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What's the best dial-up Internet service?

Forced for the summer to access the Internet through dial-up I wonder what the least expensive, least annoying, fastest option. I currently use NetZero which is free (three months which are almost up), fairly fast, but very annoying with video ads and hijacking my preferred browser i.e. making IE my preferred bowser every time I dial-up. I've used AOL in the past but find it very, very annoying. Any recommendations?
posted by NorthCoastCafe on Jun 13, 2006 - 10 answers

play me a tune

For theatre (and other) projects, I sometimes need music that I can't find on CD. Is there a service that lets you email sheet music to a musician, who then a musician records the song and sends it back to you as an mp3? I'm looking instrumental music -- no vocals. Just a piano/keyboard is generally fine. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jun 12, 2006 - 9 answers

Any (lab) test? We're so discreet, we even use parentheses.

Billboards around town offer the service of "Any (lab) test." The companies offering the service vary, but they all include the word "lab" in parentheses. Why the consistent parenthetical? The service wouldn't really make sense without the parentheses, would it?
posted by tegoo on May 27, 2006 - 4 answers

Need help in setting up a research project

I need your help. I'm a licensed acupuncturist and a herbalist. I have been involved in many out reach programs in the past. My goal was to reach out to as many immigrant groups with no to low health insurance coverage and educating them of available resources. The unique experience came working with the Korean community in New York City. This group tends to have such a high stomach cancer rate and about 70% of the patient population I came in contact with tested positive for H. pylori. The standard of treatment for H. pylori is course of antibiotic drugs. I don't know if you guys are aware but if you don't have health insurance to cover for these meds, it cost about $300 out of pocket expense. So, my thing is this - I wanted to set up a research program using simple herbs that are readily available and in low cost. I know nothing about setting up a research program. What do I need to do and who do I need to talk to? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
posted by haesung on May 25, 2006 - 11 answers

Can lost keys come home?

Is there a service that provides a coded tag for my key ring that allows anyone to drop found keys into a mailbox so they get forwarded back to me? I had a tag like this, but upon checking, the company no longer exists. D'oh! I need a replacement.
posted by garbo on Apr 27, 2006 - 17 answers

Recommendations for International Group Alterna-Trips

Iā€™m looking for organizations/agencies that arrange group international travel. [more inside]
posted by bwilms on Apr 18, 2006 - 2 answers

"Gentlemen, we can rebuild your credit. We have the technology. We have the capability..."

Considering hiring someone else to do credit repair for me. What differentiates a good service from a bad one? Are there traps or pitfalls? What should I expect to pay? [more inside]
posted by weston on Mar 24, 2006 - 12 answers

Reviews for theatre rentals.

Reviews for theatre rentals. Do they exist? [more inside]
posted by Sallysings on Mar 2, 2006 - 7 answers

What is a package shipping method that is convenient to the receiver?

What is a package shipping method that is convenient to the receiver? If the recipient is not at home, he should be able to call and reschedule delivery for a better time. This is for a gift. [more inside]
posted by gearspring on Feb 13, 2006 - 13 answers

Luxury apartment finding service Paris?

ParisFi: Looking for an apartment finder service to find me a high-end place in central Paris this spring (2 weeks). Its a gift for elderly relatives and I don't have time or expertise enough to do it myself and its got to be a special place. [more inside]
posted by johoney on Feb 9, 2006 - 5 answers

Any social bookmark archive service that can bookmark, archive and export (in the future) a webpage that is likely to disappear?

Any social bookmark archive service that can bookmark, archive and export (in the future) a webpage that is likely to disappear? [more inside]
posted by studentguru on Feb 3, 2006 - 8 answers

Cell phone service (minutes/price)?

CellPhoneServiceFilter: My wife wants a cell phone. Whats the best deal right now regarding minutes/price? She wants to do text messaging with her friends and relatives and id say most of her friends use t-mobile. We also want to spend as little as possible.Thanks! [more inside]
posted by flipmiester99 on Jan 31, 2006 - 14 answers

Help me, help them!

Recently I've decided that I would like to take a service trip this summer, and would like opinions and ideas on where to go, who to go through, and who might help fundraise such a trip. [more inside]
posted by charmston on Jan 20, 2006 - 9 answers

I need to buy some time installing office SP2

Office 2003 SP2 grief - it cannot install and i want it to quit trying to install for a few days. [more inside]
posted by grafholic on Jan 11, 2006 - 4 answers

Did I leave a good tip?

TipFilter: Did I leave the right amount for a tip? [more inside]
posted by rocketman on Jan 5, 2006 - 44 answers

curmudgeonly compaq doesn't want to evolve

My laptop is a Compaq that came from ebayland. The fella who sold it to me had 'lightly' used it, and he sent it to me with the drive wiped and XP SP 1 installed. Yet it refuses to install SP 2 or any other update. [+] [more inside]
posted by moonbird on Dec 5, 2005 - 10 answers

Volunteer work in Chicago?

