How can I analyze some data about linkages between data elements in a way that will give me meaningful information about the similarity of the relationships? This has got to be a solved problem! [more inside]
posted by TheNewWazoo
on Feb 8, 2012 -
I want to start a social support network for young adult (18-35) siblings of individuals with disabilities in my area. How do I best serve this population and create meaningful connections? If you are affected in one way or another, please share your needs/insights! [more inside]
posted by doctordrey
on Feb 6, 2012 -
Help me set up a media server for my computer network on one of two old Windows boxes. [more inside]
posted by rocketman
on Feb 6, 2012 -
I need to setup a internal static IP for my computer at home where I'm running Autodesk Smoke on Mac. We currently have terrible wireless by AT&T running from a motorola ngv510 DSL modem/router. Please help? I tried "just figuring it out" and managed to kill the house's internet for over an hour tonight. Anyone have any experience with this?
posted by matt_od
on Jan 24, 2012 -
Is there software that can capture real time video feed from another computers screen on your home network? [more inside]
posted by Bacillus
on Jan 21, 2012 -
IT Manager Interview help! Crash course resources and interview tips wanted. [more inside]
posted by j03
on Jan 9, 2012 -
Looking for a hardware approach to remote management, that I can stick on a computer and control everything from the BIOS to any OS I please. [more inside]
posted by Pontifex
on Dec 22, 2011 -
The canonical advice for finding work is "network". I have a network: people who ask me technical questions all the time. Yet none has sent me a single reference to (engineering) work. I've gotten fed up with answering their questions, when they know I am looking and yet they produce squat in the way of "so-and-so is looking for someone who can do what you do." So what do I do? [more inside]
posted by jet_silver
on Dec 21, 2011 -
What kind of network resources does Spotify consume, especially on the upload side, and how much is it like a peer-to-peer structure? [more inside]
posted by randomkeystrike
on Dec 21, 2011 -
I have a Iomega Home Media drive on my LAN that starts chattering like it is about to explode with activity. [more inside]
posted by silsurf
on Dec 15, 2011 -
It's time to start looking for a new smartphone. I have the Nokia E71, and I like it well enough but for one thing: I need a phone that can adapt automatically to a small number of wireless networks for email, as I move between them. What phone should I get, or failing that, what is this function/feature even called? [more inside]
posted by sarahkeebs
on Dec 12, 2011 -
Home Network Filter: I have three DirecTV HR23 receivers that are directly connected to my household internet (each room is wired with RJ45 adapters near the television area). I'm trying to hook up my Nomad device to allow visibility to the receivers and to my wireless devices. The Nomad is supposedly going to allow me to transfer content from my recievers to my iPhone. [more inside]
posted by shew
on Dec 11, 2011 -
I can't seem to password protect my local network for my Imac & Mac laptops. Help me, please. [more inside]
posted by jammy
on Nov 21, 2011 -
Please help me find the best wireless, simultaneous g/n router that also functions as a print server natively or using Tomato or DD-WRT. More inside--> [more inside]
posted by Jackie_Treehorn
on Nov 5, 2011 -
I've replaced an aging iMac with 3 external drives hanging off of it with a Macbook Pro with the same 3 external drives hanging off of it.
The setup also includes a cable modem and a Time Capsule.
Right now the drives are in daisychained Firewire mode.
I'm looking for a way to connect the drives to my wifi network so I can eliminate the need to plug the first drive into the laptop? Staying with Firewire would be nice, but it's not a deal breaker.
posted by justcorbly
on Nov 4, 2011 -
I'm finishing my economics degree this year and I've decided that I would like to become a fee-for-service financial advisor. The one major issue is that I'm strongly introverted and I'm not confident about my ability to find new clients. I'm looking for book recommendations and sage advice from those with similar types of careers. [more inside]
posted by Homo economicus
on Oct 29, 2011 -
I am learning in college about setting up and configuring Slackware Linux and I am looking for a newbie friendly book. Areas covered includes FTP, telnet, Samba, NFS, Email, port mappers/scanners. While there are certainly many books out there, Slackware appears to be a fair bit different from most other debian and redhat based distros so I am not sure about a) what would be a good book and b) a book that is relevant for Slackware Linux.
Could anyone suggest an excellent book suitable for Slackware and covering these networking areas in newbie friendly terms.
posted by conrad101
on Oct 27, 2011 -
I have just moved house and the broadband has been installed. There is only one phoneline which is the other side of the house to where I need the rg45 connections.
I can scrabble together something that work, but I was wondering if anyone can give me advice for a better setup.
2 x Homeplug
playon.tv installed on pc
The primary use of the pogoplug is to stream music and films to my PS3 and TV - I currently have that connected to the router in the other room away from the TV/PS3 and the homeplug bringing in the wired connection.
