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Twitter self-promotion

How do I successfully promote myself via Twitter? [more inside]
posted by Bwithh on Jul 7, 2010 - 17 answers

"And when I awoke, the effulgence of the forest's treehood lay over my iPhone like a baker's glaze."

What can I use to safely remove tree sap from the back of my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Jul 7, 2010 - 6 answers

Garbage In -> Garbage Out

If you use canvas bags when you grocery shop, what do you do with your household garbage? Do you buy purpose-specific trash bags? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Jul 7, 2010 - 42 answers

Compost or cleanse it with fire?

Oh god what is this? [more inside]
posted by saturnine on Jul 7, 2010 - 5 answers

Parallel Turn Strategy???

Does anybody know of a computer game that is what I would call "Parallel Strategy"? That is, it's not realtime in the sense that there are discrete turns, but it's not turn based, because plays are not sequential, but played in parallel (that is, all players make their moves in the alloted time for the turn/round). When the time is over for that round, conflict resolution rules happen...
posted by symbioid on Jul 7, 2010 - 19 answers

How can I reattach my mailbox door?

How can I reattach my mailbox door? It was originally attached with pop rivets (I think) but they rusted. It's a really nice mailbox, and we don't want to replace it. [more inside]
posted by ivey on Jul 7, 2010 - 11 answers

The Dharma Bums...

Traveling, as an 18 year old, alone and without a car. Possible? Plausible? Safe? Help me do this responsibly and mindfully. [more inside]
posted by makethemost on Jul 7, 2010 - 18 answers

Which is the best beach in Los Angeles?

Which is the best beach in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by donajo on Jul 7, 2010 - 13 answers

How should I clean a peed on mattress?

What is the best way to clean a mattress after bedwetting? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jul 7, 2010 - 10 answers

Flying from US-->Canada; where's customs?

I'm a U.S. citizen flying from NYC to Canada via Houston: in which airport will I do immigration and customs? [more inside]
posted by Tin Man on Jul 7, 2010 - 9 answers

Reference Vocals: Is It Worth it?

I'm doing reference vocals for a couple of team songwriters who have recently been signed under a music DJ who works for a major record label. The tracks are good, these guys know their pop music, however they have no money to offer me at the moment. The only things they can offer me is free studio time, access to their songwriters, some music tracks and connections in getting my music to the right people. When I get paid depends if their boss likes the vocals or if an artist picks up the song. Is this a common tactic among new songwriters when they cannot pay their vocalists? How can I make sure I'm getting the best end of this deal or should I walk away?
posted by InterestedInKnowing on Jul 7, 2010 - 2 answers

Typographic poster creator website using words/lyrics

I remember awhile back hearing about a site that allows you to input a bunch of words / lyrics which then creates a typographic poster (most used words being larger, least used being smaller)
posted by lxh on Jul 7, 2010 - 4 answers

I don't want to have someone co-sign my apartment, because I'm a grown ass man.

I make more than enough money to pay the rent, but have no recent rental history. How can I convince apartment complexes I don't need a co-signer? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jul 7, 2010 - 15 answers

Why do I pass out in the middle of the morning?

I pass out in the middle of the morning. Why? [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on Jul 7, 2010 - 25 answers

Fees for rolling over 401k funds?

Should Nationwide have charged me a fee to roll over my 401K to my new employer's plan? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jul 7, 2010 - 5 answers

Why did you leave the city for the country?

As an American who spent most of my life in big cities, I am now moving to the English countryside. I want to hear about other people's experiences with the transition from city to country life and what they do for entertainment.
posted by xyla2000 on Jul 7, 2010 - 23 answers

Seeking second year rent negotiation tips for Menlo Park CA

I'm looking for help negotiating my second year lease renewal monthly rate. How should I hold myself during the negotiation? What should or shouldn't I say? Should I actually go through the trouble of negotiating a lease with an apartment complex across the street, or is it sufficient to quote their price from the advertisement? Also, for a current rent of $1999 and a quote for next year at $2299 what chance is there that I can negotiate $0 increase, $100 increase, $150 increase, etc. [more inside]
posted by pariser on Jul 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Do you know who the Duke of Earl is?

