My 11 yr old has iron deficient anemia related to colitis. I have been giving him a liquid iron supplement but it makes him feel nauseous. I have also tried pills - same result. I've tried administering multiple small doses - same result. Diet is as iron rich as I can make it. Does anytone have any suggestions as to how to increase his iron intake without this annoying (and uncomfortable) side effect?
posted by Neiltupper
on Feb 15, 2005 -
I badly need a recommendation for an audio-recording instrument (and directional mike) for print interviews. Many thanks beforehand. [More inside.
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posted by MiguelCardoso
on Feb 15, 2005 -
Firefox extensions: anyone know of one for saving all my tabs upon exit? [MI] [more inside]
posted by DaShiv
on Feb 11, 2005 -
You're hosting a party for lots of people.
How do you manage the music to be played? If you decided to allow people to pick and chose their favourite tracks from your large MP3 collection - how would you go about doing it? [more inside..]
posted by ralawrence
on Feb 9, 2005 -
Open source requirements, testing and defect tracking software: any of you have good/bad/middling experience with web-based tools that offer a good alternative to ($$$) TestDirector or its ilk? Preferred platform would be Windows.
posted by nj_subgenius
on Feb 5, 2005 -
Financefilter: I am about to begin grad school, and I am wondering how on earth I am going to live on dramatically reduced funds. Any former starving students out there with tips? [+] [more inside]
posted by jennyjenny
on Feb 4, 2005 -
VacationFilter: After 15 years of work, I'm ready for a real vacation. Do any of the DC-Metro Area Folks have a good travel agent they can recommend for planning a Cruise?
posted by ad hoc
on Jan 31, 2005 -
I really like Apparat
, Mouse on Mars
and Telefon Tel Aviv
: warm, crunchy, melodic, intricately textured electronica that never, or rarely, assaults the ear with walls of noise. What else will I like?
posted by gentle
on Jan 29, 2005 -
RetreatingIntoAcademia filter: I've decided to go back to school to study and teach Media Studies. Except I have no idea how to find the perfect school/program for me. Suggestions? [mi] [more inside]
posted by Gucky
on Jan 28, 2005 -
Can anyone recommend interesting daytime places to hang out around Paddington, London? Could be as far as Bayswater or Little Venice... unusual shops, cafés, restaurants? Thanks!
posted by skylar
on Jan 14, 2005 -
Interior Design Filter: My wife's small residential interior design company has just got a contract for a large (for her) commercial design job? Need advice (more inside). [more inside]
posted by Pressed Rat
on Jan 13, 2005 -
I'm officiating my little sister's wedding ceremony this Friday, and I'm looking for a great reading. She's young and somewhat cynical, so something modern-sounding and non-mushy would be great. Any suggestions?
posted by waxpancake
on Jan 5, 2005 -
I want to buy some speakers for an Ipod. Altec Lansing and Bose have both made speaker sets that use the docking port, so that's kind of cool, but are the speakers worth it? The Bose ones in particular are $300, which seems really high. Anyone have any experience with these? Or is it just better to buy some regular powered speakers and plug them into the earphone jack?
posted by jasper411
on Jan 4, 2005 -
What are some albums that make good use of the duduk? I've been hearing this instrument crop up more and more in film scores, such as Ronin and The Hulk, and it delights me.
posted by Sticherbeast
on Jan 3, 2005 -
I want a utility (freeware?) which will scan an NCSA extended logfile and create a simple report on which referrers generated how many sales transactions.
posted by ZenMasterThis
on Dec 20, 2004 -
10 hours in Keflavik/Reykjavik on the cheap?
I have a 10 hour layover in Keflavik (9am - 8pm) and want to see as much as possible without spending too much money. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by hugo
on Dec 18, 2004 -
Can anyone tell me about Thai cooking or recommend a good web or book resource? (MI) [more inside]
posted by arse_hat
on Dec 15, 2004 -
On the "I can't remember what book this was..." kick, I've been trying to find a book from years ago that was so bad that it was phenomenal. It was sci-fi that began with the premise that whales and dolphins could speak human languages. We discovered this when a dolphin being trained for the Russian military finally broke and began speaking to humans as it feared for its life (I think). The book then goes on to silly detail about different cetaceans and how they talk (Blue whales being stupid and inarticulate, orcas talking in something resembling old english saying "Ye of the lande" and such - yes, the extra e was added in on some of those words). The whole thing comes to a head as we attempt to make contact with giant Jovian Space Whales and to do so construct our own gigantic robotic space whale with the brain of a blue whale.
I know this sounds like a crack-trip, but I REALLY want to find this book so that I can give it to a fellow marine ecologist as a gift for christmas. It's the funniest thing EVER.
posted by jearbear
on Dec 13, 2004 -
ChangingRolesAtWorkFilter: I am moving from a pure development role into more of an integration/product manager role. I need advice on things to read that will help me learn to write requirements documents. [more (requirements?) inside...] [more inside]
posted by GrumpyMonkey
on Dec 13, 2004 -
How do I find a contractor for an unusual job? The members of my condo association want to look into enlarging the balconies on our building. Should I start at the 'A's in the General Contracting section of the yellow pages and work my way down?
posted by bonecrusher
on Dec 9, 2004 -
Any recommendations on quality photo paper to use in a photo printer? Is there any good reason to buy from the manufacturer? [more inside]
posted by donovan
on Dec 6, 2004 -
Recommend some modern synthpop (aka. futurepop. aka. technopop. aka whatever else) [more inside]
posted by mkn
on Nov 29, 2004 -
What would you like your epitaph to read? If you prefer not to be buried, what shall become of your mortal remains?
posted by baphomet
on Nov 27, 2004 -
I'm leaving for Amsterdam in less than two weeks. I've been to the museums, I know which coffeebars I like. Where fun is there to do? Winston? That hidden anarchist's bar I can never find? Stampot at Haesje Claes?
