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Suggestions for online (Mac) computing tutorials

Brushing up...and doing things correctly with my new computer...help out an oldster! [more inside]
posted by naplesyellow on Dec 30, 2013 - 6 answers

Christmas in NYC

I'm visitng NYC for the next couple days and would like to pack in some quintessential Christmastime in New York City activities. ! [more inside]
posted by gardenbex on Dec 14, 2013 - 18 answers

Waxing on the object, thinking about the subject?

Blogs devoted to objects, fascinating and everyday? [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Aug 18, 2013 - 6 answers

Getting things done- online timer and virtual assistant to email to dos

Hey All, OK, I know that this is a totally random post. So I have seen a few online timers, but most have a heart pounding alarm- yeah that ain't gonna work. I want to set an alarm for 5 minutes. I work for 5 mins, and than I watch a show or surf online for 5 mins. Most days I have my phone, and that works fine, but today it is out of juice. [more inside]
posted by TRUELOTUS on Jul 10, 2013 - 5 answers

Not just get things done, but find out what I did...

In short: I need to track a couple of hundred tasks over 10-15 projects (in any of 7 areas) on the go at any one time. In a month, when I am asked, I currently have only a vague notion which project took up the most time. Currently using Things for Mac and iphone, but am open to moving if it is for a better solution (i integrated time tracking with no loss of functionality). Am ok with paying for it. [more inside]
posted by Brockles on Mar 18, 2013 - 6 answers

What not to miss in Beaver Creek, Colorado?

My boyfriend is taking me on my first ski trip to Beaver Creek, Colorado. This is my first time both skiing and seeing the Rockies. Besides skiing and relaxing sore muscles in a hot tub afterward, what else is a must see or must do in this area? Thanks!
posted by gardenbex on Feb 21, 2013 - 11 answers

Frosted Birthday Brownies: Mail-able?

I want to make brownies for my son's birthday and mail them to him. This is not a problem. What might be a problem, however... [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Feb 15, 2013 - 11 answers

Why does it bother me when people try new things?

I know this sounds weird, but I've been sort of struggling with this idea for awhile now. When we're younger we do things a certain way, like the food we eat, the music we listen to, the traditions we have, they all come from our parents. But when you get older, you grow out of some of those things and into other things. I know this, but sometimes I'll be reading a health food article (for example) and I'll think something like, "doesn't the author feel weird about not eating the foods she ate when she was younger?" Because I imagine she grew up on mash potatoes and meatloaf, not quinoa salad and red snapper. I mean I know that eating healthy is ideal, but it just makes me uncomfortable on some deep level to see people diverting from what they must've done when they were kids. I guess I mean when they're trying new things. I don't know why it should bother me so much though, especially when I am trying to adopt a healthy lifestyle myself? [more inside]
posted by Cybria on Jan 13, 2013 - 50 answers

What's a good to-do app for Mac & iOS that syncs with iCal/Google Calendar?

I am using an iMac with Mountain Lion as my desktop, and an iPhone 4S with iOS6 as my cell phone. I use OSX's and iOS's native apps for email, contacts, and calendar, which are provided by Google Apps. What I need is a GTD (to do) application for the Mac, which a) has an iOS version, and b) supports syncing to iCal or Google Calendar. I currently own Omnifocus, but as of Mountain Lion, it no longer supports iCal sync. I want to be able to sync deadlines and tasks to my calendar, this really is a pretty basic feature that seems to be missing from a lot of GTD applications. Wunderlist doesn't support this. I've looked at Things, but it doesn't seem to support it either. Any recommendations?
posted by Unhyper on Nov 3, 2012 - 4 answers

How do I avoid procrastinating on tasks that have “fallen off the radar” / are less urgent?

How do I avoid procrastinating on tasks that have “fallen off the radar” / are less urgent? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2012 - 14 answers

Timely London Suggestions.

[visiting London post-Olympics filter] Is there anything in London this week that is not to be missed? [more inside]
posted by bquarters on Aug 19, 2012 - 10 answers

I want to do all of the cool things

I have a plan to visit NYC with my best friend next weekend. I've been to NYC about six or seven times now, and I have a few things in mind. Can you help me find some other cool things to do based on what I'm already thinking about checking out? [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek on Jun 1, 2012 - 13 answers

Meetup groups for younger people? Need help with some ideas

A while back I asked a question on what a single guy in NYC should do to meet women and I got some great suggestions but I need help implementing that advice [more inside]
posted by curious-mind on Mar 17, 2012 - 9 answers

Thingamabobs? I've got (more than) twenty!

