Can't afford to buy software. Seeking free windows software programs (any programs!) that are as good or better than their for-cost counterparts. What can you recommend?
posted by luvmywife
on Jul 24, 2012 -
Where can I play the dice game Perudo online for free, and without downloading anything? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic
on Jun 24, 2012 -
I just want to put a draft website up for a client for a few days. I have created it locally in a few directories and I want to put it somewhere, preferably for free or a few quid and without signing some year-long contract. I just want to FTP my files in and have done with it. Just HTML and CSS for now. It can expire in a month and can have whatever weird URL it wants. What's the best suggestion? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God
on May 28, 2012 -
I'm starting work soon, any ideas on how I could best spend my time before it starts in one month? This is my second fulltime job since I finished my degree last year, and I'd be far away from home this time.
Just wondered if there are worthwhile things to do in this not so short, but not so long period of time. [more inside]
posted by vastopenspaces
on May 23, 2012 -
I'm looking for videos of people having their brain probed by a brain surgeon, causing them do or say things, but where they invent "reasons" for why they did or said those things, falsely believing they acted out of free will. [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker
on Apr 18, 2012 -
Recipe Filter: Culinary Rubiks Cube Solvers, Crockpot + Assorted Dietary Restrictions = Something something. Restrictions after the jump. [more inside]
posted by PlutoniumX
on Apr 12, 2012 -
Recently I entered a discussion about the following scenario: If a college student at a state university says they can't take a test on Friday, because of their religious beliefs, should their professor be required to honor that and reschedule the test for that student? I am talking about some sort of a formal requirement, as opposed to the professor being an accommodating sport. Read below for details. [more inside]
posted by josefk
on Feb 23, 2012 -
Looking for some help in locating music. Friends of mine have created a short film for a contest and are looking for some royalty-free film music to complement the piece. Does anyone know of an extensive library of downloadable royalty-free soundtrack work from perhaps the 40s, 50s and 60s? We only have ten short days to complete the film, that is why we are seeking pre-recorded existing music. A lot of those music sites charge absurd rates for royalty-free tracks. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
posted by ChaoticIndustry
on Jan 31, 2012 -
Asking for a friend -- haven't found a recent post that quite addresses this:
Is it possible to download audiobooks (mp3) from a public library using Overdrive onto an iPod touch? Or will the iPod touch only accept audiobooks from iTunes or Audible? [more inside]
posted by vitabellosi
on Jan 24, 2012 -
What are the best free websites and software for adults to use when trying to learn foreign languages? [more inside]
posted by mortaddams
on Jan 12, 2012 -
I'm looking for free versions of paid products offered to students (or just in general). Examples of what I'm looking for:
- Github offers two years free to students upon request of their micro plan.
- Amazon Prime is free for students for a trial period
I'm primarily interested in SaaS/programming-type offerings but anything useful would be great. I'm open to non-student free things too such as the AWS free tier or electronics components from manufacturers (<3 TI).
posted by EsotericAlgorithm
on Dec 23, 2011 -
When I had the first generation Kindle I had an e-book that was basically an index of free e-books that were in the public domain, and the title of each book was actually a hyper-link that would let you download a copy of said book right to the home screen of the Kindle. Does anyone know where I could get another copy of that book? [more inside]
posted by Bango Skank
on Dec 21, 2011 -
How can I create a .pdf form that a) is able to be filled out, and b) will tally a running total of the "score" as it is filled in? The problem: I need a free
program. [more inside]
posted by woodvine
on Dec 9, 2011 -
Looking for recipes that are low to very low calorie, filling and full of volume, made with whole foods and whole ingredients, gluten and grain free, and lower carb if possible. Thank you so much! I love really spicy stuff too.
posted by skjønn
on Nov 28, 2011 -
Asking for a colleague:
"Back in October 2008, I found a free online app that uploaded data from Excel and produced (very pretty) charts and graphs. Unfortunately, I didn’t keep track of the website, and I’m having trouble tracking it down again. Most of the free graphing apps I’ve found online today require that you manually input the data; I’m looking for something that will more easily upload a set of data from Excel."
posted by lassie
on Nov 22, 2011 -
Lazyweb: Have there been any studies of traffic accident rates after passage of the hands-free laws in so many municipalities in the USA? [more inside]
posted by mzurer
on Nov 16, 2011 -
I want to learn how to make electronic music. But I need to learn in a way that guides me...very...slowly...and directedly. (Also, as free-of-charge as humanly possible.) [more inside]
posted by threeants
on Nov 5, 2011 -
[recipe hunter for sugar free and splenda free sweets]: in search of recipes that are fun desserts but which contain no processed sugar or "artificial sweetners." [more inside]
posted by anya32
on Oct 28, 2011 -
I don't know much about music and I don't have a large music vocabulary - once you get past "bassline" I am reduced to saying things like "It was very squeaky yet melodic somehow, you know?" I would like some sources for critical writing about more complicated modern music. [more inside]
posted by Frowner
on Jul 21, 2011 -
I'm toying with an idea for a blog. On this blog, I would write short fiction entries in which a specific product, manufactured by a very well-known brand, would be exposed in every entry as particularly loathsome and subsequently disposed of or even destroyed. [more inside]
posted by amusem
on Jul 9, 2011 -
Have you read or can you point me to any interesting articles about what will be the future of media like films/software/books given the way they are all being distributed online via torrent sites & the like. Will copyright go away or what? I am looking for INTERESTING theoretical speculations, not some person just saying the letter of the current law will be enforced or the usual doomsday-talk.
posted by cmp4Meta
on Jun 15, 2011 -
Can I use google voice to make calls on my iPhone without a sim card? I have an iPhone and it's connected to wi-fi, and I want to use google voice to make/receive calls from my iPhone. I figured they're must be a way to do this by now, but google failed me.
posted by crawltopslow
on Jun 3, 2011 -
Friend is trying to cut costs in her budget.
Does anyone know a website that's as comprehensive and easy-to-use as MyFoodDiary.com
, but doesn't cost $9 a month? [more inside]
posted by ®@
on Apr 28, 2011 -
How can I make calls on my android without using up my minutes, via sipdroid and/or google voice? [more inside]
posted by Patrick Leo
on Apr 26, 2011 -
I looking for a reliable and free way to schedule facebook updates. I have used laterbro, hootsuite and socialsafe. All have issues. I post about 12-20 times a day and they frequently stop sending the updates at some point. The best solution would be web based. I would also like to find a free web based email scheduler as well.
What have you, hive?
posted by citybuddha
on Apr 21, 2011 -
Is there a program or set of tools, preferably free / open source, that can take a video file as input, analyze the video, and output the parts of the video which contain motion above some threshold? The output could either be a video file or a series of still images.
posted by Juffo-Wup
on Apr 11, 2011 -