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wity text call out

A friend, sent me a text that she in a work "retreat" all day it is really dulll and painfully boring. Please help me think of clever texts to send that are witty and will crack a smile.
posted by jennstra on Jan 29, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me organize my chunks.

Can anyone recommend software for organizing small chunks of text using tags? [more inside]
posted by DeusExMegana on Jan 26, 2011 - 7 answers

How can I add line breaks to a text file?

How can I add line breaks to a text file? I'd like to insert line breaks into a text file so that each line of the text is no more than 33 characters, and I want to avoid line breaks inserted in the middle of words. I've seen online tools that add line breaks every X characters exactly, but this results in words cut in half. Is there an easy way to do what I'm hoping for? If I could just set the line length on Gmail, say, to 33 characters and email myself the text, that would be what I'm looking for. Thanks!
posted by surenoproblem on Jan 26, 2011 - 4 answers

Word cloud analysis software for desktop?

Anyone know a word cloud analyzer for the desktop which does similar things to wordle.com ?
posted by zaebiz on Jan 23, 2011 - 3 answers

Should I have any longevity concerns about .epub files?

Should I have any longevity concerns about .epub files? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Jan 20, 2011 - 4 answers

What font is this?

I was wondering if anyone could identify the font used for the "reprise" records vintage logo I have this album and I've tried using tools like "what the font" etc. but I just can't seem to find one that matches exactly. Any suggestions on something similar?
posted by twoforty5am on Jan 12, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me organize my text files!

MacFilter! How do you keep your documents organized? Is there an iTunes-ish program for organizing and working with lots of text files? [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on Jan 10, 2011 - 29 answers

How to convert a dictionary in XML format to a text file for use in a flashcard program?

I use Anki as a flashcard program to learn languages. I have an XML file of an open source English-Swedish dictionary. I'd like to turn this file into a text file that Anki can import. I know nothing about XML files (I don't even quite know what to open it with. OSX tries to use Adobe Illustrator, but surely that can't be right?). Is there any way to do this more or less easily? [more inside]
posted by snoogles on Jan 7, 2011 - 12 answers

Is my Mac's video card about to die?

Text on my Mac pro's monitor is behaving oddly, with intermittent horizontal bars of static across the lines of text. I think it might be the video card. Is it about to die? [more inside]
posted by Joe in Australia on Jan 3, 2011 - 8 answers

Fun texting?

What fun things, messages or games can I send to or play with my spouse via text? [more inside]
posted by Morrigan on Dec 26, 2010 - 10 answers

What movies and other media show words or numbers as quasi-physical things?

What are some examples of media (movies, TV shows, commercials, or anything really) where text or data appears to have a real physical presence or materiality? Is there a name for the technique where you have words or graphics on screen that people or things can move around or destroy? When did this start becoming common? Are there similar examples from further back in the history of media? [more inside]
posted by mariokrat on Dec 14, 2010 - 37 answers

How can I find common words in two lists?

How can I find common words in two (or more) lists? [more inside]
posted by pantufla on Dec 13, 2010 - 9 answers

Text analysis software

Suggestions for text analysis tools, please! Following a short discussion in the Metatalk infodump thread with cortex and iamkimiam, I realized that we'd appreciate suggestions for tools that can analyze text corpora and text files. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by carter on Dec 12, 2010 - 5 answers

How can I compare the text in two excel cells for common terms?

How can I compare the text in two excel cells for common terms? [more inside]
posted by pantufla on Dec 6, 2010 - 5 answers

My computer shut down right after I finished a paragraph. Can I recover it?

Possibly a waste of a question but can you recover lost text in Word before it saved? [more inside]
posted by tweedle on Dec 1, 2010 - 5 answers

Need some advice on polling a live audience via text message.

Need some advice on polling a live audience via text message. Thinking of using Google voice, but have some questions. [more inside]
posted by kdern on Nov 19, 2010 - 4 answers

Origin of the Behind the Green Door story?

