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    I don't got much of real skills.
    I can play pool and three cushion billiards at a decent level.
    I can skateboard/snowboard fairly well (used to be a skateboard sponsored am).
    I trained in Shotokan Karate for 5 years.
    I'm 'supposed to be a lawyer, but I've never really practiced. Btw, I hate lawyers.
    I know a lot about WWII.
    I can speak kindergarten-level German (well, maybe a little higher than that).
    I am a decent writer. Got straight As in every writing course I ever took, up to and including, legal writing in law school.
    And I did replace an entire engine on a car once.
    Oh, and, I can drink the shit out of coffee and scotch.

    My best skill? I'm a loyal friend. Get to know me, and you'll have a friend for life who will give you the shirt of his back in a moment's notice, and ask nothing in return.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.
    • CommentAuthorJimmyJ
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2013
     
    chr|s sedition:
    I can speak kindergarten in German
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    Huh yeah awesome!Take-off everything but your rainboots
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      CommentAuthor6kidz
    • CommentTimeNov 17th 2013
     
    Okay so Dave made me feel like a smeagol for trying to feel this out before, but is there anyone that can fix my TV/monitor? I'm hoping to use it at work now that they're upgrading our machines for Windows 8. The TV turns off after 60 seconds and when I poked around with google, I was lead to believe it was a power source issue that happens often with this model. It's a crappy costco TV and I should have known better than to buy it. BUT here I am, and most people in the world trade their skills for other's skills to make it in this crazy game of life.

    I can trade minor bike repairs, and I most of the basic tools that you would need, including a work stand, wheel truing stand, cone wrenches, etc, most anything short of headset press. You could probably borrow them for a few days if you don't present as a clumsy knucklehead.

    I can also trade a variety of social worky skills like case management, motivational interviewing, parent coaching (not a joke), support with Mass Health, navigating the food stamps/EBT process and so fourth.

    If you have a friend that you can recommend me to, that is greatly appreciated as well.

    THANKS Y'ALL"Dude's just smashing fructosenormativity, lay off."
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    anyone here play squash or racquetball? I'm interested in getting my 80s executive on, but I've never played.

    anyone? lawyers?You said time was infinite, so why the watch wrapped around your wrist?
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    paul jameson:anyone here play squash or racquetball? I'm interested in getting my 80s executive on, but I've never played.

    anyone? lawyers?


    Oh yes me too!Take-off everything but your rainboots
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      CommentAuthorpaul jameson
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2013 edited
     
    Asked about this a looooong time ago and I'm finally starting the process today:

    anyone here ever install linux (#! at Tristan's suggestion) on a macbook (ca. 2009)?

    I could use some pro tips on things like:

    partitioning
    dual boot v. standalone
    getting hardware up and running
    sick productivity hacks for setting up the user interface and improving battery performance.

    Will trade beer for in person know-how if that's easier.You said time was infinite, so why the watch wrapped around your wrist?
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    I always allocate 3 partitions: one for storage, the other two for each OS & their particular applications. That way if your OS gets fuxxed you can just reformat and re-install the one without losing anything else. I don't know if this is the best way, but I also haven't lost any important data in like 10 years. Also now I'm going to need to buy a new hard-drive and get 4 flat tires on the way to work tomorrow.
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    Also I always dual boot when I can, because having to download drivers and stuff as you start using Linux is way easier if you can just reboot into an OS that works, rather than having to go find another device to download from.
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      CommentAuthorwirktk88
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2013
     
    Any graphic designers out there?
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    I want to publicly thank Andy for my awesome new hat!Take-off everything but your rainboots
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    Can someone teach me how to wax canvas? I wanna wax a pair of my carrharts.Naaaah, too uncool for the #messlyfe. I just like to hang out in loading docks and pretend to talk on my radio so that people will like me. - Mfratt
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    Craigglesofdoom:Can someone teach me how to wax canvas? I wanna wax a pair of my carrharts.

