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September 27

What was this Phantom Menace parody (done as MUD/MMO chat logs)?

I'm looking for a star wars parody in the form of text-logs from a mud / mmo. This initially covered Phantom Menace (which I believe it may have been a response to) but may have eventually covered the newer movies + a new hope. [more inside]
posted by unrulychild to Computers & Internet at 8:25 PM - 0 answers

September 26

Successful application of Scrum?

I may be one of the few people who enjoy bid management and fundraising. I am good at documentation management, procurement, recruitment, and development. However, I am looking for ways to be a better manager of campaigns and people where we may only have a few weeks to a month turnaround as well as managing the larger scopes these programs fall under which can last multiple years. Would Agile/Kanban/Scrum master training would be a good way to get these skills? Is there a way to understand discipline differences better for their applications?
posted by parmanparman to Education at 11:19 AM - 0 answers

September 16

Fun Podcasts about Windows Server / Enterprise Geekery?

Are there any entertaining podcasts that'll help me get familiar with Windows Server or general IT enterprise support? [more inside]
posted by churl to Computers & Internet at 9:34 PM - 0 answers

September 14

Country Video

I'm looking for an old country video, from the 80s probably. The main setting of the video is in a restaurant and the singer is on a date. There are plastic ketchup and mustard bottles on the table, and I think a checkered table cloth. Other scenes from the video include classic US Southern trees and covered bridges. I don't know who sings the song but the music is 80s country lite, along the lines of this Ronnie Milsap song. Halp? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight to Media & Arts at 8:35 PM - 0 answers

August 24

Identify Amsterdam busker

Can anyone identify the artist in this BBC podcast at 12:55, seems to be a street busker in Amsterdam, very engaging. A long shot as he may be completely unknown. I emailed the BBC but no response. Also googled song lyrics, checked for youtubes.
posted by canoehead to Media & Arts at 9:02 AM - 0 answers

August 15

Cobble together an ia Writer Pro share sheet in iOS 10/MacOS

I write in ia Writer Pro on macOS and iOS. (I'm not gonna change that: I like apps I actually own.) Its only drawback is no share sheet. Can you boffins tell me how to use existing automation tools to provide share-sheet functionality? [more inside]
posted by Jesse the K to Computers & Internet at 10:13 AM - 0 answers

August 14

40 hours in Puerto Escondido

As part of an upcoming trip, a friend and I will be in Puerto Escondido from December 1-3. Does anyone have any travel advice? (specifically regarding the Manialtepec Lagoon, but also some other things) [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia to Travel & Transportation at 9:23 AM - 0 answers

August 11

Help me find the perfect dentist etc. in Kennewick/Richland, WA.

I'm so excited, I have a new teaching position in Kennewick, WA! However, the sad part is I have to leave behind my favorite health care and personal care people behind. [more inside]
posted by OkTwigs to Health & Fitness at 10:23 PM - 0 answers

Recommendations for Jeet Kune Do training in Portland OR?

I'm interested in taking Jeet Kune Do classes and would love to get recommendations in Portland, preferably at a place that won't try to rope me into long-term contracts because my schedule is usually random/busy. Also, I'm not married to JKD and open to other styles as well. Thanks!
posted by colorproof to Health & Fitness at 1:44 PM - 0 answers

August 7 notifications when my wish list books get added?

I prefer reading via audiobook. When I find a book I want to read that's not on, I add it to my Amazon wish list. Sometimes, months later, I will do a search and discover that the recording has been added to Audible. Is there a way to get notifications when the audio recording is made available for a book on my Amazon wish list?
posted by southern_sky to Computers & Internet at 6:19 PM - 0 answers

July 31

Recommend an LTO-7 drive for use on CentOS 7

I need to create LTFS LTO-6 tapes on a CentOS 7 system. As the newest LTO drive I have is a (non-LTFS) LTO-5 drive (I've been using tar and such), I figure I'll buy an LTO-7 drive, since they can write LTO-6 tapes, and I'll be more future proofed. Which model to get, considering not just the hardware, but also the corresponding LTFS Linux implementation? [more inside]
posted by Joakim Ziegler to Computers & Internet at 1:34 PM - 0 answers

July 20

Can universal inclinometers (Isomed) be used to measure knee flexion/ext

Can universal inclinometers (type Isomed) be used in the place of goniometers to measure knee flexion/extension?
posted by kirsti to Health & Fitness at 10:26 AM - 1 answer

July 18

Find this late '90s or early '00s Subaru "frozen in time" commercial

As a kid in the late '90s or early '00s, I remember seeing a Subaru commercial where a power line or telephone pole sparks and falls, and a Subaru narrowly avoids hitting the falling pole. The scene freezes much like in the Discover "Freeze It" commercial, and a narrator talks about Subaru's all-wheel-drive. I vividly remember him grabbing a piece of popcorn that the children in the back seat are eating and saying, "mmm...tasty" or something. The scene un-freezes and the car drives off. Can anyone find this commercial?
posted by Seeking Direction to Media & Arts at 12:20 PM - 0 answers

July 13

A podcast, a George Will joke...

Trying to recall where I heard a standup/comedy writer talking about joke writing. [more inside]
posted by mdrew to Media & Arts at 9:21 AM - 0 answers

July 6

How do I import existing calendar events into iCloud?

I have an iPhone with a calendar full of events that originate from a CalDAV server. I do not currently use iCloud for calendar data, and would like to migrate to it. How do I import all my existing events over to an iCloud calendar? [more inside]
posted by kanuck to Computers & Internet at 8:27 AM - 0 answers

June 27

Can someone recommend a good solution for ModX migration to Wordpress

Hi all, I've inherited a fairly horrible done site full kinks and NO ONE likes ModX, it's really a horrible CMS and not user friendly unless you got developer chops. That said, how easy are ModX to Wordpress migrations? I saw some cost around $1500 but unsure who is really proven in this space. Thanks
posted by bostonhill to Technology at 7:22 PM - 0 answers

How do I feed myself motivational quotes?

Is there any iOS equivalent to the fortune app? I've got a list of quotes I really like. I'd like to be fed one a day, ideally using the notifications feature of my iPhone, but I'm up for email as well. Do I need to roll my own for this, or is there an existing solution out there?
posted by leotrotsky to Computers & Internet at 10:12 AM - 0 answers

June 22

Bumper stickers with a single "M"

I've started seeing these round "M" bumper stickers around my part of town a lot, usually black, but today's was blue. I haven't been able to get close enough to read the url, and Google image search hasn't helped, unless people are super-into advertising the Paris Metro. I realize it could be anything, and could be regional, but does anyone know what they represent?
posted by juniper to Society & Culture at 3:01 PM - 1 answer

June 15

Syncing to the cloud in a developing country

Wondering if anyone has any advice on the best way to design an app that efficiently sends data to an online DB in a country where folks conserve their data carefully on 10 MB/day SIM cards. Specifically I have a question about Firebase, but any relevant stories or experiences welcome. [more inside]
posted by johngoren to Computers & Internet at 9:55 AM - 0 answers

A window to another world? XBox one to iMac Skype chat - will it work?

I'm trying to set up a system so that I can hang out with a family member from my iMac and their living room TV. I'm open to any system, but it seems like the easiest thing might be to get them an Xbox One + Kinect and do the chat via Skype. Will that work? Is there another way that would be easier/better? [more inside]
posted by mercredi to Technology at 8:56 AM - 0 answers

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