I have been tasked to "Put Jane and John on our conference room screen and put all of us on their laptop screens" to turn a regular teleconference meeting into a videoconference meeting. The problem is not Jane or John: They are in quiet remote offices with laptops and Skype accounts (or any other videoconferencing accounts you may suggest). The problem is us: Thirty colleagues, backs pressed against the walls, in a long, narrow, noisy conference room built for twenty, with no room to place cameras that will capture more than a few of us. [more inside]
I am looking for a weekend and weekday (after 6pm) virtual receptionist service that could take a few calls for a small company. I have done a few searches but all seem to provide their services on weekdays. Know of one you would recommend?
Hi, I struggle with chronic illness and disability and have one very part-time job that I split my time between attending in person and working from home. I need to bring in some more money, however, though I'm not expecting anything grand income wise. Ideally I'm looking for jobs that have enough work available that you can sign in or pick up an hour or two or three of work without the obligation of sticking to meeting a set schedule each week. It's hard because my illness is so unpredictable. Any ideas would be appreciated. [more inside]
Do you have a favorite tip for doing a fantastic job in a phone interview (a conference call with a selection panel of four people)? This is the final step for a contract gig for which I'm one of several finalists. Looking for extra input because I really care about getting this one if I can! [more inside]
I want to put up a wordpress site for a virtual gallery of some of my photos. I'd really like to have something that looks clean & elegant enough to send out to potential clients/magazines. ie. Not so much something that signals, "family summer trip... woohoo" but really something that signals "artist-doing-arty-things." (What I am putting on this wordpress site will be a specific photo story though, and not all of my work-- ie. this site will have a really narrow focus). I've looked at woothemes, and really didn't see anything that had the look I am striving for. (It's that classic problem: I don't know what I want, but I'll know it when I see it.") Can the hive mind point me to other places (like WooThemes) where I can find and buy beautiful wordpress themes (tight budget alert!) and/or specific themes-for-sale that would be great for an aspiring photographer with a story to tell. Thanks!
Where are virtualBox guest data saved in the host system? [more inside]
Where can I find some virtual office work to do while stuck at home with an injury? [more inside]
I tried to install linux on a win8 laptop and failed although I tried everything to disable UEFI and security boot options in Bios. So I think there is no solution to install Linux on certain win8 Laptops. But someone told me of course I can install Linux on any win8 laptops by using virtualbox. So I'm wondering why can it be done? How exactly is virtualbox/virtual machine works for this issue? can anybody explain this to me in a easy to understand way? Thanks very much.
I am looking for some sort of software that will split my single monitor into four separate desktops that will allow me to have full-screen video on each quadrant. Does this exist? [more inside]
Someone linked to CloudatCost on Metafilter recently and, on a whim, I sprung for the $35 for life plan -- so I'm now the proud owner of a virtual cloud server. But I'm kind of a doofus and don't know what I can actually do with it. [more inside]
I have an Apple MacBook Pro Retina display with NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M I use Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac and I installed Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro with success, however windows does not recognize that I have nvidia installed in my system. My question is: How to let Parallels Desktop 9 to enable NVIDIA work in windows 8.1 pro? If it does not support it, what other tools or software to make nvidia work in windows 8.1 pro? Thank you.
My 2 year boyfriend turned into a gamer some time ago and it's driving me crazy, because I feel that his games are more important to him than I am anymore. [more inside]
I want to learn more about EC2 but am stumbling with what size instance I'll need. I also don't understand about the firewall aspect of EC2. [more inside]
We are trying out a virtual assistant service which uses remote human personal assistants based in the US that are communicated with through email and an app. The model is that you buy a month's package of requests that you can make (e.g. 15 task requests, with each task not meant to take more than 20 minutes). It can be a bit difficult to think up tasks for the assistants to do, especially if you only want to make requests for tasks that will save you a big amount of time (rather than tasks - make a restaurant booking etc.- which you could do yourself in just a little more time than it takes to make a request). What are your tips for using this kind of service most effectively? What kinds of task requests are most "bang for your buck" , bearing in mind the limit of a standard month's package of 15 tasks? Thanks!
