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help me find an old book of science projects

Can you help me find an awesome old book of science projects. I remember many relevant details, but nothing handy like the author or title. [more inside]
posted by Good Brain on Aug 7, 2007 - 10 answers

Help us regiter thousands of voters!

I would like to do a major service project with my Chicago middle school students where we register voters in their (and our school) neighborhood. What ideas might you genius mefites have for us? What organizations should we work with? How can we maximize our efforts through creative events/ideas? Any ideas? Any? [more inside]
posted by allthewhile on Aug 6, 2007 - 7 answers

Need an acronym, ASAP!

Name-this-project-filter: My mother needs help coming up with some sort of cutesy acronym/name for a project, using the following words (asterisks are ones that aren't necessary, but would be nice): finance, purchasing, legal, corporate planning, integrated, information portal, empowered*, otsuka*.
posted by sperose on Aug 1, 2007 - 12 answers

What's the best way to create a large, complex, flexible UML diagram?

I need to spec out a huge, complex application in UML. I'm looking for good tools/techniques to do this in a fluid situation, where there are a ton of classes and new ones will be added all the time. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jul 26, 2007 - 11 answers

What do you do when email becomes too slow and clumsy?

What do you do when email is just too clumsy and slow for communicating to colleagues, is there a better way? [more inside]
posted by jacobean on Jul 24, 2007 - 12 answers

Hand-typed translation on the cheap, preferably free?

I need a free or absurdly inexpensive English translation of a Japanese message board post page. It's a skosh long, but might make for a good exercise? All of the automatic web translators turn it into a grammar trainwreck. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Jul 19, 2007 - 7 answers

Help me find simple project scheduling software that does automatic resource allocation and can shorten timelines based on resource availability

Help me find simple project scheduling software that does automatic resource allocation and can shorten timelines based on resource availability [more inside]
posted by farmersckn on Jul 12, 2007 - 4 answers

Face off!

What interesting things can I do with a 3rd gen iPod faceplate? [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Jul 9, 2007 - 4 answers

Help us organize all this info

How do we organize status reports from our sales reps? I'd like to find a happy compromise between not making it too onerous to the reporter and not making it too onerous for the people reading the reports. More inside... [more inside]
posted by edjusted on Jul 6, 2007 - 7 answers

6GB...100mb at a time.

What can I do with all these old ZIP disks? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Jul 5, 2007 - 18 answers

Documentation!

What are the essential documents that all (software dev) projects should include? [more inside]
posted by Null Pointer and the Exceptions on Jun 28, 2007 - 6 answers

What should I do with my Dremel tool?

What should I do with my new Dremel tool? [more inside]
posted by L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg on Jun 27, 2007 - 20 answers

Help me inherit code, not objects

I'm about to receive a large chunk of code for a nearly code complete web app from several consultants and have been tasked with assuming the knowledge transfer. What questions do I ask? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Jun 27, 2007 - 4 answers

Did you get that memo? Yeah.

Calling all IT professionals! Teflon recruiters! Scrum masters! Project overlords! I'm curious about the current state of certifications. PMP, CAPM, Six Sigma BB, CSP, that kind of thing. [more inside]
posted by cavalier on Jun 27, 2007 - 6 answers

Methods of semi-precise breaking of a cinder block in half lengthwise?

I want to use cinderblock halves for the border of an outdoor project, but my question -- how to break them along intended lines without cracking/fracturing the rest of it? [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Jun 19, 2007 - 16 answers

Really large chess piece ideas? For large backyard chessboard.

I am constructing a large backyard chessboard, but can't decide from what to create the pieces. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on May 23, 2007 - 27 answers

What's better than blogging around the world?

The GF and I are traveling around in Europe, Kenya and Latin America starting late June and ending up living somewhere in Latin America in 2008. What kind of project can we do that will capture, encompass and enhance our trip? [more inside]
posted by HE Amb. T. S. L. DuVal on May 18, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me think of potential ally organizations for my project.

Help me think of organizations that might be interested in giving me feedback about (or helping publicize/recruit volunteers for) a project I'm trying to base in Wikimedia Commons (for the free use/free re-use licensing that's inherent). [more inside]
posted by kalessin on Mar 27, 2007 - 2 answers

Keep an ice cube from melting

SchoolProjectFilter: Help my son keep an ice cube from melting! [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Mar 17, 2007 - 13 answers

Job Interview - Salary & Benefits Discussion

Finding Salary Information for Internet Project Management work. [more inside]
posted by gov_moonbeam on Feb 24, 2007 - 5 answers

Recommend books on Project Management that are NOT related to IT

Please recommend the best books on Project Management that are NOT related to IT [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Jan 23, 2007 - 4 answers

How can I turn notes into something useful?

I've been noting down ideas for a potential novel for over a year. Problem is, I now have so many that it's tough to keep track of it all. How can I organise and consolidate them into something workable? [more inside]
posted by Acey on Dec 30, 2006 - 27 answers

Can you identify this Peter Drucker quote:

Can you identify this Peter Drucker quote: "The future can not be planned..." [more inside]
posted by pantufla on Dec 18, 2006 - 3 answers

CMS / Project Management solution for a small web company

CMS / Project Management solution for a small web company with specific requirements. [more inside]
posted by toocan on Dec 7, 2006 - 3 answers

I think I need to switch my Master's project, but am not sure how to start.