    It won't workTake-off everything but your rainboots
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      CommentAuthoreburgers
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2013
     
    This is a pretty informative and detailed description of the process using beeswax and paraffin wax, but personally I know jack shit about it.

    http://www.xraylove.com/2011/12/11/how-to-wax-canvas/1) Stop watching the donkey porn.
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    eburgers:This is a pretty informative and detailed description of the process using beeswax and paraffin wax, but personally I know jack shit about it.

    http://www.xraylove.com/2011/12/11/how-to-wax-canvas/

    I've tried it, wax canvas garments are either waxed strands and woven together or waxed bolts of fabric. It is neigh impossible to successfully wax a garment after. Neither Barbour nor Filson will re-wax a garment that has already lost it's wax thru a washing process.Take-off everything but your rainboots
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    Stormy Arthur:I want to publicly thank Andy for my awesome new hat!


    pix or it didn't happeni mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2013
     
    Stormy Arthur:I want to publicly thank Andy for my awesome new hat!


    You're very welcome. I want to publicly thank Stormy for my awesome new bb! Bike feels great."life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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    good trade
    DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthor6kidz
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2014
     
    BUMP Anyone left on BFG that can install car stereos in exchange for beers? Miss you, Clockwork Ted."Dude's just smashing fructosenormativity, lay off."
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    chr|s sedition:
    My best skill? I'm a loyal friend. Get to know me, and you'll have a friend for life who will give you the shirt of his back in a moment's notice, and ask nothing in return.


    I'm quoting this, because Chris showed up at my work with beer on my birthday, making him pretty much the only friend I don't live or work with who I saw on my birthday.
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      CommentAuthorrock dathe
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2014
     
    Is anyone here involved with fabrication or prototype manufacturing, framebuilding, fabric art, design, or starting a tech, artistic, or general creative business and looking for a space to work? Artists or hobbyists that need a studio or access to machine and fab tools? Need affordable office space in a creative and bustling community?

    A friend owns a machine shop that is doomed to fail if a radical change doesn't happen. We're considering turing it into a collective or cooperative maker space similar to the Artisan's Asylum, but on a smaller scale. If you or any of your friends fit the bill, we'd love to sit down and talk.
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    rock dathe:fit the bill


    You said time was infinite, so why the watch wrapped around your wrist?
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      CommentAuthorwest.
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2014
     
    rock dathe:Is anyone here involved with fabrication or prototype manufacturing, framebuilding, fabric art, design, or starting a tech, artistic, or general creative business and looking for a space to work? Artists or hobbyists that need a studio or access to machine and fab tools? Need affordable office space in a creative and bustling community?

    A friend owns a machine shop that is doomed to fail if a radical change doesn't happen. We're considering turing it into a collective or cooperative maker space similar to the Artisan's Asylum, but on a smaller scale. If you or any of your friends fit the bill, we'd love to sit down and talk.

    Details?unstuck in time
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      CommentAuthorrock dathe
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2014
     
    Nothing is concrete but if you're interested, email me at rock.deathh@gmail.com
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      CommentAuthorBlitz
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2014
     
    Is there anyone here who welds and would be willing to help me out with a project of mine? It would involve welding a few pieces of steel (possibly galvanized) together; I can provide more details later. Either whisper me here or email me: zstadt (at) gmail (dot) com.
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      CommentAuthorkossmonaut
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2014
     
    i too need some small welds done, mig/tig/stick

    back when i had access to a tig welder i made a custom gastank for a motorbike, and of course never finished it. i ground down all the welds and there are a few spots that need touched up here and there. it has sat in my apt for a year and has collected surface rust.

    the tank never had gas in it so it wont explode.

    i can offer 3d sketchup services, crazy mad scientist brainstorm sessions, home distillation tips, tinctures, im trading my truck for a wagon i can help move some things too if it all works out
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      CommentAuthortyler
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2014
     
