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UK fungus ID groups/materials?

I'm looking for a UK-oriented fungus identification online group or guide or website or book or Android app. Recommendations based on personal experience are most welcome. Poking around online has led me to a few places, like Mycokey, but either the varieties aren't listed or I'm just rubbish at describing what I've found. [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Nov 16, 2014 - 1 answer

Are there any bike locks that don't use bulky/fragile plastic keys?

A few weeks ago, my bike lock left me stranded after the stupid plastic key handle broke off, leaving the rest of the key trapped inside the lock (and leaving me trapped four miles from home, in the rain). Similarly, the weird plastic key handles add a lot of unnecessary heft to my keychain. Are there any decent bike locks that use "normal" keys? Bonus points if I can get multiple locks that use the same key.
posted by schmod on Aug 12, 2014 - 13 answers

How can I replace a lost 1989 VW vanagon key?

Totally embarrassing, but I lost the sole remaining key to my family's 1989 VW Vanagon (on my way to make a copy, natch) ... I'll be calling locksmiths and my mechanic today, but if anyone has any experience and/or knowledge of fixes for such a SNAFU, I would appreciate tips. (No, I don't have a picture of it. Yes, very stupid. Trust me; I've heard it.)
posted by mrgrimm on Jun 3, 2014 - 11 answers

What to do about a building key, and obstinate landlord?

So i've read the previous Asks like this and this but i'm in a bit of a bind moreso than those with regards to an obstinate landlord who wants to charge me a TON for a new key, snowflakes inside... [more inside]
posted by emptythought on May 30, 2014 - 24 answers

How do I open this hatch?

My townhouse has an attic that is theoretically accessible through a hatch in the ceiling. I have permission to access said hatch for various electrical-related reasons. The thing is, I can't figure out how to open it. Pictures here. [more inside]
posted by brainmouse on Apr 20, 2014 - 9 answers

Making a home accessible for others in emergency

How can I deal with a ticked off strata president who is threatening to hold me personally liable for any floods to my suite? [more inside]
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats on Nov 4, 2013 - 18 answers

Dealing with a phantom stuck key bug on MacBook Air

I'm troubled by a mysterious bug on my MacBook Air. It manifests itself when I use Microsoft PowerPoint, but I believe it is a Mac-wide issue. It is extremely rare, impossible to reproduce on demand, and yet - when it strikes, it does so with a vengeance, and embarrasses me in front of a theater full of people. [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Jun 15, 2013 - 17 answers

Key to unlock other keys?

What is this called and where can I get one cheaply or make one? [more inside]
posted by Deflagro on Apr 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Low-profile doorknob?

I need a low-profile (sub-2" on the inner side) entry doorknob. Can you recommend one? [more inside]
posted by vorfeed on Feb 5, 2013 - 8 answers

Looking for a Rubber key ring.

Looking for a rubber 'wire' key ring. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Sep 7, 2012 - 5 answers

Lock lock!

What to do with this weird key? [more inside]
posted by bendy on Aug 27, 2012 - 9 answers

Storage key combination lockbox for a big key?

What's a good storage key combination lockbox (the kind realtors/landlords sometimes attached to the front door of properties) that can accommodate a big rental car key fob? [more inside]
posted by treepour on Aug 20, 2012 - 9 answers

Locked out!

Help me open my friend's apartment front door. He has two keys (his and wife's) and he closed the door while key #2 was already on the lock inside. Now key #1 doesn't fit in, it doesn't get in all the way on the lock. [more inside]
posted by jgwong on Aug 13, 2012 - 5 answers

I don't know a petal from a petiole. What's this tree?

Can you help me identify this tree? I tried to key it out but ran into the limits of my tree vocabulary. It's in Burnet Woods in Cincinnati and you can view photos of the tree, the leaves (which are alternate and barely serrated), the bark, and the fruit.
posted by toodleydoodley on Jul 24, 2012 - 15 answers

Instad of right-click, "key-click"?

Is there a Firefox extension that does this: I hover over a link with my mouse, but instead of right (or left) clicking, I push a key on my keyboard, which then opens the link. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jul 21, 2012 - 10 answers

Why is FOB often capitalized when referring to key fobs?

