How do I implement a more custom look for a Microsoft Access database? [more inside]
posted by benjh
on Mar 9, 2005 -
Linux music-playing application with specific features needed [moencide]. [more inside]
posted by Capn
on Feb 15, 2005 -
I need an application (preferably web based) in which I can enter a word, including surnames, and get the phonetic spelling in return. Any ideas?
posted by Heatwole
on Feb 1, 2005 -
Due to "security concerns," my web host provider has just banned two Form-to-email scripts
(Formmail and NMS Formmail). Now I'm hard up to find a replacement. Any ideas? I'd prefer a solution that doesn't require a mastery of PERL to configure.
posted by Pinwheel
on Jan 17, 2005 -
Im too good to pay for a remote desktop application so I searched for the best/most secure and found Back Oriface 2k. The problem is that now Mcafee shits it self and deletes it! Is there anyway to get McAfee to ignore or it am i going to have to uninstall Mcafee?
or - second question: Is there a better one out there that doesn't have the unfortunate reputation as being a script kiddie tool?
posted by Tryptophan-5ht
on Jan 12, 2005 -
I have several thousand html files that I need to edit, basically removing a block of text from each. Does anyone know a Windows app (preferably free) that will mass-edit a folder of files?
posted by kickerofelves
on Jan 8, 2005 -
I'm looking for a software that will allow me to take a passage of music and slow it down but not change the pitch. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold
on Dec 6, 2004 -
As a follow-up to this question
, I'm looking for an online application that will let me set up a calendar and will email me daily reminders of the day's events. I need to do this online, because I move around a lot and am constantly using different PCs (so an Outlook/Eudora/Etc. solution won't work). I would like to be able to get a reminder the night before and one the morning-of. Google suggests there are several such services. Are there any really good ones? Bonus: Has anyone invented one that will phone you or leave your a text message?
posted by grumblebee
on Dec 5, 2004 -
A friend, who is a prominent Australian comedic voice talent, would like to dynamically stitch together disparate mp3s through a web interface and convert the resulting mp3 to suitable delivery for mobile phone voicemail recordings via MMS. While i can conceptualise the web interace and preview mechanism through flash, I am clueless to how the backend would work.
So, what specific technolgies should i enquire into to make this dream a reality (i am aware this kind of application development would be pricey), and also, are there any sites that you know of doing this at the moment?
posted by elphTeq
on Dec 1, 2004 -
Is there a way to save my Imagination at work
sketch? Not that I don't trust GE to save my artwork for all time, but I don't. [mi]
posted by codger
on Nov 18, 2004 -
Do you know of any online application that I can install on my own server for organaizing a petition?
posted by hoder
on Oct 25, 2004 -
I'm looking for a command line program for linux, that will take screenshots / screengrabs of webpages automatically ... [more inside]
posted by ajbattrick
on Oct 15, 2004 -
My own blue thread
makes me want to know how I can record these concerts (Real media streams) to my hard drive and then
convert to MP3 and then
break them up into individual tracks. I'm on OS X Panther and prefer iTunes but will download whatever.
posted by dobbs
on Sep 19, 2004 -
I teach computer classes. Most of my classes are taught on PCs, but there's a Mac classroom next door. I was watching that class throught the window, and I noticed that there was a bright red halo around the intructor's mouse pointer. I would LOVE to teach this way, because many students have trouble seeing -- when my PC is projected on a screen -- where my mouse is pointing. So here's my question: is there an app for the PC that will make your mouse -- inside applications -- look more noticable? I'd rather not make the mouse bigger, but something like a halo or ring would be awesome.
posted by grumblebee
on Sep 7, 2004 -
I have a friend who's developing an application that solves a board game via visual recognition of the current state of the board. The image is captured via a webcam, and he's currently in the midst of discovering that the quality of the image (or specifically, the color and white balance) acquired by CMOS-based webcams is just subpar. Can anyone recommend a decent, inexpensive (less than $75, perhaps?) CCD-based webcam?
posted by delfuego
on Aug 10, 2004 -
- I have a .pdf upon which I need to enter information (think of it like an application with blanks for application-y stuff like name and address). The .pdf is not a form, however. Currently, the only option seems to be printing the document and then using either a pen or a typewriter to fill in the blanks. There simply must be a way to get this information onto the .pdf electronically instead ... mustn't there? Your help is much appreciated.
