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Earliest: August 20, 2013Latest: November 27, 2021Total: 221
November 27, 2021

FoundItOnAmazon

This Christmas season, are you looking for some unique gift? Who isn't? Have you tried #FoundItOnAmazon?

This is a cool section on Amazon that highlights some popular and unpopular gifts. It's a great place to go browsing to get some gift ideas.

I would recommend at least checking the site for some ideas for those hard to buy relatives or co-workers.

Found It On Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/finds

November 20, 2021

Bookmarklet Generator

Bookmarklet are a great way to run small javascript code on the current page your viewing. The Bookmarklet Generator is a great site to turn JavaScript code into a Bookmarklet.

The website has all sorts of creative ideas to help you generate some practical bookmarklets.

Website Description

Bookmarklet maker is a small web app to create bookmarklet or small executable Javascript apps to peform browser aumtomation tasks.

Bookmarklet Maker
https://caiorss.github.io/bookmarklet-maker/

November 13, 2021

Canon Explains Exposure

Are learning how to use a DSLR camera? Hate taking all the complex classes? Wish there was a better way to learn all the manual components of taking a picture? There is!

Cannon has a cool site called Canon Explains Exposure where you play around will all the various setting and see what happens.

You simply adjust the various settings and get a "live view" of the changes. It is a good way to learn how simple adjustments can change a photo.

Canon Explains Exposure
http://www.canonoutsideofauto.ca/play/

November 6, 2021

National Do Not Call List

If you are tired of getting spam calls, one thing to do is to check if your phone number is on the "Do Not Call Registry." The FCC has set up a service where you can check your number.

What about Cellphone?

According to the FCC, "it is not necessary to register cell phone numbers on the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry to be protected from most telemarketing calls to cell phones."

If you have a landline, you should register your number - unless you like being interrupted.

Do Not Call Registry
https://www.donotcall.gov/

Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Consumers in the United States have protection through the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991.

One More Thing...

The Do Not Call Registry doesn't apply to call centers outside of the United States. They are under no obligation to follow the rules set by the FCC.

This means, as a consumer, you are not obligated to be truthful in answering these calls. :)

October 30, 2021

Sling TV

Back in 2018, I wrote a blog about how can stream the Hallmark Channel, this was critical as we had recently "Cut the Cable" and we enjoy watching Hallmark Christmas shows.

One of the options was using Sling TV. That was back in 2018, and things have changed a bit.

The team at killthecablebill.com wrote an extensive review of the Sling service and it's certainly a worthwhile read. They do a great job breaking down the Sling TV plans and what channels are available in the plans.

They also cover the various add-ons - do you really need them? Hint: You do if you want the Hallmark channels for an extra $6 a month

Kill The Cable
https://www.killthecablebill.com/tv/stream/sling-tv?off

This is a great guide to getting the full understanding of Sling TV. I would recommend reading through the review and seeing all the options available.

Oh and the guide tells you how you can watch the Free Content on Sling TV without having to sign up.

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