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Navigating Apple's encryption red tape in 2017

Question for developers about your experiences submitting apps to the App Store with encryption without having Apple make a big deal of it... [more inside]
posted by johngoren on Jan 19, 2017 - 1 answer

Windows 10 best practices for home user?

I'm getting my first Windows machine after 5 years of using MacOS. What are current best practices for software hygiene? How do I neuter Windows 10's spyware? Do I need third party anti-virus software? Is there good maintenance software I should use from the start? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Jan 12, 2017 - 6 answers

ISO: WP Appointment Plugin or SaaS with a Twist

I've searched high and low for an appointment/calendar plugin or online platform that simply offers to book weekly time slots (e.g. Wednesday at 4:00 pm) if available. Tracking specific dates (e.g. January 10) doesn't matter. Have you run into something that does what I need? [more inside]
posted by agnielson on Jan 10, 2017 - 3 answers

In which the poster may be gaslighting themselves.

I took a new job recently, and am a veteran of several toxic work environments. The new one has a few aspects I'm not sure about. Please help me turn off the gaslights and determine a course of action. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2017 - 11 answers

Looking for remote-friendly software leads in NYC

I'm interested in software engineering positions at NYC-based companies that support remote working. Got any leads? Special snowflake details within. [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Dec 28, 2016 - 5 answers

Pimp my Mac

Lifelong Windows user, recently got a Macbook Pro. What do I put on it? [more inside]
posted by sailoreagle on Dec 18, 2016 - 34 answers

Seeking task/project management software organized by client.

I'm looking for task/project management software for a very small consulting company with specific needs but am encountering solutions that are far more feature-heavy than we need and are missing elements we're considering "must-haves". Hoping for some options, either specifically meeting these needs or that can be re-purposed to fit. [more inside]
posted by mireille on Dec 15, 2016 - 9 answers

Can you recommend software for garden/farm planning?

Preferences:
  • Offline
  • Preferably OS compatible, but will settle for Windows if I have to
  • Can include outbuildings, livestock, and the like
  • Provides some sort of time planning support - successive plantings, crop rotation, a schedule for when to sow, and when to harvest, etc
I’m happy to pay, but I’d like to know it’s worth it. I’ve tried the online gardenplanner.*.com. I want to like it, but it’s too buggy, and the recurring cost irritates me. Please tell me something like this exists.
posted by slipthought on Dec 13, 2016 - 4 answers

Free software recommendation for photo mosaic

Can you recommend free software for creating photo mosaics (or gimp plugins)? (Windows or Linux) [more inside]
posted by czytm on Dec 7, 2016 - 4 answers

Software to conduct and transcribe online focus groups

I have been asked to organize a series of online focus groups using videoconferencing. I am looking for a platform to use to conduct them, and a cheap transcription service to convert the recordings into text. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2016 - 4 answers

2016 Personal finance software

This question comes up every now and then about what software is out there for personal finance. What's out there that people use (and that hopefully meet my criteria) ? [more inside]
posted by k5.user on Nov 21, 2016 - 14 answers

Beginner's guide to encrypting everything

I've decided it's finally time to figure out all that security/ encryption/ anonymity/ privacy stuff that the EFF is always talking about. Where do I start, and how much hassle am I looking at? [more inside]
posted by ErisLordFreedom on Nov 12, 2016 - 5 answers

CS things are important too!

How can I make sure to learn a strong foundation of computer science principles while pursuing a masters focusing more on scripting and data analysis? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Nov 12, 2016 - 8 answers

Can't access Thai-registered LINE account with Chinese SIM

How do I use Thai-registered LINE account with a Chinese SIM? [more inside]
posted by lometogo on Nov 8, 2016 - 3 answers

Looking for good software employers in the Boulder, CO region

Middle of the road, broadly experienced software developer here. Does anyone have recommendations for a good employer in the Boulder, CO area? [more inside]
posted by cowcowgrasstree on Nov 5, 2016 - 6 answers

Private internet connection as part of anti-virus software

The latest version of my anti-virus software includes a new "Phantom VPN" function, which, when active, creates a "private connection" to a "virtual location in the USA." When active, it lists a "% used" statistic determined by a ratio of KB to MB. For example, right now it tells me I'm using "0%", or "219.38kb KB of 500MB Secured Traffic" I would like to know: A) In terms of security, what does a private/Phantom VPN connection accomplish, and is it worth using every time I connect to the internet? B) What does "% used" have to do with functionality? Is the percent KB/MB something I need to pay attention to? Thanks
posted by BadgerDoctor on Nov 5, 2016 - 5 answers

what do you use?

