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Mindhack me into a smooth interviewer (in four hours).

I'm an unemployed third-year law student, have my last interview in four hours. Any tricks on appearing intelligent, charismatic, and, most importantly, not desperate? Have had four interviews with different employers so far, have not heard anything back. This is my last shot at employment before I go back to desperately combing job listings. Interview is with a judge in a district I've never lived in, who is of the opposite political persuasion as I am. This will be my first of this type of interview so give me your all-purpose i'm-the-right-person-for-this-job tricks.
posted by anthropomorphic on Oct 27, 2009 - 25 answers

EASY secrets of taking great photos

What are your favourite photographer's tricks that an amateur could use to create stunning photos on a hobbyist budget? [more inside]
posted by JensR on Jul 16, 2009 - 35 answers


RecipeFilter: Seafood stew stumper! [more inside]
posted by owtytrof on Mar 19, 2009 - 11 answers

In hot pursuit of clever pursuits

Any clever ideas (based on truth, fiction or anecdote) of how a resourceful character might potentially track down someone who's fled the country? [more inside]
posted by np312 on Feb 24, 2009 - 19 answers

New road warrior looking for the tricks of the trade.

New road warrior here! Looking for sites, blogs, toys etc that all you other road warriors use to help ease myself into this lifestyle. [more inside]
posted by wile e on Feb 6, 2009 - 15 answers

A trick is something a whore does for money. Or CANDY!

MagicFilter: How best to shoot sparks from your hand? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Jan 19, 2009 - 3 answers

How to I get my Outlook contacts under control?

How to I get my Outlook contacts under control? [more inside]
posted by colecovizion on Dec 18, 2008 - 8 answers

Tips and tricks for Chicken Pox

Chicken Pox, or not? Also, what tricks or tips have you learned in your experiences with Chicken Pox? [more inside]
posted by B(oYo)BIES on Dec 14, 2008 - 17 answers

Brevity is the soul of wit, which is funny, because it reminds me of this short joke I heard a few months ago...

How can I be less long-winded? [more inside]
posted by contessa on Dec 5, 2008 - 36 answers

Office Wizard

What's your favorite technique for getting things done in the office. Answers to this question can span the topics of communication, psychology, politics, organization, time management, technology, etc. [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized on Nov 6, 2008 - 6 answers

Are there dirty tricks?

Is it true about dirty tricks being played in the US elections? [more inside]
posted by gadha on Nov 3, 2008 - 32 answers

Service Dog in Training

What "tricks" would you teach a Service Dog? [more inside]
posted by TauLepton on Sep 26, 2008 - 17 answers


Teach me or help me find fun tricks to entertain my friends. I'm looking for any kind of trick, specifically psychology ones. Anything "magic" and fun or even just plain silly. [more inside]
posted by Knigel on Sep 13, 2008 - 18 answers


I am looking for experiments, useful tricks, and fun things to try out, using my biological cycles, chemistry and anatomy. [more inside]
posted by bobobox on Jun 16, 2008 - 11 answers

Guides/tricks for my new DSLR?

Please help me use my new DSLR camera. Are there guides/tricks for specific cameras online? [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on Jun 14, 2008 - 10 answers

How can do I do those crazy card tricks?

I've recently been enamored by card tricks that appear to be magic. Can anyone suggest reputable teachers/mentors and study guides?
posted by jasonspaceman on May 3, 2008 - 11 answers

Streamline a conversation

Outlook Cleaning/Archive Gurus: Help me eliminate emails with similar (but not duplicate) content! [more inside]
posted by colecovizion on Apr 24, 2008 - 2 answers

Show Me the Way

What are some ways to tell the direction [North, East, South, West] you are headed? And more generally, what are some cool nature tricks you've learned through the years? [more inside]
posted by cloeburner on Apr 16, 2008 - 35 answers

Can you please suggest pranks, stunts, and tricks that fall under the category of "physical challenges"?

Can you please suggest simple pranks, stunts, and tricks that fall under the category of "physical challenges"? For example: Offer 2 kids a piece of newspaper, and challenge them to find a way for both to stand on the paper at the same time, without ripping it, such that neither kid is able to touch the other. [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y on Apr 14, 2008 - 12 answers

I Can Haas Fast Ripened Avocado?

Fastest way to ripen an avocado? [more inside]
posted by dancinglamb on Mar 22, 2008 - 12 answers

A new bag (of tricks)

This dog needs a new trick. [more inside]
posted by jazzkat11 on Mar 20, 2008 - 31 answers

Looking for simple tricks that only kids under 8 appreciate.

GoofyTricksForKidsFilter: Looking for simple tricks that only kids under 8 appreciate. [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Feb 22, 2008 - 43 answers

HomeDecorFilter: How can I dye some curtains to very closely match my new walls?

HomeDecorFilter: How can I dye some curtains to very closely match my new walls? [more inside]
posted by littlerobothead on Feb 19, 2008 - 12 answers

How do they do that??

