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Bali newbie seeks your best do and don't recommendations and hot tips

Travelling to Bali soon for the first time (2 adults, 2 kids under 10). We're staying in Sanur. What are your top tips please? This could be for places to visit or things to see but could also be around important things to consider regarding health, safety, money exchange, general dos and don'ts etc. I'm sure there are lots of seasoned Bali visitors on the site who've got lots of experience to share, some having learned the hard way. Please pass on your wisdom!
posted by ozem on Apr 2, 2016 - 8 answers

Need help with adapter selection - Nikon/Pentax!

My Pentax K10D has finally become all but unusable, and a friend is giving me her Nikon D90 (body only). I have several lenses for my Pentax, and I'm looking for a good adapter. [more inside]
posted by ScarletLark on Sep 25, 2015 - 6 answers

Anger Management 101

Please recommend materials to help me cope with keeping composure during trying times. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on Dec 5, 2014 - 3 answers

Iron Supplements

My 11 yr old has iron deficient anemia related to colitis. I have been giving him a liquid iron supplement but it makes him feel nauseous. I have also tried pills - same result. I've tried administering multiple small doses - same result. Diet is as iron rich as I can make it. Does anytone have any suggestions as to how to increase his iron intake without this annoying (and uncomfortable) side effect?
posted by Neiltupper on Feb 15, 2005 - 26 answers

Hey Mr. DJ

You're hosting a party for lots of people. How do you manage the music to be played? If you decided to allow people to pick and chose their favourite tracks from your large MP3 collection - how would you go about doing it? [more inside..]
posted by ralawrence on Feb 9, 2005 - 15 answers

Grad School Living

Financefilter: I am about to begin grad school, and I am wondering how on earth I am going to live on dramatically reduced funds. Any former starving students out there with tips? [+] [more inside]
posted by jennyjenny on Feb 4, 2005 - 28 answers


ElectronicaFilter. I really like Apparat, Mouse on Mars and Telefon Tel Aviv: warm, crunchy, melodic, intricately textured electronica that never, or rarely, assaults the ear with walls of noise. What else will I like?
posted by gentle on Jan 29, 2005 - 60 answers

Modern Wedding Readings

I'm officiating my little sister's wedding ceremony this Friday, and I'm looking for a great reading. She's young and somewhat cynical, so something modern-sounding and non-mushy would be great. Any suggestions?
posted by waxpancake on Jan 5, 2005 - 24 answers

Name this book: whales and dolphins talking with humans.

On the "I can't remember what book this was..." kick, I've been trying to find a book from years ago that was so bad that it was phenomenal. It was sci-fi that began with the premise that whales and dolphins could speak human languages. We discovered this when a dolphin being trained for the Russian military finally broke and began speaking to humans as it feared for its life (I think). The book then goes on to silly detail about different cetaceans and how they talk (Blue whales being stupid and inarticulate, orcas talking in something resembling old english saying "Ye of the lande" and such - yes, the extra e was added in on some of those words). The whole thing comes to a head as we attempt to make contact with giant Jovian Space Whales and to do so construct our own gigantic robotic space whale with the brain of a blue whale.

I know this sounds like a crack-trip, but I REALLY want to find this book so that I can give it to a fellow marine ecologist as a gift for christmas. It's the funniest thing EVER.
posted by jearbear on Dec 13, 2004 - 16 answers

Recommendations/thoughts about engaging a "life coach"?

Recommendations/thoughts about engaging a "life coach" [+] [more inside]
posted by briank on Dec 10, 2004 - 11 answers

What would you like your epitaph to read? If you prefer not to be buried, what shall become of your mortal remains?

What would you like your epitaph to read? If you prefer not to be buried, what shall become of your mortal remains?
posted by baphomet on Nov 27, 2004 - 56 answers

Amsterdam: outside of museums and cofee bars, what is fun?

