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My baby (car) has a secret (compartment)

My hatchback car (Honda Fit) doesn't have a separately-locking trunk or glovebox. Can I add a lock-box or secret compartment somewhere inside the car for stashing a few items, for those times I must turn over my keys (parking garage, valet)? Ideally I'd only be securing/concealing 3 deck-of-cards-sized items: iPod, GPS, EZPass. There are no official Honda accessories that do this, nor can I find any Fit-fanatic mods that have addressed it.
posted by xo on Aug 1, 2007 - 4 answers


My HP Pavillion dv4000 is not allowing me to log into the computer. It did this once before saying i lost my password and i had to have my ex do some trickery and it was fine. Now it is doing it all over again. This time I did not have a password..it has just locked me out completely. [more inside]
posted by eve28 on Jun 17, 2007 - 9 answers

How can we unlock a house that isn't ours?

My boyfriend just locked his keys inside his boss's house. Boss's house key is on the key ring that is inside the house. Boss is on vacation out of the country and is unreachable. Boyfriend's wallet and phone are also locked in the house, and so is the boss's cat. Please help us. [more inside]
posted by tatiana wishbone on May 9, 2007 - 34 answers

Random windows lockups

Windows XP: my wife's computer locks up a few times a day, but there are no other symptoms. What could be wrong? [more inside]
posted by samw on Apr 10, 2007 - 16 answers

Where to buy an electric door strike?

Where can I buy an electric door strike near Burlington, Ontario? [more inside]
posted by Sonic_Molson on Apr 3, 2007 - 1 answer

Apartment Security: How can I make my particular set of door and windows more secure, on a budget?

Apartment Security: How can I make my particular set of door and windows more secure, on a budget? Details inside re. my existing setup. [more inside]
posted by sparrows on Mar 22, 2007 - 12 answers

u lock or u don't lock?

can you bring a bike lock (u-lock style) on a plane in your carryon? [more inside]
posted by Hat Maui on Mar 13, 2007 - 9 answers


I'm looking for an OS X utility that will capture and discard all keyboard and mouse input until I tell it to stop. [more inside]
posted by Armitage Shanks on Feb 16, 2007 - 17 answers

Motorcycle Security

What’s the best way to secure a parked motorcycle? [more inside]
posted by ijoshua on Jan 25, 2007 - 14 answers

How to lock Firefox in fullscreen mode?

How can I lock Firefox open in fullscreen mode so that unless you do some hotkey, no one can get at anything else (including Ctrl-Alt-Del and Alt-Tab) [more inside]
posted by deansfurniture5 on Jan 10, 2007 - 17 answers

Is he having a (door lock) laugh?

Is it possible to fix or replace a door lock on a ten year old aluminium main front door that has now jammed? [more inside]
posted by pettins on Nov 26, 2006 - 2 answers


PadLockFilter: My tech teachers in school both have these really soft-edged "mickey mouse" keys (they have two holes in the head of the key, like mickey's ears) that open pretty much any key padlock (all Masters, and some other generics). [more inside]
posted by weaponsgradecarp on Nov 8, 2006 - 12 answers

My Bluetooth Dongle seems to lock up XP SP2

My Bluetooth dongle locks up XP SP2. The device is KINAMAX BT-USB USB 2.0. The computer is a Compaq Presario 6000. I have tried installing useing the newest BlueSoleil drivers 2.3 and disabling the windows drivers. Once they are installed it pairs its self with my plantronics 320 headseat but the computer will intermittently freeze up. No error messages.
posted by govtrust on Oct 3, 2006 - 6 answers

I need an exterior lock set for a very thick door.

I have searched online, and been to 2 different hardware stores, including one with an extensive lock collection, and no one seems to have anything available. The door is 2 1/4" thick, and most lock hardware is for doors 1 1/2-1 3/4" thick. Any suggestions?
posted by getupandgo on Sep 26, 2006 - 6 answers

walking sux

How do I get my bike lock open? [more inside]
posted by thirteenkiller on Jul 30, 2006 - 27 answers

Bypass administrator priveleges!?!?

What did I do to gain Administrator privileges to install software and how can I do it again? [more inside]
posted by nserrano on Jul 19, 2006 - 18 answers

You've Got Mail.... for now.

Help me fight The Man: My mail carrier is leaving me notes telling me that he is going to stop delivering mail to me unless I start locking my mailbox every day. Can he? [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Jul 18, 2006 - 33 answers

Suggestions on home security hardware please!

