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Software skills for aspiring technical writer

How do I know I’ve taught myself enough technical writing software (number of programs and my abilities therein) for potential employers to take me seriously? [more inside]
posted by glass.hourousha on Jul 23, 2014 - 6 answers

Getting video from the TV to my computer

I like to make gifs. What kind of device and setup do I need to pull live video off of television and onto my computer?
posted by cashman on Mar 18, 2014 - 5 answers

Help me introduce my 72 year old mother to the Internet

I bought my Mom a computer for Christmas and I'm heading down to see her this weekend to orient her to the online world. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Jan 14, 2014 - 19 answers

Computers and kids

I have one laptop in the house and one smartphone in the house. Both of these have my personal photos, texts, emails, etc on them. I also have one smart 10 year old in the house who uses these devices to google things, play games, type assignments, etc. How do I keep my personal stuff out of the site of my kiddo? [more inside]
posted by latkes on May 25, 2013 - 8 answers

How to fix tags for bookmarks imported from delicious into Pinboard?

I need to know how to fix tags on links I imported from Delicious into Pinboard. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Feb 18, 2013 - 3 answers

WiFi connectivity problem at work

At work I have a laptop (running Windows XP) that connects to the Internet via WiFi. Two other coworkers sit next to and across from me, and they connect the same way. About a year ago, we started experiencing connectivity problems. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Feb 13, 2013 - 7 answers

Changed ISP unable to send email with e-mail account of old ISP

I have a friend who has become totally reliant on an e-mail account, which was provided by an internet service provider which she has just left to go to a new ISP. She uses Outlook 2003 as her e-mail client program. Unfortunately, she is now finding that after moving to this new ISP that although she can receive e-mails absolutely fine, she cannot send e-mails. [more inside]
posted by conrad101 on Feb 7, 2013 - 16 answers

How to discreetly monitor an employee's computer/Internet usage?

I am looking for recommendations for software to track/monitor/record someone's computer/Internet usage. Windows XP, one user account. [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Jan 30, 2013 - 12 answers

I wanna make a zine! Just like the one I had in college, but different...

You guys are always supersmart and up-to-date with this kinda stuff. Help this semi-retired print designer understand the tablet/mobile magazine biz! [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Dec 3, 2012 - 8 answers

Advice on converting a python program to a web app?

Hi I have programmed on eclipse, a reasonably straightforward program in Python 2.7 that applies image filters to user selected images e.g. by turning them to sepia, black & white, negative, etc. It uses Tkinter for the graphics user interface and the program functions ok. However, I was thinking about how to turn this into a web app. So to transfer this to an Amazon cloud server, I understand that for the client side user interface I would need to convert the program by adding html and javascript to the client side while python handles the server side? Does anyone know of any tutorials or other resources that are particularly good at covering web apps like this using python, html and javascript?
posted by conrad101 on Sep 19, 2012 - 3 answers

Tell me everything there is to know about TV tuner cards.

What channels can I get from a tuner card in NYC using just the antenna? No cable hookup or FIOS or any of that fancy sh*t. I plug the card into the computer, I put the antenna in the window, I activate the relevant programs, and . . . . ? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Sep 13, 2012 - 9 answers

Mass customization of URLs/QR Codes

I want to have a large number of unique URLs, all pointing to the same content. Like a million of 'em, so we can track individual recipients' behaviors online; one URL (or set of related URLs) per recipient (say we're sending them an email or a postcard with a QR code). [more inside]
posted by Mister_A on Aug 28, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me keep a connection for ten seconds!

TechSupportFilter: Internet connection drops out after five seconds regardless of whether I'm connected via wireless or ethernet [more inside]
posted by LSK on Jun 28, 2012 - 7 answers

Computer, Y U NO connect to the Internet??

Is there a somewhat simple solution to this problem? We recently installed new wireless Internet at home but my laptop (older Toshiba Satellite) refuses to connect to the net. It will automatically find our network and connect to it, but doesn't go that step further to actually connect to the Internet. This only happens with the wireless at home - it works fine with other networks I've tried out. Is my computer just not recognizing the new modem?
posted by sunshine arakhan on May 6, 2012 - 12 answers

Why is my computer refusing to connect to the internet?

AskMefi, my computer is suddenly refusing to connect to the internet. I'm starting to go a little bit nuts. [more inside]
posted by fight or flight on Mar 23, 2012 - 13 answers

Internet changing what I type.

