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How to parse a text file & collect a piece of each line automatically?

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]
posted by Unhyper on May 9, 2012 - 13 answers

Text Widget Generator?

Is there a tool that would let me embed a semi-random text generator? [more inside]
posted by jtajta on May 1, 2012 - 6 answers

What font does the Tabac logo use?

What font does the Tabac logo use? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Apr 28, 2012 - 3 answers

Where can I find someone to text me?

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?
posted by Night_owl on Apr 26, 2012 - 13 answers

Anonymous SMS to Twitter

I want to create a number to send text messages (SMS) which will then post all the messages onto a Twitter feed... [more inside]
posted by iamck on Apr 18, 2012 - 3 answers

How to fix grainy display in Windows 7?

Suddenly text and logos look very grainy on my Windows 7 computer. [more inside]
posted by Jeanne on Apr 12, 2012 - 3 answers

In need of text splitter

Is there a text editor under Mac OS X which can split a plain text file using a string as delimiter? [more inside]
posted by yclipse on Apr 9, 2012 - 19 answers

word up

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]
posted by threeants on Mar 26, 2012 - 3 answers

Convert text with whitespace to csv

perl or sed or awk help for newbie [more inside]
posted by v-tach on Mar 20, 2012 - 26 answers

Searching for the critical thinking textbook I had in grade school

Please help me find the critical thinking textbook my grade-school class used in the early eighties. [more inside]
posted by hydrophonic on Mar 11, 2012 - 3 answers

Internet changing what I type.

Why does my browser change the last two letters of some of the strings I type to "Pr"? [more inside]
posted by Bufo_periglenes on Feb 24, 2012 - 4 answers

Don't people do this every day?

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]
posted by cincinnatus c on Feb 10, 2012 - 17 answers

Blue and green

Has anyone else been having imessage vs. text message problems lately? [more inside]
posted by 6and12 on Jan 28, 2012 - 11 answers

HTC Sensation question about links in emails/texts?

Tell me how to efficiently get links from emails/text out of an HTC Sensation to work w/minimal effort? [more inside]
posted by prodevel on Jan 25, 2012 - 4 answers

Is there any decent quality anti-SOPA javascript I can add to my sites on the 18th?

Is there any quick'n'easy anti-SOPA javascript I can add to my site's HTML to protest on 18th Jan? Crucially it must contain a concise description of the dangers of SOPA, and shouldn't assume an American audience (i.e. "contact your representatives"). I'm aware of WordPress plugins but that's NOT what I'm looking for. [more inside]
posted by humblepigeon on Jan 14, 2012 - 5 answers

"KABOOM!" went the Death Star.

What are some examples of spectacular, climactic visuals... in text? [more inside]
posted by The otter lady on Dec 27, 2011 - 16 answers

(Syncing) RTF editor for Android

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]
posted by foursentences on Dec 24, 2011 - 1 answer

Are there any recent (last 3-4 years) surveys of American reading habits?

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]
posted by lilac girl on Dec 14, 2011 - 6 answers

When should I let my child pick her own books if I disagree with them?

When should I let my child read Harry Potter and Diary of a Wimpy Kid?? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Dec 12, 2011 - 60 answers

I Bequeth These SMSes to My Estate and Future Biographers....maybe?

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]
posted by Chipmazing on Nov 25, 2011 - 5 answers

High-quality daily Tweets (inspirational quotes, love/sex tips etc.)?

Which Twitter users post high-quality daily tweets? (one-liners, inspirational quotes, love/sex tips, that kind of thing) [more inside]
posted by harwons on Nov 23, 2011 - 17 answers

LG Cosmos 2 VN 251: Exporting information

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]
posted by not_on_display on Oct 19, 2011 - 3 answers

Readability for PDFs?

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.
posted by bluefly on Oct 19, 2011 - 6 answers

Texts on social inequality / exclusion suggestions?

Textbooks or readers on social inequality / exclusion - especially with a global perspective? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Oct 19, 2011 - 3 answers

Will my cheap texting plan survive an upgrade?

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]
posted by jamaro on Oct 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Craigslist Whitetext Mystery

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]
posted by Extopalopaketle on Oct 10, 2011 - 3 answers

I wish to cut the cord on my cordless.

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]
posted by sourwookie on Sep 22, 2011 - 5 answers

Web 101 Course Pack

Internet as visual medium - Intro texts for college level? [more inside]
posted by TheGoodBlood on Sep 18, 2011 - 4 answers

When ampersands attack.

Help me extract text from a PDF of a Powerpoint presentation! [more inside]
posted by lovedbymarylane on Sep 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Fun, free Hebrew fonts?

Where can I find some fun, free Hebrew fonts? [more inside]
posted by yersinia on Sep 5, 2011 - 2 answers

Help me deal with a huge text file!

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?
posted by vidur on Sep 1, 2011 - 12 answers

Document taxonomy

Looking for a document clustering application for a one-off search. Would prefer not to code my own. [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Aug 5, 2011 - 3 answers

Copying lines of text on an iPhone?

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]
posted by neuron on Jul 31, 2011 - 10 answers

|...@..@@@@| "MeFites! Help me!" --more--

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]
posted by Askiba on Jul 26, 2011 - 10 answers

How do I add text to the left margin in Word 2010?

How do I add text to the left margin in Word 2010? [more inside]
posted by Mr_Crazyhorse on Jul 25, 2011 - 7 answers

Looking for my Online Text Editor

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]
posted by allison00 on Jul 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Good short prose samples on the web?

Are there any websites with large collections of exquisite examples of prose? [more inside]
posted by satori_movement on Jul 14, 2011 - 4 answers

Is there a text to speech program that will let me control speed in WPM

Is there a text to speech tool that will allow me to control the speed in Words per minute? [more inside]
posted by TigerCrane on Jun 28, 2011 - 1 answer

Is there a name for this design style?

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]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jun 25, 2011 - 12 answers

Lunchtime Poll

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]
posted by hermitosis on Jun 6, 2011 - 6 answers

Stripping timecode from SRT file

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]
posted by Silky Slim on May 30, 2011 - 9 answers

Texting from computer?

Can I send text messages to a cellphone from my computer? How? [more inside]
posted by John Borrowman on May 10, 2011 - 19 answers

gra[rrrrrr]

How to make a data subset based on a variable with multiple character values in [R]? [more inside]
posted by mandymanwasregistered on May 3, 2011 - 10 answers

Twilight, Rearranged

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]
posted by Orinda on Apr 23, 2011 - 3 answers

how can I have the community help tag hudreds of text documents?

Looking for web based Open Source tool for allowing tagging of text documents by a community [more inside]
posted by bottlebrushtree on Apr 18, 2011 - 4 answers

How do I send automated text messages to multiple recipients?

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?
posted by pavi on Apr 14, 2011 - 4 answers

Move, Text!

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]
posted by ddaavviidd on Apr 7, 2011 - 5 answers

Writing on android

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?
posted by Artw on Apr 1, 2011 - 12 answers

And I'm like, how'd you do that? (ooh hoo hoo!)

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!
posted by jouir on Mar 29, 2011 - 5 answers

text vs voice required signal strength

Is less signal strength required for sending/receiving texts versus voice calls? [more inside]
posted by H. Roark on Mar 27, 2011 - 11 answers

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