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I'm a bed bug dog and I love what I do?

My friend (really) is considering using a bed bug dog to help her figure out what is biting her (she is aware of all of the other ways to monitor the situation, as well). However, she is a gentle soul, and is worried about whether such dogs like what they do. [more inside]
posted by analog on Nov 23, 2010 - 15 answers

Annoying phone calls

My husband is receiving annoying phone calls from his ex (a friend gave his number out without knowing any better). He does not want to change his cell number due to his numerous work contacts. When he sees her number he doesn't answer and then she leaves messages. He has told her to stop but she must be a mental case, she has been calling for 2 months. What would be a solution to this other than changing his number? If he had the number blocked we figure she will just call from another number.
posted by sandyp on Nov 23, 2010 - 25 answers

Choosing a professional email address?

I have my full name as a domain name, and I'd like to start using it as my email address on my resume and for work purposes. Should my email address be joey@joeyshabadoo, j.shabadoo@joeyshabadoo, admin@joeyshabadoo or something else? And does it make any kind of difference, or am I just overthinking@plateofbeans?
posted by Joey Joe Joe Junior Shabadoo on Nov 23, 2010 - 40 answers

KILLS ALL THE GERMS! Except that one.

Why do commercials usually show the product killing MOST, but not ALL, of the things it's supposed to kill? [more inside]
posted by Pastor of Muppets on Nov 23, 2010 - 18 answers

Pressing pork matters

I've got a nice big piece of pork belly, and I'm going to braise it in cider and wine, as in this recipe. I've made it before, and it was excellent. Which wine (or cider, or even beer) would you pair it with? [more inside]
posted by Siberian Mist on Nov 23, 2010 - 7 answers

Broken light switch

Broken light switch. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Nov 23, 2010 - 9 answers

What are these coastal cloud formations?

Can you help me identify the meterological conditions that create these clouds? [more inside]
posted by salishsea on Nov 23, 2010 - 2 answers

"Some days we don't let the line move at all."

CA-DMV: What's the process for re-titling an out-of-state car that's already registered in California? The DMV site doesn't seem to cover this case and I'd rather find out before spending a day in line. [more inside]
posted by hwyengr on Nov 23, 2010 - 7 answers

What is living in my attic?

I can hear something scurry above my head. But no signs when I check for evidence. My study has a ceiling, and above that is the loft/storage/attic area. I can hear things scurrying there at certain times of day and night. Sound big-ish to me (rat sized?) but I also know even little things can sound big. [more inside]
posted by Megami on Nov 23, 2010 - 14 answers

Lost in a sea of blocks

What is the hot new Bionicle/Lego/Star Wars-y toy this year? [more inside]
posted by soy_renfield on Nov 23, 2010 - 5 answers

Thermos Quest 2010

I'd like to drink tea all day at work. What's the best big, BPA-free thermos? [more inside]
posted by enzymatic on Nov 23, 2010 - 16 answers

Book Mark

How would you feel if you received a book as a gift and found that it had a remainder mark? [more inside]
posted by jocelmeow on Nov 23, 2010 - 70 answers

Bread Heartbreak.

Lost my favourite recipe for bread, please help! [more inside]
posted by Static Vagabond on Nov 23, 2010 - 6 answers

Brains for shit.

Do Zombies poop? [more inside]
posted by schyler523 on Nov 23, 2010 - 24 answers

I want mexican food but english instructions

why am I being redirected to the mexican version of allrecipes.com? [more inside]
posted by tylerfulltilt on Nov 23, 2010 - 11 answers

The best place to pick up Website Designers?

Where do you go to find Freelance Website Designers? [more inside]
posted by nam3d on Nov 23, 2010 - 9 answers

Food delivery for seniors: alternatives to Meals on Wheels?

