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[Jazz Filter] I like these, and I want more of these.

I am building a Sunday jazz playlist that involves some old standards during the 1930s and 1940s. So, big band and swing. But I am leaning more towards something, er, softer. [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on May 14, 2016 - 11 answers

Inspiring best practice in your team

If you manage a team, what are some good ways to get people following best practice rather than sloppy shortcuts? Often there are ways to do things that seems like the easiest method but they can cause problems down the line. However, those problems are not guaranteed to occur and if they do, it's normally for a different person so motivation is lacking to make effort. [more inside]
posted by KateViolet on Feb 19, 2016 - 19 answers

Standards for the operation of electronics in high temperatures?

I'm looking for an internationally recognised ISO or IEC style standard or certification, against which I can have an electronic device tested and cleared for use. The temperatures involved are high, but not extreme. The device will be used within a metal enclosure in the Middle East. [more inside]
posted by MintSauce on Dec 29, 2015 - 10 answers

Can an inveterate slob change? Can an obsessive compulsive relax?

My boyfriend doesn't want to move in with me because of my woeful housekeeping. Some things seem totally reasonable (I definitely shouldn't leave shoes on the stairs so he can trip over them), others I find baffling (a necklace left on the kitchen counter, putting my coat over a chair). We have horrible fights about it- and I'm not sure what to do next. [more inside]
posted by Dwardles on Aug 4, 2015 - 76 answers

Books about consumer technology standardization

At first there was HD DVD and BluRay and there was a sales war. Presumably, both standards sold, but BluRay sold better and the consumers who bought HD DVD technology were left with junk. I'm looking for books that describe this type of process of technology standardization and adoption in technology. [more inside]
posted by lalunamel on Jul 23, 2015 - 4 answers

Will there ever be a standard for waterproof USB

More and more cell phones opting for waterproof construction (yay!), and each of them seem to be doing their own thing as far as waterproof connections. Is there any movement afoot to standardize these things as they become more widespread? [more inside]
posted by Popular Ethics on Apr 28, 2014 - 5 answers

What are the jazz standards of your kitchen?

I'm pretty recipe-bound in the kitchen. I'd like to get better at improvising. I'm looking for things to cook that are instantly identifiable and delicious despite major changes in the ingredients list, the culinary equivalent of a jazz standard that can be played a thousand different ways while still being itself. Dishes that have the weird recognisability of Benderick Cumblebatch's name. What have you got? [more inside]
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow on Dec 18, 2013 - 36 answers

IE-11 Edge mode

IE-11 for Win7-64 rolled out yesterday, and it makes one of my favorite sites break. The site isn't mine and it isn't going to get fixed any time soon. [more inside]
posted by Chocolate Pickle on Nov 27, 2013 - 5 answers

Almost Universal Standards

Inspired by this thread, where it was stated by the DHS that '"international standards are not necessarily applicable" to the US' I was wondering, what things have international standards which are ignored by one country. I'm thinking of things like the metric system, famously used by everyone except the US and Burma. Are there other similar cases?
posted by Just this guy, y'know on Oct 25, 2013 - 31 answers

Where should I put the prime meridian?

So I've just sent a probe to map a new Earth-like planet, and I'd like to establish a latitude-longitude standard for the planet. The poles are pretty easy to spot since the planet is rotating, so I plop down the equator halfway between them and boom, I've got my latitude lines laid out. But now it's time to lay out the longitude lines and I need to find somewhere to put the prime meridian. How do I decide where to put it? [more inside]
posted by ErWenn on Oct 19, 2013 - 22 answers

Call for anecdotes that support the use of standard processes

I do systems redesign work with clinicans/health care workers who have no experience in formal operations theory and I'm having difficulty convincing them of the importance of developing standard processes. In solving systems problems, they have little practice in abstraction and modeling, so appealing to them on the basis of first principles is usually not effective. [more inside]
posted by klarck on Oct 18, 2013 - 16 answers

Angelina's a Baker, Sciota's big, what else do I need to know?

What's a good book of fiddle tunes? [more inside]
posted by Gygesringtone on Aug 5, 2013 - 6 answers

Set the bar...at what height exactly?

Recently I became friends with a group of people that lie and act in deceitful and unfair ways towards others - so I say, they apparently find it perfectly okay. Is it right to hold your friends to your own personal standards?
posted by travelwithcats on May 19, 2013 - 38 answers

How long do you stick around at a "meh" new job for?

How long do you stick around at a "meh" new job for? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 6, 2013 - 12 answers

Where do people compromise?

Did you have expectations for a potential partner, then find someone, and they didn't fit them - and it worked out? [more inside]
posted by Ashlyth on Dec 6, 2012 - 18 answers

Help me, AV nerds. You're my... well not really but I'd appreciate it.

What AV cables should I pull through my wall while I have the chance? [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on Oct 15, 2012 - 27 answers

Disposable income--for the first time ever. What's normal?

I never had disposable income, so I'm realizing I have a weird relationship with money and things.  Now that I'm making enough to feel rich (without actually being rich?), what stuff would make my life way better?  What do normal people spend money on?  I can get over this on my own, right? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 10, 2012 - 76 answers

Does it ever make sense to settle?

Does it ever make sense to settle (even just a little bit) to find a long term relationship? [more inside]
posted by sickpuppet on Sep 5, 2012 - 40 answers

Help me write an anti-bucket-list

How do people learn to want more for themselves? My baseline standards for 'not failing at life' are way off. [more inside]
posted by pickingupsticks on Jun 8, 2012 - 14 answers

How large is a large onion?

Are there any guidelines for the sizes of food called for in recipes in books and magazines? Basically, I'm wondering how long it takes for new recipes to catch up to changes in food packaging, how large is large, and who decides that? [more inside]
posted by amarynth on May 7, 2012 - 13 answers

Design Patterns / Jazz Standards

Hello MeFi. I'm curious as to the correlation between software development Design Patterns for and Jazz Standards. Usual loot from Google: Some dude who thought of it first (and used it as a nice allegoric explanation in Programmers Stackexchange and a somewhat geeky ironic coding-related mention ("Jazz supports interaction through event listeners"). These are all nice examples of the basic similarity between the two, I'm looking for more, though. Are you aware of any materials that somehow approach this idea?
posted by lipsum on Jan 25, 2012 - 2 answers

Does one need good grades to enter the Coast Guard?

How much does GPA affect entrance into the Coast Guard? [more inside]
posted by debbie_ann on Apr 17, 2011 - 2 answers

Self improvment through bookkeeping

Any suggestions for a "proper" bookkeeping app for personal finances? [more inside]
posted by verisimilitude on Nov 9, 2010 - 8 answers

Mac Alternatives to Phrase Express?

Phrase Express alternatives for Mac. Bonus point for FLOSS. [more inside]
posted by RockyChrysler on Aug 21, 2010 - 3 answers

These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You

I've never been much into (post 1940s) pop music, but I love American standards (Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Richard Rogers, etc), and I've really enjoyed some of the albums that have come out recently, in which performers like Rod Stewart and Carly Simon have sung standards. What other unexpected performers should I listen to, if I want to hear people not generally associated with such songs perform them. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jun 11, 2010 - 42 answers

Printer for fashion company

Need help figuring out best option for a printer for a fashion company. [more inside]
posted by ChloeMills on Nov 24, 2009 - 0 answers

I need a crash course in the current best-practice website accessablity standards.

Give me a crash course in making our nonprofit website accessible. What are the best practices/standards? What's the lingo? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Oct 14, 2009 - 7 answers

Naming convention for image files?

links to standards to naming scans (tiffs and jpgs) of slide images for artist's work? [more inside]
posted by pleasantries on Sep 23, 2009 - 3 answers

Jazz standards for kids to sing

What jazz standards could kids sing and enjoy? [more inside]
posted by argybarg on Aug 22, 2009 - 31 answers

European railway carriage markings

What do the markings on European railway carriages (example here) mean? [more inside]
posted by acb on Aug 11, 2009 - 7 answers

ISO, W3C, OOXML/ODF: How do tech standards impact you?

What's your stake in international tech standards and OOXML?(I'm working up a thesis and I could use some input from the computer literate world) [more inside]
posted by trcook on Jul 30, 2009 - 3 answers

Greenwich, Zulu & UTC: What's the difference?

What is the difference between Greenwich time, Zulu and UTC? Is Zulu and UTC a form of Greenwich time? I can't seem to find a page that states the difference. And do these forms of measurement not recognize daylight savings? Thanks in advance!
posted by cwarmy on Mar 18, 2009 - 8 answers

Standards make all the difference--right?

I'm seeking an example of how standardization on something has had a major impact to the world. Basically, because X became a standard, we now have Y. (Where X is something that was non-standard and Y is something better than what existed before X became a standard). I thought the standardization of screw threading might be a good one, but the wikipedia page makes it seem like it was a more gradual process (with various standards being made throughout time). Any better examples for my presentation? [more inside]
posted by verevi on Jan 26, 2009 - 24 answers

How do I convince my company to utilize Web standards?

Help me make a business case for HTML/CSS standards in my company's web-based software. [more inside]
posted by relucent on Oct 16, 2008 - 10 answers

Aim for the stars, then whatever you achieve you can feel like a failure.

What is 'good enough'? Reforming perfectionist wants to know. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2008 - 27 answers

How do you/did you plan, compromise, or agree on standards for your sex life?

How do you/did you plan, compromise, or agree on standards for your sex life? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2008 - 25 answers

How to choose client side technologies for a new web project.

Why shouldn't we use Flash? Why should we use AJAX (DHTML/Javascript)? Should we support IE6? I'm wrestling with these questions for a new web product, and I'd like insight from others. [more inside]
posted by Good Brain on Jul 16, 2008 - 29 answers

Please recommend some bog-standard classic children's music.

Please recommend some bog-standard classic children's music. [more inside]
posted by Bugbread on May 10, 2008 - 13 answers

The 'brary mystique re: MARC, etc.

Dear AskMeFi Librarians and Librarian-Wannabes, can you please explain-slash-distinguish between MARCXML, MODS, METS and EAD in terms of why one is better (or even different) than the other? [more inside]
posted by 10ch on Apr 1, 2008 - 6 answers

What's the standard for g. i.e. general intelligence?

Do intelligence tests measure g (i.e. general intelligence)? How do we know? With most testing standards, there's an arbitrary physical constant in the world for us to measure and quantify: the meter is defined in terms of a wavelength of light in a vacuum, for instance. However, intelligence tests seem more like the kilogram's platinum-iridium cylinder, which is a sort of moving target. What's the standard for g? [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on Nov 14, 2007 - 18 answers

Done, next time.

Does anyone know if there is an available multiple countdown clock for Mac or Windows that can move from one set countdown to the next automatically with an easy interface to enter new times? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Aug 14, 2007 - 0 answers

Recent jazz standards?

What are the recent jazz standards? Prototypically, jazz standards are from the '40s—let's guess the median is somewhere around 1945 and the standard deviation is 15 years—but the canon is certainly not closed, as shown by, say, 'Birdland' (1977). What else has become really widely known and played, in that time frame or since? Please cite a few performers to justify your claim. Bonus points if they're in different styles or decades.
posted by eritain on Jul 21, 2007 - 12 answers

Problems with XHTML content type.

I seem to have hit a bit of a brick wall in approximating W3C XHTML standards compliance on my website. From what I've read, XHTML should be served with content type application/xhtml+xml, rather than text/html, and recent versions of Microsoft and Mozilla browsers should support serving them as such. Well, they aren't. [more inside]
posted by The Confessor on May 30, 2007 - 13 answers

Can a PAL Monitor/TV work in the US

Just how international are A/V Standards, anyway...? [more inside]
posted by Nice Guy Mike on May 13, 2007 - 5 answers

What should my two year old be learning?

Help me find learning objectives/goals for young children (3 years old) and help me find games to help! [more inside]
posted by peripatew on Apr 19, 2007 - 18 answers

CSS Filter: making tight CSS files, style guides and learning best practices – help needed.

CSS Filter: making tight CSS files, style guides and learning best practices – help needed. [more inside]
posted by rmm on Mar 9, 2007 - 13 answers

CSS and Standards-Based Enterprise Software Solutions

Is CSS and standards-based design ready for use in web-based enterprise software solutions? [more inside]
posted by syzygy on Mar 6, 2007 - 21 answers

Help me make an old meets new Jazz mix CD

Looking for great vocal jazz standards sung by NOT the most obvious Jazz singers -OR- the obvious Jazz singers doing unique or non-standard Jazzy songs. [more inside]
posted by np312 on Dec 1, 2006 - 38 answers

Standard Link Type Icons?

Are there standard link type icons for the web? Such as the icon indicating that link goes to an external web site? [more inside]
posted by juiceCake on Nov 30, 2006 - 9 answers

High-quality, standards-compliant instructor-led XHTML/CSS print courseware?

High-quality, standards-compliant instructor-led XHTML/CSS print courseware. [more inside]
posted by Jairus on Mar 15, 2006 - 8 answers

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