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July 29

Graphical editors for Bootstrap themes that only modify CSS/LESS?

I'm looking for recommendations for a graphical or WYSIWYG-ish editor that can be used to create custom Bootstrap themes by only modifying CSS/LESS code. [more inside]
posted by waxboy at 5:14 PM - 5 answers

Science fiction book ID: people can choose the reality they live in

Trying to find a book I saw a review of: there's a huge number of humans at this point (trillions?), either living as uploaded minds in virtual reality, or in actual different physical/constructed realities. In the inciting incident, a main character is told there is no originality anymore: plenty of people across their society are simultaneously, in their own studios, creating pretty much the same thing, independently. [more inside]
posted by mistersix at 4:18 PM - 8 answers

What's the music in this video?

Link to video [warning: war footage; people dying]. It could be post punk (eg Durutti Column).
posted by andrewcooke at 4:01 PM - 4 answers

July 28

A Natural Twenty on Your Diplomacy Roll

I would like to read some fantasy/secondary world novels that deal heavily with political machinations - the more complex and backstabby the better. [more inside]
posted by darchildre at 7:13 PM - 39 answers

More Doom please

I recently discovered Dangerdoom and love it. What else should I listen to? [more inside]
posted by Nathanial Hörnblowér at 2:20 PM - 4 answers

July 27

Artsy beautiful interesting facebook pages to "like" and follow

My collective facebook friends seem to have stopped posting anything interesting and my timeline has devolved into a 24/7 shouting match on politics/privilege/the election. I need new stuff. What are some beautiful, unique, artsy, stylish, etc pages I can follow. Interested in: art, beauty, style, fashion, weird stuff, horror, psychedelic, etc. NOT interested in: cheesy motivational stuff, cult of positive thinking, politics, war, guns, sports, cars etc. Give me your best! Bonus question: is there a easy way to filter out the angry posts but still see when a friend posts cute family pictures or life updates?
posted by long haired child at 7:49 PM - 23 answers

Longshot filter: Help me ID what I saw on the news as a little kid.

When I was five, I got up out of bed to bug my parents about something, and accidentally saw some unusually violent footage on the evening news. The awfulness of it has stuck with me, even though I have no idea what it really was. This would have been around 1983 - 1984 (possibly troubling details within). [more inside]
posted by backwards compatible at 5:43 PM - 9 answers

Grime (?) video of people driving boxes?

I saw a music video which I think was a grime video (it's been a while, so maybe I'm mistaken) which had two musicians driving what looked like cardboard boxes around a computer graphic background. The musicians faces/hands/necks were darkened. I believe they had sunglasses on. The colors were highly saturated/day-glo. Anyone know wot I'm talkin' about?
posted by Bugbread at 5:43 PM - 2 answers

July 26

books/films about impostors

Can you recommend books or films about impersonation, undercover spies, con artists, etc. along the lines of Catch Me If You Can, The Likeness, and The Talented Mr. Ripley? Bonus points for forgery! [more inside]
posted by wintersonata9 at 10:48 AM - 40 answers

MEFITE: (posts on AskMefi) Why am I like this?

How did "PERSON: (action) Speech" become the convention for scriptwriting or dialogue writing, when that's not even how scripts are written professionally? [more inside]
posted by divabat at 8:09 AM - 7 answers

July 25

Podcasts by women

I am in need of a few additional podcasts and as nearly all of the podcasts I listen to are hosted by guys, I would like some recommendations of podcasts by women. See below the fold for my interests and my current podcasts. [more inside]
posted by nolnacs at 12:14 PM - 46 answers

Cinemax's Banshee: Should I keep watching it?

I've been watching the Cinemax series Banshee and while I'm enjoying it so far, the fact that Alan Ball is the executive producer makes me a bit skeptical of its chances of staying good because of True Blood, which started off well enough before degenerating into a stinking mess. Should I stick with it? [more inside]
posted by Fister Roboto at 11:59 AM - 7 answers

Database of scene-by-scene actors appearances?

Is there a database that could tell me which actors are currently on-screen for a specific movie at a specific timecode? Ideally one that allows public access or is crowd-sourced?
posted by soundslikeobiwan at 10:44 AM - 4 answers

Avoiding the Pinterest Fail, baby portrait edition

How hard is it, really, to do your own newborn photography for baby announcements? [more inside]
posted by lizbunny at 5:40 AM - 20 answers

July 24

Buying tickets to see Hamilton in Chicago

I have a particular date in mind that I would like to see Hamilton in Chicago. Of course the tickets are all sold out. There are tickets available at Stub Hub and other places. Is it safe to use these services? [more inside]
posted by great_radio at 1:28 PM - 10 answers

July 23


Is there a branded LGBT program (other than a podcast) anywhere within the public radio universe (NPR, PRI, APM, PRX)? [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind at 12:01 PM - 4 answers

Researching American Films' "No Longer in Theaters" Dates?

Is there a way to check to see when an American major production stopped being shown in theaters? The release dates are easy enough to find, but can the cut-off dates for theatrical release showings be researched? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher at 10:13 AM - 5 answers

July 22

I'm spiraling out of control!!

I watched the film A Simple Plan (1998, dir. Sam Raimi) last night and loved it. I enjoyed it because despite the best efforts of the characters, everything just spiraled out of control for them. Can you guys recommend other films where everything just goes out of control and gets worse and worse for the characters? [more inside]
posted by modesty.blaise at 6:31 PM - 91 answers

SFO airport font ID

What is the font used on some of the older signage at SFO? Here is a cropped/straightened example, and the sign with a bit more context. [more inside]
posted by zsazsa at 5:07 PM - 3 answers

Cheaters getting a taste of their own medicine

I'm trying to put together a playlist of songs where cheaters get cheated on. I've got two by Denise LaSalle ("Your Husband Is Cheating On Us" and "Paper Thin"), plus "Who's Making Love" by Johnnie Taylor and "I Was Checking Out She Was Checkin In" by Don Covey. Any suggestions for more like this? What I've got is all R&B, because those are the songs that came to mind. I'm open to any genre that fits the theme.
posted by layceepee at 9:48 AM - 34 answers

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