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App for notifications about upcoming media?

I like movies, tv, books and music. Is there an iPhone App that lists upcoming items in these (and/or other) categories, allows me to select favorites and then will send me a notification a week or two before said media becomes available? Yeah, I can go through various websites for movies or tv and then add'em to a watch list, but ideally, I'd like it all in one website or app. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jan 4, 2017 - 1 answer

Wordpress Notification Bar for Twitter or similar?

I am looking for a Wordpress plugin (or service?) which will allow me to send a tweet and display it at the top of the page, with some caveats. [more inside]
posted by terrapin on Nov 24, 2015 - 3 answers

Flood of Gmail "new address" notifications from spammy-named accounts?

I have an extremely common first and last name and was "lucky" enough to procure myfirstname.mylastname@gmail.com about a decade ago. I'm used to the normal problems this entails, but now I'm noticing a new one that puzzles me. [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand on Sep 1, 2015 - 4 answers

How to notify online contacts of a death?

I need to notify someone's online contacts that they passed away. Complications below. [more inside]
posted by mordax on Dec 25, 2014 - 7 answers

Website for ticket alerts?

Please help me find a website that notifies you when a ticket goes on sale by providing them with a link of the page you will be purchasing the ticket from.
posted by likeapen on Nov 3, 2014 - 4 answers

Can I be notified when someone dies?

Is there some service where I can set up an alert that will tell me if a death notice is posted for a certain name? Assume I know the cities/newspapers in which such a notice would likely be posted. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2014 - 9 answers

New magazine issue notifications

I'd like a service that notifies me when a new issue of a magazine of choice comes out. Is there such a service that explicitly provides such a service or an existing solution that can be configured to provide such a service? Ideally, this wouldn't mean subscribing to the magazine, just merely a notification that a new issue from the magazine is available.
posted by nathanm on Oct 10, 2014 - 3 answers

Yeah Toast?

On Android, is there any way to determine the originating app of a toast popup notification? (4.1 ICS Touchwiz stock if that matters.) [more inside]
posted by radwolf76 on Jan 20, 2014 - 7 answers

Facebook Friend Stop Dinging Me!

I have one friend on Facebook, whom every time he posts a status update or shares anything, I get notified or dinged on my mobile (this only happens with one other person, my girlfriend, and that's ok :>) How do I stop this? I've looked at all the options in Facebook and can't find what I need to adjust him singularly, am I just looking in the wrong place? Help!
posted by franklen on Nov 19, 2013 - 5 answers

Notification of xbox live messages

Is there any way to get notification of xbox live messages via text message, email, instant message, or social network message? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Jul 20, 2013 - 4 answers

Emergency SMS notifications to staff

Can you recommend a service that will let me broadcast SMS notifications to all staff in an emergency? I am assuming it would be an SMS marketing service, but if there are other options I'd love to hear them. The main feature I need is that it is easy and fast to send out a notification in an emergency. [more inside]
posted by rhapsodie on Jan 28, 2013 - 15 answers

Looking for phone with missed call notification.

Looking for a phone (landline or cell) with a missed call notification. [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on Nov 16, 2012 - 15 answers

Automated Craigslist searching?

I often check craigslist (Tokyo, where I live) to look for deals on various things I'd like to buy. I tire, though, of clicking through the different categories, sifting through all the silt to find a nugget worth asking about. Is there any way to automate searching through craigslist? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Oct 11, 2012 - 9 answers

File Delivery Notification

Group A create a file and post it to location X on a shared server. Group B need to know immediately when this file is available at location X. It seems crazy that in order for Group B to know when the file is ready, Group A have to send a delivery email as well as post the file. Is there any way an automated notification can be sent when a file is posted to a folder?
posted by forallmankind on Nov 28, 2011 - 9 answers

Automated notifications?

