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Back in NYC after years of working, now in need of organization help

After four years of working for film festivals in various cities, and another few years living and working at a private school, I've come back to New York City to get my Master's while living at la maison famille. But nearly everything I own other than my clothes and my laptop is in boxes, either in my family's house or in storage. Some of those boxes haven't been opened since 2004. What I have now is a three part challenge, and if you can help with any part I'd be grateful. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Aug 30, 2014 - 3 answers

Looking for tools or techniques to sort a photo library while on the go

I'm looking for a way to sort through my mountain of photos while I'm on the go, using an iPhone. (I shoot in RAW, so I guess it would need to involve exporting small JPGs to a Dropbox folder or an app.) I don't need to rate the photos, only flag/unflag/set as rejected (like Lightroom). The catch is that I'd like the changes I make on the go to somehow sync back to Lightroom on my computer. Is there an app for this that comes to mind, or any ideas you guys could suggest? Thanks!
posted by scrm on Jan 5, 2014 - 2 answers

Excel: Is it possible to sort by an arbitrary list?

I have a list of 625 English words, translations in a bunch of languages, and what-not in a giant excel file. We'll call that excel file "the Data." The Data is in alphabetical order. I also have a separate list of those same English words in a different order. Is there a way to sort the Data so that it's in the same order as my new, non-alphabetical list? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Jul 7, 2013 - 6 answers

Sorting things on the fly in Backbone.js

Question about sorting in the Backbone.js framework. [more inside]
posted by steinsaltz on Nov 12, 2012 - 17 answers

iPhone Music Sorting/Grouping is broken

Since enabling iTunes in the Cloud, my music is sorted/grouped incorrectly on my iPhone. Albums starting with "S" will appear under "T", for instance. See this image for an example. [more inside]
posted by krunk on Jan 22, 2012 - 6 answers

Finding scraps of good data in a sea of irrelevancy

I was recently placed in charge of a large database which is probably 90% irrelevant information. What should my plan of action be for cleaning it up? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Dec 19, 2011 - 16 answers

Panning for email addresses

How do I sort the (potentially) real email addresses from the garbage data in Excel 2003? [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Jul 29, 2011 - 4 answers

In PHP, can you sort by a word which is not the first?

PHPfilter: in a bit over my head: is there a native function to sort an array by a word which isn't always in a fixed position, or do I need to create one? (And if I need to create one, is this the best way to do it?) [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Jun 21, 2011 - 15 answers

Historical dates in Wordpress or another blog system?

Historical dates for blog posts? [more inside]
posted by Victorvacendak on May 5, 2011 - 11 answers

Please default to column headers, Excel.

How do I get Excel 2007 default to using column headers when I'm sorting? [more inside]
posted by Dolley on Apr 12, 2011 - 8 answers

I Know What I Know.. But How Do I Know What I Don't Know?

Excel Filter: I have a long list of file names in numerical order in an Excel spreadsheet. I need to know what numbers are missing, so I can track down the related files. Is there a quick and (relatively) painless way of doing this without having to sift through all the numbers manually?
posted by Philby on Mar 24, 2011 - 5 answers

How to sort data WITHIN a cell in Microsoft Excel 2007 on Windows?

How to sort data WITHIN a cell in Microsoft Excel 2007 on Windows? [more inside]
posted by bottlebrushtree on Mar 5, 2011 - 7 answers

How to keep lists sorted both horizontally and vertically?

Sorting and keeping track of my research: is Excel the best solution? [more inside]
posted by pipti on Jan 27, 2011 - 13 answers

What's the best system to store and transport laundry?

What's the best system to store and transport laundry? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Jan 16, 2011 - 11 answers

Excel sort for relative placement

I'm trying to implement a sorting algorithm in Excel known as "relative placement." Here's the setup: [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on Dec 17, 2010 - 2 answers

Filemaker Pro: How to create a ranked, sortable list?

