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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

One man, one guitar, one microphone.

My 9th grade son has taught himself guitar and he's thinking about entering the school talent show. He's trying to pick a good song that he can play and sing, and I'd like to help him out. What's a good song for one young man and an acoustic guitar and a high school audience? [more inside]
posted by JParker on Feb 22, 2008 - 45 answers

How Do I Make A Fake Loading Screen?

What's the easiest way to create a fake ZX Spectrum/Amstrad/C64 loading screen? [more inside]
posted by RokkitNite on Feb 19, 2008 - 5 answers

Diplomats who wrote plays?

Looking for examples of diplomats who were/are also involved in the performing arts. [more inside]
posted by jrb223 on Jan 12, 2008 - 35 answers

How can I keep a long talk interesting?

I've been invited to speak at an event - for an entire hour. How can I keep the audience awake? [more inside]
posted by so_necessary on Jan 9, 2008 - 21 answers

My cat and I are going to run away and join the circus.

Dogs seem to be easy to train to do tricks, cats, not so. I have taught her to eat treats off the furniture (and she often fluffs that) but not much else. She doesn't respond to commands or perform any tricks on demand. Can you give me hints or tips I might employ to make my cat become a star?
posted by tellurian on Nov 13, 2007 - 30 answers

If Firefox killing the performance of my PowerBook?

Is Firefox churning my Powerbook? When I have more than a few tabs open, I hear (and see- on my little menubar app) heavy hard drive activity. It feels like it gets stuck in some kind of endless swap and the performance of the machine seems to suffer. More importantly, the noise drives me nuts. I suspect Firefox memory management issues. I know Firefox has a bad rep in this dept. Suggestions? Tweeks? Opera?
posted by Area Control on Nov 6, 2007 - 18 answers

acrobalance training?

Is it too late to get into Acrobalance? [more inside]
posted by rubberkey on Oct 30, 2007 - 3 answers

New PC games run slowly on large LCD monitors?

I just bought a pretty high-end Dell PC with a large LCD monitor. It's got dual Core2 CPUs @ 2.66GHz, 4 GB of RAM, and a decent graphics card. The monitor is a widescreen 27" Dell Ultrasharp. So far, I like the PC. But I was disappointed to find that the first PC game I tried (BioShock) runs TERRIBLY. The game does run pretty well on my slightly older PC, which only has a 19" monitor. So, I think the large, widescreen monitor is the problem. Is that correct? Are there tricks to running the latest games on a large LCD monitor? Many thanks in advance for any advice and insight.
posted by stuehler on Sep 26, 2007 - 19 answers

How to obtain license to perform on NYC streets / promote album?

How does one go about acquiring the permit for a band (not solo performer) to perform/busk on the streets of New York City? [more inside]
posted by Mali on Aug 16, 2007 - 6 answers

Bone shakin' vocals

SingingFilter: When I sing in certain keys / registers, my head seems to vibrate, and more. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jul 20, 2007 - 8 answers

Cashy My Apache

I am attempting to configure caching on an Apache server. I have it right for the most part, but.....I would like to prevent browsers from even checking the server once files like images are in the browser cache until an expiry date is exceeded. [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized on Jul 18, 2007 - 2 answers

What good monitoring tools for JBoss are there?

Anyone know popular/easy tools for monitoring JBoss server performance? [more inside]
posted by gsteff on Jun 11, 2007 - 3 answers

How to drive fast while sparing the planet?

Hypothetical-sensible-dream-car-boyzone-filter: After a long phase of big-city living, I may have to drive a lot. I don't want to be a total pig about fuel consumption or emissions. But I want serious performance. Let's say I have $25K . . . . [more inside]
posted by spitbull on Jun 7, 2007 - 53 answers

Performance issues when sharing digital media between computers at home

Help me troubleshoot performance issues with digital media sharing between two computers. [more inside]
posted by fsmontenegro on Jun 6, 2007 - 5 answers

Narrative/fiction movies with unexpected moments of "reality" or fourth wall-breaking or other interesting metaness?

Narrative/fiction movies with unexpected elements of "reality" or fourth wall breaking or other interesting metaness? Illustrative examples inside (without spoilers): Sling Blade, Bamboozled, Shortbus, Timecode, South Park, etc. [more inside]
posted by lorimer on May 3, 2007 - 77 answers

When did directors become more important than playwrights?

