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June 15

Syncing to the cloud in a developing country

Wondering if anyone has any advice on the best way to design an app that efficiently sends data to an online DB in a country where folks conserve their data carefully on 10 MB/day SIM cards. Specifically I have a question about Firebase, but any relevant stories or experiences welcome. [more inside]
posted by johngoren to Computers & Internet at 9:55 AM - 0 answers

A window to another world? XBox one to iMac Skype chat - will it work?

I'm trying to set up a system so that I can hang out with a family member from my iMac and their living room TV. I'm open to any system, but it seems like the easiest thing might be to get them an Xbox One + Kinect and do the chat via Skype. Will that work? Is there another way that would be easier/better? [more inside]
posted by mercredi to Technology at 8:56 AM - 0 answers

June 13

What trails in Jefferson Co, CO are comfortably rideable on cross bikes?

That's pretty much the question. We'll be in Jefferson County, Colorado, USA, towards the end of July. We don't have mountain bikes (this was going to be their debut weekend, but alas), but are active dirt/gravel/light trail/B road cyclists, on bikes with 40mm tires and drop bars (gravel grinders). What trails would/could you recommend? [more inside]
posted by J0 to Travel & Transportation at 2:15 PM - 2 answers

June 12

beloved glasses were retired. need a new frame!

My son's beloved glasses broke and the frame is retired - need a similar style! [more inside]
posted by Lucinda to Shopping at 8:34 AM - 0 answers

June 9

Where/How to Watch Aranyélet Season 2 in the US?

I finished Season 1 a couple months ago with the help of tubitv but I can't find a source for Season 2 (with English subtitles, which I need) anywhere. I would gladly pay for it, but again, can't find a source (I tried signing up for HBO Nordic, but they wouldn't take my credit card). Anyone have any tips? Thanks!
posted by sevenofspades to Media & Arts at 5:00 PM - 0 answers

Where do the ACX producer kids hang out?

I want to know more about ACX from a producer point of view. Where do I go? [more inside]
posted by popcassady to Media & Arts at 5:21 AM - 0 answers

June 8

Database or book of post-nominal letters from certifications?

I recently completed a professional certification process and picked up some post-nominal letters without realizing that would be an outcome of the process. It was fun to learn more about the field and get such a visible result, and now that I have those letters after my name, I am starting to wonder what other letters are available for any of the different areas in which I work (completely separate / discrete businesses). Is there a database for this? A book? Books? The areas in question are web development & devops, full-stack webmastering, coaching. I currently hold certifications & memberships in all these areas, but not letters so much. Thanks!
posted by circular to Education at 12:50 PM - 1 answer

June 6

Drive, she said

Looking for recommendations of good, fun R/C cars to run on a track. I acquired a rather extravagant R/C car track (like these) and will be surprising my 8-year old with it at her birthday party. [more inside]
posted by Kafkaesque to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation at 3:47 PM - 0 answers

June 5

Actual fix for scratched sunglasses

I have a pair of mid-range sunglasses that I like, but got scratched. Has anybody had success with one of the myriad fixes that people seem to recommend? [more inside]
posted by signal to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion at 7:24 AM - 0 answers

June 2

I changed something at domain host now I can't read email through Gmail

I have 2 domains, let's say they are & I have 1 email address which I read through Gmail business app. Covfefe is my primary domain at the host but I want to get rid of it so I changed my primary to & now I can't read my email through Gmail anymore. What happened? [more inside]
posted by cda to Computers & Internet at 12:39 PM - 2 answers

May 22

What's the simplest 360 streaming setup that allows an audio input?

