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Remote file management

I've been tasked to find a solution for the following: We make software for different kinds of machines. The machines are all controlled from Windows PCs connected to each machine individually. Every developer who has to test something copies their newly built software on a flash drive, walks out to the lab, makes a backup of what was running on the PC connected to that particular machine, puts in their own software, runs the tests, and in the end copies everything back like it was before. [more inside]
posted by Harald74 on Nov 6, 2013 - 6 answers

Wordpress Twitter Tools replacement

I've been using Twitter Tools on my Wordpress blog for a while now but it's not working the way I want. I tried using the newer beta version but that doesn't actually work at all. There's like a million Twitter-related plugins for Wordpress but which one(s) does what I want? Details within. [more inside]
posted by tommasz on May 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Can I force iOS apps to WiFi-only mode?

How do I prevent iOS apps from using 3G on my Bell-account iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Apr 17, 2012 - 7 answers

How to create a wireless network that uses another wireless network for internet access?

Network configuration question: I have a desktop with a wifi card, a wireless router, and an external wireless connection I have access to. I want to connect the desktop to the external wireless connection, then connect the wireless router to the desktop, creating a second wireless network with internet access. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Mar 18, 2012 - 2 answers

Looking for a tool to reccommend a laptop configuration

Is there a tool online that might be able to tell me what parameters I would want for a new computer (probably laptop) given my current patterns of use? Looking in stores leads me to think I don't need the high end models but I'd hate to buy something only to find out I should have sprung for the extra RAM. [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Jul 19, 2011 - 9 answers

Configuring a cisco router using command line interface...

Help me configure my CISCO 877 router... [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on Jul 13, 2011 - 10 answers

How to configuring my Cisco 877 small business router for the Internet...

Please help me configuring my Cisco 877 small business router for the Internet... [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on Jul 5, 2011 - 5 answers

What do you call someone who configures software?

What do you call someone who configures software? [more inside]
posted by lips on Jun 22, 2011 - 17 answers

Do usb and firewire outlets exist?

Can I set up usb connections, dvd/cd drives, and other computer stuff in separate rooms? Do usb and firewire, and dvd/cd drive outlets exist that can be mounted in wall-boxes? [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Feb 3, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me customize Firefox's Awesomebar behavior.

How do I get Firefox to auto-resolve one word entries into the URL bar to .com, rather than initiating a google search? [more inside]
posted by danny the boy on Jan 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Standardize our laptops!

What do you put in your standard laptop configuration for business? [more inside]
posted by keep it tight on Jun 11, 2010 - 9 answers

Suggestions on configuring a MacBook for an elderly person?

Ideas/suggestions for configuring an older MacBook for an elderly, non-Mac user? [more inside]
posted by Napoleonic Terrier on May 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Can/should I use a different ssh keypair for each remote host?

How can I use a different ssh keypair for different remote hosts? (Or, alternatively: is this overkill?) [more inside]
posted by weston on May 6, 2010 - 8 answers

Help configuring VLC Media Player

I am setting up a computer for an art gallery show, and I want to configure VLC to automatically launch and play a DVD in full screen mode when the computer boots. Can anyone recommend the best way to do this on a Windows XP system? Being able to disable the on screen transport controls would also be a plus.
posted by theButterFly on Jan 22, 2010 - 3 answers

Space for change

How can I reconcile Emacs, Firefox, and Cocoa controls' keyboard navigation, and still use Spaces' keyboard shortcuts? [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on Jun 29, 2009 - 1 answer

You have _this_ video card, you have _this_much_ RAM, you have _this_many_disks_ with _this_much_ space, your favorite color is _purple_ and your processor is made by _Intel_.

Free or near-free configuration management tool that examines a system and outputs a report? [more inside]
posted by ostranenie on Jun 19, 2009 - 5 answers

After the restoration

A couple of weeks ago I had to do a System Restore on my PC, after which I had to reinstall Microsoft Office (2007). Ever since, every time I I open an office program like word or Excel, the program has to go through a long configuration process. [more inside]
posted by Sara Anne on Nov 14, 2008 - 4 answers

Easy Linux versions

Which flavor of Linux is most likely to give the least trouble with hardware installations? See inside... [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Jun 11, 2008 - 10 answers

How to save time with auto-configuration for laptops?

How can I reduce the hassle of reconfiguring multiple applications in my Windows laptop when switching between networks (home, office, VPN, hotel, ...) ? [more inside]
posted by fsmontenegro on Mar 27, 2008 - 4 answers

Change IP configurations based on connected wireless network

Is there a way to change IP configurations for a Wireless Netword Connection based on the Wireless network I am currently connected using Vista or any third-party software? [more inside]
posted by fcoury on Mar 26, 2008 - 10 answers

Growable Linux hardware RAID?

How can I make a growable hardware RAID-5 Linux system? Is LVM the right choice, or am I setting myself up for trouble? Lots of geeky details follow. [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048 on Mar 1, 2008 - 10 answers

What are you doing to my computer?

