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Earliest: August 20, 2013Latest: January 15, 2022Total: 228
January 15, 2022

Letter to Yourself in the Future

Have you set goals for 2022? Want to make some accountability? Why not write a letter to your future self?

The website futureme.org lets you create emails that will be sent to you in the future. You can set the date to be 1 year, 3 years, 5 years or more.

The site has been around for 20-years. So it's not going anyplace - certainly worth a simple letter so say "Hi!"

Good news is the service is free!

Website Description

Way back in 2002, we had a crazy idea that it would be fun to get a surprise letter from the past. So we spent a couple of weekends making FutureMe. Here's what the original version of FutureMe looked like!. We told some friends...who told some of their friends...and so on...and now many, many millions of letters have been written to the future. Some of these letters have been delivered from the past, and many more are still time-traveling into the future.

Future Me
https://www.futureme.org/

January 8, 2022

NightSky this Month

The Boston Museum of Science puts out a handy graphic of what is in the night sky over New England. This is useful to look at when you are about to venture on a nighttime journey - such as walking the dog.

If you are not in New England, you can check out if your local science museum has a similar guide. The ASTC Travel Passport Program at the Association of Science and Technology Centers is a useful reference to find your local science museum.

Sky Chart New England
https://www.mos.org/node/45169526

Note: This link will always display the latest night-sky graphic.

January 1, 2022

Interactive Night Sky

Do you walk the dog at night and look up at the night sky? Maybe you like to sit on the porch and look up. Ever wonder what's in the night sky right when you look up?

Sky & Telescope can help. They built an Interactive Night Sky that shows you - at any given point - what is in the night sky.

What's nice is that you can change the date picker to be anytime - even in the past! You can see the night sky the day you were born.

Website Description

Powered by Heavens Above, our interactive viewer charts the night sky as seen by eye. The map includes the Moon, stars brighter than magnitude 5, the five bright planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn), and deep-sky objects that can be seen without the use of optical aid.

Sky Telescope
https://skyandtelescope.org/observing/interactive-sky-chart

December 25, 2021

Best Internet Tools Post of 2021

As we close out 2021, for the next seven days we?ll feature the top blog posts.

Here are the top Internet blog posts of 2021:

Veed.io - February 13, 2021 - Great media site to add visual captions and audio graphic meter. I use this site a lot this year to convert a simple audio file into a video.

Colorcinch - August 28, 2021 - Great site to enhance a photo style by converting it into a comic style. Worth checking out if your looking to comicfy a photo.

ThreadReaderApp - May 15, 2021 - This makes it super easy to read threaded Twitter posts. Great when you want to share posts on Slack.

InkyDeals.com - April 10, 2021 - Purchase graphic collections at amazing deals. There are some free packages so you can see the quality of the collections.

Hashatit - July 10, 2021 - Find the top posts on any hashtag that you can think of. Useful if your using a unique tag and want to see what other posts are associated with it.

Am I FLoCed - July 3, 2021 - Is your account part of a national database hack? Find out using this site. Maybe its time to change the passwords.

Grabify - June 19, 2021 - Are you curious on where a scammer is really from? Send them a link generated by this site and you can learn where that person is really located.

Wallpaper Cave - March 6, 2021 - Great site for any computer wallpaper that you could possibly need.

Trianglify.it - January 9, 2021 - Generate color polygons for background images.

Commandlinefu.com - September 4, 2021 - Learn some cool command line tricks. You may find some tasks are better performed on the command line.

December 18, 2021

Santa Tracker

It's that time of the year!

Christmas is coming and the kids are wondering where Santa is! Google created this cool site to track Santa.

Website Description

Explore, play and learn with Santa's elves all December long.

Google Santa Tracker is an annual Christmas-themed entertainment website first launched in 2004 by Google that simulates the tracking of the legendary character Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, using predetermined location information.

Santa Tracker
https://santatracker.google.com/

December 11, 2021

Song Generator

Be creative this year and create your own Christmas Song. Perfect for those holiday parties at work!

Website Description

Quickly make a Christmas song using a few words of your own or our automated keyword picker. We'll also create you a cover and song title.

Song Lyrics Generator
https://www.song-lyrics-generator.org.uk/

December 4, 2021

Paper Sizes

Have you ever wanted to know what particular paper size to use? What is the International Standard equivalent to the US Legal size? Do you know the different Business Card paper sizes? Oh, did you know Japan has the largest business card size?

Papersize.io is the go to solution to finding various sizes.

Website Description

A comprehensive resource listing all paper sizes, dimensions and formats.

Launched in April 2017, PaperSizes is a side project by friends Rob and Rich, who in their spare time wanted to create a handy online resource for themselves and for others, listing every paper size and format. It has grown with the help of the design community and is used daily by thousands of people all over the world.

Paper Sizes
https://papersizes.io/

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/