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Perl Peril

Can anybody suggest a gentle forum or mailing list for a Perl newbie? [more inside]
posted by lhauser on Jul 15, 2006 - 7 answers

Forum and function

Does anyone have a recommendation for a forum / board (preferably PHP based) that is particularly painless to integrate with a pre-existing member database? [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on Jul 12, 2006 - 6 answers

C# or C++?!?!?!

C# or C++ for windows-based multimedia applications? [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on Jul 3, 2006 - 20 answers

what are the basic math skills for computer programming

What are the most helpful basic math skills for the self taught recreational programmer? [more inside]
posted by puppy kuddles on Jul 2, 2006 - 32 answers

How to make this automator action?

Tearing my hair out over automator and applescript. [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer on Jun 30, 2006 - 8 answers

$is_unique = (substr(md5($customer_id . $last_name),0,16) != $other_code ? 1 : 0);

MD5()Filter: Are the first 16 characters enough to use without worrying about any repeats, ostensibly? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Jun 29, 2006 - 22 answers

How do I come up with an hourly rate for a contract programming job?

I need to come up with an hourly rate for a contract programming job, and have no idea where to start. [more inside]
posted by mcstayinskool on Jun 29, 2006 - 12 answers

"There's no place like home...."

Need a tinker-free Linux/MySql install for Ruby On Rails. Also, seeking advice for getting started in RoR. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jun 27, 2006 - 19 answers

auto close pop up window

How do I alter this piece of code to make the pop up window close automatically after exactly 37 seconds? [more inside]
posted by wsg on Jun 23, 2006 - 16 answers

Researching the software development scene

How do I approach software companies for information on getting future jobs? [more inside]
posted by jacalata on Jun 21, 2006 - 7 answers

How to find a Freelance PHP Programmer?

Where can I go to find a reliable freelancer to do some PHP programming for me? [more inside]
posted by bleucube on Jun 19, 2006 - 14 answers

Vesa 2.0, good for 3d lib?

I'm looking for information on Vesa 2.0, as far as usage in assembly (fasm) and c++ (gcc) goes. The reason i'm looking for this is because i'm interested in making a software rendered realtime 3d lib, so if you have any info on that (software libs) as well, it would be most helpful.
posted by xteraco on Jun 18, 2006 - 10 answers

Good at math, bad at programming?

I'm good at math but bad at programming. What could this mean? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Jun 16, 2006 - 39 answers

Help a geek inherit the earth

What language/environment would be a good choice now for a 6-year old math whizz to learn the basics of programming? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jun 16, 2006 - 35 answers

regular expressions for dates.

Is there a good standard language for specifying complex date expressions, e.g. '4th Fridays in month that are not last Fridays', or '3d workday in year', or 'every other Thursday except holidays'? [more inside]
posted by Zed_Lopez on Jun 8, 2006 - 5 answers

Part-time programming work from home for inexperienced programmer?

Is it worth learning to program if I am interested, not in a career, but working part-time from home? [more inside]
posted by not that girl on Jun 4, 2006 - 27 answers

The other interface builder

A little while ago, before my last reformat, I had just found a really slick tool for generating interfaces/skeleton implementations for Objective-C classes. I can't recall the name, but it (I think) integrated with Xcode, and made programming easier. My google-fu has failed me, here. Help me, Askme, you're my only hope! [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on Jun 2, 2006 - 4 answers

You mean it's not a bunch of little elves with hammers in there?

What is the most useful computer/IT topic for an ordinary user to study ? [more inside]
posted by Methylviolet on Jun 1, 2006 - 20 answers

Is it possible make a browser window go full screen?

Is it possible make a browser window go full screen? Not "fake full screen," but full-on, PowerPoint style full screen mode? [more inside]
posted by josh.ev9 on May 30, 2006 - 16 answers

How to develop for Mac and PC

How do I get a cross platform (Mac/PC) application developed? [more inside]
posted by Turtles all the way down on May 26, 2006 - 23 answers

PHP Ecommerce software for a coder?

Modifiable out of the box ecommerce software recommendations for a coder, preferably PHP? [more inside]
posted by malphigian on May 23, 2006 - 4 answers

PDA Timer Hack

Would it be possible to turn an old PDA into a multi-item timer? [more inside]
posted by JABof72 on May 12, 2006 - 6 answers

Code Monkey Want Music

Songs about coding/programming? [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on May 12, 2006 - 22 answers

Help with SQL unions needed

Question for the SQL ninjas in the house. Say you're grabbing data from a bunch of similar tables in a big union. Now say you want the last ten items added anywhere to the database, from any one of those tables. What's the most efficient way to do that? [more inside]
posted by mathowie on May 10, 2006 - 22 answers

How can I find a computer guru to help me improve my programming skills?

I'm a full time webmaster running a news website on the Internet. The more popular my site becomes, the more my technical shortcomings are becoming clear to me. I don't have the money to hire out the work, so I want to build up my own skills (PHP, MySQL, Linux, XML, etc). Where can I find an inexpensive technical guru who can mentor me from afar and bring my skills up.
posted by fcain on May 8, 2006 - 13 answers

How to go about making an on-line artifical life game

I've been reading about evolutionary computing and artificial life and suchlike. As an exercise, I would like to make a multi-player online game where players can design creatures, which would then compete for survival. [more inside]
posted by MetaMonkey on May 4, 2006 - 18 answers

Can you help me find an online programming class?

