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Is/Was Amos Oz speaking recently in New York City?

I thought I saw a recent announcement for a panel including Israeli author Amos Oz in New York City (perhaps as panel moderator). Now I can't remember where I saw it and Google hasn't been any help. Anyone know of a recent appearance in NYC or an upcoming one?
posted by Jahaza on May 30, 2014 - 2 answers

half-remembered philosophy

I am struggling to remember or find a line from what I think was a work of philosophy, something like:"at the heart [center] of every system [of belief | of thought | world-construct] is a secret [hidden] trangression [contradiction | inversion | denial]" [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Feb 7, 2014 - 15 answers

Advice for an adoptee

How do I find my birth parents? [more inside]
posted by mokin on Feb 6, 2014 - 14 answers

On job searching and hope.

Looking for experiences of job seekers who were offered a job long after the final interview. What is the LONGEST amount of time you have waited for a verbal and written offer? Some background: i quit my job somewhat unexpectedly to relocate after some crummy Life Things happened. I have been job searching for almost 7 months. I work in academic research (coordination and managerial roles, I am not a trained phd researcher). Back in the late fall I had a promising phone interview. The in person portion did not go quite as well, but I still had a good feeling. They told me that hiring occurs at a glacial pace and I probably wouldn't hear from them for a vague amount of time. I want this job and I want to convinced myself that maybe I am still in the running, but I still feel like I would have heard at least something by now. I was also told I would be reimbursed for part of my travel since it was out f state. It had been two months and nothing. I know they have not hired for the position yet and I was told it would be slow, but... Your experiences with long hiring processes? Or time between final interviews and offers or rejections?
posted by anad487 on Dec 29, 2013 - 14 answers

A way to search flights with flexible location, but inflexible days?

Is there a flight search engine that lets you say your From location, leave the To location blank and set the date? [more inside]
posted by Calicatt on Dec 11, 2013 - 6 answers

"I've been searching, searching," for a soul-funk earworm...

I'm usually pretty good at name-that-tune, but... CHFI-FM's Funky Friday Mix last week had a random song from the 70's with the polished shimmer of a Philly Soul production and a funky mid-tempo beat which hinted at disco, a burbling synth which teased the bass player, and a rousing conclusion where a chorus of backing singers chants: "I've been searching, searching, searching..." or "I've been working, working, working..." intertwined with the lead vocalist in an interesting complex harmonic style. This would have been on AM radio in the 70's, maybe not a big hit, but on the charts. (On Google, "I've been searching" & soul/funk/disco just leads to the record bins. Not the Vandross/Change song).
posted by ovvl on Oct 28, 2013 - 9 answers

How do I find a lost person?

My fiancee's mother moved to Puerto Rico a number of years ago, and in a move lost all her mother's contact information. Google hasn't really helped, because her mother has a very common name. I need to find her, and I really don't have a good idea where to start looking. [more inside]
posted by mephron on Jul 18, 2013 - 8 answers

What is this search string convention?

I tried to search a database at the place I volunteer with REGEX, but it didn't work. The database interface has some built-in options to search, so I have been messing with those trying to figure out what conventions it will allow. Can you tell me what this is? [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Apr 23, 2013 - 7 answers

Searching for an image: prices & business costs on a coffeeshop sign

Sometime in the last week or two I saw (on Twitter? On Tumblr?) an image of a chalkboard coffeeshop sign. In addition to the regular menu & prices, it had a breakdown of costs (ingredients, supplies, overhead) and broke out how much profit the store was making. At least that's how it is in my memory, which might be mistaken. Can you find me this image (and attribution, if possible)? [more inside]
posted by feckless on Apr 2, 2013 - 3 answers

How do I search for difficult to find things?

My questions is this: Is there a method for searching for the difficult to find? [more inside]
posted by PHINC on Mar 18, 2013 - 11 answers

Apparently this internet thing is a great big intevention?

Help me refine searches to find awesome websites to visit everyday. [more inside]
posted by lpcxa0 on Feb 18, 2013 - 13 answers

Fine-tuned searching - how is it formed?

