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What do you call this thing used to cut tags off of new items?

What do you call this thing? (This one is broken, the metal part would be fastened to the plastic handle.) It is used to cut tags off of new items. [more inside]
posted by kingjoeshmoe on Feb 18, 2014 - 5 answers

 

Fed up with Mac Mavericks Email (tagging, suggestions and more please!)

I'm an inbox zero guy - I'm at my end with Apple Mail. I think I need to move to a new tool - Thunderbird? Outlook? Please hope me! [more inside]
posted by filmgeek on Jan 27, 2014 - 15 answers

Why do some US states put county names on their license plates?

Some states print the full county names on their plates and I know a few other states indicate counties by letter or numerical codes. Why is this necessary? [more inside]
posted by theory on Oct 25, 2013 - 13 answers

How to figure out which news story is trending the most at a given time?

Twitter and Tumblr feature trending or hot tags/news. But is there a way to find the most read/shared news story associated with a certain tag/news topic? [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Oct 9, 2013 - 3 answers

Multilingual security help!

Please help me translate the phrase, "Something that you bought at another store has not been cleared. I can fix that for you. Thank you." [more inside]
posted by wintersonata9 on Mar 17, 2013 - 8 answers

Muddling through bureaucratic bullshit.

[Oakland, CA law/ordinance filter] Please help me find full text of laws or ordinances regarding pet licensing in Oakland, California (Alameda County). And is what I'm doing REALLY illegal or is it bureaucratic nonsense? [more inside]
posted by crayon on Apr 5, 2012 - 9 answers

In my day we ran when we played tag... and we liked it!

I saw some Brooklyn high schoolers outside playing a game that could be described as turn-based freeze tag (and poses that came out of tai chi postures). As the initial setup they stood in a ring of around 8-10, frozen in a pose. At certain points one person would make a wild move (mainly using arms, hands extended flat, sometimes pivoting) and attempt to tag the person next to them out of the ring. They would return to frozen after that, but there may have been a countermove made as well. Eventually there were two people and a winner was found. Any idea what they were playing?
posted by sub-culture on Mar 26, 2012 - 5 answers

Reading Tag Barcodes

Is there a way to read Microsoft Tag barcodes with a computer program? I don't own a smartphone but I'd still like to be able to use them when I come across them.
posted by flatluigi on May 6, 2011 - 0 answers

Finding a robust content syndication platform for social media distribution

Developers and content curators: Help me with some market research. I am trying to find an off-the-shelf solution or to spec out how to develop a solution to the following problem. My organization is looking to setup an internal collection, curation, and distribution system to push multimedia content to hundreds of social media accounts (in dozens of languages) with potentially hundreds of users. Ability to enable push-button publishing via Facebook, Twitter, and other APIs through a plug-in architecture. Sound interesting? Read on. [more inside]
posted by Hammerikaner on May 5, 2011 - 6 answers

A tagging system for multiple items within the same document.

I'm looking for a simple program that will allow me to tag multiple discrete text items -- specifically, citations of items that appear in the news -- that exist in the same document. [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw on Jan 26, 2011 - 3 answers

Advice for selecting and buying a luxury watch in London

[London Shopping Filter] I'd like to buy an expensive watch in the New Year. Budget is up to £2,500 so I'm looking for advice on the best places to browse a wide range of makes and models and then (once I've picked something) the best place to buy it. [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Dec 21, 2010 - 12 answers

Whiteboard software

I'm looking for a specific type of program. Brainstorming/note taking/tag cloud-esque Windows software, preferably allowing the user to enter short pieces of text then drag them around and link or group phrases or words together. A replacement for a physical whiteboard where short ideas would be jotted, reworked, and linked together haphazardly, where short phrases and words can be stored and inspiration gained from their juxtaposition. [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Oct 9, 2010 - 5 answers

Yellow, black, and recTAGular.

OS X-based ID3 tagging programs that have comprehensive expression string options? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Sep 8, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I get adhesive from a T-shirt tag off of the front of the T-shirt?

