February 2009 Archives

February 28
Developing software on contingency - how much should I ask for? [more inside]
posted by SirOmega at 10:49 PM PST - 9 comments

Why is the (supposed) story about libraries and the recession seemingly spontaneously appearing in every single newspaper this week? [more inside]
posted by crazyray at 10:26 PM PST - 12 comments

How should I spend a month between undergraduate and medical school? Spontaneity/adventure preferred! [more inside]
posted by sciencemandan at 9:26 PM PST - 15 comments

My favorite beer commercial ever... I remember it but can't find it. [more inside]
posted by Mastercheddaar at 9:19 PM PST - 4 comments

SONGFILTER It's a good one. I consider myself a music aficionado, but I still am stumped on this one. My buddy thinks it's from a movie soundtrack, I' not too sure it is - but we both definitely recognize the hook. We transcribed it into notes for you all - more after the jump... [more inside]
posted by Detuned Radio at 9:05 PM PST - 14 comments

Help me help my sister not hate Albany, NY [more inside]
posted by raztaj at 8:47 PM PST - 12 comments

Ireland Filter: Going to Cork (via Dublin) for 10 days in May. How do I see the "real" Ireland? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar at 8:38 PM PST - 15 comments

Help! My SO is leaving for Mexico (work-related) in the AM and needs to know what the deal is with electronics (i.e., laptops, digital camera, cell phone, etc.) w/r/t converters or adapters for power cables and so forth. [more inside]
posted by joe lisboa at 7:21 PM PST - 6 comments

Researching cheap and cheerful equipment (mics, mixers, etc.) for recording podcasts. The caveat: there will be several people in the podcast. [more inside]
posted by chrominance at 7:06 PM PST - 13 comments

What's the most comprehensive/best book on weaponry? [more inside]
posted by Steph1en at 6:57 PM PST - 13 comments

Basic Mathematical NameFilter: Name This Sequence [more inside]
posted by bhance at 6:56 PM PST - 10 comments

What is considered a reasonable amount of time to be able to concentrate on one task? [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger at 6:44 PM PST - 8 comments

I have the attention span of a gnat. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus at 6:41 PM PST - 21 comments

Howdy-Doody-Filter - Does anyone have any advice how one could go about getting a copy of a specific episode of the Howdy Doody show on Tape/DVD/anything? [more inside]
posted by niteHawk at 6:24 PM PST - 1 comments

I'm stuck in Texas! [more inside]
posted by pjern at 6:03 PM PST - 10 comments

What are some companies that make it fun to be a customer? [more inside]
posted by entropic at 5:39 PM PST - 45 comments

Aviation buffs and antique enthusiasts: can you tell me anything about this brass figurine of a jet? [more inside]
posted by Ian A.T. at 4:35 PM PST - 13 comments

Does Comcast throttle hulu and other streaming video services in the Seattle area? Additionally, are there reliable, alternative high-speed Internet providers in the Seattle metropolitan area (which do not require a land-line phone connection)?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:33 PM PST - 12 comments

How to get through JFK with a preemie newborn without waiting on line for possibly hours? [more inside]
posted by Izzmeister at 4:24 PM PST - 7 comments

Dear Hivemind: Sometime during the 90s or right at the beginning of the new century, I read a novel about a Roman slave, who was trained as a physician, and a character supposed to be Jesus during his lost years. [more inside]
posted by AArtaud at 3:44 PM PST - 4 comments

What's the best restaurant in Boston? [more inside]
posted by JamesJD at 3:39 PM PST - 23 comments

How can we help our 4 month old son feel more comfortable while bottle feeding if he does indeed have GER? Bonus question: how long might it last? (more info inside) [more inside]
posted by Nanukthedog at 3:14 PM PST - 12 comments

I want to remotely control (from 20-30 feet away) a Powerbook G4. The Griffin Air Click USB isn't working. [more inside]
posted by lockedroomguy at 3:05 PM PST - 6 comments

How do I check for linearity? [more inside]
posted by ttyn at 2:48 PM PST - 9 comments

Why did my waitress add my credit card number to the bill? [more inside]
posted by terranova at 2:14 PM PST - 27 comments

After 27 years of being best friends (we had baby pictures together, and were inseparable), mine decided to drop off the face of the planet and never call me again after I moved to Austin. [more inside]
posted by HPag at 1:42 PM PST - 64 comments

Where can I buy Scrunge Flexi-Scour sponges? The company that makes them is called Vileda. My store doesn't sell them anymore, and my Google Fu fails me. Please help! [more inside]
posted by marble at 1:41 PM PST - 5 comments

Teaching high school with a postgraduate degree? [more inside]
posted by theefixedstars at 1:40 PM PST - 12 comments

Opensource Joomla CMS addon: Looking for a build that supports blogging, CMS, registered areas, and such. More info after the link. [more inside]
posted by spinko at 1:34 PM PST - 2 comments

Anybody have experience with early onset osteoarthritis (specific to knee)? [more inside]
posted by dancinglamb at 1:11 PM PST - 9 comments

Why does my ipod touch keep rebooting automatically? [more inside]
posted by special-k at 1:10 PM PST - 1 comments

Any recommendations for vintage and/or surplus shops in the SF Bay area? [more inside]
posted by LastOfHisKind at 12:03 PM PST - 8 comments

My DS Lite is acting funky - Can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by bookwo3107 at 11:13 AM PST - 6 comments

24-hour blood pressure monitor question. 24 hours are up and I took it off but it keeps going off every 15 minutes. Can I turn it off or will that clear the memory? [more inside]
posted by thecjm at 11:09 AM PST - 5 comments

What's the nutrition website with circular graphs? [more inside]
posted by qbxk at 10:37 AM PST - 2 comments

Great learning-to-read-music program for the Mac? [more inside]
posted by toastchee at 10:31 AM PST - 1 comments

Is the Science of Listener Attention a real thing? If not, is there anything similar I can learn? [more inside]
posted by chrisalbon at 10:31 AM PST - 5 comments

What small, easy-to-carry-around books provide a satisfying introduction to mathematic and scientific fields, topics and/or concepts? [more inside]
posted by shaun uh at 10:18 AM PST - 15 comments

Where can I find an extensive calendar or listing of events and celebrations beyond the basic national and well known holidays? (i.e. that the last Saturday in Feb. is Open That Bottle Night for celebrating good wine.) [more inside]
posted by JFitzpatrick at 10:09 AM PST - 6 comments

Beginning to feel better after 6 months of chronic illness. How do I begin leading a "normal" life again? [more inside]
posted by SweetTeaAndABiscuit at 9:32 AM PST - 11 comments

I am a young guy and I feel like I am having heart attacks when I work out. Am I going to die? [more inside]
posted by torpark at 9:29 AM PST - 22 comments

What type of wax and wick should I use to refill empty glass seven-day candles? [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist at 8:53 AM PST - 4 comments

Where can I go to take a farm tour, pick fruit, or tour a dairy that is within a 2-hour drive of NYC? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta at 8:33 AM PST - 14 comments

Please explain to me how financial aid for graduate school works, and thus help me navigate how I am going to pay for this. [more inside]
posted by millipede at 7:53 AM PST - 6 comments

Is there a place in eastern Massachusetts or southern New Hampshire where I can purchase open pollinated/heirloom seeds in person? Prefer Metro-West, but I'll go where the seeds are.
posted by Mayor Curley at 7:46 AM PST - 6 comments

Why would my syncing my Outlook appointments cause my Blackberry to send emails automatically? [more inside]
posted by grabbingsand at 7:01 AM PST - 4 comments

It's time for me to look into purchasing a life insurance policy. [more inside]
posted by zardoz at 6:35 AM PST - 7 comments

Can anyone recommend any life writing anthologies? [more inside]
posted by laumry at 2:34 AM PST - 3 comments

Anyone know any short cuts/back routes to get from Clapham Common to the A3? Commuting from Clapham to Guildford in the mornings, and the traffic getting out of Clapham is horrendous!
posted by bunnyrabbit22 at 1:00 AM PST - 5 comments

February 27
Is online poker illegal in South Korea? [more inside]
posted by RufusW at 11:39 PM PST - 4 comments

I want to make these cookies for Boyfriend and mail them to him. Which shortbread recipe should I use, and how do I paint the clover on to them? [more inside]
posted by halogen at 10:49 PM PST - 5 comments

Where can I get good quality, authentic guayabera shirts in Miami? [more inside]
posted by Carsey at 10:30 PM PST - 5 comments

My friend and I are having a bit of a debate: Is litter harmful for the environment, society, or other aspects, as I've been led to believe? Legality is not the issue. [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim at 8:40 PM PST - 62 comments

What would you like to eat from my garden? [more inside]
posted by TheArpenter at 8:20 PM PST - 40 comments

who painted the painting on the cover of this audiobook? Thanks!
posted by redheadeb at 8:18 PM PST - 5 comments

How can I clean liquid bubble bath out of the fabric couch cushions? The care tag says NOT to wash/launder the fabric cover as it will shrink and no longer fit the foam interior. [more inside]
posted by Mamapotomus at 7:26 PM PST - 11 comments

Does anyone have advice or first hand experience being a taxi driver? [more inside]
posted by sharkhunt at 7:14 PM PST - 9 comments

Generally speaking, how well would Final Cut Studio run on a hypothetical quad core iMac?
posted by mpls2 at 7:00 PM PST - 8 comments

Who is (was?) Tas Soft Wind? A few quotes have been attributed to Tas Soft Wind, one of the most notable being "I like her because she smiles at me," and tonight a friend asked me if I could find biographical info on this person. I'm not at work (the library) so I don't have access to the other sources I might have checked, so, naturally, I Googled - to no avail, I'm ashamed to say. I was directed to several quotations sites, a frightening number of porn sites (?), and quite a few link farms, but no bio info. I tried several other meta and specialized engines with no result. And now that I can't find the answer, I am dying to know. Anyone? (Also, if you find the answer via Google or somesuch, I would LOVE to know what you used for a search string!) Thanks!
posted by coollibrarian at 6:53 PM PST - 11 comments

how do i remove a server from my mac? [more inside]
posted by violetk at 4:58 PM PST - 5 comments

How do I take care of a car that's going to be outdoors all the time? [more inside]
posted by casarkos at 4:50 PM PST - 18 comments

How do I reinstall my built-in DVD drive? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety at 4:39 PM PST - 7 comments

What are these things on the light and telephone poles in my neighborhood? They popped up a few months ago and are replicating! Do I need to don my tinfoil cap? [more inside]
posted by jesirose at 4:33 PM PST - 8 comments

How much should I charge for my services? My local car dealership asked me to produce a newsletter for his 4000 customers. I've been working in another industry for 30 years and am exploring doing my life's passion-graphic arts, for work. I do not know what to charge for this. He has seen my work and loves it. Any suggestions? An hourly charge? Per diem? Per copy?
posted by ~Sushma~ at 4:29 PM PST - 13 comments

How can I install firefox and Quakelive on a thumbdrive to play at work? [more inside]
posted by tylerfulltilt at 4:16 PM PST - 19 comments

This is regards to the Mob Wars game on Facebook, specifically the 'City' mechanic. It seems to be assumed that there is no benefit in investing in 'land' vs. 'buildings'. I want to know if that is valid. [more inside]
posted by sapph at 4:06 PM PST - 7 comments

How do we politely approach a Blog or Blogger and ask if they would be so kind as to review our e-commerce store....thus essentially promoting it? [more inside]
posted by orehek at 4:00 PM PST - 10 comments

I'm looking for a strange medicinal herb which alleviates breathing problems from asthma, and sold at pharmacies circa 1970. Can you tell me what it could be? It came in a tin, like chewing tobacco. You opened it up and lighted the dried herb and it almost immediately made it possible to breath again. It had a sweet smell - not menthol-like, though. Sort of a dried-herb incense. Not terribly dissimilar to marijuana in appearance perhaps. It did not require a prescription, but you did ask the pharmacist for it. (I'm asking for a friend.) Anyone have a clue what this is?
posted by Dee Xtrovert at 3:56 PM PST - 7 comments

Why is my taste bitter and my tongue has some sore white spots? [more inside]
posted by Grums at 3:56 PM PST - 12 comments

Exactly how easy is it to get a criminal record expunged? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 3:41 PM PST - 10 comments

Steel gun parts custom-made in small batches? [more inside]
posted by jjsonp at 3:22 PM PST - 8 comments

Where do you find good, longer lasting, work shoes for a man with some feet issues? [more inside]
posted by SuzySmith at 2:49 PM PST - 17 comments

When hanging the US flag from the front of a house where do you position it from a visitor's viewpoint? [more inside]
posted by Science! at 2:46 PM PST - 10 comments

[iPhone_owners_Filter] What do you hate most about owning an iPhone?
posted by Franklin76 at 2:45 PM PST - 61 comments

Questions on a refurbished iPhone. [more inside]
posted by gtr at 2:26 PM PST - 3 comments

Okay. I've been dating my boyfriend for 7 months, and living with him for 3. We've been having some problems, and I'm seriously considering moving out, so... what do I do? [more inside]
posted by big open mouth at 2:16 PM PST - 46 comments

Another grad school issue/what do to with my life question. Long inside, bear with me please. [more inside]
posted by katers890 at 2:05 PM PST - 15 comments

Does anyone remember an article discussing how of the 10 Star Trek movies to date, there have only been 5 plots? [more inside]
posted by zompus at 1:51 PM PST - 6 comments

How common is it, or is it common at all, for a commercial property management company to donate the use of space to a nonprofit? [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven at 1:50 PM PST - 6 comments

I'm having trouble conceptualizing a Traveling Salesperson Problem that I'm interested in solving. [more inside]
posted by ChrisHartley at 1:41 PM PST - 10 comments

I have been watching season 4 of The Office, and I really love Pam Beesly's hairstyle (shoulder length, and curly). I have a tough time styling my hair, and would love tips on how to do something similar to Pam's hairstyle. [more inside]
posted by I_love_the_rain at 1:32 PM PST - 4 comments

If I put rechargeable batteries (batteries, not a battery pack) in an Xbox 360 controller, and plug in the charge wire that is typically used for their battery packs, what will happen to my rechargeable batteries? Will they actually recharge? Will nothing happen? [more inside]
posted by AlbatrossJones at 1:20 PM PST - 4 comments

I want to collect late fees, or at least get a freelance client to pay up faster. [more inside]
posted by scratch at 1:19 PM PST - 16 comments

How do I move away from needing someone to freely choosing or not choosing them instead? And the closely related question is how do I become more of an individual? [more inside]
posted by doppler68 at 12:53 PM PST - 10 comments

I need a yoga studio or private instructor in Atlanta or preferably northwards. [more inside]
posted by arimathea at 12:51 PM PST - 3 comments

After already attending CUNY Hunter college as a nyc resident, they took away my residency until I can prove it to them again. However, I don't have a lease, didn't get a drivers license until 6 months ago, and have no other proof that I've lived here other than attending school here for the past 3 semesters. (Please somebody help me) [more inside]
posted by rubberkey at 12:42 PM PST - 16 comments

Where can I find an aesthetically pleasing world map for sale online? [more inside]
posted by theexpgen at 12:34 PM PST - 5 comments

[ExcerciseFilter] What's a good target for weight gain in strength training? Not to say body building, but general fitness-level training. I can't seem to find a clear resource for equating weight training to muscle mass. [more inside]
posted by cavalier at 12:23 PM PST - 8 comments

Where do historians look for jobs? [more inside]
posted by semacd at 12:23 PM PST - 12 comments

I'm heading to London from the U.S. for several weeks, and I'm confused about Oyster cards. I've read the site, and now I'm even more confused. Specific questions are: [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 12:14 PM PST - 16 comments

Help me find a joke I once heard. Apologies for the vague details. [more inside]
posted by routergirl at 11:48 AM PST - 11 comments

(Academic Economist Filter) What are some of the good journals to find explanations of the economy, past and present. Who are the leaders in this field? Any outstanding review articles? [more inside]
posted by Wolfster at 11:48 AM PST - 15 comments

Is there a program that will take an already solved sudoku and create a medium difficulty unsolved puzzle? [more inside]
posted by team lowkey at 11:48 AM PST - 7 comments

I need to stop swearing, speak more softly, and in general become a more "ladylike" (I hate that word) person. Please please help me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 11:44 AM PST - 40 comments

How to find an atheist-friendly therapist? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 11:44 AM PST - 14 comments

What are the pros and cons of trying to switch heating systems from a traditional furnace to a waste oil heater that burns used gasoline engine oil, particularly for an automobile repair garage? [more inside]
posted by franklen at 11:39 AM PST - 10 comments

Help me remember the name of a game/puzzle from the early '70s that featured dice-sized clear acrylic cubes. [more inside]
posted by DandyRandy at 10:47 AM PST - 6 comments

Guitar recommendation for a 5-year-old boy. [more inside]
posted by notjustfoxybrown at 10:46 AM PST - 10 comments

Rio-Paraty-Sao Paulo. March 11-21. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by billtron at 10:46 AM PST - 8 comments

I feel like the punchline of a joke: on top of everything else, apparently I suck at therapy. I've given it a while - a year and a half - and I still can't do it properly. Now I'm at a loss. Help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 10:39 AM PST - 30 comments

I paid for my daughter's second semester in Dec. 08. The entire second semester takes place in 09. [more inside]
posted by Danf at 10:05 AM PST - 4 comments

How can I deal with lactic acid build up during a run? [more inside]
posted by simplethings at 9:50 AM PST - 16 comments

Outrageous cellphone bill, my fault entirely. Any recourse? [more inside]
posted by Dragonness at 9:33 AM PST - 49 comments

Miracle Fruit for sale in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by Apollo's Favorite Mistake at 9:13 AM PST - 8 comments

Does anyone know the game "kawanoo" or "Quano" (sp)? It is a complicated rock paper scissor type game that uses hand gestures along with words (african)? [more inside]
posted by Black_Umbrella at 8:52 AM PST - 1 comments

How can I stop looking at porn on my Blackberry? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:40 AM PST - 11 comments

Just moved into a new rental house in Hamilton, ON and I'm trying to get my DSL turned on, but oh boy. [more inside]
posted by the dief at 8:38 AM PST - 13 comments

Need ideas for outside play area that is super windy! Hi, my daughter will be five soon and our back yard has nothing in it because it is super windy. We bought a trampoline last year and had it for two weeks, then it became a pancake due to the wind. My husband is reluctant to get a swing set, sand box or another trampoline. What ideas do you have that will secure these items to the ground? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh at 8:14 AM PST - 19 comments

So, when I was younger, some kids my age would say "yeah security" as if it was a quote. To be sure, there was a lot of inflection on it. "YeeaaahSECURITY!!" Is this a quote? From what?
posted by tcv at 8:10 AM PST - 10 comments

How can I learn to stop letting my past relationship influence how I behave in my current one? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:02 AM PST - 21 comments

Do you have suggestions about dealing with internet addiction in general and chat board addiction in particular? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:01 AM PST - 8 comments

What's it like to be a user experience consultant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:01 AM PST - 3 comments

Should I see Giant Pandas in Atlanta or Washington, D.C.? [more inside]
posted by soelo at 7:42 AM PST - 19 comments

What's the best way to buy international, especially European, TLDs? [more inside]
posted by Hartster at 7:36 AM PST - 2 comments

How do I get the smell out of the armpits of my t-shirts? [more inside]
posted by JPigford at 7:14 AM PST - 13 comments

We're moving into an apartment with some really heinous paint on the walls and ceilings. We're painting it ourselves so we're not stuck with an all-white apartment; help us do it on the cheap. [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy at 7:03 AM PST - 20 comments

Is there a website or anything with high quality art images? All kind of artists, from Picasso to Hundertwasser. I think there should be a torrent tracker or anything related to art/artists.
posted by Leech at 6:52 AM PST - 11 comments

Where can a friend find a Texas flag in Boston this weekend? Difficulty: no car.
posted by olinerd at 6:35 AM PST - 1 comments

I need manga recommendations for an eight-year-old girl. [more inside]
posted by vraxoin at 6:15 AM PST - 16 comments

Has my camera been hitting the bong? [more inside]
posted by Abbril at 6:06 AM PST - 4 comments

So I have a lot of addresses. How can I map them? [more inside]
posted by sanka at 5:59 AM PST - 5 comments

I need to replace a DVD drive on a Samsung R50 laptop. The drive in there now is a slimline (Teac DV W28EA). Do I need to replace with another slimline or will any standard laptop DVD drive fit?
posted by gfrobe at 5:50 AM PST - 1 comments

Need some help trying to find the source of this little quote. My memory is fading but I think it was from a stand-up show: "When I was a young man I wanted a girlfriend with big breasts. As I grew older I wanted an intellectual girl. In my thirties I wanted a girl to be the mother of my children. Now as an old man, I want a girl with big breasts." or something like that. Thanks Everyone !
posted by Sturdy at 4:13 AM PST - 4 comments

Are there any web-based video editing services that provide "Speed up" effects to create time lapse movies? [more inside]
posted by greenknightwatch at 3:31 AM PST - 4 comments

The cat peed in my daughter's Doc Martins. I'm pretty sure I know why (she had visited another home with cats, one may have been in heat), but how can i get the smell out? I've tried baking soda and febreeze. Oh, the cat is a spayed female and it was not a full on pee, more of a marking squirt. Smells terrible though.
posted by alltomorrowsparties at 1:15 AM PST - 13 comments

Ever hate cilantro, then acquire a taste for it? [more inside]
posted by rwhe at 12:18 AM PST - 43 comments

What happens when you have to get a CT scan of the kidneys? [more inside]
posted by corey flood at 12:04 AM PST - 17 comments

February 26
Are there any reliable High Speed Connection Alternatives to Comcast in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by crumblydonut at 11:36 PM PST - 9 comments

Hive mind, please help: I'm thinking of a short ballet film that came out in the 1970's (1975?). There is no plot -- it's basically a pas de deux, set to Pachelbel's Canon in D. [more inside]
posted by Araucaria at 11:31 PM PST - 5 comments

What would migrating an Outlook Exchange email system with Google's business Gmail? [more inside]
posted by gttommy at 10:43 PM PST - 7 comments

Songs with great codas? [more inside]
posted by minkll at 10:36 PM PST - 48 comments

What cheap kit should I get to take relatively low-light photos? [more inside]
posted by Monday, stony Monday at 10:20 PM PST - 21 comments

I wash trucks and houses for my liveing, myproblem is i need a rain jacket that is waterproof and soap proof and very durable( and size 4 x or so) and preferably if possible acid proof i dont mean like hydrochloric acid.. something like you would use on a tractor trailor truck. [more inside]
posted by quseio at 9:23 PM PST - 12 comments

Copy-pasting isn't working between my Mac and a remote Windows machine through RDC. Help? [more inside]
posted by curagea at 9:07 PM PST - 8 comments

Recommend me some contemporary movies that have lengthy, intense, kickass fight scenes please! [more inside]
posted by ORthey at 9:00 PM PST - 63 comments

This is obviously a girl-induced question, but generally I dislike the phone no matter who I'm talking to because of good ol' anxiety/being tired. I'll never love the phone, but I was thinking about a few options. 1) Would it help to just randomly call stores daily and ask for things? 2) Volunteering as like a call-handler/receptionist somewhere (I applied for the receptionist deal at memorial park conservation). I'm lazy when it comes to volunteering though and I don't know if #1 is the best option because the other person isn't really talking as I'd be doing all the talking. What does the great council of mefites recommend? And no talking to people in everyday life more is not an option, I don't believe in socializing :).
posted by isoman2kx at 8:58 PM PST - 19 comments

I have a sensitive stomach and 1 drink can make me throw up 6 hours later. Help me find a way to combat this! [more inside]
posted by wannaknow at 8:15 PM PST - 28 comments

Two nights running with no power or hot water. What's a tenant to do? [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:03 PM PST - 13 comments

What were the social impacts of the lost decade in Japan? Yes, I know economists are all about growth-growth-growth and if you don't have it you're a failure. But what were the actual impacts on levels of personal happiness and satisfaction? [more inside]
posted by alms at 8:00 PM PST - 18 comments

Where are good places to find icons to use for the .bat files that I've written? I'm looking for 32x32 or 48x48 icon (.ico) files, that are free and nice looking, but not ones from existing applications. Thanks!
posted by atm at 7:55 PM PST - 6 comments

Windows 7 help: Some programs can connect to the internet and some can't. Why and how can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by flatluigi at 7:48 PM PST - 7 comments

Performance tuning OS X, how/where to start? [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi at 7:47 PM PST - 10 comments

Has any athlete ever had their number un-retired? [more inside]
posted by beukeboom at 7:45 PM PST - 12 comments

Help a fantasy baseball n00b not embarrass himself while not drowning in information. [more inside]
posted by jknecht at 7:39 PM PST - 6 comments

Running 10.5.6, my mac refuses to SSH to anything and gives the error "Segmentation fault" in Terminal. My Google-Fu has been very unsuccessful so far. [more inside]
posted by razorfrog at 7:03 PM PST - 5 comments

More interesting ways to get her off? (NSFW) [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 7:03 PM PST - 23 comments

Why do movie credits always contain the line "This motion picture was created by <company> for purposes of copyright law in the United Kingdom"? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi at 7:01 PM PST - 5 comments

What specific measures should I take to ensure that important people actually receive and read my letters? [more inside]
posted by cloudsandstars at 6:48 PM PST - 10 comments

I need more ideas for "game night" food! I've done curry and chili in the past, and am tossing around lasagna and gumbo as possibilities in the future, but want more options. Since every cooking question is special, there is [more inside]
posted by itesser at 6:45 PM PST - 15 comments

MacGameFilter: Please help me find a new action/adventure game to play on my iMac. [more inside]
posted by jammy at 6:29 PM PST - 12 comments

Standard of living comparison around the world? What is the "average" or "median" lifestyle? [more inside]
posted by Sublimity at 6:22 PM PST - 12 comments

Have you used anti-depressants successfully? How did you deal with the insinuating little voice that said, "You may be feeling better, but it's really just the pills--without them, deep down, you're still a sad/angry/dysfunctional person." [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 6:12 PM PST - 44 comments

How can I make the best of a holiday with a difficult travel companion? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 5:52 PM PST - 8 comments

Suggest me some songs driven by drum riffs. [more inside]
posted by Bleusman at 5:42 PM PST - 52 comments

Casual (but stylish) clothing blogs for aging hipsters? I'm looking for some blogs that feature cool clothes that you can actually buy. Like HYA meets Etsy but for stuff beyond Ts and hoodies. [more inside]
posted by MeatLightning at 5:20 PM PST - 7 comments

How does someone become an apartment manager? (East SF Bay Area, if it matters, which I imagine it does.) [more inside]
posted by serazin at 4:24 PM PST - 4 comments

Help us find a slide projector in Minneapolis/St. Paul? [more inside]
posted by I_drew_an_angelfish at 4:21 PM PST - 7 comments

Can I put two Forever stamps on one envelope? [more inside]
posted by AlisonM at 4:19 PM PST - 4 comments

Games with programming / coding ? [more inside]
posted by blahtsk at 4:18 PM PST - 13 comments

How do you know when you're "done" with therapy? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow at 4:08 PM PST - 11 comments

I would like to lose weight. Please help me find the most efficient way to do this. I apologize for the length of this question. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 3:52 PM PST - 27 comments

Help me find something to DO before I drive myself crazy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 3:52 PM PST - 22 comments

When I learned to touch type, I used software where the letters appeared and did not go until I had pressed the right key. I was wondering if there is any similar software for reading music but with a usb/midi keyboard. I know it wouldn't be much use for improving timing, but it would help with learning notes and possibly chords too. [more inside]
posted by jcwilliams at 3:50 PM PST - 3 comments

Just bought a Sharp Aquos LC37D43U and am planning to use my G4 Mac Mini for at least a DVD player--but can I have it do more? And how would the setup work? [more inside]
posted by gramcracker at 3:47 PM PST - 6 comments

Is there a screen capture program or browser addon for Windows (Vista, ack) that is better than Gadwin Print Screen or as awesome as Skitch (Mac only, ugh)?
posted by Unsomnambulist at 3:41 PM PST - 13 comments

Where can I find a beautiful but affordable piece of jewelry for cremation ashes? [more inside]
posted by namesarehard at 3:30 PM PST - 7 comments

Quality source for number of United States iPhone subscribers? [more inside]
posted by yesno at 3:24 PM PST - 4 comments

If one car engine makes 3 revolutions on the starter engine before it runs, and (the same spec) other car engine takes 10, does the starting time cause one engine to sustain more wear than the other? [more inside]
posted by wildatheart at 3:01 PM PST - 7 comments

I have a chance to spend a day or two in Oxford, OH, home of Miami University. What is there to do? [more inside]
posted by waxboy at 2:55 PM PST - 6 comments

A friend really wants me to get into World of Warcraft with him. My wife has graciously agreed. I know little to none about the game, never played an MMO before (RPG, yes, MMO, no). My friend plays Hoard characters. As a rank amateur, what do I need to know? Give me the works...
posted by Spyder's Game at 2:50 PM PST - 30 comments

Ex-tech-manager left it all for the creative life; now needs it back! How do I improve my job-search curb appeal? [more inside]
posted by buzzv at 2:45 PM PST - 7 comments

I have to do a demo of a content management system. I was never completely proficient with the tool to begin with, and I haven't used it for two years. I'm not a programmer. I've never done a software demo before. And I have only the weekend to prepare. I need your help. [more inside]
posted by Valuev at 2:44 PM PST - 5 comments

ExerciseFilter: I've been doing the gym thing at least 3x per week for about 3 or 4 months now. Strength training and cardio mix. About 6 weeks ago, I started Trileptal as a mood stabilizer (I am not epilectic). I am on no other meds. It's the type of drug where you ramp up your dosage over a period of time. In the last two weeks, my low THR feels like my heart is pounding as if I'd just been in car accident. [more inside]
posted by sio42 at 2:25 PM PST - 8 comments

I'd like examples of best practice in apologising on internet forums. [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 2:14 PM PST - 18 comments

Am I eating enough? [more inside]
posted by tessalations999 at 2:13 PM PST - 7 comments

This seems like Keynote 101, but I'm technically challenged. My computer recently crashed, so I'm using a backup to give a Keynote presentation. I've noticed some of the quicktime movies that were part of the presentation don't show when I run the Keynote on the new computer (even though there's a placeholder image). I'm guessing the new computer doesn't have the movie to link to; so the question is how to get the movie "embedded" as part of the Keynote file, so I could show the whole thing, self-contained, on any Mac? I'm sure I should have been doing this from the get-go, but trying to play catch-up. I also feel the photos I'm importing are more high-res than they need to be, or larger. Does anyone know the specs for a photo to show up nice and crisp vis projector, without wasting extra firepower?
posted by dearleader at 2:01 PM PST - 1 comments