I'd like to set up a 360 streaming system from my recording studio. We'd likely be using Periscope or Facebook Live. Ideally, we'd have a camera in the middle of the room providing video, and an analog audio feed from our mixing board providing the audio. What's the simplest setup (especially on the software side) that could achieve this? What's the closest we can get to an engineer just having to log in to Periscope or Facebook and press "go"?
posted by YoungAmerican to Media & Arts at 12:37 PM - 0 answers

May 19

Off leash hiking for dogs in northern New Jersey

I'd love some suggestions for places where I can (legally) let my dog hike off leash in NJ. Northern NJ preferred, but if you've got a great spot in the region (NJ, NY, PA), would love those suggestions as well. Not really looking for any dog park recs unless they are spaces that are 5 acres+ in size for dogs of all sizes. I have a local dog park that is an acre, so would really prefer to hear about hiking areas. Thanks!
posted by PinkPoodle to Pets & Animals at 11:01 AM - 0 answers

May 15

Is there a healthcare expense app for Mac?

I'm looking for a program that will keep track of medical expenses, deductibles (and other insurance details), FSA claims, payments, etc. This seems like something many people would want, but I am not able to find anything. A couple of online platforms seem to have been overtaken by service providers who cater to the billing systems of medical providers (CakeHealth and Simplee) and others like Quicken's healthcare software are no longer supported. Am I doomed to building my own spreadsheet?
posted by Original 1928 Flavor to Computers & Internet at 11:32 AM - 0 answers

May 8

Custom poker games for iOS?

Years ago I loved playing iPoker on my Mac, mainly because it didn't limit you to Hold ’Em poker and let you make up your own poker variants, which is a ton of fun if you’ve never tried it. Alas, as you can tell from reading the link, that software is long dead, and almost all of my gaming is done on iOS these days anyway… [more inside]
posted by Ampersand692 to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation at 2:20 PM - 0 answers

May 7

Sites like The Quietus, but for visual art and poetry

Thanks to this recent post on the Blue about Ryuichi Sakamoto, I have just become aware of The Quietus, which is opening my ears to a lot of great new music. Can you recommend sites with a similar sensibility that are focused on poetry or the visual arts rather than music? Sites in English, French, German or Spanish all welcome.
posted by muhonnin to Media & Arts at 2:46 AM - 0 answers

April 20

Why can't I access all episodes in my TuneIn app?

I use Android. I paid for a premium version of TuneIn, the podcast app. Now I'm trying to access the first season of Coffee Break French and can't access anything but the most recent episodes. Is there a way to access *all* episodes? BeyondPod, which is free, does this with no problem, so I know that these episodes do exist. Is there something I'm missing in TuneIn?
posted by onecircleaday to Technology at 6:50 PM - 0 answers

April 19

Looking for a series of performances?

Sometime between 2009 and 2014 there was a series of performances by emerging artists including Grimes, Lumineers, and Of Monsters and Men. It was shot in what looked like an abandoned factory and was shown on MTV and VH1. Occasionally it was titled "ahead of the curve" sessions and sometimes it had a different name. over time mistakes in the performances were edited to be more "correct." I'd love to be able to purchase a collection of all the performances, but all of my searches have come up nothing. Help?
posted by evilmonk to Media & Arts at 1:09 PM - 0 answers

April 7

Minecraft PE worlds on a Kindle are corrupted and don't load

A Minecraft world on a Kindle (6th gen Fire HD) has glitched - this particular world has reverted to an uninhabited world, and all buildings etc. have disappeared. Sometimes when I quit and restart parts of them reappear, but they then disappear again ... Is there any way to recover this world? And how might I avoid this in the future? Thank you! [more inside]
posted by carter to Computers & Internet at 2:53 PM - 0 answers

April 6

How do virtual classes for Google courses compare to physical classes?

I am interested in doing some courses related to the Google Cloud. These courses are typically offered either as virtual classes or as traditional in-classroom courses. How do these compare? Does anybody have direct experience of either of these? [more inside]
posted by oclipa to Education at 9:46 PM - 0 answers

April 4

access rtsp stream via onvif-s client app

I have a camera that can outputs a rtsp stream, and an ios client app that can view an onvif-s camera. lets get them together! [more inside]
posted by slagerst to Technology at 11:42 AM - 0 answers

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