How can two people bend rebar against their throats? In addition to a video link, there's [more inside]
posted by lhauser
on Apr 3, 2009 -
FlickrFilter: What can I read to better understand Flickr and get more out of it? Where is the manual? [more inside]
posted by pbh
on Mar 21, 2009 -
The grocery store no longer supplies my regular brand of rice milk. Tips or suggestions for making my own? [more inside]
posted by kamelhoecker
on Jan 27, 2009 -
What kind of clothing should I wear to de-emphasize my wide shoulders and muscular arms?
I am a 25-year old female, and I have a very muscular upper body. I don't lift weights or anything, but my shoulders and arms have just always been defined. People in the street ask me if I am a professional swimmer. I am becoming very self-conscious of my shoulders and arms, and wondering what kind of tops would work for me. I already know that spaghetti straps are a no-no.
Also, no matter where I buy tops, they are ALL too short, because I also have a long torso. So, I am constantly flashing my stomach, there is always that thin strip of skin visible between my top and my pants. Please help!
posted by esolo
on Jan 25, 2009 -
This is Mr. Messy
. My 5 year-old son wants to be Mr. Messy for Halloween. Any ideas on how to make this costume?
posted by Sassyfras
on Oct 13, 2008 -
You've moved to a town very remote from any of your established social circles: you have no best nor casual friends nor any romantic relationships. You go into one or more meetings of utter strangers with whom you know you share some common interest (OneBrick, a Mefi meetup, a Meetup.Com thing, or something else entirely). What do you do — specifically, pretend I've got Asperger's here (no offense to those who do) — to take things from the level of "just an amiable conversation" to an actual friendship? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Sep 25, 2008 -
Help clean my clock! I need suggestions on how to safely remove the convex glass on a vintage ad clock in order to clean the inside and get the bugs and dirt out, then reassemble it. [more inside]
posted by kuppajava
on Sep 25, 2008 -
I've unexpectedly found myself playing timpani for a local open orchestra. Any tips on tuning/technique? [more inside]
posted by primer_dimer
on Sep 25, 2008 -
What should my first programming language be, if I just want to have fun?
And what are good books or websites for learning said language? [more inside]
posted by papayaninja
on Aug 17, 2008 -
Can anyone offer me some suggestions for how to make a relatively inexpensive sound trap (i.e. like those echo reducers that large auditoriums have). Info about materials, shapes, etc. would be helpful. [more inside]
posted by n8stew
on Aug 9, 2008 -
I'm looking for recommendations for guide/how to/self help books that have a casual, up-beat style without compromising the authority of the text. Do you have any?
posted by Ookseer
on Aug 4, 2008 -
Connecting with your own wireless access point (AP) to another one that provides access to the Internet -- help me figure out the basics here. [more inside]
posted by kchristidis
on Apr 19, 2008 -
A series of interrelated mental and physical illnesses turned my life (and the time I spent in law school) into what can best be described as an out-of-body experience. Four years later, I'm beginning to come out of it--I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and it's not an oncoming train. It's pretty obvious (to me, if not to a few people who believe in me and/or my talents) that finding a position at a firm is out of the question. Which leaves another question: am I out of my mind to think that I can, via the magic of another graduate degree, reposition myself and get the career I'd hoped for before the psychological bottom fell out? [more inside]
posted by t2urner
on Feb 9, 2008 -
I want to teach myself computer science. I know that teaching myself is far from a university education on the subject, but I'd like to try. How can I teach myself? What are books/lectures/tools/websites/anything that I could use to do this? Covering everything from the programming languages themselves, to algorithms, software development, and the mathematics background necessary for this. [more inside]
posted by petah
on Jan 12, 2008 -
I'm looking for multisubject howto info: deeper than eHow, less crafty than Instructables, more detailed than videojug, that isn't dead like SoYouWanna. Any single field's resources are fine too, so long as they are on the net. Thanks.
posted by StrikeTheViol
on Jan 2, 2008 -
I love the whole Linux idea from start to finish. I've been using it for a year now, full time, and I want to go deeper. How do I contribute? [more inside]
posted by cdmwebs
on Dec 26, 2007 -
How do I get the correct return code from a unix command line application after I've piped it through another command that succeeded? [more inside]
posted by ChrisR
on Nov 24, 2007 -
How do I set up Quicken without ending up with a negative balance at the end when I import historical account information? [more inside]
posted by ChrisR
on Oct 13, 2007 -
I'd like to know what to expect when my girlfriend and I break up. We've been together for nearly 10 years and we have a four-year-old daughter. I've been through breakups before, but never with so much time, energy, or property involved, not to mention a child. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 10, 2007 -
At the relatively old age of 29, I've decided to relearn* how to ride a bike. Bicycle, that is. What are the unspoken (ha!) rules and things I should know? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam
on Sep 19, 2007 -
How does Clint Eastwood light matches on his stubble? I am really not cool, and learning this talent would make me cool. Thanks.
posted by trim17
on Sep 9, 2007 -
I could use some shaving tips, with regards to two specific questions: (i) how to achieve a much closer facial shave; and (ii) tips, anecdotes, etc. on headshaving. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Aug 15, 2007 -
i would like to develop services that receive and send sms (text messages). how can i get started, playing around with my ideas?
posted by k7lim
on May 15, 2007 -
Can someone with experience managing younger people (20-29), or young people with experience being managed, offer some helpful tips and some things to be mindful of? [more inside]
posted by psmealey
on May 11, 2007 -
I just bought a big grill for my new backyard but I'm feeling bad that my wife does all the grilling (she's an amazing cook). I'd like to help out more but I don't know where to start. Are there any really basic books on how to get started cooking on a gas grill? Everything I find online is a cesspool of ads or nonsense, so I'm asking here. [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Apr 22, 2007 -
Anyone who's ever worked in a bar... The science of pouring beer?
How to master the "two-part pour"...without tipping the glass.
posted by mjao
on Feb 17, 2007 -
What's the most compelling, narrative-driven (perhaps), "how to start your own business" book you've read? [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome
on Jan 20, 2007 -