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How about you tell me how to use a password manager?

I'm getting tired of the constant hacks, and I pretty much use the same passwords across multiple sites. Thing is, I can't keep up with eight dozen passwords. Seems like the answer is one of the password manager programs/apps out there. So which one is the one to use? How do I use it with multiple locations and computers (work/home/mobile)? I'm willing to pay upfront, but not a subscription. No one needs another monthly expense. Bonus points if you can explain it like I'm five.
posted by Willie0248 on Jun 4, 2014 - 37 answers

Istanbul versus Berlin

I've been accepted to two summer programs in two great cities! I am indecisive and have only a few more days to decide which travel grant to accept. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Apr 26, 2014 - 20 answers

Cable box must be left on to use HDD/DVD recorder?

Do we have to leave our Charter cable box on in order to use the timer on our HDD/DVD recorder? [more inside]
posted by ragtimepiano on Feb 25, 2014 - 5 answers

Recovery Programs For My Reluctant 18-Year-Old Schizophrenic Son

Seeking structured, regular activities for my son, an 18-year-old with disorganized-type schizophrenia who is freshly recovering from his second psychotic episode. We are in the Cambridge, Massachusetts area. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 13, 2014 - 10 answers

Dynamic web forms: find a builder or make from scratch?

I have a couple web forms I'd like to make: one for a professional purpose, another for personal use (though that could exist as a program or an app that I don't know about). Is it better to find a service that will allow you to build conditional forms, or can they be made from scratch with some ease? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 16, 2014 - 8 answers

What is the equivalent of Paint for Mac?

I just got a Macbook Pro and would like to be able to draw simple diagrams with shapes and text fields. Are there any Mac programs or apps equivalent to PC's Paint? My search online has brought up Paintbrush which appears to be a very old program. The new ones in the apps store are either really expensive or poorly reviewed if they're free. Thanks!
posted by grak88 on Dec 13, 2013 - 12 answers

Student discounts for software?

I am graduating college this year and wondering what student discounts on software ought I take advantage of? I am aware of Tableau, Max/MSP and Microsoft Office Suites offering academic discounts but would like to be aware of anything that becomes prohibitively expensive after my scholarly status ends. Are there any professional organizations I can join such as the ACM that offer book or software discounts as well?
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2013 - 10 answers

Seeking free program attendance software for non-profit.

I'm looking for a free way (either a plugin / module to an existing CMS or a standalone program) to track youth attendance at our after-school drop in program. [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Oct 24, 2013 - 4 answers

Is there a program out there that can sort my massive picture backup?

I have a huge number of pictures backed up. They are terribly organized and located in a thousand different folders, some by date, some by whatever was on my mind at the moment. Is there a program out there that can help me set this right? [more inside]
posted by Willie0248 on Jul 25, 2013 - 7 answers

Firefox zooms in by default. How can I fix this?

Everything in firefox is zoomed in twice by default. Icons in the bookmarks bar are larger than they should be and pixellated. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Jul 1, 2013 - 10 answers

I want to go to grad school and get the most bang for my buck. Thoughts?

Five years out of college, I've realized I need to go to grad school to further my career. I'd like to participate in a master's program that gives me more earning potential if possible. [more inside]
posted by timpanogos on May 3, 2013 - 7 answers

Solution for attachment-free photo downloads over email?

I help this sweet old lady with computer stuff. She's running Windows 7 and uses an SBC account "powered by Yahoo!" (terribly out-of-date interface). She often receives emails with family photos from her daughter-in-law's iPhone. She CAN download them, and I'm teaching her how to wade through the attachment-folders that seems to create (for virus-scanning I presume) and then copy them over to her Pictures folder, where she can organize them. However, they are often rotated incorrectly because of some iPhone - Windows issue, and they are often checked "Read-Only"... [more inside]
posted by wavejumper on Apr 13, 2013 - 10 answers

Where is the safety net for a low-income 53-year-old?

Low-income housing exists, obviously, for, e.g., a mother of four children with any kind of job. But I'm a man, 53, no kids, unmarried, and work independent contractor jobs. [more inside]
posted by noelpratt2nd on Mar 22, 2013 - 10 answers

Fun before I'm old

What are some interesting long-term programs (in the US) I could do over a semester or summer? Free or stipend-ed preferred. [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Jan 2, 2013 - 4 answers

How to keep a new computer from getting bogged down over time

How can I set up a Windows 7 PC to be clean and stay clean? I don't want file bits and temporary files to clog it up, I don't want a million image files the size of a dot. I don't want this computer to run like molasses after a few years of web browsing and use. What is the best way to do that? [more inside]
posted by cashman on Oct 12, 2012 - 20 answers

MSW Questions

Interested in finding a good fit MSW program. Don't know what to look for, ask, inquire about while in the search. MeFe please enlighten me! [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Sep 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Help a kid learn Spanish when you don't know yourself?

