I need help printing thank you cards using my own photo - want a company to print them for me. [more inside]
Two part question. Helping quasi-luddite parents figure out how to use their computer, and whether I should help them make the switch to VOIP. [more inside]
Looking to develop a 30-40 hour online class. What are the best companies that develop online courses? Any other resources that you might recommend? Looking for something more like Khan Academy than Coursera or a MOOC.
Are there any free online self-paced courses that will actually help me find work? I want to hear about all possibilities. I was thinking of brushing up on my coding skillz, but I read varying reports on whether one can get a programming job without a CS degree. Opinions on this are welcome. Extra snowflake stuff inside. [more inside]
We want to run a background check on a potential nanny. The online services I've found are all setting off my sketch alarms. Are any of them any good?
LIVE coverage election night 2012 - on the internet? [more inside]
I spend a lot of time cruising the web during my slow days at work. One of the things I love are websites with cool "gear" for guys. Help me find more! [more inside]
Have you ever collaborated on a project with someone you met on Mefi or elsewhere online? How did that happen? Was there something about how the online environment that made it easy to reach out or be approached? I'm interested in learning what kinds of dynamics or aspects of online communities foster collaboration. [more inside]
I'd like some advice about creating a live website exercise for the audience at an industry conference. The exercise is about getting the audience to crowdsource highlights from the conference panels/speakers (this has the support of the conference organizers). [more inside]
I work at a publisher, in the production part of the business. I organise editors, designers and projects on the one side of things; printers, print runs and shipping on the other. It's clear to me that at least one half of these activities will soon diminish greatly, as paper publishing winds down and web / ebooks take over. So: What skills and talents do I need to develop to keep helping people produce and share content in the future? [more inside]
Ideas, theories, facts, about how online sites are making money when I no longer see banner advertising or Google ad links -- old stand-by methods from five years ago seem to have evaporated? [more inside]
What are some good online two player games? [more inside]
I'd like to learn bridge - preferably online, although I'm happy to pay for a book or DVD or similar if there's a particularly good one. There seem to be LOADS of things for beginners - can anyone recommend one? [more inside]
I've been enjoying the Emmy-winning High Rise online documentary project and things like the Hackney Hear geo-locative app - looking for recommendations of other cool experiments in the realm of storytelling. Film, online, audio - whatever! Just NEW and DIFFERENT. Level Two request: recommendations of websites or blogs that discuss or review these sorts of projects - I just want to keep up with this sort of thing! Thanks all!
First time buying used books via Amazon. Is the process the same as that of eBay's? [more inside]
I'm looking for an online video from a couple years back. It is a short scifi movie shot in the first person, which features a scientist waking up in a lab, looking out the window to see a giant tower shooting a beam into the sky, and then grabbing a black cube with lights on it, which appears to have some sort of strange powers. It was hosted on a website which had some other seemingly related material. I don't know if it was from an ARG, or a standalone video, or what, but I'd really like to watch it again.
Please recommend an on-line collaborative note-taking site to encourage a conference audience to creatively respond to presentations. [more inside]
Can you recommend a specific online bankruptcy debtor education provider? There are a billion and the ones I've looked at don't fill me with calm reassurance. [more inside]
I just wish I could find somewhere a hooded men's pea coat such as this All Saints one that is actually in stock. No luck whatsoever. Any suggestions? [more inside]
I want to discuss the (urban) fantasy genre in an active online community. NaNo is okay, but I'm looking for something a little more geared toward examining the tropes, the mechanics of creating a magic system, etc. AbsoluteWrite is cool, but its pace is a little slow for what I want. Am I best off combing through LiveJournal, or is something else out there? [more inside]
I'm looking for online foreign language (French) courses/classes with an instructor component. [more inside]
My business is booming and it's driving me crazy! The process that worked when only a few orders trickled in isn't scaling and I am finding myself prisoner to my workflow. Email and google spreadsheet is clearly not cutting it and I need input on a project management or order system. [more inside]
I bought a bass! Can you recommend any specific online tutorials / resources (e.g., on the youtubes) to learn to play the thing? I already play guitar. Bonus: I like Britpop. What are some fun Britpop songs to play on the bass? [more inside]
Is there any kind of slick map-generation tool available online (preferably for free-ish) that I can use in my presentations? [more inside]
Going to purchase something online. Shipping is expensive. A larger purchase will get me free shipping, but the cost would be more than the cost of the smaller purchase plus shipping. How do you analyze decisions like this? [more inside]
What's some interesting/cool/fun stuff I can do with my personal Web hosting space? [more inside]
Please recommend a virtual magazine host. [more inside]
Please help me figure out the best way to stream my online content. [more inside]
Creating online training curriculum- I am trying to find a way to create curriculum that is video-based that teaches students how to use various online software applications. Are there companies you know of that create online training videos? What is the cost of creating such a video? I work for a non-profit in San Francisco. Thanks for your help!
