I've got a new-to-me old, old house and 1001 questions about how to fix it. I've found lots of great articles on old-house stuff, but I'm dying to find a site like Ask Metafilter, but specifically for old-house people--a place to ask and answer and discuss. Does such a thing exist?
Is there a name for this photography technique/style? I'm trying to find more photos like that. [more inside]
Can a Blackberry and a G5 play nice? [more inside]
Old house, strange wiring issue. Electrician will be called, but any idea what's going on? [more inside]
Help me remember this old science fiction comic. [more inside]
How do I let people love me? Will I ever outgrow my fear of intimacy? I'm in my late 20s. I'm scared of intimacy. Don't get me wrong, I'm not scared of sex. Won't think twice about a threesome, but am startled by holding hands. If a guy wants to get to know me more, compliments me, or crosses the line from being sweet to me to being sweet on me, I get super flustered. I stutter or look at my feet. I run away. [more inside]
Where can I get this particular Choking Victim poster? [more inside]
I am looking for stories or memoirs of persons famous or otherwise who at some point in their lives realized that nobody wanted them as a partner/lover/mate and how they dealt with this realization in the rest of their life.
I found this framed photo at a thrift store. The subject looks very familiar, but I can't place him. Who is he? http://imgur.com/yl6nW
I read an article a couple of years ago, I think it was written by Larry McMurtry, about the myth of the quick draw. Essentially the writer said that no one in their right mind would approach an enemy with their weapon holstered and the quick draw is a myth of Western fiction. I've done some searching of databases and online and I can't find the dang thing. [more inside]
After a visit to my parents' attic, I have in my possession a Macintosh computer that is old enough to drive a car. It has on its hard drive everything I did in middle school and early high school. What can be done. [more inside]
At what age does male body hair stop tend to stop spreading to new parts of the body? [more inside]
Where to sell about 10 medical books (1909-1940) that are in good/very good condition? [more inside]
What's the name for this type of old book? [more inside]
Looking for an old, old flash cartoon. [more inside]
Lately I've been feeling like I've outgrown a bunch of my friends. I don't actually want this to happen. How do you make old friendships new again? [more inside]
Old dog isn't eating well and is wasting away. Need help making some tough decisions... [more inside]
I am looking to move to NYC in the next few months and trying to figure out the best neighborhood for me? I will be working in midtown and am single, 38 year old female. Looking for any input? Thanks!
An inconspicuous emergency call button on a bracelet or something for a spry 70-year-old? [more inside]
Does anyone know of any research into social media platforms and the phenomena of looking up people from one's past? Surveys? Sociological Research?
When people my age say something against gays or against blacks I try to call them out. When my 81 grandpa says something I just let it slide figuring he was raised that way. What rules do you personally use to reconcile this kind of conflict? [more inside]
My grandpa died. Some stuff remains. Will you be my personal Antiques Roadshow? [more inside]
Is there any historical record of American settlers or pioneers from the old west who were meticulously clean? [more inside]
Old glasses found in the woods... [more inside]
Another game of guess that old computer game... I'm looking for a pre-1997 RPG. [more inside]
What really awesome people should I learn about before they die? Inspired by my frustrations with this post(and others) on the blue. [more inside]
What to do with my old Sony VAIO laptop? [more inside]
What are 6 year olds into these days? [more inside]
I've been trying to remember the name of this older game I used to play and now feel like playing again. [more inside]
How safe is it to recycle old, unused checkbooks? [more inside]
Why is my Russian Dwarf Hamster so irritable lately? [more inside]
Found a bunch of some really pretty, nicely shaped clear colored with rainbow streaks, wine bottles. Any ideas what they can be used for?
Creative ideas for old opalescent bottles?
Is there a Medieval Linguist in the house? I need a very short conversation between Cistercian nuns in Saxony translated into Medieval Latin. Any help so I don't sound like a complete idiot warmly welcomed. [more inside]
Help me identify an older mac shoot-em-up with procedurally generated levels. [more inside]
What do I do with several Apple IIs (and a Commodore, and maybe a few other "vintage" comptuers) that I have? [more inside]
How did saloons in tiny towns in the Old West get liquor delivered? [more inside]
Looking for old 90's mac/pc game involving a green haunted house... [more inside]
Please recommend articles, essays or books about aging. [more inside]
The big five-O is coming up for me in August. Does this mean that I have to do something especially significant and particularly memorable? I don't want hubby to throw a party...although I do like to attend parties. Actually, I'd like to take a little trip somewhere alone--is that selfish? How did you celebrate your 50th birthday?
A friend gave me a Powermac G3 this afternoon It's not the fastest in the world, but it has OSX installed 10.4.11. What are some cool things I can do with this machine? [more inside]
What is this game? It belonged to my dad's cousin and she would have played with it during the 1940's, I think. [more inside]
Does anyone know where I can find an old wood lathe to restore and turn massive burls? This isn't your father's lathe, it's more likely your great grandfather's lathe and hasn't been out of the barn since before the War. It weighs half a ton. If you hang out at the VFW or in old union halls and ask around a massive bowl will be your reward for the beta. I'll go anywhere in the Northeast if it's cheap and farther than that if it is free.
Are stiffness and aches and pains a pretty normal part of just being 48 years old? How about muscle cramps? [more inside]
Compfilter: My PC is almost six, and getting a little creaky - how do I keep it chugging on? [more inside]
Anyone recognize these old copper printing plates? They were used to print some sort of encyclopedia or other information book, but which one? [more inside]
I need to find a game I've played so many years ago in the old Windows 3.11. [more inside]
Is "old" water safe to drink? [more inside]
I'm looking for a few knobs like these, seen on a Russian-built guitar effects pedal from the eighties. [more inside]
So, I just read David Foster Wallace's "Good Old Neon", and I feel like Neal is a creepily accurate description of myself at this point in my life. What do I do? [more inside]
I know many magazine questions have already been asked, but I believe this one needs its own thread. What do I do with the MAD magazines I have from about 2000 to now? [more inside]