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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

So how much of a long shot is this?

I would like to publish a cookbook as a community service project. Am I delusional? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l on Dec 27, 2009 - 14 answers

Where to find volunteer pen-pals for elders?

Mission of Mercy Filter: How can I find sources of cheery personal mail for my lonely elder Alzheimer's patient? I live with my mother-in-law who has middle stage Alzheimer's. She does a lot of sitting and staring. She has no attention span for books or magazines or TV. She lights up for visitors, dessert, church... and personal mail. I am looking for a service that arranges (basically, one-directional) "pen-pals" for elder shut-ins. She has just enough means to assure her basic care, but not much for extras. This would have to be a volunteer service like a charity or ministry. [more inside]
posted by cross_impact on Dec 26, 2009 - 53 answers

The MTA took my baby away

Why does the New York City's Metro Transit Authority keep losing money? [more inside]
posted by orville sash on Dec 21, 2009 - 22 answers

Proposing an official name for an Oregon Hiking Trail..how exactly?

What procedure would one conceivably follow in order to propose a hiking trail be named for a person in the state of Oregon? [more inside]
posted by naplesyellow on Dec 4, 2009 - 5 answers

IPR for a new Google business service?

How do I go about proposing a new business service concept to Google? [more inside]
posted by Eltulipan on Dec 4, 2009 - 10 answers

How to find a taxi/care service to get parents from Jersey City to Long Island on Xmas?

Shot in the dark filter: Does anyone have any ideas about how I can find a taxi/ car & driver service who can get my parents from Jersey City, NJ to Long Island for Christmas? [more inside]
posted by anitanita on Nov 27, 2009 - 7 answers

Prepaid iPhone data plan in Mumbai?

Hi, I will be living in Mumbai for 11 weeks next summer. I have an unlocked iPhone 3G. What is my best bet in terms of carrier and plan for the cheapest and most reliable data access? I plan to do local calls over the cell phone voice network and international calls via Skype on the iPhone. Thanks in advance!
posted by jesseendahl on Nov 17, 2009 - 2 answers

Is AmeriCorps a good lead-in for Peace Corps?

(Inter)national service filter: Does an AmeriCorps stint make you a more attractive Peace Corps candidate? If what I really want to do is Peace Corps, would NCCC help me get there or be valuable of itself? [more inside]
posted by ramenopres on Nov 10, 2009 - 7 answers

Creative Ideas to get my money's worth post facto-

I might have to pay money for a service I basically never used. Any creative ideas on how to get my money's worth post situation? [more inside]
posted by priested on Nov 9, 2009 - 2 answers

Experiences with Schwan's Delivery Service

Does anyone have any experience with Schwan's Food Delivery service? Are they a good value? [more inside]
posted by inturnaround on Nov 2, 2009 - 28 answers


What's this creaking sound my car is making and how long should I wait to get it fixed? [more inside]
posted by pised on Oct 26, 2009 - 12 answers

I really hate dusting. Like, A LOT.

Does anyone in the Denver Metro area (or even better: Aurora) have a recommendation for a house cleaner for bi-weekly cleanings? [more inside]
posted by Kimberly on Oct 19, 2009 - 2 answers

SEO Study Help

Can you help me become a Foreign Service Security Engineering Officer? [more inside]
posted by snapplepop on Oct 12, 2009 - 2 answers

Help me find a vibrant Protestant church in the Cleveland area. I'm between denominations.

Help me find a vibrant Protestant church in the Cleveland area. I'm between denominations. [more inside]
posted by debbie_ann on Oct 11, 2009 - 12 answers

My Vehicle is a Piece of Crap

Car repair: I have a 2003 Kia Sedona. Due to a humming sound coming from the front end, we've taken it in to be diagnosed. It gets complicated . . . [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras on Oct 8, 2009 - 11 answers

Need a free online newspaper clipping service

I need a free online newspaper article clipping service that will let me view images of actual print articles, front page headline stories. Sort of a free Burrell's. Newseum sort of helps, but I need to search for articles throughout 2009. Can anybody point me in the right direction? Didn't Google used to have something like this?
posted by punkfloyd on Sep 25, 2009 - 1 answer

Tell me about the Texas State Guard

TexasStateGaurdFilter:Im interested in the Texas state guard. Can you all give me some details other than what on the website, which is really not that informative. Can i be deployed overseas in the TSG? What can i expect? Im in my mid thirties, married and two young kids, and ive always wanted to contribute to my country and state. Just looking for some details..Thanks!
posted by flipmiester99 on Sep 18, 2009 - 1 answer

Third-party email service suggestions

Recommendations for a good third-party email service provider please. [more inside]
posted by supermedusa on Aug 25, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me think of a new career.

I feel like a career change. I need help brainstorming the possibilities. Which careers do you think may meet my skills and requirements? [more inside]
posted by speedoavenger on Aug 23, 2009 - 8 answers

Best voice+SMS GSM carrier for one month of travel in Europe?

What is the best flat calling rate pan-European GSM SIM card for temporary use? Two people with iPhone 2G (iPhone1,1) quad band unlocked phones will be in Europe for one month. We want voice and SMS only, not GPRS data, and the ability to add credit to either phone by scratch cards... [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Aug 11, 2009 - 4 answers

I need an inexpensive, yet reliable moving company in Chicago?

Can anyone recommend a reliable, yet reasonably priced moving service/company in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by shrimpsmalls on Aug 5, 2009 - 20 answers

Undercharged for DSL and land line. Now what?

Telecom has undercharged me for DSL and land line service the past couple months. Is this going to bite me in the butt? If so, when and how severely? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2009 - 9 answers


Cellular reception is horrible in my area. I get at least 2 dropped calls during my commute to work, and every cellphone I've used is generally worthless indoors. What's the best way to pester my service provider into fixing this? [more inside]
posted by Zeker on Jul 27, 2009 - 9 answers

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