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!
posted by Hmeleu
on Aug 13, 2013 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
How do I stop Word 2000 (Windows) from displaying field codes constantly? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob
on Mar 19, 2008 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -