I need a pdf writer which is non bloatware and into which I can put links. (Windows XP) [more inside]
Should I convince my balding boyfriend to shave his head? ...How? [more inside]
Can you think of a good title for a weekly newspaper column on EU politics? [more inside]
On the movie Crazy Heart, Jeff Bridges sings this beautiful Greg Brown song called Brand New Angel. And I love it, but I'm not sure I'm correctly hearing the word that seems to be, essentially, the punch line of the song. [more inside]
Where should I live when I move to the Bay Area? [more inside]
Have an IR Tranceiver that worked great under Win7 RC Build 7100 but is now not transmitting at all under the release version (home premium.) [more inside]
Mixtape Filter: Songs about competition, athletics, and sportsmanship - mostly with an Olympic-Gymnastics bent?
Can someone suggest how to help my poor tomato plant which has keeled over or is it too late for it already? [more inside]
Excel Filter: Search the contents of one cell for the contents of another cell, then replace with the contents of yet another cell? Is it possible?
I need to search the text in column A for the text in column B, replace it with the text in column C, and return the new complete string to column D. I've Googled. I've read. I've cried. Can you please help me? [more inside]
Nazar Boncuks on my stoop, a Mezuzah on my door frame, prayer flags outside... help me represent all faiths!
Help me decorate a multi-faith home! [more inside]
Please help me find the name for this Hawaiian singer (I think), or maybe he's just a musician. He's no longer alive (I think). His name is King .... something? And apparently he had a big influence on Israel Kamakawiwo-ole. [more inside]
Is it polite and respectful to use a service person's name if thier job requires the use of a name tag? [more inside]
Help me understand wether or not i impaired a fairly new hob for good by burning stuff on it. [more inside]
Super special marriage reconnection events- lay it on me [more inside]
Can you help me figure out head of household as we move in to tax season? [more inside]
Help me find a non-cheesy short poem/quote/verse to put inside a Mother's Day card. [more inside]
What actually happens when you go to see an ELCA Lutheran pastor for pre-marriage meetings? Will the fact that we're both non-believers come up and will it be an issue? [more inside]
Anyone know where I can buy a nice new black skirt suit (it's time to update) that isn't paired with a cootie huging mini or pencil skirt? [more inside]
I am in my last semester of graduate school, with my comprehensive exam coming up. It is a 4.5 hour written (essay) exam. The problem? I haven't written (only typed) in forever, and my hand does not seem to be cooperating. [more inside]
This American Life filter - relatively recently, (maybe a rebroadcast?) heard part of story re man who assisted his mother to end her life and how he felt - I've searched their archives for mother and for son; can't find it. Also searched AskMefi some, too many hits. Can anyone help?
Imagine I'm standing on a boat in the middle of the ocean with clear skies all around and good eyesight: how far is the surrounding horizon? And, bonus question, when I look up, how far away are the furthest clouds? (I assume it would depend on how high the clouds are but I'm still completely ignorant of how much difference that would make so any help would be great.)
I need a subject or a theme. I'd like to read a wide range of books and discover lots of stuff. Last time I did, I was at the university, studying to get a degree in Comparative Literature. [more inside]
What book was this: Soviet artist (theater/music/writer?) writing about his life in Moscow during the eighties. [more inside]
Did cars really used to need this much maintenance? [more inside]
My friend has no insurance and very limited funds, and is having some pretty funky health problems. He needs low-cost to no-cost medical attention in Oklahoma. Any ideas? So far, I've come up with this. Any ideas? I know that he *could* go to an ER, but being saddled with a $3000 dollar bill is not going to help him out of his financial problems anytime soon. Anyone been broke and sick in OK before? [more inside]
What was the "I found it" campaign during what I seem to recall was the late 70's. [more inside]
What novel, published in the last five years, will keep my interest and be not-too-overly-verbose as to make my job harder (I have to write a paper discussing it's literary merits)? [more inside]
What to do with my old Sony VAIO laptop? [more inside]
Help me ID this scifi/fantasy book: humans (and a very young boy) encounter alien telepathic wolf/dog packs! Several parts are told from the wolves' and boy's point of view. [more inside]
In the past I have worked as a staff writer for a newspaper. The process of learning about something first-hand, then distilling it into everyday language was something that was totally enjoyable. It was so cool to be continually kinesthetically learning from "the horses mouth," so to speak. Print journalism has reduced its numbers drastically, and jobs are now few and far between. Are there any other vocations you can think of that would let someone actually go out in the field and talk to people and get their story then share it with others? How about jobs that let you learn all the time?
