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Leaving luggage in Beijing

I want to store my luggage for a few hours in central Beijing. What's the best option?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 5:05 AM on December 7, 2017 (5 comments)

6 hour layover in Helsinki. No hydraulic press. What to do?

I have a six-hour daytime layover in Helsinki next Thursday. What should I do/buy/eat while I'm there?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 6:47 PM on April 2, 2017 (8 comments)

What are our rights when passing through US Customs and Border Control?

Has anyone produced a guide to your rights when crossing the US border, particularly at airports? I'd especially like a version that includes a rundown of any differences between citizen/permanent resident/nonimmigrant visa holders/refugee visa holders.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 3:39 PM on February 7, 2017 (9 comments)

get me my coat in Heathrow!

I left my coat in Johannesburg at a conference last week. Another colleague at the conference has kindly offered to bring the coat to Heathrow, which she will be in on Monday from roughly 8am to 11am. I am flying through Heathrow myself a few hours later, should be around 2pm-5pm when I am there. It's the same day, but we don't overlap. How can my colleague get the coat to me?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 8:46 AM on December 10, 2016 (28 comments)

Southampton minimeetup!

We'll meet at Ebb and Flow at 6pm Friday October 14. Previously: As mentioned in the Brighton meetup thread, I will be in Southampton for work from Oct 13-15. It seemed there were a few other folk who will miss the Brighton but might make a Southampton.
posted to MeFi IRL by nat at 4:00 PM on October 1, 2016 (22 comments)

Ice Cream Social, Denmark

As I mentioned in the Metatalk thread, my favorite ice cream place in Copenhagen is Oluf's. They're now open for the season, so let's go!
posted to MeFi IRL by nat at 3:45 PM on July 11, 2016 (9 comments)

How to Netflix for my parents

Which device is the best for setting up Netflix for my parents? Their computers are PCs, and their TV does not support streaming on its own, so I'm looking for an external dedicated device. (I don't even own a TV myself so I really have no clue what's out there.)
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 1:49 PM on June 4, 2016 (29 comments)

View two parts of one PDF at once

I am looking for apps that will let me take handwritten notes in a file/on a PDF and also view two different (arbitrary) parts of those notes/PDFs at the same time. I need this functionality on a Samsung Galaxy Note 8, a Mac running OSX, and an iPad Pro.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 8:05 AM on February 1, 2016 (7 comments)

Must label desktops

What is the best way to label my different desktops in Mission Control, running Yosemite on my mac?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 4:28 AM on February 10, 2015 (2 comments)

When in London, meetup: II, the wintering

We'll meet at Draughts, at 337 Acton Mews; we might choose another place nearby if it is overcrowded. I will randomly say 4pm (but really we're discussing timing below).
posted to MeFi IRL by nat at 2:19 PM on November 9, 2014 (19 comments)

Is Never Good for You?

I recently moved to Copenhagen, while Mr. Nat is in Phoenix. Help us find software so we can more easily schedule skype calls. Must be multi-platform (Mac, Iphone, Android tablet, Windows, and Linux are all involved) and sync easily.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 7:08 AM on October 16, 2014 (7 comments)

Arizona Science Center meetup

Come join us at at the Arizona Science Center, doors open 5:30-9 pm Friday October 3. Entrance is free. We will do dinner beforehand at 6:15 at the nearby Rose and Crown, and head over to the ASC around 7:30.
posted to MeFi IRL by
nat at 11:48 AM on September 2, 2014 (34 comments)

Best car for a 'dry heat'

My boyfriend, who lives in Tempe, AZ near Phoenix, just had his 2000 Subaru Outback give up the head-gasket ghost. He's going to need another car, but neither of us know much about cars which are built to withstand heat. Please suggest cars to look at!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 11:38 AM on September 2, 2014 (14 comments)

August meetup before I leave!

So, last meetup we talked about doing another one this summer, before I leave town. So, Friday Aug 15 at 5 pm in the Ann Arbor Beer Garden. There's food right next door at Mark's Carts so we might be over there, and if it rains, check this space for alternate plans.
posted to MeFi IRL by nat at 2:37 PM on August 8, 2014 (13 comments)

Finding a housecleaner in Phoenix

I want to find a housecleaner for Mr. Nat, who lives across the country from me, in Tempe, AZ. I have never hired a housecleaner of any sort myself, and don't really know how to find/evaluate people, especially at a distance. I'm interested in both general advice and specific Pheonix recommendations.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 7:46 PM on March 1, 2014 (6 comments)

Detroit Area meetup The Freezening again

Currently rescheduled again for March 1. Details have changed: Now we are going to Pizza Bigalora. Hope to see some of you there at 5pm March 1.
posted to MeFi IRL by nat at 11:37 AM on January 11, 2014 (59 comments)

Academic wanderlust: edition Copenhagen

So I'll be moving to Copenhagen for a few years starting next fall. As an American who has only ever lived in the US, what do I need to know now?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 8:19 AM on January 10, 2014 (16 comments)

When in Phoenix, meet the mefites!

