I ripped a bunch of my DVDs to my Mac so that I could put the cases in storage. Currently, the files sit on my hard drive on my Mac Pro, and when I want to watch something, I copy the relevant file to a USB stick and walk it upstairs to the TV, where the Blu Ray player has a USB input. Is there an easier way to get these files onto my TV (and ideally, iPads/iPhones) than walking the file around the house? We're an all-Mac household. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Jul 22, 2014 -
I'm sharing a project with a colleague via Dropbox.
I've followed the directions to do so. It's very simple.
This sounds obvious, but I want to be sure and I can't find it explicitly stated in the Dropbox documentation.
When this colleague has access to a particular folder, they don't (or can't) have access to my other Dropbox folders and files, right?
posted by holdenjordahl
on May 11, 2014 -
We're going to have some folks filling out the same simple form on a regular basis. Is there an app-based solution where they can enter the data and upload it securely to a central repository at the end of the day?
A web solution may have been easier, but we're worried connectivity might be an issue during parts of the day. We want users to tap an app and be able to fill out a bunch of forms, then upload them all (securely) at the end of the day. A simple, elegant, fast interface would be a real plus. [more inside]
posted by borborygmi
on Apr 21, 2014 -
Why do I suddenly have 4 requests to share a Google Drive folder with people whom I don't know? [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote
on Mar 10, 2014 -
What are your tools and best practices for managing your digital stuff across several computers at home? [more inside]
posted by parudox
on Mar 3, 2014 -
Hey guys. I'm looking for a platform to share and organize readings for my study group online. I'd basically like to create a private library that each group member can access, add to, amend, and comment on. I would like to be able to tag and group PDFs around particular topics. I was thinking of a platform like Wikia
, but I feel this may be a bit much. Does anyone have any suggestions?
posted by Aanidaani
on Feb 24, 2014 -
I am in my first year of teaching (2nd grade, so 7-8 year olds), and as part of our regular (or semi-regular) weekly routine, kids share something to the rest of the class in the morning. It's a part of the 2nd grade tradition here to have "themes" for each new week of sharing, and I'm running out of ones that inspire me. [more inside]
posted by ORthey
on Jan 31, 2014 -
I have a small business of about a dozen which has a massive amount of paperwork to be scanned in, organized, and shared. Boxes and boxes. The shareholders are not all very tech-savvy, so I'm also looking for something easy for them to use. There's sort of a dizzying array of options out there. What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by Addlepated
on Jan 23, 2014 -
I like my housemates but hate sharing the kitchen with them. This is not good for housemate relationships. I can't move out. What can I do to mitigate things in the mean time? [more inside]
posted by ActionPopulated
on Nov 16, 2013 -
An office full of iPhones. As each person updates to iOS7, their Contacts show up on the other updated phones. Why? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad
on Nov 3, 2013 -
My wife and I use Macs, iOS devices, and Apple networking gear. We're thinking about sharing the desk where my Mac Pro is; as a result, if she needs the desk, and I need a computer, I'd have to use her MacBook Pro. What's the best way to network our computers so that we could do our work from whatever computer we're using, have music and/or programs available, etc.? Some details inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Nov 1, 2013 -
This is very video-game centric. I've worked on lots of games in a half dozen studios, and I've noticed that the architecture of game code with respect to sharing between projects is often ad-hoc and unplanned... [more inside]
posted by hanoixan
on Oct 24, 2013 -
O hai! I'm a Google avoider. I've managed to not use Gmail, and to stop using Google as a search engine. I do have a Google account, but I use a separate browser to log into that, and log out and close the browser when I'm done.
My online Google-avoiding life would be complete if only I could find a good replacement for Googledocs, preferrably free. [more inside]
posted by Too-Ticky
on Sep 12, 2013 -
I have an ATV2. It asks me to turn on home sharing. I do. ATV insists that i turn on home sharing. It worked in my previous location excepting a few times, where I just unplugged the router and ATV and replugged back in. It worked here on initial setup the first try but a few days later this whole stuff happens. It worked again only after I did a complete factory reset. I have read many of the threads online and perhaps it is a bit of daftness on my part. This previous thread on mefi
helped the gentleman with his question. I didn't actually understand it very well. I have an iMac running Snow Leopard. The ATV does connect
to Netflix and all other things. Just not my computer. [more inside]
posted by snap_dragon
on Sep 9, 2013 -
Our Benevolent Employer has recently ended the company canteen service, and everyone now brings in their own lunches. My team would like to share ideas for lunch recipes - both things found online and our own - as a small, private group. Can you suggest any services or strategies to do this? [more inside]
posted by ominous_paws
on Aug 6, 2013 -
What options do I have for showing my photography portfolio online with the ability to sell prints to customers? [more inside]
posted by theobserver
on Jul 22, 2013 -
I'm wondering if there is a browser plugin or other tool that will let me post once in either blogger or twitter, and have my post automatically propagate to my Facebook and Google Plus accounts. It doesn't matter where I put the initial post, as long as it's not Facebook. [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on Jul 5, 2013 -
I'm Looking for a site for people to share photos/comments after an event, in as easy a way as possible, ideally without having to sign up with a password or use facebook. [more inside]
posted by PersonAndSalt
on Jun 26, 2013 -
Seeking advice for a friend on safe and fair way to handle living arrangement. [more inside]
posted by Cosine
on Jun 18, 2013 -
I'm looking for a way to extend home WiFi into an adjoining building, where laying cable is not an option and packaging/LOS is a concern. I'd also like to reduce equipment cost, while not compromising endpoint throughput. Specific details inside. [more inside]
posted by TheNewWazoo
on Jun 3, 2013 -
I have been getting closer to a friend of mine recently. He has a very particular way of sharing his feelings or more meaningful thoughts that I find a bit off putting and perhaps a little wary? Can you explain to me this one-sided monologue style of sharing when I am used to more of a back and forth? [more inside]
posted by abirdinthehand
on Jun 2, 2013 -
Is it common in your academic workplace for people to share hotel rooms at conferences with colleagues? [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee
on May 9, 2013 -
Earlier this week, Mrs. Zooropa gave birth to our son, Elias (we call him Eli). He is our first, so of course, we are taking all sorts of photos and video on our phones, and have received a ton of requests from grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.
