Anyone have any suggestions on an easy-to-use stereo? We want to buy a system for our out-of-state mother, who not unexpectedly is not very technical. Are there any systems that have a very simple user interface? I'm basically looking for the "jitterbug" of stereos. [more inside]
Bonus and Incentive Scheme filter: tell me about your fantastic bonus scheme (or just those elements of your bonus scheme that are fantastic). What makes it great, what makes it work? [more inside]
How can I set up a simple audio system at home that plays music from my iPhone and also acts as TV speakers?
How can I set up a simple audio system at home that plays music from my iPhone and also acts as TV speakers? [more inside]
Im looking for a good Ticketing system for our IT department. I want end users to be able to email or login to create tickets for the IT department. Suggestions? We are currently using spiceworks but i wanted to know what else is out there that is really good. TIA!
What telnet-able BBS has the largest (or a large) local BRE matches with players who regularly take their turn? Not large networked matches, but large local (same board), non-network matches? The board could have networked games on a separate door install.. [more inside]
I am on the lookout for a free online database and would like your opinion on the options out there. [more inside]
A few questions about installing Windows 7 on my iMac. [more inside]
I just moved into a new home. There are at least three watering systems of differing ages and non-usage throughout the property. I am trying to understand what works and what does not. Specifically I am trying to understand how these work. [more inside]
My computer is dual booting Windows Vista and Ubuntu. I have gotten a Windows 7 upgrade disc and want to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7. Will the upgrade have any effect on the Linux side of the partition or will it just change the Windows side of the partition from Vista to 7 leaving Ubuntu unscathed? What happens with GRUB?
looking for an online timesheet system that is linked to a system that tracks budget and projects personnel costs. [more inside]
What was the first computer operating system to use device drivers as we would recognize them today? Bonus question: when was that specific term first used?
Does anyone have any experience with either Sugar or Qimo OS? Looking to build a computer for my 4 y.o. son. [more inside]
Can you help us analyze some of the thermodynamic and mechanical properties of a hypothetical compressor-and-tank system? Diagram and explanation provided. [more inside]
Open Sesame! Keyless door entry systems for an apartment complex? [more inside]
Where can I read about the craft of deploying really well-designed, client-appropriate content management solutions for the web? [more inside]
Can I rehabilitate an elderly Power Mac G4 for study? [more inside]
Is my password safe after a "System Tool" malware infection? Can malware (system tool) use a proxy or key logger or otherwise detect bank account passwords accessed with the (hopefully previously) infected computer. How can one be sure the infection is totally removed? xp fully updated, avg free, scanned and cleaned following these instructions
Help me choose my job title. I'm a software engineer and I'm transitioning from a position where I both manage projects and write code, to a post-management position where I'm not directly responsible for any particular projects but provide overall ideas and advice for the architecture, coding practices, features, and anything else about the system. In addition, I'll still be hacking code on whatever parts of the system I find interesting. It's both more and less than a "software architect" since I'll be doing other things as well and I won't actually be responsible for directing the software architecture, but any ideas and advice I have will be listened to. It's kind of a "do whatever I want" dream job. The CTO proposed "principal software engineer" which is good and conveys the general idea and seniority, but I'm hoping you can help me come up with something better. I'm looking for a professional sounding title, rather than something quirky (although if you have a really great idea for a quirky title, go ahead and post it because I'll enjoy it).
An architect friend has asked me to build her a PC for autocad. $1350 is her price cap, including monitor but she'd love to come in under. [more inside]
I'm looking for a simple program that will allow me to tag multiple discrete text items -- specifically, citations of items that appear in the news -- that exist in the same document. [more inside]
Does anybody have a good system for rating photos in iPhoto or some other 0-5 stars rating system? [more inside]
My parents just got a weird call about 30 mins ago (11:50pm). They were getting ready for bed, so my sister picked up. [more inside]
Does the immune system improve noticeably over a few years with no flu shots? [more inside]
I'm ready for a career change and I've always wanted to work in IT. What would you recommend? [more inside]
The SRS light on my 2003 Honda Civic comes on when the ignition is turned on and remains on while the car is being driven. I googled this and understand that Hondas as well as other cars have this problem. I can take it to a mechanic to have it diagnosed and repaired. Or I can turn it off myself which I'm tempted to do since it appears that Honda has a faulty system that has nothing to do with the airbag --just the light. But there is a small part of me that wonders and is concerned if something could be wrong with the airbag. Does anyone have experience with this?
