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January 2, 2021

Doctor Ipsum

Random Text is fun and Lorem Ipsum is so 2020. Try something different like the wacky Doctor Ipsum generator. Perfect for all those late night software testing.

Website Description

The most timey-wimey, wibbly wobbly lorel ipsum text generator this side of Gallifrey. Allons-y!

Doctor Ipsum
http://doctoripsum.com/

Sample

The best thing about a machine that makes sense is you can very easily make it turn out nonsense. Let's go in! An unintelligent enemy is far less dangerous than an intelligent one…. You've had this place redecorated, haven't you? Hmm, don't like it. Logic, my dear Zoe, merely enables one to be wrong with authority. Oh my word! Life depends on change and renewal. Oh I'm so sorry, Jamie. Not allowed? Not allowed? Me, I’m allowed everywhere. There are some corners of the universe which have bred the most terrible things. Things which act against everything we believe in. They must be fought.

December 26, 2020

Best Internet Tools Posting of 2020

The best of the Internet Blog Post of 2020.

There was a lot of really good post this year, I was able to find some cool online tools. Out of the 51 posts, these are the top 3 items:

WhatTheFont - (February 2nd) I use this tool all the time. When I find some text in the wild that I would like to duplicate, this tool makes a big difference.

Clipping Magic - (May 9th) Removing the background on images is a bit trickly, nothing like an online tool to make things easier.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Dashboard - (March 28th) For much of the year, this was the go to dashboard that all the major TV networks were using to report on the COVID-19 numbers.

Check All The Posts

You can checkout the entire collection of blog posting on Internet Tools.

December 19, 2020

Smithsonian Hidden Object Game

The Smithsonian Magazine has a fun Hidden Object game. Simply click on a place in the image where you find the object.

It's a fun little mind teaser game when you have some downtime and don't want to get lost in the social media zone.

Website Description

See how much treasure you can find in the dusty corners of this old shop.

Daily Hidden Object
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/games/

December 12, 2020

Calm Office

With a lot of people working from home, it's been hard for some people to stay focus without the usual background noise. Some people can work in private, others need office noise to focus.

The people over at mynoise.net has a noise machine with an office sound.

Website Description

While some people have difficulty working in a noisy environment, others feel the opposite. Once you have acquired the ability to concentrate on ambient noise, you may find it surprisingly difficult to work from a quiet home. Here is an interactive sound generator that will allow Teleworkers to create their ideal work ambiance!

Calm Office Promo
https://mynoise.net/NoiseMachines/

December 5, 2020

Looka

About a year ago I posted a cool Logo Generator that makes it easy to create your own logo from various styles.

Recently I was made aware of a cooler site that makes it easy to create a modern logo. This is perfect for anyone looking to make a logo for their blog, YouTube Channel or even a team project.

Looka uses Artificial Intelligence to create a unique logo for you.

Website Description

Looka Logo Maker combines your logo design preferences with Artificial Intelligence to help you create a custom logo you'll love. All it takes is a few clicks and five minutes.

Looka
https://looka.com/logo-maker/

The site was really easy to use and has a great design selection, certainly worth trying out.

November 28, 2020

TarTan Maker

If your looking for a good stripes pattern maker - TarTan Maker is the way to go. The site makes it easy to create your own tartan design.

The nice things is that there is a Gallery of other peoples designs. You can build off of these designd to make it easy for you.

Website Description

Generate tartan patterns. For scottish lovers and fancy designers!

tartanmaker
http://www.tartanmaker.com/

Most Popular TarTan Design

This is the most popular TarTan design:

tartan Maker Popular

November 21, 2020

Scale

Good illustrations are hard to find. You can search for various online databases for the perfect fit. Then you have to deal with the licensing issues.

Karthik Sridharan put together Scale which is a free illustrations for all. Its a cool collection of illustrations that you can use to spice up any website or presentation.

Website Description

Royalty-free Vector Illustrations for Commercial Use One new high-quality, free illustration each day. Bring your ideas to life with Scale.

Scale Flexiple
https://2.flexiple.com/scale/

How Awesome That

November 14, 2020

Brand Colors

When creating websites, sometimes you want to match a color from your favorite brand. For example, if you're creating a section for YouTube videos, you may want to use YouTube Red.

U.S. Brand Colors is a great resource for the color of many popular brands. It's a good way to figure out the right Hex, RGB, CMYK, and Pantone color to use for your next project.

Website Description

A small team of designers studying branding trying to build a reliable resource containing the color palettes of the most popular brands in the world.

U S Brand Colors
https://usbrandcolors.com/

58 Brands Available

As of today, here are all the brands that are available on the website:

Amazon, Microsoft, Xbox One, Burger King, Red Bull, FedEx, Levi's, John Deere, Heineken, Samuel Adams, Pabst Blue Ribbon, WhatsApp, Lyft, Pinterest, Taco Bell, Monster Energy, UPS, Miller High Life, Keystone Light, Busch, Busch Light, Uber, Netflix, Subway, Coca-Cola, USPS, Natural Light, Michelob Ultra, Miller Lite, Budweiser, Airbnb, Slack, Starbucks, Pepsi, DHL, Coors Light, Bud Light, Johnny Walker, Android, Spotify, IBM, McDonald's, Kool-Aid, Jack Daniel's, Messenger, Snapchat, Apple, Facebook, Oracle, HP, Dunkin' Donuts, Gatorade, Sprite, Jim Beam, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Google.