What is the best way to teach a child a foreign language that you yourself don't know very well, if immersion is not an option and you are limited to what you can do in your home? [more inside]
posted by Alexander Hatchell on Sep 5, 2012 - 18 answers

Looking for a new or different High School math test generator, and Apple programs or apps for use in the classroom

I'm looking for software for a high school math teacher: first, a better/newer test generator, and second, in-classroom programs, bonus points for apps for an Apple laptop and/or an iPod touch. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 28, 2012 - 2 answers

Seeking Info on Best Practices for increasing quality of life for rural low income families

I'm looking for Best Practices worldwide for improving conditions for low-income families. Do any of you know of organizations with available data on specific ways that their programs have increased opportunities and quality of life for low income children and families? [more inside]
posted by ridingtheranges on Aug 21, 2012 - 8 answers

How do I find a list of legitimate overseas English teaching opportunities?

After decided not to go to law school this fall, I find myself somewhat at loose ends, and have decided to look into teaching overseas. Google searches have led me to a confusing plethora of programs, as well as to endless warnings of scams of all types. Is there some sort of centralized database of 'clean' programs, and if so, where might I find it? [more inside]
posted by AdamCSnider on Jul 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Help us efficiently schedule presenters for a conference.

How can we efficiently schedule presenters for a conference? [more inside]
posted by vecchio on Apr 18, 2012 - 6 answers

Looking for a twitter client

Looking for a windows desktop twitter client like twirl. I know of TweetDeck and Seesmic. What else is there? [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Mar 9, 2012 - 2 answers

We don't need no thought control...

I'm going to college! (fo' realz this time, yo). So, what should I study? (or, How do I learn to stop worrying I won't get to do everything and love just one subject?) [more inside]
posted by Seiten Taisei on Feb 9, 2012 - 19 answers

Creating my own crime map

I want to create a "crime map" of a city over time. I know the dates of the crimes, and I know the physical address. I'd like for the crime map to be something that I could show a crowd in a presentation such that the audience members could witness for themselves how a particular part of the city changed as time went on. I was thinking of Gapminder as the ideal, but spatially and dynamic instead of simply numbers. I suppose it'd be possible to get something up and going with GIS, but I was wanting to do it in a way that was idiot-proof as this is only valuable to me if I can do it easily without a ton of time learning some new program.
posted by scunning on Jan 18, 2012 - 3 answers

Get me hooked on a TV show in one episode

Recommend the one episode that will get me hooked on a good TV show. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Dec 6, 2011 - 98 answers

music with computers

I want to learn how to make electronic music. But I need to learn in a way that guides me...very...slowly...and directedly. (Also, as free-of-charge as humanly possible.) [more inside]
posted by threeants on Nov 5, 2011 - 12 answers

Low-overhead image viewer with layers?

Needed: the ability to overlay images sequentially. I have about 60 drawings, constituting a 40-km strip of land, that I would like to be able to view continuously (about 1-km at a time). [more inside]
posted by IAmBroom on Sep 8, 2011 - 4 answers

Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

My PC is running slow. So I went to ProcessLibrary.com to check the programs running in task manager. I've also got Malwarebytes and AVG Anti-Virus running. But these programs aren't impenetrable. Consequently, I've learned there are many legitimate programs that have double identities. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Jun 27, 2011 - 14 answers

Human helps animal, animal helps human right back

I want to donate some money to a program that matches people and animals for mutual rehabilitation [more inside]
posted by Opal on May 10, 2011 - 8 answers

Reviving the Historic House

What is the coolest thing you can imagine doing at a historic house? [more inside]
posted by Miko on May 5, 2011 - 66 answers

How to switch apps well on a Mac?

I just bought my first Mac (Leopard). It seems like Command + tab to switch applications is way less useful than Ctrl + tab was on my Windows--I don't really want to tab between things I've shut but not closed (or however you say it), and repeatedly four-finger swiping to view all open apps makes me have to look for which one I want every time, which is slow. Am I missing something?
posted by wpenman on Apr 25, 2011 - 34 answers

Studying Abroad vs. Working

Asking for my friend. My friend is finishing her associate's degree in a creative field in May, but is not sure of whether she should look for a job right away, or accept her admittance to a prestigious and high-profile exchange program at a foreign university. Oh, and she knows about the flipping-a-coin trick so that won't work. [more inside]
posted by tickingclock on Apr 15, 2011 - 1 answer

Do-it-yourself online weight loss programs?