How do you judge large horizontal or vertical distances visually, with no (or few) other objects around to compare as a reference? [more inside]
posted by brain cloud on Jan 16, 2008 - 14 answers

Build/Promote a Non-Commercial Web Site

How do I build and promote a totally non-commercial web site to disseminate useful and creative tricks for fixing a number of supposedly incurable health problems? [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Jan 12, 2008 - 15 answers

The double click just isn't always good enough

Is there a fast and easy way, in Windows XP, to open a file in another than the default application? [more inside]
posted by ijsbrand on Jan 8, 2008 - 13 answers

I'm about to photograph my first wedding. (help!)

I'm about to photograph my first wedding. (help!) [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Dec 17, 2007 - 24 answers

No More V1@grA

PHPFilter: I'm about to write part of a web application that allows visitors to submit ratings and comments for events. How can I keep spam to a minimum? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Sep 10, 2007 - 7 answers


Teach me your party tricks.
posted by cheerleaders_to_your_funeral on Aug 23, 2007 - 33 answers

Quick and Fun Mind and Body Tricks

I'm looking for quick little health tricks/demonstrations I can do with little or no props. [more inside]
posted by JaySunSee on Jul 23, 2007 - 15 answers

Why does every movie have to have an earthquake scene?

[VideoFilter] My video work needs to improve, but my hands shake like I have parkinson's. How do I get smoother shots without breaking the bank? [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon on Jul 3, 2007 - 13 answers

Help me live out of my car!

I'm about to live out of my car for about two months. What tips or tricks should I know before doing this? [more inside]
posted by mulkey on Jun 3, 2007 - 23 answers

Need help teaching a young dog new tricks.

Need help teaching a young dog new tricks. [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker on Dec 30, 2006 - 5 answers

... and his 52 assistants?

Where can I find video of Ricky Jay performing? [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on Nov 6, 2006 - 3 answers

How do I spot shoddy garments BEFORE I buy them?

Clothes Shopping Advice: I did it again. I bought what I thought was a quality knit top on sale and the damn thing is now "twisting" on me. Are there any tips or tricks to spotting whether a piece of clothing is well-made before you buy it? [more inside]
posted by web-goddess on Nov 2, 2006 - 5 answers

Internet Opinion Shaping Tricks

Sockpuppets and gaming Digg. What other tricks are being used to deceptively manipulate opinion online?
posted by srboisvert on Oct 20, 2006 - 9 answers

Do you have any tricks to ensure that you track your money?

Do you have any tricks to ensure that you track your money? [more inside]
posted by bigmusic on Jul 17, 2006 - 19 answers

How do I learn magic?

I want to learn magic. [more inside]
posted by spiderwire on Jul 15, 2006 - 10 answers

What's a great April Fool's Day prank?

What's a great April Fool's Day prank my 5-year-old daughter and I can play on her Mom (my wife) tomorrow? Nothing too devious or disturbing, please. [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on Mar 31, 2006 - 30 answers

Cat! I'm a kittycat. And I dance dance dance, and I dance dance dance.

CatFilter: What useful command should I teach my indoor cat next? [more inside]
posted by booksandlibretti on Jan 7, 2006 - 25 answers

Airliner acrobatics

Is it possible for a standard jet airliner, say a 737, to succesfully perform an aerial barrel roll or a vertical loop? It's just something I've always wondered.
posted by punkfloyd on Jun 15, 2005 - 18 answers

how does an ollie work?

Skateboard filter: [more inside]
posted by TeamBilly on Mar 28, 2005 - 9 answers

Improving Your Google-Fu

This thread has me wondering: What's your favourite Google trick? How do you get past the torrents of lousy links to sites trying to sell you stuff or bombard you with pop-ups to get to the gold?
posted by gompa on Feb 25, 2005 - 17 answers

Drywall Tips

Drywalling: putting up gyproc over an insulated interior wall. From cutting to affixing to mudding, what tips and tricks have you learned? Aside from learning to pay someone else to do it, though I suspect that's ultimately the lesson...
posted by five fresh fish on Oct 21, 2004 - 14 answers

Insomnia remedies

It's been taking me at least several hours to fall asleep every night. What's the best way you've found to deal with insomnia?
posted by transona5 on Sep 13, 2004 - 36 answers

Sex Filter

SexFilter: Chaps, how do you postpone the little death? An intriguing office discussion (sparked by a picture of Margaret Thatcher) has brought out the most amazing answers to this...

(Ladies you can play too, although I guess the question is how do you hurry it along?)
posted by bonaldi on Jul 4, 2004 - 41 answers

How do I perform the Boomerang Card Trick?

The Boomerang Card Trick: While in Vegas over the weekend, I saw a magician throw a playing card such that it went around is body and returned to his hand. Didn't look like a "trick" so much as a very specialized way of throwing a card. Supposedly Ricky Jay has written about this in the past, but the book in which it is described is out of print. Anyone know where I can learn how to do this?
posted by aladfar on May 10, 2004 - 12 answers

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