Help me pick a great gift for my boyfriend’s dad. I’m spending Christmas Day with my partner’s family. They do a Kris Kringle for the adults, and I’ve drawn my partner’s father. I’ve only met him twice (the dad, not my partner). He seems lovely but I have absolutely no idea what to get him. I’ve asked my boyfriend of course, but he is not exactly brimming with ideas. Help! [more inside]
Help me create a birthday puzzle for a geocacher. [more inside]
I'm a new smartphone user... How do I sync calendar/contacts but not Gmail in Android? [more inside]
I'd like to hang a 15 lb framed painting on drywall in an earthquake-proof way. Ideas? [more inside]
How strong is the correlation between non gender conformity and homosexuality? [more inside]
Do I need to send a transcript from the grad school I dropped out of to the grad school I want to attend?
Two years ago, I dropped out of a grad school program after only one semester. This winter, I want to apply to new grad school programs in an unrelated field. In my application, do I need to include an official transcript from my abandoned program? [more inside]
Possibly a waste of a question but can you recover lost text in Word before it saved? [more inside]
Why did my oven make a loud banging noise? Is this dangerous? [more inside]
Do you have a whirlpool/jacuzzi type bathtub? How do you clean its guts? [more inside]
What are the best online sites for job hunting - specifically technical sales and marketing (software sales, hardware, etc). I got blind sided by a layoff on Monday. I've spent the last two days working my network and now it's time to start hitting the job sites. What are the good ones? I haven't had to do this in about 6 years. My initial reaction is that the job sites aren't any better, and maybe are worse, than I remember.
Can anyone remember the name of a puzzle game I played via a yahoo group in the early 2000s? Every week, they'd send a logic-type puzzle that was part of a larger mystery. I never solved the last two, and I wish I had. I'd love to give it another shot if this game is still online somewhere. [more inside]
I'm looking to have some paper with custom letterhead printed up. I have design ideas, and I'd like to submit the designs for a bulk printing of 50-200 sheets. Should I just use a local copy shop, or are there decently priced online options? Details inside. [more inside]
Any experiences with competency of mobile health exams; "Ultrasound Testing" screening for heart , arteries, blood chemistry. Rolling bus like exam facility scheduled in my area next week travelling under the name "Healthfair".
You're at a science-fiction and fantasy convention. As you peruse the programming schedule, you come across a panel titled "Sexual Harassment in SF&F Fandom (one hour)". What would you expect to learn from that panel? [more inside]
What is this theme that's stuck in my head? I haven't found it on musipedia, shazam and google. Part of me wants to say Wagner, but what piece?
I'm pursuing a career, but is it at the cost of the rest of my life? [more inside]
How do I find a record of the marriage of two now-deceased people? Challenge: They were married in New York City [more inside]
I have a leak in my coffee pot's water tank, and upon examination, I cant see where the leak is coming from (meaning that the whole bottom generally gets too wet to detect the crack). I was thinking I would run a thin bead of some kind of material around the bottom of the tank to attempt to seal it back up. My question is: what kind of material would you recommend that would not pose any toxin problem in case the tank water comes into contact with it? It would also have to be generally heat tolerant as the coffee pot heats up under there.
UK: Can I obtain company registration number information by address , director name or any other means? [more inside]
After your morning warm/hot shower, you crank the water to cold and shower, albeit quickly, in cold water. Why on earth do you do that? [more inside]
MS Word won't display Chinese characters correctly for me. It claims the font for the characters is Arial, and when I paste the characters into a search dialog box, they display correctly, but in situ in the document they appear as placeholder boxes. Screenshot. (WinXP, SP3, Office 2002) WTF?
Why did my totally toilet trained dog just cock a leg on the couch right in front of me? [more inside]
How can you merge and combine imported and converted .pdf to Excel 2007pages? [more inside]
What is "drv.mv" on a Windows computer? [more inside]
Can you recommend some music that I would like? I buy used vinyl records, and am looking to expand my collection to include artists I may not yet be familiar with. [more inside]
What computer game, online or otherwise, or other avatar-maker type program, has the best character-portrait maker? [more inside]
I receive a couple of non-Gmail-filtered spam emails a day, from a friend's compromised machine/account. I can easily deal with them / filter them / discard them. Besides hitting "Report Spam" I'm just wondering if there is a better place to report these consistent messages. I've been getting them for 6 months or so, doesn't seem the Big G's learning algorithm is ever gonna catch on...
What have your experiences been with (endoscopic) sinus surgery? [more inside]
I just started using Pidgin, and I like it, but I don't like the default sound when I receive a message. Previously, I IMed using gchat within my gmail account and really liked the little "dink" sounds that it made. Is there a way to import those sounds into Pidgin? Google is less than helpful on this front.
Just bought a used car last week with cash and received the title and other paperwork at time of purchase. Now I can't find the title and I need to get the car registered. What do I need to do? [more inside]
So, I'm running a shoutcast server. Properly forwarded ports and everything, and people can listen, give the info a look. However, my other DJs can't connect from remote IPs. What's going on? It just disconnects them.
Gift-list filter: what to get an eight-year-old boy who is obsessed with disasters, decay, big things collapsing, and 'Earth after people' scenarios? [more inside]
I need advice on fixing condensation on aluminum window frames. My house has a ton of aluminum window frames. Now that the weather has turned cold water is condensing on them, puddling at the bottom of the frames, and causing problems. How can I fix this? [more inside]
Where can I find a good book on the preparation and cooking of ramen in English? [more inside]
I decided to buy my wife a small Medieval LARP weapons cache for Christmas. I know she will like it, but I want to wrap this gift so it will really wow her. I am in need of a clever or creative suggestion to put together this gift - without spending more than about 25 bucks on some sort of the thematic presentation. Help me tie up the best gift ever! [more inside]
Can I put a manually updated home page in front of what WordPress generates, using the Thesis theme framework? [more inside]
Google-Fu fail filter: I am looking for a site that allows you to poll a targeted audience about 2 options. I think its relatively new and the pricing was very reasonable, around $5/500 responses. [more inside]
Hate the formula, love the color: other ideas for lipsticks that replicate Revlon's Just Bitten Lipstain in Gothic, which is a lovely deep blue-toned red? [more inside]
I want to give a domain name or three as a gift to a friend who blogs on WordPress. I'd like to include some unusual international TLDs, but is that a good idea? [more inside]
Walk me through getting prescription glasses online, please. [more inside]
Photoshop question: How can I rotate my text 90° without rasterizing it? I'm using Photoshop 6.0. [more inside]
Seeking a new work and travel bag, when the one I really want I cannot afford! I'm looking for a bag to use for the next 10+ years as a work bag and when I travel. [more inside]
Does anyone know why hiking boots have round laces? While sneakers seem to always have flat laces, it seems like hiking boots often have round ones. I'm just curious.
Are there any examples (successful and less so) of University and Higher Education transparency in the internet realm? [more inside]
My 12-year old 6th grade son wants to mention that he has OCD for an in-class project and I don't know how to handle this. I know as a middle school teacher that his audience may not respond the positive/neutral way he thinks they will and while I want as a mommy to spare him unnecessary peer nastiness, I also don't want him to think OCD is something to hide. Help. [more inside]
Help! Mother gets 10-15 new magazines in the mail every day. She doesn't want to get rid of the old ones because of a privacy risk? Wha ? What privacy risk? [more inside]
Gap year-ing vegan headed to New Zealand to WWOOF (farm) and hike from January through April. May I please hear your suggestions/advice/experiences? [more inside]
NameThatTuneFilter: heard a song earlier tonight while trying on shirts at Nordstrom Rack. Meant to Google the lyrics. Promptly forgot. Am now heartbroken. [more inside]
I'm applying for US Citizenship. How should I answer the question about affiliations & groups that I'm a member of? [more inside]
I'm giving my 1GHz Power PC G4 Mac to a charity because I'm getting a new Intel-based one. What's the best way to restore it to factory settings, so there's no trace of my personal data or installed programs on it? Thanks.