After years of academia & the endemic rootlessness that comes with it, I have finally gotten myself a Permanent Job (yay!!) which means, among many things, that I can finally consolidate my book diaspora into one place. I've a huge number of books which are both physical and digital. Here's the problem: I want my library space to reflect both. Any suggestions? Details below. [more inside]
I'm not a network technician but I play one
on tv in grad school. How do I get the server connections I need, involving a virtual machine (VMWare Fusion) that needs to talk to an outside device? [more inside]
Is there any way to recover data from a VPS that suffered a rm -rf? [more inside]
I don't feel guilty, am I an jerk? [more inside]
I put some money on a prepaid virtual Visa card. When I tried to use it, it was declined. I'm wondering if there's a place that'll accept it, or if I am out fifty-five American dollars. [more inside]
Are there any turnkey Facebook apps that are prebuilt to accept Facebook credits? [more inside]
I'm a low- to medium-grade computer techie. I've recently fallen in love with the remote desktop concept (I've been using TeamViewer). I have my main PC with all my data and the software I use, setup how I like it, and then remote into that from mobile devices, friend's computers, work computers, etc., even my laptop I now prefer to use as a portal into my main PC. [more inside]
Can anybody recommend a virtual / cloud print service? [more inside]
Create VMware virtual compatible image from old Vista boot disk. Help please. [more inside]
I'm considering working from home as a virtual assistant. If you've done this how was it for you? Can you recommend good companies to work for? What should I do to increase my opportunities as a VA and what should I avoid?
How do I connect my Witopia VPN wireless router to my ISP's wireless router? [more inside]
does windows 7 support vcn (virtual control network) ? [more inside]
Does a virtual XP session need to be on the "domain" to access network drives that's already been mapped on a Win7 system? [more inside]
I want to set up a visual mind map/memory palace landscape type city using some kind of 3 virtual world technology. What are some options? [more inside]
What are interesting projects where art meets new (digital/social) technologies? Like Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir, Youtube Symphony Orchestra, or Google Art Project.
I'm looking to get a virtual international phone number that can send and receive SMS text messages and can be used with my US mobile phone. I've found Virtual Phone Line and VoipVoip, but they support voice calls only, not SMS.
Is there any software to 'copy' a physical machine to a booting virtual one? [more inside]
I have a computer (Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit, 6GB RAM, i5-760 processor) on which I want to run various virtual machines. Help me decide what software to choose. [more inside]
What physical objects did you used to have (or receive) that have been entirely replaced by a digital/virtual object? [example inside] [more inside]
After compressing a video with virtual dub, in the top left hand corner it displays information about the video like what frame its on. How do I get rid of it?? [more inside]
Since Paypal is shutting down their virtual credit card number feature I would like to find a different provider, but I dont want to apply for a new credit card. [more inside]
Are there any websites, web applications, widgets, or really anything at all that change on a regular basis (like some of the Gmail themes)? [more inside]
Longshotfilter: I wanted to know what was the name of the show back in the 90's, that featured a final episode (or I think it was) based around this computer web system with a female voice. She was the mainscreen representing what we now know as the WWW and this came pretty much before the web went completely commercial. She instructed some teen to disconnect her because the human population was dying and there were only two left. Does anyone remember?
I just finished reading Pat Cadigan's Tea From An Empty Cup which is one of the texts of my Lit and Tech Hons course. I started thinking about why the author refers to her world as AR (Artificial Reality) as opposed to VR (Virtual Reality), and that raised all kinds of questions about identity, real, fake and simulacra. So I'm curious to know what people see as the difference (if any) between VR and AR.
How can I bring a virtual team together socially? [more inside]
Seeking suggestions for remote desktop services to assist an elderly computer user. [more inside]
How do I run a single Mac application on a Windows machine? [more inside]
I am looking for a a virtual server - sitting somewhere in the cloud that can hold around 150 GB of information. I am thinking of Box.net - does anyone know of something better? Thanks!
I'm looking for special task-scheduling software, and am looking for suggestions. [more inside]
I want to promote my Young Adult fantasy novel about Morgan le Fay on the web. The biggest audience should be young women and libraries; Wiccans, medieval re-enactors and King Arthur fans would dig it, too (I hope). How can I best promote the book myself? What sites and blogs should I contact? Are author's tours effective? What should I definitely put my efforts into and what's not worth my time? [more inside]
Help me find a temporary stopgap for legacy software? [more inside]
Is there an actively developed virtual desktop manager for OS X that lets you assign windows and documents (rather than applications) to different desktops? [more inside]
How do I go about finding out how many servers (as a function of number of users) I will need to host my web application?
I'm putting together a business model for my web application. As part of my expenditure, I need to estimate how many servers I need as a function of number of users. What's a good first step to finding this out? [more inside]
Best way to add virtual guests to a physical meetup? [more inside]
Lucrative work-from-home opportunity or obvious scam? [more inside]
How can I set up the virtual server environment I want, using as much open source and as little proprietary software as possible? [more inside]
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