Why is my early 2006 Intel Combo-Drive iMac beeping intermittently? [more inside]
What is a short phrase that means "of the people" or similar in Latin or another language? [more inside]
Install Linux or windows without a cd drive or usb just direct access to the hard drive. I have an old cf-29 toughbook by Panasonic that I've had for years. I'm trying to resurrect it and for the life of me cant remember my own cmos password. Aside from possibly nuking the bios password which will be near impossible due to the NATO standards this notebook was built to. I was thinking I would just try to install an OS directly to the hard drive and simply transplant it back into the toughbook. [more inside]
I can't use any operating systems because of Grub. Can any computer experts help me? [more inside]
I'm planning to assemble my own PC the first time and have several specific questions about components.
I'm planning to assemble my own PC the first time and have several specific questions about components. [more inside]
DMS 2010. Help me find a PHP script, requirements inside. [more inside]
MacBook Pro freezes (spinning wheel) during system install (10.5) -- what to do? [more inside]
Can someone suggest a good, but cheap Solar PV monitoring system? [more inside]
How can I visually file my documents? Is there a way that I can use flowcharts and other visual tools to file documents? [more inside]
One Organizationl System to rule them all/ One System to find them/ One System to bring them all/ and in the madness bind them
Organizational Filter: Looking for core Systems/Philosophies and "build-around" tools to radically self-organize my Personal Life & Creative Projects. [more inside]
mac filter: Several oldish ibooks at work (2002-03 vintage, running 10.3.9, it appears) that haven't been used for a while but have various files on them. Not sure what's what and need to go through everything. First step: transfer all the files to a more stable machine, but how to copy those files when the newish flash drives I have laying around don't show up as readable through the usb ports? [more inside]
Anyone know of a website or place where I can find out the going rate for a used Mitel SX-200 pbx phone system? [more inside]
What is the best provider for telephone service for a small office? We are looking for a VOIP solution that allows forwarding of 800 numbers, allows everyone to have their own VM box, and call holding, forwarding, everyone to have their own extensions, etc.? [more inside]
I have a laptop that Microsoft should have never approved for vista it wheezes and struggles under vista and is close to useless. I was wanted to install some open operating system and use it basically as a netbook. What options do I have and how do I go about it?
The "System" process on my work PC is intermittently causing the CPU utilization to spike to 50-100%, freezing the computer for a few seconds each time. Why, and is it fixable? [more inside]
How did David Allen give his blessing to the entire ecosystem of GTD blogs and software? [more inside]
Business document generation: How can I create a document / template system such that I can keep only the "body" of a document in a client's folder on my computer, and use a command or software package that merges that into my latest template design when I want to send it to them as a PDF? [more inside]
Please explain the Dublin bus system to me. [more inside]
Types of Games: I have come across various attempts to catalogue the possible varieties of stories that exist. The basic assumption being that all plots (narratives?) can be be boiled down to one among only a few types e.g. Hero leaves the kingdom; Hero steals fire, etc. I am looking for a similar classification system for GAMES, that is: how many fundamental types/kinds of game are there? [more inside]
Do humans have lymph nodes in their backs? [more inside]
Post-disaster education system reconstruction? [more inside]
Help my non-designer friend make good-looking subway maps! What program/webapp can mimic the DC Metro system map style but with a very small learning curve? [more inside]
On my Windows machine I used rules in Outlook to do various things such as shutdown my system remotely via email. I have switched to Linux (Mint 8) and would like to be able to do this with my new OS. Unfortunately I have not been able to find an email client that would enable me to execute an application/script/command based on a rule/filter. Thunderbird has filters, but only for sorting emails, not running commands. Any ideas?
Help me devise a peer judging system for a contest that will contain approximately 135 members, give or take a few. [more inside]
Does this Dewey decimal-like numbering system seen in requirements documents, site maps and any numbered system where you don't have to rewrite the numbers every time an update is made and looks like 188.8.131.52 have a name? [more inside]