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Earliest: August 20, 2013Latest: July 13, 2019Total: 98

July 13, 2019

Typing Speed Test

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.

Website Description

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.

Typing Test
https://www.livechatinc.com/typing-speed-test/#/

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

Blog Title Generator

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.

Website Description

Title Generator: create 700 headlines with ONE CLICK: Content Ideas + Catchy Headlines + Ad Campaign, E-mail Subject Lines + Emotional Titles.

Simple - Efficient - One Click

Awesome Titles
https://www.title-generator.com/

Sample Headlines

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:

  • How To Find The Right MOON LANDING FAKE For Your Specific Product(Service).
  • Learn Exactly How We Made MOON LANDING FAKE Last Month
  • MOON LANDING FAKE An Incredibly Easy Method That Works For All
  • Being A Star In Your Industry Is A Matter Of MOON LANDING FAKE
  • What Everyone Ought To Know About MOON LANDING FAKE
  • Cracking The MOON LANDING FAKE Code
  • What Make MOON LANDING FAKE Don't Want You To Know
  • How To Quit MOON LANDING FAKE In 5 Days
  • MOON LANDING FAKE: What A Mistake!
  • The A - Z Guide Of MOON LANDING FAKE
  • 5 Brilliant Ways To Use MOON LANDING FAKE
  • The Truth About MOON LANDING FAKE In 3 Minutes
  • How To (Do) MOON LANDING FAKE Without Leaving Your Office(House).
  • 15 Lessons About MOON LANDING FAKE You Need To Learn To Succeed
  • MOON LANDING FAKE? It's Easy If You Do It Smart

June 29, 2019

hilite.me

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.

Website Description

hilite.me converts your code snippets into pretty-printed HTML format, easily embeddable into blog posts, emails and websites.

Just copy the source code to the left pane, select the language and the color scheme, and click "Highlight!". The HTML from the right pane can now be pasted to your blog or email, no external CSS or Javascript files are required.

hiliteme
http://hilite.me/

Sample Source Code

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.:

#!/usr/local/bin/perl
# joke-sub.pl
# By Brian Exelbierd (bex@ncsu.edu) 1-2-95
#
# This script appends a submitted joke to the joke submission file.  It returns
# A note to the user telling them their joke will be reviewed.

push(@INC,"/disk4/web/cryan/cgi-bin");
require("cgi-lib.pl");

&ReadParse;

print &PrintHeader;
print "<HTML><HEAD>
";
print "<TITLE>Joke Acknowledgement</TITLE>
";
print "</HEAD><BODY>
";
print "Thank you ",$in{'name'},", your submission will be reviewed ";
print "when I get to it.<P>
";
print "</BODY></HTML>
";

open(JOKE,">>/disk1/web/user/cryan/joke.txt");
print JOKE "Name: ",$in{'name'},"
";
print JOKE "
";
print JOKE $in{'joke'},"
";
print JOKE "--------------------------------------------------
";
close JOKE;

June 22, 2019

Kapwing Meme Maker

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.

Website Description

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!

Kapwing
https://www.kapwing.com/meme-maker

June 15, 2019

clipboard2markdown

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.

Getting non-markdown content into Notion, DayOne can be tricky. While sometimes a copy/paste will work, more often than not, the posted content needs a lot of touch up.

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.

Paste To Markdown
https://euangoddard.github.io/clipboard2markdown/

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?

For those using Slack and Atlassian Jira, this comes in handy!

June 8, 2019

Text Color Fader

Text Color Fader

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

Website Description

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.

Text Color Fader
http://patorjk.com/text-color-fader/

Sample Outputs

They change the night into day: the light is short because of darkness.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility,

June 1, 2019

AnswerThePublic

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.

Website Description

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.

Answer The Public
https://answerthepublic.com/

Some Sample Searches to Try

Interested in the capabilities of Answer the Public, but don't know what to put in the search query? Try these to start:

  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Red Sox
  • Macintosh Computers
  • Donald Trump 2020
  • Guinness Beer

Interesting Use of "Answer the Public"

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

Trip Clip

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.

Website Description

The Trip Clip® - Morning Routine, Bedtime Routine, After School Checklist, Chore Chart, Picture Grocery List, Mazes, Car Bingo, Travel Activities, & More

Trip Clip
https://thetripclip.com

Good Deal!

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.

Not a Paid Endorsement

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

Technology Book Generator

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.

Website Description

Insult your co-workers with snarky O RLY parody book covers!

ORLY Cover Generator
https://dev.to/rly

Sample Books

Funny Book Titles

May 11, 2019

Inkatlas

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.

Description from Website

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!

Ink Atlas
https://inkatlas.com/create/

Sample Map

Sample Map created with InkAtlas

New Hampshire