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Salary (Re-)Negotiation?

I'm on the hunt for a new job and, because I'm an idiot, low-balled myself when Company A asked for my intended salary. Which they happily seemed to accept without any protest. [more inside]
posted by prufrock on Jun 14, 2016 - 12 answers

California to Santiago, Chile by car? Uh, nope?

A family friends daughter & brand new husband (in their early twenties) are planning on driving down from Cali to Santiago, Chile. Yes, for serious. in one of those hippie WV vans. I'm worried they'll be kidnapped or something! Looking for some stories/info/advice to hopefully make them rethink how they might do this trip. [more inside]
posted by speakeasy on Jun 14, 2016 - 25 answers

Which 80's Anime/Cartoon Am I Forgetting?

With the remake of Voltron, I've gotten that nostalgiac bite. But there's something I don't quite remember. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by BenevolentActor on Jun 14, 2016 - 7 answers

two weeks = nine months, to lawyer up or no?

During recovery from complex PTSD, I am presented with the alternative to suffer in one of two different ways. Which do I choose? [more inside]
posted by The Noble Goofy Elk on Jun 14, 2016 - 15 answers

driving instructor bookers?

Is there an Uber for learning how to drive a manual car in the UK? The driving school market has collapsed and it is very difficult to find anyone at the moment.
posted by parmanparman on Jun 14, 2016 - 3 answers

Not enthused about sibling's engagement. What to say?

My older brother just proposed to his girlfriend of ~1 year. Red flags have gone off at every turn in his rapidly-progressing relationship with her. Yesterday, he sent a message to me and my parents announcing his intentions to propose, and then it happened before I got a chance to talk with him. My question is, how do I respond to him? More details and a TWIST! inside. [more inside]
posted by Slater Sheldahl on Jun 13, 2016 - 61 answers

Some guy made a website fifteen years ago about cultural assumptions

There was a website I first enjoyed around 1998. I am pretty sure it was still around circa 2010. Here's what I remember: [more inside]
posted by blnkfrnk on Jun 13, 2016 - 2 answers

How to draw like a medieval illustrator

Are there any books/guides/tutorials out there on medieval drawing techniques? (I mean this kind of thing.) Ideally it would have some kind of step-by-step for a basic illustration.
posted by danteGideon on Jun 13, 2016 - 7 answers

How to cut out the pretension and make new friends.

I'm currently 26. Mentally capable, polite, reserved, and forthright. And most everyone bugs the fuck out of me. I'd like to not experience that! [more inside]
posted by Philipschall on Jun 12, 2016 - 81 answers

Extracting Text from PDF WITHOUT also extracting images

I'm looking for an easy, free way to extract text only from a very large PDF file and create a word document. [more inside]
posted by firemonkey on Jun 12, 2016 - 11 answers

Facebook Tag for Event =Pretenditation?

My older sister tagged me and my three kids about a fundraising event she was doing. No other communication about said event. None of us responded. The day after the event she expressed she was hurt and disappointed we didn't show or rsvp. [more inside]
posted by yes I said yes I will Yes on Jun 12, 2016 - 24 answers

Is this a 4 or an 11?

DH got an estimate for an upcoming medical procedure and the handwriting is unclear whether the amount due is $422.13 or $1,122.13. [more inside]
posted by morganannie on Jun 12, 2016 - 60 answers

What is this marvelous academic cap?

I was at the UCLA graduation ceremony for the School of Engineering, and throughout the entire ceremony I was mesmerized by the academic dress that one of the professors was wearing - specifically, his cap. It was a vibrant blue, and looked like it might have been a fez, but I can't say for sure because the top rim of the cap had a blue satin fringe that extended the entire length of the cap. On top, there was a very large pompon. It wasn't a tam, it was something rigid and tall. [more inside]
posted by queensissy on Jun 12, 2016 - 7 answers

Happy Forgot a Website Day!

There was once a website called something like "You Look Nice Today" that had fake first-world-problem entries for every day, along the lines of "Happy Left Your ID at the Overpriced Bar Day," followed by little second-person ficlets that may or may not have related to the day. Do you remember what this website was actually called, and do you have a link to it (or to its archive if it's defunct)?
posted by infinitewindow on Jun 12, 2016 - 5 answers

Insure my laptop -- against myself?

Can I insure a computer against my own foolishness, e.g. spilling a glass of water on it? [more inside]
posted by LonnieK on Jun 11, 2016 - 11 answers

A thoroughly modern magi

A young heterosexual couple in San Francisco try to give each other gifts for their anniversary. They give up something of value to themselves to buy each other a gift, but when the exchange occurs they realize that what they bought for the other is dependent on something the other has already given up. What have they given each other, and what have they lost? [more inside]
posted by permiechickie on Jun 11, 2016 - 22 answers

How to get out of a coaching agreement?

