Need suggestions for an online collaboration tool for managing a reading list between friends. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87
on Dec 20, 2007 -
Do you give service-providers a special gift at Christmas? Does it matter if they're federal/state service providers (mail person, garbage guys) or people who work specifically for you or your company? Does it differ by country, city, or culture? [more inside]
posted by arnicae
on Dec 17, 2007 -
I am interested in becoming a humanitarian de-miner.
FPP reminded about my interest. A brief search has brought up a couple of organizations, but I was hoping some people here might be able to provide some practical insight. Is this foolish, feasable or just downright romantic thinking about making a real difference? [more inside]
posted by isopraxis
on Dec 12, 2007 -
Did you volunteer as a child? Or do you work now with a children's volunteer group? Tell me what you know about youth service. [more inside]
posted by pineapple
on Dec 12, 2007 -
My daughter is researching overseas volunteering opportunities, like this one
. She would be saving up to do this her senior year of high school (she's 15 now). The idea is to live, learn, and serve within another culture. She's thinking she'd like to go with her mom. Anybody know anything about these kinds of packages? Any tips or recommendations or thoughts about her plans? [more inside]
posted by luser
on Dec 12, 2007 -
Can Microsoft put anything negative on my credit history if I owe them $8.30 for a month of unpaid Xbox Live Gold membership? [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker
on Nov 30, 2007 -
I want to send to few people (myself included) few pages from a book of my choice, every working day, so we could for example, read complete "Catcher in a Rye" in a month or so.
Does anyone know some online service that I could use for such purpose? I found only "Chapter-a-day" services, but I want to use book of my choice.
posted by leigh1
on Nov 28, 2007 -
I'm trying to research the origin of the term "touchpoint" as it's used in this 2003 McKinsey quote:
"Brands are delivered at touchpoints, which for a hotel include reservations, check-in and checkout, frequent-stay programs, room service, business services, exercise facilities, laundry service, restaurants, and bars."
Today this term is widely used in the industry to describe the ways in which a customer comes into contact with a business, but I can't pin down exactly who coined it or how early it came to be used in this way... [more inside]
posted by Jeff Howard
on Oct 29, 2007 -
I'm looking for a community/portal service that isn't rediculously expensive. Anyone know of such a thing? [more inside]
posted by frufry
on Oct 12, 2007 -
How can I find out who the agent for service of process is for very large banks?
posted by Kimpossible
on Aug 16, 2007 -
Has anyone used getinterviews.com for resume writing or any similar services? Basically, my sister is looking at using them, the position she is interested in would be reporting to the CIO.
posted by tallpaul
on Jul 24, 2007 -
Has anybody had experience with Charter Communications
(in western Massachusetts, if that makes a difference)? My wife and I are moving to Hadley
in a couple of weeks and are thinking of taking advantage of Charter's bundle (available through the end of the month) of basic cable + high-speed internet + phone service (unlimited calling in US) for $69.97/mo. This seems like a good deal. Anybody have experience with them? And if you live in the Pioneer Valley, how worried should we be about the likelihood of an electricity failure disrupting our phone service?
posted by languagehat
on Jul 19, 2007 -
I'm looking for a good DVD duplication service where I can ship them the master and art and they ship me my product. Small run (50) with printed design on DVD in plain white sleeve. Any recommendations based on your own satisfactory results with a service?
posted by strangeleftydoublethink
on Jun 18, 2007 -
I can get a civil service pension. Yay! This could be a final salary pension. Yay! But is this really my best option? No, really, is it? Please help me understand my pension options, preferably using chocolate confectionery as a teaching aid. [more inside]
posted by Helga-woo
on Jun 8, 2007 -
i would like to develop services that receive and send sms (text messages). how can i get started, playing around with my ideas?
posted by k7lim
on May 15, 2007 -
I'm about to buy an Xbox 360. Where can I get a good supplementary replacement or service plan? [more inside]
posted by Xere
on Apr 22, 2007 -
Can anyone recommend a service which will ping me if an author publishes a new book ?
