Music recommendations for someone who has grown up/apart from indie rock. [more inside]
JobHuntFilter: I'm looking for good, practical books with advice about the process –– how to write a compelling cover letter, what to wear to an interview, etc. I'm especially interested in short, succinct books like Don't Send a Resume. Thanks.
I need a new Windows laptop but it's been a couple of years since I did the whole research thing and now I'm completely out of the loop. [more inside]
Hi, does anyone have any good recommendations for great web sites for 2 to 4 year olds? [more inside]
Need some Meta-recommendations: what should I watch next? [more inside]
What websites will my 80-year-old grandfather love? [more inside]
Songs with Vocoders: I recently fell in love with "Middle Class Men" by Syd Matters, which features some beautiful vocals sung through some type of vocoder. [more inside]
Help me pick which HDTV to buy. [more inside]
Good french books by good french authors? [more inside]
Help with hair color angst! [more inside]
I'm searching for an Epic Adventure/Fantasy novel or series to read. I loved Lord of the Rings and feel that is a great example of what I am looking for and what I mean when I say "epic."
TravelReadingFilter: My wife and I will be crossing the Atlantic next week. I need some reading material for the six hour (plus) flight, so I'm turning to the AskMeFi collective. Recommend away. [more inside]
I'm interested in finding self-help books that have actually helped people. Has anyone read a self-help book that really did significantly improve their lives (or some aspect of their lives)?
Anybody got a recommendation for an online source for business cards based on your experience? Any you think I should avoid?
It's almost impossible to google this, but do any Chicago folks know some good computer repair shops? [more inside]
Please recommend children's books about great cities of America and/or the world. [more inside]
I'm interested in learning about Japanese history pre-1900. What book(s) should I be reading? [more inside]
I like tootpastefordinnger, Donald Barthelme, Russel Edson, and Monty Python & Kids in the Hall when they are reveling in pure absurdity (and not parody). What else would I like? [more inside]
Please recommend some good novels about people between 25-35. [more inside]
I am seeking suggestions for reasonably priced decent hotels in Quebec city old town. We are planning for the upcoming long weekend. [more inside]
What are the best places to eat in Vancouver? [more inside]
I'm looking for a really good story--I feel like I'm drowning in books but there's nothing I really want to read. I'm tired of all these 'literary' novels where nothing really happens, or the big best-sellers that are all action and no substance. I don't really care what genre, fiction, nonfiction, anything is fine as long as it really sucks you in. [more inside]
I will be in Venice during the first week of September, and would like recommendations for things to see during the Biennale. [more inside]
Book recommendations for a bored East Asian Studies major... [more inside]
Adventure Game Recommendations: I really miss playing games I could lose myself into for hours on end, and I would like to find some new games similar to those I enjoyed years ago. But I stopped playing a long while back so I have no idea what's been on the market since and how to look for such games now. I have always loved the LucasFilm/LucasArts titles but they seem to have stopped producing pretty point-click adventures after Grim Fandango. Other favorites were Windham Classics adventures like Below the Root or Alice in Wonderland, Cinemaware action-adventures like It Came from the Desert, The King of Chicago and Sinbad, and detective games like Killed Until Dead and Intrigue! Are there any comparable modern counterparts? I am not into RPGs or text MUDs or shooters. Please tell me there are still games out there involving great stories, detailed scenes, and good puzzle-play! [more inside]
I am headed off to Central Asia for the summer and am looking for some first hand advice. [more inside]
My wife and I are heading to Chicago sometime between June 2nd - June 5th to celebrate our anniversary. Chi-town pals, help us find some cool things to do/places to eat! [more inside]
I'm looking for songs about gratitude/giving thanks. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good handyman or home/construction type contractor in the Seattle area? (Specifically Bellevue, but most of these guys seem willing to travel.) [more inside]
im looking for a sewing machine. id like it more powerful/reliable than fancy and feature filled. convenience/ease of use is a plus. Punching through leather would also be nice but isn't necessary. Can anyone recommend such a device?
I've been sedentary all my life and have, just this month, started to get serious about exercise. The problem is not that I'm weak, which I of course still am, but that my joints--especially my right shoulder--crack a lot on pushups. [more inside]
My brother's birthday is coming up and he has worn his copy of WeaveWorld by Clive Barker into pieces from constant re-reading. I want to buy him some similar books, could you recommend some similar books he might like? [more inside]
I want to listen to some Podcasts on my way to work. Any recommendations of a good site that has a listings of various shows would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
I'm trying to get into reading again, and am looking for fiction authors who write well-defined characters and seem genuinely to like people. [more inside]
I need to buy new boots. Requirements: comfortable (I'll be wearing them 70-100 hours a week), medium grippyness (Canada has all this frozen water half of the year), shinable, black, plain looking. I'd like to avoid spending much more than C$200. [more inside]
I would like to buy a voice chat headset for my Windows-2000 based computer to use in UT2004/other games and also with Skype. I would like a quality piece but I don't want to pay a lot of money. Suggestions?
What are your favorite 'trippy' movies? [more inside]
Instead of hosting a big Easter dinner, I've decided to take my one and a half year-old son and sixtysome year-old mother to the zoo. I live in the Morris County section of New Jersey, and don't want to spend most of the day in the car. What zoo would you recommend to me, that would keep my son's attention while offering some handicapped amenities? Bonus if it has an elephant. My son loves elephants.
I just recently signed up for a 3 months broadband trial and was wondering what online resources I could access to get the best value out of it. I am looking forward to the great choice of Radio Stations and archived programmes, but what other value could I get from it to make it worthwhile. I dont have a television and would like to get max entertainment value from it as well as anything else you think worthwhile.
eurotrashfilter >> names of goofy europop/dance bands to put on the ipod and take to the gym? the kind you would never tell your friends about?
Has anyone ever become a notary? I'm interested in making some extra money and am wondering which notary schools you recommend, what tips there are to drumming up business, etc. (This is in California). [more inside]
I absolutely heart Mark Mothersbaugh's "Ping Island/Lightning Strike Rescue Op" from the Life Aqautic Soundtrack. Does anybody make music like this?
Epic Bleep Bloop Lo-Fi Casio Dance Music?
Epic Bleep Bloop Lo-Fi Casio Dance Music?
Coolhunting sites for the fashion-forward... for a new job, my girlfriend is looking for a site like gizmodo but for fashion accessories and cosmetics instead of gadgets. I'd love a few leads. Thoughts?
I need a solid, 8-port USB rackmount KVM. I do not need PS/2 support, nor a KVM that cheats by converting PS/2 to USB, which does not work with Sun or Apple servers. I can do a Google search, but does anyone have recommendations? I'm on a budget and can spend about $500 or so.
NYCFilter: I don't like my veterinarian. I'd like to switch. Does anyone have any recommendations for vets in the city? I'm in East Williamsburg, and would prefer if said vets could be accessable via the L line.
In 2 weeks I am taking my first "real" vacation ever to A resort in Cuba, specifically, the Playa Costa Verde. I'm looking for tips/opinions. [more inside]. [more inside]
I'm thinking about buying a playstation2, what should I know before I take the plunge? [more inside]
The family and I will emabark on a 8-9 month world trip in August. This trip will occur mostly in the developing world. Despite reading all kinds of advice about leaving behind the gadgets, we intend on taking a basic 12" laptop, a cell phone and a PDA. Should We take a leap into the unknown or should we stick to the safe and familiar"? [MI] [more inside]