What's the story behind the print version of "Behind the Green Door" that circulated for awhile before the porn film was made? [more inside]
posted by 1001 questions on Nov 9, 2010 - 3 answers

How do I strip *some* formatting from text?

Can I strip SOME formatting from text? I'd like to be able to strip all formatting except HTML links. Even better I'd like to strip all formatting other than HTML, bold and italics. Are there any good workarounds for this? [more inside]
posted by barnone on Nov 7, 2010 - 9 answers

Best way to convert digital audio files to digital text?

Best way to convert digital audio files to digital text? [more inside]
posted by critzer on Nov 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Making a graph with null data or text in Google Spreadsheet

Google Documents changed the way it handles chart data and now I can't make a simple graph. [more inside]
posted by Gandhi Knoxville on Nov 3, 2010 - 6 answers

text edit replaces ... with three smaller dots. how do I stop this?

text edit replaces ... with three smaller dots. how do I stop this? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Oct 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me remember...german publisher for language grammars?

Is anyone familiar with a German publisher of high-quality, thorough, foreign language grammars? I recall seeing a pretty comprehensive series for South Asian languages....but never made a note of the publisher.
posted by anelsewhere on Oct 28, 2010 - 7 answers

Online form-to-text-document application?

Is there a free online service that allows me to create a form that, when the fields are filled in, generates a text document with both questions and answers that can be printed out?
posted by markcmyers on Oct 11, 2010 - 2 answers

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn of a CSS Text Generator.

Trying to find a text generator I saw a while back. It was called a Cthulhu text generator, but it really had nothing to do with him. It would accept key words/phrases, then arrange them in an overlapping criss-cross pattern using only CSS. [more inside]
posted by AltReality on Oct 4, 2010 - 3 answers

Identify antique text/document

Could anyone identify this antique document written in an unknown script (Kashmiri?) and perhaps comment on its purpose? (Pictures inside) [more inside]
posted by Petromyzon on Sep 22, 2010 - 13 answers

8-) Deal with it?

I'm looking for an animated GIF of someone sending a series of texts that are an ASCII representation of the "Deal With It" meme. Where did I see this?
posted by joshuaconner on Sep 16, 2010 - 3 answers

What are good apps for converting PDFs and other text files to non-PDF files?

What are good apps for converting PDFs and other text files to non-PDF text files? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Sep 6, 2010 - 12 answers

What's this kind of video called?

Videos like the new Cee Lo video, where the text appears on the screen as the words are spoken - what's that style called? [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Aug 27, 2010 - 19 answers

Need help organizing photos and text

I have been the sole writer/editor for a small, free, newspaper for a couple of years. I have kept all original .doc files and published and unpublished photos. What I am looking for is software that will organize both pictures and text. It is easy to find organizing software for images, but not for photos and text. Does software like this even exist? Any help is appreciated.
posted by razorian on Aug 22, 2010 - 9 answers

Mac Alternatives to Phrase Express?

Phrase Express alternatives for Mac. Bonus point for FLOSS. [more inside]
posted by RockyChrysler on Aug 21, 2010 - 3 answers

Hover/Mouseover CSS/html question.

Can I change the mouseover qualities (the way mouseover/hover text is displayed) with CSS? [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Aug 20, 2010 - 6 answers

Saving Text Messages on iPhone 3G

How can I save/archive a very long string of text messages from my iPhone (3G)? [more inside]
posted by eggman on Aug 13, 2010 - 7 answers

How do I make an animation involving text, still photos, and music?

How do I make an animation involving text, still photos, and music? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Aug 12, 2010 - 4 answers

Self-publish a friend's novel using MS Word?

My friend wrote a novel and is having trouble getting it published. I'd like to make a print copy of it for her on Lulu but I'm having trouble figuring out how to layout the type correctly. Also, I have never done this before. Help a type n00b do something nice for a friend. [more inside]
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth on Aug 10, 2010 - 15 answers

Text message without a phone?

