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July 12

Can you help me find a picture I probably saw on Reddit and/or Imgur?
I saw a picture earlier this year, probably on Reddit and/or Imgur, of two young kids on a carnival ride having the time of their lives. Right behind them were two slightly older kids or teens looking sullen and glued to their phones. The general layout was something like this. Does anyone remember seeing it, or can you help me find it? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus at 10:02 AM - 2 answers
Best font software for Mac?
Font Book isn't burly enough to handle my thousands of fonts, and it has now crashed twice. Its default of loading fonts as active contributes to its crashing, I believe. (I've taken it to the Apple Store, etc., so please don't tell me how to get Font Book to work.) I've committed to buying some new font software. I'm currently looking at FontExplorerX Pro and Suitcase Fusion. Please share your advice on those two, or any other font management systems that are effective and not crazy expensive. Thank you! (I used to use suitcase back in the oughts. Obviously the world is a different place.)
posted by miss tea at 5:55 AM - 6 answers

July 11

Sizing images for Wordpress site
I'm using Wordpress to design my site (photography portfolio). Image quality is very important to me, but I'm also concerned about page-loading times. Galleries will be on one page, and you'll scroll down to view images. I prefer this layout to flash galleries. Some questions about this.... [more inside]
posted by okay-quiet-time at 11:45 AM - 7 answers

Spam that's useful?
What newsletters do you subscribe to that are useful? [more inside]
posted by rippersid at 10:03 AM - 6 answers

Searching Gmail for Flights
Hey guys. So I'm trying to determine how far I've flown over the past five years; I'd like to search my Gmail account for every flight confirmation, but the results are terrible--it seems like the search is bringing up all kinds of unrelated emails. Does anyone know of a better way to do this? Thanks!
posted by Aanidaani at 8:22 AM - 10 answers

Automated WordPress deployment strategies
I'm trying to help my team establish an automated workflow for managing WordPress sites (themes, plugins, databases, the whole shebang). This is going to be a long journey and I need advice on what tools will give us the easiest entry point to a long-term solution. Capistrano? Grunt? Other? Lots of special details inside. [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek at 6:28 AM - 2 answers

July 10

You want to try to trick the boiler?
Is it quicker to upload one file at a time than to upload two simultaneously? [more inside]
posted by popcassady at 12:21 PM - 5 answers

What's the best way to clean a MacBook Pro's screen? (and case too)
It seems I've tried a bunch of different products to clean the screen of my MacBook Pro and I've not found anything that doesn't leave a streaky mess. Any products/tips/tricks you've found to get a streak free screen? [more inside]
posted by bitdamaged at 8:42 AM - 15 answers

Crucial 480G M500 SSD and Mavericks on an Early 2011 MacBook Pro
I'm running 10.6.8 on an Early 2011 MacBook Pro, with a Crucial 480G M500 SSD. I would like to upgrade to Mavericks, but I am unclear as to whether any problems will ensue with regard to my Crucial SSD. [more inside]
posted by Sticherbeast at 7:12 AM - 3 answers

House Reno Blogs With Wit?
I like reading blogs about being doing up their houses but I really like doing this when people are funny and write well. [more inside]
posted by jojobobo at 2:38 AM - 3 answers

July 9

I need help choosing a mechanical keyboard.
I am super hard on keyboards. I have killed 2 fancy ergonomic ones and more cheap keyboards than I can count in the past 4 years so I have decided to splurge on a nice mechanical keyboard, that can hopefully stand up to my destructive ways, well that and I really like the clicky clacky sensation when I type that you don't seem to get on modern keyboards. I have read various forums & even an old question on the green and all I have done is confuse myself so looking for some suggestions. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by wwax at 11:08 AM - 16 answers

Need quick access to specific folders in Windows 7
I used to use a program (that works only in Windows XP and previous versions) that would allow you to right-click on the Windows desktop and select from any number of directory folders to immediately go to in Explorer... [more inside]
posted by Rad_Boy at 10:36 AM - 12 answers

Unbelievable Double Mac OS disaster(TM)
Not one but two Macs refuse to boot, getting stuck on the grey Apple logo screen. What can I do and what could have possibly caused this?? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 at 9:10 AM - 7 answers

Email list - category subscription in Wordpress and Sendgrid
Hi Everyone We need a system to let subscribers manage their own email preferences and category subscriptions. We have 23 categories to select from and would like the email recipients do that for themselves. A good example of such a page is at https://adage.com/help/emailprefs Sendgrid is great, but they can only do a general subscribe/unsubscribe, not a category. We use MailPoet at the moment. Any ideas anyone?
posted by bright77blue at 7:43 AM - 3 answers

July 8

Email RFC for duplication
Is there any sort of official documentation about not sending duplicate emails if the same email address appears more the once on the To/CC/BCC lines? [more inside]
posted by gatorbiddy at 12:35 PM - 3 answers

Long-term offsite data storage (not minute-to-minute backup)?
Can anyone suggest a good service to store data offsite, for long-term secure storage? This is as opposed to, say, minute-to-minute backups of your hard drive. [more inside]
posted by mark7570 at 12:13 PM - 8 answers

Labeling data points in an Excel chart
Help me figure out how to get the labels I need on the data points in a fairly simple Y vs. X chart. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco at 11:35 AM - 15 answers

Side by side video
I have three vertical iPhone videos, each a few seconds long. I need to combine them into one video with the three clips arranged side by side, with no gaps in between, in the quickest and easiest way possible. [more inside]
posted by Behemoth at 7:21 AM - 3 answers

Looking for a relational wiki for documentation.
Greetings hive mind! This seems to be something that should already exist, but I think I either haven't found the right type of wiki, or have looked over the feature in one of the many wikis I've tried. Basically, I'm looking to use a wiki for IT documentation purposes...but I'd also like for it to be able to automatically propagate views/pages in a relational manner (either via the backend or via templates). Here's an example to help illustrate: [more inside]
posted by samsara at 6:13 AM - 6 answers

In search of classic mash-up video
A while back on MeFi (I dunno, a few years?), someone posted a fantastic mash-up video featuring an African-American Johnny Quest-like character rapping and satirising other animated characters (I think). I've searched Mefi tags and google just provides a buck of muck. I think it was posted on youtube by an anonymous video artist who made a few other memorable mash-ups. Would love to find it again.
posted by rudster at 3:46 AM - 0 answers

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