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Is it appropriate to thank a judge?

On Tuesday, voters removed three Iowa judges from office after they legalized same-sex marriage. I'd like to write those judges, thanking them for their service and their brave decision. Is this appropriate?
posted by Sfving on Nov 4, 2010 - 21 answers

The un-wedding your wedding could smell like?

Cheap, awesome wedding ideas for a small group? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Nov 4, 2010 - 19 answers

Why doesn't this Cash Flow Statement seem right? Is it me?

I'm helping a friend go over some financials of a small business . I have a *little* accounting training but am definitely not in accounting. My question is about indirect Cash Flow Statements. In the attempt to understand Cash Flow Statements enough to help, I'm running into a roadblock about Net Income and my understanding of how it's applied to the Cash Flow Statement. [more inside]
posted by edjusted on Nov 4, 2010 - 7 answers

Is there some way to create a watermark template for all outgoing Outlook email?

I want to format my Office Outlook Professional 2003 edition to include a watermark for each outgoing email. I searched around and found ways to insert graphics into the signature part but nothing on creating a watermark over which we can send email. Is it even possible? Thanks.
posted by holdenjordahl on Nov 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Best backup for a mac?

Backup disk/external hardrive advice for a non-techy with a mac. [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Nov 4, 2010 - 22 answers

Fun or interesting materials for easy-to-make custom pickguard?

Help me think of creative-but-cheap-and-easy-to-work-with materials I can use to make a pickguard for my new, cheap, Strat-like guitar. Challenge: I have virtually no access to specialized tools much beyond an X-Acto knife/utility knife, drill, and file. [more inside]
posted by dilettanti on Nov 4, 2010 - 9 answers

Calling all pro/amateur fire investigators

What caused this strange candle behavior? [more inside]
posted by citywolf on Nov 4, 2010 - 11 answers

Diner Mugs For Dollars

I'm investigating the feasibility of offering coffee mugs as incentive-gifts for donations to a boarding school. Does anyone have experience with such a thing? [more inside]
posted by partner on Nov 4, 2010 - 8 answers

Using an orchards-worth of apples?

What to do with an orchards-worth of apples? I have access to a semi-abandoned orchard (it's maintained, but no-one uses the fruit), and it seems a pity to have all the fruit rot; there's still a fair amount left on the trees. [more inside]
posted by Jakob on Nov 4, 2010 - 29 answers

Symon doesnt say

I'm trying to find a way to hack/mod the Symon Netbrites. I can pick up one or two locally, from what I've read they need a server and expensive software. But here http://www2.symon.com/general/NetBrite-Brochure.pdf They have serial ports, any ideas how to go about breaking them?
posted by tropikal on Nov 4, 2010 - 0 answers

Sign language DVDs - for babies

I'm looking for recommendations for instructional sign language DVDs for babies. [more inside]
posted by thehmsbeagle on Nov 4, 2010 - 9 answers

One hundred memories...

Our 10-year wedding anniversary is coming up in 2 weeks. I'm compiling a list of 100 (or maybe more) memories. How can I present the list to my husband? [more inside]
posted by georgiabloom on Nov 4, 2010 - 17 answers

Mrs. Todd would know what to do.

On a keyboard, can I map a key combination (Ctrl+C) to a single key? [more inside]
posted by eunoia on Nov 4, 2010 - 6 answers

Where in the Caribbean/Central America to go in late November?

Where in the Caribbean, Mexico, or Central America should I go in late November? [more inside]
posted by xiaolongbao on Nov 4, 2010 - 8 answers

Is my SO's behavior extreme stoicism? Or disinterest?

How do I figure out if my SO is a stoic or disinterested? I get relatively minor red flags that may or may not add up to a big one, and I do not want to stay in a relationship with someone who is not as interested in me as I in them. Possibly over-analysis inside. [more inside]
posted by Hey nonny nonny mouse on Nov 4, 2010 - 48 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

A "stopping" problem

24 year old man and wetting my pants (well, sort of). [more inside]
posted by glenno86 on Nov 4, 2010 - 14 answers

You pay for WHAT?

What things would you would never consider paying money for, once you learned how easy it was to do/make/fix yourself? [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Nov 4, 2010 - 102 answers

What option should my friend take in dealing with a hospital mix up?

