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Way to export patent data to XLS or CSV?

I need to get some patent data (Pat Number, Issue Date, Main Claim, Abstract, Forward and Reverse References) from about 100 patents into excel. Is there a site that does this for free? [more inside]
posted by Dipped Pretzels on Dec 2, 2014 - 2 answers

Help deciphering old-timey coroner's inquest?

I'm trying to transcribe an old-time coroner's inquest and, between the cursive script and the medical terms, I'm having difficulty with some words. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by entropicamericana on Nov 21, 2014 - 8 answers

text that reads to different words depending on direction

What is it called when a word (or short phrase) is written in such a way that when reading it one way it says one thing, but then when you flip it upside down it reads something else (or even maybe the same thing)? The "reads different upside" is based upon how it is written (ie. how the letters are formed, creative scripting and connecting of letters, etc), not the letters (ie. the letter "O" reads the same upside down as right side up). I would love to have a ton of examples of this type of thing. [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Oct 17, 2014 - 17 answers

My Geektool geeklet has mysteriously stopped working

I've been running Geektool on my iMac for years and suddenly one of my geeklets has stopped working for no apparent reason. It runs a command using curl that grabs text from a website and formats it. Oddly enough it works fine from a Terminal window. [more inside]
posted by tommasz on Oct 2, 2014 - 12 answers

Give a man a script, he'll block users for a lifetime...

I picked up a greasemonkey script from userscripts.org a while back that allows me to block and ignore users on Livefyre-powered forums, which is incredibly useful for weeding out trolls on the sports-related sites I read. The site seems to be down/gone now and I can't find the script anywhere else. I want to share it with others. [more inside]
posted by Thistledown on Jul 7, 2014 - 5 answers

How can I pick a key colour in an image file in an automated way?

Recently I am sure I saw a script or action that analysed an image file and instead of generating the average colour, looked for a key colour (for example a logo colour) and provided that colour value. For example it might look at this image and give you the blue or the pink rather than a beige / skin tone average. Does this sound familiar?
posted by stackhaus23 on Jul 3, 2014 - 6 answers

Random webpage loaded from a list every 10 mins?

Clever web coding ninjas: I require an html webpage to be loaded from a list / directory at random every ten minutes. This cycle repeats indefinitely, with the next random page being pulled up automatically for as long as the browser is open. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 8, 2014 - 21 answers

Can you help me find this shell script?

Several years ago, I created a shell script (or Bash or I don't know what) that establishes a secure shell proxy connection to my home router when I type a short command into Mac OS X's Terminal. Now, I need to edit that script, but I can't find it for the life of me. I've tried searching on likely names looking at both visible and invisible files. I've tried searching for content that I know must be part of the script, but nothing comes up. Rather that executing a command, is there a way to open it in a text editor or display the actual script if I don't know the location of the file on my computer? Is there any other way I could go about finding this? Is there a location that whatever guide I was following would have suggested I save this script? I tried looking in usr/bin but nothing in there seems likely.
posted by willnot on May 5, 2014 - 6 answers

Musical Filter

How do I buy a copy of a Broadway libretto? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on May 2, 2014 - 10 answers

Sliding Up/Down home page window CSS like website http://nautil.us/

I love the sliding up homepage at http://nautil.us/. I'm trying to find a template or CSS/that library scripts that can help me achieve the same effect easily ?
posted by flexiverse on Feb 2, 2014 - 11 answers

How can I filter one term out of my feedly feeds?

There is exactly one word that I never, ever want to read anything about, and it's super-hot right now (with no end in sight) and comes up all the time lately in the stuff I read via RSS. I use Feedly on Firefox. Is there a script that does this? Some kind of native setting in Feedly that I haven't found? If there's a solution that is cheap-but-not-free, I'd happily consider it. Anyone?
posted by emumimic on Dec 23, 2013 - 7 answers

Russian Cursive

Where can I see numbered diagrams for handwriting each Cyrillic letter?
posted by slowlikemolasses on Dec 5, 2013 - 2 answers

What's it called when you have label inks in an illustration?

Realistic question: What is it called in printing when a copy of the art has inks labeled with lines and callouts and labels? Long "this would solve everything" question inside [more inside]
posted by Brainy on Nov 23, 2013 - 7 answers

How do I tell my friends my relationship has ended?

(Asking for a friend.) My long-term relationship just ended, and I'm trying to figure out how to tell all of my friends and acquaintances about it with a minimum of drama. I'm thinking a mass email is the way to go (Facebook seems like a horrible plan) but I can't deal with the thought of composing that email right now. Help, please! [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad on Oct 5, 2013 - 33 answers

Modify/hack a Google Hangout "feature": Press to Talk

I want to use a Google Hangout "On Air" for a project, but a tiny limitation is getting in the way. I would like to bypass the 'Press to Talk' functionality with a tiny browser script/hack/modification. My programming knowledge is tiny, but I am sure this could be done super super simply with a script loaded in the browser. Perhaps there's better solution. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Oct 1, 2013 - 4 answers

What's this line from this play?

