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Mac backup/synchronization

I'm looking for a user-friendly way to synchronize folders between OS X machines. These are in different locations, and they need to talk to each other securely. [more inside]
posted by uninformative on Jul 30, 2014 - 12 answers

Web platform suggestions

What's a good small-scale web platform for sharing documents? [more inside]
posted by molybdenum on Feb 21, 2014 - 6 answers

Version Control for Writers

Surely there are some more sophisticated programmers' tools for storing and comparing multiple drafts, or versions, of a written document. Might we use those tools, to study written work, or to keep track of versions both linear and non-linear? Authors, editors, literary scholars, archivists: all eventually have to do work with multiple versions of a text. Can the existing tools be made more readily available to them? [more inside]
posted by dylan_k on Jul 31, 2013 - 16 answers

sent wrong copy of my resume

I applied to this job online by sending my resume, and after I was contacted by the HR lady, I told her that I had an updated version of my resume and so I sent it to her. A few days later, I then realized that I actually sent a wrong copy of my resume, which leaves off some of my education. It also erroneously outlined a job function that I did not actually do. The reason why it is wrong is because I didn't know how to word it precisely at first, but after a second draft (the correct version) I came up with a better description of what I did. So, do you guys think it will be fine if I email her the correct version of my resume and explain that I inadvertently sent her the wrong version? Or will it look bad? The interview is already set up by the way. Thanks.
posted by pieceofcake on Jun 15, 2013 - 7 answers

How can I get the older version of Skype?

I'm looking for an older version with the search function of Skype users. I'm not sure what was the latest version with this function,but it seems no longer available to download it at this site. http://www.oldapps.com/skype.php?old_skype=93 Please help me with getting it. I really need the older one!
posted by mizukko on May 15, 2013 - 1 answer

How to distribute a python Tkinter GUI from one Mac to another

I've been writing python software with Tkinter GUIs as a hobby for a while, but for the first time, I've made a some pieces of code that a few other people want to use. Unfortunately, I've been really frustrated by attempts to distribute the software because of incompatibility with Tcl/Tk installations on computers I'm distributing the software to. I'm on a Mac, and I'm distributing to other Macs at this point. [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Apr 10, 2013 - 8 answers

Remixed for the better

I'm looking for examples of remixes that are better than the original songs from which they are remixed. [more inside]
posted by MuffinMan on Oct 8, 2012 - 52 answers

Firefox - new is not always better

Firefox - how to be only a little bit up to date ? Selenium (and a whole swag of other plugins/addons/extensions) don't work under FF 12 - what to do ? [more inside]
posted by southof40 on May 21, 2012 - 7 answers

How can I check over the network whether a Word file is open?

I need a cheap or free, simple solution for two people using Microsoft Word on a local network to see if the other person has a file open. [more inside]
posted by unreason on Jan 30, 2012 - 15 answers

Popular Song (Wildly Different Genre Version)

The Rework. I'm looking for examples of the self-cover in a different style, i.e. a reimagining, where the musician reinterprets their own song in a new genre. Is this a thing? [more inside]
posted by stroke_count on Sep 25, 2011 - 39 answers

I fork you, I really do.

Can you please help me figure out some issues regarding Github? [more inside]
posted by babby╩╝); Drop table users; -- on Aug 23, 2011 - 9 answers

Which is the best version of the book?

Which is the definitive (original/best) version/edition to read of your favourite books? [more inside]
posted by manny_calavera on Aug 18, 2011 - 15 answers

Which version of Flash is most commonly used in schools?

Are you a schoolteacher? Or an IT person working for a school? Which version of Flash do you use? (I'm especially looking for answers from the UK, but anything is helpful.)
posted by the latin mouse on Dec 21, 2010 - 4 answers

what does the 64-bit version of MS Office 2010 have going for it?

What would the 64-bit version of MS Office 2010 get me that the 32-bit version of MS Office 2007 would not? [more inside]
posted by dfriedman on Sep 26, 2010 - 6 answers

Get an iPhone 3Gs now or a 4 in september?

My company is getting me an iPhone, should I get the 3GS now or hold out for a 4 in September? [more inside]
posted by signal on Jul 12, 2010 - 14 answers

I have a key; which lock does it fit?

Is there a tool available that will tell me which version of Windows the product key on this sticker is for? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet on Dec 8, 2009 - 10 answers

What version are we on now?

How do software authors determine the version numbers of the releases? I am writing software for a specific electronic device. I am not using version control on it yet. (Yeah, shame! Truth is, I am intimidated.) [more inside]
posted by Drasher on Oct 21, 2009 - 22 answers

Multiple JREs with IE7?