What kind of search engine is this, and is it something which one has to code themselves or which websites get someone to set up for them? How does it work? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Sep 14, 2012 - 10 answers

Seeking guidance on reestablishing oneself on West Coast - on finding work, friends, community

How difficult is it to move from East coast to West coast and find comparable work in Federal Government? Is it hard to start fresh in the LA area knowing noone? What are the biggest challenges to consider and how to overcome? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 3, 2012 - 7 answers

Search Automation

Librarianfilter: (How) Can I automate comparing the Fiction Core Collection with our catalog? [more inside]
posted by naturalog on Jan 26, 2012 - 4 answers

HTML Lessons and live editor for kids.

There is a series of HTML tutorials/lessons that are kid centric, but very well done. The site is structured with lessons and you can edit the HTML in the page (left hand side) and see it rendered on the right hand side. I remember there being a cartoon character wearing purple related to the site. Also yellow/orange. What site is this?
posted by BrothersCollins on Jan 4, 2012 - 6 answers

Finding a Dead Geocities Site

Help me find my old Geocities (probably) site. [more inside]
posted by Copronymus on Dec 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Searching Flickr directly or through the API?

Custom searching Flickr with Boolean-style operators: is it possible? [more inside]
posted by etoile on Jun 30, 2011 - 5 answers

How to find and get a disability lawyer in NJ when I have no money?

I live in Middlesex County in New Jersey. I have begun the application for disabilty due to anxiety and depression. I am worried I might need a lawyer, I have no money, and I don't know where to start. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Internet search engines that use boolean search?

Are there high quality internet search engines that recognize boolean rather than a natural language search queries? [more inside]
posted by dredge on Apr 7, 2011 - 8 answers

I am not a Google-Fu Master.

I need to find published articles about a certain educational topic and am coming up empty-handed. Please help me craft some more productive search strings. [more inside]
posted by hapax_legomenon on Feb 28, 2011 - 14 answers

Guidance Councilor for Adults?

Are there guidance councilors for adults? I never learned how to find a job or advance within career paths. [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Feb 17, 2011 - 11 answers

Interesting Google Timeline

I am trying to figure out how to get to this timeline part of Google (in this example, it is following the space program) from the Google main page. I originally got this page from a previous mefite's cool post about history of rock and roll and plugged in my own terms. I tried getting to this point from the homepage....when I type in "Google Timeline" it gives me a timeline to search newspapers. If anyone has wisdom, let me know. I really like this tool but want to explain to others how to get to this page rather than have them plug and play from my link. Thanks!
posted by snap_dragon on Dec 6, 2010 - 7 answers

Sorry, it will take me more than 3 days to go through 34256 results

How to systematically search for a psych measure in PsychINFO, etc.? [more inside]
posted by leedly on Oct 6, 2010 - 5 answers

That's a great answer, Google, but...

Does Google (or other search) really work, or do I just perceive that it does? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Sep 20, 2010 - 16 answers

Disappearing nuke... archives

Records about nuclear test series -- Operation WIGWAM and HARDTACK I. Willing to trade.... [more inside]
posted by cgs06 on Jun 1, 2010 - 5 answers

Google search with exact phrase and multiple variables?

Is it possible to run a google search with an exact phrase and multiple variables? I'd like to see if a fixed search term (an exact phrase) returns any results when paired with a number of variables. I have approximately 200 variables and rather than run 200 seperate searches, would it be possible to run the search in one go? Something along the lines of "exact phrase" AND ( n1 OR n2 OR n3...). The variables will be exact phrases as well.
posted by Mrs. Buck Turgidson on Nov 11, 2009 - 5 answers

Easy birth and death dates?

Is there a simple, free way of searching the birth and death dates of a wide variety of people? [more inside]
posted by prior on Nov 10, 2009 - 4 answers

What are your lesser-known or weird ways of looking for new music?

What are your lesser-known or weird ways of looking for new music? [more inside]
posted by querty on Oct 31, 2009 - 37 answers

I hated my job, but now that I got let go, I feel even worse.

How to deal with unemployment + feeling like crap? Just got let go last week from crap job I hated, but now feeling more miserable than ever. [more inside]
posted by greatalleycat on Oct 22, 2009 - 11 answers

How to refined geocoding of searches

What is the best way of getting data from a search engine in a form that it can be parsed into addresses? The end goal is to geocode it. [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on Aug 12, 2009 - 4 answers

Resume distribution services: good use of money or a bad idea?

