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What would be the best way of going about telling people about a project I've been working on?

What would be the best way of going about telling people about a project I've been working on? [more inside]
posted by thebenman on Oct 10, 2010 - 7 answers

Need GPS in San Francisco

I lost my GPS in San Francisco, where's the best place to get a cheap replacement? I'm currently a bit west of Union Square. I'm just planning on going to a Radio Shack on Market Street as I head towards the Embarcadero today but if any of you mefites have better suggestions please let me know.
posted by ajackson on Oct 10, 2010 - 6 answers

How to get Firefox to run on a system for IEx8

How can you get Firefox to work on a networked Win XP system configured for IEx 8 - specifically regarding certificates? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Oct 10, 2010 - 6 answers

Most trivial question ever filter

What actress looks like Lauren Graham / Sela Ward? [more inside]
posted by citywolf on Oct 9, 2010 - 3 answers

The Devil Sells Prada Eyeglasses

I think the optician who sold us glasses today played a devil in a 90s movie but he won't admit to it. How can I figure out if I'm right if I don't know his name? [more inside]
posted by smirkyfodder on Oct 9, 2010 - 20 answers

Foundation And Earth

The good news: We found a house we love. The (you tell me if it's) bad news: Is the thing just sitting on a pile of bricks? [more inside]
posted by mittens on Oct 9, 2010 - 15 answers

I broke the ceiling!

Can I course correct and finish my DIY swag-lamp hanging project? [more inside]
posted by thinkpiece on Oct 9, 2010 - 7 answers

I Need Help Dealing with Difficult Clients -- Graphic Designer Edition

What advice would you offer a freelance graphic designer who needs help establishing contracts and boundaries, and managing difficult clientele? [more inside]
posted by patronuscharms on Oct 9, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me find the best classical music on CD.

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]
posted by Lazlo on Oct 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Sorry guys, I have to be up in the morning!

How do I go apartment shopping in a small town? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Oct 9, 2010 - 10 answers

PR in action

Where can I find some videos of real life Public Relations examples? [more inside]
posted by Ryogen on Oct 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Best website for getting a small art project completed?

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]
posted by inflatablekiwi on Oct 9, 2010 - 2 answers

Logic vs Emotions re: the ex.

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]
posted by biochemist on Oct 9, 2010 - 44 answers

Am I being scammed on eBay?

eBay scam filter. I sold a laptop on eBay. The buyer says that it is broken. What now? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Oct 9, 2010 - 34 answers

I want YOU to answer this question

Interested in basic or alternative histories of World War I. [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Oct 9, 2010 - 8 answers

What are these birds?

What are these birds? [more inside]
posted by lapsangsouchong on Oct 9, 2010 - 5 answers

What Javascript trickery is this?

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]
posted by Biru on Oct 9, 2010 - 8 answers

Watch Out! That's A Rock! CRUNCH.

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).
posted by dzaz on Oct 9, 2010 - 12 answers

Money order frustration

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]
posted by Esefa on Oct 9, 2010 - 8 answers

What can we make out of a wrecked cake ?

What can we make out of a wrecked cake ? [more inside]
posted by g.i.r. on Oct 8, 2010 - 21 answers

How do I get this Touch to play music again?

How do I get this Touch to play music again? [more inside]
posted by Wolof on Oct 8, 2010 - 4 answers

Will Apple fix my phone if I have fixed part of it myself?

Will Apple service my iPhone 'out of warranty' if it has been repaired with a 3rd party part? (Complicated circumstances within.) [more inside]
posted by iktomi on Oct 8, 2010 - 5 answers

Commercial Rental Newbie Needs Help!

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]
posted by moosedogtoo on Oct 8, 2010 - 7 answers

What color curtains should I get?

What color curtains should I get? [more inside]
posted by ant345 on Oct 8, 2010 - 14 answers

One shoe, two shoe, red shoe, blue shoe.

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]
posted by Captain Cardanthian! on Oct 8, 2010 - 6 answers

My Mac OSX is insuffciently infested.

Windows has Shimeji, Linux has xpenguins ... what does Macintosh have? [more inside]
posted by Mozai on Oct 8, 2010 - 4 answers

An elegant cat deterrent, for a more civilized age

[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".
posted by simms2k on Oct 8, 2010 - 7 answers

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.
posted by lvanshima on Oct 8, 2010 - 10 answers

Using Automator to convert videos for iPhone and add to iTunes

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]
posted by joshuaconner on Oct 8, 2010 - 4 answers

Alternative Xmas

What is your best suggestion of a destination for a happy-go-lucky couple to spend, say, a week around December 25th? [more inside]
posted by kjs3 on Oct 8, 2010 - 13 answers

Looking for a sci/fi book

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]
posted by ldthomps on Oct 8, 2010 - 6 answers

Help a sister out

Did I do the right thing by telling a friend off about her abusive ex? If not...how to fix, please? [more inside]
posted by motsque on Oct 8, 2010 - 15 answers

Help me eliminate gridlines on a Word table

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]
posted by celilo on Oct 8, 2010 - 10 answers

Aesopiazzolla?

What Aesop Rock song samples "Fuga y misterio"? [more inside]
posted by louigi on Oct 8, 2010 - 5 answers

Trying to get a job in Brooklyn

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]
posted by antgly on Oct 8, 2010 - 13 answers

Photoshop tool for color correcting

Photoshop function to display multiple versions of the image with different color casts. [more inside]
posted by jcdill on Oct 8, 2010 - 3 answers

Hell is other people, and that's okay

My sister is turning 18. Help me build an Adolescent Crisis Prep Kit! [more inside]
posted by Turkey Glue on Oct 8, 2010 - 48 answers

Clean up my PDFs!

Save a clean copy of a marked-up PDF from Preview? (Mac OS 10.6) [more inside]
posted by dondiego87 on Oct 8, 2010 - 7 answers

Should I take my Adderall today?

I have a prescription for Adderall XR. I'm very hungover. Should I take my Adderall as prescribed or skip a day?
posted by chris p on Oct 8, 2010 - 8 answers

How to seem prepared when interviewing for a job across the country

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]
posted by The Eponymous Pseudonymous Rex on Oct 8, 2010 - 19 answers

How to start a career as a freelance journalist.

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]
posted by rigby99 on Oct 7, 2010 - 8 answers

Which Pope knew how to throw a party?

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]
posted by grar on Oct 7, 2010 - 5 answers

Is there a word for the 150th anniversary of something?

There is centennial and there is bicentennial; is there a word to desdribe the 150th anniversary of something? Thank you.
posted by holdenjordahl on Oct 7, 2010 - 9 answers

Ma'am, there are needles in my burger. What is this?!

"You are being lied to" exposes? [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Oct 7, 2010 - 19 answers

Revelatory Redemption

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]
posted by OmieWise on Oct 7, 2010 - 4 answers

Riding 100km: advice?

Riding 100km: advice? [more inside]
posted by iftheaccidentwill on Oct 7, 2010 - 27 answers

Minimal Office Chair

Help me find a comfortable desk chair that fits my minimalist office aesthetic. [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Oct 7, 2010 - 6 answers

What's that artist?

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]
posted by bzbb on Oct 7, 2010 - 2 answers

The spooky spooky woo woo show

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?
posted by Artw on Oct 7, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me look pretentious on the train

I want to find more books that are cerebral, unusual, and brief. [more inside]
posted by theodolite on Oct 7, 2010 - 52 answers

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