How can I support my good friend (and roommate) through a breakup, and not lose my patience? [more inside]
My coworker came to work and shot himself today. I was the only person to talk to him and was one of the first people to reach him after he did it. I'm planning on speaking with the grief counselors they're bringing in tomorrow. But I'm wondering if there are any resources I should know about for people in a situation like mine, specifically: witnesses of the suicide of a coworker or friend. In case the details are relevant: they are below. [more inside]
Desperate friend has turned to me for book suggestions on her three year old. Ideally available in Australia, but Amazon is always possible. What are your killer books for nailing the second really difficult time in a parent's life.... the 2-3year old? [more inside]
What can I do to thank my parents for their unbelievable support? [more inside]
I run a moderately popular blog. I'd like to have the Twitter account associated with the URL, but it's suspended -- presumably because somebody used it for evil. I've contacted Twitter support several times, and they make motions like it's possible for me to claim this account but then they just close my ticket (marking it as "solved") with no explanation. I cannot figure out how to get actual support. Has anyone experienced a similar issue? How can I get Twitter support to actually support me and not mark an unsolved issue as "solved"? Am I simply at the mercy of the Twitter fates? Yes, I know Twitter is a free product and that I get what I pay for. Thanks.
My mom sent me an email today acknowledging for the very first time (that I am aware of) that she experiences symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder. I would like to write the best response that I can to her, with some links or information about possible next steps. I don't want to screw this up, please help me help her! [more inside]
My ex-wife's boyfriend wants to try to claim my son on his taxes... is this legal? [more inside]
Since it's a tech support question about Google, you can just post it anywhere and they'll find it, right?
I deleted 267,000 messages from my gmail account and now, when I log in, I see a Temporary Error (500) / Numeric Code 93 message. Emails sent to me are bouncing. It's been five days. [more inside]
My computer can't find its NIC, any ideas? [more inside]
How do I offer support for people attending/wanting to attend college, but who have very different situations from anything I knew? 2 different scenarios! [more inside]
I have two friends; their parents are (separately) dying. How to help? Neither are in U.S./U.K./CAN.
I would like to help my friends, if I can; two of them are individually dealing with incredibly stressful and sad health-related situations related to their parents. [more inside]
I have no idea what to charge to be "on call" for a year, just in CASE a computer has a problem. [more inside]
Resources for a Blackberry administrator that now has to support iphones? [more inside]
I am the "judgmental friend." What does this mean? Should I change, and if so, how? [more inside]
What's the best way for a non-computer oriented person to tap into the blogosphere support network for help with her ADHD child? [more inside]
A friend has been diagnosed with Hepatitis C. How can I help? [more inside]
I found a job posting from a Mac software developer for a support/QA guru that pretty much sums up exactly what I want in a job right now. However, circumstances are not right for this particular position. How can I still do this as a job? [more inside]
Could someone reccomend me a lightweight/easy to use web/email based support ticket management tool? Preferebly open source.
I found out that I might be a father when I got served papers for child support... now what? [more inside]
How does one go about getting a child support order if one (me, the mother) is in the U.S./a U.S. citizen and the other (him, father) is in Canada and is a Canadian Citizen? The child (who at this time is unborn) will have (I believe) dual citizenship. [more inside]
How best can I, as a passing pedestrian, indicate support for a picket line? Is my current method appropriate, or weird? [more inside]
Does anyone have any information about best practices & strategies for online community support and community development? [more inside]
I'm out of fresh encouraging perspectives, and the stakes are higher than ever. Please help me figure out how to best be a supportive friend in the 11th hour of my pal's struggles with studying for the med school boards. [more inside]
Cancer Filter - My dad has leukemia and wants an inspiring non-religious book or two about positive thinking - suggestions? [more inside]
Anyone know any active writing forums they would recommend? [more inside]
She got canned. But what do I do? [more inside]
I think I'm looking for co-counseling, but without the co-counseling. [more inside]
I would like to learn to better facilitate a stress support group. [more inside]
I have an external usb drive running off my Windows 7 computer. It keeps switching back to Read-Only, so when I try to send files to it, it merely appends a file and adds a number to its name, instead of re-writing the entire file. I've tried to change it back, but it does not stay changed. The minute I refresh the page, the read-only status comes back! Is there some setting I'm missing? Is there something in Windows 7 that's causing this to happen?
