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Who can help evaluate a grad school application?

I'm applying to grad school after a long time - it's been 15 years since undergrad. Is there such a thing as a career counselor/guidance counselor for grad schools (ideally in the New York City area) that can help your evaluate and help you improve your application? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 22, 2014 - 1 answer

Flexible Lecture Notes Application for Mac OS or Pen and Paper?

What are the best options for freeform note-taking on a notebook computer these days? (not an iPad). I am returning to Uni to do an MA in Sept and considering whether I should go "old school" pen and paper w/ notebooks or if I should find a reasonable lecture notes application that allows quick easy diagraming, arrows etc and more unstructured text. [more inside]
posted by mary8nne on Aug 22, 2014 - 14 answers

Help me GTD: Analysis Paralysis Applications & GTD

Help me implement GTD in a manageable fashion. I get lost in details, and need help keeping track of the pieces. I have access to web apps and a shiny new ipad air. Snowflakes inside. Tell me what has worked for you, and please offer practical advice. [more inside]
posted by Draccy on Jul 1, 2014 - 7 answers

Help me respect people in my life that don't seem like they are trying.

It feels like people in my life aren't trying hard enough, but as I have felt this way multiple times now, I realize the problem is within me. My life has been pretty easy because I try really hard and get good results. Does anyone have any perspectives/advice for me? Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by bbqturtle on May 14, 2014 - 75 answers

How to send documents on a weekly schedule, with staggered signup dates?

I need to send out a distribution of a PDF file, such as a lesson series. Each subscriber to the lessons gets the next article in the series each week. New articles are regularly added to the bottom of the list, keeping the series going. But newly added subscribers need to start at the top of the list of lessons. [more inside]
posted by skypieces on May 1, 2014 - 2 answers

When (not?) to ask for a job.

I've prepared a speculative application for a job in Industry in the UK. It has been suggested to me that sending it now would be a mistake since we're heading into the Easter holidays. Is this good advice that I should follow or just a cynical opinion from someone who has nothing at stake? [more inside]
posted by Eumachia L F on Apr 15, 2014 - 9 answers

Track ALL THE THINGS

I see lots of writing submissions trackers, such as Duotrope and Assignmint, and job application trackers like Huntsy and StartWire. Is there a web app that helps me track multiple kinds of submissions? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Mar 16, 2014 - 1 answer

Checklist app with alarm notification?

I have to take medicine within a certain window every day, and while I'm getting used to it, I'd love to have an app for Android (or other great solution) with a notification that doesn't disappear until I acknowledge I've taken my medicine and that will notify me when its time to take it. If anyone knows of any app with this functionality, that'd me amazing - I've looked at alarm clock and checklist apps, but they either don't capture the time-sensitive nature of this or disappear as soon as I look at the notification. Thanks, metafilter!
posted by superlibby on Feb 25, 2014 - 14 answers

Dynamic web forms: find a builder or make from scratch?

I have a couple web forms I'd like to make: one for a professional purpose, another for personal use (though that could exist as a program or an app that I don't know about). Is it better to find a service that will allow you to build conditional forms, or can they be made from scratch with some ease? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 16, 2014 - 8 answers

Large scale web applications running on Windows

As a long time Linux Engineer I enjoy reading about the technologies used by sites like Twitter, Facebook, Etsy, Yahoo (for things like Flickr) and other large sites to build things out to scale. I often lend a hand with Windows customers at work and it recently occurred to me that I've never seen a website or blog posts that relate to scaling on Windows. [more inside]
posted by togdon on Dec 17, 2013 - 6 answers

Pimp my iPad/iPhone/Macbook with £70

I bought a new macbook and it came with a £70 ($110) gift card for use in iTunes, iBookstore, and Mac App store. I have a Macbook air, iPad 3 and iPhone 4, and I'm definitely not making full use of any of them, especially the iPad. I know I can sell it but I'd rather see if there's anything I could use it for first. What should I use the gift card for? [more inside]
posted by pikeandshield on Oct 6, 2013 - 3 answers

Moving from academia to consulting

I recently left a tenure-track position(!) for geographic reasons (spouse's job). At this point I am not wedded to staying in the faculty track, and have been applying for admin positions as well as faculty ones. However, I recently saw an ad for an analyst job in a higher ed consulting firm in a topic area where I have experience and interest, and I am very seriously considering applying. I have some questions about how to format my resume and cover letter . [more inside]
posted by pamplemousse of love on Sep 27, 2013 - 8 answers

It's App-ademic

I recently bought a Nexus 7 (I love it!) as a companion to academic work. I've primarily been using Google apps for communication and collaboration over Drive and Gmail, in addition to traditional tablet tasks like web browsing and social media. However I'm less than impressed with the bundled PDF reader, and would really like suggestions (first) about good .pdf reading software that allows for rich annotations in documents. Secondly, I'm interest in any productivity apps for Android tablets that others have used for academic / writing / office style work. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Sep 18, 2013 - 10 answers

Cool things to do with a Mac mini server hosted in a datacenter?

