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 -
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]
posted by ronofthedead
on Jan 26, 2013 -
I will be heading to Seattle and I have about 20 GB of videos I need to upload while I'm there. Is there anywhere in the Seattle area that is accessible to the public with fast internet? Or even something like a co-working space available at a modest price?
posted by perpetualstroll
on Jan 25, 2013 -
We are trying to manually download a dropshipper's XML file of products. The file size is over 22MB and I can't open it in my web browsers Internet Explorer or FireFox (both latest). I tried asking them if they could allow me to read the directory the file's on so I could right click on it and download it manually but they refuse to do so. They told me I need to use an external program to download this XML file. I tried looking but with no luck. Could someone please help me.
Thank you so much...
posted by Bacillus
on Jan 23, 2013 -
Why do I have constant internet stability / DNS lookup issues on my laptop but not on my iPad etc.? [more inside]
posted by pravit
on Jan 21, 2013 -
Is there a tool that I can use to test my website's various pages across multiple platforms (different mobile devices, different browsers etc) without having to, you know, manually get hold of each mobile device and open up each browser and test it? [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop
on Jan 18, 2013 -
I'm coordinating a project that involves sending participants to remote communities in the Canadian North. The communities have varying speeds of internet connection, but in general, I've been told it's pretty slow, and sometimes bandwidth is restricted. The participants need to record video of themselves and send it to their evaluators back here in the city. What is the best (free) solution? [more inside]
posted by MissSquare
on Jan 17, 2013 -
I have an adult website so I can't submit articles to normal article directories and get a link back for SEO. Is there a list of adult article directories where I can submit articles or even short stories and include a link in the article or bio?
posted by Bacillus
on Jan 15, 2013 -
If you've ever paid $10 to $30 a month for a hosted online e-commerce solution, I have some questions for you about your experience. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Jan 15, 2013 -
I am studying abroad for the semester in London. My flat mates and I are looking for an Internet solution that doesn't require a contract. We picked up a 3G hotspot from Three but it isn't very fast. Is it possible to get actual broadband service without a 12- or 18-month contract?
posted by Kronios
on Jan 13, 2013 -
The Router At my new apartment tracks all my Internet usage. Is there a way to hide it? I don't know much about vpns, But are they the solution? If so I would be willing to pay for a good one. Suggestions?
posted by anonymous
on Jan 11, 2013 -
Why do certain features of a website work with current versions of firefox and earlier versions of Internet Explorer (7.0 and earlier) but not IE 9.0? Details and screenshots and much... [more inside]
posted by de void
on Jan 9, 2013 -
My old PC laptop runs perfectly as do any tablets on my apt public wi-fi. The iMac computer (Snow Leopard), slows to a halt and won't get to pages after a few times. I have done several things such as reset PRAM, gone to /Library/Preferences and moved all the files in the System Configuration folder to the Trash, and restarted Mac...The second bit helped for a week and now it is doing it again, no matter what browser. MacKeeper says the computer is alright, and airport utility just tells me I am connected to the internet. (I've done the reconnecting and assistant and diagnostics but nada...) I cannot figure this out and I have scoured the net. If somebody was downloading a ton on it, I would at least understand but any other devices work fine. My husband wants throw it out the window. Any ideas?
posted by chicaboom
on Jan 4, 2013 -
Are there any decent business/enterprise-class internet providers in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by sektah
on Jan 2, 2013 -
Where is the internet heading? What are the issues we are facing with the internet and issues that will arise in the future? What do internet based companies need to worry about and prepare for? Looking for answers as well as places to read and learn about these sort of issues. [more inside]
posted by carmel
on Dec 28, 2012 -
What are the laws and or regulations about "possession" of employee/company email after an employee is terminated? [more inside]
posted by ascetic
on Dec 27, 2012 -
There are lots of Top n
Albums/Songs of 2012 lists all over the internet, but is anyone aggregating them to figure out what the overall internet consensus of top albums/songs of the year is? That is, is there a fivethirtyeight for music?
