My academic and professional references have asked me to keep them informed of what jobs I'm applying to, both so that they have a heads-up, and so that they can let me know if they've been called. I haven't been very good at doing this consistently because I don't know how to phrase that email. [more inside]
For example, Night Fever by the Bee Gees was recorded in April 1977 and released in 1978. Is there a website that lists (and allows you to search for) recording dates for other musicians?
Reading the news articles about the accusations of rape made against Bill Cosby has suddenly made me resolutely certain of the fact that my rapist has had other victims. My question is, how does one "find" those other victims... without going to court or being super public about having been raped? [more inside]
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?
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]
How do I find my birth parents? [more inside]
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?
Is there a flight search engine that lets you say your From location, leave the To location blank and set the date? [more inside]
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).
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]
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]
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]
My questions is this: Is there a method for searching for the difficult to find? [more inside]
Help me refine searches to find awesome websites to visit everyday. [more inside]
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]
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]
Librarianfilter: (How) Can I automate comparing the Fiction Core Collection with our catalog? [more inside]
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?
Help me find my old Geocities (probably) site. [more inside]
Custom searching Flickr with Boolean-style operators: is it possible? [more inside]
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]
Are there high quality internet search engines that recognize boolean rather than a natural language search queries? [more inside]
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]
Are there guidance councilors for adults? I never learned how to find a job or advance within career paths. [more inside]
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!
How to systematically search for a psych measure in PsychINFO, etc.? [more inside]
Does Google (or other search) really work, or do I just perceive that it does? [more inside]
Records about nuclear test series -- Operation WIGWAM and HARDTACK I. Willing to trade.... [more inside]
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.
Is there a simple, free way of searching the birth and death dates of a wide variety of people? [more inside]
What are your lesser-known or weird ways of looking for new music? [more inside]
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]
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]
Is it worth it to pay for a "targeted" resume distribution service? [more inside]
Recent Graduate: Work towards 2nd Bachelors, Masters, or take a lower paying position I hope will lead to the job I want? [more inside]
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]
I'm curious how people deal w. their old email. (esp those using Outlook and IMAP, but others, too...) [more inside]
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]
I'm 3 years out of college, and unemployed again. I feel like I should go back to school, but what for??! [more inside]
Seeking out a biological sibling, given up for adoption when she was born. How? Bad idea? [more inside]
How can I search for specific strings of text within multiple individual text files in Mac OSX 10.4? [more inside]
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]
How does a website get to be ranked on the first page for searching on google, yahoo, etc? [more inside]
How can I prove that a mistake existed on a website six months ago? [more inside]
why does excluding terms on google give me more hits? [more inside]
How can I force many sites' search functions to not treat the entry in the Title: field as a keyword? [more inside]
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?
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]
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]
Gmail-like interface for my old emails? [more inside]
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