I recently got a Mac mini server hosted in a datacenter in order to host my CRM server, and now I'm wondering what other useful things I can do with it. [more inside]
posted by ferdinandcc on Jul 14, 2013 - 6 answers

iPad math apps for a 10-year-old?

My son is 10 years old and going into 5th grade in the fall (but he usually does 6th grade math). He likes Stack the States, and we're looking for a math app with similar appeal. We already have Sushi Monster and his younger sister loves it, but I'd like something more challenging for him.
posted by The corpse in the library on Jun 25, 2013 - 11 answers

How to allow other users access to installed applications on Mac OS X?

I have some apps installed under the admin account on my Mac. I set up standard user accounts on this machine, and I would like these users to access the already installed applications. When they run the app, it either opens in trial mode or asks for a serial number, even though they are already installed. Is there any way to do this?
posted by dhruva on Jun 5, 2013 - 13 answers

Android apps for a six-year-old?

I bought my son a low-end Android tablet and now I want to load it up with quality applications. I'm looking for equal parts entertainment, education, and beautiful UI. [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Apr 5, 2013 - 8 answers

I need to learn the basics of APIs

I'm a web developer who is very capable with HTML and CSS, but that's about it. I am fairly comfortable with SQL, but now I need to learn to develop an API. I'd like to read a good book on the subject. Is there such a book? All I can find are things that explain why an API is useful, or things that assume you already know what you're doing in order to build/use an API.
posted by dylan_k on Feb 11, 2013 - 11 answers

Don't judge me, just tell me what apps to "download"

So I am now an owner of the Samsung Chromebook 3 (yup, "The $249 laptop from Google"). It fits, well enough, what I need, and it's definitely what I can afford. (I have access to a laptop at work.) [more inside]
posted by availablelight on Feb 4, 2013 - 3 answers

Where can you find reliable Android reviews?

Where are there reliable Android reviews for both applications and games? Metacritic does not yet have an aggregator for Android and Play Store ratings are of little use. So what is recommended? [more inside]
posted by sien on Jan 24, 2013 - 4 answers

How much emphasis to place on the C+?

How much focus, if any, on my "blemished" academic record, and my change of field, should I place in my personal statements for graduate school? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2012 - 12 answers

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood... and I took the one where I went crazy for a month to raise my score 40 points... and that uh... has made all the difference?

GRE-Filter: I was happy with my GRE scores. Then, I received word that I have the opportunity to get into a super-duper-top-tier doctoral program previously inaccessible. However, my Quantitative Score--while still in the range of accepted scores over the years for this program--is now less-than-stellar relatively speaking. Is it crazy to think I could study intensely for about a month and improve my score 30-50 points? Am I overthinking this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2012 - 12 answers

Two jobs with one application?

Job number citing for two almost identical jobs? [more inside]
posted by Hakaisha on Sep 16, 2012 - 1 answer

I need my own TA

Can anyone walk me through the application procedure for international graduate students at the University of Cape Town? [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 on Sep 12, 2012 - 2 answers

Best way to save song lyrics for offline usage?

What is the best app/way to download and cache lyrics for a large iTunes library? [more inside]
posted by [vagabond] on Sep 4, 2012 - 2 answers

Asking for letters of recommendation by email?

Thinking about applying to graduate school while living off-campus-- when and how to ask for letters? [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Aug 17, 2012 - 8 answers

I would love some App ideas for a new Nexus 7 tablet.

I would love some App ideas for a new Nexus 7 tablet. [more inside]
posted by wwax on Jul 19, 2012 - 25 answers

Like a moth to a naked light.

How can I improve my chances of getting into graduate programs? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on May 14, 2012 - 3 answers

What are some examples of small web apps that earn their creators a side-income? What are the stories behind them?