Any ideas gratefully received.
posted by trashcan
on Oct 23, 2011 -
Is downloading videos and music a likely source of large amounts of outgoing network traffic from my computer? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome
on Oct 18, 2011 -
What telnet-able BBS has the largest (or a large) local BRE matches with players who regularly take their turn? Not large networked matches, but large local (same board), non-network matches? The board could have networked games on a separate door install.. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher
on Oct 2, 2011 -
I'm having trouble getting my Macbook to reliably communicate with, well, anything else on my network, and not having a spare router or laptop is not helping the troubleshooting process. [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful
on Sep 20, 2011 -
What could be the problem with my wi-fi connection? (Details of the setup and symptoms inside) [more inside]
posted by philipy
on Sep 15, 2011 -
Is the IT company I've hired ripping me off? I need to establish a VPN connection from my funeral home in one town to my main office. One computer, one server, one database that needs to be accessed. [more inside]
posted by ColdChef
on Sep 15, 2011 -
If I wanted banks or companies like LastPass to hire me to be on their security team to make systems safer and to block out hackers, what websites/books/resources should I dive into to go from n00b to pr0 ?? [more inside]
posted by querty
on Aug 29, 2011 -
I have a sort of photo sharing website that breaks content up by category. There is not much text on the site, and we've been rejected by Google AdSense on that basis (not enough text). I'd like to find an ad network that will let me supply keywords (e.g., we have a gardening section, so we could sell space for gardening ads on those parts of the site) instead of scanning the site for them. Can anyone recommend an ad network that might do this?
posted by bagadonuts
on Aug 22, 2011 -
Help me name my social entrepreneur ideas network?
I want to create an online idea-exchange for social entrepreneurs. They'd share their problems and help each other find solutions. I'm really struggling to find a good name for the website... [more inside]
posted by Political Funny Man
on Aug 4, 2011 -
Need help from Sys Admins. You've never steered me wrong here... :) Need to know how to automatically have old data be deleted from Windows Server 2008, as well as have certain file types be automatically killed....Please see explanation... [more inside]
posted by stevyb
on Aug 2, 2011 -
I'm trying to find a reference to a story I heard of, possibly here but maybe not. It was about a society of pigeon owners that had a voting scheme that worked along the lines of PageRank, where the value of your vote was based on the number of other members voting for you, calculated recursively. It was an old system, possibly around the French Revolution. My Google-Fu is completely failing me. Does any of this ring any bells?
posted by scalefree
on Jul 26, 2011 -
Wireless network question! This one's pretty specific to my living circumstances, since what I want to do is share the network in a house across a courtyard from mine. [more inside]
posted by dorothy humbird
on Jul 21, 2011 -
I've pruned my facebook friends list quite a bit. Am I going overboard or should I "refriend" some back? [more inside]
posted by lankford
on Jul 10, 2011 -
I use file sharing to trade info between a couple of computers in my home and I'm not confident that I had it configured correctly. Is there any way kind of "log" in OS X that will tell if some sneak has been accessing my files? [more inside]
posted by bonobothegreat
on Jul 1, 2011 -
I'll have to redo the network infrastructure for a platform soon, but it's in US, San Francisco and I don't know the local market. [more inside]
posted by anto1ne
on Jun 24, 2011 -
How can I figure out what is chatting and/or stealing my home LAN bandwidth? [more inside]
posted by patrad
on Jun 21, 2011 -
I'm a social scientist heading off to do a year of field research, which will include lots and lots and lots of interviewing. What tools to you recommend to keep all your interviewees' data straight, and to show how they are connected to each other? [more inside]
posted by foodmapper
on Jun 6, 2011 -
Looking to build a Intel Sandy Bridge Windows 7 machine that will primarily function as a centralized repository for mp3s, movies, and photos. Anyone have any hardware recommendations? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo
on May 31, 2011 -
I upgraded Snow Leopard to 10.6.7. Now my WDTV Live media player can't see the folders on my Mac I was sharing with NFS. Please hope me. [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi
on May 27, 2011 -
The name of my university changed. How do I update the name in Facebook's "network" - we have a page with the right name, with org type set as University, but that apparently doesn't do it. [more inside]
posted by CaptApollo
on May 20, 2011 -
I have a few questions about a home server / backup / HTPC solution and I would really appreciate some help. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo
on May 18, 2011 -
I am computer competent and networking stupid. I have a pretty simple setup in mind, but I'm not sure how to do it. I have searched around and I found several guides and discussions related to my goal but after trying unsuccessfully to get this thing going on my machines I decided someone here could probably offer some good advice.
I want to have file sharing capabilities between my desktop and my netbook. No printer or internet connection sharing or anything else needed--just file sharing.
I have a desktop running Windows 7. It has no wireless card.
I have an Asus Eee PC netbook running XP.
Both connect through the internet through an Asus RT-N12 router. The desktop wired and the netbook wirelessly.
What is the simplest way to do file sharing between these two computers with this setup? Even just telling me the type of setup I need to use or a poke in the right direction would be helpful. ThankS!
posted by melko9
on May 14, 2011 -
I'm looking for suggestions for naming structures of computers and network devices on my home network. The thing is, I want them to be geeky and yet also indirectly descriptive... [more inside]
posted by sodium lights the horizon
on Apr 13, 2011 -
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 -