My MacBook Pro is broken. Or, more precisely, its cd drive and hard drive are kaput. Repair of either of these parts is not an option. I'd like to not replace them, and simply have it run a live linux distro off of a usb drive. Possible?
posted by dkleinst
on Dec 17, 2008 -
Can someone give me a straight answer as to why Windows Live Hotmail doesn't work properly in Google's Chrome browser? [more inside]
posted by DZ-015
on Dec 3, 2008 -
Where do we eat Thanksgiving dinner out, traditional style, under $30 per person in Portland, Oregon; family of 4 adults. Bonus points for live music of any kind, and/or great ambiance/view. We're familiar with Portland, and would love to use public transport rather than drive...we'll be staying in Rose Garden district, walking distance to light rail.
posted by mumstheword
on Nov 9, 2008 -
I have my first show coming up. My first show will be an admittedly lame DJ set where I pretty much just play one song after the other...if I had more time I would try to come up with something more interesting, but any suggestions for making this performance not so boring? [more inside]
posted by god particle
on Oct 13, 2008 -
I am looking for a quality free fantasy football site that offers a live draft where I can adjust the drafting to allow each player to take 24 hours to pick. Essentially an email draft. AOL has one but I abhor AOL and will only use them as a last resort. I like Yahoo's fantasy football interface but they don't offer an email type draft.
posted by zzazazz
on Aug 8, 2008 -
MusicFilter: Help me identify which Jerry Garcia Band show this particular version of Bob Dylan's "Simple Twist of Fate" is from. [more inside]
posted by nougat
on Aug 7, 2008 -
In Logic 8, when I try to import an audio (aif) file exported from Ableton Live, Logic slows down the audio file significantly. [more inside]
posted by god particle
on Jun 29, 2008 -
I'm going to be doing some live/handheld camera work for a church conference next week, i've got the camera experience and know how to focus, iris up, bump the gain, white balance on stationary cameras, but haven't done a lot of handheld work. This will be used during concert-like worship sets, and high-energy crowd particpation stuff. Do any mefites have any suggestions for things I should try, pay special attention to, figure out prior to showtime?
posted by TuxHeDoh
on Jun 11, 2008 -
Macbooks; I'm going to university this September to study a music technology course, all their computers are macs, I'd like to buy one so I can take my work home. For music recording and production, which macbook is most suitable for me? [more inside]
posted by ilumos
on Jun 10, 2008 -
I'm trying to put a bootable, persistent Linux install on my USB drive, but it won't boot! [more inside]
posted by edbyford
on May 25, 2008 -
What copyright restrictions may or may not be placed on me of a picture I
took of a band's setlist during a live, public performance? [more inside]
posted by ozreiuosn
on May 15, 2008 -
I'd like to record live video directly from my FireWire DV camera using Windows XP. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by russ9595
on Feb 18, 2008 -
How do I watch tonight's ABCNews/Facebook debate live online? There doesn't seem to be any option on ABCNews.com to do this...?
posted by frogan
on Jan 5, 2008 -
Does anyone know what live music will appear on the Hawaiian island of Kauai between December 30 and January 8, 2008? I'd like to check something out. Superduper thumbs up for any Okinawan music.
posted by billtron
on Dec 24, 2007 -
Where can I download a live recording of Electrelane's final show? I've emailed the band and gotten no response. Many of the places I used to look online for live recordings are gone.
posted by rbs
on Dec 21, 2007 -
Can Microsoft put anything negative on my credit history if I owe them $8.30 for a month of unpaid Xbox Live Gold membership? [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker
on Nov 30, 2007 -
I need to find software that will let me tweak the speed, hue, saturation, brightness, etc. of videos live -- and any other effects but those are the basics. Mac or PC. [more inside]
posted by jruckman
on Aug 16, 2007 -
Moving to Boston for co-op (intern) position downtown for 7 months, 09/07 to 03/08. I need suggestions for the best place for a college guy to live, but more importantly I need suggestions for everything I need need to see, do, eat, drink and hear on my temporary stay. Ready...GO! [more inside]
posted by comatose
on Aug 1, 2007 -
Looking for a Duke Ellington recording for my uncle. Unfortunately, he is not able to provide many details. Googling has gotten me nowhere; Ellington's oeuvre is vast, it seems... [more inside]
posted by bricoleur
on May 5, 2007 -
I've always wanted to spend some time living/working abroad, preferably Spain. However I'm from the UK, and like many of us, I speak practically no languages other than English. [more inside]
posted by tomw
on Mar 27, 2007 -
[UofChiFilter] Any Chicagoan mefites familiar with the University of Chicago and it's Cobb Coffee house out there? Live show info appreciated! [more inside]
posted by ronmexico
on Mar 20, 2007 -
Where can I find the most comprehensive online listings of live music in London?
posted by gravelshoes
on Mar 1, 2007 -
Recording live television onto a computer? I'm NOT looking for a HD quality picture here. Just bare minimum; choppiness in the video stream is my enemy.