How much awareness do modern UK citizens have of the peerage? [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Jul 6, 2010 - 25 answers

Where does the Humber River trail goto???

Toronto people: How far does the Humber bike/walking path go north/northwest? [more inside]
posted by nerhael on Jul 6, 2010 - 2 answers

Mat It or Crack It?

Basement remodel / cardio equipment question: old unfinished basement had concrete floors. Down there we have all the usual basement 'stuff', plus a cardio setup with a treadmill. Until now, the treadmill was on rubber mats - but we've installed a new porcelain tile floor... [more inside]
posted by matty on Jul 6, 2010 - 4 answers

Rock songs about New York

Help me find some rock songs about New York. I'm travelling to New York in a week and my travel buddy will be inflicting Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z on me at every possible opportunity, so I need a song to counterract it. Preferably in the rock, grunge or metal genres.
posted by Kris10_b on Jul 6, 2010 - 49 answers

Red Lodge or Billings?

If you could stay in Red Lodge, Montana, or Billings, Montana, where would you stay, and why? [more inside]
posted by elder18 on Jul 6, 2010 - 13 answers

And turtles, of course ... all the turtles are free / As turtles, and maybe, all creatures should be.

The youth program I work for has taken in a painted turtle from the wild against my advice. We are very ill-prepared to care for this thing. What advice can you give so I can keep this thing healthy for as long as possible, given the limited resources we have? [more inside]
posted by Think_Long on Jul 6, 2010 - 16 answers

Ayurvedic?

If a packaged food is labeled "ayurvedic" what, if anything, does that imply?
posted by telstar on Jul 6, 2010 - 5 answers

Safe virus recovery?

My computer was infected with Virtumonde a few months ago, and after a lot of failed attempts at removing the infection, I ended up buying a new hard drive and taking the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 7 with a fresh install. Here's where things get a bit worrisome: [more inside]
posted by Merzbau on Jul 6, 2010 - 8 answers

How can I fix my driveway gate so my dog cannot escape under it?

Our driveway is on a very small incline. At the bottom of the driveway, which exits onto the street, is a gate attached to our fence. The gate swings inwards, so when the gate is closed, there is a small gap at the bottom to accommodate the incline when it's fully open. Our dog can escape out of this gap. Other than plugging it with a long piece of scrap wood while we're out with him, how can we solve this problem? [more inside]
posted by barnone on Jul 6, 2010 - 19 answers

Having a (not that) unconventional relationships

I don't want a normal life, I guess, but it'd be nice to have romantic relationships. Is it possible? [more inside]
posted by innocuous_sockpuppet on Jul 6, 2010 - 52 answers

food souvenirs you can't get online

So remember when people used to travel they'd bring back native treats from the places they'd go as souvenirs? With the internet, it seems that many of these things are available online. So sad. Know any treats you still have to go and get? (USA only) [more inside]
posted by SarahWriter on Jul 6, 2010 - 50 answers

How do I improve my ability to read?

How do I improve my ability to read? [more inside]
posted by artlung on Jul 6, 2010 - 16 answers

Road trip/camping with sciatic pain?

Car camping on the California coast with sciatica? Help us find things to do that won't exacerbate the pain. [more inside]
posted by palacewalls on Jul 6, 2010 - 8 answers

I don't believe in Santa anymore anyway.

Help me sort out my fireplace problems. [more inside]
posted by elizardbits on Jul 6, 2010 - 12 answers

if (jasper == petrie)

Will Room and Board's Jasper slipcovers work on Crate and Barrel's Petrie couches? [more inside]
posted by january on Jul 6, 2010 - 2 answers

What's the absolute fastest way to renew a US passport?

What's the absolute fastest way to renew a US passport? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Jul 6, 2010 - 20 answers

Traffic in 2.4Ghz

why does almost every wireless device use the same 2.4Ghz spectrum? [more inside]
posted by escher on Jul 6, 2010 - 12 answers

Dog afraid of the backyard

Our dog has become traumatized by the recent fireworks (I'm in the US, obviously) and is afraid to go outside at night. Even when he is taken outside he doesn't do anything - this results in late night indoor poops. What can I do to get him going in the backyard again? [more inside]
posted by charred husk on Jul 6, 2010 - 16 answers

Are veterinarians doctors?