Where can I find a place to volunteer in the Chicago area? [more inside]
posted by frankie_stubbs on Dec 3, 2005 - 5 answers

Is my new business idea good and unique?

Does anyone know of a (professional) search engines service where i can submit my (new online-business) ideas and they check (recurrent) if someone else is already up and running? [more inside]
posted by germanguy on Nov 21, 2005 - 3 answers

Real-time stock web service

I need a very simple stock quote web service that I can get at programatically. Everything I've found is either non-real time ("delayed 10 minutes") or not programatically available (i.e. an embedded java webpage that only works in IE.) I'd even screen scrape if they let me. I will obviously pay for this service. I don't need charts or anything fancy beyond real time data for any of the major exchanges (I'm not picky.)
posted by neustile on Nov 11, 2005 - 8 answers

No-commitment volunteering?

Community service: I have an assignment for school to do 3 hours of volunteer work. Anywhere I can find wants a longer commitment than that, and unfortunately, 3 hours is the most free time I can spare this semester. I've checked Volunteermatch. Any ideas? (I'm in Chapel Hill, NC, and don't drive; I have few real skills).
posted by Jeanne on Nov 4, 2005 - 21 answers

Multiple Instances of a Service

How do I run multiple instances of a service on Windows Server 2003? [more inside]
posted by bob bisquick on Nov 3, 2005 - 5 answers

Any conference call services you can recommend?

I need to setup a conference call for one of my freelance projects. Can you help recommend a conference call service that's affordable and reliable, and has record/playback features?
posted by Dukebloo on Oct 26, 2005 - 6 answers

Canadian Foreign Service

Does anyone work for the Canadian Foreign Service, or know of someone who does? I'm considering this as a career option after finishing my Masters, and I would like to know more about what such a career would entail.
posted by reformedjerk on Sep 13, 2005 - 4 answers

How to turn an idea into a business?

I have an idea for a product/service. I've drawn out a rough business model and shown it to a few people who all think its a great idea but I'm having a few problems getting things rolling... more inside about funding the project, pitching it to major 'players' in certain industries, investors, etc [more inside]
posted by hummercash on Sep 6, 2005 - 6 answers

How can I stop a cellphone company from screwing me?

How do I get a cellphone company to cancel my account and credit back their charges? [more inside]
posted by Big Fat Tycoon on Aug 25, 2005 - 2 answers

Refuse a tip?

Is there a tactful way to refuse a tip without offending the tipper? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on Aug 8, 2005 - 10 answers

How to start a good "hate" site and not get sued.

I want to start a "hate" site dedicated to my crappy dealings with a major corporation. What do I need to be wary of? [more inside]
posted by b_thinky on Aug 2, 2005 - 24 answers

Behind the Scenes at the Supermarket

Questions for grocery clerks (or people who stand in line at the grocery thinking about people and their purchases). [more inside]
posted by kmel on Jul 29, 2005 - 61 answers

Opinions on cleaning services?

I'm a single guy, 30 years old .. finding out that I'm spending too much time cleaning my house .. and I suck at it ;) I really think time spent cleaning would be better spent on work and a side business I have .. Wondering if you all had opinions on a cleaning service like Molly Maid. [more inside]
posted by jason9009 on Jul 25, 2005 - 11 answers

Ever written a letter of complaint?

Ever written a letter complaining about poor service to a large, international company? Did it accomplish anything or just waste your time? And if you saw results, any tips worth sharing? [more inside]
posted by herc on Jul 19, 2005 - 23 answers

Advice on Broadband Service

Still using antediluvian dialup connection to the 'net - seeking experience re: switching to broadband. Help me O mavens of Mefi.... [more inside]
posted by Pressed Rat on Jul 14, 2005 - 14 answers

Know of a photo scanning service?

Does anyone know of a service that will scan all of your photographs for you? (And maybe put them back in your family album nicely?)
posted by k8t on Jul 2, 2005 - 5 answers

Useful Amazon Web Services?

Anyone have any good (== interesting|useful) examples of uses of the Amazon Web Services? [more inside]
posted by Chunder on Jun 24, 2005 - 6 answers

Knowing a phone number's provider.

Is there a way ā€” given a phone number ā€” to know the provider of the phone service? [more inside]
posted by silusGROK on Jun 8, 2005 - 6 answers

What's the best satellite phone service for Asia/USA?

