I'm looking for new blogware to support a technical writing class I'll be teaching in the fall.
Anybody want to recommend an inexpensive blogware/content manager that I can have installed quickly and learn in a summer? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by answergrape
on May 15, 2004 -
music type/genre question - the background track on this page
from this site
is wonderful stuff from a fellow named louis sclavis - while i like his stuff, i'm more interested in finding out what the specific style of the song used for the background track is? and if readers have any suggestions for more artists doing stuff in this style?
posted by specialk420
on May 13, 2004 -
Kayak recommendations... I have never been in a kayak, but have had a lot of experience in canoes. I want something that would be decent for a lake, but I plan on moving to Hawaii in about 2 years, so I would want it to be good for the sea too. Also storage would be nice to have too, so I can carry some equipment for some over-nighters. What about Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 or 140?
posted by maceo
on May 13, 2004 -
I'm looking for high quality, reliable (since they'll end up having my credit card number) English-language sites that sell (and ship internationally) hard-to-find Japanese, Korean, Hong Kong movies on DVD. There are so
to do that. What do you recommend? Also, tangentially related: is there an all-English-language version of the very interesting Amazon.co.jp? My Japanese is close to non-existent thanks
posted by matteo
on May 13, 2004 -
I hate seeing this type of 'advertise-me-a-product' question, but I'm completely in the dark and a bit of a luddite in this area: can anyone recommend a decent personal CD player, specifically one that can play mp3 CD-Rs
The budget is £85 absolute maximum, and I don't mind getting a pair of decent cans. Would appreciate good volume capacity and a decent capacity for bass. Thanks in advance and all that.
posted by boneybaloney
on May 9, 2004 -
I've $50 to spend on a microphone. What's a decent choice for a girl with a computer and a guitar--and occasionally, a djembe? [more inside]
posted by precocious
on May 5, 2004 -
I'm an American planning a trip to Montreal. I'll be there in the next few weeks, and I'm looking for some specific advice. [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds
on May 4, 2004 -
My employer has given me the ability to take one business trip this year, to the convention of my choice, for knowledge gathering etc... I'm a web designer / developer. What conventions should I be looking at? I know about seybold / macworld, but I was looking for something more web-specific. Any suggestions?
posted by quibx
on May 4, 2004 -
I'm going to Churrascaria Plataforma
in NYC in a couple of weeks, an all-you-can-eat Brazilian restaurant that encourages gastronomic excess. What are strategies I can employ to help me consume more food than a person should reasonably eat in a single sitting? (Time isn't a factor, I don't think--it's a fixed-price menu, and I believe you can stay as long as you like.) And is there any Brazilian cuisine that I should try while I'm there?
posted by Prospero
on May 3, 2004 -
I need a new mattress. While shopping around, I tried one of those TemPurpedic, Swedish foam mattersses. They are about 4x more than I would ever expect to pay for a bed, but i am tempted. Anyone have any experience/advice/tips on these? Worth it or not? Any cheaper alternatives?
posted by bluno
on May 1, 2004 -
Off the beaten chemin
: I'm going to Paris. I've been before & done the museum/Notre Dame thing. All types of recommendations accepted. I'm staying in Oberkampf, but am not averse to the traverse.
