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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

Use vim for everything

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

Is there a tool to help me consolidate all these image files?

MacFilter: Looking for a program or shell script that will allow me to quickly and easily scan my computer (Mac) for duplicates of images and consolidate them so that aren't redundant copies taking up space everywhere. [more inside]
posted by Bengston on Oct 26, 2010 - 3 answers

How to export secondary citations from Google Scholar or similar database??

How can I extract a list of "second-generation" citations from Google Scholar search results, preferably in such a way that this information is easily parsable into lists of authors, titles, journals, and year published? [more inside]
posted by samac on Aug 4, 2010 - 5 answers

How can I use Forums more easily?

Is there an easier way to participate in online Forums? Is there such a thing as BBS/Forum reader software? I'm looking for a kind of universal front-end for online Forums that will give me a unified interface for all the different web forums I participate in.
posted by oneous on Feb 15, 2010 - 6 answers

Bringing Big Brother closer to home.

I'm curious about 'trojan' software for tracking a computer after it's been stolen. [more inside]
posted by kaibutsu on Aug 7, 2009 - 9 answers

Java Bunnies Breeding

Which of these Java programs can i get rid of and why are they breeding like bunnies? [more inside]
posted by Black_Umbrella on Feb 19, 2009 - 12 answers

choosing screenwriting software sides

Final Draft, Movie Magic Screenwriter, or Celtx, or something else altogether? [more inside]
posted by mooza on Oct 17, 2007 - 17 answers

Help ! Spammers have found my PHPBB forum !

I'm running a PhPBB forum. Spammers have found it. Mysterious strangers selling vigorous blue pills popped up from nowhere. Now I need to build something that will prevent spammers from polluting it. Is there a silver bullet that prevents all spammers from ever posting on PHPBB forums ? (I know, but I'm an eternal optimistic). Any antispam mods that has been successfullyt tested someone would like to recommend ? Thanks in adavance.
posted by Baud on Nov 20, 2006 - 8 answers

Is there an easy script-way to download 15,000 pages of a website with incremental URLs?

I need to mass download a chunk of a website. It's about 15000 pages, with identical urls except for one portion with a sequential numerical indicator for each page. I don't need to spider any links, I just need it to work through the list of pages. I know there's got to be an easy script-y way of doing this, but you know, I'm a lawyer. Please help!
posted by monju_bosatsu on Jun 10, 2004 - 10 answers

Please sir, write my code.

Any MeFi perl/cgi programmers feel like writing a few lines of code?

I need to add a function to an existing script, which looks like a piece of cake if you know perl.

Given a $newstring and a file of records, each consisting of a count and a string delimited by a space:

201 this.thing
23 that.thing
14 someother.thing
...

I need a function to check whether $newstring already exists in the file. If so, increment the count. If not, add a new record to the file with a count of 1. Finally, sort the file in descending order by count.

Maybe 5 minutes for you. Learning perl first for me. If it would be easier with fixed length counts like 0000201, that is fine, too.

If this is inappropriate for Ask MeFi, my apologies. I'll take it over to answers.google.
posted by Geo on Apr 29, 2004 - 10 answers

Streamlining live preview code

This live preview hack seemed so beautiful and simple that I'm currently implementing it on a personal website. Any geekerHeads out there who can find any potential problems, or better yet, provide something more efficient? [more inside]
posted by poopy on Mar 18, 2004 - 3 answers

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