I know next to nothing about cell phones over the past year, but now find myself in the market. I need: simplicity, battery life, functionality most important is ease of use of phone including contacts import from outlook, calender syncing with outlook (my office doesn't seem to use the kind of MS exchange server that would easily allow that option), and occasional web browsing with maps for travel. what do folks recommend? I see Costco has a special today: free Blackberry Pearl with one year contract with Tmobile
posted by dougiedd
on Aug 27, 2008 -
I'm looking for book recommendations along the lines of David Schickler's literary fiction. Fresh, tender, sweet, sexy, steamy, intimate, unabashedly earnest, contemporary literary romance. What has all that and more? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo
on Aug 26, 2008 -
Can you please recommend a dentist in Washington DC? I am almost certainly going to need a couple fillings, or maybe root canals, so I want to make sure I've got the right dentist for the job! [more inside]
posted by allen8219
on Aug 22, 2008 -
I'm looking for recommendations for guide/how to/self help books that have a casual, up-beat style without compromising the authority of the text. Do you have any?
posted by Ookseer
on Aug 4, 2008 -
Dog boarding recommendations in Niagara Falls, Ontario? [more inside]
posted by wg
on Jul 30, 2008 -
What was that wesbite that gave you clustered movie and band recommendations? [more inside]
posted by lunasol
on Jul 24, 2008 -
I loved "Gig,"
and I'd like recommendations for more books to help with the "inside view" of various jobs. Bonus points for books that might also help me gauge what I'm good at. [more inside]
posted by producerpod
on Jul 16, 2008 -
I'd like to try a graphics tablet for the work I do. I know Wacom is the big dog in the field, but am unclear on what the real differences between the models are (too much marketing spiel). [more inside]
posted by defben
on Jul 15, 2008 -
I'm interested in reading more fun books, written in 1945 or earlier, which clearly set themselves in the time and place that they were written. Examples include Anne of Green Gables, Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers, Pride & Prejudice, and China to Me. [more inside]
posted by Margalo Epps
on May 24, 2008 -
My mom wants a book on French Indochina, and I'd like to find a good one for her. Preferably non-fiction, but good fiction with some insight into history and culture would work, too. The exact historical time range is flexible, but she's mostly interested in the area pre-Vietnam War.
posted by bookish
on Apr 30, 2008 -
My fiance loves Mervyn Peake. Can you suggest some other authors/books that are similar in style to Gormenghast? [more inside]
posted by supercrayon
on Apr 18, 2008 -
I have a question regarding a specific moving company. It's Moving Canada Systems. They've given me the best rate and the conditions I need, so I'm wondering if anyone has first hand experience with them, and were they reliable? [more inside]
posted by jon_kill
on Apr 16, 2008 -
AustinNatureFilter: What are the best places in and around Austin, Texas to explore the Natural History of the area? [more inside]
posted by gavia
on Apr 4, 2008 -
"Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery."
British personal finance blogs, forums and other resources? [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave
on Feb 15, 2008 -
Now that I've asked for all of my letters of recommendation for graduate school, how do I politely remind one of my professors that he had agreed to write a letter for me? [more inside]
posted by andeles
on Jan 24, 2008 -
Seattle area jazz/swing bands
(for a wedding reception)? Google offers a big-ass list. But you have thoughtful, intelligent recommendations. Please to hope me?
posted by fatllama
on Jan 7, 2008 -
How do I cultivate relationships with people so that they will write me letters of recommendation (for artist residencies, post-grad programs, MFA programs, and grants)? This problem has been stymieing me for years! [more inside]
posted by xo
on Jan 2, 2008 -
Software for keeping lists of terms and definitions organized? Help me tame the glossary monster. [more inside]
posted by gemmy
on Dec 20, 2007 -
I want a simple mobile phone with a monochrome screen and a fast interface that can sync contacts with my Mac or PC via a cable or IR. Something like the Nokia 1110
but with the ability to sync!
posted by tkbarbarian
on Dec 19, 2007 -
The 17-year-old son of a friend from Austria is into hip-hop. He'll be visiting NYC on 7-10 December and wants to know how to find out about concerts, venues, etc.
Can anybody tell me the relevant websites to send him to?
posted by seeminglee
on Nov 28, 2007 -
Need help finding a movie recommendation site where the user enters several favorite movie titles, and the site returns results based on other users entering those same movie titles... [more inside]
posted by MrBCID
on Nov 27, 2007 -
My apologies in advance for furthering the stereotype. I'm a girl, I like video games, but I lean towards puzzles games & sims... & my skills suck.
My boyfriend is a video game collector & fairly avid player, as it is, his interest in types of games & his skill level are a fair bit different than my own. We recently got a PS3 & I'd like to expand the library by adding a few new games for myself (I'm looking for older stuff preferably: PS2 or even PS1 games). I like to play, but often have trouble finding games... so here I am turning to the MetaFilter Suggestion Engine. [more inside]
posted by Laura in Canada
on Nov 12, 2007 -
I like Blonde Redhead's last two albums, but none of their earlier stuff, what other music should I listen to? [more inside]
posted by oxala
on Oct 31, 2007 -
So I want to be battered with noise and I could use some recommendations. I have Metal Machine Music
and like it, but would be all for something more...melodic? I'm pretty sure I need some John Zorn and Mike Patton in the collection, but which albums? [more inside]
posted by StopMakingSense
on Oct 29, 2007 -
I am currently a visiting professor at a liberal arts college. Our department is conducting a search for a tenure track position which I intend to apply for. I need letters of recommendation which address my teaching abilities. The people most qualified to write these letters are my colleagues that are on the search committee. Is it appropriate or inappropriate to ask them to write letters of recommendation for this position?
posted by achmorrison
on Oct 18, 2007 -
I have this book craving but I really don't know where to start, I just know what I want: urban, cold and miserable - and its set in Russia ( or some Eastern European State ). [more inside]
posted by mrgreyisyelling
on Sep 13, 2007 -
I read and loved “In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex” by Nathaniel Philbrick. What other books should I read? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus
on Aug 23, 2007 -
An older family member coming to stay with us in the Princeton NJ area eats a turkey sandwich for lunch EVERY day.
Seeking recommendations for deli or grocery store that has actual fresh roasted turkey for sale (as opposed to deli-type pre-cooked turkey breast).
Will go pretty much anywhere in the Mercer County area if necessary. Thank you for any direction!
posted by mmf
on Aug 20, 2007 -
Needed: Recommendations for any and all Bebop Jazz artists, or links to sites that actually tell you which tracks/songs by which artists are Bebop. [more inside]
posted by Phyltre
on Jul 25, 2007 -
Optometrist recommendation (for contact lenses) in Washington, DC ? [more inside]
posted by dcjd
on Jun 27, 2007 -