How to automate notifications from a wide variety of sources? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Jul 7, 2011 - 5 answers


I need some sort of really "loud" notification when I have a meeting coming up at work. ("Load" is in quotes, because, ideally, it wouldn't be a sound -- it would be some sort of big, colorful visual display.) I (am forced to) use Outlook 2011. Mac OS X, Snow Leopard. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Mar 3, 2011 - 16 answers

Sound notification for Wordpress hits?

Realtime sound notification of Wordpress blog hits? [more inside]
posted by Tom-B on Jan 3, 2011 - 17 answers

How can I get e-mail notification of my Google Contacts' birthdays?

What's the best way to get e-mail notification of my Google Contacts' birthdays?
posted by grouse on Dec 31, 2010 - 12 answers

Getting better control over my email

How to ignore one mailbox's contents when counting unread messages in Thunderbird? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Sep 1, 2010 - 1 answer

How to get immediate notification of Craiglist posts with a filter?

What is the best way to monitor/notify myself of new Craigslist listings for housing? [more inside]
posted by mikeand1 on Aug 20, 2010 - 18 answers

Notification of loved ones after an accident?

If someone is in a serious accident and are incapacitated, how long does it take for police/EMT/hospital to contact his or her loved ones? [more inside]
posted by ferociouskitty on Jun 18, 2010 - 10 answers

Vacation conundrum

Hotmail vacation filter problem [more inside]
posted by Postroad on May 12, 2010 - 2 answers

What does "by the end of the week" mean?

Had a job interview on Wednesday. They said they would have decisions out by the end of the week. It's now 4pm on a Friday, and I've heard nothing. This means I didn't get it, right?
posted by handee on Mar 19, 2010 - 17 answers

Ding Dong!

How can I get Outlook and GMail Notifier to play different sounds for the new mail notification? [more inside]
posted by randomstriker on Jan 26, 2010 - 1 answer

What are your MOST useful or interesting e-mail subscriptions, newsletters or notifications?

What are your most useful or interesting e-mail subscriptions, newsletters or notifications? I switched gears recently to get more things delivered to my inbox (as opposed to seeking them via RSS or visiting their site), and I've enjoyed the added convenience, and the convenience of centralization around my inbox. I'd like to improve the convenience even further by learning what inbox messages or services you've found most useful. [more inside]
posted by MikeHarris on Jan 7, 2010 - 21 answers

I need email updates on my blackberry from a private authenticated rss feed.

I need to be notified on my blackberry of RSS events on a secure authenticated RSS feed. These notifications can be sms texts or preferably plain text emails. They could and should filter for keywords as the site doesn't as far as I can tell. I was thinking of using yahoo pipes but I have no idea how to start but I've heard its a good way to start. [more inside]
posted by Chamunks on Dec 13, 2009 - 3 answers

What are some cool things I should be doing with Growl?

What are some cool things I should be doing with Growl? [more inside]
posted by chunking express on Jul 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Wanted: email notifier for outlook which only shows the sender, not the subject or message text.

I am looking for an email notifier which only shows one thing: who the email was from. All the programs I've found which offer something like this also show the subject line, and often an excerpt of the message itself. My users (most of them teachers) object to this because often the subject is sensitive and will popup on a projector in front of a roomful of teenage boys. Hilarity ensues. [more inside]
posted by BrokenEnglish on Mar 2, 2009 - 7 answers

admins: intelligent rate-limiting of error notifications?

I have a web service that generates errors. Currently, each time there's an error, it gets sent to an admin mailing list. Is there an open-source tool that will summarize repeated duplicate errors, rather than generating a separate notification for each? [more inside]
posted by zippy on Sep 26, 2008 - 6 answers

Change gchat tone?

Is it possible to change the message notification tone in gchat? [more inside]
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] on Jul 8, 2008 - 3 answers

How do I get email notification of changes/additions/deletions to a Google Calendar?

How do I get email notification of changes/additions/deletions to a Google Calendar? [more inside]
posted by arathorn on Mar 10, 2008 - 4 answers

How much notice before winning a MacArthur grant?

