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Have you had a ganglion impar nerve block for pelvic/rectal pain?

Did it help you? For how long? What was the procedure like and any recovery? Did you have unwanted side effects? What original condition was it ordered to treat? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Oct 22, 2014 - 0 answers

Online Art Communities and Tutorials for a Non-Beginner?

I'm a blocked artist. I worked professionally in graphic design/animation for many years, but professional burn out kicked my butt and I've barely picked up a pencil (let alone a Cintiq) for well over a year. I'd like to get involved in drawing again, starting with baby steps cuz that's the kind of snowflake I am. [more inside]
posted by biddeford on Oct 7, 2014 - 11 answers

If she's a little jealous, that means she cares. DM me ;) xo - What the?

Several different Twitter users with accounts showing female faces have followed me on my Twitter account with the same line - so, what's this about? [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Aug 28, 2014 - 12 answers

Leather notebook holder for A5 block, glue-bound on left?

I really like Fabriano blocks - particularly the A5 dot-patterned paper that is glue-bound on the left side of the block (see here. I would like to get a leather (or other suitably durable material), A5-sized zipper-closing cover to hold one of these with writing implements (pen, pencil, and eraser)... [more inside]
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Aug 23, 2014 - 4 answers

Stop peeing on my friends!

Is there a way to hide all activity generated by another Facebook user without actually blocking that user? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by hand-knit sock on Jul 31, 2014 - 19 answers

Help out a writer with a severe case of writer's block!

I am working on a story where a character recalls several intense "Rashomon" type events with multiple perspectives and interesting differences in how intense events play out to different witnesses. I've thought of a couple but I'd love the germ of a few more ideas... [more inside]
posted by extrabox on Jun 23, 2014 - 9 answers

Help me remember the name of an old DOS block pusher puzzle game

I'm sure there are many games like this, but I can't find anything at all similar to the one I'm thinking of. It was a "block pusher" (I'm not sure what else to call it, the sort of game where you solve a puzzle like this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sokoban). I played it on DOS when I was a kid. I believe the game was set in a dungeon, or at least stone featured heavily. There were various enemies, and you would push around blocks to get through the puzzle while defending yourself from the enemies. Can anyone think of any specific games like this? It would have been released by 1996 or so at the latest.
posted by jrsnr on Jun 8, 2014 - 10 answers

browser add-on or RSS code to block sign-up pop-overs

When I follow a link to a news story, invariably the site nags me to "sign-up" with a pop-over that must be dismissed before I can read the article. Is there a browser add-on or RSS code I can put into my custom RSS style sheet to block these annoyances? [more inside]
posted by jcdill on Apr 11, 2014 - 8 answers

How to block facebook notifications from certain people?

I can't block these people but I'd prefer to not know when they like or comment on my posts. [more inside]
posted by emkelley on Feb 17, 2014 - 7 answers

Making Convoluted Text Simple Visually

Sometimes, some documents I read are so convoluted that I don't understand what they are telling me. I've found this to be true in for legal documents including terms of agreements and constitutions among others. Is there any kind of program that looks at the syntax of sections of text and converts them into block diagrams showing the relationships between subjects and objects with the verb, adverbs, adjectives, etc. showing how they are connected? For instance, if it was highlighting the sentence, "See Spot run", there would be two boxes, one labeled Spot and one labeled You with an arrow connecting the latter to the former. I'm thinking of something similar to sentence diagramming but graphically represented and not nearly as complicated. It seems to me that if something could lay out all of the relationships within a document, that would make it much easier for someone to understand what it means. Or is that magical thinking on my part?
posted by CollectiveMind on Jan 26, 2014 - 8 answers

MFT application: letter of reference & personal statement samples? Help!

Hi Mefi Community, I would like to apply for an MFT grad program but feel a huge block when it comes to the personal statement, as well as the letter of reference(s). One of my recommenders has asked that I draft the letter of reference and he will approve it after review, but I've never actually even seen one of these before, so do not know where to begin! [more inside]
posted by Danah_78 on Jan 1, 2014 - 2 answers

Please Help Me Overcome My Programming Anxiety

I am paralyzed trying to work on code. Not sure how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2013 - 17 answers

android hotspot filtering and blocking

I want to be able to treat my android wifi hotspot like a router and moderate the content that I can access through it. Is there something like a hosts file I can use? I want to block distracting websites. [more inside]
posted by titanium_geek on Oct 6, 2013 - 3 answers

Why doesn't Gmail have a block button?

