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Blog software where I can edit the post dates.

I want to put up letters from World War II in blog form. Is there software, or tweaked software, to post weblog entries with dates in the 1940s?
posted by inksyndicate on Jan 26, 2005 - 7 answers

Midi and Fruityloops

[evil midi filter] Getting a midi keyboard to work in Fruityloops [MI] [more inside]
posted by EvilKenji on Jan 26, 2005 - 4 answers

What kind of cash register does a small business need?

Cash Register N00b - looking for pointers on what to get a brand new small business Re: cash register, inventory control, etc.
posted by petebest on Jan 26, 2005 - 14 answers

How do I get this ATI Radeon 9600 AGP graphics card to work in a Dell Dimension 4100?

I recently purchased an ATI Radeon 9600 AGP graphics card to replace the old AGP card in a Dell Dimension 4100. The new card doesn't work. I know I need drivers for both the card and the Intel motherboard, and I'm having trouble finding the motherboard drivers. [MI] [more inside]
posted by Roach on Jan 26, 2005 - 7 answers

4th or 5th grade math learning software for kids?

Math learning software for kids? Specifically, 4th or 5th grade level.
posted by TurkishGolds on Jan 26, 2005 - 3 answers

MS Office on Macs

Do you find that MS Office for OS X runs faster than MS Office for Mac OS 9...., run on an OS X Mac in Classic mode (or, whatever it's called...) [more inside]
posted by ParisParamus on Jan 26, 2005 - 8 answers

Newsletter layout editing responsibilities

I have been hired to layout a newsletter for print and for publication online. There is an editor who compiles the articles, edits for length, and etc. In this situation, who should be responsible for the copy editor duties? I find that it is a pain to finish the layout and then hear back from the editor that there are several spelling, punctuation, and line break mistakes that need to be corrected (which is generally hard to do in DTP software). Is it unreasonable of me to expect that the copy-editing should be done by the editor and not the layout person?
posted by achmorrison on Jan 21, 2005 - 18 answers

Automation or batch tool for png files?

Dear AskAutomation&BatchFilter, I have 250 png files in a folder (named like this: cat_80.png, dog_80.png, bird_80.png, etc.). I want to put each png in a folder (1 png per folder, and the folders don't exist yet) that is named based on the png (cat_80.png goes in a folder named cat, dog_80.png goes in a folder named dog). Does anyone know of a free tool (WinXP) or method of doing this? I'd prefer a WYSIWIG or menu-based tool, rather than a pointer to a scripting language, unless it's really easy and idiotproof...
posted by chr1sb0y on Jan 20, 2005 - 5 answers

The mouse in the house goes on the second monitor

MultipleMoniterFileter: My Google-Fu is suprisingly useless today. I know there's a utility for OSX that allows one mouse to move across all networked monitors, but cannot locate it.
posted by icetaco on Jan 19, 2005 - 10 answers

Flaggin particular parts of avi videos

Is there any way to bookmark or flag a particular point in a video file (avi specifically, but any other format is good) and then to be able to have the video start at that point automatically when opened?
posted by humuhumu on Jan 18, 2005 - 5 answers

Linux Distributions

Hope I'm not opening a can of worms here. I'm jumping into the Linux ring for the very first time. There are a ton of distributions and I was wondering if there were any that the community would recommend for a noob like myself. So far, I've downloaded Mandrake and RedHat images but there are a ton of other out there and I wonder if I'm missing something better? I'll be dual booting on a WinXP pro box (Intel) so I'm looking for something that is relatively easy to install in this situation.
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Jan 15, 2005 - 30 answers

data recovery

Can anyone recommend a very good data recovery tool? After installing a new secondary HD, XP decided that my tertiary drive was corrupted and "fixed" it for me.
posted by geckoinpdx on Jan 14, 2005 - 6 answers

Where can I find good free samples for making music? What is good freeware for it?