My company forces the use of Internet Explorer for a number of internal sites. Now, they're also enforcing the use of an old version of Java (1.4.2_06) instead of just warning you. The trouble is I have Java 6 installed and despite also having 1.4.2_06 installed, IE 7 refuses to use it. [more inside]
posted by tommasz on Feb 3, 2009 - 9 answers

how do i update wordpress on webfaction?

how do i update wordpress on webfaction? I have a blog hosted on webfaction that is built on wordpress. I am currently using version 2.2.2 and I need to update. The latest version of wordpress is available on webfaction however I do not know how to go about performing the update. Can someone help me?
posted by Paleoindian on Sep 20, 2008 - 5 answers

Revision/version control software for stuff that isn't source code...

Is there such a thing as version/revision control software for printed documents? Software developers have version control for their source code, but what about people who write sales brochures? [more inside]
posted by Chunder on Aug 22, 2008 - 12 answers

Multiple projects in a single git repository.

How do I work on multiple projects in a single version control (hopefully git) repository. Alternatively, how do I transparently establish many repositories for different projects? [more inside]
posted by bsdfish on Aug 6, 2008 - 5 answers

Bully for the 360: How Do I Know It's Patched?

I want to play Bully: Scholarship Edition on my Xbox 360. There was just a patch released for the game, but my console is not hooked up to the internet and never will be. How (and when) can I know that the physical copy of the game I buy is a post-patch version?
posted by BitterOldPunk on Mar 22, 2008 - 16 answers

Is there a MySQL version control system or something?

What is the best way to work databases like we does with version control (Subversion or CVS) for the source files? I was researching but probably I'm not using the right words or there's some special way to work.
posted by Leech on Mar 12, 2008 - 19 answers

Longtime Mac/Unix guy seeks Win XP for virtualization -- but which version?

The new Mac's on its way, the time has come to purchase a copy of Windows to run under virtualization on it. The question is, which version? And how to customize by size for my needs? [more inside]
posted by namespan on Oct 6, 2007 - 10 answers

My versions are out of control...

Which version control system should I learn/use? [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Sep 12, 2007 - 18 answers

ABBAFilter: Has anyone done a DECENT 'hard' cover (or a remix) of an ABBA song?

ABBAFilter: Has anyone done a DECENT 'hard' cover (or a remix) of an ABBA song? I'm thinking similar to what Marylin Manson did to 'Tainted Love'? Yes I've no taste. [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Jul 28, 2007 - 19 answers

Flamenco / Spanish type Stairway To Heaven cover on Jonathan Ross

For UK MeFites and UK TV watching MeFites: Apparently on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross recently one of the guests was a band or duo playing a spanish / flamenco type version of stairway to heaven.... [more inside]
posted by chrissyboy on Jul 30, 2006 - 6 answers

Download PHP 4.2.2 for Windows

Where can I find a Windows binary or installer for PHP 4.2.2? [more inside]
posted by matthewr on Apr 9, 2006 - 4 answers

OSX version hack?

OSXfilter: I want to fool applications on my Powerbook into thinking that I'm running a different version of the Mac OS than I really am. Can I? How? [more inside]
posted by sergeant sandwich on Oct 17, 2005 - 6 answers

Covering indie songs?

What hoops do I have to jump through to put two covers of songs by independent artists on my album? [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Apr 8, 2005 - 10 answers

Can I use two versions of Acrobat in different situations automatically?

Acrobat woes. I have Acrobat 6 Pro, and it takes forever to load. How can I get Acrobat Reader 7 to open PDF in my browser, and save 6 for when I want to edit files? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on Jan 17, 2005 - 7 answers

Version Control for Art

Look for a versioning control system (like cvs) for art/design work [More inside] [more inside]
posted by X-00 on Jun 27, 2004 - 7 answers

Seeking reliable websites that sell hard-to-find Japanese, Korean, Hong Kong movies on DVD

I'm looking for high quality, reliable (since they'll end up having my credit card number) English-language sites that sell (and ship internationally) hard-to-find Japanese, Korean, Hong Kong movies on DVD. There are so many sites that seem to do that. What do you recommend? Also, tangentially related: is there an all-English-language version of the very interesting Amazon.co.jp? My Japanese is close to non-existent thanks
posted by matteo on May 13, 2004 - 12 answers

An easy to install Linux distribution?

Liinux, yes, but which Linux? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by signal on Feb 27, 2004 - 13 answers

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