What do you with your "stuff" as you try to create an uncluttered living space? [more inside]
posted by atayah on Mar 7, 2012 - 27 answers

What's the story, optional Cory?

So after reading the recent posts in the Blue and MeTa about Cory Doctorow, I've come to wonder if there are any really worthwhile alternatives to BoingBoing out there. [more inside]
posted by erskelyne on Feb 1, 2012 - 20 answers

Help me find this amazing Korean TV show!

A while ago, someone posted a description of this show in a MeFi thread. According to the poster, this was a Korean show "all about people who did mundane things very, very well". Can anyone tell me the name of this show and tell me how to find it?
posted by shushufindi on Jan 31, 2012 - 6 answers

Interesting events

Is there a website or something where i can find interesting/odd festivals, events, competitions ie : state fairs, log rolling competition, auctions, strong man competitions, pop culture debates? I feel like you already have to be in these circles to know about the events but i'm just intersted in doing different things. East coast or nation wide would be great.
posted by PeaPod on Jan 6, 2012 - 8 answers

Hiding Things In Public Places

I'm looking for creative places to hide things in public spaces. Probably a good question for scavenger hunt and geocache junkies. [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Sep 19, 2011 - 14 answers

Things to do in Jerusalem

What's a guy to do in Jerusalem? [more inside]
posted by grimace636 on Sep 9, 2011 - 5 answers

What is "get excited and make things" in Latin?

What is "get excited and make things" in Latin? [more inside]
posted by amery on May 25, 2011 - 11 answers

iPhones and security blankets

Anthropology filter: looking for books, essays, and articles on the anthropology of things. Basically, why do we assign emotional value to physical objects, like security blankets and iPhones. I'm not really interested in religious relics and fetishes, but rather a more cultural anthropology explanation. I'd prefer scholarly articles/books, but will take a good popular book.
posted by bryghtrose on Jan 4, 2011 - 12 answers

This Foolish Thing

Does anyone know who played guitar for Nat King Cole's recording of "These Foolish Things" ? [more inside]
posted by ReWayne on Oct 29, 2010 - 4 answers

But, Where Do I Waste My Income Now?

Where are the best places to buy used music gear online? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jul 13, 2010 - 5 answers

How to avoid being bored to tears while visiting the very boring county of Suffolk, NY

How to avoid being bored to tears while visiting the very boring county of Suffolk, NY [more inside]
posted by ad4pt on Jul 10, 2010 - 6 answers

Three ways to embrace dreams?

I have accepted a job with the United Nations and will be going to Sudan in the next eight weeks once the visa is cleared. I want to make the next couple of months as personally joyful as possible - help me work in three areas of focus I can do every day. [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Apr 24, 2010 - 7 answers

Loud Little Tummy Boing?

You know that sound a cartoon makes when it swallows something--not the swallow sound itself, but the little boingy boom that goes bouncing down into its stomach? I assume a drum makes it, but what kind of drum?
posted by Powerful Religious Baby on Mar 11, 2010 - 8 answers

No sad voice

As far as voice goes, I don't get sad. This is a bit of a problem. Also, the first relationship I've had that is getting to the 'real serious' level is getting weird. I don't know what to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 19, 2010 - 25 answers

Who are "Bob and Terry"?

In the film version of Where the Wild Things Are, (spoiler alert!) who are Bob and Terry supposed to be? [more inside]
posted by ladypants on Nov 14, 2009 - 20 answers

Monday/Tuesday Bay Area Stuff to Do

What else can I visit in the last 2 days of my Bay-area visit? [more inside]
posted by yellowbkpk on Oct 25, 2009 - 12 answers

If you think about it, if someone helps CF Kane get the sled back earlier, a lot of people lead much better lives. So who is that hero?

Say that Citizen Kane really wanted to find Rosebud - who would he call? Is there a kind of specific person who tracks down these personal lost things? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Oct 14, 2009 - 3 answers

Tactfully breaking off casual dating

How to tactfully break things off with a woman I just started dating? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2009 - 45 answers

What's a 14 Year Old Boy to Do In NYC???