I regularly see people use the uppercase FOB when referring to a key fob, such as a car door lock remote, SecureID, etc. But, why? The only reason I can come up with is that, with the advent of key fobs for computer uses, they were presumed to be advanced enough that they must be some manner of acronym.
posted by c0nsumer on Jun 28, 2012 - 20 answers

How to get my laptop's keyboard to work after a beer spillage?

I spilled beer on my laptop. I got a missing or corrupt BIOS error on startup and a number of keys didn't do anything when pressed. I disassembled the laptop and cleaned the inside with alcohol wipes and replaced the keyboard. The BIOS error is gone and the keys register as input but in pairs. Is there a software solution to this problem? [more inside]
posted by Lubo on May 31, 2012 - 8 answers

What does this Chalet key unlock?

Can you help me figure out what this "Chalet" brand key is for? Googling leads only to beautiful homes in the mountains and I know it's not to one of those. [more inside]
posted by cocoagirl on Apr 16, 2012 - 3 answers

And this button unlocks *a lot* of doors

Two of my neighbors have had objects stolen from their Toyotas (three cars in total), with no signs of a break-in and no alarm going off. Aside from the obvious "perhaps someone has a copy of the keys", any suggestions as to how they're doing it? [more inside]
posted by davejay on Apr 11, 2012 - 14 answers

Stuck In between a Chorus and a Hard Place!

Im writing a song right now on my acoustic guitar, my first song, and I'm a little stuck, I've got some good chord progressions, I know my key (C) I just dont know where to go from there [more inside]
posted by sizzil34 on Apr 3, 2012 - 6 answers

return me to the time before typing made this funny noise, the noise that reminds me of how clumsy I am

I spilled some beer on my MacBook durring an international Skype-powered drinking contest. The computer itself is totally fine, except everything to the right of my O key is sticky. I want to pull the keys off so I can clean the little mechanisms in there, but I'm not sure how to pop them off without creating more problems than I already have. Several Google searches have brought me conflicting advice on how to do this. The specific model is a Macbook4,1 Intel Core 2 Duo, the white polycarbonate one from a few years back. [more inside]
posted by Hoenikker on Mar 20, 2012 - 10 answers

Please help identify this key

Can you help identify this key? [more inside]
posted by banshee on Feb 28, 2012 - 8 answers

Has anyone else found tiny dollhouse keys that were obviously meant to really unlock something?

A pair of tiny dollhouse-sized keys with teeth that are obviously made to fit a specific lock. Has anyone else ever seen these? [more inside]
posted by ellaminnowpea on Feb 7, 2012 - 12 answers

Sweet Stelarc on a bike

How easily can I be fitted with a pet ID tag in the UK? [more inside]
posted by BadMiker on Jan 27, 2012 - 8 answers

Shift Key Problems

Stupid Word Problem: Shift key only produces accented vowels; does not capitalize. [more inside]
posted by little cow make small moo on Sep 13, 2011 - 10 answers

$200 Key for a jeep liberty --options

My wife broke the hole (I don't know how else to say it) off of her key for our 2005 Jeep Liberty. A replacement costs $200. The perfect answer would involve some kind of leather pouch that the key would fit in which would then attach to a key ring. I'm open to other ideas though. The better ideas will be much less than $200.
posted by notned on Jul 14, 2011 - 23 answers

How to get a key for an old filing cabinet?

Where can I purchase or have made a key for a very old filing cabinet made by Shaw-Walker? The lock has numbers stamped on it, but since it's for an older system everyone I've contacted says they can't help me. [more inside]
posted by j.edwards on Jun 14, 2011 - 8 answers

How to repair a deadbolt lock

There is a pebble (I think) stuck in the lock to my house! Can I get this out myself? [more inside]
posted by runnergirl on May 13, 2011 - 11 answers

Open Sesame! Keyless door entry systems for an apartment complex?

Open Sesame! Keyless door entry systems for an apartment complex? [more inside]
posted by darkgroove on May 9, 2011 - 12 answers

How do I change key or pitch on a song in itunes?

