This is the first part of what I plan to be a multi post thread where I talk about some neat things about my favorite vacation destination, Las Vegas.
When you get to your hotel, you'll line up at reception with the hundreds of other guests checking into the hotel. While waiting in line, take a $20 bill and triple-fold it so it's smaller than the size of your cards. Then "sandwich" the bill between your ID and credit card.
When you get to the front desk, they'll ask you for your ID and credit card. Hand them the sandwich, they'll split the cards up, note the $20 bill and nonchalantly leave it on the reception desk. They'll look up your booking and confirm the standard details about the check-in dates, room preferences, etc. Acknowledge that it's all correct, and then ask "Are there any complimentary upgrades available?" They'll acknowledge your request and say they'll see what they can do for you.
At this point, you'll probably see...
Massdrop is an ever changing e-commerce site with a load of features. For someone that is new to the site, it is easy to get lost in the discussion posts of products. It is vital to ask questions about a product that you are about to purchase, but sometimes those questions do not get a response. Pictured below is where the "search" feature is located when you are looking at the discussion of a specific product (the yellow box).
Use it to search for keywords that are pertinent to your question. It is very likely that someone else has already asked the same question and gotten feedback.
The search feature can also be used to sort through all the posts that have been created by fellow community members. Highlighted by the yellow box in the image below.
"Search" can also be used to sort through product reviews.
Notes: For anyone that is curious, I am using the Dark Reader Google Chrome extension to change the colors of the Massdrop page.
I'm about to embark on a fun project to build a 3 (or 5?) day survival kit for my household in Berkeley, CA. The primary reason for this is to use when "the big earthquake" hits.
I was wondering if people wanted to give me suggestions on cool stuff to get/include in the kit. Here are some initial thoughts:
1) I'm generally price insensitive (within reason). I wouldn't be surprised if this kit ends up costing $2500.
2) I'm against having a firearm (I accept there are some practical reasons for this, it's just not my thing.)
3) I plan to include a sat-phone in the kit
4) I want to plan for mobility, i.e. have the kits in large containers, but also have backpacks in there so I can pack up and move if needed
5) I'm thinking 2 separate kits in 2 parts of the house, in case one becomes inaccessible when parts of my home collapse.
6) We have 2 adults and 2-year-old at home.
I've literally done zero research into this, going to start now, likely going to try to post...
One of the most common questions we get is: “Can Massdrop launch an [insert name here] community?” With Hub, we wanted to create a space to have this conversation in an open environment, where all community members can provide their input.
We’re looking forward to hearing from all of you about which communities you’d like to see most—and we’ll also be using Hub to test these out! With every community we add, we’ll learn something new that will help us do it faster and better the next time around.
What makes a good candidate for a new community? Communities can really run the gamut, but each one should possess one or more of the following qualities:
Communities requested by the members of Massdrop
Communities we believe we can meaningfully help and grow
Communities that can be split off from our existing communities
New Communities Requested by Members
Our members have a say in everything we do, so our top criteria for starting a new community is that it has been requested by you...
This is a bearing I have had for the past 20 years. I've fidgeted millions of time with it. I always have to fidget with something. Or doodle when on the phone.
It's just a bearing I picked up at university where I was studying Industrial Design (there was always lots of scrap stuff lying around); it's about 4 cm in diameter, 65 g, and is engraved as follow: 'Japan, Nachi, 6203'. I don't think it's a limited edition 😂
With time, I was able to achieve unbelievable spin times of 20 to 30 seconds 😂.
Now, having just received the Giggle Hands fidget bought earlier here on Massdrop, I have to say, that's way more enjoyable than an old cranky raw bearing! Spins a lot longer, too!
By the way I ordered three, and gave a purple one to my daughter, who seems to have inherited my tendency to fidget and doodle.
In the weeks since I discovered spinners exist, thanks to Massdrop, I already have developed an obsession about spinners and have now about half a dozen on...
Drop should campaign for a second drop, maybe in another classic Carhartt colour! Doesn't have to be as limited edition, but this was super cool when it dropped and I wish I was able to buy one before they sold out!
If the decision to change the name was to simplify things, clarifying that Drop was formerly Massdrop in every email in perpetuity is really missing the boat. It reminds me of when Prince changed his name to a strange symbol and had to be referred to as "the artist formerly known as Prince" for the better part of a decade. He sought to escape his earlier persona and ended up forced to to back to it because it made his professional life more complicated. By dropping 4 letters off the name of the site, instead it has resulted in nearly tripling the letters used in how it's referred to now.
Is there a store to physically try headphones before purchasing?
Is there a brick and mortar store for me to try out some of the classic headphones before buying? Would be great to sample them all at once before laying down big money. I live in Boston but willing to hit up NYC.
I love drop, and I love checking to see what new goodies are in store. The past year I've been a little disappointed to see the same products listed every single day, and a razor focus on pocket knives and headphones.
Some products never leave the shelf, while others cycle in, and out, and in, and out... over and over and over.
As an owner of a few knives and sets of headphones that I'm very satisfied with and have no intention of replacing (until they break, which will be a long long time), I've started to lose interest in the site.
It also seems that a number of categories got axed, and the general diversity of available products has fallen off a bit.
Am I biased? Are other people having a different experience?
i am a quilter, and love to cook. Have you discontinued all the fabric and sewing supplies? if so, then the only thing i would be looking at is cooking, pots and pans, coffee pots and stuff like that. if not, then please do not send me anything more.