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Using a Zoom H4N as the external mic for my Sanyo Xacti HD1000 videocam?

I want to plug my Zoom H4N audio recorder into the external mic jack on my Sanyo Xacti HD-1000 camera but I don't know what connecting cable to buy [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Oct 9, 2015 - 7 answers

The taste of sichuan peppercorns remains on my tongue a week later...

Tell me about the long terms affects of sichuan peppercorns on your tastebuds. [more inside]
posted by mosk on Oct 8, 2015 - 9 answers

What do I call these hinges on my little free library's door?

Someone got rough with my little free library and the door came off the hinges. I'm not sure how to reattach them, but I bet if I knew what kind of hinges they were, I could find a guide. Here's hinge picture #1 and hinge picture #2.
posted by mph on Oct 8, 2015 - 5 answers

Please Help with a Crying Baby Situation (not my baby)

Are there lots of reasons that a baby could be crying for many hours every day? [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Oct 8, 2015 - 24 answers

Should I disclose to my boss that I have migraines?

I recently got a temp assignment at a company where I've been applying to work. I like what I do, I like my team, and I respect my supervisor. My first week went very well, but a bad migraine -- and my doctor readjusting my medication for same -- has hampered my work performance. Help? [more inside]
posted by pxe2000 on Oct 8, 2015 - 5 answers

What kind of cat is Pumpkin?

Hi Mefites! We are excited to welcome Pumpkin to our family. We adopted her from the SPCA a week ago. She is a year and a half old and a real love. When people ask me what kind of cat we have, what is the answer? Thank you!
posted by harrietthespy on Oct 8, 2015 - 28 answers

Vegetable side dish (not green salad) to complement spaghetti carbonara?

I'm making Marcella Hazan's carbonara for someone tonight who really dislikes green salads (also seafood, just to be thorough), so while I would normally serve something like an arugula-based salad on the side to balance the richness of the dish, that's out. [more inside]
posted by tiger tiger on Oct 8, 2015 - 23 answers

What kinds of cheap booze would an alcoholic hipster circa 2007 drink?

Asking for a character. He has maybe twenty dollars until his next paycheck, and he has to stretch this amount over several days. What would said impoverished hipster buy? He is an alcoholic. It's like 2007. [more inside]
posted by angrycat on Oct 7, 2015 - 55 answers

Screen Selection Snapshots with PC Keyboard on on Mac 10.6.8

I have an Amazon basics PC keyboard and am having difficulty take screen selections. [more inside]
posted by chicaboom on Oct 7, 2015 - 5 answers

Killing time in Frankfurt

I have several hours to kill today in Frankfurt (Main), Germany. Where should I go? What should I do? [more inside]
posted by kinddieserzeit on Oct 7, 2015 - 6 answers

Recommendations for post-divorce mortgage communication?

I need a legally-enforceable, semi "public" method for my abusive ex to communicate to me evidence of his compliance with his legal responsibilities. We are in dispute over previously shared property but I have insisted on no contact and do not wish to enable my ex to contact me over any issue but the property. I don't want him to have my email address or that of an alias/other account in case he uses that address to send abuse, threats, or any other kind of unnecessary and unwanted correspondence. [more inside]
posted by LetticeLeaf on Oct 6, 2015 - 18 answers

What is a collateral holder?

I stayed at a hotel in Washington, DC and there was a minibar in my room. The minibar menu listed overpriced little bottles of liquor and snacks and also a "collateral holder" for $45. But what is it? [more inside]
posted by The Giant Rat of Sumatra on Oct 6, 2015 - 11 answers

Cinnamon and Cayenne and Chocolate, Oh My!

A local coffee shop makes this amazing coffee drink that they call a Mocha en Fuego. It's a mocha with cinnamon and cayenne that I get iced and it's the most delicious coffee drink ever. Please help me recreate it at home! [more inside]
posted by Weeping_angel on Oct 5, 2015 - 12 answers

Washing machine gurus, I need your advice

We need to replace our washing machine, and I need to get a second opinion. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Oct 5, 2015 - 19 answers

Descendants of Scotsman in neglected grave in Shan State, Burma?

