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Best no-scratch solution for wood floors?

I'm getting brand new hard wood floors shortly, and I want to avoid the horrible chair scratching that plagued my last floor. I've tried simple felt pads and plastic nail-in pads, but neither worked particularly well. Can you suggest some protection for my chairs, or is this is a lost cause?
posted by evadery on Aug 2, 2016 - 12 answers

External numberpad (Bluetooth?)

I am looking for an external numberpad for a Dell M3800. I would prefer Bluetooth in order to not having to use an USB receiver. It seems there are not many options. Thoughts? Alternatively, any recommendations for a cable free numberpad using a receiver that also supports a mouse and is super small? [more inside]
posted by nostrada on Jul 31, 2015 - 5 answers

Winter in San Francisco

It doesn't get really cold in San Francisco, but my bedroom's 45 feet from the nearest source of heat, so it's time for heated mattress pads! But I don't like the one I have. Help me find one with no hard or crinkly parts. [more inside]
posted by aubilenon on Dec 15, 2014 - 9 answers

Large electric heating pad for my pregnant wife?

While most things are going very well, my pregnant wife's back has really been hurting and her main relief has been an electric heating pad. However the heating pad is only 12in x 24in. I am hunting for a bigger heating pad if possible. Any help appreciated.
posted by Spurious on Sep 17, 2014 - 8 answers

Need a non-slip solution for a DDR dance pad

The pad is the thicker foam-core type (so, still a soft pad, but not super thin) with a kind of suede-y rubber-y mat. It slides pretty bad over our short carpet! Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by curious nu on Aug 5, 2014 - 11 answers

How to remap a USB number pad on a mac?

Hello! I am an animator and would like to use a USB number pad for keyboard shortcuts for better ergonimcs while animating in Photoshop. Is there a way to remap the numbers on the USB number pad to keyboard shortcuts like Command+Z, etc? This nice post explains how to do it for PCs, but I haven't been able to find how to do it for MacBook Pros. Thank you!
posted by tessmartin on Jul 13, 2014 - 4 answers

Name This Synthesizer

Can anyone identify this pad synth? In my sample collection, I have a sample of a pad synth playing a chord. I would like to either find a VST or sample bank that will replicate this synth's sound. Here is a recording of the sample playing at C5, followed by a short chord progression.
posted by dunkadunc on Feb 28, 2013 - 8 answers

A sheet I slit...

Help me find a mattress pad and fitted bottom sheet that will stay on my full/double bed with me wildly sleeping on top of it. [more inside]
posted by ackptui on Jan 5, 2013 - 8 answers

Sturdily constructed spiral notebooks or pads with high-quality gridded paper: do they exist?

I find myself perpetually unsatisfied with all the notebooks and pads I have tried for general note-taking/writing/sketching/brainstorming. Please help me find the perfect brand of pad or notebook. [more inside]
posted by The Master and Margarita Mix on Nov 13, 2011 - 21 answers

Help me pad my rug.

Do most people put rug pads under area rugs that are on hardwood floors? I am a rug-owning n00b. [more inside]
posted by kthxbi on Jun 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Heating pad overuse?

How long is too long when using a heating pad for cramps? [more inside]
posted by sleepykitties on Mar 30, 2011 - 16 answers

Heat signature mouse-pad...

Where can I find this mouse pad? [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on Mar 25, 2011 - 1 answer

Looking for help with a circa 1996 IBM Think Pad

I have acquired an old IBM Thinkpad Type 9547 and I am having a difficult time figuring out it's place in the IBM timeline as well as it's specifications. [more inside]
posted by will wait 4 tanjents on Aug 20, 2010 - 12 answers

Scratch pad for Chrome?

Simple notepad extension for Chrome that syncs (like a bookmark?). [more inside]
posted by fixedgear on Apr 9, 2010 - 9 answers

How Do I Flatten a Warped or Curled Mouse Pad?

