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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
SingingFilter: When I sing in certain keys / registers, my head seems to vibrate, and more. [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on Jul 20, 2007 -
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 -
Anyone know popular/easy tools for monitoring JBoss server performance? [more inside]
posted by gsteff
on Jun 11, 2007 -
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 -
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.
posted by lorimer
on May 3, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Language/Dialect-filter: In search of "authentic" Southern (American) accents... [more inside]
posted by ibeji
on Oct 11, 2006 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Installed a cold air intake on my car. How does one maintain a CAI?
posted by donmayo
on Jul 27, 2006 -
What effect (if any) do prescribed benzodiazepines have on sporting performance? [more inside]
posted by DZ-015
on Jun 28, 2006 -
Efficient string array comparisons in PHP, and a question about Apache and PHP performance... [more inside]
posted by Mr. Six
on May 13, 2006 -
Is there a way to "reserve" a certain % of the processor for Windows, no matter how much any individual application requests? [more inside]
posted by stuckie
on May 3, 2006 -
So, I got a new 320GB internal ATA hard drive, hooked it up as a slave to my 80GB hard drive, and put all my video, music, and photos on the new 320GB drive. Then, problems arise: when I'm downloading things onto the new drive (via BitTorrent), the computer stutters and is generally slow. Also, when opening and saving photos (~300MB TIFFs) in Photoshop, it takes an eternity. Is there a better way to configure my system on the hard drives? [more inside]
posted by monsterhero
on May 2, 2006 -
I'm debating purchasing a Motion LE1600 Tablet PC. What should I expect in terms of performance difference between the Centrino LV 759 (1.5Ghz) model, and the Celeron ULV 373 (1.0Ghz) model? [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow
on May 1, 2006 -
Is it always best to install a resource-demanding computer game on the system disk? [more inside]
posted by fondle
on Apr 15, 2006 -
Can anyone suggest interesting science-flavored demonstrations, experiments, or spectacles to be performed at a wedding? [more inside]
posted by fermion
on Apr 8, 2006 -
Mac Mini (Dual Core Intel version) & Media Art Installation: I'm working with a friend to develop a system that will allow not only for playback of audio/visual content, but also for recording it. I think a Mini is a good way to go, but would like some advice. [more inside]
posted by aladfar
on Mar 29, 2006 -
Why does male performance anxiety continue to severely hamper my sex life? [more inside]
posted by kyle
on Mar 12, 2006 -
Help me find and resolve a traffic bottleneck at my co-location. We launched a new web-app (it registers users and delivers flash content) at my work and the server fell over at about 17 conn/sec. Help me prevent this from happening again. [more inside]
posted by fishfucker
on Feb 14, 2006 -
I make music with singing, guitars, and somewhat fast/complex backing tracks that I sequence in Logic. How can I pull these songs off live with zero to one other humans? [more inside]
posted by thedaniel
on Jan 18, 2006 -
I am going to an office holiday party with a joke telling contest! Alas, my only 2 jokes are terrible. What are some good (clean) jokes to add to my (and our collective) repitoire? [more inside]
posted by pithy comment
on Dec 14, 2005 -
Help me prepare a gig! I will be performing the Fairy Godmother's Elf during an office children's Christmas Party and I'm looking for inspiration. [more inside]
posted by jchgf
on Nov 28, 2005 -
ErectionFilter: Anyone had performance-anxiety erection issues that they have successfully solved? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 23, 2005 -
Are there any other free services similar to GrabPERF
? It's a great site, but is unfortunately shutting down, so I need an alternative.
posted by jedro
on Nov 20, 2005 -
What's the best performance review process you have ever gone through at a company? What did it involve? Why do you feel it was a good process?
posted by NotMyselfRightNow
on Nov 16, 2005 -
Having just been to a concert last night, I thought the whole tradition of the 'encore' was a little silly. I can't recall a performer ever not coming back to stage and belting out another few songs. Where did the encore come from? What are perfomers doing during their short "break?" Has anyone ever been to a concert performance where there wasn't an encore? Did rioting ensue?
posted by FearTormento
on Sep 15, 2005 -