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February 20

Need help with some (complex?) charts in Excel for Mac.

What resources are out there for help with some charting in Excel for Mac? ideally I'd hop on a zoom/WebEx meeting with someone who can walk me through putting this chart together. Multiple data points comprising different types of data on the same chart (time, $$, etc). [more inside]
posted by eggman at 8:08 AM - 1 answers

How to put a Twitter account under editorial control

We want interns to write posts for the company's Twitter account, but we want anything they propose to tweet to first be reviewed by a manager. If this were for our web site, our content management system would allow that type of editorial review. Is there an equivalent thing for Twitter? Something that allows a group of writers to propose tweets, and a group of editors to approve them, with no tweet being posted until it's approved by an editor?
posted by mejicat at 7:38 AM - 4 answers

Wordpress & New User Registrations with IP 0.0.0.0

My website has been inundated lately with new user registrations with IP addresses from Russia and nearby countries. They don't seem to be doing anything once they register but they make me nervous so I've been blocking their IP addresses in my .htaccess file. Now I'm getting new users with a registration IP of 0.0.0.0. How can that be and how can I block them? [more inside]
posted by someonesomewhere at 5:06 AM - 7 answers

February 19

Keep my Comcast appointment or cancel?

My intermittent internet has been working fine since I called yesterday and made the appointment for tomorrow morning. Should I cancel or keep the appointment? [more inside]
posted by NoraCharles at 5:38 PM - 4 answers

Fix corrupt NAS files after one drive in RAID volume crashed?

My NAS failed. Now, when I try and copy certain files it either fails or crashes the drive. I have corrupt files--how to fix!? [more inside]
posted by NailsTheCat at 3:52 PM - 0 answers

iPhoto hangs on import

My son has a locked-down account on my wife's computer. My wife plugged in her iPhone when her son was logged in. This brought up iPhoto, but the import screen hung on "Loading..." We closed iPhoto, logged out of the limited account, logged into my wife's account, and restarted iPhoto. Same result. Rebooted -- same result. Any ideas how to fix? [more inside]
posted by rouftop at 11:30 AM - 4 answers

Apple Magic Keyboard only somewhat magically resistant to coffee

I spilled coffee over the Magic Keyboard from my 2015 iMac. I immediately rinsed it out with tap water and left it to dry and to my surprise it seemed to work. I then had to go away for a couple of days and I've come back to find that although all the keys work the keyboard itself stops working every few minutes. Is it fixable? [more inside]
posted by Major Clanger at 8:34 AM - 6 answers

Online academic resources

I need to do some research on linguistic topics, but don't have access to university databases (yet.) Where else can I find articles etc.? [more inside]
posted by LoonyLovegood at 7:19 AM - 9 answers

Looking for a good Password Manager that works with Chrome OS.

I bought an ASUS Chrome box and am moving my old win10 stuff over to it. I need a safe Password Manager that is compatible with the Chrome OS operating system.
posted by BillyAnne at 2:48 AM - 8 answers

February 17

Best place to sell a laptop online?

I have a Microsoft Surface 4 Pro that I just don't like as much as I would like the cash it might be worth. I have recently sold used iOS devices simply through a company that will appraise them and give a decent return. Is there such a venue for computers, or is there another "best" option?
posted by zachxman at 11:54 AM - 7 answers

How to handle gender field drop down options in software

What options should I put into the drop down for the question of gender in my software application? [more inside]
posted by herda05 at 10:23 AM - 26 answers

Solution for mobile browser megathread accidental link activation

I've been reading a lot of the recent megathreads on Firefox for Android, and accidental finger-clicking on links while scrolling/favoriting makes for a very frustrating experience. Looking for a browser/add-on/javascript hack to improve the situation. [more inside]
posted by Dr Dracator at 4:17 AM - 5 answers

February 16

How do I stop by cursor from blinking?

I'd like my cursor to not blink -- I would rather it remained a solid line that did not flash on and off. Particularly when I'm using Word. I am running Mac OS X 10.9.5 and using Word for Mac 2011. What would be the best way to do this?
posted by delight at 11:19 PM - 2 answers

How to print all emails in .pst file to PDFs?

I have tons and tons of emails that I want to export into PDFs. Each group of emails is stored into a .pst file. When you open the .pst in Outlook (in Windows), there are various subfolders -- inbox, sent, junk, etc. I would love it if there were a service or application that I could set loose on each .pst and end up with PDFs of each email with any attachments. Does such a thing exist? Bonus round: same question, but on a Mac and with regard to an .mbox file.
posted by starkraven at 3:03 PM - 6 answers

Recommend some annotation / document management software

I'm looking for some annotation / document management software. [more inside]
posted by jacobean at 2:07 PM - 2 answers

Clearing personal information from Windows 10

I'm about to leave a job, and with it a Windows 10 PC. What's the best way to make sure all those myriad little bits of information it's gathered about me are removed, given that I don't have admin access and wiping/resetting isn't an option?
posted by monkey closet at 7:32 AM - 5 answers

February 15

Managing Gmail Prompts

When you type the first letter or three of a name and Gmail gives you a selection of names to choose from that all start with those letters, it is important to me that I not miss-click and send stuff to the wrong name. So, I need some suggestions and best practices for emailing specific people while minimizing the risk that I will accidentally click on some other name that shouldn't be getting the info. [more inside]
posted by Michele in California at 2:35 PM - 13 answers

February 14

Is this a new type of scam

Are these scholarship program requests shady? [more inside]
posted by jadepearl at 9:11 AM - 5 answers

Auto-reply texts from Google Voice number?

I have stopped using my Google voice number as my main number, but lots of folks still text me on it, despite having been told my new number. Is there a way to set up an automatic reply to tell them to text the new number instead?
posted by ocherdraco at 6:43 AM - 3 answers

February 13

Replacing OpenWRT on HooToo Nano TM02

I have dabbled in OpenWRT, but it was more effort than I want to expend and so now I want to go home. How do I remove openWRT Chaos Calmer from my HooToo Nano HT-TM02 and go back to factory firmware? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt at 1:25 PM - 1 answers

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