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DVD Shrink rips slower on my new Vista laptop! HALP!

Speeding up DVD Shrink ripping on my laptop? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Apr 16, 2009 - 19 answers

How to survive my work self-evaluation?

Help me survive my performance review! I have to complete an extensive self-evaluation form for my boss, and it’s freaking me out. What would make this an easier and less anxiety-inducing experience? [more inside]
posted by gingerbeer on Apr 15, 2009 - 16 answers

Sketching a performance

How do actors, dancers or musicians compare different takes of their performance during rehearsal in order to iterate and improve? I'm interested in how they "sketch" the variations.
posted by Jeff Howard on Apr 14, 2009 - 24 answers

Edinburgh Fringe help needed

I will be performing a comedy act at theEdinburgh Fringe Festival in August. I need some LOCAL topics (such as Govt. footbal , local controversies. prominent celeb scandals. etc) to work into my act... my star player is a vile, psycho, homicidal puppet. Your contributions need not be funny." Leave that to me. Thanks
posted by Palmerpoodles on Apr 14, 2009 - 12 answers

How do I organize a "spontaneous" public dance?

This is one of the coolest things I've seen in a while. How can I do something similar? [more inside]
posted by bluestocking on Apr 4, 2009 - 13 answers

Anxious Without my Drink

What's the closest alcohol substitute for a performer with anxiety? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 2, 2009 - 31 answers

Please Explain Server Spikes

Let's try this again, shall we? The load on this graph shows the server load spiking about every 1.5 hours. I'm trying to find out why. [more inside]
posted by chillmost on Mar 3, 2009 - 5 answers

Make my mac a speed demon!

Performance tuning OS X, how/where to start? [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on Feb 26, 2009 - 10 answers

Why/how do people cultivate mystique through Facebook profiles?

Why/how do people cultivate mystique through Facebook profiles? [more inside]
posted by GIMG on Feb 25, 2009 - 28 answers

help a girl play some music without falling to pieces.

i said yes to playing a gig in a week and a half, and now i don't know what to do. the last time i played was two years ago! i'm so nervous just even thinking about it... [more inside]
posted by sardonicsmile on Feb 9, 2009 - 17 answers

Avantgarde Operatics in London

Avantgarde London: I want to take my girlfriend out to a biggish music/sound performance/event. I want it to be avantgarde, unexpected and unique - the kind of night that would send most music lovers screaming into the distance. I am thinking maybe opera, but I know NOTHING about it. And, as I said, I want avantgarde opera in London. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Feb 2, 2009 - 11 answers

While my guitar gently weeps...and I stand here like I am waiting for the bus.

Popular musicians on the absolute farthest end of the emotion scale during live performance: looking for the stiffest of the stiff. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Jan 30, 2009 - 66 answers

PC performance boost: more RAM or a new processor?

How can I find out if I'll get more of a performance boost in my desktop PC by adding more RAM or replacing the processor? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Jan 19, 2009 - 22 answers

Help me rid my computer of clutter for faster performance.

Help me rid my computer of clutter for faster performance. [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jan 9, 2009 - 15 answers

Does a hot shower affect atletic performance?

Does a hot shower affect atletic performance? [more inside]
posted by jacobean on Jan 2, 2009 - 6 answers

How to perform "I am sitting in a Room" by Alvin Lucier?

I would like to perform Alvin Lucier's "I am sitting in a room" live in a classroom. Does anyone know of a computer program capable of simultaneously playing, recording, and then rerecording over the previously played material on a loop? [more inside]
posted by lotusmonster on Dec 16, 2008 - 12 answers

Fakers!

Is everyone in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade lip-syncing? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Nov 27, 2008 - 13 answers

Need Info for Savannah, GA

Savannah, GA Questions - Art, Poetry, and Framing [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Nov 27, 2008 - 1 answer

Avoiding the "One-man wedding band" trap

Help me find some well-known songs to cover that don't suck! [more inside]
posted by anthom on Nov 20, 2008 - 33 answers

experimental art in korea?

korea filter: i'll be in seoul and pusan for two weeks in november (10th - 24th). i'm looking for venues that cater to underground art and performance. any ideas? [more inside]
posted by artof.mulata on Nov 3, 2008 - 11 answers

Don't Bore Just Dance

I have my first show coming up. My first show will be an admittedly lame DJ set where I pretty much just play one song after the other...if I had more time I would try to come up with something more interesting, but any suggestions for making this performance not so boring? [more inside]
posted by god particle on Oct 13, 2008 - 13 answers

Help me be a fantastic Cabaret MC . . . I need jokes, tricks, filler lines, and so on . . . oh, and this Cabaret is also a wedding!

Help me be a fantastic Cabaret MC . . . I need jokes, tricks, filler lines, and so on . . . oh, and this Cabaret is also a wedding! [more inside]
posted by donovan on Oct 7, 2008 - 3 answers

What would be a reasonable web-server performance in requests/sec?

I'm running a series of load-tests against my wordpress (WAMP) blog with the apache-benchmark tool. The server is a dedicated server with 2 dual-core xeon procs. and 2gb RAM running the blog only and nothing else. I'm getting 4-5 requests/sec on average. Is this normal? What would be a reasonable performance in requests/sec? Thanks!
posted by artie on Aug 29, 2008 - 14 answers

National Steel

What is the best method of "mic"ing a single-cone National steel guitar for live work? [more inside]
posted by chuckdarwin on Aug 22, 2008 - 6 answers

I've Seen Fire And I've Seen Rain

Name that DVD: A requiem performance, a burnt-out building, and footage of the fire that gutted the building. [more inside]
posted by nomisxid on Aug 18, 2008 - 8 answers

What gamelan group played with Terry Riley?

