I want to restore pressed-steel Tonka toy fire trucks, but I haven't been able to find much information on how to do so. [more inside]
posted by scrump
on Jan 10, 2007 -
I've never gone skiing or snowboarding before, but I'm going on a co-worker outing in January to a ski resort for one day. I've decided to take beginner lessons in one - but which one? What would you recommend and why? [more inside]
posted by evadery
on Dec 12, 2006 -
I'm thinking about being waterboarded, just to see what it's all about. How can I do it correctly, ie. not end up dead? [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish
on Oct 28, 2006 -
Does one-coat paint really work? Or: What's the fastest and cheapest way to paint a red room white? [more inside]
posted by sprocket87
on Oct 10, 2006 -
File transfer from mac to pc.
How to SSH or FTP? Simple explanations please.
(Alternate solutions accepted). [more inside]
posted by beelzbubba
on Sep 26, 2006 -
Does anyone know any techniques for creating new habits.
I find it fraustrating that the habits I do have and don't want, are hard to break, and the habits I want are hard to establish.
Thanks [more inside]
posted by matholio
on Sep 26, 2006 -
How should I go about implementing a (potentially sparse) mutable 2d array of NSObjects in Objective-C, using any frameworks that are part of the OSX Tiger world? [more inside]
posted by ChrisR
on Aug 10, 2006 -
Web development question: sending emails from a site with file attachments, can it be done? [more inside]
posted by lilboo
on Jun 8, 2006 -
So i was kicking the old peanut around and wondered if anyone else ever thought about getting some old oil tankers and converting them into a floating nation. [more inside]
posted by stilgar
on Feb 18, 2006 -
Linux noob Filter: Is there a linux with REAL good wireless support (integrated Broadcom) and either Enlightenment or KDE as the defalt desktop? I _REALLY_ wanna get into Linux, but it's hard without a wireless connection. [more inside]
posted by TrueVox
on Feb 7, 2006 -
I'm looking for more online descriptions of how various comic book, cartoon, and animation artists produce their work. [more inside]
posted by NewGear
on Jan 26, 2006 -
How do I get something other then a floppy drive to show up as the a: drive in Windows 2000? It could be a USB jump drive or a mapped drive, it doesn't matter so long as it's not a floppy. I have an old legacy application that only loads its data from a:, and it's driving me insane keeping stacks of floppies around.
posted by voidcontext
on Jan 16, 2006 -
How do I take my Mozilla Firefox with me on my jump drive?
posted by bamassippi
on Jan 12, 2006 -
Office-chair-filter: Does anyone know how to remove/replace the pneumatic height-adjuster thing that connects the base of an office chair to the seat (and seat mechanisms)? [more inside]
posted by rumbles
on Jan 4, 2006 -
I've been inspired by Make Magazine and Readymade magazine, unfortunately, I don't have all the how-to knowledge I'd like... [more inside]
posted by drezdn
on Dec 7, 2005 -
Family Photo Project - I'm working on a "How to" for a project to turn my family's entire photo history into a easily searchable, sortable, and archived digital collection. I would like some insight on my plan. [more inside]
posted by Mroz
on Aug 23, 2005 -
I'm a 23-year-old guy who's never used a real razor to shave -- I've only ever used electrics. (Why? Because I'm a pussy and can't bear to think about cutting myself.) I've recently started to think that the electric shave is less than ideal, and that proper shaving would be a good life skill to have. Of course, it'd be a little awkward to ask Dad to show me how like everybody else, since I'm not thirteen and he's in another state. How can I teach myself to use a razor without causing myself grievous injury? What kind of razor gives me the smallest chance of cutting myself? Am I ridiculous for even asking about this?
posted by logovisual
on Jul 26, 2005 -
I just planted flowers for the summertime, and I have two windowboxes that I want to hang off of my front balcony. The problem is that the balcony is 9" thick. All of the brackets I could find are 6" max. I can't drill holes as the balcony is old limestone and I'm afraid I'd ruin it. [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket
on May 17, 2005 -
Most online sources for massage techniques are clearly aimed at someone from another planet who has never encountered laying hands on another being. "Try massage oil" or "light some candles."
I'm looking for more intermediate information, primarily going towards anatomy and musculature. Which muscles groups should you work first? How do you progress to deeper and more persistent knots? What about connective tissue vs. muscles?