Why don't gmail or other webmail providers have a simple "block sender" button, which not only archives/deletes a message but automatically does this for any future messages from that sender, so that you don't even see them? [more inside]
posted by pete_22 on Oct 4, 2013 - 8 answers

How can I block someone who already blocked me on Instagram?

I really need to block someone on Instagram. This person headed this off by blocking me first, which I am told means they can still look through all the pictures I post. I need for them to not be able to do this. I can't search usernames to block them because their username doesn't exist anymore for people they have blocked (like me), but I need to block them, and this functionality of "can't block anyone who blocked you" seems kind of dangerous. I must be mistaken?
posted by jitterbug perfume on Jul 6, 2013 - 2 answers

Getting Your Creative Motivation Back After A Long Dry Spell?

I went on a long, long break form my creative career cause I was feeling burnt out due to some failures and now I can't seem to get back into it, possibly because I no longer have a financial incentive to do so. How can I fix this? Warning: Long, super privileged person problems. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 7, 2013 - 18 answers

How to fight a ticket for blocking your own driveway in San Francisco?

i've been living in an apartment building in san francisco for 10 years and have a one-car garage. for much of that time i parked my car on the street, parallel to the curb, blocking my own driveway to some extent. i also had friends park there cars there, and when i had a rental car, i parked it there on and off for several months. no one ever got a ticket. a couple months ago i parked a friend's car there overnight and got a ticket. apparently someone had called in a complaint, although the car was extending only into my own driveway, and by a small amount at that. i protested the $98 ticket, saying that i was the driver and the only one authorized to call in a complaint, but it was denied. i have no idea who called in the complaint, and DPT will not give out that information. i plan to do an in-person hearing. has anyone successfully fought this sort of ticket? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Feb 26, 2013 - 17 answers

Why is my bathroom so cold?

Am I losing all my heat through a large glass block window? [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn on Jan 7, 2013 - 8 answers

How Do I Block IWon on Safari??!

How do I block IWon while using Safari? [more inside]
posted by DudeAsInCool on Oct 28, 2012 - 5 answers

Yes you can still write me. . . I think

Does blocking someone on google+ also prevent them from sending you email? [more inside]
posted by endless_forms on Oct 13, 2012 - 10 answers

Calligraphy in my yard, perhaps.

This patio seems to be calligraphy. I can't read it. [more inside]
posted by ptm on Aug 16, 2012 - 5 answers

Is there a simple (client-side) way to allow web access to one domain only on a machine?

Is there a simple (client-side) way to allow web access to one domain only on a machine? [more inside]
posted by glibhamdreck on Aug 3, 2012 - 4 answers

Pedals worthy of my noble steed

I have a very nice Dutch roadster bike. Help me (in Canada) find replacement pedals fit for this king of the road. [more inside]
posted by scruss on Jul 24, 2012 - 15 answers

Repeated calls from foreign telemarketer to cell. No way to stop them!

I've been receiving calls every few days for the past few months from a company trying to sell me prescription drugs from India. I've tried telling them to please stop calling, putting them on donotcall.gov, filing a complaint with the FCC, and even complaining to Washington state which seems to be where the calls are routed from domestically. None of these have worked so far...though that isn't too surprising. What does surprise me is that I'm unable to even put a block on the number because it has a 3 digit int'l prefix and Verizon's system for blocking can only handle 10 digit numbers! The number reads on 001-206-337-3269 on my phone. Pretty frustrating. Any other ideas? thanks!
posted by grammalvsu on Jul 12, 2012 - 23 answers

How to BLOCK browser toolbars from installing?

I need a method to BLOCK browser toolbars from installing. [more inside]
posted by jcdill on May 17, 2012 - 20 answers

Block websites as non-adminstrator?

How do I block websites without administrator rights? [more inside]
posted by murfed13 on Apr 19, 2012 - 10 answers

Why does one version of firefox allow me to facebook, and the other does not?

Why would one browser version circumvent my company's internet blocking software, while an updated version does not? [more inside]
posted by trogdole on Dec 11, 2011 - 9 answers

AUTOCAD - Why won't my inserted block change to the color of the layer I've put it in?

I inserted a product block into an AutoCAD drawing that I downloaded from the manufacturer's website. I moved it to the layer I want, but it won't 'take' the color of that layer. What gives? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Nov 11, 2011 - 5 answers

Block individual website on Android

How can I block individual websites on Android? [more inside]
posted by denverco on Oct 30, 2011 - 2 answers

Garden hose thru brick wall.