How do I send a text message from a computer? This is maybe easy, maybe tricky. [more inside]
posted by mai on Aug 6, 2010 - 21 answers

Yes, another org question. Sorry.

All the posts I've read about org-mode lately have me intrigued, and I'm wanting to check it out. Problem: my version of org is old (4.67c), and I want to upgrade to current. And I'm on a Mac (Snow Leopard) [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Jul 31, 2010 - 1 answer

Looking for handwritten fonts similar to these...

Looking for handwritten fonts similar to these... Example 1 Example 2
posted by FuckingAwesome on Jul 27, 2010 - 8 answers

Help Me Automatically Shorten Status Updates for Facebook/Twitter Updates ...

I'm seeking to write a shell script (probably using sed) that will be given some text and will abbreviate it for me. I've no need to reinvent the wheel, if such a shell script already exists. More inside. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jul 26, 2010 - 6 answers

Fun, choose your own adventure games?

Inspired by this post, what are some fun, online, choose-your-own-adventure games similar to this or this?
posted by kylej on Jul 15, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me find some texts to teach the children!

I'll shortly be teaching a unit of work to senior high school students titled "Navigating the Global". I'm after short stories, preferably available for free online, that deal with the themes of global vs local culture. [more inside]
posted by robotot on Jul 1, 2010 - 10 answers

Desperately Seeking Sikanderi

Where can I find an English translation of Amir Khusrow's A’ina-yi Sikanderi? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Jun 20, 2010 - 5 answers

Can text be made to "wrap to window" in WordPerfect X3?

I am in a new environment where the computers are locked down and are well-configured to use WordPerfect X3 rather than MS Word. The one feature I badly miss, and haven't been able to locate anywhere, is the equivalent of of the MS Word "wrap to window" option, which will flow text to the width of your word processing window rather than always displaying it at the width of the printed page. This feature makes multiple-window desktop arrangements feasible. Despite web searching and kicking the tires in WordPerfect X3, I haven't been able to locate this feature. Is it hidden somewhere? Or does it not exist?
posted by dgrobinson on Jun 14, 2010 - 3 answers

iPhone and a Mac? Etc?

I'm finally getting an iPhone when the new model is released. I have questions about integrating an iPhone with a Mac. Also: how can I save a little money on my soon-to-be hefty AT&T bill? [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on Jun 5, 2010 - 14 answers

Is there a name for the video technique where text is "stuck" to an element of the video?

Is there a name for the video technique where text is "stuck" to an element of the video? [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on Jun 3, 2010 - 6 answers

Text to wav without limits?

How can I change text into playable .wav files for minimal cost? [more inside]
posted by candasartan on May 30, 2010 - 6 answers

Term for these color combos, other than "Agh, my eyes!"?

Is there a technical term for these problematic color combinations? [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on May 30, 2010 - 11 answers

Memorization is Not Our Strong Suit

I am looking for an artistic way to present a recipe that my spouse and I use pretty regularly. I would like to create (or, more likely, commission) an artistic representation of the recipe suitable for framing. [more inside]
posted by Xalf on May 19, 2010 - 7 answers

How can I change the SMS alert tones on my iPhone?

How can I change the SMS alert tones on my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by prior on May 6, 2010 - 11 answers

Are these Spanish text messages I'm getting just a spammer or is it safe to respond that they've got the wrong number?

Do these Spanish text messages I'm getting (which I have crudely translated for you) sound like a spammer fishing for valid numbers, or does it sound like a lovesick teen who has just gotten the wrong number? I want to tell them they've got the wrong number so they'll stop, but don't want to respond if it's a spammer. Language barrier and inexperience with text spam leave me unsure. [more inside]
posted by Askr on May 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Tool to Auto-Format text and paragraphs?

I need a tool to auto-format text according to my rules, such as 2 spaces between every sentence. [more inside]
posted by dvrcthewrld on Apr 29, 2010 - 8 answers

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