Here's my question: what's the best and easiest way to share photos and videos with all these folks? [more inside]
posted by zooropa
on Feb 24, 2013 -
I want this:
1) highlight portion of any website, including embedded youtube, images, text, what have you.
2) click bookmarklet.
Optional step 3) a new window pops up, allowing me to add a note.
4) a subscribeable RSS feed receives a new entry, whose title is a link back to the website in step one, and whose body is the highlighted portion from step one as well as my note.
5) share RSS with friends.
Does it exist? [more inside]
posted by billtron
on Jan 11, 2013 -
Windows networking woes. Windows 8 laptop will not install the drivers for an HP printer that is attached to an XP desktop. Help! [more inside]
posted by queue_strategy
on Dec 26, 2012 -
Can you help me share WiFi between 2 distant houses with strange construction materials? Need antenna and setup recommendations. [more inside]
posted by cosmicbandito
on Dec 17, 2012 -
I love using the Chrome to Phone
extension to send websites from Chrome to my Android phone. Does anyone know of a program that does the reverse?
posted by Aanidaani
on Nov 17, 2012 -
How can my small company share OUTSIDE contacts across our organization and have access to them on our phones? [more inside]
posted by Guyatoffice
on Nov 15, 2012 -
I'm looking for a collaborative bookmarking utility that can group links and organize links within the groups. It should be easy. We have no budget. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee
on Nov 2, 2012 -
In the aftermath of Sandy, my office in Stamford, CT, is still out of elecrical grid power and out of internet. Now, the building has diesel power and is letting workers back in today, so I'm trying to brainstorm a way to get them online. [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis
on Oct 31, 2012 -
What router / NAS combination (or just NAS) do I need to pre-configure and ship to a friend of mine so that I can send files to the NAS over the internet?
He is not at all computer savy. What I am hoping for is a VPN or similar that I can log into without his help and push files / pull files from the drive.
posted by CodeMonkey
on Aug 30, 2012 -
Where can all of my wedding guests post their photos to a group site, in the most painless way possible? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy
on Aug 28, 2012 -
Does anyone know what's going on with Chicago's bike sharing system? I'll be visiting in October for 1.5 weeks and planned to sign up for a month-long membership with b-cycle but am not so sure anymore. [more inside]
posted by bluelight
on Jul 22, 2012 -
I'm looking for examples of apps, websites, or experiments that have exposed people sharing their information online, or that sought to raise awareness about info being explicitly or accidentally shared. I'd love your help. [more inside]
posted by waxpancake
on Jul 3, 2012 -
My wife of 14 years never tells me she loves me. She never initiates sex. She never holds my hand, kisses or casually touches me. No pillow talk. No thoughtful little gifts. I do all of these things for her as often as I can.
posted by anonymous
on May 22, 2012 -
Social buttons for website. I want the HuffPo ones. I can't have them unless we custom build them, sez dev. [more inside]
posted by NekulturnY
on May 22, 2012 -
I'd like photos that I take on my iPhone to automatically turn up on my mom's iPhone. I'd prefer to do this without setting up my iCloud account on her phone, since we don't need to share contacts, calendars, etc. Ideally the solution would be completely transparent for her, and require little or no ongoing effort from me once it's set up. Any tips on the best way to do this?
posted by yankeefog
on Apr 14, 2012 -
Please help me find the password management solution I'm hoping exists: the ability to automatically, dynamically sync a specific folder of passwords between accounts w/o involving Dropbox. [more inside]
posted by pavane
on Mar 20, 2012 -
Has anyone come up with a good replacement for Google Reader's (now-defunct) "Note in Reader" feature? "Sharing to G+" is NOT THE SAME, and emailing articles is annoying compared to the ease of pressing one tiny little button. [more inside]
posted by ella wren
on Mar 4, 2012 -
Right now, our 3-and-a-half-year old has her own room, and our one-year-old sleeps in Mommy & Daddy's bedroom. Next week, we're moving the baby into the toddler's room. What can we do to make the transition as painless as possible? How can we make this necessity into a positive experience for our kids? Are we crazy for even considering this? If your children share a bedroom (or if you shared a bedroom as a child), I'd love to hear your advice, warnings, opinions, and anything else you think I should hear.
posted by yankeefog
on Dec 9, 2011 -
Is there a way to post stand-alone websites to the New Google Reader? I used to do it with a tool in my bookmarks toolbar called "Note in Reader", but that no longer works. I simply don't see how to do it. I really like to keep a web-file of my favorite articles.
Can I still do it in Google Reader?
I hate to go to an alternate source to create a webfile, but if you have a suggestion, and I could consider that too, much as I hate to.
posted by SocialPsiTina
on Oct 31, 2011 -