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Should I take my old job back?

I left a good job at a bigger corporation early this year to join a startup. Nine months later, I'm not sure it was a good decision. Is it a bad idea to go back to my previous job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2012 - 12 answers

Advice on converting a python program to a web app?

Hi I have programmed on eclipse, a reasonably straightforward program in Python 2.7 that applies image filters to user selected images e.g. by turning them to sepia, black & white, negative, etc. It uses Tkinter for the graphics user interface and the program functions ok. However, I was thinking about how to turn this into a web app. So to transfer this to an Amazon cloud server, I understand that for the client side user interface I would need to convert the program by adding html and javascript to the client side while python handles the server side? Does anyone know of any tutorials or other resources that are particularly good at covering web apps like this using python, html and javascript?
posted by conrad101 on Sep 19, 2012 - 3 answers

How to do a webinar?

How can I find an audience for a software demo webinar? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 17, 2012 - 2 answers

Tournament software?

Looking for a website that lets me do this: For a set group of people, each submits a message. You can see who's sent a message, but not what the contents of the message are. When everyone's submitted a message, all the messages are revealed. This is for an online Magic: the Gathering tournament - we're having everyone submit an entry before anyone sees what anyone else submitted.
posted by LSK on Sep 7, 2012 - 2 answers

application migration to work in the cloud

I am looking for guidance on migrating an application to the cloud, from both a practical perspective as well as a theoretical perspective for a project. [more inside]
posted by conrad101 on Sep 5, 2012 - 2 answers

Online customer database software?

I'm looking for recommendations for online software for managing a database of customers. [more inside]
posted by rabbitfufu on Sep 3, 2012 - 9 answers

Good habits for the highly effective computer scientist

I'm a physics graduate student and my PhD work is going to involve a fair amount of programming. Aside from the coding part, what habits and skills do I need to develop to become a competent programmer? [more inside]
posted by Zalzidrax on Aug 31, 2012 - 21 answers

I need to know what I'm doing and when I need to do it.

I am looking for a wonderful timer program for Mac (OS X 10.7.4 +). It needs to have a Cocoa GUI (meaning a GUI that isn't ugly, and isn't unnecessarily complicated), the ability to run multiple timers, and the ability to name timers with a decent amount of detail. Sound is an important feature, too. Command line alternatives are also cool, but not ideal. More information inside: [more inside]
posted by oceanjesse on Aug 31, 2012 - 5 answers

Can Quickbooks reports be customized for a 5-4-4 fiscal quarter?

My retail business has non-calendar fiscal months on a 5-4-4, 13 week quarter. How can I assign custom fiscal month dates to Quickbooks to create budgets and reports based on the right periods? Or, what other accounting software handles this well? [more inside]
posted by ioesf on Aug 31, 2012 - 0 answers

Book recommendation for Software Product Management Interviews

Looking for book recommendations for Software Product Manager interview questions. [more inside]
posted by unmodern on Aug 31, 2012 - 2 answers

Can I Convert Video Footage to Animation?

Can I Convert Video Footage to Animation? We are making a video documentary about college students and their attitudes towards dating and sex. Much of the documentary involves one interviewer interviewing different people on the same set. As you might guess, many of the potential subjects are reluctant to speak candidly onscreen, BUT, most of them will consent to their voices being used…I am wondering if there is some not-crazily-expensive way to take a video interview and, using some kind of software, animate it, turning the interviewer and subject into animated avatars. The animation does not have to be super super high quality—a fairly simple avatar for each of the people onscreen will do…We have a lot of technical and post-production people on the crew, so someone involved probably has access to almost any software program available…Any help—especially specific programs or plug-ins—would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
posted by laswingkid on Aug 30, 2012 - 13 answers

Looking for a new or different High School math test generator, and Apple programs or apps for use in the classroom

I'm looking for software for a high school math teacher: first, a better/newer test generator, and second, in-classroom programs, bonus points for apps for an Apple laptop and/or an iPod touch. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 28, 2012 - 2 answers

Educational games on Mac for young kids?

