I'm a cataloging librarian who works a couple hours a week on the reference desk. This morning I had a patron come in to ask me for sources that back up the claim that the probability that life on earth formed by random chance is so small that some kind of divine intervention is more likely. [more inside]
Which programs do the current batch of electronic music wizz kids use? Any pointers for getting started, forums, etc would be awesome! [more inside]
Making stop motion animation with an iPhone: Is there an inexpensive camera dolly that will allow one to change the position of the camera (i.e. iPhone) while moving the dolly? [more inside]
Path for simple website. [more inside]
Hello, brightminded and helpful mefi's. I have an idea for (IMO) an awesome new website that I believe will be huge. Is it still feasible in this day and age for a person to buy a stack of books and learn the coding skills needed for a website with very robust features, to say the least? Or will I have to acquire the funding to hire the people to do this? Funding is non-existent at the point in time.
[Synthesizer/Audio Software/DJ Filter] I need easy art sounds! I'm looking for a easy-to-use device or software that can make minimal music/sounds for my art video soundtracks. [more inside]
A friend and I are trying to create a product with a very particular scent. Our Google skills have failed. Is there a company that does this? More inside. [more inside]
Why is the concept of evolution seen as contrary to Christian teaching? [more inside]
What is the recording process like for a typical Top 40 popular song? [more inside]
Do you know of a free website, or good book, that will help me write better? [more inside]
Creating, what I think would be, an extremely simple app that only does one thing. How difficult and where to start? [more inside]
How do we create jobs? I am interested in learning about how jobs are created on various levels- city level, state level and the national level. What are strategies that governments and community based initiatives use to create jobs on the small and large scale? What are the barriers to mobilizing a community or national job creation strategy? I am interested in hearing research, experience or your opinions on this issue. Thank you!
You work hard at something and end up creating a piece of art that you consider powerful, moving, possibly even groundbreaking, something that people should be talking about. Then you share it with your friends and some portions of the internet, and no one responds or seems to care. What conclusions do you come to? [more inside]
What exactly are the mechanics of self-promotion? [more inside]
What are some blogs/posts/videos that deconstruct the production of specific songs? [more inside]
If I wanted to create music (minus the vocals) on a PC similar to Baths' “Cerulean”, what software and VST plugins should I be using?
Is there a program for OS X 10.4 that will automatically create a chaptered playlist/m3u file for a large mp3?
Is there a program for OS X 10.4 that will automatically create a chaptered playlist/m3u file for a large mp3, or slice the mp3 into chunks? [more inside]
What Windows XP-compatible software is closest in feel and functionality to Garageband? Apple's music making package is one of the things I miss about my old Mac, but for now I am stuck with working on two PCs. The last AskMeFi question on this was five years ago; I've tried Acid and Audacity and hate them both. Help me get my groove back!
Seeking name/link for early Star Wars fan film. Tie fighters in Manhattan! [more inside]
MSAccessFilter: How do I create a printable report in MS access, with a click-through interface to choose my data?
MSAccessFilter: How do I create a printable report in MS access, with a click-through interface to choose my data? [more inside]
Website Creation - What do I look for in order to find how to make a website of a particular type; the sort that is a background image with no visible links; but hovering over an item in, and then clicking over an item in, the background image acts as a link? I'm sure there's loads of instructions out there but I can't even find a site to show what I mean, letalone use search terms that return any kind of meaningful results! [more inside]
How can I get a DVD to customers without maintaining an inventory? [more inside]
Where can I get my own custom DVDs reproduced so that I can sell them to a small, select group of people? [more inside]
Please recommend software program for creating/maintaining webpages [more inside]
My wife and I have a small family farm. While I run a few websites that are hand coded, Wordpress or Joomla based, with galleries and more, she can not handle that. We are trying to find a simple website creation program for her to maintain the farms website. [more inside]
How do I start a fund or foundation? [more inside]
Can anyone point me to some sources for best practices in creating end of course test questions? [more inside]
Is there a fast, simple way to create and register a real UPC barcode for a retail product? Seems like all I can find is desktop software for sale or sites that don't seem too official or just don't work. Maybe I'm ignorant and there's something about the process that is more complicated than it seems like it ought to be?
A paraphrased quote: 'As one creates (writes?), it's meaning is known to only two - himself and God. When one finishes, the meaning is only known to God.' So, where did this quote derive from? Who originally said it? [more inside]
Who loves sandwiches? I do! But I'm tired of sandwichs designed in the vacuum of my mind. My question is thus: What are some great sandwichs? [more inside]
I want to create a tutorial video in the style of this one. I've got the voice-over stuff covered, but what software would I use to pull this off if I'm not actully filming anything with a camera?
I have applications galore mapped out in my head, and want to hire a coder to make them. Without coding knowledge, I want to be the dream client by submitting a GUI graphic and basic directives (like "initial screen displays these 6 buttons" "option for icon/text" "keep all screens no busier than 60% whitespace" "what problem is this app designed to solve?"). Can you supply/point me to such a developer/client questionnaire and free GUI template graphic maker? Please don't suggest I learn how myself right now -- I need these apps because I'm so overwhelmed with stuff to do! Thanks in advance.
Where to find illustrated body parts to mix to create infinite character position/attitudes ? [more inside]
How can I create forums on my food blog like the ones here and here? [more inside]
Any economists here? I have a logic / semantics puzzle. An article about money creation says that when the Fed 'gives' the banks $1000, the total amount somehow becomes a lot higher through something called a money multiplier. But the mechanics of this make no sense. [more inside]
Recently, I've started learning the guitar. Up to now, I've been recording and arranging my compositions on my Mac with GarageBand. However, I'm outgrowing it, so I want to find a new budget ($50 to $200) piece of software to use. I just basically want to do multitrack recording and sequencing of .wav based sound files. Also might want to add some effects to tracks, plus probably other stuff I haven't learnt about yet.
So all of us mad inventors now know about eMachineShop and PIC microprocessors and interesting connectivity devices. And some of us have designed truly wicked little systems just begging to make it onto the front page of Engadget. [more inside]