Looking to pick up a new laptop.
Where is the best place online to find reviews of laptops to compare specs, pricing etc.? Looking for a PC OS, not an Apple one.
posted by derekislost
on May 16, 2005 -
I want to include a counter on my website. I don't want to use a "free" counter that includes links or advertisement on my site. I'd rather just write the code in myself for a simple, small, black-and-white counter. Can anyone help me?
posted by Il Furioso
on May 10, 2005 -
I've just established the domain for my first website, and look forward to learning how to update and maintain it. (I currently know nothing
about how to do it, but I'm an eager learner.) For the moment, I'd like to host about 25 movie files and 100 images, and could use some advice on how to do this. [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu
on May 4, 2005 -
In the "links from external pages" section of my blog's statistics, I'm getting hits from a lot of different poker websites. They don't seem to actually be linking to me, though. Is this some sort of strange spam thing? What is going on?
posted by buriednexttoyou
on Apr 19, 2005 -
I'm looking for a content management system /w "shop" functionality to post a few hundred pictures that can be ordered and paid for via paypal. Requirements are that the site can be set up in different categories that can have a different theme or skin applied to.
I've tried Mambo /w PHP-SHOP but that doesn't allow for great enough theme differences for the categories. Gallery and it's look-alikes don't really meet the needs because an ordering part of it is really needed.
Any suggestions? I found something that might meet the needs but it's in java. Perl or PHP would be best, ASP, ruby or python would work as well.
posted by joshgray
on Apr 16, 2005 -
Anybody have a clue what's going on at BovineUnite.com
? Billboards started showing up here in the Baltimore area a week or so ago. The site is registered locally, but the execution of the site seems too good to be just some local prank. So far, the only Google reference to the site is a Craigslist ad
looking for people to travel around Maryland wearing the cowsuit. What are they advertising? Skim milk? Chick-Fil-A?
posted by baltimore
on Apr 6, 2005 -
Back in late 2001 or 2002 there was a Metafilter link to a Geocities-type page that was a bunch of ridiculous patriotic stuff all heaped on one page, replete with WAV of "boot in your ass the American way" or some such. It was enough to bog down my browser. Any idea where this was? Even the MeFi link would be great just to read the hilarious comments.
posted by shannymara
on Apr 6, 2005 -
My sister has recently requested that I build an online web store to sell her one a kind purses and other one of a kind fabrications. [more inside]
posted by chiababe
on Apr 2, 2005 -
posted by smcniven
on Mar 13, 2005 -
My company is considering sponsoring a website design contest for grades K-12, with an informational theme. (We're a public utility.) I'm trying to find out how many such contests we might be competing with. Where do teachers go to find contests/competitions like this for their students? So far, I know about ThinkQuest
, Global Virtual Classroom
, and CyberFair
. In addition to these large national/international contests, are there any Midwest-area website competitions for kids/teens?
posted by Joleta
on Mar 6, 2005 -
Domain mapping to a TypePad blog. For the past 10 days, I have desperately been trying to map a domain name to my TypePad blog. Every solution offered to me by either TypePad or my registrar seems to undo something else. I am trying to: have the domain mapped seamlessly (masked, I believe it's called), but also for the Permalinks (unique urls) to work. I am in over my head! [more inside]
posted by fionab
on Feb 28, 2005 -
What free hit counter do you guys recommend for a blog?
posted by guictx
on Feb 9, 2005 -
[CD FileSystemFilter] - Trying to burn HTML onto a CD and making a shortcut that links several dirs deep WITHOUT specifying a drive letter/name or running a Web server [MI] [more inside]
posted by bkdelong
on Feb 9, 2005 -
Looking for online website building software for a free webhosting community. (MI) [more inside]
posted by lobstah
on Feb 5, 2005 -
I used to use mydomain.com to handle website and email forwarding. I would just set the DNS to their servers, and set the forwarding to a spot on my server, and it worked perfectly.
I want to be able to manage all my domain forwarding from one account that dosen't charge per domain.
posted by andrewzipp
on Feb 1, 2005 -
Is there a script (perl or php, no MySQL because I don't understand it and don't want to learn it) that password-protects a webpage so that it can be viewed only by someone who logs in with a username and a password, and also logs that user, so that you can have a record (very important) of who's viewed the page? If so, where can I get me one?
posted by iconomy
on Jan 26, 2005 -
There used to be a web browser plug-in that let people write stuff all over websites. I think it was called Tribal Voice. Is there anything like that now?
posted by krisjohn
on Jan 22, 2005 -
Why do I have so many referrer entries for www.example.com in the web stats for my site? [more inside]
posted by fletchmuy
on Jan 18, 2005 -
I am building a website using css. I have it setup so that it automatically places a border around my images. How can I make one image ignore this css tag?
posted by chiababe
on Jan 12, 2005 -
What websites throughout net history would make your list of paradigm-shifting or milestone sites that established new patterns and possibilities for www content and functionality. Recent examples on my list are Flickr
but I’m trying to identify the advent of similarly ground breaking websites over the past 15 years. Also do you know of any representations/timelines of this kind of thing?
posted by atom71
on Jan 6, 2005 -
I'm developing a form Adobe Acrobat which, when submitting, calls a php script, which performs an INSERT into a MySQL database, then comes back with a "Thank you" web page. The script is called just fine and the INSERT works, but the browser hangs on the Thank You page. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by jpoulos
on Jan 6, 2005 -
Does anyone know of a website that rates realtors in Manhattan?
posted by mert
on Jan 2, 2005 -
Webcam Automatic Image Upload:
I want to have my webcam picture automatically uploaded to my server every once in a while and displayed on my website
because I'm narcissistic
to provide visitors with somewhat interactive content. [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by christin
on Jan 1, 2005 -
Comment Spam question. Recently I've been hit with hundreds of comment spams to my weblog (MT 3.0 w/ mt-blacklist). The funny thing is the links aren't to the normal kind of sites. The domain names are randoms letters that don't resolve and the text is usually a person's name. For example the link might be 'Lucille' with the domain of xzxesfseor.com.
