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Help me figure out how thick my eyeglass lenses will be.

I'm trying to decide between a bunch of lens options, materials and index. Of course, I'd like to get the thinnest lens I can without spending more than I have to and crossing the line of diminishing returns. Surely it's possible to know exactly how thick a lens of a given material/index with a given prescription will be. Help me find out how to determine this. [more inside]
posted by chazlarson on Jun 26, 2015 - 12 answers

Help me search Mythbusters by topic

AskMe was the place to ask last time I needed help to find an index of topics for a documentary series, so I am seeing if such a thing also exists for Mythbusters. [more inside]
posted by Megami on Feb 17, 2015 - 2 answers

Quick! I need help opening my first 401k and I can pick my own funds!

The small company I work for doesn’t offer a plan for 401k. Basically you go open a 401k plan wherever you like and fund it with whatever you like. [more inside]
posted by Driven on Jul 1, 2014 - 8 answers

Has anyone indexed a book lately and can recommend a process?

Any advice on indexing a pdf and making an index in Word? [more inside]
posted by quixotictic on Jun 16, 2014 - 7 answers

105x74mm Index Cards

Where can I find 105x74mm index cards in the US? [more inside]
posted by pbh on Jun 2, 2013 - 5 answers

Who pays for the maintenance of financial indexes?

In index mutual funds, many of the decisions on portfolio construction are effectively outsourced to the makers of financial indexes, thereby lowing costs for the fundholders. Doesn't this just push the costs to the publishers of these indexes? Someone has to decide which securities stay in and which ones go out. How do they get paid for this work when anyone can look up the constituents of the S&P 500 and construct a fund that just happens to share the same stocks without using the S&P name? Can Standard and Poor's somehow enforce licensing fees on institutions that do this? Do things work differently for the creators of more specialized indexes?
posted by grouse on Apr 29, 2013 - 10 answers

Need intraday stock data for an index

I've been trying to find what should be simple: intraday data on a large market index (such as the S&P 500). I'm willing to pay, but most sites seem to be interested in selling me collections of N stocks (where N is 12, 50, 100...), often by year, and at that rate, I'd end up paying $100s to get 11+ useless chunks of data, and one useful one (because for my purposes, I really only want to look at a single index). What are some economical sources for what I want? And, FWIW, I already know how to extract intraday (minute-wise) data from Yahoo and Google, but that's only good for about the last 90 days or so.
posted by IAmBroom on Mar 10, 2013 - 4 answers

I've made a huge mistake?

How can I create a web-searchable database of indexed newspaper articles? [more inside]
posted by orrnyereg on Sep 19, 2012 - 6 answers

Using formulae when I should be using VBA

Excel 2007 Filter: Is it possible to nest 3 OR statements in an Index and Match formula? [more inside]
posted by Ruthless Bunny on May 31, 2012 - 5 answers

Since you guys have been amazingly helpful with all my web design questions, please explain to me the "Z Index" as if I were less intelligent than a box of thumbtacks.

Since you guys have been amazingly helpful with all my web design questions, please explain to me the "Z Index" as if I were less intelligent than a box of thumbtacks. [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Apr 1, 2012 - 13 answers

Can you help me index and annotate my brain for my daughter.

I have a health condition that may end my life prematurely. I am an "older" parent of an only child who is currently 8 years old. It's important to me that I leave a record of who I was. Can you help me with strategies to help me "index and annotate" myself for her, so that when she is older she could have an idea of her father as an adult beyond just the Daddy that I am to her now? [more inside]
posted by nickjadlowe on Dec 13, 2011 - 42 answers

Help me find a good Search/Index solution for PHP

What are the best search/indexing solutions for a PHP site? [more inside]
posted by unreason on Aug 8, 2011 - 1 answer

How can I link to specific places in a variety of documents?

How can I create a web-based table of contents that links to specific places within a diverse collection of documents? [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Mar 17, 2011 - 4 answers

Looking to invest in a Canadian index, but hedged to US currency. Help!

