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How do you deflate an over-inflated ego?

How do you deflate an over-inflated ego? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2007 - 38 answers

Producing DVDs in New York

I'm in Brazil and I need produce 3,000 copies of a educational DVD to be distributed/sold at an exhibition in New York. We would provide the master DVD and cover art and we need the 3,000 copies burned, packaged and delivered to a New York address by the beginning of April 2008. My guess is that it would be cheaper to have it done locally (in or near New York) but at this moment it is only a guess. Which companies would you recommend for this sort of job and what kind of prices and deadlines I should expect?
posted by nkyad on Nov 21, 2007 - 5 answers

"professional" jeans for a programmer

Calling all jeans experts -- tailored/neat/professional-looking jeans for a guy: custom? tapered leg? brand? other advice? I want to show him off! [more inside]
posted by amtho on Nov 18, 2007 - 19 answers

Looking for articles on how to have a professional-looking desk.

How do I help my boss urge some of my co-workers to clean up their space? [more inside]
posted by Wylie Kyoto on Oct 31, 2007 - 18 answers

help me pick the right present for a friend I have never actually met.

help me pick the right present for a friend I have never actually met. [more inside]
posted by krautland on Oct 14, 2007 - 9 answers

Professional cataloguing software?

Does anyone know of a good cd cataloguing software with image support? [more inside]
posted by leigh1 on Jul 6, 2007 - 4 answers

Need resume advice

I took some course/seminars. I'm updating my resume and getting ready to apply for new jobs. Should I put the courses on my resume? See below for specifics on job and course. [more inside]
posted by spacefire on Jun 27, 2007 - 7 answers

Bork Bork Bork!

Help me learn to cook like a pro. [more inside]
posted by ikahime on Jun 19, 2007 - 24 answers

How to make an ape look schmick.

How to make a big oaf look presentable, even sharply dressed, on a sustainable basis. [more inside]
posted by mikeybidness on May 23, 2007 - 17 answers

One foot in the grave (ie XP)

Is this stupid: buying a Vista laptop intending to immediately install and dual boot XP Professional? [more inside]
posted by MaverickX on Apr 27, 2007 - 15 answers

Bookkeeping rates?

What should my wife charge for bookkeeping services? [more inside]
posted by cowmix on Apr 25, 2007 - 6 answers

Where is MY little black dress?

Too big for the regular stores, too small for the big girl stores... Please help me find a size 18 non-froofy "semi-formal" dress. [more inside]
posted by meindee on Mar 27, 2007 - 19 answers

Yes, I'm a woman in "sensible shoes"

I recently started an office job which requires me to dress somewhat professionally (no jeans, but generally pretty relaxed overall). I am a young woman of 24 who likes to dress comfortably but would like to look a little better. What are some sources for nice-looking, comfortable clothes that won't break the bank, and a few specific pieces? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Mar 12, 2007 - 36 answers

resume

Help me put together a sleek resume without using Microsoft Word. [more inside]
posted by willie11 on Mar 12, 2007 - 28 answers

Windows 2000 goes into CMOS/BIOS set up at start

One of my PCs running Windows 2000 Professional has been a stable workhorse for several years. However, beginning a few days ago, it has not been booting properly - it heads to the CMOS/BIOS set up menu after the memory test rather than log in. [more inside]
posted by vers on Feb 18, 2007 - 12 answers

How to cope with a sharp decrease in amount of time spent together?

How to maintain a relationship where we've had lots of time together when I start as an associate at a law firm in NYC, and will have very little time? [more inside]
posted by lorrer on Jan 21, 2007 - 3 answers

Is good group health insurance available through unions, clubs, associations, etc?

Are there real, decent options for getting group insurance other than from an employer? I'm mostly thinking about unions, associations, professional organizations, etc. [more inside]
posted by weston on Aug 24, 2006 - 15 answers

How do I price photography work?

ProFilter: Like some other people, I've started getting solicited to do some photography for actual money, and I need to locate some current pricing resources. Yes, yes, there's [more inside]
posted by baylink on Aug 15, 2006 - 6 answers

open-side shoes -- appropriate for work?

I've heard that both shoes with open toes and shoes with open heels are considered too casual for some professional environments. But what about shoes with open sides, like this? [more inside]
posted by transona5 on Jul 27, 2006 - 21 answers

How does a non-feminine woman dress professionally for an interview?