Asking for a friend. What is the best software under $300 for a solo interior decorator? [more inside]
posted by shaarog on Oct 25, 2016 - 7 answers

How to achieve maximum impact of promotional free software

We are getting ready to release a free standalone CAD software. It is a downloadable product, does not run in a web browser (not like the more typical startup SAAS offers). Our company intends to sell an API library and consulting services using said API. The API was used to build the CAD software. [more inside]
posted by spacefire on Oct 21, 2016 - 2 answers

Note-taking setup

I need to be able to efficiently take notes digitally that involve both figures (think simple geometric drawings) and typeset equations interspersed and interwoven together. What's the best setup for this? [more inside]
posted by dragonfruit on Oct 6, 2016 - 12 answers

Baddery

Is there an OSX utility that will notify me if my battery time remaining suddenly decreases, e.g., going from five hours remaining to three hours remaining by opening a certain website? The fan spinning is a hint, but it isn't reliable. I've googled this but had no success.
posted by michaelh on Oct 1, 2016 - 4 answers

You: pretty, fast, cheap. Me: Poorly organised

Looking for AMS / membership software for non-profits. Again. [more inside]
posted by monocultured on Sep 23, 2016 - 3 answers

Club membership management software needed

I'm looking for software to create an online membership management system for a club. The system needs to be accessible to officers but not to members. What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Sep 21, 2016 - 2 answers

Managing the finances after the death of a spouse

I'm looking for software/app recommendations to help me manage my finances after my wife's death. [more inside]
posted by ralan on Sep 6, 2016 - 16 answers

Looking for books, articles, and advice on managing software engineers

Yaaaay! I just got a new job managing a team of software engineers! Looking for books, articles, and advice on how to be most effective in my new role. I'm particularly interested in the "people skills" side of the job. [more inside]
posted by when it rains it snows on Sep 6, 2016 - 8 answers

Can you recommend any good free Windows 7 photo gallery program in 2016?

My dad wants to move his several-year long collection of photos from his aging/dying Macbook to his pretty new Windows 7 laptop. I haven't used Windows regularly in a long time, and the last time I did I used Picasa for my photo gallery software, but it looks like Google stopped supporting/offering it some time ago. Does anyone have any free (or very cheap) alternatives you could recommend? [more inside]
posted by cobra_high_tigers on Aug 31, 2016 - 7 answers

Help me self-educate on scaling a small software sales team?

I have found myself in the fortunate position of having a somewhat senior role in a small, fast-growing software company. Because of my total lack of software/sales experience, I have this strong gut feeling that my approach is "winging it" and I would like to start understanding more seriously what I need to do. [more inside]
posted by sidi hamet on Aug 28, 2016 - 5 answers

Less Battlestar Galactica, more Me.

I have speech software in my own voice that I want to use to help me narrate an audiobook I'm planning. But I don't have a good understanding of how to adjust the controls and adjust my voice so that it sounds less like a Cylon and more like me. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Aug 24, 2016 - 4 answers

What are some alternatives to Microsoft Money?

Microsoft discontinued support for its Microsoft Money software several years ago. I'm still using their Sunset / Deluxe version 17 and I am dreading the day that it will no longer work on future versions of Windows (I barely got it going on Windows 10, so it can't last forever). What are some alternatives to Microsoft Money? [more inside]
posted by stst399 on Aug 22, 2016 - 10 answers

Good Asset Management solution with Mobile App that does barcode scan?

Looking for an overall hardware and software package, that also includes barcode scanner app which can be installed on Android or iPhones [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Aug 18, 2016 - 0 answers

Resume for entry heavily project-based job?

I have a new-to-me resume-writing conundrum: My software dev job of 3+ years is heavily project-based, and I'm not sure how to best represent what I've accomplished clearly and concisely on a resume. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2016 - 6 answers

Computer Science degree, and no engineering experience. Can I get a job?

As a software engineer at a top tier technology company? I graduated from a liberal arts college with a degree in Computer Science. We didn't cover much software development, but a lot of concepts, like algorithms, data structures, networks, machines, etc. I had always thought I didn't want to be an engineer, so all my internships and job experience is centered around business planning and product development. Now I want to switch to engineering. [more inside]
posted by Junocular on Aug 9, 2016 - 21 answers

Tabletop RPG management software

A year or two ago I saw a video for a product in development: a piece of software multiple people would use across computers, tablets and smartphones that lets you run a role playing campaign in person. Primarily meant to remove the need for record keeping and hauling around tons of books, supplies and miniatures. [more inside]
posted by cthuljew on Jul 28, 2016 - 4 answers

Help Desk Software Where Jobs Aren't Assigned to Responders

Seeking help desk software that allows jobs to NOT be 'owned' by/assigned to responding staff. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jul 27, 2016 - 6 answers

I am completely lost trying to record music on my chromebook

I have two chromebooks and a Yamaha YPT-320 keyboard. I have been trying like heck and failing at finding a way to record sounds from the keyboard to the chromebook. I would like to record multiple instrumental tracks that I could bring together and mess with in a garageband/ableton type program. [more inside]
posted by holmesian on Jul 27, 2016 - 6 answers

Should my resume say Lead Engineer or Senior Software Engineer?

