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The possibilities of 52 weeks

What kind of projects have you followed where the author's goal is to teach someone something every week for 52 weeks? I'm particularly looking for the once a week format for a fixed amount of time. [more inside]
posted by jermspeaks on May 1, 2014 - 5 answers

If I could turn back time

What are the most awesome ideas for marking or celebrating time that you have either done or heard of? There are some criteria… [more inside]
posted by NoraCharles on Mar 3, 2014 - 10 answers

What does simple project management look like?

What does "Project Management Light" look like? Are there good resources out there team members can read/watch/etc? Background and requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by advicepig on Feb 19, 2014 - 11 answers

Help with gift for Dad

I need help finding a Christmas gift for my dad. I'm looking for: - Something that requires occasional hands on -- a project, but not a full-time project - Something a little science-projecty and geeky, but that does not involve a computer (he's 72 and not terribly computer literate; he does have an iPad, though) - Something that has a definable end result - Something he can attend to while my folks spend three months in their RV this winter - Most likely something plant-related More... [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Dec 17, 2013 - 8 answers

Should I join the UK genome project?

I'm interested in joining the UK personal genome project (PGP), as I like big science and think that the project looks interesting and has some admirable aims. However, I'm not so sure about having my genetic information freely available on the internet, and I don't fully understand what the risks of this could be. I found this article on the gurdian, but any more information, resources or advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
posted by Ned G on Nov 13, 2013 - 3 answers

Best software or websites to manage my small company

First of all, if there are better places on the internet where I should ask these types of questions about project and company management, please let me know. You guys are awesome, but I have plenty of other types of questions I'd like to ask in here, and, plus, I need to find the best source for answers to specific questions like this and fast. I need the proper technological solution for managing the flow of tasks and information of an entire company. The company is about 20 people in the office (half of them engineers) and about the same in the fab shop, so it's small. I am not the owner, but the oft-ignored second-in-command. See my other questions (here and here) for more details about my specific working situation. Right now, the company can only be described as chaotic. We have taken probably on probably too much work, people (especially me) aren't aware of what others are doing, collaboration takes place in inefficient bursts in the conference room, and the massive amount of information we generate per job and in the rest of the business is never easily found when needed. The owner causes a lot of these problems with his capricious style of running the business and tends to only add to the entropy, but I think that centralization of information and communication may save it before it's too late. I need the proper tool or tools to do this. I'll discuss where I am thus far, and we can go from there. [more inside]
posted by KinoAndHermes on Sep 29, 2013 - 7 answers

Best Project Management Solution (maybe able to export MS Project files)

Are there any websites or programs that can read and export MS Project .mpp files that are more affordable and just as capable as MS Project? Failing that, what's a good online website that can achieve the same effect of building the chart for the customer and maybe even allowing them to collaborate with us on it? We're a small company whose customers often like to see and modify MS Project files at the beginning of a project. Project is expensive and locked to one computer per license, and I don't feel like installing it on lots of computers here when most of the users will use it maybe 1% of the time. Plus, none of us know how to fully extract all the value from this expensive software to justify it. I'd like a solution more tailored to our small needs that still will satisfy our customers. I'm also open to other project management solutions as detailed below. [more inside]
posted by KinoAndHermes on Sep 9, 2013 - 3 answers

Help with project? Please list fictional cities !

For a project I'm currently working on as part of my graduation in Graphic Design, I wanted to compile something like an atlas of fictional cities. These may be from books, legends, stories, video games, advertisements, comics, really whatever... Even "real" cities but alternate versions, imagined or in some way deviate from their real counterpart are valid. [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93 on May 18, 2013 - 47 answers

How do I unbend a towel rack?

I have a cylindrical towel rack that is bent. I need to unbend it. How can I do this without damaging it further? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Mar 7, 2013 - 16 answers

Public relations when closing shop?

I am interested in hearing personal experiences with deciding to end a project. How did other people react to the news? How did that make you feel? What did you do? What do you think you should have done differently? [more inside]
posted by Michele in California on Feb 24, 2013 - 14 answers

A night to kill.

Engrossing projects that I can finish in one night? [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Jun 4, 2012 - 23 answers

Successful Project-Based Learning You've Seen?

Project based learning and interdisciplinary teaching! I'm a high school science teacher working with an enthusiastic English teacher and we're trying to find the best project ideas to use in summer school (and beyond if successful). [more inside]
posted by kinetic on Mar 30, 2012 - 8 answers

Useful to you, programming for me?

