I collect buttons and have acquired a set of Russian buttons. Can anyone help me with translating them? This is an imgur gallery of the buttons. Clicking on an image will zoom in. The numbers are consistent from photo to photo. Thanks for your help!
posted by sacrifix
on Apr 28, 2014 -
So, I run everything in my life through my mac computer. My television programming, my music, et cetera. I listen to a lot of online radio throughout the day. I would really like to "flip on" a program (or set of programs) with a single analog switch. [more inside]
posted by amoeba
on Mar 28, 2014 -
This pin must be from either the 1901 or 1905 elections. Can you tell me anything about it? Can you tell me its approximate value? If not, can you direct me to a website or individual where I might find out? Thanks!
posted by crazylegs
on Jul 29, 2013 -
I'm knitting an outfit for my little grandniece's fourth birthday in August. I need about ten 1/2"/13 mm teddy bear buttons for it. The outfit consists of a red cardigan and dress, and the dress will have a brown and cream teddy bear intarsia design on the front, so the buttons should be brown/wood tone, cream, or possibly red. Anyone know of a great online source for novelty buttons?
posted by orange swan
on Apr 19, 2013 -
I had the sleeves shortened on two suit jackets, and when the tailor moved the buttons they left stitching "scars" on the material. Tailor claims that dry cleaning the suits a few times would fix it. I say BS. But then again, I don't know much about this kind of thing, do you? [more inside]
posted by radioamy
on Nov 13, 2012 -
Why do different Android phones have drastically different configurations of buttons (home, back, menu, search, etc.)? Does it make a difference? [more inside]
posted by meowzilla
on Jun 23, 2012 -
How do I access the bottom buttons of the RAW image editor in Photoshop Elements? The window is too wide, and can't be resized to fit my screen in Windows 7. [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88
on Jul 15, 2011 -
I’m looking to replace the buttons on a sport coat – probably some sort of horn or even enamel button for the closure and sleeves. Where in Los Angeles can I buy sport coat buttons? [more inside]
posted by kensington314
on Mar 14, 2011 -
Where can I make a handful of custom buttons to give as party favors, in downtown Toronto? Most print shops want to sell me hundreds; I need 5-10.
posted by Apollo's Favorite Mistake
on Mar 3, 2011 -
I have three cute vintage buttons with no jacket to call their own. I do not want to make a button bouquet or button jewelry - I want to show them off on a jacket. What is the best way to go about getting a jacket custom-made to suit them? [more inside]
posted by Rosie M. Banks
on Mar 2, 2011 -
I know that some fairly recent video games, at least as recent as Ocarina of Time, have moments where characters (or physical signposts) inside of the game talk about the buttons that the player has to hit. I have a vague memory of this occurring in much older games, maybe characters in NES games saying "make sure you equip your weapon on the start menu" or things like that , but I can't locate them. Can anyone verify times where this happens?
posted by pacmanides
on Feb 17, 2011 -
I have 20 lbs of beautiful antique and vintage buttons of every size, shape, material and form. I recuperating from surgery for the next 4 weeks. Can you suggest projects to utilize my time and materials? [more inside]
posted by kimdog
on Sep 16, 2010 -
I am looking for some sort of fun promotional item I can give out at a band's ep release party. But I haven't been able to come up with anything I can actually find and I am running out of time. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by useyourmachinegunarm
on Dec 15, 2009 -
Does anyone know of a modification for windows XP that allows you shuffle/organize the buttons on the taskbar, like the tabs on Internet Explorer or Firefox? [more inside]
posted by jakubsnm
on Mar 30, 2009 -
I have shoes that look sort of like these, but the strap on one of them came unattached and I lost the button. Where can I find a replacement button (either online or in the Washington, DC area somewhere)? [more inside]
posted by echo0720
on Jan 4, 2008 -
Before my hard drive died and I had to reinstall Tiger, I used to be able to trigger dialogue box buttons (e.g. "Yes" or "No") on my mac by typing the first letter of the option I wanted to choose (e.g. "n"). It doesn't work anymore and I have to navigate with the mouse and click on things. How can I activate this feature?
posted by 10ch
on Oct 17, 2007 -
I've used Adobe products in the past and have been fairly impressed. Now I want to buy an Adobe package to design and generate JPG and EPS files of my relatively simple t-shirt, bumper sticker, and button ideas for emailing to a printing shop. [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis
on May 18, 2007 -
I have a Dell Inspiron laptop, similar to this one. See those media control buttons on the front center part of the laptop? They've stopped working correctly. How can I fix them? [more inside]
posted by soonertbone
on May 5, 2007 -
why did monitors switch to buttons with menus for controlling brightness and contrast, rather than knobs? knobs are so much faster and easier - it was like a dimmer switch for your desk!
posted by wumpus
on Dec 12, 2006 -
Name That Book: vague recollection of reading a book in (?) sixth grade or so, in the "Young Adult" category, circa 1976-78. The only detail that I can recall is that there were buttons - of the type that are used on coats - and that at least one of the buttons came to life. I believe the button was in the shape of a person or character. Any ideas?
posted by davidmsc
on Nov 18, 2006 -
I noticed that as times goes by, computer mice (and other plastic items) get used by skin friction. I notice my mice have "smooth" areas on their buttons that obviously seem to be there because of use. Is there a way to prevent that? [more inside]
posted by a007r
on Apr 30, 2006 -
Okay, I have to "look nice" for an interview and I was told that a pair of khakis and a blue blazer would be perfect. The only "blue blazer" I have is the traditional blazer with gold buttons. Some say the gold buttons are timeless and is always "in", others say they are "out" and replace the buttons. What do MeFites think? Is it iffy enough to worry about? I did an AskMe search and didn't find anything addressing this blazer/button issue. Help?
posted by Gerard Sorme
on Mar 26, 2006 -
I'm looking for recommendations for a good online company to produce custom buttons/pins/badges/whatever you'd like to call them. Those round buttons with the pin on the back. You know. [more inside]
posted by NewGear
on Aug 17, 2005 -
Part One: I've heard people say that the "close doors" buttons in elevators don't work. They certainly don't seem to do anything in my building. Do they not work because of poor design or are they literally (purposefully) not hooked up to anything?
Part Two: Are there other examples of mechanical (or software) placebos? I've heard that the "progress bar" you see when Windows boots doesn't actually mean anything. Microsoft just discovered that people were happier if there was some sort of animation going on while their computer was starting up.
posted by grumblebee
on Oct 14, 2004 -
posted by emptybowl
on Aug 18, 2004 -