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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

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

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

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

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

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

Shell script filename pattern matching help

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

Need a shell script to filter out directories

Shell gurus needed! I need a line/script that will create a list of all sub-folders within a folder that do not contain files with a certain filename pattern. There is an additional requirement...(more inside) [more inside]
posted by dukes909 on Aug 10, 2011 - 12 answers

Roomba for Gmail

Is it possible to set up a script or macro to run periodically on my Gmail inbox? [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on Jul 7, 2011 - 13 answers

Stop Chrome from adding extra tab when opening links

Help me stop Google Chrome (Mac OS X) from creating a superfluous tab when opening for the first time with an external link. [more inside]
posted by qwip on Apr 14, 2011 - 6 answers

How does one revert to an old Greasemonkey Script?

Is there any way to revert back to an old version of a Greasemonkey script? [more inside]
posted by gman on Mar 26, 2011 - 2 answers

Invitation to a behanding

Friend of mine is trying to locate the script for "A Behanding in Spokane" but it isn't published yet. [more inside]
posted by mammary16 on Mar 2, 2011 - 3 answers

My kingdom for a simple upload-file-to-URL script.

There HAS to be a simple, free, file-to-URL script bangin' around out there somewhere. Please? [more inside]
posted by bhance on Jan 20, 2011 - 8 answers

How do I use awk inside my Automator workflow?

The Mac OS X Automator tool lets me run a perl script as well shell scripts, but I'd like to use awk instead. How can I fit this into my workflow? Perl appears in the popup menu of possible shells for the script, but awk does not. [more inside]
posted by maniabug on Jan 9, 2011 - 4 answers

But mom!

What does this program/script do, and presuming a locked down environment like a grade school, could it be used maliciously? [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Dec 8, 2010 - 29 answers

A technological solution for unsavvy editors

Looking for a good sort of "hack" to help us input information onto our online platform. Is there an easy way to set up a script to automatically click a few buttons and enter information into fields? [more inside]
posted by mammary16 on Dec 6, 2010 - 11 answers

Script Conflict

I'm making a web page that has two scripts on it - a mootools script that shows/hides a div, and a JQuery cycle slideshow. And they aren't working together. [more inside]
posted by bonsai forest on Nov 24, 2010 - 9 answers

How can I print in a different font than the one I see on screen in Firefox?

How can I print in a different font than the one I see on screen in Firefox, easily and with as few clicks as possible? [more inside]
posted by katyggls on Nov 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me build a better .bib?

I have a LaTeX paper with BibTex citations. I have a massive central .bib file. I want a script that builds a subset of my central bib containing only the citations I used in a particular paper. Is there a script for this? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Sep 14, 2010 - 9 answers

Linux OCR

Linux script to parse all files in file tree and submit to a program? [more inside]
posted by yoyo_nyc on Aug 15, 2010 - 12 answers

How do great writers create stories?

How do great writers create stories? [more inside]
posted by coldblackice on Jun 20, 2010 - 48 answers

Help creating a keyboard layout shortcut.

Mac users: Can somebody please tell me how to set up a keyboard shortcut or script that allows me to toggle between U.S. keyboard and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) keyboard layouts? I switch these on and off a LOT when I'm using my iMac and Macbook, but am tired of constantly going up to the little flag dropdown menu in the Finder (which I have to do repeatedly as I switch from program to program, since the drop-down window change doesn't seem to apply globally, but rather only within the current program you have up top). I know there's an easier way, I just haven't gotten around to figuring it out or setting it up. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Mar 25, 2010 - 5 answers

Your script is my command!

[Software Development filter] I am working on a project that uses a PC (Windows) and a dedicated microprocessor to perform a specific task. I want to create a scripting language that will allow the user to write their own sequences for the tool. [more inside]
posted by Drasher on Dec 22, 2009 - 27 answers

Conversion therapy

Turning 1800 text files into something more usable for Wordpress? [more inside]
posted by yonation on Nov 10, 2009 - 5 answers

Archivists: where can I find samples of 19th-century script?

As a part of my academic research, I'm digging into the Edison Papers, and finding (mostly handwritten) archival materials from the late 19th century. I'm embarrassed to admit I can barely read the cursive handwriting of Edison and his colleagues. Does anyone know where I might find samples of 19th-century script to help me learn how to read this archival material? [more inside]
posted by Monsters on Oct 28, 2009 - 8 answers

Wordpress plugin incompatibility

Wordpress Filter: Plugin incompatibility with my theme - website screws up on IE. How do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by Danniman on Aug 31, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me with a tricky (for me) Python problem

I am trying to make a python script that takes a CSV file and turns it into an HTML table. I need it to combine a column containing a website name and another column containing a URL into an HTML link. [more inside]
posted by Mjolnir on Aug 23, 2009 - 7 answers

Need script to backup Flickr metadata to local JPGs

Lazyweb request: I put a lot of effort into my photos on Flickr: selecting them, titling, captioning, adding tags and sometimes geotagging. I need a script that will use Flickr's APIs to retrieve this information from Flickr, and write it into the IPTC headers of my local JPGs. [more inside]
posted by snarfois on Aug 1, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I find a flash gallery for my website that pulls from my Flickr account?

Is there a fully customizable flash image gallery for my website that will pull photos from my Flickr sets? [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Apr 15, 2009 - 5 answers

Joining MP3 Files Together Based on Date in Filename?

I have a podcast that downloads as multiple segments over multiple days. Its format arrives as YYYYMMDD_showcode_segment.mp3; so, for example, one download might result in files as 20090323_goofa_01.mp3 through 20090323_goofa_21.mp3, and also within the same download 20090324_goofa_01.mp3 through 20090324_goofa_21.mp3. What I'm looking for is a Unix script (shell, perl, what have you) that would look at a directory and look at what dates are represented there, and let me join all of the segments together by day. I can use mpgtx -j to do the actual joining; I'm looking for the code that would let the script determine what dates are in the directory and then get each day's segments united into a single MP3 for that day's show.
posted by WCityMike on Mar 25, 2009 - 5 answers

How can a script ask for user input under X?

What's a good way to make a script pop up an input box under X? Bonus points for blind password entry support and visual integration with XFCE. [more inside]
posted by ghost of a past number on Jan 23, 2009 - 3 answers

A question pour VOOO.

Television show, movie, cartoon, what was it that featured a character saying, "pour vous," in this particular way? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Jul 2, 2008 - 9 answers

URL Find and Replace

I'm working on a quick Automator workflow and need some help replacing the local hostname in a series of URLs. [more inside]
posted by nathan_teske on Nov 26, 2007 - 3 answers

Bash, I command thee to always...

How do I get bash to automagically execute a line or two of code at login? [more inside]
posted by nakedcodemonkey on Oct 22, 2007 - 25 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

Smarter Smart Shuffle

I'd like to be able to create a playlist in iTunes 6 (Mac, though it shouldn't matter) that picks randomly from the Library but doesn't repeat artists. [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Aug 12, 2006 - 3 answers

Sound Bites

When did the practice of TV news types speaking in—hmm, I guess they're headlines in a way—start? Lots of present participles, very few verbs. Was some kind of research done that showed people prefer to have someone tell them the news that way?
posted by emelenjr on May 10, 2004 - 7 answers

Help me with Folder Action scripts in Mac OS X.

A question about using Folder Action scripts in Mac OS X and tinkering with them to get them to do what you want. [more] [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Mar 31, 2004 - 7 answers

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