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June 9

Just Landed replacement

Is there an app or service that will tell me when to leave to pick someone up at the airport? Looking for an iOS replacement for the now-defunct Just Landed. [more inside]
posted by rossination at 6:46 PM - 4 answers

June 8

Soulsborne Let's Plays

I would like to watch relatively thorough YouTube playthroughs of Dark Souls 2, Dark Souls 3, and Bloodborne, because I am an old and no longer have the patience or reflexes to get gud at these sorts of games, but think they're very cool aesthetically and from a game design standpoint. I would like to not hate the player, and my tolerance for bullshit is low. [more inside]
posted by Caduceus at 5:42 PM - 5 answers

If a PDF falls in the forest, & no one hears it, does it make a splash?

My communications organization doesn't have a robust/consistent way to track publication downloads- now a key indicator in our performance plans (individual and organizational). I want to present ideas, options, and at least an outline of a protocol. Problem: I'm not an IT person. [more inside]
posted by iiniisfree at 4:37 AM - 8 answers

June 7

Easy slideshow from iPhone album?

I have an iPhone XR album that I'd like to show as a slideshow at a party. What's the easiest way to do this? [more inside]
posted by nouvelle-personne at 10:03 PM - 4 answers

Getting the Most out of Live Social Media

I have an event coming up in two weeks. In addition to the live event, I'm trying to decide whether I should also stream it on Facebook Live, Skype or Periscope. Are these the best live social media platforms, or are there others that do a better job? The most important part of the event will probably last about 30 minutes. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind at 7:22 PM - 1 answers

Social media for a work-focused conference/ organization: aye/ nay, how?

I'm a social media noob, in that I don't use Twitter or Instagram, and I only use Facebook sporadically, but I've stood up to be the "tech coordinator" for a multi-state land use and transportation planning (and adjacent fields) conference (I have a range of duties, not just social media). Our organization's web presence is currently limited, and I was wondering if there'd be value in our boosting social media presence in the lead-up to the conference in early September 2019. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 11:43 AM - 5 answers

Logo programming in schools?

I am trying to better understand the reach and influence of the educational programming language Logo. Did you use logo in school, and if so: what grade were you in, how old are you now (or what year was it then), and where was the school?
posted by Westringia F. at 11:34 AM - 86 answers

Help me Build a Better Schedule

I've been put in charge of making a schedule for my group of employees. It's hard, and I'd like to incorporate ranked choices. [more inside]
posted by cacofonie at 5:54 AM - 9 answers

June 6

Mac App Interface Examples

There are several well-known Mac apps where the app's main window can act as a drop-pad for files/folders to be manipulated in-app. As you drag a file/folder toward the app window, it senses this and changes design to encourage you to drop the item you're dragging. Can anyone think of apps that behave this way?
posted by Quisp Lover at 1:36 PM - 10 answers

June 5

I need a new keyboad, as it's dopping ah's and has a few othe issues

My logitech K520r wireless keyboard is an odd, uncomfortable beast, lacks a NumLock light and is dropping r's increasingly often. I've neve had a wieless keyboard before and as I'm never moe than 2metes from my system box it doesn't give me any advantage. What are your favourite keyboards and why are they so good? [more inside]
posted by unearthed at 8:00 PM - 15 answers

Simple tool for postcard project

I have a friend with a lot of old family postcards she'd like to transcribe and put online. It's a manageable project but she's wondering if there's a better tool than Flickr? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn at 10:58 AM - 5 answers

Draw and talk about things

I'm seeking a video (not a specific video, but rather your suggestions for videos) where someone draws and talks about: ideas, inspiration, innovation, etc. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee at 9:31 AM - 9 answers

Free WordPress gallery plugins with specified criteria

Friend needs an image gallery plugin whose free version includes the attributes listed below the fold:-- [more inside]
posted by dancing leaves at 9:01 AM - 1 answers

Fast way to automatically cut and export a video into multiple files?

I'm trying to make a music video. I'm taking a TON of different gifs/videos and cutting them up into individual 1 second files. Is there any program out there that can do this automatically, and at a good speed? I'm imagining something where I upload the video/gif, tell it how many clips I want (or how long each clip should be), tell it where to save, and let it do it's thing. I then rinse and repeat. [more inside]
posted by ggp88 at 8:35 AM - 13 answers

June 4

Recommendations for a printer/scanner?

My old printer/scanner is dying, so I'm looking for recommendations for a new one for home use that's reliable without being too costly. [more inside]
posted by gtrwolf at 11:34 PM - 13 answers

python library for better traceback on errors in CLI

I recently tried a newish python library that gave you a better traceback when running a script from the CLI. It showed you a full stack trace, the value of variables, etc., in the CLI itself. I forgot the name, have tried googling for it, no luck, so I turn to you.
posted by signal at 1:02 PM - 5 answers

Windows, why?

Why is it in that in this the year of our Lord 2019 in Windows I cannot move or rename a file or folder while it is open in an app? I've been able to do this in the Mac OSes for so long I honestly don't remember a time when I couldn't, so clearly this is a task that an OS can routinely be capable of. For Windows not to be able to do this must represent some kind of choice, or some kind of negligence. (E.g., a literal answer like "the system might thereby have conflicting information about where the file/folder is stored" is not what I'm looking for, because this is not 1988 and I know this problem is solvable.) It is so inconvenient not to be able to do this. Perhaps an explanation will help me reconcile myself to it. (Background knowledge level: modest to moderate.)
posted by praemunire at 11:15 AM - 15 answers

June 3

Apple Music Family Plan — How to (selectively) share playlists?

I was planning to upgrade my individual Apple Music subscription to a family plan to share with my mom who lives in a different state. (we both have iPhones) Don't know anything about how this works. Does it automatically share my playlists with everyone on the family plan? (Hopefully not) Or is there a way I can select just a few playlists to share with her, via the family plan subscription? Thanks.
posted by caveatz at 12:08 PM - 2 answers

non-iOS to iOS video chat

My spouse will be in Japan for several weeks while the rest of us stay home in the US mid-west and we'd like find the right way for us to keep in touch. Video chat seems like the right choice for the kids, but I don't know what the best tools are circa June 2019. [more inside]
posted by roue at 6:49 AM - 18 answers

June 2

Fire Tablet as VIrtual Photobook, Help?

Hi, AskMe. :) I'm trying to set up a sort of virtual photo book/slide show view for my Thai grandma. She struggles with technology at best, so we want the experience to be as simple as possible. [more inside]
posted by Alensin at 4:17 PM - 4 answers

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