What can I say when my boyfriend gets scared about his Dad dying? [more inside]
In Photoshop 5.5 I was able to create an action to resize a layer/selection to a maximum width (say, 200 px). I could quickly select objects of varying initial sizes, run the action, and voila, everything fit neatly in a column. I've had Photoshop CS4 for over a week and can't figure out how to replicate this; my resizing seems to always be happening as a percent of the original size. [more inside]
My white MacBook is in its death throes, and it's time to upgrade. Unfortunately, all my data is backed up to a FireWire drive, which the new MacBook doesn't support. What are my data transfer options, other than buying a MacBook Pro?
Need a web-based solution (self hosted, preferably free and open source) to keep track of support cases/tickets in such a way that they all go through one person, get assigned, and only the manager and assigned owner can see the ticket. Also needs to be able to support multiple owners for group work. If you know of something close please mention it as we can do some modification.
I don't need a support system... or maybe I do. Is there a support ticket system for Brick & Mortars?
I am looking for a client management/help desk/support ticket... thing. Customers come into our stores with items to be repaired and I'd like to be able to allow stores to create ticket for each repair. I'd like for the system to retain information about the customer and the items they bring in... and be able to make notes to the account. What exactly am I looking for? [more inside]
Is there any way to get language patches for XBox 360 games? [more inside]
My step-father died unexpectedly about two months ago, leaving behind my mother and my 13-year old sister. We are going through the 'normal' grieving process, but I am worried about my family and how they will get by. Is there anything that I can do to help and should I move closer to them? [more inside]
Latin Filter: What does "Per Vomer Et Gladius" mean? [more inside]
Mac OS X / Microsoft Office 2004 (Excel) crash and failed file recovery has left excel in an endless loop of restore and crash. Can anyone help me to find and delete the (unwanted) auto-saved excel sheet that is causing this problem? [more inside]
How do I find other people who have witnessed the suicide of a stranger? [more inside]
My girlfriend has had a rough few months, and has a few more before the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. Help me think of ways to cheer her up! [more inside]
Vista-filter: So I've got a Lenovo T61p that came with a Vista Home Basic 32... I have Lenovo's "Vista Business 64 recovery CDs" coming to me via UPS this week (don't ask why, it's complicated...) So my questions are:
Vista-filter: So I've got a Lenovo T61p that came with a Vista Home Basic 32... I have Lenovo's "Vista Business 64 recovery CDs" coming to me via UPS this week (don't ask why, it's complicated...) So my questions are: [more inside]
If you had one year to dedicate yourself to researching how young people's passions and interests can be supported and encouraged, what would you do? Bonus points for Montreal-related responses. [more inside]
Angst and melancholy aside, I persistently fear that I will never be able to happily integrate into society. I know I need help, but I can’t figure out how to overcome my negative emotions and in succumbing to them I only feed into my cycle of avoidance and disappointment. [more inside]
I need a token of love for my wife! [more inside]
Am I wrong for not being supportive to an ex? [more inside]
A friend was just fired from my department for somewhat vague reasons. I've heard the story from my friend, and the managers have yet to say anything to the rest of us. As far as I can tell, my friend did nothing scandalous, illegal, or that violated my employer's policies. My friend is also not lazy. Everyone in the department is confused, and our morale is clearly shot. How do I support my friend and my coworkers? How can I/we move on enough to get day-to-day work done? [more inside]
I need support! In February of 2007, I found out that I am HIV+. [more inside]
Getting a Personal Support Worker certification in Ontario -- worth it? [more inside]
Should we use a doula for our hospital birth? [more inside]
What kinds of things can/should I do for my Mother, upon the death of her sister (my Aunt), in order to make her more at ease, both now, and over the ensuing months/years? [more inside]