Sorry for super-inarticulate title. There are web services that will automatically (or on schedule) check web pages, download web pages, push buttons on web pages, etc, and manipulate the result in various ways (e.g. save to dropbox). Anybody know what I'm talking about? [more inside]
A friend and I take a trip once a year together. Usually it's been something like a national park, but last year we said "screw it, let's go to Disney World" - and had so much fun; not so much because "Disney" but because of the challenges of high-speed navigating a complex ecosystem of timing and logistics and transportation and reservations. What can we do next year that would scratch the same kind of itch? Anywhere in the world is fine. [more inside]
Is there a way to see Google Analytics Visitor or User flow data into a specific page? I can only seem to find ways to change the entry page or segment by country, etc. [more inside]
So, apparently some manufactorers make it so that you can easily remove the flow restrictor from a lot of shower heads, increasing the flow so that it has good pressure.... Uh, which ones? Our current showerhead looks god awful but my husband won't let me replace it unless I ensure it will be as high pressure as our current crap one. [more inside]
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]
How can I gamify the tedious parts of my day? [more inside]
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]
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.
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]
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?
What do you think about when you're swimming laps? [more inside]
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.
i need help to make interesting conversations and making them flow [more inside]
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]
Is it true that people flow through convention halls, shopping malls and similar areas in a clockwise direction, more often than not? [more inside]
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]
How much money flows between companies, consumers, etc? [more inside]
I would like to find some PC, GB, GBA, or PSP games that are very calming. [more inside]
Looking for a program to help with cash flow calculations for a small business [more inside]
People with some economics smarts: please look at this graph and help explain it to me. [more inside]
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?
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]
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]
I'd like to visualize data flow in a system, but can't really find a standard way to do so. [more inside]
I have a tub of water draining into a small hose - it's creating a horrible squeaking, help me fix it! [more inside]
Doesn't taking breaks for ergonomic reasons hurt "flow"? [more inside]
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]
how to design a helmholtz resonator for a two phase flow to eliminate noise of particular frequencies in that flow. [more inside]
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]
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]
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. Thanks! BB
What sex is my kitchen tap? [more inside]
What questions do you use to stimulate your thought processes when you have a problem? [more inside]
How can I control Line Breaks in Thunderbird? [more inside]
Real-life examples of flow-through shares bought by a Canadian. [more inside]
What are some other terms for "in the zone" or "on fire" or "in the groove" (flow) in sports?
Inherited car problems, fun for the whole family? [more inside]
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]
How do you like your faucet-mounted water filter? [more inside]