I'm trying to remember a line from a play I saw performed years ago, and sadly I can't remember the title or the playwright. A woman tells her guy (boyfriend? husband? ex?) that there has to be some point of his life where she doesn't matter, otherwise their relationship is no good. Does that sound familiar to anyone at all? [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Sep 26, 2013 - 1 answer

Wrote TV Spec Script, Now What?

So, I finished the first draft of a TV spec script this week. I checked to see if the show even looks at spec scripts (it does) and I got a bunch of scripts off the show to study the style and length, etc. Now what?* The only writing gigs I've gotten before have either been people coming to me, self-publishing, or people with their own agents bringing me in as part of a package deal. My only experience with the slush pile is cartoon selling (and I've done well there in so far as you can). I don't have representation of my own. After the writing part of writing is done, how does the selling part go - at least for US TV? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Sep 20, 2013 - 16 answers

What was this contact reminder program?

A while ago, I came across a handy little program/script, which I think worked roughly like this: you give it a table of various friends' names and how often you want to stay in touch with them, and at appropriate intervals it will give you a "hey, you haven't emailed Jeff in 3 months" type reminder. [more inside]
posted by pont on Aug 24, 2013 - 4 answers

Google App Script - no error generated?

Google App Script - no error generated? I have two scripts that run on form submit, but sometimes they don't run at all. No emailed errors, no messages to the execution transcript or log. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 1, 2013 - 0 answers

All the todo's that's fit to email

I use Piratapad (An Etherpad clone) as a todo list for our printshop with 100+ members, and would like to once a month copy all active issues from the list and email it out to our members. What would be the simplest way to go about this? [more inside]
posted by monocultured on May 1, 2013 - 2 answers

How to transform daily emailed data into a web–accessible chart?

I get reports emails every morning with simple, TSV data in the message body - and am trying to do something pretty with them, automatically. [more inside]
posted by borborygmi on Apr 15, 2013 - 3 answers

~30

Which script / language is this tattoo? What does it mean?
posted by Akeem on Apr 10, 2013 - 5 answers

Yet another font identification question

I tried this on both WhatTheFont and Identifont, but I've only got the three letters to go on so I wasn't surprised when neither had an answer. But maybe the designers of MetaFilter can help! Please ID this font.
posted by bricoleur on Feb 25, 2013 - 5 answers

Fiction help: Name something a math genius could do to improve a bar.

Writing a script, need a few believable, throwaway lines for a character. A guy running a TGI.Friday's-like bar praises his bartender, a math genius, for giving him an idea that saves money and improves the business overall. An example of outside-of-the-box thinking that enforces that our math-genius-in-disguise really is a genius. Bonus points if the idea skirts the line of legality -- something funky with accounting, maybe? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Feb 9, 2013 - 22 answers

Excel spreadsheet to pretty clips report?

I have an Excel spreadsheet with couple hundred rows: URLs, a few fields of identifying information (outlet, etc.), for media hits on the organization I work for. I need to make this into a pretty (or at least semi-legible to the computer illiterate) document that I can give to board members, senior staff, etc. What I would like is to use some form of scripting to automate this. Bonus points if the script can somehow open the URL and take a screenshot of the story so that I don't have to. I have a Mac, and both the Adobe and Microsoft suites. How do I not spend tedious hours manually doing this? Especially since I have to do it each month and quarter.
posted by klangklangston on Jan 31, 2013 - 8 answers

Can you use a custom CSS script in Google Chrome?

I have a custom CSS script in a special directory on my computer, for Firefox to read and parse. See: http://floppymoose.com/ Is there a way to do this in Google Chrome, and if so where is the directory to put the CSS script? [more inside]
posted by jcdill on Jan 25, 2013 - 6 answers

Rom coms where the love interest is introduced later?

The standard format for a romantic comedy has both key characters introduced very early in the script/movie -- say, in the first ten pages/minutes. I'm looking for examples of romantic comedies where one of the romantic leads is introduced later in the movie. [more inside]
posted by allnamesaretaken on Jan 22, 2013 - 38 answers

She wrote her first action scene using alphabetti spaghetti

Who is the youngest person to have ever written or co-written a script for a film that has been produced? [more inside]
posted by urbanwhaleshark on Dec 21, 2012 - 19 answers

Name! That! Font!