My friend was in the hospital and a surgeon delivered the wrong (and devastating news to the family). How should we handle the situation? [more inside]
posted by Felex on Nov 3, 2010 - 43 answers

Should I buy another candelabra?

Does Kwanzaa really exist? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Nov 3, 2010 - 33 answers

What is a good tape to use for masking curves when painting?

I was wondering if anyone knew a good tape to use for masking curves when painting? [more inside]
posted by austinlee on Nov 3, 2010 - 9 answers

What am I in for during a home renovation?

What is standard etiquette/SOP for an owner to extend a contractor during a home renovation? What can I generally expect to happen to my life? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by rainbaby on Nov 3, 2010 - 26 answers

How do I use nested COUNTIF statements inbetween Excel worksheets?

Excel Filter: If, Count and Sum functions, oh my! I need help creating a function that will search between worksheet B, and if certain conditions are met, count the sum of cells in another column (also in worksheet B) and return that result in column A. Mock Excel workbook enclosed! [more inside]
posted by VT@MU on Nov 3, 2010 - 9 answers

FB page tagging 101

Facebook filter: Asking for a friend. If you're an admin for a page, is there anyway you can change settings so as to allow visitors to tag people in photos you post? [more inside]
posted by Chairboy on Nov 3, 2010 - 2 answers

HP TX2500 CPU woe

My HP tx2500 recently conked out with a blink code 1 (replace CPU). I've replaced the CPU and reapplied thermal paste + copper penny shim to the GPU, to no avail. Could I do anything else before buying a new laptop?
posted by ntartifex on Nov 3, 2010 - 5 answers

where to find fall colors in nov (in SE USA)?

what part of south east US is likely to have the best fall colors (foliage) over the next week? [more inside]
posted by shalam on Nov 3, 2010 - 8 answers

If given the chance, will my kittens assimilate?

Kittenproofing tips for nerds with too many "wireless" electronics? [more inside]
posted by Zophi on Nov 3, 2010 - 11 answers

Can you identify this story?

Help me to identify this story about a man who agrees to become a prisoner in exchange for money, but ends up growing as a result! [more inside]
posted by apark on Nov 3, 2010 - 8 answers

Help the Swede

How can someone from Sweden in the U.S. on an expiring H-1B visa stay here longer, preferably permanently? [more inside]
posted by huckit on Nov 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Good jobs for graduating BA/psychology student seeking work-life balance?

Good jobs for graduating BA/psychology student seeking work-life balance? [more inside]
posted by Jade_bug on Nov 3, 2010 - 15 answers

Looking for a vaguely remembered book...

Looking for a vaguely remembered book, published (we believe) in the last 10 years. [more inside]
posted by jrb223 on Nov 3, 2010 - 4 answers

Nexus One + Softbank Rental SIM + Japan = Affordable data access?

What do I need to do, or what do I need to be aware of, to use mobile data on a Nexus One using a Softbank rental SIM card in Japan? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Nov 3, 2010 - 2 answers

Steady as she goes George Takei

This video is simply full of teh awesome. How do I make an mp3 of it? [more inside]
posted by eatdonuts on Nov 3, 2010 - 7 answers

How do I prove depression as a cause of absence for my unemployment claim?

Recently, I successfully applied for unemployment benefits in New York. My former employer has filed an appeal. They are claiming I was discharged for misconduct, specifically, absenteeism and tardiness. I am claiming that my absences and latenesses were due to illness, specifically, depression. How do I prove my case? Will a letter from my therapist suffice? Do I need a letter from my psychiatrist (an M.D.)? Do I need the therapist/M.D. to verify that my illness was the cause on each of the dates in question, or is it enough to provide a general statement that my illness was the cause of this pattern of behavior?
posted by flotson on Nov 3, 2010 - 6 answers

Why does my wife zing me all the time?

Why does my wife zing me all the time? How should I react? Is there a way to stop it? Am I being paranoid? [more inside]
posted by bovious on Nov 3, 2010 - 102 answers

DIY Portfolio Management

Database Filter: Building a database for project portfolio management- The project table must contain a record of every member of the project team as distinct people so that I can query which projects John Smith is working on as well as all of the team members of Project ABC. Project teams have between 3 and 20 people. The best design I can come up with is 20 fields for resources (ie, R_1, R_2, etc). Doable, but this will make my queries pretty bulky. Is there a better way to do what I'm trying to do? [more inside]
posted by bluejayway on Nov 3, 2010 - 14 answers

Guittard chocolate chips in SF?

