What can I do to let go of the fact that no matter what I do, there's no way I can ever make up for a crappy schooling experience? (long ramble follows) [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Jan 3, 2010 -
Dear Metafilter Community,
I live in a house full of roommates and I am trying to share my phone’s internet connection on our network so that everyone in the household may have an internet connection. Currently, I am capable of getting my phone to give my own computer internet access (via a Bluetooth Personal Area Netowork under ‘Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers’ in Windows 7), but I have not been able to share this internet connection using the Internet Connection Sharing feature. [more inside]
posted by thallium205
on Dec 31, 2009 -
I have a problem with a broken Christmas promise. My girlfriend and I agreed that since money was tight, we would not
buy gifts for each other. We would purchase gifts for family. Children, parents, siblings. But we would only buy for others. Not for us
Then my girlfriend bought me an iPod Touch.
While I certainly love the gift I feel that I should now buy her
something, even though she insists that I do not.
I'm thinking that since the agreement was broken (granted with love) I have the right to purchase her a gift. (With love)
But OTOH, would that be loving, or tit for tat?
Am I overthinking this? Is it a given that I get her a gift? Or should I just accept my gift and leave it alone, and in my mind maybe be missing some signal of some sort?
While money is tight, it isn't so bad that I couldn't get her something
. It doesn't have to be the same amount, but I'd feel like crap if I didn't get her a gift now. Help!
posted by Splunge
on Dec 25, 2009 -
What are the personal/individual audio cones are museums called? Is it possible to make one at home relatively inexpensively? [more inside]
posted by codybaldwin
on Nov 23, 2009 -
My rent check is being altered every month, the memo area completely blacked out. Feeling at risk, what are my options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 23, 2009 -
Where can I find personal stories of popular scholars on their life as students, phd candidates and/or professors? [more inside]
posted by jfricke
on Nov 12, 2009 -
TorontoFilter: Help! I've been signed on by a modelling agency! I need to find a decent personal trainer and nutritionist in the Toronto area. Does anyone have any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by pcameron
on Nov 6, 2009 -
The trial-and-error method of ADHD drugs: I am already afraid of screwing up my job and I am concerned about all these side effects I read about people having. I can't spend 3 months spaced out or whatever until I find the right drug cause then I'll REALLY screw up at work. Can you help allay my fears or tell me how you and your psychiatrist and/or therapist worked this out? [more inside]
posted by sio42
on Oct 22, 2009 -
By 1989 the boombox had established a fairly stable place in the pantheon of pop culture cinema, with the releases of both Do the Right Thing
and Say Anything
. Can you remember seeing (and hearing!) the machine in earlier films? I'm especially interested to learn its earliest appearances.
posted by billtron
on Sep 26, 2009 -
I use MS Money which is being discontinued by Microsoft. Can you recommend a replacement based on firsthand experience. The obvious is Intuit, but I'm finding mixed reviews on using it for personal finances. I basically want to track spending (downloading bank and credit card data), and to sort and analyze spending for income tax and budgeting purposes.
I don't really care about managing a portfolio with real time data through internet connectivity, nor do I need to make financial investment decisions.
posted by Judyst
on Sep 17, 2009 -
A charity gave me $1,000 USD they raised for me after a drunk driver wiped me and my motorcycle out. I am 56 yrs. old, sick from cancer and will be losing my job in December. I have little savings and will have to work at whatever my body lets me do, and probably lose my health insurance. I plan on selling my home and its contents and downsizing to a studio apartment. I have no credit card debt but hold two mortgages, both will be a wash at the sale. What is the best bang for my buck for this $1000 in this economy? A CD? Online savings account? Any suggestions?
posted by ~Sushma~
on Sep 15, 2009 -
House loan advice needed. Should I take out a loan against my house while I'm trying to sell it? [more inside]
posted by rougy
on Aug 17, 2009 -
I am interested to hear about opinions about the health and wellness industry and potential jobs.
I have been in corp. america for almost 10 years and tired of the inability to help and make a difference in peoples lives. [more inside]
posted by ecco21
on Jul 18, 2009 -
Prior to a few short camping breaks this summer I'm looking to purchase a camping portaloo - more for my wife's benefit you understand! Any advice on models/makes etc and how much chemical stock I need. Also how user friendly are they?, if you know what I mean...
posted by cameronfromedinburgh
on May 31, 2009 -
JournalismFilter: Please recommend good blogs/online columns by individual reporters. [more inside]
posted by billtron
on Apr 20, 2009 -
I am writing a fictional story about someone who lives in the slums of some small South American country. When he was ten, during a fever, an angel appeared to him and told him that he would become an FBI Agent. He may have seen a movie with FBI agents, so he has some sense of what that means. Step by step, what does he have to do to fulfill that prophecy in a real way? [more inside]
posted by Sully
on Feb 8, 2009 -
How do you go about finding/picking a personal trainer? How do I know if I've found a good one? [more inside]
posted by QUHZK
on Jan 7, 2009 -
Looking for voice-activated/voice-recognition personal organizer/time management portable device for person who does best with audio rather written prompts/reminders. [more inside]
posted by mumstheword
on Dec 28, 2008 -
I'm looking for news stories, blog posts, photos, video clips, mash-ups or anything else that captures the impact and emotion of Barack Obama's victory, especially on a personal level. [more inside]
posted by Jaybo
on Nov 5, 2008 -
Currently I've created several Excel files & sheets to keep track of my timelog, fuel expenses and statistics... but this set up is very messy, and I would like to keep all this data in a database. I'm wondering which would be the best option to do that. [more inside]
posted by volpe
on Oct 25, 2008 -
Questions about the best course of action to prepare for a possible economic depression [more inside]
posted by mintchip
on Sep 16, 2008 -
I guess the question should really be, "how to overcome a MENTAL roadblock that has taken the form of a person?"
I guess my situation can be likened to those age-old stories of someone not being able to forgive a parent for a bad childhood, and blames the parent for his/her failures. But my story is about an unwelcomed competition from a cousin, one that instead of facing I've always cowered to, and have thus grown in resentment and have become stifled as I continue watcihng my life unfold in misery, Wondering how to reclaim a personal sense of power regardless of her presence in my life, even though it seems it keeps "haunting" me. [more inside]
posted by GeniPalm
on Jun 29, 2008 -
What is HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act)? How does it protect an individual in terms of Doctors and medical conditions that , say, an employer might ask.
Does it protect your privacy?
posted by cvoixjames
on Jun 24, 2008 -
Looking for personal retreat/solo vacation ideas, combining meditation, fitness, and relaxation. Could also use some tips on how to plan such a vacay. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita
on Jun 13, 2008 -
Dublin 8; South Circular Road; Old Harcourt Station, "Antics" with DJ Dave on Wednesday nights; Ring a bell? Are you a Dublin local?
posted by StickyCarpet
on Jun 9, 2008 -
whats a good personal finance magazine to subscribe to? i know of kiplinger's. i don't know how good it is, though. what are some other magazines for personal finance?
posted by locoindio
on May 21, 2008 -
If a national news station publishes your home address on television without your consent, what is(if any) the recourse? [more inside]
posted by irishkitten
on May 19, 2008 -