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Any audio equivalent of "extract a person or object using Photoshop"?

I have a sound recording that ideally I would like to remove the background sound from. My recording has unfortunately captured the unwanted sound of an episode of Doctor Who being played from a TV in the background. Is there a way to filter that out? [more inside]
posted by polymodus on Nov 19, 2013 - 12 answers

How much can "tech" at work see of what I am doing?

How much can "tech" at work see of what I am doing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2013 - 11 answers

Seeking Recommendations for Reliable Automatic (or Human) Transcription

I am a medical writer working on a large project. Part of this project will involve posting videos of physicians along with a transcript of whatever the speaker is saying. The topic tends to be fairly technical - the physicians will be using Technical Medical Terms that could confuse the average layperson. Length of the videos varies from three to twenty minutes. [more inside]
posted by Schadenfreudian on Oct 9, 2013 - 6 answers

Pixar's Pitch Docter (sic)

I recently read about a piece of software that Pixar uses in house to iterate story ideas called "Pitch Docter" (named after Peter Docter). I'm curious to see if anything non-proprietary exists out there. [more inside]
posted by AceRock on Apr 29, 2013 - 5 answers

Is this master's in software worth pursuing?

I have the opportunity to pursue this master's in software program for free. I jumped on the opportunity, but now as my first semester winds to a close, I'm beginning to wonder just how valuable this actually is. [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Apr 26, 2013 - 11 answers

What are the prerequisites to learn HTML5?

I am a beginner in information technology, and I need to learn HTML5. For me to start learning HTML5, I need to know what languages/codes that I should know to start working in HTML5. I know HTML5 are used for webpages, mobile, games, and others. For example, I knew that I should be familiar with CSS3 So what are other basic information and skills needed to learn before starting with HTML5? Thanks
posted by omaralarifi on Apr 25, 2013 - 9 answers

If someone says Tricorder....

Researchers, Writers, Grad Students, and Professors: Tell me about your technical setup (hardware and software). What do you use, and what couldn't you live without? [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Nov 2, 2012 - 25 answers

Real-time captioning software for webinars?

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 - 4 answers

Restaurants considered harmful?

South- and East Asian tech workers - would you find interview questions relating to restaurants offensive? [more inside]
posted by b1tr0t on Jun 24, 2012 - 11 answers

I need a broader view than what slashdot is giving me now

I realized recently, that I've lost somewhat of my network that kept me up to date on technology trends, software development methodologies and up and coming frameworks. I'm specifically in the enterprise JEE world. What are some software related blogs that you use as a Senior/Lead/Architect? [more inside]
posted by kookywon on Feb 15, 2012 - 3 answers

Male-dominated workplaces that work for women - the good, the better and the best

I'm wondering about what measures can be taken to increase gender diversity in male-dominated workplaces. For women who work in male-dominated fields - how did your company's culture contribute to creating an appealing work environment for you? What can be done to build and foster this kind of culture? [more inside]
posted by remixnine on Sep 11, 2011 - 25 answers

Mac to PC Hard Drive Switch

Can I switch an external hard drive from a Mac to a PC? [more inside]
posted by philmas on May 21, 2011 - 4 answers

Please recommend an RSS-to-email service. Criteria within.

RSS-to-email: In which I lament the late, lamented RSSfwd, and look for a replacement service. [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Nov 22, 2010 - 2 answers

Location-aware photos = virtual reality on an ipad?

Is there software that lets me move around an ipad/iphone/android in 3D space and see the world through a huge collection of old photo? Think Microsoft Photosynth displayed on an ipad with accelerometer data to change the picture. (I've got the photo collection; I just need to find a program/device that will let me display it.) [more inside]
posted by cmchap on Oct 27, 2010 - 1 answer

Google Chrome stores complete text of pages. How do I access this cache?

Do you use the Google Chrome browser? Try this: Open the history page, and search for a term. The resulting list will include not just the pages that have the term in their page's title or URL; it will also include pages that have the term in the actual text. This indicates that somewhere, Chrome is actually storing the text of all web pages you visit. (This is backed up by the fact that the search-results page shows you snippets from the results.) So here's the thing: I want to see the whole page of cached text, not just snippets. [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Aug 18, 2010 - 10 answers

Best desktop interactive video conferencing software?

What is the best desktop interactive video conferencing software that can accommodate a group of 20 participants all capable of interacting during the session? [more inside]
posted by tessalations999 on Aug 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Need POS software suggestions for local farmers market.

I was asked to recommend a software/hardware solution that would enable our local farmers market to allow patrons to visit different vendor tables, choose their items and pay at a central pay station. Currently, patrons get handed a slip and present a number of slips at the pay station. I look to you, oh crowd, as this area of technology is not my strong suit.
posted by mjmcport on Apr 25, 2010 - 6 answers

Difference between anti-spyware and anti-virus?

What are the main differences between anti-spyware and anti-virus? [more inside]
posted by meta.mark on Apr 12, 2010 - 6 answers

Give me your insights into help advance science

Science! How can I use my excessive tech / management / leadership background to enable science (while still getting paid a living wage)? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Oct 29, 2009 - 3 answers

Great idea for a course--horribly misdirected.

I'm taking an innovative course on using technology for humanitarian causes, taught by a professor I really like. But it's awful! How can I tell him what I think, and/or turn this disaster of a course into something worthwhile? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 23, 2009 - 29 answers

Anyone know an online tool that randomly scrambles the order of sentences in a body of text?