Where can I buy Guittard chocolate chips in SF proper? [more inside]
posted by hijinx on Nov 3, 2010 - 7 answers

pop music for classical musicians

What popular music do classical musicians listen to? [more inside]
posted by onell on Nov 3, 2010 - 23 answers

Need clips about self esteem

Need clips discussing self esteem and need them fast. [more inside]
posted by cali59 on Nov 3, 2010 - 5 answers

"Huh, I don't remember writing that."

Creative Writing Filter: I'm looking for examples of first-person narrative texts in which an important plot-point is revealed through a change in the narrative itself. [more inside]
posted by jnrussell on Nov 2, 2010 - 33 answers

Website with top 50 documentaries of all time?

About a year or two ago, I saw this great website that provided a list of the top 50 influential documentaries ever made. (Including a video streaming of each documentary with a short written analysis of why it was so influential) Can you please help me find that site again? [more inside]
posted by dealing away on Nov 2, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me create champion team

In two weeks I'll be starting a new job (in the same organisation I work for now) setting up and managing a new team. What can I do right from the start to build a great team? [more inside]
posted by girlgenius on Nov 2, 2010 - 4 answers

Three hours to choose, two kinds of birth control, one confused person.

I started a new birth control pill. Then, unexpectedly, a bunch of my old birth control showed up in the mail. Now what do I take? [more inside]
posted by mandanza on Nov 2, 2010 - 14 answers

No, really, she'll love it once she's not terrified of it.

Older relative could use an iPod Touch, but she's baffled by the interface and easily flustered. Ideas for helping her learn to use the Touch? [more inside]
posted by TEA on Nov 2, 2010 - 9 answers

Help a Peruvian deal with the jetlag he gets from overnight and weekend trips to Bolivia

Parents of 3+ year olds! How do you deal with being tired *all the time*? I've gone from being single and childless and in my early 30s to being the boyfriend of a mother of two boys (3 and 7). Things are astonishingly good between us, and the boys are great (albeit a lot of hard work, even according to their Mum), but I'm *so* tired after helping out with the boys - it's all the games of tag, the nerf gunfights, the question and answer sessions, etc. We're really enjoying ourselves, but ohmigod I'm exhausted. Help me not feel like I'm letting the side down at home with my housemates, at her place, out and about with my friends and at work. Other than 'coffee', 'more sleep' and 'less time with the girlfriend and the boys' (done, done, and ain't gonna happen), what are your protips for fighting off tiredness and irascibility?
posted by MarchHare on Nov 2, 2010 - 26 answers

What is this videogame?

I'm looking for the name of an old PC game - a top down shooter arcade style PC game in which you fought hordes of enemies. [more inside]
posted by dazed_one on Nov 2, 2010 - 6 answers

I'm looking for record stores in New Orleans.

My wife is traveling to New Orleans this weekend, and I'd like her to pick me up a (vinyl) record or two. The place she's staying is on the edge of the French Quarter and Faubourg Marigny. Can anyone recommend some cool record stores in that general vicinity where she could pick up N.O. jazz/blues vinyl? I've done a bit of searching, but most of the places I've found seem to stock mostly CDs.
posted by The Card Cheat on Nov 2, 2010 - 4 answers

Can I Eat It (next year)?

Can I Eat It Halloween Edition: We bought two giant bags of Willy Wonka assorted candy for Halloween (mostly so I could steal all the BottleCaps). We only went through one, the other is unopened. Can I save it until next year? There's no expiration date that I can find, and the stuff is nothing but sugar and artificial colors and flavors.
posted by JoanArkham on Nov 2, 2010 - 16 answers

How to ace this job interview

Please help me ace the event planning component of this job interview! [more inside]
posted by Pademelon on Nov 2, 2010 - 6 answers

Best books about the LHC's physics?

What are currently the best books about Large Hadron Collider physics for someone with a reasonable background in physics (eg an undergraduate degree), rather than the purely lay reader? I already plan on getting the pop-up book for the fun of it and I'm not interested in conspiracy theories about it gobbling up the universe. The limits of current knowledge and how the experiments will add to this are what I'm interested in, so the best of the latest books that provide the relevant context are also welcome. Thanks!
posted by dowcrag on Nov 2, 2010 - 9 answers

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