March 28

Hotels and hostels in Vienna, Austria

I'll be spending a few days sightseeing in Vienna this June, and I'd appreciate your hotel and hostel recommendations. I'd like a moderately-priced single room with free wi-fi; I'm fluent in German but am unfamiliar with the city. Dankeschön!
posted by smorgasbord to Travel & Transportation at 9:50 PM - 7 answers

How do I fix my interview/HR screw up?

I've been working freelance from multiple sources while looking for a perm job. I interviewed at a company and they asked what I was currently doing. I said that I've been working on Project A and Project B from Company C. They seemed very interested in Project B, but I realized afterwards that that project is not from Company C like I said, but from Company D (who I haven't been able to contact since the project ended). I'm an idiot, and HR wants to check references, what do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Work & Money at 8:28 PM - 4 answers

Is my partner of 6 months checking out of the relationship? Or lazy?

We're both in our mid-thirties. He still wants to hang out at least 3 nights a week. I always sleep over since his place has privacy and he pays for more things to balance out the driving. He used to be more enthusiastic about planning dates. We'd try new places to eat at and on our last date, we went dancing. The rest of the week, we still grabbed a quick meal and talked. For weeks now, he has only wanted to order takeout and watch movies. We only started the movies/takeout during a time that he had a cold for 2 weeks and the weather was subzero. It was supposed to be temporary. Now it's all the time, whether it's out of laziness or habit, or whatever. He'll go out if I ask, but it seems like he's only doing it for me. [more inside]
posted by lohachata to Human Relations at 7:27 PM - 23 answers

Doctor for male (pattern?) baldness in L.A. area

Can you recommend a doctor that treats underlying medical causes for hair loss in men in the L.A. area? [more inside]
posted by tyrantkitty to Health & Fitness at 7:14 PM - 0 answers

Can I get a loan?

My credit is in the toilet. I want to take out a personal loan so that I do not need to work full time while I go to school full time. Is this even possible? [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso to Work & Money at 6:17 PM - 5 answers

In desperate need for a step-by-step rescue plan

My life has been in constant turmoil for a while now, and the end is nigh... [more inside]
posted by Soap D. Spencer to Work & Money at 5:44 PM - 16 answers

[Portland Filter] Can you help me find a decent hotel near the MAX?

Hello Portlanders - I'll be coming to your fair city in mid-April and although I've visited a few times previously I don't really have a go-to hotel near the city. Can you recommend some good options? [more inside]
posted by karizma to Travel & Transportation at 5:22 PM - 8 answers

I used to explore Egyptian tombs

but I can't remember what PC game circa 1990 I used to do it on. [more inside]
posted by Promethea to Computers & Internet at 5:17 PM - 6 answers

Kydex in the kitchen stove?

Should I heat Kydex in my kitchen oven if I don't have a toaster oven just for this? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation at 4:53 PM - 2 answers

Where can I buy sterile glycerin (national chain/Boston area)?

Anyone aware of a national chain, or someplace in Boston that carries sterile glycerin for personal lubrication purposes? I've tried Walgreens and Rite-Aid thus far with no luck.
posted by eggman to Health & Fitness at 4:28 PM - 7 answers

What book next?

I loved A Song of Ice and Fire, The Kingkiller Chronicle and the Stormlight Archive. I'm in book 2 of the Mistborn series and it's enjoyable but not as good as the previous. Where should I go next? Needs to be on Audible (I have a 2 hr commute every day).
posted by no bueno to Media & Arts at 3:44 PM - 17 answers

Reading on a Google Nexus Tablet

Hey folks! Any tips on using the Google Nexus Tablet to read articles and books? I have the kindle app, and it is not as intuitive as I would like. For example, I would like the text to be larger, BUT still be able to view the entire page, not just parts of it. No luck with goggle searches, uggh. thanks :)
posted by sistertips to Computers & Internet at 3:41 PM - 7 answers

How do I (or Should I even) go about getting a PhD?

I am interested in systems theory as field and am trying to determine if/how I should go about studying it deeply and probably making a career out of it. But there are significant questions I feel I should answer before I can decide about such a significant change in my career. I need advice about how to determine if my fascination about systems theory is worth trying to make a career out of it and also advice as to how I can go about creating a career in it? [more inside]
posted by TheLittlePrince to Education at 1:47 PM - 12 answers

You've gotta know the rules if you want to play the game

For the first time in a long time, I have a full-time, long(ish)-term contract position in a "typical" office (one with more than like, 10 employees). I am very excited about it, but need pointers on how to play the game. [more inside]
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper to Work & Money at 11:57 AM - 16 answers

Android games and apps that make swiping and dragging fun?

