I need to go through text files, each containing hundreds of lines, and copy a specific part of each line, and then add all those parts together into one long line, each part separated by a comma. But how? [more inside]
Is there a tool that would let me embed a semi-random text generator? [more inside]
What font does the Tabac logo use? [more inside]
I need someone to text me every 4-6 hours to keep myself accountable for one very specific, discrete thing. I don't want to ask any of my friends/family to do it. Reminders on my phone are too easy to brush off and ignore. Is there some sort of web service I can sign up for that will hook me up with someone who also needs to be kept accountable, or someone who wants to help?
I want to create a number to send text messages (SMS) which will then post all the messages onto a Twitter feed... [more inside]
Suddenly text and logos look very grainy on my Windows 7 computer. [more inside]
Is there a text editor under Mac OS X which can split a plain text file using a string as delimiter? [more inside]
I want to have some sort of easily-editable text box floating on the top level of whatever I'm doing in Windows. Think, like, a sticky note or a ticker. [more inside]
perl or sed or awk help for newbie [more inside]
Please help me find the critical thinking textbook my grade-school class used in the early eighties. [more inside]
Why does my browser change the last two letters of some of the strings I type to "Pr"? [more inside]
I want to do something ridiculously simple in Excel that doesn't seem to be possible. Please tell me that's not true. [more inside]
Has anyone else been having imessage vs. text message problems lately? [more inside]
Tell me how to efficiently get links from emails/text out of an HTC Sensation to work w/minimal effort? [more inside]
What are some examples of spectacular, climactic visuals... in text? [more inside]
WordPad is a bare-bones RTF editor. What app will approximate WordPad on an Android? Bonus points if the editor also syncs itself between Android and Windows. [more inside]
Can you point me to recent surveys of reading habits in the United States? I'm hoping to find statistics from the last 3-4 years about anything from the average number of books read, time spent reading, digital reading, to whatever else you know about. [more inside]
When should I let my child read Harry Potter and Diary of a Wimpy Kid?? [more inside]
Help me catalog my youthful correspondence so that when I grow old and wither I may smile at a time well-spent but long-gone with those I love -- 21st CENTURY STYLE!!!11!! [more inside]
Which Twitter users post high-quality daily tweets? (one-liners, inspirational quotes, love/sex tips, that kind of thing) [more inside]
I just bought an LG Cosmos 2 VN251 phone, and I want to figure out how to export my texts, call history, etc. off the phone and onto my iMac. I was able to do this with my previous phone, an LG-VX9900, via the bluetooth connection using BitPim—but BitPim doesn't seem to recognize this model, and my text inbox is getting full pretty quickly! [more inside]
I have to read a lot of academic papers. They are usually formatted into 2 columns per page. This is fine if I print them out, but when I read them on a computer screen, it is difficult/annoying for me to scroll up and down - I lose my place easily (I recognize this may be unusual). Is there software out there that will strip the text from a pdf into one column (and maybe put all the figures at the end or somewhere)? Like the Readability extension for text on the web, but for pdfs. Maybe a plugin for Adobe Acrobat? Linux or Windows, please. Thanks.
Textbooks or readers on social inequality / exclusion - especially with a global perspective? [more inside]
The company I work for has offered to pay the cost to upgrade my personal iPhone 3gs to a 4s. I currently have unlimited data with the 200 SMS for $5 plan. I'm grandfathered in on the unlimited data plan but I've heard conflicting reports about the $5 message plan: a) to upgrade my phone I would have to either switch to a $20/month unlimited text message plan or go plan-less and pay $.20-.30/text, OR b) my $5 plan is safe and will survive the upgrade. So, which is it? [more inside]
What are the mysterious, apparently non-sensical, religious-sounding words that are appearing as small white text on white background on Craigslist car+truck ads across several cities? [more inside]
I have some questions regarding MMS charges and the Facebook Messenger app. Between it and the upcoming iOS messages in iOS5 I would like to completely eliminate my texting plan (in light of AT&T's total dick move of eliminating the $10/month text plan-which I was going to move to after iOS5). I figure between Facebook and my iphone-owning friends, family, and girlfriend I should be 99.9% covered and I'll eat the per-text charge on the 2-3 a month that may slip by. I just cant seem to find a clear answer on one point, though: [more inside]
Internet as visual medium - Intro texts for college level? [more inside]
Help me extract text from a PDF of a Powerpoint presentation! [more inside]
Where can I find some fun, free Hebrew fonts? [more inside]
On a Win7 desktop, how can I open and read a 1.61 GB CSV file containing text (kind of an archive of e-mails) without freezing up the system?
Looking for a document clustering application for a one-off search. Would prefer not to code my own. [more inside]
iPhone: when I select some text to copy and use the grab points to expand the selection, how do I keep it from selecting the whole paragraph? [more inside]
I want to play more games like Nethack, Dwarf Fortress, Liberal Crime Squad, etc. No, not rogue-likes: games with a similiar "made of text" interface. [more inside]
How do I add text to the left margin in Word 2010? [more inside]
For the last several months, I have used an online text editor to write upcoming posts for my blog. When I had my computer reimaged, I lost my open tabs, and now I can't find the website I was using to edit text. I was 99% sure that the site was called QuickWrite or QuickWriter, but I can't seem to find it again. [more inside]
Are there any websites with large collections of exquisite examples of prose? [more inside]
Is there a text to speech tool that will allow me to control the speed in Words per minute? [more inside]
Is there a name for the text design style of the wall art in this picture (particularly the vertical text column)? I've seen it used in certain retro-style ads, on some websites, and on the wall in the picture I just linked. [more inside]
I want to be able to poll audience members via text message during a live event. What programs/apps/websites should I check out? [more inside]
I would like to delete certain lines in a text document. It's an SRT file, which is basically a TXT file that contains subtitles and in & out points. I'd like to delete all the timecode numbers, and leave only the text. Example inside... [more inside]
Can I send text messages to a cellphone from my computer? How? [more inside]
How to make a data subset based on a variable with multiple character values in [R]? [more inside]
I'm trying to find a Twilight-related blog that I remember seeing recently. The blogger cut all the pages out of a copy of Twilight, scanned or photographed them, and rearranged snippets of text to highlight and criticize odd or repetitive choices of language. [more inside]
Looking for web based Open Source tool for allowing tagging of text documents by a community [more inside]
For a community health project, I need automated capability to send text messages to participants' phones based on a specified schedule, content and sequence of messages. The volume would be in the range of 100 recipients grouped into 6 or 8 different categories (each category would receive a distinct sequence of messages), with perhaps 2 or 3 messages per day to each recipient. Any suggestions?
I need to animate text (short quotes, one or two sentences each) for a video presentation. Are there any (free or cheap) softwares other than Keynote/Powerpoint that do this? [more inside]
What options for word processors are there for Android tablets? How well do they work? Would a keyboard attachment make one equivalent to working on a netbook?
How can I make a video like this one for Cee-lo Green's Fuck You? What kind of program(s) would I need? Are there any tutorials? Any terms for what this is called would be helpful too, because my googling has been rather unsuccessful. Thanks!
Is less signal strength required for sending/receiving texts versus voice calls? [more inside]