Why does my browser change the last two letters of some of the strings I type to "Pr"? [more inside]
posted by Bufo_periglenes on Feb 24, 2012 - 4 answers

Mother, do you think it's good enough for you?

Balancing function and price: What's the best (and least expensive) Mom Computer, especially if we're trying to go Mac? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Jan 12, 2012 - 19 answers

Help me not throw my computer out a window.

For some crazy reason, our netbook doesn't recognize our wireless router. Help! [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Dec 27, 2011 - 23 answers

Computer won't allow some programs to connect

Recently, my computer has decided to be very particular about what it will allow to connect to the internet. Some programs, like uTorrent and Filezilla, can connect fine and have no problems. But things like self-updaters and Flash-based uploading cannot connect. The same thing happens on two different internet connections on two different wireless networks whose configurations have not been changed since before this started (I do not have a wired network to test). I have not made any significant changes to my computer since before this started. I'm running Windows 7 x64 Ultimate. What could be causing the problem? How can I fix it? What caused the problem in the first place? [more inside]
posted by clorox on Nov 23, 2011 - 9 answers

Help Me Pimp Their Site Please...

Doing some web design after being out of it a long time and my brain isn't in gear. I'm admittedly rusty and oblivious to the latest trends, codes and plugins for designing some of this basic stuff right now. Main goal: if I can make my client's dream site an awesome reality in a quick manner while remaining as lazy as possible, that would be fantastic! ;) [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Nov 9, 2011 - 15 answers

Looking for materials to use in a nonprofit social media training

I'm looking for materials that can be used to help train people how to best use social media to help nonprofits engage the community. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jul 26, 2011 - 1 answer

Cute animated girl computer avatar/icons from the early 2000's?

Cute animated girl computer avatar/icons from the early 2000's? [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Jun 5, 2011 - 9 answers

How can I benchmark and measure cloud computing latency?

I am looking to do a project on the effects of latency on cloud computing, specifically latency impacting on Amazon EC2 virtual machines and I am trying to get my head around it. EC2 is an Infrastructure As A Service cloud product. Unfortunately, I do not have much experience with it. I haven't found alot on the internet on this area; has anyone seen any information on this subject? Could anyone make suggestions about appropriate ways to do latency benchmarking in this area. What kind of things ought I be looking to include in any benchmark tests. How exactly do others go about measuring latency for Amazon EC2. Are there any software tools out there which will help.
posted by conrad101 on Apr 11, 2011 - 8 answers

Any recommendations for good articles and papers on cloud computing?

I am interested in cloud computing and I am looking for recommendations re interesting and worthy articles and papers on the subject of cloud computing. One area of interest is in how it will change the old-fashioned client-server network model - the status quo. Is outsourcing the network infrastructure really going to produce a dramatic transformation or is it somewhat over-hyped and exagerated.
posted by conrad101 on Apr 4, 2011 - 12 answers

Links not following through?

Why is it suddenly when I hit links to certain sites (io9 etc) it doesn't take me to the article but to the main page and I have to search for the link that I wanted? Is it something I am doing wrong? I am a computer idiot basically so if there is a way to fix this speak slowly to me please. I'm using Chrome 10 btw and from Canada if that makes a difference.
posted by kanata on Mar 11, 2011 - 12 answers

How to record youtube videos

Is there any way to record or download youtube videos for free using some software? Thanks.
posted by da_wump on Feb 1, 2011 - 17 answers

Safety tips without pop-ups/unders

Please recommend good websites and blogs about computer/internet/social media security issues, someplace where I can find out about the latest scams, phishing attempts, malware, etc. I don't really like Snopes, due to the pop-under ads (what is up with that, anyway?). Thank you.
posted by SillyShepherd on Feb 1, 2011 - 4 answers

How to connect a computer and TV wirelessly?

So I got a fancy new TV for Christmas, thing is, I'm completely TV illiterate. How do I connect my computer to the TV wirelessly? [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Dec 28, 2010 - 19 answers

I'm a Mac, and I can't get on the internets.

Wireless internet conundrums. After internet signal problems being repaired by the internet provider and plugging into the modem directly showing that the connection itself is fine, the wireless goes out every few minutes for the Macs in the house, but works fine for the PC. [more inside]
posted by elpea on Dec 8, 2010 - 20 answers

A Priest and a Rabbi Walk Into a Recording Booth...

