From a technical and practical standpoint, how can I set up both of the following in my office building. 1) a news ticker (real, scrolling text) 2) a light that flashes every time an incident is triggered on an attached computer [more inside]
posted by gbinal
on Jun 18, 2007 -
Is it feasible and not a violation of the Facebook terms of service (and not exorbitantly expensive) to find a programs (or someone to write a program) that would go through a list of Facebook profiles and create an excel sheet with fields filled in with their info from the various fields in their profiles? [more inside]
posted by andoatnp
on May 29, 2007 -
Does anyone know any good resources for graduate school preparation, particularly in the physical sciences? I'm a sophomore and I want to get ready to start applying, but I need some help... [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani
on Apr 4, 2007 -
I want to create a publication to send to customers, but don't know the best way to make it. Is there any program, tool, or template that I could use to make a professional-looking "Getting Started Guide" or informational booklet? [more inside]
posted by CAnneDC
on Jan 26, 2007 -
What are some good programs for backing up photo's to CD / DVD? Specific features requested. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87
on Nov 27, 2006 -
I bought a car with a Jensen MP5610 and there is no manual to program the time. Does anyone out there have one and would be kind enought to tell me how to program the time? Thank you...orlin
posted by orlin
on Nov 3, 2006 -
Is there a dependable program that will do a "freeze frame" of a fresh Windows 2000 install, so that I don't have to install Win, SP4, my basic driver set, DirectX, etc, etc, if/when my computer bites the big one? Ideally it would generate a bootable CD that would replace /winnt and registry.
posted by rolypolyman
on Sep 12, 2006 -
Flashcard program for Windows that doesn't stink. I need something that can handle jpgs or other sorts of pics for snippets of an ancient alphabet.
posted by AArtaud
on Aug 24, 2006 -
What is the percentage of workers, in the private sector, that now receive pensions? [more inside]
posted by Mckoan1
on Aug 1, 2006 -
Why won't my browser open from links embedded in programs? When I click on links to the web (e.g. "check for updates") in, say, Skype chat, or Zone Alarm, or CCleaner, or DeepBurner nothing happens -- no browser or tab pops open to the corresponding site. Firefox is my default browser and works fine on its own.... Thoughts or suggestions?
posted by rumbles
on Jul 28, 2006 -
MentalHealthFilter: To try and sum up a fairly long and complicated issue: My brother, 23, is diagnosed as bipolar. It's been an uphill battle ever since he was admitted to the psych hospital at 11/12 years old. Although his diagnosis and medications have switched many times, nothing seems to work. [more inside]
posted by unsigned
on Jul 10, 2006 -
Why doesn't my computer recognize a program I want to install by DVD. I use XP. It happens to be a bible program and my DVD does recognize other DVD's but when I put in the installation DVD for this program, nothing shows up under the "D" drive where the DVD is located. If I go to "Start," "Open" I get a message "Please insert a disc in drive D." I've rebooted a number of times and this does not help. I've called the (bible program) help desk and they sent me a complete new program (free) and low and behold, it does not recognize the DVD? Any ideas' to try? Do you think I have a defective DVD?
posted by orlin
on Jul 4, 2006 -
Is there any way to mass-grab photobucket galleries, instead of Save-As'ing ever image? Like something that you can put a URL into and it'll dump all the large images into a directory for you? [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold
on Jun 25, 2006 -
I am graduating next April with a degree in Economics; what cool internships, placements, projects and whatnot, around the world, do you know about that would be worthwhile post-grad? [more inside]
posted by dflemingdotorg
on Jun 1, 2006 -
What's a good Windows-based program for sending daily blind carbon copy E-mails to a small group of people (like 10 or 20)? [more inside]
posted by rolypolyman
on Apr 23, 2006 -
Recently, Acrobat has stopped opening pdf's in my firefox browser. It works fine in internet explorer, but I'd rather stay away from that particular program. I've tried reinstalling, updating, changing preferences and more. Anybody else experiencing this? [more inside]
posted by gilsonal
on Apr 19, 2006 -
Is there a Windows e-mail client for power users that I am missing? I recently tried Thunderbird, Outlook, The Bat, Pocomail and Opera. [more inside]
posted by davar
on Apr 3, 2006 -
Is there a way to maintain the online status of multiple accounts with one instance of ICQ? It's simple to switch to a different account, but can it be done without logging the current user out? [more inside]
posted by davebush
on Feb 14, 2006 -
Is anyone aware of a program that converts The United States Public Land Survey (such as found on platt maps) coordinates into UTM coordinates? I would like to input land survey coordinates and have it convert the data to UTM coordinates for my GPS. Many thanks...
posted by orlin
on Feb 14, 2006 -
Adobe Indesign: I'm hoping to design a vocal recital program in Adobe Indesign. By that I mean a booklet given out before a classical music performance with song texts, translations, and notes. Can anyone find any example indesign files for me to learn off of? [more inside]
posted by sirion
on Jan 23, 2006 -
Now that I have a laptop, I'd like to be able to study away from home. The only problem is I print a lot of my documents to read hard copies. Is there a program out there (free, cheap or otherwise) that would allow me to press "print" on the road, save my print list and then when I plug into my printer, print it all out at once? If I try with the normal printing spooler, I keep getting error messages. [more inside]
posted by gilsonal
on Jan 22, 2006 -
Can anybody tell me how I might obtain a copy of this
program. It doesn't seem to be available from their archives or shop.
