Albumfilter: I seem to recall an album that had mostly a painted hand on the cover. It would have been out before 1992 (I am pretty sure I heard it around then.) For some reason I seem to remember the hand was painted red/white/blue, but I could be mistaken. Am I hallucinating or is my memory just going?
Help me throw a crazy, wild, and epic party! For nerds. Money is not an issue. [more inside]
What are some techniques you use to make glitch art? [more inside]
What depth are the lines of my septic system supposed to be? I live in CT where the frost line is about 36" and the septic lines and D-boxes are only about 24" deep. In none of the books about septic systems does it mention what depth these lines to the leach field are supposed to be. I guess the water coming out the septic tank is warmed by the tank itself, but at ten degrees below zero, I should think that the water would at least freeze in the D-boxes.
My wife's birthday is next Wednesday, and it seems I've also got the day off. I'm looking for fun things to do in or around Tokyo for a birthday extravaganza. [more inside]
I bought these two new shirts for work. I love them, but their fluffiness and length makes figuring out what to wear with them more of a challenge than I expected. I've only thought of one decent combination: straight skirt with boyfriend length sweater and a shirt. (My workplace is conservative, meaning suits and skirts or pants with blazers are the norm. Bare arms won't work.) Thoughts, fashion hivemind?
Trying to find a book I read in high school with only a few vague details [more inside]
What's a fair price for a website, these days? [more inside]
Should we make piano students coming to our home sign a waiver? [more inside]
How do I make decent (but preferably great) flour tortillas at home? [more inside]
Can you give me advice on how to write a critique of a Psychology journal article? This is supposed to be a logical essay that analyzes scientific research. [more inside]
I cannot remember where I saw this comedy sketch. [more inside]
Help me identify this sci-fi short story. [more inside]
Which novel have I forgotten the name of? [more inside]
I'm looking for a chicken pot pie recipe that appeared in an early '90s issue of Food and Wine magazine, but does not appear on the magazine's web site- help! [more inside]
What are some engaging argumentation topics for a first year composition class? [more inside]
I have a small company in which I want to change the name of it. I work in NY and it's a small production LLC in which I want to turn into a company for my music publishing. How do I go about doing that?
What is the most relevatory, shocking, mindblowing modern art gallery or installation or museum in Los Angeles? [more inside]
I am a grad student in a social sciences field who needs to do some "lightweight" statistics work now and then. I used SPSS for a course last year, and it was dandy, but now I've lost my school access to the software. Should I suck it up and buy my own copy of SPSS ($200) or try and learn R? [more inside]
My landlord has asked me via two terse SMSes to show an apartment in my building to a potential tenant. Should I? [more inside]
How many data packets are transmitted (within a certain period of time) across the Internet? [more inside]
What do I get my boss for Boss's Day? [more inside]
How do I check (using php) the existence of data in a date/time field in an access database? [more inside]
Does anybody have any idea where I may be able to purchase a blank bamboo scroll/wall hanging? My friend does Ukiyo-e style art, and I have a small collection of these hangings with ukiyo-e style art on it. I suggested he make one and I'd buy it, but ... I have no clue where to get a blank hanging. [more inside]
Long term American ex-pat with question regarding foreign state pensions. [more inside]
Where in Manhattan should I go to look at and possibly buy gadgets, electronics, and computery type stuff that would be hard to buy (excluding online) anywhere else?
ReadingListFilter: What is the most unmissable novel of the past decade? [more inside]
I'd like to plug one pair of headphones into two sound sources, and hear one, the other, or both. Help me find a "headphone toggle"? [more inside]
Art installation question about motion sensors and big stencils. [more inside]
Should I move to Los Angeles to work in Teh Industry? [more inside]
How are the roads outside of Seattle in October? [more inside]
What are some family friendly things to see/do/eat in Traverse City, MI in October? [more inside]
Can you recommend me a decent sofa-bed/sleeper that is both comfortable as a sofa AND great to sleep on? [more inside]
Looking for software which will give me a report of every site I've ever linked to on my blog. [more inside]
Where can I dance the soulful night away in Paris? [more inside]
I want to perform some sort of ritual to observe the finalization of my parents' divorce but have no idea where to begin. [more inside]
Renting a condo vs. a hotel room in Hawaii. What are the risks? [more inside]
Which laptop to buy? Sony Z12, Lenovo W701, Dell Covet? [more inside]
Help me find a recently published article about people controlling their food (and their children's food?) because it's one of the last areas available to control in their lives. [more inside]
Help a teenager buy her first car. Knows next to nothing about cars so tell me: where do I start? [more inside]
What would be the best way of going about telling people about a project I've been working on? [more inside]
I lost my GPS in San Francisco, where's the best place to get a cheap replacement? I'm currently a bit west of Union Square. I'm just planning on going to a Radio Shack on Market Street as I head towards the Embarcadero today but if any of you mefites have better suggestions please let me know.
How can you get Firefox to work on a networked Win XP system configured for IEx 8 - specifically regarding certificates? [more inside]
What actress looks like Lauren Graham / Sela Ward? [more inside]
I think the optician who sold us glasses today played a devil in a 90s movie but he won't admit to it. How can I figure out if I'm right if I don't know his name? [more inside]
The good news: We found a house we love. The (you tell me if it's) bad news: Is the thing just sitting on a pile of bricks? [more inside]
Can I course correct and finish my DIY swag-lamp hanging project? [more inside]
What advice would you offer a freelance graphic designer who needs help establishing contracts and boundaries, and managing difficult clientele? [more inside]
As someone who's just starting to seriously explore classical music, I'd like a reference that surveys the repertoire, puts composers, their works, and specific recorded performances of those works into context, and which preferably discusses specific CD releases of those performances. [more inside]