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Is DSL fast enough to play WOW?

My son is having terrible problems playing WOW. He gets framerates of about 1-2fps, which is ridiculous. Help me diagnose the problem. [more inside]
posted by vilcxjo_BLANKA on Mar 11, 2008 - 27 answers

Help me create a Japanese performance for a school festival.

I want to do a performance at my school's Japanese Spring festival, but I have no idea what to do! [more inside]
posted by Syntoad on Mar 5, 2008 - 6 answers

No time like the present

I'm interested in aspects of benchmarking with the help of UNIX's time, specifically, what user, system and elapsed times correspond to, within the functional context of the system and the tested application. [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Mar 4, 2008 - 4 answers

How much is this violinist worth?

How much should I charge to play violin at an old classmate's wedding? [more inside]
posted by chihiro on Mar 1, 2008 - 9 answers

How to get caffeine-like performance increase without caffeine?

Caffeine-like performance without the caffeine? Details inside... [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Feb 28, 2008 - 15 answers

One man, one guitar, one microphone.

My 9th grade son has taught himself guitar and he's thinking about entering the school talent show. He's trying to pick a good song that he can play and sing, and I'd like to help him out. What's a good song for one young man and an acoustic guitar and a high school audience? [more inside]
posted by JParker on Feb 22, 2008 - 45 answers

How Do I Make A Fake Loading Screen?

What's the easiest way to create a fake ZX Spectrum/Amstrad/C64 loading screen? [more inside]
posted by RokkitNite on Feb 19, 2008 - 5 answers

Diplomats who wrote plays?

Looking for examples of diplomats who were/are also involved in the performing arts. [more inside]
posted by jrb223 on Jan 12, 2008 - 35 answers

How can I keep a long talk interesting?

I've been invited to speak at an event - for an entire hour. How can I keep the audience awake? [more inside]
posted by so_necessary on Jan 9, 2008 - 21 answers

My cat and I are going to run away and join the circus.

Dogs seem to be easy to train to do tricks, cats, not so. I have taught her to eat treats off the furniture (and she often fluffs that) but not much else. She doesn't respond to commands or perform any tricks on demand. Can you give me hints or tips I might employ to make my cat become a star?
posted by tellurian on Nov 13, 2007 - 30 answers

If Firefox killing the performance of my PowerBook?

Is Firefox churning my Powerbook? When I have more than a few tabs open, I hear (and see- on my little menubar app) heavy hard drive activity. It feels like it gets stuck in some kind of endless swap and the performance of the machine seems to suffer. More importantly, the noise drives me nuts. I suspect Firefox memory management issues. I know Firefox has a bad rep in this dept. Suggestions? Tweeks? Opera?
posted by Area Control on Nov 6, 2007 - 18 answers

acrobalance training?

Is it too late to get into Acrobalance? [more inside]
posted by rubberkey on Oct 30, 2007 - 3 answers

New PC games run slowly on large LCD monitors?

I just bought a pretty high-end Dell PC with a large LCD monitor. It's got dual Core2 CPUs @ 2.66GHz, 4 GB of RAM, and a decent graphics card. The monitor is a widescreen 27" Dell Ultrasharp. So far, I like the PC. But I was disappointed to find that the first PC game I tried (BioShock) runs TERRIBLY. The game does run pretty well on my slightly older PC, which only has a 19" monitor. So, I think the large, widescreen monitor is the problem. Is that correct? Are there tricks to running the latest games on a large LCD monitor? Many thanks in advance for any advice and insight.
posted by stuehler on Sep 26, 2007 - 19 answers

How to obtain license to perform on NYC streets / promote album?

How does one go about acquiring the permit for a band (not solo performer) to perform/busk on the streets of New York City? [more inside]
posted by Mali on Aug 16, 2007 - 6 answers

Bone shakin' vocals

SingingFilter: When I sing in certain keys / registers, my head seems to vibrate, and more. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jul 20, 2007 - 8 answers

Cashy My Apache

I am attempting to configure caching on an Apache server. I have it right for the most part, but.....I would like to prevent browsers from even checking the server once files like images are in the browser cache until an expiry date is exceeded. [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized on Jul 18, 2007 - 2 answers

What good monitoring tools for JBoss are there?

