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NeverSSL - an http-only site
For when you want a non-ssl site for wireless intercept and the like. It forwards to a random subdomain to avoid caching.
internet  ssl  web  useful  via:HackerNews 
11 weeks ago by mcherm
Helix TeamHub
A site by Perforce that will do version control hosting. Includes support for mercurial, and even has a free tier for personal projects.
versioncontrol  useful  mercurial 
october 2019 by mcherm
Online LaTeX Equation Editor - create, integrate and download
A website to enter LaTeX math equations and get back GIF images.
math  blogging  useful  LaTeX 
september 2019 by mcherm
Sci-Hub: removing barriers in the way of science
The publicly available (copyright violating) repository of scientific papers.
reference  science  law  ip-law  copyright  useful 
september 2019 by mcherm
Is there a site I can use to help find a lawyer?
The first (!!) good answer I have seen for this question.
law  useful  via:reddit 
april 2019 by mcherm
CoCalc - Collaborative Calculation in the Cloud
This appears to be tool for sharing a programming project online. It has history and allows shared development. Supports lots of stuff from LaTeX to Python to R to Scala. Nicely set up for running a course online.
via:HackerNews  useful  math  python  programming 
april 2019 by mcherm
Chemistry illustrator
Give it any chemical name or formula and it will draw the molecular diagram for that molecule. The author wrote it in Python.
science  chemistry  programming  via:reddit  useful 
april 2019 by mcherm
Remove Background from Image – remove.bg
A tool that processes pictures to automatically recognize the person in the foreground and delete the background behind them.
imageprocessing  pictures  ai  useful  via:reddit 
december 2018 by mcherm
CSS Stats
A site that will analyze the CSS for a website and tell you lots of things that help you to understand how complex it is, like how many different colors of text it uses.
webdesign  webdevelopment  css  useful 
november 2018 by mcherm
Keka - the macOS file archiver
A possible alternative for 7zip on the Mac. Open source, looks like a port of the same library.
mac  useful  7zip 
august 2018 by mcherm
ColorBrewer: Color Advice for Maps
A tool for selecting color schemes for identifying data.
color  useful  mapping  via:HackerNews 
august 2018 by mcherm
Noun Project - Icons for Everything
1 million monochromatic icons, royalty free.
via:HackerNews  useful  graphics 
june 2018 by mcherm
The Robing Room
A site where people can enter (semi-)anonymous ratings and reviews of judges.
law  useful  via:Techdirt 
march 2018 by mcherm
BitcoinTaxes :: Calculate Bitcoin Taxes for Capital Gains and Income
A site to calculate the taxes you owe on cryptocurrency investment. Particularly useful for complex situations. Reasonable fees.
law  taxes  bitcoin  cryptocurrency  via:reddit  useful 
january 2018 by mcherm
Ethereum (ETH) - USD - Money flow, trading volume by exchange and total volume over time.
Site that gives a decent chart of volume in trade for ethereum (and other cryptocurrencies).
bitcoin  ethereum  cryptocurrency  useful 
december 2017 by mcherm
Phone Finder - search database of cell phone specs & features (Phone Scoop)
A searchable database of mobile phones (no prices, but lots of specific features).
mobile  useful 
december 2017 by mcherm
Phone Finder - search for a phone by feature - GSMArena.com
One site that lets you filter and view available phones by feature.
mobile  useful 
december 2017 by mcherm
Strengthsfinder test
An assessment that Capital one folks suggested I should take.
useful  career 
july 2017 by mcherm
Zicasso - Travel Agents
Site that submits travel plans to several travel agents.
via:LindaChermside  travel  useful 
july 2017 by mcherm
Two-way mirroring (syncing) between git and mercurial repositories - Git-hg Mirror
A website that will keep a mercurial and a git repo synched automatically. You have to give them your credentials.
versioncontrol  useful  git  mercurial  github 
june 2017 by mcherm
Tabletop Audio - Ambiences and Music for Tabletop Role Playing Games
10 minute background ambient music specifically for role playing games.
gaming  audio  useful 
june 2017 by mcherm
Vote411.org | Vote411.org
Has local candidates (this is the new site for the League of Women Voters information).
election  voting  useful 
may 2017 by mcherm
"Slack is trying to install a new helper tool" popup twice a day. WTF? : Slack
This might fix a problem I was having: Slack prompts daily to install updates; fix it by setting the ownership to me not to root.
useful  slack  personal_net 
march 2017 by mcherm
Draggable SVG element | Peter's Website
Taught me how to make draggable nodes in an SVG diagram.
javascript  svg  programming  useful 
february 2017 by mcherm
Graphviz | Graphviz - Graph Visualization Software
Tool that automatically lays out diagrams. Not quite as powerful or flexible as I'd like.
datavisualization  useful 
february 2017 by mcherm
Swagger Editor
A web page to validate Swagger specifications
swagger  yaml  useful 
august 2016 by mcherm
Architecting a Serverless Web Application in AWS | Fugue
I'm hoping this lets me figure out how to use the serverless framework for a REST API and actually pass request information to the lambda function.
useful  serverless  lambda  aws 
august 2016 by mcherm
Connecting to Your Linux Instance from Windows Using PuTTY - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
Instructions on connecting to a linux EC2 instance from Windows. Not as simple as I would hope.
aws  useful 
july 2016 by mcherm
Practice Python
I found this site with some elementary problems for Genevieve to try.
python  teaching  useful 
june 2016 by mcherm
The International Telegram Service® - Send telegrams anywhere
You can still send a "telegram". Consider using it to make an impact.
