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 -
My dad is 95% computer illiterate and is constantly frustrated by his inability to use his computer. What resources (books, programs, videos, etc.) can you recommend that will help improve his experience? [more inside]
posted by EKStickland
on Dec 6, 2011 -
Help me understand just what I've gotten myself into with regards to my Orange internet connection. (I'm in France.) [more inside]
posted by Tamanna
on Oct 31, 2011 -
I think I've bricked my HTC Desire by following the 'official' procedure to upgrade the OS to Android 2.3. Please help me restore it to its original state or do anything else to make it work again. [more inside]
posted by murtagh
on Oct 21, 2011 -
So I have this tiger skin rug...
My uncle passed away and I found a bengal tiger rug in an old suitcase.
I'd love to donate this tiger skin rug to a historical society/museum/conservation-minded cause. Any ideas? Located in NYC.
posted by BigJen
on Sep 5, 2011 -
I need a monster.
My student film 'HUNGRY' has a slimey, moldy monster that lives in a hole under a church. We have just under two weeks to construct this thing and a small budget of $300 for the beast.
I'm looking for someone in the Vancouver area, who works in 3D [sculpture?] and has experience with the appropriate materials.
posted by qinn
on Jun 17, 2011 -
(medfilter) asking for my girlfriend who's beginning to think she's crazy after the 2nd emergency room visit in less than a year where she's been told there's nothing wrong. Her primary complaint is stabbing pain on her right side, right at her ribcage. Sometimes radiating into her chest. Pain can go from annoying (most of the time) to debilitating. She states that she's had some kind of pain there for most of her adult life. I know you are not her doc but I'm hoping that the symptoms might ring a bell to someone. [more inside]
posted by screamingnotlaughing
on May 31, 2011 -
I need help identifying a sweater style. Please help me name this sweater so I can find it and buy it! [more inside]
posted by msali
on May 7, 2011 -
I need help with my life especially what's going on with me nowadays. How to defeat my fear of failure? How should I start living a fresh life? How do I actually start? [more inside]
posted by Johnkx
on Apr 25, 2011 -
Just had my tonsils removed. The liquid Vicodin I was given keeps wearing off every two hours. I can only take it every four. Help me prolong the pain-relief (and survive the next few days). [more inside]
posted by patronuscharms
on Apr 13, 2011 -
I'd like to make a meal once a week for our elderly neighbors who are having medical issues, but I'm already really busy. What can I make that they can freeze and is easy for me? [more inside]
posted by Leezie
on Apr 12, 2011 -
Need help finding manufacturer abroad to produce a product. I'm struggling finding companies that are still interested when I tell them I am a small business startup (with a great idea!). I understand that telling manufacturers that I'm not going to put in a huge order they are less interested but a girl needs to start somewhere!
There are so many people that read this site I thought someone might have an idea or experience doing this.
Thank you very much!
posted by femmme
on Apr 4, 2011 -
I am having the darnedest time translating my personality into a winning cover letter to my dream job. Help! [more inside]
posted by patronuscharms
on Mar 29, 2011 -
With limited details, what is this song and who is it by? (Maybe from a Ninja Tune compilation!) [more inside]
posted by aqueousdan
on Mar 27, 2011 -
I kicked the DVD tray while it was open on my roommate's xbox 360 slim. Now it won't close. It feels like the gears are off track or broken.
Does the warranty cover that? If not, what should I do to fix it? Home repair? Take it to the local console repair shop? Can it be fixed, or should I replace the dvd drive?
posted by rebent
on Feb 13, 2011 -