I have a lot of PDFs and some of them contain my notes and annotations. How can I single out the annotated files without opening them all, one by one? [more inside]
posted by bollockovnikov
on Dec 12, 2013 -
We would like to get a puppy. Special snowflake details mean we need to find a good breed not just overall but for our circumstances, and for the love of god, someone who sells them. I have been scouring the internet for some time and can find nothing useful because of the noise. [more inside]
posted by corb
on Dec 1, 2013 -
The fence between my neighbor's house and my house has been damaged by a tree on their side of the fence growing larger and starting to push the fence down. The fence is further weakened by the fact that my neighbor's dog (a very large German Shepherd) often jumps on it when she barks at things in my yard. For the safety of my family I want to get the fence replaced. I would like the owner of the next door property to pay for half. The problem is the property is a rental and the tenants wont give me the landlord's contact info. How can I find out who owns the property? [more inside]
posted by WalkerWestridge
on Oct 6, 2013 -
My friend has this woven throw blanket with cats on it
that she's had since she was a little kid (ie 1994 or so). It's getting sort of threadbare now and I would really like to find the exact same blanket and give it to her for Christmas this year, but I have no idea what kind of blanket it is nor do I know who might have made hers. I figure it's either super rare, or crazy ubiquitous, but "cat woven throw" yields weird results on Google. Better leads needed, please!
posted by Hello Darling
on Aug 15, 2013 -
Help me find my biological father: artificial insemination in the 1980s edition! [more inside]
posted by kthxbi
on Jul 19, 2013 -
I've been contacted by a couple of agents to see if I have a book project after I wrote an article in a magazine. I do. Yay! But how do I know what to look for? [more inside]
posted by caoimhe
on Mar 5, 2013 -
Excelfilter: How do I find and replace (e.g. replace 17 for 18) a set of numbers in the format: 17-01-06 without it being recognised as a date? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz
on Oct 30, 2012 -
I'm looking for these clocks
(or more precisely, three of them) to purchase from within the UK. Can anyone help?
posted by Magnakai
on Oct 11, 2012 -
Can anyone give me any information or insight into how I might find my biological father? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 23, 2012 -
I am searching for a ballpoint pen - Papermate Pendulum. Can anyone help me find some? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum
on Aug 10, 2012 -
Help me identify a poem? It was about a train ride, I think it described the view through the train window, and I think it was written in dactyls. (It had a rhythm to it that felt like a train ride.)
posted by Bufo_periglenes
on Apr 11, 2012 -
Is there any coded thing to find and collect *.mp3 from my hdd according to my loved last.fm songs and make a .m3u ?
I scrobble mainly from my PC so it would be really great to have this possibility of possibilities !! [more inside]
posted by amomp3
on Apr 3, 2012 -
Looking for a song for our Wedding!
I have tried the hum to identify
sites, and googled like crazy with no luck.
The song is new (2011) and "car commercial popular". It has no lyrics and sounds kind of like something Sigur Ros would do. I know this offers nothing, but it is like, "Ahhhh, ummmmm, aaaaaaa uuuuu". It heard it on the radio, an "alternative" station.
Its starts slow and builds (all songs I guess), and is quite emotional. Men are doing the vocals, and my last little evidence is that on the movie, If a Tree Falls, toward the middle they play a short segment of a song that sounds identical to the band in question but not the song. I check every song on the credits but it is definitely not there.
posted by Benzle
on Feb 10, 2012 -
Any Microsoft Word wizards interested in helping out with a little find/replace question?
I have a document with hundreds of lines of text that begin like this:
"101 0 Music player.....
102 0 The interim...
103 0 Beneath the..."
I need to keep the first group of digits but remove that 0, so that the result looks like this:
"101 Music player.....
102 The interim...
103 Beneath the..."
One added dimension: that second digit is not always a 0; sometimes it's another digit.
Any thoughts? Thanks!
posted by kaboomer
on Feb 9, 2012 -
Helping help a friend find an old blog. Here are the details she remembers: A guy. Blogging around 2000 - 2001. Posts were often confessional, inimate accounts of his torturous relationship with his girlfriend, who had some sort of eating disorder. He lived in San Francisco much of this time, but eventually moved to (possibly) NYC. The blog may have been called the Grey Square or the Grey Box. Not much to go on, but maybe it will ring a bell with someone?
posted by the jam
on Jan 22, 2012 -
how to find trustworthy and high quality tradesmen in England? In Particular in or close to Cambridgeshire UK.
