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Just the facts: list of emails, but no body contents, please.

I need to pull out just the Sender, Subject, Date, Time info from an email archive. Any way to do this easily? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Gotanda on Jul 24, 2014 - 3 answers

Creating a Great Art Gallery Archive in a Mediocre CMS

I am looking for a good solution for publicly archiving a large collection of pictures within a somewhat limiting CMS. [more inside]
posted by coreywilliam on Jul 15, 2014 - 3 answers

Automatic Flickr Photo Books

Is there any service/script/app that will automagically take the photos from a date range in my Flickr photo stream and set them up to be a printed and bound book? The model for most tools is upload, review, print. I would like it to be capture all from Flickr, review, print. The first is an include model, the second is an exclude model. Since I take on the order of 500 pictures/year, the first model is onerous.
posted by plinth on Jun 16, 2014 - 3 answers

Utility to rename files as they are extracted from a RAR archive

I have many data files named in a particular format. The files are either ZIP or RAR archives, and contain several sub-data files each in different formats (with a different extension; this is Windows). I need a utility to extract the contents and simultaneously rename each sub-data file to the name of its parent archive AND preserve the sub-data files' extensions. Anyone know of such a utility? Winrar, 7zip don't do this, and I've had no luck searching around.
posted by flutable on Jun 16, 2014 - 10 answers

To Look Back At Where We Boldly Went Where No One Had Gone Before

Updating Wordpress website, how to we archive old site so as not to break long-standing links? [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo on Feb 23, 2014 - 4 answers

I would like to download a particular Facebook Chat session.

Been communicating with a family member who prefers Facebook Chat to other forms of chat, and I would like to download the entire conversation to have the text at my disposal. I can scroll up and laboriously copy/paste, but this is tedious. Difficulties: 9 months of a pretty much every day conversation, going back to March of this year. Mac OS. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Oct 11, 2013 - 3 answers

How do I put my great-grandmother's 'Writing Album' onto the Internet?

I inherited this book from my mother. It was written between 1898 and 1907. There are approximately 95 pages which are gilt-edged and contain drawings photographs, sayings, autographs (one of Ellen Terry) etc. The cover is soft leather. At the moment I am copying each page as a jpg onto my desktop. I have Blogger and am putting the jpgs on to this post. However I feel there must be a better way of archiving this for my grandchildren, friends and relatives? Please help!
posted by lungtaworld on Sep 4, 2013 - 8 answers

How to get film footage from a film archive & film archive etiquette

I have identified a film clip in a documentary movie that is of professional interest to me; I also suspect that there may be other film clips on the specific location of interest. I would like to identify the archive which has this film clip and possibly find a way to view the whole thing. I would like to know a little about researching things in film archives - catalogs, accessibility to someone who doesn't have academic affiliation nor film industry affiliation. I do work at the location that I'm looking for footage of. [more inside]
posted by sciencegeek on Jul 14, 2013 - 5 answers

can i download a copy of someone else's blog?

i need to pull out all the content from someone else's wordpress blog. help me do this without going through each page individually! [more inside]
posted by tamarack on Jul 7, 2013 - 5 answers

What are good ways to archive old email?

What are good ways to archive old email? [more inside]
posted by kellybird on Nov 8, 2012 - 4 answers

Need video clips

I need to find a resource (or resources) where I can download old black and white clips. [more inside]
posted by kenaldo on May 9, 2012 - 5 answers

Turning thousands of loose-leaf papers into dozens of PDFs

I have a few thousand pages of documentation I'd like to digitize and organize, eventually making a series of PDFs out of them. Can you help me make this task less painful? [more inside]
posted by subject_verb_remainder on Apr 5, 2012 - 8 answers

compromised site loses favorite recipe

How to get a favorite recipe for rajma chaval from Tiffin Tales? My favorite recipe for a red bean curry is now showing up as "this site may harm your computer" in google and is no longer in the google cache. The admin and blog author emails now bounce. Wayback machine does not archive it. No blog-scraping site has copied it. Other recipes online seem quite different. Is there anything else I am forgetting? [more inside]
posted by whatzit on Oct 23, 2011 - 9 answers

Getting one's soap opera fix...

Are older episodes (i.e. 2000 - present) of daytime soap operas available either for rental or purchase? [more inside]
posted by Telpethoron on Aug 29, 2011 - 2 answers

How do I open a TwinLock Crown binder?

I have a TwinLock Crown binder made in the UK dating from 1950. I would very much like to open it, remove the pages, scan them, and replace them. However, although it looks like it can be opened, the binding mechanism is entirely obscured by the binding itself. There is a metal tab at the top near the front, but it doesn't seem to move, and I'm hesitant to put pressure on it since I don't know in what direction that pressure should be applied, and I'd rather leave it closed than break it. How can I do this; is it even possible? [more inside]
posted by Devoidoid on Aug 3, 2011 - 3 answers

Recovering the contents of a stolen Blogger blog

A Blogger blog was hacked. The perpetrator declared he'll delete all content pretty soon. It's six years of work I want to save. [more inside]
posted by jgwong on Jul 20, 2011 - 19 answers

How to scan a notebook's blue gridlines?

