My grandmother recently gave me a beautiful and valuable antique pocket watch. My question is ultimately: Should I get a safe deposit box and keep it locked away, or should I wear it? More inside. [more inside]
I read a lot of content from articles/essays I save online. Sometimes I want to annotate these articles and organise them for research purposes. At the moment the best way to do this is Evernote, but I find the iPad / Android app clunky for reading and highlighting. The interface is designed for writing, and is a constant frustration. Are there any better solutions? [more inside]
I have quite a bit of articles saved to Pocket. I want to compile them in one "book", preferrably with working links in EPUB but am okay with PDF to print. [more inside]
I've had no luck finding a pocket projector with 1200 ANSI lumens and Bluetooth. Does it exist? If not, what do you love to use when you travel that comes close?
I'm looking for a decent three season men's warm up jacket with a large inside pocket that can fit a decent sized book (two paperbacks or a larger hardcover). Does anyone make this? I carry a book with me everywhere and I don't always want to carry a bag, but many lighter jackets don't have pockets big enough. Can I find this anywhere?
Can anyone recommend carpenter jeans that last more than six months? [more inside]
I am looking for an app that allows me to add highlights and notes to articles I have saved to 'read later' on my iPad and/or smartphone. [more inside]
Is there an equivalent of Instapaper or Pocket, but more or less optimized for saving and decluttering (long) email threads? (Gmail, specifically?) [more inside]
Can you help me find a clamshell eyeglass case with a pocket clip? [more inside]
I am making a small felt sleeve for an antique pocket knife, to protect it from car-keys and loose change. Easy enough. I'd like to add a clip to it so it can discretely ride at the top of my front pants pocket or shirt pocket for quick access, like some eyeglasses cases have. Insanely difficult. Are such clips sold anywhere for crafters, or am I stuck cutting, bending and polishing my own from sheet metal? How do I even go about attaching such a thing to a felt sheath?
Is there such thing as an English-language, available in the US, version of "livres de poche" (pocket-sized books)? [more inside]
Is there a tool that will let me store/archive web pages or parts of web pages, and then create a little mini library of reblogged content along with navigation links? [more inside]
What blood glucose meter can be reliably carried in a pocket, handle the wear of being jostled around, and avoid being activated when not actually in use? [more inside]
I browsed pocket watches on amazon.com and I noticed that nearly all mechanical ones show the skeleton movement (gears) inside. And it is not pleasant on the eyes. Why do manufacturers not hide the inner workings with cover, like the old times? Do they try to say implicitly "Look, we said mechanical and you see it yourself, no battery inside" ? Or is there some other reason for producing these ugly watches?
I just re-discovered my copy of this edition of Heart of Darkness, which I bought a couple years ago. Help me find more tiny books. [more inside]
We need an affordable and hypoallergenic Pill Pocket replacement for feeding pills to our dog. [more inside]
Looking for a sustainable pocket pen solution (for a girl)!-- I need suggests/recommendations/ideas for a pocket pen that is thin in diameter and short. It needs to either be extremely cheap and easily replaceable, or easily refillable (fountain pen ink, pencil lead, or non-proprietary refills). I would ideally like to carry this in my pants pocket, and will probably carry it all the time. I can't spend more than 20 dollars on this, and really, less than 10 is even better. [more inside]
The library's decades-old Okidata label printer is on its way out. How does your library print spine and pocket labels? [more inside]
Looking for suggestions for Everyday Carry (EDC) items. [more inside]
So, we just got a mini filled pie press that can punch out little pocket pies about the size of those sold at the biggest fast food chain. I'm going to head to the store to pick up some frozen pie crusts. What are your favorite sweet or meaty/veg filled pie recipes? [more inside]
My friend, Hilary asks, "Does anyone have any idea what these are? They were found, strung together like this, in the pocket of a Japanese soldier's overcoat during WWII. My Mother's friend worked for the Red Cross during the war, and found them, and they eventually came to me. I'm guessing they are coral....but what was their use?"
