For the academics out there: are there any new tools for academics out there that have changed your life for the better? How do you find them? [more inside]
Handypeople and DIYers, how do you organize all the small stuff you accumulate so that you can find it later? [more inside]
Guitar/Music filter: what handy tools can you recommend to remind you of the songs you can play, for those occasions when you're asked to perform out of the blue and your mind goes blank. [more inside]
What are some good examples of unusual items being used as surprisingly effective weapons? [more inside]
What should I put in a kit of tools for my young daughters, and at what age can I give it to them? [more inside]
Web developers - what tools do you use to test your sites? [more inside]
Do you know an online resource where I can look at a 3D model of either a face or a body that I can rotate at all angles and maybe even zoom in so I can use it as reference for my art etc? [more inside]
Can you help ID these rifle tools from a 1937 Russian rifle? [more inside]
Gift suggestions for the hobbyist potter (ceramics)? [more inside]
What tools/devices last decades allowing for routine maintenance? [more inside]
Asking-for-my-girlfriend: What are some good tools (project management, CRM, accounting) for an artist starting a business selling printed textiles on Etsy? [more inside]
I bought a sliding compound miter saw on eBay. [more inside]
What's a good alternative to Google? Their new algorithm (Caffeine) stresses fresh content and that's not what I always want. [more inside]
Recent/Obscure web applications and tools filter. I am talking with a government department (Economic Development) about using web based applications and tools both internally and externally. I've got the basics covered, but it would be nice to include mentions of some less-than-famous apps or tools that have been of use elsewhere. If there are any that have provided some mileage for you or your organisation, especially govt ones, I'd love to hear about them.
How do you make note of different project ideas and various information that relates to it? Preferably a system that could scale well between an abstract idea and a really detailed one. [more inside]
One Organizationl System to rule them all/ One System to find them/ One System to bring them all/ and in the madness bind them
Organizational Filter: Looking for core Systems/Philosophies and "build-around" tools to radically self-organize my Personal Life & Creative Projects. [more inside]
I need to cut a concave hemicircular "trench" in the side of a ~1" thick piece of maple (i.e., along the 1" side, with the direction of the grain). What's the best way of doing this? The only power tool I have is a cordless drill; I'm willing to purchase any (relatively inexpensive) hand tools I might need, but don't have space for any new power tools.
I've recently got really into woodworking, but, as I don't know if my first project was just a one off in terms of how fun it was and how well it went, I don't want to splurge on LOADS of equipment before I know I *really* like it. [more inside]
Good simple tool for blogging sequential images as one post/entry? [more inside]
I just purchased a Suzuki SV650 and I want to know where I can find a starter tool kit for maintaining the motorcycle. I bought a Haynes Service Manual/Handbook and want to regularly maintain the bike myself. Changing oil, check spark plugs, air filter, tire pressure, drive chain wear, etc... I would rather not buy all the tools separately one by one as that would not only be more time consuming but I don't know where to start. [more inside]
A while back I found a web page for nice OSX tool for fixing the dates of a set of pictures by allowing the user to sort them graphically in a timeline. Sadly I did not download it then, and now I seem to have lost the link. Does anyone know what this tool is?
A good all-in-one bicycle tool set? [more inside]
I need suggestions for woodworking tools that a six-year-old could use. [more inside]
What tools and other handy things are useful for aging parents? [more inside]
What should I look for in a good gaffer's tape, and where is a good online source/price? [more inside]
Can anyone give the proper names for these items: [more inside]
How do I best speed up my salad-making? [more inside]
I'm thinking of building a utility trailer. I can't weld: no experience or tools for it. Would bolting and/or riveting do the trick and make for a sturdy trailer? [more inside]
Does anyone know where I might be able to buy a hakapik? [more inside]
My wonderful great uncle had to have his right index finger amputated at the middle knuckle a year or so ago. He is 92 years old, lives alone, and has coped with loneliness (since the loss of his beloved wife 8 years ago) by keeping himself busy with construction related hobbies and cooking. I found out that he is really suffering from the loss of his normal pincer grasp. He specifically mentioned trouble using a hammer and nails. What can I do to make his life/hobbies easier, other than suggest a thumb and middle finger pincer grasp? Are there any products or tools you can recommend?
I'm looking for a second hand jigsaw that is equivalent in quality to a Bosch GST 100 BCE - any ideas? [more inside]
What kind of small toys or devices click when you rotate them forwards and backwards? Seeking mechanism or design... [more inside]
I'm trying to choose an online broker. Fees vs. site functionality and features are my main concern. (1) What is the best online broker for someone who has between 5 to 10K to invest? (2) Is there any advantage to paying higher per-trade or per-contract fees for use of a site that has better features, or can all of the common features be found elsewhere easily? (3) Which discount broker has the best site functionality? [more inside]
Would anyone have recommendations for a rent payment website? [more inside]
Best method/software for efficient, non-annoying backup for a slightly older Mac (G4 running 10.3.9)? [more inside]
So, I am sadly tasked with debugging sites on IE every once in a while. Is there anything that even approaches the awesomeness of FireBug/Web Inspector for this task? [more inside]
Is there a tool that's shaped and sized like a tweezers, but functions like a clothes pin....i.e. the jaws grip tightly unless released? I don't need particularly good quality, so I'm hoping there's something cheap that does this in hobby or hardware stores.
WoodworkingFilter-- I need a basic list of wood sculpting tools [more inside]
Cheap, efficient way to learn German online. [more inside]
How did we go from basic rough hand tools to the point of having really precise tools? Specifically, how do you make a better tool from the ones you have on hand? [more inside]
Looking for a farm-related gift for my father's birthday. He recently bought a pretty large farm after living in the 'burbs his entire life. The main purpose of the farm is so my mother can house her horses there, but my father is quite excited to use their sizable land for other purposes too, which may or may not include raising chickens, growing all sorts of produce, and other activities that people do on farms... [more inside]
Is there such thing as an online tool to compare two pieces of text and determine if they were written by the same author? [more inside]
How can I strip a USB cable? [more inside]
It's time to buy proper power tools and quit borrowing from the neighbors. I would like some recommendations on what has worked well for other people. [more inside]
Help me man-up! Inspired by these questions, I would like some pointers about how to become a more capable, handy man. [more inside]
Does anyone know where I can find an old wood lathe to restore and turn massive burls? This isn't your father's lathe, it's more likely your great grandfather's lathe and hasn't been out of the barn since before the War. It weighs half a ton. If you hang out at the VFW or in old union halls and ask around a massive bowl will be your reward for the beta. I'll go anywhere in the Northeast if it's cheap and farther than that if it is free.
What tool belt should I buy as a gift for my sweetie? [more inside]
Creating my book's own index, crazy or sensible? [more inside]