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Earliest: August 20, 2013Latest: October 23, 2021Total: 216
October 23, 2021

TextRanch

Everyone knows about Grammerly - a browser extension that helps you write better. This is nice - but its all automated and sometimes the suggestion is a bit weird.

textranch.com is a service that makes your sentences read better. It works well because there is a real person behind every suggestion. You don't get an instant response, but you do get a practical one. This is very useful when you're putting together a paper or if you want your social media posts to sound better.

Website Description

TextRanch lets you have your English corrected by native-speaking editors in just a few minutes. Get your English checked!

Text Ranch
https://textranch.com/

Not Free - But Useful

Obviously this is a paid service but it could be worth the money by having more professional-sounding sentences.

Try it out and see if its something that might be something you would use on a regular basisw.

October 16, 2021

Wheel of Fortune Generator

If you know some that are a big fan of the Wheel of Fortune - this is a cool game generator, you can wish them a Happy Birthday or send a secret message.

Simply put in your own clue and let the person guess. This isn't a full game, just the ability to show the puzzle to get them guessing.

Website Description

Go Nuts and create your own wheel of fortune puzzles! You can make your own puzzles with blank spaces where people can try to guess the puzzle, OR you can make a full puzzle like this one! Other resources on the site include a Scrabble Word Finder, Anagram Solver, and Words With Friends Cheat. This website is in no way associated with Sony Pictures Television nor Scopely, makers of the popular games Wheel of Fortune and Wheel of Fortune Free Play or the television show. It is merely a fun fansite! Wheel of Fortune Answers to puzzles for the very fun WOF mobile app.

Wheelof Fortune
https://www.thewordfinder.com/wof-puzzle-generator/#puzzle_preview_link

Sample Graphic

Welcom Foolish Wheel

October 9, 2021

Halloween Costume Idea

Halloween is coming up soon. If you haven't thought about what to wear, don't worry, there's an internet site to help you.

The folks over at Fancy Name Generators put together a site that will randomly generate 10 halloween costume names. You can use these to come up with some creative costume idea.

This name generator will generate 10 random costume ideas, but they could just as easily work as monsters or villains for stories.

Halloween can be a great time of creativity and costume design, but thinking of a fun costume can be tricky. For story purposes too, it can be hard to come up with different costumes that don't rely on dressing up as pop-icons, for example. This generator will hopefully help with that. I focused mostly on the more creepy side of Halloween rather than on costumes based on jokes or pop culture, as they date quite quickly. But I did add ideas like "Defeated Superhero" or "Undead Version of a Pop-Culture Icon" as well. Most ideas have been done over and over again, others less so, but then Halloween is about tradition and reinventing existing costumes and monsters.

To start, simply click on the button to generate 10 random names. Don't like the names? Simply click again to get 10 new random names.

Fancy Name Generator
https://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/halloween-costume-ideas.php

October 2, 2021

Starbucks Drink Order Generator

Are you a Starbuck fan? Ever wanted to order a different drink. Why not try the Obnoxious Starbucks Drink Order Generator?

The generator offers creative ways to order drinks at Starbuck. Give the Barista a workout with your order!

Website Description

Why order a plain old coffee when you can send a Starbuck's Barista into a flurry of confusion and spastic activity with a truly obnoxious drink order?

Starbucks Drink Generator
http://www.generatorland.com/usergenerator.aspx?id=11803

September 25, 2021

eBay Roundup Preview

Some people are starting their Christmas shopping early this year. Probably because of the various shortages that are going around.

If your looking for unique things on eBay, the place to start is Roundup Preview's Ebay search

Website Description

Make online shopping simple with our free and easy-to-use comparison tool.

Perfect for all your online shopping needs, including birthday/anniversary / Christmas gift ideas, household purchases, or simply to treat yourself.

Simple controls allow you to quickly find the best value for money products and recommended items, view customizable charts, filter unwanted items, and more.

Roundup Preview,jpg
https://roundupreviews.com/search

September 11, 2021

removemeplease.org

Nobody likes getting unsolicited phone calls. On service that promises to stop the calls is [removemeplease.org](http://removemeplease.org)

They are supposed to add you to the do not call list. Simply enter your number and watch your phone ring less. However, there are many sites that claim that putting your number may increase certain types of calls.

Warning

Apparently this is not a legitimate site. There?s no information on who owns the site and what happens when you put in a phone number. Several sites warn people that entering your number may lead to more calls.

Damian Info: [https://removemeplease.org.ipaddress.com](https://removemeplease.org.ipaddress.com/)

Remove Me Please
http://removemeplease.org

September 4, 2021

commandlinefu.com

Some people like to use the command line all the time. There are a lot of cool tricks that can make using the command line better than the standard UI interface.

commandlinefu.com has a large library of one line commands to show you the power of the command line. You can browse around the front page, or simply search for something you need.

For example, did you know there's a command-line script to help you generate more secure passwords? There's also a command to make your terminal display like the Matrix.

Not all commands will work on all UNIX environments, but they should give you a clue to how to make it work on your system.

