[neatnettricks] Neat Net Tricks Standard Issue 243, July 5, 2010

  • From: Jack Teems <jteems@xxxxxxx>
  • To: neatnettricks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2010 10:21:08 -0700


01. Block Posters
02. LibraryThing
03. Public Profiler/WorldNames
04. WeTransfer
05. Your Face In 20 Years
06. Saf.Li
07. Wet Floor Maker
08. Wanted Poster
09. Talking Photo
10. Online Makeover

01. BLOCK POSTERS at http://www.blockposters.com/ lets you upload an image and choose how many sheets wide you'd like the poster, then download the PDF file and print your images massively blown up for a huge poster for your wall.

02. LIBRARYTHING at http://www.librarything.com claims a community of one million book lovers, all sharing their favorites online after creating a profile. Your first 200 books can be catalogued at no charge, and visitors can offer their comments in each title, or suggest similar titles. Discussion boards abound and the service is compatible with all platforms.

03. PUBLIC PROFILER/WORLDNAMES at http://www.publicprofiler.org/worldnames/Default.aspx is a great tool for the geneologist. Search surnames by name, area, and ethnicity and drill down in each country to show where the surname is most frequent, displayed with color coding. Roots of the surname and most common forenames are also provided.

04. WETRANSFER. Large files attached to email are a no-no. A better solution is WeTransfer, currently in beta at https://www.wetransfer.com/, where you can send files up to 2GB in size, free, and without registration. The files will be kept on their server for two weeks to allow your recipients to retrieve them.


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05. YOUR FACE IN 20 YEARS or 30 years if you wish. Upload a frontal photo at http://in20years.com/ and see what you'll look like then. Ah, what's a few more wrinkles?

06. SAF.LI. Enter a URL at http://www.saf.li/ and Saf.li checks the site for malware If it's clean, you'll be given a shorter URL you can share with everyone on your favorite social site.

07. WET FLOOR MAKER. Add cool reflecting images to your photos at http://www.wetfloormaker.com/ .

08. WANTED POSTER. Add your own image and text at http://www.tuxpi.com/photo-effects/wanted-poster to get a wanted poster or some four dozen other effects.

09. TALKING PHOTO. At http://www.pqdvd.com/flashediter/edit.php first choose the actor you want (or load your own image), edit it for effect, add the script you want the character to say or sing, and in no time you'll wonder if you don't have better ways to spend your time.

10. ONLINE MAKEOVER at http://www.taaz.com/ let's you change your hairstyle, ladies, and apply makeup as well, for that new look.

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