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Android Widget that displays Google Spreadsheet data?

Is there an Android Widget that will allow me to display a subset of data from Google Spreadsheets? I keep track of my budget in a spreadsheet, and I would like to display the balances in a quick way on my phone without actually having to open the Google Sheets application. [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Sep 20, 2014 - 3 answers

excel numbering questin

In excel, I want to increase a number in sequential rows by one every three numbers. Is there a way to do this quickly, for about 5000 rows? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on May 22, 2014 - 7 answers

Question about Gift Tax

Regarding the gift tax, the IRS indicates that a gift does not count against the annual exclusion ($14,000), and is not taxable against the giver, if it is gifted towards a tuition payment. Would this also be the case if it was gifted to pay a student loan for someone directly to their lending institution?
posted by SpacemanStix on Apr 25, 2014 - 7 answers

powering video card in a new computer

I bought a new computer and realized that the power supply does not have a dedicated six pin cable for my video card. It does, however, have two sata cables coming from it (like this) that are situated in reserve for an extra bay device and also an extra hard drive. Can I use an adapter to sufficient convert them as a power source for a six pin Radeon HD 6850? If so, would it require a converter for both sata connections, or just one?
posted by SpacemanStix on Mar 12, 2014 - 17 answers

Awesome books from 2013?

What are some well reviewed books in 2013 that blow my socks off? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Nov 29, 2013 - 19 answers

Mama's Going to Buy You a Mockingbird Book

I'm trying to track down a book from my childhood that is a version of the Mama's Going to Buy You a Mockingbird song. [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Nov 3, 2013 - 6 answers

Work Productivity as a Game

Is there software that allows you to treat work productivity like a game? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Feb 22, 2013 - 8 answers

Antique Clock Repair

I need to have repairs done on an antique clock in the Los Angeles area, but I'm unsure who would be reputable. Does anyone have any recommendations regarding a good place to get an initial estimate? Or is there a way to find good reviews for this kind of sevice? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Nov 8, 2012 - 6 answers

Emissions problem and low oil

My car, for the first time in 12 years, did not pass an emissions inspection in California. Right before this, my oil light had started to periodically blink. On inspection, my oil was very (very) low. I filled it back up after the test. What are the chances that this caused the high emissions levels? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Oct 2, 2012 - 16 answers

How does one monitor accreditation for a school?

How does one monitor accreditation for a school at a university? A job description lists monitoring accreditation standards for a school -- both regionally and also with a particular accrediting body for that discipline (say, like APA for psychology). It also must take into account oversight of extension campus accreditation. What would you assume this responsibility requires? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Aug 10, 2012 - 6 answers

Memorize 4500 words in eight days?

Is it possible to memorize 4500 words verbatim in 8 days? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on May 30, 2012 - 13 answers

I wish I could see you more often.

My life is very, very busy. My wife and daughter and I have decided that for the time being, we'll make some sacrifices, mainly in terms of time, to realize some important things for our family. What sorts of things can I do for them, in the "in-between" moments when scurrying around, that will let them know how much I appreciate and am thinking about them? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Nov 10, 2011 - 18 answers

Uniqueness of Apple hardware designs?

I've heard/read quite a bit about how Steve Wozniak's designs for the Apple were unique and elegant (e.g., Revolution in the Valley, or here.) In layman's terms, what were examples of his designs, compared to other conventions of the day? What about them incited admiration?
posted by SpacemanStix on Oct 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Looking for a move...

Looking for a movie, and I can't remember what it is. [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Aug 29, 2011 - 6 answers

Program to display animated .gif file

Is there a program that would allow me to display an animated .gif on a Windows desktop? I envision it as looking similar to Windows' Slide Show widget, with a simple border, but with the ability to display the animated image file.
posted by SpacemanStix on Jul 30, 2011 - 5 answers

Academic Articles or Books in German

Is there a listing of academic books or articles in German that have not yet been translated into English? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Jun 13, 2011 - 8 answers

Middle English Meaning of Chaumbir

In middle english, how is chaumbir translated? Is it a variation or inflected form of chaumber (meaning bedroom)?
posted by SpacemanStix on May 24, 2011 - 5 answers

Literary device?