posted by dame
on Apr 30, 2004 -
Monterey or Carmel? Inexpensive weekend hotel/B&B recommendation? Preference is close to the water, less than half a mile, night life not important, yet without blowing my credit card to bits. [NMI]
posted by billsaysthis
on Apr 25, 2004 -
Which WinXP Pro Email Client will play nice with close to 800 megs of emails? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by romakimmy
on Apr 24, 2004 -
Since I'm about to graduate and move on with life, I'm thinking of ditching my 15 year old twin mattress. What should I look for in a new queen-sized mattress, and how should I pick one? How do I know I'm not getting ripped off? I've been trying to look at ads in the newspaper and I've gone into a few stores, but everything seems to be designed to be confusing, and nothing seems to compare across manufacturers ... or even in the same manufacturer's line. Help! [more inside]
posted by SpecialK
on Apr 23, 2004 -
While I own multiple Windows and Apple desktops, I need to buy a Windows laptop, after only buying iBooks and PowerBooks for 5 years. I'm looking at the ThinkPad, but there are literally thousands of configurations to choose from. Can someone help me with the big questions? [mi] [more inside]
posted by o2b
on Apr 22, 2004 -
I'm looking for documentary films about Edward Said. Preferably, I want something biographical about him, not films that feature him talking about issues. I'm already aware of several [listed inside] but if anyone can locate others, I'd be very grateful. [more inside]
posted by scarabic
on Apr 20, 2004 -
Anyone know a good psychiatrist in NYC? Not a psychotherapist, but an MD who can proscribe drugs. I have a friend who thinks he may be clinically depressed but is mistrustful of doctors.
posted by grumblebee
on Apr 11, 2004 -
Need recommendations for home exercise equipment (male, mid-20s). My requirements are (1) cost, (2) compactness, and (3) targeted toward a cardio workout with the ultimate goal of losing weight. I saw this
on TV last night, and while it's marketed to a thighs-and-butts demographic, the size, concept, and price range is kind of what I'm looking for. Anyhow, I'd appreciate hearing any advice from happy or unhappy consumers of these types of products.
posted by PrinceValium
on Apr 2, 2004 -
We've got quite a large DVD collection, but they naturally tend towards newer releases. This weekend I want to bolster the "classic" movie section. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis
on Mar 18, 2004 -
My faithful HP 520 black inkjet printer, our very first ever networked printer, died after 10 years of use (and abuse) by high school students. (Sniff!) (Please see inside for more) [more inside]
posted by Lynsey
on Mar 16, 2004 -
I want to increase my wine-fu, but I don't drink much anymore. My main concern is finding affordable wines to serve at gatherings which other wine lovers will appreciate. Anyone want to share any favorites?
posted by insomnia_lj
on Mar 15, 2004 -
I'm looking for a great chef's knife. I'm getting married soon so we're registering for gifts. My fiancee and I already have a decent set of knives, but I want a really fantastic chef's knife. While poking around on Alton Brown's site, I noticed his glowing
for Kershaw Shun knives. Does anyone have any other opinions or recommendations?
posted by zsazsa
on Mar 13, 2004 -
As embarrassing as it is to confess, I am not very sophisticated with computers and technology. Recently my computer has become the eager droid of "purityscan," which (to my never ending frustration and dismay) opens a few hundred pop-ups per hour. I Googled for the best spy/pop up removal software, but I am unable to tell the good guys from the bad guys. I downloaded and ran "adaware" but now that they have identified "368 spyware components" on my computer they want $30.00 to remove them. I have no problem paying to end this problem, but I do not want to pay for dreck or pay evil extortionists who create the problem and then sell the solution. So: Which software is best, from an honest company, to fix this loathsome problem?
posted by limitedpie
on Mar 5, 2004 -
Without having to go out and buy and try all brands, could I bother the community for a general consensus on what you think is the best non-alcoholic brand of beer? Import or domestic. (no fun in trying all brands of this stuff)....Thanks in advance.
posted by repoman
on Mar 4, 2004 -
I have an old alarm clock. And I replaced it before for the problem that I have. Sometimes it decides that it isn't going to go off. Now I have tested this awake and it isn't just me hitting off or anything like that. So the alarm was replaced before, but then its replacement got broken in a move and I went back to the old one. This morning it decided to not work. I want to get a new alarm, but I want something that looks good. Not just a standard hotel alarm or anything like that. I remember places like Service Merchandise used to carry all kinds of alarms, but unfortunately they are out of business here. Any suggestion on a store to go to and/or websites that have better looking alarms? Its hard to describe what I want because I haven't really looked for anything. Oh yeah, I want to spend max $40 on the alarm.
