How do I know I’ve taught myself enough technical writing software (number of programs and my abilities therein) for potential employers to take me seriously? [more inside]
posted by glass.hourousha
on Jul 23, 2014 -
I'm starting a blog, and I have this hunch that perhaps a service or program exists out there that allows you to: 1) Write, format, and save blog posts, as well as mark them as "ready" to publish, and 2) Automate publishing those ready posts chronologically onto your blog at a fixed rate or alternatively by selecting a publishing date and time for every post marked as ready. The theory being, I could write as many posts as I want on a given day, but schedule and automate their publishing. Does this sort of thing exist? [more inside]
posted by Taft
on Jun 23, 2014 -
I want to use a Google Hangout "On Air"
for a project, but a tiny limitation is getting in the way. I would like to bypass the 'Press to Talk' functionality with a tiny browser script/hack/modification. My programming knowledge is tiny, but I am sure this could be done super super simply with a script loaded in the browser. Perhaps there's better solution. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Oct 1, 2013 -
posted by conrad101
on Sep 19, 2012 -
Suggestions for internet-blocking software for OS X 10.8 wanted; alternatives to Freedom and Anti Social. [more inside]
posted by FrereKhan
on Aug 16, 2012 -
Asking on behalf of a friend: she runs a weekly GoToMeeting webinar that now needs to be captioned in real time. Is there a good software solution? [more inside]
posted by theatro
on Jul 3, 2012 -
The way I research (academic or otherwise) is increasingly incompatible with the tools I have. Reams of handwritten notebooks, and hundreds of word docs vs a highly tagged website only add to my self-created confusion.
I'm drawn to Tinderbox software as a possible solution, but as an adamant PC user I'm locked out.
How do you order your research? / How to write-up my PhD now my brain is fried? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Mar 16, 2012 -
My role at work is growing from being a plain programmer to being in charge of our development process. Sounds great, but we don't have a process so I need to come up with one. I need techniques and tools to improve our end product. [more inside]
posted by borkencode
on Feb 14, 2012 -
If I want to be a cypherpunk, or at least effectively use their software, how important is it that I learn to program?
posted by vash
on Feb 10, 2012 -
Hacking around sound cancellation on Google+ and Skype: Two tier question here about a related problem. Firstly, a way to sidetrack the software audio limits of a Google+ Hangout. Secondly, a way to stop Skype from cancelling out audio from one half of a conversation. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Oct 21, 2011 -
I think my friend's small company might be getting ripped off. I need advice as to what is acceptable pricing for building and running a couple of websites. [more inside]
posted by bollockovnikov
on Sep 23, 2011 -
I'm looking for examples of websites that have successfully enhanced a research community (academic or artistic) with a dynamic online/social/mutual-portfolio presence. Blog and social media based hubs, perhaps, that showcase the possibilities of web portfolio/research integration for academic
purposes. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Sep 16, 2011 -
Does anyone know of any computer software that can be used to turn on and off an electronic motor or switch?
posted by *lostatsea*
on Aug 4, 2011 -
How can I make a 'map' or 'tree' of all the pages on a particular website and how they link together? [more inside]
posted by henryaj
on Jul 2, 2011 -
How does one create a paper form/survey that can be scanned and have the info mapped to separate data sets? [more inside]
posted by lukeklein
on Mar 23, 2011 -
Is there any way to record or download youtube videos for free using some software? Thanks.
posted by da_wump
on Feb 1, 2011 -
Perhaps this is just a fantasy, but is there any application or online tool that could search through the references of an article I have saved as a PDF, in order to check whether I have those cited articles in my larger PDF library? It would be perfect if it would highlight, link, or somehow display cross-referenced relationships between all my articles. I am already familiar with many referencing/PDF organization software such as Papers
, and Devonthink
. I suppose what I have in mind is a similar tool, but with the additional power of something like ISI Indexes. I have a fairly large library (about 300 references that I'm actively using, and more than 2000 total) and I'm just trying to get some "big-picture" grasp of how all these sources relate to one another.
posted by samac
on Jun 20, 2010 -
Please Hope Me! My internet connection is fine as is my internet access - but none my mac software is connected to the internet it seems. [more inside]
posted by JaiMahodara
on Jun 16, 2010 -
I am the secretary of a minor political party in Oregon. We need to do secure remote internet voting of about 55,000 members for elections by district. I have a voter file which is basically a flat file with voter information plus information about the legislative districts plus a unique ID.