posted by matholio
on Apr 16, 2007 -
I'm looking for recommendations for Volkswagen service and brake service in San Francisco. [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha
on Feb 23, 2007 -
I'm looking for a music download service that includes non-standard music, most importantly, Russian folk music, and a wide selection of Classical music. [more inside]
posted by bkudria
on Feb 8, 2007 -
I need a direct link to service pack 2. I found one last night, but for the life of me can't find it again now. [more inside]
posted by slipperywhenwet
on Feb 6, 2007 -
Any UK based websites which offer transferral of an image to a film-positive print (for screen printing) [more inside]
posted by atomicjeep
on Feb 5, 2007 -
I purchased a service to deliver traffic to one of my web sites. I know it reeks of scam, but I was curious. That's beside the point.
The terms of service don't state anything about the timeframe in which that traffic will be delivered. It's come in dribs and drabs (then entire purchase would take years, literally, to be delivered). And their stats do not match mine. Every single day shows them delivering more traffic than my whole site gets.
That said, I have two questions.
1) What is the legal basis for timely delivery of such a service, given that timeliness is not discussed in their terms at all. There ought to be a reasonable assumption of how long they have to perform their service, right?
2) Since legal action is not a reasonable option (it would cost more to get a refund than the refund is worth), what are some ideas for completely legal ways I could put a spotlight on this company's potentially fraudulent but certainly terrible service?
posted by JWright
on Jan 25, 2007 -
waiter income tax question. Its common practice for waiters to "tip out" a certain portion of their money every shift to support persons. This might not seem like much, but for career waiters, this means an extra $2000+
Is this a deductible employee expense in the eyes of John Q. Tax?
posted by donmayo
on Jan 17, 2007 -
Too many phone service providers. Help me reduce down to what I really need. [more inside]
posted by Xurando
on Jan 16, 2007 -
I am planning a group trip to Ecuador/Galapagos islands, and we would like to spend a day doing community service. Any suggestions/recommendations/experiences? [more inside]
posted by orangskye
on Jan 7, 2007 -
Can this laptop be saved? eMachines M2105 bought refurbished from Tiger Direct outlet near Toronto two years ago (90 day warranty). Recently the power cord developed the "jiggle it to make it work" disease. Only it turns out that it wasn't the cord but the jack inside the computer that had the problem. Now the jack is completely loose from whatever it had been attached to and so the computer doesn't go. While online third-party parts dealers seem to have jacks for just about any other eMachines laptop, no-one seems to have this one. And the official eMachines parts supplier says I need to replace the mainboard (which costs about two-thirds of what I paid for the laptop for the part alone). [more inside]
posted by winston
on Jan 5, 2007 -
I'm looking for examples of over the top service from a business. The idea being "I got way more than I paid for."
If you've had an experience that truly impressed you, please share.
posted by davebush
on Dec 1, 2006 -
Is there a competent, reliable hardware service company in the L.A. area that can maintain my computers and office equipment? [more inside]
posted by SMELLSLIKEFUN
on Nov 22, 2006 -
I'm interested in spending a couple of years in another part of the world, either volunteering or teaching. Am I fit to do so? If so, what programs should I look into? [more inside]
posted by treepour
on Nov 9, 2006 -
Rather easy question with a long explanation behind it. What is the website where I can look up what different banks are offering as interest rates? I'm in NYC and considering switching banks because of a potential problem I see developing...More inside.... [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid
on Aug 24, 2006 -
Remember when I asked this question
? Well my girlfriend's Jetta just crapped out on her the day after her move to Minneapolis. Can you recommend any good VW dealers/service depots in Minneapolis? [more inside]
posted by yellowbkpk
on Aug 17, 2006 -
Please help recommend a solid, mid-range laptop for a friend with excellent tech support options and good longevity. [more inside]
posted by hamster
on Aug 15, 2006 -