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left a ring in my hotel room, already called the hotel

I left a ring with sentimental value in my hotel room in the bathroom this afternoon, checked out of the hotel and didn't remember until now. I've called the hotel lost and found and they said the room was cleaned, nothing was reported found and that they will have housekeeping check tomorrow, the room is occupied already. Is there anything else that I can do about this? [more inside]
posted by tangaroo on Jul 20, 2014 - 9 answers

Can you help me find my mom's cat?

My mom is out of town for a couple of weeks and she asked me to take her cat to my house, which is about an hour away from hers. The cat moved in here a week ago with no real problems. Today, she went missing, and I would really like to find her. Can you help me? [more inside]
posted by TheTingTangTong on Apr 14, 2014 - 25 answers

Cleaned tv screen, lost video completely---even inputs do not appear

I used a bit of water on a tissue to wipe clean a smear on our small kitchen hdtv. Shortly afterward, we lost the video. [more inside]
posted by ragtimepiano on Jan 10, 2014 - 7 answers

I lost my glasses in the snow. Any tips/tricks on how to find them?

In a freak accident early this morning, my glasses were flung from my face into 8"+ of fresh fluffy snow. I spent a little bit of time digging around trying to find them, but it was limited because I had to get to work. The snow is still falling, and I think we are supposed to get about another 2-3" by the time I am able to get home (where the glasses are, somewhere). I don't have a metal detector available, and this happened on a public street. The glasses are also fairly small and non-descript thin metal frames that are black on the top and silver on the bottom. When I get home, I am planning on going to the general vicinity with a rake and hoping I can grab them that way. What other options can I try? [more inside]
posted by Fig on Jan 2, 2014 - 26 answers

Lost my camera in the snow; is it worth trying to find it in the Spring?

I dropped our point-and-shoot today while sledding with the kids. I figure the camera is a write-off, but I may be able to find it when the snow melts. Will the SD card still be good? [more inside]
posted by werkzeuger on Dec 28, 2013 - 11 answers

History's most intriguing lost items

What are history's most intriguing lost items, including film footage, photographs, books, or inventions? [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Jul 17, 2013 - 52 answers

I get knocked down, how do I get back up again?

Can you help me get going again? Over the last decade or so, I feel like I have just been stagnating and everything that was important to me (career, health) seems to be going downhill... can you help me get started again? [more inside]
posted by greta_01 on Jun 29, 2013 - 17 answers

Finding a Missing Traveller

My brother left for Rome, Italy on Monday to do a summer job for a lab there and we (his friends and family) still haven't had any contact from him. I'm worried that something might have happened to him and his wife and kids are worried sick. Is there any good routes to trying to find him in case he's been in an accident? I don't have the name of the lab he's working for or I'd just call them :(
posted by Ikazuchi on May 15, 2013 - 20 answers

All I got was his phone number-- how to thank him?

What generic thank-you gift (between $10-20) can I give to someone working in SF when the only contact information I have is their iPhone number? [more inside]
posted by samthemander on Feb 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Haven't forgotten my first love

can't forget my early love [more inside]
posted by lloubee on Dec 28, 2012 - 58 answers

I will never pay for anything on a flight again ever.

I lost my wallet on an airplane for 24 hours. I started the process of cancelling accounts but it was just recovered. Should I cancel my cards and bank account anyway? [more inside]
posted by amycup on Oct 3, 2012 - 9 answers

Lost iPad. Erased from iCloud. Now what?

I lost an iPad. While tracking it's location with the find my i-Device service, I erased the device from iCloud without realizing this would remove my ability to track the device. Now what? [more inside]
posted by areodjarekput on Sep 14, 2012 - 1 answer

Looking for a book -- preachy scifi environmentist/natives v. westerners edition

Looking for a book. It's based in a nearish future where something (I think the destruction of the moon) has given the Earth a ring. The protagonist was a young Inuit (I think) girl. I think the cover was blue. [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Aug 13, 2012 - 6 answers

Cat lost at Devil's Tower - help

Cat lost at Devil's Tower. What to do? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jul 13, 2012 - 377 answers

I am temporarily near blind.H Help.