Proposed a long-distance "meeting" trip with someone I've been interested in dating for several months. I agreed to pay for everything but now I'm feeling awkward about the entire thing. Details inside.
Proposed a long-distance "meeting" trip with someone I've been interested in dating for several months. I agreed to pay for everything but now I'm feeling awkward about the entire thing. Details inside. [more inside]
I have a really good idea for an online...website thing. Involving user submission. I don't know anything about programming or what-all. Help me figure out what tools I need to create this! [more inside]
Best way to store contacts online for a headcount during a natural disaster? [more inside]
A member of my family insists that using Mint.com to track my spending and all of my accounts in one place = a bad news bears security problem. Read this old thread. What's the latest on Mint's safety levels? [more inside]
I'm posting this anonymously because "Angie" read it (unlikely, but not impossible), I think it would genuinely hurt her feelings. Also, I feel like an idiot to be posting this at all. This is kind of long and pathetic. Sorry. Summary: Internet friendship crashed & burned, I feel badly about it, what can I do to get over myself? [more inside]
My friend and I want to draw together. Two potential problems: First, I'm in Seattle, she's in Michigan. [more inside]
I'd like your recommendations for online learn-to-touch-type software! [more inside]
How do you promote yourself with a pen name while keeping your 'real' name as private as possible? [more inside]
I finally saved enough cash to buy a pair of Docs...but the style I want is all gone! Can Metafilter track me down a pair? [more inside]
I need a virtual personal trainer. Know of any sites that will send me a daily exercise routine? [more inside]
Suggestions that may improve my OKCupid profile or conversation initiations? [more inside]
Online groups: is it still Yahoo vs Google? [more inside]
I am shooting a music video next month. It's a personal portfolio project and while my social group has stepped in beautifully, I still need people with certain traits/looks. Is there a place online I can post a listing to while also being upfront that it is an unpaid/volunteer gig? [more inside]
Where can I watch the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremonies online? [more inside]
Did you buy a wedding dress online? Do you have any shop recommendations or advice to make this as painless as possible for me? [more inside]
Online forums/support specific to health care professionals/students with major mental health diagnoses/problems?
Are there online forums/communities for support for medical professionals/students with serious mental health diagnoses? [more inside]
I'd like to create a website for a company I've started with some friends. I've never done this before. Can you tell me the best way to do this? [more inside]
How can I watch Glee Project online? Oxygen on cable is not an option, nor is satellite TV. My daughter would very much appreciate you clueing in her dad. [more inside]
My daughter's infatuated with her online friend who turns out to probably be MUCH older than she. Looking for guidance on handling this situation. [more inside]
Mr. Jenkins is trying to show me a cover letter written by Kurt Vonnegut, but he can't seem to find a the text online. Apparently, it was printed in the book Fates Worse Than Death. Any insight as to where we might be able to find this on the interwebs? I'd like to see it, and he'd like to show it to me, before the bookshops reopen tomorrow. Gracias!