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Quick Way to Scan 100 In-Progress Web Pages

I'm working on a project where I'm building out 100 texty web pages, all with the same format, but different content within that format. I frequently need to zip through some or all of these pages, to scan for problems, incompleteness, special cases, etc. I'd like a non-clumsy way to do this scanning. [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Aug 9, 2016 - 12 answers

Does my modem/ router need an update?

Modem / Router question [more inside]
posted by samcivic on Feb 25, 2016 - 4 answers

1970s children's show with scary glowing door

In the late 70s or early 80s, I saw a TV show that involved a kid who wasn't supposed to open a glowing door. The kid reached for the door... he was about to open it... and at that point, I got freaked out and ran out of the TV room. My sense of terror makes it one of my more vivid childhood memories, and to this day, I often wonder what was behind that door. From these vague details, can you help me figure out what the show was so I can finally find the answer? [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Nov 16, 2015 - 9 answers

Help!! with contacting Zoom and Steinberg/Cubase

This question is a follow-up to this one I asked recently. Having purchased the H4n through Amazon, which came with a cd for the required Cubase program by Steinberg, I'm now trying to register as directed by product info (apparently there's a 30-day window of opportunity). What an Alice-in-Wonderland nightmare I'm in. [more inside]
posted by mmiddle on Oct 6, 2014 - 3 answers

Which camera meets my needs?

I need a point and shoot camera that meets these three criteria: 1. Mega zoom 2. GPS built in 3. Shoots in raw format. My Google-fu has failed me. Any suggestions?
posted by gnossos on Apr 24, 2014 - 10 answers

Is a pre-set zoom for a pdf URL loaded in Chrome possible?

I'm hoping to find a tweak that will make a specific webpage always load at 200% in a Chrome browser, but I don't want the zoom to apply to any other webpage. [more inside]
posted by peacay on Mar 22, 2014 - 4 answers

Explain zoom lens specs please?

Can someone explain these two types of zoom lens specs? [more inside]
posted by Cosine on Jan 13, 2014 - 24 answers

Up close vs. far away

I am looking for movie/TV scenes in which the audience or characters think that something is one thing up close, but realize that it is something different from further away. [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Aug 11, 2013 - 10 answers

Why don't Yahoo News articles pinch-zoom anymore on an iPad...?

Yahoo News seems to have re-designed their site in a way that's removed the ability to enlarge the text of its news articles on an iPad... Is there a way to get around this? The person behind this question is nearly blind and doesn't want to re-learn a non-Yahoo news web portal....
posted by mhh5 on Jul 23, 2013 - 5 answers

Firefox zooms in by default. How can I fix this?

Everything in firefox is zoomed in twice by default. Icons in the bookmarks bar are larger than they should be and pixellated. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Jul 1, 2013 - 10 answers

The best camera is the one you have with you... unless it's an iPhone

I'm ready to up my photography game. I live in a gorgeous place with lots of interesting things to photograph-- wildlife, birds, water and mountains, abandoned infrastructure-- and my iPhone 4 can't produce pictures that are rich or detailed enough to do it all justice (or blow up for prints, or be good blog fodder). However, I'm not interested in a DSLR because I know I'm unlikely to actually have it with me when opportunities present themselves, and at this point I'm not really technically proficient enough to justify the cost. What point and shoot models should I consider? [more inside]
posted by charmcityblues on Jun 25, 2013 - 19 answers

Need "deep zoomable" iOS image viewer

an iPhone/iOS picture app that zooms "deeply" so I can read the little details of a really big diagram? [more inside]
posted by Moistener on Sep 8, 2012 - 2 answers

Zoom H4N Linux

How does the Zoom H4N play with (Arch)Linux? [more inside]
posted by beshtya on Jan 7, 2012 - 9 answers

Giant font go away!

Help me find my Word 2003 tweak! [more inside]
posted by essexjan on May 20, 2011 - 2 answers

Google Maps Bounds and Zoom

Google maps KML zoom and centering: I need to inventory a variety of polygons and points on a single map, some from a database and some from KML files. Can you help point me in the right direction? [more inside]
posted by maxwelton on Nov 19, 2010 - 2 answers

Boom boom in the zoom zoom room.

I love it when, in a film, there's a quick optical zoom on a frozen frame -- The 400 Blows, The Rules of Attraction, Beck's Devil's Haircut video. Have more, preferably with Youtube links? [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on Nov 9, 2010 - 8 answers

Smallest VR / IS prime lens for Nikon?

