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]
How do I go apartment shopping in a small town? [more inside]
Where can I find some videos of real life Public Relations examples? [more inside]
What is the best website to post a small art/design job, with a way to do secure payment and to see examples of prior work? [more inside]
My ex told me he still has feelings for me and wants to see where things go. I'm not too happy with how he treated me in the past and I want to close the door for good, but I haven't been able to bring myself to do it. Deep down, I want to say "okay, let's see where things go" but I -know- that would be a bad decision. I'd like someone to pick apart my reasons so I don't go ahead and make the decision anyway. [more inside]
eBay scam filter. I sold a laptop on eBay. The buyer says that it is broken. What now? [more inside]
Interested in basic or alternative histories of World War I. [more inside]
How do I create forms such as those on Facebook which expand/show extra options when you click the mouse into the text box. [more inside]
2006 Volvo S60's radiator has gigantic hole incurred when driving over big rock (thanks, teenage daughter!), most fluid slowly leaked out over the course of a week. Local mechanic said it's a Volvo-shop fix, but the dealer is 12 miles away and the coolant tank is almost empty. Is it safe to drive to the shop? I really don't want to be stuck on 95 with an unfixable radiator (and then having to call AAA).
I got a money order for a security deposit on an apartment, but then ended up not staying with them. They gave me back the money order, but im having trouble getting the money back into my own hands.. [more inside]
What can we make out of a wrecked cake ? [more inside]
How do I get this Touch to play music again? [more inside]
Will Apple service my iPhone 'out of warranty' if it has been repaired with a 3rd party part? (Complicated circumstances within.) [more inside]
I'm looking to rent a small commercial office for the first time. I've found a couple of possibilities, but I have questions about the process. [more inside]
What color curtains should I get? [more inside]
I'm trying to identify a picture book I read as a kid. Basically all I remember about it is the main character (a girl, I think) wore or wanted to wear one red shoe and one blue shoe. [more inside]
Windows has Shimeji, Linux has xpenguins ... what does Macintosh have? [more inside]
[cat && fireplace filter] Do you know of a good fireplace screen that will keep my feline wards from exploring and getting covered in soot? My duct tape and cardboard solution works, but it doesn't really "tie the room together".
Where is the best information on converting my laptop from Windows to Linux for a non-techie person?
Where is the best information on converting my laptop from Windows to Linux for a non-techie person? I'm adept at using computers (Mac and Windows) but have never used Linux. I'm looking for very basic instructions. The goal is to convert my older Sony Vaio to Linux, although it will not be my primary computer.
I'm trying to make an Automator folder action that - when a video is downloaded to said folder - will convert a video with HandbrakeCLI and add said converted video to iTunes, and I'm having some trouble. To say the least! [more inside]
What is your best suggestion of a destination for a happy-go-lucky couple to spend, say, a week around December 25th? [more inside]
Looking for a sci/fi book about a pill that helps people be hyper-organized and smart, but which is addictive and leads to brain shutdown and other problems. [more inside]
Did I do the right thing by telling a friend off about her abusive ex? If not...how to fix, please? [more inside]
How do I more-or-less permanently hide gridlines on a table in a Word document, so that the person who opens that document (after I submit it electronically) won't see those gridlines? [more inside]
What Aesop Rock song samples "Fuga y misterio"? [more inside]
I'm a male college student who goes to College of Staten Island. I'm 19 and will be living in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn with my uncle. I've gotten things sorted out with how college tuition will work out for my best interests. [more inside]
Photoshop function to display multiple versions of the image with different color casts. [more inside]
My sister is turning 18. Help me build an Adolescent Crisis Prep Kit! [more inside]
Save a clean copy of a marked-up PDF from Preview? (Mac OS 10.6) [more inside]
I have a prescription for Adderall XR. I'm very hungover. Should I take my Adderall as prescribed or skip a day?
I would like to move to New York City from New Mexico (my current home.) I need some thoughts and advice, particularly in terms of the move itself, and how to handle questions that may come up as I look for a job. [more inside]
I'm a university student about to graduate with honours in Arts (majoring in English). I've spent the last three years working casually as a mostly unpaid freelance journalist for several rather small online and print publications, and now that my studies have come to a close I'm looking to move into paid work. If there are any mefites who have experience as freelancers and have any advice (or jobs!) for me starting out in this business, I'd really appreciate any input at all. [more inside]
Help me find this half-remembered anecdote from what I think was a collection of famous chefs or food writers discussing their ideal meals? [more inside]
There is centennial and there is bicentennial; is there a word to desdribe the 150th anniversary of something? Thank you.
"You are being lied to" exposes? [more inside]
Can someone refresh my memory about Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds? I'm reading Redemption Ark and a few things I feel like I should remember aren't coming back. [more inside]
Riding 100km: advice? [more inside]
Help me find a comfortable desk chair that fits my minimalist office aesthetic. [more inside]
I heard a strange poppy cover of Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name of", and I can't find it. Any ideas? [more inside]
If I wanted to watch Fringe, what episodes should I watch If I don;t want to watch a lot of boring monster-of-the-week stuff? This list seems like a good starting point, though I'll happily include episodes that are watchable or good rather essential to the overall series mythology. For bonus points, which disks of the DVD library should I get from the video store to see the good episodes?
I want to find more books that are cerebral, unusual, and brief. [more inside]
How should I adjust a cake recipe to make it in a glass or pyrex pan rather than metal pan? [more inside]
A location scout slipped a letter through our mailslot - call him if we'd be willing to let them "rent" our house for the filming of a television show episode. I haven't called him so I don't know how much they might pay, or any other details. Have you ever done this? Is it an awful headache? I'm interested in hearing how it worked out for you.
What are some recommendations for matte, long-lasting lipstick? [more inside]
Coming soon to a theater near you: Me! Any advice for a soon-to-be hollywood extra? [more inside]
What was that board game from the '90s with the crystal ball called? [more inside]
Hypothetical post-apocalyptic usefulness of lactating women: not only the first time that particular phrase has been typed, but ALSO a question which has been bugging me for years. [more inside]
Is there a brand whose logo is a yellow equal sign in a blue square (extremely similar to the Human Rights Campaign logo) that makes backpacks? [more inside]