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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

web6.0

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

Programmatic iTunes library mods

I'm looking for some kind of library for reading and writing from the iTunes database. [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on Feb 4, 2006 - 7 answers

Algorithm for file comparison

I'm looking for the appropriate algorithm to use to compare two files. I think I can do better than diff due to some added constraints. [more inside]
posted by Khalad on Feb 2, 2006 - 25 answers

Open Source Web Service Tools?

Recommended open-source development tools for web services? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Jan 28, 2006 - 9 answers

CSS Help!

CSS help: If I have an element that contains two other elements that add up to less width than the container element, should the container element's background color not be visible between those elements? [more inside]
posted by Al_Truist on Jan 25, 2006 - 7 answers

Help me hire a full-time programmer.

Help me hire a full-time programmer. [more inside]
posted by bigbigdog on Jan 25, 2006 - 14 answers

Chromakeyed transparent windows?

I have found programs that allow you to apply partial transparency to a window (in windows), but I'm looking for something a little different: chroma keyed transparency, like what is used in visual effects or on the weather report. [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on Jan 24, 2006 - 1 answer

What's the best way to harvest information from a website?

What is the best way to harvest, automatically, information from a website? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2006 - 14 answers

I don't pretend to be a unix or any kind of expert

Dumb question about curl and setting up Ruby on Rails from an extreme novice. [more inside]
posted by lackutrol on Jan 14, 2006 - 16 answers

Hey - it's only software, man!

I have to learn some pretty tricky software and I know it's going to be a rough ride - what philosphies and techniques do you use to stop yourself being discouraged when you hit what appears to be an almost insurmountable hurdle? [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on Jan 12, 2006 - 12 answers

Compulsory PHP instruction

I've received a $1000 grant that I can use to learn PHP, in order to eventually write an education-specific application. I could attend a programming boot camp this Summer, take an online course, or blow it all on books and software. Of course, I have a bunch of php/mysql books already. Has anyone gone to one of those programming boot camps, and was it worth it?
posted by mecran01 on Jan 11, 2006 - 15 answers

Programming jokes

Have the analogy/stereotype jokes related to programming and OSs ever been updated? Examples follow... [more inside]
posted by hodyoaten on Jan 7, 2006 - 6 answers

creating simple biofeedback software

I'm trying to create a simple biofeedback program that will display a real-time graph of the user's heart rate. But instead of using actual pulse monitor hardware as the input the user would just take their pulse with one hand and simultaneously press enter with the other hand each time they feel a pulse. Then I would like this data to be displayed in beats per minute on the Y-axis. This seems like a very simple program. The problem is I'm really not sure where to start and know very little about programming. The closest I've come to programming is using Excell and messing around in Flash. Does anyone know if there are easy to use programming tools that would enable me to create a program like the one I've described or if there are already existent programs similar to this? Thanks alot.
posted by SDAnder on Jan 4, 2006 - 11 answers

OO programming in Autocad?

I have developed an application in AutoLISP which I would like to re-write in an OO language. AutoCAD seems to natively support VB but I don't think I want to go there. I am starting to learn C# and Python, and like both. How easy is it to link Autocad and C# or Python (or Ruby, etc.)? I am aware of PyCad but not sure I understand how to get it to work, plus it requires Autocad 2000 which is like requiring windows 95. In short, I am quite the newbie at this and would appreciate a simple but thorough explanation of how to use a modern programming language in Autocad.
posted by signal on Jan 2, 2006 - 7 answers

What are good free programming language environments?

What are good free programming language learning environments? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on Dec 30, 2005 - 41 answers

Wahhhh, don't let it die!! :'(

How do I convince someone to fully "hand over" (to the public, not to me specificallY) a now dead, open source but not totally "open licensed" project. Furthermore, how do I find people who might want to work on its revival? [more inside]
posted by twiggy on Dec 29, 2005 - 6 answers

Is there a better problem solution or was the interviewer an @$$clown?

