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 -
What is the name of the website that allows you to upload mp3's to its site, converts them to ringtone format, and then text messages them to your phone for free (after a delay) or immediately (for a donation)?
posted by Maia
on Jan 26, 2008 -
I'm looking for an online, free address book that my partner and I can share -- so we should both/each be able to log in to access it, rather than it being linked to just one person's email address. Bonus if it provides a good way to handle address-book entries for, say, a married couple (i.e., two people in one entry), and bonus if the user can choose/configure which fields any given entry contains. Must be usable on a Mac, preferably w/ Safari.
posted by barefoot
on Jan 23, 2008 -
I want NHL (2007/08) stats. I want as much data as I can get my hands on, in a nice, easily parsed format. But I don't really want to pay for it. Can you help me find this data on the cheap? [more inside]
posted by cgg
on Jan 17, 2008 -
Recently, one of my hard drives failed, with bad sectors all over the place. I've gotten the partition repaired, but some of the directories are damaged. What free tools can I use to reconstruct them? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt
on Jan 13, 2008 -
My girlfriend was recently diagnosed with coeliac disease. Do I have to get a new chopping board? [more inside]
posted by popcassady
on Jan 5, 2008 -
I'll be travelling in the US (mostly California) in January, and looking for free (ideally) or very cheap (no contract) nationwide dialup service. I've downloaded Juno (http://www.juno.com) to try it out - though reading the reviews, it doesn't sound promising. Wondering if anyone have any experience with Juno and/or if there are other suggestions out there.
posted by nometa
on Dec 28, 2007 -
Here is an example... My Boss: "We want to use the Can Can song. Our music guy has done a recording for us. Is it in the Public Domain?" Me: "Yes. The composer, J. Offenbach, has been deceased since 1880 and if we are doing our own arrangement we are fine." My Bosses Boss: "About 5 years ago, I tried to clear this song for use in a TV production and discovered that it was NOT in the Public Domain. Elle Vator, can you research this and let us know the answer two months ago?" [more inside]
posted by Elle Vator
on Dec 14, 2007 -
With a nice high speed connection now installed at home, I'd like recommendations for finding sci-fi/fantasy TV shows that I can download legally and freely via torrent, that I would not typically have already seen on American cable.
posted by poppo
on Nov 18, 2007 -
I'm looking for a free program to convert WMA to MP3 in OS X? The closest thing I came up with a google search is EasyWMA. It's cheap, but not free.
posted by parttimeninja
on Oct 11, 2007 -
I run a small, private forum for a few friends who are scattered across the US & Canada. I'm looking for easy ways to incorporate other ways for me to enable additional communication between members - whether it's a group voice chat or a chat room. I need help figuring out how to do this very easily
(I was barely technical enough to install a pretty skin for my phpBB), very cheaply
(preferably free), and so that it maintains a reasonable level of privacy
. Can you help me figure this out? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains
on Sep 25, 2007 -
This is for a personal project. Is there a free IP address to country/city list I can download? Thanks for your help.
posted by parttimeninja
on Sep 22, 2007 -
Does anyone know of a good open source alternative to Navicat for MySQL? [more inside]
posted by vitrum
on Sep 5, 2007 -
Could someone recommend options for very cheap website design for a Non-Profit/NGO?
posted by sk381
on Aug 28, 2007 -
I am having a hard time understanding the law on who can claim who as a Dependant in my situation and need some help.
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posted by unsurmountable
on Aug 24, 2007 -
What are my rights as a freelance writer? If I'm writing about employees competing on a company-sponsored team, do I have to clear everything I write with their PR people?? [more inside]
posted by mariokrat
on Aug 20, 2007 -
What are the best free sites for locating people and obtaining personal information on the 'net other than Zaba Search?
posted by Tullyogallaghan
on Aug 15, 2007 -
Where can I find a good indesign template for a catalog design?
posted by Macboy
on Aug 9, 2007 -
Where can I find cheap (free) extremely long term (2-3 months at a time) parking in the NY/NJ area? [more inside]
posted by ofthestrait
on Aug 3, 2007 -
Firefox seems like the odd man out, being a GUI application that is not just open-source but also compiles and runs on Windows, Mac OS and Linux -- consistently and equally well. What other GUI-based applications that are like this; being open-source and that support all three platforms natively? [more inside]
posted by I EAT TAPAS
on Aug 3, 2007 -
What does it indicate about my formerly-bad credit that I could be accepted today for a regular contract by a cell phone company? How can I tell when it's the right time to apply for a credit card again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 26, 2007 -
I am visiting the in-laws, and want to transfer a bunch of Librivox audio books (all legal and free) to my ipod from a mac. My ipod is formatted as a windows ipod even though I only use it with my macbook. Itunes wants to erase my entire Ipod before it do anything.
posted by craniac
on Jul 18, 2007 -
I just finished Cave Story and loved every minute of it. What are some other exemplary free indie games?
posted by archagon
on Jul 13, 2007 -
Free software recommendations for kids aged 3 to 7. Fun and /or educational. [more inside]
posted by Mom
on Jul 5, 2007 -
Free webmail with HTML mode, allows embedded graphics, does not have embedded advertising, and retrieves POP mail? Need it only for a month. [more inside]
posted by randomstriker
on Jun 24, 2007 -
Anyone know where I can hit some tennis balls in the upper east side area of Manhattan for free? Just need a good wall to practice against before I start playing matches again. [more inside]
posted by bronxteacher
on Jun 19, 2007 -
Is there such a thing as a 'Free Audio Embed Player'?
I am wondering if its possible to upload an mp3 file to a domain and use some free audio player that has the embed options so I can use the player on other sites (myspace bulletins for example)
Thanks [more inside]
posted by cheero
on Jun 9, 2007 -
I'm interested in hiring some musicians for some steady part time work in the West London area. Other than Craiglist and Gumtree, are there any free or inexpensive places I could advertise? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe
on May 24, 2007 -
I'm looking for free, legal kid's music for my three year old little girl. Ideally mp3s of stuff that is past copyright, like old folk music, kids classics, or anything else that might appeal to a three-year-old who likes to dance. [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on May 17, 2007 -
Video Editing Filter: Does anyone know of free or almost free software that is even just a little better than Windows Movie Maker? [more inside]
posted by snsranch
on May 5, 2007 -
I would like to use the new release of Thunderbird (2.0) with my Yahoo account and am looking for a free SMTP service. I know Gmail lets you use its servers but apparently changes the 'From' field of the message to firstname.lastname@example.org for all messages. Is there any other service that I can use, apart from my ISP's (I shuffle between work, school and home). [more inside]
posted by sk381
on Apr 19, 2007 -
Every time I go to a classic barbershop, I have noticed that they receive every magazine and newspaper under-the-sun. I recently asked my barber how he affords all of them, and he says that they just show up. Does anyone know how this happens? I assume the publishers have programs that identify and send free subscriptions to places where people "wait?" Does anyone know more about formal services that facilitate this?
posted by tdabbott
on Apr 13, 2007 -
What can I do for a month this summer that will get me out of the country, cover my costs, and cover my bills back home? [more inside]
posted by greta simone
on Apr 11, 2007 -
Are there any essays or studies naming and analyzing the concept of 'freedom' as developed on the internet? [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00
on Apr 3, 2007 -
Is there a decent antivirus for MS server operating systems that doesn't cost a breathtaking amount? [more inside]
posted by jfuller
on Mar 11, 2007 -