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Summarizing daily reports in Excel

I get a daily report of activity from a set of items and I want to make a automatically-updating summary sheet (I'm fine doing this in Excel, Google Sheets, or Apple Numbers). [more inside]
posted by primethyme on Apr 30, 2016 - 4 answers

What is the plot of Lost, like what happened

what exactly happened in Lost? Please tell me in UNDER 400 WORDS. What happened in that show. i know a plane crashed on an island, then there was a stained glass window at the end, but i don't want to watch it. What was it about. NO MORE THAN 400 WORDS IN A COMMENT, NO MORE THAN ONE COMMENT PER PERSON PLEASE, THAT IS ALL THE PATIENCE I HAVE. spoiler zone follows. thank you babes
posted by Greg Nog on Feb 23, 2016 - 24 answers

One-phrase descriptions of writers

Can a writer's literary style or technique be summed up in one phrase? I am trying to compile such a list of descriptions. An example would be: "Ernest Hemingway: Simple, terse, unadorned, and uses few adjectives." George Bernard Shaw: "Energetic, witty, intellectual, aggressive, comedic, and socially critical." The more technical the description, the better.
posted by omar.a on Oct 26, 2015 - 2 answers

Action only NFL / MLB games / videos?

I'm interested in finding a site / YouTube channel / similar portal that shows only the "action" portion of sporting events. For example, a Youtube channel that would edit out all of the footage from NFL games, showing only the time when the clock was running. MLB has clips of key pitches/hits on their site (as does the NFL), but not the whole game from what I can find. Can anyone point me in the right direction of a full game trimmd down to only the "action"?
posted by thankyoumuchly on Jan 26, 2015 - 8 answers

Passing the baton so we don't drop the ball

My coworkers and I are being spread thinner across the 24-hour day, to the point that we will no longer see one another all together here in the same hour. We need to find a tool, preferably free, so we can get information to one another from shift to shift. [more inside]
posted by Sunburnt on Mar 28, 2014 - 7 answers

Single Page Daily News Brief - name that site

I have a specific site in mind, and I can't find it for the life of me. It's a consciously minimalist design, about 5 stories per day, summarized. The stories are all in a single column, on a single page, black text on a white background. Clean as clean can be. [more inside]
posted by scamper on Feb 27, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me fit in with football fans?

I'm a guy, I don't follow football at all, but a friend has invited me to his Super Bowl party. How do I attend without it being awkward? [more inside]
posted by indubitable on Jan 27, 2011 - 42 answers

The end of Lost in a paragraph?

Could somebody summarise the end of Lost in a paragraph? I can't wade through the post on the green; it appears to be all reaction and not a lot of content. Assume the Wikipedia article doesn't do it for me. Take this summary of BSG (Spoiler!) as a benchmark:
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posted by obiwanwasabi on May 25, 2010 - 50 answers

Turns out our top referrer is Zombo.com

What are best enterprise level Web Analytic / Stat programs that work with IIS and Apache sever logs? [more inside]
posted by wcfields on Mar 10, 2010 - 1 answer

Net work with me

Where can I find reasonably verbose Battlestar Galactica (2004+) summaries? [more inside]
posted by gensubuser on Dec 12, 2009 - 10 answers

A replacement for TP?

Can you recommend a good replacement for the "Today's Papers" feature on Slate.com? I liked that it surveyed a bunch of news/newspaper sites, and then they were conveniently summarized in one article. [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Oct 21, 2009 - 14 answers

Please help me read The Master and Margarita.

Please help me read The Master and Margarita. [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Aug 19, 2009 - 8 answers

Best method for summarizing papers?

My approach to academic papers is to read through once, then go back and type up notes on it. The problem is that my notes serve two functions: summary and commentary. What's the best software for making synopses of academic papers with personal annotated notes? [more inside]
posted by painquale on Nov 18, 2008 - 12 answers

How do you index your Ray Mears clips?

How can I add summary data to my video files? [more inside]
posted by verisimilitude on Jul 23, 2008 - 4 answers

cliff's notes for college?

i want something sort of like this, only more to my liking. recommendations, please. [more inside]
posted by gcat on Apr 17, 2008 - 4 answers

Quick and Dirty guide to the Literary Canon

I'm looking for a concise and readable overview/guide of what could be considered "classic literature" for a mature ESL student. [more inside]
posted by Phire on Nov 15, 2007 - 7 answers

I don't care for television, but I want to stay current on cultural memes.

How can I keep up with television spread memes without watching (much) tv? [more inside]
posted by yohko on Oct 24, 2007 - 18 answers

Summarise Gentry Lee's sequels to the Rama series

I've just finished re-reading the 4 books in the Rama series by Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee, and was wondering about the sequels by Lee solo, set in the same universe, which by all accounts are not very good. Has anyone read them, and would you like to summarise? [more inside]
posted by Orange Goblin on Mar 7, 2005 - 1 answer

Please explain summaries in Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data

I have always enjoyed reading the summaries that often appear in the Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data (the small type at the beginning of the book that includes the date of publication, etc.) of books for young people. Just because they're amusing, I'll provide an example:

Poinsettia and the Firefighters by Felicia Bond
Summary: Poinsettia the Pig feels lonely and afraid of the dark until she learns that there is someone else awake and keeping watch all night: the fire fighters.

Why are these summaries there? Why don't books for adults have them?
posted by bubukaba on Feb 3, 2005 - 3 answers

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