Your job requires you to do multimedia work from time to time but gives you only a standard Windows install with Office and MS Paint to do it with. Installing anything new requires a call to IT. Your nonprofit employer currently has no budget to buy you the software you need. What cheap or free utilities, plug-ins or browser extensions do you install while waiting for the clouds to open and copies of, say, Adobe CS Master Collection and Final Cut Pro to fall from the sky? [more inside]
posted by embrangled
on Jan 9, 2013 -
How can I make a Mac app crash reproducibly with the solution being to trash the app's preferences and have them rebuild automatically? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway
on Aug 8, 2012 -
I have a secondary monitor on my iMac that is installed in a room 50 feet away from my main monitor. I need a way to see on my main screen, whatever is displayed on the secondary monitor. Using Mac OS X 10.7. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by orlandop
on Nov 20, 2011 -
Are you a schoolteacher? Or an IT person working for a school? Which version of Flash do you use? (I'm especially looking for answers from the UK, but anything is helpful.)
posted by the latin mouse
on Dec 21, 2010 -
[IT JobFilter] I'm hearing conflicting stories on resumes these days; purportedly, the old myth of "one page resume" is dead and recruiters want to see your entire project history even if that's four to five pages. Looking for experiences or suggestions related to software development resumes. [more inside]
posted by cavalier
on Oct 27, 2010 -
I work as a web developer, project manager, and occasional jack-of-all-trades. What's the most interesting things I could reasonably do with a small budget marked "paid training"? [more inside]
posted by talldean
on Jun 16, 2010 -
I'm looking for some really good helpdesk software. It does not have to be free. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by converge
on Sep 3, 2009 -
What, anecdotally speaking, are Flex developers getting paid right now in Los Angeles or a similar city? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11
on Aug 24, 2009 -
IT Filter: Anyone know of a resource or protocol for opening .QIC files (Old Windows backup file format) short of finding a machine with Windows 95/98 on it?
Had a laptop stolen and this is the only format in which I still have ALL of my writing from college/grad school.
Any help is appreciated (please no lectures on backing up files... have learned my lesson.)
posted by Prevailing Southwest
on Aug 10, 2009 -
My company is looking for a comprehensive package to manage our IT company, which has grown 1000% over the past 4.5 years. I believe we have outgrown our existing solution.
It has to be scalable, user friendly, integrate with Quickbooks, ideally would integrate with Kaseya, and generally be a very full solution.
is the best thing we have found, but it is not an option as we cannot host it ourself. Outsourcing all client data to another company means we are beholden to that company for life and that is not an option.
We tested Commit but the web interface just wasn't robust. The program itself was very functional, but the interface would lead one to believe that it was intended for smaller shops so we are going to stay away from it.
All suggestions and critiques are welcome.
posted by titans13
on Mar 8, 2009 -
Help me figure out what kind of software and computer network setup my school was using in 1994. [more inside]
posted by JuiceBoxHero
on Dec 29, 2008 -
We have Microsoft Outlook set to send emails via a POP3 service, but our old Exchange 5.5 server keeps trying to take over when we don't want it to. [more inside]
posted by Zeker
on Dec 10, 2008 -
I'm sure this question will not make me the most popular student at the dance, but is there a way to identify (via IP) machines running BitTorrent clients within an internal network (ie. work)?
My company has around 50 employees, and the old, "Please don't torrent at work" doesn't seem to be doing much good anymore.
It brings our email and web browsing to a near standstill, and dropping by the "usual suspects" is not only tiresome, but doesn't seem to find all the sources of traffic any longer.
Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
posted by numlok
on Aug 11, 2008 -
Looking for [ IT | data center ] inventory software. Ideally it will track all types of hardware imaginable, from the server room, to the desktop, to the mobile warrior. Cheap is good, free is better.
posted by neilkod
on Nov 12, 2007 -
Anyone know of a tool to automatically extract 'Product Keys' from Microsoft Products installed on your machine ? [more inside]
posted by southof40
on Aug 2, 2007 -
I'm a computer programmer looking for a new job. What are some tips for writing the best resume and cover letter possible? [more inside]
posted by Battlecat
on Mar 14, 2007 -
What did I do to gain Administrator privileges to install software and how can I do it again? [more inside]
posted by nserrano
on Jul 19, 2006 -