Say you wanted to print a small chart of eternally and universally useful reference information on the back of your business card, so recipients would have a good incentive to carry it with them and refer to it often. What information would you choose? [more inside]
LawFilter: So I have a name, birthday, and dates of conviction -- How can I find the details of the case(s)? I assume I know the state. This information was presented on a state's sex offenders list and I would like more details as to the case.
Visual Web Interfaces for Workflows - I have a complex workflow that I need users to be able to set up quickly and easily. I need suggestions and examples on how to visually / interface-wise represent this complex workflow. [more inside]
I recall something that I believe I heard Carl Sagan say either in an episode of Cosmos or in one of his earlier books, that one could store enough information to hold an entire encyclopedia by putting a notch in a stick, if only one could measure where the notch lies to some absurd astronomically precise figure. Am I imagining this? [more inside]
I am a librarian. I'm interested in social technologies, HCI, information architecture, and critical theories of these. Essentially, how information is used by people to create community and meaning. I enjoy using social technology, and advocating its use within my profession and actual job. But I want better technology know-how, skills, awareness. Where do I start? [more inside]
I'm looking for interesting, current statistical information on India, especially regarding media technology and infrastructure. [more inside]
I'm an IT professional who is having a very hard time finding a job. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
I think I want to be an Information Architect. How can I tell if I am qualified? What additional education should I pursue? If not this, then what given my skill set? [more inside]
Is there a scientific name for the information gap between an event and the traces that we have of this event? [more inside]
LibraryFilter: What helps / hinders you in your use of the public library? [more inside]
Any information organization tools out there (OneNote, TiddlyWiki, etc.) that support mouse-over, PHPXref-style popups / tooltip windows? [more inside]
I've read "The Dangerous Book for Boys" and I generally love those kind of books (information about anything with guides on doing stuff). What other books are out there that are in a similar vein? I'm a 21-year-old girl but would rather not have a "girly" book.
I need to understand all that is involved with the Networking of computers in an office setting. What are the benefits and what are the downfalls or negatives to doing this? [more inside]
Where might I be able to find the nutritional information for various artisanal cheeses? [more inside]
Can people access information on Geni.com to steal an identity? [more inside]
I have an awesome secret work project, but I'm worried that I'm going to get in trouble if I pursue it. Who can I get to help? How can I best negotiate the office politics? Essentially what I want to do is overhaul our website, but it not my place to do so, nor can I easily keep credit for my idea. A little more detail inside (sorry to be so vague)... [more inside]
What kind of public records are available about a landmark building like the Hancock Tower in Chicago and how can I get a hold of them?
I have recently seen a map of Congress that listed the number of Representatives that had been indicted, seen war, had been divorced, etc. What kind of public records are available about a landmark building like the Hancock Tower in Chicago and how can I get a hold of them? [more inside]
I need to populate a database of a Google Maps mashup with the names and addresses of restaurants in the U.S. and Canada. Where can I find this info in digital form? [more inside]
How do great I.T. Managers run their departments? I am looking for a playbook on how to run a steamlined I.T. department for an organization of 500-1000 people. McDonalds has a handbook on running a restaurant from soup-to-nuts. I want the same for an I.T. Department. I have searched the Web and Amazon and cannot practical, tactical information on managing an I.T. department. I can easily find literature on high-level concepts like ITIL, SOA, and 'Runnng I.T. Like a Business', but nothing practical like 'How to run a helpdesk', 'How To Keep Track of Software Licenses' or even 'What does an I.T. Manager really do?'. What are the things that your I.T. department does that make them great? How do I get a blackbelt in I.T. Management?
Can you help a reasonably smart layperson (who is not very good at math) understand how the word "information" is used in physics? [more inside]
How do I organise my college course modules into one cohesive format? [more inside]
Help me break some bad keyboarding habits as painlessly as possible. [more inside]
What is involved in a PhD interview? What should I expect, and how should I prepare? [more inside]
Hi All, Does anyone know where can someone get local business information such as name, address, zip code, type of business, etc?
Is there a way of tagging paper? [more inside]
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]
What are some sites that sell PDF information products developed by the site's owner AND that are not simply in the business of selling information products that explain how to sell information products? [more inside]
My company produces monthly invoices which are badly designed and over complicated. Our customers are confused, and it's generating large amounts of calls into our call center with questions about what's on the invoice. [more inside]
How many ways can you store information? [more inside]
How to keep an easily-accessible to-do list on the web? [more inside]
'The Flâneur': What fascinating titbits can you add to my knowledge about this concept? Art, history, philosophy and literary theory links all welcome. [more inside]
How can I identify a landlord or property owner if I only know the street address? [more inside]
I need a "Swiss Army Knife" information tool. Any suggestions? [more inside]
I need help charting information in a way that's intuitive. [more inside]
What information would you like to know before clicking on a link? For example, is it safe for work.
How do YOU use those bookmark/web info organizers? [more inside]
How do I approach software companies for information on getting future jobs? [more inside]
I’m looking for examples of web-based learning tools, specifically, self-testing tools such as flashcards, multiple choice, and fill-in-the-blank. [more inside]
What *information* do you keep on your USB memory stick? Other questions ask about applications - I'm more interested in the data that you find it useful to carry everywhere. todo lists? contact information? Bank account numbers?
OS X: I'm looking at outliners/organizers for the Mac, and can't seem to find just what I need. I'd like a virtual box of index cards that I can use to make an outline/lesson plan. Here is the ideal way that it would work: [more inside]
A database by any other name ... [more inside]
Where do you get your (online) ecological tips & tricks? [more inside]
I think it would be a kick to write a nonfiction book. Any advice on how to organize one? [more inside]
What are some facts, rumors, and speculation about secretive/mysterious organizations or events? [more inside]
In relation to this post on the subject of personal privacy: is there really good reason to be concerned? Is there any point in keeping personal information private anymore? [more inside]
Do you know any good examples of sites that use both facets and tags for navigation? [more inside]
My boss is considering opening a network/information security division of the consulting firm he runs, but he can't find a good name for it. [more inside]
For a project at work, I've been building a conceptual map of a communications network. The boss is happy with the results, but thinks the current output (minus identifying labels) is confusing and needs prettying up. [more inside]
What is the current pay rate for an information architect in the Seattle area? [more inside]
What are some interesting and creative ways of compiling various bits of advice, information, quotes, etc. into something that can be easily recalled later? [more inside]