Is there a great, free website where a child with no prior experience can learn to tune and play her new guitar? [more inside]
posted by daisyace
on Jan 13, 2009 -
Can I "dumpster dive" for free art by hanging around art colleges at the end of a semester and snagging unwanted class projects? What would be the protocol for doing such a thing? Is there any other situation in which I could snag free art?
posted by sandking
on Jan 4, 2009 -
It's my birthday today, what various NYC businesses would give me free things by telling them this?
posted by Del Far
on Jan 1, 2009 -
What is the best way to download free movies on the internet without resorting to piracy? [more inside]
posted by peetle
on Dec 29, 2008 -
Where can I get good free stuff, such as USB sticks, phone lanyards, and pens, and also better free stuff, up to flashlights, crappy Chinese MP3 players, and notebooks? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God
on Dec 26, 2008 -
DecidophobeFilter: What do you hold to be a particularly accurate/helpful free online test to label/understand yourself and thus choose a "lifepath" or "value-set". [more inside]
posted by ageispolis
on Dec 3, 2008 -
How should I use my copious amounts of free time while being poor in a country where nobody understands me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 26, 2008 -
Communications madness... I have an email address that it's time to dump. It's from a dialup service that I used, and had kept around for emergency purposes. But I almost never use it anymore, and it's costing me something like $7 a month just to keep that email address.
So in making the switch, I'd like to switch to something more portable, not tied to whomever I'm paying for internet access at the moment. [more inside]
posted by gjc
on Nov 25, 2008 -
Need a Ultra Edit Windows Free Alternative for a Not For Profit Organization. Meaning "free for non-commercial use" doesn't apply to us. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by bleucube
on Nov 6, 2008 -
My boyfriend has started a GFCF (gluten-free, casein-free) diet. This is following a recent diagnosis of Adult Aspergers. Please help us. [more inside]
posted by mjao
on Oct 25, 2008 -
Is there a solution for producing highly formatted documents programmatically, that is an alternative to ReportLab? [more inside]
posted by Pontifex
on Oct 18, 2008 -
The Spousal Unit knows I like to be made a fuss of on my birthday and is happy to oblige, but this year we're low on cash, and he's a little lost. I'm trying to compile a list of fun, cash-free (or very cheap) things to do, so he can pick a couple and run with it. We are in Portland, Oregon, and mostly homebodies. I'm a voracious reader, and lover of all things spooky, and general ideas are great.
posted by frykitty
on Sep 22, 2008 -
I'm looking for a site that will let me send email or SMS to online galleries with photos, videos or audio. [more inside]
posted by davereed
on Sep 16, 2008 -
I'm looking for free OS X or Windows software that will allow me to draw a room and furniture to scale and move things around to find the best layout. Extra points for simplicity and ease of use.
posted by JPDD
on Aug 30, 2008 -
Where to play piano for free in NYC just once? A out-of-town friend wants to play piano in NYC: are there public spaces with pianos? A way to play at a church? (And note: I just mean play for playing sake, not play for an audience.)
posted by Furious Fitness
on Aug 3, 2008 -
What's the truth behind duty-free shops? Are they always a bad deal? Or is there some stuff that's good to buy, and other stuff you should always avoid?
posted by smackfu
on Jul 29, 2008 -
With the recent discovery of a trove of Delia Derbyshire
tracks, my interest in early synth and electronica has been reawakened. Help me find some good stuff. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey
on Jul 29, 2008 -
Situation: Someone just gave you a laptop. Question: What are you going to do with it? [more inside]
posted by Vavuzi
on Jul 16, 2008 -
I decided to change careers and go back to school for a PhD... I recently got back on touch with an old friend who I always admired. He is living the life of riley in another country. Now I'm doubting why I am even back in school. Help me with my doubt... [more inside]
posted by MayNicholas
on Jul 5, 2008 -
I will be putting together a resume soon. However the exact dates and other details regarding some of my past jobs escape me. Is there a site that will give me my job history? Everything Google gives me requires payment/enrollment is some service. I want free and no attachments, is that doable? Subquestion, best resume putting together site/application/thing?
posted by Epsilon-minus semi moron
on Jul 2, 2008 -
The Staten Island Ferry is said to be "one of the best values in New York City" because it's free and offers great views of the city. What are other "best values" in NYC, including shopping, food, activities, and anything else that's surprisingly inexpensive. [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta
on Jun 23, 2008 -
How do normal people go about finding casual sex? For someone who thinks that taking advantage of drunk girls in clubs is immoral and adult match-making websites are scams or dangerous, is there any outlet to meet nice (albeit frisky!) gentlemen and ladies? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 20, 2008 -
I am looking for two very specific things regarding my one-night layover in London this Wednesday/Thursday and my insanely heavy rolling suitcase. [more inside]
posted by mdonley
on Jun 2, 2008 -
I am looking for a good website for free clip art. I have googled but come up with rather lame clip art. I am putting together a one page memo and wanted some cartoonish things like aliens and comic book like designs. And I am using Word 2004 for the Mac.
posted by snap_dragon
on May 15, 2008 -
Open source Wiki software!
I'm looking to setup an open source wiki service very similar to wikipedia.org (but slightly different). However I know there is open source software available to download... [more inside]
posted by spinko
on Apr 20, 2008 -
I'm putting together a company newsletter and am looking for freely licensed and printable crossword and sudoku puzzles that I could put in the newsletter. [more inside]
posted by thecjm
on Apr 3, 2008 -
Please recommend a free online address book for my slightly technophobic step-mom. I've found a bunch that might work, but not having any experience with them, I don't know which are safe and which are going to sell her info to spammers. The easier to use, the better.
posted by arcticwoman
on Mar 31, 2008 -
Who does the voiceover for those "Congratulations, you've been selected..." banners and how do I get in touch with her? I wish to procure her services. [more inside]
posted by jackcheng
on Mar 31, 2008 -
Examples of online communities assembled from free social tools? [more inside]
posted by bru
on Mar 25, 2008 -
What Part/Full-Time Jobs Allow Lots of Reading Time? So far I could come up with: lifeguard, parking lot attendant, pet/house sitter, night-time babysitter, and security guard. What are some others? Pay is not important. I will be working another job for the $ and get my study/ready done during this one.
posted by LC
on Mar 15, 2008 -
Me and a couple of friends enjoy playing Grand Theft Auto 2 online. It's a freely available nowadays, and it's good, uncomplicated fun. Can you recommend any similar multiplayer games, preferably free? [more inside]
posted by Harry
on Feb 22, 2008 -
Does anyone know what's up with http://www.dnn4free.com? (Or how to get back the data for son's History Day project???) [more inside]
posted by caroljean63
on Feb 21, 2008 -
Where can I find royalty free footage of new year's even in times square? The times square alliance was of no help. Preferably footage that shows the countdown/ball dropping/confetti/people/etc.
posted by ndicecco
on Feb 14, 2008 -
Today is my birthday. No congratulations needed or sought; the gift of your answer to my query will suffice!
How can I monetize this? Yes, I'm looking for places in New York City that will give me a free ice cream (or something else) in exchange for a quick glance at my ID. Preferably places that don't require me to be under 12. Thanks!
posted by thejoshu
on Feb 11, 2008 -
I'm looking for motivational / inspirational / positive thinking podcasts that are free to download. Know of any? [more inside]
posted by survivorman
on Feb 3, 2008 -
I am soon opening a store selling backyard items, and wonder what would be best to do for shipping charges. Should I incorporate the shipping into the item price, or not? [more inside]
posted by adriana
on Jan 28, 2008 -