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Golf GPS Database

Databases of standard golf course information (address, scorecards, etc) are available from providers such as US Golf Data. However I am wondering how companies are able to provide GPS maps of the courses (as can be seen in apps like GolfNow, MobiTee, and GolfShot). These all appear to be separate companies, did they really each do the mapping themselves (isn't this a huge amount of labor?) or is there a known licensor of GPS golf maps?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by solmyjuice at 7:12 AM on December 16, 2014 (2 comments)

LinkedIn equivalent for creative freelancers?

I work in freelance newspaper/online journalism currently, but came into it through a sort of backdoor (via a career in corporate communications rather than via j-school). I now find myself in the situation of having regular work for clients that I absolutely love. Unfortunately, that work only comes out to about 20 or 25 hours a week and it would be fantastic if I could double my workload.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by 256 at 6:13 AM on October 1, 2014 (2 comments)

Pre-bedtime activities for ADD spouse? (No, not that activity)

My beloved partner has ADD and going to bed is a constant struggle for us. He frequently complains about being tired, and wishes he could go to sleep at a regular time, but says sleep is boring and instead will stay up for hours on the computer, saying he literally cannot stop reading the internet. If you have ADD, what are specific things you do in order to get yourself on the train to Sleepytown?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto at 4:29 PM on September 2, 2014 (25 comments)

What are the best books on becoming a consultant?

No snowflake details on this. other than I'm in a salaried job. I'm just interested in getting up to speed on this front. A search of the archives (at least for the past couple of years) doesn't disclose any list of good books/articles, so this could be a good resource for others. Thanks for your help!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by learnsome at 11:35 PM on August 15, 2014 (3 comments)

Having a messy house is the least of my worries

Mefites with ADHD, how do you cope with the social and professional problems caused by this condition?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Sockrates at 12:00 PM on June 29, 2014 (7 comments)

How to clean house like the professionals.

Between bad timing and desperation I hired a professional housekeeper to clean before family arrived for the holidays last year. She left the place looking better than when I first moved in. How can I do this on my own?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by adapt at 11:20 AM on June 15, 2014 (30 comments)

I will go down with this ship

How does an insecure person become a good manager? Is it possible? -
posted to Ask MetaFilter by themaskedwonder at 10:40 PM on May 28, 2014 (15 comments)

Those with Postcholecystectomy Syndrome - Coping, Eating, Vitamins, Etc?

I'm likely to have my gallbladder removed in upcoming months, and I have a few questions for those who ended up with a temporary or longer-lasting intolerance to fatty foods. (And I wonder if any of you ever had it improve your digestion -- excluding the no-doubt wonderful absence of attacks?)
posted to Ask MetaFilter by WCityMike at 11:06 AM on May 7, 2014 (19 comments)

How can I build discipline?

Discipline seems to be a fundamental trait: if you have it, you can have the self-control (and delayed gratification) to improve your health, work, and other parts of your life that seem to rely on having discipline. So how does one go about developing and improving discipline?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by markbao at 3:26 PM on April 3, 2014 (21 comments)

Your experiences with personal development

Personal progress: What personal development changes have you made that have had a big impact on your life?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by markbao at 11:35 AM on March 13, 2014 (26 comments)

How do I make stuff that smells nice?

Does there exist a reference similar to The Flavour Bible, but for mixing scents instead of flavours?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by torisaur at 6:56 AM on March 6, 2014 (5 comments)

Update on K & S

Update on K & S (and the effects of your support).
posted to MetaTalk by fake at 4:35 PM on June 11, 2010 (257 comments)

Help me learn to see

Are there any good books on how to best visually appreciate art? More inside...
posted to Ask MetaFilter by xammerboy at 7:52 PM on January 22, 2014 (10 comments)

Need a pep talk for someone new to promotions and sales

Help! I'm crippled with anxiety over promoting our business and selling our services!! Looking for tips and tricks from seasoned sales professionals.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by SheIsMighty at 2:33 PM on January 11, 2014 (7 comments)

Tell me how you read.

I want to up my reading game. Help?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by bluloo at 6:20 PM on January 1, 2014 (17 comments)

How to control ADD when the side effects of meds are too much?

I have pretty bad ADD, and have consistently underperformed throughout my life. I got on meds a little while ago, and it was life-changing experience. I actually got things done! Unfortunately, the side effects forced me off of the meds, at a time when I need structure more than ever. I would advice for non-medicated coping methods from others who have been in a similar situation to me (that is, couldn't handle meds and learned to manage without them).
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Thanquol180 at 6:33 AM on January 2, 2014 (15 comments)

I need to hire help…any tips?

I'm a few hours from the end of a very successful Kickstarter campaign, and as a result I'm suddenly in charge of a company with nearly 2000 customers and a lot of work to accomplish. I need to hire some help, but not having done this before, I'm not exactly sure what I'm looking for or how to find it. Basically, I want to use some of my project funding to make it so that I can focus all of my efforts on project goals that only I can accomplish. I think that means hiring a secretary and/or a personal assistant, and someone who I can trust to answer my emails, tell me when I actually need to deal with something personally, and potentially even have access to my credit cards for buying groceries, outsourcing project-related tasks, etc. What's involved in finding someone who does good work and is trustworthy? (I'm in Los Angeles, though I can imagine having someone do much of the secretarial work remotely)
posted to Ask MetaFilter by sdis at 9:14 AM on January 2, 2014 (16 comments)

Where can I learn about evidence based personal development?