Twenty-five or more years ago I was visiting a school in Taunggyi District, Shan State, Burma (I live in northern Thailand). The school headmaster told me that there was a Westerner's grave in an overgrown field not far from the school. I don’t recall the actual township where the school was located. He pointed the way and I found a solitary grave marker, fallen over and weather-worn, in the midst of tall grass and weeds. [more inside]
posted by thaivagabond on Oct 4, 2015 - 10 answers

Design and audience

Hi, parents of young children. I've been commissioned to design and format a series of small books aimed at you and your kind. How do you want it to look? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Oct 4, 2015 - 12 answers

Which 5-door hot hatchback did/would you buy?

I've never had a fun-to-drive car, and after selling my gas-guzzling FJ Cruiser and driving an equally thirsty F150 for a while (a free loaner), I've decided to buy a fast, fun, but also fairly practical car in the $30,000 range. Anyone done the same? [more inside]
posted by Huck500 on Oct 4, 2015 - 44 answers

Rules of thumb for understanding weather patterns in the US

I want to get a better understanding of how weather works in the northeastern US. With all the talk about Hurricane Joaquin and how "this is different to a regular nor'easter", I've realized that I don't have a good gut-level understanding of basic stuff like which way weather patterns move, what a northeasterly wind means, etc. Happy to get either your explanations, or links to things I can read/watch. [more inside]
posted by une_heure_pleine on Oct 4, 2015 - 9 answers

Nation Safe Drivers Club/A-Affordable

Hello, I belong to the Nation Safe Drivers Club through AAffordable in Massachusetts, does anyone happen to belongs to NSD through A-Affordable and if so, could you share the 24 hour line with me? The online number I found just goes to a phone tree that instructs me to call the number on the card :/ (My card is locked in y car along with my keys) Thank you in advance
posted by abitha! on Oct 4, 2015 - 3 answers

I can taste the fear in their eyes - I love cooked eyes!

I often read about how quickly killing animals makes better-tasting meat. Supposedly the fearful state a hunted animal often dies in releases chemicals (adrenaline? bad juju?) that make the meat less wonderful. True or woo? Science me, please!
posted by IAmBroom on Oct 3, 2015 - 10 answers

A fork in the pork ASAP

Last minute! I have some pork sirloin chops -- not lean, nicely marbled, bone-in, an inch thick at most. What's my best approach?
posted by LonnieK on Oct 3, 2015 - 5 answers

Time Budget App Like YNAB?

I've searched the time management questions and answers and can't find a time-management version of You Need A Budget. I've only just started YNAB and think it's perfect for me. I want a time-management version that won't let me overbook my time. Does such a thing exist?
posted by Bella Donna on Oct 3, 2015 - 3 answers

How to get rid of trojan = kovter.c!reg ?

Neighbor with almost no systems skills and absolutely no systems sense has a Windows 7 Home Edition Dell desktop machine infected with a trojan identified by Microsoft Security Essentials as kovter.c!reg. SE thinks it removes it successfully, but immediately finds it again. A web search suggests that (a) it is dangerous and (b) it is hard to get rid of. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by cool breeze on Oct 3, 2015 - 4 answers

Hello awkwardness my old friend

I've recently moved back to my hometown, 20 years after graduating high school. I'm apprehensive about running into old classmates. Angst within. [more inside]
posted by Elly Vortex on Oct 3, 2015 - 26 answers

Tell me what it's like to live with a minivan.

I don't have time to go out on test-drives right now, but I'm stuck on the idea of owning a minivan - tell me what it's like if you own one. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Oct 2, 2015 - 29 answers

Dog in distress. Vet closed. What to do?