I want to contribute with my programming ability (software developer) to free software. I could be developing another tower defense game but prefer a small project which might be mildly useful to somebody and possibly teaches me something outside of programming. What would be a useful to you and a good project for me? [more inside]
posted by EuroBunny on Feb 25, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me find a big, scary, exciting and rewarding project or challenge to take on!

Two years ago I started doing stand-up comedy, which took me very far from my comfort zone and was hard work but was hugely rewarding. One year ago I took a one-way flight to Thailand to start a solo backpacking trip, something I'd always wanted to do but which terrified me - this was also hard work but fantastic and life-affirming. These were both huge things for me. I want to begin something similarly big/difficult/scary/rewarding/exciting/life-affirming this year that will live up to those first 2 years, but what? [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Dec 27, 2011 - 18 answers

Where did my style go?

Why did my favorite bar style option vanish from Microsoft Project 2007 after upgrading to Windows 7 and re-installing? [more inside]
posted by The Deej on Nov 23, 2011 - 3 answers

Good history project topic

I have to help my fifth grade daughters with their history fair project and they think I'm smart. Help! [more inside]
posted by daydreamer on Nov 4, 2011 - 22 answers

Web Developer or Project Manager?

I'm an exhausted hybrid web developer/project manager/computer support person and would like to specialize. Please advise me. [more inside]
posted by JuliaKM on Sep 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Where in the USA do I get a small run of circuit boards made?

I'm in the USA and need to make a small run of circuit boards for a project that will most likely save my bacon, or at least allow me to pay the rent on time. :) [more inside]
posted by luckynerd on Aug 25, 2011 - 13 answers

Crotchety Crocheter is Crotchety

Crochet-filter: Can you tell me how to make the edging of an afghan not be bunched up and stupid-looking? [more inside]
posted by motsque on Apr 19, 2011 - 12 answers

Bad and good experiences with Collabtive

Your experience with Collabtive: I want to know. Should I put up with it for a month and a half, or go with the Bugzilla I already have? [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Mar 12, 2011 - 2 answers

I need a "stuck in the school library" hobby.

I'm looking for a project that can be done mostly on the computers at my school. I'm usually there for 8-9 hours waiting for a ride, and my schoolwork takes me around an hour to finish. I'd like to put the rest of that free-time towards something productive. [more inside]
posted by biochemist on Mar 2, 2011 - 23 answers

How to protect a startup idea

A friend wants my advice on a secret project, but has been burnt before for sharing and wants some protection from it happening again. How can he share his idea and be sure I'm not going to run away with it. [more inside]
posted by Static Vagabond on Feb 10, 2011 - 13 answers

Hey, ya....I can't shake it like a Polaroid picture.

Vintage-Polaroid-Troubleshooting-Filter: Yay! I finally bought a vintage Polaroid One Step 600 (looks very similar to this) in The Big City. I bought this film for it. But...no pictures. Help? [more inside]
posted by stellaluna on Jan 20, 2011 - 4 answers

You're not the boss of me now...

Caution- overbearing colleagues ahead! [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Jan 16, 2011 - 20 answers

Not handicrafts AGAIN!

I know we've got some fabulously crafty people hanging out on the Green. What have been some of your best appreciated, cheap Holiday projects? [more inside]
posted by Ys on Sep 21, 2010 - 47 answers

How do I tell my manager to wake up?

How do I (or we) speak to my manager about his increasing lack of involvement in what we feel are the core components of a product's (re)launch, especially when the stakes in the launch include: our careers, the fate of the company, and the jobs of fellow colleagues in the office? [more inside]
posted by mistertoronto on Aug 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Looking for adhesives for wood and acrylic.

What epoxy/adhesives are recommended for adhering acrylic to wood with a permanent, strong bond? [more inside]
posted by ogunther on Aug 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Easy DIY electronics project for a teenager?

Easy DIY electronics project for a teenager? [more inside]
posted by Joseph Gurl on Jul 3, 2010 - 15 answers

Elephant Straws

What should I do with 30 10-foot, 1-inch diameter PVC pipes?
posted by scose on May 29, 2010 - 16 answers

Help relocate this cool distance-electronics project

Help me find this cool online project I once saw: lamp in one location lights up when person sits down in chair in another location (like, in a different state). [more inside]
posted by ollyolly on Feb 17, 2010 - 3 answers

A mile-long scarf?

