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internet problem/yellow exclamation mark/DNS pickle/woe is me

After a recent change in routers by my service provider it's taking a depressingly long amount of time to connect to the internet. I need a fix explained to me like I'm your grandmother's less computer savvy friend. Details henceforth. [more inside]
posted by hugandpint on Oct 11, 2013 - 4 answers

Best way to create fantastic forms

I need to create a web form to gather information. In an ideal world, the service would create a hosted URL, people would fill out the form, when submitted, the form would automatically be emailed to 3 selected addresses, and there would be an option for the submitter to either save to pdf or print. Oh, and it should be free. Does this exist? [more inside]
posted by cessair on Nov 30, 2012 - 6 answers

On rituals and algorithms

What is the relationship between the ritual and the algorithm? Are all rituals algorithmic? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jul 17, 2012 - 16 answers

GIF Archaeology

I'm writing a paper on (animated) GIFs and am trying to track down some of the most (in)famous. I suppose I am talking memes, but I'm more interested in the GIF as an archaeological reference point. I frequent sites like dump.fm, tumblr etc. so am quite tuned in to the glitchy/kitschy side of GIF culture. How theoretical have people got on these wonders of the web? How does one trace the history of an animated GIF? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 16, 2011 - 11 answers

How do you make interesting ideas and views stick with you?

You're probably all familiar with this: you spend a couple of hours burning through pile of Google Reader/Read It Later/Instapaper items, and everything seems to clear and informational and your attention level is high and you get all those great ideas and... and it stays in your head for two days. Do you know any good tools or habits I can use to improve retention of what I read? Do you keep a journal? Make notes? Write down short abstracts of more interesting articles? Periodically re-read some stuff? [more inside]
posted by desultory_banyan on Jan 5, 2011 - 21 answers

Help finding "earth" business address for website.

I have the web address, but can find no "earth" address for a website which I would like to contact by snail mail. Is there a way online (hopefully free) to find the actual business address for a website?
posted by SociologistTina on Jan 20, 2009 - 7 answers

Looking for web-based software to help share information and documents for information hungry non-profit.

I work for a non-profit and am trying to come up with web-based software solutions for two problems that we face on a daily basis. 1. We need a way of sharing huge amounts of information (mostly press articles), without descending into information overload. 2. The various staff who do my kind of job around the country are also constantly looking for ways to share new ideas and strategies. For this, I'm looking for a secure way to share documents, that can be tagged with different identifiers. More below (apologies for the long question) [more inside]
posted by krudiger on Dec 6, 2006 - 7 answers

Internet notepad

How to keep an easily-accessible to-do list on the web? [more inside]
posted by mammary16 on Oct 30, 2006 - 23 answers

Links and tags and categories, oh my!

How do YOU use those bookmark/web info organizers? [more inside]
posted by lucyleaf on Jun 21, 2006 - 21 answers

What can't you find on the net?

How has the internet failed you? What information are you surprised you can't easily find on this crazy thing?
posted by smackfu on Jul 19, 2005 - 54 answers

Too many answers?

When I have a question, I ask it. Simple enough, right? Are there any psychological/educational repercussions to having endless access to information? Are we becoming less intelligent because we are not seeking answers for ourselves, and instead relying on the vast database of knowledge on the Internet to answer questions that could be better answered via actual physical reasoning? It seems that I remember there being a "term" for this phenomenon - if it actually exists. Any help? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Apr 20, 2005 - 16 answers

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