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Looking for a shared checklist/todo list thingdoo.

I have a little project that I'd like to make a little website for. Does not have to be fancy. This could be a WordPress module, a standalone website, or something else. Here's what I need: a checklist where multiple people can maintain, over time, their own version of a single list of items todo/completed. I have looked but I'm not finding what I want.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 5:38 PM on December 2, 2013 (14 comments)

Seeking good 2014 calendar. Difficulty: year-at-a-glance

I am looking for a good year-at-a-glance paper wall calendar/planner for next year. I have found a completely boring version and I am wondering if I can do better. I am bad at online shopping and also I hate it. Help?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 8:33 AM on October 28, 2013 (16 comments)

Rental situation in Newark?

Asking for a friend: Are car rental desks at Newark Airport (specifically National, in P3) in heated areas or are they out in the parking garage? Flying in later in the weekend so probably don't need snowpocalypse warnings but could someone more familiar with the airport help out? Thank you.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 3:58 PM on February 8, 2013 (2 comments)

Help me outfit my mom's ipad to include photography tools she will like

Getting mom an iPad. She says she wants a camera connector (she has a Canon EOS 40D) and "Photoshop" for it. She uses Photoshop on her iMac. I see Photoshop Express and Photoshop Tools. Should I get both/neither/something else? Are there good ipad-based tutorials for how to use Photoshop or similar tools for the ipad? Any other suggestions?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 9:16 AM on October 8, 2012 (9 comments)

Help me find the best travel arrangement between Missouri and Tennessee

Help me choose from among a few transportation/lodging options for a St. Louis-Columbia-Knoxville trip.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 2:27 PM on February 23, 2012 (7 comments)

Who made this quote about knowledge and power?

Can you help me find a specific NYT Magazine article with an interview with a Bush administration official, or help me figure out where this article appeared that was not the NYTimes?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 6:55 PM on November 8, 2011 (10 comments)

Is this good exertion or bad exertion - heart rate question

How much I should be concerned about high heart rates while running? Question about exercise and heart rates.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 5:49 PM on October 23, 2011 (30 comments)

Martian seeks insight into American grieving customs - help me plan this life celebration

Could use some suggestions for making sure I have all bases covered for the "celebration of life" thing we're doing for my dad this weekend.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 3:41 PM on July 18, 2011 (30 comments)

slow like the post office - help me POP my gmail more quickly

Help me POP in the rest of my gmail and figure out what the bottleneck is, please.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 1:29 PM on December 5, 2010 (6 comments)

I do not want to be neutered, why is gmail inviting me to a neutering?

Why is gmail sending me calendar invites to strangers' pet grooming appointments?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 1:16 PM on October 28, 2010 (23 comments)

help my student get a working laptop

Why can't I get into the BIOS on this Thinkpad? Alternately, how can I get this machine working?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 10:38 AM on May 12, 2010 (4 comments)

llama xray tango foxtrot

I want to get my sister a llama x-ray for her birthday at the end of March. Is this possible?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 8:50 AM on February 1, 2010 (25 comments)

Help me settle for some invoicing/trip tracking software

I'm trying to start 2010 with a decent software strategy in place for tracking travel, projects, invoices, and expenses. 2009's technique was an Excel spreadsheet so there's lots of room for improvement. My picky/nerdy requirements inside.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 12:19 PM on December 29, 2009 (10 comments)

I can not believe I am posting in the shopping category - photo paper question...

Do I care, in the slightest, that the photo paper I ordered is not what I received and seems to be older and thinner?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 7:51 PM on July 29, 2009 (6 comments)

index, book ..... 124460

Creating my book's own index, crazy or sensible?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 4:08 PM on June 10, 2009 (19 comments)

what are these thingdoos called that hung my posters as a kid?

Can I buy something to display my postcards on a wall that is simple and cheap? Looking for a low end version of this sort of thing that I can get in the US.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 3:58 PM on March 2, 2009 (19 comments)

When is it time to call the experts with a tub drain clog?

Drain snakers, how much longer should I mess with this bathtub drain before I call a plumber?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 4:52 PM on February 2, 2009 (27 comments)

Best bloggish software for mini-faq creation?