What gamelan group played before Terry Riley at a Santa Clara University performance in the late 70's? [more inside]
posted by gnossos on Aug 6, 2008 - 5 answers

When and/or how do I ask for feedback at work?

Have you initiated asking your boss for feedback on your job? When is the time to do it, and how's it done? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2008 - 12 answers

They slammed me and then gave me a raise.

PerformanceReviewFilter: I got a less than sterling review at work, but I still got a 10% raise. What gives? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 4, 2008 - 17 answers

Creating an Artistic Persona

followup to this question: how does one create and develop a persona? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Breaking into Performance Art

How do I get into performance art? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jul 28, 2008 - 15 answers

Considerations when adding a periodic email update function to my website (with PHP's mail() function)

I'm planning to add a feature to my website that will allow users to request periodic updates by email. I've cobbled together a little PHP script that uses the mail() function. It works perfectly when I test it myself, but I have no idea how this will work when released to a signficant number of users. [more inside]
posted by stuehler on Jul 21, 2008 - 8 answers

Don't read me a bedtime story.

What are some exceptionally well-performed audiobooks? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Jul 7, 2008 - 80 answers

Kindly Leave The Stage

What are the best strategies to help a performer roll with the punches? [more inside]
posted by RokkitNite on Jul 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Please help me find a black floor length formal/evening skirt.

Please help me find a black floor length formal/evening skirt. [more inside]
posted by scazza on Jun 17, 2008 - 14 answers

Suck up at my review or quit?

Impending performance review. I don't know whether to quit or somewhat disingenuously promise improvement and committment to the job. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2008 - 6 answers

Best combination of strength and portability in a music stand

MusicianFilter: I need a sturdy, but portable music stand to take to my band concerts this summer. [more inside]
posted by LolaGeek on Jun 13, 2008 - 7 answers

How do we hide extensive tattoos under makeup?

PerformanceArtMakeupFilter: Asking for a friend who needs advice on full body cosmetics over extensive tattoos. [more inside]
posted by elendil71 on May 29, 2008 - 11 answers

Nervous Nelly; don't want to be a Floppy Frank

How do I perform well after abstaining from sex for four years? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on May 24, 2008 - 14 answers

Why is my excel VBA code execution randomly slowing down?

Sometimes excel VBA code executes very slow. Sometimes it's really fast. I can't seem to pinpoint why. [more inside]
posted by johnstein on May 21, 2008 - 8 answers

Do I have complete copyright over an image of a band's setlist?

What copyright restrictions may or may not be placed on me of a picture I took of a band's setlist during a live, public performance? [more inside]
posted by ozreiuosn on May 15, 2008 - 31 answers

I can haz name for music nightz?

I want to start a night where a variety of local musicians cover the music of one musician with a large repetoire, or cover songs from one particular period/style of music. I'm looking for a good name for the (hopefully monthly) event and feedback on my ideas and "rules". [more inside]
posted by sully75 on May 12, 2008 - 16 answers

What's the difference between a banjo and a chainsaw?

Practicing & Playing Music in Washington DC: Learning the banjo without getting murdered [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Apr 22, 2008 - 10 answers

How to increase the performance of my aging Powerbook?

I have a 1.25 GHz Powerbook G4 that has been running sluggish recently. Any tips for increasing performance with what I've got at hand? [more inside]
posted by hangingbyathread on Apr 6, 2008 - 7 answers

The awesomest song

I need a really awesome entrance song. Something that makes the audience be like, "Aw damn, I now know that this is going to be very enjoyable, all because this song is so badass." [more inside]
posted by ictow on Apr 4, 2008 - 93 answers

G4 Powerbook Runs Slow; CPU Maxed

G4 Powerbook (1.5 MHz, 2 GB RAM, Tiger) slows to a crawl and activity monitor shows 90-100% CPU usage - with minimal number of open applications. Might this be software (Tiger?) or hardware (CPU)? [more inside]
posted by kegill on Mar 18, 2008 - 6 answers

Is DSL fast enough to play WOW?

My son is having terrible problems playing WOW. He gets framerates of about 1-2fps, which is ridiculous. Help me diagnose the problem. [more inside]
posted by vilcxjo_BLANKA on Mar 11, 2008 - 27 answers

Help me create a Japanese performance for a school festival.

I want to do a performance at my school's Japanese Spring festival, but I have no idea what to do! [more inside]
posted by Syntoad on Mar 5, 2008 - 6 answers

No time like the present

I'm interested in aspects of benchmarking with the help of UNIX's time, specifically, what user, system and elapsed times correspond to, within the functional context of the system and the tested application. [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Mar 4, 2008 - 4 answers

How much is this violinist worth?

How much should I charge to play violin at an old classmate's wedding? [more inside]
posted by chihiro on Mar 1, 2008 - 9 answers

How to get caffeine-like performance increase without caffeine?

Caffeine-like performance without the caffeine? Details inside... [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Feb 28, 2008 - 15 answers

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