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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
"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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Help me find a modifiable source file for creating a Madlibs-type game in Flash. [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen
on Jul 16, 2010 -
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 -
Are there any blogs about open-source hardware/software products? [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on Mar 14, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
"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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
posted by bright77blue
on Jan 4, 2009 -
I'm looking into the Open source philosophy to programming seems to be quite an intricate and somewhat confusing setup. I am wondering why so many people put their energy into developing libraries for some open source project with seemingly no direct return. [more inside]
posted by figTree
on Jan 2, 2009 -
CanadaCellphoneFilter: How can I use a Google G1 Android phone on Canada's Telus network? [more inside]
posted by mrmcsurly
on Dec 17, 2008 -
My company is looking to build a search engine to index our web site and I'm wondering if anyone has used any open package to do the task. Names, URLs, experience would be highly appreciated,
posted by seeminglee
on Aug 26, 2008 -