51 posts tagged with resolved by ocherdraco.
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Last night I cooked with jalapenos. I washed my hands really well, but some oil seems to have gotten under my thumbnail, down where the nail separates from the bed. (If I look through my nail, I can see a tiny red line of inflammation there, in addition to feeling the burn.) Despite having dulled overnight, this is still extremely distracting and uncomfortable. How can I get down under there and fix this? Extra level of difficulty: because we mostly cook vegan food, I have no dairy products in my kitchen.
I have a Moto G running Android 4.4.4 that has a bad habit of occasionally deleting an app without provocation. This is a small bother normally (I just re-download the app), but this time, it has deleted Google Play Services, which is necessary for all kinds of things. How do I fix it? [more inside]
I have a rental car that's due back this morning. But I injured my back yesterday, and I can't drive without a ton of pain. My boyfriend could drive it, but I am the only driver on the rental agreement. What should I do?
Movers are coming on Thursday to take almost all our stuff from our 1BR apartment to storage. Most things that can be easily boxed have been. Now I'm dealing with the home stretch of packing: the weirdly shaped stuff, the stuff I'd rather sell than store but that no one seems to want, and the hard decisions like what clothes do I pack for the next three months while the rest sits in storage. How do I accomplish this in three days? [more inside]
I have a 2012 Nexus 7 that hasn't been successfully turned on in over a year. After the last time I used it, I was without it for a few months. When I returned, it didn't seem to react to being plugged in to charge, even leaving it charging for a whole day. I didn't have time to deal with it then, so now it's been sitting on a shelf for many months. Can it be resurrected, or is it probably just dead?
I have just arrived in Syracuse, NY, in anticipation of an interview tomorrow morning, to find a literal black cloud over the city and to be greeted by the receptionist at my hotel telling me, "Don't move to Syracuse. It's the worst." I want to turn my first impression of this place around. Can you recommend a great, happy-making restaurant for me to go to this evening? [more inside]
Help me figure out how to get the labels I need on the data points in a fairly simple Y vs. X chart. [more inside]
My boyfriend and I are going with my parents to Australia in June, and my parents have tasked us with finding out things to do for the portion of our trip in the Blue Mountains, which will be in early June. What are your favorite things to do there in the winter? What are some things that would be good for a group of four adults who are not particularly outdoorsy or athletic? [more inside]
I'd like to have a to-do list for application tasks that will send selected recipients email notifications each time I complete a task. Does such a thing exist? (Note: this is for personal use, and the intended recipients are aware of the idea and want to receive such notifications.)
There is an interesting photograph on the wall of my chemistry tutor's classroom. The photo was on the wall when he rented the room, so he does not know its provenance, and my searches have yet to turn up a source. Can you help me figure out where it comes from? [more inside]
I am a pre-med student, and have been shadowing lots of doctors lately. When I finish shadowing, I usually write a thank you note to the doctor, and to the staff in the office where I've been shadowing (basically thanking them for being welcoming while I'm in their work space). How should I address the notes I'm writing for this most recent shadowing, where a Nurse Practitioner is also in the office? [more inside]
[TMIfilter] Test anxiety and bodily functions. Help me keep it together. [more inside]
I just heard the most amazing song on a streaming radio station from France! The song was in English, but there was no identification, and googling the bits of lyrics I could understand got me nowhere. Can you help me figure it out? [more inside]
What are your favorite non-American radio stations? Bonus points for stations that are available online, and mostly play music that I am unlikely to hear on American radio.
Our bedframe is broken beyond repair. Perhaps this would be a good time to get a bed that is larger than a full. Our budget is Ikea level—so I have two questions: 1) Will their queen size beds comfortably support our combined weight of 500-550 lbs? 2) Are there any Ikea beds or mattresses that you particularly like?
What can I do to make myself feel more capable in situations where I feel unsafe? [more inside]
My partner uses a CPAP machine at night, with a stand to elevate the hose, to keep it from getting crushed or tangled. The stand he uses works well—it greatly improves his sleep—but each stand fails at one soldered joint after about a month of use, so he just buys another one each time. We're tired of paying $20 a month for what should be a one time (or at least rare) purchase. Can you help us find a way to reinforce the stand, or a sturdier stand that we'll only need to buy once? [more inside]
I have recently lost my health insurance. While it is possible I will be reinstated to the plan I lost, which is provided in conjunction with my school, I need to be insured again ASAP, and I don't mind the possibility of doubling up on insurance for a short period of time. New Yorkers, do you know of any affordable (<$500 or so per month) plans I might be eligible for? I am a full time college student. [more inside]
My sister is expecting her first child. On Mothers' Day (which is after the baby will be born), my sister, brother-in-law, and the new baby will be getting together with both of the baby's grandmothers. I don't live in the state where this will be happening, but I'd like to do something special to surprise all three mothers. What awesome (but inexpensive) thing can I do? [more inside]
I'm a post-bacc pre-med student, and I'm trying to find a research position (paid, unpaid, whatever) for this summer so I can start to get some research experience. My school's listings for research positions in medicine-related fields (or even basic science) are really not useful, nor is the pre-med advising office. Where can I find listings for such positions? Who else should I talk to?