Looking for a bloggy-CMS or other free tool to make a FAQ-type site.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 1:20 PM on January 3, 2009 (4 comments)

Is there a Movr website to help my sister move?

Is there a good schedule/list site that can help you move houses?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 7:46 AM on December 30, 2008 (6 comments)

2.0 election stuff that really helps people, not just impresses them

Examples of good web/election widgets to show to librarians this upcoming week? I'll be speaking at a conference this week talking about, among other things, Web 2.0 stuff. I'm looking for some good topical examples to briefly highlight.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 2:16 PM on November 4, 2008 (6 comments)

What's that pig outdoors? Help me caption my story

I'd like to add captions to my YouTube videos and preferably not do it by hand. YouTube recommends this software but I have a Mac. Is there something free or cheap I can use? Any other tips? Thanks.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 7:04 PM on October 28, 2008 (11 comments)

Why does my phone SMS me when I check voice mail?

Why does my cell phone send me a text message whenever I retrieve my voice mail?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 3:41 PM on August 15, 2008 (13 comments)

Get me to the mouse on time, shuttle options LA - Anaheim

I am in Los Angeles (Silver Lake area) and need to get to Anaheim (Disneyland/Convention Ctr. area) for this library conference this afternoonish. Is the best way to do this to go back to the airport and grab a shuttle, or is there something simpler?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 9:12 AM on June 27, 2008 (14 comments)

MY EYES MY EYES - help me avoid the WordPress interface and still post to my blog.

I don't like the WordPress 2.5 look and feel. I am not interested in switching CMSes. What are my options for basic postings to my blog with minimal interaction with the WordPress interface?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 1:48 PM on June 18, 2008 (11 comments)

ROFL ROFL - t-shirt help?

I would like a good t-shirt to wear at ROFLcon. However, it must be DIY. Suggestions?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 5:23 PM on April 23, 2008 (103 comments)

Is there something to do at a workshop besides write on a flip chart?

What is a workshop? I have been giving public speeches at conferences and the like for years, but occasionally I am asked to give a workshop and I'm not sure what one is or how to do one under the specific circumstances that I am often in.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 10:34 AM on February 9, 2008 (28 comments)

I am looking forward to you reading my mind - identify this article?

Help me properly remember this study or who wrote about it. It was about some animal that, in experiments, preferred the anticipation centers of their brain -- seeking circuits? -- stimulated over the pleasure centers. I read it in some poppish science book in the last few years and now I'm trying to more accurately recall it so I can use it in a talk, if I'm rembering it correctly.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 3:49 PM on October 13, 2007 (10 comments)

Can I stay in a lighthouse or somewhere equally cool in Nova Scotia?

I would like to stay someplace nice and interesting in Halifax, NS for three days in September. Help me find it?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 6:25 PM on August 6, 2007 (13 comments)

Lost items from luggage - what can I expect?

I flew with JetBlue last month. Some small items were missing from my luggage when I arrived at my destination. I am trying to figure out how far I want to go with this to try to 1) get reimbursed for lost/stolen items and 2) get them to make their legal documents reflect their actual policies. I'd like some advice from people who have dealt with airlines and their luggage policies to help me strategize.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 8:10 PM on June 27, 2007 (30 comments)

Help me stop sitting on the floor outside the Admiral's Club checking my email.

Starting in a few weeks I will be doing a lot of travelling with my laptop. Help me choose a wifi provider for airports and possibly other locations.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 9:45 AM on February 13, 2007 (19 comments)

Help me cross Australia in March

Driving across Australia, totally excellent, or totally awful?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 9:06 PM on December 3, 2006 (38 comments)

Is my SanDisk card borked? Help me troubleshoot.

Troubleshooting a SanDisk 2GB card, is it broken or is there another problem?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 9:12 AM on October 1, 2006 (10 comments)

Rolling Averages in Excel?

Excelfilter: how do I compute a rolling seven-day average for something that happens at sporadic intervals?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 8:51 AM on May 21, 2006 (21 comments)

Why does exercise make me feel bad the next day?

How do I avoid exercise hangovers?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 2:14 PM on March 18, 2006 (27 comments)

why won't procmail do what I want it to?

