• Looking for an amusing Christmas present prank for my nephew?

    A little background. My nephew is a smart 8 year old who thinks fart jokes rule, but otherwise has a great sense of humor. He loves to be tricked if the trick is clever. Two years ago, my present to him was a Christmas Easter egg hunt. He got a hint to another egg, which led him to a third egg, and so on until he finally found the present. He... show more
    A little background. My nephew is a smart 8 year old who thinks fart jokes rule, but otherwise has a great sense of humor. He loves to be tricked if the trick is clever. Two years ago, my present to him was a Christmas Easter egg hunt. He got a hint to another egg, which led him to a third egg, and so on until he finally found the present. He loved it. Last year, I hid a DVD for him inside the lining of the box, so he opened an "empty" box and was disappointed until we told him it must be in there somewhere. He loved that one too, and his grandma tells me he still talks/laughs about it. So I have to top it this year, or lose my rep as his smartass uncle. Any suggestions?
    4 answers · Christmas · 7 years ago
  • How would I do data entry by email?

    Anyone know of a good way to do this? My intent is to send out an email with a set of data. The recipient can then change some of the data, delete entries, or add to the data. Then they reply to the email, and I take the result and feed it into a program which will populate my database. I do NOT want to expose any part of my database online.... show more
    Anyone know of a good way to do this? My intent is to send out an email with a set of data. The recipient can then change some of the data, delete entries, or add to the data. Then they reply to the email, and I take the result and feed it into a program which will populate my database. I do NOT want to expose any part of my database online. The only data to come and go will be unique to the person receiving the email. I do NOT want to give end-users an executable program to produce properly-formatted output. Javascript would be acceptable, as would anything else runnable in a browser, so long as its source can come in an email and not be blocked by anti-virus measures. PDF forms might be a possibility, though I'd like to hear from someone who's had experience pulling data from a PDF form to see if my plans can be managed. Anyone ever tried doing this sort of thing, and can give me advice and/or options here?
    2 answers · Programming & Design · 7 years ago