In the past I've had some fun with making music using tracker programs to make .mod files (and .s3m, etc). I'm guessing this is probably a bit outdated now, so my question is really twofold...[more inside] [more inside]
posted by tomble on Jan 12, 2005 - 10 answers

Remote desktop apps and Back Orifice

Im too good to pay for a remote desktop application so I searched for the best/most secure and found Back Oriface 2k. The problem is that now Mcafee shits it self and deletes it! Is there anyway to get McAfee to ignore or it am i going to have to uninstall Mcafee?

or - second question: Is there a better one out there that doesn't have the unfortunate reputation as being a script kiddie tool?
posted by Tryptophan-5ht on Jan 12, 2005 - 18 answers

My friend can't send .mac emails to my gmail address.

My friend cannot send emails from his .mac address to my .gmail address. We can send emails back and forth routing to/from different addresses, so it's not our accounts individually. Anybody else have this problem?
posted by billysumday on Jan 12, 2005 - 8 answers

Free and easy text-to-mp3 or mp3-to-text on Windows

Is there an easy and free way to do text-to-mp3 conversion on a Windows system? How about the other way 'round? [more inside]
posted by monju_bosatsu on Jan 12, 2005 - 2 answers

Managing a Job Hunt

What are some good online resources for the recently unemployed, particularly free or cheap software that helps me manage contact info, calls, appointments, mailings (like a CRM for jobhunting)? Also, recommendations for software for staying on top of the billing for freelance work?
posted by luser on Jan 11, 2005 - 2 answers

Using iCal with an exchange server

Is there a way in Mac OS X to use iCal with an exchange server? Entourage for the Mac isn't all that wonderful compared to the built in Mail app and I like the ability to use the ldap server to look up names without an extra step. The only thing the Mail app is missing is integration with the calendaring events like Entourage has. Any help?
posted by thebwit on Jan 11, 2005 - 1 answer

I'm seeking a Delicious Library clone for Windows.

OrganizeFilter: Seeking a Delicious Library clone for Windows. [MI] [more inside]
posted by bkdelong on Jan 11, 2005 - 3 answers

Movable Type Weirdness

MT weirdness: last night I upgraded from 2.64 to 3.14, apparently flawlessly. Today I've noticed that I cannot access the past two weeks of archive. [+] [more inside]
posted by moonbird on Jan 10, 2005 - 4 answers

Are there any free or open source shared calendar solutions?

Free/Open source shared calendar solutions? [mi] [more inside]
posted by reverendX on Jan 9, 2005 - 3 answers

VOIP: General Experiences? Faxing? On NYC Verizon DSL? Legal in EU?

VOIP Filter:

I would like feedback regarding people's experience with VOIP. Vonage and Lingo, and any others. Bonus points for feedback regarding faxing over VOIP. Even more bonus points for VOIP over a Verizon DSL line in the New York City area. Also, is VOIP legal in the EU?
posted by ParisParamus on Jan 7, 2005 - 42 answers

Anyone have any suggestions for writer's software (a la RoughDraft) for the Mac?

Anyone have any suggestions for writer's software (a la RoughDraft) for the Mac?
posted by absalom on Jan 5, 2005 - 11 answers

Adobe Premiere Elements/Vegas Movie Studio; what can you tell me?

I'm looking for opinions on Adobe Premiere Elements and Vegas Movie Studio + DVD. [more inside]
posted by soplerfo on Jan 4, 2005 - 5 answers

Storing phone numbers in Thunderbird address book question.

Storing phone numbers in Thunderbird (or any standards compliant) address book question. The excitement continues inside... [more inside]
posted by GrumpyMonkey on Jan 3, 2005 - 1 answer

Mac Finance Software

any recommendations for personal finance software for the macintosh? (mi) [more inside]
posted by elsar on Jan 3, 2005 - 8 answers

DIY Video

Just say for instance - I had an MP3 (or some MP3's) and I wanted to create my own video, maybe with bits of video footage from a variety of sources, and some 'slides' or 'captions' - and then burn that whole thing to a DVD that I could play in a nightclub. What would be good software (Win XP) that could facilitate this for me?
posted by mattr on Jan 2, 2005 - 3 answers

Can I configure Garageband differently on two different OSX user accounts?