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket
on Nov 18, 2004 -
I need a CMS recommendation. I've been asked to find and set up a suitable content management system to be used by software and hardware developers for a project here at work. It needs to have good CVS and bug tracking modules. [mi] [more inside]
posted by sanitycheck
on Nov 17, 2004 -
I have two versions of a largeish text file, one a slightly modified version of the other. Is there any app I can run in Xp that would report the differences between the two on a line-to-line basis? Could it also do the same for a whole mess of corresponding text files within a large directory structure?
posted by signal
on Nov 13, 2004 -
I need a divorce lawyer. (Well, *I* don't, but a friend does.) A mean one. One who makes other lawyers cry. Preferably one who has dealt with abuse cases and very wealthy people. In South Carolina. Anybody have any recommendations?
posted by dejah420
on Nov 12, 2004 -
Can you recommend a good beginner's book or web tutorial on XML? Most books I've seen have been heavy on exposition and light on hands-on work.
posted by maudlin
on Oct 16, 2004 -
My brother would like to do some recording (acoustic guitar mainly, maybe other things) at home and is looking for recording software for OS X. The ideal price would be $500 or under, but it should be something decent rather than just cheap. He "doesn't need pre-recorded loops, etc, so [he] figure[s] GarageBand isn't what [he's] looking for." Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Utilitaritron
on Oct 13, 2004 -
So my parents have offered to buy me a camera amongst other things for my 30th birthday. I'm looking for a compact camera with a zoom function for under £40.00. Any recommendations? If you can buy it at Argos, even better.
posted by feelinglistless
on Oct 7, 2004 -
Digital Camcorder / Digital Video Camera: Looking for a quality review/comparison site. Also, any recommendations? Below $1000, primarily automatic over manual, recording family indoor (some children's sports). Thoughts on simple video editing software to DVD, method of transfer, anything else I should keep in mind?
posted by Feisty
on Sep 19, 2004 -
I was given a gift certificate for a music store and have enough for two CD's. The last time I was able to buy music, was before my son was born over a year ago, and the last three CD's I bought were Phantom Planet, OK GO, and The Donnas. Based on that, anyone have two recommendations?
posted by FunkyHelix
on Sep 14, 2004 -
Song name! I can't remember practically anything about a song except that it was sung by a woman, say alto range, and contains the words "sing a lovely song" sung such that "sing" was held for longer than any other syllable in that phrase and "love" was sharply higher than any other note in the phrase, and I think held for less time than "a", "ly" and "song", "song" being held but not for as long as "sing". I realize that's not much to go on, but maybe someone has an idea? Also, I might be wrong about it being sung by a woman, and possibly everything else.
posted by kenko
on Sep 10, 2004 -
It's a little early to be asking this, but I'm heading to Atlanta, GA for a week in December, and I need ideas for what I, as a 19 year old who will be alone most of the time, can do there. (Details within) [more inside]
posted by evilbeck
on Sep 7, 2004 -
Anyone got opinions, advice, stories, or strong feelings about Japanese-style electronic toilets
? As I get older I grow more disgusted with the Western tradition of smearing one's feces with toilet paper instead of giving it a proper hygenic washing.
posted by five fresh fish
on Sep 3, 2004 -
I've just reduced my book queue to a puny six or seven, I'm looking to pile a little something on, and a bookstore just opened within walking distance. I'm in the mood for a good history of the French Revolution. Any recommendations?
posted by furiousthought
on Sep 1, 2004 -
I need a new mouse. My MS Intellimouse Explorer has served me well, with its 4 buttons, scroll wheel, and optical tracking, but is dying a slow (and annoying) death due to its cable connection coming loose somewhere. What's your mouse of choice? [MI] for some more specific requirements... [more inside]
posted by mkultra
on Aug 31, 2004 -
A friend and I
will be travelling from Bermuda
to Hong Kong
, and Singapore
for a three week vacation in late October - early November. We are straight single guys, 30, and would love to find some cool places to stay and things to do while we are there. We don't mind paying anywhere from $100 - $250 a night.
If you live in one of these cities, and can recommend some places to stay and things to do off the beaten track, it would be our pleasure to take you out when we get there.
posted by jasondigitized
on Aug 25, 2004 -
A USB 2.0 card reader is causing my Windows 2000 laptop to completely hang up. [mi] [more inside]
posted by alidarbac
on Aug 16, 2004 -
I have recently found that bit torrents
are great once you haven't got a cap on your monthly bandwidth. I have found a couple of great sites for previously bootlegged shows, but what other sites can my fellow Mefites recommend?
(I would be happy to share the sites I do have inside if they are wanted!)
posted by Richat
on Aug 15, 2004 -
I've got US $1200 to spend on a new notebook. I'm not a gamer; just a college student who surfs the web, watches movies, listens to music, and does some programming. Care to point me in the right direction?
posted by Scottk
on Aug 10, 2004 -
Suggested hotels in Vienna, Austria? Must be in the Ring, possibly hip/funky, not more than 125 euros/night. Prefer character over blandness, but definitely not looking for a hostel sort of experience.
posted by warhol
on Aug 8, 2004 -