Help me stop overthinking myself into a loop and actually get stuff done. [more inside]
I need a laundromat in Madrid, Spain. They seem to not exist and the threads online that list a few are quite old and the locations no longer exist (see: this thread and note. Surely this is not so. If none exists, an acceptable laundry service that will, for a reasonable price, wash and dry clothes without heavily perfumed (or perfume free) detergent [not a dry cleaning] will do... preferably near Gran Via, but anywhere will do at this point.
How do you head off inevitable stomach upset after a night of wine and spicy food? [more inside]
Ornament help! Need a battery-operated moving train ornament for a sentimental Christmas gift. [more inside]
Help me use Firefox to make my favorite forums more readable! [more inside]
I just installed Office 2010, and now any time I want to print something, my computer defaults to sending the document to OneNote instead of to my USB-connected printer. Help! [more inside]
I'm trying to figure out interesting ways to slice/combine/aggregate a ton of data into useful or interesting statistics. Where do I begin? [more inside]
Who is this pasted on posters on the street in Washington DC? I've seen the posters on utility boxes and they seem to be becoming more common. What's the story?
Is it possible to salvage a hard drive that has been through hell and back? I have a 40gig HD from a few years ago that was inside a computer tower that was ditched in the backyard for a few months, and there was stuff on it when it was pitched. [more inside]
What are your favorite spas in downtown Philadelphia (preferably near Rittenhouse Square or within reasonable walking distance of Market St Station)? [more inside]
My 74-year old technophobe father has requested an "iPod" for Christmas. My mom needs help deciding which MP3 player to buy which he'll be able to operate easily. [more inside]
Last week, one of my clients took me out to lunch and offered me a job right there on the spot. I was flattered, but I probably won't take their offer because I'm pretty happy where I am. The thing is, they were offering me more money. How do I let my current employer know that they're not paying me what I'm worth? [more inside]
I'm trying to figure out if there's an inexpensive way for me to decorate a golf cart with Christmas lights. [more inside]
Desperately seeking awesome lactation consultant in Portland [more inside]
According to Posterous, I have had around 2,000 hits on a website I am working on in the last 32 days. According to Google Analytics, I have had exactly 125. What gives and what's reliable? Also, can anyone recommend a good book or website about fully utilizing Analytics?
I want to play Quake 1 on an XP machine and where did all those crazy maps go? [more inside]
Good seafood/fish in Toronto without breaking the bank? [more inside]
Is there a mod for my Samsung BluRay player that will let me steam everything, not just the Pandora/Blockbuster/Netflix/YouTube that it streams? It's connected wirelessly to the web, can it be changed to point to another URL?
How do I help my super creative/smart son balance his imagination with the task at hand? [more inside]
Help me build an awesome gingerbread house. [more inside]
Watching John Carpenter's The Thing with some friends tonight. Can you help me come up with a cocktail for it? [more inside]
Best Digital Photo Frame? Help me find a suitable frame for my parents Christmas gift. [more inside]
I have a database in Access that is essentially a list of projects and associated tasks. I have a query that lists all projects due in the next 30 days. How can I automatically generate an email from this query? Ideally this would just magically send an email whenever the query is populated with a new project. [more inside]
Where can I find data on US federal income tax brackets by congressional district? My goal is making a fairly accurate statement of the form "Congressperson X represents a district where Y people are in tax bracket Z."
What children's book was this I read a while ago? [more inside]
What's the latest in small, cheap media centers? [more inside]
copyright/amademic publications filter: When someone writes a peer review report on a paper you hope to publish, and that review reaches you in its full original version, what is your position on quoting from it, or all of it, in, say, a book? Could you still quote from it, or all of it, if you didn’t mention the name of the reviewer?
Where are the best places to go for interesting and innovative Japanese design? [more inside]
Is it irredeemably tacky to wear fancy, vintage rhinestone and sparkly jewelry in the daytime? I have a lovely, large collection that I want to show off. BUT, I never do fancy "evening" occasions. [more inside]
How do I pick a company for renter's insurance in the Boston area? [more inside]
I'm transferring in the Spring (January) and by my stupidity and ignorance, I am short of one credit to transfer. They need 60, I only have 59. [more inside]
I'm directing a high school play and need to make a bluebird fly away on stage, but using a real bird is out of the question. How can I create this effect? [more inside]
Is anyone aware of a reputable domain registrar who will register .sh domain names?
I was stupid. I sold my car very stupidly. Now what? [more inside]
Help a recovering Star Wars addict with his relapse. That is, update me on what's worth reading the Expanded Universe. [more inside]
Could something smell so much that it entirely disappears? [more inside]
Looking for options to replace my dying car radio/cd player and the separate satellite radio unit that plays thru the radio. Would like as few pieces to install as possible, hopefully something that's all in one and preferably $250 or under. Any recommendations? [more inside]
Where to buy non spandex yoga pants for adults? Inspired by the, uh ... comment trend in a previous thread.
Name me an online word processor that gets on well with my aged laptops. [more inside]
I would like some help choosing a phone! Some snowflake (and long details) inside. [more inside]
Gift Filter: Mom wants to be better at the visual part of HTML design (books, software, dvd etc) and Dad is really into investing, Help! [more inside]
Office bet... Who is singing the song on shoecarnival.com? Warning. Autoplay pop music plays blaringly loud on site load. Google-fu is failing us all.
What can I do to ease peptic ulcer pain? [more inside]
Why does my Christmas mug have "rebellion" written on it? While on vacation in Iceland last week, I bought a mug at a Tiger store. The mug is red with the word "oprør" in green. Given the colors and the season I assumed this would have something to do with Christmas, but once I got home and looked it up I discovered that "oprør" means "rebel" or "rebellion" (in Danish). Is there any meaning to this that I'm not getting? Are the Christmas colors just a coincidence? Why is a multinational chain store fomenting rebellion? I'm mildly mystified.
Co-workers in charge of preparing RFP and RFQ (Request for Proposal and Quote, respectively) documents for prospective customers are looking for an application to manage their documents and other resources, including creating a comprehensive library of boilerplate / commonly-referenced sections. Ideally would play well with Office 2007 and / or InDesign.
How to make showering at the gym (and carrying wet stuff around) as painless and enjoyable as possible? [more inside]
Did the Western Powers gain more economic benefit from their 19th century/ early 20th century colonial empires, or from post-WWII trade with the more-or-less free world? [more inside]
I am looking for a photography workshop in Boston (or maybe NYC) that is less than $500, lasts a weekend or less, and is targeted to folks with near pro level skills [more inside]
A month ago we adopted a sweet little Pug. Now I'm having some problems training him and I could really use some help. This might get long. [more inside]
Taking 3 and 7 year old boys from Madison, WI to downtown Chicago this weekend (Dec 11-12). Anything seasonal that's worth checking out? The obvious destinations (Shedd, Planetarium) are on the menu, but are there any neat Michigan Ave storefronts that shouldn't be missed? Other holiday-season only events aimed at 2 kids?