I have about 300 CDs, and no CD space. Given that I would like to keep the booklet and inlay cards, and would rather have my music in hard copy as well as digital, what's the best storage solution for me? [more inside]
posted by mippy
on Jan 20, 2009 -
Comic and card boxes seem to get listed cheaply, then have absurd shipping charges. I could use shoe boxes, shipping boxes, office boxes, whatever - I just want to know how to get them cheaply. [more inside]
posted by krisak
on Jan 10, 2009 -
How can I change the generic name "USB Mass Storage Device" in my Vista system tray "Safely Remove Hardware" dialog? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer
on Dec 30, 2008 -
How do I find out about live/work accomodations like converted warehouses in Cambridge, England? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23
on Dec 25, 2008 -
Looking for nice
travel CD cases? My mom would like to take some CDs in the car with her. She's terribly hard to buy gifts for. So...if I could spend some dough on a nice CD case, I'd be happy to do it. So far, all I can find is regular, sorta lousy quality ones. Does anyone have any online sources for nicer-than-usual cases?
posted by Richat
on Dec 5, 2008 -
I'm looking for inspiration on how to reduce computer clutter. I run a lot of machines and make them do a lot of cool things, but in a 92sqm apartment where we're also trying to manage massive DVD, magazine, and book libraries, and where my previous work station (which was never all that orderly) has been conquered by my girlfriend's rampaging makeup and sewing stuff, it ain't easy. I want to compartmentalize, organize, and speed up the process of accessing my stuff. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by saysthis
on Nov 29, 2008 -
Summer Fur Coat Storage: Is this a Fur Industry scam or a way to extend the life of your coat? (animal activists, please don't go whacky on me, I'm a vegetarian but I live in Chicago and I'm sorry, down jackets are just not as warm nor can you wear a down jacket to a wedding, the opera, etc). Every summer I mull over whether or not to have my coat and jacket cleaned and stored--obviously the fur industry promotes this, but does it REALLY prolong the life of the garment (or does it just increase the income of the fur store)?
posted by Lylo
on Nov 23, 2008 -
Less than six months before moving internationally - how do I manage all my stuff? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Nov 8, 2008 -
I'm moving to San Francisco for 7-8 months, and I need to find a storage unit for my things here in Washington, DC. I only need to put my things in once, and then take them out when I return. Any advice on finding the best unit for my needs? [more inside]
posted by waylaid
on Oct 28, 2008 -
How can I access my WD MyBook World Network Storage Drive from my new (Ubuntu 8.04) computer now that my old (WinXP) box is dead dead dead? [more inside]
posted by carsonb
on Oct 21, 2008 -
What's the best way to store apples for the long term? I've got a serious honeycrisp apple addiction going and I want to keep eating them when they're out of season. Supposedly they keep for 3-4 months in the fridge. Is this true? Can I freeze apples and thaw them later? Will freezing destroy the texture or flavor?
posted by cnc
on Oct 14, 2008 -
I'm looking for paper to use in a laser printer that will hold up well over time. [more inside]
posted by sandpine
on Oct 7, 2008 -
Searching for the perfect, wall mounted bookshelves: As I live in San Francisco, I'd like some books shelves that are adjustable and readily anchored to the wall. The Treku Bookcase
from DWR is perfect, but (as with much from DWR) a bit too expensive. Any other suggestions? [more inside]
posted by aladfar
on Oct 2, 2008 -
I've been drawing a lot lately (pencil and ink on Bristol board, 13x18" max). What are good solutions for storing all of this art for the long term? I'm concerned about archival quality and protection from fire/water damage. [more inside]
posted by cadge
on Sep 24, 2008 -
I'll be getting off the amtrak in Seattle on Thursday with a bicycle, a cumbersome backpack, and a laptop bag. Within an hour, I need to hit an appointment with a stock agency fairly near to the station. The only friend I know in Seattle is finishing up his term finals and can't pick me up - with car and roof rack - until later that evening. [more inside]
posted by pranalaxmi
on Sep 17, 2008 -
Is there such a thing as a 3.5" IDE drive enclosure with an eSATA interface? [more inside]
posted by kenliu
on Sep 14, 2008 -
I just purchased a new 2.4GHz Macbook. I have approximately 45 GB of music on my IPod (I think, it's an 80 GB IPod and over half full), a lot of which was never backed up on my old PC. Do I need to get an external hard drive for that much music or can I transfer it to my Macbook using Senuti and still have the Macbook run well? [more inside]
posted by anoirmarie
on Sep 3, 2008 -
I am looking for some uber-cool comic book storage ideas. I am not really down with the boring cardboard boxes; however the storage does need to be of of the box and/or cabinet variety. Does anyone have any suggestions?
posted by AlliKat75
on Aug 26, 2008 -
How can I store my banjo long-term to preserve the best possible sound? I have a hard case (not a soft "gig bag") and the instrument is in a dark closet. We keep the humidity between 40-55% whenever possible... [more inside]
posted by homelystar
on Aug 19, 2008 -
I have a three person Mac OS X office where we need to have remote access to about 4GB of files. I have looked around extensively for a solution and so far have not found an acceptable one. We have tried to use Back to my Mac and Apple Remote Desktop but the other two users are not that technically adept and it seem too complicated for them. Out problem is further complicated by the fact that we sometimes access the same files, so we can have version problems as well. Back to my Mac has never worked period.
Could I use Amazon S3 storage? And manage with Subversion or Git? Are there reasonable clients for Subversion and Git. Drobo with network card seem over the top and too costly.
Having the files on the cloud would be a perfect solution, however a local solution that could be accessed from anywhere will work as well.
To further complicate we are thinking of having one person access via PC.
posted by thinktwice
on Aug 19, 2008 -
Tell me about Network Attached Storage ( NAS )? In particular what current manufactuers should I avoid for a typical 1 terabyte (or greater) RAID array? I'm also interested in general information and pitfalls for NAS devices and implementations. [more inside]
posted by loquacious
on Aug 10, 2008 -
I'm looking for tips on organizing personal medical records and information, assuming a chronic or complicated health problem. Things like X-rays and MRI discs, blood test results, prescriptions, notes taken during appointments with the doctor, notes made on non-appointment days about symptoms, medical history, insurance policies and bills, therapies tried and discontinued... what are great ways to keep it all organized, for ease of use (and consistent record-keeping) both for the patient and his care partners?
posted by xo
on Aug 5, 2008 -
Hi all... long time listener, first time caller (poster)
I have almost 100 DV/HDV tapes that I have recorded since about 2003.
I have not been the best at labeling all my tapes, especially not lately since my twin sons where born.
At the moment all my tapes are stored in a box in a drawer :-\
I am looking for a good method of cataloging and storing my DV/HDV tapes.
Does anyone have any great, cheap and maybe do-it-yourself solutions for storing tapes.
For cataloging I could imagine a google docs document or something, but if anyone has a better solution I would not mind.
posted by StephenMeldalFoged
on Aug 1, 2008 -
I have a motorcycle (1983 bmw r100) that I would like to protect from the harsh Massachusetts winter. I would also like to take this time to do some work on the bike. I do not have a garage so I need to rent a place. Am I able to do repairs on a vehicle in a self storage facility? If not can you think of the type of place that would allow this?
posted by ps6000
on Jul 29, 2008 -
My shoebox is too small. I'm looking for a box, somewhat larger than the ubiquitous plastic shoebox, and taller, with a separate removable tray. I need to expand the number of supplies in my first aid box, but the resident FA assistant prefers a single layer of stuff in a box, rather than a multi-pocketed bag or a multi-layered box. I've seen toolboxes that are kind of what I want, but they'd get mixed up with the actual toolboxes that also get packed. The two-layer toiletries/makeup boxes I've seen are too small. I've poked around The Container Store's website, but didn't find anything useful. Any ideas?
posted by jlkr
on Jul 25, 2008 -
Microsoft Exchange 2000 : is there a built in function or any 3rd party utility that would allow me to export a list of all mailboxes and would include info like User Logon Name and mailbox size? [more inside]
posted by starscream
on Jul 22, 2008 -
Long Term Storage Filter: Is climate control a necessity? What items need special prep to be in non-climate controlled storage? [more inside]
posted by Annon E Moose
on Jul 14, 2008 -