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Please recommend a good windshield or dashboard mount for my iPhone 4s.

I'd like some recommendations for windshield or dashboard mounts for my iPhone 4s. [more inside]
posted by tckma on Aug 14, 2014 - 15 answers

How to hide a pair of HDTV wall mounts?

I'm about to rent an apartment that has a pair of HDTV mounts; one in the living room, and a smaller one in the bedroom. Anyone got any ideas for creative, non-destructive repurposings for wall mounted HDTV racks? [more inside]
posted by StrangeTikiGod on Jul 28, 2014 - 7 answers

Want to mount TV over fireplace but stud finder showing large metal area

I have a home built in 1940 with (I believe) plaster walls. The chimney runs down enter of house. We'd like to mount TV above fireplace but my stud finder is essentially showing the entire space above the fireplace to be metal (finder sticks to wall over entire area). [more inside]
posted by gfrobe on Jul 6, 2014 - 8 answers

SSD 1 partition, how to shrink?

I have a windows laptop with only 128G SSD hard drive, which is not partitioned, only with one partition C: . I want to install Linux aside from the original windows 7 so I can have double OS. There are about 15G empty space I gues it's enough. I think I need at least two partitions in order to do this. So I went to Computer Manage storage trying to shrink the C:, however, it shows 0 shrinkable space. Why is this? Should I run Disk Defragment? Anyone can help me out? And it's appreciated if you can give me some detailed step by step instructions, ie, how to mount partitions. I'm a newbie to linux and what I'm trying to install is elementary OS Luna. if you can share with me some introductory articles on the basics of the system adminiatraion, OS install stuff it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!
posted by pack2themoon on Jan 30, 2014 - 9 answers

Plan My Day For Me Mount Dora Edition

Mrs. W and I are spending the weekend after Christmas in Mount Dora, FL. Recommendations wanted- restaurants (particularly lunch), arty type stuff, bookstores, out of the way gems we might not otherwise know about. Plan our weekend!
posted by wittgenstein on Nov 30, 2013 - 2 answers

I want to mount a large, irregular tile shard on my wall. How?

I want to mount a large-ish, irregularly shaped tile shard on my wall. How do I do it without damaging the tile?
posted by sdis on Sep 7, 2013 - 11 answers

K'' type bayonet lens mount on a digital camera?

My husband has several lenses from his Ricoh KR-5 Super 35mm camera. These use a lens mount: "K'' type bayonet with 65 rotating angle. Can these be used on a digital camera? If so, which camera(s). More info on the Ricoh camera and lens can be found here: http://www.butkus.org/chinon/ricoh/kr-5_super/kr-5_super.htm
posted by hrhcc on Jul 28, 2013 - 7 answers

Easiest Way to Travel and Tour Mount Ranier while Visiting Seattle?

Can anyone recommend a group tour that takes you from Seattle to Mount Ranier and back all in one day? [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on May 12, 2013 - 9 answers

What is this thing in my friend's bathroom?

My friend has this thing in her bathroom beside the sink and she doesn't know what it is. It was there when she moved in and the former owners are long gone. Does anyone know what it does and does it have an official name? Like, would I be able to find a new one in a store? Here is a small gallery of 3 photos I took of it. Thank you!
posted by Sully on Mar 4, 2013 - 5 answers

Is it possible to mount a flat screen tv above our pass-through?

In our one-bedroom apartment, we have a pass-through window between our kitchen and living room. It would be the perfect spot for us to hang a flat-screen tv but the surface it would have to be mounted on is a piece of 1/4" plywood abutting the back side of our kitchen cabinets. Is it possible? [more inside]
posted by palegirl on Feb 12, 2013 - 13 answers

Help me find a rare USB part

Where can I find this seemingly non-existent USB receptacle? [more inside]
posted by mhz on Oct 10, 2012 - 3 answers

What side of Mount St. Helens is best?

What side of Mount St. Helens would you go to on a day trip if visiting both wasn't an option? [more inside]
posted by SquidLips on Oct 4, 2012 - 7 answers

Put /var over thar?

How do I best set up Linux partitions & mount points on my old netbook with limited storage capacity? [more inside]
posted by Edogy on Jun 5, 2012 - 12 answers

Why must taking a bike places be such a fuss?!

Trunk-mount bike racks: Are they really the enormous pile of awfulness that everyone keeps telling me they are? Are there ones that don't damage your car? [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on May 28, 2012 - 14 answers

Is George Washington's Moonshine worth $95?!?