Job posting at a news publication requires "sensitivity to the 'glass wall' between editorial and commercial." What are they talking about? [more inside]
SciMeFi: Strange request here. I heard about a sci-fi book maybe 10 years ago. I remember some general details, but I may be wrong about any one of them. So if I can get any leads from someone here, I’d be most thankful! Keyword: giant artifacts from the future start to appear? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: I saw a movie once, but I can remember neither the name nor the theme. At a guess I would say it was five to six years ago, but it was not in theater and so could have been a bit older. Toward the end of the movie, perhaps just before the credits and on into the credits, there was a song about a birthday. I don't remember if it was a character's birthday, but I believe it was. It was a sort of weird, sad, but upbeat tune. Possibly containing drug references. Not rap, more of an anti-folk feel (think Moldy Peaches) and a female singer. It was not Kimya Dawson's "Jest's Birthday". Wikipedia's list of non-canonical birthday songs does not produce anything familiar. Find for me this song, Internet.
Tips for getting an indoor/outdoor cat to use a litter box, when he much prefers to go al fresco? [more inside]
Throwing a Great Gatsby party, and need some food ideas! [more inside]
How to make new friends and explore my interests (in ATL/the Southeas) given some limitations? [more inside]
I need some specific help with my .htaccess file. I'm new to the Rewrite module and can't quite figure out what I need to do to serve my pages (which live inside some nested directories) up with a nice short URL. [more inside]
Really hungry at Philadelphia airport, but no cash... [more inside]
What's the best way for a writer who's not involved in his/her local theater scene to get a play performed on the stage? [more inside]
Please, please, what is an ironic mustache? A mustache looking insufferably smug? Really, I don't get it. That and the ironic t-shirt thing; someone please explain.
Help me find a place to buy the "I noticed that you're gangster" image as a bumper sticker for my car. [more inside]
My website keeps redirecting to "http://snake.itexltd.com" (deliberately not linking here), which says that my domain name has expired. [more inside]
It seems that my psychiatric nurse practitioner, who prescribes my crazy meds, has quit me without notice. The Problem? I take a hefty dose of meds, I'm out, and I don't really want to have to quite cold turkey. An explanation and a few questions under the fold. [more inside]
My boyfriend's ex-wife is trying to get him to pay more child support. We got a letter showing how much "available income" she has to support the child; included in the calculation is a deduction for the other two children she has with her new husband. How is this possible, when her new husband--who has a larger income than either the ex-wife or my bf--is also responsible for those other two kids? I understand that the new hubbie is not responsible for the support costs of my bf's son--but shouldn't he be responsible for the care of his own kids, such that the ex-wife cannot deduct this cost from her income when determining the percentage of my bf's son's care for which she is responsible? [more inside]
Structural concern about a house I am buying. Was a load bearing wall removed? [more inside]
What'sThatBookFilter: Viewing the past via portable wormholes? [more inside]
Firefox+Facebook has broken for me -- it greys out when I do stuff. Anyone else experiencing this? [more inside]
Is there an August 2010 marathon in the USA that's also within driving distance of a well-known heritage steam railway? I'd like to tick both boxes during a potential family holiday to the US.
Help me remember this dimly remembered audio book that we listened to when I was a child. [more inside]
Capitalism: A Love Story (the meaning of "a love story") [more inside]