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Progressive Mix

If you were creating a "work mix" of public background music on Pandora or Last.fm or Slacker for a laid back, progressive retail environment, what artists would you include? [more inside]
posted by netbros on May 17, 2010 - 13 answers

Background Cheque Republic

I'm applying for a position at my school that is mine contingent on passing a background check/"live scan" screening by the University's Police department. Therein lies my conundrum... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 27, 2010 - 6 answers

Sources of Free Downloadable Instrumental Music that's Okay for Commercial Broadcast?

Can you recommend sources for downloadable instrumental music that is free and legally can be used for commercial on-the-air use? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Apr 6, 2010 - 2 answers

What is the best website to conduct a fast background check for a potential tenant?

What is the best website to conduct a fast background check for a potential tenant?
posted by PlayWithFire on Apr 1, 2010 - 4 answers

Can I see what they see?

What background search companies do big employers use? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Can I/should I do background checks on my building super?

How do I protect myself from a situation like the one I read about (inside), where a sex-offender was hired as a super and was allegedly being inappropriate? Can I/should I ask for background checks from anyone who has keys/access to my apartment, since it seems like the landlord is not required to do so (in NYC)? [more inside]
posted by thebazilist on Feb 1, 2010 - 15 answers

Photogenic wintertime backdrops in the Philly area?

Some friends have asked me to take their engagement photos; most of the obvious backdrops are cold and less attractive due to the weather. We're in Philly, where should we go? [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful on Jan 5, 2010 - 36 answers

Spill the beans or clam up?

Do I have to divulge stuff that isn't on my record? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 1, 2010 - 9 answers

photography that blends into web pages

Is there a term for photography with a plain-colored background (i.e. a background that will blend seamlessly into an x-colored web page background)? [more inside]
posted by ollyolly on Dec 17, 2009 - 13 answers

Good movie driving shots for chroma keying?

Here's a fun one: can you think of any films that have good, usable -moving background- shots / tracking shots, that I could use as a fake "driving" backdrop for a movie I'm making? [more inside]
posted by wavejumper on Sep 19, 2009 - 13 answers

If it hurts, don't do it?

Why does my background torture LCD screens? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Sep 16, 2009 - 13 answers

How to create a dot background pattern for a blog / website??

I'm looking to create a very subtle dot background pattern, like the one on this site. I'm pretty familiar with Photoshop and Illustrator and have been able to produce a dot pattern, but the scale is much too big, and when I try to create a smaller pattern using a smaller circle, it simply disappears, or becomes a solid gray once I import it as a background. Does anyone have any idea how to make a pattern like the one on that site? It seems like it should be pretty straightforward, but I haven't been able to figure it out.
posted by arbor day on Sep 11, 2009 - 9 answers

How to know if your luck has run out?

Five interviews in a three weeks...no offers...Am I doing something wrong or is it 'the market'? [more inside]
posted by lslelel on Aug 1, 2009 - 22 answers

Where to find vector graphic website backgrounds?

Where can I find/buy great website backgrounds such as the examples below? Or, where can I find good vector graphics to tile and make my own? [more inside]
posted by Merlin144 on Jun 16, 2009 - 7 answers

Why won't firefox display pages correctly?

What is wrong with my firefox? It seems like firefox has forgotten how to display backgrounds and colors on web pages. I don't know anything about css or html, so I don't really know what the problem is, but I posted a couple screenshots of two pages and the error console for one in this album. I have tried completely uninstalling and reinstalling firefox, but with no luck. Chrome and Safari work fine. This is on an Acer Aspire One running Windows XP.
posted by runcibleshaw on May 6, 2009 - 10 answers

unsettling ambient music?

Looking for something along the lines of the theme to the movie Halloween, the Dark Knight Soundtrack or the background music to this amazing commercial [more inside]
posted by MaddyRex on Apr 24, 2009 - 14 answers

Upbeat instrumental, piano or string music?

Please help me find other songs that have a similar sound to the first 30 seconds of Vampire Weekend's M79. [more inside]
posted by Andy's Gross Wart on Mar 21, 2009 - 8 answers

Are college degrees public or private record?

Are college diplomas public record? Are transcripts the only method of proof of college work completed? Don't some web sites have a listing of names of the graduates of that year? [more inside]
posted by ilovehistory on Jan 28, 2009 - 7 answers

What color text on what color background maximizes screen readability while minimizing eyestrain?

What color text on what color background maximizes screen readability while minimizing eyestrain? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Jan 19, 2009 - 19 answers

Music teachers at school

How hard is it these days to get a job teaching kids music as a part of an after school or part time program? Are there many hurdles involving police checks etc? [more inside]
posted by mooza on Dec 14, 2008 - 11 answers

Nonfiction DVDs for background?

DVD recommendations needed - boxed sets of documentaries and historical/cultural overviews to put on in the background while I'm working. [more inside]
posted by cadge on Dec 8, 2008 - 10 answers

I want to see what Google sees

How can I make my Vista desktop display what people are searching for on Google? [more inside]
posted by BobbyVan on Nov 18, 2008 - 5 answers

America, it's time for our desktops to CHANGE.

Please help me find a good desktop background image, with which to celebrate the election of Barack Obama as 44th president of the USA. Right now I've got this one up, but Barack's head is all down in the corner and it's hard to appreciate.
posted by bookish on Nov 5, 2008 - 21 answers

What do I show on a bunch of projectors during this event?

This week an organization I work with is running a big, high energy (iPhone and Wii giveaways, the whole 9 yards) event geared towards high-school students. I'm tasked with organizing some of the creative/design aspects of it, but I've hit a few dead ends, specifically in the area of what I would call ambient video. [more inside]
posted by niles on Oct 11, 2008 - 1 answer

ID song from "iPhone in the enterprise" video?

What is the song used in the background of Apple's iPhone in the enterprise video? [more inside]
posted by Asymptote on Jun 9, 2008 - 3 answers

What's the best site to conduct background checks?

What's the best website to research someone's background? [more inside]
posted by thewittyname on May 22, 2008 - 2 answers

Reading people by observing subtle mannerisms

Help me read people better. What are some ways that you can locate certain personality types or backgrounds based on body language and interaction with the environment? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Apr 29, 2008 - 31 answers

[HR / background checks] What exactly is a "10-year background check" (for the US feds)?

[HR / background checks] What exactly is a "10-year background check" (for the US feds)? [more inside]
posted by coffeefilter on Apr 15, 2008 - 7 answers

My mind says fraud, but that can't be right.

Legally, what would you call refusal to adhere to city/government by-laws to fingerprint or background check volunteer workers? I imagine it's a fairly serious crime. Location in Canada preferably, but US examples welcome. [more inside]
posted by Phire on Mar 21, 2008 - 14 answers

CSS Alternative Style Sheets

Do the contents of alternative style sheets load when they are not the active style sheet? [more inside]
posted by maxwelton on Mar 9, 2008 - 9 answers

Mystery voice haunts Ted Leo song. News at 11.

What is this mysterious background voice saying in the Ted Leo & The Pharmacists song "Ballad of the Sin Eaters"? It comes somewhere around 3:58... [more inside]
posted by spiderskull on Feb 24, 2008 - 4 answers

GoogleFu fails me...

OK, in the vein of kinda wasting a question but I really want to know: Anyone know either where can I find a non-resized version of this wallpaper or a link to where I can snag the original photo and make my own version?
posted by Ikazuchi on Dec 8, 2007 - 4 answers

IE6 Image Display Bug

In IE6, I occasionally get an image being covered by the background color of the div that contains it. Huh? [more inside]
posted by maxwelton on Nov 5, 2007 - 4 answers

My dire background!

