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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
My questions is this: Is there a method for searching for the difficult to find? [more inside]
posted by PHINC
on Mar 18, 2013 -
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 -
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 -
Librarianfilter: (How) Can I automate comparing the Fiction Core Collection with our catalog? [more inside]
posted by naturalog
on Jan 26, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Records about nuclear test series -- Operation WIGWAM and HARDTACK I. Willing to trade.... [more inside]
posted by cgs06
on Jun 1, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
I'm curious how people deal w. their old email. (esp those using Outlook and IMAP, but others, too...)
posted by ManInSuit
on Apr 3, 2008 -
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.
posted by Mo Nickels
on Sep 7, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Is there a concise, google-able term for an image of this variety
]? 'Wedge-shaped drawing that is tessellated into a circle to give the appearance of one unbroken, repeating image' isn't doing the job. More background inside. [more inside]
posted by adamkempa
on Oct 28, 2004 -