What are some examples of small web apps that earn their creators a side-income? What are the stories behind them? [more inside]
posted by philipy on Mar 22, 2012 - 12 answers

When do I tell my boss I'm applying for another job?

When should I tell my supervisor about a job within our organization that I intend to apply for? [more inside]
posted by Mrs Roy G Biv on Mar 20, 2012 - 13 answers

Coding sample as part of a job application?

If I'm applying for a junior developer job in a web company, and they ask for a code sample along with the resume, what sorts of things would make a good sample? How much code is just enough/too little/too much? What would make a sample supergood, or the opposite? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Feb 22, 2012 - 8 answers

When does helping become cheating

How much help is too much help when it comes to a friend's application to an accountancy training programme? [more inside]
posted by muhonnin on Feb 3, 2012 - 9 answers

Why do grad schools need to know what other schools you are applying to?

Why do grad school applications ask you what other schools you are applying to? Will being honest hinder my chances at getting into a competitive program? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2011 - 13 answers

Is there a nice-looking website that will let me track multiple college applications?

Is there a nice-looking website that will let me track multiple college applications? [more inside]
posted by krisken on Dec 14, 2011 - 5 answers

How do I write unique cover letters?

Help me write eyecatching cover letters. [more inside]
posted by raynax on Nov 30, 2011 - 10 answers

Sign Up Here One Click In Real Life

Looking for a user friendly way to let people sign up for an email newsletter at a live event. Other than forcing them to enter their emails right into the right website, how can I simplify the current process of a person writing their email down, and a different person writing it into a spread sheet, and then someone else uploading the emails into the newsletter system? Is there an iPad app for this? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Nov 10, 2011 - 10 answers

what is the deal with the family educational rights and privacy act of 1974?

I'm applying to graduate school. Apparently I have the right, under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (34 CFR 99.12), to examine letters of recommendation written about me. Every application I've filled out so far has asked me if I'd like to waive this right, should I? [more inside]
posted by Hoenikker on Nov 9, 2011 - 21 answers

Is there a higher bar of native apps? Why or why not?

Is gathering application usage data for analytic purposes ethical? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Aug 15, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me keep my commute educational...

What are some good educational phone applications? [more inside]
posted by shaun uh on Jul 29, 2011 - 5 answers

Your default install application listing for a windos Computer

What are your default installs on a windows computer? [more inside]
posted by bleucube on Jun 21, 2011 - 20 answers

"Well, he can't make a resume..."

Are skill based CVs used for entry level job applications in the US? [more inside]
posted by OrangeDrink on Jun 12, 2011 - 13 answers

Seeking the state of the art in location-based smartphone apps.

Seeking the state-of-the-art in location-based smartphone (iPhone & Android) apps. [more inside]
posted by Tufa on May 31, 2011 - 5 answers

Very Simple Collaborative Solution??

Need very simple collaborative software for a new organization.. [more inside]
posted by doub1ejack on Mar 29, 2011 - 6 answers

Sync Todo with Android/iPhone

I want to sync a todo list from my Android phone to my girlfriend's iPhone. [more inside]
posted by babble on Mar 14, 2011 - 15 answers

Is there an app that can tell me where to go next?

Is there an app that has google maps integration that can do this? [more inside]
posted by fantodstic on Mar 7, 2011 - 3 answers

I need someone to tell me what's cool for web applications

Where do you go to find recommendations for the best new web widgets and applications? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Mar 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Timekeeping for Virtual Assistants, and Complicated Cell Phone Questions.

How can I best keep track of my time when working remotely for another party? I'll be responding to inquiries by cell phone, and double-checking to make sure insurance information is kosher. But I have a problem: I have no idea how to keep track of my time. [more inside]
posted by thelastcamel on Feb 10, 2011 - 5 answers

Tool to create an iPad application/interactive publication

I want to create something similar to the Martha Stewart iPad application. It's a little more interactive than a straight e-book. It has similarities to other applications (wired, etc)... Enough similarities that I thought there must be a tool that would let you create something without having to create and code something unique each time. [more inside]
posted by rdurbin on Feb 9, 2011 - 1 answer

Start it up, shut it down, but on a schedule

What's the best and most reasonably priced software (or free method), on both the Mac and PC platforms, for scheduling computer startup and shutdown, along with application startup and shutdown. Different software for each platform is fine. Being able to control this from an iPhone would be great too. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jan 27, 2011 - 6 answers

new mail?

Email client for Mac? [more inside]
posted by wandering_not_lost on Jan 20, 2011 - 12 answers

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