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 -
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 -