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Upgrading and buying new Apple gear.

In what order should I make my Apple purchases? Any advantages or disadvantages to buying an iPad now and waiting on an iPhone 4s till July? Should I swap the order? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Dec 21, 2011 - 18 answers

The Hangover, Pt. 2.5

After a weekend of trying to act like I was 20 again, what can I do in the next 2 hours and 24 hours to make hasten my recovery? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Jun 21, 2011 - 39 answers

Overcoming panic and fear

How do you keep something negative looming over your head from destroying your day and keeping you from doing what you need to? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Mar 30, 2011 - 12 answers

A little bit of southern charm to the northern tundra.

I want to to purchase a tacky-ish tube dress like you see at college football games in the south, but for a team in the north that definitely doesn't have anything like this commercially available, as a gift. Where do I get this done? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Feb 23, 2011 - 13 answers

What should I write every day?

I need to write a lot to break this mental block that I have- but what should I write? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Jan 10, 2011 - 18 answers

How to engage students while taking time for individuals?

I'm teaching a college course where I have to lecture to a full class, yet use portions of the class time to work with smaller groups while some people sit around, waiting. How do I not waste their time, or make them feel disengaged from the course? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Sep 1, 2010 - 8 answers

Turning a small closet into a productivity wonderland.

How do I make a small storage closet of an office livable for the next year? What kind of space saving measures/organizational things can I buy to make this work and keep myself sane? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Aug 25, 2010 - 9 answers

Digging yourself out of a mental hole.

I'm in a hole, and I keep digging. I'm behind on numerous things, and I just bury my head until problems become unbearable. Help me pull some dirt into this hole (without me in it) and lay down some concrete so this doesn't happen again. [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Aug 2, 2010 - 39 answers

Synthesizing research and keeping it all straight.

How do you organize research so that you can synthesize it later while writing your literature review? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Jul 21, 2010 - 16 answers

Wallet Minimalism.

My wallet is bloated, stretched, and dying. I'm looking for something more slim and functional. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Jul 8, 2010 - 53 answers

Upgrading an Inspiron 9300 hard drive.

Question on upgrading my getting-on-ancient Dell Inspiron 9300's hard drive - what kind of drive do I need, and is there an actual limit to what I can throw in it? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Jun 10, 2010 - 7 answers

How to grill sausages properly?

I've come into possession of several bison sausages, but I'm awful at cooking sausages on a grill. How do I do this properly? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Apr 21, 2010 - 20 answers

Shoes for the tragically unhip.

Can you recommend some stylish men's shoes in brown and black for a graduate student with a variety of needs? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Mar 4, 2010 - 23 answers

Do I really want to read my prof's Music blog?

What uses of blogs and technology have you seen in undergraduate classes that didn't feel tacked on or useless? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Jan 11, 2010 - 18 answers

Type, copy, click, paste, type, copy, click...

I've been manually sending out emails about test results and then entering them into a database - is there a way to automate so part of this process? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Dec 2, 2009 - 10 answers

Yet another Friday night...

GoodTimesFilter: Instead of going out and being social, I tend to make excuses, saying I need to stay in to complete work - which I often don't actually complete, due to procrastination and distraction issues. How I can quiet this negative voice, and go out to have a good time? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Nov 20, 2009 - 11 answers

Caution: Contents Under Pressure.

I'm being overloaded with information in my academic and digital lives - how do I separate the signal from the noise? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Nov 10, 2009 - 11 answers

The First Few Days of Adderall XR

AdderallFilter: I've just started a new prescription, and I'm wondering about some of the effects and what I should be feeling. [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Oct 28, 2009 - 15 answers

Two rings become one... or two...

My wife's birthday is at the end of October, and I want to do something with two rings that we used to wear before we got married. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Oct 8, 2009 - 9 answers

I spy a mullet and a TO jersey!

ScavengerHuntFilter: My friends and I are attending the excellentness that is the Texas State Fair sometime in the coming weeks. Last year, we enjoyed simply taking in the craziness and consuming the large quantities of fried foods. This year, we want to do a scavenger hunt - that is, taking pictures of certain things that are often seen (and perhaps not so often seen) at a state fair. Any ideas as to what should be on the list? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Sep 30, 2009 - 18 answers

Too much time, too much to do.

TemporalFilterRedux: I've got about two weeks (starting today) before my graduate classes kick back up. I have a bunch of things I need to take care of between now and then, in no particular order. I've always had a problem with time management (as previous questions of mine demonstrate), so I'm looking for advice on how to deal with this two week block, and how to make sure that I get everything, and don't just sit around, watching TV. [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Aug 10, 2009 - 24 answers

Portable computers not so portable...

LaptopSetUpFilter: Between my wife and I, we have two laptops that spend unequal amounts of time in different rooms. We can't seem to figure out a system where laptops and cords and everything else get strung around between two rooms. Advice/personal experiences requested. [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Jul 23, 2009 - 21 answers

Michael, Row The Boat Ashore...

TwangFilter: I've got about 2.5 months to pick up guitar. I'm not looking to play Stairway - I need to play chords and sing along, basically. Mostly folksy songs. What books/methods are best for learning? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Jul 14, 2009 - 16 answers

Vodka + Watermelon = Crazy Delicious

SummerSnackFilter: In an attempt to relive certain college days, I purchased a watermelon and a handle of cheap vodka. Cut hole, insert bottle, and in 24 hours, deliciousness, right? Wrong. Can the tipsy hive mind tell me where I went wrong? And other things that I can make along these lines? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Jul 4, 2009 - 17 answers

Play me a song, you're the piano man...

PianoFilter: So, it's a bit embarrassing, but I'm a music grad student, and I can't play piano. Now, I'm coming upon my piano proficiency test in a few weeks, and I'm panicking. I need to play and memorize two piano bits in hymn style (bass notes in left hand, melody/chords in right), and I just can't seem to make it all work. Help? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Apr 18, 2009 - 14 answers

Where's Magneto when you need him...

I have an external hard drive that I'm sending back to the manufacturer due to an issue. I already have all of the data off of it, but (thankfully), a few days after I got the data, the thing is dead. The question: how do I erase all of the data off of it even if I can't boot it up? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Apr 6, 2009 - 10 answers

5 Hours later...

TemporalDisturbanceFilter: I seem to lose time. Or, more specifically, I'm one of those people that needs to get a bunch of things done, but I can easily sit on my laptop and play flash games for what turns into 4 hours. How do I break this habit/get my stuff together? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Mar 18, 2009 - 34 answers

*thud* *thud* *thud* *thud*

BubbleGumPopFilter: My deep shame as a professional musician is that I love European bubblegum techno pop music. I've heard a bunch, but I'm craving more - what should I be listening to? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Mar 9, 2009 - 28 answers

You've Got Marriage!

WeddingFilter: We're trying to coordinate a wedding with guests from across the country and taking place in California while we live in Texas. My fiancee wants me to put up a wedding website with the relevant details. What kind of website should I use, and what should be on there? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Nov 14, 2008 - 18 answers

Like the one ring, but with less evil.

EngagementRingFilter: I'm coming upon that time in my life - I'm going to buy a ring and propose to my wonderful girlfriend. My problem is, though, that no matter how much I look up, and what I read, I still can't wrap my head around buying an actual ring. She wants something like this, but I can't see to find anything. Help! [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Oct 3, 2008 - 32 answers

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