Where can I watch the UK Channel 4 show Countdown on the web? [more inside]
posted by MattMangels at 1:59 PM PST - 2 comments

Daughter (sophomore about to turn sixteen in a few days) is interested in pursuing a career in law and would maybe like to serve a summer intership or clerkship in Washington her Junior year. I realize her school (college prepatory) should be able to assist with this and I will ask them but I thought I would bring the hivemind to bear on this as well. Tell me how this works, maybe a little of your own personal experiences, resources, web-based or otherwise you may know of. [more inside]
posted by Muirwylde at 1:47 PM PST - 17 comments

My son (12) has saved his lawn mowing money and is buying a refurb Ipod touch. I want to mediate his internet access, if possible, at the router level. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 at 1:45 PM PST - 20 comments

what is going on with my shoulder blade and neck muscles? [more inside]
posted by figTree at 1:44 PM PST - 5 comments

I'm looking for a trustworthy online retailer for tobacco (specifically Copenhagen snuff). Any recommendations?
posted by Dave. at 1:37 PM PST - 1 comments

OK. There's only one restaurant in Philadelphia. What is it? [more inside]
posted by relucent at 1:20 PM PST - 24 comments

Facebook Security: Are there reliable security settings for Facebook so that I can talk about my job to my friends network without worrying about others seeing it? [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath at 12:39 PM PST - 11 comments

Waste of a question-filter: Can anybody remember one of those stupid "do you think more like a man or woman" tests? [more inside]
posted by Mave_80 at 12:36 PM PST - 20 comments

I seem to always wear out the crotch in my jeans. I just noticed another hole in my brand-new (as of 12/31) pair of jeans from the Gap. What can I do about this, other than having them repaired? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 12:31 PM PST - 19 comments

How do you break up with someone who loves you? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 12:31 PM PST - 60 comments

I have heard conflicting information: in a community property state, if you file bankruptcy (not joint bankruptcy) is your spouse held liable for debt you acquired before the marriage? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 12:31 PM PST - 3 comments

Is there an automated way to print a person's name on a PDF when they fill out a Web form to get it? Like, "this printed for your name here" [more inside]
posted by junger at 12:09 PM PST - 12 comments

Is the ancient greek religion of the gods still practiced? [more inside]
posted by names are hard at 12:04 PM PST - 13 comments

I am looking for an active hobby that isn't time restricted or seasonal. [more inside]
posted by phrakture at 12:00 PM PST - 34 comments

Looking for interesting, famous or otherwise significant examples of glasses (eye glasses OR sunglasses) in film, literature, TV, photography or other media (not necessarily fictional). Examples inside. [more inside]
posted by scribbler at 11:59 AM PST - 39 comments

I need suggestions for gentle exfoliants. [more inside]
posted by happy scrappy at 11:53 AM PST - 28 comments

Fetusfilter: what are the statistical chances that two female fetuses, 15 weeks, diamniotic/dichorionic ("di-di") are identical? [more inside]
posted by whatgorilla at 11:40 AM PST - 14 comments

PorkFilter: give me your recipes for our tasty piggy friends. [more inside]
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 11:24 AM PST - 29 comments

Every culture has its inherent understandings, those laws that people abide by without them ever having been stated. What are the unspoken rules inside a crackhouse?
posted by Sully at 11:02 AM PST - 24 comments

How to change the keyboard shortcuts in the IE or Firefox context menus? [more inside]
posted by randomstriker at 11:01 AM PST - 5 comments

Let's talk about interesting, adventurous, exciting, or otherwise awesome jobs that are actually attainable in today's economy. [more inside]
posted by Willie0248 at 10:50 AM PST - 19 comments

If I lose medicare, will I qualify for private insurance? [more inside]
posted by TigerCrane at 10:48 AM PST - 4 comments

When I get married, I want to dance with my wife-to-be to "We're going to be friends" by the White Stripes. The thing is, it is not really a conventional song suited for dancing. I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a dancing style that would go to this song. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious at 10:48 AM PST - 18 comments

U.S. Formula 1 fans: How can I legally watch the British broadcasts of the upcoming Formula 1 season? [more inside]
posted by jsonic at 10:26 AM PST - 10 comments

What is my orthodontist trying to accomplish with this exotic archwire shape? How does it work? Picture inside. [more inside]
posted by pizzazz at 10:24 AM PST - 5 comments

I am looking for an exact quote by Vera Brittain which I believe is from Testament of Youth. The gist of the quote is "Thinking is work, and people have to learn to appreciate thinking." [more inside]
posted by Modus Pwnens at 10:21 AM PST - 5 comments

How do I tell Firefox to use the Adobe Acrobat plug in to view tiff files? [more inside]
posted by pasici at 10:11 AM PST - 2 comments

Serious google-fu help: I am in need of a large scale EKG caliper. [more inside]
posted by dogmom at 10:10 AM PST - 5 comments

I need some recommendations for music to unleash the creative writer within. I get my best writing (indeed, my best work of any sort) done when I put on massive headphones and close out the rest of the world. That said, silence makes me sad, so I need a soundtrack to drive the creative process. [more inside]
posted by roundrock at 10:00 AM PST - 24 comments

I'm going to be studying abroad in a rather cold area next year. Help me build my wardrobe. [more inside]
posted by Autarky at 9:54 AM PST - 25 comments

I'm having a problem with an Ubuntu 8.04 LTS server that seemed to have stumped the stars on the Ubuntu forums. It deals with disk drives and power management. [more inside]
posted by tommasz at 9:47 AM PST - 9 comments

Newport Beach Bachelor Party Help - Lodging? Bars? [more inside]
posted by Big_B at 9:43 AM PST - 2 comments

I'm getting wrinkles from keeping my face mashed up against my pillow all night long. How do I train myself to stop sleeping on my side? [more inside]
posted by decoherence at 9:39 AM PST - 16 comments

On Windows (XP/Vista), how does Microsoft Office look up the list of fonts which are available to the user? [more inside]
posted by splice at 8:44 AM PST - 17 comments

If I get laid off, will I be compensated for my outstanding vacation time? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:43 AM PST - 13 comments

So the ex-gf wants the pictures from when we were together, what do I do? [more inside]
posted by althanis at 8:19 AM PST - 92 comments

What are the day-to-day details of a world based on Social Credit? How do companies conduct their business? How are civic services accomplished? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo at 8:06 AM PST - 5 comments

Can I turn a loan from a family member into a loan that qualifies for loan repayment? [more inside]
posted by hurricanemag at 7:33 AM PST - 3 comments

A Windows server needs to tell a Linux Web server to change the contents of a Web page. I don't know how the first can communicate this to the second, or how the second can then make the change. [more inside]
posted by davcoo at 6:48 AM PST - 7 comments

Need suggestions on unique things to do while in Chattanooga for a week. [more inside]
posted by te1contar at 6:43 AM PST - 10 comments

Remember when the MetaFilter forum was down a couple weeks ago due to server problems? I'm glad it's back up and working again, but from my desktop at work, I still get the "splash" screen that MetaFilter is having a massage (or whatever it said - from memory) and is down. Now what do I do?
posted by Rad_Boy at 6:39 AM PST - 7 comments

I'm looking for advice on getting aerobic exercise indoors.. [more inside]
posted by helios at 6:31 AM PST - 29 comments

I want to do an exercise with my high school students to help them understand the benefits of having going to college, like a 'Choose Your Own Adventure' type of game, where they go through a series of life events and the options they have available to them are based on the level of education (hs dropout, hs graduate, associates, bachelors, masters, PhD, professional) that I've assigned to them. Does something like this already exist or do you have any suggestions for types of questions/scenarios I can ask them? [more inside]
posted by chara at 6:12 AM PST - 18 comments

I'm looking for a better garbage bag. [more inside]
posted by nax at 5:35 AM PST - 14 comments

Help me find a fortified wine that doesn't taste like raisins! [more inside]
posted by DeucesHigh at 5:06 AM PST - 24 comments

The wikipedia article for homonyms does a nice job of explaining the distinction between the terms homonym, homograph, heteronym, and homophone (even tossing in a nice introduction to polysemes). The cartesian diagram depicting their qualities in four quadrants according to similarities in spelling and is particularly helpful, but there is a suspicious blank spot. What term goes in the fourth quadrant of the wikipedia homonym diagram? Is there a term that specifically describes a set of words that have different spellings, different pronunciations, and different meanings? [more inside]
posted by mumblelard at 4:54 AM PST - 32 comments

How can I make the best out of my free time during frequent, short business trips to San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by bifter at 4:50 AM PST - 12 comments

I have a Samsung R70 laptop. I need more hard-drive space. How easy is it going to be for a layperson to upgrade it themselves? [more inside]
posted by mippy at 4:43 AM PST - 4 comments

February 25
Need to find a baseboard with the following criteria: a modern look (i.e., simple with straight lines), 3.5 inches wide by .5 inch thick, primed We're having difficulty finding a baseboard with this thickness. We live in the Bay Area. We would consider buying them on the internet but we need 300 feet, so we would need free or reduced shipping to make it cost-effective. Right now, my husband is contemplating cutting down 300 feet of baseboards to the right size, so please help!!!
posted by bananafish at 11:13 PM PST - 8 comments

(Iggy and the Stooges filter) Ever heard the alternate, vinyl version of "Raw Power" with the different mix of "Search and Destroy"? [more inside]
posted by Waldo Jeffers at 11:06 PM PST - 2 comments

Are there any calendar apps that break the 30-days-at-a-time mold? [more inside]
posted by so_necessary at 10:36 PM PST - 5 comments

What's the best way to get some buzz going on a web article my boss asked me to write? The higher ups want to get an established columnist/journalist in the US to publish it, or comment on it. I've posted the article on our corporate site (if you must know, it's a defense of outsourcing) - so what's a guy gotta do to get some column-inches for a pet issue in an actual newspaper?
posted by micketymoc at 10:21 PM PST - 9 comments

How do I deal with these icky bugs on my (store-bought) onions? [more inside]
posted by tomatofruit at 9:55 PM PST - 6 comments

BPA-free coffee makers? [more inside]
posted by pascal at 9:47 PM PST - 22 comments

IdentifyThisRandomObjectFilter: What is this film processing tool? [more inside]
posted by patr1ck at 9:43 PM PST - 3 comments

Is this worth finding a new job over? [more inside]
posted by universal_qlc at 9:36 PM PST - 43 comments

Can I make (remap?) my capslock key to be two keys? Specifically, I want to make it hit Ctrl+B. If your recommendation is Word-specific, that's fine too.
posted by demagogue at 9:29 PM PST - 7 comments

I need help planning an outdoor workbench. [more inside]
posted by TungstenChef at 9:29 PM PST - 4 comments

how do I download mp3s from fileshare? My friend plays for the orchestra these songs are there to practice for, but has no internet connection, and wants these files on cd. I want to help him. [more inside]
posted by omnigut at 9:10 PM PST - 11 comments

Where is the best place online to buy glass water pipes? [more inside]
posted by nadawi at 8:59 PM PST - 7 comments

Nerdlinger/Microsoft Server Filter: Can SQL 2000 exist in a Windows 2008 Domain when installed on a Windows 2000 member server ? Before anyone says it, yes, yes I know it's old, outdated, unsupported, we should be using SQL 2005 or looking at SQL 2008 and that it can't be installed on a Windows 2008 server. BUT... does anyone know if SQL 2000 will work when installed on a Windows 2000 server that is a member of a Windows 2008 domain? I know that Windows 2000 servers can be members of a 2008 domain but Exchange 2000 won't work. Will SQL 2000?
posted by Man_in_staysis at 8:33 PM PST - 13 comments

40lbs must go...what alternative "diet plan" (like Master Cleanse, etc.) worked for you? (Looking for personal experiences of people who lost weight quickly doing something more/other than exercise and eating right, please.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:01 PM PST - 63 comments

Uh oh! He's "out of gas"! How does conditioning work in sports like MMA and boxing? [more inside]
posted by wastelands at 7:33 PM PST - 16 comments

Are there any fun places to stop between Chicago and Louisville? We'll be making the drive on a Sunday. Restaurant ideas are also appreciated.
posted by ae4rv at 7:03 PM PST - 11 comments

I have a verbal month-to-month lease in Chicago, IL (there is no signed paper lease). I want to move out by March 1st (a few days from now). So there will be no 30 days' notice possible. What happens in this situation, with the deposit, etc? (more inside) and how do I deal with the landlord? [more inside]
posted by white light at 7:02 PM PST - 11 comments

German national in the US. My six-month J1 (short term research scholar) visa has expired and I am currently allowed to stay no more than thirty more days. I am an EU citizen, not under the 2 year rule, and looking for an option to stay for a few more months (hopefully with the option of working part-time or interning). Any chance of that? (Posted on behalf of a friend.)
posted by limon at 6:41 PM PST - 11 comments

LitFilter: Who are the American Gothic Novelists? [more inside]
posted by Edelweiss at 6:37 PM PST - 22 comments

Which are your favorite episodes of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations? [more inside]
posted by sharkfu at 6:36 PM PST - 50 comments

Help me identify this roughly 10-year-old tv movie. It featured an aircraft with a supercomputer onboard, that was deranged and also controlled a powerful weapon. [more inside]
posted by chookibing at 6:14 PM PST - 5 comments

I want to take a bath...but I can't. Relaxing alternative suggestions? [more inside]
posted by frobozz at 6:01 PM PST - 24 comments

Just tell me "The Secret" already! Please, someone spoil this book for me. [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon at 5:36 PM PST - 40 comments

How do you get rid of the "ApplicationVerificationFailed" error when trying to test an application on the iPhone? [more inside]
posted by remi at 4:55 PM PST - 3 comments

Suggestions for traveling cheaply, and (mostly) comfortably *within* Asia? [more inside]
posted by dubitable at 4:50 PM PST - 14 comments

Who said/wrote "If you want to understand something, try to change it?" [more inside]
posted by rbs at 4:41 PM PST - 2 comments

We're a web dev shop with $700 that needs to be spent on software by the end of fiscal. What should we get? [more inside]
posted by furtive at 4:34 PM PST - 12 comments

What is the term/ help me invent a word for: situations where you take a small hit to avoid the risk of a possible substantially larger hit in future. [more inside]
posted by greytape at 4:27 PM PST - 41 comments

California Unemployment: I filed for unemployment a while ago, and due to a variety of factors, my Continued Claim form expired before I was able to send it in. How can I get an updated one? [more inside]
posted by LionIndex at 4:14 PM PST - 3 comments

Summarize the stories of Halo 1 and 2 in as few words as possible, while still being fairly comprehensive. Please. [more inside]
posted by jbickers at 4:10 PM PST - 17 comments

Da dum dum dum dum dum dum! Where can I find can can music online or on CD (and readily purchasable) on the internet? [more inside]
posted by banannafish at 3:29 PM PST - 7 comments

Is there any way to put music on an iPod touch without syncing it with itunes or buying from the WiFi store? [more inside]
posted by Oktober at 3:24 PM PST - 8 comments

I'm looking to find a new email provider. My web host - NFS.net - don't offer this service yet, so I'm casting my net over a wider area. [more inside]
posted by Solomon at 3:14 PM PST - 16 comments

Have you been on a jury? How do you come to your decisions? [more inside]
posted by abdulf at 3:04 PM PST - 28 comments

Where should we eat lunch, etc. that is in walking distance of Union Station, Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by Brocktoon at 2:45 PM PST - 17 comments

I have some kind of mental health issue along the lines of OCD and/or OCPD and I need some help fleshing it out. (Long) [more inside]
posted by dino terror at 2:42 PM PST - 18 comments

I want to go somewhere really special this summer (July 2009) to celebrate my 30th birthday. "Wow Factor" is essential [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari at 2:27 PM PST - 28 comments

Are there any academics who specialize in criticizing/studying academia? What are their names? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Send at 2:18 PM PST - 27 comments

Is there any way that I can buy older versions of Microsoft software? [more inside]
posted by gregvr at 2:16 PM PST - 7 comments

Is there a way to filter or remove duplicate items from Google Reader? [more inside]
posted by feelinglistless at 2:08 PM PST - 9 comments

Do grades really matter? (Advice on college classes and grades) [more inside]
posted by loser8008 at 2:06 PM PST - 33 comments

StateDepartmentFilter: tell me about entering the Foreign Service with a non-FSO significant other. [more inside]
posted by trouserlouse at 2:06 PM PST - 5 comments

Please help a landscape photographer take a decent headshot. [more inside]
posted by docgonzo at 2:01 PM PST - 15 comments

Excel is chapping my hide. I have a comma-delimited .csv which contains quote-demarcated text fields. The source of my never-ending joy is the recurrent use of inch-marks and commas within the textfields. Right this way... [more inside]
posted by mwhybark at 1:59 PM PST - 19 comments

What kind of wasps (or whatever) are these? [more inside]
posted by cmoj at 1:49 PM PST - 4 comments

I have many wav files that I need to modify in the same way. Specifically, I want to fade in from zero dB for the first 5 ms and fade out to zero db for the last 5 ms. What do I use? [more inside]
posted by pealco at 1:41 PM PST - 7 comments

Sun and warmth no more than a three-hour flight from Seattle? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library at 1:27 PM PST - 9 comments

Best strategy for a gummy bear eating contest? [more inside]
posted by jwfree at 1:02 PM PST - 36 comments

How likely is it that I'm going to get into a grad program in Canada? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 12:50 PM PST - 9 comments

Help me have a conversation about anti-depressants with my doctor. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 12:50 PM PST - 20 comments

NYC apartment question - she wants to pay me for my address. Good idea or bad idea? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 12:50 PM PST - 65 comments

Recommendations for back-pack type baby carrier? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama at 12:48 PM PST - 22 comments

How would one go about creating a playlist akin to a mixtape (ie with specifically ordered songs), to share with a friend via thumb drive/zip file? [more inside]
posted by miss_scarlett at 12:46 PM PST - 3 comments

I'm restoring an upright piano and need a good online source for parts. [more inside]
posted by Benjy at 12:43 PM PST - 3 comments

Is there a specific name for those trick decks of cards where the cards are all attached? [more inside]
posted by Powerful Religious Baby at 12:35 PM PST - 2 comments

How should I go about buying/starting/running a small business? [more inside]
posted by Spike at 12:03 PM PST - 14 comments

Bonehead camera equipment question: will this bracket attach to a copy stand (ie the male screw of the copy stand fits the female of the bracket, and the male at the other end of the bracket fits the female of the camera), or will this only fit on some kind of quick-release tripod? I can't tell based on the one image. Thanks.
posted by sleevener at 11:52 AM PST - 8 comments

Sync iPhone Calendar without Exchange or paying for MobileMe? [more inside]
posted by irv4oh at 11:45 AM PST - 7 comments

Visiting Austin, TX with the dogs. Have any dog friendly visitor suggestions? [more inside]
posted by dog food sugar at 11:32 AM PST - 12 comments

Where can I find some interesting effect pedals? [more inside]
posted by god particle at 11:12 AM PST - 13 comments

TX Lotto Filter: Anyone heard of stores giving away free lotto scratch tickets? [more inside]
posted by doorsfan at 11:07 AM PST - 7 comments

Calling all raincoat fashionistas - I'm having a hard time finding the right coat and would appreciate your help... [more inside]
posted by widdershins at 10:46 AM PST - 8 comments

Unidentified Dutch pen-and-ink drawing: anyone familiar with this type of ship? [more inside]
posted by RedReplicant at 10:43 AM PST - 10 comments

We have a guy who's in charge of selling our products a group of customers. He has a list of artwork requests that's a mile long (e.g. put this customer's logo on item xyz, create a custom design to celebrate that customer's anniversary, etc). I noticed recently when I went with him to visit some customers that he has a tendency to put down art requests even when the customer doesn't seem very interested. e.g. He'll show the customer a product, get a *luke-warm* response (at least in my opinion), and offer "ok, we'll send you a sample and artwork." To me, that's part of the reason the list gets so long: because he keeps offering to send customers artwork even for products they might not be interested in. I mean, it's no skin off his back. He's sales, and getting artwork done is "someone else's problem." If artwork generates a sale, its to his credit. If not, then, again, it's no skin off his back.

Any idea how we can cut down "non-essential" artwork requests? [more inside]
posted by edjusted at 10:43 AM PST - 23 comments

Denim Therapy experiences? [more inside]
posted by rossination at 10:37 AM PST - 4 comments

I'm concerned about a relationship a close family member of mine has developed over the past year, and don't know whether to butt out and just mind my own business, or try to talk to her about it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 10:18 AM PST - 34 comments

I really thought this would be easier to find, but I can't seem to locate a thumb drive that I can order online with a write lock switch. Preferably 1 gig or more and as cheap as possible. If anyone knows of a particular model I would really appreciate it!
posted by meta87 at 10:11 AM PST - 6 comments

Can I watch television from my HD antenna and basic cable service together without much hassle? If not, how cheap is digital cable in Austin? [more inside]
posted by spamguy at 10:02 AM PST - 7 comments

Vegas FoodFilter Emergency: BF and I are in Vegas for a confrence and the entire place is giving him a massive stress headache. Any ideas on quiet, off-strip places to eat/recover? Let's say we're going to see Penn & Teller tonight at 9. (we are) Where can we eat afterwards/before that is not crowded, within walking distance, and not super expensive? Restrictions and example below [more inside]
posted by The Whelk at 9:57 AM PST - 12 comments

HousingFilter: Given the incentives to buy a house this year, we're seriously considering buying something in the low $200s this year. Given that we live in Portland, most available properties in that range are townhome/condo/rowhouse style homes. Would anyone care to provide me with a scholarly or trade-related projection how these sorts of homes will be viewed in 15 years? [more inside]
posted by fiercekitten at 9:52 AM PST - 9 comments

I have a Polycom VSX 7000 that we use for video conferencing. I'd like to capture video conference streams and publish to a web server (or youtube) for playback at a later time. (does not need to be in real time) What open source tools can I use to do this? Or can someone point me to a "how to" for this....
posted by purenitrous at 9:41 AM PST - 0 comments

"What science fiction short story is this?" filter. One story about body switching/different perceptions, and another about mindreading. [more inside]
posted by anthy at 9:38 AM PST - 10 comments

Help me make my favorite shochu/oolong beverage that I always drink when getting yakitori on St. Marks. [more inside]
posted by greta simone at 9:32 AM PST - 7 comments

How do I make Blogger work with indentation? [more inside]
posted by chairmanroflmao at 9:15 AM PST - 6 comments

Why/how do people cultivate mystique through Facebook profiles? [more inside]
posted by GIMG at 8:53 AM PST - 30 comments

Should I pick up an XBox 360 this weekend (knowing it is likely a Falcon model), or wait until I can get a Jasper model? [more inside]
posted by joelhunt at 8:51 AM PST - 5 comments

Can I legally sell/give away a discarded motorcycle for parts without being the registered owner? I am in Quebec. [more inside]
posted by hector horace at 8:45 AM PST - 3 comments

Love baseball. Hate paying for cable. What now? [more inside]
posted by mkultra at 8:31 AM PST - 11 comments

how can i get better at washing dishes by hand? i am inefficient (it takes me lots of time, energy and water). my results are not always sparkling (some of the stuff i wash ends up kinda greasy). i am clumsy too (i feel like i break a wine glass every few sessions). also, i am rarely motivated to wash (in part because i'm objectively bad), so i also need some kind of kick in the pants in that regard too. [more inside]
posted by k7lim at 8:25 AM PST - 27 comments

How do I handle my doctors' disagreement about what medication I should be taking? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:19 AM PST - 9 comments

Sometimes my left testicle "falls in" to my abdomen. Is this bad/dangerous? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:18 AM PST - 16 comments

Need recommendations for online billing, invoicing & book keeping solutions. [more inside]
posted by gadha at 8:18 AM PST - 2 comments

Wedding florist needed! Who would you recommend (or not recommend) in St. Louis? [more inside]
posted by rglass at 8:14 AM PST - 5 comments

Our 9 year old Lab finds the hardwood stairs too slippery. She's fallen a couple of times recently and it's hard to "spot her" her from below because coaxing her makes her even more nervous. Her eyesight has been failing for a long time (never was very good, we think) and the pads of her feet have very little traction. [more inside]
posted by bonobothegreat at 8:05 AM PST - 15 comments

I'm happy with the system I've come up with on Google calendar to keep a to do list and track my budget and workouts. Help me make it better. [more inside]
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy at 8:05 AM PST - 0 comments

Any suggestion for a Web app/service for managing temp agency -- hours worked, let clients review hours, timesheets, etc? [more inside]
posted by pallen123 at 7:45 AM PST - 1 comments

How can I get from Toronto, Ontario to Newmarket, Ontario, this Saturday morning? [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 7:38 AM PST - 11 comments

Roadtrip Filter: what can I stop and see for fun when I drive from Boston to St. Louis this weekend? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy at 7:31 AM PST - 15 comments

San Francisco What To Do Filter: I'll be out in the city for spring break this year, and i'm looking for new things to do. I've been a few times before, so what have i missed? [more inside]
posted by virga at 6:57 AM PST - 14 comments

How can I set my TV so that it's mute whenever I turn it on? [more inside]
posted by scazza at 6:52 AM PST - 10 comments

Can anyone recommend a website that does stock technical illustrations such as line drawings of electronic circuits etc? [more inside]
posted by jacobean at 6:47 AM PST - 1 comments

A couple of months ago, our 3-year-old spayed female beagle-terrier mix started shaking every time we went for a ride in the car. We're picking up a new vehicle today - what, if anything, can we do to make this car a 'happy place' and avoid the shakes? [more inside]
posted by um_maverick at 6:47 AM PST - 10 comments

Is swallowing (just a tiny bit) of mouthwash a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by dnesan at 6:23 AM PST - 19 comments

I need to take form data from an web page and export it to a Microsoft Word File. I have a bunch of form data in HTML which I can convert to XML/JSON. The users will click 'Export to Word Template 1, 2, 3, etc.' and the website will create a .doc file for them to download depending on the template / look-and-feel they select. Can I do this with non-Microsoft technologies like javascript and Python? The key requirements here is the ability to export the same data to different layouts. I have a feeling I can do this with XML / WordML, but the formatting piece looks daunting. What is the easiest way to do this without hooking into COM?
posted by kaizen at 6:09 AM PST - 6 comments

Should a 30-something small mostly-vegan female even attempt WWOOF-ing in France? Maybe near a major city? Other ideas for volunteering to meet new people and practice my newly-learned French? Anybody with insight into physical demands of WWOOFing? [rather long, sorry] [more inside]
posted by amtho at 5:54 AM PST - 14 comments

Aside from Andrew Gilligan's revelation that the UK government knew that the evidence justifying the Iraq War was exaggerated - what other major news stories have been broken on the BBC Radio 4's, Today Programme?
posted by MrMerlot at 5:27 AM PST - 1 comments

Housesitting etiquette? [more inside]
posted by Emilyisnow at 4:49 AM PST - 19 comments

I'm running a 10k race on Sunday. How should I prepare my body diet and supplement wise? [more inside]
posted by willy_dilly at 4:45 AM PST - 13 comments

My PC is no longer recognising one of my SATA hard drives. [more inside]
posted by ArmyOfKittens at 1:34 AM PST - 11 comments

Whats the Difference between a file system and a partition in Ubuntu? [more inside]
posted by complience at 12:58 AM PST - 13 comments

February 24
What are some in the field jobs that involve studying the environment seeking medical advances? A friend asked me the following question, and I looked around and was stumped by it. A couple basic things came to my attention, like tracking the spread of different illnesses in developing countries and passing out vaccines, but I hope I'm missing something. "What branch of biology encompasses the outdoor study of plants, animals, environments, and whatever else in order to find medical advancements? You see in movies people hunting in the amazon for weird plants in order to cure diseases. Is this a real profession? Could I really go to Africa to study a plague because the genetic information found within it could lead to a cure for cancer?"
posted by Tres at 11:59 PM PST - 11 comments

After about 20 years of believing myself to be a perfectly accomplished reader, I have been told that in fact 66 percent of America is better then me. Why? [more inside]
posted by mediocre at 11:32 PM PST - 42 comments

What's the best Yosemite camp ground for a group of 8 first time visitors? We want to do some day hikes, and we want to visit as many of the "must see" places as possible. We plan on going around the middle of August for 3-4 nights. [more inside]
posted by sideshow at 11:28 PM PST - 6 comments

ParisFilter: what is the best way to get from the Gare d'Austerlitz to Orly Sud? [more inside]
posted by fantine at 11:25 PM PST - 7 comments

Sudden Weakness to alcohol. Namely beers. Why? [more inside]
posted by kinakomochi at 10:47 PM PST - 15 comments

I work part time for a coffee franchise. About a month ago a rumor started that we would no longer be getting tips. We found out the the rumor was true. Sucks for us but the reasons why are not clear and I don't know what to tell my customers when they ask why they can not leave tips. [more inside]
posted by SheMulp AKA Plus 1 at 10:14 PM PST - 22 comments

Help me sort out the tradeoffs between a faster dual core or a slower quad core processor. [more inside]
posted by indyz at 9:34 PM PST - 10 comments

I found a strange ocean plant at Montaña de Oro. Can you help identify it? [more inside]
posted by Korou at 9:25 PM PST - 2 comments

How can I get my digestion back in functioning order? [more inside]
posted by iurodivii at 8:43 PM PST - 16 comments

Any clever ideas (based on truth, fiction or anecdote) of how a resourceful character might potentially track down someone who's fled the country? [more inside]
posted by np312 at 8:24 PM PST - 19 comments

Okay, as a displaced Southerner it disturbs me that my upcoming child is going to be born among a bunch of Damn Yankees. I kind of want to do a ritual with my kid and some red clay taken from Down South to sort of make this all right with myself. What's the best way to make the clay sterile? And . . . [more inside]
posted by Any Moose In a Storm at 8:17 PM PST - 60 comments

Which external flash should I purchase for a Nikon D40? [more inside]
posted by Craiggy83 at 8:15 PM PST - 21 comments

Will the stimulus law affect my tax filling? [more inside]
posted by photomusic86 at 8:12 PM PST - 3 comments

The 'w' in 'Keswick' is silent. So is the 'w' in 'Southwark'. And the 'h' in 'Pakenham'. Is there a name for this and is there a rule to apply it? [more inside]
posted by awfurby at 8:04 PM PST - 36 comments

How would a 23 year-old male become more fashionable? The only time I feel dressed well is when I wear a suit. How can I fix this? It's difficult for me to find clothes that I feel fit me well because of my 6'3" 185 lb frame. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo at 7:57 PM PST - 33 comments

If you recently made the switch from a CFC-propelled asthma inhaler to a non-CFC-propelled inhaler, how has it been? I've seen news reports that the spray is softer so you may not feel like you've gotten the full dose, and the inhalers have to be cleaned more often, and was curious to hear from people who've actually made the transition as I wait for my seasonal allergic asthma to kick in any day now. Any hints for making the adjustment smoother?
posted by mediareport at 7:52 PM PST - 11 comments

I've only found help on how to Shrink stuff, not how to avoid it. So the American Apparel medium t-shirts are too big for me even after a wash, but their small shirts are perfect pre-wash. They are 100% cotton and I'm wondering what I can do to not have them shrink at all. Can I hand wash them gently with detergent and then hang dry? Any experience or anecdotes would be great!
posted by huxley at 7:23 PM PST - 6 comments

Science fiction story, who wrote it? [more inside]
posted by Marky at 7:22 PM PST - 7 comments

Where can I find someone to do outbound telemarketing sales on a part or full time basis? These are cold calls.
posted by bindasj at 7:16 PM PST - 4 comments

My friend's grandmother died. This is not your average friend's-relative-is-dead issue. Possible excessive worry filter. [more inside]
posted by kldickson at 7:10 PM PST - 7 comments

What should I know before and after I shave my head? [more inside]
posted by gursky at 6:32 PM PST - 73 comments

Tax-filter and estate-filter. I live in Ohio. The deceased lived in Ohio and gave me a certificate of deposit upon her death using a payable on death designation during 2008. I then cashed it out and placed this money in a checking account. I am not otherwise involved with the estate in any way. I have usually used "free-file" to do my taxes.

