What are you tips/hacks for returning to playful, light energy after a bout of the heavier stuff? I had a rough start to the summer and things are looking up, with the help of new DBT skills, but that kind of extraverted, life-affirming energy is still hard to come by. [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish
on Aug 5, 2013 -
When I'm racing to meet a writing deadline, I feel a sense of exhilaration, momentum, and flow. How can achieve that state on a regular basis so I can make steady progress on my writing? [more inside]
posted by incandescentman
on Feb 27, 2013 -
Hello! I am teaching a writing class, and am now teaching students about flow.
I would like to do an exercise where I take an essay (preferably, somewhat academic) and cut it up and give it to them to rearrange to show how well the author transitions between paragraphs.
The problem is, I can't find one that works in particular! If anyone has a good example, I'd be grateful.
posted by caoimhe
on Feb 4, 2013 -
I read this somewhere
filter. A few years back, I read a very detailed description of a well known journalist (working at Reuters, or AP or something - it might have been Anthony De Rosa) who explained in great detail how he managed his Twitter and other (social) information streams to find original sources and be on top of breaking news. I would like to find that specific article
again. [more inside]
posted by NekulturnY
on Nov 8, 2012 -
Adobe InDesign CS4: I've got a very large document, divided into sections (chapters). Currently, there are section markers on various pages, with each section defined by a labelled submaster (so I can see from the Pages panel where each section begins and ends). When I add content to various sections, the section markers no longer align as the pages reflow (because the markers are attached to the actual page numbers and not the content). How can I fix this so that adding content to sections continues within the submaster style / section marker for that section and not reflow over the pages?
posted by iamkimiam
on Oct 8, 2012 -
So many rappers have a unique "flow"; Snoop, Busta Rhymes, MCA, Kool Moe Dee, etc. I find it interesting that so many of them have a singular style that they excel at. Suggest rappers that are able to switch between various distinct & different styles of delivery.
posted by radiosilents
on Jun 15, 2012 -
What benefit does a Negative Operating Cycle get you? Other than just cash on hand. Amazon has a lot of cash because they practice Just In Time inventory management & sell out of their products before the bill for that product comes due. Other companies pay the bill first & then wait for the stock to sell out to recoup their money. Aside from the benefit of having cash on hand, what benefit do you get from this? [more inside]
posted by MesoFilter
on Feb 17, 2012 -
Is it true that people flow through convention halls, shopping malls and similar areas in a clockwise direction, more often than not? [more inside]
posted by piato
on Jan 23, 2012 -
Hey everybody, it's another question in my never-ending search for a career I might enjoy! I'm an avid whitewater kayaker. I love just about everything about it, but I think the thing that makes it most addictive is that the intensity, the problem solving, the physicality, the threat of consequences all come together to put me in a state of flow
. Are there careers that could give me some of that? [more inside]
posted by SampleSize
on Dec 16, 2011 -
Looking for a program to help with cash flow calculations for a small business [more inside]
posted by zara
on Jul 28, 2011 -
This recent post on MetaFilter
on pour painting and this comment
about how the paint, when poured slowly on to the top face of a cube, does not run down the corners of the cube, got me thinking about why
it didn't ... but after a day thinking about viscous liquids I'm still completely stuck for a scientific explanation. Can anyone enlighten me?
posted by KirkpatrickMac
on Feb 14, 2011 -
My Get It Done is different than everyone else's Get It Done: If I tell somebody I am going to do things (file my papers, go to the store, clean up kitchen..etc) it will not get done. if I write it down , it does not get done. But I keep my mouth shut and just keep the plan in my head, it gets done. What is going on here? Do other people do this? Is there a name for it? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on May 17, 2010 -
I have a manager who constantly interrupts my attention-hungry programming work with easy, quick tasks that she believes "will just take a second, no problem." This destroys my productivity. How does the hive mind deal with this? [more inside]
posted by sonic meat machine
on Apr 16, 2010 -
I'd like to visualize data flow in a system, but can't really find a standard way to do so. [more inside]
posted by themel
on Mar 11, 2010 -
I have a tub of water draining into a small hose - it's creating a horrible squeaking, help me fix it! [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi
on Dec 30, 2009 -
PhysicsFilter: The Setup: a 3 meter hose with a 1 millimeter interior diameter is attached to the small end of a funnel with a 1 meter maximum diameter and a 1 millimeter minimum diameter. This assembly is submerged in a "quick-flowing river" with the large end of the funnel facing into the current (so, "on its side"). The free end of the hose is raised 10 centimeters above the top of the funnel and this happens to be above the water level as well.
The Question: Theoretically, will water come out of the raised end of the hose? If so, what is the equation that will let me input the rate of the "quick-flowing river" get the rate of discharge from the free end of the hose? [more inside]
posted by cmchap
on Aug 14, 2009 -
how to design a helmholtz resonator for a two phase flow to eliminate noise of particular frequencies in that flow. [more inside]
posted by edtut
on May 27, 2009 -
What can I do to investigate a sudden drop in water pressure (or flow) in the second floor only of my house before I call a plumber this Monday? [more inside]
posted by maudlin
on Apr 11, 2009 -
My gas grill is broken. Why would the gas flow decrease so that I can only get one burner to cook on high? [more inside]
posted by rocketman
on Mar 17, 2009 -
Business Process Management - or Workflow Management. I am looking at Bonita and ProcessMaker. Anyone using these? Which one is better for a "non-programmer" in a SMB environment?
Oh - and if you have other open source suggestions, let me know.
posted by bright77blue
on Mar 3, 2009 -
What questions do you use to stimulate your thought processes when you have a problem? [more inside]
posted by Solomon
on Jan 21, 2009 -
What are some other terms for "in the zone" or "on fire" or "in the groove" (flow
) in sports?
posted by arrhn
on Apr 16, 2008 -
A close friend of mine has just called with a female-parts medical issue, and unfortunately I'm a male specimen. As it's approaching late Saturday night where we live, she can't make it to her doctor and is trying to figure out if her symptoms warrant emergency treatment. Any information or suggestions for me to give her along with the advice I already plan on giving ("See a doctor!") would help ease her stressful night. The more inside is only a little bit graphic... [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 1, 2006 -