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 -
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 -
What are history's most intriguing lost items, including film footage, photographs, books, or inventions? [more inside]
posted by gregoryg
on Jul 17, 2013 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Need help with film title of a documentary about the director's missing friend. [more inside]
posted by orehek
on Dec 29, 2009 -
Does anyone know anything about Powell Janulus, the polyglot? Part academic question, part mystery... [more inside]
posted by stray
on Nov 7, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -