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 -
What is the best way to store pills when one is faced with 90-90% humidity everyday because of rainy season? [more inside]
posted by dbooster
on Jun 30, 2008 -
Is there a foolproof way of storing internal hard drives for external (hot swappable) use? [more inside]
posted by speek
on Jun 30, 2008 -
How should I tote my stuff, including a laptop, on my bike? (Backpacks and messenger bags need not apply.) [more inside]
posted by Project F
on Jun 23, 2008 -
What is the highest memory storage capacity for USB portable Flash drive in the market right now? [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi
on Jun 18, 2008 -
I'm currently looking at materials science PhD programs and I'm having some difficulty locating magnetic materials groups. My interests lie in volatile and non-volatile storage, which is a pretty broad area. Can anyone suggest schools to look at? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani
on Jun 17, 2008 -
Long term storage of digital media that is too big for DVD's... what's best practice? [more inside]
posted by crapples
on Jun 14, 2008 -
I'm looking for a storage solution that is essentially a wall of cubbyholes with matching plastic storage tubs/bins that fit snugly and slide in said holes and sit flush with the front of the unit. [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway
on Jun 12, 2008 -
DH and I are looking at grinders -- specifically, grinders that can handle whole wheat berries but we will, of course, use this grinder for whatever else we can (coffee, for example). Looking for your experiences with and recommendations for grinders, as well as your ideas for what to do with ground substances. There is [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes
on May 21, 2008 -
BagFilter: Looking for a camera bag for my DSLR that will also hold my smallish (13.3-inch) laptop if I need it to. Really, really prefer a messenger bag style. Also, I'm a guy. [more inside]
posted by sjuhawk31
on May 13, 2008 -
Organization Filter: How do you organize a bunch of definitely weird and sometimes incredibly disparate STUFF? [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven
on May 12, 2008 -
Downsizing -- wife left me -- and moving to Woodland Hills, California (CA). I need storage. Help? [more inside]
posted by quarantine
on May 7, 2008 -
I want to hang stemware upside down under a shelf in my kitchen, but it isn't a deep enough shelf for the racks I've used before, or really for more than one glass. What can I use? Hanging them in a track that runs lengthwise under the shelf is an option. Does that track exist?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur
on May 4, 2008 -
Need recommendations for portable hard drives. The reviews on newegg and amazon are too rah rah or doomsday. [more inside]
posted by spicynuts
on Apr 28, 2008 -
i'm about to embark on a document-imaging and archiving project. i have dozens of handwritten notebooks, a 7 megapixel camera, tripod, macbook, and large external drive. is iphoto going to be useful for this? (or sketchy i may use a separate iphoto library on an external drive?). are alternative software/strategies preferred for managing all these document images? (in case it matters, i'm not
interested in putting them online at this point).
posted by garfy3
on Apr 25, 2008 -
If I buy an oversized item at Target (i.e. a box of Milkbones or a pack of toilet paper), the cashier will slap on a very strong, heavy-duty strap with the red Target logo on it. It's almost like duct tape, except stronger and the sticky portion is only on each opposite end. What is this stuff called, and where can I buy a generic equivalent?
posted by invisible ink
on Apr 24, 2008 -