I live in Queens NY and regularly get to dine at all sorts of really tasty, authentic (as much as anything can be, but that's another conversation) ethnic restaurants, especially Chinese food. My girlfriend's family is from China, and while they certainly enjoy these places, they will always insist that the food is better in China... This is something everyone universally agreed with. [more inside]
Why would our Reverb Nation ranking drop a very lot in a very short amount of time? How does it work in general? What can I use to ensure our ranking best reflects our fan count or fan base on other sites - That's sort of the purpose of the band equity, I think, which - could someone explain it to me? What does it value? [more inside]
How do you get a child to use the 'magic words'? [more inside]
Can I teach myself to be a silversmith? More specifically, I want to make nice rings, with drusy and cut stones, and maybe some raw brass pendants. But how do I start? [more inside]
Can you recommend some software that will automagically create a decent work schedule? [more inside]
My boss never says "please" or "thank you." [more inside]
Who do I hire to organize my music collection in a format that is not going to be obsolete in two years?
I need to hire someone to go through all of my CDs and render them into a format I can currently make use of. [more inside]
I have a constant, low-grade headache. Help. [more inside]
So, I used to be a low level systems programmer with a CS degree and a late 80s early 90s hacker (asm, telenet, tymnet) background. Then i became an IP lawyer. [more inside]
My ISP's new "feature" of rerouting incomplete URLs to their own custom (awful) search page is hijacking my normal browser behavior of completing URLs with .com. Anything I can do to reassert normalcy? [more inside]
Please help me with my powerbook keyboard conundrum. Are you geniuser? [more inside]
Three somewhat specific music recommendation requests. [more inside]
Where has my Google Apps IMAP gone? [more inside]
I need a crash course that would help me understand (not a technical, but a "familiar" or "conversational" understanding) the framework and constraints of C++ and/or .NET. I know this is a very difficult/impossible task, but I'm in a bind. [more inside]
There are a lot of buzzwords being bandied about regarding the 'viral' 'grassroots' ways that 'Internet 2.0' can be used to 'create a groundswell' through 'guerilla marketing'. What? What do these buzzwords actually mean? After getting vague advice like 'use MySpace' by people with marketing degrees who don't use the internet to market anything, I am interested in cutting through the crap by hearing from real people with actual experience in these matters. How can the Internet be used to promote a site with interactive stuff, games and short film... and little-to-no budget for marketing?
Do you use "please" or "kindly" to soften a formal imperative? And if you say "kindly," why?
MetaFilter landlords: Please help me aquire a lease... [more inside]