I would like to have an important birthday message displayed on a sign or marquee in a town within 5-10 miles of the highway, somewhere between the Vermont/Maine state line and Portland/Falmouth, ME. Difficulty level: this coming weekend-ish (May 29-June 1)! Do you have a Hail Mary you could throw my way? Thanks in advance.
Two of my friends sent a card that they picked out at our local bodega for my birthday. We had a great laugh and now we're obsessed with figuring out the message. But we can't decipher the alphabet! Help? [more inside]
Non-texters of MeFi, explain yourselves [more inside]
I used to be great at replying to emails and texts; now I am not. I need some ideas for methods to help me reply to people in a timely way. I could also do with some input into what is realistically considered "timely". [more inside]
In the past week, I've received multiple unsolicited confirmation/verification code text messages from Facebook and Google, and a welcome text from Wells Fargo Text Banking. What gives? [more inside]
My mom asked me to help her write a nice celebratory message to her friend who is turning 60 years today. I have about 2 hours to do this. HELP! [more inside]
I have a bunch of text messages that I need to use to substantiate certain statements. I would like to export many messages from my phone, for two reasons... [more inside]
I read news coverage about metafilter members helping to solve the "Decoding Cancer-addled Ramblings" and thought I should give it a shot for coded messages we found in my Grandfather's posessions after his passing. Although my Grandfather did not have cancer and was of sound mind at the time these documents were sent (circa 1921), he and his brother sent some coded messages to one another for some reason. My family has tried to figure out the messages, but to no avail. Some think the coding was simply used to save money on the cablegrams/telegraphs, others think it was because the text was being sent to Germany during WWII time frame, and others think it was because there was some suspicion about co-workers who may try to access or read the cablegrams/telegraphs. [more inside]
I recently started reading all my email on my smartphone. I still want to download every message in Thunderbird on my Mac (to archive it), but I don't want to manually mark everything as read after downloading it. Is there a way to either disable the "unread" flag, or auto-mark all new messages as read when they are received? [more inside]
My windows look out onto a train platform where thousands of tired, stressed, or lonely people stand and wait every day in New York. On other platforms I've seen people put signs up in their windows as messages for the folks waiting for a train. What message could I put up in my window to make people smile or make their days just a little bit better?
Is there any way to get notification of xbox live messages via text message, email, instant message, or social network message? [more inside]
What is the "best" consumer-accessible solution to extract a text message (SMS/MMS) (or series of text messages) from an iPhone? [more inside]
Why do horror stories often feature mysterious relics that often have information encoded in them, such as accursed old books, runes, etc.? What kinds of anxieties is this trope meant to express? [more inside]
my computer froze, and when i tried to reboot it, it got to the green suse screen proceeded normally, and then when it went forward, i got an error message that said could not start "kdeinit4. check your installation" tried to fix it using the protocal i found here but sitll have the same problems with the error message. I hadn't plugged in my computer for about 5 months, because I had a laptop, but the laptop is on it's last legs, but it was working pretty well for the last couple of days.
Are there any Google Apps or browser plugins/add-ons or scripts for Gmail that can track the length of time it took for a contact to reply to you? Something that would show you weekly/monthly/yearly stats which of your contacts replied the fastest and which replied the slowest. [more inside]
Facebook showing private messages. Has anyone noticed that PMs are showing up in the timeline? I've personally seen some of my own PMs on a friend's wall. Facebook of course, denies it all.
Looking for a website that lets me do this: For a set group of people, each submits a message. You can see who's sent a message, but not what the contents of the message are. When everyone's submitted a message, all the messages are revealed. This is for an online Magic: the Gathering tournament - we're having everyone submit an entry before anyone sees what anyone else submitted.