    I need to shorten the steer tube on my fork. I had it cut a bit lengthy until I had ridden it around and got a feeling for the fit/set up.
    Anyone have a hacksaw and a lil knowledge? I've used a pipe cutter before, but I don't have the tools at me house. Let me know!
    • CommentAuthorJimi
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2014
     
    I can get a pipe cutter, and i'll be in town tomorrow evening.Hi, my name is Jimi and I'm a bike addict
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      CommentAuthortyler
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2014
     
    ^that'd be great! shoot me a msg and we can figure out where/when 8five7-twoSIXuno-09nineFOR
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    Tyler...who was your friend at 30 Rack who also spoke German? He told me his screen name, which I promptly forgot. Always good to know (bike) people who also speak German!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.
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      CommentAuthortyler
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2014
     
    HIs name is Jesse -- I think it's Parasite on here, but he never posts. also, lol screen name
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2015 edited
     
    Does anyone do sign painting or pinstriping? I've done oil paining, but hoping for some pointers or practice, because I'm about to buy $130 of supplies and would rather not fuck it up too bad. Should I use a paint reducer? How should I prepare varnished wood for lettering? Should I clearcoat it? How do I make pretty words and lines?

    UPDATE: DANG, LOOK AT THIS. They even have a sort of intro to sign painting post here. Thank you, internet."life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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    Hi! I am looking for some help with business cards. I want to make mini cards for networking. I already have some but they have an old, unprofessional email address on them, and I'm running out anyway. I have had this cool idea (plz don't steal it until I've gotten mine made) of the back of the card being a play on the classic O'Reilly Media book covers - a black and white animal illustration and a bold colorbox for the title. Basically, I haven't done any sort of graphic design since high school, and I just need some clues to get me started. Specifically, free software that will enable me to do it (all I need to do is "cut out" the animal from a background, make a colored box, and add text), and how to make the image the right way (bitmap? vector?) so I won't create a "but it looked like this on the screen!" disaster. But I think I can do the actual image creation myself? Maybe?

    I know artists/graphic designers are first in line for being asked for their help and then told their job is so easy they don't deserve to be paid, etc etc, so I don't want to do that. I don't have useful skills, but I could knit you something or bake you something or maybe compute you something or like, compile recipes from my archives? idk. And if I'm asking more than can be compensated with skillsharez/goodwill plz tell me.

    Thanks!i mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
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      CommentAuthor6kidz
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2015
     
    can you torrent photoshop?"Dude's just smashing fructosenormativity, lay off."
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2015 edited
     
    Can you put a corgi on it?

    Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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    6kidz:can you torrent photoshop?

    theoretically, but I don't think I need to - all I need to do is cut out shapes and use text and vector shapes.

    nerdo:Can you put a corgi on it?


    I hope so! (but I need to use public domain art, I think, to be a non-jerk)i mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2015
     
    ^Or just get permission.Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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    Yeah, I wasn't planning on bothering, since the O'Reilly animals are always sort of esoteric anyway, but if you know the creator of the corgi art, I'm in!i mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
    • CommentAuthorukeboyska
    • CommentTimeJul 13th 2016
     
    Ever wish you had a full bike shop at your disposal at any given moment? Do you want to teach about about how to fix and maintain their own bikes? Read on:

    Somerville Bike Kitchen Looking for Additional Staff Member

    Want to support local bike culture? Have some experience with bike repair? Like to help organize? Consider joining the staff at Somerville Bike Kitchen (SBK).

    SBK is a bicycle repair collective where members of the community can repair their own bikes, learn about bike repair and attend bike-related events. Our space, located just outside of Davis Sq., offers a bi-weekly open shop night, periodic workshops on bike repair, and monthly bike related social events.

    SBK is collectively managed by a staff of eight members and we are presently looking for an additional member to fill our complement. Staff member’s responsibilities include attending monthly organizational meetings, hosting an open shop night once a month and contributing $18 per month to SBK. In exchange, staff members receive keyed access to the repair space enabling them to use it at any time.

    For any questions, please contact staff@somervillebikekitchen.org You can also find more information about SBK at somervillebikekitchen.org