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How should I convert a Thunderbird inbox into text files?

What's the best way to export all of the emails in a Thunderbird inbox to text files, one text file per email? [more inside]
posted by eisenkr on Mar 14, 2008 - 6 answers

Database application freelancer seeking programming language advice

I'm planning on starting a database freelancing business. I understand a lot of people prefer Microsoft Access or FileMaker. With the current evolving trend of applications going on the web and add to that my somewhat good experience with PHP, HTML, Javascript and CSS I'm seeking a cross platform efficient application environment. This is why I believe Access and FileMaker are not an option, I'm also more experienced with high level languages than I am with Access or FileMaker. [more inside]
posted by mrbloo on Mar 13, 2008 - 11 answers

Is writing a bad C++ program better than writing it in Perl?

Does compiled vs. interpreted code make a difference if the structure of the algorithm is the same (ie, ugly and slow)? Should I take the extra effort of writing a small program in C++ or just do it in Perl...? [more inside]
posted by omair on Mar 12, 2008 - 17 answers

How can I run a web server on OS X without admin access?

How can I run a web server on OS X without admin access? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Feb 20, 2008 - 14 answers

Create a simple database website (and gather the data)

I'm undertaking a personal web development and database building project, but I don't do web development or database building. Please help me assess the best options to have someone else do the work for me. I think the stuff I want is fairly easy, but please tell me what you think. [more inside]
posted by mtstover on Feb 19, 2008 - 4 answers

Installing perl in a user folder

Does anyone have any experience with or tips on installing Perl without root privileges? [more inside]
posted by Ritchie on Jan 23, 2008 - 9 answers

Looking for non-WYSIWYG web-based file editor app

Old-school, non-WYSIWYG web-based file editor apps. Do they still exist? [more inside]
posted by scottandrew on Jan 12, 2008 - 6 answers

Webumake Nomakeweb...Anymore.

My company is using a product called "Webumake" and the internal WYSIWYG editor does not work in IE7, Firefox, IE6 on the Mac... [more inside]
posted by mic stand on Jan 3, 2008 - 2 answers

Regex Alms for the Perl-less?

Help me composite some regex. (That phrasing makes this question sound way less nerdy than it is) [more inside]
posted by ChasFile on Dec 28, 2007 - 13 answers

Apache/GrepFilter: Number Four Son, He Never Calls

GrepFilter: How to pull the last 10 authusers from an Apache log file, without all the noise? [more inside]
posted by rokusan on Nov 4, 2007 - 10 answers

Address Parsing 101, please!!

ParseFilter: I have a CSV file full of leads I need to parse into a more, er, concise format. What would the hive mind recommend? [more inside]
posted by cdmwebs on Nov 3, 2007 - 23 answers

Parse freetext postal addresses to structured form for geocoding to KML?

Parse freetext postal addresses to structured form for geocoding to KML? [more inside]
posted by joshwa on Nov 1, 2007 - 3 answers

Show me those Perly whites

How do I color output in Perl? [more inside]
posted by Slam I Am on Oct 18, 2007 - 9 answers

Help Me Morbidly Count Down the Remaining Days of My Life!

I would basically like to rip off, wholesale, some command-line script which will provide me a countdown -- only in days. No years, months, minutes, or seconds. Unfortunately, adapting an existing script is beyond my ken. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Sep 27, 2007 - 5 answers

I need dynamic pages without PHP or a database. What are my options?

Without access to PHP, MySQL, or any other fancy server-side stuff I still need to have dynamic pages. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by genial on Sep 12, 2007 - 11 answers

Test harness for SNMP traps?

Is there a freeware or light weight tool (e.g. perl script) we can use to show us that the SNMP traps are received successfully? [more inside]
posted by kaydo on Jul 30, 2007 - 4 answers

How to download files off the web with Perl?

I am need help writing a Perl script that given the URL of a file (particularly image files) it downloads the file to a local directory I define. [more inside]
posted by LoopyG on Jul 15, 2007 - 6 answers

Hitting a URL from the command line

Alternatives to lynx, wget and get from the unix command line? [more inside]
posted by Null Pointer and the Exceptions on Jul 11, 2007 - 11 answers

Other frameworks akin to Ruby on Rails?

