Tag Archives: cool

25 Genius Camping Hacks

Some Unique International Borders

This is pretty cool. (Make sure you click on some of the images suggested in the comments as well!)

Friday Fun Link – Find Out Which Technologies A Web Site Is Using

BuiltWith.com is a cool site that will allow you to find out what technologies any web site is using.  I thought it would just say “WordPress” for my site but turns out it identifies everything from the server software to the hosting company to various plug-ins. Here are the full results for headtale.com.  

Friday Fun Link – Find Out What Your Name Would Be If You Were Born Today

This site uses census data to match your name’s popularity the year you were born (Jason = #3 in 1973) with the same ranked name from this year (Mason = #3 in 2015) as well as some other years as well. For the record… Shea would be Amaya Pace would be Abriel Sasha would be Zara […]

Have You Pressed “The Button”?

What started as an unusual April Fool’s joke – a single button appeared a special sub-Reddit – has turned into a genuine social media phenomenon which may have implications for online collaboration in the development of public policy, software and numerous other areas. The button had a 60-second countdown counter which users could only push once and […]

Friday Fun Link – How-Old.net

Microsoft recently launched a new site called How-Old.net that went viral due to its use of fancy math algorithms to guess the ages of people in pictures you upload. (Full warning – Shea read some article on Facebook saying the site has fine print that Microsoft obtains rights to re-use your photos or something so […]

Friday Fun Link – Johnny Gaudreau Ultimate Highlights

Flames clinched!

Friday Fun Link – Listen To Every Single Music Genre Ever

Someone posted an article on Facebook about a cool site called Every Noise At Once. The site allows you to listen to samples and playlists of every kind of genre of music there is, grouped by similarity and searchable by artist, location and many other ways.

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Maui Sunset (January 2012)

Pace suggested it would be better to have the words in different colours on this post…

Travel Planning, Coincidence and (Another) Once In A Lifetime Experience

Recently, at my library, I delivered a program called “Trip Planning 2.0: How To Research Your Vacation Online” where I gave registrants a “guided tour” of some the most useful sites for trip planning, both well-known (Google, TripAdvisor) and lesser-known (Reddit, FourSquare). (The program was basically an expanded version of a blog post I did […]