Anyone know popular/easy tools for monitoring JBoss server performance? [more inside]
posted by gsteff on Jun 11, 2007 - 3 answers

How to drive fast while sparing the planet?

Hypothetical-sensible-dream-car-boyzone-filter: After a long phase of big-city living, I may have to drive a lot. I don't want to be a total pig about fuel consumption or emissions. But I want serious performance. Let's say I have $25K . . . . [more inside]
posted by spitbull on Jun 7, 2007 - 53 answers

Performance issues when sharing digital media between computers at home

Help me troubleshoot performance issues with digital media sharing between two computers. [more inside]
posted by fsmontenegro on Jun 6, 2007 - 5 answers

Narrative/fiction movies with unexpected moments of "reality" or fourth wall-breaking or other interesting metaness?

Narrative/fiction movies with unexpected elements of "reality" or fourth wall breaking or other interesting metaness? Illustrative examples inside (without spoilers): Sling Blade, Bamboozled, Shortbus, Timecode, South Park, etc. [more inside]
posted by lorimer on May 3, 2007 - 77 answers

When did directors become more important than playwrights?

When did directors of plays and operas start the practice of overtly imposing their own visual interpretation of the play at the expense of the stage direction of the author? These days if you go to see a Shakespeare play, it's even odds that it's set in modern times, or the early 20th century, or what have you. Were there 19th century (or earlier!) productions of Shakespeare that set his plays in what were then "modern times"? At what point did staging old plays become just as much about the director's vision as the playwright's?
posted by dfan on Apr 20, 2007 - 17 answers

Booting to SOLID and STABLE mode for live performance?

Looking to do live music performance with my laptop, how can I make sure it's rock solid and stable during performance sessions? [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Apr 8, 2007 - 9 answers

Want to feel the Illinoise again...

So I saw Sufjan Stevens at the Kennedy Center with members of the National Symphony recently... [more inside]
posted by Heminator on Feb 22, 2007 - 2 answers

Where/when can an amateur classical pianist perform?

I'm an amateur classical pianist. I used to give solo recitals at college, and I would like to start performing again out here in the real world. But what sort of group/organisation/event do I need to get involved with to have this kind of opportunity? Could I organise a little independent recital for myself, or is that weird and too egotistical? [more inside]
posted by chrismear on Dec 19, 2006 - 18 answers

MySQLfilter

Can anyone help a n00b with a MySQL (& coldfusion) problem? [more inside]
posted by juv3nal on Nov 20, 2006 - 12 answers

In search of "authentic" Southern (American) accents...

Language/Dialect-filter: In search of "authentic" Southern (American) accents... [more inside]
posted by ibeji on Oct 11, 2006 - 48 answers

Powerful laptop for 3d work etc

My girlfriend is looking to buy powerful laptop to use Autocad software on in it for work. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by matthelm on Oct 9, 2006 - 15 answers

More than a monkey

I've recently become aware that my boss only sees value in a small part of what I do. [more inside]
posted by rhizome on Sep 25, 2006 - 12 answers

MySQL performance tuning

How to improve MySQL (5.0.22-max-log, PPC) + InnoDB table performance? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Sep 24, 2006 - 9 answers

I want to perform my solo music project live

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 - 7 answers

Monitor a program's memory use

I'm writing a program that uses lots of memory. I'd like a utility that can show me what it's using the memory for. For example, one part of the program processes an XML file, creates an object and loads a WebBrowser .NET control. I'd like to see how much memory was required to parse the XML file, how much memory my object is using, and how much memory the WebBrowser control uses. [more inside]
posted by matthewr on Sep 14, 2006 - 3 answers

IIS Loading Rewritten URLs Twice

I have a C#/.NET Application on IIS. I am rewriting the URLs via ISAPI Rewrite. The rewritten URLs are all loading twice. ISAPI Rewrite's creators insist it isn't them, but visiting the non-rewritten URL, the page only loads once. What could be causing this? [more inside]
posted by yerfatma on Aug 30, 2006 - 1 answer

Help me improve my laptop speed

What are some simple ways that I can improve the speed of my laptop? [more inside]
posted by cholly on Aug 29, 2006 - 6 answers

what is proper maintenance of cold air intake ?

