I have an ubuntu powered fileserver that I primarily use as a media server these days. There are many files on the machine that (for various reasons) I no longer have a license to play.*
What is the best way to scan through all the songs in my library (about 30k) and filter out those that will not play given that they do not all have an exclusive filetype?
*Example: a song that was bought by a roommate with a license shared through iTunes that is no longer shared.
posted by stuboo
on Oct 23, 2013 -
I can't remember the name of this organization, and I've seen online crowds do better.
The website I remember was focused on 3 plants, and the organization's major goal was cleaning waterways by replanting in places where we have uprooted for the sake of a better view or access to the water etc.
It's possible they've branched into more species, but at the time they seemed pretty dedicated solely to a tree, a bush, and another plant.
Thanks, here's hoping.
posted by Atticus Swanson
on Jun 3, 2013 -
I'm a research scientist (in biology, focused on microscopy), and I'm looking for new tools that will point me towards relevant research papers. I've been playing around with Readcube and its recommend feature, which looks good, as does Google Scholar's 'updates', and I have various journals send me their table of contents, but I feel like there must be better tools out there to point me towards new research that I should know about. Particularly with the ever increasing number of papers being published in journals like PLOS One, I'd like to find a better way to pull out the few that are relevant to me from the torrent of new data being published. It seems like there must be novel tools to do this out there, but what are they? [more inside]
posted by pombe
on Apr 29, 2013 -
I need a calendar that allows me to filter events by categories - additional requirements after the jump. [more inside]
posted by xicana63
on Mar 18, 2013 -
I would like to know what options are available to me to enhance (or indeed the opposite) video streams - What I'd specifically like to do is download specific youtube footage (personal use) and render it with a jumpy black and white Pathe film-like quality. What would be the best approach to achieve this? - And please take into account that I have no Apple products to hand and very limited experience in manipulating the moving picture.
posted by mattoxic
on Nov 27, 2012 -
We want to add some accountability to the use of mobile devices on our home wifi - what are our options? Ideally we just want to be able to review how the internet is being used. [more inside]
posted by crapples
on Oct 7, 2012 -
Email filter filter: So I get an email that requires a response. I write an email back that requires a response. I don't get a response in turn and the loop remains open, gets further down my inbox and then I forget about it, without resolving it. I'm in open loop hell! [more inside]
posted by mooza
on Feb 8, 2012 -
Is anyone aware of an old paper filing system in which the individual records were punched with holes representing categories and/or keywords? To filter the records, you pushed a wooden rod through the holes and lifted out the records. I can't find this, no matter how advanced my Google-fu.
posted by sholdens12
on Feb 7, 2012 -
How can I build a laptop/desktop into a proxy server so I can access websites, Youtube, Facebook, download files no matter where I am? (Win XP box preferably) [more inside]
posted by PetiePal
on Aug 20, 2010 -
OS X: I want to batch print all the files in a source-code library. They are actionscript files, which means they are text files that all end in a .as extension. The files are in a complex directory structure (one root folder but files in multiple subfolders), and there are non .as files that I don't want printed. When the files print, I need some kind of separator ( spaces, asterisks, new page...) between each file. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Nov 18, 2009 -
What is the coolest thing you have seen/done using Wordpress. Special relevance to a corporate website. Can I get it to do cool stuff for me like IP filtering and more? [more inside]
posted by london302
on Aug 18, 2009 -
Work is thinking about banning access to Gmail, Facebook, Hotmail and other third-party email and social networking sites. Help me convince them not to? [more inside]
posted by raf
on Aug 14, 2009 -
PHPFilter: I'm about to write part of a web application that allows visitors to submit ratings and comments for events. How can I keep spam to a minimum? [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on Sep 10, 2007 -
I can't download torrents at school (JC in Tucson). Pages won't load. Solutions? Thanks
posted by JABof72
on Feb 21, 2007 -
Is there any way I can figure out how a Web site is classified by different Web filtering services and systems? If they classify it incorrectly, is it difficult to make my case and get the classification changed? [more inside]
posted by elmwood
on Sep 25, 2006 -
How can I force many sites' search functions to not treat the entry in the Title: field as a keyword? [more inside]
posted by Rash
on Jul 27, 2006 -
For my work, I've been asked to prevent a client's son from browsing porn on the family computer without spending money on NetNanny style products. I confess to encountering some difficulty. I have set Win XP to use the MVPS hosts file and tried a couple of free porn filters but have come up against a brick wall. Help me! [more inside]
posted by dance
on May 28, 2006 -
Help me deal with email: I have a couple domain names, and I get obscene amounts of spam and garbage email. I'd like to setup a system to help deal with all of it, but I'm not very familiar with server-side email setup beyond the basics. [more inside]
posted by delmoi
on Feb 24, 2006 -
I dumped a week's worth (about 1400 rows) of successful connection data from my company's VPN concentrator logs into a .csv file containing the following columns (A through D): Date, Time, Username, Source IP. I am trying to filter the list in Excel so it only shows the most recent connection data per username, but I can't figure out how to accomplish this programmatically. [more inside]
posted by pmbuko
on Apr 27, 2005 -
The better business bureau seems to be kinda worthless. Is there a generic website where I can go to rate local businesses that isn't awash with tons of ads or filler? I'm thinking something craigs-list-ish, but searchable, with Amazonian filtering (the website, not the large women, although that would be cool too). I think I just got ripped off by a tire store, and I'm tired of going through life a victim. Lazyweb, take me away!
posted by mecran01
on Apr 19, 2005 -
I have a website that I maintain for my middle school soccer team. It has the usual stuff: practice schedules, game schedules, rosters, stats, etc. Sometimes I will post fun things related to soccer on the site. For some reason, the site is being blocked by internet filtering software at the school, the public library, and even in some homes.
What can I do to get my site unblocked by filtering software?
posted by BobJordan
on Mar 18, 2005 -
Is there a Firefox extension that filters adult content a la IE's Content Advisor? I'm doing well at converting people to FF, but one colleague needs a content filter for his kids. Unless my Google-fu is badly broken, there doesn't seem to be one and, unless I'm very blind, FF doesn't have one by default. Mozilla update also brings blanks, but I can't believe that no-one's thought of building one yet.
posted by TheDonF
on Jan 9, 2005 -
GmailFilter: Is it just me, or does Gmail's spam-filtering engine occasionally (and sometimes regularly) just give up the ghost? I have a legacy personal email account dating back from the dark ages which receives over 300 emails a day, 95% of which is spam. I used to pull this mail down into Outlook and use SpamNet to filter it, but I recently set the legacy account to redirect through my Gmail account, which normally catches all but about 5% of the spam - Result! However, I find that Gmail regularly (about once a week) decides to let another 5-10% of the spam through - and in the last couple of days it seems to have fallen over completely (i.e. I am getting new spam every minute or so). Anyone else notice anything funny going on?
posted by LondonYank
on Nov 25, 2004 -
I've just moved to a new apartment and now I can hear a radio station playing through my guitar amp. How do I correct this? [more inside]
posted by Mars Saxman
on Feb 4, 2004 -