My five year old labrador dog seems to be in pain. It's nearly 11pm. The local vet clinic is closed. Ought I wait until morning or call the vets’ emergency number? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by misteraitch on Oct 2, 2015 - 16 answers

The Young Doctors

The doctors in NHS hospitals all seem so young. Where are the older doctors? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on Oct 2, 2015 - 4 answers

Blues Brothers Hat: the real deal

I'd like to dress up as Elwood but am having trouble finding the actual hat. I find lots of fedoras, but none have the right proportions: smaller brim, wide fabric band, and the short crown. I'm not interested in chintzy costume hats that look like crap. [more inside]
posted by wnissen on Oct 2, 2015 - 7 answers

I need to sell my SF books in London

I know there are a few variants of this question in metafilter history, but hopefully this is a reasonably unique combination...: I have 20-ish boxes of mainly SF books in London (UK). There's nothing too unique but a moderate density of hardcovers. I want to get rid of them and hopefully end up with both more space and more money (although research has made my cynical about how much money might be involved). What's the best option?
posted by curious_yellow on Oct 2, 2015 - 3 answers

Advance voting in the Canadian election while unregistered

For the upcoming Canadian election on Oct. 19, I would like to vote in advance. However, I am not registered to vote, and cannot register through the online system as I do not have an Ontario driver's license. Is it possible for me to vote in advance if I'm not registered?
posted by tickingclock on Oct 1, 2015 - 2 answers

Stop RFID cards from interfering with each other

I have a stack of 4 cards, 3 of which have RFID. When I tap this stack of cards on readers, they interfere with each other, and nothing gets read. What can I do to ensure that the card closest to the reader gets read? Can I buy or create some kind of shielding card to put behind the bottom card, in order to prevent interference with the other RFID cards? [more inside]
posted by spreadsheetzu on Oct 1, 2015 - 11 answers

Best practices for following up on a job offer?

I interviewed for a position with a big and well-known international firm. Last Wednesday I was told by the HR person that they wanted to make an offer, and that while they were having trouble meeting my salary demands, she was aiming to send an offer to me by end of the week or latest beginning of this week. Now that it's Thursday and I haven't heard anything, is it better to follow up again (and at least potentially get closure if the offer has fallen through), or sit tight and keep waiting? [more inside]
posted by ladybird on Oct 1, 2015 - 8 answers

Need advice on how to read Bass tabs

I need a method to turn bass tabs into something I can play. [more inside]
posted by night_train on Oct 1, 2015 - 13 answers

Name that bird!

Can anyone help me identify a white chested bird that may be an eagle with brownish wings? [more inside]
posted by xarnop on Sep 30, 2015 - 13 answers

'Tis the Season to be Overqualified

I am about to be interviewed for a part-time seasonal, retail position. This would simply be something to supplement my main income, and very temporary. I have about 15 years of high level retail management experience that I gained prior to the full-time non-retail management position I now have. I heard that the hiring managers sometimes do not want to hire people who are vastly overqualified, so my question is this: Should I reveal how much retail experience I actually have, or should I try to downplay it?
posted by LilithSilver on Sep 30, 2015 - 8 answers

Looking for vintage throwback style web page with lots of animation

It was recent, strange, tons of small animated GIF art? [more inside]
posted by sol on Sep 30, 2015 - 5 answers

Gassed Up

To preface: I'm acutely aware that I'm an idiot for not immediately calling the fire department, but I came home to discover that the gas was on. Should I be heading to the hospital? [more inside]
posted by Ashen on Sep 30, 2015 - 10 answers

Why did it feel like I was falling off the roof?

I was on a roof today, getting ready to sweep a chimney. I have been chimney sweeping for over a year and have never felt this sensation until today. I was walking normally up to the chimney and when my left foot came down, I had this feeling like my entire leg got heavy for a split second and then there was a falling sensation and I was definitely alarmed and frightened. [more inside]
posted by jkafka on Sep 30, 2015 - 6 answers

How to encourage effort, self-discipline, excellence in children?

My daughter is 5 and starting kindergarten and music lessons. I cannot lie: in these and her future...I dunno, endeavors I guess you would call them, I want her to do well. I want her to put effort in and take pleasure in her efforts. But I don't know how to foster this in her and it's time I started figuring it out. [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Sep 30, 2015 - 32 answers

Am I being creepy?