I've seen a few sites that purport to offer crowdsource reviews of tradesmen but they have a small number of tradesman and few if any reviews which means I can't place too much weight on them. Something like tripadvisor would be awesome as from experience I know that there are so many untrustworthy people doing these jobs.
posted by conrad101
on Jan 16, 2012 -
My daughter has asked Santa for a "rubber pound coin" for Christmas, and with the delightful phrase of "Santa can get anything" we can't find anything in the UK. I'm open to suggesstions, with the caveat I'm a bit useless at arts and crafts, [more inside]
posted by ewan
on Dec 17, 2011 -
Excel - Find and Replace -- I use the excel function find and replace often. One spreadsheet finds it instantly. Another searches each cell and takes longer. I stopped updating the instant one before I noticed the effect. Windows xp -- Office 2007
I'd like to have more of the instant search.
posted by notned
on Nov 18, 2011 -
Can I use Find My iPhone with Macintosh 10.6? Friends and husband tell me to set it up, but can't find it on my Mac. Found the App and put that on the phone, but shouldn't there be an App on my Macintosh to find the phone?
posted by lynnshaze
on Oct 17, 2011 -
Is there a free and/or open source program for Windows that provides functionality and power similar to Linux's grep/find/locate commands? [more inside]
posted by khelvan
on Jun 25, 2011 -
I want to buy a pair of Vibram Five Fingers for a female. She wears a size 7 to 7.5. The VFF size conversion chart only goes as low as size 8 1/8. WTF am I supposed to do with that?
Ladies, do any of you have a size 7-ish foot and wear VFF? If so, what size fits best for you? Looking at the Classic style.
posted by Yunani
on Mar 13, 2011 -
Okay, so I think I need to talk to a lawyer. Never done this before. How do I find a reputable lawyer to talk to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 12, 2011 -
What kind of table do I want and where can I get it? We've been unhappy with our dining table for some time now, it's too big (tall), it scratches easy, and seems to require near constant care because it's also serving as two people's work table. I'm looking for a small informal table that can work easily as a dining table and a work desk. Is there a name for the kind of table I want and where can I find it in the NYC area. Details follow. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Dec 28, 2010 -
Chair Finder!! Mrs Funmonkey found an one-of-a-kind type chair (pic here
) in Macy's at San Diego Fashion Valley. Looking to find supplier/maker as we want as corner piece for our house.
posted by Funmonkey1
on Nov 13, 2010 -
Is there any way to get Firefox to search the text on a web page for multiple items -- say, words in a list? (Aside, of course, from manually typing each word into the Find box, one word at a time.) [more inside]
posted by exphysicist345
on Nov 5, 2010 -
Another help-me-find-this-book question -___- When I was younger, like 9, I found a bunch of thin little paperback books in a bookstore in the mall. They were only about $1 each and were renditions of Heidi, Cinderella, etc. The most distinctive aspect was that the illustrations were anime-style! [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie
on Oct 18, 2010 -
Halloween help: Where can I find a non-sexy flight attendant costume, online or in the New York City area?
posted by likeapen
on Oct 6, 2010 -
Help me find out what type of cheese this is! (It tastes like the Handi-Snacks cheese) [more inside]
posted by mungaman
on Sep 15, 2010 -
How can I narrow down a search for a specific company in a foreign country (in this case Brazil). [more inside]
posted by AJtheadguy
on Apr 7, 2010 -
Does anyone know where I can find copies of the last three ice hockey matches of Nagano 98 winter Olympics with the Czech Republic? preferably on DVD or other digital format.
posted by Bacillus
on Jan 6, 2010 -
I'm a young 60 yr old woman aged out of my career of 30 yrs.--creating
advertising for pharmaceuticals. Is paying for help worth it? I'm lost
and must keep earning!! Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Summer05
on Dec 19, 2009 -
Is there an app for Windows that you know of for hunting down and eradicating multiple copies of the same files? [more inside]
posted by Unhyper
on Dec 13, 2009 -
My family has lost touch with my oldest brother. He is retired and reclusive by nature but we would still like to know where he is living.
The last thing we know is that he sold his home in California some time in 2009 and then seems to have disappeared.
He may have moved out of the country as I can imagine he wasn't very happy with the Obama election and he had mentioned in the past his desire to move away from the U.S. either to Ireland or Buenos Aires.
Can anyone suggest a few good "finder" sites, hopefully free or nominally priced?
posted by Tullyogallaghan
on Oct 29, 2009 -
How do I find my black car by moonlight in a field of 1000 irregularly parked cars? Lo-tech solutions preferred. [more inside]
posted by freston
on Jul 16, 2009 -