My boss is heading to Nepal in a week and wants to stay connected to the USA. He's interested in purchasing -- or renting? -- a satellite phone. Any recommendations for providers, and comments on service & clarity would be appreciated.
posted by mollykiely on May 25, 2005 - 1 answer

Self-publishing music CDs

What's a good resource for self-publishing music CDs? [more inside]
posted by Noah on May 24, 2005 - 9 answers

Shade-tree i/o shady

After spending a cool $thou on 'general maintenance' from the dealer, I'm seeking an Atlanta-area mechanic/shop that would work on my 97 Infiniti I30 (which is mechanically near-exact to the Nissan Maxima). I'm really looking for an indie mechanic with whom you might have personal experience.
posted by mdpc98 on May 3, 2005 - 8 answers

Auto repair/service shop forums?

Where can I find an online forum for owners & managers of auto repair/service shops? [more inside]
posted by LordSludge on Mar 7, 2005 - 1 answer

I need project management help!

I am looking for a simple way to keep a client informed on what projects I am working on for them, and what their current status is. A service like Basecamp is a possibility, but it is much more than I need. Their free TaDa list site is useful, but too simple. I need something a bit more informative, but easy to maintain. Any suggestions?
posted by mudhouse on Mar 5, 2005 - 4 answers

Setting Up a Company

Is there an online service that can help me set up a new company (either as a GP or LLC) and get Federal and State Tax ID's quickly? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Tommy Gnosis on Feb 11, 2005 - 15 answers

Tipping and Bad Service

TipFilter: Some friends and I were on the receiving end of some bad service last night, so we didn't tip. The waitress followed us out and made a scene. I'm looking for advice on how to handle tipping in these rare situations and what to do now. [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by jaysus chris on Feb 2, 2005 - 85 answers

Are there any web-based services that will show me what my webpage looks like in different engines?

Is there any web-based service that will image (render) a webpage using specific rendering engines, and then email or display the result? I'm developing on a Mac, and experiencing some weird Explorer 6 CSS problems, and don't have a PC handy to troubleshoot.
posted by jpburns on Jan 24, 2005 - 10 answers

Where's My Freebie?

I "signed" a one-year contract for SBC DSL last month - the higher speed of the two varieties. After a very rocky start where it took them 2 weeks from the activation date to actually activate, I love it. However, I signed up after getting a flyer in the mail for a free mp3 player with 1-year contract. When I called the number, I was told that I should sign up online, which I did. I emailed them last week to ask about the mp3 player and they say I can't have it because that was only for people who signed up over the phone - not online. WTF? [more inside]
posted by luriete on Jan 20, 2005 - 6 answers

PayPal me my taxes.

I am running a free Web-based service for friends and acquaintances. Lately, the volume on this service has been growing greatly. The next step is to move the service to a professional host. I am thinking of putting a paypal donation button on the site to help pay for it. Are there any legal or tax issues I need to worry about? Do I need a business license? What if I want to start selling Cafe Press items or running Google ads? I am located in the USA.
posted by Orkboi on Jan 16, 2005 - 5 answers

Civil Service Exams

Civil service exams. Anyone ever taken them? What did you do to prepare? This is in Illinois, if it makes a difference.
posted by sugarfish on Jan 12, 2005 - 5 answers

Online purchase problems. I didn't recieve what I ordered online. Now what?

I ordered something from an online merchant and when I received the package I found an empty box inside. An empty watch box, that is, as the item in question was a watch. When I called the company to complain, I could tell that the CSR was convinced I was a crook... (They promised a replacement, btw.)
Has something like this happened to anyone ? I was wondering how common this experience is.
posted by Finder on Dec 19, 2004 - 15 answers

Compulsory Military Service

What countries have compulsory military service?
posted by malaprohibita on Dec 2, 2004 - 28 answers

Domain name retention

My current host is closing down, and since I bought my domain through them it will be transferred into my name before they finally close at the end of the year. However, my domain expires on December 12, and they are so far unresponsive to my emails and have not transferred the domain (it has been two weeks since my initial request). I am worried that if I'm not able to renew it, it will be snapped up by a domain-sitter and I will lose it. In case it isn't transferred in time, is there a way I can beat the domain-sitters to it and reserve my domain? What are the more affordable options for doing this? Will I be guaranteed to get it?
posted by teem on Nov 18, 2004 - 6 answers

NYC Hotel

I Need to Find a Hotel in NYC i so screwed up [mi] [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Nov 15, 2004 - 18 answers

Looking for a fast way to get old issues of magazines

Magazine Filter: How does one get past issues of magazines without going through the publisher? I'm looking for the April 2004 issue of Esquire Magazine. The publisher takes 2-3 weeks to ship past issues... is there a better/faster way I'm missing?
posted by Lizc on Nov 10, 2004 - 10 answers

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