WTH? Message in a bottle, secret admirer, or random gibberish? A friend's mom took her car to the shop (SW US) and left a whiteboard (which she uses to communicate) inside. After she picked the car up she noticed the following written on it. Any ideas as to what language it is or what it says? Thanks in advance. Mysterious message here
Applefilter: I ordered an iPod touch from the official german apple website with an engraved message. Two problems: They messed up the engraving and they left the package with a neighbour even though it explicitely says on the package that this is not allowed. I'm in Germany. What can I do now? [more inside]
unknown texter who knows my name? [more inside]
Can someone help me understand what people mean when they say - "Media is the message" or "Media is not the message". I don't get it at all? And online searching has not helped a great deal in gaining clarity either. Thanks.
Allshare Error Message filter: We have recently purchased a Samsung Smart Blu-Ray Player. The big attraction for us was that it would enable us to play shows downloaded from the Internet via the Allshare program. However, after I downloaded Allshare and tried to run it, I received the following error: "The Allshare shared server has shut down. It will restart." I would close the message, and it would come back again and again. [more inside]
Which Twitter users post high-quality daily tweets? (one-liners, inspirational quotes, love/sex tips, that kind of thing) [more inside]
With a digital photo frame is it possible to specify the order photos are displayed? I'd like to have a random set, interspersed with occasional strings of ordered photos. [more inside]
GOOGLEVOICEFILTER: How do you call your number FROM your number and leave yourself a message? [more inside]
You all have met some of those non-responsive people in your life. You engage in a rather personal and/or meaningful cyber-conversation and ask open-ended, non-intrusive questions. After a few exchanges, bam, suddenly, no reply, no apology, no nothing. [more inside]
Is less signal strength required for sending/receiving texts versus voice calls? [more inside]
Please help me come up with short, funny things to write on a half-pint carton of milk. [more inside]
I can't use any operating systems because of Grub. Can any computer experts help me? [more inside]
How do I send a text message from a computer? This is maybe easy, maybe tricky. [more inside]
How can I create hidden visual elements that can only be viewed under specific conditions? [more inside]
What is this? What's the figure saying? (NSFW-ish image)
What are some good, fun, little Internet surprises? More like this, less like Goatse. Little things you can make and send to a stranger/acquaintance/friend/lover/imaginary Internet person. [more inside]
I don't want people to leave me messages. What's the best way to say this in my outgoing message? [more inside]
I'm in the UK, and would like to get a message to a passenger who's now on an Amtrak train scheduled to arrive into Boston's South Station in a couple of hours. She doesn't have a cell phone. It would be fine to get her the message at any point before she leaves South Station. Any suggestions? [more inside]
how can i get timestamps to show up next to messages in ichat 3.1 chat windows? [more inside]
German filter: Help me write a bereavement/sympathy/condolence card for someone in Germany. [more inside]
Can you help me find some examples of sites with "Looks like it's your first time here" messages? [more inside]
What do I do with a message queue? (programmer geek) [more inside]
A previous thread recommended OhDontForget.com as a way of scheduling text messages to be sent to one's phone. Though the site makes reference to UK cellphone carriers, tests to my O2 phone have not worked, and the site says it is "currently only working in the US and partly in Canada". Does anyone know of a similar service that functions in the UK?
Best message board for an aspiring cook? [more inside]
Communicating with a group via text and email? How can a group of 7 communicate via text and email. 3 are email only, 4 are text only, the idea is any member can send a single text or email which is delivered to all 7 as an email or text as appropriate. Does this exist? Alternate suggestions welcome. [more inside]
What is a good alarm clock program that will display a message when the alarm goes off? [more inside]
Looking for scenes with dialogue in G-rated movies, shows or cartoons that have hidden references for adults. [more inside]
VB Script Help: I would like to put the filenames of my attachments into the message body of my emails. How do I do that? [more inside]
Does anyone know of a software package or service that will ring my telephone when an email is sent to it? [more inside]
I need suggestions for a message to a one-year-old to be opened on his 10th birthday. [more inside]
I'm getting the following message attempting to send e-mails: "An error occurred while sending mail. The mail server responded. 4.3.0 problem running virus scanner. Please check message and try again." Is this a Thunderbird, Dell or Cedant issue?
Why does Outlook's clipboard clear when I create a new message? [more inside]
There's only one person in the world that has trouble getting my text messages. [more inside]
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