I have a few questions about procmail, specifically the INCLUDERC command and a few other functions.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 6:50 AM on January 13, 2006 (9 comments)

Alabama getaway!

Civil Rights tour of Alabama, destinations, places to avoid?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 7:17 AM on December 1, 2005 (17 comments)

Teaching Basic Excel to Adults

I'm looking for advice on teaching basic Excel skills to adults in a classroom setting.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 7:33 AM on October 10, 2005 (17 comments)

Keeping my SSN private

I have a new health care provider via a state-sponsored program. They use my social security number as my ID number. What is the most effective way to fight this?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 2:15 PM on July 4, 2005 (13 comments)

address book software with mapping function

I am trying to find some software that exists in my mind, but I don't know if it exists in real life. I want a way to represent the people in my address book as dots on a [US] map, somewhat dynamically. OSX or web-based. Free or cheap, not subscription-based, though I would pay more for the exact right app.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 7:34 AM on June 1, 2005 (7 comments)

how to be a good guest?

What are your recipes for being a good guest, for weekend or overnight stays?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 7:37 PM on April 18, 2005 (28 comments)

how to leave a job gracefully

My grant-funded contract job is wrapping up in two months. I've never left a job without quitting or taking another job before and I'm not sure what's expected or what to do. What did you do when you left your job?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 6:58 AM on February 17, 2005 (8 comments)

How can I get paid as a nonprofit writer or editor? Do I need an agent?

I'm a writer, in addition to being a librarian. I'd like to do more writing and get paid more for it than I have been getting paid, perhaps work on larger projects. Do I need an agent? Could I benefit from an agent? [+]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 9:16 AM on January 11, 2005 (5 comments)

Looking for Snowshoes

Snowshoes! I'm looking at getting snowshoes, and I've read this thread but I'm looking for a bit more information. [+]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 7:42 AM on December 17, 2004 (8 comments)

Getting to Australia

Is there any inexpensive way to get to Australia [Sydney/Adelaide] by plane from the US [Vermont/Boston]? I've been invited to speak at a conference in December but was surprised by high ticket prices. Any advice beyond the standard "Use Travelocity/Orbitz/Hotwire/Priceline" would be appreciated.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 6:30 AM on September 16, 2004 (10 comments)

Taming a stray cat.

Taming a stray cat. We have a young stray cat that has been coming around our house a lot lately. I think it is living in our garage and I'd like to make an honest house cat out of it. [more inside]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 6:27 PM on August 25, 2004 (14 comments)

Repairing a dropped Powerbook

Klutzyboyfriendfilter! My boyfriend dropped his 867Mhz G4 Powerbook and now it's busted. We're looking into repair options. [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 4:12 PM on August 7, 2004 (4 comments)

I'm writing a 24-26 minute TV show about our library's historical database. What word length should it be?

How many words are in a 30 minute teevee show? I am writing the text to a half hour "How to use our library's historical database" show. I am doing it for public access with the local historical society. I have about 24-26 minutes to work with and I'm wondering what word length I should aim for? It will be a pretty low tech affair -- screen shots and pointers -- but if anyone can give me some advice as far as length [or anything else honestly] I'd sure appreciate it.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 12:05 PM on August 4, 2004 (9 comments)

Is this gas tank leak dangerous?

Gas tank leak. I drive a 96 Honda Accord with about 100K miles on it. I've been noticing a gas smell in my car for the past 200 miles or so, more noticable when I fill-up though I assumed it was because I got gas all over me. How immediately dangerous is this? [more inside]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 12:09 PM on April 22, 2004 (7 comments)

wedding Etiquette and professional ob

Etiquette question: when weddings and professional obligations clash, what do you do? [more inside]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 7:32 AM on January 24, 2004 (14 comments)

State Taxes

In April I moved from Washington state, which has no state income tax, to Vermont, which does. I just got a W2 from an employer. The employer took out state taxes for Vermont, as well as for California where the work was done. Do I have to file a tax return in California to get my eleven dollars back? I'm not looking for binding tax advice, but has anyone been through this before -- filing state taxes in multiple states, or having employers withhold for multiple states? What's standard operating procedure here?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 3:49 PM on January 20, 2004 (8 comments)

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