I draw and write with a variety of black pens in a Rhodia Reverse notebook. The notebook's paper is gridded with thin bluish lines, which I appreciate to help with ruling, etc., and because I like how the grid pattern looks with my drawings. I'd like to scan the notebook for safekeeping, but find that my scanner will only pick up a fraction of the gridding. I don't know if the gridlines are a true photo blue, but is there any way to ensure that my scans will match how I see the pages? I'm using an Epson Perfection 1660 Photo scanner.
posted by the sobsister on Jan 31, 2011 - 10 answers

How can I *easily* backup terabytes of data to optical media?

Looking for a good way to get a backup my photo archive to DVDs. [more inside]
posted by StimulatingPixels on Jan 2, 2011 - 11 answers

In Search of Lost Sites

My website was "deleted" from the hosting company's servers. How can I restore it? [more inside]
posted by meadowlark lime on Oct 18, 2010 - 11 answers

Please keep me from slowly destroying all my good stuff.

I have a bunch of pieces of art that I'm not displaying, but I'm not sure how I should be storing them. What's the best way to protect and preserve them (preferably without spending a zillion dollars)? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Aug 17, 2010 - 6 answers

Mac unzip/unrar software with preview?

Is there unZIPping/unRARing software for the Mac that allows you to see what's inside of an archive file without extraction? Seems like double-clicking on archives with any software I've used immediately extracts the files within. I'd like to be able to preview those files first, and perhaps selectively extract, or not extract at all.
posted by shivohum on Aug 10, 2010 - 5 answers

Where can I find an old US government report?

Where can I find an old US government document? I found a reference to it in the June 1912 Monthly Catalogue of United States Public Documents: Sabath, A. J. Report amending by substitute H. 23284, to authorize Great Northern Development Company to construct dam across Missisippi River from Scott Countv, Iowa, to Rock Island Countv, 111. June 14, 1912. 3 p. (H. rp. 891.)
posted by clockworkjoe on Jul 1, 2010 - 10 answers

How to consolidate multiple mail accounts in one location for archiving

I’d like to archive in a single web-based location my email messages from several separate web-based accounts. What are my options?
posted by Dragonness on Jun 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Real or fictional examples of government erasing information from an archive.

I'm trying to brainstorm real or fictional examples of some government or person in power trying to change or hide historical information by erasing, changing, or withholding items from a library or archive. [more inside]
posted by GPF on Jun 2, 2010 - 41 answers

Please to make smaller file!

Why doesn't the compress feature on my Mac actually compress the files? It creates a .zip file but it's usually only a couple hundred k smaller than the original. [more inside]
posted by amanda on May 10, 2010 - 17 answers

Help me archive a roomful of old Mac data

How do I automate dumping the contents of a couple hundred different data CDs into a directory in Mac OS X? [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Jan 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Is there a cheap digital archive solution for a non-profit?

What's a good system for a non-profit to set-up and manage a digital archive of somewhere between 2,000 and 5,000 text, pictures, sound and video items? It needs to be accessible by multiple people at the same time and be easily searchable. [more inside]
posted by Magnakai on Dec 2, 2009 - 8 answers

Do you have an MP3 of the time we played that slow song really fast?

Recommendations for free private digital accommodations for a retired band's media? [more inside]
posted by bodega on Mar 14, 2009 - 8 answers

Who owns the copyright of a 300 year old book transcribed 65 years ago?

My hometown has a diary created by our first minister in the 1700s. The original diary was transcribed into four copies by workers of the Works Progress Administration at some time between 1935 and 1943. The 10 volumes of these copies do not have any copyright marks on their title pages. Now, we would like to scan these transcribed books into pdf documents, and make them available to scholars and interested internet users. Is there a copyright concern? [more inside]
posted by Maastrictian on Nov 28, 2008 - 5 answers

How can I download Yahoo emails to my PC and keep them separate from my work email on MS Outlook?

How can I download or archive the email from my Yahoo email account to a PC without it interfering with my work email running on Outlook on that same PC? [more inside]
posted by Pastabagel on Nov 10, 2008 - 7 answers

RAR Joining for the Mac?

What Mac OS X application (or command-line utility) will join RAR files that come in the form filename.r01, filename.r02, etc.? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Apr 26, 2007 - 23 answers

Packing slightly damp books for storage

I'm planning on storing a large amount of (very slightly damp) books. Advice required. [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Apr 24, 2007 - 5 answers

Browse html files inside a rar archive

I'm looking for a method to automatically open the index.html file within an archive and then allow browsing from there, without decompressing. [more inside]
posted by Chuckles on Mar 8, 2006 - 7 answers

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