What is the smallest Nikon (or compatible) image-stabilization lens? My search results seem to indicate it is this: Nikon 18mm - 55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX (VR) Vibration Reduction Wide Angle Autofocus Zoom Lens, which is a VR version of the kit lens on a D40. [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Oct 17, 2010 - 12 answers

Software zooming on a Mac.

Looking for a screen magnifier for OSX. [more inside]
posted by brenton on Sep 29, 2010 - 6 answers

How Do I Set Font Sizes and Zoom for a Mobile Site?

What's the best way to spec font sizes in CSS for a mobile web site for the latest versions of Android, Blackberry, and Safari Mobile? [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Sep 16, 2010 - 1 answer

Songs about zoom.

Songs on the theme of transportation? [more inside]
posted by millipede on May 22, 2010 - 88 answers

Zoomable GPS

Zoomable GPS: my last car had built in nav that I never used for finding locations, but found real useful for exploring & driving in unfamiliar areas - I'd just turn it on and use it as a live moving map. Now I have a new car with no nav so I'm shopping for a system, but the ones I've seen in Target appear to be more oriented to route finding and don't have a very good perspective/ too high a zoom level for assessing the surroundings on the move. Is there one available that I can use for exploring in this way?
posted by forallmankind on May 19, 2010 - 12 answers

Firefox zooming for maximum text bigness

Is there a firefox add-on that auto-zooms pages to fit the browser window? Lots of sites these days have a fixed width with a bunch of blank space to the left and right. I want them to scale up to fit the window. [more inside]
posted by Post-it Goat on Nov 6, 2009 - 3 answers

Examples of image zooming/enhancement cliché from movies/tv.

I'm looking for examples of the film and tv cliché where images from surveillance video or photos are magnified and enhanced (usually to a ridiculous degree). [more inside]
posted by dunk on Oct 30, 2009 - 36 answers

infinite zoom visual source code editor?

I saw a video from microsoft research which showed a new editor with like "infinite zoom" when viewing all source code files, like flash vector files - really cool. But i can't seem to find this video again! Does anybody know what it's called? Or a link?
posted by flexiverse on Aug 29, 2009 - 8 answers

Zoomy Lightbox a la Firefox?

I am in love with the zoom-in dialog box used for the video demo on the Firefox 3.5 'what's new' screen. Is there a cross-browser equivalent? I know about various 'lightbox' scripts, but this zoom thing is new to me.
posted by CaptApollo on Aug 19, 2009 - 5 answers

A pocket digital camera that can zoom while shooting video?

Are there are any pocket-sized digital cameras that allows optical zooming while shooting in video mode? Big bonus points if it can shoot HD (720p) video. [more inside]
posted by jaimev on Jun 16, 2009 - 8 answers

HDTVs which detect letterboxed standard-definition broadcasts?

Does this feature exist in current HDTV models: automatically detect letterboxed shows broadcast in standard definition and expand them to fill the whole screen? [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Mar 28, 2009 - 7 answers

Find it: Website with a unique explanation of lens focal lengths.

Find-that-website filter: Website with a unique explanation of lens focal length with respect to photography and zoom lenses. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Dec 24, 2008 - 7 answers

What is the name of this TV show where you zoom out to see the universe and then zoom down to the atomic level?

What is the name of this science TV program where you are continually zooming out farther and farther from the Earth, and then zooming in to the microscopic level in someone's skin cell, while a man narrates? [more inside]
posted by kosmonaut on Nov 10, 2008 - 10 answers

Zoom me in!

How "zoom" is a 55-200mm zoom lens? [more inside]
posted by Spurious on Sep 27, 2008 - 14 answers

stop Firefox zooming

How to stop Firefox from auto zooming the entire page. [more inside]
posted by signal on Aug 14, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me build a witheboard reading system (for the visualy impared)

Help me find a digital camera with real tv-out [more inside]
posted by kall on Apr 24, 2008 - 7 answers

Should I fly Zoom?

Has anyone ever flown Zoom Airlines for a transatlantic (or other long) flight? I had never heard of them until recently, and the reviews online aren't very good. This is probably due to the fact that disgruntled people take it to the Internet, so I'd like to know of your experiences, good or bad. [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Apr 21, 2008 - 14 answers

Web browsing with a hi-res display?

Optimal web browsing with a high resolution (1920x1200) display? [more inside]
posted by mikeand1 on Feb 16, 2008 - 12 answers

Best walkaround zoom for Pentax K100D

I bought the Pentax K100D dSLR, partly on recommendations from here, and I love it. I have the 18-55 kit lens and the 50-200 zoom lens, which I mostly use. Now I would like to buy a faster in-between zoom, somewhere from 24-28 at the low end to 75-135 at the high end. I am trying to figure out whether to buy a Pentax, Tamron, or Sigma lens and am getting confused with all the contradictory reviews. The Tamron 24-135 is praised to the skies by some and trashed by others. I am leaning towards the Tamron 28-75 but would like something closer to 100 mm. Any advice?
posted by blue shadows on Nov 22, 2007 - 7 answers

What to do with a ruined zoom lens?

What can I do with a "ruined" autofocus SLR zoom lens? Anything cool/neat I can turn it into? Any fun optics demonstrations I can do with the lenses inside? [more inside]
posted by kcds on Nov 20, 2007 - 5 answers

Zoom Out, Literally?

Is there a name for the literary device used in this song? [more inside]
posted by chocolate_butch on Nov 14, 2007 - 9 answers

Hot Hands

Have any MeFites used Source Audio's cool-looking Hot Hands wireless adapter, especially with other manufacturers' gear? [more inside]
posted by Artifice_Eternity on Nov 4, 2007 - 3 answers

The Little Traveling Shot

What is the earliest generally-accepted use in commercial cinema of the following three shots: a lens-based zoom, in or out; a traveling shot using a dolly to follow a scene's protagonist (as in moving from room to room laterally); and a traveling shot using a dolly to effectively create a zoom, in which the framing of the protagonist becomes tighter as a result of a shorter distance to the subject? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Sep 18, 2007 - 5 answers

A replacement lens for a Canon 20D

What would be a good alternative all purpose lens for a "professional amateur" photographer who has a Canon 20D, currently equipped with only an EFS 18-55 ? [more inside]
posted by hz37 on Jul 25, 2007 - 19 answers

long zoom anyone?

Searching for famous scenes from movies where the camera pans out across a vast distance in a single shot... [more inside]
posted by Gankmore on May 16, 2007 - 31 answers

3DsMax website plugin to zoom, spin and tag

3D-filter I need to know if there is some sort of web plugin that can show full 3dsMax creations on the web. Spin, Zoom and Tag, more info after the link... [more inside]
posted by spinko on Jan 15, 2007 - 3 answers

WTF Mac?!

What is going on with my display? Some kind of "pan-and-scan" effect has been switched on and it's making me seasick. [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Jan 12, 2007 - 5 answers

Better Photoshop display

Photoshop CS2 does a terrible job scaling down an image when displaying it in the edit window. Is there an equivalent of "Bicubic" for when I'm looking at an image on screen? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Mar 24, 2006 - 15 answers

Help fix my Jumpy Mac OS X Universal Access Zooming!

Help fix my jumpy Mac OS X Universal Access Zooming! I use the zoom function of OS X's Universal Access to help me read things and watch videos and such. This has been working wonderfully until I switched my monitor configuration from both of my monitors side-to-side to the current configuration of having one monitor on top of the other. Now when I zoom in and move the mouse at all, the zoomed in rectangle jumps so that the bottom edge is stuck to the bottom edge of the bottom monitor. I can move left and right, but no longer up or down. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by sirion on Sep 16, 2005 - 6 answers

Can you repair a 'vert top?

I just got my first "real" job out of college as a teacher and I want a fun car now. I'm looking at buying a 1989 rebuilt RX-7 Haltech turbo convertible for $5000... the top is ripped and a $1000 replacement is part of the price. Can ripped/leaking/faded tops be restored? [more inside]
posted by trinarian on Aug 28, 2005 - 10 answers

Configuring a Zoom X3 5660A router/modem for Bit Torrent

I recently bought a Zoom X3 5660A DSL router/modem/all-in-one to use with my Apple Airport Extreme Base Station for internet. Everything's working fine, except Azureus (Bit Torrent). [more inside]
posted by Marquis on May 8, 2005 - 7 answers

PC equivalent of Mac OSX screen savers

I'm looking for a PC equivalent of the Mac OSX default beaches/nature/cosmos/etc screen savers. I've yet to see anything on the PC that can gently zoom/pan its images like that. Ideally this would be something that would allow me to use my own images.
posted by tirade on Jan 23, 2004 - 5 answers

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