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so the weather is bad lately huh, Mr Z

I'm going to an afterparty for the BRIT Awards this evening - yay! and also - AARGH. How do I make the most of it and not be the obvious noob amongst the sparkly people? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2014 - 2 answers

Can Safari warn me before opening multiple tabs?

Can Safari warn me before opening multiple tabs? [more inside]
posted by artdrectr on Jan 16, 2014 - 2 answers

What am I doing wrong with this wiring?

I am playing with an animatronic toy I got from a thrift shop. Before I started trying to hack it, there was a rocker switch that when pressed in one direction, made the head turn left, and when pressed in the other direction, made the head turn right. I have hooked this up to my arduino by replacing the switch with transistors, but the head now will only turn right. Without knowing exactly how the circuit board inside the toy works, is there enough information to figure out what I'm doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Jan 3, 2014 - 10 answers

How does one upload audio clips to YouTube?

For a while now I've been wanting to upload to YouTube audio clips of myself speaking . . . but I've no clue how to do this. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Aug 5, 2013 - 5 answers

Tasker Noob seeks USEFUL tutorials

I have Tasker for my Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4 G (Samsung's Touchwiz'ed Jellybean 4.1.2, rooted), but I have never used it before. I would like to use it to play custom notification sounds for certain Google Hangouts, but I'm finding trouble finding tutorials that actually teach the basics I need to learn. [more inside]
posted by radwolf76 on Jun 14, 2013 - 1 answer

Router noob in need of help

Help me make my wireless router work with my XP PC [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jun 6, 2013 - 6 answers

Data-getting programming for noobs

Can you help me get an idea of what this personal programming project of designing a "data-getting" program (details inside) would involve, given I would be starting from noob level? Alternatives? [more inside]
posted by mister_kaupungister on Feb 5, 2013 - 12 answers

Getting started with Polaroid

What is the best film for a Polaroid 600 Business Edition? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Jan 21, 2013 - 9 answers

Is a domain name permanently assigned to a website or blog or can i change it?

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 - 3 answers

Help me grow delicious produce!

I am in Guelph, Ontario. My partner and I just bought a house, so I have a yard of my own for the first time ever. Point me to some resources for a gardening novice in this part of the world to dig into (no pun intended) over the cold months! [more inside]
posted by torisaur on Aug 20, 2012 - 8 answers

MacBook possessed by mystery entity

So...I'm thinking my Mac has a virus. I have a Mac OS X 10.5.8. I keep running out of hard drive space and deleting files constantly, so I got Disk Inventory X to see where my space is. Turns out there is 20 GB of 130,000 text files on my computer in a hidden file marked "private". I can't see this "private" folder from the file manager...only from Disk Inventory X. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by HylandErickson on Feb 26, 2012 - 9 answers

O hai. I'm ur noobtank. I'm here to wipe your group.

I just started playing World of Warcraft again after two years. In short: I'm a total noob again and I'm starting to tank heroic dungeons and it is... messy. Noxxic seems pretty good for basic gear/stat information, and the in-game Dungeon Guides are nice, but they're really terrible for reading on the fly and don't actually include popular strategies. Is there a good place where I can learn how to tank Cataclysm Heroics or am I fated to drag poor strangers along on my very painful learning curve? I don't love sifting through dozens of YouTube videos, but videos would be helpful.
posted by jph on Nov 16, 2011 - 10 answers

Demystify podcasts

I have a long (11 hour each way) drive coming up (NY to NC) next week. I am a pretty seasoned distance driver (many two-day TX to Toronto drives), but I am going by myself (with 2 dogs) and I need something to keep me sane and awake. I would love to have some This American Life or CarTalk or the like podcasts to listen to but...while I am nothing like a tech/net n00b, I confess that I don't really know how this podcast thing works to get past episodes. Please hope me! [more inside]
posted by biscotti on Nov 9, 2011 - 15 answers

Yoga for noobs

Yoga for beginners [more inside]
posted by doorsfan on Jul 20, 2011 - 8 answers

"Was that a run?"

