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December 26, 2020

Best Internet Tools Posting of 2020

Top 3 Internet Tools posting of 2020

The best of the Internet Blog Post of 2020.

There was a lot of really good post this year, I was able to find some cool online tools. Out of the 51 posts, these are the top 3 items:

WhatTheFont - (February 2nd) I use this tool all the time. When I find some text in the wild that I would like to duplicate, this tool makes a big difference.

Clipping Magic - (May 9th) Removing the background on images is a bit trickly, nothing like an online tool to make things easier.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Dashboard - (March 28th) For much of the year, this was the go to dashboard that all the major TV networks were using to report on the COVID-19 numbers.

Check All The Posts

You can checkout the entire collection of blog posting on Internet Tools.

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December 19, 2020

Smithsonian Hidden Object Game

Enjoy a nice game of Hidden Objects

The Smithsonian Magazine has a fun Hidden Object game. Simply click on a place in the image where you find the object.

It's a fun little mind teaser game when you have some downtime and don't want to get lost in the social media zone.

Website Description

See how much treasure you can find in the dusty corners of this old shop.

Daily Hidden Object
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/games/

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December 12, 2020

Calm Office

Generate Office Noise

With a lot of people working from home, it's been hard for some people to stay focus without the usual background noise. Some people can work in private, others need office noise to focus.

The people over at mynoise.net has a noise machine with an office sound.

Website Description

While some people have difficulty working in a noisy environment, others feel the opposite. Once you have acquired the ability to concentrate on ambient noise, you may find it surprisingly difficult to work from a quiet home. Here is an interactive sound generator that will allow Teleworkers to create their ideal work ambiance!

Calm Office Promo
https://mynoise.net/NoiseMachines/

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December 5, 2020

Looka

Let Artificial Intelligence build your next logo

About a year ago I posted a cool Logo Generator that makes it easy to create your own logo from various styles.

Recently I was made aware of a cooler site that makes it easy to create a modern logo. This is perfect for anyone looking to make a logo for their blog, YouTube Channel or even a team project.

Looka uses Artificial Intelligence to create a unique logo for you.

Website Description

Looka Logo Maker combines your logo design preferences with Artificial Intelligence to help you create a custom logo you'll love. All it takes is a few clicks and five minutes.

Looka
https://looka.com/logo-maker/

The site was really easy to use and has a great design selection, certainly worth trying out.

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November 28, 2020

TarTan Maker

If your looking for a good stripes pattern maker - TarTan Maker is the way to go. The site makes it easy to create your own tartan design.

The nice things is that there is a Gallery of other peoples designs. You can build off of these designd to make it easy for you.

Website Description

Generate tartan patterns. For scottish lovers and fancy designers!

tartanmaker
http://www.tartanmaker.com/

Most Popular TarTan Design

This is the most popular TarTan design:

tartan Maker Popular

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November 21, 2020

Scale

Cool Illustrations that are great visuals for presentations

Good illustrations are hard to find. You can search for various online databases for the perfect fit. Then you have to deal with the licensing issues.

Karthik Sridharan put together Scale which is a free illustrations for all. Its a cool collection of illustrations that you can use to spice up any website or presentation.

Website Description

Royalty-free Vector Illustrations for Commercial Use One new high-quality, free illustration each day. Bring your ideas to life with Scale.

Scale Flexiple
https://2.flexiple.com/scale/

How Awesome That

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November 14, 2020

Brand Colors

Find the various colors for many of your favorite consumer products

When creating websites, sometimes you want to match a color from your favorite brand. For example, if you're creating a section for YouTube videos, you may want to use YouTube Red.

U.S. Brand Colors is a great resource for the color of many popular brands. It's a good way to figure out the right Hex, RGB, CMYK, and Pantone color to use for your next project.

Website Description

A small team of designers studying branding trying to build a reliable resource containing the color palettes of the most popular brands in the world.

U S Brand Colors
https://usbrandcolors.com/

58 Brands Available

As of today, here are all the brands that are available on the website:

Amazon, Microsoft, Xbox One, Burger King, Red Bull, FedEx, Levi's, John Deere, Heineken, Samuel Adams, Pabst Blue Ribbon, WhatsApp, Lyft, Pinterest, Taco Bell, Monster Energy, UPS, Miller High Life, Keystone Light, Busch, Busch Light, Uber, Netflix, Subway, Coca-Cola, USPS, Natural Light, Michelob Ultra, Miller Lite, Budweiser, Airbnb, Slack, Starbucks, Pepsi, DHL, Coors Light, Bud Light, Johnny Walker, Android, Spotify, IBM, McDonald's, Kool-Aid, Jack Daniel's, Messenger, Snapchat, Apple, Facebook, Oracle, HP, Dunkin' Donuts, Gatorade, Sprite, Jim Beam, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Google.

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November 7, 2020

Stack Overflow Trends

Discover trends in Software from a reliable source.

When you need help with something with computer programming, the best place to go online is Stack Overflow. You can usually find an answer to your question, or if it's new, someone can answer your question.

Over the years Stack Overflow has captured a lot of data from the questions that people have asked. They put together a trends section, where you can compare various things.

You can find out what Operating System is the most popular, what computer language is being used, what Javascript framework people are using.

Website Description

See how technologies have trended over time based on use of their tags since 2008, when Stack Overflow was founded. Enter up to 15 tags to compare growth and decline.

Stack Over Flow Trends
https://insights.stackoverflow.com/trends

You can use the links on the page for popular searches, or type in tags that you want to compare against.

For "fun" see if you can guess what caused certain things to trend lower.

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October 31, 2020

Jack O Lantern Generator

Fun ideas to make on your pumpkin

Happy Halloween!

Every year we make Jack O Lanterns. The hardest thing is deciding what to put on the pumpkin.

The random Jack O Lantern generator was created to give you ideas on what to make on your pumpkin.

Clicking the random button helps stimulate the thought process on creating the great pumpkin.

Jack O Lantern Generator
https://springhole.net/writing_roleplaying_randomators/jackolantern.htm

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October 24, 2020

Bongo.cat

Take a break and play music through your browser.

Internet time is not all work. Sometimes you want to take a break and be entertained

Bongo.cat is a site to take a break. Put on the headphones and play with the keyboard for a bit. Hey if your good at it, maybe people will think you are still working.

Check out some of the song examples on the GitHub repository. Surprise someone by playing happy birthday when you're on the phone with them.

Website Description

Bongo Cat is a meme created by DitzyFlama (tweet) using StrayRogue's drawing of a cat.

Bongo Cat
https://bongo.cat/

GitHub has a list of even more songs that you can play while using Bongo.cat.

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About

I will highlight a fun Internet site every Saturday. The basic premise is to highlight sites that I regularly visit for a variety of reasons. All site recommendations are mine and are unsponsored. By highlighting these websites, I hope to provide value to those who may not know of the sites or who might be interested in visiting the sites. I also want to share the sites that I find valuable in the hopes that others will find them just as beneficial.

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FridayMacintosh
SaturdayInternet Tools
SundayOpen Topic
MondayMedia Monday
TuesdayQA
WednesdayNew England
ThursdayGluten Free