I lost my glasses. I need help adapting until someone shows up at my house and can help me find them...in 2 days. [more inside]
posted by kanata on May 31, 2012 - 55 answers

Aquatic subterranean polar bear

I read an odd (and very stupid) novel around 1997. Please verify that this book exists and wasn't a product of my young addled mind. [more inside]
posted by arha on May 26, 2012 - 7 answers

New site is so much better, but no one wants to come!

Replaced an old website with a new (better?) version in Wordpress and traffic went down. Why? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Apr 12, 2012 - 14 answers

I want to return a found iphone.

I found an iphone. It's locked. No carrier info on the casing. I want to return it to the user, or turn it into the carrier. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Apr 3, 2012 - 27 answers

Where the hell is she

I am all packed for Christmas and I can't find my effing cat. I know she's in the house. Where could she be hiding? [more inside]
posted by duvatney on Dec 23, 2011 - 49 answers

"We have to go back!" Lost Tour Ideas

I'm on Oahu, and I'm a Lost fan. What are some must-see Lost locations to visit on the island? [more inside]
posted by jabberjaw on Oct 27, 2011 - 6 answers

Where did the logo site go to?

I saw a site on Metafilter (i think!) and cant find it again. Help! [more inside]
posted by aqueousdan on Oct 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Music calms the angry peon.

I found this awesome don't-snap-and-kill-people music. Help me find more. [more inside]
posted by trogdole on Aug 22, 2011 - 54 answers

Grandma is lost.

Friend's grandma is lost in San Francisco. Not good. What are some resources? [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Jun 18, 2011 - 95 answers

San Francisco here I come!

Traveling by myself. How do I get from Santa Clara to San Francisco and back? [more inside]
posted by SoulOnIce on Jun 16, 2011 - 18 answers

What to do about a possibly dead dog?

A family I know of, but do not know personally, has been looking for their lost dog for two months. Today on my way to work, I saw a deceased dog on the side of the expressway that matches the general description of the lost dog. What do I do next? [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on Feb 17, 2011 - 15 answers

Did you see the cute PSA about good/bad touching for kids?

A few months ago in the daily deluge of links I see there was a very cute (possibly Australian) animated PSA for children about the difference between good and bad touching. I meant to show it to my son, but I forgot to bookmark it, and googling it does not bring up the expected results (plus just leads to awkward combination of keywords) If you saw it, do you remember where it is?
posted by jimmydare on Jan 24, 2011 - 2 answers

I forgot my password to login and need the prompt. How do I get it to give me a hint??

How do I get my Mac to prompt me for a password hint on the startup screen?? I reset my password last week and I copied and pasted it in the password hint in case I forgot. It turns out I did. But for some reason it won't prompt me for a hint even though I have been trying to guess over and over incorrectly. [more inside]
posted by timpanogos on Dec 25, 2010 - 3 answers

Lost Dog

Any hope for finding this lost pup? [more inside]
posted by engling on Dec 15, 2010 - 21 answers

Bread Heartbreak.

Lost my favourite recipe for bread, please help! [more inside]
posted by Static Vagabond on Nov 23, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me reunite best friends.

My mom recently told me that she had a best friend when she was in grade school, many many many years ago. When her friend moved across the world, they lost track of each other. Now I want to find that person. [more inside]
posted by nondescript on Aug 5, 2010 - 9 answers

Found Cat! What kind is it?? What Do we do with it?

Found this kitten in the Hollywood Hills this morning. What kind of cat is it? If we keep it, how might that impact the 2 females we already own? [more inside]
posted by jbenben on Jul 29, 2010 - 22 answers

Lost finale church?

What church was the Lost finale filmed in? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on May 29, 2010 - 3 answers

Another file disappears into the ether.