What can I expect from this unique unaged rye whiskey? Is this more likely to be a fine drinking experience, a cheesy collectors item, or a potential investment? [more inside]
posted by Jamesonian on Apr 13, 2012 - 22 answers

Stand alone tablet/laptop mounts that are balanced/floating arm?

Stand alone tablet/laptop mounts that are balanced/floating arm? [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on Mar 21, 2012 - 3 answers

How to mount art to a mat

What are the pros and cons of various ways of mounting art to a mounting mat for framing? [more inside]
posted by Hither on Feb 8, 2012 - 3 answers

Manhattan brick wall-mounted TV

I need advice about hiring someone to mount our 40" LCD TV on the brick wall above the fireplace in our New York City apartment. [more inside]
posted by sleepinglion on Nov 14, 2011 - 2 answers

Looking for input on wheelchair camera mounting.

Does anybody have any experience with or recommendations for camera tripods/mounts for individuals in wheelchairs? [more inside]
posted by davey_darling on Sep 27, 2011 - 6 answers

Traveling to see Mt. Everest

Recommendations for a trip to Tibet and/or Nepal? [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Sep 10, 2011 - 7 answers

Where can I get a professional looking iPad Mount?

Where can I get a professional looking iPad Mount? [more inside]
posted by austinlee on Aug 8, 2011 - 7 answers

Help keep my phone safe on bike rides.

I'd like to take my smartphone (HTC Hero) with me when I'm cycling and use it as a trip computer. Problem: I'm nervous that I'll be taking it home in pieces. Are there any smartphone bike mounts that will secure my Hero to the bike as well as protect it in the event that I crash?
posted by talkingmuffin on Jul 21, 2011 - 6 answers

Which bicycling app and mount for iPhone should I get?

What is the best / your favorite bicycle computer app for the iPhone? Also, what bike mount would you recommend for an iPhone?
posted by entropicamericana on Apr 7, 2011 - 3 answers

brick + TV

TV mounted to brick, part deux [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Nov 28, 2010 - 7 answers

how can I wall mount an iphone dock? clocks preferable.

I want a wall-mounted iphone dock. a clock would be nice, but I don't need high quality speakers. [more inside]
posted by lrodman on Aug 17, 2010 - 0 answers

Screw you, Dell

I'm trying to attach a Dell HDTV to its table mount and it's driving me completely insane. [more inside]
posted by Merzbau on Jul 18, 2010 - 11 answers

Mount Fail, help me climb it.

I installed a program on my Recently Upgraded Ubuntu OS to help me manage mounting/unmounting various drives plugged into the computer. Big mistake; I've royally messed things up. Now my computer won't mount anything, and so cannot reboot properly. Please help! [more inside]
posted by carsonb on May 25, 2010 - 6 answers

Looking for iPod wall mounted dock solution.

Does anybody have any real-world experience with a wall-mount iPod dock? [more inside]
posted by davey_darling on Apr 27, 2010 - 3 answers

Need advice for a DIY iPad mount.

Need advice for a DIY iPad mount. I would like be able to mount my iPad to my bed's headboard. Optimally the mount would be flexible enough to allow me to position my iPad directly over my head for when lying on back, and allow me to bring it down a bit for when laying on my side. Any suggestions for materials to use would be appreciated (especially some sort of flexible material sturdy enough to handle the weight of the iPad)
posted by travis08 on Apr 16, 2010 - 5 answers

Wall mounting multiple monitors

Question about wall-mounting flat panel monitors [more inside]
posted by pete_22 on Mar 1, 2010 - 6 answers

Mount Hack for Laptop

Help me figure out how to install my laptop on the wall of my kitchen cheaply. [more inside]
posted by inquisitrix on Jan 27, 2010 - 13 answers

Can you adapt the Garmin GTM 20 receiver to USB interface?

Can you adapt the Garmin GTM 20 receiver to USB interface? [more inside]
posted by parttimeninja on Jan 18, 2010 - 0 answers

What are these plastic rails on my hard drive called?

What are these rails which snap into the side of a hard drive and allow it to slide into a bay called? And also, where can I get some more? [more inside]
posted by billybunny on Dec 7, 2009 - 11 answers

My Maxtor drive (Seagate disk??) won't mount. Where should I send it?