What are the best database-driven Web application development frameworks out there right now? More specifically, please orient me to toolsets you know of that are similar to Ruby on Rails. [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Jul 6, 2007 - 17 answers

Strip me some mp3 urls.

In Linux, what's the simplest way to take a podcast RSS file as input, and output a file containing just the URLs of all the MP3s enclosed in the RSS file? Difficulty: the method must only Bash + GNU tools, Python or Perl, with no non-standard add-on libraries or dependencies required.
posted by Jimbob on May 10, 2007 - 22 answers

Dance, text files, dance

Which programming language can I learn relatively quickly for simple interpretation and manipulation of text files on my Windows box? [more inside]
posted by poweredbybeard on Apr 12, 2007 - 28 answers

How do I combine polygons?

Given multiple contiguous polygons, the coordinates of which are precisely known, how can I combine them into a coordinate set for a single polygon? [more inside]
posted by Doofus Magoo on Apr 11, 2007 - 18 answers

How do I manipulate this string in perl?

Help! I'm trying to write perl, but I have no idea how to write perl. I need to remove charaters from a string. Can you show me how? [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds on Jan 9, 2007 - 29 answers

Reformatting pasted text

Coding question: What is the best/easiest way to preserve typographical formatting (like nbsp's, line breaks) of pasted text that will be stored in a database and later displayed in boxes of arbitrary size? [more inside]
posted by shownomercy on Dec 31, 2006 - 6 answers

How to twist the words of others to my own dire purposes?

I want to create a web application in which the user enters text into a field and clicks on a submit button, and the text is then altered based on a set of conditions and given back to the user. What's the easiest way of doing this? I have a vague idea that I should use Perl and CGI. I don't know Perl or CGI, but I do know a bit of Java, a bit about servlets and JSPs, some Visual Basic, and quite a bit about http. [more inside]
posted by bingo on Nov 29, 2006 - 13 answers

Python version of this Perl 4-line regexp script?

Convert perl to python: I am very comfortable with regular expressions but I need help converting an implementation of them from Perl to Python. I have an example Perl script below that opens a file, scans through it one line at a time, does a s// replace, then finds a string in the result and stores it in another variable. I would love to just have a working Python version of this for my edification-- and if you have any "Perl to Python" tutorial links I'd love to see them. [more inside]
posted by neustile on Nov 11, 2006 - 11 answers

Where/How can i learn to deploy perlbal?

I'd like to learn about deploying perlbal. I see docs on installing it but not many on how to actually configure and make use of it. I have just finished a book on Perl. (OO Perl is ugly but doable) Getting everything from CPAN seemed straight forward...Now what? Does this run under mod_perl & Apache? Lighty? Is it its own server and run as a daemon? Any pointers greatly appreciated.
posted by Pasa la bola chetu on Nov 3, 2006 - 3 answers

Script to copy from pop3 to IMAP?

Is there a perl/shellscripted way to automatically check a pop3 account and copy new messages directly into a specified IMAP folder? I've already set up a "forwarding rule" that sort of does this, but if there's a more direct way to accomplish it, that would be cool...
posted by idontlikewords on Oct 31, 2006 - 4 answers

Moving web-based business to a new web coder without falling flat on our faces?

We're losing a freelance, outsourced web coder that our business relies upon. How do we find and then transition over to someone new without losing loads of money and time? Story inside. [more inside]
posted by unclemonty on Sep 15, 2006 - 11 answers

Web scraping onling banking sites?

Is there an tool/tutorial to web scrape secure sites like Online Banking or other sites that make sure that it's you that is logging in? [more inside]
posted by mphuie on Sep 7, 2006 - 7 answers

Getting hired as telecommuter software engineer?

I am an experienced software engineer and was laid off recently. I'm currently applying for positions. My ideal would be a telecommuting gig, which is the type of position I had most recently. A certain job mailing list I subscribe to has a lot of promising positions, but many of them are marked "onsite". Here's my question: shall I apply for some of these "onsite" positions in the hope that my qualifications will impress the hiring person enough to consider hiring me as a telecommuter? Or would this just be a waste of time for everyone concerned? [more inside]
posted by SomePerlGeek on Sep 5, 2006 - 7 answers

TechFilter: I would like to obtain a specific file out of an SIS package. Can it be done?

