Inspired somewhat by threads here and here, I'm winding down a career in corporate training and development and want to wind up my work life in international development, without going back to school (I already have a masters). How can I start a network in this area? [more inside]
What is the polite way to deal with service workers who speak poor English in an English-speaking country? [more inside]
Cygwin sshd two-part question. [more inside]
Is there a Firefox extension that will let me edit long URLs on multiple lines, or do I have to keep editing them in text editors and copying them over? [more inside]
Los Angeles CA Range Rover owners - If I buy a 2000 Range Rover in good condition/edmunds.com price where should I have it serviced in the Glendale or Silver Lake areas? Also, feel free to throw in comments on to buy or not to buy (I understand that this is a needy vehicle).
Need suggestions for an online collaboration tool for managing a reading list between friends. [more inside]
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]
I am interested in becoming a humanitarian de-miner. This 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]
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]
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]
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]
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.
dhcpdrun in both failover and multiple subnet modes? [more inside]
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]
I'm looking for a community/portal service that isn't rediculously expensive. Anyone know of such a thing? [more inside]
I'm looking for a secure, reliable subversion service and hoping for recommendations. [more inside]
I'm looking to get a new cell phone and sign up for a new carrier, and I could use some advice. [more inside]
How do I make services publicly available behind a private network? [more inside]
How can I find out who the agent for service of process is for very large banks?
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.
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?
3rd TB hard drive failure in 6 weeks. Am I doing something wrong? [more inside]
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?
Help me clean out my parents' house! [more inside]
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]
I'm looking for a full featured bookmarking service [more inside]
i would like to develop services that receive and send sms (text messages). how can i get started, playing around with my ideas? [more inside]
Am I a good tipper? [more inside]
I'm about to buy an Xbox 360. Where can I get a good supplementary replacement or service plan? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a service which will ping me if an author publishes a new book ?
Please help with my dead sprinkler heads and other lawncare problems in Burbank. [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations for Volkswagen service and brake service in San Francisco. [more inside]
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]
I need service pack to connect to the internet, but can't connect to the internet without serivce pack..
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]
How can I connect support cases with end user documentation? [more inside]
Any UK based websites which offer transferral of an image to a film-positive print (for screen printing) [more inside]
my health club is a health risk. what should I do? [more inside]
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?
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?
Too many phone service providers. Help me reduce down to what I really need. [more inside]
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]
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]
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.
Is there a competent, reliable hardware service company in the L.A. area that can maintain my computers and office equipment? [more inside]
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]
Inexpensive Web/Teleconference service with audio recording capabilities? [more inside]
Where will my blog live? [more inside]
Using an online incorporation service: recommendations? [more inside]
How much should brake service for a '91 Ford Explorer cost? [more inside]