Filemaker Pro 11: Best way to create a ranked, ordered list that can be re-ordered easily, without knowing how many elements the list may contain? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Dec 9, 2010 - 2 answers

How Do I Extract Multiple Data and Put Them into CSV Format?

Extract Multiple 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 - 19 answers

If GMail is smart, how can it be this dumb?

Why does GMail (mistakenly) append new messages to older threads with identical subject lines? [more inside]
posted by fourcheesemac on Oct 9, 2010 - 18 answers

How do I merge two lists with different sort methods?

How can I merge two directory trees, one arranged "Last, First", the other arranged "First Last"? [more inside]
posted by nomisxid on Apr 22, 2010 - 5 answers

tuneup

Is there a way to sort by blank or null id3 fields in iTunes?
posted by plexi on Jun 29, 2009 - 2 answers

sorting algorithms for people

Given, for example, a table and a deck of cards or numbered sheets or whatever, what's a good way to put them in order? I feel like this is the sort of knowledge that would be passed around as tricks of the trade among secretaries, but, more generally, is there any field that makes systematic study of algorithms for humans instead of computers?
posted by d. z. wang on Feb 3, 2009 - 20 answers

Windows Mail message sorting

Can Windows Mail update the sorting of conversations, so that conversations with a new message are placed at the top of the inbox? [more inside]
posted by Sneutrino on Nov 7, 2008 - 3 answers

MySQL Sorting

Can I combine and sort MySQL search results? [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Jun 30, 2008 - 4 answers

My desktop is a mess. Help!

Help me stop cluttering up my (OS X) desktop. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jun 7, 2008 - 23 answers

SQL sorting when sort field is null

MySQL sorting issue. When I have "first name" and "last name" columns, and I'm sorting primarily by "last name." Some entries have only a "first name," and rather than have those end up at either the start or end of the sort, I'd like it to pretend the "first name" IS the "last name" and sort accordingly. Is there a way to do this with the SQL SELECT statement or should I just edit the data? [more inside]
posted by dnash on May 2, 2008 - 8 answers

Help me make sticky emails in Thunderbird!

Thunderbird: How can I make messages 'sticky'? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Apr 8, 2008 - 2 answers

How to get Excel to convert dates from European to American

How do I convert European dates to American in Excel? [more inside]
posted by jdruk on Feb 25, 2008 - 3 answers

How do I de-iTunes my music folder?

Is there an easy way to resort my iTunes folder back into by albums, instead of by artists? [more inside]
posted by criticalbill on Dec 18, 2007 - 5 answers

Sorting colors (colours)

How does one sort hexadecimal colors properly? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Oct 2, 2007 - 17 answers

Software for organizing images?

Where can I find image 'sorting' software (for OSX)? [more inside]
posted by woodblock100 on Sep 30, 2007 - 15 answers

Sorting out a massive audio library

I'm trying to sort and clean up a media library that contains a total of 16431 items, 51.2 days, 108 GB. So hand sorting is out of the question. Itunes seems to have found Some Duplicates, That need to be deleted. This has proven to be a grueling task if its to be done manually. [more inside]
posted by Chamunks on Sep 24, 2007 - 7 answers

Where can I get free or cheap coin sorting in Toronto?

Where can I get free or cheap coin sorting in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Aug 14, 2007 - 13 answers

How to get mySQL to ignore "A, An, & The" when presenting alphabetized book titles

mySQLfilter: How can I ignore "A, An, & The" at the beginning of book titles when sorting results alphabetically by title? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Dec 5, 2006 - 10 answers

MacOSXFilter: Can I sort my finder folders just like a smart playlist?

MacOSXFilter: Is there any way to set up a folder in the finder that automatically sends stuff to other folders based on date? My downloads folder and my desktop are both a perpetual mess. I'd love it if there was a way to use applescript or what-not so that whenever I opened my downloads folder, I saw my most recently downloaded files, then a few folders containing "1 Week old downloads" "2-4 Weeks old" "+1 Month old", etc. Is this possible?
posted by anonymoose on Nov 29, 2005 - 12 answers

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