I sent a mushy, gushy, soul-ripping, erotically explicit love letter via overseas Express Mail--to a slightly wrong address. "Attempted Delivery Notice": should I hope it comes back and edit it, or should I plunge ahead and make sure it gets there? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 21, 2009 -
Although I have downloaded torrents successfully before, I can't get my current system to work. Everything proceeds fine until the actual download - which is stuck at 0.0%. [more inside]
posted by ACF
on Aug 18, 2009 -
What demon has possessed my girlfriend's Verizon ENV2 (AKA LG VX9011
) and reduced it to a mostly deaf and mute state? How do we exorcise this malevolent presence? [more inside]
posted by de void
on Aug 3, 2009 -
Sound trouble on Acer Aspire One netbook: Was working perctly, suddenly it's unlistenably lagging/stuttering. [more inside]
posted by kaspen
on Jun 25, 2009 -
Doesn't the underfur removed by a Furminator serve as insulation, waterproofing, and buoyancy for a dog, especially a water dog like a Lab? She never wants to get out of the water and I'm afraid she'll get too cold.
posted by edaphon
on Jun 21, 2009 -
Is there any further action I can take to recoup the financial loss and and deal with the emotional frustration resulting from my university's swine-flu-panic decision to cancel a much-anticipated field research opportunity? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 10, 2009 -
The power connect for my motherboard is partially burned! Should I replace the plug, the whole PSU or the entire motherboard? [more inside]
posted by GuyZero
on Jun 8, 2009 -
Help me develop topics for a high school course on problem solving. [more inside]
posted by etc.
on May 12, 2009 -
Hi this problem occurs on my wife's PC where her Outlook 2007 (Gmail) & Live Messenger (Version 2009) password settings occasionally get 'reset'. It happens maybe once a month. How do I prevent this from happening? [more inside]
posted by thomasck
on May 10, 2009 -
Sansa e280 problem. Corrupted files. When I turn it on, logo wipes on, holds a few seconds, fades to white, repeats endlessly. Following forum directions for reformatting, I remove battery, slide switch to Hold, connect to computer. Purple ring lights up, screen displays Shutting Down message, e280 shuts down. Alternately, I slide switch off Hold, but then it loops as described in third sentence. Sandisk tech support isn't responding. Any ideas?
posted by markcmyers
on Apr 24, 2009 -
Having problems viewing my Joomla built website in IE. Works fine in Firefox. The Website is at www.alchemicalnursery.org
Are there any tools for diagnosing this? Or does anyone have any knowledge of what the problem might be.
posted by franklen
on Apr 2, 2009 -
Whenever I try to write in really small characters in Photoshop, or, come to think of it, save anything small (like an company logo for email signatures) - it comes out all blurred. I'm saving as non-interlaced PNG but I think the same would happen if it were a JPEG.
I've had this problem for quite a while, through several different versions of Photoshop. At the moment I'm on CS4. Photoshop isn't really my thing, I use it for touching up digital photos, not creating logos - but it would be great to get this resolved once and for all: how can I create tiny images without pixelation/blurring.
Any help appreciated! Thank you!
posted by dance
on Jan 30, 2009 -
weird linux cursor problem. I'm having this problem with an ssh terminal where the cursor won't advance past the last character in a line, so I can't change or delete the last character. [more inside]
posted by alkupe
on Jan 16, 2009 -
HP laptop video card issues filter: Video problem with my HP dv6000 (dv6810us) - artifacts appear then increase while watching Hulu, after 30-45 minutes the computer freezes then restarts. Pausing the video then letting the computer sleep for a couple minutes resolves the issue for another 20 minutes of video watching, then it repeats ... bad integrated video? Bad VRAM? Evil monkey? [more inside]
posted by unclezeb
on Dec 29, 2008 -
New DVD box set (the Flintstones!). It won't play on my DVD player ("Incompatible disc") but plays fine on my PC. Why? [more inside]
posted by GuyZero
on Dec 26, 2008 -
Mac OS X / Microsoft Office 2004 (Excel) crash and failed file recovery has left excel in an endless loop of restore and crash. Can anyone help me to find and delete the (unwanted) auto-saved excel sheet that is causing this problem? [more inside]
posted by urban greeting
on Dec 4, 2008 -
What do I do about sharing internet with housemates who kill it?
Will a router with QoS solve the problem?
Should I talk to them and ask them to change their settings on whatever programs they are using?
Are there any tools I can use to which person is killing the internet and what program it is? [more inside]
posted by sando
on Oct 2, 2008 -
When downloading a file from Rapidshare sometimes the default video player on my computer (windows xp) switches to something called “Nero Cover Designer,” and I cannot play the video. I have Nero software, and can’t seem to stop my computer defaulting to this, no matter how many times I go into the control panel and try to ensure all files go via windows media player. I am not at all I.T. savvy, so any suggestions in the most simple language possible would be much appreciated.
posted by ricardo
on Aug 15, 2008 -
Despite having no training whatsoever, I've gradually become 'the IT guy' at work. I want to get organized and begin building a documentation file but I have no idea where to start. [more inside]
posted by wabashbdw
on Aug 4, 2008 -
My 80gig iPod suddenly tells me that it has only 50.8 MB free, when I have nowhere near that much on the device. Itunes shows the numbers correctly, but the device reports otherwise. Is it OK? [more inside]
posted by Ironmouth
on Jul 22, 2008 -
When I turn on my air conditioning in my car (or any source of air; like the heat, etc.) I can hear a flapping sound, like a plastic bag or something. I'm wondering if anyone knows what that might be caused by, how to fix, where to look, or who to ask. Thanks!
posted by socialpsychologist
on Jun 30, 2008 -
External hard showing "weird". Better known as, sharing an external/portable hard drive between osx and winxp. [more inside]
posted by jadepearl
on Jun 23, 2008 -
I am a useless procrastinator, I see it happening, and I can see the outcome but I can't help it, I feel out of control almost. It's something I tend to deal with okay at work (a more direct task-based environment I guess) but at home it's terrible. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 16, 2008 -
I can't get my Mac laptop's internal speakers to work -- they just stopped one day. When I press the volume adjust buttons, the little bars don't move, and the classic circle-with-bar-through-it appears. I've checked the volume in System Preferences, and the "mute" button is not selected by accident.
posted by chinese_fashion
on May 17, 2008 -
Help! Why is my Gmail, accessed through my Macbook's Mail application, occasionally not sending emails, even though they're listed as "sent"? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2
on May 12, 2008 -
Why is my WordPress 404.php not working? If I try to visit a non-existent page, instead of getting the 404 page it gives me a page with all my static pages concatenated. [more inside]
posted by krunk
on May 6, 2008 -
My boss and I are both going crazy because I can't sync with her Outlook calendar on my own computer and her Blackberry won't sync with her Outlook. If she tries to download her new schedule to the Blackberry, it will erase her schedule on the hand-held instead! Help!! [more inside]
posted by parmanparman
on Apr 28, 2008 -
I keep losing the same buckle filling again and again. Should I just suck it up and tell my dentist to give me a cap instead? [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob
on Apr 28, 2008 -
My clients emails from their Blackberry always end up in my email providers spam quarantine with the text of the mail garbled. Their "from address" comes through on the headers as From: "=?utf-8?B?SmVzc2UgUmFiaW5vd2l0eg==?=". My email provider says my client needs to fix that. My client thinks that they don't have a problem. Is this the way that blackberry emails normally identify themselves in email headers or is my clients set up faulty?
posted by merocet
on Apr 16, 2008 -