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Warren wrote: 07 Feb 2019, 12:59
JasonL wrote: 07 Feb 2019, 07:07 The Steelcase Leap is a pretty good chair.
*amazons*
Goddam. My back is going out and my chair is the biggest culprit. Isn't there a decent chair for under $300?
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lunchstealer wrote: 07 Feb 2019, 15:43
Highway wrote: 07 Feb 2019, 14:10 My wife has a Steelcase Leap. I prefer the CXO, myself. Balance ball is probably a good option, but you are definitely limited for other uses (like reclining while watching TV or videos at the computer).
Are you supposed to have some sort of retainer device, or is the point that it can roll around so you have to keep your core more engaged? I did balance ball unrestrained for a couple months until the inevitable rollback catastrophe. I felt I was risking my coccyx and didn't have a handy retention device so I just went back to my shitty Oafy Smacks mid-90s desk chair that does... okay for something non-ergonomic. It encourages acceptable posture just because it's not really comfortable any other way.
There are chairs that have a balance ball instead of a seat, like so.
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Eric the .5b wrote: 07 Feb 2019, 16:18
lunchstealer wrote: 07 Feb 2019, 15:43
Highway wrote: 07 Feb 2019, 14:10 My wife has a Steelcase Leap. I prefer the CXO, myself. Balance ball is probably a good option, but you are definitely limited for other uses (like reclining while watching TV or videos at the computer).
Are you supposed to have some sort of retainer device, or is the point that it can roll around so you have to keep your core more engaged? I did balance ball unrestrained for a couple months until the inevitable rollback catastrophe. I felt I was risking my coccyx and didn't have a handy retention device so I just went back to my shitty Oafy Smacks mid-90s desk chair that does... okay for something non-ergonomic. It encourages acceptable posture just because it's not really comfortable any other way.
There are chairs that have a balance ball instead of a seat, like so.
Yeah, it's kind of surprising considering my general clumsiness that I haven't killed myself with just the balance ball, but I haven't. But the chair version seems cool.
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lunchstealer wrote: 07 Feb 2019, 15:45 Googs beats amazons.
And how. Thanks
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i have a mesh seat clone of the steelcase leap that i bought from office depot like...a decade ago? it was 200 iirc.
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I thought I would like mesh more than I do. Probably the aeron and such solve this, but I found squishiness to be a negative tradeoff for air flow at the margins offered in the $300 price range.
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I have preferred mesh for years. I think it's much more consistently supportive and "there".
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Chair arrived today. Obviously very well constructed and solid but so far the experience of sitting in it is a bit short of orgasmic. Oddly enough, there isn't a great deal of adjustment possible in terms of tilt and tension and I don't have the lumbar thing set right yet. Early days, but my initial impression now that it's here and not in a showroom is that maybe I should have gone for a model with a taller back. Bad for working; good for naps.
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Not one, but two cool and moderately uncommon Fender basses have shown up on the local Craigslist for really good prices, like 2/3 of what they normally go for. Of course I have no real justification for either one.
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JD wrote: 02 Dec 2019, 14:42 Not one, but two cool and moderately uncommon Fender basses have shown up on the local Craigslist for really good prices, like 2/3 of what they normally go for. Of course I have no real justification for either one.
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I would LOVE something like this -- I am always sitting in office chairs with at least one leg pulled up (ideally I'd be cross-legged but there was only a very tiny window of my adult life where I was skinny enough to pull that off). The price is bonkers, though. I feel like this is something a person actually could make on their own with some basic woodworking tools and an upholstery stapler ...

https://mysoulseat.com/soul-seat/


Also, their blog has (maybe just used to have?) the tag line "Sitting is the new smoking." I honest to god thought they were saying that sitting is the cool, adult thing to do.

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That is actually pretty cool.
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I would have used it in my 20s-30s but feet and legs don't work like that anymore :(
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I'm seriously considering blowing some of our corona check (if it ever arrives) on this wagon for the summer. I like that it will fit all my kids (yeah it's made for babies but I can squeeze 'em in there) and that it has harnesses so if anyone has a fall-down tantrum or won't stop trying to sprint into traffic, I can strap 'em down safely and go about my day. I'm also thinking about getting one of those harnesses for pulling trucks in strongman competitions, and attaching that to the "pull" handle so I can really put my back into it if I need to get all four kids up a hill.
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Needs more Green Lantern.
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No it doesn't.
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Maybe Green Hornet?
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D.A. Ridgely wrote: 14 Apr 2020, 14:02 Maybe Green Hornet?
Yeah. My bad.
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Speaking of collections, I really, really wish there were an Elric omnibus. A long time ago I had most of the paperbacks and got rid of them during a move.
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JD wrote: 14 Apr 2020, 21:59 Speaking of collections, I really, really wish there were an Elric omnibus. A long time ago I had most of the paperbacks and got rid of them during a move.
It's been decades, but IIRC I read like two of those and just couldn't get into it.
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JD wrote: 14 Apr 2020, 21:59 Speaking of collections, I really, really wish there were an Elric omnibus. A long time ago I had most of the paperbacks and got rid of them during a move.
You might like some of M. John Harrison's stuff?
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JD wrote: 14 Apr 2020, 21:59 Speaking of collections, I really, really wish there were an Elric omnibus. A long time ago I had most of the paperbacks and got rid of them during a move.
There was this 6 book compilation they did. I have like 4 of them. Might be able to find them used or on Kindle (It's technically part of his larger Eternal Champions series, the Elric ones being the first 6).
https://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B0 ... wt_0000_ft

However, I have to agree with Warren a little. The books are interesting but overall not very good. Moorcock had some really neat ideas and concepts but he's just not a very good writer. He has a hard time dropping in exposition naturally and often his characters aren't very deep and seem to turn on a dime with little apparent reason other than the needs of the story. It doesn't help they weren't written chronologically so reading them that way the quality bounces all over the place. Of course my tastes have kind of ossified over the years so there's not a lot I like outside of them.

That said there is enough meat in it were some enterprising script writers with the right changes could make a pretty epic series of it.
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D.A. Ridgely wrote: 06 Feb 2019, 13:20 I just broke down (semi-literally) and ordered one of these:

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They ain't cheap, but my Office Depot POS chair is about a week or so away from collapsing completely when I sit down on it, so maybe this will be cheaper than the medical bills for a new hip.
That looks like my POS office chair. I mean a well spent $700 but nothing more than a chair.
Related I wonder what my savanna dwelling ancestors would have thought about things like "chairs".
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dbcooper wrote: 15 Apr 2020, 02:56
JD wrote: 14 Apr 2020, 21:59 Speaking of collections, I really, really wish there were an Elric omnibus. A long time ago I had most of the paperbacks and got rid of them during a move.
You might like some of M. John Harrison's stuff?
I've never read a book that hated the reader as much as the second Viriconium book.
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