Who serves good sushi in the Manchester/Nashua/ Salem NH area? My regular places are serving more and more mystery fish (chefs choice?) I places where I know what I am being served. posted by Raybun to food & drink at 10:01 AM - 1 answer
The shims that let our our table slide open for leaves are broken, so the table is split in half. If I could just get these little wooden pieces replaced, our table would be like new! So how do I get them replaced? [more inside]posted by Tehhund to home & garden at 9:43 AM - 1 answer
There's a giant Korean supermarket not terribly far from where I live (the mega Hmart
in Burlington). It's enormous--big enough to have small aisles dedicated to different Asian groceries--a Thai aisle, an Indian aisle, a Japanese aisle, etc. It's far more than I'd ever be able to explore on my own. What items available in a truly excellent Asian supermarket should I seek out? This is pretty much a pan-Asian free-for-all, so if you have a favorite Indonesian mustard, or an unforgettable Cambodian pickle, please share here. Bonus points for sous-vide-able items! [more inside]posted by Admiral Haddock to food & drink at 9:43 AM - 9 answers
Never in my life has this happened before, but I keep finding myself in tears of grief over the looming death of Scottish writer Iain M Banks
, who is far and away my favourite writer and has terminal cancer. I'm looking for ways of helping to resolve this emotion, by using it as energy to fuel a meaningful response. [more inside]posted by Mistress to human relations at 8:50 AM - 11 answers
I'm a travel blogger - the sort that tries to give *good* directions to places I've traveled. Here in Thailand, there's no easy way of figuring out the address system (the locals barely seem to use them - and the Thai script is admittedly still a mystery)... The solution has been to snap a picture with my iPhone's built-in camera app, with the GPS turned on. The idea is to provide the GPS coordinates and a URL to those coordinates on Google Maps.
This captures the place, but then involves loading it onto the computer, matching up features on Picasa's map to Google Maps, then right-clicking the 'What's Here?' to get the coordinates.
What I'd love is a website or an app on the iPhone or for the Mac that can look at a picture and display the GPS coordinates - bonus points if it shows the point on Google Maps... Is there anything like that out there? :) posted by chrisinseoul to computers & internet at 8:41 AM - 3 answers
Historically, in tropical areas, did cyclones/hurricanes wipe villages/huts/people off the face of the earth ? [more inside]posted by k5.user to science & nature at 8:12 AM - 4 answers
I have a nifty little USB thumbdrive that I want to use to make backups of various documents; it will live on the powered hub in my office, as I'll only need to use it in the office. It's something of a pain to unplug and re-insert every day, or every time I need to leave the desk with my laptop.
After ejecting, the drive is no loger visible using diskutil on the command line, tho I can see it in the system profiler. Is there a way to have the system recognize the device and mount it whenever the Macbook wakes from sleep? I've got sleepwatcher installed, but I'm not certain how to get the system to recognize the USB device without unplugging it and plugging it back in. Shutting down and restarting the mac every time I want to leave my desk with it is not a viable option, either.
I'm running 10.7.5 on a Core i7 15" MBP. posted by Slap*Happy to computers & internet at 7:55 AM - 8 answers
My job involves many roles, one of which is IT support, at a medium-sized business. Even though this part of my work only takes up about 33% of my working hours, the negativity surrounding it is making my job a living hell. [more inside]posted by daisies to work & money at 7:54 AM - 35 answers
Is my PowerBook G4 officially dead? [more inside]posted by polly_dactyl to computers & internet at 7:44 AM - 3 answers
I've a variety of 100% cotton shirts in my closet with a variety of different feelings and textures! How can this be? Some of them are rough and stiff feeling while others are light and soft. I've seen terms such as "thread count", "knit", and "weight" but I don't know how they relate to what I'm wearing. Also those variables don't appear to be listed on the shirt tag anywhere! I often shop online and it'd be nice if I could have some idea of what any given shirt is going to feel like before I order it. posted by TheGuyWhoSucks to clothing, beauty, & fashion at 7:42 AM - 9 answers
Currently we are using an efi.com solution for out back office print management but are looking to move into offering a web interface so clients can print and build there own products (a web to print solution similar to moo.com)
EFI offer a solution however its build on .asp and the layout is very restrictive which suggests it hasnt had much love.
