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 -
I need to expand my horizons. In your opinion, who's the best sportswriter working today?
posted by luser
on Jul 16, 2004 -
Audionazi-filter: I have just bought a Dolby 5.1 sound system. Please tell me why I should or shouldn't listen to my CDs, recorded in stereo, using all six speakers. [And slightly related: What movies should I rent for their brilliant 5.1 sound?]
posted by meech
on Jul 14, 2004 -
Male pattern balding. I've arrived at the point where I will need to either do something to counteract it, learn to accept it, or perhaps, a little of both. Any suggestions for products/states of mind/haircuts with dignity that have worked for you?
posted by 4easypayments
on Jul 2, 2004 -
Is it true that it's illegal for an employer to give an employee a reference beyond confirming that the person worked for the company over a certain period of time? [more inside]
posted by bonheur
on Jun 9, 2004 -
I just realized that I get downright passionate about telling people how to have the best outdoor/hiking experience in the south half of BC/Alberta. I'm thinking this means I'd be happiest were I to get back into hiking. But I feel I've done it all here... does anyone have recommendations for truly stunning 3-5 day backpacking excursions? They don't necessarily require mountains: I've done some coastal hiking, and it was wonderful, too. Where in the world should I go?
posted by five fresh fish
on May 28, 2004 -
A pal of mine has asked me to help him build out a small shipping-and-fulfillment center serving an online store he started recently. Things are going well, but my part of the work will be most challenging. Advice? Recommendations? [the interior features the more.] [more inside]
posted by mwhybark
on May 19, 2004 -
Being endlessly frustrated with a new computer game (City of Heroes) refusing to work with my laptop (Dell Inspiron 5150), I am considering buying a new laptop. While I know what I want for most of it, the option of a Pentium M vs Pentium IV chip confuses me. The M clocks in in the 1.~ range while the other is 3.~+. Which is faster? Which should I get for a gaming laptop?
posted by robocop is bleeding
on May 18, 2004 -
I'm helping my mother buy a digital camera for her extended trip to Thailand and have exhausted dpreview.com and the various other review sites. I need real-people recommendations: she wants something with decent resolution (at least 3 mp; I hope for 4 or better); under $300 hopefully; decent battery life (we tried a Nikon Coolpix but the batteries didn't last long enough - the Canon Powershot s50 batteries lasted for 200 shots and lots of flash, but the camera is just out of her price range); compact flash, since I have a number of cards for her, and ease of use. And it has to work with an older iMac with os9. Any ideas?
posted by luriete
on May 11, 2004 -
I'm a huge fan of the epic British TV-dramas from the 70s & 80s -- the type shown here in America on "Masterpiece Theatre." Though some of the most famous ones ("Upstairs, Downstairs", "I, Claudius") have been out on DVD for a long time, I've noticed that recently some of the more obscure ones are coming out ("The Charmer," "To Serve Them All My Days"). I usually get my DVD news from dvdjournal.com, but that site doesn't list British series. Does anyone know of a site that tracks them? I am specifically interested in versions for the US, since I don't have a region-free DVD player yet.
posted by grumblebee
on May 8, 2004 -
UI design question -- I have a Windows application, basically a frontend to a database, whose interface has mututated over the years, through various "enhancements," to the point that it's almost unusable by the non-technical people for whom it exists. Anyone have any recommendations of firms that do UI makeovers? What could I get for around $5,000?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders
on May 3, 2004 -
I'd like to purchase a laptop for my work, but I know jack crap about hardware, and I don't know where to start looking. Anyone have recommendations on where to go about getting a robust laptop for a fair price? (Specifically, a Windows machine with lots of speed and memory for graphic design and software development -- size/appearance aren't much of a concern.)
posted by oissubke
on May 1, 2004 -
After many years of dogged resistance, I'm taking the cell phone plunge. I don't want to use it much beyond emergencies and logistical stuff -- e.g., calling someone from the road to give them my ETA. (Ring, ring... "who's there?" "More inside!") [more inside]
posted by scody
on Apr 26, 2004 -
Vague request for a screensaver: I saw it being linked either at MeFi or at meepzorp or at some other cool blog, however: It was a b/w flash-animation that featured just all sorts of weird forms and figures shifting into each other in organic movements, occassionally a piece of colour dropping into the process. I really don't know how to describe better. There was also a screensaver file which I am looking for. I think the filename was something like "tubular" - or maybe not. I said
it was a vague request!
posted by zerofoks
on Apr 17, 2004 -
I'm looking for an EPS or AI version of Intel's logo but can't seem to find it anywhere. I seem to remember seeing sites that showcase the fonts and logos for famous companies, but can't find any today.
posted by jragon
on Apr 2, 2004 -
$200 falls into your lap. You can only spend it on something cool for yourself. Perhaps something electronic. Your picks?
posted by mecran01
on Mar 31, 2004 -
I've found the most incredible page on angelfire that just has to be shown to Metafilter. The problem is, well, it's angelfire...
The author is a russian woman who gives no contact details on her website. I'd love to share it with MeFi, but mirroring the images seems potentially dangerous. Thoughts?
posted by twine42
on Mar 29, 2004 -
I'm looking for a recommendation for newsletter content brokers. I've found a few, but their offerings seem a bit on the weak side. Has anybody worked with any that have high value content available? Bonus points if that content skews towards Human Resources/Staffing/Management.
posted by willnot
on Mar 24, 2004 -
My laptop, a somewhat rickety Dell C-series Latitude running Debian Linux, died. Can you help me choose or recommend a replacement? [Details of my requirements will be revealed when reading the comments.] [more inside]
posted by majick
on Mar 12, 2004 -
I'm looking for recommendations for a reference cookbook to supplement my current bible, The Joy of Cooking
. Your thoughts? [A list of what I've got already will greet you inside.] [more inside]
posted by me3dia
on Mar 7, 2004 -