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Put me on your list

I'm subscribed to a listserv with my Gmail address. I've never received an email from this listserv. They're not in junk or trash or categorized mail. The listserv manager can forward me a message, and I can receive it. The listserv manager has confirmed that my email address wasn't mis-entered and is not getting any bounce back notifications. [more inside]
posted by OrangeVelour on Nov 16, 2016 - 9 answers

Transitioning from full time work to non-profit volunteer position?

I am trying to get out of my current dead-end job and would love to get an internship at a local social justice non-profit that appears to have openings. How can I do this smoothly and get good references out of my current job? [more inside]
posted by MixBarnbick on Nov 15, 2016 - 8 answers

Best way to let a semi-friendly ex-spouse know you are getting remarried

How should I let the ex-husband I'm still somewhat friendly with, know about my recent engagement? Difficulty: he (erroneously) suspects that my fiance was a primary factor in our divorce. Lots of details inside. [more inside]
posted by egeanin on Nov 15, 2016 - 24 answers

Help me call up my state senators. New Citizen edition.

I actually have what boils down to a two part question. I am a new citizen of the US and want to do what I can to stop the appointment of several members of the new presidential cabinet. It is my understanding that the cabinet has to be OK'd by the senate? If so which senators pass approval the current ones or the newly elected ones? [more inside]
posted by wwax on Nov 15, 2016 - 14 answers

Help me frame the argument against Arlene's Flowers

Heard on NPR that the Washington Supreme Court is hearing the case against Arlene's Flowers disputing their right to refuse to beflower a same sex wedding on religious grounds. I know where I stand on this issue, but I am having real trouble playing it out logically. [more inside]
posted by bluejayway on Nov 15, 2016 - 17 answers

Need to build a dummy car alarm with bright-red flashing LED

Someone recently broke into my car at night. I can't afford to install a true car alarm. Instead, I'd like to put a bright red flashing LED on my dashboard. [more inside]
posted by akk2014 on Nov 15, 2016 - 6 answers

Should I give this polyamorous relationship a chance or end it?

I'm in a polyamorous relationship of less than a year. It has increasingly been a struggle for me in terms of self-esteem, fear of loss, and anxiety. Lately I've been thinking it's more fair to end this relationship than continue. Is it worth attempting to take this journey in hopes that it will be ok or should I just end the relationship with the idea that, like marriage or wanting children, it's a incompatibility that's a deal breaker? More details below. [more inside]
posted by Thirty7Degrees on Nov 15, 2016 - 17 answers

Dog for a day?

Does anyone know of any places near Portland, OR where you can just play with or hike with a dog for a day? Like this program they have on Kauai: Shelter Dogs On Field Trips. [more inside]
posted by FireFountain on Nov 14, 2016 - 9 answers

Help me crack this nut!

Looking for a perfect version of the Nutcracker ballet to share with my two-and-a-half-year old daughter. Dance of the snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by timestep on Nov 14, 2016 - 4 answers

Great but lesser-known cookery books?

Thanks to my local library, I've been working my way through the best-known cookery books (in the UK, at least). Delia, Gordon and Jamie have been thoroughly perused, as have Mr Slater and Mr Stein etc etc. I'd love to expand my repertoire further and find more obscure things to have a bash at! [more inside]
posted by threetwentytwo on Nov 14, 2016 - 12 answers

Eating in Paris at Christmas

I'm spending the week from Christmas Eve to New Years Eve in Paris. I'm curious what to expect as far as things (restaurants, shops, etc.) being closed. Our general plan is to wander around and look at stuff and be in Paris. I don't mind losing a day to formal sightseeing on Christmas Day itself; in fact I'm kind of looking forward to the quiet. I'm a little worried about food, though, especially because we arrive (via train from Munich) at noon on Christmas Eve. [more inside]
posted by something something on Nov 14, 2016 - 6 answers

Weekend transit options in the greater D.C. area

We need to be in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, January 21. That's the day after the presidential inauguration, so hotel rates are ridiculous and parking will be nonexistent. People who know D.C. transit: Where in the greater D.C. area can we get an affordable hotel room and catch a train or shuttle into the city on a Saturday? [more inside]
posted by xylothek on Nov 14, 2016 - 13 answers

