We got a new dog, a male Australian Shepherd. Now we need a name. [more inside]
Help me find short literature fit for my pre-bedtime read. [more inside]
I'm having a little trouble with I would guess some character encoding on some websites but I can't seem to fix it. [more inside]
My parents have just bought a house and now realize it has a smell of unknown origin. Ideas on things to do or people to contact to help get rid of it? [more inside]
What do you and your SO do to bond with each other? [more inside]
List of universities and colleges that charge library fees? [more inside]
On the beach I visited in Cancun, there was a continuous construction project, and I'd like to know what they were doing/the process involved. [more inside]
How can I make a trashed cat condo safe for my cat? [more inside]
Are there any vector-based barcode fonts? If not, can you recommend software for creating such a font? [more inside]
How can I get over the racist feelings I have been having, since I got mugged... [more inside]
Can you name the music?
I have two radically different blogs on the same domain. How can I design my root page to let visitors decide which one to go to? [more inside]
Technically, can you use "[nationality] capital" to refer to a state capital that is not the actual national capital? [more inside]
I'm working on an engraving with an inscription in a very strange version of Latin-- it has umlauts? Anyone know what this might say? [more inside]
Upon moving to a new house, I've discovered a very odd problem with the inherited Whirlpool oven. The "temp increase" button makes the displayed temp go down! Unfortunately, the temp decrease button also makes the temp go down...so right now, I can't cook above 350F (the default that appears when you press Bake). Help? [more inside]
I was just scheduled to have surgery on a labral tear in my hip this Monday. What do I need to know going into this, and what will my recovery be like? [more inside]
Help me build and paint my Blood Bowl team [more inside]
My in-laws' brand new 21.5" iMac took a header and has a badly cracked screen. Repair is going to run ~900; my f-i-l wants to try replacing the screen himself. We can't find any information on where to acquire the appropriate flat panel. Does anyone have a link?
I have a ruleset for a board game and am working on prototyping it. I don't necessarily want to make money off of it, and I'm mostly doing it for fun. One possible option is to put up the ruleset online while copyrighting the basic idea - is this a good idea? [more inside]
Can someone recommend a travel agent in Seattle for a trip to China? [more inside]
Does anyone have experience with registering and using a .name domain for email and/or web hosting? [more inside]
Please, help me get this washer/dryer out of my life! [more inside]
Tell me how I can hire a contractor without getting ripped off? [more inside]
Help me find this cool online project I once saw: lamp in one location lights up when person sits down in chair in another location (like, in a different state). [more inside]
I'm going to northwest New Mexico this weekend to drive around for three days. We'll likely use Farmington or Shiprock as our base. Our itinerary is completely open. We'll have a 4x4. Any suggestions for off-the-beaten path, or must-see places to visit?
I'm redesigning my workspace and starting with the lighting. I'm looking for suggestions for tall lamps that I can clamp onto my table and have shades that would cover large/high watt CFLs. [more inside]
Spices. We just discovered Saffron and want to know more. [more inside]
Best Canadian cities for non-drivers? [more inside]
Blogger is ending its FTP service next month. I have a problem about moving some or all of my postings into a Wordpress blog. The issue also involves a question about RSS. [more inside]
Every once in a while you hear stories about speeding tickets and parking tickets that get thrown out because of misprints. My apartment lease is full of them. YANML, but is it enforceable? [more inside]
What is the earliest recorded bookstore cat?
What is the best way to handle someone at work who starts to gossip negatively about someone else? [more inside]
Looking for a pair of smooth-soled, waterproof, leather slip-on womens shoes. [more inside]
My partner and I are planning an early spring honeymoon in wonderful Iceland. I'm looking for some 2010-era advice on currency, spring availability for excursions, etc. [more inside]
Where can I find video or analysis of the Cyber Shockwave joint exercise held today in Washington, D.C? An article in The Atlantic mentioned it would be filmed, and I'm just nerdy enough to watch it...
Web sites or on-line calculators to determine fair price for tree removal? [more inside]
What easy options are there in terms of software for setting up a simple temporary webcam video/audio feed on a (non-pro) Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard installation? [more inside]
Looking for suggestions on yoga studio in central New Jersey. (Woodbridge, Jamesburg) [more inside]
I'm about to become an uncle. What are my duties? [more inside]
How would I go about recreating the document display functionality of Google Books / Safari Books online? I was expecting to be able to take a PDF source and serve each page as a PNG to the browser. This appears not easy to do? It seems like a simple thing to do, but I'm running into a bunch of brick walls. [more inside]
Another iPhone vs. iPod Touch question. Which one would be best for my needs? Details follow... [more inside]
I've recently read & enjoyed a couple "revisionist western" novels like Oakley Hall's "Warlock" & John Williams's "Butcher's Crossing." What other novels might I also like?
Can you recommend a pub near the Parliament buildings in Ottawa? [more inside]
Yard-Filter: I need recommendations for the garden hose spray nozzle. The one that does not leak if the hose is left on. [more inside]
Where can I find a tea kettle that plays a melodic sound when the water boils, rather than the common high-pitched screeeeee? I heard one once, so I know they exist, but I'm having zero luck finding one. Even when they claim to be pleasant, they aren't, and buying and returning tea kettles (especially online) is getting old fast. Do you have a lovely sounding kettle? Please tell me all about it.
If I book an unknown four-star hotel in downtown Seattle using Hotwire, Priceline, etc., will I be sorry? [more inside]
My husband and I have two older cars ('84 and '94). Are the safety features in newer cars so far superior that it's irresponsible to drive children around in older cars if you can afford to upgrade? [more inside]
I'm a hard core Mac nerd who's a total Windows novice. Can you explain the weird RAM and graphics memory totals I'm seeing in Windows XP (SP3) on my MacBook Pro, and give me some idea of what I can actually expect when it comes to performance in games? [more inside]