What are your tools and best practices for managing your digital stuff across several computers at home? [more inside]
posted by parudox
on Mar 3, 2014 -
I am a 25-year-old woman and a recent college graduate (just earned my Master’s in English in December). I’m looking for higher education administrative jobs in the area: basically, to be an admissions counselor, financial aid counselor, academic advisor, and the like. There are a few concerns on my mind about the process. [more inside]
posted by summertimesadness1988
on Feb 28, 2014 -
I'm out of work right now and am doing everything I can to network myself into employment. I recently noticed a job for which I'd be qualified at a large, prestigious company where an old friend is a major player. I haven't talked to him in six years. Can I approach him for an employee referral, and if so, how? [more inside]
posted by pineappleheart
on Feb 21, 2014 -
I have a business idea that I would like to discuss with industry executives. How? [more inside]
posted by prunes
on Feb 21, 2014 -
I don't have a career counselor (and there aren't any in these parts) or anyone to turn to for this, so I'm seeking help on the green.
Re-acclimating to life at home, career path indecision / lack of direction, lack of opportunities and illness and death in the family have left their mark on my recent professional and life history, and I want to be able to summarize it all to a prospective employer / networking contact without sounding like an indecisive drama queen. Plenty of snow here, if you haven't gotten enough this winter. [more inside]
posted by ditto75
on Feb 10, 2014 -
Any networking experts here? My company of 15-20 people is about to move into a new office from old, shared space where all IT was taken care of. I've been put in charge of the phone and networking in the new place. [more inside]
posted by jenmcee
on Jan 29, 2014 -
I am looking for examples of beautiful or unusual, yet effective, computer network diagrams - the more complex and extensive the networks, the better.
Similarly, I'd like to find tutorials and how-to's on making same - preferably avoiding Visio/OmniGraffle as much as possible (most of the people I work with just want to swap .pdfs or Power Point presentations when it comes to delivering design documents, anyhow.)
I deal with very intricate and large networks, and it's always a struggle to present them visually to various project stakeholders. I'd like to catch their attention with something striking that will help them actually understand what's going on.
posted by Slap*Happy
on Jan 7, 2014 -
I have att dsl at my house. I bridged the modem and setup a third party router and all is fine. Only problem I can see is that the ssid listed on the side of the modem and is still being broadcast. The wireless light on the front of the modem is off so I don't see why. I tried connecting to the ssid with supplied password and it doesn't do anything so I'm assuming it's inactive. Could having an ssid that is unusable cause problems with interference or something? It's kinda driving me crazy.
posted by mamamia88
on Dec 30, 2013 -
One of my computers connects to the Internet just fine using the wireless router but the other computer only intermittently connects with more than 1 or 2 mbps. This computer connects normally when I connect using an ethernet cable. [more inside]
posted by Defenestrator
on Dec 8, 2013 -
A college classmate who I didn't know well/at all is a recruiter at a company with an open position I'd like to apply for. What's the best way to approach this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 6, 2013 -
I have a bachelors degree in film. I want a Masters in Cell and Molecular Biology. I want to work in a research lab. Getting into grad school in general is a mystery to me, but my special circumstances make it seem that much more impossible...is it? [more inside]
posted by Telomeracer
on Nov 12, 2013 -
My wife and I use Macs, iOS devices, and Apple networking gear. We're thinking about sharing the desk where my Mac Pro is; as a result, if she needs the desk, and I need a computer, I'd have to use her MacBook Pro. What's the best way to network our computers so that we could do our work from whatever computer we're using, have music and/or programs available, etc.? Some details inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Nov 1, 2013 -
Following a coffee meeting with a potential employer at a major company, I've been asked to complete a research proposal. I've also been asked to submit a vendor registration and will be filing a nondisclosure agreement. If the proposal goes through, it looks as though I'll be completing this project through the company's market research department, but not necessarily as an employee.
I'm just wondering if any others have had a similar experience, and if it's a common pre-hiring process. [more inside]
posted by ScarletLark
on Oct 24, 2013 -
I was contacted about a job with a company by a HR recruiter (not from that company) on LinkedIn. I was aware of this job from the company’s website and also I have a friend who is working at that company in a peer position. That friend said he spoke to his boss, and his boss said I should apply for the job via the company's website, so I did. Would there be any benefit following up with the HR recruiter from LinkedIn anyway? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 18, 2013 -
I am moving to a new city for personal reasons and I need to find a job. This weekend I will be in the new city and will go to the pub where my school's local alumni club for that city is meeting. I'd like to make a good impression on the people that I meet, and, in doing so, to productively advance my job search.
The problem? I don't know what I want to do. How do I make a good first impression without having a direction? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 9, 2013 -
I am looking for the names of networking/exclusive clubs for executives. [more inside]
posted by ladoo
on Aug 7, 2013 -
Help me brainstorm some "thoughtful questions" to ask at a law school networking event.
