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 -
I am a busy executive level position in a small consulting firm. Business is booming and I'm in high demand - as such I am beginning to feel the need to hire an assistant to take some things off my plate and allow me to focus on some higher level thinking. Is there a respected book, resource, or school of thought on how to incorporate a personal / administrative assistant in to my personal workflow? [more inside]
posted by jlowen
on Oct 14, 2011 -
Hormonal birth control question: Lo Loestrin Fe has no generic, and even with my crappy insurance is unaffordable for me. What are other ultra-low-dose birth control pills that DO have generics? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake
on Oct 11, 2011 -
What are some good (current) examples of reward and punishment in the United States? Please give me any websites, magazines or books I might be able to source for an essay. [more inside]
posted by camylanded
on Oct 6, 2011 -
Does anyone know of any great NYC programs to help get gifted homeless people back on their feet? I know two exceptionally AWESOME, intelligent, talented, (now) homeless people. I want to help but don't know how. I feel the need to put some energy into helping them fix this problem regularly, till it's sorted out. [more inside]
posted by StUdIoGeEk
on Oct 4, 2011 -
I just hooked my android phone up to my hifi. The default music player is ok but I feel I may be missing out on something. Streaming apps seem flakey. I would like recommendations on playing/managing/enjoying music through my android device. [more inside]
posted by aqueousdan
on Sep 24, 2011 -
I do okay when it comes to doing my makeup and hair, but I pale in comparison to the girls at my university who are able to come to class fully dolled up. What am I missing? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather
on Sep 19, 2011 -
I need help on figuring out my career path. My experience includes business analyst, design/development, product development, internet services, and consulting for quite a few years now. I am having problems finding a career that I want to settle in and enjoy. If you have any career advice *or* if you know a good career coach, please help! [more inside]
posted by vocpanda
on Sep 15, 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 -
A friend is about to pass away. Please help me be as supportive and helpful as possible for her husband and young daughter during the next few months. [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Aug 23, 2011 -
Need business name ideas! Asking for a friend who is starting a new small business and is struggling to find a name she likes. The business will carry specialty development products for high needs individuals such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and Down Syndrome. Full business explanation below. [more inside]
posted by ChrisManley
on Jul 30, 2011 -
I want to travel to Europe (France, Germany, Austria, and maybe Poland) this fall. I have never left the United States. I have absolutely no idea how to plan this. Many details inside. [more inside]
posted by Hey Dean Yeager!
on Jul 28, 2011 -
I'm looking for materials that can be used to help train people how to best use social media to help nonprofits engage the community. [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Jul 26, 2011 -
Help me find a song! It was on Sirius radio on July 23, between 10am and 3pm mountain time. It was a female singer singing over what sounded like a very Pet Sounds-like arrangement. She sounded like Joni Mitchell to me. (Maybe it was Joni Mitchell!) The song also sounded very familiar. I thought it was Both Siders, Now, but I listened to that song again and that's just guitar. This song sounded just a little more upbeat, more poppy, but equally as beautiful. Any ideas?
posted by ageispolis
on Jul 26, 2011 -
I'm looking to up my camera game. Help me wade through all of the nonsense and figure out what I want. [more inside]
posted by burlsube
on Jul 13, 2011 -
Can someone please suggest a cognitive behavioral therapist in Chicago that they have found to be helpful? I tried talk therapy once with a non CBT person and found it cliched and unhelpful, but I suspect I really should go seek assistance. I have the usual bento box of depression and anxiety, male 30s/40s.
Unemployed (not the source of depression anxiety, but certainly not helping), so bonus for sliding scale.
Bonus for Oak Park/River Forest/ Forest Park.
posted by anonymous
on Jun 28, 2011 -
Need some advice please.
I tried to install a new Power supply in my 2 year Old Dell PC in anticipation of installing a new Hi Spec Graphics card. Did all the necessary connections (I think) except connecting up the Sata cable to the Optical Disc drive (It wouldn't reach, I'll come to that in a minute).
Powered it up, nothing. I noticed a light came on, on the motherboard (so It's getting power right??)
Took out the power supply, refitted the old one and it all works.
1.Does not attaching the Sata cable to the optical drive matter??
2.Can I buy a Sata cable extension??
3.Is the light (showing on the motherboard) indicative of the Power supply working??
4,Is it possible that the new power supply is not functioning???
5.Is there something really obvious I'm missing??
Any help advice would be gratefully accepted, thanks
posted by maxmix
on Jun 27, 2011 -
The relationship is not looking good, I'm trying to figure out if I can save this thing and if I can't, how the heck to get back into my own head and get her out of mine. [more inside]
posted by Nighthawk3729
on Jun 18, 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 -
I am new to an apple developer website.
I have register to a apple developer website and paid $99.
I downloaded IOS 5 beta for iPad 2 GSM and iTunes Beta.
After with all the downloads and installations, When I plug iPad to Itunes beta by wire, It says I have to register the device in apple developer site.
I went to the site and tried everything to find a page where I can register the device and couldn't find it.
Since I am new, please explain to me how to register my device in simple way thanks
posted by omaralarifi
on Jun 12, 2011 -
I am having a hard time reconciling why I want to break up with my boyfriend at least once a month. Please help. [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain
on Jun 10, 2011 -
How can I make sure my cat is taken care of for six months while I am away? Do I need to give him up? [more inside]
posted by mariokrat
on Jun 10, 2011 -
how far back can you go to get a lung xray for ct comparison? And does having single nodules in each lung increase chance for cancer?
posted by barberpowell
on Jun 6, 2011 -
What could I study, learn, and eventually do (for a career or otherwise) that would help the most amount of people in the most meaningful way? [more inside]
posted by makethemost
on Jun 3, 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 -
Neighbor behavior filter: I hear my neighbor's baby (definitely a baby) crying. I hear the sound of a man yelling things like "shut up" or "stop crying". And then I hear the sound of a smack. This makes me feel horrified. But is it any of my business to try to help? [more inside]
posted by your mom's a sock puppet
on May 25, 2011 -
My LaCie brand external hard drive is in the process of failing. It's making clicking sounds, it's slowed down considerably, and I think the head is failing. It contains a film project we've worked extremely hard on, and it's important to me that we save the data. [more inside]
posted by JimBennett
on May 22, 2011 -
Help me solve a database design stumbling block. How can I track # of consecutive absences in my membership attendance database? [more inside]
posted by jlowen
on May 10, 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 -
It's difficult for me to admit this, but alcohol has become a problem in my life. I can't rationalize it away anymore. I'm ready to just stop drinking, but I would like to hear stories from people about the positive benefits you noticed when you cut alcohol consumption way down or completely out of your life, either with or without help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 6, 2011 -
What's a college student to do over the summer after disrupted plans? [more inside]
posted by LSK
on May 4, 2011 -
identification. Location: Northern Virginia (Herndon area for those in the know). It's about 5"-ish long, maybe? [more inside]
posted by Concolora
on May 3, 2011 -