Most personal development is based purely on the author's personal opinion, rather than any empirical evidence. What are some good, evidence based resources for learning about personal development?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by casebash at 12:50 AM on December 18, 2013 (11 comments)

Evidence-based productivity systems

Following on from the recent question on scientific personal development books, are there any scientific writings on productivity systems? I am aware of systems like GTD, and find parts of these useful, but they also seem to be "this worked for me" rather than based on significant empirical research.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Grinder at 8:51 AM on January 2, 2014 (1 comment)

I need 80's instrumental sex music.

For a comedy show I need some 80's sex music. Something funky but definitely of the 80's and it can't have words, or at least have large sections with no words.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Uncle at 1:55 PM on December 28, 2013 (23 comments)

Where Can I Send My Supplement Off For Testing?

I have a 'condition.' There is a supplement touted as a miracle pill for those with it. Recently I went to purchase another bottle of my trusty supplement, which costs $59 for 60 pills, and I came across a few reviews stating that the content in the capsules is just plain white sugar. I thought what a joke, but I cut one of mine open anyway, and lo and behold, it looks, tastes, and smells exactly like white refined sugar!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by OneHermit at 12:27 PM on December 28, 2013 (13 comments)

Why can't I just get up early, shower and dress, eat, walk the dog, and go?

How can I train myself to get into work by 9AM when nobody but me seems to care at all what time I come in?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Scientist at 10:49 AM on June 21, 2012 (61 comments)

For ADD-ers: How do you set up your morning in order to stay productive?

I currently have a sporadic work schedule for a job that I would like to quit as soon as I land something better. On my days off, I know that I need to be filling in the extra days with productive stuff such as finding a new job. And on occasion I am successful! But more often than not, a misstep in the morning tends to snowball and leads to an entire morning - or even day - wasted. I'd like to know how other people who suffer from ADD or impulsivity were able to beat back their morning bad habits, or even reform them into good ones.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Kamelot123 at 1:09 PM on December 21, 2013 (16 comments)

One couple in Sacramento for the holiday - no family - what should we do

The lady and I are hanging out in Sac-town, next week with a little spare time to go out and about. What should we do? Bonus points for holiday-themed ideas.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jander03 at 6:04 PM on December 19, 2013 (13 comments)

SSRIs and the end of romantic love

Four months after my husband went on Lexapro, I could see it in his face that he didn't love me anymore. At seven months, he asked to separate after four years of marriage. After finding this article online, I'm curious as to whether others have had similar experiences. Have you or your spouse experienced a decline in attachment/romantic love after starting an SSRI?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 1:15 PM on December 18, 2013 (71 comments)

Where is the best man's scarf?

I don't want to find a good men's scarf. I want to find the best men's scarf. It should be non-wooly/scratchy, smooth to the touch, long enough and thick enough to be wrapped around the neck and draped over the front to create an insulation layer while waiting on cold train platforms and be in a "masculine" pattern/color that would suit most coats. It should also be durable and long lasting, I want a scarf you could wear without comment for 20 years and then be buried with it. Where is this scarf?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by The Whelk at 10:04 AM on December 11, 2013 (31 comments)

Maybe we could turn it into a Zentangle?

As a Christmas present, I bought my 10-year-old daughter a 23 and Me kit. Shortly after it arrived, I received an email stating they would no longer provide health-related information and offering a refund. Should I take the refund (which would inactivate the kit) or go ahead with it?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jeoc at 5:19 PM on December 9, 2013 (16 comments)

Feeling impatient with my impatience.

I am impatient. Not with standing in line or waiting for my name to be called (I actually don't mind that), but with life. I cannot sustain a practice of "living in the moment". If you know how to be patient and wait through the unknown for your life to unfold, please mentor me through this! I'm desperately tired of being this way.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by MultiFaceted at 2:13 PM on December 7, 2013 (12 comments)

JobFilter: help me choose

Choice 1. Tech startup - smart people, legitimate prospects, lots of autonomy, good upside, exciting work. Choice 2. Young but growing company - #5 with a bullet in their industry, much lower risk, 15% higher pay, potentially boring work
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 5:51 PM on December 4, 2013 (22 comments)

best podcasts for personal growth/ recovery from depression

I will be doing quite a bit of driving. I would like to listen to smart, interesting, thoughtful people talk about depression, Buddhism, neuroscience, anxiety, brain science, being better humans, rocket surgery, and other stuff, including humor of the not-mean category.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by theora55 at 4:47 PM on November 20, 2013 (24 comments)

What's the #1 change you've made to improve your time management skills?

former chronic procrastinators, reformed flighty people, etc.: What's the #1 change you've made to improve your organizational and time management skills? (new mantra or mindset? taking a course? etc)
posted to Ask MetaFilter by NikitaNikita at 4:36 PM on November 19, 2013 (23 comments)

