Is there a software tool or script for Word (2003 or 2010) that will allow me to combine bulleted lists spread out over multiple files, such that the sub-bullets with the same parent all show up together in one file? [more inside]
posted by ArgentCorvid
on Oct 24, 2013 -
I need either an extremely specific browser add on or a computer script that does a strange and complicated (??) thing. I'd rather download a solution, but if someone can point me to a scripting language that will eventually do what I need it to I am willing to learn. [more inside]
posted by AmandaA
on Aug 13, 2013 -
I'm hoping to find a user script for Tumblr that will go from the default 1 column layout to something that has 5-6 columns to take advantage of my widescreen monitor.
I've found a userscript that gets partway there ("minimal three column layout"
), but it suppresses the Like & Repost buttons. I've tried modifying it to have 5 columns instead of three, but I don't know java for beans.
Would someone in the hivemind be able to tweak this appropriately, or know another way to get a better layout?
posted by Decimask
on Jul 14, 2013 -
Tomorrow morning I'm meeting with someone to talk about implementing a local scheduling/database application. Most everything I know about the project suggests it's something I could do in my sleep. Thing is, I desperately need the money, I don't know how much to "bid," and I have a long history of undervaluing my work. How much should I ask for? [more inside]
posted by JHarris
on Jun 10, 2013 -
I'm trying to work out how to use something like grep or sed or awk (or maybe even some Perl) to extract a string of characters which appears in a predictable place in a series of text files. Help/advice/tutorials very welcome! [more inside]
posted by infinitejones
on Mar 15, 2013 -
I want to write a script to automatically check for new emails with a certain gmail label, then check the message body for a link containing a certain keyword or phrase and click on it. The logic part should be easy, but what program(s) should I be using for this? Requirements... [more inside]
posted by querty
on Mar 13, 2013 -
StatFilter: Would anybody be able to recommend a good introduction to the statistical computing language "R" that a reasonably quantitatively-adept psychologist might be able to work through on his own? Something like a step-by-step book or textbook with exercises would be great to help me become more fluent in R. (My colleagues at work who use R are primarily computer scientists who either first learned MatLab or are brilliant autodidacts when it comes to learning different scripting languages, and thus don't have any suggestions; Googling has mostly proferred a somewhat obscurely structured guide from the R authors and lots of invocations to just learn on my own, somehow...). I've become familiar with how to do many individually useful tasks in data structuring and analysis, but I feel a bit like a very high-functioning tourist who has learned a lot of phrases to get around but who would be lost and mugged in an alleyway if I strayed off the beaten path.
posted by Keter
on Feb 7, 2013 -
I have a file listing all my long keyID's for GPG and want to lookup the emails associated with these. [more inside]
posted by jago25_98
on Jan 13, 2013 -
An annoying but necessary part of my job is logging into a company website and checking to see if a number has gone up. If it has gone up, I start working on stuff to make the number go down. Checking the website every five seconds gets boring really fast and really cuts into the time I spend working on other things. Does anyone know of some programs out there that will automate this checking and notify me if the number has gone up? More deets inside! [more inside]
posted by Willie0248
on Sep 5, 2012 -
I want to make an elementary school computer lab just work
, magically if possible. I am Windows deficient and could use guidance. [more inside]
posted by argybarg
on Jul 5, 2012 -
Automator/macro/scripting help: Is there a way to automate a series of keystrokes, initiated by a command that I create? Running Mac OS 10.7.3. [more inside]
posted by slogger
on Apr 13, 2012 -
So I've used Python here and there to solve system administration tasks and create some small web applications (again to solve any issue related to work). Living in the sys admin world, I typically turn to Bash. Bash because I know it well and I can throw out a solution quickly. Problem is I'm starting to interview more and more for "DevOps" positions, what's the best and fastest way to bring my Python (or insert language) abilities up a notch?
I admit that I typically write in Python with one screen trained on the library docs. I've got a solid understanding of data and control structures. I thought maybe coming up with a weekend project might help but I'd like to hear other people's thoughts. Reading good code always helps, but doing is always better for me. I guess the real question is creating something that does x always makes you understand a language at a deeper level (if such thing exists).
posted by snuffaluffagus
on Mar 23, 2012 -
VLC scripting help! I'd like to take the incoming video from a camera and split it into two feeds, where the first leg is broadcast over the LAN and the second leg is chroma keyed, then broadcast over the internet. I can't seem to figure out how to capture leg2, though. [more inside]
posted by eamondaly
on Mar 16, 2012 -
We are doing a campus wide migration to gmail, and that means I have a few hundred thunderbird users who need their settings changed to point to a new imap server (and change their username to email@example.com). What is the best way to get this done? [more inside]
posted by mrzarquon
on Nov 30, 2011 -
I have conflicting needs driving me towards either the new Nexus phone or an iPhone 4S. Which will be better? [more inside]
posted by invitapriore
on Oct 25, 2011 -
Help me prep as an applicant in an imaginary interview for a junior programming position centered around Linux shell scripts, PHP, and Python, with an emphasis on processing text and URLs (availability, routing, etc). [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Oct 17, 2011 -
I'm looking for a (mostly) pre-made sortable, editable table script that hooks into a mySQL database. [more inside]
posted by omnipotentq
on Jun 6, 2011 -
How I do know when a specific part of a specific page is updated on the web? I want to take advantage of an online sale, so I need to be notified when the deal is available... [more inside]
posted by OneMonkeysUncle
on Mar 28, 2011 -
Our company has 5 Windows 2008 Standard (non-R2) servers - none of them set up on AD. I have to create usernames individually each time for each one of them when we have new employees. What would be the best avenue to pursue in order to make this process less terrible? [more inside]
posted by Mali
on Feb 8, 2011 -
What to do next?
