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Earliest: August 20, 2013Latest: September 11, 2021Total: 211
July 3, 2021

Am I FLoCed

Google will soon be eliminating third-party cookies in their browsers. This will cause some issues with how some advertising works today - as companies can track you no matter where you are.

Google has announced that this isn't going to happen any time soon. Last week Google announced that they won't stop third-party cookies until 2023.

In the meantime, Google is testing a new concept called Federated Learning of Cohorts or FLoC. It uses your browser history to assign you to a group of similar users around the world. They assign your group a label. Then Google displays this label to websites you visit where they can profile you.

Use the "Am I FLoCed?" to see if your browser is in the trial run. If it is, you can learn how to opt-out of it.

Website Description

Google is testing FLoC on Chrome users worldwide. Find out if you're one of them.

Google is running a Chrome "origin trial" to test out an experimental new tracking feature called Federated Learning of Cohorts (aka "FLoC"). According to Google, the trial currently affects 0.5% of users in selected regions, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, and the United States. This page will try to detect whether you've been made a guinea pig in Google's ad-tech experiment.

F Lo Ced
https://amifloced.org/

June 26, 2021

Mic Test

One of the worst thing that could happen on a Zoom call is the microphone to fail. The worst is if the video fails - but that's an obvious failure.

You can easily test your Microphone by using the Mic Test. This easy to use site allows you to visually see how well audio is coming through your microphone.

The nice thing about this test is that its browser-based, so if the microphone is working on this page, it should work on any website.

Website Description

This website provides a simple online mic test that allows you to check if the microphone is working properly. Since it?s a browser microphone test, you don?t have to download or install any third-party software. Moreover, even if it may seem too simple, MicTests.Com will test your microphone regardless of its type or the device and operating system you are using. And to surprise you, even more, this mic test will display a lot of useful information about your microphone (for example, its name, number of audio channels, latency, sample size, and sample rate, as well as if it supports echo cancellation or noise suppression). In addition, if the tester will detect any problems with your microphone, you will receive tips on how to fix them.

Mic Test
https://mictests.com/

June 19, 2021

Grabify

If you ever watched one of Pleasant Green YouTube videos, you'll see that he mentions Grabify. He uses this service to track down where people are.

Grabify adds some tracking to redirect URLs. When someone clicks on the link, they get redirected to some location, and you get information about that person. You can learn where they are and what technology they are using.

It's a good tool to use when dealing with scammers who say they are from a particular location but turns out to be 1000s of miles away.

Website Description

Grabify IP Logger URL & Shortener provides you with some of the most advanced and detailed statistical data and metadata for all clicks on your links. Your IP Logger link can access information about user?s IP address, location tracker (country, city) and so on.

This IP Logger & Tracker tool is designed to be as simple as possible to use in a way to get you the most detailed and advanced analytic information on every click.

The URL Expander feature will check any URL you provide it to check for any URL for redirects and find out what is the final destination of any short link.

Grabify
https://grabify.link/

June 12, 2021

StatsCounter

In the testing world, it?s very handy to know what browsers are popular. We all know that Chrome is leading the field. However, what about other browsers?

StatsCounter gives you the worldwide trends. It gives you the idea of what browsers that a percentage of users are likely to be using. It?s a helpful resource to plan your testing strategy.

Ideally, you should look at your local stats. But getting the global market can be useful in the long run. Especially if your triaging bugs that only occur in certain browsers.

Website Description

Stats are based on aggregate data collected by Statcounter on a sample exceeding 10 billion page views per month collected from across the Statcounter network of more than 2 million websites. Stats are updated and made available every day, however are subject to quality assurance testing and revision for 45 days from publication.

statscounter
https://gs.statcounter.com/browser-market-share

June 5, 2021

Coolbackground.io

Sometimes you need a little inspiration for a background image. One place to check out is Coolbackground.io.

You can generate all sorts of creative background images for your computer or website posts. It's a great place to go to be inspired.

Website Description

After laboring over your latest piece of writing, one of the hardest steps before hitting publish is finding an exciting background image to really showcase and draw attention to your post.

