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I have $5K to invest. What ought I do with it?

It's from my lovely wife's recent inheritance. It's not a lot, I know, but enough that we don't want to just stick it in the bank. [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on May 26, 2014 - 13 answers

Where should we move?

Mrs. Inamonkeysuit and I like our current situation, but the circumstances are changing and we have decided that we will be moving later in 2014. [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Jan 14, 2014 - 28 answers

Rocket fuel from dirt... Let's cook!

For a book I am ghostwriting, I'm researching how a Mars colony might support itself. Perchlorates in the martian soil can be refined out to produce solid rocket fuel. My question is -- how would the stuff be manufactured? [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Oct 2, 2013 - 9 answers

How to navigate a VA "aid and attendance" pension application?

My father-in-law is a WWII veteran. My wife is trying to get him his Veterans Administration "aid and attendance" pension. But it's such a Kafka-esque process... what are the best resources available to help someone do this? (More after the jump.) [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on May 18, 2013 - 17 answers

What's the tool of choice for building a web-comic site?

I've built many a web site over the years, for corporate use and private individuals and small business, etc -- but never one for a web comic. How do I get started? [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Apr 23, 2013 - 6 answers

Take your drum and beat it... uh, clean it.

I am encountering unexpected difficulties cleaning a kit of PDP drums. I've owned several sets of drums from different manufacturers over the years, but this one is hands-down the biggest pain in the tail to clean. [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Jan 26, 2013 - 3 answers

(Don't) bite me - poisonous snake capture.

How can I -- or more accurately, one of my fictional characters -- grab a poisonous snake without getting bitten? [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Jun 18, 2012 - 11 answers

Help me get a client's video to play on his site

I'm a part-time web designer. I've got some experience with video, but not a lot. I have a writer client who has a video trailer for one of his books. Can anyone tell me what I need to do to get this thing to play nicely with browsers other than IE? Or should I just say the hell with it and put it on YouTube with links? [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Jun 4, 2012 - 12 answers

Writer researching ancient Egypt looking for assistance

I'm researching ancient Egypt for a Middle Grade book, and I'd love to find an expert or two whose brains I can pick. [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on May 10, 2012 - 2 answers

El Norte

Illegal immigrant filter: I'm researching another short story. Civilian militias patrol US borders looking for illegals in the Southwest, but I don't understand the legal underpinnings. [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Jan 27, 2012 - 11 answers

Ringworm?! Are you flipping kidding me?!

Talk to me about ringworm -- our cat has it. This is a first for me. [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Aug 24, 2011 - 6 answers

What would Galileo think?

Would it be possible to make a telescope from two contact lenses? [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Jul 29, 2011 - 14 answers

Old technology filter: Zip disk stuck in drive

I've got a pile of old Zip disks I'd like to investigate... but modern computers haven't got RS232 interfaces, which is what my Zip drive has. Boo! However, I discovered that my wife has a USB ZIp drive! Yay! But there is a problem... [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on May 31, 2011 - 10 answers

Amazing Adventures - You know, for kids.

Rocket Boys? Kavalier and Clay? All Our Yesterdays... [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on May 16, 2011 - 13 answers

Forget old aquaintence...

When did New Year's Day become an official U.S. holiday? [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on May 9, 2011 - 4 answers

Phaa Love Pa!

Is a human-dolphin hybrid genetically possible? [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Apr 16, 2011 - 16 answers

The Tracks of your Phone...

I've had it with my cell provider -- going to a track phone. Will I hate it? [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Mar 3, 2011 - 23 answers

Mass (and volume) murder. How to compute the "body" count?

Help me write yet another science fiction story. I need to figure out the environmental damage resulting from an accidental sewage spill. [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Feb 6, 2011 - 13 answers

Electronic Soma

What would be the best way to propagate alpha waves in an arcology? [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Jan 15, 2011 - 16 answers

Rocks with eyes!?

Another "what book from my childhood was this?" question. [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Dec 19, 2010 - 4 answers

Pinhole camera with a trip or timed shutter: feasible?

Photography filter (no pun): Pinhole camera with a timer -- just digital, or can a timer be rigged for a non-traditional "body"? [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Nov 23, 2010 - 5 answers

Did the earth move for you?

Pacific NW geology filter: How savvy are locals about the Cascadia Earthquake of 1700? How about the OWL? [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Nov 4, 2010 - 32 answers

Find the missing sexbot!

Oh great and powerful hive mind, please help me concoct (another) near-future science fiction story. [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Aug 4, 2010 - 25 answers

Who was this artist?

I'm an illustrator looking for more material from an artist whose work I admire. The problem is -- I don't know his/her name. [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Jul 9, 2010 - 9 answers

Auto Ad Search

Remember that old car advertisement in the Saturday Evening Post...? [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Jun 12, 2010 - 9 answers

What is the universe expanding into?

What is the universe expanding into? [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on May 12, 2010 - 31 answers

Say termites took over your mind...

Could an AI zombify another? [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Jul 27, 2009 - 13 answers

Great writing about soccer?

Soccerfilter: where would I find the best descriptions of game play? [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on May 16, 2009 - 13 answers

U3 - shoot me now!

I have two U3 "smart" drives. I find the pop-up windows they generate on insertion into a USB port incredibly annoying. How do I get rid of the damn U3 mojo? [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on May 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Changing domain servers: easy-peasy, or fraught with hidden danger?

My inamorata works for a company that is, surprise surprise, experiencing economic difficulties. One area where they are hurting is web hosting. Their site is costing them about $600 a month, which is waaay out of line for their site: html with some Flash, nothing special, not even any video. It changes rarely. What I want to do is to take over maintaining this site and save them a bunch of money. [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Feb 23, 2009 - 15 answers

Does not compute

Home computer hosed - what means this message: "load needed DLLS for kernal" ? [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Feb 2, 2009 - 11 answers

Who's been sleeping in my bed, and what business is it of yours?

Fundamentalist sister coming to visit; won't stay at our place because we are not married! [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Oct 27, 2008 - 34 answers

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