I love swiping around on my Android phone; the chance to swipe around on my keyboard to write an email or text makes me surprisingly glad. What are some good games (and other apps?) that make the act of swiping and dragging a pleasure? Some examples: Alcazar and LYNE have been great games for me because they supported smooth, convoluted drags, and Threes has been too because of its smooth swipes. In contrast, the clunkyness of the dragging in Trainyard has been a turn-off. While a good challenge is important, fluidity is key.
posted by Going To Maine to Computers & Internet at 11:53 AM - 9 answers

Is there a spouse of a surrogate partner that would be willing to chat?

My wife and I are in the early to mid stages of surrogacy. Have any tips, guidance, etc? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple to Human Relations at 11:23 AM - 4 answers

Wealth Of Nations/Econ History jargon -- Adam Smith's 'control factor'?

What was the control factor for the Laissez-fare capitalist system as proposed by Adam Smith in Wealth of Nations? [more inside]
posted by Rash to Grab Bag at 11:18 AM - 7 answers

Is the budget red or black?

I've got the job. Now I have to navigate the paycheck/loans/benefits/retirement... Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by Chaussette Fantoche to Work & Money at 9:30 AM - 10 answers

Regional Cocktails

A caesar, a brandy old-fashioned, etc. What cocktails define a region and get you strange looks when ordered elsewhere? [more inside]
posted by rocketbadger to Food & Drink at 9:14 AM - 35 answers

TIme to go

Time to move out, my friends. I realized I'm being threatened to be disowned again. However, unlike the other times I think the other person might be serious this time around. So tell me about all the resources needed and how fast can I leave? [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit to Human Relations at 8:43 AM - 24 answers

World's Best Men's Robe?

I don't want a Robe, I want the best robe. I want a robe that looks both stylish and timeless - a robe Cary Grant could wake up in and stay in all day. I want a robe that is well-constructed and comfortable enough to last forever and I could lounge around in while still looking natty. I want something with a retro-feel and interesting colors. I do not want white terrycloth. Where can I find this robe? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion at 8:28 AM - 9 answers

Spring is here! So are the frogs. Help me!

I have a completely irrational but very persistent fear of frogs. Has anyone else experienced this fear and overcome it? What worked for you? [more inside]
posted by RingerChopChop to Science & Nature at 8:10 AM - 8 answers

Catch for us the little taxes

How do I do taxes for the first time? I live in NJ, and I had a paid internship last summer in CA. The internship provided free housing (is that taxable?) and I'm a college student in NJ. Sub-questions: What forms do I fill out, and what software can I use? [more inside]
posted by glass origami robot to Work & Money at 7:15 AM - 7 answers

I received a connection request on LinkedIn from an old friend ...

* Special snowflake advisory * [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Human Relations at 6:57 AM - 14 answers

Last minute marriage, need to not pay for health insurance twice

We got married on the spur of the moment and are now facing the prospect of paying for health insurance twice for the first couple of months of being married. [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness at 6:56 AM - 3 answers

March 27

Special Birthday Suggestions in Copenhagen?

My wife and I are Americans, but will be in Copenhagen on the night of her 40th birthday in early July. I'd like to plan something very special (such as dinner at an incredible restaurant or a breathtaking daytrip) to celebrate the occasion. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Travel & Transportation at 10:41 PM - 9 answers

It's Alright

What is this song? Chorus: "iiiiiit's alllll-right" [more inside]
posted by stresstwig to Grab Bag at 10:00 PM - 51 answers

Do student loan repayment plans

My student loans are past-due and I can't afford the minimum payments. I need more assistance for the next two years and I'm concerned I won't be eligible anymore. The loan servicers website offers income-based repayment plans along with other options, but support isn't available to answer questions until next Monday. I'm really freaking out... Can anyone shed some light on the consequences of repayment plans, deferments, and forbearance? [more inside]
posted by isopropyl to Education at 9:46 PM - 10 answers

Does marijuana cure cancer?

Can medical marijuana cure or at least be effective in some capacity in treating cancer? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow to Health & Fitness at 9:24 PM - 21 answers

Verbiage to get FMLA approved when care needs are yet unknown

My mom has maybe a year to live after being diagnosed with cancer, and I want to spend more time with her than I have vacation. What do I say for the care I'm going to provide to get FMLA approved if she and her husband can physically care for herself most of her remaining time? [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Law & Government at 8:40 PM - 11 answers

Live-updating Android photo frame?