Two-part question: a) does this money count towards adjusted gross income? and if so...um... how? (I know so little about it I'm not sure what I'm asking) b) assuming my AGI is still under the $56k limit for free-file, is there any other reason why I cannot or should not do my taxes in that matter since I inherited this CD? [more inside]
posted by RobotHeart at 6:11 PM PST - 6 comments

Can I get the G1 or G2 (when it comes out) and use it on ATT&T without signing a contract with T-Mobile? More Inside [more inside]
posted by blackout at 5:51 PM PST - 13 comments

Help me think of examples of individual women or groups that worked toward nonviolent social change!! [more inside]
posted by thankyouforyourconsideration at 5:47 PM PST - 23 comments

How can a person with no HR experience get a job in Human Resources? [more inside]
posted by Piscean at 5:27 PM PST - 12 comments

What webcam or camcorder should I buy for my videocast?

I may run it as a youtube channel or as a vlog, but I want it to look and sound as good as possible. I intend to edit each episode with some yet to be determined video editing software and I am 90% sure I will be buying the Samson C01U microphone (possibly the whole podcasting pak).

Now I need a video recorder to match! [more inside]
posted by brenton at 5:24 PM PST - 8 comments

So, which would go further, a golf ball hit by a world class baseball hitter with a baseball bat, or a baseball hit by a world class golfer? [more inside]
posted by ian1977 at 5:16 PM PST - 22 comments

I'm thinking of getting a tattoo of a bunch of organic molecules that represent positive traits, feelings, etc. More along the lines of serotonin representing happiness than ethanol or caffeine representing happiness. What are your ideas for emotions/ traits and their corresponding chemicals?
posted by i_am_a_fiesta at 4:57 PM PST - 21 comments

In your experience, how common or uncommon is the practice of drinking half and half (half milk and half cream) as a beverage? [more inside]
posted by dead cousin ted at 4:48 PM PST - 54 comments

[FindThatShirtFilter/DressMeFilter] I know I'm supposed to be eyeing off this seller's Etsy products, but I'm sorta more interested in the shirt her model's wearing! Anyone know where I can find it? Or recognise what brand it is so I can check out their other gear? And/or (while I'm at it!), different stuff entirely but with a similar feel? [more inside]
posted by springbound at 4:44 PM PST - 9 comments

Can an employer discipline you for making calls to Human Rights on work time? [more inside]
posted by Raynyn at 4:39 PM PST - 13 comments

Self-employment tax help for out-of-state web work [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 4:16 PM PST - 9 comments

What is the most effective way to spruce up my spanish in terms of private tutoring, immersion courses, extended night courses, etc? [more inside]
posted by aussicht at 4:12 PM PST - 4 comments

How long will it really take me to transfer from Gare du nord to Gare de l'est in Paris? [more inside]
posted by vodkaboots at 4:05 PM PST - 13 comments

How do I block popunder ads from Casalemedia? [more inside]
posted by KRS at 3:58 PM PST - 5 comments

How is the city manager of San Antonio selected?
posted by iconjack at 3:47 PM PST - 4 comments

Newly-minted Radio DJ Needs Great Music Online! [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 3:45 PM PST - 4 comments

Is it possible to search though Google as if from multiple locations? [more inside]
posted by tracert at 3:39 PM PST - 5 comments

Google search was great, until now. Now it asks you "Did you mean this" and then populates the first two results with the term you didn't type, but Google thinks you MUST have meant, because they are smarter than you. So, what's a good search engine for someone who loves the old google search simplicity? (P.S. Live and Yahoo are far worse)
posted by parallax7d at 3:35 PM PST - 13 comments

Should we stage a "coup" on our boss? Go one level of management above or straight to HR? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 3:31 PM PST - 17 comments

I secretly sent away a bunch of my mom's old family photos for digital scanning. What are some cool birthday gifts I could make/order/buy for her that would make use of the resulting images? Additional specs within. [more inside]
posted by yersinia at 3:07 PM PST - 13 comments

My computer science department is debating replacing its in-house services with internet-based services (e.g. no mail server, but use Gmail instead; no local home pages but use gmail pages instead). Is this a good idea? Any hidden traps/cost with the approach? Does anyone have success or horror stories with this approach that I can share with my committee?
posted by media_itoku at 2:45 PM PST - 17 comments

Do you live near an urban helipad or heliport? Does the noise bother you? [more inside]
posted by lois1950 at 2:38 PM PST - 28 comments

Name that Ancient Greek writing convention: The "Gearing Up" scene. [more inside]
posted by lekvar at 2:34 PM PST - 13 comments

I'm a single user looking for an easier way to browse my photos. It looks like I need a photo management tool like iPhoto, F-Spot, et al. The catch: if possible, I would like whatever solution I end up with to be cross-platform and self-contained (because I'm scared of entering all of my information into a proprietary database that I can't get my data out of later). [more inside]
posted by pbh at 2:27 PM PST - 10 comments

How can I best OCR an oddly formatted document using Adobe 9 Standard? [more inside]
posted by Sheppagus at 2:13 PM PST - 5 comments

Looking for pet hotel in Chicago area - any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by irie1972 at 2:11 PM PST - 5 comments

Should I buy a 1 bedroom or 2 bedroom condo? Specifics after the break... [more inside]
posted by crewshell at 1:20 PM PST - 24 comments

Why don't competitors in marathons start the race all in one pack? Why are there different start times for elite runners? Why don't they decide the winner just on time alone? [more inside]
posted by bluefly at 1:15 PM PST - 20 comments

Attention music lovers: I’m looking for music to accompany a gorgeous planetarium show about philosophy, cosmology, perception and the known universe. [more inside]
posted by Jennifer S. at 1:00 PM PST - 43 comments

How to disable annoying seatbelt reminder in car? Can I simply cut the wire? more inside... [more inside]
posted by Jason and Laszlo at 12:58 PM PST - 17 comments

Can you find a program to wrap the mouse cursor around three monitors? [more inside]
posted by katrielalex at 12:46 PM PST - 12 comments

Help me find the perfect beach hat for a big head! [more inside]
posted by arnicae at 12:37 PM PST - 3 comments

Nero Wolfe Filter: Give me your choices for best Nero Wolfe novels. I recently finished my first Wolfe mystery -- Some Buried Caesar -- and of course I need more. Here's the thing: I refuse to let myself get obsessed. There is no way I am going to allow myself to plow through all 30-plus novels and god knows how many short stories. [more inside]
posted by dzot at 12:28 PM PST - 13 comments

Can you help me find a really nice all-around radio? Something with AM/FM/Shortwave and an Aux input would be great [more inside]
posted by pilibeen at 12:17 PM PST - 8 comments

Films about war time collaboration? [more inside]
posted by cazoo at 12:11 PM PST - 17 comments

Eating out with quality vegetarian options in central Edinburgh? [more inside]
posted by fearnothing at 12:06 PM PST - 9 comments

Help me figure out what book this person is reading based on the cover, a mostly obscured title, and guesstimate of letters in the author's last name. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic at 12:00 PM PST - 12 comments

Looking for ideas for food/diversion close to 44 W 44th St, NYNY... [more inside]
posted by docpops at 11:47 AM PST - 14 comments

After a foreclosure & a Deficiency Judgment, can they go after my 401k & IRA? [more inside]
posted by olddogeyes at 11:44 AM PST - 6 comments

What can I forage (for)? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie at 11:44 AM PST - 13 comments

Please recommend me some recent films. [more inside]
posted by dydecker at 11:21 AM PST - 57 comments

My dad is turning 70 and is a retired professor/scientist. What can I put on his birthday cake to represent 70 in some scientific way? [more inside]
posted by Nathanial Hörnblowér at 11:19 AM PST - 22 comments

What would happen to a suspect who was seriously injured while being arrested? Would they be treated in a regular hospital while under guard? [more inside]
posted by Bobby Bittman at 11:10 AM PST - 11 comments

A likely move to Grand Cayman, but how to get my pugs there? [more inside]
posted by bolognius maximus at 10:57 AM PST - 9 comments

I'm looking for a big beautiful coffee table book about birds, wetlands or nature or similar ...preferably with lots of pictures and less text. It's a gift. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by dahliachewswell at 10:43 AM PST - 11 comments

Will AT&T let you add an iPhone to a FamilyTalk plan, where the main phone is not an iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Amby72 at 10:39 AM PST - 6 comments

If given the choice to fly coach from Boston to Tokyo (Narita), which of the following airlines would you choose and why: Continental, Delta, American, JAL or ANA. FYI, i'm 300 pounds and 6'1. Legroom is a primary concern, but any tips appreciated. [more inside]
posted by quibx at 10:28 AM PST - 22 comments

Easiest way to send 5,000 hi-res images? Over the internet? Using hard drives and mailing them? [more inside]
posted by citystalk at 10:19 AM PST - 20 comments

What's the difference between Lexulous and Wordscraper?
posted by box at 10:14 AM PST - 7 comments

Has anyone ever played this word-guessing game? It's called Contact, and it's a little like Botticelli. I have some questions about gameplay, if anyone's played it and is pretty familiar with the rules.
posted by pipti at 9:54 AM PST - 15 comments

JUST started at one temp agency. Should I put it on my resume for the next one I apply at? [more inside]
posted by raygan at 9:46 AM PST - 6 comments

Does anyone know of a restaurant that serves Matzo Ball Soup in Buffalo, NY, now that Mastman's has closed? [more inside]
posted by Meep! Eek! at 9:46 AM PST - 4 comments

Is there a website where I could input known cellphone numbers and know what carriers they are registered with? [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn at 9:17 AM PST - 7 comments

I'm looking for a good book or two surveying the major topics in European history up through the unification of Germany and Italy in the late 1800s. Ideally, the book would have a level of detail similar to what would be covered in an AP European History class or a lower-division undergraduate European history course. Bonus points if the book has a good bibliography for further reading on specific events/time periods.
posted by philosophygeek at 9:12 AM PST - 9 comments

What is wrong with the electric and gas in my two-family house? Our bills are incredibly lopsided. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith at 9:09 AM PST - 14 comments

Staying at the Clermont Hotel in Atlanta this weekend - any firsthand info I should know? [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon at 9:05 AM PST - 21 comments

I'm heading to the Dominican Republic for a conference in Punta Cana, and spending another five days in the country for vacation. What should I (young woman, solo traveler, semi-adventurous) do with my extra time? [more inside]
posted by lindsey.nicole at 9:00 AM PST - 8 comments

I'm a neighborhood(s) in Brooklyn with: a) very fast, easy subway access to Columbus Circle, b) pretty good transport to the Village and to the rest of Manhattan in general, and c) great cheap food nearby. What am I?
posted by shivohum at 8:59 AM PST - 35 comments

Batch exporting / printing hundreds of emails? [more inside]
posted by uncle harold at 8:58 AM PST - 3 comments

A contract employer sent my 1099-MISC to my old address at which I haven't resided since Jan. 2007. Should I be concerned about possible identity theft/fraud? I already had a fraudulent charge to one of my credit cards shortly after my mail stopped forwarding. Also, are there any repercussions I can/should take against the employer (large state university)?
posted by conigs at 8:54 AM PST - 2 comments

How can I get my husband to shower more than twice a month? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:36 AM PST - 52 comments

DHS stopped an illegal shipment, what should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:36 AM PST - 34 comments

I'm British living in the UK but I get sent lots of US cheques in US$. Best way of minimising fees/costs for cashing them?
posted by humblepigeon at 8:34 AM PST - 2 comments

Where did flour come from? [more inside]
posted by allfortheBoss at 8:21 AM PST - 18 comments

Two music lovers traveling all of Route 66 from Chicago to LA. Help me build the perfect iPod soundtrack for every step of the way! [more inside]
posted by arniec at 8:21 AM PST - 19 comments

Top of my head hair is straighter than the under hair of my head, which is fairly curly. What can I do/use to help the top hair be curlier? Please save me from my 30 minute routine of blow drying and flat ironing.... [more inside]
posted by gwenlister at 8:11 AM PST - 11 comments

I'm from a South Asian culture and made the mistake of allowing my parents to start looking for a girl for me. How do I get out of this? [more inside]
posted by reenum at 8:10 AM PST - 16 comments

My garage has been a rat motel for the past year. Now that the rats are gone how do I clean it and make it usable again? [more inside]
posted by phixed at 8:00 AM PST - 3 comments

FontFilter: Find me a free version of this font, please! [more inside]
posted by combustibl at 7:34 AM PST - 1 comments

What is this bunny? [more inside]
posted by zackola at 7:28 AM PST - 8 comments

Hourly bonus programs- anyone have experience / advice? [more inside]
posted by GuffProof at 7:13 AM PST - 4 comments

Can anyone recommend a gastropub or similar near the Barbican in London for a celebratory meal on a weekday lunchtime? Possible problem - we may have a 6 month old baby with us. [more inside]
posted by handee at 7:07 AM PST - 6 comments

Let's say that traveler X would like to fly from city A to city B on American Airlines. The cost to fly from A to B is $500. X notices that a flight from A to C costs $300, and includes a layover in B. What, if any, are the negative consequences to X if he purchases the A to C itinerary, carries his bags on the flight, and leaves the airport after arriving at B, never to complete the B - C leg? [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias at 6:21 AM PST - 13 comments

What exactly does it mean for paint to be formulated "for metal substrates only"? Can I use it on wood? [more inside]
posted by torticat at 5:13 AM PST - 7 comments

Multi-Computer: How to deal with mailmerge differences between Office 2000 and 2003? [more inside]
posted by SirStan at 4:33 AM PST - 1 comments

I have a Motorola SX900 Talkabout FRS/GMRS radio. I need a compatible headset with a boom or throat microphone and push-to-talk, for somewhere in the $20 range. The slimmer the better, but I'll take pretty much anything. [more inside]
posted by Netzapper at 4:20 AM PST - 1 comments

I lived in the UK in 2008, I need to file a tax return. please walk me through it. [more inside]
posted by krautland at 4:09 AM PST - 9 comments

Does anyone else remember this toy, an electronic set of building blocks, or is it just in my faulty memory? Who was the manufacturer? What was the trade name? (How do I search for it on eBay? :) [more inside]
posted by aurelian at 2:42 AM PST - 8 comments

I made a website for my apartment to rent it out in short term let. Somebody has any idea what to add there or where to advertise this. Was thinking about facebook. Somebody has experience? Tried sublet.com but it isn't working very good so far. [more inside]
posted by simmzu at 1:08 AM PST - 7 comments

February 23
For the good of the Underdogs, does anyone know how to fix a bug in Warrick? [more inside]
posted by Lord_Pall at 11:01 PM PST - 10 comments

Can I use a song lyric/title as my business name? Or is it copyright protected? [more inside]
posted by jourman2 at 10:38 PM PST - 22 comments

How to make clever visualizations from Excel or CSV data? Any free, flexible information-graphic scripting software out there? [more inside]
posted by anthill at 10:17 PM PST - 10 comments

Who are the world's largest employers? [more inside]
posted by Popular Ethics at 9:58 PM PST - 21 comments

Does anyone know how I can make my own perfume applicators? [more inside]
posted by MsLgean at 9:19 PM PST - 10 comments

Neurologic Drug Filter: I've been reading for a while and am quite tired so I'm hoping my exhaustion is not resulting in my going on mefi and asking a totally stupid question. So here goes.... If the activation of domaminergic receptors result in the vasodilation of the blood vessels in places like the heart and kidneys, why is one of the clinical uses of dopamine shock and hypotension? I'm a little confused by this. It would seem if dopamine results in vasodilation, you would not want to give it to someone hypotensive or in shock. Any ideas?
posted by GlowWyrm at 8:35 PM PST - 7 comments

ThermodynamicsFilter: Assume I have a perfectly insulated room, a battery with a fixed amount of power, and an air-conditioning/heating unit..... [more inside]
posted by zachawry at 8:28 PM PST - 27 comments

Can you help me keep my bunny fed? He has head tilt and has trouble getting food. [more inside]
posted by Salmonberry at 8:21 PM PST - 8 comments

How can I organize my archive of awesomeness which has mostly pictures? [more inside]
posted by ooklala at 8:09 PM PST - 9 comments

Shady auto body shop in Toronto. Help me prepare myself... [more inside]
posted by reformedjerk at 8:08 PM PST - 3 comments

Can someone help me get started with recurring payments (receiving them, that is). I've got access to Miva Merchant. Will that help? I know Paypal can handle recurring payments, but I'm inclined to believe there are better and cheaper ways.
posted by bleeb at 7:55 PM PST - 3 comments

I set up a cam on my feeder in GA. It saves a pic every few minutes, and when I can, I post the interesting ones here so my folks back in MA can check them out. (It's a long winter for them.) I'm not exactly sure what this one is. I was guessing a female red-winged blackbird, but it doesn't match exactly to sample pics I find online and nothing in my field guide looks like a closer match. Can someone lend me their expertise? Thanks! - Tom
posted by thinds66 at 7:52 PM PST - 6 comments

I think it was PBS, a roundtable discussion about a hypothetical ticking timebomb and what each branch of society thought should be done. I believe there were 3 panels: law enforcement, attorneys, and politicians. I think the host was an African-American male. [more inside]
posted by tslugmo at 7:44 PM PST - 4 comments

I’m concerned that I may have inadvertently gone out on a date recently. Please advise. [more inside]
posted by willie11 at 7:33 PM PST - 35 comments

Looking for a modern (recently new) color laser all-in-one device. The device I had specced out seems to not be available any more - no one has it available for some odd reason. I need help picking another one, please! [more inside]
posted by GJSchaller at 7:31 PM PST - 2 comments

do you know how to get off spoke.com? [more inside]
posted by kewlio at 7:06 PM PST - 9 comments

What are the most insightful interpretative writings about carnival/carnaval and mardi gras? [more inside]
posted by umbú at 7:04 PM PST - 5 comments

Help us start to look for a house? [more inside]
posted by InsanePenguin at 6:57 PM PST - 13 comments

I'm taking a 3 day vacay to NYC. Help me make the best of it foodwise! [more inside]
posted by Heliochrome85 at 6:42 PM PST - 27 comments

Need portable, very quiet, printer. [more inside]
posted by mikeand1 at 6:39 PM PST - 5 comments

How do I find a good technical co-founder for my startup? (I am not the worthless ideas-only guy!) [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 6:36 PM PST - 8 comments

How do I stop resenting my brother's wife, stop mentally competing with her for the love and approval of my parents, and stop worrying about falling to the margins of my family? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 6:35 PM PST - 15 comments

How can I enjoy streaming radio at work without hogging bandwidth? [more inside]
posted by jaseaco at 6:25 PM PST - 11 comments

How can I find out ALL of the available Blackboard atXat (@X) template variables?! [more inside]
posted by EduTek at 5:52 PM PST - 4 comments

Is anyone aware of a widget and database like Crunchbase that I could use to display my own data on my web site? I'm looking for something where I could insert a tag onto the web page (or Wordpress post) to call data for that particular item from a database and display it in an intuitive format. The database could be accessible only by me, or could be a wiki. Does anyone have any leads? I've searched to no avail. Thanks!
posted by underdetermined at 5:40 PM PST - 2 comments

Single word that means "to sing the praises of", poss. Greek or Roman in origin. Thinking paean, or ode but not quite. [more inside]
posted by jchinique at 5:38 PM PST - 25 comments

In Jonathan Demme's Philadelphia, what is the aria that Tom Hanks is lip syncing in front of Denzel? He is also narrating what the aria is about. From the soundtrack information. It must be one of the following... [more inside]
posted by shortbooks at 5:23 PM PST - 4 comments

Mac and Acer monitor. Why do I occasionally see shadows? [more inside]
posted by megatherium at 4:40 PM PST - 5 comments

I am looking for a six digit number that would satisfy theses conditions: each digit is between 2 and 9 and the sum of each number exponement 6 yeild the very same number. Anyone ?
posted by selfsck at 4:24 PM PST - 10 comments

How important is the resume of an '08 college grad when it comes to getting into a good law school to attend in fall '10? [more inside]
posted by haveanicesummer at 4:23 PM PST - 14 comments

I would like to have my extracted wisdom teeth made into...something. [more inside]
posted by Morrigan at 4:03 PM PST - 25 comments

I am need of a concert poster. Specifically, I am looking for the 2003 Vans Warped Tour poster, either with no venue listed or from the Camden, NJ show. [more inside]
posted by Loto at 4:00 PM PST - 3 comments

I have sulfuric acid, de-ionized water, and basic lab equipment. Can I revive my crappy car battery? [more inside]
posted by scose at 3:47 PM PST - 18 comments

Buying a new Macbook: Should I get the Air? Or a regular Macbook, customized with a solid state HD? [more inside]
posted by Morpeth at 3:09 PM PST - 17 comments

Whose name do I use when writing a cover letter for a job? [more inside]
posted by crazylegs at 2:36 PM PST - 16 comments

iPhone or Blackberry Bold with specific uses... [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 2:17 PM PST - 9 comments

Can I use a WAP200 (Linksys, Wireless-G) to do Network Address Translation? [more inside]
posted by adipocere at 2:12 PM PST - 4 comments

I've been getting my hair highlighted by a rather inexperienced stylist for the last few months. I love the general color (a soft cool ash blonde) but I'ved got a few problems with it. Now I'm going someplace new with a more experienced colorist. I know what I want -- how do I tell them what I want? [more inside]
posted by katyjack at 2:04 PM PST - 7 comments

Almost two weeks ago I suddenly started having strange feelings of lightheadedness, abnormal difficultly concentrating, a lack of coordination (feeling as though I might fall over or run in to things), and visual issues (difficulty focusing on distant objects, seemingly less aware of my periphery - though there are no noticable gaps in my visual field). I've had these, albeit with decreasing frequency and severity, since that time. I'm often very fearful during these episodes (which can last 4-5 hours at a time, the dizziness/lightheadedness sometimes all day), fearing permanent brain damage and having extreme feelings of derealization. I've come to the conclusion that at least some of these symptoms are due to panic attacks. Does that explain it all though? [more inside]
posted by elektrotechnicus at 1:49 PM PST - 25 comments

Can you help out with some (easy) wordplay? [more inside]
posted by BorgLove at 1:44 PM PST - 30 comments

Help me get a good start on my lawn [more inside]
posted by drstein at 1:32 PM PST - 12 comments

Designing a COMPUTER CONTROLLED MILLING MACHINE, small, very precise, and specialized to one type of task. Help me understand the bits and drills that will do the actual carving of the metal. [more inside]
posted by StickyCarpet at 1:30 PM PST - 24 comments

I would like to teach one-on-one computer classes from home (over the Internet). What's the state-of-the-art re: live screen casting? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee at 1:23 PM PST - 13 comments

I have a story and I'm looking for an artist to collaborate for little to no money on a sci-fi comic book. I will pay for the actual production (it will be a limited run to accompany a record), so I have at least that to offer to the artist. Know of any websites/forums that help foster this labor-of-love type collaboration between media? [more inside]
posted by nosila at 1:23 PM PST - 5 comments

Convert a USB device to be wireless? [more inside]
posted by puloxor at 1:10 PM PST - 1 comments

In the early 80s, HBO aired a short TV series called "Whodunit?" and one of the 20 minute segments was about the Zodiac killer. It was done in an interesting fashion with a Monty Python-esque cutout design style..It was quite creepy. I cannot find this anywhere nor mentioned anywhere online. Does anybody have any information where I might find this? Or even information? I am just short of calling HBO. It is a segment that has haunted me since I watched it as a child and I kinda want to watch it again. If it matters they also did bits on Lizzie Borden and Richard Speck.
posted by snap_dragon at 1:03 PM PST - 18 comments

Hi, I am currently attempting Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra with some difficulty. What I'm really looking for is a chapter-by-chapter explanation of the book; the meanings, metaphors, and significance of the characters and events. Thanks in advance.
posted by FuckingAwesome at 12:53 PM PST - 5 comments

We've got an intern that doesn't appreciate his chance to work in our studio, but my boss just won't fire him! How long do I keep giving my boss reasons? [more inside]
posted by toekneebullard at 12:51 PM PST - 42 comments

My previous landlord never returned my security deposit ($1,650) last autumn. I live in Chicago. Do I get an attorney (and if so how do I choose one) or do I take it to small claims court myself? What are the pros/cons of either approach? [more inside]
posted by allisonrae at 12:29 PM PST - 12 comments

A good friend of mine just wrapped up a full length album. They are a trio with a little bit of live experience, but no real contacts. How should they go about promoting themselves, both to play in bars/clubs or for possible label representation?
posted by patientpatient at 12:28 PM PST - 8 comments

My Sailboat is in Santa Cruz harbor, I have been having issues with my marine head. Does anyone know someone I could have come out and look at it?
posted by Ekidnagrrl17 at 12:24 PM PST - 6 comments

My friend lost half his job (down to 20 hours a week from 40, and this is after a pay cut), and is about to lose his truck. I don't want his credit ruined. What are some options outside of getting it repossessed? [more inside]
posted by faunafrailty at 12:19 PM PST - 12 comments

[female hair product filter] I've been using John Frieda's Wind Down Relaxing Cream on my hair after I shower, whether I flat iron straight or leave it curly. I've been using it for like 7 years. I think it's been discontinued. What should I use instead? [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic at 12:02 PM PST - 6 comments

How can I avoid getting the flu? I have gotten spooked by a couple coworkers who got SICK from the flu, which they caught from their kids, and I am very intent on avoiding the same fate (trouble coming out of both ends). Short of covering myself in saranwrap and lysol, and then hiding in an ICBM silo, what do you suggest? [more inside]
posted by allen8219 at 11:56 AM PST - 21 comments

Help me think of prison-themed presents for a Down by Law screening party. [more inside]
posted by lunalaguna at 11:53 AM PST - 16 comments

What can I do with over-boiled sugar syrup? [more inside]
posted by miriam at 11:48 AM PST - 6 comments

What are the best guidebooks for exploring Stockholm, Berlin, and Amsterdam? [more inside]
posted by waltzing astronomers at 11:48 AM PST - 8 comments

Hi guys, I would like to make my way as a photographer, and I know making a supemotherlovin' website is essential. I have seen a lot of professional photographers using flash based websites and I see they are rather stylish but often slow (although I understand it is partially necessary for copyright protection). What I would like to ask is: what is the quickest/easiest way for me to make a professional looking website? [more inside]
posted by Saddo at 11:41 AM PST - 19 comments

How to persuade a local radio arts and music station that they should podcast? [more inside]
posted by frosty_hut at 11:22 AM PST - 12 comments

Anybody know where to get some paczkis by Fat Tuesday in D.C.? [more inside]
posted by General Malaise at 11:21 AM PST - 8 comments

What is it like to dream? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime at 11:16 AM PST - 85 comments

Diagnose my wifi difficulties, please! New DSL installation with intermittent, slow connectivity and occasional weird pings/notifications. [more inside]
posted by soviet sleepover at 11:13 AM PST - 5 comments

Where can I find DVD's of Benedek Fleigauf's films? [more inside]
posted by the luke parker fiasco at 10:55 AM PST - 2 comments

Need haircut recommendations in Portland or Beaverton, OR [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit at 10:48 AM PST - 8 comments

I need an accountant in Portland Maine as soon as possible. Pretty simple probably but I have some equipment deductions (photography equipment) and depreciation and stuff I can't really figure out. I need to get this done this week as my FAFSA for school is delayed while I'm dealing with it. [more inside]
posted by sully75 at 10:47 AM PST - 3 comments

I'm going to ask my girlfriend to marry me and I'm looking for an engagement ring - but I'd like something unique, hand made by an artist. It doesn't need a diamond or anything traditional. Its more important that it be an interesting object. Anyone know any neat jewelry artists?
posted by anonymous at 10:37 AM PST - 25 comments

The pesky Plesk favicon from hell won't leave me alone. If you're using vista and IE, can you spare a moment? [more inside]
posted by fontophilic at 10:34 AM PST - 9 comments

I'm trying to do all the wiring in my house in order to distribute data and voice connectivity to each of the locations to which Cat 5e is run. It's been a while since I've done wiring (last time was probably a college job maybe 15! years ago), and I've got a few questions about how to set this all up. Sorry for the length, but I wanted to be as clear as possible about my current set-up. [more inside]
posted by iknowizbirfmark at 10:30 AM PST - 11 comments

What are the best Marketing departments with the best career potential? After more than a decade with one employer, I feel like it may be time to stretch my wings and find some new challenges. I've largely built my current department, so in a way, it is limited by my own perspectives. I'd be looking for a place that's more sophisticated where I could be exposed to new techniques and tools that would allow me to grow faster than I can on my own. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 9:51 AM PST - 1 comments

Is it safe to bring my Nikon SLR to Cuba? The depressed economy, and presence of hucksters makes me think not... [more inside]
posted by SNACKeR at 9:49 AM PST - 16 comments

