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Get a REAL job!

Information Technolgies Program or some sort of simliar AA towards an actual career/'real' job? [more inside]
posted by Sprocket on Sep 10, 2008 - 1 answer

Short & Sweet Truth About Obama?

On behalf of my parents, where is a source that they can use to look up short and sweet responses to counter to the attacks on Obama leveled by their Republican neighbors? [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on Sep 4, 2008 - 20 answers

Or maybe I should just get an extra brain.

Wannabe expert seeks efficient information recording/retainment/organization tools and techniques. [more inside]
posted by susiepie on Aug 26, 2008 - 3 answers

Linux distro or software for full-screen kiosk slideshow?

Linux software or distribution for running a kiosk-type slideshow screen? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jul 29, 2008 - 7 answers

How do you index your Ray Mears clips?

How can I add summary data to my video files? [more inside]
posted by verisimilitude on Jul 23, 2008 - 4 answers

Info wrangling

How do you all manage the information that you find in various places, online and off, and make it findable later? [more inside]
posted by kenzi23 on Jul 10, 2008 - 18 answers

I didn't know what I didn't know about IT.

I'm an entry-level computer technician looking for advice on what skills are most vital for me in today's market, and how to best achieve them. Specifically, I would like to know what hands-on classes I should look into in the Nashville, TN area. [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Jul 9, 2008 - 16 answers

Funes the Memorious

What happened to Calpurnia after Julius Caeser's death? [more inside]
posted by tellurian on Jun 28, 2008 - 10 answers


What is HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act)? How does it protect an individual in terms of Doctors and medical conditions that , say, an employer might ask. Does it protect your privacy?
posted by cvoixjames on Jun 24, 2008 - 9 answers

So, I have a news story about violation of privacy...

If a national news station publishes your home address on television without your consent, what is(if any) the recourse? [more inside]
posted by irishkitten on May 19, 2008 - 9 answers

Any good info services other than Metafilter?

Any good info services other than Metafilter? [more inside]
posted by Jack Alucard on May 16, 2008 - 11 answers

What computer science classes I should take before Graduate Schools?

My question is that I want to know what computer science classes at a community college I should take before enrolling in a MLS graduate school? [more inside]
posted by LilSoulBrother85 on May 13, 2008 - 11 answers

No new news?

Help make news and daily trivia more interesting! [more inside]
posted by mcarthey on May 6, 2008 - 4 answers

Desperately seeking inspiration

I'm in a rut. I need information graphic inspiration. [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd on May 5, 2008 - 6 answers

Self-Help Strategies

I’ve just finished reading The Now Habit, an incredibly useful and inspiring book on overcoming procrastination. What’s the best approach to implementing and then retaining the strategies presented in this, or any other, book? [more inside]
posted by mizrachi on Apr 28, 2008 - 9 answers

Do people react differently to information from those who are attractive vs. those who have expertise?

Prettygirlfilter: Is my roommate treating me differently than he treats my boyfriend because of looks? If so, how common is this? Women, does this happen to you? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 26, 2008 - 18 answers

How to cram lots of differing but related info into a graphic

A few years ago I saw a graph/map/info chart that displayed Napoleon's 1812 March to Russia. What was interesting about the graphic was how it displayed multiple facets of informations all at once. [more inside]
posted by tarvuz on Mar 8, 2008 - 11 answers

Where can I find no-nonsense, scientific analysis of important issues, practical advice, and forecasts for the future?

Where can I find no-nonsense, scientific analysis of important issues, practical advice, and forecasts for the future? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Feb 17, 2008 - 15 answers

Eternally useful info

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]
posted by mthomps00 on Feb 15, 2008 - 38 answers

Details of a case?

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.
posted by SirStan on Jan 10, 2008 - 11 answers

Web display/edit of complex algorithms

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]
posted by SpecialK on Dec 14, 2007 - 1 answer

Help Figuring Out this Stick Thing

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]
posted by macinchik on Dec 6, 2007 - 14 answers

Make me tech-y

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]
posted by unknowncommand on Nov 15, 2007 - 7 answers

Insider Info on India

I'm looking for interesting, current statistical information on India, especially regarding media technology and infrastructure. [more inside]
posted by survivorman on Oct 19, 2007 - 4 answers

How to get a job when you're past entry level and have minimal contacts.

I'm an IT professional who is having a very hard time finding a job. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Oct 19, 2007 - 14 answers

Should I be an Information Architect? How?

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]
posted by kenzi23 on Oct 9, 2007 - 13 answers

Lacking a word for lack

Is there a scientific name for the information gap between an event and the traces that we have of this event? [more inside]
posted by bru on Oct 1, 2007 - 18 answers

Using Your Library

LibraryFilter: What helps / hinders you in your use of the public library? [more inside]
posted by Rykey on Sep 29, 2007 - 77 answers

Info organizers that support popups / tooltips?

Any information organization tools out there (OneNote, TiddlyWiki, etc.) that support mouse-over, PHPXref-style popups / tooltip windows? [more inside]
posted by blahtsk on Sep 25, 2007 - 1 answer

The Dangerous Book for Non-Boys

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.
posted by divabat on Aug 25, 2007 - 22 answers

Speak to me of Networking

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]
posted by SoftSummerBreeze on Jul 23, 2007 - 7 answers

How can it be so bad if it tastes soooo good?!

Where might I be able to find the nutritional information for various artisanal cheeses? [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Jul 20, 2007 - 6 answers

Steal my family secrets?

Can people access information on Geni.com to steal an identity? [more inside]
posted by GeneticFreek on Jul 19, 2007 - 2 answers

How do I maintain professional ownership of a potentially inflammatory, but awesome, project?

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]
posted by anonymous on Jul 5, 2007 - 18 answers

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]
posted by krautland on Apr 20, 2007 - 5 answers

Where can I find business address list/databases for free

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]
posted by dripdripdrop on Mar 9, 2007 - 4 answers

I.T. Ninjas

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?
posted by jasondigitized on Feb 20, 2007 - 22 answers

Is the Universe made of information?

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]
posted by grumblebee on Feb 15, 2007 - 35 answers

How do I organise my college course modules into one cohesive format?

How do I organise my college course modules into one cohesive format? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Feb 13, 2007 - 6 answers

Forsooth, facilitate fixing my four-fingered typing

Help me break some bad keyboarding habits as painlessly as possible. [more inside]
posted by perissodactyl on Feb 5, 2007 - 24 answers

What should I expect in a PhD interview?

What is involved in a PhD interview? What should I expect, and how should I prepare? [more inside]
posted by waxwing on Jan 31, 2007 - 18 answers

local business information

Hi All, Does anyone know where can someone get local business information such as name, address, zip code, type of business, etc?
posted by cmkjani on Jan 16, 2007 - 10 answers

Finding a physical folksonomy for flimsy files

Is there a way of tagging paper? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Jan 9, 2007 - 19 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

Information product, please.

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]
posted by acoutu on Dec 1, 2006 - 10 answers

Help me review and improve my company's invoices

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]
posted by girlgeeknz on Nov 17, 2006 - 12 answers

How many ways can you store knowledge?

How many ways can you store information? [more inside]
posted by clockworkjoe on Nov 14, 2006 - 18 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

The Flâneur exposed

'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]
posted by 0bvious on Oct 25, 2006 - 22 answers

How can I identify a landlord or property owner if I only know the street address?

How can I identify a landlord or property owner if I only know the street address? [more inside]
posted by macinchik on Sep 2, 2006 - 4 answers

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