posted by capricorn
on Dec 25, 2012 -
My friend is headed to London for eight nights and the hotel he is staying at has Internet for $20 a day. Is there a way around that? Is there a cheap "Mi-Fi" type 3g/wifi device available without a plan, or other tricks to leverage prepaid 3g for his and his wife's laptops? Just a 3g sim isn't enough as they will really need laptop wifi access.
posted by carlodio
on Dec 24, 2012 -
Help me find a devilishly difficult online puzzle that I had worked on ~4 years ago. Difficultly: I remember a few of the levels and not much about the name. It's not
the "Impossible Quiz" flash game. [more inside]
posted by jorlyfish
on Dec 23, 2012 -
I like him a lot, but I have PTSD don't feel like I have much to give in a relationship. He wants to wait, but I'm not so sure. [more inside]
posted by proximacentauri
on Dec 22, 2012 -
My folks are visiting. They won't migrate to contemporary email services such as gmail, preferring to rely on the email service from their broadband provider, Roadrunner.
On the road, they have used "https://webmail.roadrunner.com/" as the point of access in the past.
However, at the moment, the website appears to be universally inaccessible from within my hole LAN, wired or wifi.
They are not interested in setting up mail client access or forwarding.
How can I solve this?
posted by mwhybark
on Dec 22, 2012 -
I am moving to the Tri-Cities in Washington State next month, to a scenic, quasi-rural part of the area. While the Tri-Cities have fast Internet, my specific address is a bit out of the way, and it looks like Frontier Communications might be my only DSL option out there. They do have a 25 Mb plan, but the reviews are not great. It's less important for fun, but I need fast Internet for my work. Am I screwed? How can I get the best Internet speed and reliability in this scenario?
posted by Atrahasis
on Dec 19, 2012 -
Let's say I have 300,000 files on a webserver in a single directory. I want to download them to a local directory and then delete them. My FTP client of choice
is choking on the task. What should I do?
posted by fake
on Dec 18, 2012 -
Rural Internet Access: Help my Dad get a connection that can actually let him stream..., well, anything! [more inside]
posted by MMALR
on Dec 13, 2012 -
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 -
If i assign a domain name to blogspot.com something is it permanent or can i reassign it? [more inside]
posted by maiamaia
on Dec 2, 2012 -
My parents own a WiFi only iPad and their internet connection isn't always on. Basically, they turn on the internet only when they want to use their iPad. Is there an app that can alert me (preferably via a push notification on my own iPad or iPhone) when they've gotten online?
posted by Effigy2000
on Nov 30, 2012 -
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 -
I have public wi-fi at my new apartment, and am able to stream Netflix just fine via a friend's laptop. I am not sure if there is a way for my Apple TV (2nd gen) to work here. I have googled around and others seemed to be able and others not. Normally when using my home computer or kindle tablet, I have to connect to wi-fi after a given period of time left unattended and then click "connect" from a browser page so perhaps this is why the ATV2 cannot work. Any thoughts?
Thanks and have a good Thanksgiving!
posted by snap_dragon
on Nov 22, 2012 -
What data is my iPhone mysteriously downloading when I'm not really syncing anything, don't use iCloud, and have no apps running? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob
on Nov 20, 2012 -
I'm easily distracted by the Internet while I write, but I don't want to shut it off altogether. Please help me cobble together a solution. [more inside]
posted by catlet
on Nov 16, 2012 -
Help me improve my Google-search skills to find an old website my uncle created years ago with my family history [more inside]
posted by sunshine arakhan
on Nov 14, 2012 -
Question about bit torrent sites that (are) shut down and their possible revival. [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Nov 5, 2012 -
I like playing L4D with my friends on the other side of the world, but my ping is awful. What are some good, accessible PC games where this won't matter? [more inside]
posted by 23
on Nov 4, 2012 -
Tons of old (100-200 year old) books are sitting in an attic. I'm tasked with finding out how much they're worth. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by Philipschall
on Nov 2, 2012 -