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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby TheGrammarBolshevik » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:34 am UTC

Ahh ok, sweet! Thanks!
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby PictureSarah » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:35 am UTC

I think I had to go to Downtown Crossing to get one, but that was all the way back in...2007? Things are probably different now. Sigh.
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby The EGE » Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:01 am UTC

You can also often find them on top of ticket machines. Often with 10 cents under a fare (=$5 minus 2 fares) still left.
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby meridian » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:47 pm UTC

The EGE wrote:You can also often find them on top of ticket machines. Often with 10 cents under a fare (=$5 minus 2 fares) still left.

Especially near the beginnings and ends of the month.
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby Djehutynakht » Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:52 am UTC

Yeah, Charlie Cards are usually just found floating around the entrance to T-Stations on top of the machines (not the outdoor trolly-ish stops persay, but the station stops).

I feel the need to put something into orbit. We should do this. I don't know why, but we should.
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby mimicthefrench » Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:57 pm UTC

Hey guys, just registered but I've been a lurker for a while on the forums.. Making my heroic return to the Boston area (Cambridge, to be more specific) on Friday after 3 months at the University of Cincinnati as a freshman studying Industrial Design. Anyone know of anything happening from roughly the 11th until New Year's?
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby miedvied » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:26 am UTC

I just recently moved from NYC to the South End for grad school. I know almost no one here, and would love to meet up with some folks.
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby meridian » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:20 pm UTC

I may be planning something for February. I just need to confirm with a person or four and see if that is available.
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby Djehutynakht » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:42 am UTC

If I was to leave an intriguing mystery trail of hidden clues around the Museum of Fine Art, would anyone go through the trouble of following the trail?
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby Izawwlgood » Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:29 am UTC

Around or in? It's fucking cold out.
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby Djehutynakht » Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:58 am UTC

Izawwlgood wrote:Around or in? It's fucking cold out.


By "around" I meant more "throughout"... so in. Maybe the courtyard. Possibly.

I'm not sure. I may be hard pressed to successfully leave little papers around.
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby miedvied » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:53 am UTC

Djehutynakht wrote:
Izawwlgood wrote:Around or in? It's fucking cold out.


By "around" I meant more "throughout"... so in. Maybe the courtyard. Possibly.

I'm not sure. I may be hard pressed to successfully leave little papers around.


Doesn't the museum have janitors?
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby Djehutynakht » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:51 am UTC

miedvied wrote:
Djehutynakht wrote:
Izawwlgood wrote:Around or in? It's fucking cold out.


By "around" I meant more "throughout"... so in. Maybe the courtyard. Possibly.

I'm not sure. I may be hard pressed to successfully leave little papers around.


Doesn't the museum have janitors?


Indeed. And guards. But not always omnipresent... and the cases get dusty... But if they were placed the day they were searched for/the week before I doubt they'd get there in time.
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby Noc » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:01 pm UTC

Djehutynakht wrote:Indeed. And guards. But not always omnipresent...and in fact limited to a 90 degree field of vision extending only a few meters in front of them.
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby Djehutynakht » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:55 pm UTC

Noc wrote:
Djehutynakht wrote:Indeed. And guards. But not always omnipresent...and in fact limited to a 90 degree field of vision extending only a few meters in front of them.



Well their guards are quite easy to outmaneuver. One of them has a cane.

But honestly, if anyone is up to a search, I'll hide the papers. They'll likely survive.
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby meridian » Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:35 pm UTC

Okay, Cambervillians. Mark your calendars. February 25th. This will be a tea party at my place. RSVP here or via PM and I'll shoot you an address.
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby Sprocket » Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:14 am UTC

So, I am in need of a new roommate once again. $400/mo. Davis. Bueller?


meridian wrote:Okay, Cambervillians. Mark your calendars. February 25th. This will be a tea party at my place. RSVP here or via PM and I'll shoot you an address.

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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby Djehutynakht » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:04 am UTC

Do any of you want to do what these awesome people are doing?

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2012/01/ff_ux/all/1

I really want to do that kind of stuff.
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby The EGE » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:38 am UTC

meridian wrote:Okay, Cambervillians. Mark your calendars. February 25th. This will be a tea party at my place. RSVP here or via PM and I'll shoot you an address.


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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby rath358 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:19 pm UTC

So, I formerly had something on that day, but my plans changed. Is it worth $50 in train tickets to get there from Albany, or should I wait for another meetup to come around?
Also, is anyone going to PAX East?
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby meridian » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:34 pm UTC

I don't know how you are gauging worth. Personally, seeing a Kewangji is worth lots and loads of money to me. I do know he was hoping to see you.