I pulled the transparent sizing information tag off of the front of a new T-shirt. Now there is a big patch of adhesive on my new T-shirt. :( Help! [more inside]
posted by circular on Jun 12, 2010 - 15 answers

YANMDerm

You are not my dermatologist, but what are these and how do I treat them? As SFW as any close-up shots of skin can be. [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on May 2, 2010 - 14 answers

What is this growth on our kitten's elbow?

One of the kittens we're fostering has developed a weird hard nodule thing on one of his front elbows. What is it, is it bad, will he die? Pics and more inside. [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on Apr 1, 2010 - 20 answers

Naa-Naa Na-Boo-Boo, You Can't Get Me

Is there a specific word for that situation where someone is trying to "get" you, like in a game of tag, but you can maneuver an obstacle between them and you, such that they can't get you because you always move to keep the obstacle between them and you? [more inside]
posted by BeerFilter on Feb 16, 2010 - 14 answers

What game was it I used to play with the Romanian kids?

What game was it I used to play with the Romanian kids? [more inside]
posted by low affect on Oct 22, 2009 - 0 answers

what is "backend of a site seal" called on scriptlance?

how do the online BBB seals and safety seal work on the back end? [more inside]
posted by Izzmeister on Oct 17, 2009 - 7 answers

Tag THIS.

There's this grafitti tagger here in town who scrawls his name everywhere in big black magic marker. On the sides of mailboxes, on walls, on doors. Thing is, it's a nice design and he's got a catchy name. I was thinking the other day that if I started a clothing line, I would like to use his tag as my trademark logo. Chances are, he hasn't trademarked his tag. If I decided to trademark it myself, then deployed it as the name of my clothing line, as well as use his scrawl on the backs of the hoodies I sold - legally, would he have any recourse?
posted by Sully on Oct 8, 2009 - 29 answers

Recommendations for wireless locator kit? (i.e. 'RFID-beepers I can stick on things)

Can you recommend a good wireless locator kit that will let me tag various remotes, keys, etc. so I can find them by activating the locator and listening for a beep? [more inside]
posted by jcruelty on Aug 30, 2009 - 2 answers

No linear tag based navigation examples?

I need some examples of sites that use cloud tags for (main) navigation and/or have a sort of tear off or pinned navigation system to remember frequently used pages customized to the user. [more inside]
posted by mjm1374 on Mar 24, 2009 - 1 answer

How do I best encode the intended audience of a photo inside a JPG file?How do I best encode the intended audience of a photo inside a JPG file?

How do I best encode the intended audience of a photograph inside a JPG file? [more inside]
posted by hoverboards don't work on water on Feb 20, 2009 - 8 answers

How can I batch import JPEG album art into MP3s?

How can I batch import album art into MP3s from JPEGs on my hard disk? [more inside]
posted by ilumos on Dec 15, 2008 - 6 answers

Generating a Tag Cloud From Really Large Text Files

I want to generate tag clouds for really large text files (the largest is 85 MB). No online service that I've found will support a file this big. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by dbarefoot on Oct 5, 2008 - 9 answers

Help an iTunes hater out...

Help an iTunes hater. I have 400 similarly tagged items I want to delete as I listen to them. Why won't iTunes let me have a column that is just "filename"? Every other media player can do that. And don't even get me started on the "keep my music organized" check box. The only way I could get my 400 items into iTunes with unique names was to turn that off, import the 400 items, and use a 3rd party id3 tagger to read the filename into the tag. I thought the Mac experience was supposed to be easy. I must be missing something really stupid. Is there an easier way?
posted by Area Control on Sep 8, 2008 - 15 answers

Awesome online dogtag recommendation?

Recommendation for a tried and true online dog ID tag merchant? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on Jun 21, 2008 - 7 answers

Inserting exposure metadata into scanned photographs

Is it possible to (and how would you) add shutter speed, f-stop, ISO, lens, and camera metadata to scanned files saved in a .psd format? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Jun 18, 2008 - 3 answers

Name for the scene at the end of a movie--post credits

Is there a name for the small scene that comes at the end of a film--after the credits? [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on May 6, 2008 - 17 answers

May I please pay you for new license plates?

The state DMV won'’t let me renew my registration on my current car because I owe property taxes on the old car. Is that legal? Can the state refuse to help me comply with one law if I am potentially violating another one? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2008 - 6 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

I need help with a tagline for my new ecommerce store

Can you help me find a great tagline for my new ecommerce store? [more inside]
posted by adriana on Jan 2, 2008 - 17 answers

RFID login on a Mac?

