What background search companies do big employers use? [more inside]
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]
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]
Do I have to divulge stuff that isn't on my record? [more inside]
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]
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]
Why does my background torture LCD screens? [more inside]
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.
Five interviews in a three weeks...no offers...Am I doing something wrong or is it 'the market'? [more inside]
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]
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.
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]
Please help me find other songs that have a similar sound to the first 30 seconds of Vampire Weekend's M79. [more inside]
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]
What color text on what color background maximizes screen readability while minimizing eyestrain? [more inside]
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]
DVD recommendations needed - boxed sets of documentaries and historical/cultural overviews to put on in the background while I'm working. [more inside]
How can I make my Vista desktop display what people are searching for on Google? [more inside]
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.
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]
What's the best website to research someone's background? [more inside]
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]
[HR / background checks] What exactly is a "10-year background check" (for the US feds)? [more inside]
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]
Do the contents of alternative style sheets load when they are not the active style sheet? [more inside]
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]
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?
In IE6, I occasionally get an image being covered by the background color of the div that contains it. Huh? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
How long does a background check for federal employment take these days? [more inside]
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.
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]
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]
Bizarre Windows XP behavior: when switching between applications, sometimes more than one window will pop to the foreground. Huh? [more inside]
Law student background check question (disturbing the peace, etc.) [more inside]
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]
Re-make of popular 80s song that plays in the background of recent Mother's Day T.V. commercial [more inside]
"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]
I'm looking for free and license-free background music. [more inside]
Firefoxfilter: Flash stops playing in background [more inside]
How do you use Photoshop to clean up the "newsprint-like" background noise behind a text graph? [more inside]
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]
Free, (preferably) open source background podcast downloader for linux and OS X? [more inside]
Did I permanently screw up my work history? Last summer I worked a string of three dead-end jobs, none of which lasted more than two weeks. One was a contractor position; the other two were regular jobs that withdrew taxes and social security on a regular basis. I was broke, desperate, and depressed at the time. [more inside]
How do I get a Background image (watermark) in MS Word 2003 to actually print as B&W (not GREEN)? [more inside]
Employment history filter: I am starting a new job after about a year of intermittent contract work padded between various stages of unemployment. Though I never lied about anything, they might uncover that my past year has in fact been really spotty in terms of work (during interviews, we talked about my contract projects, but they didn't ask about specific dates or durations). Does this make me screwed? [more inside]
Can you help me reset my Internet options so that each website's actual background color will show up again? [more inside]