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YA "Which Internet Service" Question

I'm about to move to Westchester county, NY. How should I get my Internet service? [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Jan 24, 2011 - 10 answers

How to be a better board member.

Are there any good books that address serving on a board of directors? [more inside]
posted by perelman on Jan 9, 2011 - 5 answers

How do I use awk inside my Automator workflow?

The Mac OS X Automator tool lets me run a perl script as well shell scripts, but I'd like to use awk instead. How can I fit this into my workflow? Perl appears in the popup menu of possible shells for the script, but awk does not. [more inside]
posted by maniabug on Jan 9, 2011 - 4 answers

I believe in Santa, but I don't believe in Jesus

Religion filter: I'm really trying to understand religion and why people regularly attend services. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Jan 8, 2011 - 40 answers

Deliver me MORE!

I have, unexpectedly, found myself to be enjoying the music of The Postal Service. What else might I like? [more inside]
posted by broadway bill on Nov 25, 2010 - 38 answers

On-call rotation phone service

I work on a group of 11 developers. Our operations folks work 24/7, and occasionally servers go down or things break and a developer needs to be on-call to support these things. We have an 800 number that forwards to the on-call engineer's cell phone (rotated weekly semi-predictably) and has a centralized voicemail for missed calls. Unfortunately, our current service is a pain to configure and only supports a maximum of 10 forwarding numbers. Do you guys know of any services out there that would do something like what we're doing? I'm not sure what we're paying now, but it's probably under $100 a month.
posted by Plutor on Nov 17, 2010 - 9 answers

No soliciting, please?

Will physically soliciting my web development service do more harm than good? [more inside]
posted by andrewsa on Nov 15, 2010 - 9 answers

Veterans Day Special: How can disabled Vet and West Point grad best move into Software Engineering?

Veterans Day Special: How can disabled Vet and West Point grad best move into Software Engineering? [more inside]
posted by spmcbride1201 on Nov 11, 2010 - 16 answers

Recommend a screenshot archiving service . . .

Screenshot archiving service suggestions wanted. Need a solution to capture and archive website screenshots online to compare year over year. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Nov 9, 2010 - 2 answers

Help find a new internet service provider

Our business needs some suggestions on replacing or augmenting our current internet service provider, which is also handling our phones. My goal is to from ISDN to straight-up voip. [more inside]
posted by Old'n'Busted on Nov 3, 2010 - 4 answers

Employee Evaluations

I am writing an article about employment in the U.S. federal government. Where can I find information about what supervisors are allowed by law to tell other government agencies recruiters about their employees, and what they sometimes tell those recruiters that is against the law? [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Oct 20, 2010 - 2 answers

Backing up online

I have about 30-40GB in pictures and a couple of videos. What would be the best way (money and security wise) to back them up online?
posted by Memo on Oct 16, 2010 - 12 answers

Embedded Images

Is their a service that would allow me to upload my images and embed them into my website in a particular style (see this link for a crude mock-up). I also want the ability for the user to click on an image and for a bigger version to appear (using jQuery or some other javacript library). [more inside]
posted by nam3d on Oct 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Will Apple fix my phone if I have fixed part of it myself?

Will Apple service my iPhone 'out of warranty' if it has been repaired with a 3rd party part? (Complicated circumstances within.) [more inside]
posted by iktomi on Oct 8, 2010 - 5 answers

Online postage forwarding services in UK?

I am looking for a service which can receive my postal mail and forward it internationally. I have seen some companies [eg 1,2,3] advertised which offer to scan envelopes and then forward/shred/open and scan contents according to instructions issued from a website. Has anybody had any experience with services of this sort? [more inside]
posted by rongorongo on Oct 4, 2010 - 6 answers

Asking the Askers

What questions should I ask during my Americorps VISTA interview? [more inside]
posted by Polyhymnia on Oct 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Should I Charge Sales Tax?

I am opening an electronics repair shop in PA, I will be repairing cell phones, video games, and computers. Do I collect sales tax? [more inside]
posted by psiwave on Sep 30, 2010 - 6 answers

Looking for a good Press Release Distribution service

In the U.S.: Do you use a press release distribution service that you would recommend? This is for a small business (with a relatively small budget) that at the moment mainly needs coverage in a metropolitan area, but which may soon expand to online sales so it would be good to establish as much visibility as possible. More details inside... [more inside]
posted by taz on Sep 29, 2010 - 5 answers

Paying to learn a tough lesson

How do I go about proving an uncollectible debt? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Sep 24, 2010 - 6 answers

Timing belt! Now! Help!