Is there a name for a literary device that states something using very sparse details, yet the observant reader knows there is a history behind it that informs the situation in a significant way? I'm not thinking of understatement (as this seems to be more about irony) or paralipsis. It would be a simple, unadorned statement of reality, almost in passing, that carries deeper implications for the narrative than may be realized by the unobservant reader. What would I call this?
posted by SpacemanStix on May 5, 2011 - 24 answers

100+ dice

Are there any fun games that are played with a lot of dice at one time? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Mar 11, 2011 - 15 answers

strange monitor distortion

Any idea what might be happening to my monitor? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Feb 1, 2011 - 9 answers

Charger for a Zenith DVP615 DVD player

Does anyone know of a place in the Los Angeles area where I can buy an AC power adapter/charger for a Zenith DVP615 portable DVD player? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Oct 1, 2010 - 6 answers

How about "skyline" or "in the distance"...

When a book is reviewed by an editor, do they look for words that are repeated too much? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Sep 17, 2010 - 10 answers

Security Deposit Blues

A question about our security deposit in the state of California. [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Sep 1, 2010 - 13 answers

look, backwards with no hands...

Where can I find California state laws regarding driving a vehicle in reverse? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Aug 19, 2010 - 6 answers

French articles online?

Where can I find good academic articles written in French online? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Jul 13, 2010 - 9 answers

Tax credit now or next year?

We are purchasing a home, which should close by the end of the month. We have also finished our taxes for the year. We will qualify for the $8000 first time home buyer tax credit. Is it possible to amend our taxes and get the credit for the 2009 tax year, even though we completed the purchase in 2010? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Mar 17, 2010 - 5 answers

Well hello, my little friend.

We are buying a condo, and we just did the home inspection today. While there, a small cockroach (and possibly a second one) scurried out from a lower level cabinet. Should this be a dealbreaker, or can they adequately be dealt with? In most every respect, the condo struck me as being pretty clean and in good shape. I live in LA, and from what we've been told, this is a pretty normal pest problem.
posted by SpacemanStix on Mar 9, 2010 - 19 answers

The Big Book of Amazing Facts

I'm looking for a book from my childhood. [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Feb 26, 2010 - 8 answers

Processor Upgrade

I'm interesting in upgrading the processor on my computer, but I'm having a hard time getting good information on how to determine a viable upgrade. [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Jan 6, 2010 - 10 answers

That movies used to look so good...

Would it be correct to say that with digital technology, we don't have to worry about movies and TV becoming faded and washed out over time like they used to? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Jul 9, 2009 - 14 answers

$25 ticket turned into $426

Is it worth showing up in court to see if a citation fee (that I don't contest) might be reduced? I live in Los Angeles county. [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Jun 4, 2009 - 8 answers

Looking for a speedier Hard Drive

I'd like to upgrade to a speedier HD for gaming, as I'd like to eliminate some lag in the texture loading. Could someone help me understand the performance difference between two drives? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on May 20, 2009 - 23 answers

Please help me remember a videogame from my childhood

I'm trying to remember the name of a video game I played in the late 80's or early 90's. [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Apr 15, 2009 - 4 answers

Please help me improve my reading comprehension on the GRE

I need some advice on how to do better on reading comprehension questions in the verbal section of the GRE. [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Mar 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Blinker stopped working on my 2000 Dodge Neon

My blinker on my 2000 Dodge Neon has been working only intermittently. Could this be a fuse issue, or would it not be working at all? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Dec 31, 2008 - 10 answers

Examples of Epic Storytelling

What are some of the best examples of epic storytelling that have taken place? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on May 21, 2008 - 56 answers

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