I have a flat precision mouse pad from Fellowes. After a good year of use, it's starting to warp around the center causing a large "bubble" like effect along the mouse's path. How can I fix this? I already tried laying it flat between 2 hard, flat surfaces overnight with no luck. You can see the warping in this photo.
posted by Blue.Squares on Jan 7, 2010 - 10 answers

Foam top mattress way too hot

How can I make my foam-topped mattress less hot? [more inside]
posted by Majorita on Jun 26, 2009 - 11 answers

DEATHMATCH: Tenori-on Vs Monome

Which is a better musical instrument: the Tenori-on or the Monome? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on May 29, 2009 - 11 answers

I don't mind lumps in my mashed potatoes, but none in my bed please.

How can I get the lumps out of my goose down mattress pad? [more inside]
posted by Advocate, I on Feb 6, 2009 - 4 answers

My apartment needs a tune-up.

What makes a living space go from good to great? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Nov 12, 2008 - 18 answers

Is there a Vista equivalent for Office 2004 Mac's "Notebook Layout View"?

A friend of mine is a schoolteacher with the Chicago Public Schools. On his Mac, he uses Office 2004. He was showing me a feature in the Office 2004 version of Word that I really like. It allows you to open up a document in something called "Notebook Layout View" (I think) that simulates a page of ruled notebook paper as if you were writing in a spiral notebook. It even allows you to format a title and heading and other features. Anyone know if there is a Vista equivalent for Office 2007? I tried looking through the templates (both what's included with 2007 and at Microsoft Online) and I can't seem to find anything similar. (and please, no flames or exhortations to "get a Mac!" I'm stuck with I have and there's no changing for the time being) Thanks!
posted by zooropa on Sep 15, 2008 - 5 answers

Demonstrations in Bangkok

I'm flying to Bangkok tomorrow morning. What should I know about the current situation? I booked this months ago and am most definitely going, but I'd like to know what to expect. [more inside]
posted by mrunderhill on Aug 30, 2008 - 6 answers

[Mousepad Filter] Help me find a new mousepad! Hopefully free!

Hey Guys! I need some advice on a mouse pad for my computer table. The setup im using now -This Setup- sometimes makes my Logitech laser mouse jump around even though I have used the same wax paper over wooden and glass surfaces. I think the little holes in the keyboard table are messing it up. Can you guys suggest any mouse pads (hopefully free lying around the house) that would give good tracking and also are nice to the touch? I don't mind the Waxpaper just not over this holey surface. Thanks!
posted by Javed_Ahamed on Aug 8, 2008 - 7 answers

Keynote for the Web

In the last 24 hours I've discovered Keynote (no, not that Keynote) and it's pretty much revolutionized the way I organise my information and do my work. Is there a web-based equivalent? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Dec 4, 2006 - 11 answers


Can anyone tell me why telephone keypads are "upside down" relative to calculator/numeric keypads? [more inside]
posted by I, Credulous on Sep 21, 2006 - 9 answers

"these blow up in funny shapes at all?"

my round, global map, mouse pad freebie (oracle, circa 1994) is gross. can i wash it? or do you have a cool (new) round mousepad link? [more inside]
posted by valkane on Apr 7, 2006 - 8 answers

All I want is sheets!

For the love of God, do truly blank pads of paper exist? [more inside]
posted by metaculpa on Jan 15, 2006 - 16 answers

Non-bunching mattress pad

Looking for a mattress pad that doesn't move around and bunch up. I've spent a lot of money on them, and they all seem to want to migrate as soon as we crawl into bed. They look like they fit when I put them on and pull them tight, but as soon as we get in and roll over even once, there's all sorts of ridges and bumps. I'm talking about the kind of mattress pad that goes on like a fitted sheet. Would the flat kind of pad with straps be better? We like the softness of knit sheets, and I'm wondering whether there's a "Velcro effect" between the sheets and the pad. Would regular cotton sheets slide over the pad and not make it bunch up?
posted by Joleta on Apr 2, 2005 - 20 answers

My Keeper has lost its shape. Should I replace it or get a DivaCup?

AskMeFemmes: Keeper and diva cup question. Details, unlike blood, inside. [more inside]
posted by dame on Jan 19, 2005 - 40 answers

Where can I find a paper memo pad which will fit in my wallet?

Where can I find a paper memo pad which will fit in my wallet? [more inside]
posted by callmejay on May 18, 2004 - 14 answers

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