On my Mac OS X 10.3.5 machine, I have two user accounts. Is it possible to set up the Garageband music software so that one of the user accounts contains only the original installation of Garageband loops and effects... and the other user account contains the original installation, plus all other loops and effects I've installed from subsequent Jam Packs?
posted by skylar on Jan 2, 2005 - 3 answers

Help me find shareware/freeware to analyze titration data, please!

I'm looking for shareware/freeware or Matlab .m files that will do Target Factor Analysis or Evolving Factor Analysis or some other chemometric technique that will allow me to analyze some titration data. The first few spectra are of a pure component and the later spectra are a mixture of components that I don't basis spectra for.
posted by 445supermag on Jan 2, 2005 - 2 answers

Hybrid CD for PCs and MACs

Other than using software like Roxio's Toast, is there any way to create a hybrid CD that contains a Mac and Windows version Flash projector?
posted by davebush on Jan 2, 2005 - 3 answers

Recommend a free videoconferencing client that would work from behind a firewall.

Looking for a free videoconferencing client that would work from behind a firewall, if any exist. Also, can you recommend a decent webcam? Thanks.
posted by Krrrlson on Jan 1, 2005 - 3 answers

What's the easiest way to synchronize text files between two computers?

I maintain lists of to-dos and other information in a lot of text files. Currently I've been having to shuttle them between work and home via my FTP server, which is about a five step process and rather annoying, espcially when Dreamhost is slow. What is an easier way to synchronize text files between two Windows XP machines that are NOT on the same LAN... with a big emphasis on EASY, preferably two steps or less?
posted by hansbleep on Dec 31, 2004 - 16 answers

Video Editing

Video Editing. What is the best solution on a Windows platform for video editing and burning to DVD? I am considering purchasing a Mac for this function, but if I could do it on Windows, it would be good as well.
posted by benjh on Dec 31, 2004 - 8 answers

Accountant or Turbo Tax?

Who should do my tax filing? The accountant who's done my taxes for the last 13 years? Or, should I give Turbo Tax a go? Last year the accountant charged me $450. Turbo Premier costs $69.95. [+] [more inside]
posted by pinkkitty on Dec 30, 2004 - 22 answers

Groupware Calendar on OSX

Mac OS X Groupware Filter: A friend of mine is switching to Mac from Windows and is looking for a groupware calendar.[mi] [more inside]
posted by Ironwolf on Dec 30, 2004 - 3 answers

Garden Design Software

Any Landscape Architects/Designers with advice on design software.

Looking for something aimed specifically towards Garden Design with a pretty intuitive interface, but designed for the professional end of the market
posted by JPD on Dec 29, 2004 - 1 answer

How long is "beta" supposed to last?

How long is "beta" supposed to last?
posted by brent on Dec 28, 2004 - 14 answers

Bitbeamer, wherefore art thou?

Augh! What happened to Bitbeamer.com? (No link 'cuz it's gone.) Bitbeamer was the shareware successor to freeware LeechFTP. I just tried to reinstall my (paid for!) copy, and the registration routine failed when it could not connect to its home base. Google reveals nothing. Has anyone noted what happened -- did it get acquired by another company? Did the author abandon the product? Do I have any hope of using my favorite ftp client again?
posted by Tubes on Dec 22, 2004 - 9 answers

Software Development Methodology

Software Development Methodology/Process. I am seeking advice/resources/experiences which could improve a small software company's ability to deliver quality software on time and on budget and the lives of the people who work there. [+] [more inside]
posted by kenaman on Dec 22, 2004 - 19 answers

Winamp lowers the volume after every song.