I just walked past a veterinary clinic in Montreal, and noticed that the names of the veterinarians were printed on the window as "Dr. xxxxxx, m.v." So, are vets doctors?
posted by Premeditated Symmetry Breaking on Jul 6, 2010 - 16 answers

City Mouse Seeks to Shed Fangs, Become More Like Nice PetSmart Mouse

Help a former city mouse cope with becoming a (semi-)involuntary Land-of-K-Marts-and-Pancake-Houses mouse. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Jul 6, 2010 - 35 answers

What's the best software for this task?

What is the best piece of software to do this task? And if it's Access, where can I get a good basics guide for newbies? [more inside]
posted by unannihilated on Jul 6, 2010 - 17 answers

NewDogOwnerFilter: Is it worth the fight?

I adopted an awesome dog from the local Humane Society. The dog is a one year old German Shepherd who is very well behaved (doesn't chew, rarely barks, never steals even when freshly cooked cheeseburgers are left unattended, etc) and already knows basic commands like "sit" and "come" and "heel." The only problem is the "heel" - he was obviously trained to heel to the left and I really want him to heel to my right. The question: is it worth the effort to retrain him and if so how do I accomplish this? More details and some photos below the fold. [more inside]
posted by Bango Skank on Jul 6, 2010 - 14 answers

Crib on a Hard Wood Floor

My son is getting to the escape-from-crib age, and his crib is on a hardwood floor. This worries me. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jul 6, 2010 - 24 answers

Who you callin' UPPITY? I work here, too!

I'm having trouble with people at work that think I don't "know my place." Trouble is, they are the ones that don't "know my place." How to nicely, but firmly turn this around? [more inside]
posted by kidelo on Jul 6, 2010 - 18 answers

Should I up my SSRI dose or try a different brand?

Should I up my SSRI dose or try a different brand?
I've been taking Fluoxetine 20mg for about sixteen months for my anxiety. It's helped a lot in terms of curbing panic attacks and making me less moody, short-tempered and irritable – a huge plus when you're living with someone. My OCD is also much better than pre-Fluox. CBT has also gone a long way in helping me manage the anxiety. [more inside]
posted by New England Cultist on Jul 6, 2010 - 10 answers

How do I go from singlespeed to road bike?

Looking to graduate from singlespeed to road bike. How do I navigate all the options? [more inside]
posted by base_16 on Jul 5, 2010 - 20 answers

The Mrs. wants her toes did!

Where can I get the Mrs. a great pedicure in Austin, TX? [more inside]
posted by Gilbert on Jul 5, 2010 - 6 answers

Where can I volunteer in th MN Twin Cities metro area and get experience relevant to my finance degree?

Where can I volunteer in th MN Twin Cities metro area and get experience relevant to my finance degree? [more inside]
posted by VTX on Jul 5, 2010 - 3 answers

Building and siding repair in (eastern) Toronto?

Looking for for reliable building repair (brickwork/repointing/possible minor damp remediation) and siding contractors in eastern Toronto. The jobs aren't huge, but do need done. [more inside]
posted by scruss on Jul 5, 2010 - 2 answers

What websites am I missing?

What fascinating websites am I missing? I regularly check out salon.com, slate, nytimes, huffingtonpost, reddit, jezebel, & of course metafilter. What websites do you check in on regularly?
posted by cherrybounce on Jul 5, 2010 - 37 answers

Jake the Peg

RS78 L12A. What transistor do I need? [more inside]
posted by run"monty on Jul 5, 2010 - 8 answers

iPad in France

I've got a 3G iPad, and am going to France on holiday and want to be able to use the 3G whilst over there. Any ideas on where I can pick up a 3G sim card for use in France to avoid the roaming charges?
posted by lloyder on Jul 5, 2010 - 5 answers

Why can't I get my Macbook to interface with my Roland piano?

I can't seem to get the MIDI to work on my keyboard/computer. Please hope me. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Jul 5, 2010 - 3 answers

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