via:reddit  useful 
may 2016 by mcherm
How To Cold-Call A Lawyer: A Potential Client's Guide | Popehat
Doesn't help with the HARD part for me -- getting a referral.
law  useful 
april 2016 by mcherm
Voter Registration Application
The official PA site for voter registration.
voting  useful 
october 2015 by mcherm
Back of a Napkin
If you throw together an ad-hoc startup, fill this out before you start. It's totally worth it!!!
startup  useful  via:HackerNews 
september 2015 by mcherm
MIT App Inventor | Explore MIT App Inventor
A scratch-like tool for building mobile apps.
useful  mobile  teaching 
september 2015 by mcherm
JAR Search - findJAR.com
A tool for finding what JAR file a given class is found in.
java  useful  maven 
july 2015 by mcherm
Skip cobertura coverage check when skip unit test
The correct incantation is:
mvn install -DskipTests -Dcobertura.skip
maven  useful  programming 
july 2015 by mcherm
Syncthing
A synched folder tool that I am looking at.
useful  opensource  dropbox 
july 2015 by mcherm
Clipart - High Quality, Easy to Use, Free Support
Has some decent selection of creative-commons-licensed clip art.
useful  images  opensource  creativecommons 
may 2015 by mcherm
PowerCram: Add "Open with Notepad++" to the Context Menu for All Files in Windows 7
How to make any program accessible from a right-click menu in Windows.
windows  useful 
march 2015 by mcherm
Windows security
How to break into Windows 7 (and some about earlier versions.
hacking  windows  useful  via:reddit 
february 2015 by mcherm
Requests: HTTP for Humans — Requests 2.5.1 documentation
Apparently, this library is the current thing to use for easily accessing HTTP data from Python.
useful  programming  python  library 
january 2015 by mcherm
Oracle VM VirtualBox
A good, free, virtual machine product for Windows.
useful  windows  virtualization 
january 2015 by mcherm
Visual Voicemail For Your Phone | YouMail
This is a service that offers what I want from google voice, and for only $5/month (and there's a free tier also). I should certainly recommend it to some people, and perhaps consider switching also.
useful  phone  googlevoice 
july 2014 by mcherm
Compare Best: Credit Cards | Car Insurance | CD Rates | Savings | Brokerages | Mortgages
A site that compares credit cards and other financial products to help you find the best deals.
banking  money  creditcard  useful 
june 2014 by mcherm
Patreon: Support the creators you love
Similar to kickstarter in some ways, this is for regular monthly contributions to some creator -- things like a webcomic or YouTube channel.
crowdfunding  useful 
june 2014 by mcherm
Baby Names | The Baby Name Wizard: The Name Experts
Tells how common a name is over time. (Uses US social security data, so it's for US births).
useful 
may 2014 by mcherm
Toodledo : A productivity tool to manage your tasks, to-dos, notes, outlines and lists
To-do list that synchronizes with the Android App I'm using these days.
useful 
march 2014 by mcherm
Random Street View - images from All Countries
It just shows random locations. I actually really enjoy playing with this.
maps  useful  via:HackerNews 
january 2014 by mcherm
How does easyDNS Compare Against other DNS Providers
I should probably switch to EasyDNS when I next renew my Domain registration. Read this policy; read their blog where they argue against takedowns without proper legal process -- I want to work with this company.
useful  hosting  todo 
january 2014 by mcherm
Cheap Flights, Cheap Hotels, and Travel Search | Hipmunk
A travel site that has a really great UI and seems to do well at picking out flights. Has other stuff (like hotels) also.
travel  useful 
january 2014 by mcherm
Bitrated - Like Escrow (but not)
A merchant and customer engage in a bitcoin transaction. This website helps a third party to be an arbitrator: if the merchant and customer disagree before the payment is disbursed, then the arbitrator may agree with one or the other to authorize the release of the funds. They claim (dubiously, I fear) this is not subject to regulation as an escrow service.
bitcoin  useful  payments  via:HackerNews 
december 2013 by mcherm
The Noun Project
Simple black-and-white icons. Decent variety. Creative Commons licensing.
useful  webdevelopment  design  graphics  via:boingboing 
november 2013 by mcherm
Own your authentication | Persowna
A site that supports using your own domain to do Mozilla Persona authentication.
security  useful  authentication  via:HackerNews 
august 2013 by mcherm
Random Treasure Generator - Archives of Nethys
A random treasure generator for Pathfinder that seems to have a lot of flavor.
GamingIdeas  via:reddit  useful 
june 2013 by mcherm
Bitcoinity markets: Shows buy and sell orders at MtGox
Nice chart once you know how to read it if you want to see the recent behavior of bitcoin trading against the dollar.
bitcoin  useful 
may 2013 by mcherm
The Old Reader
An alternative to Google Reader as an online reader, and I'm fairly happy with what I see after briefly playing around with it. The only big problem I see is that it doesn't charge money. (But at least they accept donations.)
rss  useful 
april 2013 by mcherm
Document Details | Modified Neceros' Character Sheet
A PDF for creating simple character sheets for Pathfinder.
pathfinder  useful 
march 2013 by mcherm
Monsters DB - Pathfinder_OGC
A database of monsters in Pathfinder which can be filtered.
pathfinder  useful  rpg 
march 2013 by mcherm
W3C XML Schema (XSD) Validation online
An online tool to validate XML schemas. Can independently check if XML is well-formed, whether a schema is valid, and whether the XML conforms to the schema.
useful  refs  xml  programming 
february 2013 by mcherm
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