TemporalFilterRedux: I've got about two weeks (starting today) before my graduate classes kick back up. I have a bunch of things I need to take care of between now and then, in no particular order. I've always had a problem with time management (as previous questions of mine demonstrate), so I'm looking for advice on how to deal with this two week block, and how to make sure that I get everything, and don't just sit around, watching TV. [more inside]
Identify a book for my girlfriend please. Read in the mid 90's maybe had 'children' in the title. Sci-fi novel about children held captive with woman in a castle after being placed with her through a government forced foster system (children are lent out to childless people for one month). They survive nuclear meltdown and years after by being put into suspended animation. [more inside]
How can I estimate the time that a photo was taken? [more inside]
Can I use the "Time Management Matrix" in a commercial software product without any legal repercussions? [more inside]
Things to accomplish in 1 month? [more inside]
Given that the airlines are reducing the numbers of flights due to the economic downturn, what is the optimal time to book cheap flights? In the past, I've had great success booking domestic flights 2-3 days before. This time, we will be booking 2 round trip tickets. I just booked a flight from the western US to Montreal for my husband, three weeks ahead, as we found the planes were filling up rapidly. We didn't get much of a deal. Standby is not on option as I'll be flying with an autistic person. Any and all hive-mind thoughts are welcome. Thanks!
What are some useful skills or abilities that can be learned in a short amount of time, and are never forgotten? [more inside]
Was the entire universe created by the Big Bang, or is the space/time generated by the Big Bang part of a larger universe?
Was the entire universe created by the Big Bang, or is the space/time generated by the Big Bang part of a larger universe? [more inside]
First time homebuyer - "its customary to purchase the unused fuel from the seller" urf? [more inside]
How do I keep coworker friends from taking breaks by chatting with me in my office? [more inside]
How do you divide between spending time with your partner on the weekend and having the opportunity to pursue your own activities? The division we have doesn't work for me. [more inside]
How long will it does it take for all the cells in my body to die then regenerate? The question I am really asking is from a specific point, say, NOW, how long will it be before my physical body is composed of a completely new set of cells?
How to get a part time job as an exam proctor? [more inside]
First-time home buyer seeks help making a good investment [more inside]
Meta-Filter worked well for me recently, so I thought I’d try again. I realize that what I’m asking is probably a pipedream, but here goes. I live in Los Angeles, CA, have a day job, and am looking for ideas for part-time work, evening and weekends, that would bring in between $500 - $1000 a month. [more inside]
Driving times between destinations in Tanzania? [more inside]
Please point me to some examples of people/characters imploring their future selves not to forget, diminish, or dismiss the experiences of the present self. [more inside]
Emails I send are time stamped one hour in the future. Emails I receive are time stamped one hour in the past. [more inside]
You may very well recognize this song. It is from this movie. What does it mean? Does the first stanza and/or chorus spell something? Please help! [more inside]
Disturbed-that-I-Keep-Wondering-This-Filter: I keep wondering if I were transported back in time, to different points of human history, could I reproduce with the ladies of the, erm, period? [more inside]
how can I set QOS - port 5060 on the apple airport/time machine? [more inside]
What are my options for caring for 2 cats while I'm out of the country for months at a time? [more inside]
I have the opportunity to exercise in the morning, at lunch and in the evening. Does it matter if I do certain exercises in order? [more inside]
What types of menial, yet time-flexible jobs might a skilled vfx professional consider when he wants to leave his industry.
I am a visual effects artist / supervisor looking to leave the industry to pursue acting. In the meantime I need a job that pays me enough to cover life expenses, but time enough to pursue my passion. Please help me brainstorm creative job possibilities beyond the typical "waiter" or "barista." [more inside]
I'm considering using a Airport Extreme and large USB drive as a simple backup solution for a small business (about 10 people). Has anyone used it this way, and how well did it work? [more inside]
Please tell me of good novels you have read where the story all takes place in one day. [more inside]
Cheap digital video? Help me do time-motion studies on myself. [more inside]
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!