Our idea is to send each member a card with the unique ID that, once a person logs in, will enable them to vote in all races associated with the districts they live in. Can anyone recommend a good system?
posted by salp
on May 29, 2010 -
Is there an easier way to participate in online Forums? Is there such a thing as BBS/Forum reader software? I'm looking for a kind of universal front-end for online Forums that will give me a unified interface for all the different web forums I participate in.
posted by oneous
on Feb 15, 2010 -
What is the best software for recording streaming AM radio stations? There are late night shows on, some that have podcasts but some that don't. I want to 'set it and forget it' and have the results in an mp3 format.
posted by CodeMonkey
on Oct 6, 2009 -
Are all blogs linear scrolls or is there someone out there who presents entries differently (allow for shuffling of posts or presents it like iTunes presents your selection)? [more inside]
posted by Alexandra Kitty
on Aug 18, 2009 -
I'm in the market for a new laptop. Should I get a PC or Mac? What specs are important for me to look at when making a decision? [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Jun 2, 2009 -
How worried should I be about the recent rash of stories in the mainstream media about P2P software being used to commit identity theft? [more inside]
posted by The Ardship of Cambry
on Mar 2, 2009 -
Foreword: No ruby background aside from basic tutorials.
Here's the deal. I've tired the Agile Web Dev (2nd edition) book for rails, very out of date. I need to learn something. I want to learn ruby on Rails. I've gone through the Rails guide on creating a rails blog (http://guides.rubyonrails.org/getting_started_with_rails.html
So, rather then buy it now (3rd edition of book as beta) or just wait, I want to get on the fast track to learn rails 2.2 (soon to be release 2.3) .
Basically I'm looking for a online resource super cheap or free that provides quality information relating to rails and ruby.
Help and suggestions welcome
posted by BoldStepDesign
on Feb 3, 2009 -
I would like to find software that will restrict both software use and access to particular internet sites (by whitelist or blacklist) based on the time of day. [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin...
on Feb 3, 2009 -
Attention Web Folk: I'm looking for a visual site-map generator, preferably cheap or free, that can handle an absolutely labyrinthine site. Details follow! [more inside]
posted by Willie0248
on Nov 11, 2008 -
My teenage cousin is staying up too late on the internet and my aunt has asked me to help her limit how much time she is spending on it. It is very similar to this question
which has come before. But I'm looking for a software solution. [more inside]
posted by roshy
on Nov 3, 2008 -
Where can I find information on how the internet is changing the way software is delivered? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox
on Oct 31, 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 -
How can I create a social networking site? I am in Southern California (Inland Empire/Orange County) and interested in building a social networking/message board/blog site along the lines of Sermo
that isn't really about customizable media and meeting friends, as much as it is for people within a certain specialty, let's say the veterinary community, to share their ideas about their expertise with peers, receive newsletters relevant to their work, and ask for their peers' opinions or advice. [more inside]
posted by lukeklein
on Apr 12, 2008 -
I want to collaborate in real time (or not far off) on some music with someone who lives far away from me. [more inside]
posted by sparkletone
on Apr 11, 2008 -
What blog/CMS software would you recommend that doesn't rely on MySQL or another database backend? [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048
on May 30, 2007 -
Are there any essays or studies naming and analyzing the concept of 'freedom' as developed on the internet? [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00
on Apr 3, 2007 -
How can I continue to operate my one-man software business while out of the country for 3 months? [more inside]
posted by csugden
on Mar 12, 2007 -
Can anyone recommend easy to install, cross platform monitoring software for Mac OS X - that is, something that would allow a parent, employer or teacher to, from their PC, monitor the screen of a Macintosh? Will remote desktop do this? Is it relatively easy to install?
posted by luriete
on Dec 28, 2006 -
My company needs a miracle...and by miracle I mean a web application that can juggle 801 different things and still look nifty. As always, there is... [more inside]
posted by Smarson
on Dec 21, 2006 -