Does anyone know of a good web to print solution that can be heavily customised? posted by toocan to computers & internet at 7:37 AM - 1 answer
My mom and I want to transfer her house to me, her son as cheaply and quickly as possible. We live in Columbus Ohio Franklin county if that helps. I'd prefer not to have to pay a lawyer or whatever but I will if it's necessary to get it done quickly. Having it completed within 10 days would be great, is this possible? and how do we do it? websites, phone numbers, etc. would be helpful! posted by crawltopslow to law & government at 7:30 AM - 6 answers
What kind of rights does the owner of a home have when they agree to rent out their home through a rental management company? [more inside]posted by emelenjr to law & government at 7:24 AM - 6 answers
after breaking my iPhone 4S screen twice in a short amount of time, it's obvious I need a new case. But it's never that
easy.... [more inside]posted by Lucinda to technology at 7:09 AM - 3 answers
I have never owned a car roof rack. I would like to own one to haul extra stuff. What are the best uses for a car roof rack? What configurations and additional roof rack accessories will I need to best utilize it? [more inside]posted by jillithd to travel & transportation at 6:43 AM - 13 answers
Can you recommend a book for a newly-promoted researcher who isn't used to managing a team? [more inside]posted by mateuslee to work & money at 6:36 AM - 5 answers
Mrs. Quizicalcoatl and I are finally moving to the Boston area with our 9- and 7-year old. What do we need to know? [more inside]posted by Quizicalcoatl to grab bag at 6:11 AM - 16 answers
I would like recommendations for a good pair of binoculars, primarily for wildlife viewing. I did look through previous questions , but they focused mostly on use for concerts and birdwatching - the primary users of these live in Kenya, so think game parks and reserves.
Price is around the $500 mark, as we only want to buy these once and then use forever, but certainly, if you have strong feelings about any you've used above that range, I want to hear it! posted by darsh to shopping at 5:38 AM - 4 answers
Has anyone used it or does anyone know anything about its functionality? [more inside]posted by fruitopia to computers & internet at 5:30 AM - 3 answers
Occasionally my partner and I will find ourselves with an hour to kill and nothing to do (e.g., we show up too early for a movie). I'm looking for word games that we can play that don't require access to the Internet, paper/pen, more than two people, a game board, or anything other than ourselves. [more inside]posted by southern_sky to sports, hobbies, & recreation at 5:28 AM - 27 answers
I am supposed to be doing a yoga class with my friend on Wednesday, this will be my first one in over a year, and I have some pain in my neck and shoulder at the moment, will this make it worse? [more inside]posted by ellieBOA to health & fitness at 4:19 AM - 7 answers
What should I remember to do when preparing for a life event that will take all my time and energy? [more inside]posted by altolinguistic to grab bag at 3:28 AM - 16 answers
I'm babysitting a friend's dog (female dog), and she's hysteric. She keeps crying by the door, trying to run away.
What are the best ways to calm her down and make her feel more relaxed alone, away from her owner?
Thanks MeFi. posted by lipsum to pets & animals at 2:50 AM - 10 answers
In Michael Palin's "Around the World in 80 Days
", there's a shot of a building with an interesting sign. It says "EARTH SPACE SCIENCE ART FACT FICTION FANTASY". [more inside]posted by dubold to media & arts at 2:48 AM - 7 answers
I'm in London for a visit and now it's my last week. Yesterday I was down by the BFI Film Centre and there were a couple of amazing street musicians (an accapella trio and a dude named Flaming Moth). On Holborn Friday evening there was a kickass drummer. So where else in London can I find great street musicians? posted by storybored to media & arts at 1:54 AM - 5 answers
So I've spent the past year and a half burning through my severance package as slowly as I could, accomplishing some things, learning some stuff and generally getting my soul back. Now I'm feeling the urge to find a job and do science again, but I'm serious about the do science part. Help me rebuild my resume to get something I can live with. [more inside]posted by Kid Charlemagne to work & money at 12:40 AM - 3 answers
My father is trying to get his hands on the Polish version of the book "Doctor Zhivago", by Boris Pasternak.
Apparently it's been out of print for a while.
I can't read any Polish. I'm looking for a link at an online store where it can be ordered. posted by ovesh to writing & language at 11:32 PM - 2 answers
I run a blog about language learning and have ~9 months until a book of mine gets published. During that time, I'd like to grow my audience as much as possible, which basically means writing as many interesting articles as possible.
While I have a list of blog-post ideas, I'm currently living in book-related tunnel vision, and could use some outside input. If you knew someone who knew a lot about foreign languages and language learning, and was willing to do some research and write an article about anything you wanted, what would you want him/her to write about? What burning, unanswered questions do you have about languages, language learning, memory or any other related topics? posted by sdis to writing & language at 10:14 PM - 30 answers
I just got a new ipod(classic) today, all the music synced fine and most of my podcasts too. However, i have 18 that won't sync and it keeps saying it can't find them even though they're all right there on itunes as i just downloaded them. I made sure everything was up to date, and even restarted itunes but still nothing.
