Hired plumber to fix water softener. $357 later I am worse off than I was before I hired the plumber. What remedies are available to me in Ontario...? [more inside]
posted by kmennie
on Nov 22, 2013 -
Ok, so my SO has the 2003 Jeep Renegade, and evidently this afternoon it started "spewing water and then quit working" To me this says water pump...and I am inclined to have it towed to a place (about 8 miles) that has done car work for us in the past. [more inside]
posted by PlantGoddess
on Oct 22, 2013 -
Four years ago I set up what should have been a phone/broadband package with BT. I have contemporaneous notes of the phone conversation to do this. It has only recently come to light that BT actually set up two separate accounts. Because I opted for online billing, I only saw details of one account when I checked payments. I knew another payment was going out of my account, but I thought it was line rental. I know that I should have made absolutely sure exactly what all the payments were for, but the bills and the details on my bank statements do not make that easy and I had no reason whatsoever to suspect that all was not in order. I am certainly out of pocket, although it is difficult for me to work out by how much. I have followed BT's complaints procedure and have been offered £65 as a final offer. I don't think this is enough, but wonder whether I have a strong enough case to make taking the matter to the ombudsman worthwhile. I would really appreciate advice on this. Thank you.
posted by BobAndJoy
on Sep 19, 2013 -
I'm interested in dating and otherwise be-friend a guy. We have common interests and he seems to be "nice" and has a high level of intelligence.
That said - Every conversation revolves around him. I love to ask people questions and let them "talk freely about their life or whatever"... but at some point you want to have a two-sided conversation.
How can I politely make this point without coming across in the wrong way? This is not someone I have known longer then a couple dates.
posted by audio
on Sep 18, 2013 -
While attempting to migrate to a new desktop PC, I discovered that my iTunes library contains multiple, nested "music" directories much like this guy's
. Have any MeFites faced and solved this problem? [more inside]
posted by onshi
on Aug 6, 2013 -
Lifehackfilter : regardless of the precise circumstances, at your absolute lowest ebb what have you done or where have you found that thing that helped you turn the corner, to spur you on, to start the recovery? [more inside]
posted by numberstation
on Jul 2, 2013 -
Recently I've been listening to some very interesting podcasts on the mind-body problem
and I've been caught up in the various different approaches that one can take to the problem. I was really excited until, upon further reflection, it seemed to me that most of what we use to attack this problem in America (analytic philosophy) is basically just word games, logic puzzles and thought experiments, with no real basis in reality. Help? [more inside]
posted by Avenger
on Jun 28, 2013 -
My girlfriend, who is lonely, used a dating site to make a "friend" which I'm having difficulty coping with. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 14, 2013 -
I used tetracycline for a year and a half for acne. I had no negative side effects.
On April 14th I started to have abdomen pain, loose stools, diahrea, gas, and stomach gurgling.
On April 18th I went to a walk in clinic and they told me that I should stop taking the tetracycline because I've been on it for too long and it can negatively effect my gut flora.
I had a stool sample, blood test and ultrasound done and they all came back negative.
I went to my family doctor April 29th and he said that I am suffering from IBS and said to take a PPI and a anti-depressant. He also said it was unlikely that the tetracycline could cause my stomach problems. I took the PPI and it didn't help. I do not want to take the anti-depressant.
I visited my dermatologist this week and he said I should continue taking the tetracycline and that stomach problems can be related to stress.
My stomach is still bothering me and I have diahrea in the early morning and I'm taking imodium to stop that.
I am visiting my girlfriend in Europe in 2 weeks and I hope my stomach problems don't negatively effect my trip.
Does anyone know if using Antibiotics could cause stomach issues like this.
I am upset at myself for taking the Tetracycline for so long. But my dermatologist told me it was safe.
I hope this will pass and not be a lifelong syndrome.
