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Making a stylus from the bamboo in my yard is probably not going to work

I have a Bamboo tablet from a few years ago that Wacom no longer makes. I lost the stylus. Perhaps my google-fu is failing me, but it seems that a stylus that will work this is very hard to find. And when I can find it, it's $30 - and for not much more I can just get a used version of a newer pen/tablet but I don't want to buy a new one yet. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Jun 24, 2014 - 7 answers

How can I safely and legally find 800$ in a week?

Ok, so...long story short, I am really having a hard time making rent for reasons outside of my control. It's due in a week, and despite exhausting every venue I can think of I can't come up with that money. [more inside]
posted by Rosengeist on Jun 23, 2014 - 27 answers

Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials Missing From System Tray. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Sep 2, 2013 - 35 answers

Lost at the Canadian Border?

My friend's daughter was travelling to Canada over the weekend. Apparently she was stopped at the border due to some health insurance related issue. She didn't make it to the hostel she was supposed to stay at the first night, or the volunteer program she was destined for. She called those places when she knew she wouldn't make it, but she hasn't called home at all, as far as we can tell. And we have no idea where she is right now. What can we do? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Aug 13, 2013 - 30 answers

Multiple nested music folders in iTunes, missing music, gah!

While attempting to migrate to a new desktop PC, I discovered that my iTunes library contains multiple, nested "music" directories much like this guy's. Have any MeFites faced and solved this problem? [more inside]
posted by onshi on Aug 6, 2013 - 5 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

Help me find my hard drive

I have an iMac running OSX 10.7.5, and a few days ago my hard drive went missing from the Finder. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jun 19, 2013 - 8 answers

Need help locating missing persons traveling in South America.

I just found out that some friends of mine from Oakland, CA have gone missing while traveling through South America and I was hoping that there might be someone here that can help, either with resources or connections in South America. [more inside]
posted by anoirmarie on Feb 21, 2013 - 26 answers

Moving on from not-quite-the-one

Help me move on from a relationship where you care for each other and nothing was wrong, but it wasn't right either. Anecdotes about finding greater happiness later are especially welcome. [more inside]
posted by lacedcoffee on Nov 1, 2012 - 13 answers

Help me with my iPhone 4 Calendar....missing info.

iPhone 4 calender questions - deleted information [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Oct 30, 2012 - 4 answers

Missing. Please Help.

My sister's husband has probably had a psychotic break in Southern California and has gone missing. Please advise. [more inside]
posted by cereselle on Oct 22, 2012 - 25 answers

I miss you?

How do you know when you're missing someone, versus missing what you had with someone? Or, even stranger, what you could have had with them? Snowflakes. [more inside]
posted by Bluestocking_Puppet on Sep 5, 2012 - 12 answers

How can I learn to not feel anxious when I've only gone one day without seeing my new partner?

What can I do to cope with relationship (adult) separation anxiety/missing someone strongly? It happens after just one day without seeing my partner. I don't want to get clingy or go through so much ickiness so I need some coping ideas! [more inside]
posted by hungry hippo on Jun 13, 2012 - 11 answers

What is this cord called?

During a move I lost the power cord to my zojirushi rice cooker. It looks like this. What is it called? I'm looking to get a replacement. [more inside]
posted by maykasahara on Jun 5, 2012 - 12 answers

Name that movie!

Name that movie! I am trying to recall the name of a movie I saw in the early to mid 2000s. It was a thriller drama, maybe classified as horror (although I don't remember it being particularly gruesome). It offers an explanation for some of the thousands of unsolved missing persons cases by following a cross country truck driver who is a serial killer. [more inside]
posted by click on Apr 17, 2012 - 11 answers

How to deal with dog attachment issues?

My dog is about 7 years old, she is a Australian mini. Whenever I go away after work for more then a few hours she cries, mopes and whines. She has this annoying habit of whistling through her nose. I live with my family and commute to work with my Dad & to school, so most days we're leaving at 8am and back 6pm--she does fine then but then if I'm gone & my Dad is home is when she is really fussy. I typically spend the weekend with my Fiancé, which really bugs her (I can't take her with us as my Fiancé lives in a Resident Hall). If I go out of town, or away for the night she is still really needy and fussy. How can I get her to be less annoying for my family, to be less fussy about me being gone? I take her for walks and love on her when I am home but that's not enough. Any suggestions or ideas would be most helpful.
posted by snow_mac on Apr 15, 2012 - 6 answers

What's missing from my diet?

I'm 20, and have since at least Middle School been living off of graham crackers, peanut butter, and milk. Tell me what's wrong with my diet and how to fix it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 18, 2012 - 45 answers

A CD is hiding in my house!

