Geeky BookFilter: I'm looking for a good book on PIC Microprocessors. Details of the specific knowledge I'm seeking inside. [more inside]
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]
What features would you like to see in a community/links/news site like metafilter? [more inside]
AIM + PHP + SMS = User Validation System? [more inside]
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]
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?
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]
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]
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]
What are the best books to teach the fundamentals of software design and architecture? [more inside]
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]
xsl:saint-augustine -- help me get to grips with XSLT [more inside]
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]
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]
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.
I'm looking for some kind of library for reading and writing from the iTunes database. [more inside]
I'm looking for the appropriate algorithm to use to compare two files. I think I can do better than
diffdue to some added constraints. [more inside]
Recommended open-source development tools for web services? [more inside]
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]
Help me hire a full-time programmer. [more inside]
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]
What is the best way to harvest, automatically, information from a website? [more inside]
Dumb question about curl and setting up Ruby on Rails from an extreme novice. [more inside]
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]
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?
Have the analogy/stereotype jokes related to programming and OSs ever been updated? Examples follow... [more inside]
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.
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.
What are good free programming language learning environments? [more inside]
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]
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]
Perl regular expression question inside. Trying to parse a list of items... [more inside]
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]
How do you use generic interfaces in Java 1.5? [more inside]
Miva Merchant 4.0 and security certificates...why don't IE customers see the darned lock? [more inside]
How difficult is it to switch from MS Access programming to Delphi? [more inside]
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?
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]
How can I cut my work hours in half and have my pay scale down accordingly? [more inside]
Going back to school to learn some programming but lost in a sea of language choices and preferences. Help. [more inside]
I need help with what I hope is a fairly simple mySQL query question. [more inside]
objective caml - is it worth learning? [more inside]
Are Tetris clones legal?
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]
Help me find a windows graphical "drag and drop" script builder. [more inside]
Please help me get my head around multidimensional arrays in PHP. [more inside]
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]
I need to become a database-design expert ASAP! [more inside]
Getting raw signal data from a USB or Firewire device under Mac OS X... [more inside]
Looking to understand object-oriented programming. Have tried & tried & tried to understand... [more inside]