I recently got a new MacBook Air and I love it. Sometimes, however, I'm struck by an overwhelming sense of nostalgia for the Apple II I had as a child. Are there classic Mac desktop themes that I can download to rock my Air old skool style?
posted by Avenger
on Feb 21, 2013 -
Looking for covers of American or British classic oldies (or even some classic rock tunes) in non-English languages--for example a cover of the Ronettes "Be My Baby" in French
posted by dottiechang
on Dec 1, 2012 -
I decided to take my old G3 iMac down from the attic and play some old games. The old computer still works great, and yet there was a problem... [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim
on Nov 19, 2012 -
After a recent move and seeing the amount of "junk" we had accumulated together we are making an effort to buy quality over quantity. Help me find him a budget friendly birthday gift. [more inside]
posted by ridiculous
on Nov 16, 2012 -
What's that movie? filter: I'm looking for the title of a classic movie where a couple plans a wedding and it makes everyone unhappy. [more inside]
posted by petiteviolette
on Oct 5, 2012 -
Attention all gracefully aging/aged people: what practical beauty/fashion/makeup/skincare/LIFE tips can you offer me, a 20 year old woman, who also wants to age beautifully (Inside and Out?) [more inside]
posted by rhythm_queen
on Sep 30, 2012 -
Give me some Japanese artists/songs (based on my musical preferences) that would help me learn Japanese/impress people at karaoke! [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123
on Sep 20, 2012 -
Please recommend me classic children's literature to read aloud to five-year-olds. [more inside]
posted by schmoo
on Sep 15, 2012 -
Where can I download lots of win7, laptop compatible arcade-ish games for non computer savvy, non English speakers with no internet. Can't you buy a bundle of like 400+ classic arcade games from somewhere? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac
on Jul 5, 2012 -
Help me identify this movie I saw years ago: I'd guess it was made in the 40's or 50's, american, thriller involving a hypnotist. [more inside]
posted by abirdinthehand
on May 6, 2012 -
How often do the major film studios release classic movies on blu-ray?
Do any of them (Warner, 20th Century, Paramount, etc.) have a releasing schedules or even just noticeable patterns that would help know when my favorites (film noir, golden era Hollywood classics, etc.) might be available in HD?
posted by dr handsome
on Apr 26, 2012 -
Would I be a fool to buy a new iPod Classic now, or should I wait for an update that may never come? [more inside]
posted by Camofrog
on Mar 12, 2012 -
I have a four year old (turning five in March) step son who loves dinosaurs, cars, and super heroes. So basically, he's a normal four year old. Any movie suggestions for me/him that aren't Pixar? I'm thinking stuff like The Shaggy D.A. but maybe kids don't like that stuff any more?? Help! [more inside]
posted by gwenlister
on Jan 6, 2012 -
Can you identify this classic English novel? It was probably written in the 1800s. The main character is a youth/young man (along the lines of Great Expectations). His mother is subject to religious fits. The ending is set during the bursting of the South Sea Bubble. [more inside]
posted by storybored
on Oct 20, 2011 -
Can you name the movie or TV show this image
is from? Looks like a classic sci-fi film, though I can’t tell if the set is a spaceship or a submersible.
posted by scamper
on Sep 11, 2011 -
I'm trying to locate an old satirical letter about characters in a faculty department. I think the letter was late 1800s or early 1900s, older than I expected given the sort of contemporary feel of the satire. [more inside]
posted by brownbat
on Jun 9, 2011 -
I'm on a company provided Windows 7 laptop. Here's what I know:
When using the "Windows Classic" Theme (right click on desktop>personalize>select "Windows Classic" theme), Windows Explorer does NOT hang/hourglass for ~30 seconds when accessing files/navigating folders. All clicks to save files, navigate through local and distributed files (our MyDocs folder is stored on the Company's distributed file system), etc., are immediately responsive.
When using ANY other theme, clicking on navigation of files (local and DFS, even when not connected to the company network) hangs for 10-30 seconds.