TechFilter: I would like to obtain the SWF file out of this SIS package. Can it be done? [more inside]
posted by sjvilla79 on Aug 27, 2006 - 3 answers


Movable Type PHP library: is it possible to use the PHP library in the same fashion as the perl library? [more inside]
posted by xmutex on Jul 19, 2006 - 4 answers

Perl Peril

Can anybody suggest a gentle forum or mailing list for a Perl newbie? [more inside]
posted by lhauser on Jul 15, 2006 - 7 answers

Escaping Perl regexp meta-characters

What's the best way to escape meta-characters in Perl regular expressions? [more inside]
posted by hwestiii on Jun 22, 2006 - 4 answers

No more shell games!

*nix shell "best practices" anyone? [more inside]
posted by furtive on May 31, 2006 - 9 answers

Perl Guru's, I need you!

I need, post haste, a perl or shell script that will loop through a directory and combine files. The files are named like this: 212_Class001, 212_Class002, 212_Class0** There are some gaps in the sequence. In retrospect it was a bad idea to store class notes in individual files. I'd like to combine them in the sequence they are numbered. Can someone please help ‽
posted by Grod on May 11, 2006 - 10 answers

Make my Mac beep me when it's finished.

Help me make my other Mac, in the other room, beep me when an app has finished what it's doing. [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on May 11, 2006 - 20 answers

How do I choose between different perl modules at compile (such as it is) time?

mod_perl madness! How do I choose between different perl modules at compile (such as it is) time? I'm trying to get a program to be able to run under either mod_perl or mod_perl2 (apache 1.3.x and apache 2.0.x, respectively). Almost all of the version specific stuff can be abstracted out, except... [more inside]
posted by Captain_Tenille on Apr 19, 2006 - 8 answers

Online RSS reader?

Is there a server-based RSS aggregator that works like Safari RSS? [more inside]
posted by bonaldi on Apr 13, 2006 - 12 answers

Will Perl 6 become ubiquitous and mandatory?

Will Perl 6 become mandatory? I know Perl 5 pretty well, and I'd like to keep listing Perl on my resume. I wonder if employers who value Perl skills will start to expect Perl 6 to be listed. [more inside]
posted by pornucopia on Feb 15, 2006 - 11 answers

Copy most recent post from Wordpress to another server?

Copy most recent post from Wordpress to another server? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Jan 23, 2006 - 4 answers

What are good free programming language environments?

What are good free programming language learning environments? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on Dec 30, 2005 - 41 answers

Perl regular expression question

Perl regular expression question inside. Trying to parse a list of items... [more inside]
posted by pornucopia on Dec 21, 2005 - 8 answers

Help me install Perl modules on my Windows machine!

Help me install Perl modules on my Windows machine! [more inside]
posted by joshuaconner on Dec 4, 2005 - 7 answers

brain-dead programming

Help me find a windows graphical "drag and drop" script builder. [more inside]
posted by wzcx on Nov 25, 2005 - 7 answers

Work from home IT jobs

I'm a techie who would like to work from home. Help me get started. [more inside]
posted by Dag Maggot on Nov 23, 2005 - 7 answers

How fast can information be through socket connections?

LatencyFilter: I'm making a multiplayer flash game, where players communicate with each other via a socket connection to a server. How fast can information be sent like this? [more inside]
posted by cheerleaders_to_your_funeral on Oct 27, 2005 - 5 answers

Dealing with HTML Parsing Misery?

I need to write something (in perl) to shorten the text of a link if it's a URL, but only a URL. I've played with a variety of regexps and banged my head against HTML::Parser, but I've gotten no love. Help! [more inside]
posted by Captain_Tenille on Oct 26, 2005 - 25 answers

Relational databases

Resources for teaching myself about relational databases? [more inside]
posted by Eothele on Oct 26, 2005 - 18 answers

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