I am in the US. My brother is in Europe on business, his first time out of the US, and will be there for about another six months. Right now he's in Germany, but the list of additional countries he'll go to later doesn't seem to be finalized.
His birthday is coming up, and I want to send him a gift that won't generate logistical problems for him. [more inside]
posted by Bentobox Humperdinck
on Jul 29, 2014 -
From a previous
AskMefi post dated 2006, I've re-discovered Newegg, Slick Deals, Hot Deals, Woot, Tech Bargains, and Spendfish. It's been almost 8 years since the post, though, so I'm sure I'm out of the loop. Google is great for aggregating these sites, but I'm not sure about their quality (i.e. deal-awesomeness) from a simple search. Can you tell me what I'm missing? Thanks in advance!!
posted by onecircleaday
on Dec 8, 2013 -
It looks thusly
. My issue is that, despite the fact that it was originally barely taped down at all, I am unable to successfully, reliably
reattach it using the same method. ("it" in this case being the printed black strips on the left). I am reasonably sure that lack-of-contact is my problem, because if I physically hold the cable to the board, it will reliably work when I push a button.
Best I can do is that sometimes, after putting it all back together for the Nth time, one button will work. Maybe other buttons on its side will work, maybe not. Maybe it'll work for a few presses and then quit.
The cable looks fine, the board contacts look fine, no amount of scotch tape is helping me out here. How do I affix these suckers but good?
posted by curious nu
on Apr 19, 2013 -
I'm a drummer in an indie-rock band with a 5-piece kit who is looking to expand my setup to include a drum sampling pad. I want something that has unique percussion sounds (not just cheesy electronic beats), built-in effects, plenty of storage space to upload my own samples, and the ability to record and loop live drumbeats. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by jonnyalvarez
on Feb 7, 2012 -
Ever heard of a Leap Pad? We have a few that we picked up at garage sales and such. The pen no longer works. How can we fix this? More inside. [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game
on Aug 29, 2011 -
What was that music webapp I had on my iPod? Help me remember the site I had saved to my homescreen a while ago. I'm fairly sure it was a webapp and not a proper app. I seem to remember the name for the icon was shortened to a two-letter acronym; I thought it was DI for digitalinspiration.com but googling that shows I was wrong. I'll try to describe it anyway: the app had a series of square, colourful icons down the left-hand side, not unlike the style to the iTunes gift card drawings. Each icon represented a category; I definately remember 'lounge', and the others were mostly dance/electronic music related genres like house, groove etc. probably hip-hop stuff too. Definately a cool and groovy site.
posted by Deor
on Feb 10, 2011 -
What's the bass & drum style of Flight of the Conchords Sugalumps
, particularly 9th through 15th second of the video, called?
Rhapsody's genres has something called Electro-Funk which includes artists like the Bass Mekanik that include test tones on some albums and Bass Transmission. I'm particularly interested in the sustained low low bass "notes," particularly when combined with higher percussion (snare) in a really danceable, but somewhat slow tempo.
posted by morganw
on Oct 13, 2010 -
What is it called when a techno/similar artist mixes a song with chunks or samples of rock songs? What are some artists or songs that do this? [more inside]
posted by Diplodocus
on Sep 27, 2010 -
I've been given the opportunity to write a weekly tech/computer/electronics column for my local paper and although I have plenty of column ideas I can't for the life of me come up with a name for it. So I'm asking the Hive Mind: what should I call it? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Bango Skank
on May 8, 2010 -
Electronic Music Filter: Help me identify this song. It was played in the Major Lazer set Coachella and I'm pretty sure either Club 75 and/or Erol Alkan played it as well. [more inside]
posted by hazyspring
on Apr 20, 2010 -
Help me find this cool online project I once saw: lamp in one location lights up when person sits down in chair in another location (like, in a different state). [more inside]
posted by ollyolly
on Feb 17, 2010 -
Do you have any experience with using consumer-grade electronic rustproofing for your vehicle? Does it work? Do the units last? I’m particularly interested in any feedback with respect to the CounterAct
electronic rustproofing unit. (By way of background, I’m trying to compare the CounterAct with Krown
posted by Dasein
on Feb 10, 2010 -
A little while back I heard a bass guitar player with some kind of amazing live looping set-up - what on earth was it? I keep wondering what he was doing. All I could see was that he was grabbing (sampling) things he was playing, as he was playing them (ie while he was continuing to play), using foot pedals of some sort, and then incorporating those loops into the rest of the track. Amazing. But how?
posted by monster max
on Oct 18, 2009 -
A two-parter on an efficient filing system:
1 - if you're running a business with the usual documents and stuff, what is the best filing system in the entire world so that everyone will understand it and know where to look to find stuff. (What kind of labels/titles to use, how to divide physical files etc).
2 - and if I wanted that system to be online, what's the best way to store it all so that they are readily searchable, findable etc. [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop
on Oct 14, 2009 -
Can anyone identify the artist, album, or even subgenre of this
electronic music track? [more inside]
posted by 256
on Oct 10, 2009 -
What are some of your favorite obscure electronic music singles? I'm looking for the kind of stuff where an otherwise unremarkable or unrecognized artist managed to release one perfect song. [more inside]
posted by benzenedream
on Sep 1, 2009 -
I have a 2003 BMW 325i. There is a sticker on my windshield warning me that aftermarket electronics (and cell phones) may interfere with the car's electronic system. For real?
The dealer says they cannot install the factory iPod interface (it's only for 2004 and later). My fiance has a 2006 BMW X3 with the factory-installed iPod interface and I am insanely jealous. DO WANT. [more inside]
posted by desjardins
on Apr 28, 2008 -