Difficulty: it starts in 3 hours. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 7, 2013 -
Does there exist any online boards, websites, that cater to businesses and/or investors looking to connect? In other words, maybe someone is a owns a small home renovation business and is looking for investors. Or restaurants, plumbers, etc. Basically a place for networking. I have looked on CL and have not seen a category that fits this description, and I am not referring to something like Kickstarter. Any ideas?
posted by jtexman1
on Aug 7, 2013 -
Need a tablet that can do wired networking and running Windows if this is possible. [more inside]
posted by dukes909
on Aug 5, 2013 -
Rookie question perhaps...
What more wires in a CAT5 cable other than TX+ TX- RX+ RX- does a standard IP phone use?
I ask because I had one cable run where the PC had 100% connectivity, but when I plugged in an IP phone to the same run, it would not receive an IP (PC was DHCP as well but it shouldn't matter) and resolve to the network. I finally re-punched the wall plate and patch panel and it worked like a charm. I have been combing the web for an answer on this, and the best I found that the phone may require additional wires in the cable if it is PoE, which this particular run is not Powered.
Head scratcher for me...maybe someone out there has an answer!
Thank you :)
posted by unktone
on Aug 2, 2013 -
I'm in the process of interviewing mid-senior level candidates and would like to let them know when they are not making it to the next level in the process. If you were a job hunter in this situation what would you want to hear while being turned down for further consideration? I'm looking for an email script! [more inside]
posted by rainydayfilms
on Jul 26, 2013 -
I am trying to access my home Mac remotely from the office (I use RealVNC). Unfortunately, there was an Internet outage, which is restored, but the Mac is no longer connected to the Internet. It is however connected to the router, which is accessible from the Internet. AFAIK the only way I can get the Mac reconnected is to reboot it. Is there any way I can reboot the Mac via the router? Or is there some other way to restore the Internet connection to the Mac remotely? I am pretty ignorant on these matters. Thanks for your help.
posted by Mo' Money Moe Bandy
on Jul 23, 2013 -
I recently sent my father (who lives in the Middle East) a Roku as a gift. Thing is, Rokus don't have any advanced networking options and we need to change his DNS in order to watch the programming he desires. The shitty modem/router that his ISP provides does not allow for changes to the DNS. It does, however, allow you to put in DDNS settings (screen shot here
). Would altering the DDNS settings override the DNS settings in the router? While changing ones DNS to appear like they're in the US is easy, I have no idea what, if anything, should go in the boxes on the DDNS page of his router. Thanks.
posted by gman
on Jul 18, 2013 -
Should I delete my LinkedIn profile? I currently have a low level, low wage job with the State government of the state I live in. I am looking for a new job that pays more anywhere in my town. I will be applying for a lot of jobs with the local state university. My friend recently got a really good job with the state university and when I asked her if she had a LinkedIn profile she told me she had never even heard of that site so she definitely did not need it. [more inside]
posted by Gmbee
on Jul 14, 2013 -
Help me make the most of an upcoming tradeshow to network and plant seeds for future freelance projects. [more inside]
posted by trbrts
on Jul 10, 2013 -
I just realized that the contact person/potential supervisor for a job I'm applying for was in my graduating class at our tiny alma mater. This could obviously work very much in my favor, but I'm also afraid it might not for snowflakey reasons. What's the best way to approach this in my application? [more inside]
posted by ActionPopulated
on Jun 24, 2013 -
A division of a very large company does exactly what I'd like to be doing with my career. I'm currently retraining in a way that aligns me more closely with what they do. In the past, I've asked individual practitioners or heads of small companies in my (previous) field out for coffee to ask them for advice and to see whether they might have any opportunities for which I could be a good fit, but I don't know how to do this with a large company. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 15, 2013 -
I would like to connect to a remote OSX machine for screen sharing via a SSH tunnel. A third machine is acting as the bridge between my local machine and the remote host. [more inside]
posted by tip120
on Jun 5, 2013 -
I'm looking for a way to extend home WiFi into an adjoining building, where laying cable is not an option and packaging/LOS is a concern. I'd also like to reduce equipment cost, while not compromising endpoint throughput. Specific details inside. [more inside]
posted by TheNewWazoo
on Jun 3, 2013 -
I had a job interview on Friday for a position I'm very excited about. I got the interview after speaking to a woman from this company at a job fair, who passed along my resume and promised to put in a good word for me since my advisor (who knows her professionally) spoke to her and vouched for me after I mentioned meeting her at the fair. I want to send her a thank you email but I could use some assistance on the details. [more inside]
posted by fox problems
on May 27, 2013 -
Asking for a friend who is an MFT. He is considering moving into private practice, however, he isn't ready to make the leap from a steady and reliable job to a job where income is very dependent on the size of your professional network--and he doesn't really have a professional network at all right now.