I picked out a guy from afar that I thought was cute, found out his name, and added him on Instagram. Is it creepy for me to start messaging him? [more inside]
posted by sweetshine on Sep 30, 2015 - 39 answers

Sharing Google calendar in iOS without sharing email

How can my ex-wife and I share our Google calendars with each other in iOS so they're available on our iPhones, but without having access to each other's email? [more inside]
posted by Arthur Vandelay on Sep 30, 2015 - 5 answers

Where to sell my stuff? I'm moving abroad and not returning.

Hi, everyone. I'm interested in selling all of my belongings--two beds, nice chairs, a dresser, a dinner table set, and high chairs--due to an exciting cross-world move. Though I'm currently based in Utah, the bulk of my furniture is disassembled in a storage unit back in Ohio, and I'm expected to leave the US in August 2016. Any tips on what sites to sell things on beyond the typical Craigslist or cosignment shops? I don't anticipate returning stateside anytime soon. Thanks much.
posted by aristotlefangirl on Sep 30, 2015 - 4 answers

Supporting boyfriend through mom's (terminal?) illness and the holidays

I've been dating a great guy for a few months now. About a month in he told me that his mom was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor 8 months before we met. His mom has done radiation and was seeming to get better in the last few months. He was making plans for me to meet his family for the first time on Thanksgiving. He just found out his mother has taken a turn for the worse (she's having difficulty walking), and I'd like to know: 1) how I can support him and 2) how to navigate meeting his family during this difficult time. [more inside]
posted by lafemma on Sep 29, 2015 - 11 answers

To eat, or not to eat

I never thought I'd ask one of these. Last night I poached some chicken breasts. I took them out of the water and left them on a plate on the kitchen bench, intending to put them in the fridge later. I forgot. So they've been sitting there for, call it 12 hours. Temperature I reckon between 17-14 C. Should they stay or should they go?
posted by Athanassiel on Sep 29, 2015 - 31 answers

Is a pearl engagement ring always a bad idea?

My partner and I are looking at engagement rings for me and I’ve fallen in love with this set. It contains a small pearl. Will I regret this choice? [more inside]
posted by in a dark glassly on Sep 29, 2015 - 17 answers

Excel changing a formula. I want it to not change. Make it stop?

I have a simple spreadsheet for scoring. I have 7 rows of data. In row 8, I have the formula =SUM(G1:G5). I want Excel to give me the sum of the first 5 rows of data, and ignore rows 6 and 7. So I'm filling in data. I enter a number in row 1, 2, 3, 4, 5... so far so good, the sum is correct. Then I enter a number in row 6 and the formula in row 8 changes itself to =SUM(G1:G6). [more inside]
posted by evilmomlady on Sep 28, 2015 - 7 answers

Women's custom clothing maker?

There's a website that I found once but can't for the life of me find again that makes . . . like, custom basics? T-shirts, skirts, dresses, that sort of thing. All solid colors, sort of American Apparel-y. You can choose the fabric they use. One is a bamboo jersey, but there are 3 or 4 others. They MAY have an etsy shop, but what I found was a standalone website. What is it?? Have you seen it??
posted by listen, lady on Sep 28, 2015 - 6 answers

Who sang this children's song?

I remember a children's song from my childhood (late 70's/early 80's) which sounded a bit like Raffi but I'm pretty sure isn't. It had the lyrics: "Oh, the very best people are sitting in a circle, sitting in a circle and..." and every time you went, around you built on this beginning and added a verse to it. [more inside]
posted by egeanin on Sep 28, 2015 - 4 answers

A good executive nap mat?

Google "nap mat" and you get a zillion results, all meant for small humans. Surprisingly, "executive nap mat" (as a phrase) yields zero. There's a niche there that will make someone a lot of money one day, but in the meantime: suggestions for a mat that I can put on the office floor to catch 40 winks? [more inside]
posted by Creosote on Sep 28, 2015 - 24 answers

Istanbul + ??? in early April

Two adults looking for a somewhat-urban, deliciously-flavoured, culturally-delightful, reasonably-priced weekend getaway from Istanbul on the first weekend of April (31 Mar-3 Apr), ideally no more than a few hours' journey away. Where should we go? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Sep 28, 2015 - 8 answers

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