Why are the comment spammers doing this? Are they attempting to overwhelm the blacklist systems with nonsense? Any explanations?
posted by Argyle
on Dec 29, 2004 -
Any mefi's out there able to point me to some quality astronomy/telscope websites? Small/niche/indie sites also welcomed. (mi) [more inside]
posted by efalk
on Dec 27, 2004 -
Suggestions for swapping-goods web site? I've done the eBay thing, but looking for swapping goods for goods. [more inside]
posted by benjh
on Dec 13, 2004 -
I am looking for a reliable website that ranks the top websites by hits, preferably with search or at least categories. I am working on a project, and I need to find the top online casino's.
posted by Quartermass
on Dec 10, 2004 -
What do people use to schedule meetings. I'm told it can be done with Outlook, but I hate Outlook. Is there a web site that makes this painless. I'm envisioning a calendar where people can mark the times that they can't attend a meeting so that it's easy to see when the meeting CAN be scheduled. Any help appreciated.
posted by Outlawyr
on Dec 10, 2004 -
Any personal suggestions for a free service that would spider a website and return a comprehensive site map? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by fijiwriter
on Dec 9, 2004 -
I'd like to set up a simple poll (3 choices + show results) on a web site I maintain. I would like to host it on our server and pleasantly integrate it into the site (i.e. customisable css would be good). I've looked into some free poll scripts and reviewed the read me files but am dealing with things I know nothing about. Thoughts? Assistance [+]? [more inside]
posted by Dick Paris
on Dec 7, 2004 -
I'm looking for a website that I stumbled upon once that had a series of online Christian propaganda comic books covering topics like teen sex, creationism, and the evils of rock music.
posted by buriednexttoyou
on Dec 2, 2004 -
Securing a website: I just bought a domain and some web space. My immediate question is: how do I "close" my directories, so that everyone in the world can't browse them just by typing in the directory URL. My larger question is: what are the best practices for securing a website or a weblog? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by gd779
on Dec 1, 2004 -
Is the site Link and Think
dead? It hasn't been updated since last year.Are there alternatives out there for the blogging community?
posted by bearybipolar
on Nov 28, 2004 -
I am the "neighbourhood geek" where I live, and so end up giving away a lot of free tech support. I am perfectly happy to do so, and now plan to start up my own web site where I dispense knowledge I have recently been asked for to the world. Kinda like "SlashDot... for dummies".
If the site gets sufficiently popular I may place some Google ads on it, but first I need to get my site "out there" and so I need to advertise, which I am willing to spend a few currency units on. I was going to use Google AdWords, but I'm really useless at picking keywords.
Are there better places to advertise, based on the target audience (non-geeks and wannabe-geeks) of my site?
posted by Mwongozi
on Nov 7, 2004 -
I'm restarting my book review site. However, things on the Net have changed quite a bit since I launched it in 1997, and now I'm worried about breaches of etiquette. [MI] [more inside]
posted by Electric Elf
on Oct 24, 2004 -
I'm looking for basic online project management software or hosted service. I've checked out BaseCamp an ProjectForum. All I really need is a blog that allows users to attach files for easy file exchange and get updates on the project. Can you recommend anything else? Or do you heartily endorse one of the above?
posted by strangeleftydoublethink
on Oct 21, 2004 -
Is there such a thing as a Web site where you can type in the name of a particular organization or domain, and find out what e-mail scheme they assign their employees? Let's say you're trying to locate John Smith at the fictitious Omni Product Corporation...then you could look up the company and find out whether they typically give out addresses that are "firstname.lastname@example.org," "johnsmith@...," "js,"...etc.? I realize this sounds like a spam apocalypse, but it would be so useful.
posted by inksyndicate
on Oct 15, 2004 -
I want to create a website which visitors can "annotate" with something more than a simple commenting system. Basically, I'm looking for Flickr
posted by sanitycheck
on Oct 6, 2004 -
[FrontPagePostFilter]. What link has been the victim of the most front page posts on MeFi? I wonder, only because Strandbeest
hit its 4th one today and I suspect that the record's got
to be higher than that.
posted by warhol
on Sep 28, 2004 -
If I suddenly posted something on my website that I knew would get a ton of traffic, what would be the best way to, literally, capitalize on that traffic? If lightning struck, who would I call/partner with to make sure I got the maximum $$ possible out of all those eyeballs? Assume "selling out to the Man" would not be a concern, and further assume I would have very little time to arrange whatever the answer is. Also, assume the new higher traffic would be short-lived, a few weeks at most.
posted by luser
on Sep 24, 2004 -
It shouldn't have been done, but now it is.... and I hope I don't have to recreate it - A friends site was created in Publisher, not by me. They asked me to get it on the web for them. They gave it to me on DVD it was 900MB. I simply did a file- save as...webpage. At that point it was 500MB. Then I deleted all of the .wmz files and oledata.mso - and uploaded the page. It's viewable in firefox well, but none of the graphics show up in IE. I don't get it... I'm sure it's cause I didn't upload the wmz and the oledata but it works in Firefox, so I know the files are there. Do I have to rebuild this site from scratch?
posted by TuxHeDoh
on Sep 21, 2004 -
I'm not a coder by any means, so I'm stumbling through some CSS code for a single-page website. More inside -> [more inside]
posted by robbie01
on Sep 14, 2004 -