I pre-ordered a smartphone on announcement day back in March. Shortly after, I decided this particular smartphone wasn't going to be for me, and I cancelled my order and was promptly refunded. The phone just now became available and problem is, I received the phone on Monday. [more inside]
posted by signondiego
on Aug 7, 2014 -
Help me ID/find this game: it may have been playable in-browser. If downloadable, it was free and probably worked on winxp. It might have only been at a demo/tech demo state, but it was a 3d first person puzzler where you aim and it would show you the trajectory of where a ball would bounce and you could then teleport to the end point of the trajectory? The idea was that you'd have to figure out which surface/angle to bounce off in order to get to a goal destination. May even have been posted to mefi. [more inside]
posted by juv3nal
on Mar 22, 2014 -
I am trying to compile a list of who typically can expect to receive a free meal at fast food, casual dining, or quick service restaurants. One example would be uniformed police officers. I'd like to hear from people who worked in such places or know about these things. [more inside]
posted by 99percentfake
on Mar 9, 2014 -
My son and I are both gluten-free and incredibly sensitive to cross-contamination. We are going to a big family thanksgiving where the food will not be GF and cross-contamination will ruin the food that normally is. (a serving spoon being shared between dishes or someone dropping bread crumbs on an open dish would leave me very sick).
I would like to bring dishes so my son and I can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal. I don't mind spending this whole weekend cooking and freezing so he has a nice Thanksgiving. The only problem is that everything we bring has to be microwavable...
So help me MFites. What are your favorite Thanksgiving recipes that would hold up well to being warmed up from frozen in a microwave. (Don't worry about the recipe being gluten-free -- I'm pretty good at converting recipes).
posted by LittleMy
on Nov 21, 2013 -
Awhile back I saw a soccer match where there was a play something like a penalty kick, something like a free kick, but not either of those exactly. I'm pretty sure it was taken within the penalty box, but not at the usual spot. The announcers were talking about how rare it was and how many teams don't practice for it. Anyone know what this could have been?
posted by aerotive
on Aug 16, 2013 -
I have some old, seemingly useless clothing. How do I decide what is worth donating and what should just be thrown away? [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus
on May 8, 2013 -
I just finished all of the lectures for the MIT Open Courseware Differential Equations course, and they were exceptional. What other MIT (or other school) courses really stand out? [more inside]
posted by wittgenstein
on Feb 19, 2013 -
I have to travel very light. It's going to be a boring trip. I have an iPhone. I'm looking to read on the cheap. What are the best free books to download to my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by BlueHorse
on Feb 13, 2013 -
I have an ex who seems to be be depressed and has sent me a few emails telling me that we are all programmed by the "Source" that free will does not exist, that nothing depends on us etc and that the "Source" has decided that he would always be unhappy in love ! And that if the "Source" has decided that he would be unhappy, unaccomplished, alone then he must be happy with that decision. (He's 55, pianist/composer, not well known, gets by with the financial help of his parents., never been able to commit or live with a woman. His father is bi-polar, been hospitalised a few times for that). This is contrary to my world view, which I told him but I'm rather worried about where his mind is going. Any thoughts, help much appreciated
posted by hopefulmidlifer
on Nov 11, 2012 -
Seeking your ideas for free or inexpensive crafts for adults that can be completed within 2-3 hours with very little instruction required. Striving for a fun process and a pleasing end product. No worthless, ugly or junky, please. [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife
on Oct 24, 2012 -
I just installed a new hard drive in my older (early 2008, 4 GB ram) macbook pro laptop and installed Snow Leopard. I need an office application, something like Open Office. What's the best current "stable" version of this OSS software for Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard)? [more inside]
posted by jcdill
on Oct 7, 2012 -
I am relatively new to the smart phone world. But what I already learned is that incredibly many apps are for free. I wonder how that is possible. During the last month I have spent some time myself developing a financial app for Android - my preferred smart phone. The app of course could be useful not only for me but also for others. So I put it into the Google Play Store. Since I made some effort with bringing the thing to life I am not ready to give it away for free but expect getting a reasonable price paid. What I wonder is are people in general expecting apps to be free anyway? Are there other models how to finance the development of smart phone apps?
posted by matthiasw
on Sep 6, 2012 -
Hi, from my research it appears that Cochin and Modern No. 20 are only available as paid fonts. I'm looking for free, open source approximations of these fonts for use on a web project. Any recommendations?
posted by samoa
on Aug 7, 2012 -
Give me all of your best tips and strategies for living rent-free, especially if that involves house sitting for strangers. [more inside]
posted by pinetree
on Jul 31, 2012 -
I just want to put a draft website up for a client for a few days. I have created it locally in a few directories and I want to put it somewhere, preferably for free or a few quid and without signing some year-long contract. I just want to FTP my files in and have done with it. Just HTML and CSS for now. It can expire in a month and can have whatever weird URL it wants. What's the best suggestion? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God
on May 28, 2012 -
I'm starting work soon, any ideas on how I could best spend my time before it starts in one month? This is my second fulltime job since I finished my degree last year, and I'd be far away from home this time.