Hi, I have a song in my itunes that my daughter will be singing to at a recital. The teacher asked me to "change the song a few half steps up to key C". She said her students do it often, but I'm not computer savvy. [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Apr 20, 2011 - 21 answers

Get me away from Train

What songs sound like Train's "Hey, Soul Sister" but definitely are not "Hey, Soul Sister"? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Feb 15, 2011 - 15 answers

"Well! That's...odd."

Romantic-bespoke-jewellery Filter: How do I put a key on a necklace? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2011 - 8 answers

Is there a cheap and easy fix for our Honda door lock?

Hi there, the lock on the driver-side door of my Honda Fit seems to be malfunctioning. Is there a cheap and easy way to fix it? [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu on Jan 11, 2011 - 14 answers

Lock Filter

Help me install an entry lock correctly. [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Dec 3, 2010 - 9 answers

Remap Windows 7 volume controls?

How can I set up global hotkeys in Windows 7 to change the volume? [more inside]
posted by sophist on Oct 31, 2010 - 2 answers

Help me not get locked out!

Where in Seattle can I get a "Do Not Duplicate" key, well, duplicated? [more inside]
posted by fracas on Oct 30, 2010 - 30 answers

key west

has anyone driven hwy 1 to key west from Miami? any suggestions on where to stop along the way?
posted by matrjety on Oct 23, 2010 - 10 answers

Anyway I can get a spare ignition key for my Ranger for less than $140?

A couple of months ago I bought a used 2007 Ford Ranger. I love the truck but it only came with one key. When I went to the local Ford dealer to see about getting a spare key made, they quoted me a price around $140 because it has the Ford SecuriLock chip built into it. That's a lot of money for a spare key, so I had a spare key made at a hardware store that will let me into the truck in case I lock my key in the cab, but if I would happen to lose my key, I'll be screwed. Is there anyway I can get a spare key from somewhere and program it to work in my truck's ignition without spending $140?
posted by Dr.Rhetoric on Jul 28, 2010 - 11 answers

How can I fix the my "enter" key on my notebook?

My enter key on my notebook stopped working... can it be fixed? [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on Jun 26, 2010 - 5 answers

Looking for a better key ring

I'm looking for something better than the standard round wire to hold my (very few) keys and loyalty tags. [more inside]
posted by immlass on Jun 15, 2010 - 10 answers

Which high-quality bike lock has the smallest keys?

Which high-quality bike lock has the smallest keys? [more inside]
posted by activitystory on May 27, 2010 - 9 answers

Why won't my car key turn in the door lock?

The car key goes into the door lock, but it won't turn. What's wrong and how can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Feb 19, 2010 - 15 answers

Windows Boot Magic: What does the Registry Key for COMClassStore for?

What does the Registry Key for COMClassStore for? Why does it make my machine boot up much faster? [more inside]
posted by onich on Feb 5, 2010 - 9 answers

Lost my bicycle's wheel lock key. What now?

Help! I lost the key for my vintage dutch bike's wheel lock. Do I have any hope of ever being able to use it again? [more inside]
posted by sanitycheck on Jan 9, 2010 - 11 answers

A start menu for Windows 7 where I type "i" for Internet and "f" for Firefox to open that browser?

A start menu for Windows 7 where I type i for Internet and f for Firefox to open that browser? [more inside]
posted by oxit on Dec 14, 2009 - 12 answers

Are locker keys magical?

Can one make a copy of a public locker key? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Dec 11, 2009 - 9 answers

I have a key; which lock does it fit?

Is there a tool available that will tell me which version of Windows the product key on this sticker is for? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet on Dec 8, 2009 - 10 answers

A million tiny pieces, on a USB drive.

Transferring lots of files quickly to USB sticks? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Dec 3, 2009 - 26 answers

Clear Wireless Keys Automatically?

Auto-Delete XP Laptop's Wireless "Preferred Networks" List? [more inside]
posted by NYScott on Nov 12, 2009 - 4 answers

troubleshooting a (mostly) broken laptop key

My Thinkpad's n key doesn't work most of the time (but does work sometimes if I hit it in the right spot/from the right angle and hold for a bit)...what troubleshooting/fixes can I try before I give in and replace the whole keyboard? [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on Nov 3, 2009 - 8 answers

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