[Gradschooletiquettefilter] I'm currently working on an MS in geology. I'm just into my second year. For a number of reasons, I'm pretty unhappy with my current project, and am considering switching, and would like some advice on how to do so respectfully. There is, of course... [more inside]
posted by HighTechUnderpants on Nov 21, 2006 - 6 answers

Please help me find a new direction

Career direction help? Can the mefites help me discover a new path for my professional life? [more inside]
posted by BrodieShadeTree on Nov 16, 2006 - 1 answer

How do contractors blow budgets and still get paid?

Large projects that run over budget and the contractors get paid instead of eating the extra costs. Why? [more inside]
posted by kamelhoecker on Oct 29, 2006 - 20 answers

Help me be more Edumacated.

How do I get more technical knowledge at my job? [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Oct 26, 2006 - 6 answers

Finding help when you cannot offer payment?

I have an graphic novel that I would like to publish online, however I've found it a little difficult looking for people who want or can help me with the project. Perhaps you might have some advice? [more inside]
posted by Sevenupcan on Sep 18, 2006 - 8 answers

Software for audio collaboration?

I'm collaborating with someone on multiple large music projects (200-500 megs each). I'm looking for a way to have the projects in a central repository and allow us to upload and download only our changes to and from the repository. [more inside]
posted by frenetic on Sep 6, 2006 - 5 answers

In search of MS Project Guru

Can MS Project automatically calculate (in days, weeks, etc.) the amount of time a task is past its deadline? (I know...probably a really easy question. But, I can't for the life of me find the answer). [more inside]
posted by zharptitsa on Aug 28, 2006 - 1 answer

Looking For Feedback, For Sites that give Feedback.

Do you know of a place, beside Metafilter, to post web projects and get feedback? [more inside]
posted by bleucube on Aug 25, 2006 - 4 answers

no-cost software for making timelines?

Open source project tracking or other timeline software? Smilar to microsoft project? [more inside]
posted by Paris Hilton on Jun 7, 2006 - 6 answers

Is there softare to project a screen to other PCs?

Is there software that will let a user (say, a teacher) broadcast the contents of his computer screen to a number of other users (say, students), so that all the screens are showing what the server's screen is showing?
posted by Jairus on May 29, 2006 - 14 answers

Suggest a video editing program?

Suggest a video editing program? [more inside]
posted by robbie01 on May 17, 2006 - 20 answers

Interesting fact about Spain?

What is the most interesting and maybe less well known fact about Spain? [more inside]
posted by pettins on May 7, 2006 - 20 answers

A simple off-line project management application?

I'm looking for a simple off-line project management application. [more inside]
posted by Grinder on Apr 10, 2006 - 6 answers

How can I seal my smoker?

How can I seal my home-made steel smoker? It's made out of a never-used oil drum, shaped like a giant flask. The problem is that the hatch, while large enough to cover the opening, doesn't form a perfect seal because of the body's curvature. Imperfect seal = imperfect smoking. What kind of material can take the medium heat of smoking, is non-toxic (no fiberglass!), and is slightly soft, to mold itself to the surface?
posted by paul_smatatoes on Mar 22, 2006 - 15 answers

Are all artists rich flakes who don't want to work?

Why can't I find an artist? [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 on Jan 18, 2006 - 27 answers

tables of costs of software projects

I need a link to tables of costs of software projects to help me estimate cost. [more inside]
posted by uni verse on Jan 16, 2006 - 0 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

What interesting thing can I do with 200 notebooks?

I have about 200 of these notebooks. I've been thinking about starting a project, maybe something similar to the Wandering Moleskine Project, but I don't know what. What kind of fun/interesting things can I do with them? [more inside]
posted by SoulOnIce on Nov 17, 2005 - 7 answers

gant chart software

I am looking for a quick and easy to use Gant Chart software... [more inside]
posted by alball on Nov 17, 2005 - 5 answers

Calculating square footage for a patio project

I'm working on a patio project at home, and I'm trying to calculate the square footage of an area that's in the shape of an irregular pentagram. It's about 19ft 6 inches long at it's base, and then has measurements of 70", 93", 43", and 16ft (192in). Is there a utility online I can use to calculate this area, or possibly a feature in Visio that I can use to do this with? Many thanks in advance for any time you take to post.
posted by DCTapeworm on Sep 1, 2005 - 4 answers

What is the strange instrument in "Sour Times" by Portishead?

In the song "Sour Times" by Portishead, there is a bizarre stringed instrument with percussive elements in the background. I'm having a heck of a time figuring out what it is. [more inside]
posted by dagnyscott on Aug 3, 2005 - 12 answers

Programming & music collaboration?

Suppose I have an idea for a potentially interesting art/music/programming project. I can envision what needs to happen and can put it into concrete terms but lack the programmatic and music theory chops (I'm a designer & photographer type person) to realize it on my own. Where can I find like minded folks that might be interested in collaborating on this art for art's sake project? [more inside]
posted by aladfar on Jul 29, 2005 - 6 answers

Buried alive to pass the time.

I've got a coding project, which will make me a bazillion dollars if I can pull it off. But I'm having trouble starting it, partially because I'm not a well-trained programmer, and partially becuase I'm unsure of whether to seek help. [more inside]
posted by metaculpa on Jul 16, 2005 - 22 answers

Pocket PC applications for a programmer?

I need some recommendations on useful Windows Mobile applications for a professional software developer... [more inside]
posted by cmonkey on Jun 20, 2005 - 1 answer

Getting People Organized

What is the best time, and day of the week to organize getting a group of people together? [more inside]
posted by helvetica on May 20, 2005 - 18 answers

Project Management Software

Our small web development company is looking into project management software. I've been looking around, but can't seem to find something that really suits our needs. [more inside]
posted by frufry on Apr 14, 2005 - 13 answers

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