posted by Sinner
on Jul 16, 2004 -
PHP Application Frameworks. Google and the other usual suspects seem to be pointing me toward the big guys, but I'm not looking for an enterprise-level framework, rather a smallish, lightweight tool that will--given some kind of definition information--render a reasonably simple administrative interface; i.e., the kind my grandma could use. I've been working on a homegrown version as a stopgap, but does anyone have any recommendations for something like this? [more inside]
posted by oissubke
on Jun 3, 2004 -
Every once in a while, when I search Google, I end up with some weird search results
. All ads. It doesn't happen all the time and I don't know if it's Google stooping to a new low, or if it's me and some kind of adware. Note that I also get a pop-up window
with this page that has a couple other ad links. [more inside]
posted by MrAnonymous
on May 20, 2004 -
Graduate school acceptance. Or really, not. I need some advice from all of you over-educated metafilterites. What do you do when you don't get accepted to your first choice graduate school? Besides, obviously, not attend. Have any of you had any luck with reapplying, and if so, what did you change on your application to "do the trick?" Anyone have luck with taking classes as a non-matriculated student just to get your foot in the door? Any advice is much appreciated.
posted by hummus
on May 10, 2004 -
Music software reccomendation needed: I'm looking for a very simple VSTi host application for Windows. All it needs to do is load a VSTi plugin and send external MIDI input to it - no sequencing, no effect chains. And, it needs to work on Windows 95. (There seem to be a few of these available for MacOSX, but Google doesn't give me any for Windows) Any suggestions?
posted by Jimbob
on May 9, 2004 -
I'm trying to get my application (VB, but that doesn't matter) to connect to the internet and support proxy servers that require a username and password. The former is easy, the latter not. What I'm doing is sending Proxy-Authorization: Basic [authentication]
in the header (where [authentication] is "username:password" base64 encoded) with each request. However the proxy server keeps reporting error 407 (authentication required). I've read the RFC's, I've read google groups but I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. Any ideas?
posted by ralawrence
on Apr 30, 2004 -
I've just bought a CD-Burner from ebay. No maker's mark on it, so how can I tell what model it is? (lots of serial numbers all over it). Also, I need a good CD burning program. Can anyone recommend any free applications? [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo
on Mar 31, 2004 -
World clocks. I am trying to put together a clock application and can't work out how to discern the actual time is in each city. The time zone part is easy, but a great many countries (most?) use seasonal time adjustments. I have an online world clock on my screen and a physical one hanging above my head. How do they work?
posted by elliot100
on Feb 10, 2004 -
Suppose I wanted to build a web site on which a number of items was listed that were available for members of that web site to sign out. I would want the status of items (in/out) to be viewable by people looking to take out items in real time. What would I need to do this and who would I hire to do it? In addition, what would I expect to pay? What's the best way to find such a person?
posted by dobbs
on Feb 5, 2004 -
A timekeeping application? I'm looking for an application which makes tracking time spent on something easier. Think something you'd use to record billable hours when you have more than a score of clients and are doing things for them in 15-30 minute slices (not necessarily contiguous) throughout the day.
posted by namespan
on Feb 3, 2004 -
Has anyone got specific recommendations or gripes about "retail e-commerce solutions"? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by johnny novak
on Jan 30, 2004 -
This month, I'm applying to Pharmacy school at UGA. The one "essay" goes: "In the space provided below, please provide a personal statement as to what skills, talents, or abilities you posses that will be helpful to you in our program."
Not looking for anyone to write my mini-essay, but anyone in the field of Pharmacy or admissions got any suggestions as to anything I could put on there to seperate my application from everyone else, or just pointers as to what kind of key words/phrases admissions poeple might be looking for?
posted by jmd82
on Jan 14, 2004 -
I'd like to hear some tips involving the questionably important Grad School Application Personal Statement. The program I'm applying for does require a Master's Thesis, and while I've got a decent idea of some areas I'm interested in, obviously I've got nothing specifically pinned down (more inside). [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones
on Jan 5, 2004 -
I'd like a good calendar app that does things like color-code events, remind me of dates (when I log on or start up, even if the calendar isn't running), and come with stuff like major holidays pre-coded. That's why I'm not happy with the WOrks Calendar.
Oh, and I'd like it to be free, and Windows XP comaptible. I've done the searching, and am so far empty-handed. Do you folks use anything you'd recommend?
posted by tr33hggr
on Jan 4, 2004 -
I use Gallery
for the gallery of photos on my website. It's got a great feature set -- the main reason I don't just switch to a different web gallery app -- but the the code is so bloated that it would take weeks for me to slim it down enough that it would match the minimalist templates on the rest of my site. I think a better solution might be to use a couple of minimalist scripts to go into the Gallery database and pull a customized, minimal version of the output that could then be integrated into my site. Does anyone know where I could download or buy such a script or add-on?
posted by oissubke
on Dec 27, 2003 -
This might be a little too specific, but does anyone know of a method to force a CD drive to spin continuously while running a Director app? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by backOfYourMind
on Dec 10, 2003 -