I'm leaving for Amsterdam in less than two weeks. I've been to the museums, I know which coffeebars I like. Where fun is there to do? Winston? That hidden anarchist's bar I can never find? Stampot at Haesje Claes?
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket on Nov 18, 2004 - 14 answers

CMS recommendation

I need a CMS recommendation. I've been asked to find and set up a suitable content management system to be used by software and hardware developers for a project here at work. It needs to have good CVS and bug tracking modules. [mi] [more inside]
posted by sanitycheck on Nov 17, 2004 - 5 answers

Name this song: sung by a woman, "sing a lovely song"

Song name! I can't remember practically anything about a song except that it was sung by a woman, say alto range, and contains the words "sing a lovely song" sung such that "sing" was held for longer than any other syllable in that phrase and "love" was sharply higher than any other note in the phrase, and I think held for less time than "a", "ly" and "song", "song" being held but not for as long as "sing". I realize that's not much to go on, but maybe someone has an idea? Also, I might be wrong about it being sung by a woman, and possibly everything else.
posted by kenko on Sep 10, 2004 - 6 answers

Asian Vacation

A friend and I will be travelling from Bermuda to Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Singapore for a three week vacation in late October - early November. We are straight single guys, 30, and would love to find some cool places to stay and things to do while we are there. We don't mind paying anywhere from $100 - $250 a night.

If you live in one of these cities, and can recommend some places to stay and things to do off the beaten track, it would be our pleasure to take you out when we get there.
posted by jasondigitized on Aug 25, 2004 - 18 answers

General, or Glasgow-Specific, Advice on Spaces I Could Convert to Large Single-Room Studios

New house filter. I need somewhere cool to stay {MI} [more inside]
posted by bonaldi on Aug 24, 2004 - 6 answers

Why am I having problems with a USB 2.0 card reader and my Win 2000 laptop?

A USB 2.0 card reader is causing my Windows 2000 laptop to completely hang up. [mi] [more inside]
posted by alidarbac on Aug 16, 2004 - 1 answer

I have just bought a Dolby 5.1 sound system. Please tell me why I should or shouldn't listen to my CDs, recorded in stereo, using all six speakers.

Audionazi-filter: I have just bought a Dolby 5.1 sound system. Please tell me why I should or shouldn't listen to my CDs, recorded in stereo, using all six speakers. [And slightly related: What movies should I rent for their brilliant 5.1 sound?]
posted by meech on Jul 14, 2004 - 18 answers

import DVD sources (US)

Anybody have trusted sources for import DVDs (from elsewhere to the US, specifically)? Amazon.co.uk is good for Brit stuff, but wither Europe? XploitedCinema looks like a strong possibility (The Spanish release of Chimes at Midnight! The Italian release of El Topo!), but I have no idea if they're reputable.
posted by PinkStainlessTail on May 12, 2004 - 7 answers

Content cataloging script recommendations?

Content cataloging script recommendations? [more inside]
posted by jca on Apr 22, 2004 - 1 answer

What was this screensaver?

Vague request for a screensaver: I saw it being linked either at MeFi or at meepzorp or at some other cool blog, however: It was a b/w flash-animation that featured just all sorts of weird forms and figures shifting into each other in organic movements, occassionally a piece of colour dropping into the process. I really don't know how to describe better. There was also a screensaver file which I am looking for. I think the filename was something like "tubular" - or maybe not. I said it was a vague request!
posted by zerofoks on Apr 17, 2004 - 8 answers

Homeowner's associations, how to deal with them?

Homeowner's associations : anyone had problems with them? If so, what solutions worked? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by littlegirlblue on Apr 16, 2004 - 22 answers

Angelfire websites are teh suck...

I've found the most incredible page on angelfire that just has to be shown to Metafilter. The problem is, well, it's angelfire...

The author is a russian woman who gives no contact details on her website. I'd love to share it with MeFi, but mirroring the images seems potentially dangerous. Thoughts?
posted by twine42 on Mar 29, 2004 - 16 answers

Name our cafe!

What would you name a cafe that was located in a dental school? (I'm looking for a clever play on words like "The Sweet Tooth" but funnier)
posted by ColdChef on Mar 3, 2004 - 74 answers

What are cheap things to do between Kansas City and Chicago?

So the boyfriend and I want to go on a trip to Chicago for spring break... [more inside] [more inside]
posted by katieinshoes on Jan 31, 2004 - 13 answers

Name My Company!

I've been trying to come up with a company name for six months now, and have thus far failed. I need your help! [more inside] [more inside]
posted by oissubke on Jan 9, 2004 - 59 answers

What are some good tips on how to stay focused on your work and not get distracted by the internet?

Aside from putting every site I tend to spend too much time on (including this one, shortly) into my hosts file pointing to, what are some other good tips on how to stay focused on your work and not get distracted?
posted by Space Coyote on Jan 2, 2004 - 10 answers

Bed shopping and also software for room arranging

Looking to buy a new bed... and software to help me rearrange my house. [MI] [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Dec 30, 2003 - 21 answers

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