Easy knitting or crochet project using 8 skeins of cotton 8 yarn? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Dec 29, 2009 - 15 answers

What did I lose when I upgraded to Win7?

[Various Filters] I am stuck. I am using MS Visual Studio 2008 to create a software package. I saved all the source code and what (I thought) I needed so I could format the machine and install the Win7 Update as a fresh OS. After reinstalling the VS2008 compilers, now the project will not compile. [more inside]
posted by Drasher on Nov 30, 2009 - 7 answers

Will putting cloth through a paper shredder kill the shredder?

I have old clothes, I have a paper shredder (confetti style), can the two come together and make stuffing for pillows? [more inside]
posted by patheral on Nov 29, 2009 - 10 answers

ISO 9241-9

Asking for a friend: I need access to ISO 9241-9 for a Comp Eng project, but since I am a poor student, don't have $150 to spend on it. [more inside]
posted by shoebox on Oct 22, 2009 - 4 answers

Need software that does project management, email marketing and advanced analytics

I am looking for an email management program (like campaign monitor) that also includes email analytics (like google analytics) and project management tools (like basecamp). I am in a small marketing department at a non-profit that relies heavily on email (100K+/month messages sent). My google-fu has failed me so far, I can't find anything that has all three components. Does anyone know of a one stop shop that does this? Also open to a using several programs as long as we can get them to work with each other.
posted by Incy on Oct 21, 2009 - 6 answers

Seeking shared online multi-part project managing solution

I am working with several other people to seek sponsorship for a non-profit event. There is a fairly simple but lengthy series of actions that needs to be completed to track each unique sponsor. We've thought about having a binder with a printed page showing tasks for each sponsor, but it would be preferable if there was an online solution any of us can access for checking off and date-stamping completed tasks, with a place to add notes. [more inside]
posted by Scram on Aug 26, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me stop procrastinating and get my work done!

I cannot seem to stop procrastinating on a work project, and the deadline is looming. I have no doubt that I can get it done if I can just make myself get the work done, but I cannot make myself concentrate and buckle down and get it done! [more inside]
posted by dumbledore69 on Aug 12, 2009 - 22 answers

Free 4x6 picture project

What to do with all the free 4x6 print credits I have? [more inside]
posted by boby on Jun 4, 2009 - 4 answers

How to import AVI video files in Adobe Premiere Pro?

When I import an AVI video file I recorded on a Canon digital camera to Adobe Premiere Pro, it only shows up as a still picture with audio. Why does it do this and how can it be solved? [more inside]
posted by meta.mark on May 31, 2009 - 6 answers

Taking over a project from a floundering employer?

My employer is running out of cash, in debt to suppliers, and has had trouble meeting payroll several times this year. My gut says I'll be out of work in a couple weeks, a month at the most. I'm working on and managing several web development projects where a deposit has been provided by the client, but we're several months away from completion. Do I approach the clients, let them know the situation and propose completing the projects on my own for the remaining amount of the project? [more inside]
posted by thehickmans on May 7, 2009 - 21 answers

What Should I Do With My Spare Monitor?

I have a spare Dell 19" computer monitor lying around that I'm not using at the moment, does anyone have any ideas as to what I should do with it? (I'd like to re-use it somehow). Thanks, William
posted by nam3d on Jan 23, 2009 - 9 answers

A Riddle within a Nutshell within a...

Need help answering a question about a "Flight of the Conchords" cast member! [more inside]
posted by Groovytimes on Jan 21, 2009 - 6 answers

This coffee tastes positively Parman!

I need to be famous for other things. So I would like to make my own blend of coffee. At home and cheaply how can I get started? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Oct 12, 2008 - 7 answers

Any good online Program Management resources?

I'm finishing my MBA next month and am moving from my Product Management role into a newly created Program Manager position for our business unit. [more inside]
posted by white_devil on Mar 18, 2008 - 2 answers

Please help me learn how to build my robot

Robotics question: simple and high-payoff project, don't have the time/leet skillz/rationale to jump in the deep end of the pool (i.e. academic smartypantses building attack vehicles), don't want to spend the money on/deal with the physical bulk of the shallow end (Mindstorms et al). What is in the middle? [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Feb 21, 2008 - 10 answers

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