Getting a passport while the getting's still good

I'm transgender. My only ID that doesn't match is my birth certificate. Therefore, I need a physician's statement to get a passport with the correct gender on it. The letter I travel with currently (to explain things to the TSA if necessary) is dated 2015. There is no guidance on the State Dept website or from the NCTE on this. Should I: a) get a new one from my current doctor, adding 2+ weeks to the whole process? b) use the one I have now? "Complete" means complete, right, or is that too logical for the government? [more inside]
posted by blnkfrnk on Nov 14, 2016 - 10 answers

Mount Caramel

I need a caramel that will drip when warm, but firm up at room temperature. Help me fulfill my dipped cookie dreams! [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Rattery on Nov 14, 2016 - 8 answers

Tips For an England Football Match

I'm taking a football-loving six-year-old boy to the England v. Spain friendly at Wembley this week. This will be the first pro football (or "soccer," for Americans) match either of us have ever attended, and I know next to nothing about the sport. What advice would you give me for having a fun and safe night out? [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Nov 14, 2016 - 10 answers

Help me diagnose a CAT5e UTP cabling gremlin

I have two RJ45 outlets in one wall plate, labelled B-01 and B-02. An analog phone that worked for several years when connected via B-01 failed spontaneously; a quick test shows that it now works reliably via B-02 but cannot be persuaded to work via B-01. And yet, a PC with a gigabit Ethernet connection still works via either, and the TDR cable fault tester in the local network switch returns identical results for both. What am I missing? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet on Nov 14, 2016 - 6 answers

Rebuild or replace my laptop

I'm running a refurbished Fujitsu LifeBook PC Tablet T5010 (originally released in 2008, purchased mine in fall 2012). As you can guess, it's showing its age, but I really like (the idea of) the pen interface/ surface. I've built PC towers and an HTPC in the (distant) past, so I'm not a novice, but I feel like my skills and knowledge are rusty. More details and thoughts inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 13, 2016 - 8 answers

Emotional Support Animal Letter Online

I am in California and would really like an emotional support animal (a small, older dog). My PCP office's policy is not to write letters recommending them at all. I am seeing a new therapist at the end of the month, but in the meantime, I looked at Certapet. Question: Has anyone gotten a letter for an ESA online? If so, how was the process for you? Anything to be aware of, or any specific sites your recommend/don't recommend?
posted by bookworm4125 on Nov 13, 2016 - 3 answers

Donate or volunteer at Standing Rock? Both?

My partner wants to go to Standing Rock to donate and deliver supplies for a couple of days. We both want to do something to help after the election. [more inside]
posted by rhythm and booze on Nov 13, 2016 - 11 answers

Font size on social media

I only use facebook and twitter via a web browser. Recently I've noticed that certain posts have a larger font than others. Whats going on????!!! Here's another example from Twitter. [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Nov 13, 2016 - 5 answers

Help Me Fit in at the Gun Range

I am a petite white woman in my forties. How can I pass as a conservative? Hateful people seem to be able to tag me immediately as a leftist, no matter what I'm wearing. [more inside]
posted by sleepy psychonaut on Nov 13, 2016 - 62 answers

How to slow down google's image search page load?

Bear with me. In the split second between hitting enter and the results loading, google throws up a bunch of place-holder colored blocks that reflect the color of the individual images that will eventually load. I want to grab a screen capture of the page of the colored blocks. [more inside]
posted by cocoagirl on Nov 13, 2016 - 5 answers

Looking for fun restaurants for kids in Boston

I'm looking for recommendations for restaurants in the Boston metro area that are either kid-centric or have some sort of hook that make them a lot of fun for kids. Note - not restaurants that are just kid friendly but that have something special or different that makes them especially appealing and fun for kids. [more inside]
posted by pallas14 on Nov 13, 2016 - 11 answers

Twitter Oasis: happy/funny/strange accounts with NO POLITICS?

I need a happy place online - give to me your your funny, your odd, your interesting, your happy twitter account suggestions! [more inside]
posted by pseudonymph on Nov 13, 2016 - 22 answers

Managing a Facebook Page without a Profile

I would like to take an extended break from Facebook, but I manage a professional page. Is it possible for me to keep managing it if I deactivate my private account? [more inside]
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper on Nov 13, 2016 - 2 answers

Which Console (again!) - and Best Deal in UK

Hello dear mefites. I appreciate there have been a number of recent questions about consoles (here, , here) but they refer to some specifics (i.e. for kids) that I feel don't apply and I'd appreciate some advice on whether to get an Xbox One or PS4. I have been promising myself a new console, but I can't decide on what approach to take and how to get the best deal. I'm in the UK and looking to buy at the beginning of December. [more inside]
posted by sedimentary_deer on Nov 13, 2016 - 11 answers

Free of the evil master...I mean iPhone

My smart phone broke and it's been...awesome! How can I continue to cut my smart phone addiction after my phone is repaired? [more inside]
posted by Toddles on Nov 12, 2016 - 9 answers

How to do life with a family but without a fridge?

