I'm looking for a Shop Vac for cleaning up after home renovation projects that are mostly plastering and painting jobs and generally cleaning up in the basement and garage. I had a smaller ShopVac brand one but the motor burnt out and I'd like to get a full sized one but I have no idea what are good brands these days.
Friends have invited me to go see the Pet Shop Boys in Boston on November 9 at the Orpheum. I would love to go, but I am old and I have an early flight the next morning. The show begins at 7:30 and I can't find anything about an opening act. I haven't been to a show in maybe a decade - my memories are of everything starting late and ending later (enshrouded in cigarette smoke), but they're getting old, too, right? Has anyone seen them play lately? How likely am I to get home before midnight?
My sister just started her first proper full time job after grad school and I know she is finding it stressful / overwhelming. I'd love to send her something to say I'm thinking of her and that she's doing a great job. Any Portland based MeFites have ideas of local shops that will deliver a little treat? [more inside]
So...I woke up to a lovely email from Getty advising me that I had been using one of their premium images on my shop's (extremely low traffic) website ... [more inside]
I have an image I want to use as a logo on t-shirts. It's a shield. When I crop the image, I still end up with corner areas [more inside]
I need to put some games on a few Microsoft Surface RT tablets for use in a coffee shop by kids while Mammy and Daddy are sipping their coffee. I'm no expert but is there a way to do that while restricting access to the computers' settings by customers?
My daughter would like a diary or journal like Anne Frank had. It is red plaid, with a lock and she would preferably like the pages lined. [more inside]
I'm a fat woman (US sizes like 26-28 at the moment), newishly arrived to Washington DC. Where can I buy some clothes my size, in a brick-and-mortar store where I can try them on, and if possible that's near public transportation? My job involves some physical work and can get a bit dusty/dirty; I tend to wear jeans or cords, and a button shirt with the sleeves rolled up. [more inside]
I've just moved to Boulder from NYC and I'm looking for an experienced, no-frills men's barber that can handle a classic tapered haircut. I have had great Russian barbers in NYC but this is CO, and I can't find much. Looking for a barber that can handle an all scissors cut and one that is relegated to guard clippers. I'm willing to travel to a nearby area but would prefer not having to make the trip to Denver.
I have an .pdf image that includes railroad tracks. With an old version of Paint Shop Pro, I want to remove just the railroad tracks and then, using a .pdf to .dxf or .dwg converter, I want to make it black and white and scalable. How can I use my version of PSP cut out the image I want? Is there anything else I need to know?
I placed an order on The Body Shop's website on Dec. 1 for cyber monday. There was some issue with shipping (where the courier company was given insufficient information, and never delivered and instead returned the package), and I never got the package that I had paid for. I have called, emailed, and tried numerous time to get in touch with a customer service person. I was on hold for more than half an hour each time, and no representative ever responded to my email. I am infuriated now-- they charged my credit card. What options do I have at this point? What can I do? I want either a refund or my order. I don't care which. [more inside]
Does Dell Computer run the best sales of it's desktop computers before or after Christmas? [more inside]
Help me reinvent my style! I need fashion inspiration. I need shops that will outfit plus size me without breaking the bank. Difficulty level: tall, too! Bonus question: calf boots for big feet and fat calves. [more inside]
I can show you all around Amsterdam, Haarlem, even Alkmaar and Utrecht...but I know nearly nothing about Rotterdam. I have friends visiting soon, so I'm looking for suggestions. [more inside]
I'd like to try setting up a small booth in a Pittsburgh flea market or antiques mall, but where? [more inside]
I am looking for an out of the box solution that will allow me to sell digital (PDF) documents as a one-off and as a subscription. [more inside]
The first day of tap dance class is on Monday, and due to an ordering snafu, the tap shoes I ordered online won't get here in time. Where in the DC/MD area can I buy a pair of tap shoes tomorrow? I'm a women's size 7.
My friend has this woven throw blanket with cats on it that she's had since she was a little kid (ie 1994 or so). It's getting sort of threadbare now and I would really like to find the exact same blanket and give it to her for Christmas this year, but I have no idea what kind of blanket it is nor do I know who might have made hers. I figure it's either super rare, or crazy ubiquitous, but "cat woven throw" yields weird results on Google. Better leads needed, please!