Is there a Meals on Wheels alternative for an elderly woman living in the Sacramento, California area? [more inside]
posted by mps on Nov 23, 2010 - 3 answers

Chez moi, c'est près de ma Stella

Brussels, Belgium on business for a month. What can I do in the evenings and weekends? [more inside]
posted by xiaolongbao on Nov 23, 2010 - 9 answers

Pinhole camera with a trip or timed shutter: feasible?

Photography filter (no pun): Pinhole camera with a timer -- just digital, or can a timer be rigged for a non-traditional "body"? [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Nov 23, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me identify this T-shirt design

[Graphic-Tee-Design-filter] I'm pretty sure I saw this T-shirt design from Threadless or a similar shop online, but I can't remember where. Help please! [more inside]
posted by wei on Nov 23, 2010 - 1 answer

What would happen if you practiced focusing your vision in and out?

What would happen if you practiced focusing your vision in and out? Would you strain your eyes? [more inside]
posted by bleary on Nov 23, 2010 - 8 answers

I need someone to help starting a paper vicariously through me

I have always had trouble writing academic papers as a student. I do fine once I have a plan for a paper in a topic I'm interested in, but I can't seem to be able to focus on finding one. Can anyone think of a cool topic for a coherent four page research paper written at the level of review on microbial evolution related to one of the themes inside? [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Nov 23, 2010 - 5 answers

Is there a solid SSL VPN out there, or am I crazy?

What is your favorite SSL VPN appliance for a mid sized company? [more inside]
posted by routergirl on Nov 23, 2010 - 12 answers

You're 8 and want to play loud music. Your instrument (of destruction) is...

My son (8) wants to be Les Claypool. While I can't fault his source of inspiration, I'm not sure starting on the bass is the right way to go--and if it isn't, where do we start? [more inside]
posted by elfgirl on Nov 23, 2010 - 59 answers

Why *do* I have eight different ancient MeFi threads open?

Is there an addon or extension for Firefox that will show me the link I clicked on to get to the current tab? Like the Back button, but for people who are addicted to opening links in new tabs. [more inside]
posted by Cimrmanova on Nov 23, 2010 - 5 answers

Bonus points if it can go off at 3:30 am.

Chrismahannukwanzaafilter: My sister has yet to send a real wishlist for my nieces, and the naughty uncle, Mister Fabulous, wants to make her pay in sanity! What is the most annoying toy for this holiday season? [more inside]
posted by Mister Fabulous on Nov 23, 2010 - 51 answers

Help me rid myself of this annoying hum

Why am I picking up a hum when recording? [more inside]
posted by bodgy on Nov 22, 2010 - 16 answers

How do I take a picture of the rainbow sparkle when sunlight hits a snowflake?

How do I take a picture of the rainbow sparkle when sunlight hits a snowflake? [more inside]
posted by AllieTessKipp on Nov 22, 2010 - 12 answers

What's the point of a poached egg?

What's the point of a poached egg? [more inside]
posted by miss_kitty_fantastico on Nov 22, 2010 - 33 answers

I like songs that are very electronic sounding but also poppy and accessible. Help.

I like songs that are very electronic sounding but also poppy and accessible. Help. [more inside]
posted by joeyjoejoejr on Nov 22, 2010 - 26 answers

What is the title of this Science Fiction book I read many years ago?

I'm trying to find the title of a specific Science Fiction book with a pre-Matrix "everyone is living in a computer simulation" plot. [more inside]
posted by kyrademon on Nov 22, 2010 - 4 answers

What building or work of art is this?

Can anyone tell me anything about this striking building or work of art? Who, where, etc.? Thanks. Have a look, I think you'll like it.
posted by Shane on Nov 22, 2010 - 4 answers

Please recommend an RSS-to-email service. Criteria within.

RSS-to-email: In which I lament the late, lamented RSSfwd, and look for a replacement service. [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Nov 22, 2010 - 2 answers

Sugar, spice, and everything nice, but mostly sugar. Is that what little girls die of?