Does anyone know of a free, online program that, for lack of a better phrase, I'll call a random sentence scrambler? I see there are a lot of anagram makers but I want one for about 500 word bodies of text. Theoretically I could paste in the text and it would spit it out with all the words intact, the sentence structure preserved, just arranged into a new sequence. Thanks.
posted by holdenjordahl on Aug 16, 2009 - 10 answers

Recommended library computer skillz?

Seeking recommendations on what software/programs I should learn to be the wiz-kiddiest library science student ever. [more inside]
posted by wowbobwow on May 28, 2009 - 11 answers

How can one explain software licensing regulations and requirements?

What can I use in explaining to my boss how software licensing regulations work? My boss seems to think that we can just borrow software from another department and use it for a project that we need to deploy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 24, 2008 - 16 answers

How to read PDF files on Amazon Kindle?

How to read PDF files on Amazon Kindle? [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Jul 21, 2008 - 6 answers

3 guys, fresh out of college, looking for some financial advice on obtaining a developer for our startup

Two college friends and myself are looking to put together a mobile application start-up. We have the business end of the startup covered, but we need to find a developer to help us out. We need some financial guidance on what to do and what not to do. Should we pay a freelance developer, or bring someone on board with us as a partner? [more inside]
posted by drkrdglo on Jul 16, 2008 - 15 answers

What IT systems would Jesus use?

Looking for a IT consultant for a largish-church in NYC - please help? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on May 23, 2008 - 5 answers

How can I create a social networking site?

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 or Metafilter 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 - 10 answers

Please recommend software program for creating/maintaining webpages

Please recommend software program for creating/maintaining webpages [more inside]
posted by jujube on Mar 19, 2008 - 25 answers

Website, what are you made of?

[What's that website filter] What's the website that let's you plug in a URL, and then it tells you what software the site is using? (Ex: site is using Wordpress, Javascript, PHP, RoR, etc.)? [more inside]
posted by unexpected on Feb 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Best of the Web: Project Management Software

Dear MeFi softwareheads of all stripes: What are your favorite online resources on project management software? I'm talking articles, essays, tips, ad infinitum. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Dec 3, 2007 - 5 answers

How to create a self destructing folder for my mac?

Is there an application for my mac (OS 10.4) that would enable me to have a folder that would "self destruct" if the contents in that folder are not accessed for a user set ammount of time? [more inside]
posted by superdeluxe on Feb 5, 2007 - 15 answers

Need to find an AdSense-style technology platform

Where can i find a small UK software company that has built almost an exact copy of Google's AdSense software? [more inside]
posted by cameronx on Oct 6, 2006 - 1 answer

3 GHz is slow?

How can a 3 GHz PC be "slow"? [more inside]
posted by hwestiii on Feb 13, 2006 - 26 answers

Is there a desktop search engine that can index the contents of audio files for fast searching?

Now that we have desktop search engine that can index contents of text files in a computer, how about a software that can index the contents of audio files (e.g. speeches , teleclasses, voice mails) ? Anybody making it or even selling it? Please enlighten. Thank you very much.
posted by studentguru on Feb 10, 2006 - 5 answers

Free tech inventory tracking system?

Looking for a free technology inventory/tracking system for my company. [more inside]
posted by Ekim Neems on Feb 6, 2006 - 2 answers

Human Swiss Army Knife?

Keep being the jack-of-all-trades guy? Or master something specific? [more inside]
posted by frogan on Jan 20, 2006 - 6 answers

Assistive Animation Technology for Creative 17 Year-Old with Chronic Pain

I am working with a 17 year-old boy who has Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. He loves doing animation on the computer, and he has been using Windows Movie Maker. In recent months, he has been in a chronic flare and is unable to use his hands. He is also very depressed, and I believe that being able to do something he loves may help his current mental state. Does anyone know of any animation software that has adaptations for use with voice commands? (I know about Dragon Dictate for Word Processing, but can it be used with other types of software?) Bonus points if you can tell me about any benevolent companies or agencies that offer this kind of software/hardware at a discounted or pro bono rates. This boy is not from a wealthy family and he has only the most basic health coverage.
posted by abbyladybug on May 30, 2005 - 12 answers

What was the Treo application for photos on the Mac?

I recall an application for the Treo 600 phone which allowed me to dump pictures from my phone directly to my Mac bypassing the built in route which only allows you to transfer images by emailing them. I think I saw it on Gizmodo or Boing Boing a while back, but can't find it now when I search. Anyone know what the name of this Palm application is?
posted by sharksandwich on Jun 10, 2004 - 1 answer

Streamlining live preview code

This live preview hack seemed so beautiful and simple that I'm currently implementing it on a personal website. Any geekerHeads out there who can find any potential problems, or better yet, provide something more efficient? [more inside]
posted by poopy on Mar 18, 2004 - 3 answers

Advice on Software/Paradigms for Non-Techies Going to Techie 6th-12th Grade School?

I'm working with a new 6th - 12th grade school focusing on Arts & Technology integrated into the cirriculum. We're looking for software that will allow us to accomplish varying tasks - e-mail for students/teachers/parents, digital portfolio publishing for students, shared discussion space for class comments, teacher/course specfic pages etc. Each student will have their own portable computer as well.

What I'm looking for is pratical thoughts/examples of how to provide this functionality. I've seen some schools using Manila, dotlrn also seems very promising but perhaps a bit too "big" for us to take on.

Is the weblog paradigm itself a good one to be pursuing to pull this off? Or are we just not ready to go there without significant effort? If you were attempting to create this techno environment for a school (many of whose students and teachers are unfamilar with technology) how would you pull it off?
posted by dhacker on Jan 18, 2004 - 10 answers

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