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Illustrating Kipling's "If" for a toddler

I would like to create something for my three year old daughter: I want to calligraph and illustrate Kipling's "If" for her, either as a booklet or a single page. Now I am looking for ideas on what things to draw, surrounding the poem. [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom on May 16, 2014 - 5 answers

Excel sum question with if and operators

Spread sheet contains 4 columns. Submitals, interviews, jobs and a total sum column of the prior three cells mentioned. The trick is, a submital is worth 1 point, a intrerview 3 points, a job 5 points. But the value must be 1 each in its respective column, and the sum column must contain the total number of points. How would you format a sheet to achieve this.
posted by cheechman85 on Feb 26, 2014 - 2 answers

IF only I knew where to start...

Please recommend some interactive fiction with published source code (Inform 7) that is good for showing a beginner IF author best practice. [more inside]
posted by man down under on Dec 19, 2013 - 3 answers

What's the whip mean by 'serving the nation'?

English boys' school filter: about an hour into Lindsay Anderson's if..., what's going on in this scene? [more inside]
posted by Rash on Jan 23, 2013 - 5 answers

Death to the &^$%# Spam Links on IF!

Is there a way to keep repeat link spammers from a free and open art community project without requiring membership/passwords or the like? [more inside]
posted by Glinn on Feb 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Interactive fiction game title...

I'm trying to remember the name of a piece of Interactive Fiction (IF) I once played, but remember almost nothing about. You start the game, sleeping next to your lover--and you can decide the gender of both your character and the lover--in what is essentially a hunting lodge. Your character can do something like shift into other times or other identities--I can't quite remember. I recall that it is supposed to be very long by normal IF standards. Any help?
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jul 27, 2011 - 3 answers


Early web-based "detective" game based on logic puzzles. [more inside]
posted by BitterOldPunk on Jun 18, 2011 - 5 answers

What are the classics of interactive fiction?

What are the classics of interactive fiction--the canon, if there is one? [more inside]
posted by IjonTichy on Nov 4, 2010 - 19 answers

How can I make a stand-alone/browser-based piece of Interactive Fiction?

Interactive Fiction question. I want to write a short (~2 hour) piece of interactive fiction, but I want it to be a stand-alone file or able to be integrated/hosted on a website when done. (Simply put, I don't want people to have to download anything more than a single file to play it, or, ideally, to do anything other than play it directly in a website.) What's the easiest way to do this? (I'm using Inform 7, but would be happy to use something else if needed.)
posted by Damn That Television on Dec 14, 2008 - 13 answers

Excel N00b

Excel: How can I get text to stick in the cells after it's been copied from another spreadsheet? [more inside]
posted by chuckdarwin on Jul 4, 2007 - 6 answers

Finding the right Microsoft Excel formula

I've got an Excel spreadsheet with numbers ranging from 2,000 to 600,000. I want Excel to look at each cell and essentially categorize all of those into five categories in a new column. If the value is less than 10,000, I want Excel to give it a 1, if the value is between 10,000 and 50,000 I want it to be 2, if the value is between 50,000 and 100,000, I want it to return 3, if it's between 100,000 and 500,000, I want a 4, and if it's above 500,000, I want a 5. I tried the IF function, but I can't figure out how to a) make it recognize multiple variables, and b) I don't know how to tell it to look for numbers within a range. The Excel help section about arrays and lookups is fairly mystifying. Anyone got an idea? (I know I could sort the data and do this manually, but I'd like to learn how to do this Excel's way.) Thank you!
posted by stonefruit on Nov 9, 2006 - 14 answers


Based on yesterday's discussion about celebrities who give offense by their wardrobe choices and malfunctions, I am left wondering about the "apologies" that are issued. Since when is it an apology to say "Sorry if I offended anyone..." instead of "I apologize for causing offense..."? What would ettiquette demand? How should they issue their apologies? Does the "if" even mean they believe they did something wrong or is it a trick to make people drop the topic?
posted by onhazier on Jan 14, 2005 - 19 answers

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