My 14 year old stepson is bored in New York. What should he do? How about Montreal? [more inside]
posted by musofire on Jul 10, 2009 - 36 answers

Help Me Get Things Done

I love taking risk-taking. I am bold, tenacious, speak my mind and if you've met me you would know that I get a certain thrill out of it. Increasingly, I am finding myself wanting for ways to channel my love of risk into the energy I need to get things done. Please help me do this. [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Apr 9, 2009 - 5 answers

Too Much Stuff!

Less than six months before moving internationally - how do I manage all my stuff? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Nov 8, 2008 - 15 answers

Do you know the (best) way to San Jose?

Things to do in San Jose! And how to get there... [more inside]
posted by ClanvidHorse on Sep 12, 2008 - 21 answers

Recipes for a rescued day, please.

How do you get away without going away? [more inside]
posted by Arch1 on Aug 24, 2008 - 26 answers

I can't seem to hang onto anything.

I am a purger. How do I stop throwing away so many things and start collecting? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Jul 27, 2008 - 12 answers

Help me manage my people collection.

I seem to have a very particular social skills deficit. Can you suggest software that might serve as a kind of brain prosthetic for me? [more inside]
posted by Naberius on Apr 28, 2008 - 14 answers

Where can I find these metal things to hang a sign on a pole? Pic

Where can I get these metal things to hang a sign on a pole? Picture included! [more inside]
posted by austinlee on Oct 13, 2007 - 5 answers

What are the minimal possessions with which the average person could reasonably live?

What are the minimal possessions with which the average person could reasonably live? [more inside]
posted by hypervenom on Oct 1, 2007 - 39 answers

So can I have your number?

[Inane and impossible to answer dating question filter] Why don't boys call? [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Sep 29, 2007 - 71 answers

Fun stuff in Dallas, Texas!

Help me find fun stuff to do in Dallas this week. [more inside]
posted by drstein on Jul 23, 2007 - 11 answers

Bullet Theory (Not JFK related).

An empty field. Nothing for miles and miles and miles. And a gun. I shoot the gun. The bullet blasts out of the barrel and doesn't stop until....well, that's my question. Few more details inside. [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher on Jun 10, 2007 - 19 answers

I should really wonder about other things. But I don't.

80sTVShow/FantasyFilter: Sword and Sorcery. At the end of each episode (?), the image would freeze and covert to a painting of said image. That's all I remember. I was 7 or 8 at the time so this would make it around 1985 or so. So. Yeah. That's all you get. Go to it, Mefites. [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher on May 7, 2007 - 14 answers

Oh god it's humping my leg

I hate dogs. Help me deal so I don't lose my jobs. [more inside]
posted by skjønn on May 3, 2007 - 105 answers

Complete list of nerdy things in White And Nerdy video not mentioned in lyrics?

What nerd-associated things am I missing from this list of unspoken visual gag/gripes found in the newish White and Nerdy Weird Al video? Or is there an in-depth list of these already? [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Dec 7, 2006 - 10 answers

What to do in Salt Lake City in December

So I have a friend flying in to Salt Lake City to visit on the weekend of December 8-10, getting in Friday morning and leaving Sunday night. What is there to do around town that weekend that's really awesome?
posted by freddymungo on Nov 13, 2006 - 4 answers

Looking for fun

I am in the search of finding free and or cheap things to do in the LA area (Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City, Marina Del Rey Etc)...any ideas? Just something you have found that you really enjoy...
posted by matthelm on Nov 6, 2006 - 12 answers

Super-human ability to stick myself in others shoes?

If I stare at something and "zone out," after a while a little switch in by brain flips and I suddenly feel as if I am seeing that something for the first time, as someone with a very limited knowledge of that thing. Is that weird? Has anyone else experienced this before? [more inside]
posted by yellowbkpk on Jul 11, 2006 - 17 answers

What the heckaroni is this thing?

China Filter: Ok, on the way to see the Great Wall at Badaling I was in a car with a woman who spoke very little English. We passed by this deserted amusement park looking castle thing. There was part of it that looked to still be under construction but the whole thing looked as though it was mostly forgotten about. Does anyone know what I'm talking about and, if so, what the heck it is?
posted by josher71 on Jul 8, 2006 - 9 answers

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