Winamp lowers the volume after every song. So, I'm constantly turning it all the way back up. How do I get it to stop that? They may be trying to save my ears, but my headphones are dying and I have a slight hearing problem. I listen to a song, and the next one is suddenly just a whisper. So frustrating.
posted by FunkyHelix on Dec 21, 2004 - 6 answers

Can I get some advice on a computer filter for a 14 yo boy?

Parental Filter Software: My 14 year old boy is receiving a computer for Christmas. It will be in his room, so I would definitely like to put some sort of parental filter software on it.

Can anyone comment on these programs? Specifically, are they compatible with Firefox and Trillian Chat? Many of them tout that they filter newsgroups. Does this mean that they block newsgroup access or do they filter objectional content in the newsreader?
posted by MotorNeuron on Dec 21, 2004 - 65 answers

Where Can I Find Older Microsoft Office Updates Online?

Where are old copies of Microsoft updates (specifically for Office v.X) stored online? [more inside]
posted by greasy_skillet on Dec 21, 2004 - 5 answers

I need a freeware that will scan an NCSA logfile

I want a utility (freeware?) which will scan an NCSA extended logfile and create a simple report on which referrers generated how many sales transactions.

Any recommendations?
posted by ZenMasterThis on Dec 20, 2004 - 3 answers

Can Excel talk to iCal?

I have an Excel document listing dates times and other information. I'd like to import this "calendar" to iCal but cannot figure out to get the information imported properly. I found this tool, but couldn't get it to work. I also found this application, iCal Maker but it doesn't seem to work either. Anyone have an idea on how to import a bunch of events listed in an Excel document to iCal? [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Dec 19, 2004 - 0 answers

Printing letters for a sign - use Word or is there better free software?

Printing Letters for a Sign: I have been asked to print up letters on paper for a church sign. The letters need to be 3" tall and 1 1/2" wide with 1/2" between each letter. Can I do this in Word (and how?) or is there a program (free) that I can download to do this?
posted by garypratt on Dec 17, 2004 - 4 answers

DVD copy protection

DVD Copy Protection Question: I'm trying to figure out what the best program is to scan a dvd for copy protection. Before anyone goes thinking I'm illegally doing something: I have a GPS dvd "Map for the Eclipse Navigation System" that you keep in the car in order to help the device. The problem is that pulling the dvd in and out of the system is causing it to scratch. So I'd like to have a copy of it for the car (it'd be useless for anyone else anyways). The problem is that it didn't work as a copy the first time, so I'm thinking there's some sort of protection. I know there are cd scan programs which do the job for CDs (ClonyXXL and such), but is there such for DVDs?
posted by Drylnn on Dec 17, 2004 - 5 answers

A 1 in 6 Chance

BarelyCompetentAdminFilter: I have 6 copies of MS Office 2003 installed on 6 computers at work. One computer went kaput and has been replaced. How do I determine which copy of Office to put on it?
posted by willpie on Dec 17, 2004 - 5 answers

XP install: how do I find my sound card's drivers? And what programs do I really need?

Laptop Clean XP Install:
1] My (on board?) sound card is unrecognised. How do I find out what drivers to use?

2] What programs do you really think I need? I already have VNC, VLC, Firefox, Thunderbird and AVG installed. What else should I add? (Freeware/OS appriciated but not needed.) [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Dec 16, 2004 - 8 answers

Turbo listers for eBay?

I'm looking for a good turbo listing program for ebay (I know I know) that works with Macintosh (OS 10.3). I have found one called GarageSale. Does anyone have experience with this or any other turbolister? I would prefer a shareware/free program, but am willing to pay if the program is highly recommended.
posted by getupandgo on Dec 14, 2004 - 2 answers

Databases needed for looking up song years of release

I have been given the task of looking up the year-of-release for a large number (~8000) songs. Many of these titles are European, Latin American, and South American. Allmusic.com is okay, but slow and not as comprehensive as I require--esp. for uncommon titles. I'd bet that I have to find some specialized databases. Anyone have a suggestion?
posted by mdpc98 on Dec 14, 2004 - 9 answers

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