Is there an Android app or web app that will show the latest image from a Flickr album or Dropbox folder? [more inside]
posted by ddbeck to Computers & Internet at 6:33 PM - 0 answers

Credit card fraud, transactions not showing up?

My debit card was stolen remotely (I assume over the Internet). There are two processed transactions on my statement and one pending. I called both places and neither could find a record of the transactions. What gives? [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 to Work & Money at 5:45 PM - 4 answers

How do I become location independent?

I need a portable, work-from-home career that pays enough to live on (for me, about $30K minimum). I'm introverted and unhappy with my current location, and I like travel and having the freedom to move when I want. I'm frugal. [more inside]
posted by Beethoven's Sith to Work & Money at 5:40 PM - 13 answers

When do you re-express interest in a job interview?

I received an email from a job I'd applied to a couple of months ago requesting my availability for a phone interview. I responded via email (per their request) the same day with my limited availability. As a healthcare provider, it seems that tight schedules are the norm, but I haven't heard back, four days later. When, if ever, is it appropriate to send a follow-up email? [more inside]
posted by stillmoving to Work & Money at 5:27 PM - 6 answers

I want to build up an awesome collection of 80's toys!

What are the best toys from the 80s, which can still be purchased easily? [more inside]
posted by JoannaC to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation at 5:14 PM - 20 answers

Great Eggspectations

Do you know of a store in the Toronto area that sells those hollow chocolate eggs that you can personalize for Easter? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Rattery to Food & Drink at 5:03 PM - 6 answers

I Can Haz Nice Things?

Thinking about using silk in two bedding projects. I have two cats and a toddler. Is this a terrible idea? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust to Home & Garden at 4:56 PM - 5 answers

My husband wants to build a house. I don't. Help.

My husband and I are at an impasse and I need help either figuring out how to make my case more clearly or ideas how to get myself on board. [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Human Relations at 4:54 PM - 39 answers

Career change out of nonprofits?

I’m hoping for suggestions for career changes for someone who has spent their entire professional career in nonprofits and government, and is looking for something that pays a little more, is maybe a little less bureaucratic, and which plays to their strengths (community organizing and building, creative thinking, program planning, social engagement). [more inside]
posted by whistle pig to Work & Money at 4:03 PM - 5 answers

Online CentOS administration courses / resources?

I'd like to take two or three weeks and intensively study the administration of CentOS servers. What resources or online classes exist? Red Hat certification courses/resources would count. [more inside]
posted by Nonce to Computers & Internet at 3:53 PM - 6 answers

Is amlodipine banned in Holland

I am trying to research this drug. The statement that it has been banned in the Netherlands shows up on several forums, but I can't find out if this is actually true. [more inside]
posted by Mimidae to Health & Fitness at 3:51 PM - 5 answers

Longshot music ID question: -- help me find this indie song?

Help me identify this indie rock song (with a Belle and Sebastian sound) with song lyrics that go, "I'm wasting my time." [more inside]
posted by joeyjoejoejr to Media & Arts at 3:45 PM - 6 answers

Long Form History Podcasts

The impossible has happened - I am caught up with, or have finished, all my favorite history podcasts. I'm looking for some new ones to add to the line-up. [more inside]
posted by kanewai to Education at 2:46 PM - 17 answers

How can I reset a admin password that is forgotten?

I have a Toshiba laptop with Windows 7 running and two user accounts on it. One has admin rights and the password has been forgotten. [more inside]
posted by maxg94 to Computers & Internet at 2:09 PM - 12 answers

How to backup Windows Sever w/ Exchange on-prem and in the cloud?

Our small office is running Windows Server 2008 R2. This one server acts as our file server, our mail server with Exchange 2010, our Active Directory server, AutoDesk License server, etc. I want to have on-prem backup and use a cloud storage for some form of offsite backup, but I can't seem to find the right solution. [more inside]
posted by MrBobaFett to Computers & Internet at 1:30 PM - 5 answers

It's not that I mind having more friends, but...

It seems that whenever I meet a woman I really like and think I have a connection with, she can only view me as a friend. I'm generally okay with this, because their great qualities as people is what attracted me to them in the first place, and those don't change just because she's not interested in me. But when it happens over and over and over again, it does make me wonder whether there's something I'm doing wrong. Why is it I'm consistently viewed as good friend material, but not good lover material? [more inside]
posted by KantGoOn to Human Relations at 12:57 PM - 80 answers

LinkedIn post snapshot

These updates to LinkedIn have been killing me. Have they completely removed the little box on the left on the Home tab that would include analytic info on any postings you made? (How many in your network saw the post, 2nd connections, 3rd+ connections?)
posted by heavyp08 to Computers & Internet at 11:59 AM - 1 answer

Where to start/what to plan to open a small side business?