I'm a Software Engineer who's looking for a new job. The titles at my current job are a bit fluid. I could conceivably be called a Lead Engineer or a Senior Software Engineer. What should I put on my resume? [more inside]
posted by when it rains it snows on Jul 27, 2016 - 11 answers

Parental control software

Please give me your best suggestions for parental control software. [more inside]
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats on Jul 23, 2016 - 8 answers

Modern Software Development Best Practices

Can you recommend practical, concrete resources discussing modern software development best practices, particularly for web development? [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Jul 20, 2016 - 3 answers

Environmental technology software?

I'm doing some career exploration and pontificating. Are there software companies that produce products for use in environmental/green energy fields? Is this a thing? [more inside]
posted by deathpanels on Jul 17, 2016 - 9 answers

Mentioning a public domain algorithm in a provisional patent application

I'm preparing a provisional patent application specification for a computer software containing multiple classes. One function includes a maze solver. There are many maze solving algorithms available online, and in fact the one I used in the software was also taken from the Internet. [more inside]
posted by spacefire on Jul 16, 2016 - 4 answers

Photo management in a cross platform household

Increasingly getting frustrated with our inability to deal with iOS + Android + Dropbox photo management on a Mac. Help. [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Jul 15, 2016 - 3 answers

How to date photos at least into the right order...

Is there any software to let me visually sort and assign temporary placeholder dates to my scanned photos? [more inside]
posted by blue_wardrobe on Jul 14, 2016 - 4 answers

Need a slideshow that plays individual sound files for each picture

I would like to make a slideshow where each picture has a short sound file associated with it. So a picture comes up and it plays a 3 second mp3 once during the display, then repeats with another card. [more inside]
posted by Melsky on Jul 5, 2016 - 4 answers

Is there a better solution than Excel?

I have over a hundred vintage sewing patterns (and about half again as many modern ones) and a fabric stash sufficient to make at least 2/3 of the patterns. I am looking for some sort of cataloging option. I'm using Excel, but it does not handle pictures well (right now, each pattern has a link to its page--assuming it has one--at vintagepatterns.wikia.com, but fabric swatches are not really archived online) and I'd like a system that's both visual and descriptive. [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick on Jun 30, 2016 - 13 answers

My mp3, she is busted

A few years ago, I'd amassed an impressive mp3 collection, organized obsessively on an internal hard drive. One day something happened: some of my mp3s suddenly became... other mp3s. Not just one other mp3, but several in a row. [more inside]
posted by dozo on Jun 28, 2016 - 2 answers

Database software for managing pricing information / quotes

I'm looking for database software for managing vendor quotes (for industrial equipment). [more inside]
posted by beepbeepboopboop on Jun 27, 2016 - 3 answers

Project Tracking Software for a Beginner

What's a good piece of non-cloud software to track project completion for a small office? [more inside]
posted by Ndwright on Jun 26, 2016 - 9 answers

What's the best way to find a developer job in another city?

I'm a former .NET developer that moved from NYC doing large enterprise apps to a small smartup in a much smaller city doing really cool bleeding edge Javascript apps. I really like being out of the enterprise space and doing product development. However, everything in the town I am in is either enterprise or very corporate and I'm just burnt out on that. What's the best job search method to look for something in a city with more opportunity? I'm thinking SF or back to NYC but willing to live anywhere. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2016 - 3 answers

Looking for decent PHP-based (or hosted) web forum software

I'm looking for good, open-source PHP forum / message board software. Or a straightforward hosted solution. [more inside]
posted by escape from the potato planet on Jun 22, 2016 - 5 answers

I want to write a family history book but MS Word isn't cutting it...

I have 30 years of family history research, documentation, photos, interviews, notes - I also have a bunch of info between my ears that I never got around to writing down. Funds are tight right now, so paying someone to write a book for me isn't going to happen. I need recommendations (as in, you've done this) for software, open source is best, which will help me organize and publish my family history as an ebook, with the option to pay a publisher some day for hard copies.
posted by brownrd on Jun 20, 2016 - 23 answers

Simple software to print basic music?

My teacher has helped me work out some areangements of public domain pieces suitable for use by an adult onset harper (me). My messy notation is holding me back. Exists there a simple program to let me enter my scrawly notes and produce a tidy, easily read sheet of music? [more inside]
posted by Nancy_LockIsLit_Palmer on Jun 20, 2016 - 8 answers

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