It's way past time to change my timing belt - like almost 30,000 miles past! Help me find the right Honda/Acura dealership in West Central Florida (Tampa to Gainesville) to change the timing belt on my 1994 Acura Integra. [more inside]
posted by toodleydoodley on Sep 15, 2010 - 13 answers

Professional careers services.

I want to try a professional careers councelling service, and I'm looking for advice and suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Fen on Sep 13, 2010 - 6 answers

Best successor to DabbleDB?

(Asking on behalf of my wife) I'm looking for an online relational database service. My wife's business has been using DabbleDB, which is a fine service, but since the company was acquired by Twitter for unrelated technology, the future of DabbleDB is uncertain at best. So far Zoho Creator seems like the best alternative, but it's much less appealing than DabbleDB. I've looked at quite a few others, none of which seem ready for prime time. Is there some other online database service that we should be looking at?
posted by adamrice on Sep 7, 2010 - 9 answers

Google docs has denied us access to a document, saying "it is in violation of our Terms of Service." We need that document! What can we do?

Google docs has denied us access to a document, saying "it is in violation of our Terms of Service." We need that document! What can we do? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Aug 30, 2010 - 23 answers

How can I get the cable company to ease on down the road?

Is there anything I can do to attempt to persuade the cable company (Charter in my case) to run service to my house? [more inside]
posted by cmm on Aug 20, 2010 - 9 answers

How do Peace Corps (or similar) volunteers communicate their experiences in the field?

What tools do Peace Corps (or similar) volunteers use to communicate their experiences in the field? I'm especially looking for creative uses of digital/web communication tools: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, blogs, etc.. Bonus points for any good examples. Thanks!
posted by charmston on Aug 18, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me plan to fly a few places, with a service dog?

Do travel agencies exist any more? If so, will it be worth it to use one for this trip? Can they make it easier to travel with my owner-trained service animal? [more inside]
posted by jesirose on Aug 17, 2010 - 18 answers

Reservations about reserves

Navy Reservists filter: How often and how long do you deploy? Have the reserves "interfered" in your formerly civilian lives? [more inside]
posted by ehamiter on Aug 17, 2010 - 5 answers

Damaged Discs from Netflix?

I've been getting DVDs from Netflix recently that are cracked, scratched and otherwise unplayable. They always offer to send a repacement but what a pain it is to plan to watch in the evening only to find it won't play. Has anyone else experienced a rise in the number of damaged discs being received? When I called, admittedly a bit hot under the collar, to complain the Netflix CSR listened, briefly, but when I asked if Netflix had deliberately decided to stop inspecting discs for damage before mailing out to customers my call got seamlessly switched to National Car Rental. So much for customer service at Netflix!
posted by NorthCoastCafe on Aug 15, 2010 - 42 answers

Seeking A Good Internet Service Provider

Would anyone know of a good internet service provider in Chicago that is reliable and not outlandish with their prices? I was dealing with one company in Chicago that attempted to raise my internet rate by 30%. UGH!! I do not need the fastest speed; however, I would like solid reliability.
posted by Mckoan1 on Jul 31, 2010 - 5 answers

Looking for house emptying service

Looking for New Jersey Estate Cleanout recommendations [more inside]
posted by plinth on Jul 28, 2010 - 2 answers

box of gears

I have a 2004 Volvo XC 90 - crossover - Recently the gearbox slipped and a warning light appeared informing that the gear box needed urgent servicing... [more inside]
posted by the noob on Jul 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Brake maintenance and finding reputable automotive shops!

The brakes in my fairly low-milage SUV have begun to squeak when stopping at slow speeds or when the car has just been turned on. What could be the problem and how can someone who knows nothing about cars get reputable service and not be ripped off? Bonus if anyone knows of a good place for this in Santa Barbara or Ventura county! [more inside]
posted by cgomez on Jun 26, 2010 - 8 answers

How to trigger phone calls via web forms

Web designer helping a friend and trying to advise on setting up a particular type of web-based automated phone call system. [more inside]
posted by jalexei on Jun 25, 2010 - 5 answers

how to keep cell phone number?

