBQpolo
    • CommentAuthorBrian
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2009
    I can:
    1) Intubate you!
    2) put an IV in (and also make hangovers DISAPPEAR! :D )
    3) and try to make you come back to life.

    so I guess that could be useful in some situations? especially number 2aka: ph0to
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2009
    I totally can:
    1. fit you for running shoes/trouble-shoot most running issues
    2. write, review, edit (poetry)
    3. help design/build/work a darkroom (black & white)
    4. run a letterpress (vandercook only for the present)
    5. set type!
    6. rudimentary retail design/visual merchandising (as in, I didn't take any classes, but do it everyday)IRO-Torro
    howl:Me. Me! I need western blots run!

    What can i trade you? PCRs? Southerns?

    hmmmmmmmmm, how do you feel about cell culture? haha.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
    i can also copy edit/proof things. mostly bio papers.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
    • CommentAuthorgemathy
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2009
    ^^^^I want to learn how to put an IV in. what kind of classes include this sort of thing?
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2009
    Shoot, I could teach you that.
    I'm also a good machine gunner, halfway decent with a rocket launcher, capable with a pistol, rifle, sh otgun, bayonet or knife, improvised demolitions,
    if you havent come out to your parents yet i can do that,
    and so forth.dongpincher 1000
    • CommentAuthorgemathy
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2009
    I don't know if I'd want to learn that from you... also, ^best post in this thread.
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2009
    howl:Me. Me! I need western blots run!

    What can i trade you? PCRs? Southerns?

    hmmmmmmmmm, how do you feel about cell culture? haha.

    i feel very postively about cell culture, especially the inoculated bacteria, enzyme-replacement kind.

    i can:
    perform/assist with bicycle repairs,
    give you dan shannessey's home phone number,
    show you how to buy an engagement ring,
    or panic whilst proposing,
    travel only by carry-on (domestic or international).

    will trade for:
    assistance with finding a set of nice, handmade wedding bands,
    trade for a dj set at my wedding reception,
    or photograpy/videography,
    hold your hair back while you puke,
    mock you, drunkingly or not, in public,
    in private.People make decisions.
    • CommentAuthorcorter
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2009
    i'm a leather smith. i can make wallets and bike bags and hip pouches and belts out of leather.

    i want to learn how to use a sewing machine so i can put some waxed canvas to use.
    • CommentAuthorgrev
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2009 edited
    fuck this thread, you all can do cool shit and i can't.

    i can:

    do mostly anything computer-related.
    criticize your taste in music.
    properly dispose of a body.

    not another pitcher!
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2009
    Hamburger:will trade for:
    assistance with finding a set of nice, handmade wedding bands,

    Check out the South End open studios this weekend? There are a lot of jewelers around. here's a list of participating artists, but I don't think it includes everyone.
    Michele Mercaldo does really nice work. She's on Shawmut Ave
    I can't do much, but I can...

    ...make a mean caipirinha.
    ...sue taxi/SUV driver's that hit bikers, and other icky people who do bad shit.
    ...remember The Rat and The Channel.
    ...drink a lot of whiskey (Sheep Dip, please)All you white kids look alike when you're still covered in baby fat, so I was getting bored with the non-stop WASP parade.
    • CommentTimeMay 17th 2009 edited
    Beginner/Currently learning-
    Electronics theory
    Metal Working
    Wheel Building

    Amateur/Limited Experience-
    Bike maintenance
    Small engine repair
    Computer Repair
    Rudimentary electronics repair
    Programming/Web design (html, xml, Python)
    Graphics Design (Photoshop, Flash, 3dMax)
    Screen Printing
    Beer Brewing
    Basic culinary techniques
    Cuisine classification
    Restaurant operations

    Taking on too many hobbies at once.
    Incomplete projects.
    The art of alcohol consumption that gets in the way of progress.
    So who can fix / modify messenger bags & fanny packs?[all your base are belong to us]
    dana?You're purposefully attempting to sabotage my degree project. Thanks.
    • CommentAuthorjaker
    • CommentTimeMay 17th 2009
    Software Engineer.
    All things computer related.
    • CommentAuthorDana
    • CommentTimeMay 17th 2009
    robotbuilder:So who can fix / modify messenger bags & fanny packs?
    i can depending on what it isRecluse Designs (constantly under construction)