If it matters i'm using a mac(2007/08?), with itunes 11.0.3, snow leopard.
Is there anyway i can get them to sync? posted by earthquakeglue to technology at 8:50 PM - 5 answers
Have you left your career and your home country to do something completely different? If so, I want your advice. [more inside]posted by karakumy to work & money at 7:16 PM - 17 answers
ONE app to keep track of my calendar stuff, todo list, and scrap notes. [more inside]posted by ptsampras14 to computers & internet at 7:04 PM - 6 answers
I want to buy a book from a publisher in France, but the shipping rates they charge are astronomical. What options do I have? [more inside]posted by Merzbau to shopping at 6:44 PM - 3 answers
How old were you when you first genuinely fell in love with someone that resulted in a relatively lasting, satisfying relationship? [more inside]posted by WhitenoisE to human relations at 6:29 PM - 22 answers
I am an early 20s male, straight if it's relevant, and I need some help getting good clothes for summer. [more inside]posted by vogon_poet to clothing, beauty, & fashion at 6:17 PM - 22 answers
I have a crush on my stage partner. I know how bad an idea this is, but how do I keep it under control when I'm draped lovingly over him for half the show? Help me do my job without the temptation to, ahem, take work home with me? [more inside]posted by anonymous to human relations at 6:00 PM - 4 answers
How do I deal with moocher friends? [more inside]posted by anonymous to human relations at 6:00 PM - 38 answers
Once upon a time, I was a moderately fluent student of classical (Attic) Greek. That was 15+ years ago, and I'd like to get back to that point again. (With some specific goals in mind.) What tools can help me do that? I have been a fan of the awesome Perseus Project
almost since they launched, and I've still got my trusty print edition of Liddell and Scott (and two sets of grammar books) but I'm not sure which other books or geeky tools might help me do what I want. (Details within) [more inside]posted by modernhypatia to education at 5:45 PM - 7 answers
I'm trying to identify these fish
. Any tropical fish experts out there? [more inside]posted by orrnyereg to pets & animals at 5:29 PM - 1 answer
Recently I became friends with a group of people that lie and act in deceitful and unfair ways towards others - so I say, they apparently find it perfectly okay.
Is it right to hold your friends to your own personal standards? posted by travelwithcats to human relations at 4:51 PM - 37 answers
I'm childfree, meaning I don't have kids and don't want them. I'm also on the far end of the loner scale. I have some questions about finding a partner and using OKCupid to do it. [more inside]posted by moonlit walk on the sun to human relations at 4:37 PM - 35 answers
For various reasons, I need to cook 15 servings at a time and leave them frozen in individual containers to be eaten over the next week. This sounds like a perfect fit for a bulk cooking plan, except all of the bulk cooking recipes I can find are written for a more American palate. Can anyone suggest Chinese recipes that scale easily, freeze well, and use only ingredients that can be easily sourced in New York? posted by d. z. wang to food & drink at 4:08 PM - 16 answers
How do I get Inkscape files ready to be worked on in Illustrator? [more inside]posted by Biblio to media & arts at 4:01 PM - 5 answers
Are there any online stores that sell teaching aids for demonstrating principles of architectural engineering? I am wanting to buy model columns, arches, domes, trusses, cantilevers, and so forth, to use in architectural history classes that I am teaching. The goal is to demonstrate the physical forces that act on buildings, so I don't need models of finished buildings and bridges, but rather models that show how the structures work--preferably in an interactive way. Any leads would be most appreciated. posted by mortaddams to science & nature at 3:47 PM - 3 answers
My roommates and I are going abroad for the month of July. We're American college students; we'd like to go somewhere warm and cheap for a month. The thing is, we're not necessarily looking to go backpacking the whole time. I'm searching for a place that's super cheap, warm, and close to the ocean where we can write/relax/make music for a month. Shoestring budget here, and we don't mind dumpster diving. In the past I've sublet an apartment in Paris for two months for really cheap and just lived there to explore the city. Does anything spring to mind that's coastal and doable? [more inside]posted by Shasta to travel & transportation at 3:37 PM - 12 answers
Why do I put Worcestershire sauce
in the water when boiling pasta? That is, when the water comes to a boil, just before I put the pasta in? [more inside]posted by SMPA to food & drink at 3:22 PM - 18 answers
Writers, and novelists or fiction writers in particular, can you share your goals, processes and timelines for each of your drafts? [more inside]posted by thinkpiece to writing & language at 3:07 PM - 7 answers
I applied for a position and I don't fit the qualifications. Was that bad? [more inside]posted by christinetheslp to work & money at 2:38 PM - 12 answers
Among other things, I enjoy books by Jane Austen (and films of such books). I also enjoy "fish out of water" stories where someone finds themselves in a totally foreign/alien place or time and has to figure it out. I discovered the miniseries Lost in Austen
, which combines these interests perfectly. What else might I enjoy? [more inside]posted by ohio to media & arts at 2:10 PM - 16 answers
My husband and I have been together for 9 years, married for the last 3. We met when I was 19, and him 21. Recently I have been feeling like I might want out. I still love him, but I am not sure that he is going to change in ways which I would prefer him to.