TemporalDisturbanceFilter: I seem to lose time. Or, more specifically, I'm one of those people that needs to get a bunch of things done, but I can easily sit on my laptop and play flash games for what turns into 4 hours. How do I break this habit/get my stuff together? [more inside]
I'm looking for a program, or way to use a program I already have, that will make simple time lines. I'm studying for a history midterm that features lots of dates, and I want a way to display all of them in relation to each other. I don't need a lot of features, but I do need free. [more inside]
"Time on his hands and himself on his mind". This is a real saying, right? [more inside]
Help with my homework filter!! I want to compile a list of time travelers from literature, television and cinema. I am looking for a couple specific attributes. [more inside]
My computer has Fluxbox installed on it. How do I update the time on my computer? [more inside]
Is there a playlist creator that will show what TIME a song will be played? [more inside]
What are small ways you use to make a mundane life more bearable? [more inside]
I need some suggestions for nutritious foods to eat while I'm trapped in crunch mode at work. [more inside]
I need a Time Tracker that nags me or just an app to nag me. I've searched past ask me-fi threads and am aware of the multitude of web, widget, desktop and offline time tracking apps and methods. I'm having trouble finding one to nag me on a configurable schedule. For example, every hour or so between 8am and 6 pm I'd like something to remind me to track time. At that point, I could jot notes on paper or in a text file or whatever, but if the nagging app could facilitate jotting down what I've been working on and for which job, so much the better. I don't need reporting or any other features, just a nag, then a place to enter a job number and task note. I'm using Windows. I could set up a recurring calendar event in Outlook to do the nagging (and the ability to snooze an Outlook reminder is a plus), but I'm seeking a possibly more integrated alternative that is better suited for the task. Thanks for the insight, hive mind!
Are specific times of day ever mentioned in the Old Testament or in its apocryphal writings? [more inside]
How can I cope with a busy schedule? [more inside]
Why do "specialty"-shaped compact fluorescent bulbs take longer to come to full brightness than CFL bulbs in the more standard helical shape?
Why do "specialty"-shaped compact fluorescent bulbs take longer to come to full brightness than CFL bulbs in the more standard helical shape? [more inside]
Is "comp time" (aka "Banker's Hours") legal in the state of New Mexico? Is my company breaking the law when they give me an hour of vacation leave for an hour of overtime instead of time-and-a-half? [more inside]
Can you help me remember/find a Sci Fi Story about a couple using time travel to hide? In Mexico? They were being tracked by a shadowy figure who would always order many beverages when he sat down in a restaurant...Bradbury? [more inside]
When you consider marriage, do you have a time frame? Not for the ceremony, mind you, duration of the bond itself. [more inside]
A previous thread recommended OhDontForget.com as a way of scheduling text messages to be sent to one's phone. Though the site makes reference to UK cellphone carriers, tests to my O2 phone have not worked, and the site says it is "currently only working in the US and partly in Canada". Does anyone know of a similar service that functions in the UK?
How should I use my free time constructively? [more inside]
I'm off work the next four days over the New Year's holiday & weekend. I am usually a very social person, but I live alone and I don't have much of anything planned this weekend. And I'm worried about spending the whole weekend alone, because I think I will get really lonely and unhappy. How can I enjoy myself? [more inside]
Looking for voice-activated/voice-recognition personal organizer/time management portable device for person who does best with audio rather written prompts/reminders. [more inside]
I am a Final Cut editor working on a first-class Mac Pro. But since I work at a shop with three other editors, I always seem to be hunting for various cords and cables (headphone splitters, rca to quarter-inch connectors, DV deck firewire cables, etc). I'd like to create something like a first-aid bag for myself, complete with all the accessories I seem to lose time searching for - like a CF card reader. My question is what would you put in the bag and what kind of small, manageable bag would you use. Links welcomed. Thanks.
What if we made a "week" 10 days long? [more inside]
Where can I order a Muji Chronotebook and ship it to Sweden? [more inside]