I know exactly what I want out of work, and it is this: working on creative projects to make something useful (and also cool) as part of a team. And also money. Not tons, but enough to get by. I have a BA, but nearly all my work experience to date has been in low/no-skill labor. How do I bootstrap myself into a new career and what should I even be looking at? [more inside]
posted by zchyrs
on Jul 30, 2014 -
I'm trying to rent an apartment on Craigslist. The issue is that after my post has been successfully put up, it only appears when searching criteria fit the details of my post.
What I mean:
It's a 3 bedroom, so if someone searches in my area for 3BR, the ad will appear. However, if someone just goes into the general "all apartments" section the ad does not
What gives? Looking through the application section again, I don't see how I could have done things differently.
Am I missing a radio button to do this?
Should I classify it as 0-3 BR in the ad setup?
Does CL charge for different add access?
posted by Reasonably Everything Happens
on Apr 13, 2014 -
I had a return to Amazon. I printed the label they provided and put it on the envelope. I didn't realize it was a UPS label and not USPS until last night when I went to check the status of my return. I had accidentally put the envelope in a USPS mailbox on Monday last week, April 1. What is going to happen my package? [more inside]
posted by sio42
on Apr 8, 2014 -
So, I just finished building a new computer and have installed windows, all the driver CDs, etc. Then I went to connect it to the internet so I could install some anti-virus software, download the rest of the drivers, etc and no dice. I feel bad having to ask for help, since I'm a computer geek, but well, it is ethernet straight into a modem; normally I just plug it in and it works. [more inside]
posted by Canageek
on Jan 30, 2014 -
At the parent-teacher conference Dec 5th the teacher told me my autistic/ADHD/OCD/GAD child is so aggressive the staff fears their safety and want to use restrainsts, and they want to bring it up in the next iep. This is the first I've heard of any aggression. [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix
on Dec 26, 2013 -
So my sister in law missed a court date after moving out of Wisconsin. She failed to keep her address current with her child custody court and missed the notification of a court date. She now has found out she has a bench warrant out for her arrest. So what is next for her and can anyone recommend a good lawyer in the area?
posted by The Violet Cypher
on Dec 18, 2013 -
For the past year or so I've been daydreaming about buying a classic leather motorcycle jacket, like this
. Tragically, though, I cannot afford to spend $700. My budget is more like $200. Can you help me fake it? [more inside]
posted by pretentious illiterate
on Dec 17, 2013 -
I have one day left to online shop for my brother's Christmas pressie and I'm drawing a blank. I've already gotten him a couple of things, but I need one more item to make it a worthwhile parcel. He is 33, a drummer, and wears casual, laid back clothes, but no "funny" tees etc. Is there a t-shirt/ book/ small piece of drumming gadgetry/ anybloodything that would suit him? Will have to be available in an online UK store for it to be delivered in time, and my budget is about £20-25. He will be travelling back to London from Belfast after Christmas so it needs to fit in carry-on luggage. Thanks!
posted by billiebee
on Dec 17, 2013 -
My hello dolly bars are a delicious but crumbly mess. How do I salvage them? [more inside]
posted by yawper
on Dec 13, 2013 -
I'm looking for advice on balancing out the sweet and savory flavors of homemade soup, without resorting to the evil of celery. [more inside]
posted by Space Kitty
on Dec 7, 2013 -
A fellow aspiring entrepreneur and friend of mine is in desperate need of help. Time is of the essence!
Here's the story:
Two years ago he created his own business that sells custom hand-made clothes and products. He owns a website and is on all of the normal social media. One of his most effective tools to connect with customers is through instagram. He's worked hard over the years to develop a fan base of over 27K followers. Mysteriously, last night this account was hacked. They changed the password, hacked the business email, and have taken control of the brand. This account is the business' main source of revenue and advertisement.
Although he's trademarked the company and taken all the normal preventative measures, the admin. at instagram claims there's nothing they can do to help. Assuming this is true, what are his available options?
Essentially, my friend's ship just got hijacked by some evil bastards and he's going to need a seal team to get it back. [more inside]
posted by intelligentfool
on Dec 3, 2013 -
One day I googled "what is the most effective way to help the world" and found a link that told me to
"identify a cause with lots of leverage".
posted by defmute
on Oct 2, 2013 -
The question came up in a thread on the blue linked within and it was suggested that I come here. How do I tell the story of a disabled student's fight against bullying? How do I not make her a victim while still making an impact? [more inside]
posted by none of these will bring disaster
on Sep 13, 2013 -
I'm panicking a bit, because I really want to wear a certain shirt tomorrow. I don't have too much time to do internet searching so I'm taking a shortcut by posting here.
I have a very nice 100% cotton wrinkle resistant shirt. It's got a nice sheen to it. I don't wear it very often. It is an Easter egg blue color.
I just noticed that there are lighter blue splotches on it. I have no idea where the splotches came from. It almost looks like spilled milk. I can't tell if the shirt was in contact with bleach, or if it's something else that doesn't want to budge. I've tried a bit of Folex but that didn't work.
Are there any "tests" to help identify what the splotch is? Any advice on how to clean something like this?
posted by icanbreathe
on Jul 29, 2013 -
I'm scheduled to leave for a much-needed vacation in about two hours, and my dishwasher just died in a hot & smelly way -- is it about to catch fire after I drive away? Sorry - I'm paranoid and in a rush and I need you people to help me think. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa
on Jul 2, 2013 -
Asking for a friend, who wants to know if the tale she remembers is from a story she read, or a dream she had. Details follow. [more inside]
posted by ronofthedead
on Jun 1, 2013 -
A family member is extremely depressed. Several of us are concerned. I want to help, but don't want to do anything that will make things worse or alienate this person. [more inside]
posted by Eolienne
on Jun 1, 2013 -
My 9 month old cat cut through my screen window and crawled out onto the molding of my 7th story apartment. I don't know what to do. [more inside]
posted by destronomics
on May 26, 2013 -
Greetings - I "inherited" a MacBook Pro last year. It was a Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz from Spring 2008. So it was 4 years old when I got it and I was told that the battery was dead and as long as I kept it plugged in, it worked fine, however, I would need a new one. So last year, I purchased a new battery and installed it.