I have an iPhone on AT&T Wireless. I have moved to an area where AT&T does not provide native cellular and data service. I need your advice/ideas on how best to proceed to protect my cell phone number. [more inside]
posted by karizma on Jun 7, 2010 - 9 answers

A Literary Memorial Service Poem

Please help me find a literary and beautiful memorial service poem or passage for an actor, raconteur, well-read Renaissance man. A small group of friends is gathering to remember our actor friend. He was the perfect Falstaff and Dr. Faustus, but the poem/passage does not have to come from those works. It could be about acting, leaving the stage, turning off the lights, etc. but not clichéd or maudlin. Thank you.
posted by Elsie on Jun 7, 2010 - 6 answers

What's a good tech/computer book swapping site?

Is there another online book swapping service (like Paperbackswap or Bookmooch) that is better/best for tech/computer books? [more inside]
posted by kjhosein on May 27, 2010 - 3 answers

Luxury resort secrets

I'm honeymooning at a luxury resort next week. What are some insider tips for getting the most out of the experience? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on May 19, 2010 - 11 answers

The art of moped maintenance

I want to spring-service my motorbike, help me put together a list of what I need to do and the best youtube or other tutorials to follow. More details and a confession inside.... [more inside]
posted by Iteki on May 16, 2010 - 9 answers

Recommend a cleaning lady in Columbus, OH!

In search of an awesome cleaning lady in Columbus, OH. [more inside]
posted by olinerd on May 5, 2010 - 2 answers

12 years experience putting off writing my resume

Can anyone recommend a resume writing service that will do a good job on an IT resume? [more inside]
posted by Maisie on Apr 19, 2010 - 4 answers

Link to Windows XP Service Pack 1a?

Help me find a link to the full Windows XP Service Pack 1a. I'm going mad here. [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Apr 14, 2010 - 12 answers

singin' for jesus

Anyone know of a semi-regular Taize service in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by shesaysgo on Apr 4, 2010 - 1 answer

I need more than just a product brochure

Help me decide whether to buy a Nexus One. Unusual questions about switching service providers, SIMs, and international options inside. [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Mar 25, 2010 - 22 answers

Designing good customer service forms

I'm looking for examples of good online customer service or technical support forms. [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Mar 1, 2010 - 4 answers

Tipping when waitstaff get paid minimum wage

As a result of my family, I've been a fairly mindful tipper for restaurants/bars/etc. involving service and have adjusted the percentage I tip based on what's considered the norm irrespective of quality of service (now, doubling tax which is close to 10% in CA and rounding up). I ran across minimum wages for tipped employees as a result of an argument with a cheap tipper and discovered that in CA waitstaff is paid at least minimum wage ($8, and higher in SF) without tip credit. I've looked at previous AskMes about dealing with bad tippers, contextual tipping, and others. Knowing that tipping in CA no longer goes toward maintaining basic wages, (based on size/# of staff, i.e. tip out), would it be socially acceptable to move toward a quality-based criteria for the value of the tip, and what would you consider an appropriate minimum assuming a properly run restaurant where employees are getting paid on-time and full salaries? Feel free to correct me if I've misunderstood anything.
posted by palionex on Feb 28, 2010 - 43 answers

Barclays is bending me over

I need some advice on how to handle some questionable conduct by my credit card company... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 22, 2010 - 7 answers

Good calendar printing service for a small side-business?

Calendar Printing: I have a calendar I want to sell as a small side-business. What print service should I use? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Jan 13, 2010 - 1 answer

Help Me Out Of Lost Luggage Limbo

Air Canada WTF? On Tuesday I took a trip from Laguardia Airport to Pearson Toronto to CDG, Paris on Air Canada. From Toronto to Paris, they lost one of my bags, which wouldn't be terrible except said bas contained 1) My only change of clothes for the next 2 weeks 2) My BFs extra heart medication and 3) I'm leaving for Prague in 4 days and there is still no news. Is there anyone I can call or talk to see that I actually get my stuff before I leave France? Kakfaesque detail follows. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Jan 7, 2010 - 21 answers

Can I steal someone’s TOS / TOU?

Can I steal someone’s TOS / TOU? [more inside]
posted by jseven on Dec 31, 2009 - 8 answers

Poor little banjo on the doorstep

How do I receive a USPS Parcel Post package that is (probably) getting delivered to my (closed) office this week? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Dec 28, 2009 - 6 answers

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