Installed a cold air intake on my car. How does one maintain a CAI?
posted by donmayo on Jul 27, 2006 - 4 answers

Stage Management 101

What does stage management entail? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jul 25, 2006 - 11 answers

tv tuner?

Watching Tv on the PC, tv tuner choices? [more inside]
posted by EvilKenji on Jul 16, 2006 - 8 answers

Benzodiazepines and sporting performance

What effect (if any) do prescribed benzodiazepines have on sporting performance? [more inside]
posted by DZ-015 on Jun 28, 2006 - 3 answers

Algorithm performance and throttling in PHP/Apache

Efficient string array comparisons in PHP, and a question about Apache and PHP performance... [more inside]
posted by Mr. Six on May 13, 2006 - 16 answers

Can Windows be configured to combat processor-hogging applications?

Is there a way to "reserve" a certain % of the processor for Windows, no matter how much any individual application requests? [more inside]
posted by stuckie on May 3, 2006 - 13 answers

How do I rearrange my data to make the best use of a new hard drive?

So, I got a new 320GB internal ATA hard drive, hooked it up as a slave to my 80GB hard drive, and put all my video, music, and photos on the new 320GB drive. Then, problems arise: when I'm downloading things onto the new drive (via BitTorrent), the computer stutters and is generally slow. Also, when opening and saving photos (~300MB TIFFs) in Photoshop, it takes an eternity. Is there a better way to configure my system on the hard drives? [more inside]
posted by monsterhero on May 2, 2006 - 17 answers

Performance Differences

I'm debating purchasing a Motion LE1600 Tablet PC. What should I expect in terms of performance difference between the Centrino LV 759 (1.5Ghz) model, and the Celeron ULV 373 (1.0Ghz) model? [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on May 1, 2006 - 5 answers

Multiple hard drives and computer games

Is it always best to install a resource-demanding computer game on the system disk? [more inside]
posted by fondle on Apr 15, 2006 - 12 answers

Ideas for a mad science wedding?

Can anyone suggest interesting science-flavored demonstrations, experiments, or spectacles to be performed at a wedding? [more inside]
posted by fermion on Apr 8, 2006 - 35 answers

The Mini & Media Art

Mac Mini (Dual Core Intel version) & Media Art Installation: I'm working with a friend to develop a system that will allow not only for playback of audio/visual content, but also for recording it. I think a Mini is a good way to go, but would like some advice. [more inside]
posted by aladfar on Mar 29, 2006 - 4 answers

How do I work an audience?

How do I make the audience like me? [more inside]
posted by RokkitNite on Mar 25, 2006 - 16 answers

Why does male performance anxiety continue to severely hamper my sex life?

Why does male performance anxiety continue to severely hamper my sex life? [more inside]
posted by kyle on Mar 12, 2006 - 11 answers

Another theater question

Gay/lesbian theater recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Mar 3, 2006 - 10 answers

John Charles Fare fake?

Can anyone provide me with additional information on performance artist John Charles Fare? [more inside]
posted by nTeleKy on Feb 15, 2006 - 5 answers

Help me find and resolve a traffic bottleneck at my colo.

Help me find and resolve a traffic bottleneck at my co-location. We launched a new web-app (it registers users and delivers flash content) at my work and the server fell over at about 17 conn/sec. Help me prevent this from happening again. [more inside]
posted by fishfucker on Feb 14, 2006 - 13 answers

What musical is this from?

Help me identify this (Off-?)Broadway number. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Feb 6, 2006 - 10 answers

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