I've tried a tv-to-usb adapter on a couple of computers I have, with the recording software set at BARE MINIMUM settings (ie, about a 5 inch by 5 inch picture, with audio and video settings set very low if not on the lowest settings). [more inside]
posted by jak68
on Dec 12, 2006 -
One of my greatest joys is dancing to live music. When I go to shows, all I see is hipsters nodding and smoking. Life is too short for this shit — help! (Rock fan, but all genres welcome. Pittsburgh area, but all answers welcome. More inside!) [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone
on Nov 21, 2006 -
Barring signal strength for a location or normal lag issues, what which plan is cheapest for portable Internet (Clearw're, Xanadoo, etc) service that I can laglessly play Xbox Live with? [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold
on Oct 20, 2006 -
Long ago I heard a live version of Ween's "Tender Situation" that sounded sweeter, or more straightforward, than it is presented on Pure Guava
or any of the live albums.
What bootleg was that from? [more inside]
posted by carsonb
on Oct 16, 2006 -
Portable DVD player, or video player, or custom-built Frankendevice, with VERY high-quality audio output?? Video quality doesn't matter (could even be b/w), but screen should be 8"+ and unit should be as lightweight as possible. For live concerts where I need to see video, just for my own reference, that's exactly in sync with my pre-recorded audio (so I would make DVDs or video files with my audio + the visuals I need). Laptop = expensive/heavy/overkill.
posted by allterrainbrain
on Sep 27, 2006 -
I want to perform my solo music project live and I'd like suggestions on how to do it. My music involves a keyboard, guitar, drum loops, multiple vocal tracks and random sound effects. [more inside]
posted by pollystark
on Sep 22, 2006 -
If someone's pointing a gun at you, and they look away for a moment, what's the most effective way to disarm them? [more inside]
posted by bjork24
on Aug 25, 2006 -
In browsing several concert venue websites, I noticed that many of them don't list their upcoming concerts and instead link off to www.livenation.com or www.pollstar.com. Does anyone know why this is? Is it a legal issue regarding the promoters of these events?
posted by ghastlyfop
on Jul 12, 2006 -
I want to move to Oregon. I have heard good things about Ashland, Medford, Roseburg, Eugene, Corvallis, Salem, Beaverton, and Portland. How can I choose where to try first? We have ‘up and moved’ before (without plans, no jobs waiting at new city) and I don’t want to do that again. I can see us moving summer 2007. [more inside]
posted by saragoodman3
on May 12, 2006 -
I'm taking a holiday from around the 25th of July for 5 weeks to the UK, France and Germany. As well as doing plenty of sightseeing, I'd love to see some great live music by some bands/DJs that might not make it to Australia for a few years. Being in Melbourne, and having never been to the UK before, I have no idea about what source to go to, to find out what festivals or gigs by bands/DJs are coming up. Melburnians know to check their local street press, where do the Brits go to find out all their music news?
Please recommend some great websites for news, reviews and schedules. Anything with an RSS feed would be awesome, but I'm not worried if it doesn't have one.
A poke around in google found www.virtualfestivals.com
which seems to be good for festivals, but not much for gigs. Not like the usual street press that I'm used to reading.
I had the thought to go to Reading/Leeds Festivals or Creamfields, but I think they might already be sold out. I also have no idea where to buy tickets from. Are there major ticket agencies to head to? Is ebay a good option?
Also, any thoughts, recommendations or live music experiences for festivals, gigs or venues are more than welcome!
posted by snarkle
on May 8, 2006 -
Are there any up and comming real estate markets? The type of place you can buy a good starter house for around 100k/150k. bonus for liberal minded places that are close (45 min drive max) to a midsized city.
posted by kantgirl
on Apr 23, 2006 -
Before there was videotape there was Kinescope, a process that took hours to process, and could not be transmitted electronically. So how did New York based live television shows get shown "live" in different time zones? [more inside]
posted by Gungho
on Mar 28, 2006 -