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Where can I find these boots?

I got these boots really cheaply in Barcelona, with full knowledge they would fall apart in a year. Unfortunately, I love them- the brown cuff, the laces, the tiny heel!- and I haven't been able to find a pair similar despite lots of searching. Anyone know about boots similar to these/what this style is called, for better searching?
posted by clarinet on Dec 1, 2016 - 14 answers

Love your music, hate your name

How do you go about finding more information on music acts whose names are difficult to google? [more inside]
posted by obtuser on Oct 7, 2016 - 9 answers

Where can I find this Google-able infant toy?

In mid-2007, I found an item for infants on the Internet. It was essentially, a printed-out piece of glossy cardboard. You cut it out, and put tabs in slots, and it's a glossy cardboard cube. 2" all around. [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Jul 29, 2015 - 7 answers

Gardening Gurus, Lend Me Your Search Terms

As a child (back in the Jurassic Era), I saw an article in an encyclopedia about research into growing orchards and the like in the desert using clever techniques that made the natural rainfall sufficient to keep individual trees alive. I have no idea how to search for something similar online. Please help me. [more inside]
posted by Michele in California on Jun 1, 2015 - 9 answers

help with a Google-fu fail

I saw a series of lovely hand-drawn anime-esque cartoons some time ago depicting, in an incredibly sweet and moving way, a couple in a long-term relationship and all its related intimacies. No text or speech-bubbles, just images of two people being together and helping each other. There was one scene of them eating ice-cream together, watching TV, etc. The overall colour palette was warm pink/orange hues. I cannot for the life of me find this again. Turns out terms like "relationship" "happy" "love" "long-term" do not a Google search narrow. If anyone knows that I'm talking about, I would greatly appreciate a link!
posted by starcrust on May 27, 2015 - 2 answers

Divide and Conquer

My Google Fu is failing me. I want a large-ish ornament to act as a divider between two rooms that are open plan. There is a credenza at the dividing point, and I would like the ornament / divider to sit on top of it. Is there a word / phrase for what I am looking for? [more inside]
posted by blue_wardrobe on Mar 21, 2015 - 6 answers

Finding quality events when traveling.

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 - 9 answers

Engineering design mistake

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 - 3 answers

Looking for a Jeanne Gang quote

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 - 3 answers

How Can I Look Like A Reseach God For Future Employers?

What are the best techniques for searching the web for past news articles online? [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian on Sep 14, 2012 - 5 answers

Can you search up this search company?

GoogleFu: Can you find out the name of the company behind this job offer? [more inside]
posted by Noumenon on Sep 8, 2012 - 6 answers

For some reason googling "the pretty dress that I want" is not returning the right results....

How do I find other dresses like this one? [more inside]
posted by kelseyq on Jul 3, 2012 - 6 answers

Where is this picture of the Queen firing an SA80 from?

Where is this picture of the Queen firing an SA80 from? [more inside]
posted by richb on Jun 1, 2012 - 6 answers

40 minutes to better Google-fu

Seeking activities, tutorials or resources designed to impart academically-oriented Google skills. Bonus points: fun? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Mar 20, 2012 - 6 answers

Ribs + jobs

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 - 1 answer

Where to Find Bob Dylan Instrumentals?

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 - 4 answers

You Help Me Find UFC

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 - 2 answers

Call yourself a Google-Fu Master? Help me find this toy bear.

Very simple: help me find this stuffed toy bear. Fast. Very fast. [more inside]
posted by Detuned Radio on Jul 4, 2010 - 24 answers

How can I change the color of my eyes using my mind?

How can I change the color of my eyes using my mind? [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Jan 18, 2010 - 20 answers

Help me find websites that trade or sell gently used cosmetics.

Help me find websites that trade or sell gently used cosmetics. [more inside]
posted by scazza on Apr 28, 2009 - 9 answers

Release The Hounds!

How can I best use the Internet to find out who's behind a given website? [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian on Oct 26, 2008 - 11 answers

Blogs on the art and science of Googling

Are there any good blogs out there on improving your Googling skills? [more inside]
posted by vizsla on Sep 8, 2008 - 6 answers

Weird D&D chatterbot

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 - 3 answers

Hoping the hive can help me find the full text of "Aphorisms on Future" somewhere on the interweb

[FailedGoogleFuFilter] Please help me find the full text of "Aphorisms on Futurism" online [more inside]
posted by KevCed on Sep 30, 2006 - 6 answers

Google scavenger hunt!

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... [more inside]
posted by EnormousTalkingOnion on May 22, 2006 - 6 answers

Help me find my 9th grade english teacher

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 - 7 answers

A post-apocalyptic journey to ikiki beach

Obscure-Movie-Filter?: 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. [more inside]
posted by johnstein on Nov 30, 2005 - 21 answers

Remember an "angel" callcenter?

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 - 13 answers

googlefu -where did it originate?

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 - 12 answers

Where's the guy shoving the monitor off of his desk?

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 - 2 answers

Term for images with rotational symmetry?

Is there a concise, google-able term for an image of this variety [Detail 1, 2]? '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 - 9 answers

Classes in Google-Fu

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 - 26 answers

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