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Help me find this leather jacket, please.

I saw this leather jacket (and scarf, although a friend swears it's a sweater) on Tumblr but sadly the original poster didn't cite the source and doesn't have an ask box so I cannot ask him/her directly: [more inside]
posted by mrsh on Sep 11, 2014 - 8 answers

a fact is a fact, & your state of mind won't alter it by a hair's breath

"Let's go now and have the truth at all hazards." This sentence is extremely clear in context, but knowing Peter Wimsey, it's also probably a (mis)quote. Please help me find the source so I can get a tattoo with a clear conscience. [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on Sep 2, 2014 - 10 answers

Trying to source a quote about justice

Trying to source a quote - my father always told me something like, "If the innocent don't stand up for their rights the job is left to the guilty" or something like that. Who was he paraphrasing? [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Aug 29, 2014 - 5 answers

urban development making a difference with open source?

I am finding British social entrepreneurs and charity leads to be very timid about expansion for expansion's sake. I am trying to find more compelling global voices who have shared an urban development idea in an open source way. Not at all in an IT sense, I should add. Bonus if it has zero to do with lending with interest.
posted by parmanparman on Jul 26, 2014 - 3 answers

Source of well-known joke about statisticians?

There's a well-known joke about statisticians. "Did you hear the one one about the statistician who drowned trying to wade across the river? He knew it was three feet deep...on average." I've searched for a source for this joke on the internet, but haven't found one. Does anyone have any idea where this joke originated? Call me an academic, but I feel the need to attribute it if I can.
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on May 4, 2014 - 2 answers

Like a library but with sign-out fees.

I'm looking for some software that will help me manage a small artwork rental business. I've been looking at library systems, since the sign out/sign-in concept is the same, but none of them seem to offer the ability to charge a fee to sign items out or keep track of fees owed to artists. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by talkingmuffin on Feb 12, 2014 - 4 answers

Extra source of income

I'm currently a junior level mobile developer for an air travel .com company. It's a full time job. I'm also working on developing an iPhone app which is a Foursquare client (currently free, but developing it more until paid features can be added once I reach a reasonable point of development). [more inside]
posted by antgly on Oct 12, 2013 - 4 answers

Primary Source for Leonardo da Vinci Qoute

I'm looking for a primary source for this quote. "Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.” The quote is attributed to Leonardo da Vinci. Thanks in advance!
posted by lrnarabic on Jun 24, 2013 - 2 answers

More examples of a specific type of metaphorical 'pun' in song lyrics?

I really like metaphors and I really like song lyrics. Every once in a while I run across a particular type of cleverly extended metaphor in a song lyric. I'm trying to develop this idea a bit and looking for more examples of this particular thing. I've included some explanatory examples I've found. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jun 22, 2013 - 17 answers

Find a reference!

Please help me track down the source of a quote by Germaine de Staël [more inside]
posted by leibniz on Feb 15, 2013 - 1 answer

Google-free web experience?

Let's say I want to live a Google-free existence on the web. What are my best (preferably free, open source) alternatives to various Google products, including the search engine itself?
posted by deathpanels on Nov 9, 2012 - 12 answers

she believed she could so she did

"She believed she could, so she did." I'm starting to see this aphorism (?) a bit all over the place. Where does this phrase come from? Is this a quote? What's the source? (Thanks hive-mind!)
posted by ruelle on Oct 16, 2012 - 9 answers

Source a quote about the pace of technology advances?

Years ago -- perhaps the mid-80s? -- I came across a prediction to the effect that "Technology will never again advance as slowly as it is advancing today." [more inside]
posted by peakcomm on Jun 29, 2012 - 2 answers

Help finding an ad for Marlboro Lights from 2007. Needle, haystack, whatevs.

Do you happen to have a 5 year old magazine with this Marlboro ad in it? [more inside]
posted by tangaroo on Jun 7, 2012 - 8 answers

whoa what huh whuh

What are the origins of this creepy psychedelic image? [more inside]
posted by tehloki on May 17, 2012 - 9 answers

She wanna be know, she just wanna be known

What is the source of the assertion (that goes something like) "When you ask kids what they want to be when they grow up, they say famous, but not famous for something" ? [more inside]
posted by bytewrite on Apr 26, 2012 - 5 answers

Source code for reading?