My Maxtor Basics 1 terabyte external USB 2.0 drive no longer mounts. I have been through all the usual stuff with tech support (including disk management and device management) and I've tried it on multiple computers. Although the green light comes on when it's plugged into USB, apart from that it's not talking to the computer. There has been no strange noise, clicking, smoke or smell. Maxtor tech support say it's a failed drive. A data recovery company I phoned said it's probably damaged firmware but the data on the disk is probably safe. I'm nervous about sending it to a data recovery company because I seem to be looking at about GBP £179 minimum or maybe many, many hundreds more. Is it likely to be a matter of simply soldering something here or replacing something there, ie a job that I could take to a local geek? Or should I be looking to take this to a major data recovery centre? I'm in London, UK.
posted by skylar on Aug 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Ceiling mount video camera

Can anybody suggest an inexpensive video camera that can be mounted to the ceiling of a Jazz Club, in order to give the patrons in another room, a view of the stage via Television monitor. [more inside]
posted by JamesMCS on Aug 3, 2009 - 1 answer

iPhone 3G doesn't mount as a camera any more

iPhone 3G doesn't mount as a camera any more (contains list of things already tried) [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Jul 9, 2009 - 9 answers

Mirror, mirror, not quite on the wall

I want to mount a mirror in a corner, but it can't be flush with either wall or perfectly vertical. Logistics within. [more inside]
posted by hayvac on Jun 15, 2009 - 6 answers

Any GPFS gurus out there?

Grasping at straws here: have you successfully configured GPFS to operate in a multicluster environment? [more inside]
posted by larsks on Apr 27, 2009 - 1 answer

Why does my File Browser keep opening?

There are currently 4 File Browsers open on my desktop, all displaying either the contents of my external hard drive or the folder where it's mounted (/media/). I didn't open them—they just showed up. This morning when I woke up there was 40+ File Browser windows open of the same. Another window just opened; it seems to occur at random intervals. I'm running Ubuntu Linux 8.10, wtf is causing this? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Apr 2, 2009 - 11 answers

Two SMB shares with similar names. Why the trouble?

Two SMB shares on OSX with same/similar names causing big headaches. Is there a way to force mount points? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Mar 25, 2009 - 1 answer

Has anyone successfully attached an iPhone to their bicycle handlebars?

Has anyone successfully attached an iPhone to their bicycle handlebars? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Mar 23, 2009 - 3 answers

DVD Filesystems

What would cause certain folders to show up when a DVD is mounted under Windows (XP, FWIW), but not to show up under Linux (Ubuntu Intrepid)? [more inside]
posted by claudius on Mar 5, 2009 - 7 answers

How do I find an objective price for auto repairs?

I normally take my 1999 Accord to the Honda dealership for oil changes. During my last visit, the mechanic suggested a couple of fairly expensive maintenance procedures. Is there a good resource out there to help me decide whether the prices they quoted me were reasonable? [more inside]
posted by SpringAquifer on Feb 14, 2009 - 20 answers

Mechanical sculptures in mount prospect

Northern Chicago Suburbs filter: I'm trying to find info about a group of mechanical sculptures which were once installed at Mount Prospect Plaza. They were there around the mid 80's to early 90's. [more inside]
posted by Reverend John on Jan 21, 2009 - 5 answers

Allow a filesystem in Ubuntu to be mounted by users

How do you create a user-mountable filesystem in Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1? [more inside]
posted by remi on Nov 8, 2008 - 9 answers

Undesk My Monitor

How can setup an lcd computer monitor to be used sitting in a normal chair, rather than in front of a desk? [more inside]
posted by burnmp3s on Nov 6, 2008 - 3 answers

How do I persistently mount an ext HDD in OS X?

How do I set up OS X (10.4) to mount an external hard drive at a specific folder on startup? [more inside]
posted by philomathoholic on Oct 31, 2008 - 6 answers

Old Server Rail Kits?

Where do I find sliding rail kits for older Dell PowerEdge 1750, Sun, and HP/Compaq G3/G4 machines? [more inside]
posted by yellowbkpk on Jul 1, 2008 - 7 answers

Mount Shasta Fun!

What is there to do when visiting Mount Shasta and Siskiyou County? [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on May 20, 2008 - 4 answers

First time Skiing- can I rent ski clothes or just suck it up and buy some?

I'm going skiing this weekend with people who know how to ski- or in other words, they all own their own equipment and ski clothing. I have never skied before. Getting the equipment- boots, skiis, pole, blah blah is all ok... but is it even possible to rent clothing? Where? [more inside]
posted by Jimmie on Mar 27, 2008 - 17 answers

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