Dressing for the interview with a twist or two. I am flying to an interview with an Internet company in less than two weeks. I received the agenda just now and the recruiter notes "I would recommend professional attire." Help... [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Jul 27, 2006 - 51 answers

In Windows XP: Migrating from the general Administrator Account to a Personal User Account...how?

In Windows XP: Migrating from the general Administrator Account to a Personal User Account...how? [more inside]
posted by MaverickX on Jul 19, 2006 - 7 answers

Association of Association Members?

Does membership in Professional (non-legislated) Associations make my resume look better? Or am I just paying money to add useless acronyms to it? [more inside]
posted by tiamat on May 29, 2006 - 12 answers

How do you set up a Legal Defense Fund?

How do you set up a Legal Defense Fund? I have a very good friend who is a legal bind and will very possibly be charged with three felonies as a result of a barroom brawl. [more inside]
posted by thebarron on May 9, 2006 - 9 answers

DressmeFilter

Dressing professionally in a junior, bureaucratic position. [more inside]
posted by jimmythefish on Apr 30, 2006 - 16 answers

Choosing a professional variation of your name

Did you ever reach a crossroads in your life when you had to choose which variation of your name to use professionally? For example, for somebody named Joseph Quailsford Smith: Joseph Q. Smith, or Joe Smith, or Joseph Smith, or J. Q. Smith, or J. Quailsford Smith, or Joseph Quailsford Smith, or Quailsford Smith? [more inside]
posted by qslack on Dec 17, 2005 - 33 answers

I have a problem, that no one else can help, and if I could find them, maybe I could hire...

WhatToDoWhenAskMeFiFailsFilter: I'm sure I remember reading an article moons ago about professionals who could find information for you for a fee when your Google-fu fails, people highly skilled (librarians?) in the use of search terms and engines. [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on Nov 9, 2005 - 7 answers

Certified Professional Purchaser

Anyone out there have any experience with the Certified Professional Purchaser accreditation programme, specifically in Ontario? [more inside]
posted by strangelove on Aug 10, 2005 - 0 answers

on the straight and narrow (hair)

Will straightening my hair advance my career? How should I go about it? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Jul 11, 2005 - 34 answers

This is your brain on drugs

Pharmacy School: So my sister wants to apply to pharmacy school and it's totally stressing her out. Does anyone here have advice on the application process? [more inside]
posted by kensanway on Jun 15, 2005 - 3 answers

Puttin' the pen to paper...

Need examples of good business/workplace writing styles. [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Apr 6, 2005 - 7 answers

Dressing Professionally When It's Cold

I live in a warm climate, and I have a job interview in a cold climate in the near future. How do I dress professionally when there are a few feet of snow on the ground?
posted by abbyladybug on Mar 9, 2005 - 18 answers

XP is an x-pain in my ass

Windows XP Home Networking Problem [more inside]
posted by emptybowl on Mar 8, 2005 - 5 answers

Upgrading Canon Lenses

I've got a Canon Digital Rebel. I'm interested in upgrading the EF-S 18-55mm zoom lens it came with to something a little more professional. Has anyone done this?
posted by Shanachie on Dec 17, 2004 - 14 answers

Creative ways to block out noisy co-workers?

I am one of those beset by egregiously noisy office mates. I have succumbed to earphones (bless that invention!!) but I am wondering if folks have any other creative suggestions for blocking out the annoying co-workers.
posted by omphale27 on Dec 2, 2004 - 22 answers

Rack Ears (for 19" Rack) for a Consumer CD Player

I want to mount "rack ears" on a consumer CD player and install it into a standard 19" equipment rack. Do people sell aftermarket rack ears? Where do you get them?
posted by Mars Saxman on Apr 29, 2004 - 4 answers

Modeling Airflow

I am preparing a course on Computer Aided Environmental Design for architects and other professionals, and am planning to make extensive use of Ecotect, a package which allows one model and study the solar, light, thermal and acoustic behavior of a building. To round it out, I would like to be able to study ventilation and airflow as well. Is there any easy-to-use (for an architect, not an engineer) software in the vein of Ecotect which will allow basic modeling of ventilation or airflow on a standard PC?
posted by signal on Apr 5, 2004 - 1 answer

Web Design Critique

A site I designed was recently described as "competent but uninspired," while this stung, it matches what I feel about it. My question to the community: are any designers here willing to take a look and offer me some constructive criticism? I'd really appreciate it, as this site is for an artist friend and I'd like the design to be both professional and "inspired" without obscuring the art. [Link Inside] [more inside]
posted by Grod on Feb 16, 2004 - 20 answers

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