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June 12

Reporters' Smartphone Recording App in This Picture?

In this image, the two reporters whose smartphones' screens are visible seem to be using the same recording app. Does anyone know what that app is? Just finding myself curious.
posted by metabaroque at 9:26 PM - 1 answers

Slideshow + audio under 50mb. possible?

For a project, my bosses want to have a series of video products consisting of slideshows of colour photos + music with spoken words read over them. Each product should be under 50mb. Is this even possible, and if so, what’s best practice for making it happen?
posted by The Last Sockpuppet at 3:28 PM - 8 answers

Wireless signal varies

What might cause a signal from a wireless router to vary in strength during the day? [more inside]
posted by LonnieK at 8:44 AM - 6 answers

NFT art how do that?

NFT art has been in the news lately. I understand the underlying eco-crime aspect of it and want to leave that aside. Can anybody provide a basic how-to on the sales side? Let's say I got art and want to NFTize and sell it. How?
posted by Meatbomb at 12:06 AM - 7 answers

June 11

Laptop recommendations for vintage Windows games

I'd like to have a cheap little laptop to play some of my favorite Windows 2000/XP games on. In the past I've run things through an emulator on Windows 8 and 10, but with certain games the frame rate becomes bizarrely fast and I can't adjust it. Can you recommend a modern laptop that can run Windows XP on it? Is that even possible anymore? I assume I will need to ensure that I never go on the internet with it for safety reasons.
posted by Hermione Granger at 9:44 PM - 11 answers

Where are my pages documents?

The pages icon on my ipad was black and said waiting. I pressed it and waited and selected restore previous version. Now I have the titles to each doc but they are empty, no text. I had assumed this was a safe place to keep important information but appearantly not. I cant upgrade to the lastest version of pages because it says a newest version of ipad is required. Any suggestions?
posted by mcbeitz at 10:22 AM - 2 answers

Bring me your most-loved shortcuts for unloveable Microsoft and Google!

I'm planning a Shortcuts Fest for my team, where we share our fave little workarounds - like SHIFT + F3 for changing case, CTRL + L to go to the Chrome address bar. With 2020 being 2020, I've learned a few basic tricks in Teams but would love to hear what MeFites use on the reg. (We are generally stuck with MS programs but also use Google's suite of products quite a bit, and live in Chrome).
posted by Gin and Broadband at 2:40 AM - 42 answers

June 10

How to round a difference (vs sum) in excel?

How do you round a difference in excel? [more inside]
posted by SageTrail at 11:06 AM - 10 answers

SQL - does it work like this?! I'm a total SQL noob...

Basically I'm trying to update some records in our EPOS database because the transactions relate to last month but they've been input for this month. There's about 25 of them so I thought rather than manually doing them one by one in SQL Workbench and possibly making mistakes I'd try to learn how to do it more automatically. THANK YOU [more inside]
posted by dance at 6:29 AM - 12 answers

June 9

How can I play Minecraft safely with my 9-year old nephew in 2021?

I first learned about Minecraft on Metafilter, in the early days. I've played it on and off over the years, and now my 9 year old nephew would like to play with me. I've only ever played the Java version, he's only ever played Bedrock on a Switch and on phones. [more inside]
posted by heathkit at 12:41 PM - 3 answers

Hi-Res Apple Music Remote Control

With the release of high resolution lossless on Apple Music (and no home internet data cap) I want to integrate it into my main stereo. I have an older Mac Mini, an external USB-based DAC, and an old iPhone. Can I run all of this headlessly, and conveniently, in my living room somehow?
posted by hwyengr at 11:38 AM - 7 answers

How do I fix my stupid mouse drivers?

So I installed Virtualbox on my Windows 10 machine and it immediately broke all mouse support in Windows. Obviously this is a big problem. How do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by neckro23 at 10:08 AM - 12 answers

Is it pointless trying to prevent email harvesting on my website?

My friend and I are starting a small production company and I thought it would be fun(!) to build our website myself. Even though the site is meant to be just a portfolio of our previous work that we can point prospective clients to, we should definitely have our business contact info on it. Is there an effective way to hinder spambots from harvesting mailto: links on our site? What about social media links? Is it pointless to even bother with this? [more inside]
posted by theory at 1:31 AM - 13 answers

June 8

Quiet Gaming Laptops?

There are so many gaming laptops! Help! Looking for something quiet but that has a lot of memory, good screen quality, can be used to run and design games with [more inside]
posted by xarnop at 1:57 PM - 7 answers

Logitech Mouse that has lots of macro keys but also uses unifying dongle

I’m looking for a Logitech mouse that has extra keys for macros but still uses the unifying receiver since I’ll be using it on a laptop and want to minimize my number of dongles. Thanks!
posted by gzimmer at 1:14 PM - 7 answers

Do I need to eject this USB hub thingy?

I have recently started using a USB hub thingy (this) so I can attach a wired mouse & external keyboard to my MacBook Air when I'm using it on a stand. Do I need to eject it when I'm done using it? The reason I'm asking is twofold: I don't know if I need to; but also I don't see it appear on my desktop like, say, an external drive would, so I don't know how to eject it. Talk to me like I'm your ancient granny, please.
posted by BlahLaLa at 11:22 AM - 8 answers

Webhooks for when you don't really want to expose port 80...

We have started using Tawk and it's great. It has a webhook option to let you know if you've got waiting messages etc. [more inside]
posted by dance at 7:11 AM - 3 answers

June 7

Basics on developing a Youtube channel?

I have an idea for a series of YouTube videos that I believe would get a pretty significant number of views. I'd like to create a new YouTube account/channel to post these, and ideally monetize them through ads if they get enough traffic. [more inside]
posted by NorthCoastRiver at 12:45 PM - 6 answers

A better way to view open tabs in Google Chrome, more like Safari

I'd like to be able to view a visual summary of open tabs in Google Chrome that's similar to the thumbnail views that Safari offers, shown here
posted by lometogo at 5:07 AM - 2 answers

June 6

Restoring data from old media like ZIP disks and tapes

I have a few old ZIP disks, tapes, and hard drives (with very old connector formats) that I'd like to recover any contents from. I don't have the means to read any of these myself, so I'm looking for recommendations for a service that can recover any data for me. Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 8:40 AM - 5 answers

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