posted by Jack V
on May 10, 2013 -
I have been waking up at the exact same time in the middle of the night for the past month or so, and it's majorly disrupting my ability to be a functional human being. [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather
on Apr 14, 2013 -
I'll try to make this short. I am at my breaking point. My girlfriend of a year and a half or so is definitely bipolar, I would say without a doubt that it could be severe. I wasn't sure for some time, but now I am certain, after simply looking at the symptoms I can tell she has some sort of bipolar disorder -- even down to being falsely diagnosed with depression I think (maybe she was depressed too, but this is besides the point). [more inside]
posted by YoungConfusedMan
on Mar 17, 2013 -
I rented a single-family house in MA with 2 roommates. We have 2 toddlers. This house isn't deleaded, and it needs to be, and landlady is very unhappy about the expense. We offered to vacate the lease, but my now crazy landlady wants to keep the security deposit I put down. Help? [more inside]
posted by woodvine
on Mar 6, 2013 -
I'm having problems with my home wifi network. I'm seeing sporadic periods (a couple of hours a day) where websites load slowly, partially, or not at all. How can I diagnose this problem? Are there router settings to try setting differently? Should I just get a new router? [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist
on Feb 8, 2013 -
I have a friend who has become totally reliant on an e-mail account, which was provided by an internet service provider which she has just left to go to a new ISP. She uses Outlook 2003 as her e-mail client program. Unfortunately, she is now finding that after moving to this new ISP that although she can receive e-mails absolutely fine, she cannot send e-mails. [more inside]
posted by conrad101
on Feb 7, 2013 -
So I upgraded from Microsoft Office Starter 2010 to Microsoft Office 2010. I uninstalled the Office Starter program. Then things went wrong. Please help! [more inside]
posted by merocet
on Jan 26, 2013 -
I dropped off my computer to be repaired because it kept powering off randomly, and often before windows could even start booting. They told me it was a faulty power supply, which they replaced.
I received a call about fifteen minutes after I got home from a tech there telling me that they forgot to plug my DVD drive into the power supply, and that I can bring it back and have them fix it.
When I ran it at home, I noticed google chrome was missing. Another one of my programs doesn't work now, telling me that "The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable." 3-4 other programs that I've picked at random and tried to run work fine.
posted by Modus Pwnens
on Jan 17, 2013 -
I can't make Spore run on my Macbook Pro. My 9 year old is nonplussed. Please help...he's getting pouty.... [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate
on Nov 20, 2012 -
I've just upgraded my rig with a 256gb SSD card for the main C:. This is primary used for the OS, apps and my work files.
I previously had 2 HDD's one for OS and the other for backups. [more inside]
posted by spinko
on Nov 17, 2012 -
Careers/jobs that combine quantitative skills, creativity, problem-solving, and big-picture thinking? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 5, 2012 -
We have an old, unlived in house that is disintegrating. We need help fixing it up, emptying the junk out of it and selling it. We are overwhelmed and find it hard to face this problem. Advice needed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 2, 2012 -
How to deal humanely with a mouse problem? We have a family of mice living in our Toyota Rav. Which is funny and actually pretty cute there are 4 babies and 2 adults (that we saw). [more inside]
posted by mrgroweler
on Sep 21, 2012 -
When I start my computer, it loads to a blank screen and freezes. It has to be restarted anywhere from 2-20 times before it finally boots up. It has been F-Disked and still does this.
What could be causing this and what could I do about it? It's a PC running Windows Vista. I've had it 3 years and it's done this the whole time I've had it. Thank you!
posted by Melsky
on Aug 12, 2012 -
Ebay Help: My phone died and I bought a used one from ebay. The seller listed it as "perfect working condition". Well, it's not. Ebay resolution was no help and now I'm stuck with a phone that barely functions. [more inside]
posted by sio42
on Jul 31, 2012 -
Acer netbook keyboard and mouse threatening to quit working any minute now. Hoping someone can point me to the right place for assistance before it's too late. [more inside]
posted by she's not there
on Jul 22, 2012 -
MacFilter: Asking for a friend. He has a MacBook 6,1 running Lion. When he got it, it was running Snow Leopard and he upgraded a few days later. Ever since, the cursor quite frequently is one or more clicks behind. [more inside]
posted by sio42
on May 23, 2012 -
Cat Problems. We have a 7 year old cat who has always been mean to others, but loving and affectionate with us. Recently this has changed. What other options can I explore, as I don't want to give the little jerk up. Details (lots) Inside. [more inside]
posted by pickinganameismuchharderthanihadanticipated
on May 8, 2012 -
Is there a somewhat simple solution to this problem? We recently installed new wireless Internet at home but my laptop (older Toshiba Satellite) refuses to connect to the net. It will automatically find our network and connect to it, but doesn't go that step further to actually connect to the Internet. This only happens with the wireless at home - it works fine with other networks I've tried out. Is my computer just not recognizing the new modem?
posted by sunshine arakhan
on May 6, 2012 -
When using Pages (iWork) on my iMac, every few minutes it locks up and will not let me type anything on the the page. If I click outside of the program (my desktop, or another open program window) then click back to the document, it works again. Why? [more inside]
posted by slowtree
on Apr 17, 2012 -
Odd printing issue for a HP Officejet 4500 Wireless; using old or new cartridges, black won't print and colour is distorted. Pictures of diagnostic pages inside along with what I've done so far. [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God
on Apr 11, 2012 -
So I've had this problem since I built my computer a few months ago, it is completely sporadic and seemingly random. Sometimes my computer won't freeze for days, other times shortly after start up.
When it freezes everything stops, the keyboard and mouse are unresponsive (no Ctrl-alt-del etc.) and if sound is playing there is a sort of "glitch" then silence. I don't know yet whether this is hardware related or software related.
The other problem (separate then the freezing) I've been having on startup:
I can't use it normally at all, because when I start a program like firefox or anything it else it freezes and I have to hard restart every time, or I have to wait 30 minutes and then firefox or other programs will start. Or the other issue arises where no programs will start and I'm forced to hard restart again. I can only run it working in safemode with networking, which prevents me from doing what I built it for, gaming and videos etc. Running chkdsk /r fixes this problem, but it sometimes returns. This is a secondary problem unrelated to the first. [more inside]
posted by johnx
on Mar 12, 2012 -
I installed new RAM for my 2007-era iMac last week, and for a few days everything went swimmingly. Then the loud beeping started... [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Mar 4, 2012 -
Help me diagnose/repair my Toshiba Satellite A355D-S6889.
When I try to boot, I get BOOTMGR MISSING.
When I try to reinstall XP from a CD it seems to start out fine, copying drivers and such, until it gets to the message Starting Windows, at which point I get a blue screen o' death with the code 0x7B which google informs me is a hard disk error. [more inside]
posted by Obscure Reference
on Feb 10, 2012 -
Boyfriend is jobless. I moved in with him anyway. Job hunt isn’t going as planned. He’s depressed. I want to move to a better apartment. What to do? [more inside]
posted by hubble
on Feb 7, 2012 -
Office network print problems. Help me get these laptops to print again! [more inside]
posted by degoao
on Feb 7, 2012 -
It's currently 1am where I am and my neighbour's dog has been howling and barking incessantly for the past 2 hours. It's driving me insane and I'm furious because this behaviour has been going on for two years since I moved in. I've just written a letter to give to my neighbour, but I don't want to make things tense between us. Can I have some opinions? [more inside]
posted by Spamfactor
on Feb 4, 2012 -
Does anyone know verses from the book of Mormon concerning the problem of evil/suffering? [more inside]
posted by gibbsjd77
on Jan 12, 2012 -
my 2008 kawasaki ninja 250R isn't running right. hoping someone might have an idea as to what's going on with it. [more inside]
posted by austere
on Dec 31, 2011 -
wireless speakers filter: So, coming down the home stretch for wireless music at my place. Thanks to good advice on a previous question, I have cool speakers, and Airport Express seems to handle iTunes quite well. But now I'm trying to get other audio sources (Safari, etc.) piping through the wifi, and there's a syncing problem, specifically with Airfoil.... [more inside]
posted by 5Q7
on Dec 18, 2011 -
WordPressFilter: Helping a friend...site was on one host, wanted to move to new host. Downloaded entire site into a folder from ftp. Attempted to just put this on the new host. Chaos ensues. I don't even know where to begin. [more inside]
posted by sio42
on Nov 10, 2011 -
I'm asking this to try to help my niece who has her busy hands full taking care of Altzheimer's mom and her own sick husband. Their one year old "Cav-a-poo" is way more doggie than she bargained for.
They love him very much but he is just so difficult to manage. He's destroyed part of her sofa, and even chewed the baseboards off the wall.
They didn't want to crate him but are forced to do so as he's so wild. She's had the home coach which was pretty good re: barking but the chewing is just crazy.
They have all the non destructible chew toys, tried tobasco sauce, spray water bottle, clicker, etc. '
He has a big fenced yard but only likes to go out when someone stays with him. He is walked several times a day. One thing is he is much bigger than the breeder said he would be. Instead of 15 lbs he is more like 25. She's had to give up sleeping in her bed as he cries all night in the crate and it disturbs her husband who needs his sleep. She lies on the couch together with the pup and then has to be up and out of the house by 6 AM to go to work.
I'm trying to help her find a way to a more peaceful life including Mr Chewy, of course, and would appreciate any helpful suggestions.
posted by Tullyogallaghan
on Nov 7, 2011 -