Utilities and Resources
- About.me – a lot of us have multiple online profiles scattered across various services, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Twitter. And one problem we face is pulling all of this information together to build a single on-line identity – be it for personal use, or to create a professional on-line profile. about.me fixes that.
- Awesome Fontstacks – this application automatically match fonts based on typographical metrics, optimize the font bundles for their intended purpose, and deliver rock solid CSS for those fonts and their fallbacks to copy & paste.
- crocodoc – this service takes your PDFs, Word documents, and PowerPoint presentations, and lets you view and mark them up online. Documents can be shared with others, who can collaboratively highlight or strikeout text, add notes and comments, and make revisions.
- Historious – when you work with separate computers, there are not many ways you can share your bookmarks. Having access to your bookmarks therefore, is quite a problem. And Historious is its solution. Historious stores your bookmarks by indexing them, much like a search engine does.
- Uptime Robot – this utility is all about helping you to keep your websites up. It monitors your websites every 5 minutes and alerts you if your sites are down.
- WobZIP – a free web service created to unzip ZIP archives. All you do is upload your archive on the site and get the list of files it contains. If the archive is password protected, simply provide the password.
- Lifehacker has posted its 4.5-part “Learn to Code Nightschool Course.”
- 25 Years of Digital Vandalism by William Gibson explores the early use of viruses as DRM. It’s an interesting bit of history that proves very relevant.
- 40 Android Apps for the Serious Student
- The Secrets Hidden Inside Apple’s Most Famous Icons
- The iPadification of the Web: How tablets are affecting site design
- In “I Was Teenage Hockey Message Board Jailbait” Katie Bakes of Deadspin talks about the time she spent pretending to be an older woman on message boards.
- Is Google willing to censor? After a December announcement, Google has quietly begun filtering piracy- and torrent-related terms from its Autocomplete and Instant services. While much of the content is arguably illegal, and results will still appear in Google’s traditional search, one of the affected search terms is “ubuntu torrent.”
- DIY guide to building a portable wi-fi-powered peer-to-peer server lunchbox.
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