November 7, 2020

Stack Overflow Trends

When you need help with something with computer programming, the best place to go online is Stack Overflow. You can usually find an answer to your question, or if it's new, someone can answer your question.

Over the years Stack Overflow has captured a lot of data from the questions that people have asked. They put together a trends section, where you can compare various things.

You can find out what Operating System is the most popular, what computer language is being used, what Javascript framework people are using.

Website Description

See how technologies have trended over time based on use of their tags since 2008, when Stack Overflow was founded. Enter up to 15 tags to compare growth and decline.

Stack Over Flow Trends
https://insights.stackoverflow.com/trends

You can use the links on the page for popular searches, or type in tags that you want to compare against.

For "fun" see if you can guess what caused certain things to trend lower.

October 31, 2020

Jack O Lantern Generator

Happy Halloween!

Every year we make Jack O Lanterns. The hardest thing is deciding what to put on the pumpkin.

The random Jack O Lantern generator was created to give you ideas on what to make on your pumpkin.

Clicking the random button helps stimulate the thought process on creating the great pumpkin.

Jack O Lantern Generator
https://springhole.net/writing_roleplaying_randomators/jackolantern.htm

October 24, 2020

Bongo.cat

Internet time is not all work. Sometimes you want to take a break and be entertained

Bongo.cat is a site to take a break. Put on the headphones and play with the keyboard for a bit. Hey if your good at it, maybe people will think you are still working.

Check out some of the song examples on the GitHub repository. Surprise someone by playing happy birthday when you're on the phone with them.

Website Description

Bongo Cat is a meme created by DitzyFlama (tweet) using StrayRogue's drawing of a cat.

Bongo Cat
https://bongo.cat/

GitHub has a list of even more songs that you can play while using Bongo.cat.

October 17, 2020

Fall Foliage Prediction Map

This is the most wonderful time of the year to enjoy the great outdoors. There's nothing like enjoying the Fall Foliage from anyplace in the country.

Finding the best fall foliage colors can be tricky. Luckily the folks at SmokyMountain makes it easy with an interactive Fall Foliage Prediction Map.

Not only can you see where the peak colors, but you can learn all about the science behind the leaves changing colors.

Website Description

The 2020 Fall Foliage Map is the ultimate visual planning guide to the annual progressive changing of the leaves. While no tool can be 100% accurate, this tool is meant to help travelers better time their trips to have the best opportunity of catching peak color each year.

Fall Foliage Prediction Map
https://smokymountains.com/fall-foliage-map/

October 10, 2020

httpbin.org

Sometimes when you are testing, you need to test various HTTP scenarios. Usually, this is to ensure that the server has the proper response or your testing custom responses.

The best solution would be a simple HTTP Request & Response Service.

The one that gives you more bang for your testing would be httpbin.org.

Website Description

Testing an HTTP Library can become difficult sometimes. RequestBin is fantastic for testing POST requests, but doesn’t let you control the response. This exists to cover all kinds of HTTP scenarios. Additional endpoints are being considered.

httpbin
http://httpbin.org/

October 3, 2020

IFTTT Subscription

If you're a fan of IFTTT, you should know about the IFTTT Pro. It's an opportunity to take IFTTT to a whole new level.

If you haven't heard about IFTTT, then check out a post .

What IFTTT Pro brings is the ability to add queries and conditional logic to your IFTTT Applets. Which means you can create actions based on very specific conditions.

I F T T T Pro
https://ifttt.com/pro

For a limited time, you can name your own price to the IFTTT Pro plan. So for $2.99 you can get a more powerful IFTTT service.

Who knows what the price will be in a few months, and what new features will be available just for Pro customers.

September 26, 2020

iOS Bookmarket

Bookmarklets are a good way to perform actions instead of going to a page. For example, if you want to create a QR Code of a webpage, such as a help page, you can use one of the Bookmarklet tools created by Amit Agarwal.

Website Description

Pick any service from the drop-down (say Twitter) and then bookmark the page to install the corresponding iOS bookmarklet (Share on Twitter in this case) in the Safari browser of your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. See this video for a demo.

iSO Bookmarklet
http://ctrlq.org/ios/

The Booklets available include: Amazon Wishlist, Bit.ly, Coral Cache, Delicious, Evernote, Facebook, Feedly, Goo.gl, Google Bookmarks, Google Cache, Google Reader, Google+, Instapaper, Kindle, Pinterest, Pocket, QR Code, Google Proxy, Readability, Save as PDF, Scoop It, Share It, Site Search, Translate, Tumblr, Twitter

Amit Agarwal posted what each of the Bookmarklet does.