However, I am still noticing that the battery life is horrible. It seems like when I am using it to type a document or check emails and surf the web, etc, I literally can watch the battery drain. I would assume that it might hold a charge of about an hour and a half maybe?
Is there any way I can "test" it to see what my actual battery life if? To ensure there isn't something else going on? Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks,
posted by dbirchum
on May 3, 2013 -
tl;dr: Friend likes friend's sister. Friend is very socially awkward and sister is very scared of him for his "creepy" demeanor (according to her words) and the sister needs to know how to make him stop liking her. Ideas discussed include outright rejection, fake boyfriend, fake pictures, which I had mostly disagreed with, and need advice to sort this out. [more inside]
posted by JYuanZ
on Apr 8, 2013 -
There's a stop sign in front of my house, and people don't stop at it. Our neighborhood is working on various ways of solving this problem, and my contribution is to create signs to hang up on my wall right next to the stop sign. Last year in a fit of pique Mr. BlahLaLa made one that said SLOW DOWN, FU**ER! That actually had a big, positive impact, believe it or not, but when the novelty wore off, so did compliance. So, help me create a stack of posters I can use in rotation? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa
on Mar 15, 2013 -
Just picked up some cool paper cuts. And was wondering if metafilter can help me translate them. I believe they are Chinese but honestly I am not sure. Two images are below:
Paper Cut One
Paper Cut Two
Let me know if you have any trouble with the images. And thanks again Metafilter!
posted by WickedPissah
on Mar 4, 2013 -
Pimp My Resume: Mommy Edition. How can/should I describe these volunteer things I've done at my kid's schools on my resume? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa
on Feb 12, 2013 -
My loans were recently transferred from Direct Loans (the government) to a private servicer (VSAC). I am almost sure that someone somewhere made an error, because my new bills are blowing my mind. I was silly enough to throw away my old payment receipts. Who do I call to get my old records of payments and to make sure the new people aren't messing up my account? [more inside]
posted by mermily
on Feb 4, 2013 -
I'm looking for a guide to how to set up and use Nutch, Solr and Drupal. Particularly Nutch and Solr. I have never coded before. [more inside]
posted by MuffinMan
on Jan 24, 2013 -
A few years ago (at least 3 years but probably 5 or more), I was driving with my mom and we saw the extremely decorated house in these pictures: [more inside]
posted by jaimystery
on Jan 16, 2013 -
I haven't seen a post for this in the last year. Help me buy a nice 32-42in TV by answering a few questions about my price range, TV options, etc :) [more inside]
posted by bbqturtle
on Aug 6, 2012 -
Can you identify this classic/blues rock song from a 4-bar GarageBand remake of a guitar melody? [more inside]
posted by germdisco
on Jul 24, 2012 -
I'd like to have some one-time physical assistance/qualified help on hand to help my disabled mother go down a flight of stairs, but what kind of service should I be looking for, and how do I contact them? [more inside]
posted by redsparkler
on Jun 27, 2012 -
Really vague teenage book memory involving a gold room, a candle, and meditation power? Did I hallucinate this book? [more inside]
posted by kanata
on Jun 22, 2012 -
I am lost, I am interested in being a positive influence to other people by making them laugh or helping them out with life problems. Need some suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Trinergy
on Jun 19, 2012 -
I lost my glasses. I need help adapting until someone shows up at my house and can help me find them...in 2 days. [more inside]
posted by kanata
on May 31, 2012 -
My mother is 60, has 40k cash on hand, but she has no income. Can you help me brainstorm businesses that she could buy or launch for about 30K (so she can live on the remaining 10K)? [more inside]
posted by ohyouknow
on May 29, 2012 -
I like him, I am pretty sure he likes me, yay! Complications: we essentially work together, and he theoretically has a girlfriend. Tips/suggestions needed for navigating this situation with maturity, honesty, and a minimum of hurt feelings. Stories and anecdotes about similar situations--with good outcomes or otherwise--VERY welcome. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 7, 2012 -
What spider is this
? Also, we sucked him up in our Dyson vacuum which is currently out on the deck... what do we dooooo?
posted by Nickel Pickle
on May 7, 2012 -
I'm looking for some websites for the beginner. I'm fine with the animation part. That is (relatively) easy. But I'm pretty much totally lost on the Action script part of it, and the Adobe tutorials are a little complicated for my idiot self. I'm just a little ol' designer and all this talk of code and scripts and computer lingo is freaking me out. I'll take anything. Any ideas. Any help. Anything. Thank you.
posted by freakazoid
on Mar 21, 2012 -
Suddenly, and for no obvious reason, my Wordpress installation seems to have lost its style sheets for all of the admin interface. The blog is fine, by the way. What the heck do I do to fix it? [more inside]
posted by tommasz
on Mar 1, 2012 -
I can't remember the title, author, or any of the character names for a steampunk-ish book I read a while ago. The main character was the estranged son of a duchess or something like that. There were airships, magic, a few dragons. It was a bit Victorian as well. I remember how it started but much searching hasn't turned it up. It's driving me mad! [more inside]
posted by danteGideon
on Dec 6, 2011 -