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and all systems are not go

Help me stop overthinking myself into a loop and actually get stuff done. [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Dec 11, 2010 - 13 answers

Help me wash my underwear in Madrid

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.
posted by rr on Dec 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Heading off an inevitable stomachache

How do you head off inevitable stomach upset after a night of wine and spicy food? [more inside]
posted by Laura Macbeth on Dec 11, 2010 - 14 answers

Moving train Christmas ornament

Ornament help! Need a battery-operated moving train ornament for a sentimental Christmas gift. [more inside]
posted by click on Dec 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me use Firefox to make my favorite forums more readable!

Help me use Firefox to make my favorite forums more readable! [more inside]
posted by Sufi on Dec 11, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me defeat Bill Gates's attempt to assimilate me into his paperless dystopia!

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]
posted by decathecting on Dec 11, 2010 - 3 answers

What are some things I can do with a metric ton of housing data?

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]
posted by zain on Dec 11, 2010 - 10 answers

Who is this on posters in DC?

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?
posted by exogenous on Dec 11, 2010 - 29 answers

Hard drive sitting in open trailer for a year or two, inside open computer tower. Data recoverable?

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]
posted by koolgiy on Dec 11, 2010 - 17 answers

Philly Spa Recommendations

What are your favorite spas in downtown Philadelphia (preferably near Rittenhouse Square or within reasonable walking distance of Market St Station)? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Dec 11, 2010 - 3 answers

Grumpy old man wants music.

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]
posted by cabingirl on Dec 11, 2010 - 23 answers

How do I turn a competing job offer into a raise without looking like a jerk?

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]
posted by chevyvan on Dec 11, 2010 - 12 answers

Portable outlet to power Christmas lights?

I'm trying to figure out if there's an inexpensive way for me to decorate a golf cart with Christmas lights. [more inside]
posted by Sabine3283 on Dec 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Desperately seeking lactation consultant in Portland

Desperately seeking awesome lactation consultant in Portland [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Dec 11, 2010 - 9 answers

How can I authenticate my blog's hit rate?

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?
posted by parmanparman on Dec 11, 2010 - 8 answers

I seem to have misplaced my nailgun. Please help me find it.

I want to play Quake 1 on an XP machine and where did all those crazy maps go? [more inside]
posted by vapidave on Dec 10, 2010 - 2 answers

Anniversary-worthy seafood in Toronto?

Good seafood/fish in Toronto without breaking the bank? [more inside]
posted by scrute on Dec 10, 2010 - 3 answers

Firmware change?

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?
posted by fixedgear on Dec 10, 2010 - 5 answers

How to help a 7 year old with OCD (or OCD-like) problems?

How do I help my super creative/smart son balance his imagination with the task at hand? [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Dec 10, 2010 - 11 answers

Like a Brick House (If All Goes Well)

Help me build an awesome gingerbread house. [more inside]
posted by kate blank on Dec 10, 2010 - 15 answers

You were the only one who could've gotten to that blood orange liquor...

Watching John Carpenter's The Thing with some friends tonight. Can you help me come up with a cocktail for it? [more inside]
posted by BleachBypass on Dec 10, 2010 - 14 answers

Best Digital Photo Frame? Help me find a suitable frame for my parents Christmas gift.

Best Digital Photo Frame? Help me find a suitable frame for my parents Christmas gift. [more inside]
posted by pghjezebel on Dec 10, 2010 - 3 answers

Automatically generating an email from a query in Access

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]
posted by desjardins on Dec 10, 2010 - 8 answers

Where is data on taxes by congressional district?

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."
posted by ecurtz on Dec 10, 2010 - 6 answers

What book was this?

What children's book was this I read a while ago? [more inside]
posted by LarrenD on Dec 10, 2010 - 9 answers

Lend me your up-to-date media center knowledge

What's the latest in small, cheap media centers? [more inside]
posted by averyoldworld on Dec 10, 2010 - 20 answers

Can you quote from a peer review report?

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?
posted by Razorinthewind on Dec 10, 2010 - 17 answers

Design House Tokyo

Where are the best places to go for interesting and innovative Japanese design? [more inside]
posted by MuffinMan on Dec 10, 2010 - 4 answers

I'm like a rhinestone cowgirl

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]
posted by Rosie M. Banks on Dec 10, 2010 - 21 answers

Help us pick an insurance agent.

How do I pick a company for renter's insurance in the Boston area? [more inside]
posted by explosion on Dec 10, 2010 - 15 answers

How do I get one more hour (credit) at the last minute?

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]
posted by mrspeacock on Dec 10, 2010 - 15 answers

Can't we just paint a pigeon blue?

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]
posted by MShades on Dec 9, 2010 - 17 answers

Registrars Smell Fi.shy

Is anyone aware of a reputable domain registrar who will register .sh domain names?
posted by sonic meat machine on Dec 9, 2010 - 3 answers

How screwed am I by the stupid way I sold my car?

I was stupid. I sold my car very stupidly. Now what? [more inside]
posted by Carius on Dec 9, 2010 - 12 answers

Mefi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope

Help a recovering Star Wars addict with his relapse. That is, update me on what's worth reading the Expanded Universe. [more inside]
posted by supercres on Dec 9, 2010 - 13 answers

Could something smell so much that it entirely disappears?

Could something smell so much that it entirely disappears? [more inside]
posted by goethean on Dec 9, 2010 - 10 answers

Stern Re-Signs, I celebrate by car radio shopping. Any Suggestions?

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]
posted by aristan on Dec 9, 2010 - 2 answers

My ass, and covering it.

Where to buy non spandex yoga pants for adults? Inspired by the, uh ... comment trend in a previous thread.
posted by tilde on Dec 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Word Process Sores

Name me an online word processor that gets on well with my aged laptops. [more inside]
posted by run"monty on Dec 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Best Buy Smart Phone Deal?

I would like some help choosing a phone! Some snowflake (and long details) inside. [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Dec 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me get gifts for my parents.

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]
posted by modoriculous on Dec 9, 2010 - 7 answers

song on shoecarnival.com

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.
posted by tayknight on Dec 9, 2010 - 5 answers

I've got the peptic ulcer blues and I don't know the cure

What can I do to ease peptic ulcer pain? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Dec 9, 2010 - 10 answers

What's so rebellious about a Danish Christmas?

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.
posted by mskyle on Dec 9, 2010 - 6 answers

Looking for proposal management solution

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.
posted by aught on Dec 9, 2010 - 4 answers

How to make the most out of showering at the gym?

How to make showering at the gym (and carrying wet stuff around) as painless and enjoyable as possible? [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Dec 9, 2010 - 11 answers

Was empire more profitable than free trade?

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]
posted by Clambone on Dec 9, 2010 - 14 answers

Any good photography workshops in Boston?

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]
posted by gwen1234 on Dec 9, 2010 - 3 answers

Former owners were idiots, help me avoid the same fate.

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]
posted by TooFewShoes on Dec 9, 2010 - 27 answers

Anything neat for Kids in Chicago this weekend?

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?
posted by Steve3 on Dec 9, 2010 - 14 answers

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