Our refrigerator just shit the bed in a big way, and because it's under warranty I've got to jump through all the hoops, use the approved vendor, etc. so it'll be days, minimum, until it's working. I already trashed most of our food but I have a couple of questions re: some food that might not have to be trashed. And, more importantly, how am I going to function and feed my family without this. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Nov 12, 2016 - 31 answers

How to deal with split feelings on the Trump win inside your home?

My spouse did not vote for Trump, but he is a leftist who has a lot of frustrations with "liberals" and is...not as sympathetic as he could be. Even though he knows I fought Trump, he doesn't understand why I am so deeply affected and it is really affecting my stress levels. Please help! [more inside]
posted by corb on Nov 12, 2016 - 45 answers

Tyre balancing - how specific to vehicle spec is it?

When balancing tyres, does the difference between e.g. 2 distinct engine types on an otherwise identical chassis need to be taken into account? My snow-tyre-flake inside... [more inside]
posted by protorp on Nov 12, 2016 - 10 answers

Computer Power Supply making rattling/buzzing noises

It does this every so often and I'm not sure what to do. Details to follow. [more inside]
posted by james33 on Nov 12, 2016 - 6 answers

Roommate best practices for living with a friend?

It looks like I will be moving in with one of my best friends, instead of staying in my mother's house. I am hoping the hive mind can give me some best practices/pointers to help our co-habitation go well. [more inside]
posted by Archipelago on Nov 11, 2016 - 17 answers

Toddler car trip audio options?

I am one day and 6 hours into a 4 day, 1200 mile, 18 hour experience alone in the car with my 16 month old. We have listened to (and I have sung along to) the same Raffi album (singable songs for the very young) roughly 11 billion times. Please share some additional downloadable options for toddler friendly audio that will help keep dad sane. She only has about a dozen words, so she won't be doing that much in the way of engaging, but she does find singing along by me to be entertaining.
posted by rockindata on Nov 11, 2016 - 31 answers

NYC Apartment Filter: Paying the deposit/first month's rent

From my research, one is expected to pay the deposit and first month's rent for an apartment in New York City with some sort of certified funds. Some things I've read have said cashier's checks, some have said traveller's checks, some have said certified checks, some have said money orders. I don't have an account anywhere with a physical presence in New York City. How do I handle this situation? Do I need a cashier's check to pay the broker's fee as well? Can I just dodge this whole problem by wiring money? [more inside]
posted by hoyland on Nov 11, 2016 - 14 answers

Hey Grammarians, I need terms describing some comparisions and words

Three comparison types: 1) A is old, 2) A is older than B, 3) A is x years older than B. Two words: 'old', 'older'. I'm going to post on a forum for a highly technical subject where people usually ignore the content if they can ridicule a flaw (English or subject) in the post. My post will be about the comparisons typically made on the forum.
posted by Homer42 on Nov 11, 2016 - 8 answers

GoFundMe for Faithless Electors's Fines/Fees

Would there be any value to a GoFundMe that offered to pay any fees or fines incurred by "faithless electors" who vote against their party line and instead vote for Hillary Clinton? [more inside]
posted by yes I said yes I will Yes on Nov 11, 2016 - 14 answers

Ok, so YSearch doesn't work.... is there anything similar around?

I paid for a Y-DNA test about 5 years ago. I can't find any site, besides ysearch, (no longer works) which allows me to enter my results and compare to others. Any suggestions? The company I used was DNA Consultants, which gives you the results but has no database of its own which can be used to compare to others.
posted by brownrd on Nov 11, 2016 - 4 answers

Disappearing storage on MacBook Air!

We have a Macbook Air running Sierra 10.12, upgraded within the last 10 weeks or so. Since then we can't keep free space on the hard drive. It just continually disappears, to the point where the drive is almost full and the computer stops functioning properly. I can't find the source of the problem, except that the space used by "System" files is just growing and growing -- today it's at 150GB! Are there any serious Mac experts out there who can help me? [more inside]
posted by leticia on Nov 11, 2016 - 26 answers

Stunning places in California

Seeking comfort and beauty. Can you recommend beautiful spots to visit in California? I'm looking for excessively, stunningly beautiful places. Bonus points if they are peaceful. [more inside]
posted by sweetjane on Nov 11, 2016 - 38 answers

What is going on with health insurance customer service departments?

