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April 9

OKTA Verify and no cell phone

My company has rolled out mandatory use of OKTA Verify. I don't have a company cell phone, and my personal cell phone is too old to download the OKTA Verify app. [more inside]
posted by Tandem Affinity at 8:43 AM - 20 answers

Small lifelogging camera with good battery life.

I'm going to be getting one of those tiny cameras - the textbook example would be a go pro hero session - the use case is to hang around my neck on a lanyard and film continuously while I'm in public. (I have to, I'm being targeted by stalkers.) I want reliable and long batt life. Local storage fine. What make and model should I buy?
posted by anonymous at 1:15 AM - 2 answers

April 8

Are online Scrum certifications at all worth their salt?

I've been using Agile development practices as a developer- and now as a Producer- for 5+ years. But it's felt a little piecemeal. I'd like to up my game and get a resume gold star by doing an actual Scrum certification. However, life with a 6 month old is hectic, so I've been looking into doing the cert online. Are any online Scrum certs worth a dang? [more inside]
posted by GilloD at 5:07 PM - 4 answers

Seeking "advanced basic" clock radio

I need a new bedside clock radio, but I'm not sure that what I want in a clock radio exists, so I may also need options. [more inside]
posted by pdb at 9:52 AM - 8 answers

April 5

Would an AKG Perception 200 be better than a Bluebird mic in my studio?

I have a small home studio with a lot of noise issues in my apartment. I use a Blubird mic for everything currently — would something flatter like an AKG Perception be 1) less sensitive and 2) a decent choice to record both vocals, acoustic guitar, and percussion? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice at 7:02 PM - 7 answers

April 4

Best digital recorder a non-tech person can stand

I want a good quality digital recorder but without a huge initial learning curve. [more inside]
posted by InkaLomax at 11:21 AM - 8 answers

April 3

Headphone Repair - halp.

My husband accidentally pushed the metal connecter bit for the charging cable into the cavity of his Bluetooth headphones. We can hear it rattling around, but can't see any good way of opening the ear piece to get it out. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by jrobin276 at 5:18 PM - 1 answers

Is it possible to buy a new bronze mirror?

It seems difficult to find/buy a non-glass, non-acrylic mirror, despite it being a thing humans did for thousands of years. [more inside]
posted by GoblinHoney at 3:40 PM - 7 answers

Two Camera Set-up For Web Conferences

What is the best solution for a two camera set up in a conference room that would allow easy switching between the two cameras? [more inside]
posted by willnot at 2:54 PM - 2 answers

Are there any pourable rubber coatings on the market?

I'm trying to line the inside of a metal container to protect things that are placed inside it and I'd considered using something like Plasti-Dip. I was going to just pour a coating into the bottom, let it cure, and go. But are there any other products that do something similar that might be a better choice for a sealed container? Moisture prevention is a concern.
posted by Socinus at 1:23 PM - 11 answers

April 1

Two different GPUs in one machine -- what other hardware do I need?

I would like to put two big, different GPUs in my computer, but I think to do that I will probably need a different power supply and cooling system (and who knows what else). Help me get a grip on how to do this. [more inside]
posted by vogon_poet at 4:03 PM - 10 answers

March 31

Hide and Seek and Closed Captioning

Some DVDs have it, some don't. Some list having it, but don't, and some don't list it, but do. Or maybe my Blu-Ray player is hiding it from me? I don't know, do you? [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama at 7:44 PM - 8 answers

March 29

caller ID weirdness

Weird caller ID situation on my phone - can anyone help me figure out what's going on? Deets inside. [more inside]
posted by thereemix at 1:18 PM - 8 answers

Help me make the crowdsourced sentient sculpture of my dreams.

I'm trying to design an interactive outdoor sculpture consisting of two sites placed about half a mile from one another across an open landscape. I'd like each to have microphones and speakers, such that people standing at one site can hear and talk to people standing at the other without having to touch or otherwise activate the technology. Bonus fun: I'm in a remote location with unstable (or at least not-guaranteed) access to cellular or network service. Assume I have access to generator power. Technically speaking, how can I pull this off? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark at 11:19 AM - 7 answers

Windows 7 - moving a window off screen

Normally my work laptop is connected to two monitors, currently I am just running on the laptop. The external monitors are 2k miles away and not available. An application is popping up a window on these non-existent monitors. How do I move it? [more inside]
posted by MillMan at 8:58 AM - 15 answers

March 28

Turntable/receiver speaker output to new soundbar

I have an older nice enough stereo, connected to nice speakers. Works great. I also have a TV with soundbar. Works great. The receiver/amplifier has two sets of speaker out - I have one set going to the existing speakers, what can I do to add the soundbar as the second set of speakers? [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt at 10:00 AM - 6 answers

March 27

High-quality text-to-speech app for Android?

I'd like to start with long readings in a variety of formats (PDF, docs, websites) and have my phone read the main text bits aloud with minimal fussing on my part. Currently I use the irritatingly buggy @VoiceAloud Reader for this. What better options are out there? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph at 1:10 PM - 3 answers

Smart Switch for Water Heater

We are installing a water heater for an outdoor shower and will turn it on to warm up water to take the occasional shower and then turn it off in the times between. Siri already controls our lights with a combination of Hue and iDevices products. Are there products that would enable us to ask Siri to turn on a hardwired water heater?
posted by 10ch at 8:56 AM - 13 answers

March 26

Taking photos of faded grave inscriptions

I've volunteered at my local council to help record and restore some of the historic graves in my local area. There's a bunch of us doing it but I'm the only one with any experience with a camera (and not much at that). Where do I go to research techniques on how to get the most out of very worn inscriptions? [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 at 5:01 PM - 8 answers

Help me pick a mid-range smartphone

The GPS on my Nexus 5X quit working, so it's time to look for a new phone. I want a small-ish phone that will keep working for at least a couple years. I'm looking at things in the range of a Moto G6/G7, Moto X4, iPhone 5s/6. Do you have a phone like this that you have opinions about? Additional details inside. [more inside]
posted by momus_window at 9:17 AM - 20 answers

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