What antique stores/dealers in Austin might be interested in buying vintage kitchenware such as Pyrex, and various small pieces of American art pottery (Roseville, Sascha B, Van Briggle, etc.)? [more inside]
Can you recommend the best Historical Fort/Monument to visit in the North Eastern USA or Maritime Canada? [more inside]
Old job over, new job good! But help me ease a few anxieties over the switch. [more inside]
Examples of admirable fictional characters named Alan? [more inside]
Should I study abroad when finances and my gut are telling me no, but everyone else is telling me yes? (Lots inside. Yes, I'm going to talk to the financial aid office and a therapist.) [more inside]
Can you help me identify this flower? I saw it in a park (in England, if that matters) the other day. [more inside]
Help me become the uninhibited artist and writer I once was. [more inside]
I'm trying to draw in white over a black fountain pen ink background that I've applied to vellum Bristol. But I haven't found a way to do so that results in a sharp line. [more inside]
What is the lightest-weight netbook released in the past twelve months? [more inside]
Flying. ID. Waiting for new driver's license, old one clipped. [more inside]
Should I upgrade from Outlook 2003 or just keep using it forever? [more inside]
Is anyone familiar with an Easter puppet special that was on (I think) HBO in the early '80s? I remember that it involved a bunch of bunnies working in an Easter egg factory, and that the Easter Bunny ("E.B.") was fairly nervous and might've had a Woody Allen-esque delivery. It definitely isn't "Tale Of The Bunny Picnic" (though that looks pretty cute, too). Bonus points if there's a streaming version anywhere online - I'd love to show this special to my bunny-obsessed niece. Thanks, all.
I have a Samsung Captivate smartphone with a rate plan and data plan. If I were to cancel my AT&T contract (and pay the required fee, of course), could the phone continue to be used to access the Web via Wi-Fi to sync my Google calendar/contacts/e-mail, surf the Web, and run Web-enabled apps? Would I lose anything else besides telephone and 3G data capabilities?
[WebdesignFilter]: Building a website for a professional writer and film critic. Just articles and stories, as Victorian as possible. Got a prototype ready and need feedback. [more inside]
Why does nose-oil eliminate the foam from carbonated beverages? [more inside]
Is there a service that takes articles from the web and reads them for you? [more inside]
There was an artist posted on MeFi around last summer/spring and I need help finding their name. I've searched for quite a while over the past week. I believe they melted plastic over busts, can anyone help me??? Here is an example of their work.
Is there any way to identify social media users who are consistently sharing viral content before it goes viral? [more inside]
Help me get over my fear of using a circular saw. [more inside]
JET (teaching English in Japan) vs AmeriCorps (cool community stuff in my city). Or, how do you decide between two paths that seem comparably engaging/difficult/unknown? [more inside]
How to balance the desire to eat vegan with the passion for occasional meals that aren't? [more inside]
For a film festival focused on farms, food and food systems, I'm looking for short (under 45 minutes) films on those topics. Documentary, fiction or animated all acceptable. Any suggestions appreciated, especially with contact info or website links.
How Much Personal Information Should I Give Out When Being Designated An Heir? [more inside]
What did you do the summer before you went on the academic job market? What do you wish you had done? [more inside]
How can I turn the folders on my web server into a browse-able website (without setting up a content management system)? [more inside]
I'm heading over to Europe in a few weeks and I'm curious about the differences in food quality and food ingredients as compared to the U.S. What will I find there that might be emblematic of a different system or attitude toward food? [more inside]
Sante Fe, NM in August: Yea or Nay? [more inside]
What to do with a sudden, moderate, windfall of avocados? [more inside]
Where should I stay during Gay Pride in Paris? [more inside]
Are there resources on the internet where I can find information about what's under the hood of my car? I just feel that being a man and all I should have a good idea of what I'm looking at when I pop the hood of my car. I just want to learn the basics and maybe get a better idea of how stuff works under there. I have a Honda and a Toyota, and I know things are built differently under there, but if there's anything specific to those two then that would be preferable.
What is this font? I'm trying to match the cute, handwritten scroll feeling of "just add ice." I'm happy to find a typeface either to buy or a free download. OpenType preferred. My results from Identifont weren't close.
My iPad Gmail app appears stuck in viewer mode. How to fix? [more inside]
Which company is seen as the premier Stadium Operator in the industry, internationally or otherwise? [more inside]
I have a short weekend (Fri night to Sun morning) off in Shanghai during a work trip, and I'm looking for an activity - even a day trip to Beijing or the Great Wall. I'd appreciate suggestions and/or advice. [more inside]
I would like to find a small pub in Portland, Oregon, with regular live folk-ish music. [more inside]
"Television will lead to people disrespecting authority figures" ... what is this article/paper/book which I saw quoted recently ? [more inside]
I am debating getting my CMA, certifed management accountant designation. It is a new term to me, and I work in finance with gaggles of CPAs. Is the CMA a recognized and respected designation? [more inside]
Please recommend for me a down-and-dirty bike shop in Austin. [more inside]
Here's what I want: leather sneakers that are acceptable for a young man to wear with business casual clothing. I want them to feel and wear like sneakers, but look nice enough to wear with wool pants and a button-down dress shirt in a professional environment. [more inside]
Question about Wordpress plugins and hooks. [more inside]
Which Treadmill Desk? [more inside]
Where can I get a list (or lists) of all stock symbols of stocks currently trading on major US exchanges for download? If possible, lists that are kept updated over time would be preferable. I don't mind pulling the data out of a larger set if necessary.
Can you "ascend" a horizontal "walkway"? No? Then how does one describe this action in a single word? [more inside]
What are some games that 2 people can play while running long distances to pass the time? [more inside]
Aside from mushrooms, are there any decorative houseplants I can grow in a dark and neglected apartment?
Does a dark and somewhat uninhabited apartment mean I can't have houseplants? [more inside]
Is a Mul-T-Lock worth it? [more inside]
In the past 6-9 months, I read an issue of (I believe) Wired Magazine that included an awesome multi-page diagram of the steps required to restart an oil/gas refinery after an emergency shutdown due to hurricanes. Which issue of Wired is this in? [more inside]
My wife is planning on learning to draw from the book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards. I'd like to surprise her with a box with all the materials that are needed to complete the course but I can't get the book away from her for long enough without her being suspicious. I've tried google but no luck. Does any one have or can direct me to a list of the materials needed? Thanks
Very affordable commuter/road bike? [more inside]
I'm looking for a recently released album that was actually recorded in the 70s but was only released now. The name was something like Torrey Canyon, Torrey Pines, Laurel Canyon (but Google is not helping me here), any ideas? I really wanted to listen to it but it's looking like I have the name completely wrong. I believe I originally heard about it on Metafilter. I do not have lyrics, because I haven't heard it! Note: it is not Torrey Canyon LTD, from Kent, OH.