How can I use RFID to login to my Mac running Leopard [more inside]
posted by ooklala on Dec 26, 2007 - 6 answers

Searching Tags

How can I search a directory for mp3 tags? (Win 2000/XP) [more inside]
posted by popcassady on Oct 21, 2007 - 5 answers

Tagging individual musicians

Can I use iTunes to tag the specific musicians playing on a track? [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Aug 19, 2007 - 12 answers

Gmail functionality, within explorer?

Spoiled by GMail, *really* looking for a way to use tags/labels for everyday files. [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Aug 1, 2007 - 11 answers

Autokleptovestiomania

Please help me steal my own trousers... [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on May 4, 2007 - 34 answers

Need help sorting files in iTunes in ways the program doesn't offer

Is there a way to more efficiently clean up files in iTunes than the program has to offer? There are many ways in which I want to sort files and simply cannot figure it out. I would like to not have to do the following manually... [more inside]
posted by Jenna Roadman on May 1, 2007 - 6 answers

Finding mp3 metadata in OS X's Finder?

Is there a way to get my Mac Finder (10.3.9) to see mp3 data such as bitrate and tag metadata? [more inside]
posted by p3t3 on Feb 11, 2007 - 5 answers

object for iframe

Using Object instead of iframe for Google Calendar embeds? [more inside]
posted by juiceCake on Jan 16, 2007 - 2 answers

Finding a physical folksonomy for flimsy files

Is there a way of tagging paper? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Jan 9, 2007 - 19 answers

How can I tag video files of my home movies?

Help with tagging home movie video files, not DVDs. [more inside]
posted by Pastabagel on Jan 4, 2007 - 4 answers

Why are Bloc Pary repeating themselves?

Why the hell is it doing that!! iTunes is destroying my music when I try to edit ID tags. Theres [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Nov 14, 2006 - 12 answers

What is an appropriate salutation for multiple addressees in a business letter?

What is an appropriate salutation for multiple addressees in a business letter? "To whom it may concern" is too generic and awkward because I know exactly whom the letter concerns, and something like "Dear Friends" doesn't work because I'm often writing letters to people who aren't exactly my friends. Please help me find something in the middle.
posted by greasy_skillet on Nov 13, 2006 - 20 answers

anchor tags and php

I'm having trouble getting anchor tags working in a php-generated page. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Nov 12, 2006 - 11 answers

Anyone know how to create a tag cloud with images?

I need to create a tag cloud like http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/ but instead of show the tag names I need to show images. [more inside]
posted by Leech on Nov 2, 2006 - 2 answers

Anal mp3 tagging question

Anal mp3 tagging question: I'm organizing my mp3 collection and frustrated with how inaccurate the genre tags are. Does anyone know of any good programs that can automatically scan mp3 and update accurate and more specific mp3 genres? (iam currently using fixtunes which uses the amazon database, which is quite awful.)
posted by nyu2 on Sep 29, 2006 - 17 answers

Is there a program (Windows) that can search by Artist/Song and add Album/Year/etc info to my MP3 tags?

All of my MP3s contain only Artist/Song info in their ID tags. Is there a program (Windows) that can search by Artist/Song and add Album/Year/etc info to my MP3 tags? [more inside]
posted by JudgeBork on Jun 25, 2006 - 5 answers

How do I Remove the Bypass from a new GE Refrigerator ?? It's super tight.

Bought a brand new condo that came with a GE Refrigerator with built-in filtered water dispenser. The new fridge came with a bypass in place of a filter -- How in the world do I get it out so I can replace it with a real filter?? It is SUPER tight. [more inside]
posted by seinfeld on Jun 14, 2006 - 7 answers

Suggestions for Photo Management Software Shared Over a Network?

I need to find networked photo management software, similar in function to Picasa or ACDSee, but with the ability to share "tags" between multiple users over a network. The products I've been able to find all allow tagging, but those tags are available only to that user, and my company needs to search the photo tags without each user having tagged each photo individually. [more inside]
posted by XSteveMurphy on Apr 6, 2006 - 8 answers

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