Our dog of six years is very loving and smart, but he's also overly protective and skiddish. What kind of problems will this create if my wife and I decide to have a baby? Has anyone had experience introducing newborns to over-protective pups? [more inside]
posted by bjork24 at 9:40 AM PST - 11 comments

NYCfilter: I work at the Flatiron (at 23rd and Broadway), and I'm looking for cheap (~$7), healthy (more veg, less fried) lunch places within five to ten blocks. Where would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco at 9:36 AM PST - 23 comments

How can I make my gmail "ding" when I get a new email? [more inside]
posted by pearlybob at 9:34 AM PST - 10 comments

I just got shocked while making coffee. In the 16 years I've had the machine it's never happened before. What's the deal? [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster at 9:30 AM PST - 18 comments

My neighbor has an eating disorder. How can I help? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee at 9:22 AM PST - 34 comments

Desperately seeking effective online learning resources that teach undergrads how to identify academic sources, and how to cite them correctly. These could be Web pages, .docs/.pdfs, tutorials, etc. Anything interactive is a bonus. [more inside]
posted by carter at 9:20 AM PST - 15 comments

Do any online budgeting tools exist that (a) allow manual entries and (b) don't require any access to my account information? [more inside]
posted by Raze2k at 8:23 AM PST - 6 comments

Help me distill these ten cities/regions into a giftable essence: Boston, Maui, San Francisco, New Orleans, NYC/Hoboken, Ann Arbor, Toronto, Outer Banks NC, Central PA (Dutch Country), Columbus OH. [more inside]
posted by librarianamy at 8:22 AM PST - 32 comments

Mystery grain. [more inside]
posted by Bezuhin at 8:22 AM PST - 10 comments

Can I put an aftermarket stereo in a new Nissan Frontier? [more inside]
posted by jeffderek at 8:14 AM PST - 8 comments

What's the best way for my dad to get access to my iTunes library? [more inside]
posted by kbanas at 7:31 AM PST - 6 comments

Help me trick out my old Mac for my preschooler. [more inside]
posted by mds35 at 7:23 AM PST - 11 comments

Booking a ticket on a low-cost European Airline (Atlas Blue) that "only takes European Credit Cards?" [more inside]
posted by jckll at 7:10 AM PST - 10 comments

I am going crazy trying to get a sighting of Comet Lulin, and I don't want to blow the best chance tonight! I live east of Rockville, MD, and there is a fair amount of light pollution in the area. I just got a 6" Dobsonian Telescope (Orion XT6), but know very little about finding my way around the sky. [more inside]
posted by RobotNinja at 6:49 AM PST - 7 comments

Can I (we) play the retail version of counter-strike: source on a local network (at work) where we don't have access to steam [more inside]
posted by StephenMeldalFoged at 6:41 AM PST - 8 comments

My inamorata works for a company that is, surprise surprise, experiencing economic difficulties. One area where they are hurting is web hosting. Their site is costing them about $600 a month, which is waaay out of line for their site: html with some Flash, nothing special, not even any video. It changes rarely. What I want to do is to take over maintaining this site and save them a bunch of money. [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 6:34 AM PST - 15 comments

Please help me identify the songs in this video and this video. Curiosity is killing me. I know the last one in the first video is a CSS remix of "Men's Needs" by The Cribs and I definitely recognize the solo intro from "Sweet Child O' Mine", but the rest are too distorted for me to figure out.
posted by whitedoor at 6:16 AM PST - 3 comments

Your recommendations: Historical novels about scientists [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 at 5:59 AM PST - 30 comments

Temp agency filter: I am a creative type in NYC, but it's not paying the bills right now. So I need to step outside my comfort zone. Are there any temp agencies that suit me? I have more details about myself inside. [more inside]
posted by helios410 at 5:24 AM PST - 4 comments

What story did I read in or around 5th grade? [more inside]
posted by DU at 5:10 AM PST - 13 comments

I just got laid off on Friday. I filed for unemployment benefits. The next step is to call the credit card companies and tell them I have no money for them this month and don't know when I can resume payments. Any suggestions how to go about this.
posted by hophead627 at 5:06 AM PST - 9 comments

I bought my wife a unibody aluminum 13" Macbook for Christmas. She loves the laptop a lot but only has an old fashioned clamshell briefcase style carrying case for laptops, which was designed for 8 pound, 15.4" screen lap monsters. Can anyone recommend a female specific purse/laptop bag that is stylish and designed specifically for the 13" Macbook, or a vendor of an assortment of different styles of such bags?
posted by thewalrus at 4:58 AM PST - 18 comments

[Statistics Filter]: What's the best way to calculate a meta-median? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo at 4:34 AM PST - 4 comments

I'm moving in with my girlfriend, her brother and his girlfriend. He's been diagnosed with OCD. How can I make the best of the situation? [more inside]
posted by simplesharps at 4:27 AM PST - 16 comments

Why do public bathrooms in France commonly not have toilet seats on their toilets?
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel at 3:48 AM PST - 7 comments

The research/datawonk job that I (mostly) love has fallen victim to the times and other hazards. Though I'm by no means wedded to this area, the Mr. and I have given it some thought and decided that this is not a good time (for personal or economic reasons, given family nearby and the difficult local housing market) to pick up stakes. Most of my instincts suggest that I really could make a go out of flying solo, at least for a while. This notion has been bolstered by an outpouring of positive comments and support from several community clients. However, I feel like I owe it to myself to at least consider what other options for "stable" employment might be out there that suit me. I have an upcoming interview for a job for a health care organization in the QI department. I'd like to hear from anyone in the hive mind who's gone this route. Given what I've shared above, what might I find fun, tedious, stressful, etc. about this line of work? What would the day-to-day work be like? What kinds of things should I ask about or look out for in my upcoming interview? (More specifics below the fold) [more inside]
posted by shelbaroo at 3:20 AM PST - 2 comments

I've decided to learn how to play the Autoharp, and am looking into purchasing one for the very first time. What's a good entry-level instrument? (Note: keep in mind that I'm an absolute beginner, and am looking at the lower end of the price range, since I'm just starting out.) Thank you in advance for your help, all!
posted by sarabeth at 3:00 AM PST - 8 comments

Two-part question about subtitles and DVD-to-AVI conversions: 1) How do I, using open-source software, "hard-burn" a subtitle file onto an AVI from a DVD source? 2) Even better, is there a video player that can load and display subtitle files to an avi format? What software & subtitle formatting should I be using? Extra points all around if your solutions handle Mandarin without encoding hitches. [more inside]
posted by saysthis at 12:16 AM PST - 6 comments

Solo tent-less camping - safety tips? [more inside]
posted by crazy finger at 12:02 AM PST - 19 comments

February 22
Hired to host and produce video content for a PR firm. How much should I ask to be paid? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 10:19 PM PST - 1 comments

My girlfriend can't get me to orgasm. Plenty of NSFWness inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 10:19 PM PST - 32 comments

Sometimes after I buy a shirt there's this sudden fold that happens along front placket. I can iron it, but it takes time and ends up not looking nice and just comes back anyway. What is likely causing this to happen? Is there any way for me to prevent it? Here's a picture.
posted by apetpsychic at 9:52 PM PST - 9 comments

Need a room in or around Takayama, Japan for April 14-15 - everything looks booked. Mefi, help! Are there any nearby cities? [more inside]
posted by olya at 9:34 PM PST - 5 comments

I want to find/download/buy the song "troubled angel" by Eighty Eighty Eight. [more inside]
posted by icarus at 9:25 PM PST - 1 comments

(Relationship Filter) What's a rational, fair, and non-dramatic way to deal with mixed signals from your significant other? [more inside]
posted by pecanpies at 9:07 PM PST - 17 comments

LandlordFilter: Who's got credit and criminal background checking service recommendations? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt at 9:04 PM PST - 6 comments

anyone know what this guitar is? [more inside]
posted by BrnP84 at 8:07 PM PST - 7 comments

How can I safely experiment sexually, like in a club or other group setting? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 7:51 PM PST - 12 comments

How can a former English major make a transition into the healthcare field? [more inside]
posted by sureshot at 7:32 PM PST - 7 comments

I want another pair of boots--versatile, hip but nothing too flashy or dressy. Low or no heel. Tough but feminine if you will. Mid calf. Black or brown. My place of residency has a fairly small selection of stores that sell shoes and boots, so I look online a lot, but can not seem to find anything!! [more inside]
posted by Rocket26 at 6:57 PM PST - 21 comments

I'm about to go to trial for a reckless driving charge in the state of Virginia. According to the cop who pulled me over, I was going 95 in a 65 mph zone. I'm very scared right now of what could happen to me. In VA, reckless driving counts as a Misdemeanor. [more inside]
posted by BettyBurnheart at 6:31 PM PST - 16 comments

Eggs. I love eggs. Every time I use eggs I wonder about food safety but not obcessively so... I think and then I do anyway. There are two things I always do with eggs and I am wondering if they are "magical thinking" routines. [more inside]
posted by maggieb at 5:48 PM PST - 25 comments

Bali, Thailand, or somewhere else for winter? [more inside]
posted by wilful at 5:42 PM PST - 16 comments

How would I go about renting a room for recreational purposes? [more inside]
posted by MrVisible at 5:37 PM PST - 8 comments

Nonlamephotopraphyfilter: What are some websites, books, and/or magazines that have some neat photos? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors at 5:30 PM PST - 18 comments

What should I include in a presentation about new internet technology and digital media in the classroom to a group of high school teachers? [more inside]
posted by davey_darling at 5:25 PM PST - 4 comments

Help my grandma lower her utility bill by installing a submeter for the downstairs tenants. [more inside]
posted by letahl at 4:49 PM PST - 10 comments

Is the bombastic theme music from the Inflatable Dancing Conan bit from Late Night with Conan O'Brien from anything? If so, where?
posted by Servo5678 at 4:37 PM PST - 1 comments

scrabble fight! ok, so we are having a dilemma. can you form the same word two times in one turn in the game of scrabble? more inside!! [more inside]
posted by slograffiti at 4:32 PM PST - 15 comments

I'm in Hong Kong for two more days and would like to bring back tasty tea (of any variety, especially green) that is difficult or impossible to find back in the States. Please give me your tea suggestions, bearing in mind the only Cantonese word I recognize is on an "Exit" sign, but I can find the usual tourist areas on the subway. Thanks!
posted by Napoleonic Terrier at 4:31 PM PST - 7 comments

I'm visiting a friend in Phoenix next weekend - what are some fun things to see and do? [more inside]
posted by beandip at 4:08 PM PST - 24 comments

Bike jerseys for tall people? [more inside]
posted by rachelpapers at 4:04 PM PST - 19 comments

Looking for the title/ author of a children's book about an old man who saves a Chinese village by turning into a dragon? [more inside]
posted by mrmarley at 3:57 PM PST - 3 comments

I want to get a medical mj card for my anxiety, but I'm too scared to go. It still doesn't feel safe. Anyone actually go to one of these "evaluations" that you see in ads on the weeklys? [more inside]
posted by 0217174 at 3:37 PM PST - 19 comments

How can I repair any broken files resulting from power loss during defragmentation? It seems that most file recovery applications want to move everything to a new disk, but this is not a good option for me because I don't have any other drives large enough. I was using iDefrag on my terabyte (My Book) external hard drive. It had gotten almost 21 hours in, and somehow the power cable got unplugged and the battery died. To make a long story short, iDefrag can't see the disk at all, Disk Utility sees the hard drive but not any of the data or the partition itself, and verify and repair are not selectable. [more inside]
posted by N2O1138 at 3:02 PM PST - 6 comments

Yashica T4/T4 Weatherproof: I've recently bought myself a Yashica T4 camera for my travels, but I'm now getting reverse cold feet, and think that maybe i should have splashed out a little more for the Weatherproof model/T5 with waist level scope. More inside! [more inside]
posted by ashaw at 2:43 PM PST - 4 comments

I would like to send a lovely designed HTML / CSS email to some design agencies as a CV / resume and portfolio sampler so I can ring them up before and after and chat to them about it in the vain hope that there are jobs out there in recessionland. 1. Where on 'tinternet to I go to find out how I can do this for free? 2. What should I look out for when designing said email? 3. Would it be better to send a PDF as an attachment to a plain 'covering letter' style email? Opinions and thoughts from the HiveMind welcome.
posted by gonzo_ID at 2:39 PM PST - 12 comments

I have nearly year old duck eggs. Are they safe to pickle? [more inside]
posted by jadepearl at 1:55 PM PST - 12 comments

Why does my coffee plant say "For decoration only. Not for consumption"? [more inside]
posted by jclovebrew at 1:51 PM PST - 12 comments

Where is the best "real Jamaican" place to eat on the 7 mile beach in Negril? [more inside]
posted by Andrea2880 at 1:29 PM PST - 1 comments

How much does your two-person household budget for food every month? [more inside]
posted by theantikitty at 1:04 PM PST - 67 comments

While searching for an old friend on Facebook, I found out that he had died a year ago, "unexpectedly at home." Usually that means something bad. What's an appropriate response given that amount of time? Should I follow-try to contact his wife, whom I never met?
posted by Xurando at 12:28 PM PST - 43 comments

I am preparing for my first business. Its a pedal-powered smoothie stand for my local farmers market. I'd like to allow customers to pedal their own smoothies while protecting myself from lawsuits (ex: customer sprains ankle while stepping off bike, or has a heart attack). [more inside]
posted by LC at 12:28 PM PST - 25 comments

Are there any good rock hunting beaches in the southern half of Lake Michigan? Or just pebbly beahces as compared to the sandy dune topography I'm familiar with? [more inside]
posted by readery at 12:18 PM PST - 7 comments

How can I morally justify spending money on luxuries while others lack necessities? Many reputable charities offer ways to save or vastly improve the lives of people in extreme poverty for small donations. What type of person am I if I spend $10 on a movie ticket, for example, that could be spent on mosquito netting to protect a poor child from malaria or to vaccinate dozens of children against measles? I don't see how giving a fixed percentage of my income, such as tithing, absolves me of further moral responsibility.
posted by espertus at 12:05 PM PST - 68 comments

Have a GE Interlogix StoreSafe dvr security system. What is this? [more inside]
posted by striker at 11:42 AM PST - 1 comments

Help me identify a song my grandmother with Alzheimers sings sometimes: "Where are you going Ronaldo? I go to Las Vegas"... [more inside]
posted by TimeTravelSpeed at 11:35 AM PST - 17 comments

Where can I buy large quantities of peanut oil in New York City? [more inside]
posted by soy_renfield at 11:26 AM PST - 5 comments

Having trouble getting promotional traction for new webservice, despite being an avid blog reader, possibly because of split audiences. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by UMDirector at 11:14 AM PST - 20 comments

I'm looking for a DOS-based CPU speed tester that I remember seeing years ago. It told you how your machine compared to various pre-measured setups. I don't remember how it presented the speed (MIPS, maybe?), but there was a large table of CPU types (386SX/25MHz, 486DX/50MHZ etc.) that it compared the measured result against. Anyone know of such a program? [more inside]
posted by lifeless at 10:36 AM PST - 3 comments

I'm heading from the US to Cairo, Egypt in September. A lot of the flights have a layover opportunity in their respective airline hub (Air France in Paris, British Airways in London, KLM Royal Dutch in Amsterdam, Iberia in Madrid). I've taken long layovers as an opportunity to get out and explore a new place, so I'd appreciate some advice on doing this. [more inside]
posted by waylaid at 10:13 AM PST - 7 comments

I need a hat for exercising outside in the sun, in Texas. [more inside]
posted by txvtchick at 10:00 AM PST - 15 comments

HeadphoneFilter: I keep breaking my headphones at the jack end -- suggestions? [more inside]
posted by lizbunny at 9:57 AM PST - 17 comments

Learn mind control for free. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb at 9:57 AM PST - 14 comments

[Apple II educational software AND encyclopedia filter] When computers came to our library/learning center when I was in elementary school (between 1983-1986), I was one of the first kids to get to play a library learning game during "learning center" time and was the first to finish two games. 1) What were the names of these games? 2) What encyclopedia was used? [more inside]
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:52 AM PST - 4 comments

Are there any Skype capable standalone videophone devices other than the ASUS AiGuru SV1? [more inside]
posted by inflatablekiwi at 9:35 AM PST - 0 comments

Out of State Teaching Certification: do I need to have it completed before I apply to teaching jobs that are out of state? [more inside]
posted by aetg at 9:28 AM PST - 2 comments

Anyone know of a way to merge two Google and Google Apps accounts? (Not talking about merging mail accounts--I'm talking about things like web history, iGoogle pages, Google Reader subscriptions, etc.) [more inside]
posted by LairBob at 9:15 AM PST - 1 comments

On the Fox Reality Channel, how much time passes between "tests and treatments" on the reality show Solitary v3.0? [more inside]
posted by Point n Click at 9:14 AM PST - 1 comments

[Embarrassingly-revealing-name-that-book Filter] Does anyone remember this historical-fiction shonen-ai manga from the early 90's? [more inside]
posted by mustard seeds at 8:50 AM PST - 4 comments

How can I quickly and easily increase the contrast on every page of a PDF? [more inside]
posted by Outis at 8:24 AM PST - 6 comments

Good examples of intercultural communications based on ideograms or common concepts? [more inside]
posted by Bio11 at 7:13 AM PST - 13 comments

MeFi Chef Brigade: Anyone out there know anything about cast sugar (sometimes called poured sugar or sugar glass)? I'm experimenting with some historical cast sugar recipes, but could use some advice..... [more inside]
posted by anastasiav at 6:45 AM PST - 10 comments

Are we obligated to rehire a household employee with schizophrenia? [more inside]
posted by KWittman at 6:42 AM PST - 32 comments

Is there a way to selectively disable the CD/DVD drive in my computer? [more inside]
posted by brandman at 5:50 AM PST - 8 comments

Does this book exist or did I imagine it? It was a book of fiction about a 20(30?)-something loser who's working on an obsessive (and as yet unpublished) encyclopedia of every arcade game ever made, or something similar... [more inside]
posted by twins named Lugubrious and Salubrious at 4:19 AM PST - 3 comments

Which videogames can be set to use autonomous bots so that the game will play independently by itself for an extended period of time? [more inside]
posted by fairmettle at 1:12 AM PST - 25 comments

How do I keep morale up and depression from setting in during a lengthy weight loss process? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 1:06 AM PST - 26 comments

[Relationship (or lack thereof) Filter] I'm a 21 year old chick, getting ready to graduate from college this May, and I've never been in a relationship. Worse yet, I've never been on a date, fooled around, or even kissed someone! I'm like Drew Barrymore in Never Been Kissed, only without Michael Vartan to save the day. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 1:06 AM PST - 31 comments

I had a fantastic idea, years ago, which Google has recently implemented (where I have not). They call it Mail Goggles. My idea was a safe to store your bottles in that would have a sort of Simon-type game built in, to unlock it. If you were too buzzed, no entry. [more inside]
posted by Gusy at 12:18 AM PST - 5 comments

FontFilter: I'm looking for a font similar to this one, except with non-loopy and straight horizontal strokes. I'd like it to look handwritten, and to be free to download. [more inside]
posted by clearly at 12:03 AM PST - 10 comments

February 21
Where in Vancouver, BC might I find a replacement power supply (I believe it's a Yamaha PA-6 adapter) for a PSR 740 keyboard?
posted by stray at 11:32 PM PST - 5 comments

Are "innocent" lies okay? [more inside]
posted by thatbrunette at 11:23 PM PST - 14 comments

My 18 lb whippett-terrier mix may have eaten up to 8 dark chocolate truffles. He's shaking some, but not vomiting. Can I take him to the vet in the AM, or should I wake the vet up *now.* It's past 1am on the east coast of the US now, where I am.
posted by littlerobothead at 10:16 PM PST - 21 comments

I'm looking for the name of a TV show that showed one surgery per episode. It came on in the late 90's. It was on Discovery, TLC, or a similar channel. The show was an hour long. I remember there being shows about knee replacement, breast reduction, and something laparoscopic. I thought it was called "The Surgery".
posted by gregr at 10:15 PM PST - 7 comments

Can you identify the artist responsible for this book cover? [more inside]
posted by symbebekos at 10:02 PM PST - 4 comments

Under Windows XP, is there a way to make the speed of the mouse pointer increase when you plugin a mouse, but decrease when you're just using the touchpad? Thanks!
posted by drleary at 9:31 PM PST - 6 comments

Rock Band or Guitar Hero for Xbox 360? Possibly mitigating factors inside. [more inside]
posted by gnomeloaf at 8:33 PM PST - 22 comments

We're two people working on a complex project, and we're sending each other sixty emails per day, everything from brainstorming to future ideas to testing notes to expense tracking. We're burning out fast, and need to shift planning and discussion to project management software (web-based, please). [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim at 8:24 PM PST - 13 comments

Hi all, I have recently become obsessed with origami, and I love the funkier side of the craft. Bright colors, geometric patterns, modular pieces. I have the basic folds down, but now I want to make and learn about really cool stuff. Do any of you have suggestions about the most interesting origami papers, websites, discussion groups, patterns, etc.? Or any other origami advice?
posted by tnygard at 8:21 PM PST - 11 comments

What kind of netbook should I get? [more inside]
posted by CwgrlUp at 7:05 PM PST - 20 comments

knownothingaboutmalebrain filter: Do straight males really sexualize things related to women's mouths? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 6:30 PM PST - 50 comments

Three of our lights have burned out, and it's about time I replaced them. Thing is, I have no idea where to start. [more inside]
posted by robcorr at 6:28 PM PST - 5 comments

I need a lawyer in Los Angeles to look over my gossip blog, can anyone recommend someone? I recently started running an anon gossip blog that covers my industry (not entertainment). I post blind items, things I "heard", etc. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 5:03 PM PST - 7 comments

I received an invitation to a wedding for me "and guest". I'm not seeing anyone. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by rwatson at 4:49 PM PST - 36 comments

Looking for a particular French poem about Aphrodite. [more inside]
posted by paduasoy at 4:18 PM PST - 4 comments

How can I migrate away from pbwiki before they do their "upgrade" in March? [more inside]
posted by dirtypants at 4:02 PM PST - 7 comments

Just how old is this bottle...? [more inside]
posted by twine42 at 3:57 PM PST - 4 comments

I just bought a pair of jeans that are almost perfect – except they have that "wrinkled cloth" effect around the front pockets. Is there any way to remove that without having to iron it every time?
posted by roger ackroyd at 3:36 PM PST - 10 comments

I've quite improbably wrangled an invite to an exclusive post-Oscar party tomorrow night. This is not my usual scene (big understatement). What's appropriate attire, and where can a petite but not skinny girl shop for such attire in LA? [more inside]
posted by alainabrowne at 3:25 PM PST - 6 comments

I'm looking for an OSX application, widget, or menubar item that will display a countdown to a date. [more inside]
posted by interrobang at 2:55 PM PST - 4 comments

Have you ever heard of an email getting "lost" in cyberspace and being delivered months later? [more inside]
posted by jildelicious at 2:51 PM PST - 41 comments

Philosophical question about relationships: Is 100% mutuality required? By which I mean: Boy wants to be with girl. Girl isn't so sure s/he wants to be with boy. Shouldn't boy then not want to be with girl since she doesn't want to be with him, i.e. doesn't appreciate him for what he is, doesn't love him the way he deserves to be loved? (Gender irrelevant here.) [more inside]
posted by goalie at 2:16 PM PST - 27 comments

How can I help a kid who won't help himself? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 2:02 PM PST - 21 comments

Anyone have any advice for coming to terms with a person you dislike marrying into the family? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 2:01 PM PST - 16 comments

SoulFilter: Any idea what this soul (perhaps jazz-rock) record is? It's track 20 of a compilation mix called 'Taste of White Chocolate'. Listen here
posted by bollockovnikov at 1:45 PM PST - 3 comments

My keyboard is substituting letters: a and q are switched, z and w, punctuation rearranged; It is not the keyboard hardware itself - tried with a different keyboard; I rebooted; I am at a loss for what else it could be: Sorry for weird punctuation:
posted by Jeanne at 1:39 PM PST - 4 comments

I'm looking for showtunes from recent Broadway and off-Broadway musicals. [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer at 1:34 PM PST - 25 comments

I found out I will be credited as a co-author on a white paper. [more inside]
posted by ttyn at 1:18 PM PST - 5 comments

I want to make some sandwich meats starting with roast beef and ending wherever my imagination takes me. I have a friend with a meat slicer, an oven, and an equal desire for cheap, awesome lunch sandwiches. Can you help us? [more inside]
posted by piedmont at 1:11 PM PST - 15 comments

Where's the perfect place for us to live in Madison, Wisconsin? We're planning this from afar, and having done that once before already, we're trying to go about it a little smarter this time. Reality checks welcome. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by mrmojoflying at 12:43 PM PST - 18 comments

What, if anything, does the oft-used-on-TV license plate 2FAN321 reference? [more inside]
posted by chudmonkey at 12:14 PM PST - 5 comments

I'm looking for examples where people invest work in projects that they know they will never live to partake in the outcome. [more inside]
posted by theefixedstars at 12:07 PM PST - 13 comments

Can I get treated for a sleep disorder without having a sleep study? The thought of going through one terrifies me. [more inside]
posted by desjardins at 12:04 PM PST - 18 comments

What are some tactics or tips to help me communicate effectively with an aggressive, negative person? [more inside]
posted by trunk muffins at 12:03 PM PST - 14 comments

I just got a job as a chef's apprentice, and I'm trying to collect scholarly culinary resources I can use to help me with my studies. So far my instructors have recommended The Professional Chef textbook put out by the Culinary Institute of the America and The Food Lover's Companion. Are there any other websites or books that are essential for would-be culinary professionals trying to learn a little more of culinary science, history, and cuisine classique? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger at 12:00 PM PST - 14 comments

Can I use iTunes music on my website if it is not for resale? If so, how do I get it on the website (it has to be in MP3 format). [more inside]
posted by junipero at 11:47 AM PST - 8 comments

How much do criss-crossing electromagnetic waves affect one another? [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker at 11:41 AM PST - 9 comments

What's the modern day equivalent of old school "line number" BASIC as a tool for young children to play and learn with? [more inside]
posted by majick at 11:32 AM PST - 42 comments

What is the fastest USB flash drive I can get my hands on?
posted by parttimeninja at 11:08 AM PST - 8 comments

How can I store DVDs for use in a media library and get the benefits of compression without losing the menu structure and special features? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream at 11:04 AM PST - 12 comments

By what process do air bubbles form in water? [more inside]
posted by metastability at 10:58 AM PST - 13 comments

I am wanting to move back to a major metro area from my current locale, about 10 hours drive. I've been living in relatively small town for about 3 years now. The job opportunities in my previous locale are much greater and I'm getting tired of swimming upstream. I'd prefer to have work there before moving but it's problematical applying long distance. What's the best way to apply for work in another town? [more inside]
posted by diode at 10:58 AM PST - 7 comments

Planning May '09 vacation to Panama City - please recommend a newer hotel - on the beach - in the mid-to-upper range price. I have not been in many years and need your help.
posted by pamspanda at 10:54 AM PST - 3 comments

I bought this Stratego Civil War edition (unfortunately not from amazon or I might have read the key review) and the pieces are critically flawed: they are essentially dominoes and will fall like them at the slightest nudge of the table. Anyone have any ideas on how to salvage the pieces or make my own? [more inside]
posted by who else at 10:28 AM PST - 15 comments

Help me find just the right book for a week spent rebuilding the Appalachian trail... [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley at 10:26 AM PST - 13 comments

Every time I close my browser (Firefox) Google signs me out. How can I stay signed in? It's very annoying. Googling has not returned an answer to the question.
posted by wsg at 10:18 AM PST - 25 comments

There was a Olympic slalom event that Bode Miller was competing in (can't remember if it was Torino or Salt Lake City) which was notable because he kept falling and missing gates; but instead of just quitting, he would hike back up a bit and try again - I remember that he missed more than one gate and hiked up - anyone know where a video of that is so I can watch it again?
posted by royalchinook at 9:55 AM PST - 1 comments

What are the true cardiovascular risks associated with eating a greasy meal? [more inside]
posted by hungrysquirrels at 9:39 AM PST - 18 comments

I have a whole bunch of Epson 1400 ink cartridges that expired on 01/2009. I'm looking to sell them, but before I do, I want to make sure that they are still good and will work.
posted by pakoothefakoo at 9:37 AM PST - 2 comments

French/English slang in "The Class" (Entre les murs):
What terms were they really using (in French) when the subtitles said "honky" and "skank"? [more inside]
posted by Rash at 9:15 AM PST - 7 comments

No power to a specific receptacle in the house. Changing the receptacle doesn't work. Now what? [more inside]
posted by bitteroldman at 9:12 AM PST - 12 comments

How do I convince my boss to get us an office and/or do more team building? [more inside]
posted by gchucky at 9:11 AM PST - 10 comments

Please help me create the greatest scavenger hunt in Amsterdam ever! [more inside]
posted by Unred at 9:05 AM PST - 5 comments

How can I figure out if my webhost is blocking Google indexing? A site I manage is listed on Google but any references to it are at least several weeks old. More info inside. [more inside]
posted by tropikal at 8:54 AM PST - 5 comments

Is there a playlist creator that will show what TIME a song will be played? [more inside]
posted by chocolate_butch at 8:39 AM PST - 1 comments

Can I find a 37" 16:9 TV that will in a 36" wide cubbyhole? [more inside]
posted by timeistight at 8:29 AM PST - 8 comments

Has anyone ever used a good Spanish text correction (not translation) service? I'd prefer to have my Spanish corrected by humans if possible, not software.
posted by Holly at 8:14 AM PST - 2 comments

I'd like to start an music blog, but don't want to irk musicians by sharing their music without their consent. Is there software out there that can quickly add some sort of sonic watermark to an mp3? [more inside]
posted by stokast at 8:13 AM PST - 10 comments

How can I get over this certain kind of "friends" anxiety? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:04 AM PST - 9 comments

Can I scratch or otherwise harm my teeth by occasionally polishing them with bicarb soda? [more inside]
posted by lottie at 2:32 AM PST - 9 comments

How Do I Get A Furniture Store To Pay Me? They offered me a $2000 refund if they didn't deliver furniture I ordered before an agreed upon date. They wrote a post-dated check to prove they would deliver or pay. But they didn't deliver, and the check bounced. [more inside]
posted by mhh5 at 2:21 AM PST - 12 comments

How do I fix my Peugeot 306 D boot central locking problem. The cars central locking unlocks and locks fine with the key. This used too also unlock the boot however the boot now no longer unlocks and the 1 key i have has never been able to turn in the bootlock effectively meaning my boot no longer opens.
posted by toocan at 1:43 AM PST - 5 comments

I am going to graduate soon with my BA in Linguistics. I am not planning to go to graduate school because of my department's issues and I'm quasi-singled out from the rat race. Other than being a translator, what can I possibly do? It seems that the very "underrated" field of studies called Linguistics (or any Liberal Arts stuffs) is an under-appreciated quality for a safe career.
posted by sanskrtam at 1:11 AM PST - 15 comments

What options do I have for what seems like a sudden acute bursitis attack in my right shoulder? I'm in Toronto and have an appointment for my first cortisone shot Tuesday (I may be able to successfully beg a shot on Monday), but I don't know if I can wait that long for my clinic to open again. It hurts a lot and I can't even sleep through the night. It's been getting worse since waking up Friday morning, not better. [more inside]
posted by maudlin at 12:51 AM PST - 6 comments

February 20
Tax preparer with experience helping self-employed folk, ideally in Portland, OR? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky at 11:55 PM PST - 2 comments

Is there a website or other source that lists graduate student placements across universities? [more inside]
posted by lionelhutz5 at 10:44 PM PST - 2 comments

When should you go to a doctor? I'm currently being prodded to go to the doctor for 'bronchitis,' after only a week of being sick, and only three days of coughing. [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet at 10:32 PM PST - 22 comments

How can I see how many fragments a file uses in Windows? [more inside]
posted by worldshift at 10:21 PM PST - 5 comments

What do we do with our dog, Sparky? We just got an 18 month old miniature poodle, about 15 lbs, not (yet) fixed. She is extremely timid: she came from a backyard breeder who didn't care for her well. She grew up with other dogs and an unknown amount of interaction with people (but we think not enough since she wasn't being groomed). We don't know much else about her past. Tonight we're faced with a difficult choice between a night of wailing or her fouling our bed... [more inside]
posted by jewzilla at 10:19 PM PST - 15 comments

What is the easiest way to make live loops using nothing but a laptop? [more inside]
posted by dcams at 9:11 PM PST - 3 comments

What's going in the opening joke of Ralph Bakshi's Coonskin? [more inside]
posted by sidr at 9:02 PM PST - 6 comments

In a week I'll be moving away and leaving behind the tiny law firm that I've worked at for the last several years. I would really like to purchase something for the office that will make my (soon-to-be-ex)co-workers' workdays a little brighter. However, I'm stumped about what would be an appropriate, and appreciated, gift. [more inside]
posted by Pomo at 8:49 PM PST - 9 comments

Help me find this site: it is a popular(?) blog with complete chronological integration with the author's twitter account and other social networks. The author MAY be some sort of PR guru or something. I remember so little about the site that googling proves to be unsuccessful. [more inside]
posted by jeffrygardner at 8:08 PM PST - 8 comments

Top Chef (this week's episode, the semi-final): At the judges table, Gail Simmons had a multisyllabic outburst of profanity that was bleeped. What did she say?
posted by imposster at 7:56 PM PST - 11 comments

How do I get my car back? It's still in my ex'es name. I've been giving her $$ for insurance and have been making the payments on it since 2003. I live across the country now and she ignores all my requests to do anything about transferring the title/policy, etc. [more inside]
posted by otis24 at 7:53 PM PST - 7 comments

Chinese vegetable translation question: In Chinese they're called "hair beans". What are they in English? My mum is reading a Chinese newspaper article on six foods people should eat more of. And there on the list is "hair beans".
posted by storybored at 7:26 PM PST - 15 comments

Can anyone identify this guitar? It's a Gretsch, obvs, but which one? [more inside]
posted by provocateur at 7:21 PM PST - 3 comments

Looking for health insurance. I'm off my parents' plan in a few months and confused/overwhelmed. [more inside]
posted by thewestinggame at 7:17 PM PST - 5 comments

My friend seems to think that he is essentially getting a free SUV under the new small business stimulus package. Help me understand this so i can 'splain it to him [more inside]
posted by Mr_Chips at 6:29 PM PST - 6 comments

How to write a brief email to a disrespectful parent who stole money to try to get it back? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 5:59 PM PST - 18 comments

I need to send an email blast for work through a list vendor and need help converting my original HTML email blast into an embedded HTML file. [more inside]
posted by Elminster24 at 5:56 PM PST - 3 comments

I have a problems connecting to my wireless network, on one computer only. Other networks work for this computer. Other computers work on this network. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack at 5:49 PM PST - 7 comments

I'm renting out my apartment for a week-long festival and staying with a former roommate for the week. I expect this arrangement to be lucrative for me and I want to share some of the wealth with former roommate. What's an appropriate amount to pay my temporary hosts? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 5:21 PM PST - 12 comments

Point me toward movies about birthdays, please. Bonus points for movies about turning 30 that don't involve Jennifer Garner. [more inside]
posted by Stacey at 4:27 PM PST - 16 comments

Do you have an "ecard" site you could recommend? You know--smart, edgy, slightly weird, funny, artful, PG to R rated,--not all Christian-y or sappy or cheesy or cutsie!
posted by tarantula at 4:06 PM PST - 18 comments

So every now and then a few seeds show up in the shake. Are these real, growable marijuana seeds? If I planted one, and gave it all the TLC yer supposta, would it grow? Or do you need to get your hands on some sort of special seed stock if you hope to raise a plant?
posted by It ain't over yet at 4:02 PM PST - 11 comments

A girl at work said "I 'just' love you, {my name}". What does adding the "just" word actually mean? [more inside]
posted by OneCrayon at 3:58 PM PST - 58 comments

Has anyone successfully had a cochlear implant covered when the insurance company says that it's excluded? [more inside]
posted by LittleMissCranky at 3:56 PM PST - 2 comments

Is there a nice way for me to run a report on an Excel spreadsheet and have that report e-mailed to me? I have a spreadsheet with dates of contracts expiring, I would like for it to shoot me an e-mail notifying me that I'm within 30 days of that contract expiring, that a new contract has been added and so on. [more inside]
posted by geoff. at 3:50 PM PST - 7 comments

We have a great opportunity to promote our fledgling video production company with a booth at a large concert. But we're not sure exactly what to do with it. [more inside]
posted by mhp at 3:42 PM PST - 6 comments

Are there any accepted "frequency of use" or level of use statistics for cannabis/marijuana? [more inside]
posted by feelinggood at 3:39 PM PST - 7 comments

Calling all bakers! On the look-out for fabulous, creative and complicated cake recipes. [more inside]
posted by nonmerci at 3:35 PM PST - 31 comments

How much would it cost to transport a medium sized dog to Canada from the Philippines? [more inside]
posted by Iax at 3:29 PM PST - 4 comments

Some basic suggestions for classroom management of a Grade 8 class? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety at 3:10 PM PST - 4 comments

Will a reasonably priced upgrade to my system substantially improve video encoding speed? n00b question continues below . . . [more inside]
posted by Crotalus at 3:06 PM PST - 10 comments

What sex is my kitchen tap? [more inside]
posted by domeheid at 3:05 PM PST - 9 comments

gmaps filter: what am i looking at? [more inside]
posted by sponge at 3:04 PM PST - 5 comments

A friend of mine owns a house in Phoenix proper. He wants to rent it for nearly his mortgage amount and purchase a bigger house in Scottsdale, intending to have his money in property investment as opposed to sitting in the bank. Help me give him facts that may support or prove inauspicious his idea... [more inside]
posted by blastrid at 2:52 PM PST - 9 comments

Trying to remember the name of Best Buy-like chain store from the late 80s early 90s. [more inside]
posted by drezdn at 2:46 PM PST - 22 comments

Is it practical to take Rail Europe from Paris at 1pm and spend an afternoon in Brussels, Belgium before taking a train that evening to our final destination, Amsterdam? [mi] [more inside]
posted by seinfeld at 2:32 PM PST - 11 comments

TaxFilter, specifically Department of Part-time Expatriate Freelance Taxation. A thorn in my side, inside. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog at 2:19 PM PST - 9 comments

Why would a PNG, sent as part of an email signature, look compressed and distorted and generally horrible when included again in the recipient´s reply? [more inside]
posted by dance at 1:59 PM PST - 5 comments

Where can I buy authentic German Weisswurst (or any other sausage that would go well with homemade soft pretzels) in Houston, TX? I live in the Museum District and will have access to a car after 6pm, but I'd prefer not to have to leave the loop.
posted by halogen at 1:43 PM PST - 8 comments

What are some great yoga classes in Montreal? [more inside]
posted by asuprenant at 1:31 PM PST - 4 comments

Do I need to report an accident to my insurance company within a certain time period to stay covered? [more inside]
posted by SammyIva at 12:52 PM PST - 16 comments

My boss swings from one conspiracy theory to another about our work and her/our future. What are some ways to force her to stop? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 12:51 PM PST - 17 comments

Upside down in our mortgage like so many others in our area. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 12:51 PM PST - 7 comments

What happens if you check into an inpatient psychiatric facility in Maryland/ Washington/ Virgina? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 12:51 PM PST - 15 comments

Unauthorized use of a personal photograph to promote a business. What to do if the business refuses to take it down and DMCA notices are too slooow? [more inside]
posted by bitter-girl.com at 12:45 PM PST - 14 comments

How should I choose and enjoy music for my workday? [more inside]
posted by davebush at 12:43 PM PST - 6 comments

When my Server 2003 desktop auto locks, the keyboard becomes unresponsive while the mouse continues to work. Anyone had a similar experience? No indicators in any of the logs. Running Dell 2950 and Avocent AMX KVM. [more inside]
posted by masher at 12:08 PM PST - 2 comments

How do I best encode the intended audience of a photograph inside a JPG file? [more inside]
posted by hoverboards don't work on water at 12:05 PM PST - 8 comments

The ban on prairie dogs as pets in the US was lifted on September 8, 2008, five days after my last question about them. Fantastic! Now where will I be able to get one in Massachusetts? [more inside]
posted by lizzicide at 11:13 AM PST - 7 comments

Is it too late to break up with my wife?! [more inside]
posted by kitkat09 at 10:40 AM PST - 50 comments

Seeking the best way to print a nicely-printed, bound version of a bunch of PDF pages. [more inside]
posted by dreamphone at 10:40 AM PST - 4 comments

Boss's Birthday meets Traveling Work Bag Essentials Filter: I need to give my boss something more than just a handful of zip-ties...help [more inside]
posted by Smarson at 10:25 AM PST - 10 comments

I would like to take a given RSS feed (e.g. MetaFilter's feed), and create a derivative feed containing only the items with YouTube links in the content, with the destination URLs changed to the YouTube links (rather than the source of those links). Does something like this already exist? If not, what's the simplest way to create it? I can write code if necessary, but would rather not if there's an alternative. [more inside]
posted by scottreynen at 9:43 AM PST - 6 comments

How do I go about telling my girlfriend I want to be a father? This makes me nervous, since I don't think she wants to be be a mother and life-goal conflicts like this are pretty big when talking about relationships. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 9:03 AM PST - 51 comments

Why does a healthy adult keep getting warts? How to prevent? How to cope? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 9:03 AM PST - 21 comments

I need to pet a cat. I live in London. Help. [more inside]
posted by lucia__is__dada at 9:03 AM PST - 12 comments

Is there a correlation between how painful/strong your menstrual cramps usually are and how painful/strong your labor contractions will be/were? [more inside]
posted by RingerChopChop at 8:54 AM PST - 15 comments

Need recommendations for the best two or three books on Google Analytics from both a programming perspective and a biz/marketing person's analysis perspective. [more inside]
posted by spicynuts at 8:40 AM PST - 4 comments

I recently bought an MSI Wind u100 160G 3 Cell netbook, and am very happy with the little thing. I used to have a mac, am familiar with windows, but am considering going the LINUX route. [more inside]
posted by maca at 8:23 AM PST - 12 comments

Art Lovers: Help me track down the identity of a painting I saw at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York). [more inside]
posted by TheOtherGuy at 8:07 AM PST - 8 comments

Is it legal for my employer to require us to stay through lunch when they deem necessary if they provide food? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 7:53 AM PST - 18 comments

Sauteed spinach snafu! (bubbling spinach and fishy smells!) What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by dm_nyc at 7:40 AM PST - 17 comments

I want to learn to become a great negotiator. What are some every day ways I can practice? [more inside]
posted by amfea at 7:39 AM PST - 10 comments

Many mayors are meeting with President Obama today. What is the criteria for being part of this select mayoral group? Population?
posted by josher71 at 7:31 AM PST - 11 comments

I'm a photographer, switching from iPhoto, to Lightroom. I only want one copy of my (original) photos. How can I make the switch, and clean my computer up, without deleting any photos/shoots accidentally? [more inside]
posted by hasna at 7:16 AM PST - 4 comments

My current scanner is causing banding and discoloration, and I need recommendations on finding a new scanner that suits my needs or help getting my old one to work right again. [more inside]
posted by shirobara at 7:12 AM PST - 4 comments

Illustrator CS3: How can I 'bend' an image around a sphere like this? I tried the steps here, but I cannot make the sphere invisible, so my shape is shown on a colored sphere. I don't want to see the sphere, just the perspective on the shape. Thanks.
posted by namith at 7:11 AM PST - 1 comments

Help my fiance look a little older for his interview! [more inside]
posted by farfaraway at 7:09 AM PST - 20 comments

One week off Cymbalta cold turkey. Will it get better, and how soon? [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 6:55 AM PST - 12 comments

Is it necessary to attach a filter to DSLR lenses to prevent scratching and damage to the lens? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott at 6:29 AM PST - 30 comments

Help me scale an image so that part of it is a specific size using Photoshop CS3. [more inside]
posted by featherboa at 6:18 AM PST - 3 comments

Are there any good examples of contemporary "classical"/art music featuring the diatonic blues harp? [more inside]
posted by No-sword at 6:12 AM PST - 4 comments

[MS SharePoint Filter] We have a SharePoint subsite that needs to be kinda disabled for a wee bit until our SP guy gets back from vacation and updates some workflows (yay management decision). Specifically, everyone with access needs to be set to Read Only and a message needs to be added to every page ("This site is unavailable because blah blah blah). [more inside]
posted by Ikazuchi at 5:51 AM PST - 9 comments

Is there any way to watch UNC basketball in the UK? [more inside]
posted by K.P. at 5:40 AM PST - 4 comments

What is (the deal with) metabolic typing? [more inside]
posted by Rudy Gerner at 4:55 AM PST - 7 comments

Is there an easier and less manual way to export your calendar, contacts, tasks and notes in Outlook? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver at 2:56 AM PST - 6 comments

How do I deal with my parents on limited resources without sending all of us into a fit? (likely to be TL;DR) [more inside]
posted by divabat at 1:32 AM PST - 13 comments

Is there any way to save this plant?? [more inside]
posted by I_love_the_rain at 12:34 AM PST - 6 comments

Can I use an unlocked Blackberry Pearl Flip on AT&T's service? [more inside]
posted by JTKestrel at 12:04 AM PST - 3 comments

February 19
Can I book a round-trip flight with different passengers on the initial and return flights? [more inside]
posted by Jon_Evil at 11:29 PM PST - 9 comments

Minor dilemma re getting rid of slightly smelly couch. [more inside]
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 11:16 PM PST - 14 comments

Learning to work effectively from home... [more inside]
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick at 11:16 PM PST - 13 comments

When sending resumes overseas, what does your contact info look like? [more inside]
posted by ElmerFishpaw at 11:04 PM PST - 14 comments

Would online storage sites (livedrive, adrive, humyo, JungleDisk) monitor uploaded content and delete illegal or pornographic files? Which site is most stable and likely to last long term? [more inside]
posted by Nickel at 10:31 PM PST - 7 comments

Reading groups/clubs in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by Kloryne at 10:04 PM PST - 7 comments

I want to shoot indoor hockey with a DSLR. What should I get for ~$1000-1500? I'm looking at Canon and Nikon. [more inside]
posted by Monday, stony Monday at 9:48 PM PST - 18 comments

I'm looking for books and/or movies that have a supernatural/fantasy aspect and are set in the era between the World Wars. [more inside]
posted by honeydew at 9:34 PM PST - 20 comments

Socotra. Djerba. Ascension. Recommend other remote, Africa-proximate getaways, please. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark at 9:18 PM PST - 5 comments

How can I get my laptop to respond to an external (USB) numeric keypad without activating? [more inside]
posted by Alabaster at 9:06 PM PST - 7 comments

What great children's books are there for little girls beginning kindergarten. Ramona the Pest is a book about a girl in Kindergarten and I like that one. [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh at 9:01 PM PST - 14 comments

I'm looking for a premium podcasting service. Here is what I need. I need to be able to upload MP3 files to a server which will allow me to manage about 20 different private URL podcasts for a small internship's classes. Ideally this service would have simple embed HTML code so we can add a player to web pages. Each private podcast will have 16-20 hours of content. [more inside]
posted by 4chrisd at 7:58 PM PST - 2 comments

I need fake tears for a photo shoot, but they have to stay put. how can I make some fake tears that, like the colors of the american flag, won't run?
posted by mcsweetie at 7:44 PM PST - 12 comments

Is there something wrong with this PS3 controller? Or possibly something wrong with the system? [more inside]
posted by TheArpenter at 7:22 PM PST - 7 comments

I'm ashamed to admit I've never read the graphic novel Watchmen. The movie is coming out in a few weeks and I have time to read the book BEFORE I see the movie. Should I read the novel first? [more inside]
posted by Acton at 7:07 PM PST - 52 comments

What vaccinations for US visitor to Bangalore? [more inside]
posted by blue_wardrobe at 7:05 PM PST - 9 comments

I have a new friend on my study abroad trip (we're both Americans) who likes hanging out with me and keeps asking to do things with me, but he always criticizes me. For example, I showed him some of my all-time favorite songs by a Danish band. He listens to it for 4 seconds and is like, "I don't like it. It's too conventional." I mean, I don't have a problem with him not liking the music; I just don't like how he had to label it, especially when I TOLD him they were my favorite songs. [more inside]
posted by starpoint at 6:42 PM PST - 47 comments

How do I let you know that I go by my middle name when all you have is a piece of paper to look at? [more inside]
posted by ralan at 6:32 PM PST - 39 comments

I applied for a scholarship in October, got my rejection in December. Now I get a letter telling me that my "name and social security number was inadvertently exposed to third parties." Can I sue? [more inside]
posted by Precision at 6:11 PM PST - 18 comments

What shops shouldn't I miss in Boston? I'm heading up there for a couple of days and would like to get some shopping done. I'm particularly interested in geeky items, technology, gear/bags, super cool bookstores, occult/alt lifestyles items, outdoor stuff, etc. I won't have a car, so anything must be within 6 blocks or so of a T station.
posted by arimathea at 5:47 PM PST - 17 comments

Can anyone recommend an RSS reader that can be configured to issue an audio alert when a feed updates with a new item?
posted by beagle at 5:46 PM PST - 7 comments

I'm a law student, and I might have the opportunity to work, on a volunteer basis, for a political development program in Kosovo this summer. Is there anything I should be worried about? [more inside]
posted by Grimble at 5:39 PM PST - 6 comments

What is the statute of limitations for tuition debt in Illinois? [more inside]
posted by bodgy at 5:22 PM PST - 9 comments

What moral-support gifts can I send a friend fighting for access to her daughter? [more inside]
posted by tabubilgirl at 4:57 PM PST - 4 comments

Buying a used Washer and Dryer on Craigslist: Thrify and Smart or Foolish and Regrettable? [more inside]
posted by lannanh at 4:36 PM PST - 21 comments

Which of these Java programs can i get rid of and why are they breeding like bunnies? [more inside]
posted by Black_Umbrella at 4:32 PM PST - 13 comments

I am looking for information and references to a toy that was available during the 1960s. It was an electrically heated hand powered plastic injection toy. [more inside]
posted by Drasher at 4:22 PM PST - 9 comments

How do I simultaneously save my personal and professional life in this time of grief over my father's two year anniversary? Is this grief even "real" so to speak, or an excuse to explain some other issue(s)? [more inside]
posted by fiasco at 3:59 PM PST - 13 comments

Should I get my PADI certification now in New Zealand or next month when I'm on vacation in Thailand? [more inside]
posted by Flying Squirrel at 3:56 PM PST - 13 comments

Next Tuesday is Faschnacht. Help us celebrate with your best doughnut recipe or tip. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan at 3:48 PM PST - 8 comments

Do I want a wide aspect Wacom tablet, or should I go with the standard one? [more inside]
posted by unreason at 3:24 PM PST - 14 comments

I'm about to widen my photographic and film interests and turn my hobby into something more professional. I've always wondered how photographers/artists are able to get into places such as prisons, military sites, 'secret' industrial buildings and other seemingly restricted areas etc to take authorized pictures. How do they do it? What's the trick?
posted by TokyoLight at 3:20 PM PST - 7 comments

How do I make Firefox go to a page that I choose if I type a bad URL? [more inside]
posted by farmersckn at 3:20 PM PST - 7 comments

What is the Oscar equivalent for horror films? [more inside]
posted by Jenna Roadman at 3:08 PM PST - 5 comments

Anybody have recommendations for good historical fiction/nonfiction books set in China or Southeast Asia? [more inside]
posted by ebeeb at 3:05 PM PST - 20 comments

I would like to invent and/or discover a cocktail recipe using as the key note chamomile tea or peppermint tea. In the course of discussing this idea I have heard a rumor of something once made somewhere in Boston with Strega and chamomile. Beyond its deliciousness, further details were lost to time. So, beyond that possible dead-end . . . any ideas?
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 3:05 PM PST - 11 comments

Trying to record a video card output (VGA/DVI) with this camera. What adapter do I need and how would you recommend setting it up? [more inside]
posted by siclik at 2:51 PM PST - 7 comments

I'm looking for fictional movies based primarily in rest homes. [more inside]
posted by (bb|[^b]{2}) at 2:25 PM PST - 27 comments

Theoretically, what would be the best way to game the ESPN 'Streak for the Cash' game? (Note: I do not actually want to do this) [more inside]
posted by rooftop secrets at 1:43 PM PST - 13 comments

I'm not sure if it was ever linked on Metafilter, but I remember running across a web site where bands could set up online streaming and downloading of their music, with multiple audio formats and multiple pricing options. There were also various visualizers built into the music players. Hive mind, who can help me track down the URL I've lost? It was a relatively recent find in my travels on the internets—possibly late 2008.
posted by emelenjr at 1:37 PM PST - 3 comments

New career path (Med school) in sights, past the deadline to apply/register for (Fall '09) undergrad programs that offer classes necessary for MCATs, any way to get into universities this late in the game? [more inside]
posted by Christ, what an asshole at 1:29 PM PST - 8 comments

I'm looking to create a graphic that shows where various worldwide events have occurred and need a tool to help me out... [more inside]
posted by loping at 1:09 PM PST - 4 comments

Considering a career path. Nursing school or surgical tech school? All your answers would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Chele66 at 12:40 PM PST - 9 comments

Is there a gallery like cssmania.com for web applications? Not marketing websites, web application UIs similar to this list from Jakob Nielsen? [more inside]
posted by jacobjacobs at 12:15 PM PST - 7 comments

Are there any contemporary musicians reviving the doo-wop / late 50s / early 60s soul sound? [more inside]
posted by gnutron at 12:10 PM PST - 28 comments

Is there a geographical reason the NBA's Western Conference has been so much better than the East? What's the deal? [more inside]
posted by ORthey at 12:06 PM PST - 37 comments

Freelancer needs to process large credit card transactions. [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist at 12:04 PM PST - 9 comments

Why are these two males acting funny with me? [more inside]
posted by InterestedInKnowing at 11:57 AM PST - 29 comments

I use Wordpress 2.7. How do I edit the RSS feed(s)? Please help me troubleshoot my situation ... [more inside]
posted by kmel at 11:57 AM PST - 8 comments

Stand-alone fantasy book recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Jaybo at 11:46 AM PST - 57 comments

My car is about to die, but I'm in jeopardy of losing my job very soon. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by PinkButterfly at 11:45 AM PST - 19 comments

What should we be doing now and over the next several months to keep our elderly vehicle in the best possible shape for a long, long trip? [more inside]
posted by Neofelis at 11:43 AM PST - 8 comments

How can I get the IN function to work in my SQL? [more inside]
posted by urbanwhaleshark at 11:32 AM PST - 12 comments

Can anyone recommend a technique, mental or physical, to keep myself from breaking out sobbing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 11:27 AM PST - 28 comments

Help me do crossword puzzles FAST. [more inside]
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 11:23 AM PST - 18 comments

Furnace out. Part not available for 2 weeks +. Weather's chilly. What would you do? [more inside]
posted by ecorrocio at 11:19 AM PST - 18 comments

A friend of mine needs Colorado songs. That is to say, she is looking for songs either (preferably) about Colorado or by Colorado bands. Yes, John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High" we know; also Bob Seger's "Get Out of Denver." Also thinking of The Fray and a few others; but does anybody know any songs about Colorado or Colorado places?
posted by koeselitz at 11:01 AM PST - 45 comments

My kombucha grew some mold... and then the mold went away. What happened? Is it safe to drink? [more inside]
posted by thebigdeadwaltz at 10:45 AM PST - 3 comments

How can I calm my itchy wisdom tooth sockets? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita at 10:36 AM PST - 10 comments

My hard drive is too big for your enclosure! My Thinkpad died. Fortunately, I think the hard drive is ok. I purchased a 2.5" external enclosure to try to recover the data from the 2.5" drive. It doesn't fit. What do I need? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by meantime at 10:31 AM PST - 12 comments

I filed my taxes online about two or three weeks ago, and completely forgot about a mutual fund I own. Or rather, I remembered it, but because I didn't take anything out of it or put anything into it, I didn't think anything of it. Of course, I forgot about the dividends. So, today I get my Form 1099-DIV from Goldman Sachs, and find that I received $71.04 in total ordinary dividends. What should I do? My taxes were filed electronically and I've already received my state refund. Should I just sit on it and if I'm questioned by the IRS, pay the $10 or whatever in extra taxes? Will I get fined a huge amount if I don't alert them now? If I do alert them, how would I go about doing that? Asking anonymously because I feel like an idiot.
posted by anonymous at 10:30 AM PST - 8 comments

Please help me brainstorm: how can technology be used to increase, otherwise augment,or lead to greater self-awareness in the real (non-virtual) world? I'm putting together a presentation around what I perceive to be a growing trend in Human Computer Interaction: systems that help us to become more self-aware, or at least help us to understand the hidden consequences of choices that were once invisible. I'm particularly interested in the area of personal health and wellness but I'm not parochial in this respect. [more inside]
posted by anelsewhere at 10:08 AM PST - 13 comments

Can I ask my doctor to increase my dosage of a prescribed antibiotic based on studies I've read? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 9:58 AM PST - 13 comments

Can I use a mooncup with an IUD (Mirena)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 9:51 AM PST - 10 comments

My fiance and I made the mistake of renting from a young friend of mine who just bought her first house here in London, Ontario, Canada. We have been here since November 1st with nothing but trouble - construction which pushed back our move-in date by two weeks and then continued for weeks afterwards, incredibly loud dogs (she has 3 dogs upstairs who are almost always in cages) not to mention domestic fights from upstairs. [more inside]
posted by DecemberRaine at 9:47 AM PST - 9 comments

Is it rational for me to become irritated when I see people with their windshield wipers on full speed when there is only a light drizzle? Does this irritate anyone else?
posted by ascetic at 9:38 AM PST - 61 comments

First let me say I'am ignorant when it comes to economics, but I'd like to have a better understand of it. With that in mind this clip makes sense to me but I also understand it flys in the face of everything held to be sensible about modern economics. Help me understand. Thanks.
posted by nola at 9:29 AM PST - 10 comments

I need outsourcing help. I want to produce about 500, short, non-plagiarized summaries consolidated from 3 copyrighted sources. Problem is, this project won't generate enough value to pay someone US minimum wage. How do I find someone overseas with good English writing skills who would be interested in doing this work? Are there particular countries I should be considering?
posted by sisquoc15 at 9:22 AM PST - 9 comments

Can I specify the order in an ORDER BY clause in a SQL Statement? If not then what is the best way of doing the following query? [more inside]
posted by xetere at 9:18 AM PST - 9 comments

Firstly, I am trying to find a good supplement to take in addition to daily whey protein shakes. I sometimes take a caffeine pill to help energize myself for my workout, but the effects seem to have diminished. About me: I am 26, in decent shape, but am still trying to loose a small gut. I am 5'10", 175 pounds. I already look thin, only i know i have a gut so i dont want to loose weight, just bodyfat- and replace it with 5-10 pounds of lean muscle. Can anyone recommend a specific routine + supplement? I am looking for a good FREE bodybuilding forum with active members and people who are interested in helping. Anyone have some good links?
posted by l2yangop at 8:53 AM PST - 12 comments

Does anyone know of a straightforward way to have a standalone networked hardrive that will play music and videos via any computer that connects to it? [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth at 8:48 AM PST - 10 comments

Why does smallpox vaccine need to be given via the percutaneous route?
posted by feathermeat at 8:45 AM PST - 2 comments

Staff member wants a new business PC with twin screens. Just tell me what to buy. [more inside]
posted by sydney54 at 8:34 AM PST - 12 comments

What should I be paid for writing an adventure for a rpg system? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:17 AM PST - 5 comments

Headed to New York City, and looking for toddler-geared stores and bike shops. [more inside]
posted by fijiwriter at 8:11 AM PST - 3 comments

Is it realistic for me to expect that I can pay off my student loans with a lab tech job? [more inside]
posted by pullayup at 8:06 AM PST - 14 comments

What software/equipment is available for viewing highly detailed digital images? [more inside]
posted by pixelnark at 7:31 AM PST - 9 comments

This evening, I'll be sitting around a conference table with my PhD committee, getting feedback on some of my writing. What's the best way to record the session on my Macbook? [more inside]
posted by terceiro at 7:16 AM PST - 10 comments

Camping spot near Savannah, GA that isn't populated by RVs? Looking to head out 2-3 hours north or south to find a primitive camp site with a group of 5 friends. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by apipameme at 6:21 AM PST - 13 comments

What did you expect going into your major, and what did you get? [more inside]
posted by Bleusman at 6:07 AM PST - 42 comments

What are the best video compression settings (codec, bitrate etc.) for ripping DVDs (that I own)? These files will sit on a NAS and be streamed over a wireless G network for viewing on a standard definition TV with XBMC. [more inside]
posted by Otis at 5:37 AM PST - 10 comments

