- Research Buzz has a tool to help you find recipes for the ingredients you have.
- You enter the ingredients in a search box and the site uses the terms in a special Google search. When you run the search you get taken to a Google search results page for recipes with those ingredients.
- For example, click here to see recipes that use ‘Chicken, wine, tomato’.
- Very handy 🙂
- This tiny little freeware utility lets you cut and paste any part of your screen
- You can cut rectangle/squares, or do freehand cut and pasting
- You can cut with/without borders and define border thickness + colour
- V Cool 🙂
- Top ranked flash video of all time at ‘Newgrounds.com’! – this video is Very cool 🙂
- Click the link above, then click on the ‘Watch this movie’ icon to see it
- Growing blog-style magazine that reviews and rates web games
- You can look up games by type or popularity. They also have some handy quick links to their favourite games in the left hand column.
- Free (limited version) program that lets you play computer generated sounds that are designed for e.g. getting rid of headaches (worked for me), relaxing, focusing attention etc
- You can also create your own tracks (the interface takes a bit of getting used to – let me know if you want any help on this)
- If you get the full version, you can download a ton of extra tracks that people have created themselves
- WARNING! – certain people shouldn’t use the program (see bottom of page) e.g. those with pacemakers
- You can read the background theory for the software here
- WordPress have just joined forces with Box.net to give us a cool widget to let people download big files
- You can see an example and learn more here
*Click here for concert tickets site (StubHub)*
StubHub is a site that lets you buy and sell concert tickets (and sports/theatre tickets) online. Its a peer-to-peer style system a bit like e-bay (in fact was bought by E-Bay in Jan this year,) so you also get the security of a big company being involved in the buying/selling.
Get some free traffic to your blog / web site (through a site called ‘ipings’.) All you do is fill in 4 boxes on a form (name, URL etc), and click submit. When you do, a bunch of sites get notified that you have new content for them to come and index. Its a dead easy way to increase traffic to your web site / blog.
**WARNING! – you should only use the service when you add new content to your site. Pinging without having new content “probably will get you banned or ignored”!!
If you want to know about how the site works and what happens when you ‘ping’, check out the ‘about‘ and ‘to ping or not to ping‘ pages. Well worth reading IMHO – there are good explanations of how web spiders work and how pinging can help you get listed on major search engines!
Digg is a GREAT place to go to find out what cool/interesting/fun sites people have come across. Its a major (ranked 88th most popular site in the world! at Alexa.com) ‘social bookmarking’ site, where members submit ‘content’ (weblog posts, news articles, etc.) Other users then check out the content themselves and if they like it they ‘Digg’ it.
Scientists are predicting that in the very near future (within 5 years) we’ll have robots for things like child-minding, care-home work, and prison monitoring! This is according to an article in the Daily Mail, a large UK national daily paper… “Are we safe from robots that can think for themselves?”
The BBC also have some interseting articles on this subject. An article written yesterday talks about future robots being autonomous, decision making machines. It also talks about ‘robot rights’! amongst other things. There are some other good robot articles in the right hand column as well.
Awesome 2 player web based ‘checkers’ game with tons of power ups and squares that can be raised and lowered (you’ll see what I mean.) This game could get to be VERY addictive 😀
Click here for the quick video tutorial.
To get started, enter a guest name, click ‘start’, then click on a few names in the opponents box and someone should give you a game fairly quickly.
‘Who is sick?’ is a site where users record their illnesses. The data gets plotted on a Google map so, for example, you can see if you’re the victim of the latest bug going around. There’s a bar chart showing whether reports of different types of sickness are growing or falling, various search functions and a discussion forum. The site’s still in its infancy but this could well be an interesting site to come back to once its been going for a while. Remember to ‘Digg’ it up if you like it 🙂
There are at least 2 websites on the go at the moment that facilitate a ‘peer to peer’ style lending & borrowing system. The UK site is called Zopa, and the US site, Propser. ‘Prosper’ has had a whole host of positive press coverage, and Zopa also looks to have been highly rated, e.g. ‘What Investment’ magazine rated it product of the month in Aug ’06.
Does anyone have any experience of these sites?.. This seems like a great idea to me.
DownThemAll is an awesome free Firefox extension that lets you download all the pictures and/or videos that a page links to, with a click. It only downloads from links that are part of a series, so it won’t pick up banner ads etc, and its also got a built in download accelerator!
I’ve been using it for a while now and it gets a big thumbs up from me 🙂
This handy little bit of free software scans your PC and tells you what updates are available for your hardware and software! You can then either google to find the updates for download, or you can pay for the full version which gives direct links to the downloads. I’ve only used the free version and it found 4 hardware and 5 software updates 🙂