(I am not going to PAX East.)
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby Izawwlgood » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:13 pm UTC

I'm going to PAX!
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby rath358 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:28 pm UTC

Would there be a couch for me to sleep on Friday and Saturday nights? (EDIT: On February 24/25. I have a hotel room for PAX)
If so, or I can find a ride for just the day, I am tentatively in.
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby Izawwlgood » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:02 pm UTC

If that was directed at me, sorry, no, I'm hosting some people who are coming to PAX with me. If you're west of Boston, and don't mind a mild squeeze, I can give you a ride to and from though!
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby The EGE » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:02 am UTC

Taking the train from Albany would be iffy. That's the Lake Shore Limited, and it's not called the Late Snore Limited for nothing. The return trip to Albany is more likely to be on time.
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby meridian » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:42 pm UTC

I would offer a couch, but I'm already hosting Kewangji.
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby Isaac Hill » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:46 am UTC

Djehutynakht wrote:Do any of you want to do what these awesome people are doing?

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2012/01/ff_ux/all/1

I really want to do that kind of stuff.
That stuff is pretty awesome, but I don't know how well it'd go over in Boston. A few years ago, they thought those Aqua Teen Hunger Force LED thingies were bombs. If they found a theater in a tunnel, they'd probably assume it was to show terrorist training videos. If you do set something up somewhere, maybe leave a copy of that Wired article there to dissuade them of that.
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby Djehutynakht » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:56 am UTC

Isaac Hill wrote:
Djehutynakht wrote:Do any of you want to do what these awesome people are doing?

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2012/01/ff_ux/all/1

I really want to do that kind of stuff.
That stuff is pretty awesome, but I don't know how well it'd go over in Boston. A few years ago, they thought those Aqua Teen Hunger Force LED thingies were bombs. If they found a theater in a tunnel, they'd probably assume it was to show terrorist training videos. If you do set something up somewhere, maybe leave a copy of that Wired article there to dissuade them of that.




Oh come on. The BPD isn't that stupid. They've learned by now. Menino knows that the reaction was a pretty stupid move and I doubt it will happen again (on a side note that incident led to the resignation of a perfectly good CEO and the appointment of one who's turned another television channel to swill).


We have some good places to explore around here. Unfortunately most of the islands require boats.... but the mainland has some cool stuff too.

I doubt the Boston Bomb Scare would play a big role. I refuse to let it tarnish my great city!
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby Sprocket » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:09 pm UTC

MetroRock tomorrow afternoon?

Looking for someone to rock climb with tomorrow between 2:30 and 6:00
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby Sprocket » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:13 pm UTC

My friend Alex from Improv just told me about this, it looks cool, but I have plans Friday, and depending on what they want to do, I may or may not be able to go.

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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby Izawwlgood » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:23 pm UTC

Metrorock in Everett? That place is pretty cool! I'll be at The Boston Rock Gym tomorrow afternoon. Oh yes. All capitals.
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby Byronic Commando » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:20 am UTC

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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby The EGE » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:31 am UTC

If you're that sort of person, Boston has lots of cool neat places to walk around. I'm fond of Belle Isle Marsh and the Neponset River Reservation; both are highly accessible by T.
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby Djehutynakht » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:38 am UTC

In Boston? You can take the T to Revere Beach when it gets warm and enjoy the sun and such. I also recommend Pizza from the seafront pizza stand called Bianchi's, which is amazing.

Belle Isle is nice, as is a lot of our nature places. The Fens, Charles River. All are decently okay.

If you're looking for a non-outside thing, I can recommend the Museum of Science if you're feeling down and want to see interesting things to distract you. The Museum of Fine Arts, while not having the same excited environment as the MoS, is also pretty fascinating and has enough content to occupy you for long periods of time.

As for social activities you can attend by yourself but still be social... I dunno.
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby pkcommando » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:48 pm UTC

You can check out Societies of Spontaneity and Banditos Misteriosos. They each hold events throughout the year, many on weekends, that are T accessible. SoS organizes the Boston chapter of the No Pants Subway Ride that was held last month and Banditos has their annual pillow fight coming up in April, IIRC. April 28 is also Dash for a Difference. http://www.bostonsos.org/adventure-blog/42-boston/368-dash-for-a-difference.html You can sign up and get together friends for a team, or join an existing team. A lot of these events can be good silly fun and allow you to get out and socialize w/ others.

Disclaimer: In the interest of transparency, I participate in SoS events, especially the No Pants Subway Ride.

For me, it helps as I'm not that good at getting out and being social myself.
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby Isaac Hill » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:52 am UTC

Anyone else going to see Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys at Brighton Hall on the 16th? A dozen or so steampunk clad musicians, dancers and performance artists sing jaunty tunes about drowning at sea. I'll be the tall, thin, mid-30s white guy with long hair and glasses.
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby Sprocket » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:54 pm UTC

Isaac Hill wrote:Anyone else going to see Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys at Brighton Hall on the 16th? A dozen or so steampunk clad musicians, dancers and performance artists sing jaunty tunes about drowning at sea. I'll be the tall, thin, mid-30s white guy with long hair and glasses.

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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby Izawwlgood » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:15 am UTC

Kind of a long shot, but does anyone in the area want to do the Zombie run, and need a ticket? I find myself unable to run now, and would like to sell mine.
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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby sophyturtle » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:04 am UTC

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Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Postby Izawwlgood » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:03 am UTC

I have an extra Friday and Saturday pass to PAXEast, let me know if you're interested (cheap!)
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