posted by thebwit
on Mar 3, 2004 -
My boss is looking for somewhere on the US East Coast to stay for a holiday for the week from 8th -15th April (ie over Easter). They fly into Dulles and have to be in Charlottesville at some point, but want a week somewhere picturesque and out of the way with fairly upmarket accomodation. They were looking at the Sanderling in Duck, N.Carolina to give you an idea of what they're after but its a bit steep for the days they want. Any recommendations for somewhere to stay, prices around $200 a night for a double (with a view) would be appreciated.
posted by biffa
on Mar 2, 2004 -
Looking for recommendations on an accurate and reliable (but affordable) scale for dieting purposes. The usual bathroom scales just don't seem to give consistent results. Any recommendations?
posted by oissubke
on Mar 1, 2004 -
What is the absolute best
thing(s) to do in Toronto for an afternoon/evening? More-->inside [more inside]
posted by Shane
on Feb 20, 2004 -
A relatively shy MeFi member (and you know I'd admit it if it was me
) is looking for advice on finding a good psychatrist in the Los Angeles area. More interested in talking therapy than medication, though not ruling anything out.
Private responses can be sent to SHRINKatWENDELLWITdotCOM.
posted by wendell
on Feb 18, 2004 -
What exactly is there to do in Eastern Wyoming in March? I'll be there for a week.
posted by Hall
on Feb 18, 2004 -
I'm planning on spending this coming weekend (February 20-22) in New York City. On the agenda is the MeFi meetup
, of course, but some other time that weekend I'd also like to go dancing somewhere. Can anyone recommend a good club, or a DJ that's appearing somewhere? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Prospero
on Feb 17, 2004 -
I take an anti inflammatory medication, Feldene (Piroxicam), for my arthritis daily. As I've just started a new job, and will be without medical benefits for 3 months, I'm investigating the option of ordering my scrip from an online pharmacy to save a few bucks. From Googling, I see that they are based, for the most part, in Canada, Mexico, Australia, and other points. (I live in the US) I notice that some require a copy of the scrip (Canada), and others do not. Has anyone dealt with these pharmacies? Are they legit? Did they save you money? Any recommendations?
posted by bawanaal
on Feb 8, 2004 -
Valentine's gift for someone who doesn't like chocolate?
posted by gimonca
on Feb 7, 2004 -
Just made the switch to Mac OS X (12" Powerbook) -- my first Apple. For the Mac crowd -- any "standard build" recommendations? Favorite app, apple script, etc that I should be checking out? Just installed Office, but that's about it so far.....
posted by mmangano
on Feb 3, 2004 -
Vacation advice - - A week at the end of March has opened up, and me and Mrs. _sirmissalot_ would like to go somewhere interesting and off the beaten path. Complicating factor: it's spring break time, and I don't want to run into drunk frat boys (otherwise I'd like to go snorkeling and caving in Belize). Can't spend a mint but a decent tax refund is on the way. We would be leaving from San Franciso/Oakland and don't want to spend the whole time in the air . . . any ideas folks? [more inside]
posted by _sirmissalot_
on Jan 31, 2004 -
Does anyone in the U.S. have any experience with Door-to-Door Storage
or, more importantly, their newer spinoff City-to-City Moving
? We're moving cross country
, and they sounded great at first - much less hassle than U-Haul, even if a little more expensive. But the more we deal with them, the more red flags are going up: one person tells us one thing, another tells us something different, etc. We're getting a general feeling of incompetence that has us wondering if it's wise to entrust everything we own to these people.
posted by gottabefunky
on Jan 30, 2004 -
I'm headed to Sydney all next week for business, and I'm bringing my 5-months-pregnant wife with me... The problem: we don't know anything about Australia. We're staying at a very nice hotel in the Rocks and won't have a car. With that in mind, can you recommend some things to do? Also, are there any decent online equivalents to the U.S. alt-weekly papers, with current concert, event, and dining recommendations?
posted by waxpancake
on Jan 28, 2004 -
Inspired by this
thread, I'd like to get into Digital photography. I need a camera first ... recommendations? [Details inside] [more inside]
posted by bonaldi
on Jan 20, 2004 -