I'd like to start a small side business, myself only as a part-timer to start. The essence of the business is for me to design and print small 3D charms. I can start using a 3D printing service like Shapeways or i.materialize and already use free tools to do 3D design work so it seems like startup costs are low. I'm looking for what I should do to prepare for the long term. [more inside]
posted by kalessin to Work & Money at 11:26 AM - 6 answers

Public transit phone/picture-capable-device etiquette

On public transit, do you feel threatened about people holding devices with cameras in such a way that they could potentially be taking pictures or recording? Do you feel pressure about how you hold your own camera-capable devices? This is more of a general question, but details about why I became curious are as follows. [more inside]
posted by halifix to Society & Culture at 11:16 AM - 28 answers

Plus sized pillowcase?

We have king sized pillows, which we like very much, that are sized larger than normal king sized pillows. [more inside]
posted by elf27 to Shopping at 11:06 AM - 9 answers

Should I Forget Him or is There Still Something There?

This guy I met a few months ago has been sending me some very mixed signals for a very long time and I honestly don't know what to make of it. Whenever I'm just about to write him off for ghosting on me, he re-appears and it's like nothing ever happened. Anyone have any advice or tips? [more inside]
posted by lana0112 to Human Relations at 10:57 AM - 41 answers

Keep those knees rigid. Jerk that lower back.

Can you provide feedback on my dumbbell-centered weightlifting routine? [more inside]
posted by a manly man person who is male and masculine to Health & Fitness at 10:45 AM - 2 answers

What do you listen to on your amateur radio or scanner?

Having just earned my amateur radio license, I've purchased a handheld transceiver with decent wide-band coverage and I'm trying to figure out what I should program into it. I've added the nearest repeaters on my licensed bands, but what's worthwhile to add next? What else do people program on their mobiles, HTs, and scanners? I'd like to find active and interesting channels to monitor when I'm not conversing with someone myself. [more inside]
posted by Songdog to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation at 10:32 AM - 6 answers

Why would I want to wash clothing in 14 hours?

Might be a silly question, but it's plagued me since buying our house. Why does my front-loading, 2000's era Kenmore washing machine have a delay start of 14 hours? Is there a reason or was 14 picked at random? [more inside]
posted by fontophilic to Home & Garden at 10:27 AM - 22 answers

Who sits at the Head Table?

My wedding is coming up in September and we're kind of in the final stages of organization. I think everything is under control, but I'm very uncertain of how to format the head table..... everyone (and every website) is telling me different things :( [more inside]
posted by JenThePro to Society & Culture at 10:07 AM - 27 answers

I hate my fat face!

I've recently lost quite a bit of weight after a couple of decades of being overweight, but while the rest of my body is shrinking, my face is the same ol' big fat face. Can I expect it to deflate at some point? Is there anything I can do about it other than just continuing to lose weight? Or am I doomed to end up like Michael Palin in Brazil?
posted by Enemy of Joy to Health & Fitness at 9:43 AM - 12 answers

Help ridding my website of licensed images

So...I woke up to a lovely email from Getty advising me that I had been using one of their premium images on my shop's (extremely low traffic) website ... [more inside]
posted by dance to Computers & Internet at 9:19 AM - 5 answers

Fun baseball defense strategy videos for little leaguers?

My eight-year-old son is in Little League baseball for the first time. A lot of the what-to-do-when scenarios are mysteries to him. So we're looking for upbeat, fun videos about all aspects of defense — including knowing where to play for the outs, base coverage, relays, rundowns, and cutoffs — that we can watch so he can see the plays in action. [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation at 9:17 AM - 5 answers

Automate sending a dictionary definition to a flashcards program?

I look up words I don't know as I read and I'd like to make flashcards of them to review later without having to stop reading long enough to make the cards. Ideally, whenever I look up a word in an online or ebook dictionary I'd like to automatically generate a new flashcard in a program like Anki or Mnemosyne. Ideas? Thanks!
posted by Jacqueline to Computers & Internet at 8:46 AM - 5 answers

Tight hips a problem in the bedroom.

Please help me loosen up my hips so that I can lie on my back in peace. [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Human Relations at 8:21 AM - 11 answers