Can you help me find an online programming class that will fulfill my prerequisite for graduate school? [more inside]
posted by D Wiz on May 2, 2006 - 7 answers

Cell phone customization

Useful sites (or your own hints/tips/tricks) for fiddling with my new cell phone? [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Apr 26, 2006 - 2 answers

Filtering groups of records using awk?

How to remove groups of records from a text file using awk or similar in Unix based on a flag at the end of the record-groups? [more inside]
posted by misteraitch on Apr 23, 2006 - 27 answers

Can my map talk to my other map?

I need help on learning fancy new web coding techniques [more inside]
posted by forforf on Apr 14, 2006 - 13 answers

Other things besides drivers OpenFirmware can do.

Can you make something besides a driver run in OpenFirmware? [more inside]
posted by plaidrabbit on Apr 14, 2006 - 11 answers

MediaWiki MarkUp Modification....

I've got a MediaWiki front-end question... [more inside]
posted by SweetJesus on Apr 11, 2006 - 5 answers

Visual Basic 6 Date Comparison by Month

Last Minute Visual Basic 6 Help!!! How do I compare a given date to today's date, based on a number of months? [more inside]
posted by fvox13 on Apr 5, 2006 - 4 answers

.Net 1.1 and 2.0 don't play well together!

How can I use a .Net 1.1 assembly in my .Net 2.0 application? [more inside]
posted by antifuse on Apr 4, 2006 - 3 answers

How to display on/off status on a website?

How can I set up a simple system that allows a non-html knowing website owner to change easily change the displayed status of team members on the site? [more inside]
posted by davebush on Mar 31, 2006 - 7 answers

Book recommendations for the PIC microprocessor.

Geeky BookFilter: I'm looking for a good book on PIC Microprocessors. Details of the specific knowledge I'm seeking inside. [more inside]
posted by killThisKid on Mar 31, 2006 - 11 answers

User Permission Encoding

Managing User Permissions: I'm reworking an existing system that has a fairly granular permission system and am looking to make it easier to use. At the risk of sounding like a complete clown1, I've recently seen at least one OS permission system where permissions are encoded with ids that are (I think) all powers of 2, which allows the system to discern whether a user has access to a given permission from the sum of the user's permission ids. Can someone explain how this works? [more inside]
posted by yerfatma on Mar 21, 2006 - 16 answers


What features would you like to see in a community/links/news site like metafilter? [more inside]
posted by delmoi on Mar 13, 2006 - 16 answers

An AIM+PHP+SMS lovechild

AIM + PHP + SMS = User Validation System? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Mar 7, 2006 - 4 answers

How do I compile GCC on OS X?

When compiling gcc-3.4.4 on OS X 10.4.5 I get an error about an undefined symbol, _fprintf$LDBLStub. How do I make this go away? [more inside]
posted by mto on Mar 4, 2006 - 7 answers

Autolisp Stdlib

Does anybody have (or can point me to) a copy of the Standard Autolisp Library that used to be hosted here before they suffered apparently unrecoverable harddrive problems?
posted by skree on Mar 1, 2006 - 4 answers

Succor From SQL

I have a Windows-served website programmed in C# and connected to a SQL database. I'd like to move the whole thing to the Mac. [more inside]
posted by thejoshu on Feb 24, 2006 - 8 answers

Windows Transparency Problems

OK, so I figured out, through lots of painful browsing of MSDN, how to make windows (partially) transparent, and also how to chroma-key windows. And it works great, but only in windows 2000. In windows XP it works only in certain cirumstances. Need windows programmer to help me... [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on Feb 20, 2006 - 15 answers

Attributes in C#

Attributes in .NET (C#): From within a class, how do I find all the methods marked with an attribute and fire those methods? [more inside]
posted by yerfatma on Feb 20, 2006 - 9 answers

Best resources for learning software design?

What are the best books to teach the fundamentals of software design and architecture? [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Feb 15, 2006 - 12 answers

Will Perl 6 become ubiquitous and mandatory?

Will Perl 6 become mandatory? I know Perl 5 pretty well, and I'd like to keep listing Perl on my resume. I wonder if employers who value Perl skills will start to expect Perl 6 to be listed. [more inside]
posted by pornucopia on Feb 15, 2006 - 11 answers

xsl:saint-augustine -- help me get to grips with XSLT

xsl:saint-augustine -- help me get to grips with XSLT [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Feb 14, 2006 - 15 answers

Calculating the Timezone

I have GPS data associated with various measurements from around the world. This data also includes a UTC timestamp. I would like to display this timestamp converted to the local time where the measurement was taken, based on the GPS-reported latitude and longitude. [more inside]
posted by Nothing on Feb 13, 2006 - 5 answers

need a web-based video player

i've been using wimpy video player in one of my websites for the past few months, but i'm looking for other options. [more inside]
posted by quadrinary on Feb 11, 2006 - 1 answer

I need a good RateMe / Hot or Not script

Anyone know a good, easy RateMe/ Hot or Not script? Ideally I'd like a free script but I'm willing to pay for a well done script. PHP or ASP.
posted by FeldBum on Feb 6, 2006 - 6 answers

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