Hi AZ mefites! As I promised in the last Phoenix meetup thread, I'll be visiting Mr. Nat in Tempe next week. I'd like to meet up with y'all while I'm there.
posted to MeFi IRL by nat at 9:52 PM on October 21, 2013 (18 comments)

How to get a dog, without getting a dog

I think my father would love to have a dog. My mom, however, is allergic, and so getting one that would live with them is not possible. How else can my dad get access to regular doggy goodness without actually having his own dog?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 11:02 AM on August 24, 2013 (17 comments)

Where to stay inexpensively in Barcelona and surrounds

I need to figure out lodging in Barcelona for one Saturday night, and then two weeks later I am interested in rock climbing in the region and would like to know where to stay then.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 7:34 AM on July 1, 2013 (2 comments)

Make the sad lilac bushes happy

I'm visiting my folks this weekend, and their lilac bushes are looking a little sad. Why are they sad? How can we make them happy?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 1:41 PM on May 26, 2013 (6 comments)

Once you go short you... get lazy and end up with long hair again

Help me find a new hairstylist who understands "low maintenance", in Ann Arbor, Denver, or Phoenix.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 2:10 PM on September 16, 2012 (7 comments)

When in London, meetup!

I'm in London the first weekend of March. Presumably many of you are in London then too (or always are). Let's meet up! [Specifically: we'll meet at noon on March 4 at Marble Arch - essexjan says it's at the right corner of Hyde Park for Speaker's Corner, and you can't miss it, it's a huge great marble arch in the middle of the road. ] As linked in this comment, we'll head to Richoux afterwards, specifically the one at Mayfair at 41a South Audley Street. Might be sooner rather than later if the talk about rain is truth.
posted to MeFi IRL by nat at 11:38 AM on February 16, 2012 (38 comments)

Great Car Bluetooth Adapters

Help my dad get the best bluetooth car adapter!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 8:48 PM on December 4, 2011 (1 comment)

Iphone: contract or no?

Is it cheaper (including contract costs) to buy the IPhone upfront and go without a contract?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 2:09 PM on October 7, 2011 (15 comments)

Windsurfing in Hawaii

Where to windsurf on the Big Island (Hawaii)?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 12:55 PM on June 20, 2011 (1 comment)

for citizens, for being united, not for Citizens United

Who is working on changing the campaign finance rules in the wake of the Citizens United decision, and how can I help?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 12:11 PM on June 2, 2011 (4 comments)

How much snow is there, really?

I want to ski on this Sunday, likely either in Stowe or Killington. Help me find out if the conditions are worth the drive!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 3:11 PM on March 11, 2011 (5 comments)

Shirts and Blazers for big-armed women

Where can I find blazers and button-up shirts which fit over my sizeable arms?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 4:24 PM on December 1, 2010 (10 comments)

Bad Vista, No Wireless for You

How can I get a Lenovo laptop running Windows Vista to connect to a Netgear WGT624 v2?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 1:25 PM on November 6, 2010 (5 comments)

It's 450 nm! That short? No! That blue!

Should I buy my father a blue laser pointer? If so, which one?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 12:04 AM on October 1, 2010 (8 comments)

Places to stay in Lima

Where should I stay in Lima for one night (two weeks from now)?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 4:45 PM on June 20, 2010 (8 comments)

de Paris, a Ajaccio

Help me get from Paris to Corsica in two days.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 9:37 AM on June 8, 2010 (6 comments)

Dark Beatles Covers

Help me find interesting, dark Beatles covers.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 10:58 PM on May 13, 2010 (23 comments)

SXSW first weekend

I'll be passing through Austin on Sunday, March 14. Should I try to come in on Friday March 12 so I can see some of SXSW?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 8:30 AM on February 27, 2010 (6 comments)

Needlepoint hot air Santa

Help my mother complete this needlepoint kit, sans instructions.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 9:31 PM on August 17, 2009 (11 comments)

Fine Liquor/Cheese, Aged 18 Years

I want to find consumables that are aged exactly 18 years, and send them to northern California within 2 weeks.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 11:53 PM on July 8, 2009 (16 comments)

A Mac, an XP, and a Vista all walk into an Itunes...

I am having trouble sharing music files in itunes over a wireless network. The three computers involved are a Mac, an XP, and a Vista.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 11:42 PM on July 1, 2009 (4 comments)

Chicago clothing consultant?

How can I find a good sartorial consultant for a female lawyer in Chicago?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 11:47 PM on April 18, 2009 (2 comments)

Surf in SB?

Where should I take a surf lesson in Santa Barbara, CA?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 5:05 PM on January 21, 2009 (3 comments)

Renting a 4wd

How do I rent a 4wd car (in Santa Barbara, CA)?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 4:22 PM on January 5, 2009 (10 comments)

What chickens are these?

What are these (dishware) chickens?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 7:23 PM on December 10, 2008 (9 comments)

Science-y License Plates

Symmetry, (previously) a magazine on particle physics, recently put out a list of particle-physics related license plates. Of course there are other lists of geeky plates. Some even appear to be MeFi related. You could always just AskMefi to come up with your own geeky plate. But some tags, geeky and otherwise, aren't allowed (previously 1 2).
posted to MetaFilter by nat at 4:04 PM on December 9, 2008 (12 comments)

Which pull-up bar should I buy?

I need a pull up bar for home use. Which one should I get?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 6:39 PM on November 13, 2008 (17 comments)

Make new friends, but keep the old

I've recently moved across the US, away from a group of friends I was close with. How do I keep the group friendship alive?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 12:05 AM on October 29, 2008 (13 comments)

Hybrid HOV stickers

Selling a hybrid: What to ask for carpool-lane stickers?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 10:28 AM on August 3, 2008 (5 comments)

May the Schwarzbier be with you!

German beer in Berkeley: help me find a beer called Kostriker Schwarzbier (or another similar beer) in the East Bay.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nat at 7:38 PM on December 2, 2006 (11 comments)

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