I'd like to begin a daily writing practice, to be hosted on a semi-public blog (that is, it's public but not promoted, and not for anyone but myself). [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Nov 4, 2013 -
My daily/everyday bag is a canvas haversack - about as large as a small messenger bag. I already know to carry things like breath strips and a small umbrella and a paperback around, but recently I've been looking to expand on the everyday items. For example: there was an awkward lull in conversation during a train ride. I happened to be carrying a pack of cards and taught everyone to play German Whist - wonderful ice breaker, great way to spend the trip. I'm looking for things like that, small, non-obvious essentials to put in your bag that can be used in many different situations.
posted by The Whelk
on Sep 5, 2013 -
I am looking to buy an 81 VW Rabbit diesel (turbo diesel, non-intercooled) as a daily driver. I have experience with gasoline engines, and routine maintenance, but diesels are new to me. [more inside]
posted by Lugos
on Jun 28, 2013 -
Help me find the blog of a japanese artist which drew everyday objects using watercolors. Shoes, clothes, mugs, etc. I think he updated daily.
posted by jgwong
on Jun 12, 2013 -
I have come to the conclusion that I am bad with money, and I need help. The question is, who can provide me with the help I need. I've researched various professions online and have a hard time telling who would best suit my needs: a bookkeeper, an accountant, a financial counselor, a daily money manager, someone else entirely?? More than one of these?? [more inside]
posted by buddylove
on Mar 6, 2013 -
I have a specific site in mind, and I can't find it for the life of me. It's a consciously minimalist design, about 5 stories per day, summarized. The stories are all in a single column, on a single page, black text on a white background. Clean as clean can be. [more inside]
posted by scamper
on Feb 27, 2013 -
Doctor recently advised that I take flaxseed or fish oil for the Omega-3 goodness, and I can't seem to get into the habit. I do not have much a morning (or evening) "routine", which I guess is working against me. You guys are grown ups (and I feel like less of one since I can't figure this out!) - how do you remember to do it?
posted by ersatzkat
on Jan 29, 2013 -
I'm looking for an online service that will let me easily send e-mails to a single person (a friend) of the form "99 days until x", "98 days until x", etc. [more inside]
posted by LSK
on Oct 27, 2012 -
A few days ago the New York Times discontinued the New York Times Front Page podcast. Help me find a replacement. I'm looking for a short (5-10 minutes) podcast that gives a quick overview of the news of the day. [more inside]
posted by bswinburn
on Apr 3, 2012 -
Where can I find daily (historical) mutual fund prices?
posted by page123
on Jan 31, 2012 -
Which Twitter users post high-quality daily tweets? (one-liners, inspirational quotes, love/sex tips, that kind of thing) [more inside]
posted by harwons
on Nov 23, 2011 -
I'm trying to track down an old Daily Show clip that featured one of the anchors mocking news coverage of a teenager attempting to jump a car and failing. [more inside]
posted by Tell Me No Lies
on Oct 29, 2011 -
What is the best way to get informed on the top news stories once a day, besides reading a physical newspaper? [more inside]
posted by smackfu
on Aug 3, 2011 -
I very much enjoy my daily word
sites. What other daily life-enriching, mind-expanding sites (or email lists or similar) exist? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Jul 21, 2011 -
Recommend me some sort of daily checklist (with a 'notes' section) mobile app that can export data or sync with Outlook. The catch? I run Windows Mobile 6.5. [more inside]
posted by dust.wind.dude
on May 8, 2011 -
If I liked "A Pattern Language" what online architectural resources would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by Suciu
on Mar 29, 2011 -
Need a good source for watching news online. Usually miss news on tv so would prefer to watch it when i can...Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by matthelm
on Feb 9, 2011 -
I need to write a lot to break this mental block that I have- but what should I write? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget
on Jan 10, 2011 -
Jumping on the Self-Tracking/Quantified Self bandwagon and looking for suggestions for variables apart from the usual kind (diet, exercise, sleep, time spent online etc.) to track on a daily basis.
If you do this, could you share the parameters you like to monitor and record? (Or better yet, share a template for your spreadsheet?!)
All suggestions, no matter however subjective, quirky or esoteric are welcome.
I will be using the spreadsheet tool in Google Docs. Thanks!
posted by sk381
on Oct 27, 2010 -
How can I train myself to do [anything] every day? Help me to re-calibrate my routine-resistant brain. [more inside]
posted by Alabaster
on Aug 9, 2010 -
I'm looking for "____ of the day/week/month" sites that are not the typical word or quotation of the day sites. Something that could really get me thinking. Please recommend your favorites.
posted by newtux
on Jan 2, 2010 -
What's the best pill tracking system for two married people over 70, one of whom is definitely getting forgetful? [more inside]
posted by lockedroomguy
on Dec 2, 2009 -
How does short selling stocks harm the underlying company? To my way of thinking, it shouldn't. [more inside]
posted by gjc
on Mar 20, 2009 -
How can I cut down the amount of time I spend reading daily blogs yet still find the stories I feel are interesting and keep everything streamlined and organized? [more inside]
posted by mephesta
on Feb 17, 2009 -
Got tx to the Daily Show with John Stewart. What time should I show up? [more inside]
posted by jujube
on Mar 30, 2008 -
Specific Daily Show and/or Colbert Report episode recommendations (with air dates so I can find them)? [more inside]
posted by rokusan
on Dec 12, 2007 -
I want to send to few people (myself included) few pages from a book of my choice, every working day, so we could for example, read complete "Catcher in a Rye" in a month or so.
Does anyone know some online service that I could use for such purpose? I found only "Chapter-a-day" services, but I want to use book of my choice.
posted by leigh1
on Nov 28, 2007 -
I run a bi weekly group for job hunters and career changers. I will likely be doing the first Thursday of the month at 7pm for the in person meetings then I'll be doing Skypecast meetings as well in between. I want a regular schedule but I want to get a guage on a lot of people's daily grind. I have asked my group but many are bad when it comes to my polls.
Do you have kids? when are you done with their nightly routine? When do you eat dinner? Whatever...
I'm thinking Sunday afternoon/evening or Tuesday evening at 7 for the skypecast (can I start it later because they don't need to leave the house?).
In a nutshell, what would work for you? Or not work..
Sorry if this is really mundane but it helps me a lot. I run a lot of groups.
posted by mrflibble
on Nov 19, 2007 -
Who is Jon Stewart impersonating when he does his nasal-voiced, tie-knot-adjusting, eyelids-half-open character? [more inside]
posted by good in a vacuum
on Apr 10, 2007 -