I'm looking for either an ETF or mutual fund which invests in a Canadian Index (TSX), but is hedged to US currency. Hope me, AskMeFi! [more inside]
posted by evadery on Jan 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Finding book titles from story locations

Finding book titles by searching story locations [more inside]
posted by seawallrunner on Dec 14, 2010 - 8 answers

Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our Mail clients learning?

Why doesn't my Apple Mail junk filter learn? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Dec 9, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I create a searchable index of comic strips?

What is an appropriate method to create a searchable index of comic strips? [more inside]
posted by tobtoh on Jul 12, 2010 - 4 answers

How difficult is it to find work as a professional indexer?

How difficult is it to find work as a professional indexer? [more inside]
posted by Daily Alice on May 10, 2010 - 8 answers

How can I use php to index a site using keywords?

Looking for information on developing/finding a php script to generate a Site Index (A - Z index). [more inside]
posted by lyam on Apr 6, 2010 - 7 answers

Export Google Desktop Cache to PDF?

Is there a way to export my Google Desktop cache of webpages into PDF or plain text files? I frequently update my computer and although I include my Google Desktop indexes in my backups, for all practical purposes the browsing history is lost since there is no method to import a Google Desktop Index (You can restore an entire backup, but not import one into another). I'd like to be able to keep a PDF or plain text history of every web page I've visited. I've installed the PDFCreator toolbar, which allows one-click saving of a webpage, so I can save my history from here on, but I'd love to reach back in time and resurrect my browsing history stored in the Google Desktop Index.
posted by PigAlien on Jan 27, 2010 - 2 answers

Why am I not getting indexed by Google?

Why am I not getting indexed by Google? [more inside]
posted by griphus on Dec 9, 2009 - 12 answers

Book indexing software

What are good dedicated indexing applications for creating indexes for print books? [more inside]
posted by mc2000 on Oct 22, 2009 - 3 answers

Please recommend PDF indexing software for OS X.

Please recommend OS X software which can generate indexes from PDF files. Freeware is best, but shareware is also fine. [more inside]
posted by NucleophilicAttack on Sep 13, 2009 - 2 answers

Can You Search For XML Text?

Do Google and Bing spider XML pages? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Jul 28, 2009 - 2 answers

index, book ..... 124460

Creating my book's own index, crazy or sensible? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Jun 10, 2009 - 19 answers

Google Site + Site Map = ?!@#<%^

With a personal domain how do you submit a sitemap in webmaster tools for a google site? [more inside]
posted by doorsfan on Apr 3, 2009 - 5 answers

Two Problems with Word 2008

Two questions about Word 2008, on a Mac. [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Apr 3, 2009 - 4 answers

There's only so much clicking I want to do in order to see 100+ pictures.

I've been browsing through a website whose pages are set up to be viewed as indexes/directories with no HTML. Many of the files listed are image files, and I'd like to be able to see them without having to click on each one individually. Is there some kind of add-on or plugin that will automatically show thumbnails of all the images on the page or am I stuck clicking on each one?
posted by elfgirl on Nov 23, 2008 - 6 answers

Go big or go home?

The Dow Jones average on November 5th: Is it going up or down, help me decide. [more inside]
posted by clearly on Oct 29, 2008 - 33 answers

Recession Question

Are market indexes usually at their historical low before a "declared" recession (or when the indicators are there even if not officially declared), do those market indexes tend to continue rising or falling afterward, by how much and usually for how long?
posted by CollectiveMind on Oct 29, 2008 - 4 answers

Indexing a SQL table for efficient queries

I have a MySQL table with about 100,000 items in it. Question about setting up indexes for efficient querying. [more inside]
posted by maxwelton on Oct 15, 2008 - 8 answers

When should I change my 401K investment strategy from active to passive?

Given today's equity market conditions, when should I change my 401K investment strategy from active to passive? [more inside]
posted by shinybeast on Sep 24, 2008 - 6 answers

Fastest inserts for audit log table

How should I optimize a SQL Server 2000 table which will only ever be used for INSERTs? [more inside]
posted by ParsonWreck on Sep 15, 2008 - 9 answers

Constructin a relatively simple econometric index.