Any tips on how to ease into private practice with a low initial commitment and pressure--just a part time thing with only one or a few clients?
posted by brenton
on May 7, 2013 -
I have a Mac Pro set to DHCP manual assign and a certain IP address that cannot change. I also have a printer plugged into a certain network jack; IP address less important. I am moving the physical location of the Mac Pro near this printer and the printer's network jack is the only one available. I'll have to plug both of these machines into the same network jack via switch/router.
What switch/router is the right one to buy in 2013 (bonus if I can find it at Best Buy) and what the right way to set this up so the Mac Pro is still reachable at the same IP address on the network?
posted by michaelh
on Apr 27, 2013 -
Here's the deal. I have a dsl gateway connected to a desktop with no wireless card connected upstairs. I would like to run ethernet somehow to a ps3/360 for optimal performance but it's impossible without making a big mess. I do have another phone jack about 15 feet from the 360/ps3. Is it possible to connect the second jack to the main internet connection somehow? I'd rather not go powerline.
posted by mamamia88
on Apr 18, 2013 -
I need to help isolate a Windows machine from the internet, but still allow it to network with a local machine. [more inside]
posted by dinger
on Apr 10, 2013 -
I just purchased an underpowered computer to experiment further with remote desktops.
Ideally I'd like to be able to use a remote desktop technology to stream HD video from the remote server, play a game on the client that's rendered on the more powerful server, and to have a local user work on the remote serving computer while another account on the server is being accessed remotely by the thin client. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Apr 10, 2013 -
So, I've recently inherited the community and social media role for the company I work for. I'm hoping to use our social media presence to drive up engagement and get users to use our product (a niche-focused social network in the finance realm), but I want to do it without
being a douchebag. [more inside]
posted by SansPoint
on Apr 9, 2013 -
...that could be useful (for him). Mistake? I’m moving across the country in a month. I want to do what I can to help someone move toward achieving a dream before I leave. Is my idea reasonable or are there better options to consider? [more inside]
posted by themoonfromthesea
on Apr 4, 2013 -
I just moved into a large house where my Netgear router does not provide a strong wireless signal to the whole house. I tried buying a repeater but despite being a programmer, I am lousy with hardware and am not really grasping how to set it up, or whether it's even the right answer. Help! [more inside]
posted by freecellwizard
on Apr 2, 2013 -
I currently have a tangle of external drives hooked to my HTPC. Serving that stuff via UPnP is okay
, but I'd like to move my files to a separate device that would then be able to make them available to a motley assortment of devices. Thing is, I'm woefully ignorant about networking and file sharing, having never so much as set up a shared Windows folder. I need help coming up with a game plan. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown
on Mar 31, 2013 -
I started freelance writing recently and have met a couple of people who are dream contacts -- a literary agent who's reached out to me for book ideas, and an editor who offered to have lunch with me to see what else I might contribute to their publication. The problem is, I'm very new to this and, though thrilled to be able to write for an audience, am really struggling between courageous ambition and compulsive self-effacement. I know creative producers go through this all the time. However, my question is: how do I take advantage of these opportunities ASAP in spite of it? [more inside]
posted by taramosalata
on Mar 29, 2013 -
I am just coming off a very long period of hardcore work crunch. Before I can get myself physically back on track, I am going to spend a short period of time meeting a lot of people and rocking the connections I've made. I know that attitude is 90% of people's impressions of you, but I just don't feel confident these days from the short-term toll the stress has taken on my looks. I need some tips! [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek
on Mar 23, 2013 -
I'm a student who's been hunting around for internships lately and someone close to me (who works in an industry with some overlap to my area of study) has very kindly helped me out by asking around in his network of contacts. Almost universally the response he/we have gotten have been along the lines of "hmm yeah, we don't have any specific openings right now but send us your resume and we'll take a look at it!". I'm having trouble figuring out exactly what sort of email I should send. [more inside]
posted by btfreek
on Mar 18, 2013 -
I want a contact management system that will remind me to:
(1) follow up with new people I meet, and track when I do, and
(2) reach out to those people on a regular basis (and track when I do).
Please share your own app-based or text-based system for doing this! [more inside]
posted by incandescentman
on Mar 12, 2013 -
When job searching, how do you successfully network without looking tacky, blowing your cover at your current job, looking desperate - just general rules for avoiding acting in poor taste, whatever that would look like? [more inside]
posted by windbox
on Mar 11, 2013 -
I will be managing a remote Indian Infrastructure Support Help Desk. Not a call center, but we'll be handling all Tier I issues for Desktop and NOC operations for a major US client. I'm trying to come up with a document to detail the *"best practices" for connecting to their network*. [more inside]
posted by PetiePal
on Mar 11, 2013 -
After wasting two different off-days trying to get my damnable modem+router working, I want to return them both and get something entirely new. Any good recommendations for a solid, reliable DSL modem and wireless router set-up with decent NAS support? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi
on Mar 3, 2013 -
I'm a member of a writing group and I'm trying to create an easily sharable database of who knows who for networking purposes. [more inside]
posted by Calicatt
on Feb 23, 2013 -