Can I replace a power supply on a cordless drill battery charger with a different voltage power supply? [more inside]
posted by tomble
on Jul 17, 2008 -
Can any of you recommend a Wordpress plugin that will enable me to turn comments on/off for particular blog posts? [more inside]
posted by chinese_fashion
on Jul 16, 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 -
As part of a demo my professor brought out some wire cutters and said as an aside "we won't use the other name for them, because that's not a nice thing to be saying". What's this other name?
posted by Ogre Lawless
on Apr 1, 2008 -
Where can I purchase quality handtools within 50 miles of Portsmouth, New Hampshire? [more inside]
posted by Glendale
on Mar 20, 2008 -
I'm finishing my MBA next month and am moving from my Product Management role into a newly created Program Manager position for our business unit. [more inside]
posted by white_devil
on Mar 18, 2008 -
What piece of music equipment should I get for my brother's birthday? Are there really only certain types of interfaces compatible with Pro Tools? [more inside]
posted by aielen
on Mar 17, 2008 -
What applications (freeware preferred) to people usually load up on their Windows Mobile (5.0) devices?
After many years getting by with a regular cell phone, my company recently switched me to an iPaq (6955). While I dislike the form factor a bit, I like the option of extending functionality with new programs. I just added Google Maps for Mobile, One Note mobile and will soon add MyLifeOrganized mobile (the non-freeware task mgmt tool I use).
Any other recommendations?
posted by fsmontenegro
on Feb 21, 2008 -
Is there a cable tv listing site that suggest shows based on interests (tagging perhaps?) [more inside]
posted by seeminglee
on Jan 17, 2008 -
Recently, one of my hard drives failed, with bad sectors all over the place. I've gotten the partition repaired, but some of the directories are damaged. What free tools can I use to reconstruct them? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt
on Jan 13, 2008 -
Nine drawers, two compartments in each drawer, and over a hundred miscellaneous tools. Help me organize my tool chest. [more inside]
posted by fandango_matt
on Nov 13, 2007 -
What is the use of an eyebolt welded to the knurled adjustment knob of a pair of vice-grip pliers, like this
? [more inside]
posted by exogenous
on Sep 25, 2007 -
What do you usually use a food processor for? I've got one now, but I don't think to use it. [more inside]
posted by eritain
on Sep 20, 2007 -
...So, my son is about to graduate auto tech school and enter the working world. Now comes the question about getting him properly equipped... [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad
on Sep 6, 2007 -
We are migrating from NetWare to Microsoft for our Network Operating System. We currently use ZenWorks for Desktop and Servers. We use the full set of tools for application deployment, remote control, imagining, server management, policy automation...basically the whole gambit. What do you recommend for replacement? [more inside]
posted by bleucube
on Jun 11, 2007 -
ToolFilter: I'm outfitting a new tool chest and looking to upgrade my sorry, incomplete tool sets. Any particular recommendations (e.g., brands) out there for the basic things -- screwdrivers, wrenches, etc. Anything you can't live without in your tool chest?
posted by jgballard
on May 30, 2007 -
Please, i am looking for a freeware that can convert DOC files to PDF accompanied with copy protection. Is there any programme out there ?
posted by Yiba
on May 24, 2007 -
Is there a (cheap-ish) tool that will measure pitch (as in a roof, or hill)? and what is it called? [more inside]
posted by edgeways
on Apr 25, 2007 -
Are there any Windows utilities that manage the status information for multiple IM clients? Skype, MSN, Yahoo... [more inside]
posted by fsmontenegro
on Apr 24, 2007 -
Please help me find a way to electronically organize my magazine article collection. [more inside]
posted by marylynn
on Apr 12, 2007 -
Survey software, survey tool to use with SPSS.
Hello fellow chums,
I am looking for a software program (preferably free - but also looking for one that has a flat fee) which can perform all sorts of surveys including open ended questions. The most important part is that I find one where I can use it and transpose it into an SPSS file to be sent out to others, or simply use it in SPSS myself and analyze it.
Can anyone point me in the right direction? ...pretty please? :)
p.s. as an aside, can something like this be placed WITHIN a website with a fair amount of ease? [if this last question makes no sense, please ignore it]
posted by seeminglyshy
on Feb 28, 2007 -
I find papercraft
appealing and want to get into it.
What tools are good to have starting out, and what's the sweet spot in economy vs. quality for printing papercraft projects? [more inside]
posted by de void
on Jan 19, 2007 -
My friend is trying to finish his album on pro tools but is running out of hard drive space. [more inside]
posted by phaedon
on Jan 12, 2007 -
I bought a 348 piece tool set from Craftsman to work on my car. This is usually a group effort, multiple tool boxes involved. How can I mark my tools to insure at the end of the day, I have all of my sockets and wrenches. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by JujuB
on Dec 27, 2006 -
I have been tasked with registering for hand tools. I have a general idea what kinds of tools to get, but need suggestions on what I'm missing, where to register and how much to spend. [more inside]
posted by chndrcks
on Dec 19, 2006 -
I've been trying unsuccessfully to figure out how to route a channel in a piece of plexiglass for quite a while and now, having run out of ideas, I turn to the hive mind for help.
I've tried both a Dremel and a full-size router, but since they both spin at high RPMs (even at the Dremel's lowest setting), the plastic winds up melting and burring all over my bits as well as turning opaque due to the heat. My goal is to make the channel as translucent as possible, and I believe that I can put the plexiglass sheet in an oven after routing causing the plastic to smooth out and clear up any opaque areas caused by roughness. Can anyone recommend the proper combination of tool, bit, speed and technique to achieve my goal? Note that I am not wedded to plexiglass; I just need a very translucent material that I can carve channels into. [more inside]
posted by mjbraun
on Dec 11, 2006 -
I looking to buy an espresso tamper and knock out "thing" in San Jose, CA today before noon. Anyone know where I can find one? I checked a few local Starbucks and looked online at Williams-Sonoma and Sur La Table. Any suggestions on local coffee shops and/or specialty retailers in the North San Jose Area that have a selection of the above items?
posted by mhm
on Oct 20, 2006 -
I need a tool (web- or Mac-based) that will help me measure how long a web page will take to load.
I'm familiar with tools that measure page weight based on the HTML in a document, but I need something that will measure load times including dynamic factors. Does such a beast exist? [more inside]
posted by jdroth
on Oct 16, 2006 -