Cool Backgrounds is a collection of tools to create compelling, colorful images for blogs, social media, and websites. Beyond backgrounds, the images generated can be used as ? desktop wallpapers or cropped for ? mobile wallpapers.

Cool Background
https://coolbackgrounds.io/

Sample

Sample implementation of the Cool Background

Cool Background Bedit

Yogi Berra- Cool Background

May 29, 2021

flagWaver

flagWaver is a cool flag waving effect. Simply upload any image and instantly it becomes a flag blowing in the wind.

You can change the flagpole type to five different types: Standard, Horizontal, Outrigger, Crossbar or Gallery.

You can change the background: Classic, Blue Sky or Night Sky with clouds.

Website Description

A web app for simulating a waving flag.

Flag Waver
https://krikienoid.github.io/flagwaver/

Using a screen capture, you can easily add this to any video project. For example, you could have the school logo as a flag for the intro to a school video.

May 22, 2021

Business Name Generator

Coming up with a good business name these days can be tricky. Wouldn't it be great if there was a tool that could suggest something useful. Something practical to let people know about the business.

firstsiteguide.com has a great solution. Simply enter in some keywords related to your business and instantly get some great ideas. What's more you also get a list of matching available domain names that you can use to promote your business.

Website Description

Name ideas

Enter your keywords in the tool to generate unique business name ideas. To get the best ideas, enter highly specific words. Whether you are looking for a company name, a blog, or a startup our generator will help with the process.

Search results

Browse the search results conveniently divided into sections. The business name ideas most relevant to your keyword come up first. Take your time to explore word variations.

Business Name Generator
https://firstsiteguide.com/business-name-generator/

Why not try it out and see what names that it comes up with.

May 15, 2021

ThreadReaderApp

If you're a frequent user of Twitter, you probably have seen the latest trend where people post stories in multiple tweets. Wouldn't it be great if there was a way to read it all at once?

There is! Thanks to ThreadReaderApp! Simply reply to any tweet with the @ThreadReaderApp and you get all the posts in one place. In addition, you can copy the URL of a post and paste it into threadreaderapp.com for the same thing.

Website Description

I'm @ThreadReaderApp a Twitter bot here to help you read threads more easily. To trigger me, you just have to reply to (or quote) any tweet of the thread you want to unroll and mention me with the "unroll" keyword and I'll send you a link back on Twitter

Thread Reader
https://threadreaderapp.com/

May 8, 2021

Cookie Bookmarklet

If you need to implement Cookies to test a website functionality, and you are frequently typing it in, why not save some time and make the cookie action a Bookmarklet. This way all you have to do is click on the link in the bookmark bar and instantly add a cookie.

cookie-bookmarklet-generator.com makes this process super easy. Simply put in your Cookie Name and value and instantly a link on the page is generated for you. Simply drag and drop it to your bookmark bar.

Website Description

Need to easily manipulate cookies when visiting a website? Why not use bookmarklets? This tool makes it super easy to generate them. Just type in the values you want and press the button to generate the links, then drag those links to your bookmarks. Next time you're on the page, click one of the bookmarks to create or delete the cookie.

Cookie Bookmarklet
https://www.cookie-bookmarklet-generator.com/

May 1, 2021

Linux Cheat Sheet

Linux is a great operating system with a lot of tools built-in. It can be tricky to learn all the various commands.

The folks over at PC & Network put together a very cool Linux Command Cheat Sheet. It's not a typical cheat sheet that you see all over the internet. They walk you through all the most commonly used Linux commands and explain why you would use them.

Website Description

here are hundreds - possibly thousands - commands available in Linux. Remembering every command is not possible and it can be quite daunting for a novice user. The good news is that you don't need to remember each command. Only a very small subset of those commands are used on a day-to-day basis.

This cheat sheet offers a set of commands that you can use for quick reference. I have prepared this Linux Commands Cheat Sheet as a quick reference for both experienced and basic users.

Linux Command Cheat Sheets
https://www.pcwdld.com/linux-commands-cheat-sheet