Help me go from good to great in my general chemistry course. [more inside]
I just started volunteering at a hospital and got my first ever set of scrubs. The pants have two pockets on the butt, as one would expect, but one of them is inside the pants, and one of them is outside. I find this arrangement totally fascinating and intriguing. Is there some reason for a pocket inside the backside of scrub pants, or did I just get a weird pair?
How can I tell if vintage fabric (some lovely old printed tablecloths with no labels) is 100% cotton? [more inside]
Can you help me identify these plants? I'm trying to identify 1) the purple flowers, 2) the little white flowers at the bottom, and 3) the big green leaves. [more inside]
How big a problem is forgetting to take my antidepressant every few days? [more inside]
Which doctor should I go to if I think I have an infection in my mouth: a dentist or a physician? [more inside]
I'm depressed. What can I do to keep one small negative experience from spiraling into a cascade of negative thoughts about myself? I'm working on getting into therapy and getting on meds, but I need some strategies that will help me cut these cycles now. [more inside]
I'm trying to find a bedtime picture book I remember from my childhood. Can you help me find it? [more inside]
What is the best way to clean a mattress after bedwetting? [more inside]
Some questions (and some of them are kind of gross) about getting over tonsillitis. [more inside]
One of the stays on my bustier has popped out. How can I repair it? [more inside]
If a rental car's weekly rate is better than the daily rate I'd use for five days, can I rent the car for a week and just return it early? [more inside]
I feel kind of like that scale in "Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art" that determines that Egyptian kid's fate, only I'm not Osiris, and these are books, not souls.
What strategies can I use for culling books? [more inside]
Help me figure out how to get up and to work on time while getting the timing right for my ADD medication and balancing other responsibilities. [more inside]
Frabjous day! My eight-year-old cousin likes biographies. What are good biography resources that are age appropriate? [more inside]
I've got some questions about romance novel blogs. Are there good ones that focus on historical romances, or that look at romances from a feminist perspective? What about blogs that are just plain good (on books or otherwise), and whose writers happen to write about romances from time to time? Are there any bloggers who write about romances and about other kinds of books as well? I'm trying to get a handle on this particular corner of the web, and would appreciate any insight. [more inside]
I want my halloween costume to be (primarily but not exclusively) an elaborate hat, and I want to make it. I have two and a half weeks, and somewhere between $25-$45 to devote to things to put on the base hat (I have a free and/or inexpensive source for various kinds of hats, and so am not factoring that into my expenses). I want it to be clever, to be ridiculous like Marie Antoinette and her wigs, and I want it to be something I can wear all night. What should I do? [more inside]
Why is my website loading slowly, and how can I fix it? [more inside]
Is my wireless router dead? If not, how do I fix it? [more inside]
How can I get off mailing lists for charities (and other non-profits) I never contacted in the first place? [more inside]
I have never managed to properly learn how to play an instrument before. I'd like to be able to accompany myself when I sing, so I'm thinking of getting a ukulele or a guitar. Please help me figure out what I ought to be looking for. [more inside]
How can I make an online tool to show someone whether an image they've uploaded is high enough resolution for print? [more inside]
Give me yer best virgin cocktails—bonus points for ones easily ordered in a bar. [more inside]
Jackson-o-mania (and the nonstop repeats of "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" among his other records) has made me wonder: what disco songs do we still listen to today? Or, in other words, what disco is actually good? Presumably, staying power is some sort of indicator of how good (or, at the very least, how camp) they are.
So I got a little action this weekend with a friend of a friend (yay!). I gave him my phone number, etc., but don't really think I'll ever see him again. How do I keep myself from feeling down about that? [more inside]
How do I reboot myself when I feel like I'm getting nothing done at work? [more inside]
Is there a way to link to a particular spot on a webpage if that webpage doesn't have built in anchors? [more inside]
Should I notify my employer about a possible (but not certain) funeral leave? [more inside]
Help me not work myself into a tizzy about a potential social faux pas. [more inside]
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