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August 13

Help me remember a computer game that involved safe-cracking
I'm trying to remember the name of a game for either the ZX81, the Commodore 16 or the Commodore 64. I suspect it was one of the former two. Gameplay involved a single screen, with several platforms and pipes connecting them. You played as a square or round character and had to move via the pipes and platforms. Various other characters were also moving around, which you had to avoid. All of these details are fuzzy. [more inside]
posted by Solomon at 6:35 PM - 2 answers
800 number routing
I would like to setup several toll free numbers and have them routed each to a different phone number. Is there a company you would recommend that could set that up for me, and that will have a caller log feature for each toll free number for when clients call? Thank you.
posted by anonymous at 6:31 AM - 2 answers

Source for custom bumper sticker that's 1/2- or 1/3-height?
There are lots of vendors for normal-size bumper stickers (3in x 10in) but I can't find any for the size I want (1.5in x 10in, or 1in x 10in). Does this exist? I want to order a small batch of custom bumper stickers for a side project (Qty ~100). For the sticker itself, I'm just looking for white text on black background.
posted by sninctown at 4:40 AM - 4 answers

August 12

Help me navigate the government's System for Awards Mangement
Yay, I got registered with SAM but I can't register my entity! [more inside]
posted by vespabelle at 7:38 PM - 2 answers

Questions about cell phone signal boosters
My roommates and I are moving into a basement suite, and we are concerned about the lack of cell phone reception there. I am interested in purchasing a cell phone signal booster, but have a few questions. [more inside]
posted by tickingclock at 11:28 AM - 5 answers

August 11

I still want all of my music in my pocket
My nearly-full 120GB iPod classic just bit the dust. What are my best options for replacing it, given that an equal or greater storage capacity is required? [more inside]
posted by polymath at 9:34 PM - 19 answers

Is it possible to use my dragon for mac to transcribe audio files?
So I have a voice recorder. Which I use because LA and traffic. And I have Dragon Naturally Speaking 3.0 for Mac. The question is whether it's possible to use them together to transcribe dictation. For my purposes it doesn't have to be completely right. It just has to be a scratch draft to fix later. IS such a thing possible? And IF so...how?
posted by rileyray3000 at 11:24 AM - 4 answers

What is a good standard set of IT Infrastructure Project Milestones?
I've been tasked with developing a set of standard IT Infrastructure Project Milestones and I'm kind of at a loss on coming up with a standard. Basically we have weekly status slides (PPTs) that we fill out for EVERY project that's in flight at our company. I'm the PM for Infrastructure. I was using something pretty generic like: 1. Project Kick-Off 2. Requirements Review/Sign Off 3. Design 4. Development or Set Up/Configuration 5. Test Unit & UAT (Regression & System If Applicable) 6. Deploy (Pilot * Deploy Where Applicable) 7. Warranty All you IT gurus out there (and PMs!) can you help me develop something better that can be used as a standard?
posted by PetiePal at 8:01 AM - 6 answers

Google Forms Script Help
I work at a school, and I'm trying to create a Google form to help get information out to parents. We have MULTIPLE means of doing that, though, and the problem is that EACH of the communication modes is handled by someone different. For example, one person is in charge of the website, another is in charge of the electronic sign out front, while another takes care of making afternoon announcements. I've created a form that allows teachers to 1. Type the verbiage they'd like to share, and 2. choose from a list of available media (website, sign, etc.). I'm not smart enough to do the next step. Ideally, I'd like Google Docs to automatically send an e-mail to the appropriate person with the verbiage from each submission. [more inside]
posted by richmondparker at 4:27 AM - 7 answers

August 10

two tablet bag/organizer
I'm in search of a grid it style organizer that can carry two tablets edge to edge. Tablets are an iPad mini and an Asus note 8. Organizer needs to fit in the footprint of a 13 inch macbook air. Tablets also need to be separated so they don't slide in front of or behind one another.
posted by dstopps at 3:12 PM - 2 answers

Can I stream iBooks to my Roku?
We have a bunch of kids books we got through the iTunes Store. They have audio and video elements and are not available via YouTube. Is there a way to stream these books to our tv using a Roku device?
posted by spunweb at 11:17 AM - 0 answers

August 9

Twitter Crisis - can anything be done?
Our shared Twitter account was recently hijacked by a member. Passwords changed. Everyone kicked off. Can Twitter do anything about this or are we screwed? [more inside]
posted by willie11 at 6:23 PM - 7 answers

Measuring power in an AC cable with iPhone sensors. How does this work?
My electric utility released an iPhone app called "DTE Insight" which (among other things) measures the amount of power flowing through an appliance's power cord by asking you to hold the cord against a specific part of the iPhone at a specific angle. I have tested it against my Kill-a-Watt and it seems remarkably accurate for what it is. It presumably uses the iPhone's magnetic field sensor to accomplish this, but how on earth does it actually work? [more inside]
posted by Juffo-Wup at 5:11 PM - 10 answers

Why did my iPhone send out a message from someone else?
Last night I sent a photo of my cat to a friend. When I sent the photo, another text, not written by me, popped up and was sent along with the photo. How did this happen? [more inside]
posted by suki at 9:54 AM - 4 answers

Bring my stereo into the 21st century
My stereo mostly dates from the mid 90's. It was originally an Onkyo component system (tuner, amp, 6-CD changer, tape deck) with JBL speakers. About 5 years ago the amp gave out and I bought another Onkyo system on Craig's List, replacing the amp and adding a subwoofer. This system has served me well, but technology has progressed and I live in a 3BR townhome now, not a dorm room. [more inside]
posted by Horselover Fat at 7:24 AM - 9 answers

August 8

Google Analytics doesn't register events in IE if link opened in new tab
Is there any info on why Google Analytics doesn't register events in IE if the link is opened in a new tab? [more inside]
posted by johnofjack at 11:43 AM - 4 answers

Moving from print to web design — helping someone start from scratch.
I need to advise a graphic designer whose skills are in print design only about expanding their skillset to include front-end web design work. At this time, the designer has a very, very basic understanding of web design. [more inside]
posted by Lescha at 7:36 AM - 11 answers

comp.risks for the ancient world
Tell me about ancient engiineering projects that failed. [more inside]
posted by rdr at 1:16 AM - 13 answers

August 7

What's wrong with my rackmount effect box?
My Digitech Studio Quad 1u rackmount box gets unhappy over time (hours). As it warms up, the input levels drop and it becomes unusable. Turned off for a few hours, it comes back to life. Is this terminal or repairable? Should I get something new? Is there a comparable product (multiple ins/outs, flexible routing)? [more inside]
posted by erebora at 9:59 PM - 5 answers

I received a piece of technology I didn't pay for!
I pre-ordered a smartphone on announcement day back in March. Shortly after, I decided this particular smartphone wasn't going to be for me, and I cancelled my order and was promptly refunded. The phone just now became available and problem is, I received the phone on Monday. [more inside]
posted by signondiego at 9:10 PM - 24 answers

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