I've been working in software testing for the past 15 years, currently in management and less hands on than I am used to be. I'm starting to realize I am happier in a more hands on role and would like to develop some scripting skills. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 2, 2010 -
Data (email, names, dates, and IDs) from a Huge Messy Text File, and Sort Them into a CSV: How do I do this? I've read this on extracting emails
, but I can't figure out how to do this with several different data points. [more inside]
posted by darth_tedious
on Oct 19, 2010 -
I'm looking for an osx app which would periodically check a folder on a remote WebDAV volume and download anything which has appeared on the same day. [more inside]
posted by monocultured
on Sep 3, 2010 -
I have a jailbroken iPod with iOS 4. I would like to run a shell script when the device wakes from sleep, or when the wifi interface connects to a certain SSID. What can I use?
posted by harlan
on Aug 29, 2010 -
I want to interrupt a playing itunes stream with another program's output. I already have many pieces in place, but I need to trigger itunes to shaddap. How to do? [more inside]
posted by disclaimer
on Jul 21, 2010 -
I'm not a PHP expert, but I'm working on a simple photo gallery application, and I'd like to add the ability to send it files via email. I know of other products that have this feature, but in my Googling I haven't been able to find any information on how to get started. Might you have any info?
posted by crickets
on Jul 9, 2010 -
How do I create a search feature for my website that searches only the meta tags of my pages and displays a list of pages where the search terms appear in the meta tags? In other words, how do I make my site searchable by tag?
posted by markcmyers
on Jun 25, 2010 -
I've been doing COM scripting for about two years, using a Sax-basic scripting application. It was a great app. It allowed line-by-line code execution, error reporting, and debug messages.
I want to start using real VBS so I can port my widgets to a wider platform. I know I can write a script app in notepad and just run it with windows script host, but there's no real debugging there.
Is there any free (or cheap) application that allows you to run VB script in a controlled way? I'd rather not plunk down a month's rent for Visual Studio if I can help it.
posted by clarknova
on Jun 3, 2010 -
posted by lore
on Jun 2, 2010 -
In iTunes 9.1, what is the applescript button number for the "Save Genius Playlist" button? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom
on May 28, 2010 -
How do I obtain a list of all words associated with a list of word roots / stems? [more inside]
posted by hooves
on May 13, 2010 -
I'd like an ApplesScript that will let me increase or decrease the quote level of text that I've selected (like using ⌘' and ⌥⌘' in Mail). [more inside]
posted by davextreme
on Jan 21, 2010 -
In OSX, say you have a folder that is often populated with subfolders containing RAR archives spanning multiple files named either in a format like filename.rar, filename.r00, ... filename.r10 or filename01.rar, filename02.rar, .. filename10.rar.
How would you create a folder action, be it mostly Automator, Shell or Actionscript or any other tool based, that would automatically extract the contents of these archives once (and only once) when they are added?
posted by ejoey
on Jan 15, 2010 -
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]
posted by geekgirl397
on Nov 25, 2009 -
Using Outlook 2007 on windows XP, how do I run a (VBA) script either daily, or on opening the application? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom
on Nov 10, 2009 -
I need to use a PowerShell script to scan through a large amount of files and folders for certain security permissions. The issue is that it seems that the "Get-ChildItem" function insists on shoving the whole folder and file structure in memory. Since the drive has over a million files in over 30,000 folders, the script runs for 30 minutes, then throws out a System.OutofMemoryException without doing anything else. [more inside]
posted by splice
on Oct 8, 2009 -
How can I count certain things in a range of cells in Excel that fall between two dates? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint
on Sep 2, 2009 -
How can I access the "AutoSummary" feature of Microsoft Word progammatically to summarize many documents at once? Alternatively, what other programs are there that will summarize documents that can be accessed programmatically? If this isn't the right place to ask, where is? [more inside]
posted by procrastination
on Jul 29, 2009 -
I need to write a script of some sort to grab content from a series of web pages. How should I go about it? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy Zaga
on Jul 9, 2009 -
I need to automate the process of printing a report to PDF with the date in the file name, saving it in an archive folder, printing it, and emailing it as an attachment. I am on a Mac and using Pages, Automator, and AppleScript. Help me find the missing pieces! [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway
on Mar 28, 2009 -