My pre-k boy LOVES video games and adventure/superhero TV shows. It would be great to harness some of that love for learning purposes. What are your recommendations for software or online games that do that? We're a Mac household. [more inside]
posted by michaeldunaway on Aug 24, 2012 - 5 answers

checkButton1 = Tkinter.Checkbutton(master=root, command=lambd GAH FORGET IT I GIVE UP

I'd like your recommendations for online learn-to-touch-type software! [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Aug 22, 2012 - 4 answers

What's a solid non-iTunes podcatcher with authenticated feeds support?

What's a solid non-iTunes podcatcher with authenticated feeds support? [more inside]
posted by Geektox on Aug 19, 2012 - 4 answers

Suggestions wanted for internet blocking software.

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 - 3 answers

I'm tired of sitting in a leaky rowboat... I wanna run a tight ship!

I am *finally* getting an assistant to help me tackle my workload and upcoming projects, which has been a chaotic undertaking for one person. She's really smart and retentive in exactly the way an awesome assistant should be... we're determined to get super organized as a team so I want to start off on the right foot and be able to focusing on monetizing instead of answering email all day. Here's my question: what are the best apps/sites/software nowadays to manage and document big workloads, contacts, meetings, tasks brainstorms, and overall projects and stay organized easily as a team? I know there has to be some great new stuff out there that I haven't heard of. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Aug 14, 2012 - 12 answers

pummelvision replacement?

Waa!? Pummelvision shut down! Now how am I supposed to convert my hundreds of wedding photos into a 2 minute video, with music? Please, please, please tell me there's an alternative way to do this - weather an automatic service, or a stand alone program, or some multi-step conversion nightmare. Thanks!
posted by rebent on Aug 13, 2012 - 14 answers

The moving typography writes, and having written moves on

What is this called and how do I make it? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Aug 12, 2012 - 5 answers

Wait, did Bill Gates just walk into my house and card me?

I inherited my desktop Mac from my girlfriend last year when she got a new one. We now live together and have our computers on the same network, and now MS Office complains that I don't have a license for this computer. Do I have any options other than buying a whole new MS Office license/package? [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Aug 12, 2012 - 17 answers

Project management / shared to-do list software for families?

Project management / shared to-do list software for families? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on Aug 12, 2012 - 9 answers

Force-hide menus and status bar in a Mac app?

A Mac app in which I want to force-hide the top menu bars and bottom status bar (not possible natively within the app): what third-party utilities or UI-hacking tools could help? [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Aug 10, 2012 - 1 answer

introduction to programming

I'm to give a half an hour talk to a group of year 12 (snr high school) students as a really brief introduction to software development. Half an hour isn't a lot of time. Has anyone got an idea of an activity this small group (+/-10) can undertake to get them thinking as programmers? I'm generally casting around for ideas.
posted by mattoxic on Aug 9, 2012 - 11 answers

Assemble JPGs into a PDF?

I have a folder of JPG files. I want to create a PDF with one of those JPGs on each page. I don't want to spend any money. I am using a Windows computer. [more inside]
posted by Egg Shen on Aug 9, 2012 - 11 answers

I know how to fix a Mac, now I need to know how to break one.

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 - 6 answers

Need recommendation for a lightweight photo editor

Lightweight Photoshop/Picasa alternatives? Main need is photo filters/effects. [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Aug 7, 2012 - 8 answers

Balkan beats + Ira Glass = best run ever?

Is it possible/simple/affordable to mix/layer/? music I own under a podcast? [more inside]
posted by atomicstone on Aug 6, 2012 - 3 answers

I'm asking for a friend, I swear...

Ok, aside from any morality issues, what are the actual dangers of using pirated software? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 3, 2012 - 19 answers

Volume 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations, are you saying what I think you are?