How bad is it, really, to have a sugar addiction? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Nov 22, 2010 - 34 answers

Low-fi Travelling Thanksgiving

How can I do as good a Thanksgiving as possible with 2 burners, a microwave, and a fridge? [more inside]
posted by artlung on Nov 22, 2010 - 27 answers

Advice and encouragement, please, on jumping the rest of the way into Linux

Advice and encouragement, please, on jumping the rest of the way into Linux. Several specific issues inside, but the gist is that I got fed up with Windows and started dual-booting Ubuntu 10.10 on several machines. Now I think I'm ready to make Ubuntu my permanent all-the-time OS. What are considerations and best practices I should consider? What am I not thinking of? [more inside]
posted by Mngo on Nov 22, 2010 - 16 answers

Why do i think Things have feelings?

Has anyone else's mind compulsively given objects feelings? If so, how do you deal with it, or how did you stop it from being a problem day-to-day? Weird psychological tic questions inside. [more inside]
posted by greenish on Nov 22, 2010 - 63 answers

Will Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3 work O.K. on my slightly-old Mac Mini?

Will Photoshop and Lightroom work O.K. on my slightly-older Mac Mini? [more inside]
posted by The World Famous on Nov 22, 2010 - 7 answers

Airport scanner with pet?

Can you go through the new airport scanner machines holding a pet? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Nov 22, 2010 - 12 answers

A real film or just some phantom from my memory?

Can anyone identify a 1980s TV movie about ghosts? I recall seeing it in the early- to mid-1980s as a child. I don't remember much except a scene in which a woman gets out of the shower in a very misty bathroom and goes to the mirror. Behind her in the heavy steam you see a ghost standing there in the reflection. At another point in the film the ghost may write on the mirror in the mist? But I may be misremembering that last part. Many thanks.
posted by ktoad on Nov 22, 2010 - 11 answers

Want to read about fiascos

Looking for books and/or movies about fiascos and disastrous but avoidable situations [more inside]
posted by reenum on Nov 22, 2010 - 25 answers

Surviving the week in Birmingham

My partner and I will be visiting family near Birmingham, AL for just over a week. What should we see, eat, drink, and do? Where can we find the essentials like good coffee and cocktails? We've got reservations at Highlands Bar & Grill one night, but that's the only plan so far. [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Nov 22, 2010 - 6 answers

Do MySQL privileges really work like this?

With MySQL 5.0, how can I grant SELECT privileges on everything *except* for one column in one table? [more inside]
posted by chengjih on Nov 22, 2010 - 13 answers

Lego Universe for a 10 year old?

Is Lego Universe, Lego's MMO game, kid safe? More specifically, will it be a safe environment for our kid? [more inside]
posted by mosk on Nov 22, 2010 - 10 answers

Cures for nausea?

Oh My God, please help me. Any cures for EXTREME hangover related nausea? [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Nov 22, 2010 - 48 answers

Activities for a sick toddler needed

I need ideas for helping a toddler through four to six months of chemotherapy. [more inside]
posted by Rumple on Nov 22, 2010 - 41 answers

Gag gift for future Halliburton employee

What would be a good gag gift for a coworker leaving to go work for Halliburton? [more inside]
posted by Clambone on Nov 22, 2010 - 18 answers

English to Sinhala translation

Can someone help translate from English to Sinhala using Sinhala alphabet? [more inside]
posted by cyniczny on Nov 22, 2010 - 0 answers

I can say I hope it will be worth what I give up

I'm looking for songs where the songwriter's courage of conviction is tested by fear of negative consequences. Know of any? [more inside]
posted by ultrabuff on Nov 22, 2010 - 7 answers

Kids Book Help

I'm trying to locate an old kids book, probably published before 1980, about a kid who goes on a big journey in his backyard, or some woods. Everything he encounters takes on human form and helps him on his journey. E.g. a bee and a bear. The bee becomes some kind of rotund warrior, and the bear turns into a Norman looking guy and has a big sword and shield. It was probably for preteens, probably 40 or 50 pages long.
posted by Blake on Nov 22, 2010 - 3 answers

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