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December 16

Presents for people living in boats

Looking for something useful to buy my father, who has recently moved back to living on a boat (catamaran, sailing boat, 32 feet) after about 7 years on dry land. He's got the basic necessities and doesn't do the more kitschy end of things - what might he need? The boat as they always do needs some work. I have seen this thread.
posted by paduasoy to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation at 1:47 AM - 0 answers

December 15

Best books about same sex parenting

I'm looking for some good books about same sex parenting to give to a lesbian couple with an adorable baby boy. They say they want something to prepare them to address the good, the bad and the ugly (ex: bullying, homophobic slurs, etc). Same sex marriage and parenting are legal in our country, if that makes any difference. Could you give some recs? Thanks in advance!
posted by lost_lettuce to Society & Culture at 6:35 AM - 0 answers

December 9

YouTube Transcriptions - Halp

Yesterday I uploaded an interview via Tunes to Tube and somehow got to the Subtitles/CC area with my clip in a box on the left, and the transcription box to the right automatically populated in lines of two, no timings set. My husband signed me out this morning, and I can't figure out how to do it again and my Googlefu is failing. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by jrobin276 to Technology at 3:22 AM - 0 answers

December 5

Apostrophe murder

Before 1985, I read a short story about a person murdered for correcting the apostrophes on signs. Memory tells me that it was published in a mystery magazine such as Ellery Queen's. What might it have been?
posted by Radiophonic Oddity to Media & Arts at 11:29 AM - 0 answers

December 2

Help me *extract* myself from Google’s search results

I have been lately removing personal information from the internet, and on one particular site I thought I had successfully used Google’s Remove Outdated Content Tool. However, the site- unfortunately one with my address plastered on it- still comes up with a search of my name, albeit now with my name scrubbed from the search result, site description, and the website from whence it came. [more inside]
posted by teekat to Computers & Internet at 5:12 PM - 1 answer

December 1

Best hockey bars in Portland?

I'm wanting to find somewhere to watch some Penguins games a couple of times this month. Where are my best bets for this? North Portland preferred, if possible.
posted by curious nu to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation at 11:44 AM - 0 answers

November 27

Looking for a Taishanese video with Chinese New Year blessings

About a year ago, my mum's friend sent her a Taishanese video on WeChat, it was a simple recording of a woman's voice listing a whole bunch of "good luck" blessings. Onscreen was the transliteration of what she was saying - captions in solid red traditional Chinese characters. I haven't been able to find it on youtube, but maybe I've been searching for it wrong. Anyone seen it and knows where I can get it? The video is pretty funny when the woman gets into it, and she talks faster and faster towards the end.
posted by storybored to Media & Arts at 8:33 AM - 0 answers

November 23

Siri, help me with a shortcut

I would love to be able to do a few things with the new shortcut app everyone is raving about in iOS 12. I can't seem to find the actions I need though and they're hard to google. Please help. [more inside]
posted by J.R. Hartley to Technology at 11:14 AM - 0 answers

How to display/frame a Medicaid ID? (inspiration piece, out of poverty)

Hello, A family member, a well-respected doctor, gave me their former Medicaid ID, as a form of inspiration and encouragement. I would like to frame/display the card on my desk at work. Any creative ideas? Maybe framing it with a quote underneath? I imagine Pinterest might have some neat ideas, but I would not know where to start with a search. Thank you!
posted by Boyd to Computers & Internet at 10:53 AM - 0 answers

November 22

ISO replacement sweatshirt -- Toronto edition

Friend's mom has a sweatshirt she loves. Sweatshirt is old and kind of falling apart. We're looking for a replacement. [more inside]
posted by curious nu to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion at 9:53 AM - 0 answers

November 16

Crash course on managed services/SaaS sales

A few years back, you nice people helped me get quickly up to speed on information security concepts. It worked and I totally got the job. Now I'm ready to move on to another job, but it will require additional research. This time, I need to get a quick overview of managed services/SaaS in the context of sales. What resources can you recommend?
posted by DirtyOldTown to Work & Money at 7:19 AM - 0 answers

November 15

Email client with very customizable inbox view?

I just switched from Gmail's webapp to Spark as a desktop email client but it appears to be impossible to customize the smart inbox view as much as I want to. Are there other alternatives that do this better on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote to Computers & Internet at 7:50 AM - 0 answers

November 10

Can You Hear Me Now?! (Google Hangouts + iPhone Edition)

When I receive phone calls to my Google Voice number via Google Hangouts, I cannot hear the caller, nor can they hear me. I have no problems with outbound calls. Help? [more inside]
posted by chara to Technology at 7:37 AM - 1 answer

October 4

Need psychiatrist/psychologist recs for Bipolar II treatment in Chicago

A friend with a Bipolar II diagnosis is having a depressive episode, and asked me to help them find somebody to talk to. This friend is on medication but is having trouble getting in touch with their prescriber to adjust their meds, so if you've got recommendations for a great psychiatrist for dealing with bipolar I'm happy to hear those too. [more inside]
posted by wyzewoman to Health & Fitness at 3:30 PM - 0 answers

September 17

Replacement Remote for orbit

I'd like a replacement remote for a six station orbit system. Link to a picture of the controller.Thank you for your time.
posted by notned to Home & Garden at 10:35 AM - 0 answers

September 12

NYE Euro Trip Help Please!!

Trying to make holiday plans.... [more inside]
posted by sprezzy to Travel & Transportation at 2:49 PM - 0 answers

Help finding specific blog post with podcast/audio book recommendations

Sometime in the last few months, I read a blog post by a woman who's either a professional economist or blogs about economics that recommended several podcasts and audiobooks. I now can't remember the name of the writer or the website. I'm pretty sure I first saw the site after Tyler Cowen linked to it on Twitter. The blog post in question specifically mentioned the audio books for Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series as outstanding. Does this ring any bells for anyone?
posted by Joey Carrots to Computers & Internet at 11:21 AM - 0 answers

September 11

Patreon MP3s stopping, then resetting

Hello. I find that whenever I try to listen to MP3s on Patreon's Android Mobile app, it frequently stops the track entirely, and then resets the counter back to the beginning; I then have to re-find my place manually. How do I make it stop doing this? (HTC One M9, Android 7.0)
posted by Greg Nog to Computers & Internet at 8:08 AM - 0 answers

September 8

West Nile Fallout in East Colorado

One of my loved ones has the diagnosis of West Nile virus neural invasive disease. He thought is was tick-related and had health professionals working with him before he had all of the awfulness. Fever, lack of coordinated muscular movement, vision problems, the works. The diagnosis is based on testing and they can’t really pinpoint exposure. [more inside]
posted by childofTethys to Health & Fitness at 9:07 PM - 1 answer

August 22

How to get iPad to stop losing place in videos

My iPad, using the TV app, frequently forgets what I've been watching, and when I re-select it, it has forgot where I was in the TV show or movie. How can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by gregvr to Technology at 8:14 AM - 0 answers

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