I need to purchase three pillows. I have the internet, Costco, Sam's Club, WalMart, Target, Kohls, and the other usual suspects from whom I can purchase the thing. What's the best pillow to gt? [more inside]
I've just inherited a really gorgeous, old, very high-quality set of pearls from a family member. In addition to making sure they don't need to be restrung so that I don't accidentally break them, I'd actually like to see about breaking the set apart. Because they have strong sentimental value to many of the women in my family, if I could find a large enough quantity of identical pearls, I'd like to have my one set split into two or three sets to give to other family members, each containing some of the original pearls from my necklace. So my question is, who is the best jeweler in the DC metro area to find out whether such a project is feasible? Cost is not really a factor, at least not at this stage of the process. Thanks!
I'm looking for a web (or desktop at a push) app that will help me track customer special orders. [more inside]
Mefites of Holland! Send me to your favorite ethnic grocery stores and trattorias in de Randstad. Bonus points for North Holland (esp. Haarlem-A'dam-Alkmaar), and you win 1,000 internets if you know of a real Mexican, Thai or Indian grocer anywhere within 250k of Amsterdam.
Cooking for one (non-foodie edition) [more inside]
Are there any good, accessible venues in Toronto (near the UofT Campus/St. George) for student events? (i.e. pubs, restaurants, and coffee houses?). [more inside]
Two questions based around Amazon.co.uk. I would like to know, probably rough, figures for Amazon.co.uk customer base and the average percent discount they have on books.
Where in central London, not online, can I buy a nice ladies kimono (say a silk one about £150 or so) right now?
I'm trying to remember a book that explains how to build a machine shop step by step from a pile of coal. [more inside]
Help me find a shed for my narrow DC yard. [more inside]
I'm getting married in San Diego in the middle of February. I will have a short span of time to acquire a wedding band in a city I know nothing about. Do you have an suggestions where I might find a non-jeweled, yellow-gold, vintage, possibly deco-period, wedding band?
I have a bunch of cool stuff I want to sell. Clothing, furniture, original art work, books, vintage items, etc. But I can't stand eBay. [more inside]
What online retailers should I use to purchase gifts for my relatives in other states, now that I'm aware of how Amazon treats its warehouse employees and do not wish to purchase anything from them until they improve the working conditions and increase their wages? [more inside]
Please help me remember the name of the paper shop I recently visited in Florence. [more inside]
I love natural, reclaimed and sustainable products for the home. I prefer simple designs and natural materials: wood, stone, leather, silk, etc. My favorite online shops are VivaTerra and Terrain. The problem is that they only ship to US. Do you know of a shop that will ship to Europe or a similar European online shop?
Looking for a website that sells jewelry with a search option for specific themes. Specifically, I want to buy a bracelet with a camera charm. [more inside]
Find me some bargains in Hong Kong! [more inside]
Help this Alaskan buy ice skates in San Diego or Seattle. [more inside]
I'm looking to buy dark red / maroon jeans in London, UK! [more inside]
Best software/scripts to sell books online and offline. [more inside]
Long ago I found a British online shop selling cool "science toys". It had things like aerogel, although I'm not sure if it actually sold aerogel. One thing I specifically remember is a "trick pen" where it looked like there was no way for the button on the top to do anything, and the centre section was 4 thin metal rods. The rods were actually hollow and contained a wire that transmitted the force. Help me find it again! [more inside]
I've had a Canon 5D Mark II for about 2.5 years, and I've recently noticed some bad dust particle issues that are on the sensor or mirror, not the lens. Can someone recommend a good camera store in New York City that could do a good professional job of cleaning my sensor (and an idea of how much this will cost)? I've looked into cleaning kits, and I think I would rather have a professional do it. Thanks! [more inside]
I'm trying to identify an art gallery that I stumbled upon in Kyoto 4 years ago close to the Philosopher's Path. [more inside]
Anyone have any recommendations for a reputable (and affordable?) motorcycle mechanic in Portland Oregon?
Where can I buy women's harness boots in New York City? [more inside]
How do I get a foot in the door at print shops in the Chicagoland area? [more inside]
Where can I get a pack of four or five 256/512 mb usb flash drives to be used as give-aways? [more inside]
What are your best tips and tricks for ramping up your woodworking on a budget? [more inside]
Help me name my Etsy shop for my crafts! I mostly make ribbon & fabric flower pins, needle-felted animals, and sew simple bags & purses. I need a clever little name for my humble Etsy shop; this name would also be used on labels for the items, and as a general identity for my crafting persona. [more inside]
I want to buy some Scandinavian modern furniture with a cherry finish, but it just doesn't seem to be available here in the northeast of England. Can I order it somewhere? [more inside]
Where can I find some sort of free download-code script or software for my website? [more inside]