Please help me find a lost CD. [more inside]
posted by orsonet on Jan 3, 2012 - 20 answers

All of this will be lost .... Windows XP pining for the fjords?

My installation of Windows XP Pro (SP3) seems to have developed intermittent amnesia. I've noticed a couple of times in the past week that files which I edited and saved under new names just -- disappeared. (Details inside). Today, after restarting the machine, I found my desktop wallpaper and Quick Launch icons had reverted to what I had several months ago, and my Recent Documents lists in MS and Adobe products was showing material from July 2011 and earlier. Plus, my iTunes library had suddenly been unable to find about 10% of my songs, although I have been able to manually locate them and make iTunes recognize a few again. These "missing" songs are both old and new: I don't see any pattern in time re what has gone missing. I'm assuming the worst -- XP death throes in progress! -- and am updating my data backups NOW. All my applications seem fine so far: I'm not missing anything that was recently installed. No other data seems to be actually missing. While I back up, is there anything else I should investigate or hypothesize? [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Dec 8, 2011 - 25 answers

I miss my ex-girlfriend when we break up, but I want to be single when we're together?

I miss my ex-girlfriend when we break up, but I want to be single when we're together? [more inside]
posted by Snorlax on Dec 3, 2011 - 20 answers

iTunes Is Eliminating My Songs And I'd Like Them Back!

iTunes missing tracks filter: What can I do when I see the exclamation mark beside a song in iTunes and when I click on the song, I get the message "Song X could not be used because the original file could not be found. Would you like to locate it?" Then, of course, it can't find it. So I have two questions about this: 1. How can I find the songs that are currently tagged with that exclamation mark? I *know* I haven't deleted them. 2. How do I prevent this from happening in the future? Tech details: Windows 7,about 17,000 songs, if that matters. I'm sorry if this seems elementary, but I can't seem to find a straightforward answer to this in the forums. Thank you *so much* everyone for bearing with me with this simple (but screamingly frustrating) question.
posted by purplesludge on Nov 11, 2011 - 14 answers

Missing Plugins

I can't see most website content due to some missing plugin. Which one!? [more inside]
posted by DolorousEdd on Jul 11, 2011 - 4 answers

Where's My Toolbar?

Where's my toolbar? Running Windows Vista and just installed Explorer 9 - toolbar is missing. Please I need easy - 1-2-3- instructions for an old lady! Thank you for the help.
posted by pamspanda on Jun 23, 2011 - 2 answers

Missing Friend

Any ideas for finding a lost Chinese friend? [more inside]
posted by bearette on Apr 26, 2011 - 8 answers

Any advice for finding this missing suicidal person?

Any advice for finding this missing suicidal person? [more inside]
posted by PersonAndSalt on Apr 8, 2011 - 26 answers

Disc three: come home, all is forgiven.

What to do about orphaned DVDs from a boxed set? [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Dec 13, 2010 - 8 answers

There WAS an app for that

How come Foursquare (and a few other apps) disappeared from my iPhone 3G after it was jailbroken, and can I get them back? [more inside]
posted by terrapin on Dec 11, 2010 - 4 answers

Has anyone successfully used a psychic to find a missing pet?

We are trying to locate a missing, much-loved, skittish dog? [more inside]
posted by ragtimepiano on Nov 19, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me talk to Mamma Grizzly and Joe the Plumber.

What, if anything, is suddenly missing from the daily lives of rural, conservative Americans? How can I better understand the Tea Partier's point of view? [more inside]
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot on Nov 15, 2010 - 49 answers

My IMAP e-mail account just got completely wiped by forces unknown. What could have caused this?

My IMAP e-mail account just got completely wiped by forces unknown. What could have caused this? [more inside]
posted by Mr_Crazyhorse on Oct 27, 2010 - 5 answers

Where's my mail?

I am missing four weeks of mail by virtue of the USPS screwing up. Help! [more inside]
posted by griphus on Oct 21, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I help a Dad find his Daughter?

I came across an ad on Craigslist that really grabbed my attention. It was from a dad with very little computer knowledge, hoping to set up a website so his daughter would one day Google herself and know about her real dad. He hasn't been with her since she was 2 (2001). Something about it, probably my own personal experiences, really made me want to help. I set up a Blogger account for him so he can post pictures and letters to her easily (he updates the site from the local library). Are there any other things I should try? [more inside]
posted by halseyaa on Aug 6, 2010 - 25 answers

How do I find my dead father?