It's time for another edition of Name That Font! I have two examples--I'm not sure if they're the exact same font, but they're a similar style, and I would be happy with anything that's close to these examples (example 1, example 2). What the Font isn't helping because the letters are connected so it can't recognize individual letters. And....go!
posted by Bella Sebastian on Dec 12, 2012 - 6 answers

Selling Screenplays to Disney and Pixar

If someone had completed a spec script that they felt was suitable for Disney / Pixar development -- which of the independent management companies or agencies should they approach for coverage or consideration? Preferably you can recommend ones that are known to routinely feed material / stories / scripts to those organizations.
posted by Muirwylde on Dec 6, 2012 - 10 answers

Generic calendar --> Date-pegged calendar

Calendar scripting to create a generic Week 1-10 structure and then mapping the generic to actual calendar dates. What tools can I use for this? [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Oct 11, 2012 - 3 answers

What Font is this?

Does anyone know what the font (or close to this) is used in this illustration? Ive searched retro script fonts but with no luck...
posted by soymilk on Aug 4, 2012 - 3 answers

Use vim for everything

Software methodologies for writing? [more inside]
posted by curuinor on Jul 29, 2012 - 6 answers

what is a "Flavor Shot" in a video script?

I was just handed a script template in two-column video format, with a large space for a "Screen Shot/Flavor Shot" over a few lines with fields for other info like: Segment:, Timing:, Description of Action/Visual:, Script:. [more inside]
posted by I, Credulous on Jul 12, 2012 - 2 answers

Screenwriting for fun and not profit.

I have no aspirations of being a screenwriter; I'd just like to write a screenplay. I've been jotting down and scrawling ideas, on and off, for the longest time. How do I connect 1 to 2a to 2b to 3? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Jun 5, 2012 - 7 answers

Movable Type text replacement script?

Any Movable Type experts out there know of a script, or add-on, to make a simple, blog-wide text replacement? [more inside]
posted by mark7570 on Jun 5, 2012 - 3 answers

Simple PHP download script!

I need a simple PHP script to force download a file. Something like download.php?file=/path/to/file or download.php?id=43. Can someone help me out? [more inside]
posted by ascetic on Apr 5, 2012 - 12 answers

Tell me how to ask for much more

What are the words I should use in my salary negotiation? I know what I want and my alternatives, etc. However, I'm going to be asking for a significant percentage increase over the initial offer, and it feels uncomfortable. Give me a script! [more inside]
posted by rainydayfilms on Mar 18, 2012 - 21 answers

I want to write right!

I want beautiful handwriting. [more inside]
posted by fearnothing on Feb 15, 2012 - 22 answers

Intricate Gmail Exporting Question

I need a .txt file that contains the text of all the messages in my gmail account with a particular label, from a particular email address. What is the best way to make this happen? [more inside]
posted by milestogo on Feb 12, 2012 - 4 answers

I DID NOT PUT IN THAT BREAK TAG. PLEASE TO MAKE IT STOP.

Wordpress is adding a secret break tag to my Google Button code, and it's driving me batty. No one on the Google forums helped with FIXING the problem, and the one suggestion I got on Facebook from a friend was bupkis. I turn to the hive mind so that I can fix this stupid problem. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Jan 14, 2012 - 9 answers

Is there a way to get Twitter search results back into Google search results?

Is there a way to get Twitter search results back into Google search results? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Jan 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Lost in Transiliteration

Help my package not get lost in transliteration! How do I address (Roman or Cyrillic) a package to Moscow? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jan 8, 2012 - 7 answers

Help identify Oriental vase (Satsuma?)

Please help me identify a vase my MIL bought. She was told it's Satsuma. [more inside]
posted by wrm on Dec 22, 2011 - 1 answer

Sensitivity, Sensitivity, I'm just loaded with that...

I am looking for a copy of the script for Once Upon A Mattress. Where can I get a copy for free? [more inside]
posted by Vinegaroon on Nov 14, 2011 - 6 answers

How to pitch a Twitter profile as a sitcom?

How do I pitch my comedy Twitter feed as a TV show? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2011 - 5 answers

It's a dog show dog world.

Do you live in Philly and have a dog? I could use your help. [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Sep 26, 2011 - 17 answers

Shell script filename pattern matching help

Another shell script help needed post [more inside]
posted by dukes909 on Sep 26, 2011 - 8 answers

I see child actors.

Teaching an on-camera acting class to kids age 8-12. Looking for interesting TV and film scenes featuring kids. Can you suggest scenes, ideally as YouTube links or online scripts? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Sep 21, 2011 - 6 answers

I need help with an automated script

I need a script that opens a webpage, takes a screenshot, saves it to a file on a network. It has to run every two hours. I've been playing with AutoHotKey but I am not really sure what I'm doing. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Aug 24, 2011 - 13 answers

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