I'm applying for jobs that require a local law enforcement background check, and I suspect that it's turning up information that's [really] detrimental to being hired! What kind of information could they be finding? How could I find out what's on my background check? Finally, is there any way to delicately address these issues in job applications/cover letters without digging myself into a hole? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 18, 2007 - 18 answers

I am looking for some interesting places in Boston to take photographs of. Mainly, I am looking for grungy looking places with a lot of graffiti, or basically some abandoned places which have good looking but run down textures.

I am looking for some interesting places in Boston to take photographs of. Mainly, I am looking for grungy looking places with a lot of graffiti, or basically some abandoned places which have good looking but run down textures. [more inside]
posted by cheero on Oct 12, 2007 - 8 answers

IE7 CSS background mayhem

CSS Filter: When I load my site in IE7 - the background does not stretch to the bottom of the page until I refresh. WTF! [more inside]
posted by xoe26 on Sep 26, 2007 - 7 answers

background checks

How long does a background check for federal employment take these days? [more inside]
posted by dilettante on Sep 20, 2007 - 13 answers

Please help me find this background

I hate to waste a question on this, but it seems I have no choice. does anyone know where i can find this background? I have looked at interfacelift and google images and deviant art and have found nothing.
posted by DJWeezy on Sep 9, 2007 - 6 answers

Did somebody in the 90's run a 'Revolutionary' background images site claiming to be the reanimated JFK?

I remember (Late 90's) a Linux-oriented background image site that had a back story claiming that the cryogenically preserved J.F.K. was leading them in some sort of Linux Desktop Revolution. Did I hallucinate this? [more inside]
posted by Orb2069 on Aug 25, 2007 - 2 answers

Background Checks

I need to know websites/companies that do legit background/information checks. I am willing to pay a fee as long as it is not unreasonable. [more inside]
posted by username68 on Aug 4, 2007 - 8 answers

Windows XP can't keep its windows straight!

Bizarre Windows XP behavior: when switching between applications, sometimes more than one window will pop to the foreground. Huh? [more inside]
posted by chrominance on Jun 21, 2007 - 11 answers

Law from both sides of the bench

Law student background check question (disturbing the peace, etc.) [more inside]
posted by craven_morhead on Jun 11, 2007 - 13 answers

need deserty scenic spot near Austin

Austin Mefites: I need to find a location not too far (say within 1/2 hour max drive time) of Austin, anywhere in the area, that looks desert-y. Sure I could drive on out to any # of places in the middle of Texas, but I don't have that much time available on the day of this particular photo shoot I'd like to do. A big, open flat & sandy area that I could have my car in if I needed to would be ideal. [more inside]
posted by bitterkitten on Jun 8, 2007 - 10 answers

Help me find a background song from a recent tv commercial

Re-make of popular 80s song that plays in the background of recent Mother's Day T.V. commercial [more inside]
posted by notcomputersavvy06 on May 27, 2007 - 9 answers

What is a professional reference letter, really?

"Professional reference letter" from my current employer. What does it mean in this context? And how can I get this without them knowing I'm looking elsewhere? [more inside]
posted by gazole on Apr 30, 2007 - 9 answers

License-Free Background Music

I'm looking for free and license-free background music. [more inside]
posted by davereed on Mar 7, 2007 - 10 answers

Flash won't play nice

Firefoxfilter: Flash stops playing in background [more inside]
posted by cbrody on Mar 5, 2007 - 4 answers

Photoshop: clean up newsprint background?

How do you use Photoshop to clean up the "newsprint-like" background noise behind a text graph? [more inside]
posted by rexruff on Feb 19, 2007 - 11 answers

Hint: It's not Santino's jam

Lots of people have asked about finding songs played during television advertisements, but what about figuring out what song was played during a Bryant Park Fashion Week show last week? [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Feb 8, 2007 - 7 answers

Background podcast downloader?

Free, (preferably) open source background podcast downloader for linux and OS X? [more inside]
posted by h2 on Jan 15, 2007 - 5 answers

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