|Earliest: August 20, 2013||Latest: July 13, 2019||Total: 98|
|July 13, 2019|
Do you think you're a good at typing at the computer? Why not take a test to see how good you really are. The Typing Speed Test at Live Chat Inc. is a good way to test your typing accuracy.
Why not take the test and start a foundation of your typing skills.
Yes, this is a free typing test. As makers of LiveChat - customer service software for business, we wanted to provide the community of our customers and live chat agents with a free typing test. This way they can constantly practice typing and improve typing skills. You also can test your typing speed for free. Our test is a free typing test with WPM score, but it can be also used as a typing speed test for kids.
When I took it, I was surprised how bad I did - I scored a 39 WPM with a 99% accuracy. Time to go back to typing school.
|July 6, 2019|
Creating the perfect Blog headline can be tricky. What headline in a Google Search will attract the largest possible target audience?
Title Generator has some good title ideas. While many of the titles are just keyword substitution, they are some good things to think about. Title Generator is also good when you have that post topic but need a way to organize the actual post.
Title Generator: create 700 headlines with ONE CLICK: Content Ideas + Catchy Headlines + Ad Campaign, E-mail Subject Lines + Emotional Titles.
Simple - Efficient - One Click
Here are some suggested headlines for was the "Moon Landing was Faked" keywords. I can say I am not impressed with this top-15 results but it's some ideas to think about:
|June 29, 2019|
Adding color coded HTML to websites shouldn't be tricky. Thankfully sites like hilite.me make it easy. You simply paste your code and then click on the 'Highlight' button. Then copy the HTML code to your website or HTML form.
This is great when you are code sharing and want it to look so it's easy to read. Unfortunately, this won't work in Slack or Jira.
hilite.me converts your code snippets into pretty-printed HTML format, easily embeddable into blog posts, emails and websites.
This is one of the first Perl Scripts that I wrote. I basically copied another script functionality. This was created on February 6, 1996. Brian Exelbierd now works for Red Hat.:
|June 22, 2019|
Creating Meme can be fun and entertaining. There's no shortage of websites that offer the ability to create Memes using all the popular graphics and layouts.
One popular site is Kapwing. They are unique because they have a lot of common images, and they make it easy for you to transform any image into a Meme. What's nice is that you can pick from seven different styles that fit your message.
One cool thing I like about Kapwing is that you can create Memes from any YouTube videos.
Kapwing is a powerful online editor that you can use to create memes from images, GIFs, and videos online.
It all exists inside the browser, so there are no downloads necessary to make it work.
Kapwing is the only website that supports videos. Welcome to a powerful solution for your content creation needs, but easy enough for anyone to use! Kapwing supports most image, GIF, and video files including mp4, mov, gif, jpg, png, avi, and more!
|June 15, 2019|
Markdown is getting more popular as the best way to handle text. It's super easy to use and allows users to focus on the content.
One solution is to use a clipboard converter, such as the Clipboard 2 Markdown tool over on Euangoddard's Github. Simply paste any clipboard content onto the browser window and you get an instant converter. Now you can take that text and safely place it in Notion or Day One for easy import.
I have the page bookmark so that I can access the tool whenever I need it. While it would be awesome if there was a Macintosh application, this works just as well. I don't always have to convert the text, but if it's just a click away, why not just use this tool?
|June 8, 2019|
Colors can help make plain text stand out. Using multiple colors helps words stand out even more. Color Fader creates a cool effect with adding different colors to each letter of a word.
Note: This doesn't work in Slack
This application allows you to generate color faded text that can be used to help decorate emails, webpages, profiles, a message board / forum post, a text document, and whatever else you can think of. You can use the different designs to help show off your personality or to just pimp out something like an email signature. Dark colors can help you give off a certain moodiness while lighter colors are easy on the eye. A variety of output formats are available, though you will most likely want to generate HTML color codes.
Be sure to try different options for the "Fade Type" feature. Lots of different fading styles are available, and you may find that one style fits what you're doing better than the others. Also, if you come up with any neat color presets and want me to add them to the application, just shoot me an email with the color codes and I'll add them in.
|June 1, 2019|
Have a Blog? Do you Need Blog Topic Ideas? A good place to get some fresh ideas is "Answer the Public." Simply type in your broad topic, and in a matter of a few seconds, you'll get a list of questions and bullet point ideas.
Your topic results are broken down into questions, prepositions, comparisons, alphabetical.
The auto-suggest results provided by Google & Bing is a goldmine of insight for today?s marketers. As you type you are presented with an aggregated view of the questions & therefore a hint of the motivations & emotions of the people behind each search query. It?s perhaps one of the best but most underutilized sources of research for content ideas.
AnswerThePublic is brought to you by the team behind CoverageBook. Find out how over 1,500 PR teams worldwide Make Coverage Reports, Faster at CoverageBook.com.
Interested in the capabilities of Answer the Public, but don't know what to put in the search query? Try these to start:
One of the nice things about "Answer the Public" is that you can get some creative questions out of it. These are good to ask in technical interviews. In addition, these are good when putting together technical documents, making sure that your document or paper answers some of the questions.
This is also good for those A-Z challenges. You can get creative ideas on your topic from A to Z.
|May 25, 2019|
Daily routines are difficult with some kids. They may not always remember certain tasks that they have to do every day. Thankfully Trip Clip has come up with some handy checklist for children. These can be completely customized to your needs.
Trip Clip has all sorts of creative games that keep kids off technology for a bit: Airport Bingo, Mazes, Word Search, Coloring Pages, Crosswords and so much more. The Word Search is very cool because you can add your own words, think Spelling Words, and it will help your children remember the letters. You can buy a clipboard to help the kids perform their activities - in the car or at the airport.
While this isn't a free service, it's pretty cool and certainly worth checking out if you have children.
The Trip Clip® - Morning Routine, Bedtime Routine, After School Checklist, Chore Chart, Picture Grocery List, Mazes, Car Bingo, Travel Activities, & More
For $14.95 you can have lifetime access to all the activities on the website. If you're a grandparent, this is a great site to have as a resource for "things to do" on a rainy day.
Just like all the blog post that you see on cryan.com, this is not a paid product endorsement. This is a cool service that I think is worth sharing.
If you know of a better service, please let me know in the comments below.
|May 18, 2019|
Working in technology can be stressful, and every once in a while it's nice to brighten up things with some humor. One way is to create silly O'Reilly Book Covers.
If your not familiar with O'Reily Books - they are known technology books with some animals on the cover. They cover just about every possible technology segment and have been around for years.
Insult your co-workers with snarky O RLY parody book covers!
|May 11, 2019|
Google Maps are great, but it isn't helpful if you want to draw and showcase areas around a location. That's what makes inkatlas so great. You can draw and print out maps.
Whether you need a quick map for your next bike trip or a tailored cartographic solution for your publishing business, Inkatlas is the simple way to create paper maps. You don't need to become a GIS expert. Leave it to us!
Sample Map created with InkAtlas