I'm sure there are many guys who would love to have this problem, but I assure you it's more of a curse than a blessing. Yes, I have an extraordinarily large… keychain. Seriously, though, do you guys have any miraculous tips for making a big set of keys less of a burden? [more inside]
Why does my iPhone forget it has a SIM card when I keep it in my pocket? [more inside]
Where do you buy dresses and skirts with pockets? [more inside]
What's the name for this type of old book? [more inside]
Lately I've been hearing the phrase 'money in your pocket' a lot. I know it's an old expression, but the overuse of it recently seems to point to some real estate/money makin' motivational speaker or program suggesting this particular phrase as some sort of tagline. Can anyone point me to a point of origin for this recent usage? [more inside]
Looking to purchase a handful of reasonably-priced ($100) pocket watches, but would like to see/check them out first, so am hesitant to use eBay. I really like old Molnija watches but I don't see anyway I could get a handful in the next couple of weeks. I also like the Swiss Army pocket watches but don't like that they are close to $200 and don't have plated covers. Where is a good place to go check out some pocket watches (western and central Pennsylvania if possible)? Are they even sold in stores or does one absolutely have to get something like that online? If finding such things in a short window (must be purchased in next week and a half) is going to be an incredibly low-probability event, then does the hive mind have suggestions for other interesting and semi-permanent gifts for men?
I need/want the pocketwatch shown in this screenshot from Fringe. Where can I find it? Failing that, can you point me to a similar (classy, simple) pocketwatch for under, say, $200? [more inside]
I have a Touch Pro (Fuze) on WinMo 6.5. From my understanding, my text messages are being handled by pocket outlook. Can I use something besides outlook? [more inside]
Car scratch costs $500 to fix. Should I pay out of pocket or make an insurance claim? [more inside]
The little ball thinger (that's the technical term!) fell out of my pocket watch! Why, and what do I do now? [more inside]
Where can I get a light zippered hoodie with a vertical pocket that'd fit a notebook and pen? [more inside]
Help me identify a toy! Around 1980 (in the northeastern United States) there was a line of small games contained within sealed plastic boxes approximately five inches long, two and half across, and perhaps half an inch thick (13 x 6 x 1cm, about the size of a pocket calculator back then). Many contained one or more small steel balls. Some, with flippers, took the form of a pinball or basketball game. Others were mazes or other puzzles. Some contained plastic beads floating in fluid. Some involved magnets. I had a bunch of these at one point but I cannot remember who made them or what they were called.
Is the "hip pocket" the front pocket or the back pocket? [more inside]
I've got a Motorola H500 Bluetooth headset, and the damn thing keeps making phone calls from my pocket. Is there a carrying case that I can rig up that will fit my needs? [more inside]
Best cheap and very pocket-friendly paper/pen solution? [more inside]
Help me find this tiny electronic pocket piano from my youth. [more inside]
I have an HP iPAQ 2750. Around the same time it was manufactured, lots of aftermarket hardware and software came out with promises to enhance the device. One of those applications was a GPRS/GSM plug in modem (via the CF Card slot) and software from a company called Enfora. The modem was bundled with software from a company called BVRP. There was other software without a modem which also installed phone tools on the PDA from another company called WebToGo. [more inside]
How do the guys here creatively and efficiently organize their pockets to carry the three essentials: cell phone, keys, and wallet? [more inside]
What are good "pocket-sized" reference books to carry in your bag/pack/purse, with the best ratio of useful information to page count and size? [more inside]
I own a HP rz1715 Pocket PC 2003 ed. I would love to use this device to run Linux or something other than Windows. It has a SD expansion slot so I can increase the memory from 32MB to over 1GB if needed. Thoughts?
How can I make my PDA secure? [more inside]
I lost my settings on my Start Bar of my pocket pc (a Tmobile MDA). No, not my "settings" to a particular app, but my settings option...it's gone. how do I get it back?
I carry my cell phone in my pocket (front right), and they have all suffered from "dust under the screen" syndrome. I thought the problem would be solved by switching to a clam shell (my trusty Razr), but no... it still persists. [more inside]
Using Pocket PC to sync Outlook between two PCs. Wont allow In-box to sync [more inside]
Not to be a total "hipster doofus" (are we still using that one?), but I got a pocket-sized Moleskine for Christmas, and I'd like to get a pen that would be forever with it. Like, hooked onto the cover or something, so that I always have a pen with my notebook. Suggestions?
What is that small, long pocket inside the large right hand pocket of jeans for?
Does anyone have any reccomendations for good Pocket PC games? I think I have finally tired of Yahtzee and Hellfire.
What's the best Pocket PC 2003 software out there that will let me sync my Lotus Notes email/contacts/calendar with my Dell Axim X3i?
What's the best Pocket PC 2003 software out there that will let me sync my Lotus Notes email/contacts/calendar with my Dell Axim X3i?? [more inside]