This is kind of a search question. If you were going somewhere and wanted to know what interesting/fun events might be going on there how would you search for it? What sites would you use? What strategy would you take to figure out what was something significant vs something small and local? How would you assess the quality and what event categories do you think would be useful? If you could use some sort of data mining and could have the computer do some of the work what would you do in addition/ instead? For example, would you mine twitter feeds or facebook pages?
posted by blueyellow
on Jan 2, 2013 -
I can't find a Wikipedia page I saw a while back. It was about a sort of design error or cognitive bias whereby designers or engineers reject as irrelevant (or are unaware of) a relevant factor in the requirements of a design because it is outside of their field. It gave an example which was about designing and providing water supplies in Africa. There were known ways to prevent a certain disease in the water, but the engineers were not familiar with them, so the disease spread.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94
on Oct 9, 2012 -
I'm looking for a quote by architect Jeanne Gang I read in an article about her last year, and my Google-fu is failing me. Help me, hivemind. [more inside]
posted by dw
on Sep 28, 2012 -
Seeking activities, tutorials or resources designed to impart academically-oriented Google skills. Bonus points: fun? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph
on Mar 20, 2012 -
Help me locate the source of this anecdote: something about a man who is nervous for a job interview and who goes to a diner and eats a plate of ribs. The moral was that if the guy was confident enough to eat a plate of ribs without spilling a drop on himself, he's confident enough to get that job. [more inside]
posted by UncleBoomee
on Aug 16, 2011 -
Where could I find an instrumental of Bob Dylan's "The Times They are a Changin' " that is pulled from the actual song, rather than a karaoke facsimile? [more inside]
posted by Wanderboy
on May 7, 2011 -
I'm going to be in Ellenville, NY tomorrow night, and I'd like to find a nearby bar that's showing UFC 118. The UFC website unsurprisingly has nothing closer than suburban NYC, and I can't figure out any way to craft a search that would get me this information. I can search for local bars and call them... but thought I'd ask here first. Anyone know of a bar near Ellenville showing the fights?
posted by slide
on Aug 27, 2010 -
Trying to find an obscure webpage involving a bizarre chatterbot. Google-fu failing and all that jazz. [more inside]
posted by zek
on Sep 24, 2007 -
[FailedGoogleFuFilter] Please help me find the full text of "Aphorisms on Futurism" online [more inside]
posted by KevCed
on Sep 30, 2006 -
My google fu is failing me on these two very random queries: 1) info about a beer commercial from a few years ago where a guy paints himself in a kung fu pose with a giant afro, 2) an image of the painting that the son paints in Wedding Crashers
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posted by EnormousTalkingOnion
on May 22, 2006 -
I'm trying to get in touch with one of my middle school english teachers. I've found everyone I've ever looked for by using google but this guy is totally eluding me. [more inside]
posted by snsranch
on May 11, 2006 -
Setting: post apocalyptic (I think)
Plot: Can't remember
Starring: Can't remember
Unique subplot (or possibly main plot): One character (20s-30's white male) has a torn postcard of Waikiki Beach, however the "Wa" is torn, so he thinks it's called "ikiki Beach", a paradise to which he can escape to once the madness of the current plot of the movie resolves.
posted by johnstein
on Nov 30, 2005 -
Maybe a year or so ago, there was something posted on the blue about a guy starting a company where people could call in with random questions... basically a call center with exceptional google-fu. I believe the operators were called "angels". Can anyone point me to info on this or any similar ventures?
posted by squidlarkin
on Nov 26, 2005 -
where did the term "google-fu" originate? i have never heard it used before today... its on ask mefi twice as of this moment.
posted by specialk420
on Aug 27, 2005 -
Does anybody know where I can find that famous mpeg of the guy who gets angry, stands up from his desk, and shoves the monitor onto the floor. Sorry about this one, but my Google-Fu has lost it's chi or something.
posted by stovenator
on Jul 13, 2005 -
Is there a concise, google-able term for an image of this variety
]? 'Wedge-shaped drawing that is tessellated into a circle to give the appearance of one unbroken, repeating image' isn't doing the job. More background inside. [more inside]
posted by adamkempa
on Oct 28, 2004 -
Classes in Google-Fu
This MeTa thread
suggests that some people could perhaps use some tips on how to Google (or otherwise search) more effectively. I often find that I give up on a search because I can't seem to hit on the exact right phrase that gives me what I want, or I get tired of wading through crummy, informationless, auto-generated sort of links. Masters of Googling, enlighten us!
posted by Shoeburyness
on Mar 14, 2004 -