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Automated Phone Calls For Good. Honest!

I need a service that will allow me to generate an automated call to a small group of telephone numbers in the event of a software failure. [more inside]
posted by DWRoelands on Jul 13, 2012 - 11 answers

What's the best software to teach talented youth digital tools for design?

What's the best software to teach talented youth digital tools for design? [more inside]
posted by ValveAnnex on Jul 11, 2012 - 6 answers

while (salary < desiredSalary) askForRaise();

How much do junior C++ developers get paid, outside of major cities? [more inside]
posted by puppetsock on Jul 10, 2012 - 9 answers

How to protect idea for database and apps after showing it to someone?

I sent a video outlining an idea I came up with for a DB and series of apps to a contact I made at a big org. I received a terse reply that appeared to be claiming the idea as theirs. What is the best way to respond? [more inside]
posted by brynnwood on Jul 10, 2012 - 10 answers

Grade Four Math Software

What is some good grade-four math software for a child who is comfortable using his computer? [more inside]
posted by One Hand Slowclapping on Jul 8, 2012 - 4 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

Help me play my cards right.

Resources for novice bridge player, please? [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman on Jul 2, 2012 - 7 answers

What are the best ways to increase Excel skills?

What are the best free and paid resources or training courses for Excel? [more inside]
posted by ramenopres on Jul 1, 2012 - 7 answers

how to intelligently place a crop box

What command line tool should I be looking at for this slightly-intelligent batch image processing task? [more inside]
posted by brightghost on Jun 27, 2012 - 4 answers

Outlook 2010 tortures my poor corporate soul

Outlook 2010 Filter - Why oh why do the changes I make to body portion of .oft email templates not save correctly? Woah not all at once now! [more inside]
posted by amazingstill on Jun 27, 2012 - 2 answers

Help Me Write a Business Plan for Software? I think?

So I have an idea for software related to my industry. I've thought about it, sketched it out, looked at existing/similar products and talked to some friends in the same line of work -- and I still think it's a good idea. Next step is ...? [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Jun 26, 2012 - 14 answers

Please help me create a calender on Microsoft Excel using dates in the spreadsheet from another tab.

Please help me create a calender on Microsoft Excel as I can't find any help online. [more inside]
posted by sockpim on Jun 25, 2012 - 3 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

Business software that is underserved when it comes to ongoing training?

What are some business software products that are (a) widely used in the enterprise, (b) have a somewhat steep/deep learning curve, and (c) aren't over-served with training materials? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Jun 19, 2012 - 5 answers

Best network/graph theory software for non-techies?

I'm teaching a minicourse about networks, graphs, and computation to a non-technical audience (mostly grad students in the humanities.) What's the right software platform? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Jun 18, 2012 - 7 answers

iMac Mac OS and Windows 7

I just bought a new iMac for home. I use one at work(Boot camp Windows 7) with programs like Maya, After Effects, Premiere etc and love it. Now with one at home I would actually like to use both Mac and Windows OS but have a hard time deciding what software to put where... Can someone help me figure this out? [more inside]
posted by matthelm on Jun 16, 2012 - 6 answers

I'm looking for mac and/or web software that will make it easy for me to track the tasks I need to do.

I need the world's simplest time management/task management software for the Mac and/or web. Ideally free/open or cheap. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Jun 15, 2012 - 6 answers

What software should I use to turn pictures into movie clips?

What software should I use to turn pictures into movie clips? I have a GoPro camera set to take pictures at a set interval and would like recommendations on free/cheap software to use to make them into a time lapse video using a Windows netbook. [more inside]
posted by BlooPen on Jun 14, 2012 - 6 answers

If I had GTD software I could probably get this research done myself!

I'm reading Getting Things Done, and I'm ready to join the cult of productivity! What is the best GTD-minded to-do list software or site, for a PC/Android user?
posted by Jairus on Jun 14, 2012 - 14 answers

The NLP Wall

What are some good references (papers or books) that address the difficulty of computers to understand natural language? [more inside]
posted by iconjack on Jun 12, 2012 - 5 answers

Why does having a non-editable preview make writing on a computer so awesome?

When leaving a comment on mefi, does looking at that "live preview" window below the edit box make you a better writer too? What's up with that? [more inside]
posted by tempythethird on Jun 10, 2012 - 6 answers

What happens if an open-source app intentionally violates a software patent?

Is it illegal to willfully recreate a patented software process in open-source software, and what would be the possible consequences? [more inside]
posted by Calibandage on Jun 3, 2012 - 10 answers

software to read text out loud?

I want text read out loud to me. Recommend a site, application or software? [more inside]
posted by femmme on Jun 1, 2012 - 10 answers

What can I do to move into product development software?

I'd like to move to a company that makes software as it's primary product... what kind of skills will I need to add to my resume to get in the door? [more inside]
posted by underflow on May 30, 2012 - 3 answers

Looking for life-organizing software

I am looking for software to help organize my life : notes, calendar, to-do lists, links, passwords [more inside]
posted by digdan on May 26, 2012 - 17 answers

Web/mobile app for planning adventures with friends.

Looking for a web/mobile app for planning adventures with friends. [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on May 20, 2012 - 6 answers

Links, links everywhere

I love the One Thing Well blog and the newish The Toolbox. Are there any other good link blogs similar in purpose (links to resources and webapps instead of news/articles)?
posted by Memo on May 19, 2012 - 7 answers

Need advice on work-order software.

My very small office is looking for Windows software suggestions for tracking work orders. I know nothing about this kind of software, only that someone suggested BMC (Numara) Track-It. Are there others you have used that you can suggest to me? [more inside]
posted by 4ster on May 17, 2012 - 6 answers

Where can I find studyblue alternatives?

My favorite study website removed its note-taking feature. I want to find another virtual backpack service with as many options as studyblue used to have. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by mekko on May 11, 2012 - 5 answers

Compiling an open source project in Visual Studio for dummies?

I need to compile an open-source software package, originally intended for a POSIX machine, in Visual Studio. I am comfortable with the ./configure > make > make install cycle, having done it many times, but I have never used VS in my life. Can someone explain to me like I am six, what I would do to begin doing this in VS? I can't make a makefile, because configure is a bash script. I realize I could use MinGW or Cygwin, but I've been asked to avoid that if possible. I already have VS (C++ version) and also SDK installed on a Win 7 box. Let's assume for this question that using a pre-built binary is not an option.
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic on May 11, 2012 - 21 answers

Modelling hypothetical XRD patterns. Is this even a thing?

I'm looking for (preferably free) software that will model X-ray diffractograms for mineral mixes of known quantities. Does such a thing even exist? [more inside]
posted by Eumachia L F on May 6, 2012 - 3 answers

Software to transpose non-digital music?

Is there free or affordable software that can transpose scanned sheet music? [more inside]
posted by lemoncakeisalie on May 5, 2012 - 8 answers

I want to start writing a journal. Can you recommend me some kind of journaling software?

I want to start writing a journal. Can you recommend me some kind of journaling software? [more inside]
posted by _Seeker_ on Apr 30, 2012 - 14 answers

Time sheets AND multi-task tracking in one software solution?

Is there software that will allow me to run both timesheets and multiple tasks concurrently? [more inside]
posted by Hot Like Your 12V Wire on Apr 30, 2012 - 1 answer

Alumni management for dummies

I'm looking for a low-cost web service for managing a (very) small alumni database. [more inside]
posted by mekily on Apr 30, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me watch my games on my TV, as it was meant to be.

Looking for programs that will reliably change .mkv files to files watchable on a PS3 or iPad. [more inside]
posted by Ghidorah on Apr 29, 2012 - 23 answers

Please recommend scanning software for my Fujitsu fi-6130

I have a Fujitsu fi-6130 ADF scanner that I get to keep at home as long as I occasionally use it for work stuff too. I need software recommendations. [more inside]
posted by dogmom on Apr 28, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me find the big(program) one that got away.

Help me find this obscure software from the dawn of Mac OS X. It was a desktop fishy that let people take screenshots of your desktop remotely. [more inside]
posted by hot_monster on Apr 24, 2012 - 8 answers

Finding A Job In Chicago Without A Clue

I would like to get a new job in Chicago. What are some things I can do over the summer to maximize my odds at finding employment in the windy city? My field is software engineering. [more inside]
posted by Green With You on Apr 23, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me find the correct software package!

What is a good free (or free trial) animation software I can download for a project at work? [more inside]
posted by msk1985 on Apr 18, 2012 - 5 answers

Easy music software?

I'm looking for music software with an easy programming interface for amateurs. [more inside]
posted by deathpanels on Apr 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me make pretty family trees

What program or software was used to make this family tree diagram? [more inside]
posted by Nickel on Apr 12, 2012 - 5 answers

Program for detecting whether a song is instrumental?

Is there a programmatic way to detect whether a given song is exclusively instrumental? [more inside]
posted by xulu on Apr 11, 2012 - 5 answers

Does this seem like a virus threat?

I purchased some software recently from a company txf.express designed to help create an 8949 form for stock trades. It seemed that it was improperly calculating a few numbers, and upon my questioning the software creator asked for my trading history to review the data and look for errors. He then sent me a .piz file and asked that I rename it to a .zip file and open it for a properly functioning program. My limited understanding is that " if you receive a piz file in an email and you are not familiar with the person who is sending it or are unsure of why they are sending it, do not change it to a zip file and try opening it. This could result in infecting your system with a computer virus." Are their legitimate reasons why he should be sending a piz file and asking me to rename it?
posted by dougiedd on Apr 11, 2012 - 8 answers

Having trouble restoring Mac OS X system software

Please help me restore Mac OS on my wife's MacBook! I am pulling my hair out. [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on Apr 11, 2012 - 13 answers

Software/ online app for sports league scheduling?

I'm looking for software that will help me schedule play and practice sessions for teams in a sports league. Ideally, the software would be free and be flexible enough to take into account: the number of teams, how many times each team should play each other, & the number of available fields. [more inside]
posted by woodman on Mar 30, 2012 - 2 answers

Confusion over eBay selling

Help me not get scammed on Ebay, please? I did some Spring cleaning and put a bunch of things on eBay. Everything was sold and delivered without a problem, except for one item that someone's claiming was already opened and probably used. [more inside]
posted by plaintiff6r on Mar 30, 2012 - 15 answers

Breaking Bad News

How can I not bum people out when I tell them their software idea will be more costly and/or may not work as well as they think it will? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Mar 29, 2012 - 12 answers

Alternatives to iTunes

What's the best non-intrusive MP3 playing software on OSX? [more inside]
posted by wrok on Mar 29, 2012 - 7 answers

How do I create an amortization table where my payments change every period?

Is it possible to create an amortization schedule in Excel when the payment amount, the principal amount, and the interest amount each year is unique? [more inside]
posted by lea724 on Mar 29, 2012 - 16 answers

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