What's the best/least expensive way to run a garden hose from my cellar thru a brick wall to the front of my house? [more inside]
posted by boby on Jul 18, 2011 - 13 answers

Inflatable Games For Block Party

We're having a block party. We're going to spend up to $1,000 on inflatable games (bounce castle, jousting arena, dunk tank, etc). Help me decide which games to pick. [more inside]
posted by shew on Jun 21, 2011 - 20 answers

ID this mystery metal block?

Seen at a tag sale: A small steel block, maybe 4x2x2" with a bunch of identical size holes drilled through it in all three directions. Is this a tool or guide of some sort? [more inside]
posted by smackfu on Jun 13, 2011 - 11 answers

EKG Changes In Athletes?

I need help. Can someone provide a really, really non-smarty pants explanation of how the conduction through the heart changes for athletes (EKG) -- with an emphasis on 1st AV block. [more inside]
posted by learninguntilidie on May 19, 2011 - 2 answers

Please recommend a way to block a fragile friend

What's the least hurtful way for me to get someone to stop commenting on every single thing I post to Facebook? This question is similar to this question, except this is about Facebook comments, rather than posts. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2011 - 22 answers

How and what to cook on a Himalayan Salt Block?

How and what to cook on a Himalayan Salt Block? [more inside]
posted by fyrebelley on Dec 25, 2010 - 3 answers

Can I block everyone in the world im not friends with?

Is there any way to make facebook so that any person who is not your friend is blocked? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 10, 2010 - 16 answers

How Can I Fight City Hall?

How can we keep the police from giving out arbitrary and illogical tickets on our block? [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Oct 18, 2010 - 17 answers

Safe to use 3rd party power block with laptop?

Is a Kensington power adapter safe to use on a Vaio laptop? [more inside]
posted by Kevin S on Aug 6, 2010 - 3 answers

I need a piece of software that will disable my internet connection?

I need a piece of software that will disable my internet connection? [more inside]
posted by jacobean on May 26, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I automatically unfollow all the users I blocked on Twitter?

How do I automatically unfollow all the users I blocked on Twitter? [more inside]
posted by friedbeef on May 12, 2010 - 1 answer

Getting SelfControl to work for me.

SelfControl filter: I am trying to use SelfControl to block certain websites relatively permanently using Automator or something but I don't know what I'm doing. [more inside]
posted by who else on Mar 8, 2010 - 11 answers

VPN (PPTP) blocked. Is there a solution?

VPN (PPTP) blocked. Is there a solution? [more inside]
posted by jonesor on Jan 29, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me build my Arts & Crafts style vocabulary and printmaking knowledge.

Help me build my Arts & Crafts style vocabulary and printmaking knowledge. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Jan 12, 2010 - 1 answer

How do I force myself to write more freely again?

I've started writing too slow, thinking too much, not imprisoning the editor, etc. I'm looking for an online or osx tool that encourages writing. It might be as simple as a field that asks you to enter x words within y time. I am having trouble shifting my mindset.
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat on Dec 15, 2009 - 14 answers

How can I stop freaking out over timed LSAT games?

The LSAT is next week and my games section is abysmal. I know it's a psychological thing. What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by AAAAAThatsFiveAs on Nov 28, 2009 - 8 answers

What to do with a nice, fresh stretch of blacktop?

Our street in Chicago was just repaved, and in honor of The City that Works, we're closing it off on Saturday to throw a block party. We've got 100 feet of beautifully smooth black asphalt with a slight crown and a gradual west to east fall of about 3 feet or so, enough for things to slowly roll with a starter push. We don't have enough time to make soap box racers, but what else could we do with the street before it's ripped to shreds by snowplows?
posted by eamondaly on Nov 17, 2009 - 13 answers

How do I get my mojo back?

How do I get artistically unblocked, fast? [more inside]
posted by SebastianKnight on Sep 22, 2009 - 26 answers

I dont have self-control, but I AM lazy.

Is there any way (on a mac) that I can block myself from being able to visit a website without being able to go back and unblock it, aside from getting someone else involved to block urls for me? [more inside]
posted by who else on Sep 14, 2009 - 9 answers

Can you beat a San Francisco parking ticket if it has no VIN number on it?

Can you beat a San Francisco parking ticket if it has no VIN number on it? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Mar 29, 2009 - 14 answers

How to block P2P on ashared internet connection.

How can I stop my roommates from using our shared internet connection to download or share copyrighted files? [more inside]
posted by boby on Jan 29, 2009 - 17 answers

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