Moving to a new house soon(ish). It's our first home in an area that will (we hope) improve over the next 10 years. The previous owners had a large dog that we're pretty sure discouraged most folks from being too ambitions about breaking in. [more inside]
posted by iamabot on Jun 15, 2006 - 15 answers

Laptop locks lacking

Two coworkers of mine just had their personal laptops stolen. They were both locked using Kensington-type cable locks. Whose gonna pay for this? [more inside]
posted by istewart on Jun 9, 2006 - 8 answers

The sad thing is, my lunch is in the car and I'm hungry!

Calling all armchair MacGuyvers: My car is locked in my garage, and there must be a way to get it out. [more inside]
posted by hamster on May 18, 2006 - 24 answers

Help me build a relay & timer electronics project please.

I'd like to trigger a relay that momentarily closes a switch based on the voltage of another wire. Maybe. I think. Please help me with this basic (I hope) electronics project. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on May 14, 2006 - 6 answers

I'm the lockiest girl in the world

I need to lock my bedroom door [more inside]
posted by pieoverdone on Apr 5, 2006 - 17 answers

Changed iPod battery and can't unlock it...

The good news: I successfully changed the battery on my 3G iPod. The bad news: the hold button's locked... [more inside]
posted by Atom12 on Feb 18, 2006 - 12 answers

Thinking including the box

TradeShowContestSuppliesFilter: Hundreds of keys to bring them all...where can I find them? [more inside]
posted by picopebbles on Feb 8, 2006 - 6 answers

I hate Miva, yes I do...

Miva Merchant 4.0 and security certificates...why don't IE customers see the darned lock? [more inside]
posted by miss tea on Dec 13, 2005 - 5 answers

tanant changes his locks

What resources do I have or what can I do when one of my tenants changes the locks on me on their unit?
posted by sandrapbrady on Dec 11, 2005 - 18 answers


CAPSLOCKFILTER: OK - I have to ask: what's up with the International Caps Lock Day post over on blue, and the >350 comments? Someone please explain!
posted by russmail on Oct 22, 2005 - 25 answers

The emperor has no clothes

What is the politest way humanly possible to tell the CEO of my company NOT TO TYPE EMAILS IN ALL CAPS?
posted by andrewzipp on Oct 13, 2005 - 48 answers

Keyless entry for home doorways...

what are the options I have for a keyless entry for my front door? [more inside]
posted by stevyb on Oct 6, 2005 - 15 answers

Bicycle Lock Recommendations?

So I'm living Chico, a great bicycle town, and I got my treasured cruiser (over 6' long, black & cream, whitewall tires) out of storage. Bike theft and vandalism is a pretty big problem here, and I was wondering what people are using to lock their bikes in the wake of the Kryptonite lock issues. Bonus points for something that doesn't make my cruiser much heavier than it already is.
posted by keswick on Mar 14, 2005 - 16 answers

Disabling caps lock?

How to require Caps Lock to be held down for a few seconds before activating? [more inside]
posted by BigPicnic on Mar 2, 2005 - 8 answers

The Doors

I have a home with old school door handles on the bathroom/bedroom doors. It's the push button type lock with no lock on the outside, or even screws on the handle. How would I open this up without breaking down the door? [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Feb 21, 2005 - 11 answers

How do I fix my car's ignition?

Locked out of my own vehicle's ignition. (More inside). [more inside]
posted by reishus on Dec 25, 2004 - 11 answers

How can I keep my mouse moving without me?

My workplace has just instituted a system wide policy that locks machines after 5 minutes of inactivity, I monitor many machines, relogging in constantly is a pain. Does anyone know of a way to generate random mouse movements every minute or so or some other way of defeating this "security"?
posted by Cosine on Dec 6, 2004 - 25 answers

Combination lock recommendations (small, please).

Is there such a thing as a good, small, combination lock? [mi] [more inside]
posted by mdeatherage on Dec 1, 2004 - 9 answers

Word 6.0 file says it's password protected, but we think it might just be corrupted. How can we recover it?

My father wrote a document years back of memories of his (now deceased) college roommate and their Berkely debauchery. Now that (Word 6.0) file says it's password protected, though he suspects it's just corrupted. Li'l help? (More inside on what I've tried so far.) [more inside]
posted by davebug on Aug 27, 2004 - 6 answers

Is it safe to leave your house key in the lock on the inside of your door?

Is it safe to leave your house key in the lock on the inside of your door? I always do this so I know where my keys are, but I've always wondered if doing so makes it easier for the lock to be bypassed by ill-intentioned citizens. Should I store my keys somewhere else?
posted by grateful on May 14, 2004 - 6 answers

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