Uploading audio from weekly church sermons to online playback site (speaking only, no music). That part is simple. Getting the audio files from several different churches in different locations (even cross-country) is the tough part. How to set up a relatively dummy-proof system to record and transmit audio files to me? [more inside]
posted by skypieces on Nov 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Questions on the best way to create a weather station with video for a second home.

We want to see what is going on at our second home when we aren't around through streaming video, and also be able to check the weather (rainfall, wind, current temperature) over the internet. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by alextprice on Nov 13, 2010 - 4 answers

Where to find a laptop that can't get online

Can you point me to online stores where I can buy a laptop computer that does NOT have Internet access? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Oct 20, 2010 - 14 answers

Apps for Airports?

iPad as Hitchiker's Guide: I've got a couple weeks of travel coming up and I want to carry as little as possible. To wit, I want to bring my iPad as my portable Internet Device and I was wondering what apps would make it the perfect travel companion. Which apps have saved your life enroute? What do you wish you had? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 7, 2010 - 15 answers

How do I monitor my internet connection?

I'm looking for a simple way to monitor internet connectivity. [more inside]
posted by rollick on Aug 14, 2010 - 7 answers

How can I have two computers connected at once to an ADSL modem?

I'm clueless. I have an ADSL modem and two computers. Despite having both a USB and Ethernet connection, only one works at a time. Help! [more inside]
posted by csjc on Jul 10, 2010 - 9 answers

Move a Wordpress blog to a new URL?

How can I move my self-hosted Wordpress blog from one domain to another? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Jun 26, 2010 - 8 answers

I can access the internet, but my mac software cannot. Help!

Please Hope Me! My internet connection is fine as is my internet access - but none my mac software is connected to the internet it seems. [more inside]
posted by JaiMahodara on Jun 16, 2010 - 10 answers

Fucking internet, how does it work?

Weird internet blockage—problem resolved, but mystery remains. Macintosh and Time Warner cable internet inside… [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on May 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Why can my wireless card not stand movement?

Why does my wireless card blow out every time I move my laptop? And what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by j.s.f. on May 12, 2010 - 2 answers

How can we fight against the "1984" version of the internet?

Since every government in the world seeks information control to remain in power. The internet will eventually be tapped, censored, crippled, and/or blocked by every country. How can we fight against this, or rather, route around it? [more inside]
posted by simpleblob on Mar 30, 2010 - 14 answers

Installing (x)ubuntu onto G3 clamshell?

I want to install ubuntu/xubuntu onto my iBook G3 clamshell. How? [more inside]
posted by gonzo_ID on Mar 27, 2010 - 12 answers

Is media causing my computer to die?

Media playback seems to be killing my computer. And my wireless router. And my modem. How is this possible? [more inside]
posted by isnotchicago on Mar 16, 2010 - 10 answers

Weight loss challenge websites wanted

My office wants to a "Biggest Loser" style weight loss challenge. Any good websites we could use to track people's progress? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Mar 5, 2010 - 15 answers

Help a noob network

Help me use my wireless router to take advantage of the free wi-fi signal my complex offers. [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Mar 5, 2010 - 18 answers

Help me explain my job to my dad.

I'm a front end web developer. My dad is a 65 year old newspaper printer. I'm having a hell of a time explaining to him what i do. The biggest problem is getting him to understand how servers, search engines, and browsers work. Him, "now where do you put the website?"
posted by Paleoindian on Mar 4, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me go wireless

Click here for some (probably) very basic wireless home networking questions! [more inside]
posted by missuswayne on Mar 1, 2010 - 15 answers

Xmarks the spot

I've decided to create new Firefox profiles on my home Windows XP machine -- one for distraction-free work with work-only bookmarks (HomeWork), and the other for everything, work or leisure (HomePlay). How can I make Xmarks play nicely with them? [more inside]
posted by Clyde Mnestra on Feb 27, 2010 - 5 answers

Facebook's taken over my GMail

When I log into Gmail, Firefox redirects me to a page on Facebook. What gives? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Feb 1, 2010 - 10 answers

Can a company track down non-company email?

Hypothetically, let's say that an employee from CompanyX, a rather large large semi-techie company, sent something they shouldn't have to a competitor. The employee didn't use their work email address (which the company can search) but they did use their company computer at work and something like their Yahoo account. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2010 - 22 answers

Help me get Internet!

Linksys Router Problems...Help.... [more inside]
posted by CwgrlUp on Jan 20, 2010 - 6 answers

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