I want to be able to understand and follow cricket. How does one go about really "following" a sport? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Jun 20, 2011 - 11 answers

Embarrassing enough computer question

I have an unbearably noob question about learning python...I can't run my program? [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Mar 5, 2011 - 6 answers

Studio Noob

I have never been in a studio, and have only been concentrating on pure software synths and trackers. I have been wondering if the following scenario is realistic or not to expect, and if you have any experience doing something similar. [more inside]
posted by pemdasi on Oct 6, 2010 - 11 answers

Force Gauges and PureData?

I want to hook up a bunch of force gauges (or accelerometers?) to PureData--what's the cheapest way to do this? [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Mar 4, 2010 - 6 answers

Game got switched. Pass the noobsauce plz?

I suck at wordpress. Should I start over or can someone help me fix this? [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Nov 11, 2009 - 22 answers

Point, manually adjust thingometer, click

I would like to teach myself photography, ideally from a book (a good website would work too.) I'm at the point-and-shoot level, but my camera has so many neat settings I want to try... [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Sep 22, 2009 - 13 answers

Where'd my network card go!?

My computer can't find its NIC, any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Aug 11, 2009 - 13 answers

surfer-filter: First timer looking for noob advice and tips

surfer-filter: First timer looking for noob advice and tips. My complete surfing history: Two years ago, a friend took me surfing and on the first try I rode a wave until it ended. Then I got out of the water. [more inside]
posted by brenton on May 14, 2009 - 5 answers

What are the best resources for computer novices?

What are the best resources for computer novices? I often find myself in the position of helping friends and family figure out how to operate their computers (typically Windows XP or Vista, but OS X tips are welcome too.) While I realize there's no substitute for face-to-face instruction, my time is not infinite and I'd like to be able to set them up with some bookmarks or documents that will give them guidance when I'm not around. [more inside]
posted by contraption on Apr 12, 2009 - 2 answers

Why is text in Firefox so ugly?

Why is text in Firefox so damn ugly and is there anything, from a design perspective, that I can do about it? (Okay, text in FF may not be ugly, exactly, but it doesn't compare to IE, Opera, or Safari.) I'm making a website for a friend, and he's complained that in FF the text isn't 'pretty'. Since FF is all I use, it looks great to me - but damn if he isn't right that the copy looks sharper./smoother in other browsers. Whassup with that?
posted by zylocomotion on Dec 9, 2008 - 7 answers

I am such a noob

How do I get better at first-person shooters on the Xbox360? [more inside]
posted by MrVisible on Sep 29, 2008 - 22 answers

1) web-site idea, 2) ??? 3) The Awesome

Can the hive help me get a web site started? I have very specific ideas, but I'm a dinosaur when it comes to everything about the insides of websites. [more inside]
posted by indiebass on Sep 24, 2008 - 14 answers

Want to master the Fox!

Help a computer light-weight make the most of Firefox and gmail. [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on Jun 16, 2008 - 10 answers

So, a keyboard is like a metaphor for...21 guitars?

How can a keyboard represent a guitar?! [more inside]
posted by evariste on Nov 22, 2007 - 25 answers

Noob blogger Needs Asist

Any advice for using Drupal with Blogger? Advice for Drupal in general? I know about the APIs, but I'm not sure if this is right for what I'm doing. [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Nov 10, 2007 - 13 answers

What did I do now?

I could use some help diagnosing a system crash, stabilizing my machine and determining how freaked out I should be. [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Oct 17, 2007 - 3 answers

FileMaker me?

FilemakerFilter: I need some database help, because I am a n00b. My FIRST robotics team is creating a database of teams at our regional event, for scouting... [more inside]
posted by weaponsgradecarp on Feb 7, 2007 - 8 answers

Looking for tips and resources for learning how to run a webhost on a linux virtual machine

I’m planning on getting a linux virtual machine (something like linode) for webhosting, but I could use some tips and resources for getting started. [more inside]
posted by MetaMonkey on Jan 24, 2007 - 5 answers

Linux/LAMP for dummies...

i am a complete Linux Noob and i've decided to go a few rounds with a simple LAMP server. Where can i find helpful resources and suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Davaal on Dec 22, 2006 - 10 answers

My internet doesn't work

Linuxfilter: why doesn't the internet work? [more inside]
posted by Drunken_munky on Apr 8, 2006 - 10 answers

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