Long-shot filter... recovery of an AbiWord file that has disappeared while being transferred to a flash drive? [more inside]
posted by Savannah on May 3, 2010 - 4 answers

One evening in Tokyo

Traveling in Tokyo filter: My nephew, who is in the U.S. Air Force, is traveling to his first posting at Misawa AB, in Aomori Prefecture, in Japan. He will arrive at Narita at 2:55 pm local time on March 17, and needs to get to Haneda airport for a 7:55 am flight to Misawa the next morning, March 18. He'll have one afternoon and evening in Tokyo to do a little sightseeing. Suggestions and travel help? [more inside]
posted by toodleydoodley on Mar 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Lost translations

Where can I find translations of the things that aren't said in english and that aren't translated on the TV show Lost? [more inside]
posted by The Devil Tesla on Feb 10, 2010 - 8 answers

Looking for a fun place to watch LOST on Feb. 2nd in the bay area

I'm looking for a bar, club, or other party place that is showing the LOST premiere on Feb. 2nd in the Bay Area (preferably in San Francisco). I've tried Yelp and SF Station, and have found nothing so far. Is there anywhere else I should look? Anybody know of a bar or other fun public space that will be showing the final season opener? Thanks!
posted by iamkimiam on Jan 27, 2010 - 3 answers

How to get an iPod to tell me where it is?

I've lost my iPod Touch (2nd gen). Is there a way to make it beep from a computer/iTunes so I can find it again? [more inside]
posted by beautifulcheese on Jan 11, 2010 - 13 answers

Paid in full

If I pay someone with a cheque/check and they lose it am I legally required to issue them another one? [more inside]
posted by hector horace on Jan 7, 2010 - 14 answers

Looking for books where a person or people are searching for a long lost person.

Looking for books where a person or people are searching for a long lost person. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Dec 18, 2009 - 23 answers

Where did my Little Java Link Go ?

I found a great Java programming site awhile back. I was given a programming task and could get immediate feedback on whether or not it was correct. Tasks were things like, test if two integers are equal and 'reverse a string'. It was targeted toward learning .. but I seem to recall the tasks had advancing levels of complexity. This is not Java BlackBelt. I can't believe I didn't bookmark it. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
posted by duckus on Oct 14, 2009 - 6 answers

How safe/unsecure is the Mail data on my stolen iphone?

Iphone cached data question: How much of my Mail data is cached on the iphone, and how much is fetched each time i connect to the mail app? My phone was stolen so am very concerned about the data that might be left on it, even though the phone itself has been cancelled. [more inside]
posted by kev23f on Oct 7, 2009 - 10 answers

Find a cast list for The Radio City Orchestra

Help me play internet detective...I am trying to find a list of the members of The Radio City Orchestra from around January of 2009. [more inside]
posted by Captain_Science on Sep 1, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I know if a Masters is right for me?

A year away from graduating my BA in history, what next? Is a Masters the right course for me? [more inside]
posted by tumples on Aug 21, 2009 - 9 answers

Lost Cat in New Neighborhood

If an outdoor-access cat moves to a new neighborhood, what are the chances that she would get lost and not be able to find her way back after about half a dozen or so forays into it? [more inside]
posted by SociologistTina on Jun 21, 2009 - 30 answers

Face it next season isn't until next year...

Lostfilter: Hey fellow lost fans I have recently started watching Lost re-runs on SciFi and I am noticing a ton of little things that did not make sense then when they aired, but do now when I re-watch them. [more inside]
posted by Mastercheddaar on Jun 19, 2009 - 11 answers

Rewarding a Kind Neighbor

How to thank a kind neighbor who went out of her way to return a lost phone? [more inside]
posted by HopperFan on May 31, 2009 - 10 answers

Vista 64 drops Internet connection?

What is causing my Vista 64 PC to keep dropping its Internet connection? [more inside]
posted by pghjezebel on Mar 3, 2009 - 3 answers

If I could remember its title, I wouldn't be posting

[LostWebsiteFilter] Do you remember the thesaurus-like site that suggested words related to your keyword in a beautiful, branching, interactive graph? [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on Jan 30, 2009 - 4 answers

What have we lost forever?

What significant items have been irretrievably lost? [more inside]
posted by MrBCID on Jan 8, 2008 - 86 answers

Recover my wedding ring?

The mountain ate my wedding ring, help me find it! [more inside]
posted by escher on Mar 13, 2007 - 15 answers

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