Website Description

commandlinefu.com is the place to record those command-line gems that you return to again and again. That way others can gain from your CLI wisdom and you from theirs too. All commands can be commented on, discussed, and voted up or down.

commandlinefu
https://www.commandlinefu.com/

August 28, 2021

Colorcinch

There's lots of online graphic solutions, and some are better than others. One that I recently encountered is colorcinch.

What makes colorcinch different from others is that they focus on photo editing and they have a lot of cool Effects and Overlays. This helps make your photos really stand out and give them a modern look.

colorcinch has the basic tools: crop, resize, rotate. It's their other tools that make them stand out from others. They have 2.5 million photos, graphics, and icons - an awesome collection to make your photo unique.

Website Description

Our all-in-one creative platform helps you achieve professional and stunning results with less time and virtually no experience.

Resize, enhance and transform ? use our wide selection of essential features to customize and beautify your artwork.

You can try out Colorcinch for free, some of the tools do require a purchase to download the image. It cost $5.99 a month (or $3.99 for the annual plan)

colorcinch
https://www.cartoonize.net/

Sample Images

Power Book SFO.jpg
This is using the Painting Style Number: Fx006

Silicon Valley2003.
This is using the Cartoonizer Style Number: FX001

Mystery Testing Cartoon
An image from thispersondoesnotexist.com converted to three cartoonize effects. The original is in the top left.

Tools Information

Effects

  • Cartoonizer - 30 Different styles to select from.
  • Digital Art - 12 Different styles to select from.
  • Sketcher - 19 Different styles to select from.
  • Painting - 7 Different styles to select from. (Fx006 is my favorite)

Filters

  • 16 Different Filters. You can preview the various options available under each filter before applying them.

Overlays

  • Texture - 50 Different styles to select from!
  • Sun Flare & Haze - 40 Different styles to select from!
  • Light Leaks - 40 Different styles to select from!
  • Bokeh - 50 Different styles to select from!
  • Shadows - 16 Different styles to select from!
  • Fog - 20 Different styles to select from!
  • Falling Snow - 30 Different styles to select from!
  • Floating Dust - 30 Different styles to select from!
  • Lights - 40 Different styles to select from!
  • Specialty - 40 Different styles to select from!

More Tools

  • Freehand Drawing
  • Crop & Resize
  • Straighten & Rotate
  • Exposure
  • Sharpen & Blur
  • Color & Vibrance
  • Text Editor
  • Multiple Layers
  • Export & Share

Highly Recommended

Colorcinch is worth checking out. It's super easy to convert any image into a cartoon image. This is a lot cheaper than paying someone on Fiverr!

August 21, 2021

Zombie Pumpkins

Hard to believe but about a month from now, you'll see pumpkins at the supermarket. Where has the year gone?

If your into creative pumpkin carvings, you should check out zombiepumpkins.com. They have a huge selection of pumpkin templates. Simply print out the template and attach it to your pumpkin and carve away.

  • They have been creating templates for 18-years. That's a long time for a website with a focus only on one holiday.
  • There are 18 categories to select from. If your unsure of a particular category, you can always use the search engine.
  • Currently they have over 500-designs to pick from.

Website Description

Since 2002, Zombie Pumpkins has confidently cured carving cravings as the premier provider of pumpkin patterns. Hundreds of stencil designs are here, ready to print immediately. From classic creatures to famous monsters, you'll find designs for all skill levels - from nervous beginners and experienced maniacs. Browse the categories to find your favorites, and join us when you're ready.

Zombie Pumpkins
https://www.zombiepumpkins.com/

Not 100% Free

Zombiepumpkins.com has a limited number of designs available for free, the rest you have to be a member.

It's actually not bad to join. There are four plans that allow you to download the designs. I think the $5 plan is a good plan, you get to download 25 patterns over the next 9-months. This is cheaper than getting a book at the store plus you get to pick the designs that you'll actually use.

If you think this is too early to post, go check out all the Halloween decorations at Lowes and Homedepot.

August 14, 2021

Motionbox

In the media space, there are a lot of options when it comes to creating videos. One of the newest players is Motionbox

Motionbox is different than others by offering these key functionalities:

  • YouTube Intros
  • Automatic Subtitles
  • Animated Text
  • High Quality Content to make your videos stand-out

Website Description

Motionbox is a video design platform that features an arsenal of tools that cuts down the effort of creating any visual content. It features a huge library of templates that can be used as-is or may serve as the foundation of your design. It also has a collection of fonts and multimedia files that include audio, images, and videos, most of which you may freely use for your project. Motionbox is quite easy to use, thanks to its drag-and-drop interface that brings creativity out of its users. With features such as music visualization, GIF resizer, video trimmer, and video calendar, it offers an unlimited possibility when it comes to design.

Motion Box
https://www.motionbox.io

You can try out all the features of Motionbox for free - with a watermark. If you want to remove the watermark, it cost $15 a month. This is similar pricing offered by other tools with less functionality.

Sample Video

You'll see another example on the August 16, 2021 blog post - "Media Monday." Be sure to come back to check that out.