I'd like to have a log file of everything an application does to my Windows (XP) system. All files added/removed, all changes to the registry, and everything else it does to the disk. Can this be done free or cheaply? [more inside]
posted by DarkForest on Jan 14, 2008 - 8 answers

Need a new P4 motherboard

I need help choosing a new motherboard around a used Intel P4 chip. [more inside]
posted by Gyan on Jan 4, 2008 - 14 answers

Pimp my drive?

MacUserFilter: Help me figure out which configuration I need for my new MacBook Pro. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Aug 29, 2007 - 8 answers

Can the hive mind help me optimize my Linux harddrive mount?

I want to make sure I am doing it in a way to most efficiently use the space I have. I have 2 harddrives. 8gig and 40gig. The 8gig is my primary and 40gig the slave. What is the best way to set up my directory tree so that the majority of the software is installed to the 40gig and all of the necessary system files are on the 8gig? I use Kubuntu 6.06 and am willing to edit the config files or even reinstall if it seems worth it.x harddrive mount?
posted by slavlin on Sep 6, 2006 - 12 answers

Hardcore Apache question: How to have an .htaccess file pull from WordPress?

Hardcore Apache question: How can I write an .htaccess file that will apply a RewriteRule to only the most recent file posted to my Wordpress blog? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Jul 24, 2006 - 13 answers

Using 2 keyboards on one XP box...

I want to expand the number of keys available for mapping as hotkeys in some of my games. Is it possible to connect a second keyboard under Windows XP, possibly a USB one, and use it as, essentially, a very large keypad? If so, how would I go about it without causing IRQ conflicts? [more inside]
posted by slavlin on May 9, 2006 - 5 answers

Better sound device management on OSX?

Is there a widget or other worthwhile utility out there that can give me slightly easier, and better, control of the "Sound" settings on my Mac? [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on Dec 15, 2005 - 10 answers

Best memory configuration for a Power Mac G5?

Which is a better memory configuration on a Power Mac G5: 4x1GB or 8x512? What's the advantage/disadvantage of either configuration (besides the price)? [more inside]
posted by squink on Sep 22, 2005 - 4 answers

VOIP Configuration And Required Equipment

I have recently found a free VOIP download call ADCALLS. I want to experiement making telephone calls over the internet. My question is do I need to purchase a computer headset or can I use my computer speakers and just purchase a microphone? I am leary that combining my speakers with a microphone may create a voice loop. However, it will be more convenient to use the speakers/microphone configuration for freedom of movement.
posted by Mckoan1 on Sep 9, 2005 - 3 answers

How to configure wireless switches?

I want to learn IOS and any other Cisco switch configuring protocol stuff. Is there a good resource for this? I kind of need it to get out of a bad situation so learning quick would be much appreciated. I want to learn the fundamentals so that I can a) impress them b) begin the learning curve which is the hardest thing to do in my opinion. BTW this is switch configuring for a wireless network. [more inside]
posted by Napierzaza on Aug 2, 2005 - 4 answers

Setting text vs HTML message composition in Hotmail

How can I help others set their default message format to "text" in Hotmail? [more inside]
posted by namespan on Mar 7, 2005 - 4 answers

How did I change my keyboard settings (and how do I change them back)?

The keyboard settings on my laptop changed (seemingly without cause or explanation) in the middle of a computing session. Did I do something to cause this? How do I fix it? [MI] [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw on Feb 16, 2005 - 7 answers

Mac Screen Readability

MacFilter: How do you make the screen fonts bigger in OS X? I've just upgraded my grandmother from a virus-infested WinME box to a 17" iMac G5. Unfortunately, the text is much too small for her to read clearly, and she wants her WinMe box back. I've changed the resolution down to 1024x768. Other than seriously degrading the image quality, it doesn't make the fonts much larger.

I'm comfortable working with the command line and editing plists, so don't hold anything back.
posted by b1tr0t on Jan 26, 2005 - 15 answers

Help with Firefox

I can't seem to get Firefox tabs to work in the way I want them to. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by ralawrence on Jan 14, 2005 - 15 answers

Home Network Issue

While I am working, every 10 mminutes or so, my Toshiba tablet computer keeps dropping my own home network and informs me that there are other networks available (the neighbors'). How can I tell it to ignore all networks except my own?
posted by alball on Nov 11, 2004 - 13 answers

How can I get Firefox to open links I click in IM windows instead of Avant Browser?

How can I get Firefox to open links I click in IM windows instead of Avant Browser? [more inside]
posted by Espoo2 on Oct 1, 2004 - 3 answers

Which Wiki software?

I'm looking to create a Wiki; actually several. The issue though is this - I don't want to have to do this twice. I tried blogger...and then after about six months I had really seen most of the blogging community/software and saw that Movable Type had the greatest flexibility + future (there was a time where I almost was going to use Greymatter!)

I was hoping with the collective strenght of Mefi - that someone would say:"yeah, this is the best of the bunch...and with a decent future"
posted by filmgeek on Apr 10, 2004 - 12 answers

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