I've agreed to participate in a speed networking event. I'll be chatting with 20-30 people. How do I keep it fresh and not ask each person the same question? What can/do I want to know about someone in 3 minutes? How do I use this to improve my own 'elevator speech'?
I feel like a dick asking this, but is there any way to tell if my neighbors are throttling our shared internet connection with downloads? And if they are, is there any way to partition the connection so my connection's not affected? [more inside]
Can I set up usb connections, dvd/cd drives, and other computer stuff in separate rooms? Do usb and firewire, and dvd/cd drive outlets exist that can be mounted in wall-boxes? [more inside]
Two questions about an academic conference: (1) voice recording at a distance and (2) networking at said conference as an undergrad. [more inside]
GeekFilter: Is it infeasible to wirelessly mesh/ad hoc network computers together a la MIT's Roofnet using integrated/inexpensive wireless cards instead of dedicated routers? [more inside]
Networking - how long until I'm "one of the gang"? [more inside]
How can I learn to be (or at least fake being) passionate about things when I'm happiest doing nothing? [more inside]
IT/Telecom people: I'm bringing a 1Gbps metro Ethernet connection into the basement of a large apartment building. This building has 2-pair wiring in the walls for multiple phone lines to each apartment (dating from the 1970s, but in very good condition) running from the basement wiring closet to each unit. We are shopping for VDSL2 DSLAMs. [more inside]
I am about to be unemployed. I will have essentially unlimited free time to learn a new skill set. I believe I would like to become a wireless network technician. How do I do it? [more inside]
How can I overcome my anxiety over Facebook and other highly interactive social media? [more inside]
I'm pretty sure one of my housemates is killing our network by clogging it with her bittorrent traffic. Is there anything I can do, without access to her computer, to make the internet work properly? [more inside]
Calling all network nerds: How do I make my WRT54G2 (w/ DD-WRT) talk to my Tenda W268R? [more inside]
Help me with that very important Networking question: "What kind of work are you looking for?" [more inside]
What's the best way to drop a cable (a network cable) from the second floor to the main floor (in a house)? [more inside]
Why can't I find any proper Counter-Strike servers? [more inside]
Finding a new wolfpack(s) -- Looking for advice on finding mentors, professional, exercise or party friends
I'd prefer to not be a one-man wolfpack, but I am rather introverted and take some time to get close to people. Due to friends' babies/marriage/moving for jobs I've found I'm in my 30's now and am looking for a new group of friends to run with. My best friend (also my last close adventurous homie) has been ensnared by a female. And she's ready to breed. So after I fulfill my Best Man duties, I probably won't be seeing him too much anymore and am looking for advice on how to find new friends in four areas: exercise, professional, party or mentors. [more inside]
NetworkFilter: Total networking n00b needs help with home network. Snowflake! [more inside]
A professor friend of mine is in the market for a new computer and printer, and has enlisted my help. I, in turn, am hoping to enlist MeFi's help. Do you have any recommendations for me? [more inside]
Job Search Filter: How the hell do I "network"? [more inside]
Despite never meeting them, or having any meaningful correspondence, I have been added as a linkedin contact for some rather important people. How? [more inside]
How can I deal with fake profiles of myself showing up all over the internet? [more inside]
I'd like to reconfigure my Apple-based home network to give 802.11n clients The Very Best in connection speeds while still supporting 802.11g devices on the same network. How can I do this? [more inside]
For my wife: What are the best ways to find opportunities for freelance bookkeeping and accounting work? [more inside]
Help me get an ethernet connection from the basement of one apartment building to the 3rd floor of another. [more inside]
How can I restrict bittorrent bandwidth on a home network? [more inside]
What events / meetups / groups etc might be useful for a young freelance print designer in Chicago to network with other designers, learn about the local design scene, hear about opportunities, etc.?
I have narrowed down my home wireless infrastructure upgrade down to two choices, could you help my decide which one is more suitable for my needs? [more inside]
How do I create (not mount) network drives in OS X? [more inside]
I'm part of a committee at a sociology summit, which goes for two days and began today. Tomorrow's networking session, which will conclude the summit, is officially a half-hour long. How can I make the most of it? [more inside]
I don't completely remember the last networking event, how do I gracefully and tactfully act at the next one ?
I don't completely remember the last networking event, how do I gracefully and tactfully act at the next one ? [more inside]
Have the job search methods laid out in What Color Is Your Parachute worked for you? [more inside]
I was laid off from my job almost 2 years ago, and while it was depressing, I was unhappy and was starting to explore a new industry, anyway. In the past 2 years, I have spent a year and a half going back to school full time for a more specific degree that supplements my BA. I also took on a few internships along the way. I graduated in January and have been looking for a full time position without any sort of success. Clearly I am going about this in the wrong way; what should I be doing differently? More details below. [more inside]
I have a connection from long ago that seems like it might be very useful indeed to my fledgling career; is it still viable? Details within! [more inside]
How to network? [more inside]
Does Germany have its own LinkedIn? Is there a strong professional social networking community in Germany apart from LinkedIn, in the way France has viadeo? China and Japan are also of interest, but I care most about Germany. For the sake of future readers, other countries are welcome. Does not have to be in English.
What type of wirelessly accessible storage solution should I go with in my new home network? Details inside...
What type of wirelessly accessible storage solution should I go with in my new home network? Details inside... [more inside]
What are your favourite ways of keeping in touch for networking? [more inside]
How can I connect two wireless routers (Fonera first generation and Apple Airport Express) to a single cable modem through an ethernet hub to establish two separate networks? I am able to connect one or the other to the cable modem through the ethernet hub, but I cannot connect both. Both wireless routers have only a single ethernet port. I currently have Comcast as my ISP, if that helps.
I sent a possibly-horrible resume to an influential friend, who graciously passed it along. What do I do? [more inside]
Why can't I tweet from my facebook statuses? Is there a way to do that? [more inside]
My house house has been gutted and I have a chance to rewire everything before the new drywall goes up. Other than the electrical service, what cables would you install to make my house ready for the present and the future? [more inside]
What are my options for building a server-based storage solution wirelessly connectable to either an OS X or Windows 7 laptop?
What are my options for building a server-based storage solution wirelessly connectable to either an OS X or Windows 7 laptop? [more inside]
We've purchased the business (yay!), and now it's time to determine how to set up the office network. I'm fairly certain that we'll start with peer-to-peer (vs. client-server), but I could use some advice to make sure this is the way to go, and I'd also like to know if it's possible to make changes to a file on a computer (via a remote desktop tool) that's concurrently running an application. [more inside]
I have a job interview in about 13 days, and it will be very technical, covering low-level linux, networking, tcp/ip, smtp, http. I want to know about some podcasts that might teach me a thing or two. [more inside]
What makes a person "interesting," anyway? [more inside]
Amateur home networking? [more inside]
Shelfari vs. Good Reads vs. Library Thing. I know it's subjective, but could you tell me the benefits of one or all three? [more inside]
Wireless router questions: monitoring traffic and custom firmware. [more inside]
Okay, so I didn't "dig my well before getting thirsty." Now what? (Vent Warning) [more inside]
How do I go about forming mutually beneficial transnational business relationships from scratch? [more inside]