Almost halfway through a six-month coaching agreement, I've made my relationship with my coach somewhat uncomfortable, and I just want out. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by Guelder on Jun 11, 2016 - 19 answers

This happens more than I even want to admit to myself

Caught my cat lapping from my glass. I sigh, grab myself another glass of water and continue about my business. But then... [more inside]
posted by Dressed to Kill on Jun 11, 2016 - 51 answers

AA Ethics/Options for concerned family

Chris lives is in a far-off state and needs help with accountability in overcoming addiction and other personal/financial issues. Family is at wit's end and wants to help but cannot travel. We are currently limited to what Chris shares, and all parties know that that's not good enough. [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Jun 11, 2016 - 12 answers

What is this coin/token?

We were letting the kids dig through our mountain of foreign coins today. They came up with this one and we have no idea where it's from or what it is. [more inside]
posted by moosedogtoo on Jun 10, 2016 - 5 answers

Nonsense Characters When Attempting Sign In To Facebook Or LinkedIn?

Pretty much just like it says. Sometimes, but not always, when I try to sign in to Facebook/LinkedIn (or go to the page if I had been there recently and hadn't signed out) I can only see garbage characters, such as this: ßW•½ÎŒä¤Õ ‘²pþþ8®Ç:ïy]ö}Ÿ¿$ÒSoå¾^buµë¯+vy©ª¦YÆ„%Ààz>. It fills the page. I've tried logging in using Firefox and Chrome with these results, but oddly I can get in with Edge. Thoughts?
posted by purplesludge on Jun 10, 2016 - 4 answers

Help me identify this modern architectural painter/artist

I saw one of this artist's pieces at SF MoMA back in 2011. It was like an isometric or orthographic view of a rooftop or several adjacent rooftops. There may have been water towers or rooftop vents, etc. The colors were bright but unsaturated like sky blue and rust orange, it had a 60s/70s vibe to it. [more inside]
posted by JauntyFedora on Jun 10, 2016 - 6 answers

Down in a Hole

I'm stuck in a hole in Minecraft. Is there a way out of this mess? [more inside]
posted by Parasite Unseen on Jun 10, 2016 - 10 answers

Calling Londoners of Mefi - Is this a reasonable commute?

Is it feasible to commute from Bethnal Green to Peckham Road, Camberwell? [more inside]
posted by mymbleth on Jun 10, 2016 - 6 answers

Was this weird?

Just last week I posted a question about friendships and how I am not so great with them. I mentioned in the question that I can meet new people easily, can have great convos, can be charming, sustaining friendships can be hard. I was thinking about this.. maybe its true? I wanted to run a situation by you MEFIs that’s been causing me a shiz ton of anxiety. Something like this happens once every month or two. [more inside]
posted by rhythm_queen on Jun 10, 2016 - 41 answers

Gifts for my gay husband

My husband is a gay man. I am a straight woman. This is not a problem. Finding a birthday present is the problem. [more inside]
posted by chausette puppette on Jun 9, 2016 - 27 answers

How do I make a VBA macro run "silently" in the background?

I have a macro in an excel sheet that successfully displays or hides tabs in the workbook based on the value in a particular cell. I'm pleased with this! There's a problem, though... [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Jun 9, 2016 - 1 answer

Was I "getting to know you" too hard on a first date?

A woman, who I met through the gym and who eagerly interacted with me on social media and dating sites, told me the day after a first date (that I initiated) that she felt weird about dating someone from the gym. What did I do/not do/say that completely changed her mind about me? Was I asking too many deep questions for a first date? [more inside]
posted by modernman on Jun 9, 2016 - 67 answers

Chinese Please

Can anyone translate the Chinese characters on this vase? I don't think it's valuable, but maybe it says something other than "Made in China"?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium on Jun 9, 2016 - 4 answers

Can you recommend a decent, fairly cheap, paring knife?

My paring knives keep disappearing. I need a couple, either new or vintage. I'm looking for something that feels decent, not a chintzy little one. Not Made in China would be preferable. I really don't want serrated ones. I like nice solid black handles but it's not mandatory. Budget is $25-50 for 3-5 of them ideally. I'm fine with buying used ones on eBay if you have suggestions.
posted by Slinga on Jun 9, 2016 - 29 answers

How do I create an automated copyright line in WordPress?

I'm still a novice at WordPress, and I know next to nothing about PHP, so forgive me if I use the wrong terminology for anything. How do I make a function that displays an author's name and the year to automatically generate a copyright line? [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Jun 9, 2016 - 4 answers

How do I coffee?

Staying at an AirBnB and they provided a French press which I've never seen before and can't quite figure out how to use. The plunger has two separate filter-y parts and most perplexing is the fact that there is no spout, so if you put water and coffee in the main part and press it as usual there seems to be no way to pour your coffee (you can try to pour, but only a thin dribble comes out). [more inside]
posted by EmilyFlew on Jun 9, 2016 - 6 answers

How to prevent online spending with Apple TV

I'm asking for a dying friend's caregiver. We want to give him his Apple TV, but are concerned about the potential for online spending (and exposure to fraud). We want to figure out if it's possible to prevent online spending through Apple TV (or another platform). I know there are parental locks possible, but I think that will mean he can't purchase movies and music, which we'd like to allow. [more inside]
posted by Gorgik on Jun 8, 2016 - 12 answers

Exercise @ Gym for Severe Depression & Brain Shift

I am looking for input or even some plans that might help me keep on track and ultimately get my brain and body in better shape. My main goal is the brain shift and habit and then if I lose weight that is awesome. [more inside]
posted by chicaboom on Jun 8, 2016 - 14 answers

Looking for dog foster care

How do I work this? My dog, a wonderful black lab/dalmatian mixed breed, needs companionship for a few months while I'm in recovery... [more inside]
posted by nj_subgenius on Jun 8, 2016 - 12 answers

Does my malware finder have malware?