Any sites or books you could recommend? My girlfriend thanks you in advance.
posted by aaronh
on Apr 25, 2005 -
I'm trying to change the battery on my VW Golf. I've done this several times on my old Honda Accord, but with the Golf, I can't seem to find the mounting screws or clamp device after I disconnect the battery cables. Does anyone with this car know where it is?
posted by corpse
on Apr 13, 2005 -
Getting married at the end of April, and thoughts turn to the speech. Bought all of the usual speech books and etiquette guides, so have gathered who I need to thank and the like. What I'm looking for is that touch that will get the whole room going, be it a quote, a bit of poetry or something else. Not looking for jokes / one-liners in particular as think they come off corny. Help appreciated
posted by lloyder
on Mar 9, 2005 -
After a few hours of Google researching over the weekend, I could not find a simple, understandable guide for formatting my hard drive and re-installing Windows XP. I'm more interested in the actual process and less interested in being reminded to "backup everything." Does anyone know where I can find such a resource?
posted by LouMac
on Feb 7, 2005 -
I'm a graphic designer who is looking to advance my actionscript skills in Flash. What is the best way for "non-coders" to learn more advanced coding? [+] [more inside]
posted by quadog
on Jan 20, 2005 -
What's the plastic wrapper thing on the end of a shoelace called? Usually the first thing to go and almost always requires buying new laces. Is there a company that provides JUST those things?
posted by omidius
on Jan 12, 2005 -
HarmonicaFilter: I was just given a harmonica as a gift, but I can't even read music, and have never played an instrument before. Instead of selling the harmonica on eBay, I would really like to learn to play the instrument. Any tips, helpful hints or resources (free is best) are much appreciated.
posted by LouMac
on Jan 4, 2005 -
I'm just starting to get interested in buying antique furniture and other decorative items. Does anyone have any tips and tricks for looking for and buying this kind of stuff?
posted by LittleMissCranky
on Jan 2, 2005 -
Webcam Automatic Image Upload:
I want to have my webcam picture automatically uploaded to my server every once in a while and displayed on my website
because I'm narcissistic
to provide visitors with somewhat interactive content. [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by christin
on Jan 1, 2005 -
I just started using firefox, and for a while all was good, but recently firefox has stopped playing WMV files that are embedded in web pages. I'm not exactly tech-savvy, so anyone know how to get them to play? It was in this
link that the problem first popped up.
posted by dazed_one
on Dec 21, 2004 -
I know I've done it successfully in the past, but I just can't seem to take a screenshot that includes a Windows Media or Quicktime video that's playing.
posted by davebush
on Dec 13, 2004 -
I have a JVC FS-6000 micro stereo system that I plug into my reciever to play cds. I'd like to know how to set the clock on it. I lost the manual years ago, but I can turn the clock off, but everytime I play a cd, the clock comes back on, and I have to turn the display off again. I've tried every sort of combination of buttons pressed on both the unit and the remote, but can't seem to get it to work. Anyone know how?
posted by corpse
on Dec 11, 2004 -
Following some googling, I've found a few sites that claim you can't use CSS to centre an image vertically within a div. Does this mean that I can't get the images on this page
to float in the centre of their respective grey box? At the moment, they only seem to be postioned in the middle at the top of the box and even the middle bit is only because there is a text-align:center in there. (I don't mind If I have to lose the title of the image to get this to work)
posted by ralawrence
on Dec 8, 2004 -
CSS: vertical align within divs that won't break IE and is scalable. [mi] [more inside]
posted by cmyr
on Dec 2, 2004 -
I have 2 days to put together a full color printed book, consisting of up to 20 double-sided pages that has to look as sweet looking as possible, but I know nothing about printing technology or what can be done. [MI] [more inside]
posted by banished
on Nov 23, 2004 -
” (Festival of Light) is taking place right now across Thailand, during which balloon-like ‘Khom Loi
’ lanterns including the ‘Khom Fai
’ – a fire lantern are released into the night sky. They're "air bags of various shapes" made of "Tracing paper or Sa paper."
Has anyone ever successfully built one of these? Are there any sites on the net that give some direction on how to go about doing so?
posted by fourstar
on Nov 22, 2004 -
I need to design a web-based complaints form for a government agency, and want it as user-friendly as possible. I'm considering a series of questions, with yes/ no buttons, which will lead the user easily through what is actually a massively complex flow-chart of options. Anyone got any links to web sites that achieve this type of thing well?
posted by Pericles
on Nov 18, 2004 -
How do I keep my tall bookshelves from falling over during an earthquake? [More inside] [more inside]
posted by amery
on Nov 15, 2004 -
I'm researching architecturally designed garden workspaces which don't usually require planning permission along similar lines to this
. I know I've seen some really nicely designed examples on the web in the past but I can't seem track them down. Preferably based in the UK, but international examples would be useful for reference as well. Do you know of any good examples, or had experience of putting one up?
posted by gravelshoes
on Nov 4, 2004 -
In GTA San Andreas, every time I attempt a home invasion there's someone sitting in the living room. Is there a way to ensure that people will be upstairs more often?
And if I'm quicker with a baseball bat, can I prevent the majority of the population that sleeps sitting upright in the living room from calling the cops?
posted by Mayor Curley
on Oct 31, 2004 -
BreakfastFilter: How do I go about preparing and consuming a big, satisfying, yet also healthy breakfast? [more inside]
posted by josh
on Oct 30, 2004 -
What is the absolute easiest way to get started using IRC?
posted by JoanArkham
on Oct 23, 2004 -