Should I tell him I want to separate or wait to see if things get better? [more inside]posted by anonymous to human relations at 1:54 PM - 33 answers
I have this
type of watch. The manual suggests that I should get Timex to repair the battery. I'm hoping to be able to do it myself and save a few bucks. However, I don't really see any way to get the back off. I also want to adjust the band as it's too large for my wrist. But, again, I really have no idea how to do this. Hoping someone here can tell me if this is something I'd be able to do from home (and tell me how to do it) or whether I should take it to a jeweler. posted by Proginoskes to technology at 1:43 PM - 9 answers
I have a specific question about transporting my Rans Tailwind Recumbent Road Bike in my trailer using fork traps that I attached to the trailer myself. My question is whether or not I need to take the seat off the bike before I transport it at highway speeds. See inside for more details and pictures. [more inside]posted by crapples to sports, hobbies, & recreation at 1:42 PM - 3 answers
We have a very awesome landlord whose house we're moving out of. We'd like to get her something to show our appreciation. [more inside]posted by pised to home & garden at 1:41 PM - 9 answers
How to deal with people who constantly complain about their relationship, but take no action? [more inside]posted by thank you silence to human relations at 1:00 PM - 17 answers
Can I simply physically replace the 1366*768 LCD in my HP EliteBook 8440p with the 1600*900 part
and have the laptop autodetect the new screen and show the proper resolution? Or is there extra logic or connectors or dongles or whatever in the main body that must also be modified in order for the display to work, (or maybe it Just Won't Work)? Put simply, is HP 594090-001 plug-and-play? [more inside]posted by laconic skeuomorph to computers & internet at 12:33 PM - 5 answers
I'm going to have two weeks' holiday time in September and I'd like to spend some of it volunteering on some kind of useful project. What should I do? [more inside]posted by neilb449 to travel & transportation at 12:20 PM - 6 answers
I'm a 31 yo male in the US, have a work from home job with a stable legitimate US company and can basically work from any where I can find an internet connection. I would love to learn spanish. [more inside]posted by anonop to travel & transportation at 12:15 PM - 12 answers
The DVI Port on my Gigabyte Motherboard no longer seems to work. I need the DVI port as I am running a Hackintosh and Apples are not compatible with VGA. What are some of my options and what is your diagnosis? [more inside]posted by cloeburner to computers & internet at 11:52 AM - 4 answers
I live in northern Virginia, and due to some weird circumstances, I am going to purchase (100% financed) a new car from a dealership in Missouri and drive it back home. What do I need to know? [more inside]posted by nitsuj to law & government at 11:26 AM - 4 answers
Please help me find this monkey. This is my dog Frankie with her favorite toy
(and a quarter for scale). This specific monkey toy is her favorite
-- other monkey toys aren't as pleasing. [more inside]posted by macadamiaranch to pets & animals at 10:45 AM - 7 answers
We have a very full set of PVC outdoor furniture we bought 13 years ago and has held up pretty well.Most of the 20x36 inch cushions that go in the 6 chairs surrounding the large dining table are pretty shot (seams ripped, stuffing peeking out). the cushions are a tight weave vinyl which has held up well being outdoors all summer in chicago (stored indoors all winter). Before I replace the cushions (expensive! and not all of them need replacement yet) I would love to try to find a slipcover that would serve this purpose and work outdoors. The only outdoor cushion slipcover I have found so far is at Pottery Barn and expensive enough (about $38 each) that I might as well replace the cushions . Does anyone know of anything like this that is available and cost effective? posted by Lylo to home & garden at 10:44 AM - 2 answers