When applying for a MacArthur grant, how much information do you receive along the way about your chances before they announce the winners? [more inside]
posted by JpMaxMan on Oct 9, 2007 - 3 answers

Turn off repeated Google Notifier notifications?

How do I stop Google Notifier on OS X from notifying me repeatedly about an event? [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Mar 11, 2007 - 5 answers

Outlook Taskbar Icon Go Bye Bye?

Where has my Outlook New Mail notification on the taskbar gone? [more inside]
posted by antifuse on Feb 22, 2007 - 5 answers

Blogger New Post E-mail Notification?

Automatic E-mail notification of new post in Blogger? [more inside]
posted by Roach on Oct 16, 2006 - 6 answers

Looking for a simple web site monitoring tool

I'm Looking for a simple windows-based web server monitoring tool (preferably free) that can sit and run (as a service would be nice) and ping a remote website at a pre-determined interval and just fire off an e-mail notification if it does not get a response. I checked out IPCheck but it does way more than I need. Any suggestions?
posted by RedMosquito on Sep 25, 2006 - 5 answers

Help me be lazier but learn something in the process!

Laundry status / notification system; Please help me find a creative, high/low tech way to retrofit the community washer and dryer with remote progress info [more inside]
posted by AllesKlar on Jun 9, 2006 - 21 answers


My spouse and I are ending our marriage, and I would appreciate advice on how and when I should tell people.

We pretty much decided to do this a couple months ago, but I hadn't talked about it with anyone out of hope that we would reconcile. Recent events have made it clear that this isn't going to happen. Now I want to know how long I should wait before I explain what's happening to my child, family, friends, and acquaintances.

Tips on how I should raise the issue are also appreciated. Obviously telling my parents will require a different approach than telling, e.g., my boss. My spouse and I are both fairly introverted, and few of my friends are acquainted, so I can't count on this information spreading itself through any circle of friends. Without forcing anyone to chose sides or evoking pity, I am simply looking to minimize the inevitable awkwardness facing me.

I will definitely seek the help of a therapist, especially for guidance on how best to guide my first-grader (whose emotional well-being is most important to me) through this very difficult thing. However, I'm also interested in the input of anyone who has either been through this situation or know someone who has.
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2004 - 14 answers

How do I stop XP from thinking this old program is newly installed?

Stupid annoying WinXP question. I installed an older program I use for data analysis in my lab. Every time I click the start menu it shows up as a newly installed program, despite the fact that I've used it quite a bit. I want it to go away and show up as an old program, not highlighted like a new one. The only help I can find using my formidable Google-Fu is "Turn off new program notification". Well, I don't want to do that; I like to know if something new has been added to my machine. Anyone know how XP marks programs as newly installed, or highlighted, and how to turn this off on an individual entry basis rather than across the board?
posted by caution live frogs on Aug 31, 2004 - 3 answers

Gmail and Windows. I want to be notified when new mail comes in.

gmail: i've been using it for a few weeks now and have made it my primary e-mail repository. The only thing it lacks for me, though, is the ability to be notified (on the Windows desktop) when new mail comes in. Anyone aware of software to handle this task?
posted by vraxoin on Jun 8, 2004 - 9 answers

Moving a Blog

So I've finally switched isps, and have moved my blog to the new address...Is there any easy way to let everyone who has me on their bookmark list know? I don't know who or how many have me linked, for the most part. (Google shows my message about moving as the first link for "amberglow" so maybe i should just let everyone find me? The old blog url is dead already.) I'd been using sitemeter and can email each referrer individually but that's a pain, and won't catch everyone. Any suggestions?
posted by amberglow on Feb 28, 2004 - 11 answers

TV Notification Service

I'm looking for a TV notification service. Something that will email / (dare I dream?) IM me when shows I want to watch are on. Additional challenge: I need it to support Canadian satellite (ExpressVu) TV. [more inside]
posted by frenetic on Feb 3, 2004 - 4 answers

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