Where should I start - a chiropractor, a sports massage, an orthopedist, acupuncture or what? [more inside]
posted by bunnycup at 5:32 AM PST - 11 comments

I am the bookmobile librarian for a small rural system in WNC. In April I will be participating in a festival for children and would like to give them each a book. [more inside]
posted by haikuku at 5:25 AM PST - 10 comments

what does terminal velocity feel like? [more inside]
posted by compound eye at 5:07 AM PST - 23 comments

Would a cat pee on our stuff because the music is too loud? [more inside]
posted by goethean at 4:42 AM PST - 17 comments

what are the fat round things sometimes found inline on various types of electronic cords? [more inside]
posted by karl88 at 3:22 AM PST - 13 comments

What is meant by the term "Organic Profit"?
posted by rongorongo at 3:20 AM PST - 5 comments

Your favourite 'Back' and 'Return' songs. Music fans - hit me! [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy at 1:14 AM PST - 49 comments

Which netbook should I buy for my non-tech-savvy mother? The MSI Wind U120, or the Eee PC 1000HE? [more inside]
posted by mahoganyslide at 12:09 AM PST - 26 comments

February 18
How to negotiate for flexible hours at the interview? [more inside]
posted by so much modern time at 11:52 PM PST - 6 comments

Hotel in Algiers: Sheraton or St. George? Or something else? [more inside]
posted by nazca at 11:07 PM PST - 0 comments

I am looking for conversational topics/ questions that are relatively easy to answer, on topics that aren't too personal...help me come up with some! [more inside]
posted by gilsonal at 11:01 PM PST - 32 comments

Wondering if anyone's familiar with a packaged seven-minute type frosting that I used to be able to find until a few years ago. It came in a pouch and you whipped it with hot water in an electric mixer. The frosting was the marshmallow type you would put on an angel food cake. Availability in Alberta, Canada would be helpful too.
posted by albertagirl at 10:19 PM PST - 7 comments

Name Some Names: Successful drug users... [more inside]
posted by FusiveResonance at 9:49 PM PST - 73 comments

The company I work for is behaving very strangely. Am I being paranoid, or should I start looking for a new job? (Posted anonymously for job security reasons.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 9:19 PM PST - 18 comments

Today I bought a Dell laptop with Vista Home Premium. I want to make a full disk image before I start changing partitions and other things. Booting to my Ghost 2003 cd seems to go well at first. The computer asks me to press any key to boot from the cd. I do. It brings up the menu for driver support. I select 4 for USB 2.0 support. It proceeds and comes to an a: prompt. Here I usually type "c:" (for some reason my other laptop sees the cd as c:), but when I do here it says "invalid drive specification". I tried all drive letters. A: and B: have boot files but no directories so I know they're not the cd. I need to get into cd's \Support directory so I can launch ghost.exe Thanks for your help.
posted by atm at 9:08 PM PST - 12 comments

I'm about to buy a small Meade telescope used. It has that gee whiz motoring/pointing/slewing technology. What kinds of things should/can I test in a couple minutes just to verify that it's mostly working? [more inside]
posted by intermod at 8:36 PM PST - 6 comments

Many moons ago, when I was naive and young, I left an embarrassing trail of incriminating Usenet posts. I had Google remove them from their archive but, forward a few years, they're back! How can I get them deleted for good? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:18 PM PST - 15 comments

How can I tag my large collection of video files for easy searching? [more inside]
posted by peanut_mcgillicuty at 8:15 PM PST - 4 comments

There is a Greek word which describes a preference for voyeurism over participation in sexual activities. What is it? (It may involve small boys.)
posted by Tufa at 7:44 PM PST - 4 comments

On average. How long does it take a first class letter to reach its destination in Sweden. [more inside]
posted by hipersons at 7:40 PM PST - 4 comments

Recently I discovered that I really love Zeph and Azeem's Rise Up after listing to it almost daily. Can you please recommend something similar?
posted by Issithe at 7:34 PM PST - 5 comments

My boyfriend is very much into photography. I would love to be the subject of one of his photo shoots. What advice can you give a plus sized gal about pose, lighting, clothes, etc? (Slightly NSFW link inside) [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 7:24 PM PST - 21 comments

Xbox 360: should I get a hard drive for it? [more inside]
posted by wastelands at 7:19 PM PST - 14 comments

I want to see more movies that feature a storyteller, similar to movies I've seen recently like "The Man From Earth" and "The Wild Blue Yonder"... Know of some? [more inside]
posted by smitt at 7:12 PM PST - 23 comments

Looking for a printer that will work with Windows (Vista), OS X and Linux. [more inside]
posted by northernsoul at 7:11 PM PST - 9 comments

I'm getting married this summer, and my partner and I are looking at the west coast of Vancouver for our honeymoon. We've found Tofino and specifically La Picola cabin and I'm looking for any information folks might have about the cabin; good, bad, indifferent, any. (I read the other asks about Tofino, but none of them had as much detail as I'm looking for) [more inside]
posted by dolface at 7:10 PM PST - 6 comments

This is probably the dumbest question ever and yet, I am unable to figure it out. How do I all my emails that go to my comcast account to automatically go to my hotmail account? [more inside]
posted by yodelingisfun at 7:00 PM PST - 5 comments

Odd electrical behavior in my bathroom? [more inside]
posted by silsurf at 6:39 PM PST - 16 comments

How can I aggregate content from government and NGO websites which update regularly yet don't offer RSS feeds? [more inside]
posted by [ixia] at 6:33 PM PST - 2 comments

Hi, I need a Netbeans guru to help me turn off an automated feature [more inside]
posted by Raichle at 6:33 PM PST - 3 comments

I started a new job this week and my new (female) boss is very reserved, very aloof and, well, cold. What’s my cue here? How do I (also female) interact with her and what faux pas should I avoid? [more inside]
posted by kitcat at 6:19 PM PST - 15 comments

Help me identify this old water ski! Pictures are here and here. [more inside]
posted by HonorShadow at 6:19 PM PST - 3 comments

Facebook "Causes": How do I know a donation is actually going to the specified charity? And is any extra cut taken out of it (as opposed to a direct donation)? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie at 6:11 PM PST - 5 comments

How do I connect with a half-sister who is only six years old? Details of our estrangement and additional background inside. [more inside]
posted by snapped at 6:00 PM PST - 24 comments

I've seen a quotation running around recently, attributed to Bill Gates: "Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight." Did he really say that? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin at 4:56 PM PST - 17 comments

PlanMyRoadtrip Filter: Driving from St. Louis, MO to Brownsville, TX in 3 days. What should we do along the way? [more inside]
posted by lockestockbarrel at 4:40 PM PST - 8 comments

Why does French suck? [more inside]
posted by malapropist at 4:38 PM PST - 69 comments

What, if anything, do you bring to a funeral? [more inside]
posted by Laen at 4:13 PM PST - 13 comments

I'm a junior considering getting an M.Phil at Oxford or Cambridge before going to law school. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by JamesJD at 4:02 PM PST - 8 comments

Northern VA couple out of town for 10 days and no idea what to do with the dogs. Do any folks in NoVA have experience with Boarding their pets around here? Any general suggestions on what to look for (or look out for) in a kennel?
posted by Lord Widebottom at 4:02 PM PST - 6 comments

I'm looking for a resort in Tahoe that has both (a) good beginner snowboarding trails and (b) snowshoe trails. Nice to haves: group snowshoe outings and snowshoe rentals.
posted by benzenedream at 4:01 PM PST - 5 comments

Does light (like heat) seep and weaken? [more inside]
posted by Pennyblack at 3:42 PM PST - 5 comments

Staying at Red Lion Hotel downtown Seattle but don't want to pay outrageous hotel parking fee ($30 a night!). Does anyone know somewhere else within a reasonable distance where I can park for cheap? I've got strong legs and some patience.
posted by ninefour at 3:25 PM PST - 11 comments

I have two "significant events" upcoming for my son; he will turn 18 in mid-March and graduate from high school in May. Looking for great gift ideas that will stand the test of time. [more inside]
posted by SweetTeaAndABiscuit at 3:09 PM PST - 53 comments

We finally switched to Mac. Is there a store in Toronto where my girlfriend and I can sell our old PCs? [more inside]
posted by Beardman at 2:53 PM PST - 16 comments

I'm based in Scotland, and looking for clever ways to raise more money for a charity music show I am putting on. A decent number of people should be coming (100?) but not sure how many of them will donate before the night, I'd like to have a few things on the night to make sure I get around everyone to give them the chance to help, especially as I am not doing something super-challenging like running a marathon or skydiving etc. so am in no physical danger. At the moment the biggest danger is being dressed like a pirate singing backstreet boys songs (crazy voters!) [more inside]
posted by equality7-2521 at 2:52 PM PST - 4 comments

Have there been any recent studies of the long-term effect of 1980s gifted education on kids who are now in their 30s and 40s [more inside]
posted by Kirklander at 2:22 PM PST - 75 comments

Is it acceptable to use somebody's feelings for you in order to 'respec' them so they can attract other women? [more inside]
posted by Sova at 2:07 PM PST - 43 comments

I'd like to start making robots and tinkering with microcontrollers. Where do I start, and what do I need? [more inside]
posted by Simon Barclay at 1:45 PM PST - 14 comments

What makes more sense when trying to deal with feelings of irritation and jealousy towards someone who just so happens to be your roommate - coldness and avoidance, or cultivating a veneer of warmth? [more inside]
posted by afabulousbeing at 1:43 PM PST - 23 comments

Ramblin' up from Georgia to Vermont from March 26-28 with a new wife, two cats, and minimal luggage. So this is a two-pronged question: first, what do you recommend as a nice scenic fun route with minimal leave-the-car requirements, and second, how do you deal with two cats in one car for three days? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd at 1:38 PM PST - 12 comments

How do I best manage my time in order to work on different areas of my life? [more inside]
posted by PFL at 1:37 PM PST - 5 comments

How do I get stale cigarette smoke out of my apartment? [more inside]
posted by jdruk at 1:30 PM PST - 15 comments

What's the best way, once I tell a client I'm done with her, to protect myself from claims of unauthorized access or sabotage on the systems I configured for her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 1:27 PM PST - 7 comments

I could use some help figuring out how to phrase a request that my boyfriend give his bedding a spin in the laundry. We're pretty newly minted, and I understand the need for tact here, but I am blanking on the best way to say this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 1:26 PM PST - 53 comments

Can anyone find me some Texas mountain laurel perfume? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake at 1:18 PM PST - 1 comments

I need to setup a real time chatroom service for a private members only web forum. My first instinct is IRC. I've used IRC in the past, but am no expert. I need a service which will scale to a few hundred users and allow me to limit who can join by username. I know for IRC I will need to setup a bot to keep the channel operational at all times and I also know this is not easy. So im also thinking about just installing a chat script on my own server. What are the advantages of IRC and which option do you think suits my requirements best?
posted by Kai2 at 12:48 PM PST - 4 comments

Please share your cold recipes for salads, succotashes, and soups featuring lentils, split peas, and other legumes. [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta at 12:36 PM PST - 11 comments

It's time for the wife's new IUD. She's terrified of the pain, so what to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 12:19 PM PST - 61 comments

Looking for an online music database, music search engine which would allow me to filter musical acts by genre and their country of origin (Canada, specifically). Is there a site out there like AllMusic or Last.fm offering this? I've looked in vain for filtering of this sort from these and other musical databases. [more inside]
posted by concourse at 12:17 PM PST - 3 comments

PhoneNetworkFilter: Help me find government reports (or any official-ish industry reports) that give statistics for the failure rates of various phone systems under various conditions in the USA. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac at 12:09 PM PST - 1 comments

How do I know if my mortgage is owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac? The recently announced mortgage relief plan will help homeowners living on properties where the market value has dropped below the principal owed. Is there a possibility that I will be elegible to receive help when my current loan is with GMAC Mortgage?
posted by alasdefuego at 12:08 PM PST - 3 comments

I'm doing iPhone development on a PowerPC Mac. How do I get code signing to work properly so that I can build to my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Herschel at 12:00 PM PST - 4 comments

Would I face Fastlane/EZpass violation(s)? What should/could I do? [more inside]
posted by MD06 at 11:56 AM PST - 12 comments

Looking for reliable, cheap towncar/taxi/vehicle-for-hire to get from Orlando International to the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. [more inside]
posted by Lizc at 11:36 AM PST - 3 comments

Help me come up with better models!! (re: essays and argumentation) [more inside]
posted by puckish at 11:34 AM PST - 7 comments

Looking for suggestions for alternatives to NING. Something a little more powerful. [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse at 11:22 AM PST - 2 comments

I am having difficulty disengaging myself from a contract with a corporate linen company. [more inside]
posted by thehmmhmm at 11:09 AM PST - 11 comments

How do I export video from a game on the original half life engine? [more inside]
posted by orville sash at 11:08 AM PST - 2 comments

Help my partner and me find a place to take a well-deserved vacation in mid-March. We have a budget of about $1500 including flights. We are looking for something near a beach where it's warm, within flying distance of New York City but preferable outside the US. Something more upscale than a straw hut in Dominica but less pre-determined than an all-inclusive resort in Antigua. Bonus points for ecotourism and cultural memorability.
posted by billtron at 10:58 AM PST - 12 comments

What's your favourite place in Paris to idle time away ordering cafe cremes and working through a giant book? Chill and economical is the combination for which I seek. I'm up in Montmartre, but don't mind hitting the metro for somewhere rad.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot at 10:57 AM PST - 4 comments

Help me transition to a healthy, low fat/low calorie breakfast that is more "salty" than "sweet"... [more inside]
posted by mingodingo at 10:53 AM PST - 43 comments

I've been very depressed for my entire life and have decided that it's time for another ride on the therapy train. My previous trips were rather unpleasant, so I'm hoping for recommendations for a doctor in NYC and some general advice. [more inside]
posted by wrinkle at 10:51 AM PST - 7 comments

Most scoopable cat litter has a fragrance added. Normally we hunt for unscented litter, since the scents linger on my cat and he smells like air freshener. We accidentally bought a 40 pound tub of super scented litter. Is there any way to make it less aromatic or remove the smell from the cat?
posted by 26.2 at 10:46 AM PST - 9 comments

Streaming music from laptop to xbox, sans TV: possible? [more inside]
posted by craven_morhead at 10:45 AM PST - 5 comments

How difficult is it to get tickets for Oprah? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade at 10:44 AM PST - 5 comments

Best way to study Mandarin at home, when I can spare 4 hours a day for 2 ½ months? [more inside]
posted by CruiseSavvy at 10:36 AM PST - 15 comments

We're considering purchasing a home by ourselves, without using a buyer's agent. General pros/cons? And if it's possible to save on commissions by doing this, how should we introduce that idea into the process? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph at 10:18 AM PST - 19 comments

How will the COBRA subsidy in the stimulus package work? [more inside]
posted by lunasol at 10:11 AM PST - 5 comments

Is there a site that offers an RSS feed (or something similar) of new book releases? [more inside]
posted by batcrazy at 10:07 AM PST - 7 comments

Recommended Oscar live blogs, twitter etc? [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 10:01 AM PST - 10 comments

I'm part of a group of about 70 people (at a company of tens of thousands) spread across the country and we're having a hard time communicating, especially casually. Anyone have any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Tilon at 9:37 AM PST - 18 comments

What sorts of science-y work are available for a non-professional? [more inside]
posted by lholladay at 9:22 AM PST - 16 comments

Severence package in the current economy? [more inside]
posted by SoftSummerBreeze at 9:18 AM PST - 9 comments

What is the preferred order of comments in a blog? Oldest on top, or newest on top? [more inside]
posted by kk at 9:18 AM PST - 24 comments

I'm looking for good, sturdy, eco-friendly shipping options for soft goods - mostly clothing. Something that won't fall apart or soak through before the customer receives their item, but also something that won't sit in a landfill for 400+ years. [more inside]
posted by Muffy at 9:04 AM PST - 12 comments

How to get typed up stuff in Urdu with our English keyboards? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God at 8:56 AM PST - 2 comments

Um, my Jeep is full of water. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek at 8:53 AM PST - 17 comments

Does anyone still use Words into Type? [more inside]
posted by scratch at 8:53 AM PST - 6 comments

I have a 22" external monitor that I want to mount on a wall near my computer desk and display information on it for me to read across the room. How can I do this? Using OSX on an iMac. [more inside]
posted by DMan at 8:29 AM PST - 7 comments

Weekend getaway in May in the South? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy at 8:23 AM PST - 14 comments

I have a lot of Cat6 cable we need to donate or recycle--a bunch of partial boxes and some bags of random lengths. Ideally, it needs to be somewhere in the Centennial/Aurora/Littleton area. Anyone know of a good place to do so?
posted by everichon at 8:19 AM PST - 3 comments

How can I change the icons in the title bar for OpenOffice's Writer, Calc, and Presentation? [more inside]
posted by theichibun at 7:52 AM PST - 1 comments

How should I approach my professors for recommendation/reference letters for a job that doesn't yet exist? [more inside]
posted by ElectricBlue at 7:43 AM PST - 7 comments

Stimulus package filter. When the money starts filtering down to the state and local authorities that will use the billions to get various projects started, what kind of guarantees are there that new jobs will go to people that need them? [more inside]
posted by 543DoublePlay at 7:42 AM PST - 15 comments

Throwing a party, where can I get a foam machine? Hosting a party on Friday in the Philadelphia area. Cant seem to find a place to get a foam machine (either online or brick and mortar). Any recommendations/suggestions?
posted by Blandanomics at 7:14 AM PST - 2 comments

What do you wish you had done to your new house before you moved in? [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding at 7:04 AM PST - 52 comments

A house I'm considering buying has asbestos siding and possibly asbestos ceiling tiles as well. What are the real dangers, and what considerations I should take into account in making my decision? [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic at 6:36 AM PST - 19 comments

Looking for a good, and hopefully affordable, photography class or workshop in Washington, DC. [more inside]
posted by metamush at 6:25 AM PST - 5 comments

Why are we so focused on the construction of new homes? [more inside]
posted by nax at 6:07 AM PST - 16 comments

What is wrong with me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 5:57 AM PST - 32 comments

What to do with £5,000 in the next year? [more inside]
posted by like_neon at 3:20 AM PST - 12 comments

Where can I find an inexpensive set of bed sheets and pillows in Brisbane? [more inside]
posted by Dasein at 2:22 AM PST - 8 comments

I will be returning briefly to the US after 6 months abroad and I would like to partake in some of that wonderful US healthcare before I head back abroad. I have a couple of questions. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp at 1:40 AM PST - 13 comments

I want to get married. Is there a European Las Vegas? [more inside]
posted by creasy boy at 12:45 AM PST - 8 comments

February 17
I'm wondering if anyone who has experiencing teaching small groups has any advice on how I can better read my audience. [more inside]
posted by Proginoskes at 10:06 PM PST - 14 comments

What is the brain chemistry involved in reading a good book? What areas of the brain are stimulated? What chemicals experience an uptick? Is there a particular combination unique to reading for pleasure? [more inside]
posted by SaharaRose at 9:47 PM PST - 10 comments

I'm reading more poetry lately and am wondering what poets/poems have a similar vibe to Murakami. I love his vivid language and surreal spins on daily life. [more inside]
posted by Korou at 9:02 PM PST - 10 comments

I would like to learn to better facilitate a stress support group. [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger at 8:41 PM PST - 3 comments

Anyone ever used the Paypal-like service Setcom? [more inside]
posted by cymru_j at 8:36 PM PST - 3 comments

TinyMagicSpacesFilter: Pictures of the three small rooms inside Marble Arch? [more inside]
posted by leotrotsky at 8:27 PM PST - 2 comments

Please help me identify this bug. I spotted one of them in my Northern California apartment yesterday, and two more today. They are no bigger than 3 or 4 mm across, and fairly slow-moving. I don't like them and I want them to go away/die. How can I facilitate that?
posted by rjacobs at 7:52 PM PST - 12 comments

What sort of state of organization are the financial records of most sole proprietorships in? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 7:39 PM PST - 5 comments

My feet sweat a lot, no matter if I'm sitting still or running around. I am in search of the perfect work/dress shoes (business casual) that will help me best deal with my sweaty feet! All shoe suggestions are welcomed! [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly at 7:38 PM PST - 19 comments

Where can I get malt liquor in Australia? Specifically, Brisbane? [more inside]
posted by turgid dahlia at 7:28 PM PST - 24 comments

How can I prevent or remove polymerized oil from aluminum sheet pans? [more inside]
posted by saeculorum at 7:27 PM PST - 14 comments

Help me help my constipated Kid! [more inside]
posted by snsranch at 7:24 PM PST - 36 comments

I want to read as many things as I can about early adaptors of technologies of yesteryear (like the first people who jumped on the radio, transistors, calculators etc.) Do you know of any articles/books/people studying this? [more inside]
posted by melodykramer at 7:00 PM PST - 14 comments

I love an early morning walk with my two dogs, it’s quite, cool and apart from me, the dogs and a very few others- I am alone for a brief hour- it has become a very important ritual for me. [more inside]
posted by mattoxic at 6:51 PM PST - 59 comments

I'm looking for entertaining, funny, short (<2:00), and inspirational YouTube clips to get my work volleyball team pumped. Any suggestions appreciated, thanks! [more inside]
posted by mindhead at 6:38 PM PST - 9 comments

I live in Sydney and have a gas leak. We've had someone out and they said it is in the junction box or something. This faulty junction box is on my property and will cost close to $5000 to fix. Is AGL (the gas company) responsible for paying for this or am I? [more inside]
posted by Man_in_staysis at 6:33 PM PST - 6 comments

How do I submit book proposals to publishers? [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah at 6:21 PM PST - 17 comments

What are some good online graphic design portolio services? Free is great but I don't mind paying for some quality either. I'm a broadcast designer so I have a lot of motion graphics to show. Thanks!
posted by Tim McDonough at 6:21 PM PST - 2 comments

AVfilter: Have XBox 360, Mac, and HTPC/cable box - need one display, 25 inches or larger, to use with all 3. Should I be shopping for an HDTV (no tuner req'd) or a Computer monitor? [more inside]
posted by bartleby at 5:27 PM PST - 8 comments

One click button to open up multiple tabs at once (firefox)? [more inside]
posted by nam3d at 5:21 PM PST - 20 comments

I want to mount an outdoor, pan & tilt web-accessible camera on my building roof so that website visitors can view commecial airplanes on final approach to the airport near our office. I want to be able to set the maximum amount of time each visitor can have control of the camera so that no single visitor can monopolize it. What kind of hardware and software should I use/buy in order to do this as economically as possible?
posted by Dansaman at 5:01 PM PST - 2 comments

ARGG! American Crew has discontinued my favorite hair prod, their Classic Wax. Help me find a substitute. [more inside]
posted by sbutler at 4:53 PM PST - 16 comments

I did a dumb thing. I put together a book list in this format: first-name last-name (tab) book-title Note that there *isn't* a comma between the author's first and last name. Is there any "computer magic" I can perform to change it to this format: last-name first-name (tab) book-title The list is just in text format, for what it's worth. I'm on a Mac but also have access to a PC. I'd rather not have to cut-n-paste the last names, it's a pretty long list.
posted by edjusted at 4:45 PM PST - 16 comments

Where in China should I go to best experience the total solar eclipse this July? [more inside]
posted by the duck by the oboe at 4:37 PM PST - 5 comments

I found a recipe for delicious-looking coconut buns, but it's missing a bit of info and has distinct ESL qualities. Can anyone help me make sense of it? [more inside]
posted by CKmtl at 4:29 PM PST - 7 comments

How can I cut down the amount of time I spend reading daily blogs yet still find the stories I feel are interesting and keep everything streamlined and organized? [more inside]
posted by mephesta at 4:18 PM PST - 17 comments

Can I donate unused contact lenses? [more inside]
posted by snickerdoodle at 4:04 PM PST - 4 comments

Please help me complete a quote that I acutally found and then lost on Metafilter: "Pity and praise come and go....to stand like an oak tree in the midst of them all." - Buddha [more inside]
posted by captainsohler at 3:45 PM PST - 5 comments

I need a movie with horribly unethical working environments. [more inside]
posted by oddman at 3:41 PM PST - 48 comments

For vacation, I was thinking of starting in Palermo and making my way to Rome. I know next to nothing about this part of the world, so I don't know how good or bad of an idea this is. Any thoughts from those familiar with the area would be greatly appreciated! [more inside]
posted by verevi at 3:28 PM PST - 7 comments

Where is my money doing me, and the world, the most good right now: going into a 401(k), or going into my wallet and getting spent? [more inside]
posted by logovisual at 3:03 PM PST - 15 comments

How best to treat or prevent stomach cramps due to food sensitivity. [more inside]
posted by smartyboots at 2:57 PM PST - 5 comments

I have recently stopped taking Citalopram over 10 days, since then I've had a permanent headache which has lasted 4 weeks to date and seen me visit A&E twice. Currently I have been prescribed and am taking : Morphine, Voltarol, CO-codomol and Sodium Valproate which are only providing limited relief. I am also seeing a Neurologist and Psychiatrist who as of yet have failed to diagnose the problem. Has anyone had similar effect ? If so, what was the diagnosis and resolution ?
posted by Suchos at 2:55 PM PST - 22 comments

Should I take pictures of kids who are legally required to stand on public transport and email them to school principals? Can I do this? Is there any way you think I should approach it? [more inside]
posted by Talez at 2:44 PM PST - 72 comments

Book filter -- Back in 1978, in grade school, our history teacher wanted to know that history could be personal and he read to us the autobiography of a Russian in an orphanage or juvenile detention when he was 12 years old. I thought that it was Solzhenitsyn but I may be wrong because I can't find that anywhere. Help
posted by notned at 2:24 PM PST - 11 comments

How do I (semi) automatically publish links to many different articles, sorted by date, to a blog? [more inside]
posted by timwindsor at 2:13 PM PST - 2 comments

I'm helping put on a big swing dance event in Boston this coming spring. Can you suggest places that have big enough dance floors for 200-300 people to dance on? (something on the order of about 3000 sq ft or more.) We're having a hard time locating anything. [more inside]
posted by inatizzy at 2:10 PM PST - 6 comments

The hard drive in my girlfriend's iBook (12" G4 late 2004) died, or at least that's what I think happened. I want to cover all my bases and I need a little advice on best practices. [more inside]
posted by clockwork at 1:55 PM PST - 8 comments

Should I pick up the phone or change my number? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 1:48 PM PST - 51 comments

American movies/TV shows where opposing counsel are involved in a romantic relationship? Possible spoilers inside. [more inside]
posted by loulou718 at 1:30 PM PST - 17 comments

Do you know any good undergrad schools for Political Science and Engineering double majors? [more inside]
posted by shatteredverve at 1:07 PM PST - 18 comments

Fruit Gardening: Fastest growing/fruiting, most maintenance free, highest yields? I'd like to quickly grow some fruits in USDA zone 9 (25+ F), from seed. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by mhuckaba at 1:00 PM PST - 14 comments

How do I communicate with my difficult mom? [more inside]
posted by December at 12:55 PM PST - 12 comments

What is the best practice for entering events across time zones, such as airline flights, when using Google Calendars and the iPhone? [more inside]
posted by DandyRandy at 12:48 PM PST - 7 comments

Iceland - How to invest? Are there restrictions of foreigners owning Icelandic govt bonds, Icelandic Kroner, property? Is there an Icelandic REIT open to foreigners? What is the best way to take a punt on an Icelandic recovery?
posted by priorpark17 at 12:34 PM PST - 3 comments

What is the middle part of the fork called, that part where the tines end before the handle starts? Does it have a name? [more inside]
posted by Margalo Epps at 12:09 PM PST - 13 comments

I'm traveling to NYC soon and I'm looking for locations of where iconic album covers were shot. [more inside]
posted by phirleh at 12:04 PM PST - 3 comments

Is it safe enough to get an acupuncture treatment on the first visit / consultation? [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop at 11:55 AM PST - 13 comments

Is there anywhere in LA to host a video-conference for 30, or even 50, people? [more inside]
posted by scrawlyman at 11:41 AM PST - 7 comments

I recently lost a raid array on a ubuntu 8.04 server forcing me to rebuild it from scratch and/or restore data from backup. (I have copies of /var, /etc, and /home) The problem is I can't seem to rebuild the server so that it works exactly the way it did before, this is killing me!! (fyi... I inherited this system). My specific problem seems to be with Samba. I'm looking for help in two different ways... help 1) either figure out how to restore this system with what I've got backed up. Or fix samba so it works. See details below: [more inside]
posted by purenitrous at 11:40 AM PST - 9 comments

Looking for academic lectures in Japanese freely available on the web [more inside]
posted by kinakomochi at 11:23 AM PST - 3 comments

How to use Sharepoint's calendar to remind staff of ongoing project dates for multiple projects. [more inside]
posted by emjay at 11:20 AM PST - 4 comments

What grabs your attention in a raffle-incentive, for participating in a survey? [more inside]
posted by tybeet at 11:18 AM PST - 14 comments

A sudden, strong, strange chemical smell in the house. What could it be? And how might we find out? [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 11:02 AM PST - 8 comments

C++ and the rand() function. Please explain why this piece of code works the way it does: cout << rand() % 20 << endl; [more inside]
posted by Ziggy Zaga at 10:55 AM PST - 13 comments

Brand new iPhone (1 week old ) has a dead pixel! Apple Store says this is within "spec," and therefore doesn't warrant an exchange. I call BS on that. Suggestions to help me persuade them to take the thing back and give me a new one? This isn't what I paid $199 for. It's within the 30-day exchange period and I have Apple Care, in case that's relevant.
posted by JuniorBCat at 10:47 AM PST - 13 comments

The old muxtape is dead. But the interface it had to share a mixtape was unbelievably nice. Is there something like muxtape, maybe private, maybe open source that allows easy upload/creation of mixtape(s) for friends?
posted by plexi at 10:35 AM PST - 5 comments

Should I delete my Facebook account? What are my other options? [more inside]
posted by mintchip at 10:33 AM PST - 33 comments

Could my roommate really have whooping cough? Because I'm skeptical. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 10:31 AM PST - 39 comments

[wacomfilter] quicksilver (or system hotkey) + wacom screen switching integration? [more inside]
posted by Señor Pantalones at 10:28 AM PST - 2 comments

For the last week or so, I've been burping a lot. As in, constantly. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche at 10:19 AM PST - 8 comments

How can I influence my boss into doing something? I dont want credit for it, I just want it to get it done! [more inside]
posted by theKik at 10:13 AM PST - 7 comments

Help me find comfortable shoes I can buy from a shop in the UK. [more inside]
posted by penguinliz at 10:06 AM PST - 9 comments

Where can I get my Canon d40 cleaned? [more inside]
posted by atayah at 9:52 AM PST - 8 comments

Can I have wine shipped interstate to Minnesota? Free The Grapes, a website for a wine trade association, says that Minnesota allows direct shipments. But Wine.com says they can not ship to Minnesota because of state regulations. What is the law in MN?
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 9:51 AM PST - 4 comments

I've noticed my voice is hoarse in the mornings after an evening spent in any noisy environment. After an hour or two of speaking with a louder-than-normal voice, I'm croaky the next day. [more inside]
posted by ajp at 9:51 AM PST - 6 comments

I need a tuxedo t-shirt. Oh, and I need it by Friday. [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc at 9:50 AM PST - 8 comments

can i extract the audio from youtube videos to create an mp3? [more inside]
posted by alice ayres at 9:49 AM PST - 13 comments

buzzing noise in Dragon Naturally Speaking, but not on other programs. Using VMWare fusion to run DNS on my Mac, and recording/listening through a Dinex USB headset with microphone. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by omnigut at 9:43 AM PST - 3 comments

What to do with a 'stray' dog in New Mexico, USA [more inside]
posted by allelopath at 9:41 AM PST - 8 comments

Legal boffins! I paid a photographer a few hundred pounds to shoot some of my sculptures. No contracts were exchanged, and no agreements were made about where the photos would be used. Now a magzine would like to use these photos in a forthcoming issue! Awesome. But the photographer says I don't have a license to allow a third-party to publish these. Is he right? Do I own the photos or does he? I don't have the pieces any more so can't get another set of photos made... Am I screwed? Thanks guys :) PS: I'm in the UK if that makes a difference...
posted by basil1 at 9:32 AM PST - 25 comments

I am trying to aggregate and distribute news about an organization from all over the web. I already have a handle on the distribution side, but I need help on aggregation and publishing part. I am looking to put together a system that imports RSS feeds, displays the items from all the feeds and allows me to choose which ones to post into my blog. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by rev- at 9:11 AM PST - 3 comments

What free website(s)/program(s) can I use to plot a large database of addresses on a map? Multiplottr.com allows me to load in my data and then export a .kml file, which I can import into Google Maps. But it only works for a subset of data; it cannot handle my full database of 15,000 locations. [more inside]
posted by yom3ts at 9:08 AM PST - 5 comments

paper due tomorrow filter: I need some ideas about how to discuss Skepticism, G.E. Moore's "Proof of an external world," and Rene Descarte's "Meditations on first philosophy." [more inside]
posted by tylerfulltilt at 9:03 AM PST - 22 comments

NSFW - banged up my male organ...solutions... [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:47 AM PST - 11 comments

My father died and we have to sell his house. I'm going to be inheriting $200,000+. Realistically, what would you do in that situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:47 AM PST - 21 comments

Recommendations for a fitness boot camp in Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:47 AM PST - 2 comments

Asking for a friend; need to connect 2 windows desktops, 3 windows laptops, 1 mac desktop, and 4 xbox360 to my home network, what do I need hardware-wise and what do I need to consider in regards to my ISP? [more inside]
posted by phritosan at 8:46 AM PST - 3 comments

Am I completely screwed when it comes to Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned ? [more inside]
posted by carefulmonkey at 8:46 AM PST - 4 comments

What are the very best 'That was SOOOOO worth it' experiences in Southern California? [more inside]
posted by lemonade at 8:29 AM PST - 21 comments

I'm trying to find a particular Victorian poem that contains a stanza depicting a peaceful cottage. [more inside]
posted by Lorna at 8:11 AM PST - 7 comments

Why can my mac (macbook pro) not rip audiobook CDs without skipping near the end? [more inside]
posted by arniec at 8:10 AM PST - 5 comments

I have four mutual funds in my IRA account - a Total Market index fund, a Small-cap index fund, an International stock index fund, and a Bond index fund, and I'm trying to figure out how to allocate my assets between them. I've read a little bit about "Modern Portfolio Theory" and the "Efficient Frontier", but I'm struggling to understand some of the math. So, is there a simple way I can test whether a particular allocation is on the efficient frontier? Or, see all the possible allocations on the efficient frontier and choose between them? How do I figure this out? Ideally, I'd love to see a simple enough formula that, given the mean and standard deviation (and maybe correlation matrix), of my four funds, would tell me what allocation is on the efficient frontier. Or, some type of online tool, or an Excel spreadsheet or something. [more inside]
posted by stuehler at 8:06 AM PST - 10 comments

Is there a fear of flying class that operates out of LaGuardia, Kennedy or Newark airports (or someplace nearby?) I'm ideally looking for a class that involves taking a short "graduation" flight to somewhere like Boston or Washington.
posted by zembla3 at 8:05 AM PST - 4 comments

Is it possible to pair two ports of my 4-port USB hub, to form a USB female-female gender changer? Can I then connect typeA male end of USB cable modem to this and put a USB-LAN adapter to the other end of this pair, effectively getting a male USB modem to female LAN converter? This through a LAN cable is then supposed to go as i/p to my WRT54GL router. [more inside]
posted by forwebsites at 7:52 AM PST - 5 comments

Does anyone remember the Family Home Entertainment video of The Velveteen Rabbit? I need a digital copy. [more inside]
posted by sjuhawk31 at 7:30 AM PST - 2 comments

A mysterious gray film/residue is appearing on all of the plastic in my apartment. What is going on? [more inside]
posted by prefpara at 7:29 AM PST - 21 comments

What are some good songs for an Italian / cowboy playlist? [more inside]
posted by ajarbaday at 7:22 AM PST - 6 comments

All things 50s filter: I am throwing a 50s inspired party and would like advice on how to make it very fifties fun. [more inside]
posted by barrakuda at 7:08 AM PST - 22 comments

Can I use one of the ethernet ports on my airport extreme for a network disc or am I limited to USB? [more inside]
posted by TedW at 7:07 AM PST - 7 comments

I'm looking for foods that can be prepared at the office. [more inside]
posted by reenum at 7:02 AM PST - 16 comments

I'm looking for examples of good ideas or good concepts that were very poorly implemented and/or managed. They can be in any context. This is for a presentation that I am giving to students. The more well-known the better, but something obscure and relatively easy to explain will also do. [more inside]
posted by jeanmari at 7:01 AM PST - 27 comments

I bought two hand-painted ceramic mugs that appear to have been glazed. When I put my first cup of (very hot) coffee in one of them, I heard a faint crackling sound. The coffee also smelled a bit chemically. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous78 at 6:30 AM PST - 11 comments

I have a portable usb hard drive that I use for keeping all my documents / backups on. Windows seems to love using this drive for everything, for example I am installing IE7 from windows update, and it is using the drive to hold all the temporary files during the install. Because of this the drive is always in use and I can never eject it. [more inside]
posted by Syntoad at 5:40 AM PST - 5 comments

How do I teach an adult to ride a bicycle? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot at 5:11 AM PST - 28 comments

Chicago traffic question: I have to pick up a friend from O'Hare at 5:30pm on Thursday. I'll be driving from the loop. What can I expect? [more inside]
posted by Jason and Laszlo at 4:55 AM PST - 18 comments

What happens if you eat at a restaurant and then can't pay the bill? I'm looking for experienced answers from people that know better, not conjectures. [more inside]
posted by fucker at 3:34 AM PST - 39 comments

I'm looking for "a capella" but not the college barbershop type. Examples would be Bjork's Medulla and Camille's Le Fil. [more inside]
posted by vaguelyweird at 3:21 AM PST - 32 comments

How long before you can tell the sex of an unborn child? Culture of pregnancy in Thailand? [more inside]
posted by aTrumpetandaDream at 2:38 AM PST - 12 comments

I bought some items from a seller on Craigslist and they turned out to be counterfeit. What are my rights? [more inside]
posted by jacksaturn at 12:11 AM PST - 11 comments

YANMD, but please help. I'm worried I might be developing some sort of Thyroid condition- or is it just that I'm already sick with strep throat? How worried should I be about this? [more inside]
posted by tachikoma_robot at 12:03 AM PST - 17 comments

February 16
Poorly-positioned wound in corner crease of mouth means it won't/can't heal. Super duper fast wound healing solutions, apply within! [more inside]
posted by springbound at 11:36 PM PST - 30 comments

I'm looking for a recommendation for a microwave cookbook. I want it to be about what the microwave is best at, not just how to hack normal stuff to work in the microwave. Perhaps a book on how to do things that are only possible with a microwave.
posted by krisjohn at 11:32 PM PST - 9 comments

I'm trying to learn spanish and just want to listen to the words, even if I don't understand. Can someone recommend an internet radio station with only talk (no music)?
posted by zorro astor at 10:35 PM PST - 11 comments

Population Filter: I have a problem that's been bugging me for a while. Looking at the qualities I tend to be attracted to, can you help me figure out the ballpark number of potential matches? [more inside]
posted by Phalene at 10:14 PM PST - 21 comments

I'm looking for mashups / bootlegs that are classics or defining moments of the genre. [more inside]
posted by chrissyboy at 10:05 PM PST - 16 comments

What's being sampled in Wu Tang's "Rock Steady"? What other songs are like this? [more inside]
posted by hpliferaft at 10:00 PM PST - 6 comments

Seeking a name for our impending farm. Help! [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal at 9:47 PM PST - 30 comments

Today, my economics professor mentioned that he always had trouble spelling "tariff" (deciding if it had two "r"s or two "f"s) until one of his students taught him a mnemonic device so dirty, he refused to share it with our class. Any ideas?
posted by i_am_a_fiesta at 9:27 PM PST - 17 comments

I want to test the silver content of some items. What should I buy? I see people offering silver testing kits on Ebay. Are these a good choice, or would I better off buying the reagents themselves? If so, which ones?
posted by Joe in Australia at 8:33 PM PST - 5 comments

How should I deal with my on-again, off-again relationship? Should I try to fix it, or should I just break up with her? (Ridiculously long and detail-heavy question.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:12 PM PST - 23 comments

We've eloped, everything is great! Except, of course, I forgot to figure out how to word the announcements and am now panicking! [more inside]
posted by cestmoi15 at 8:11 PM PST - 18 comments

Can I import my Firefox bookmarks into Google Reader? [more inside]
posted by timnyc at 8:06 PM PST - 3 comments

A non-profit organization runs a time-sensitive email-based service and we are looking for web hosting which provides no email throttling. [more inside]
posted by dithered at 7:59 PM PST - 4 comments

What are some easily accessible, scenic spots in the Marin Headlands? [more inside]
posted by special-k at 7:49 PM PST - 5 comments

My Dad wants to roll his IRA over to an RIRA and use the money to buy my brother a townhouse. Is this a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by JPowers at 7:26 PM PST - 5 comments

How do you make truly tender, succulent Jewish-style brisket? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 at 7:01 PM PST - 15 comments

Would you apply for a job you felt underqualified for, even if it meant essentially skipping a step up the promotion ladder? Pros & cons inside. [On preview, wow, it's a day for job application questions!] [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 6:48 PM PST - 14 comments

Housebreaking is going great...except my puppy keeps peeing in her crate! Help! [more inside]
posted by MsChanandlerBong at 6:32 PM PST - 9 comments

Questions of bicycle pain/comfort and perhaps where to buy a new-old one in Perth. Lots of text & occasional squeamish details, sorry. [more inside]
posted by polyglot at 6:13 PM PST - 10 comments

Is there a PC tuner card that can read from my Comcast digi-set-top box that I can control w/a wifi/bluetooth remote from 20-30 ft.? [more inside]
posted by prodevel at 6:08 PM PST - 6 comments

What's the coolest signature you've ever seen (pen, not email)?
posted by EnormousTalkingOnion at 6:04 PM PST - 31 comments

Marriage Madness: Is it better to be single or to waste away in a bad marriage? (long, but uniquely personal details inside) [more inside]
posted by brandnew at 5:46 PM PST - 61 comments

I'd like to hang a small screw-in type grow light (not a giant florescent tube) above my plants to help them out. Possible? [more inside]
posted by washburn at 5:43 PM PST - 10 comments

For those of you like me who still insist on listening to entire albums: How long does it take you to realize how awesome that album really is? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 5:43 PM PST - 19 comments

I need a simple cgi-bin script that implements a scoreboard or counter for multiple teams. [more inside]
posted by perrce at 5:07 PM PST - 2 comments

Need help finding a dentist in the Naperville area that takes Principal Dental Insurance. [more inside]
posted by Becko at 5:05 PM PST - 7 comments

Can an PS3/Xbox 360 perform most of the media functionality found on an original Xbox with XBMC? [more inside]
posted by drpynchon at 4:59 PM PST - 17 comments

wrongjobfilter: It's a bad fit and I'm a mess, leave or stick it out, and if so, for how long? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 4:58 PM PST - 17 comments

My boyfriend and I are planning to get an apartment together soon. I have solid rental history, but he's been moving from place to place and hasn't been on a lease in about 5 years. How do we tackle this on a rental application? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 4:58 PM PST - 8 comments

UK Late 60's/Early 70's Film/TV filter: I'm looking for a film or made-for-TV drama I remember seeing on TV as a kid in the mid/late 70's. It was set in the UK, possibly in a high rise block in a city and there's [more inside]
posted by merocet at 4:53 PM PST - 2 comments

What Japanese art magazine is this? [more inside]
posted by pengale at 4:50 PM PST - 5 comments

Plugging in an external monitor to my Macbook Pro kills the audio. What's up with that? And is there a solution that does not involve an expensive USB audio product? [more inside]
posted by larsks at 4:43 PM PST - 9 comments

I'm considering re-locating to Vancouver Canada to work in the advertising/ commerical photography business specifically as a Food and Prop Stylist. Fill me in on the local action in this field in Vancouver... [more inside]
posted by Muirwylde at 4:36 PM PST - 3 comments

I bought a Kindle 2. Amazon lists a paltry selection of covers and skins. I want a good one. [more inside]
posted by dbgrady at 4:12 PM PST - 6 comments

I was diagnosed with Oral Thrush and am being treated with Diflucan. How long before I'm back to 100% normal? [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 4:09 PM PST - 22 comments

A job opportunity opened up that requires an "MS degree". I have a MA. I know that I have the knowledge and experience for this position. Is there any way I can apply for this job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 3:52 PM PST - 24 comments

Help me remember the book series I loved as a kid. I can't even remember the genre, but I think it had sci-fi elements, and the kids possibly solved mysteries. I don't remember much, but I know one of the main characters was called Watch, because he always wore multiple watches. [more inside]
posted by spockette at 3:06 PM PST - 3 comments

I have about 300 books I need to sell or donate by the 26th. NYC-centric details inside. [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme at 2:39 PM PST - 23 comments

A few years ago, Amnesty International (I think) ran an awareness campaign about child soldiers by putting up posters about a summer camp where they could send their kids to be tortured, molested, beaten, and taught how to use rifles. Where is it? [more inside]
posted by Phire at 2:23 PM PST - 2 comments

How does the Macbook Air with OS X compare to the Dell Mini 12 running XP or Ubuntu? [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 at 2:16 PM PST - 15 comments

I'm about to purchase an aftermarket Li-ion laptop battery on eBay. However, I'm quite confused about the differences in specs for mAh and number of battery cells. Which is more important and how are they related? [more inside]
posted by iamisaid at 2:13 PM PST - 7 comments

MelbourneFilter: What are some good things to do after hours in Melbourne? [more inside]
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:53 PM PST - 15 comments

I've heard that one can sever certain contracts they sign in Ontario if it's within the first 10 days of signing. If this is true, does it also apply to a lease on a house?
posted by gman at 1:45 PM PST - 5 comments

As a moderately experienced Ubuntu user, what should I know before giving Debian a try? [more inside]
posted by mannequito at 1:37 PM PST - 15 comments

Advice for a New Yorker moving to London. [more inside]
posted by CRM114 at 1:37 PM PST - 37 comments

Help me find a searchable list of Sysco products! [more inside]
posted by btkuhn at 1:18 PM PST - 5 comments

I really love reading blogs written by wealthy people. Do you have any to recommend? [more inside]
posted by kate blank at 1:02 PM PST - 30 comments

I recently started making animated movies in flash. When I upload them to Youtube or Google video, the audio translates well but the video becomes very jerky. I assume its a byproduct of the way they compress the files, but is there a way to avoid this? [more inside]
posted by Kiablokirk at 1:01 PM PST - 2 comments

Rogerian Theory Project [more inside]
posted by roxiesmom at 12:52 PM PST - 4 comments

How can I update whole columns in a sql database using new information from an excel spreadsheet while using a Mac? [more inside]
posted by visual mechanic at 12:47 PM PST - 5 comments

I am a novice mac lab manager. I was using the popular Netrestore to roll out images to our mac lab. I discovered that the software has been discontinued, and furthermore it now breaks when I try to use it.
So I guess I need to know what the easiest alternative to Netrestore/firewire drives is for imagine our two labs. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 at 12:10 PM PST - 10 comments

I dumped my boyfriend about a year ago and even though things are amiable, I can't help but be annoyed by his new girlfriend. We haven't ever had a conversation, but for whatever reason, it boils my blood to see her all over Facebook, tagging him in photos and friend-ing all of our mutual friends. I don't think this is jealousy, but I'm not sure how to deal with my absolute annoyance. Is this normal behavior?
posted by patientpatient at 12:08 PM PST - 41 comments

South-East-Asia-Fly-Fishing-Filter: Any recommendations for beach resorts in South East Asia that offer guided saltwater fly fishing? [more inside]
posted by roofus at 12:05 PM PST - 1 comments

What person, place or thing in Myrtle Beach, SC, lends itself to a multimedia piece? [more inside]
posted by riane at 11:54 AM PST - 9 comments

I gained 6 lbs. overnight. WTF! [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 11:49 AM PST - 36 comments

Should I, or should I not meet with my estranged relatives? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 11:49 AM PST - 23 comments

Has someone ever treated you coldly as a way to suppress feelings for you? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 11:49 AM PST - 24 comments

We want to upgrade from Adobe Creative suite 1 to at least CS 3 at our office. We use mostly Illustrator and Photoshop. But the upgrade seems to be more important for Illustrator than photoshop. -It needs to be relatively cheap to get approved so I am wondering the following: a) Would it make sense to just upgrade illustrator or would that cause compatibility issues with the older version of photoshop? b) We need to upgrade on 4 machines? How many upgrades would we need to buy. c) What are the benefits of CS 4 vs CS 3? d) Sicne CS4 is out does that mean CS 3 is cheaper?
posted by ChloeMills at 11:46 AM PST - 11 comments

I recall eating a meal in Italy that I THINK was just rice, canned tuna, and white beans drizzled in olive oil. Is this a real "dish"? I've put those four ingredients together and it doesn't taste the same. And it's a really monochromatic meal. Anyone have any thoughts on the "real" dish, or if not, how to spice up the one I remember? It was in Parma.
posted by Ollie at 11:41 AM PST - 10 comments

What might cause a SQLOLEDB connection string (containing an admin username/password) to briefly appear on-screen in a browser session and would I be crazy to buy a product that's had this bug for who knows how long without realizing it? [more inside]
posted by aydeejones at 11:34 AM PST - 8 comments

I would like to make the network link light on my laptop blink in a recognizable way. I also want this to happen on the switch to which it's connected. How is this done? Oh, and without spending 400 bucks please. [more inside]
posted by disclaimer at 11:30 AM PST - 10 comments

AirfareFilter: I need to go to Montana in May. At what time between now and then will tickets be cheapest? [more inside]
posted by voltairemodern at 11:24 AM PST - 2 comments

I am creating a media center out of a high end Dell XPS Studio. I am using Dell hybrids as the extenders, but have a question about the storage/backup RAID setup I should use. [more inside]
posted by schindyguy at 11:17 AM PST - 4 comments

I currently work and live in Guildford, UK. I love my job and need to stay there for at least the next 6 months, but I am thoroughly miserable living in Guildford - it's a beautiful town but so dull for a young single person!! I want to move to south London and reverse commute - does anyone do this journey? Is it do-able? I'd probably need to drive although could poss do on train. Was thinking Clapham Common is nice area - what is the traffic like to get down to Guildford in the morning, is it bad? I need to be at work at 8.30am. I finish at 7pm. Are there any other places that are better for commuting and missing traffic - Clapham Junction maybe? Or brixton? Waterloo?
posted by bunnyrabbit22 at 11:03 AM PST - 9 comments

Almost a week ago I had a stomach virus (or possibly food poisoning, I guess), and I still don't feel back to normal. Is there anything I can do, or is this within the realm of normal? [more inside]
posted by peep at 11:03 AM PST - 15 comments

Is there a psychological grounds for the continual transposition of related words over the lifetime of an individual? [more inside]
posted by jefficator at 10:53 AM PST - 8 comments

Having settled on Dropbox as a way to backup files, how do I save files to my computer AND to My Dropbox. All I see is how to MOVE the file - I want to have it in both locations - my computer and Dropbox but don't see a choice on the s/w to make that happen.
posted by cmh0150 at 10:49 AM PST - 13 comments

I'm hoping to start learning German again (I spent a solid 8 years in middle/high school doing my best to avoid learning a single word), and would like to get the ball rolling again by trying to read a book in German. Does anyone have any suggestions for a fairly basic, but entirely adult ( as opposed to young adult) book that would keep me interested/not destroy my will to learn? [more inside]
posted by domakesaypat at 10:40 AM PST - 16 comments

Next week the granddaddy to our kittens is turning 65. As he is always there when needed Siouxsie and Banshee want to do something special. Anyone got any ideas on a safe non-messy way of making a paw print?
posted by Mrs Mutant at 10:37 AM PST - 11 comments

Is it dangerous to allow a dog to stand near an open window on an upper floor? [more inside]
posted by SallyHitMeOntheHead at 10:31 AM PST - 30 comments

Why did the majority of Republicans vote against the stimulus package? [more inside]
posted by mgarnhum at 10:28 AM PST - 29 comments

Can you please recommend some books on daily life, home life, and general society in the UK and the US in the 1840s - 1880s for me? I already have What Jane Austen Ate, and What Charles Dickens Knew and An Elegant Madness. It doesn't have to be specifically on daily life- creative nonfiction like Larson's The Devil in the White City or Johnson's The Ghost Map are awesome, too.
posted by headspace at 9:40 AM PST - 13 comments

Classic funk and funky 70's tracks. [more inside]
posted by cashman at 9:21 AM PST - 24 comments

Can someone help me fix my beautiful old wooden doors? [more inside]
posted by bonecrusher at 8:46 AM PST - 7 comments

Are there any cartoons in which the characters regularly wear different clothes? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee at 8:38 AM PST - 18 comments

How do I find out who owns this painting? I would like to use Thomas Gotch's "The Child Enthroned" to illustrate an article in a scholarly publication. I need to get a good b/w reproduction of it and permission to publish worldwide in print and online. The trouble is, I can't work out where it is, and so don't know who to write to for permission etc. I've tried ARTSTOR and google, but am not getting anything - how do art historians go about sourcing material like this? Given that it's on wikimedia commons, do I even need to?
posted by melisande at 8:21 AM PST - 8 comments

So what's next after sex in a relationship? [more inside]
posted by symbollocks at 8:19 AM PST - 26 comments

When did "thoughts and prayers" become such a commonplace expression of sympathy? [more inside]
posted by HopperFan at 8:05 AM PST - 11 comments

Where can I find this dress? [more inside]
posted by scazza at 8:00 AM PST - 6 comments

Got a Canon PowerShot A590 IS, and am interested in what add-on lenses are available for it. Looking ideally for something with the physical turn-to-focus-or-zoom like on an SLR, but honestly I'm just looking for any information that can point me in the right direction.
posted by DoctorFedora at 7:55 AM PST - 10 comments

Where can I find synthetic scrimshaw materials? I've been googling and I'm having a lot of trouble just finding an online store that sells blank pendants and belt buckles which are not made from ivory or whale bones. I really want to get into scrimshaw crafts but I dont want to use animal products to do it. [more inside]
posted by minicloud at 7:49 AM PST - 6 comments

I've been sucked in by the hobby of genealogy. now what? [more inside]
posted by chickaboo at 7:12 AM PST - 11 comments

I am looking for writings on mimesis in regards new, digital, hypertext and hypermedial technologies and cultures. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious at 7:09 AM PST - 7 comments

With things falling out of the sky with a little more regularity then usual lately, and what with me being a bit of a flybaby, I was hoping some of the Metifilter geniuses could help reassure me with some science... [more inside]
posted by monkey!knife!fight! at 6:56 AM PST - 14 comments

Help an old geezer make the most of broadband. [more inside]
posted by low_horrible_immoral at 5:52 AM PST - 15 comments

Help me identify this piano piece? (Audio/sheet music inside) [more inside]
posted by pseudonymph at 5:09 AM PST - 4 comments

I have an engagement ring that is a unique shade of gold. How do i accurately depict that shade to a goldsmith 2,000 miles away? [more inside]
posted by ukdanae at 5:04 AM PST - 14 comments

Why are there so many tower defence games, and why do people play them all? I can understand the appeal of the genre, but I just can't understand why there are so many tower defence games out there, especially since they all seem to be almost identical with just some graphics adjustments. [more inside]
posted by bjrn at 5:03 AM PST - 13 comments

Can you give me some examples of "The Dozens"? [more inside]
posted by laumry at 4:56 AM PST - 22 comments

What is my cat trying to tell me by wiping his feet near his food bowl? It's a very clear, exaggerated gesture, as though he was trying to wipe something nasty off his (perfectly clean) foot. [more inside]
posted by embrangled at 4:15 AM PST - 31 comments

SPAM MSN Messenger Messages - when using Pidgin [more inside]
posted by complience at 2:16 AM PST - 6 comments

The future Mrs. and I don't have a clue as to what we should "preform" for our quite possibly surrealist wedding ceremony. Any suggestions for cynics like us? [more inside]
posted by glibhamdreck at 1:22 AM PST - 13 comments

What factors should I be looking at when considering the purchase of a new digital camera. I know that a lot of people think more megapixels = better quality. But I have a 4 megapixel SLR that takes *infinitely* better pictures than a friend's 10 megapixel camera. Looking at the cameras, it is obvious: my SLR has huge lenses that are expensive, his has a tiny hole in the front. But I have no objective idea what makes the difference. Some cameras have "big lenses" that seem to be mostly for show. So I am trying to figure out what really goes into making a good picture, and how to calculate it. What specs should I look at and how should I look at them? [more inside]
posted by brenton at 12:45 AM PST - 24 comments

February 15
I'm looking to buy my first HDTV. I know little to nothing about technology, and it seems that all of the discussions and guides online are geared towards very savvy technophiles looking to spend big bucks on a very precise level of viewing and audio perfection that I neither need nor want. Please help me understand what all of these weird terms mean and what I actually need in order to watch tv and vhs/dvd videos. [more inside]
posted by Mael Oui at 11:47 PM PST - 23 comments

Looking for some long, loud, heavy rock songs. [more inside]
posted by Vic Morrow's Personal Vietnam at 11:29 PM PST - 39 comments

Does anyone have any experience with book it . com ? More specifically their travel packages to New Orleans? [more inside]
posted by iamabot at 10:01 PM PST - 4 comments

My book club is fizzling out...help me reignite it! [more inside]
posted by Groovytimes at 9:56 PM PST - 14 comments

Are there any resources in Chicago for meeting people who have moved from another country?
posted by nyu2 at 9:47 PM PST - 7 comments

I might be going to Vancouver, BC tomorrow. I would like to purchase some Tylenol with codeine pills (222s) while there, but I am not sure how it all works. Help! [more inside]
posted by karizma at 9:30 PM PST - 20 comments

Should I notify my employer about a possible (but not certain) funeral leave? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco at 9:25 PM PST - 12 comments

How can you speed-up the process of a T-short becoming thin, worn, and soft? I don't care about discoloration. [more inside]
posted by ilovehistory at 9:14 PM PST - 9 comments

How do I get turbo tax for Mac OS if I have a windows subscription? [more inside]
posted by telsa at 9:01 PM PST - 4 comments

Can you help me find a 1/4'' Stereo Female to 1/8'' Right Angle Stereo Male cable? [more inside]
posted by Jimmie at 8:58 PM PST - 4 comments

Anyone have any luck getting Flip Video clips to play on a playstation 3? It's an F260. Doesn't work over a media server or hooked up directly.
posted by mzurer at 8:39 PM PST - 5 comments

Can anyone recommend (or even find one) a kitchen inventory application? My wife wants to keep a basic inventory of the stuff that's in the pantry and fridge. [more inside]
posted by sycophant at 8:14 PM PST - 9 comments

So, I moved into my new apartment 2 weeks ago, and finally found the time to cook my first real dinner. The problem is my oven. I love to cook, and it looks like this apartment came with an O'Keefe & Merritt oven, something mustard-colored out of the 70s (not the cool vintage 50s kind.) Two of the burners wouldn't light at all, and the other 2 lit, but when I turned them off and tried to re-light them they wouldn't. And this is my first older oven, so I guess you can't use the oven and the stovetop at the same time? Or at least I couldn't. This aggression will not stand. I guess my question is, after only 2 weeks of occupancy, how do I go about talking to my landlord about getting a new oven? Or talking her into getting a new oven, in these trying financial times. I guess that every tenant before me was fine with it but I could barely make edible pasta and garlic bread and that's not gonna work. Thoughts?
posted by buzzkillington at 7:49 PM PST - 15 comments

are there any roll-up/fold-up mats i could be comfy sleeping on every single night for, let's say, a year? i'm about to move to a teeny tiny room (about 11'x5'4"). i have plenty of common space available to me in the larger apartment but would love for my room to contain more than just a bed. [more inside]
posted by nevers at 7:46 PM PST - 19 comments

Anybody have any advice regarding jumping into gorges in New York state? Safety-wise - what would be the upper limit of height I might try?
posted by Sully at 7:45 PM PST - 10 comments

I am a freelance video editor and I am being asked to work on spec (as in do the work and the producers will pay for my work if they like it). I want to draft some sort of contract outlining what I am doing, and their use of my work if they do like it, but I don't know exactly what I should include in a contract like this. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
posted by helios410 at 7:44 PM PST - 6 comments

Why do hotels use so much wallpaper? [more inside]
posted by Sublimity at 7:15 PM PST - 12 comments