With more than one insurance company in the last year, I've had major problems getting seemingly simple billing issues resolved. I'll be told by customer service that I am correct in my complaint and that a problem will be fixed, but then it isn't. I'll call again and state that the problem wasn't fixed after the first call, and the same thing happens. Does anyone have any insight into what's going on here? [more inside]
posted by wondermouse on Nov 11, 2016 - 6 answers

Google Classroom Explainer Pointers Please

On Tuesday I have been asked to speak for 45 minutes about Google Classroom to some teachers from the vocational high school who are not very technical with computers (though they are in other ways). I have the weekend to put something together that is not too granular but covers the basics. I have a login for our local instance and would like to learn the basics in an efficient way. Are there resources other than the basic ones on Google that would be useful? Maybe some Ed Tech resources I might not know about? Thanks for pointers, personal experiences also welcome. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Nov 11, 2016 - 15 answers

Long term bad news

I've seen lots of discussion over the years about how we send clear messages across time, for example nuclear waste sites and how we warn 50 generations down the road. This is a corrollary, what substances are the most dangerous over the long term? I assume it's some form of radioactive material , but which is the worst for the longest?
posted by Unioncat on Nov 11, 2016 - 2 answers

Trans law help for a lawyer

Hi MeFi! I am a queer lawyer with a lot of trans friends. I am getting bombarded with questions from my community about what the Trump presidency is going to mean for the LGBT community generally, and questions about how to handle trans legal matters specifically. The problem? This isn't my area of practice. Help help, more details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by bile and syntax on Nov 11, 2016 - 8 answers

"This land is flat because of the war"

Long-shot identify this quote for me, please. "don't you understand? This land is flat because of the war" from a novel, this was an extract played on CBC radio about 15 years ago. The scene was two women driving through the part of France affected by World War I and it talked a lot about the effect of the war on the land. I don't remember anything else, but it's a good bet the author was Canadian.
posted by Space Coyote on Nov 11, 2016 - 2 answers

Native American Rights non-profits/charities?

I have a Native friend and hear quite a bit about their struggles as a basically constantly-ignored minority, and I fear that their struggles will only get worse in light of recent events. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good charity/non-profit to give to here for Native rights/Native issues? [more inside]
posted by Aleyn on Nov 10, 2016 - 6 answers

movies and tv shows that display radical empathy

What are some movies and tv shows that display radical empathy? Another way to phrase what I'm looking for might be a complex, non-judgmental understanding of what it is to be humans, specifically and generally. This kind of storytelling is helping me right now. [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Nov 10, 2016 - 47 answers

Slack Users: How does your company organize Slack Teams/Channels?

I'd love to learn more about how companies of, say, ~2000 people have organized their Slack implementations. Do you have one large Team for the entire community? Do you create new Teams as requested by different departments/divisions? Do you let users create them as needed without any intervention from your IT group? A mix of the two? In either case, do you use the free version. Standard? Plus? Do you employ LDAP integration and user provisioning or do you require each user to sign up for and create an account for Slack individually for each Team? [more inside]
posted by TimBridge on Nov 10, 2016 - 5 answers

Help me help my mom prepare for the impending end of Medicare?

So. It's a foregone conclusion that Medicare/Medicaid will be gutted as soon as Trump takes office, and Paul Ryan has free reign over Congress. My mother is in her 70s, and has several chronic health issues (arthritis in various forms, scoliosis, a heart valve problem, lupus, and a degenerative cornea disease that will require a cornea transplant soon, among other issues). My older brother, who lives with her, has CIDP, severe bipolar, and is on disability. Both rely on Medicare/Medicaid. [more inside]
posted by sarcasticah on Nov 10, 2016 - 8 answers

Hope me with modern versions of Vegas by Crystal method

Vegas by Crystal method makes me happy and productive. I need a new album! [more inside]
posted by k8oglyph on Nov 10, 2016 - 6 answers

Can I ask people if they voted for Trump before hiring them?

Before hiring someone to do one-time tasks (by which I mean things like paying a plumber to fix something, or a painter, or whatever), can I ask them how they voted? [more inside]
posted by Another Sock Puppet on Nov 10, 2016 - 29 answers

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