I'm seeking to write a shell script (probably using sed) that will be given some text and will abbreviate it for me. I've no need to reinvent the wheel, if such a shell script already exists. More inside. [more inside]
can I have my iphone execute scripts? [more inside]
How do great writers create stories? [more inside]
I read really fast. Can I make money with this skill? [more inside]
Script-filter: I've been tasked with finding out who at our company is synchronizing to their home folders on our fileservers, and how often. Although initially it was recommended I do this in perl, my head is blowing up trying to get it to work. Lots of blundering attempts to ask for help inside. [more inside]
On MacOS, I can say osascript -e 'set myapp to name of (info for (path to frontmost application))' to print the name of the program that currently has focus, in a way that's useful for shell scripting. How can I get the same information in a graphical session on Linux?
How do I cobble together a site like RipoffReport.com using free (preferably Open Source) solutions? [more inside]
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]
Selling a film script: I'm starting to write scripts, is there any way I can optimize the type of film/story to maximize the likelihood of the script getting sold? [more inside]
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.
[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]
What is a good screenwriting class in NYC? [more inside]
Is there some way to do a "mail merge" type operation on plain text, xml or html files without using a word processor? [more inside]
For an art project, I need to take several thousand image files, reorder them randomly and rename them sequentially. Is there an AppleScript for that? Or something? [more inside]
I'm interested in finding examples of (likely extinct) brands and companies that used a letterform script for their logo. I'm positive I've seen many examples of logos that were reminiscent of the classic Coca Cola spencerian script letterform, but now that I'm looking for them I'm finding a whole lotta nothing.
Turning 1800 text files into something more usable for Wordpress? [more inside]
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]
How do I create a file-handling script in OSX? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: Java/action script 3 question - Remote Shared Object Question with Red5 Flash Server and Flash AS3 [more inside]
Hi AskMeFi. Can someone tell me how to combine 350 text files into one large text file so that the original filenames and dates are included above (or below) each entry? I'm using Vista Home Premium and they are all generic .txt files. I'm moving all of my notes into Evernote but want to save the names and dates of the individual txt files.
Wordpress Filter: Plugin incompatibility with my theme - website screws up on IE. How do I fix it? [more inside]
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]
I'm curious about 'trojan' software for tracking a computer after it's been stolen. [more inside]
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]
Cheesy writing in "Heroes" -- is it stupid or is it stylized? [more inside]
Searching for information on writing children's television. What resources am I missing? [more inside]
What's the copyright status of TV show scripts? Not the original scripts themselves, but versions transcribed from the show as it was broadcast? [more inside]
I'm using a shell script to handle some excel docs by converting to csv and reformatting it a little bit. I'm having some difficulty going on with the next part of the script. Some help would be great. :) [more inside]
Simple need for autofilling a web page with a different set of variables each time. Assuming I have a CSV of the user accounts I need to create, how can I create or find a script that will let me create new accounts by entering the CSV info into set fields (name, email, password), submitting and then automaticaly proceeding onto the next user account? This is for Active Directory account creation on a website through a Citrix Client, totally legitimate, not spamming.
I'm being tasked with creating a simple integer calculator, which I have effectively done, up to the point of it being a calculator, however, even after hours of searching I cannot get any scripts to work correctly. [more inside]
Is there a fully customizable flash image gallery for my website that will pull photos from my Flickr sets? [more inside]
Does anyone know of a php script that can be used to easily generate a web form, and that can have a "calculation" box at the bottom, that will calculate a cost based on the previous response fields? [more inside]
What is the actual French corresponding to the English translation of this line from the Godard film Le Mepris (Contempt)?: "It's a drag to be so cute and so sad." [more inside]
Quick education in film script conventions please? [more inside]
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.
I want to send an email to my website, and then have my website do something with the information contained in the body. HELP! [more inside]
Is there a program/script that will automatically create a beatmatched mix a from a folder filled with techno mp3s? [more inside]
How can I add an image-based shoutbox to my blog? [more inside]
Is there an app/script/somethin'-sweet I can install on my Mac(s) that will allow me to organize my email INBOX? [more inside]
I am trying to scrape all 77 pages of my twitter updates and put them on a single page in chronological order, automagically. [more inside]
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]
Do you know of a server-side script for combining RSS feeds, removing duplicates, filtering out items that match keywords, and then generating a new RSS feed as a result? [more inside]
Does any know how to create a script to automatically empty the Outlook secure temp folder when exiting Outlook? [more inside]
I'm looking for a php affiliate script that integrates with Paypal with a special "superaffiliate" function. [more inside]
How can I arrange it so that my Firefox history is automatically purged of sites of a certain domain like imdb.com or facebook.com? [more inside]
What's the easiest way to make a Windows Batch file that will randomly choose one section from a file and copy it to a new file? [more inside]
Please help me make a change to multiple .txt files using this funny computer code thing. [more inside]