Do I need to replace my CPU or is it something more? [more inside]
posted by ThirstyEar2 at 6:50 PM PST - 7 comments

Up until recently my printer worked fine, but today a document wouldn't go through, so I tried clearing the print queue, etc., and then finally decided to reinstall the printer. I removed the printer, but it's still listed in the control panel and Windows will not let me reinstall. How can I completely clear it and get it working again? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani at 6:32 PM PST - 5 comments

My googlefoo is failing me: Hasn't anyone written a program that helps you figure out the best strategy for playing the "rotate credit card balances from one card to the next to take advantage of low APR offers" game? [more inside]
posted by GenTso at 6:27 PM PST - 7 comments

Source of creaky sounds in an older model vehicle plus general maintenance questions? [more inside]
posted by limonade at 6:26 PM PST - 5 comments

I noticed a suspicious-looking sore on my boyfriend... how to sensitively ask him to get tested? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 6:19 PM PST - 32 comments

In orchestras and/or marching bands, who are the harder-to-find instrumentalists - the instruments that you have to constantly scrabble to find someone who plays it, or is willing to? [more inside]
posted by Xere at 6:15 PM PST - 23 comments

Alternative to large HTML table? [more inside]
posted by jjsonp at 6:14 PM PST - 18 comments

When our pool equipment runs, it triggers the sound of a leaky pipe in a wall adjacent to our hot water heater. By triggering the valve on the hot water heater when the water to the house is off, I can stop the noise. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by pokeedog at 5:58 PM PST - 5 comments

An accident in the girl scouts cost me my two front teeth. Years later, I'm not sure I'm satisfied with my smile. Am I just being silly, or is there something I can/should do about this? [more inside]
posted by shaun uh at 5:36 PM PST - 18 comments

Any thoughts on how to be able to have two smartphones connected to the handsfree/bluetooth set up in my car? [more inside]
posted by Zinger at 5:27 PM PST - 3 comments

Is the "hip pocket" the front pocket or the back pocket? [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects at 4:20 PM PST - 53 comments

What in the hell is this? [more inside]
posted by allfortheBoss at 3:50 PM PST - 24 comments

I'd like to read some good books, preferably autobiographical, about managing a household in hard times. [more inside]
posted by Catch at 3:34 PM PST - 29 comments

I'm flying from the east coast to southern California via San Francisco in a few weeks. I've decided that for the return trip, I'd like to drive up to San Francisco a few days early, skip the first leg of my return flight (SoCal to SFO), and just catch the second leg. (I would just rebook my ticket but the change fee is ludicrous -- well in excess of the entire ticket cost.) Is this a dumb idea? [more inside]
posted by myeviltwin at 3:19 PM PST - 8 comments

What point-and-shoot type cameras would be good for a deployed Marine in Iraq? [more inside]
posted by toomuchpete at 3:17 PM PST - 17 comments

Looking for recommendations for an online ad network that's not Adsense. [more inside]
posted by five_dollars at 3:10 PM PST - 3 comments

Foodfilter: Savory dish pairings? Previously [more inside]
posted by kiki_s at 3:05 PM PST - 10 comments

In a month or so I'll be going to a pretty epic 80's themed college party. I need ideas for a costume/ where to get it. I've read up on some websites with suggestions, but I figured metafilter would have better taste. I am a thin white male. I am willing to pay up to $100 but would prefer less than that. I want it to be something Ic an dance in. Any suggestions on what to wear or where to get it?
posted by vegetableagony at 3:02 PM PST - 36 comments

What web framework, preferably in Python, should I use to develop a student reports web application? [more inside]
posted by topynate at 2:48 PM PST - 9 comments

Why does Audacity think I have no sound card installed? [more inside]
posted by jbickers at 2:48 PM PST - 2 comments

Information about twitter-bots ? Interested to find information about twitter feeds that are partially or completely created by machine [more inside]
posted by southof40 at 2:48 PM PST - 7 comments

I'm going to be in Antwerp, Belgium for a few days this coming week. What should I do? Where should I do it? Who should I see? [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart at 2:35 PM PST - 4 comments

Artfilter: There's a type of illustration that I think of as "60's Cocktail Party" art. Is there a name for this style of illustration and where can I find more? [more inside]
posted by dogmom at 2:03 PM PST - 20 comments

I like cork flooring. Will my dog ruin it? Looking for ideas for kitchen flooring, preferably green* and not very expensive. Wacky ideas welcome. *green - least environmental cost [more inside]
posted by theora55 at 1:54 PM PST - 14 comments

How do I get iTunes to stop storing everything on the network server at work? [more inside]
posted by GuffProof at 1:44 PM PST - 9 comments

So how do I tell my partner that a recently acquired haircut is...bad? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on at 1:40 PM PST - 18 comments

How can I transfer my 'online communication skills' to the real world? [more inside]
posted by 0217174 at 1:39 PM PST - 3 comments

Is there a good source for daily stock market information for the last 100 years or so? [more inside]
posted by rr at 1:14 PM PST - 9 comments

Why won't my iPod play these particular tracks? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese at 1:14 PM PST - 6 comments

Overlap between Mark Bittman's cookbooks? [more inside]
posted by Bezuhin at 12:54 PM PST - 9 comments

Our neighbor is a heavy smoker and smoke regularly filters into our living space. We're moving out but how do we rehab our oriental rug? [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat at 12:52 PM PST - 23 comments

What are Austin, TX's best kept secrets? I've been living here for two years, and want to do some exploring/find some unique, but not well know, elements of the city. [more inside]
posted by comwiz at 12:39 PM PST - 17 comments

I am in a job, shared by 3 entities and I therefore have 3 offices, 3 voice mails, 3 intranets and 3 email addresses. I cannot forward all phones, or all emails, and cannot read some emails at some offices. I need to check all emails, since automated systems send things there. Can people give me suggestions on how to work effectively in this situation? [more inside]
posted by DrJJ at 12:35 PM PST - 8 comments

I want to convert a photograph into a paint-by-number kit. [more inside]
posted by HotToddy at 12:07 PM PST - 3 comments

Should we buy a static caravan in a seaside / touristy location, to use ourselves AND rent out? UK specific question and would love answers from those with actual experience of owning/renting. As our money is not making much interest and I fear could disappear, I am trying to persuade Mr LyzzyBee to invest in a static caravan. My idea is that we can use it for a week or weekend at a time, and also rent it out in between. Don't need to make a LOT of money, covering the site fees would be a good thing, and maybe a little more. Should we get one at the seaside (North Wales or Weston-super-Mare are the closest to our Midlands home) or somewhere scenic like Worcester or Stratford? Is it worth it / a good investment (well, not an investment, more just not LOSING money as such) given that we have given up on European holidays due to the euro/pound parity. [more inside]
posted by LyzzyBee at 11:56 AM PST - 8 comments

Travel free or just keep hunkering down? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 11:41 AM PST - 48 comments

I'm panicking about moving to southwestern Michigan. Just how bad is the economy there? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 11:41 AM PST - 12 comments

There was a huge fireball in the sky; looking southwest from my back yard this morning. How do I find out what it was, or where it landed? [more inside]
posted by dejah420 at 11:05 AM PST - 17 comments

What percentage of people invited to a wedding would you expect to give a gift? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow at 11:01 AM PST - 40 comments

What are my options for printing album artwork direct to CD without dropping a boatload of cash. [more inside]
posted by forallmankind at 10:29 AM PST - 8 comments

Exercise options for a person with a history of compartment syndrome [more inside]
posted by kldickson at 10:04 AM PST - 5 comments

What happens when a prospective nonprofit Board Member disagrees with a major initiative? [more inside]
posted by franklen at 10:03 AM PST - 6 comments

Why do we say "female child" or "male child," but reverse the word order for "adult female" and "adult male?"
posted by arcticwoman at 9:44 AM PST - 19 comments

The Hows of Living with Leukemia [more inside]
posted by FergieBelle at 9:22 AM PST - 9 comments

What is the name of this 1980's television series? [more inside]
posted by clamato at 9:09 AM PST - 14 comments

Seeking some direction in learning C for a project. [more inside]
posted by sailormouth at 8:19 AM PST - 13 comments

"I was never sick a day in my life". Literally true, or just an empty phrase? [more inside]
posted by schrodycat at 8:11 AM PST - 22 comments

How do I avoid annoying the neighbors while I practice a musical instrument? [more inside]
posted by realpseudonym at 2:00 AM PST - 25 comments

What are small ways you use to make a mundane life more bearable? [more inside]
posted by mmmleaf at 1:47 AM PST - 53 comments

February 14
Can you help me remember the site where you could build a profile by entering all of your old boarding pass details or flight numbers and it would help build a picture of where you've been and how far you've travelled? [more inside]
posted by kaydo at 10:05 PM PST - 4 comments

why does pernod turn milky when water is added? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark at 9:51 PM PST - 7 comments

Looking for a specific Thai restaurant in Lower Manhattan. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit at 9:40 PM PST - 8 comments

Where in NYC can I see works by Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt on display right now? [more inside]
posted by D.Billy at 9:26 PM PST - 6 comments

Where can I buy Kewpie Japanese mayonnaise in New York City? [more inside]
posted by Pleadthefifth at 9:12 PM PST - 6 comments

Can sperm in precum fight their way through two layers of underwear? What about two layers of underwear, and two layers of pajamas? Does the material matter? Realistically, what are the chances of an accidental pregnancy from, say, rubbing a penis against a vagina if they're both very aroused, but also within underwear? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 9:07 PM PST - 29 comments

What was the reason that the leaders of most western countries (such as America, Australia and the UK) stopped wearing facial hair from around 1910 onwards? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 at 9:03 PM PST - 19 comments

I'm not looking for how-tos, but rather books about people's experiences playing fantasy sports. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari at 8:39 PM PST - 6 comments

I recently sent someone a Facebook friend request--they haven't yet accepted. I want them to only be able to see my limited profile. Is there a way to make sure this will happen? Facebook won't let me add them to my limited profile list until we're officially friends.
posted by whitewall at 8:16 PM PST - 4 comments

I would like some tips on how to find or make a fireplace screen that is no wider than 23" and no taller than 27" for under $100 or so. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 8:08 PM PST - 6 comments

What pizzas were on the menu at Pizza Bella in Crouch End, London, during the 1990s? [more inside]
posted by unSane at 8:01 PM PST - 3 comments

I'm an Environmental Policy & Planning Major (3rd year). I've been applying to internships over the past weeks for Spring and Summer positions. Great news: I've already been accepted to Greenpeace's "Organizing Term" and I have two other positions I will soon hear a yes/no on for Spring. Bad News: The Greenpeace Organizing Term program will cost me $4000. The program itself is an intensive mix of activities, virtually on a full-time basis (for 2 months of summer, out of 3), including classroom trainings, expeditions to other states (as well as another country for meeting with other international activists), media trainings, and some readings. All of it is included with the cost (including flight/transport/food for a week). What to do? (More in the extended explanation): [more inside]
posted by Risiko at 7:58 PM PST - 13 comments

How do I build a social life at 30? Or how do I get better at building/maintaining casual relationships? [more inside]
posted by runflats at 7:53 PM PST - 22 comments

Did Pythagoras exist? [more inside]
posted by painquale at 7:13 PM PST - 14 comments

ProbablyNotFilter: Is the woman in this brass Art Nouveau medallion supposed to be anyone in particular? [more inside]
posted by jinjo at 7:06 PM PST - 7 comments

I'm using Gmail with IMAP, and Mail.app (and an iPhone, but I'm pretty sure that doesn't matter for these purposes). How can I erase the old messages in the "Sent" folder on my desktop app without erasing them on Gmail? [more inside]
posted by veggieboy at 5:47 PM PST - 3 comments

Everyone knows the brain is the seat of the emotions, not the heart. Where can I find an illustration of a brain with an arrow through it? [more inside]
posted by levijk at 5:02 PM PST - 12 comments

Help me identity this 1910s/20s/30s British poet (from precious little information). [more inside]
posted by taramosalata at 4:57 PM PST - 4 comments

Will sunshine 'burn' the sensor on a security camera? [more inside]
posted by woodblock100 at 4:36 PM PST - 7 comments

I normally take my 1999 Accord to the Honda dealership for oil changes. During my last visit, the mechanic suggested a couple of fairly expensive maintenance procedures. Is there a good resource out there to help me decide whether the prices they quoted me were reasonable? [more inside]
posted by SpringAquifer at 3:46 PM PST - 20 comments

I have a 3+ pound filet mignon tenderloin butt. What do I do with it? [more inside]
posted by kamikazegopher at 3:11 PM PST - 14 comments

WhaleFilter: My fiancé is trying to find a film he vaguely remembers about whales. [more inside]
posted by Spinneret at 2:17 PM PST - 4 comments

In This current monitary climate, why don't manufacturers sell their goods at a cheaper price?? [more inside]
posted by maxmix at 2:05 PM PST - 16 comments

In this episode of 30 Days Morgan Spurlock lives on a Navajo reservation and takes part in various rituals. One of these is a morning run... where could I read more about that?
posted by phrontist at 2:01 PM PST - 4 comments

How should I go about making a video from screenshots and pre-recorded audio? [more inside]
posted by entropic at 1:20 PM PST - 8 comments

I punctured the freon line in a GE minifridge. Is the food safe to eat? [more inside]
posted by Picklegnome at 1:20 PM PST - 8 comments

Any recommendations for lightweight wireless headphones for television listening? [more inside]
posted by TwisterSister at 12:59 PM PST - 3 comments

I have been trying to to use downthemall or igetter to download files from my premium account with Rapishare. All both download managers will download is a small 12k or 8k file. I have been scouring the internet for fixes and cannot for the life of me find something that will work. Have you any personal experience here with my dilema? Please share
posted by citybuddha at 12:54 PM PST - 16 comments

How to manage Facebook friends and family? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 12:24 PM PST - 18 comments

Where can I get my pool cue retipped in Boston? [more inside]
posted by swerve at 11:53 AM PST - 5 comments

What are the best MeFi-, Robotwisdom-, Agonist-like weblogs from Germany and in the German language ? A previous thread gave me some links, but i do not care for them and they were not in the same league as the blogs mentioned above.
posted by Substrata at 11:26 AM PST - 3 comments

I have 4 cotton t-shirts, 2 cans of Krylon "Fusion for Plastic" paint and some cheapo stencils from the drug store. Can I just slap them on and spray myself some shirts? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:21 AM PST - 15 comments

Very strange DSL behavior - Is it Big Brother? [more inside]
posted by watercarrier at 9:56 AM PST - 17 comments

I have two questions about my 11-day trip to Morocco (Marrakech, Essaouira, Meknes, and Fes) starting next week. [more inside]
posted by mdonley at 9:46 AM PST - 4 comments

Domino magazine has closed. What will Conde Nast send me next? [more inside]
posted by belau at 9:41 AM PST - 12 comments

80sFilter: Trying to find a late 80s song I think was titled "I V(W)ant To Be a Vampire" that was a parody of the Boys Don't Cry "I Wanna Be a Cowboy" [more inside]
posted by branwen at 9:04 AM PST - 9 comments

What Is The Best PC Anti-Virus Software? [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 8:56 AM PST - 50 comments

First time ice-fisherman looking for some advice. [more inside]
posted by Midnight Rambler at 8:51 AM PST - 7 comments

Post Interview Note dilemma: Second interview, two people interviewed me, but I only got the first name of one of them. What's next? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:22 AM PST - 7 comments

Drunken Japanese Filter: I just got home to find my JLPT test results. I took level two of the Japanese language test for the second time, two years after the first go-round, and got 41%. Should I just give up? If not, what the f can I do? [more inside]
posted by Ghidorah at 8:11 AM PST - 21 comments

[HobbiesForKidsFilter]: Hobby suggestions for a bright 11 year old boy who doesn't like sports. Familiar story probably for many as he is bright, considerate, thoughtful and somewhat outside his mainstream classmates obsessed with football and the like. [more inside]
posted by Funmonkey1 at 8:00 AM PST - 29 comments

Why do some corridors/rooms/new books smell vaguely of vomit? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz at 7:54 AM PST - 12 comments

Music vs. speech detection software? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi at 7:52 AM PST - 4 comments

Any clue where I might find a downloadable MP3 recording of the live radio broadcast of the 1938 match race when Seabiscuit took on and beat War Admiral? Thanks.
posted by holdenjordahl at 7:44 AM PST - 6 comments

Can you recommend a USB hub that will work flawlessly with my Macbook Pro (or tell my why this one isn't working properly)? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj at 7:11 AM PST - 13 comments

Does anyone know details of the Energy Star rebate in the Stimulus bill? I was going to buy a new washing machine today, but I'm wondering if my purchase would count if the bill isn't signed yet. And knowing how much the rebate would be may make a difference in the model I pick.
posted by saffry at 7:09 AM PST - 3 comments

I'm looking for a muscular role-model... [more inside]
posted by mpls2 at 7:02 AM PST - 13 comments

YANADFilter: Help me decode my biopsy pathology report into lay terms. I am seeing my doctor soon, but I'm curious what this all means in the meantime. Google is getting me medical journals. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 6:49 AM PST - 6 comments

I'm changing my last name. Should I do it now or wait until I get a new place of residence? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 6:49 AM PST - 6 comments

Schwab investment instructions for the complete noob? [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit at 12:03 AM PST - 10 comments

February 13
In search of awesome recipes that use microwaves, a stovetop and a toaster oven. [more inside]
posted by big open mouth at 11:33 PM PST - 14 comments

Help me think of a pun or a short poem about barbecues, meat, and love. [more inside]
posted by k8lin at 9:44 PM PST - 19 comments

How can I find a dentist who is good with terrified patients? [more inside]
posted by photomusic86 at 9:35 PM PST - 12 comments

I'd really like to find some good historical fiction about modern art movements, scenes, or artists. [more inside]
posted by One Second Before Awakening at 9:33 PM PST - 7 comments

What are some good recipes that me (vegetarian) and s.o. (lactose-intolerant) can enjoy? [more inside]
posted by karyotypical at 9:05 PM PST - 24 comments

I live in Phoenix. There are all these pigeons around, including a flock that sits on my roof most days. It seems like I should be able to eat them once in a while. What would be some issues I might need to consider before doing that? [more inside]
posted by TheManChild2000 at 8:44 PM PST - 31 comments

You know that morning radio broadcast Bill Murray wakes up to in Groundhog day every morning? [more inside]
posted by mrunderhill at 8:16 PM PST - 6 comments

How do I find a warm jacket to fit me, a tall and skinny 21-year-old male? [more inside]
posted by tomcochrane at 8:07 PM PST - 16 comments

How can get the most successful tea cakes out of my new pan? [more inside]
posted by santojulieta at 7:49 PM PST - 4 comments

Luo Han Guo and pregnancy? [more inside]
posted by ostranenie at 7:15 PM PST - 5 comments

I live in a communal dorm in an urban city, and have a bit of a mouse problem. Standard hall procedure is to put in a request for an exterminator to place poison and glue traps. I'm looking for an alternative to these that will allow me to safely, ethically, and humanely dispose of the mice. [more inside]
posted by kensch at 7:13 PM PST - 14 comments

Should I tell my parents (especially my father) what I saw a friend messing with in our living room? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors at 6:08 PM PST - 123 comments

Trashy lingerie shopping help. Where can I find this piece? (mildly NSFW) [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 5:49 PM PST - 10 comments

What can I buy with food stamps (in Arizona)? [more inside]
posted by entropyiswinning at 5:35 PM PST - 6 comments

Best online Russian translator? [more inside]
posted by macfly at 5:14 PM PST - 7 comments

Can you suggest some bluegrass-based modern artists along the lines of Alison Krauss & Union Station? Thanks!
posted by jackypaper at 5:08 PM PST - 29 comments

How can I keep the embedded links in my Word doc when I convert to PDF? (MacOSX solutions preferred, though not required.) [more inside]
posted by operating thetan at 4:55 PM PST - 3 comments

Help me decorate my 1920s craftsman bungalow dining room. I have my grandmothers kinda beat up table, hutch and buffet from the 1940s. They are veneer medium wood and either need to go or need paint. I donated the chairs because they were rickety and not comfy. [more inside]
posted by seekingsimplicity at 4:53 PM PST - 12 comments

How can I de-dupe my entire music library while preserving iTunes data? [more inside]
posted by DrDreidel at 4:49 PM PST - 12 comments

How can I contact local high school roleplaying game clubs? [more inside]
posted by Parasite Unseen at 4:23 PM PST - 17 comments

Culinary emergency filter: I just spilled a cheese cassesrole onto the bottom of a heated oven. It's a mess. Help us clean the oven quickly and ressurect dinner.
posted by Xurando at 3:43 PM PST - 9 comments

Have I transformed an insanely great and clear-cut early relationship into a friendship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 3:34 PM PST - 43 comments

I would like to write & sell erotica online. What do I need to know about maintaining my privacy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 3:33 PM PST - 8 comments

What are the best delis in Boston? [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 at 3:28 PM PST - 12 comments

Where can I find a list of all the animals at the California Academy of Sciences? [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul at 3:26 PM PST - 2 comments

What do I write in a letter to a terminally ill former high school teacher? [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo at 3:14 PM PST - 9 comments

Why do some social web platforms catch-on (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia) while countless others don't? [more inside]
posted by GIMG at 3:08 PM PST - 15 comments

I have a large amount of csv data that I need formatted in a certain way. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by sidr at 3:07 PM PST - 12 comments

How do I pollinate my plant? [more inside]
posted by cgs at 3:01 PM PST - 4 comments

In Gmail, is it possible to create a label for certain emails, and then filter out only the sent mail to those addresses? [more inside]
posted by zardoz at 2:58 PM PST - 5 comments

Mägo de Oz to Manu Chao...what other awesomeness am I missing out on? Looking for Spanish music recommendations. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam at 2:58 PM PST - 11 comments

On the February 11th episode of FX's show "Damages", I saw an actor in a small part, who I know from another show, but I'll be damned if I can remember him, and I missed the credits! [more inside]
posted by newfers at 2:43 PM PST - 11 comments

[I am asking this for a friend.] Legal troubles over a decade-old debt to a bank. I am being sued by a law firm representing a collection agency. I would like to find a way to resolve this situation that does not involve hiring a lawyer, since I cannot afford one. I receive income via Social Security Disability. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display at 2:35 PM PST - 16 comments

I need a recommendation of a sports bar/restaurant in downtown Phoenix that is kid-friendly. Think ESPNZone. [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn at 2:28 PM PST - 1 comments

Coca-Cola Chocolate Cake recipes, please! [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus at 2:11 PM PST - 7 comments

Squatting technique with barbells: I either fall backward or I bend too much forward. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 at 2:10 PM PST - 13 comments

You'd think a viral meme that successful would be easier to find...where is the link to it? [more inside]
posted by eralclare at 2:09 PM PST - 2 comments

I need to learn some basic 3-D modeling this weekend. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by relucent at 2:03 PM PST - 9 comments

What, if any, are the non-monetary benefits of bundling insurance policies (specifically auto and tenant)? [more inside]
posted by kitkatcathy at 1:51 PM PST - 4 comments

I am in need of advice for waking up early [more inside]
posted by phrakture at 1:45 PM PST - 22 comments

Excel question: Need formula to COUNT cells WHERE text is NOT "foo" or "bar" [more inside]
posted by desjardins at 1:34 PM PST - 16 comments

How can I find the best foam mattress on a limited (<$400) budget? [more inside]
posted by fermion at 1:12 PM PST - 9 comments

List of concerts/shows by date tickets go on sale? [more inside]
posted by jckll at 1:02 PM PST - 4 comments

Best way to prepare Asparagus w/Prosciutto (or other suggestions in the same vein)? [more inside]
posted by jpziller at 12:59 PM PST - 7 comments

How difficult is it to break into someone's account on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by gtr at 12:57 PM PST - 18 comments

Please help me remember this educational software which warned of the dangers of binge drinking. [more inside]
posted by Dr-Baa at 12:42 PM PST - 1 comments

How much should I budget to both equip myself and my wife for snowboarding and get us enough instruction so that we enjoy it? I mean, we own nothing with the possible exception of some gloves we could use, and we want to get ourselves outfitted and capable of boarding happily all day at places like Heavenly or Whistler. What will this cost, or, barring that, what do we need to budget for?
posted by scrump at 12:34 PM PST - 19 comments

Hi everyone. I have a some of movie files that I'd like to transder to DVD. However... [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 12:23 PM PST - 5 comments

I want to "own" a very specific phone number (non-800). How can I get it? [more inside]
posted by weston at 12:01 PM PST - 11 comments

I recently upgraded my motherboard (w/ onboard video) and reinstalled Windows XP, now Photoshop Elements 6 is all screwed up (pics below). [more inside]
posted by jluce50 at 11:55 AM PST - 4 comments

At what point do I throw out slightly scratched pans/woks? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee at 11:53 AM PST - 18 comments

How can I stop being so ticklish? [more inside]
posted by giraffe at 11:14 AM PST - 12 comments

Crafty girl needs advice on improving her jewelry business [more inside]
posted by lizbunny at 10:55 AM PST - 11 comments

Where can I have a relatively quiet meeting this Monday at 3:30, near the Javits Center, at 11th Avenue and 35th Street in New York City. [more inside]
posted by alms at 10:54 AM PST - 3 comments

My wife and I have built a cat condo, and we'd like to wrap part of it in sisal rope to serve as a scratching post. All sisal rope found in stores (near as I can tell) has been treated with something that gives it a reek similar to vaseline, probably to keep it supple. We have found a couple of online sources of untreated sisal, but they are A) about 10x the price, and B) out of sisal right now anyhow. We are wondering if the regular stinky store-bought stuff would pose a health hazard to our cats. The cat condo stays on our screened-in porch, so the odor isn't a great concern. I haven't found any MSDSs for sisal rope so far.
posted by adamrice at 10:44 AM PST - 9 comments

Hello. My company currently has MS exchange and sharepoint hosted with 1and1. However, their support sucks and not all features of the products are actually available. Does anyone have any recommendations that provide good support? Unfortunately, although I'd love to use different products, that's not going to happen. thanks.
posted by reddot at 10:41 AM PST - 3 comments

I'm replacing the 6.5" door speakers on my 1999 Chevy S-10 (regular cab) and I have two questions. [more inside]
posted by carsonb at 10:36 AM PST - 5 comments

Need some landlord/tenant advice. Basement flooded and my insurance say it doesn't cover it due to negligence by the landlord. Full details inside. [more inside]
posted by thebwit at 10:36 AM PST - 7 comments

Seriously affecting my morning workouts: gas or acid reflux in the mornings, before anything is eaten and only water has been drunk. WTF? [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 10:17 AM PST - 20 comments

I'm moving on Sunday, and all efforts to sell (or give away) my bed and futon/couch have failed. There's no room for them in my new apartment. What should I do with them?
posted by Robson at 9:52 AM PST - 21 comments

The Windows ftp.exe command line program does not support passive mode. Can anyone point me to definitive documentation, preferably from Microsoft, that states this is true? [more inside]
posted by Roger Dodger at 9:49 AM PST - 3 comments

I would like to build a house . . . just for fun . . . on paper or online. [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras at 9:48 AM PST - 6 comments

Can you help me find a pair of Converse's (discontinued) limited edition All Star Ox Luxe Herringbone low tops, in size US11? The color I'm looking for is "tannin." They look exactly like this. [more inside]
posted by Ian A.T. at 9:44 AM PST - 5 comments

What's awesome in Annapolis? [more inside]
posted by General Malaise at 9:43 AM PST - 10 comments

I'm in love with my two best friends. Only one of them is my wife. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 9:38 AM PST - 42 comments

Creative cooks, I need your help. What can I make with a whole bunch of filled chocolates? [more inside]
posted by CunningLinguist at 9:37 AM PST - 18 comments

What's the caffeine content of coffee made in an Aeropress? [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay at 9:12 AM PST - 4 comments

My favorite holiday, Half-Price Candy Day, happens four times a year: Nov. 1, Dec. 26, Feb. 15, and the day after Easter. I usually hit a chain drugstore or grocery store for my Conversation Hearts or Robin's Eggs, but it just occurred to me that I could probably do better. [more inside]
posted by doift at 9:09 AM PST - 11 comments

For no apparent reason, my apartment (despite strong signal according to my cellphone) has become a "dead zone". What remedies do I have? [more inside]
posted by undercoverhuwaaah at 9:06 AM PST - 15 comments

How save is India for travelers? [more inside]
posted by Mastercheddaar at 8:42 AM PST - 19 comments

As a PhD student in the wet biological sciences who will (hopefully) graduate in 2-3 years, what skillsets/experiences should I work on to maximize my employability? [more inside]
posted by porpoise at 8:34 AM PST - 7 comments

I've been asked to take over a small games/trivia section in our department newsletter. Asking for ideas and a copyright question inside! [more inside]
posted by amarynth at 8:06 AM PST - 5 comments

Best place to buy consumer electronics and accessories in (central) Amsterdam? [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis at 7:53 AM PST - 4 comments

I'm looking for information about accoustics and, wait for it, acousticians. How does one train for this? Is it a branch of engineering? Does it entail studying architecture? Music? I've found only very general information or, on the other hand, very technical stuff. I'm looking to be able to ask an acoustician some (mildly) intelligent questions about his work for a broadcast. Any web resources you can think of would be really appreciated. Thanks!
posted by brynnwood at 7:25 AM PST - 10 comments

Where can I find video footage of Jesse Helms from the 1960s? [more inside]
posted by EarBucket at 7:10 AM PST - 7 comments

For the past three weeks or so I've been going to bed as normal, falling asleep quickly, sleeping for seven or eight hours, and waking up more tired than when I went to bed. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 6:42 AM PST - 31 comments

Unshredded medical records literally hit me in the face. Should I do something about this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 6:42 AM PST - 12 comments

What is/was your experience with knee arthroscopy (torn cartilage repair) and how long was your down time? [more inside]
posted by dancinglamb at 6:40 AM PST - 9 comments

I'm interested in mandolins. Not the instrument, the cooking utensil. Is it all that it's cracked up to be? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott at 5:04 AM PST - 34 comments

Help me understand weight loss when starting a workout program (or why I'm not losing) [more inside]
posted by zennoshinjou at 3:40 AM PST - 25 comments

I live in a 15th floor condo. We get tons and tons of spiders on our balconies, windows, everything. Right now it's winter, so there are no spiders, only their little cocoons, which are everywhere. How can I get rid of these cocoons before they hatch, and hopefully disuade the spiders from coming back? [more inside]
posted by zachawry at 2:27 AM PST - 16 comments

February 12