In an interview for a programming job today, I was asked to write out code for a programming problem on a whiteboard. After the interview, it's bugging me that I can't figure out the "optimal" solution that they said existed, but we didn't have time to discuss. [more inside]
posted by unsoulchum on Dec 22, 2005 - 70 answers

Perl regular expression question

Perl regular expression question inside. Trying to parse a list of items... [more inside]
posted by pornucopia on Dec 21, 2005 - 8 answers

Computer Programming for Dummies

I'm interested in learning how to program, I'm really interested in some of the cool new Web 2.0 apps that I have seen popping up recently and I would like to get under the hood and start trying some things out, mostly as just a hobby. [more inside]
posted by mhaw on Dec 14, 2005 - 14 answers

How do you use generic interfaces in Java 1.5?

How do you use generic interfaces in Java 1.5? [more inside]
posted by gsteff on Dec 13, 2005 - 5 answers

I hate Miva, yes I do...

Miva Merchant 4.0 and security certificates...why don't IE customers see the darned lock? [more inside]
posted by miss tea on Dec 13, 2005 - 5 answers

Access VB to Delphi switch

How difficult is it to switch from MS Access programming to Delphi? [more inside]
posted by elgilito on Dec 12, 2005 - 17 answers

and it begins...

DevFilter: For those of you who have started large-scale software development projects, what worked during the initial design & framework stages? Did UML->C++ work for the class framework? Was UML remotely worth it (my first instinct is no, but I've never done a project this big before). Other ideas? Things you'd do differently next time?
posted by devilsbrigade on Dec 7, 2005 - 10 answers

computer science simplified

Is there a good book/series/website that simplifies comp. sci. concepts (I'm thinking encryption, hashing, etc.) enough for the average engineer to comprehend? I'm thinking "Computer Science for Theory Dummies". [more inside]
posted by ransom_k_fern on Dec 2, 2005 - 8 answers

Can I got back to school and have a life at the same time?

How can I cut my work hours in half and have my pay scale down accordingly? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2005 - 10 answers

Good beginner programming language?

Going back to school to learn some programming but lost in a sea of language choices and preferences. Help. [more inside]
posted by j.p. Hung on Nov 30, 2005 - 35 answers

SELECT answer FROM askmefi

I need help with what I hope is a fairly simple mySQL query question. [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl on Nov 29, 2005 - 18 answers

ocaml

objective caml - is it worth learning? [more inside]
posted by blueyellow on Nov 29, 2005 - 9 answers

Are Tetris clones legal?

Are Tetris clones legal?
posted by Tlogmer on Nov 28, 2005 - 4 answers

M$ no like MySQL

I need to get MySQL working with Visual Studio 2005. I come from the PHP world, and while I know C, C# is a new language to me. [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Nov 25, 2005 - 14 answers

brain-dead programming

Help me find a windows graphical "drag and drop" script builder. [more inside]
posted by wzcx on Nov 25, 2005 - 7 answers

Please help me get my head around multidimensional arrays in PHP.

Please help me get my head around multidimensional arrays in PHP. [more inside]
posted by willnot on Nov 23, 2005 - 20 answers

How do I start making my own social bookmarking site, is it worthwhile?

I want to create my own social bookmarking site. I don't know much about coding, but I've got some good ideas. Is this possible? How do I begin? Am I insane/idiotic for even contemplating this? [more inside]
posted by MetaMonkey on Nov 16, 2005 - 25 answers

I need to become a database-design expert ASAP!

I need to become a database-design expert ASAP! [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Nov 11, 2005 - 20 answers

Core Audio and related frameworks

Getting raw signal data from a USB or Firewire device under Mac OS X... [more inside]
posted by Rothko on Nov 10, 2005 - 3 answers

Intros to object-oriented programming?

Looking to understand object-oriented programming. Have tried & tried & tried to understand... [more inside]
posted by slater on Nov 8, 2005 - 35 answers

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