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Can you help us fine-tune Pinterest?

Mrs. Werkzeuger has a Pinterest account and it's driving her crazy. Specifically, how do you teach it to not bombard you with bible quotes and weight loss advice? [more inside]
posted by werkzeuger on Sep 16, 2016 - 14 answers

Options for self-hosted email filtering software?

I'm looking for something like Sanebox that I can host myself on a relatively low-powered VPS. I tried Simplify Email, but found it was a bit of a pain, and I ended loosing some mail. I also tried my email provider's filters in Roundcube, but they seemed to stop working over time. I'm currently relying on a copy of Postbox running on my home computer all the time. [more inside]
posted by sincarne on Feb 12, 2015 - 3 answers

Securing my home network against my 7 year old.

My son recently turned 7, how do I filter my home network (and my phone) to keep him away from hardcore porn and such for a few more years? [more inside]
posted by signal on Sep 21, 2014 - 14 answers

Block The World Cup 2014 from online life

How can I block all mention of The World Cup 2014 from my online life? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jun 12, 2014 - 2 answers

How do I get Websense to stop blocking my website?

My company website is being blocked by Websense on the grounds that it is a compromised website that *may* contain malware. The webhost assures us that there is no malicious code, and we've run several other scans that say the same thing. There are four links at issue, and they just redirect within the site. This is a problem because our largest client uses Websense filtering, and none of them can see our website. Websense won't even talk to me because I'm not a Websense client. Have any of you encountered this issue before or have any ideas on how to resolve it?
posted by crankylex on Jun 2, 2014 - 4 answers

How to detect network caching/filtering simply?

I work for a company that develops, hosts, and licenses a web-based career guidance app that breaks when it is subjected to caching/filtering. How can we detect if this is happening? [more inside]
posted by Dipsomaniac on Mar 20, 2014 - 14 answers

How can I filter one term out of my feedly feeds?

There is exactly one word that I never, ever want to read anything about, and it's super-hot right now (with no end in sight) and comes up all the time lately in the stuff I read via RSS. I use Feedly on Firefox. Is there a script that does this? Some kind of native setting in Feedly that I haven't found? If there's a solution that is cheap-but-not-free, I'd happily consider it. Anyone?
posted by emumimic on Dec 23, 2013 - 7 answers

Using Ubuntu to clean up my music library

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 - 9 answers

Organization focused on 3 plant species, all adept at filtering water

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 - 1 answer

Filtering tools for the scientific literature?

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 - 19 answers

Best Calendar EVAR!

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 - 1 answer

choose the right pathe

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 - 3 answers

Accountability for wireless devices in our home?

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 - 4 answers

Help me make sense of my email!

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 - 10 answers

Old Filing System Help!

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 - 7 answers

I'm basically one of Pavlov's dogs when it comes to email. So let's address the salt and bells of today's technology.

What's the best way to filter mail on the mail app for mac? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Oct 31, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me set up a really easy proxy server from an old desktop/laptop!

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 - 9 answers

An email host for a control-freaky but lazy nerd?

Where should this power user/control freak have his email live? [more inside]
posted by phearlez on Jun 11, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me batch print text files on the Mac

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 - 6 answers

I need an adjustment

I want some help applying effects and filters in Pro Tools and Reason [more inside]
posted by orville sash on Sep 18, 2009 - 9 answers

How cool can Wordpress get?

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 - 6 answers

No! Not my Gmail and Facebook! How to convince work not to block?

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 - 37 answers

Turn off Instiki spam/flood protection

Is there any way to stop spam protection on Instiki? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Feb 10, 2008 - 4 answers

How do I make my allergies combine with work?

Allergy meds wear off. Head asplodes. Only issue: Head's asploding at work. [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Sep 26, 2007 - 11 answers

No More V1@grA

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 - 7 answers

Internet Parental Controls

What free software do you use to filter the internet for kids? [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Sep 1, 2007 - 19 answers

School Filtering

I can't download torrents at school (JC in Tucson). Pages won't load. Solutions? Thanks
posted by JABof72 on Feb 21, 2007 - 12 answers

Who's blocking my Web site, and why?

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 - 7 answers

Inhibiting fuzzy search possible?

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 - 2 answers

Help me filter the porn!

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 - 37 answers

Recovering background conversation from a live music recording?

Help me recover background conversation from this stereo live recording. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Mar 21, 2006 - 18 answers

die spam die.

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 - 15 answers

Websense filtering out WLUW internet radio...

Skirting the mean cop that is Websense filtering! I just want to listen to WLUW in my office! Is there an easy way? [more inside]
posted by TiggleTaggleTiger on Sep 7, 2005 - 9 answers

Filtering for text uniqueness in Excel

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 - 17 answers

Folksonomied Better Business Bureau

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! [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Apr 19, 2005 - 12 answers

How can I get my site off internet filter blacklists?

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 - 5 answers

Content filter for Firefox?

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 - 12 answers

Gmail spam-filter wonkiness

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 - 12 answers

I'm picking up radio stations on my guitar amp, how do I correct this?

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 - 13 answers

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