Are bitmapped fonts still not copyrightable? How have you used bitmapped fonts in your work? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Aug 3, 2012 - 14 answers

Suggestions for web-based client management software at reasonable price?

I'm in need of client and accounts management software that is suited to newspaper (or at least publications) operations. It needs to be free or very inexpensive, web-based, and user friendly. [more inside]
posted by LillyBird on Aug 2, 2012 - 3 answers

What video editing/effects software should I get when my hands are tied?

What video editing/effects software should I get when my hands are tied? [more inside]
posted by lpsguy on Aug 1, 2012 - 6 answers

Music tempo adjustment software for Mac?

Can you recommend free/very cheap software for a Mac that allows me to slow down recorded music (mp3s) on the fly? [more inside]
posted by obliquicity on Jul 31, 2012 - 19 answers

Skype-like software that can play pre-recorded video?

(Asking for a friend.) I need to find some sort of software that lets you both record yourself through a webcam (showing the image live in a window on the screen) and (not simultaneously) play a pre-recorded video in the same screen. Ideally it would have very minimalist buttons, or configurable buttons/toolbar. [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Jul 31, 2012 - 3 answers

Use vim for everything

Software methodologies for writing? [more inside]
posted by curuinor on Jul 29, 2012 - 6 answers

Can you help me find this blog post?

Some tech blogger - probably one with a Mac focus - wrote a post about leaving TextMate for a different text editor, in the style of someone addressing a person with whom they were ending a romantic relationship. Can you help me find it?
posted by Egg Shen on Jul 27, 2012 - 4 answers

Software for an alert marquee

I'm looking for a software package that will function as an alert marquee. i have a series of displays that I would like to have a banner across the top of the screen. I'd like this software to monitor a mailbox or receive an RPC message to display a short message. Basically I want a desktop version of a text message alert for a few status monitor PCs with large wall mount monitors. Does anyone have an existing solution? I'd prefer not to have to write my own.
posted by cmfletcher on Jul 26, 2012 - 2 answers

Looking for software for windows to tag movies and tv shows media files for itunes.

I had been using a mac to keep my media files and had been using "Ripit" to rip my DVD's and "identify" to tag the resulting files and put into itunes to watch on Apple TV. Due to file space I have moved to a PC running Windows 7 to do this. And while I have found software to rip the DVD's I cannot find software to add the tags such as "synopsis", "cover art", and "episode details"? You suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Me-Fi
posted by ndaguiar on Jul 25, 2012 - 1 answer

free windows software

Can't afford to buy software. Seeking free windows software programs (any programs!) that are as good or better than their for-cost counterparts. What can you recommend?
posted by luvmywife on Jul 24, 2012 - 16 answers

Looking for software for windows to tag movies and tv shows media files for itunes.

Looking for software for windows to tag movies and tv shows media files for itunes. [more inside]
posted by ndaguiar on Jul 17, 2012 - 0 answers

The switch from Mac to Linux, 2012

After a couple of mind-changing conversations I'm ready to give Linux another shot. Old hands, please help me pick a laptop, a distro, and offer a little advice for some transition issues. A few details within. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by finnb on Jul 16, 2012 - 27 answers

Case Studies required of Software Business Failures?

I would be interested in hearing case studies for software business failures that have occurred due to one or both of the following factors: - Wholesale replacement of entire engineering staff (e.g. firing all staff in original location and replacing with staff in a new location). - Winding down product development on existing products with the expectation that it will be replaced by a new platform in the future (I'm thinking along the lines of Ashton Tate here and their DBase product). I would also be interested in hearing any examples of where either of these strategies has been put into effect, and it been a success, rather than a failure. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 16, 2012 - 7 answers

Looking for standard metadata definitions for commercial contracts

Looking for standard metadata definitions for commercial contracts [more inside]
posted by bottlebrushtree on Jul 13, 2012 - 2 answers

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

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