What would be useful about weightwatchers online: the fact of having committed to tracking your weight and being more conscious about what you're eating each day -- being forced to acknowledge the program you've set for yourself, instead of just letting it slip away like most good intentions. But. The recipes and points etc. are not for me. I want to eat my own things, not their version of "banana bread" or low fat chicken recipes or whatever. I know *how* to lose weight in terms of food choices. I just want a support or tracking system. Does this exist?
posted by Tylwyth Teg on Feb 8, 2011 - 30 answers

Help me keep my start menu organized whether Windows 7 likes it or not.

Why don't the programs on my start menu in Windows 7 stay where I put them? I keep my programs organized in categories: office software, stats, hardware, media, etc. yet whenever I reboot some programs have jumped back out on the top level of the programs list. How do I stop this? [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... on Oct 15, 2010 - 9 answers

How can I re-live working at summer camp?

I really loved working at overnight summer camp in the mountains when I was a freshman and sophomore in college. Are there any similar jobs or volunteering gigs or programs that can help me re-live that sort of "camp" experience as an adult, and on the weekends during the year? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2010 - 14 answers

online MBA ASU Penn State

How math intensive are the online MBA programs from ASU and Penn State? [more inside]
posted by gibbsjd77 on Oct 7, 2010 - 6 answers

What web-design program was used to design this site?

What web-design program was used to design this site? [more inside]
posted by jacobean on Sep 25, 2010 - 10 answers

Kenneth, what's the frequency?

Anyone familiar with the Simian Broadcast program/software? [more inside]
posted by Allee Katze on Sep 3, 2010 - 2 answers

Programs to learn on?

I'd like some program ideas to implement. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Aug 22, 2010 - 11 answers

YANMT, but I can't afford a therapist so you'll have to do.

QuarterLifeCrisisFilter: I've been thinking about my future career and considering going to grad school. I only have a vague idea of what I might like to study, but I know I want an advanced degree (preferably sooner rather than later). Is this a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by funfetti on Jul 13, 2010 - 25 answers

(Where) should I go to grad school to be a (psycho)therapist?

I’m hoping for specific information and opinions about programs and degrees, hopefully from people who are very educated about the world of psychotherapy. [more inside]
posted by tacoma1 on Oct 11, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me help him find some software!

What are the best Windows programs dedicated to making to-do lists? [more inside]
posted by Aleen on Sep 25, 2009 - 7 answers

Renaming MP3s simply and easily

I have a bunch of assorted MP3s (maybe about 6000) that I would like to rename. What program do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by different on Sep 11, 2009 - 14 answers

or is it a child's half-remembered, lunatic dream?

In the early 70's there aired a kid's after school program. Simple to identify, right? Course not, this is where you come in. [more inside]
posted by Allee Katze on Aug 17, 2009 - 0 answers

Are there any programs like Tofu for Windows?

Are there any programs like Tofu for Windows? [more inside]
posted by timetoevolve on Jul 23, 2009 - 4 answers

How Do I Give Myself a Chance to Get Better?

After a long and losing battle with depression, I am going to a short-term (10 day) partial hospitalization program at McLean Hospital near Boston. I need advice on how to convince myself that there’s hope for me and get into the kind of frame of mind that will allow me to benefit from this kind of program, despite its short length and limitations. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 14, 2009 - 23 answers

Help me load out my new travel machine.

I just got a HP Mini 2140 HD. Other than the standard productivity software, can anyone who has this or something similar recommend decent software that will run well on it? [more inside]
posted by damiano99 on Jun 18, 2009 - 3 answers

Specifying software speed specifically

When designing a programming project, what is the usual method for imposing speed requirements, such as "function X must accomplish so-and-so in 2 seconds or less"? The problem here of course is that all computers run programs at a different speeds.
posted by crapmatic on Jun 10, 2009 - 19 answers

Moving On

Are there any assistant programs out there for people purchasing a home? I'm aware of various programs for FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS, but that is not me. Is there any help for us? [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras on Jun 1, 2009 - 17 answers

Help Me Find An Inpatient Psych Program

Please give me advice on inpatient psychiatric treatment programs for depression. I'm looking for recommendations and advice on specific clinics anywhere in the US. I'll spare you the long detailed background and try to give the most essential and relevant details. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2009 - 11 answers

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