I've decided to switch over completely to Google Chrome, and on my work laptop it's NBD. My home laptop, however, asks me EVERY DAMN TIME I START CHROME if I want to make it my default browser; clicking OK does nothing (Firefox is still the default). More inside... [more inside]
I’m trying to be more pro-active with regard to monitoring the network at my workplace, addressing any issues that might arise, and answering that ever-present question: “My computer is so slow
today! Is the problem on our
end, or on their
end?” [more inside]
Help me find an online tool for selecting a wifi router, or at least help me find reliable reviews or a buying guide. [more inside]
I want to embed a Twitter feed, but is there an option that doesn't use Java? I just tested the site on different browsers around the office, and at least half of them aren't displaying the feed until I either update or enable Java on those particular machines. Is there another option?
I need to set up a new google voice number to use my Obihai OBI100 strictly for work. However, I do not have an extra number to associate with the google voice account (and don't want to use my current google voice number that is used for personal purposes). What cheap options are there available to me to do so? [more inside]
Is it possible for a VPN to affect only the traffic of one logged in user under Mac OS X? [more inside]
We just moved and sadly our cable Internet provider cant make it out to set up our Internet for another two weeks. We have already tried Clear.com and the local DSL and do not want to go back to those. We both have androids with unlimited data plans as well as an iPad with a data plan. What I would like more than anything is to somehow connect my WiiU and our desktop computers to the Internet through one of our mobile devices, but I just don't know how. Can anyone walk a noob through this task?
Cleaning a virus-ridden PC using Windows Easy Connect -- is my Windows 7 machine at risk? [more inside]
I am looking for examinations of the Internet and World Wide Web that use the structure and/or history of the city as a metaphor. [more inside]
Mr. BlahLaLa and I are considering buying Kid BlahLaLa a laptop for his 10th birthday. (We want him to be able to play Minecraft and browse the internet.) We're a Mac family but I'm pretty sure this computer will have to be non-Mac because they're so much cheaper, which in turn opens up a whole world of internet security questions that I usually don't think about on my mac. Plus the whole idea of "Now I'm giving my kid a computer, what do I need to think about?" type of stuff. [more inside]
I'd like to create a great streaming setup for my living room. Exact requirements inside [more inside]
I used to have a lot of fun doing some web design a few years back, and wanted to have some fun with it again. [more inside]
When I stream video from almost any source, it gobbles up 100 percent of my CPU usage and becomes choppy and unwatchable. I've tried every trick in the book. Any suggestions? [more inside]
IRC script that will play an audible alert when specific text is mentioned in chatroom [more inside]
What's the best, fastest way to set up a computer to do nothing but surf the internet? [more inside]
Some web content, like Tumblr and the videos on Netflix appear in greyscale, with vertical lines all over them, and smushed into the left side of the screen. If I want to click on something, I need to click on the place it would normally be, rather than where it appears on the tiny, greyscale screen. I don't think it's my browser, because it happens on both Safari and IE (I know, I know, but I can't watch Netflix on Safari). I couldn't find an answer on Google. Thanks in advance!
I'm looking for a book recommendation on the history of computer and internet security. [more inside]
What is the relationship between the ritual and the algorithm? Are all rituals algorithmic? [more inside]
Asking on behalf of a friend: she runs a weekly GoToMeeting webinar that now needs to be captioned in real time. Is there a good software solution? [more inside]
Where can I find a free download for a G2M4 codec that doesn't include nasty viruses that will torture my computer? [more inside]
What are the earliest examples of Internet-based art? Are they still online? Do they date all the way back to the 1960s when the Internet was founded? Are there earlier examples of computer-based art from before the advent of the Internet?
I'm looking for 'Folk' Web Cultures. I am thinking of the recent take-down of Geocities, which seemed to refresh people's love of the naff, kitsch aesthetic it was famous for, as a prime example. What are some other folk cultures still lingering in the dark corners of the web? [more inside]
If I want to be a cypherpunk, or at least effectively use their software, how important is it that I learn to program?
What am I doing wrong? Wireless broadband edition. [more inside]
Looking for computer/internet recommendations for my 10 year old friend. What are the coolest, most interesting, and least consumerist activities, websites, and other digital/virtual things that I can introduce this kid to? What did you like to do with computers / the internet when you were that age? Bonus internet safety questions inside! [more inside]
I've been asked to research the viability of the launch of a new top-level domain (TLD) parallel to dot-com. Assuming the prospective domain owner wishes not to reduplicate the internet as it exists now merely with another extension, I'd like to ask: Let's say you could take what you know about how the internet works (indexing, monetization, traffic, web-mastering but also crowdsourcing, social networking, political organizing, personal publishing, microfunding, etc.) and for reasons purely fictional, the existing system was scrapped and being re-built from scratch, what would you do with that opportunity if you had it? [more inside]
My internet connection suddenly slowed way down. I've tried all the usual things, but I need some expert advice. [more inside]
What do I *really* need to do in order to keep my computer reasonably save from malware and intrusions? [more inside]
Is it possible to run a Linksys WRT54G wireless router off a Dell 24 switch router? [more inside]
How do I connect my Witopia VPN wireless router to my ISP's wireless router? [more inside]
I'm at the end of my tether trying to sort out this internet connectivity issue. [more inside]
Ok so I'm overseas for awhile, horrible internet; is there a way store webpages automatically so I don't have to reload them next time? I view page, what i see is saved?? Is it possible? [more inside]
Does anyone know of any computer software that can be used to turn on and off an electronic motor or switch?
How do these YouTubers do it? Please help me upload videos that won't take forever. [more inside]
What's the best Net-Nanny-Type software out there for my 10 year old daughter's new MacBook Air? [more inside]
Can anyone tell me how to remove the XP Security 2011 virus from my home computer? [more inside]
Problems with AvaFX (online forex trading) software download. [more inside]
A confusing question about my wireless internet connection and "linksys". [more inside]
Who can design a really cool website for a writer, historian and activist? [more inside]
Where can I learn more about how one's laptop can be remotely used by others, specifically pertaining to keystrokes, text saved in the cloud such as in a blogpost draft or yahoo mail or some such with a particular emphasis on means to identify and secure one's work, even if offline? [more inside]
How can I make a pushpin type map that will help me to track the location of something. Specifically, community entered information (more information inside) [more inside]
What would be the best way of going about telling people about a project I've been working on? [more inside]
How do I get a VPN (hotspotshield) to "turn off" so I can use the internet normally? Is it possible? [more inside]
What web based email provider would you suggest as an alternative to my current one? [more inside]
Why won't my web pages load? [more inside]
Why won't my laptop connect to the internet? [more inside]
I'm pretty sure that too much internet has fried my brain. If I cut back my time online, is it likely that my powers of concentration will return? And how should I structure an "internet diet" for maximum effect? [more inside]
Help me make computer zombie costumes for my drama class students. [more inside]
Long winded question about new computer, internet, and anti virus programs [more inside]
how can I watch BBC's iPlayer in the US? A one-step solution is ideal, without having to install and configure a system-wide proxy (which is the current way I can think of doing it). Some software or plugin custom-setup for iPlayer?