I installed Malwarebytes on my home machine, and it immediately found what it identified as a Trojan inside its own folder. I'm trying to figure out whether this could be a conflict with Norton, or whether it's something worse. [more inside]
posted by Linda_Holmes on Jun 8, 2016 - 9 answers

Social media event/hashtag display on the cheap?

The small natural history museum I work at is looking for a way to let visitors tag photos on instagram (or twitter, or facebook, or whatever, but instagram is the one they asked me about) with a hashtag about our upcoming temporary exhibit, to be displayed on a 60" display in the gallery. The exhibit opens next week. The service we used for this last time shut down last week. All the other services I can find either have no moderation tools or are super expensive. Help? [more inside]
posted by hades on Jun 7, 2016 - 6 answers

Identify round metal whatsit thingamabobber?

It's mostly flat, and short metal sticks come out of the edges when you turn the top knob. [more inside]
posted by Edna Million on Jun 7, 2016 - 5 answers

Available comics for non-reading young girl w/ strong visual story

Looking for comic title for non-reading young girl with strong visual narrative. [more inside]
posted by BDoyon on Jun 7, 2016 - 12 answers

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What restaurant is this? My first thought was Chic-Fil-A or Five Guys, but the cup wasn't match and I can't think of any other fast food restaurants with that color scheme.
posted by michaelh on Jun 7, 2016 - 10 answers

Hack my sangria party!

I am hosting an event tomorrow at a nonprofit and have promised a free sangria bar. I have three types of sangria in mind, but in the interest of saving money, I'm wondering if I can buy fewer ingredients that I can duplicate over two or all three recipes. I'm getting overwhelmed by all the potential combinations, plus a general lack of knowledge on how different liquors will mingle with certain fruit/wine flavors. Help! [more inside]
posted by a.steele on Jun 7, 2016 - 22 answers

ISO a backpack-y convertible backpack tote

I am looking for a convertible backpack/tote bag that leans more toward the backpack end, i.e. a backpack with tote bag straps rather than a tote bag with backpack straps. Examples: [more inside]
posted by btfreek on Jun 7, 2016 - 10 answers

IoT toy for busy teacher/parent? Nabztag in 2016?

My sister didn't persevere through Lego Mindstorms NXT setup, so what kind of interactive, maybe internet-connected toy could I get her? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Jun 6, 2016 - 4 answers

Please help me understand this Dalek joke

On the cover of the most recent issue of the British satirical newspaper Private Eye are a series of Brexit jokes. One shows a Dalek saying, "sorry luv, I've dried." I don't get it, can anyone explain?
posted by johngoren on Jun 6, 2016 - 3 answers

Gift ideas for an overworked, overscheduled preteen?

Looking for a gift that could help a young girl deal gracefully with the stress of her teen years. [more inside]
posted by Anyamatopoeia on Jun 6, 2016 - 21 answers

Stickers on a MBP and heat

How will stickers/decals on the lid of my (2014-ish) MacBook Pro impact the heat dissipation? Major impedence, or negligible?
posted by curious nu on Jun 5, 2016 - 3 answers

ISO better Linux laptop

Last year I took my old Acer Aspire One and replaced Windows with Kubuntu, and in general I was quite pleased. I have been carrying it around in my backpack with my work Windows laptop. I use it for personal/educational development projects, and in general things that go easier on a laptop than a tablet (real keyboard, larger hard drive and screen, standard *nix software, etc.) [more inside]
posted by forthright on Jun 5, 2016 - 12 answers

Shoes & Lunch

My cousin's coming to Toronto to go to the Bata Shoe Museum with me next Saturday. We'd like to have lunch before we check out the shoes of antiquity. Can any recommend a good and inexpensive place for us to have lunch in the Bloor & St. George area?
posted by orange swan on Jun 4, 2016 - 11 answers

Dealing with a compulsive liar...run away or confront?

I met a person that I really enjoy the company of, and feel a very strong connection with. On the other hand, they're a compulsive liar and extremely manipulative. It's gotten to the point where I don't know what is truth and what are lies and having to keep track of it is becoming an obnoxious, draining task that is putting a strain on things. What is my best course of action? [more inside]
posted by Young Kullervo on Jun 4, 2016 - 45 answers

Help me support a friend who will not have a kid?

I have a very good friend who has tried most ways to have a child of her own. (Adoption is not really a possibility as she is not partnered). The ways she has tried have all failed, and she has had medical advice that she is "at the end of the road". Have you been told you won't ever conceive? What did your friends say that helped? Or not say? [more inside]
posted by esto-again on Jun 4, 2016 - 27 answers

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