What Python and PHP source code can I read to become a better programmer? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Mar 26, 2012 - 17 answers

Earthlings are safe

What source says that human beings are the most secure they've been in 200 years? [more inside]
posted by ichomp on Mar 24, 2012 - 4 answers

Open Source Accounting Software

I am looking for a good, professional quality Open Source accounting software written either in C# (1st preference) or VB.NET. [more inside]
posted by inquisitive on Mar 12, 2012 - 3 answers

Posting work I did for a uni course online

I'd like to make a programming project I did for a university course available as open source. I finished the course, but not my degree yet. The code could be helpful to people outside of just an assignment problem, and it's actually a well known project from a book, with answers in other languages already available online. My question is, are there any academic integrity issues with doing this, also considering I am still working on my degree?
posted by nlap on Dec 5, 2011 - 5 answers

Who is Eagleson and where did Eagleson's law originate?

Programmers soon learn that
“Any code of your own that you haven't looked at for six or more months might as well have been written by someone else.”
This maxim, generally cited as “Eagleson's Law [of Programming]” (and often extended “Eagleson is an optimist; the real number is more like 3 weeks”) has been floating around the internet for ages*. But who is Eagleson, and where did this notion originally appear? [more inside]
posted by Songdog on Nov 14, 2011 - 2 answers

DBA versus Developer as 35-year-old

I moved into work in IT in my early 30's, and am now 35. I have had 2 Jr. DBA positions in that time period, although I do not have any database certifications. [more inside]
posted by ElisaOS on Oct 8, 2011 - 9 answers

Need some good FLOSS fund nominee's.

I need some good "Free Libra Open Source Software" projects to nominate for my local Linux User Group any one have any suggestions? We seem to be running short on some worthy nominees. List some good ones and a good reason why I should propose this to our LUG we have a fairly active and solid group.
posted by Chamunks on Jul 31, 2011 - 4 answers

Source for downloadable list of current stock symbols?

Where can I get a list (or lists) of all stock symbols of stocks currently trading on major US exchanges for download? If possible, lists that are kept updated over time would be preferable. I don't mind pulling the data out of a larger set if necessary.
posted by procrastination on Apr 20, 2011 - 3 answers

Meow, meow, meow, plink, plonk, plink.

Where is this image from? [more inside]
posted by magnificent frigatebird on Apr 15, 2011 - 3 answers

Motion Detection for Video Files

Is there a program or set of tools, preferably free / open source, that can take a video file as input, analyze the video, and output the parts of the video which contain motion above some threshold? The output could either be a video file or a series of still images.
posted by Juffo-Wup on Apr 11, 2011 - 7 answers

I don't blab any drab gab-- I chatter hep patter

"I don't blab any drab gab-- I chatter hep patter." What is the source of this odd picture/phrase?
posted by Taft on Feb 15, 2011 - 2 answers

Help a non-academic develop research skills for a wonky in-depth project

I'm not an academic, not trained in the art of research, and I could use some guidance. I need advice on how to identify and track down sources for a multi-year exploration of a topic. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Dec 7, 2010 - 23 answers

Help my find a Smartphone for my Linux addicted dad?

Can you help me find a smartphone to give my dad for Christmas? All his colleagues seem to have gotten iPhones. He is somewhat of a Linux geek tough, so I'm thinking a phone more in that spirit. [more inside]
posted by CelebrenIthil on Dec 2, 2010 - 17 answers

Chronology of history

On November 8, 1940 was Munich Germany bombed by the RAF. [more inside]
posted by clavdivs on Nov 16, 2010 - 14 answers

Small restaurant software?

Looking for software for small cafe/restaurant: POSS, food costs, membership, ordering [more inside]
posted by carolekorea on Nov 2, 2010 - 4 answers

Where did this Abraham Lincoln quote come from?

There's a great quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln: "If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee." What is the back-story behind this quote? What is its source?
posted by excitementMD on Sep 9, 2010 - 4 answers

How can I help in a specific GIMP effort.

