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Leo Marks- "The Life That I Have", History?

Does anyone know the history behind this poem? I know that he wrote it for a fiance that died in a plane crash and that it was written on Christmas Eve 1943, but wondering about its involvement during WWII? I have heard it was used for codes but am looking for a little more depth of information. I am planning to read it at my grandmother's memorial service and she was a history buff so I would love to talk briefly about it's background and story. Thanks so much! [more inside]
posted by Hmeleu on Aug 13, 2013 - 3 answers

Market=Grocery?

Are a small corner market and a major grocery chain store typically subject to the same licensing requirements? [more inside]
posted by mmiddle on Dec 3, 2012 - 7 answers

What's the password?

What's the password? [more inside]
posted by Evilspork on Nov 26, 2012 - 55 answers

Data sort help

Is there an off-the-shelf MSExcel function or 2.0 tool that will allow me to "return" a US City/State based on 5-digit US postal codes. I have 160 postal code queries to perform. The postal code data is in MSExcel. Something like this. I do not have MSAccess and I am a Mac user.
posted by jeffmac on Jul 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Augmented Reality for Dummy Idiots

Augmented Reality for beginners... [more inside]
posted by cloeburner on Apr 17, 2012 - 6 answers

Python is a hydra. Help me tame it.

Can someone help me debug this Python error message(s)? [more inside]
posted by dfriedman on Jan 9, 2012 - 8 answers

the key to the code to the key

How can I code a letter into the bit(s) of a skeleton key. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2011 - 14 answers

Reading Tag Barcodes

Is there a way to read Microsoft Tag barcodes with a computer program? I don't own a smartphone but I'd still like to be able to use them when I come across them.
posted by flatluigi on May 6, 2011 - 0 answers

Fictional Encryption Code

Can you give me an example of what this ridiculously-hard-to-decrypt code might have been? [more inside]
posted by baronessa on Apr 13, 2011 - 34 answers

What are the ins and outs of a short code (sms) texting system with billing

TelcoFilter: What are the ins and outs of a short code (sms) texting system with billing? [more inside]
posted by schindyguy on Feb 7, 2011 - 3 answers

Color/Gradient Generator from hex codes

Looking for a color/gradient generator where you put in your hex code (#6699CC) and it generates shades of that color from white, to the color, to black. It's a very plain page with just the shades from light to dark and their hex codes.
posted by jesirose on Aug 27, 2010 - 12 answers

Rock And Roll Over

looking for some html code for a decent presentation for photos-- specifically the kind where you mouse-over a thumbnail and it displays that one large, so you can look at all of them simply by mousing over each one. [more inside]
posted by herbplarfegan on Apr 13, 2010 - 10 answers

What does it all mean?

What do these codes on my CDs mean? [more inside]
posted by clorox on Sep 3, 2009 - 3 answers

SLI VS CROSSFIRE VS MY BRAIN

Question: where can I find a valid coupon/discount code for a Dell XPS 730x. I've heard there's some out there for 20-25% off, but I can't seem to find anything online that's working. Failing that, how much of a difference is it really if I just build a really sweet XPS 630? [more inside]
posted by Bageena on Feb 10, 2009 - 4 answers

How do you manipulate the system?

What sorts of code words, specific language or techniques are used in your industry, profession, or area of expertise that can be used to manipulate the system? Or, what sorts of tricks have you found that work in similar ways? [more inside]
posted by JimmyJames on May 26, 2008 - 28 answers

Ugly little field codes in Word

How do I stop Word 2000 (Windows) from displaying field codes constantly? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Mar 19, 2008 - 3 answers

cryptography book question

Help me find this cryptography book... [more inside]
posted by Marky on Mar 16, 2008 - 8 answers

Fuel Injectors Leaking

I drive a 97 Cavalier that is otherwise in good condition, but I am having a terrible time with the injectors leaking gas. [more inside]
posted by blue shadows on Feb 7, 2008 - 6 answers

The mystery of the open garage door

Why did I find my garage door open this morning? I haven't opened it with the garage door opener entry pad for several days, and I know it was closed completely the last time I used it. [more inside]
posted by wexford_arts on Jan 25, 2008 - 20 answers

Help me find a way to incorporate codes and ciphers into my everyday life.

Help me find a way to incorporate codes and ciphers into my everyday life. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Apr 13, 2007 - 29 answers

.name transfer without auth code

I two .name domains that I very much want to transfer away from registerfly. Every registrar I've tried wants an authorization code to do the transfer. [more inside]
posted by rdr on Mar 8, 2007 - 6 answers

Puzzle master wanted!

Can someone direct me on the right path to break this code? [more inside]
posted by neurodoc on Sep 16, 2006 - 12 answers

What's wrong with my XML?

XML Character Woes: I'm getting the error Reference to undefined entity 'ldquo' (and 'rdquo, etc) when I try to open my XML files with IE or Firefox. Can you help me fix it? [more inside]
posted by miniape on May 25, 2006 - 9 answers

Need help with Seattle roofing codes/permits/etc.

Help me with re-roofing my Seattle Garage - permits, codes, etc. [more inside]
posted by markblasco on May 7, 2006 - 2 answers

And now a word from our sponsors

UK Television: On ITV, what is the black and white animated bar in the corner? [more inside]
posted by medium format on Mar 4, 2006 - 5 answers

Can I really change my local government? Maybe.

How does one go about having a city municipal code changed? My city council is the city’s legislative authority and sets the policies under which the city operates. I'm looking to convince our city government to change our beach curfew from 10:00pm to midnight. I have never tried to petition the government for anything. So I have no idea where to begin. I'm looking for the basics here. How do I bring my case to the city council? What would the process be? What formalities/legalities are involved, etc? I will appreciate any insight into this. I would also like any advice on how to research my case for the change. Any insight is great! I look forward to your answers!
posted by ieatwords on Dec 12, 2005 - 13 answers

Sending IR from my K750

Capturing IR signals, and sending them from my K750i... [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Nov 10, 2005 - 3 answers

least visible/ugly power extension codes?

least visible/ugly power extension cords? [more inside]
posted by grafholic on Oct 11, 2005 - 10 answers

What technologies are used to create sites such as myspace.com?

I'm curious what codes are used to create sites such as myspace.com. Obviously html for the design, but what about the rest of the site. It is essentially a database. I'm not a programmer so I have no idea what type of coding is involved for searching and allowing others to fill out forms to create a profile. I'm also wondering what type of equipment would be needed to host and maintain a site such as this. I'm basically looking for what is involved on the backend on these type of sites.
posted by ieatwords on Aug 10, 2005 - 26 answers

Nurse's Codes?

You know the chart they hang on the end of hospital beds? Apparently there's a myth that nurses put 2 letter codes on these that describe the characteristics of the patient that annoy/irritate/disgust them most. Has anyone heard of these?
posted by kev23f on Jan 5, 2004 - 6 answers

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