What gives? Do all of the themes (minus the "Classic" theme) have some sort of "network call" that look through My Docs (which is technically on the DFS/my company's servers, that has a 30 timeout if the network doesn't respond?)
Any ideas how to fix this (change a registry setting, ask the company IT team to make a change to a group policy setting, etc.)? What's so special about the "Windows Classic" theme? It's ugly, but it saves me 30 seconds every time I touch a file, open windows explorer, etc.
Thanks in advance!
posted by thankyoumuchly
on May 17, 2011 -
Anyone know an easy free way to open a .wps file on OSX that doesn't involve running an P-PC emulator? I've tried word, pages, preview, and plain text. No luck.
posted by J-DeZoet
on Mar 1, 2011 -
How come I can use my ipod classic with an A1256 Apple Universal Dock to play video with audio (iTunes movies) on my stereo tv, but i cant do the same with audio-only (iTunes podcasts)?
posted by skidoom
on Feb 20, 2011 -
What are some great, classic (pre-1975, for the sake of argument) American football games I can watch, online or through Netflix? Assume I haven't seen them and avoid spoiling the outcome, if possible. [more inside]
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed
on Jan 31, 2011 -
Best Modern Books Filter: Darwin's Origin of Species, Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, Smith's The Wealth of Nations... these books have stood the test of time and should probably be on my bookshelf (only Darwin right now).
What non-fiction books have been published in the past 50 years that will also stand the test of time, that I should definitely own and read, that are classics of their field or, more to the point, any field? Bonus points for books published in the last 10 years.
posted by HopStopDon'tShop
on Oct 21, 2010 -
I really enjoy Mad Men. Please recommend some great classic 1950s/60s* movies that have similar themes or aesthetic - from noir to the women's pictures. Contemporary films set in the period also welcome! [more inside]
posted by mippy
on Oct 8, 2010 -
Help me find classic, vintage inspired (but not costume-y or actually used), work appropriate dresses, skirts and tops. Online okay, Toronto preferred, must ship to Canada and preferably allows returns for cash (not just in store credit). [more inside]
posted by elkerette
on Sep 19, 2010 -
My dad has spent the last 40 summers of his life wearing flip flops. I would like to find the classic kind he prefers. [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants
on Jul 25, 2010 -
Name this classic movie: a man murders his entire family tree in order to become a duke. The main actor plays most of the characters himself. It is possibly in black and white. Any help?
posted by twirlypen
on Jun 28, 2010 -
What are some magic tricks that are simple to make/do for an indoor cabaret? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Jan 18, 2010 -
Looking for good fashion/style blogs with classic/chic/retro (especially 50s and 60s Mod) bent to inspire my personal clothing style and tell me where to shop for those types of clothing. (For a female.) [more inside]
posted by Dukat
on Jan 8, 2010 -
A start menu for Windows 7 where I type i
for Internet and f
for Firefox to open that browser? [more inside]
posted by oxit
on Dec 14, 2009 -
Identify this game. I played it in the late 90s on the PC or the Amiga. It was an isometric puzzle/action/adventure game set in the future in a tall skyscraper where all the robots (cleaning bots, security bots etc.) had suddenly gone crazy. [more inside]
posted by gentle
on Sep 26, 2009 -
Help me remember the name of the classic, meditative OSX game, where you float from level to level of black space through a swirl of coloured shapes to soothing gamelan-ish sounds, trying to catch stars in order to reach the next level? [more inside]
posted by progosk
on Aug 2, 2009 -
Help me think of famous keyboard intros to play during soundcheck.
Difficulty rating: No synth sounds. [more inside]
posted by sourwookie
on Jul 30, 2009 -
Cinephile seeks THE book on early film, including dissections of films by Godard, Truffaut, Bergman, Fellini and the like. Lots o' pretty pictures are great, too. Can you help?
posted by heather-b
on Jul 30, 2009 -