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."
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]
I want to learn how to make electronic music. But I need to learn in a way that guides me...very...slowly...and directedly. (Also, as free-of-charge as humanly possible.) [more inside]
San Francisco - your recommendations for public study spots with WiFi please! [more inside]
[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]
Is the twenty dollar sandwich a myth? We are headed to THEHotel at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas and I'm wondering if it is worthwhile trying this trick. [more inside]
How can I re-download the Pages application that I've already paid for? (Mac) [more inside]
Free or nearly-free ways to make our home pleasant? [more inside]
Is there a way I can watch a full Dodgers game online for free? [more inside]
I don't know much about music and I don't have a large music vocabulary - once you get past "bassline" I am reduced to saying things like "It was very squeaky yet melodic somehow, you know?" I would like some sources for critical writing about more complicated modern music. [more inside]
I'm toying with an idea for a blog. On this blog, I would write short fiction entries in which a specific product, manufactured by a very well-known brand, would be exposed in every entry as particularly loathsome and subsequently disposed of or even destroyed. [more inside]
Public domain book club books? [more inside]
Have you read or can you point me to any interesting articles about what will be the future of media like films/software/books given the way they are all being distributed online via torrent sites & the like. Will copyright go away or what? I am looking for INTERESTING theoretical speculations, not some person just saying the letter of the current law will be enforced or the usual doomsday-talk.
Can I use google voice to make calls on my iPhone without a sim card? I have an iPhone and it's connected to wi-fi, and I want to use google voice to make/receive calls from my iPhone. I figured they're must be a way to do this by now, but google failed me.
How can I get from paper to e-books for free on a Mac? [more inside]
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]
How can I make calls on my android without using up my minutes, via sipdroid and/or google voice? [more inside]
I looking for a reliable and free way to schedule facebook updates. I have used laterbro, hootsuite and socialsafe. All have issues. I post about 12-20 times a day and they frequently stop sending the updates at some point. The best solution would be web based. I would also like to find a free web based email scheduler as well. What have you, hive?
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.
What might you recommend I give away at a Farm Bill protest? [more inside]
I have four free days to do anything. What would you do to maximize the awesomeness? [more inside]
Where can I find a ghost writer for a fiction(novel)? [more inside]
Is there any problem in filing my federal tax returns twice? [more inside]
I'm looking for entertaining, free or inexpensive audiobooks or podcasts that can be easily downloaded from an iPhone. [more inside]
I want to do web design work for free. Where should I be looking for collaborators/clients? [more inside]
What is up with the grittiness in rice flour and how do I make it go away? [more inside]
Where can I get a big stack of newspapers for free/cheap? Or other garden mulch substrate. [more inside]
Has anyone used quizzle for free credit score and report? Are there any catches? [more inside]
I would like to start a simple blog/website using WordPress, but ideally I don't want to pay for a domain. What are some free domains I can use? Preferably ad-free, preferably unlimited upload, but I know beggars can't be choosers.
Does anyone know where to get FREE Red Cross CPR certification in NYC/NY metro area? [more inside]
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?
Please recommend some sources where I can download classical music. [more inside]
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]
I have a Sony Pocket Reader. My favorite thing about the internet is free stuff. My library checks out audio books to download and e-books for your computer but not devices. (fdr) if that means anything. I see free books for kindle on amazon. Will they work on my sony? The 100 year old books on Gutenberg work but I see getting old fast. I see NYC public library for $100/year. --tl;dr Help my find good stuff for my Pocket reader
Since Googs 411 shut down I am looking for a replacement. Any Ideas from the hive? I am looking for free directory assistance that I can use with my cell phone.
Help me send out a resume out today. [more inside]
Help me find the right pair of minimalist shoes! I've been a member of a Crossfit gym for six months, which means I've been exposed to the peer pressure regarding Vibram FiveFingers. Plus, I'm starting to travel a lot (and lightly) and want a pair of running shoes that have a small footprint (heh) when packed in a suitcase. Recommendations for this recreational runner? Are Vibrams a good option? Which model? How do I size them? I'm training for next October's Portland Marathon, if that makes a difference. Bonus points for shoes available at REI (though that's not a requirement).
Invited to an old friend's wedding, but not as a guest. I'm feeling guilty about how I'm feeling... Am I right to feel this way? [more inside]
How can I reconcile my needs/desires for independent free time when my significant other wants lots of couple time? [more inside]
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]
Is the Scholastic Book Fair really free or is it a shill? [more inside]
Do I need to winterize my sprinkler system in Portland, OR? If so, how? [more inside]
What are the best (free?) VST plug-ins for Ableton Live on OS X 10.6.4? [more inside]
Free calls over WiFi on a Droid? [more inside]
Autotune for the amateur non-singer parodist - can it be done for free? [more inside]
Has anyone received a phishing letter (snail mail) from Card Center, 5050 Kingsley Drive, Cincinnati OH 45263? [more inside]
How do I set up an easy, free way for people to attend our meetings from a distance? Picture about five people sitting around a table with five more attending virtually; attendees' tech savvy will vary greatly. I know that there is a lot of pay software out there, but I'm wondering if anyone's found a reasonably robust system with free or low-cost software. Do you have a tested set-up process and combo of free software that you know works? [more inside]
I want to pick fruit and vegetables - for free or very cheaply - in Montreal. Is there any organization that exists here that is similar to Toronto's Not Far From the Tree? [more inside]