Can you help me find out information about my dead father? [more inside]
posted by ajarbaday on May 23, 2010 - 24 answers

Honesty, or Deception for the Greater Good

Should I tell my parents that their cat, which I am looking after, has gone missing, considering that they are about to go on holiday for a few weeks and so won't be able to do anything about it except worry? [more inside]
posted by larkery on Apr 23, 2010 - 31 answers

Is it in the stars?

I'm an amateur astrologist and a few months back found a terrific and comprehensive (and free) website that provided broad stroke explanations as well as detailed minutiae regarding horoscope readings. Of course, I didn't bookmark the site and can't seem to find it in my history. Knowing this isn't much to go on, I can recall that the site provided detailed individual readings (again, free) for all facets of life (love, sex, money, career, travel, etc. etc.) as well as friendship pairings and love matches. Any help in finding the site would be greatly appreciated and paid back to you in some karmic cosmic way, I'm sure.
posted by captflamingo on Mar 21, 2010 - 6 answers

Need help with film title of a documentary about the director's missing friend.

Need help with film title of a documentary about the director's missing friend. [more inside]
posted by orehek on Dec 29, 2009 - 2 answers

Can someone claim ownership of our dog?

Missing dog filter: How long does ownership last? [more inside]
posted by dozo on Nov 19, 2009 - 15 answers

Where's Powell

Does anyone know anything about Powell Janulus, the polyglot? Part academic question, part mystery... [more inside]
posted by stray on Nov 7, 2009 - 4 answers

Missing Love Story Sandman

I'm reading the Sandman comic collections for the first time. It seems to me there's a missing love story for Morpheus. Help me locate it!? [more inside]
posted by wavejumper on Jun 25, 2009 - 11 answers

What happened to The American Heritage Dictionary?

Does anyone know what happened to Bartleby.com's edition of The American Heritage Dictionary? It used to be at http://www.bartleby.com/61/ and now it's gone. It was there less than a month ago. It would be a shame to lose one of the most useful free resources on the 'net without good reason.
posted by cgc373 on Jun 10, 2009 - 3 answers

International freight parcel missing in Dublin

Posted my daughter her excess luggage by Parcelforce (UK to Ireland) when she went back to uni (UCD) last week. Now there's no trace of the suitcase although it is logged as having been received in Dublin. It's now one week behind schedule, and An Phost's customer service is completely useless (didn't ring back as promised, hung up/disconnected, can't get through with 15 minutes waiting, etc.). Registered a complaint with Parcelforce who are working on it, without a result to date. Is this par for the course? Helllllllllllp!
posted by kairab on Jan 27, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I find my Polish grandfather

My father and his mother were separated from his father by events in WWII in Poland. I'd like to find him. I've tried a few things but would much appreciate more help. Are there any Polish Mefites out there or anyone who has searched for people who are probably dead. [more inside]
posted by sien on Nov 10, 2008 - 10 answers

It's never as good the second time.

I often lose text that I've written in a web page by accidentally hitting a link and page changes (instead of in a new tab). Is there anything I can do to always save the text on the previous page? [more inside]
posted by JakeLL on Sep 27, 2008 - 13 answers

Whatever happened to Lamya?

Whatever happened to Lamya? [more inside]
posted by sergeant sandwich on Jun 28, 2008 - 5 answers

How to restore a missing drive icon for a external drive in Windows Vista?

How to restore a missing drive icon for a external drive in Windows Vista? [more inside]
posted by randomthoughts on Mar 22, 2008 - 1 answer

The Vanishing Dylan

Dylan swallowed by black hole? [more inside]
posted by subajestad on Feb 29, 2008 - 12 answers

How to add CD art to mulitple tracks in iTunes?

How to add CD art to mulitple tracks in iTunes? [more inside]
posted by randomthoughts on Feb 22, 2008 - 14 answers

three months of iCal data missing

iCal disaster. All records before a certain date are gone. This is true -- and the date in question is the same in each case -- for all my daily iCal backups over the last 30 days. I urgently need to recover these records if possible. [more inside]
posted by lorimer on Feb 15, 2008 - 12 answers

Missing package, lying mailman.

My mail carrier is lying to me about a delivery. [more inside]
posted by IronLizard on Feb 6, 2008 - 23 answers

The mystery of the disappearing recycle bin

Windows Vista Filter: My Recycle Bin has disappeared from my desktop and I can't seem to get it back. I've also have had folders disappear from the desktop as well. Drag it out of a zipped folder for instance, and it won't show on the physical desktop. [more inside]
posted by wile e on Dec 30, 2007 - 3 answers

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