How can I contribute to the efforts of GIMP being able to open a 16 bit image? [more inside]
posted by figTree on Aug 12, 2010 - 6 answers

Where's Fats?

How do I source a photograph? As in who took it and where I can get it? [more inside]
posted by cachondeo45 on Aug 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Madlibs in Flash... now madness free!

Help me find a modifiable source file for creating a Madlibs-type game in Flash. [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Jul 16, 2010 - 1 answer

Can Collective Access check out items?

For museum and archives people: has anyone used Collective Access for cataloging? Specifically, does it let you check things out to a user like a library catalog would? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Jun 23, 2010 - 1 answer

What is a definitive source for the exact wording of famous quotations?

What is a definitive source for the exact wording of famous quotations? [more inside]
posted by stst399 on Apr 17, 2010 - 10 answers

JBoss 5.1 upgrade

Anyone have tips on upgrading JBoss 4.2 to 5.1? [more inside]
posted by toastchee on Mar 19, 2010 - 1 answer

Help me keep in touch with another side of my geekness?

Are there any blogs about open-source hardware/software products? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Mar 14, 2010 - 3 answers

Hot or Not for project proposals

We're looking for something like Hot or Not for project proposals. Instead of displaying a photo it will display info about the project and allow users to log in and rate projects. The system will keep track of overall ratings and rankings for projects in various ways and allow us to easily export the final results. [more inside]
posted by flug on Feb 2, 2010 - 5 answers

infinite zoom visual source code editor?

I saw a video from microsoft research which showed a new editor with like "infinite zoom" when viewing all source code files, like flash vector files - really cool. But i can't seem to find this video again! Does anybody know what it's called? Or a link?
posted by flexiverse on Aug 29, 2009 - 8 answers

nyc, blogs, websites, radio, events

What websites/blogs/radio stations do you use to find things to do in NYC? [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Jul 13, 2009 - 15 answers

Where's this quote from?

"The poet writes the history of his own body". Did Thoreau use this sentence, and if he did, where exactly? [more inside]
posted by The Toad on Jul 3, 2009 - 5 answers

Good WinXP sound recorder for bad eyes?

What's a good Windows XP open source/freeware sound recorder that is easy for someone with vision deficits to use? Suggestions for a microphone also welcome. Details and... [more inside]
posted by de void on Jun 29, 2009 - 8 answers

Security of Important Files

How can I prevent users from copying / printing / emailing certain files from my computer, while allowing them to work on those files like reading and modifying ?? [more inside]
posted by inquisitive on Jun 20, 2009 - 36 answers

Large scale use of Linux on the desktop in organizations?

I'm looking for a list or reference to press releases/news articles about large corporations or government departments that have switched to Linux as a desktop platform. For example this week it was reported that the French police have 5,000 PCs running Ubuntu. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Apr 30, 2009 - 3 answers

Finding an open-source programmer?

I'm involved in a group of small/nonprofit organizations that would like to financially support the starting of an open-source software application. While I am technically-minded, I'm not a programmer -- and I don't really know what to look for in one (hopefully to be found on MeFi jobs!). Help greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by liquado on Apr 6, 2009 - 7 answers

Open Source Kindle?

Is there such thing as an open source Kindle that uses texts from things like Project Gutenberg and the like? Perhaps after you bought the device the books would be free because they would all be out of copyright.
posted by samchase on Mar 10, 2009 - 13 answers

How to capture Polycom video stream

I have a Polycom VSX 7000 that we use for video conferencing. I'd like to capture video conference streams and publish to a web server (or youtube) for playback at a later time. (does not need to be in real time) What open source tools can I use to do this? Or can someone point me to a "how to" for this....
posted by purenitrous on Feb 25, 2009 - 0 answers

Source for Stock Option Prices

Stock Options data source needed. I would like to poll a site via API to get option prices on about 30 stocks - about 20 times a day. The data does NOT have to be real time - 15 to 20 min delay is fine. I can go to yahoo finance or Bigcharts, but would like the data imported into my local MySql database. A free or inexpensive (less than $20 per month) would be great. Thx!
posted by bright77blue on Jan 4, 2009 - 4 answers

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