When did directors of plays and operas start the practice of overtly imposing their own visual interpretation of the play at the expense of the stage direction of the author? These days if you go to see a Shakespeare play, it's even odds that it's set in modern times, or the early 20th century, or what have you. Were there 19th century (or earlier!) productions of Shakespeare that set his plays in what were then "modern times"? At what point did staging old plays become just as much about the director's vision as the playwright's?
posted by dfan on Apr 20, 2007 - 17 answers

Booting to SOLID and STABLE mode for live performance?

Looking to do live music performance with my laptop, how can I make sure it's rock solid and stable during performance sessions? [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Apr 8, 2007 - 9 answers

Want to feel the Illinoise again...

So I saw Sufjan Stevens at the Kennedy Center with members of the National Symphony recently... [more inside]
posted by Heminator on Feb 22, 2007 - 2 answers

Where/when can an amateur classical pianist perform?

I'm an amateur classical pianist. I used to give solo recitals at college, and I would like to start performing again out here in the real world. But what sort of group/organisation/event do I need to get involved with to have this kind of opportunity? Could I organise a little independent recital for myself, or is that weird and too egotistical? [more inside]
posted by chrismear on Dec 19, 2006 - 18 answers

MySQLfilter

Can anyone help a n00b with a MySQL (& coldfusion) problem? [more inside]
posted by juv3nal on Nov 20, 2006 - 12 answers

In search of "authentic" Southern (American) accents...

Language/Dialect-filter: In search of "authentic" Southern (American) accents... [more inside]
posted by ibeji on Oct 11, 2006 - 48 answers

Powerful laptop for 3d work etc

My girlfriend is looking to buy powerful laptop to use Autocad software on in it for work. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by matthelm on Oct 9, 2006 - 15 answers

More than a monkey

I've recently become aware that my boss only sees value in a small part of what I do. [more inside]
posted by rhizome on Sep 25, 2006 - 12 answers

MySQL performance tuning

How to improve MySQL (5.0.22-max-log, PPC) + InnoDB table performance? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Sep 24, 2006 - 9 answers

I want to perform my solo music project live

I want to perform my solo music project live and I'd like suggestions on how to do it. My music involves a keyboard, guitar, drum loops, multiple vocal tracks and random sound effects. [more inside]
posted by pollystark on Sep 22, 2006 - 7 answers

Monitor a program's memory use

I'm writing a program that uses lots of memory. I'd like a utility that can show me what it's using the memory for. For example, one part of the program processes an XML file, creates an object and loads a WebBrowser .NET control. I'd like to see how much memory was required to parse the XML file, how much memory my object is using, and how much memory the WebBrowser control uses. [more inside]
posted by matthewr on Sep 14, 2006 - 3 answers

IIS Loading Rewritten URLs Twice

I have a C#/.NET Application on IIS. I am rewriting the URLs via ISAPI Rewrite. The rewritten URLs are all loading twice. ISAPI Rewrite's creators insist it isn't them, but visiting the non-rewritten URL, the page only loads once. What could be causing this? [more inside]
posted by yerfatma on Aug 30, 2006 - 1 answer

Help me improve my laptop speed

What are some simple ways that I can improve the speed of my laptop? [more inside]
posted by cholly on Aug 29, 2006 - 6 answers

what is proper maintenance of cold air intake ?

Installed a cold air intake on my car. How does one maintain a CAI?
posted by donmayo on Jul 27, 2006 - 4 answers

Stage Management 101

What does stage management entail? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jul 25, 2006 - 11 answers

tv tuner?

Watching Tv on the PC, tv tuner choices? [more inside]
posted by EvilKenji on Jul 16, 2006 - 8 answers

Benzodiazepines and sporting performance

What effect (if any) do prescribed benzodiazepines have on sporting performance? [more inside]
posted by DZ-015 on Jun 28, 2006 - 3 answers

Algorithm performance and throttling in PHP/Apache

Efficient string array comparisons in PHP, and a question about Apache and PHP performance... [more inside]
posted by Mr. Six on May 13, 2006 - 16 answers

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