posted by tellurian
on Dec 14, 2005 -
Is there a calendar program that will automatically remind me to do things on a certain date every month? Like, you know, pay my (ahem) credit card bills... [more inside]
posted by MrZero
on Dec 12, 2005 -
Programming/geometry: in a Flash program (you don't need to know Flash to answer this), I'm trying to place rectangular images at random positions on the screen. There are already images on the screen. I need to make sure that the new, randomly-placed images don't obscure the images already there. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Sep 29, 2005 -
How does one cleanly and completely uninstall a program in OS X? Not all programs that I've installed can be completely removed simply be deleteing the program from my hard drive. Some seem to install files in other locations. Is there some sort of tool that makes it easier to ensure complete removal of a program and its stray files?
posted by missed
on Sep 20, 2005 -
I'm already to used to my new Mac's keyboard. Unfortunately, I have to use XP at work. Is there a (preferably free) keyboard remapping program for XP? The only one I've found is a six buck download via PCmag.com.
posted by keswick
on Jun 15, 2005 -
Is there any FTP software that will compare the files on the server to the ones stored locally, and only download new or updated / changed files? (I'd prefer a program that does this as opposed to some sort of script or other hackery) [more inside]
posted by banished
on May 18, 2005 -
So I have a big conference coming up and we’re considering giving each attendee a usb-drive with all the presentations on. The problem is that if I don’t find a way to automate the copying of files I have to do it manually by myself! (+) [more inside]
posted by bering
on Feb 16, 2005 -
Excel formula question. Using Excel as an employee scheduler and need to help trying to create a formula for tracking. [more inside]
posted by cyniczny
on Feb 1, 2005 -
Making an "updatable" CD-Rom (lots of linked, searchable pdfs/ docs) that needs to check the web for updated documents and download them to user's hard-drive, subsequently seamlessly showing data from HD/ CD as necessary. Any resources on coding said beast? Google-fu fails me. [more inside]
posted by Pericles
on Dec 14, 2004 -
What are things like these days in the p2p universe? I've been using BitTorrent exclusively for a while but friends and family have asked for my help with p2p but BitTorrent is overkill for the small files (songs, ringtones, etc) they're looking for. Also, BitTorrent has no search facilities which they'll need. What programs are out there? How spyware-ridden are they? How corrupted with bogus files? And, are there any sites you'd recommend to keep up-to-date with p2p?
posted by TimeFactor
on Dec 10, 2004 -
Does anyone know a good backup program? What I want to do is make a carbon copy of a folder on my laptop and have it on my external firewire drive in OS X.
It's a sample library that is pretty big and I don't want to drag copy to whole thing over every time. What I'd like is some sort of "sync" type backup program that would go in and note which files have been added/ changed. Everything app I've seen just wants to make a folder with the date on it periodically.
posted by Napierzaza
on Nov 26, 2004 -
Flash MX question, is there a way to load a page from blogger (or an xml page) into a dynamic text block with a scroll bar?
posted by drezdn
on Nov 25, 2004 -
[GradSchoolFilter] Anyone know of any good progams in Media Studies out there? Similar to, for instance, MIT's Comparative Media Studies
program? I've found this list
at Vassar's website, but I was hoping some denizens of the Mefiverse might know of some more.
posted by ChasFile
on Nov 9, 2004 -
Which software do you use for minor digital video editing? I'm wanting to crop and color correct a few .avi files on Win2k and/or WinXP, but I'm sure others would appreciate different systems and formats being represented.
posted by rhapsodie
on Oct 26, 2004 -
I'm looking for a command line program for linux, that will take screenshots / screengrabs of webpages automatically ... [more inside]
posted by ajbattrick
on Oct 15, 2004 -
As a self-imposed php refresher, I've recently been toying around with writing custom movable type submission frontends for a few less web-literate family members (Basically just simplified forms that throw the user input into the MT mysql database). I've got everything ticking along nicely, but none of the submitted entries will show up until I log in and rebuild the site from within movable type. My question: Is there some way to either force a rebuild from a custom form, or automate a rebuild? I've searched the MT forums with no success. I'm using MT 2.64 with minimal knowledge of its inner workings. Any suggestions / pointers / links are appreciated!
posted by adamkempa
on Sep 8, 2004 -
Microsoft Script Debugger
posted by mmascolino
on Aug 10, 2004 -
Okay three gifts. (inside). But first, could you help me find a very basic language program that will allow me to ..........10 Print"kill" 20 Goto 10 on my pc xp pro machine. [more inside]
posted by JohnR
on Jun 6, 2004 -
I've been asked to present a special three-hour radio programme on pop/rock bands from Manhattan. Not NYC - a very limiting factor. I'm currently bowled over by The Walkmen
and I want to book-end them with The Velvet Underground. Any suggestions for in between? All I can think of is John Lurie and his progeny, as we tend to think of New York bands, rather than "Manhattan". Thanks beforehand!
posted by MiguelCardoso
on May 2, 2004 -
Is there an online community or web site that mentors new programmers? One in which the student is guided through the different phases of development of a small, but not insignificant program. If one doesn't exist, would it be a worthwhile endeavor to create a mentor community?
posted by grefo
on Apr 29, 2004 -
I've been fascinated for a while with stiff like tradesports.com and the ill-fated DARPA terrorism futures market, and got to thinking about building a fake, toy futures market. There are systems out there that simulate markets, but they're either simple portfolio charters or they have randomly wobbling shares. I'm much more interested in valuations created by groups of users gaming on the outcome of real events.
Ideally, as I'm very lazy, someone will have written one of these already, but I've googled away and had no joy. It could be me not knowing the lingo used to describe these things.
Failing this can anybody recommend a framework to work within? I'm thinking of something (probably the usual php/mysql) with e-mail/users/password recovery etc. built in for me to start from. Maybe the toy market would be best developed as a plug in to something? [more inside]
posted by Flat Feet Pete
on Mar 28, 2004 -