I am trying to construct a index with variables such as population density, population age, gross individual income and the likes. Yet as it is my first attempt, I certainly could use directions to books/websites/papers on the subject. A more detailed explanation with math details is avaiable inside. [more inside]
posted by elpapacito on Sep 7, 2008 - 6 answers

What's the best open source search engine?

My company is looking to build a search engine to index our web site and I'm wondering if anyone has used any open package to do the task. Names, URLs, experience would be highly appreciated,
posted by seeminglee on Aug 26, 2008 - 6 answers

How do you index your Ray Mears clips?

How can I add summary data to my video files? [more inside]
posted by verisimilitude on Jul 23, 2008 - 4 answers

Keep my Wordpress blog out of search engines!

Why is my Wordpress blog showing up in Google when I have specifically chosen the option to keep it private from search engines? [more inside]
posted by Drohan on Jun 21, 2008 - 9 answers

Scanning folders?

At work, we have an extensive amount of applications that are just dumped, seemingly randomly, into various folders on a network share. Is there an application that can scan or index these folders in some way, and present the results in a way that can be sorted by name, date, etc.?
posted by Shakes the Clown on Apr 30, 2008 - 7 answers

Offline Drive Indexing For Macs

Offline Drive Indexing for Macs? [more inside]
posted by ransom on Feb 27, 2008 - 5 answers

Peanut Butter Cups with less sugar?

Can you tweak this Nigella Lawson peanut butter cup recipe to be lower on the glycemic index? [more inside]
posted by cda on Nov 16, 2007 - 18 answers

Is there such a thing as a currency-neutral measure of prices?

Is there such a thing as a currency-neutral measure of the price of a commodity? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Nov 7, 2007 - 15 answers

Is there a way to force Google to reindex a webpage right away?

Is there a way to force Google to reindex a webpage right away? [more inside]
posted by ssmith on Oct 7, 2007 - 7 answers

Where can I buy the world's most amazing index cards?

Index card quest! I'm looking for a very particular kind I've seen in the past: a small (smaller than standard 3"-by-5", like 2"-by-1"!), possibly pastel-colored set of cards that come on a single, small binder ring (not spiral-bound!) and are enclosed in a plastic cover (not a fabric one!), almost certainly with a snap. [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Aug 4, 2007 - 12 answers

Not quite enterprise, but further-reaching than Google Desktop...

Help me find a Windows-based cataloging program that can handle indexing of Word documents and can crawl network (SMB) shares. [more inside]
posted by ostranenie on Jul 9, 2007 - 6 answers

401(k) with index funds?

Help me find a 401(k) plan or retirement plan managed through a payroll service that offers index funds. [more inside]
posted by bananafish on Apr 4, 2007 - 4 answers

Finding a physical folksonomy for flimsy files

Is there a way of tagging paper? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Jan 9, 2007 - 19 answers

help me index my backup media

Is there a smart way of indexing/cataloging my offline media? This has been partially asked before (I can't work out how to establish a link in here) - but the links that were in the post (diskbase), were mostly dead (and I didn't like 'Cathy' much). There is of course more inside. [more inside]
posted by mattr on Jan 1, 2007 - 4 answers

Auto-indexing files on a hard drive?

Is there an easy way to automatically generate an MSWord (or text) document that contains the titles and folder structure for all files on a hard drive? In other words, to create an index of a hard drive's contents? [more inside]
posted by lionelhutz5 on Nov 7, 2006 - 8 answers

Professional looking index tabs?

I am trying to make index tab dividers for a group of three ring binders I am producing for a training class at my work. I would like to have them look as professional as possible. The image below illustrates how I am creating them now.. and how I would LIKE them to look. (These are for 5.5 x 8.5 size sheets): http://cybis.indirect.com/AskMeta/IndexTabs.jpg Aside from spending a zillion dollar with a professional service bureau, does anyone have any ideas how to achieve good results 'at home'?
posted by tucsongal on Sep 4, 2006 - 4 answers

A query connundrum.

Attention SQL gurus. This has me completely stumped. How can I find the index (position) of a row in a table without querying the entire set? [more inside]
posted by Civil_Disobedient on Sep 3, 2006 - 12 answers

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