Need sexy-but-scientific items to watch "in bed"

Can you recommend some sexy-but-scientific things to watch to get us in the NSFW mood?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 7:11 PM on August 14, 2013 (13 comments)

Hindi Man of Constant Sorrow

Heard a version of "Man of Constant Sorrow" sung in (Hindi with instruments like Tabla drums on the radio today, but didn't catch the artist. Does anyone know where I could find this (the station's playlist is down, and they haven't responded to my question)?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by drezdn at 2:36 PM on August 31, 2013 (2 comments)

Ipad puzzlegames

My dad has an ipad 3 and he recently discovered that he can play games on it. He loves games like Machinarium and The Room, were you have to think and solve puzzles. Do you know any other games like that? He has an upcoming birthday and I want to give him a list of games he can play.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Tawny Owl at 3:54 AM on June 29, 2013 (19 comments)

Speed me up!

I've noticed recently that my "natural speed" for various mundane physical tasks eg hanging out washing, folding clothes, putting stuff away, and even getting out the car, grabbing my stuff and shutting the door, is slower than average. How can I get faster at these things without feeling like I'm rushing (and slightly stressed)?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by pianissimo at 8:19 AM on June 28, 2013 (25 comments)

Analysing email for statistics

I have over 10 years of sent email sitting in a folder. Are there any tools (preferably for OS X or *nix, but anything interesting is welcome) that I can use to generate interesting statistics, or draw pretty graphs, word clouds... basically anything interesting that works on a huge number of emails.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Mwongozi at 11:23 AM on June 28, 2013 (6 comments)

Help me convert this graph into a table.

I have a bitmap of a chart (in polar coordinates) that I would like to convert into a format that some plotting package can recognize, and then retrieve values from the chart at specific intervals. How do I do this?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by tylerkaraszewski at 2:15 PM on June 28, 2013 (7 comments)

Resources for learning to learn more effectively?

I'm looking for resources for evidence-based processes, tips, hacks, improvements, ideas, etc., for learning more effectively.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by StrawberryPie at 9:22 AM on June 23, 2013 (11 comments)

Dealing with performance anxiety, procrastination and discipline

I've been putting off important tasks due to anxiety and a big fear of failure. What books would you recommend that teaches concepts or techniques that would help?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by crowbar_of_irony at 11:16 AM on June 22, 2013 (7 comments)

Figurative acrophobia

How do I fight my inner self-saboteur?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by dinosaurprincess at 9:25 AM on June 22, 2013 (7 comments)

It's not you - my CPU says yes, but my database say no

How many database reads/writes are okay per web page view? Also, what is better, big tables or lots of join tables?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by markovich at 6:54 PM on November 16, 2007 (13 comments)

Friendly keystroke logger?

Can you help me find a usable, friendly keystroke logger for Windows that isn't creepware?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by evariste at 7:49 PM on June 27, 2005 (3 comments)

Jealous of Matt's Toy

Where can I get a popup spellcheck function like AxMe's? It's really sweet. I'm especially impressed that it even works in Opera, is it done with Flash?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by evariste at 2:49 PM on August 23, 2005 (7 comments)

Which mailing list manager should I use?

Best mailing list manager? I'm running Postfix and Dovecot on a Debian Sarge box.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by evariste at 5:34 PM on September 12, 2005 (10 comments)

Why, God, WHYYYY? Also, How, God, HOOOOW?

Help me understand the mechanics of peeing.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by evariste at 1:28 PM on November 22, 2005 (33 comments)

I can't handle candles!

Candles. They're great. But.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by evariste at 1:45 PM on November 29, 2005 (15 comments)

seriously frivolous but nagging question

In a picture of me in first grade, I have loosely-curly red hair and freckles. Now, in my twenties, I have dark brown, medium-curly hair and a mostly-clear complexion. I can grow quite the fierce afro if I want to (and I have), but my hair laid down and flowed when I was a kid. I don't remember when the change happened (it was probably gradual, I guess), but I do remember that I had brown hair already when I was 12. Is this common? Or am I a freak? Is there a scientific explanation? My mom was a fair freckled redhead with and my dad had black tight-curly (nappy) hair and a dark (but not black) complexion. My hair is still really soft, just a different, darker color and with somewhat tighter curls. Has your hair changed as dramatically as mine since childhood?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by evariste at 9:52 PM on December 10, 2005 (41 comments)

I want my hands to learn how to dance!

How can I become more expressive with my hands when I'm talking to people?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by evariste at 11:41 AM on January 13, 2006 (17 comments)

Help bring hubby home

ImmigrationFilter: my good friend is in a serious same-sex romantic relationship with a Bolivian man. They've been a couple for several years, and they would marry if it was possible. They would like to live together as a couple in the US. If they were heterosexuals, they would have wed by now. Since gay marriage isn't exactly recognized by the feds/Immigration & Customs Enforcement, can you help these lovebirds make their nest?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by evariste at 7:13 PM on February 7, 2006 (15 comments)


The Great Books: where should I start? I seek timeless wisdom.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by evariste at 9:50 PM on February 21, 2006 (74 comments)
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