Is it worth it to pay for a "targeted" resume distribution service? [more inside]
posted by rybreadmed on May 4, 2009 - 7 answers

Go back for more school or take a *meh* first job?

Recent Graduate: Work towards 2nd Bachelors, Masters, or take a lower paying position I hope will lead to the job I want? [more inside]
posted by sleazy_e on Jul 21, 2008 - 12 answers

Change searching in windows in Firefox

How can I change the behavior of searching in windows in Firefox? The Firefox search-in-browser bar is, and has always has been, awful. [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Jun 29, 2008 - 14 answers

How do you deal w. all that old email?

I'm curious how people deal w. their old email. (esp those using Outlook and IMAP, but others, too...) [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Apr 3, 2008 - 15 answers

Open source XML web searching?

I'm looking for suggestions for open source software that will allow me to take a large amount of XML, do searches of it through a web interface (especially allowing selecting trees or tags for narrowing searches), and return HTML-formatted results. [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Sep 7, 2007 - 6 answers

Help me get my career in order!

I'm 3 years out of college, and unemployed again. I feel like I should go back to school, but what for??! [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Aug 23, 2007 - 3 answers

Finding a long lost sibling

Seeking out a biological sibling, given up for adoption when she was born. How? Bad idea? [more inside]
posted by smorange on Jul 22, 2007 - 13 answers

My Spotlight won't shine on me

How can I search for specific strings of text within multiple individual text files in Mac OSX 10.4? [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Jun 14, 2007 - 9 answers

searching for a file

Is there a way to find an excel file on your hard drive that contains a certain sequnce of digits in adjacent cells? [more inside]
posted by goethean on Mar 22, 2007 - 8 answers

Search Engine Ranking

How does a website get to be ranked on the first page for searching on google, yahoo, etc? [more inside]
posted by Gankmore on Feb 3, 2007 - 11 answers

How can I prove that a mistake existed on a website six months ago?

How can I prove that a mistake existed on a website six months ago? [more inside]
posted by roll truck roll on Jan 26, 2007 - 20 answers

excluding terms on google

why does excluding terms on google give me more hits? [more inside]
posted by goethean on Nov 14, 2006 - 8 answers

Inhibiting fuzzy search possible?

How can I force many sites' search functions to not treat the entry in the Title: field as a keyword? [more inside]
posted by Rash on Jul 27, 2006 - 2 answers

seeking search engine

why are MSN, Yahoo & Google the only decent search engines nowadays? Are there any search engines made by organizations that don't enable the oppression of billions or aren't conspiring to hurt the Chinese?
posted by sswiller on Mar 9, 2006 - 21 answers

What's your favorite Google feature, trick, or hack?

Stupid Google tricks: I'm teaching a class on internet searching. Help me impress and inform by sharing your favorite Google or other search tool feature, trick, or hack. [more inside]
posted by cosmicbandito on Jan 19, 2006 - 49 answers

Hacking Amazon searches

Amazon-fu. How do I get Amazon, a) to show e.g. 100 hits per page; b) show just author/title and not the other crap? [more inside]
posted by TheRaven on Dec 8, 2005 - 9 answers

Gmail for my old mail?

Gmail-like interface for my old emails? [more inside]
posted by bonaldi on Nov 28, 2005 - 13 answers

Restricting web searches to specific sites?

Is there a way to utilize a whitelist of specific sites in either Google or another search engine? The "site:" operator seems either too restrictive (one website) or too expansive (e.g., edu, gov). [more inside]
posted by aiko on Oct 8, 2005 - 4 answers

Can't find an old post.

There was a post a while back about a new people-finder website. It was linked with a search on Matt's name (I believe). It worked pretty good. I need to use it today, and can't find the post. Any help? Or suggestions of good alternatives? The one's I tried by searching google were all pretty lousy.
posted by gummo on May 12, 2005 - 3 answers

Adopted person searching for biological parents - give me your anecdotes

I am an adoptee, and this AskMe post motivated me to ask- to any of you who are A) adopted and searching, or B) adopted and have found Bparents or siblings or C) have anecdotes on how friends have found parents or siblings.... How did You/They eventually find their kin?
I am all over message boards, registries, etc. I'm looking for other options. Any input appreciated.
posted by exlotuseater on Dec 13, 2004 - 19 answers

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