Just wondered if there are worthwhile things to do in this not so short, but not so long period of time. [more inside]
posted by vastopenspaces
on May 23, 2012 -
Recipe Filter: Culinary Rubiks Cube Solvers, Crockpot + Assorted Dietary Restrictions = Something something. Restrictions after the jump. [more inside]
posted by PlutoniumX
on Apr 12, 2012 -
When I had the first generation Kindle I had an e-book that was basically an index of free e-books that were in the public domain, and the title of each book was actually a hyper-link that would let you download a copy of said book right to the home screen of the Kindle. Does anyone know where I could get another copy of that book? [more inside]
posted by Bango Skank
on Dec 21, 2011 -
Asking for a colleague:
"Back in October 2008, I found a free online app that uploaded data from Excel and produced (very pretty) charts and graphs. Unfortunately, I didn’t keep track of the website, and I’m having trouble tracking it down again. Most of the free graphing apps I’ve found online today require that you manually input the data; I’m looking for something that will more easily upload a set of data from Excel."
posted by lassie
on Nov 22, 2011 -
Lazyweb: Have there been any studies of traffic accident rates after passage of the hands-free laws in so many municipalities in the USA? [more inside]
posted by mzurer
on Nov 16, 2011 -
[recipe hunter for sugar free and splenda free sweets]: in search of recipes that are fun desserts but which contain no processed sugar or "artificial sweetners." [more inside]
posted by anya32
on Oct 28, 2011 -
Friend is trying to cut costs in her budget.
Does anyone know a website that's as comprehensive and easy-to-use as MyFoodDiary.com
, but doesn't cost $9 a month? [more inside]
posted by ®@
on Apr 28, 2011 -
Is there a program or set of tools, preferably free / open source, that can take a video file as input, analyze the video, and output the parts of the video which contain motion above some threshold? The output could either be a video file or a series of still images.
posted by Juffo-Wup
on Apr 11, 2011 -
Where can I get a big stack of newspapers for free/cheap? Or other garden mulch substrate. [more inside]
posted by Big_B
on Feb 8, 2011 -
Mission Impossible? Christmas gifts for wife with a zero dollar budget. Due to my current unemployment, Mrs COD and myself have agreed that we will not spend a single dime on each other for Christmas. We did spend a little so that the kids have a few things to unwrap. However, having nothing under the tree just seems so depressing. Anybody have any creative ideas?
posted by COD
on Dec 21, 2010 -
So, I've won tickets to Brandon Flower's show at the Riveria in Chicago, IL next week. Problem is, I'll be gone. I want to give my tickets to my friends who are big fans, but my name is on the will call and not in physical tickets. I'm wondering if they can go without me. [more inside]
posted by Askiba
on Nov 19, 2010 -
I've just accepted a desk job with a large airline. What are some good ideas to boost my income using my free travel benefits? [more inside]
posted by hussmanne
on Oct 20, 2010 -
Looking to take my laptop and work inside a park somewhere in Manhattan. Ideally, should be inside the park, but anything right next to it works too. Since those are the closest to me, any locations in Thompson or Union Square parks will be the best. Thanks!
posted by zavulon
on Jun 19, 2010 -
What are the very best free Web-based resources for learning foreign languages? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by jingzuo
on May 10, 2010 -
Is there a (preferably free) iPod Touch/iPhone app that I can use to track how I spend every hour of my day? I already use ToDo, Simplenote, and iCal. [more inside]
posted by pecknpah
on Mar 15, 2010 -
(1998): Robert: "She's a hot little spicy salsa number." 15 minutes, 13 seconds into the film. Who is he doing an impression of? If not a particular person, what archetype or accent?
posted by WCityMike
on Feb 5, 2010 -
Any experience / suggestions / pearls of wisdom / recommendations for free Subversion hosting? TIA, no more inside.
posted by mwhybark
on Nov 23, 2009 -
What's the best free or open source software (for Windows XP) which will scan multiple pages in a row and output a PDF with zero fuss? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo
on Nov 3, 2009 -
Automatic language translators: which is the best, for now? What efforts are underway to improve them? How much progress have we seen, on what sort of time scale? My interest pertains to Latin script languages, but I'm curious about the matter generally.
posted by woodway
on Oct 8, 2009 -
Need one-time transfer of some large video files (50 - 300 MB) from China to the US. Recommendation for free file transfer sites?
posted by ZenMasterThis
on Sep 17, 2009 -