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Thanks-O-Meter

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Thanks-O-Meter

I truly believe that kindness triggers more kindness. An excellent example of that happened to me recently. My roommate and I were on our way to an appointment with her doctor. We got in the car and were all set to go when we remembered we left the cookies we made for her dad in the house. So, she tries to back into the drive way, but misses… Continue reading

Cookstr

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Cookstr

I found a great new way to discover recipes! You have to check out this Web site if you love to cook and want to try new things. On the main page, you’re greeted with the Chef of the Day and the Recipe of the Day!

Chef of the Day – Here you’ll learn all about the person they’ve selected as the Chef of the Day. You’ll find… Continue reading

Quotiki

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Quotiki

Quotiki is a wiki of quotes that you can tag, rate and add to as a member! To register, click on the Sign Up button at the top of the page. Then fill out the form with your name, e-mail address and a password. Next, you’ll need to check the e-mail address you provided for a confirmation letter. My letter came right away, so you shouldn’t have to… Continue reading

Food Joker

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Food Joker

Are you a world traveler? Or, maybe you just want to know what restaurants are around your town. Maybe you’re planning a trip to a new location and you want to know where you can eat while you’re there. Well, you can answer all those questions and more with Food Joker!

The Web site is set up in eight languages! So, pick your language by clicking… Continue reading

Word Count Tool

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Word Count Tool

As a student, I occasionally run into professors who want a specific word amount for a paper, as opposed to a certain amount of pages. If I don’t have access to a word processing program, this Web site is where I go. It’s fast, easy to use and free!

All you have to do is paste in the text you need a word count for and… Continue reading

Flashcard Exchange

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Flashcard Exchange

I was looking for a great Web site to help me create some flashcards for school and I was really pleased by what I found here at Flashcard Exchange. Not only do they cover a multitude of subjects, but the site is also available in many languages!

I’m starting you out on the Introduction page, because you’ll find out exactly what the site is all about… Continue reading

Storyz

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Storyz

Registration for this Web site is super easy! You just need a name, an e-mail address and a password. When you’re ready, check the box for the Terms of Service and then click on the Create button. Make sure the e-mail address you provided is a working one, because you’ll receive an activation link in your e-mail.

Once you’ve registered, you’ll be prompted to start your journey by… Continue reading

Bionic Books

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Bionic Books

Do you own a small business? Are you just starting a business? Maybe you’re a contractor and you need to keep track of all the odd jobs you pick up. Either way, Bionic Books is for you!

You’re not getting a trial version, but you’re getting one full user account for free. That’s a great value!

Registration is simple! Provide an e-mail address, create a password, check… Continue reading

Capzles

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Capzles

Do you want to remember some historic event in your life? Perhaps the birth of your first child or your trip to Europe or maybe even a concert series you attended. Either way, now you can with Capzles. It’s a Web site that allows users to create time capsules using photos, videos and even their own blogs, all for free!

Before you decide to register, I suggest doing… Continue reading

What’s Its Color?

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

What’s Its Color?

This Web site allows you to upload an image for analysis to find out what the main color is and it offers up the best complimentary colors to go with it. You could use this tool to help put together a Web site, to decorate a room, to put together a flyer or to even help you pick colors for an art project.

It’s easy to… Continue reading

Confusing Words

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Confusing Words

There are a lot of confusing words out there! For example, affect, effect, affluent, effluent, their, they’re and there.

I often have trouble using affect and effect correctly. So much trouble that I often double or triple check to make sure I have the right one. But now, I have a really easy resource I can use to check them out!

On the Confusing Words Web site… Continue reading

QuoteStumbler

Friday, January 16th, 2009

QuoteStumbler

I’m addicted to Web sites like this one, where you randomly stumble upon things. So, I’m pleased to be bringing you a QuoteStumbler, which is filled with quotes galore!

When the screen loads, you’ll see a random quote. To get another quote, simply click on the Refresh button in your Web browser.

If you’d like to find quotes on a specific topic, click on the Find a Quote… Continue reading

Nice Translator

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Nice Translator

This translator is very nice indeed. It’s so easy to use and I just know you’re going to love it!

To get started, you need to select which language you’d like to translate into. It’s set on auto-detect for the language you put in, but you can change that as well. To change the language in either place, you need to click on the dark gray arrow… Continue reading

Radio Beta

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Radio Beta

I can’t begin to tell you how much of a radio fan I am! I was so thrilled to find this Web site. Radio Beta allows you to listen to the radio from all over the globe right from your computer chair. The best part is it’s free and you don’t even have to become a member in order to listen.

However, becoming a member is very… Continue reading

Braingle

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Braingle

Are you ready to test your wits with some brain teasers, puzzles and riddles? Then let’s get started!

I highly recommend you click on the Site Tour link on the left hand side of the page. That will take you through each section of the Web site and describe the benefits you’ll receive as a member for that section. When you’ve learned all you want to know about… Continue reading

Spreeder

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Spreeder

Would you like to learn how to speed read? I sure would! I mean, it would make getting through my college text books a lot easier. Well, with this Web site, we all can!

What Spreeder does is train you to read quickly. Type or paste some text into the text box and then click on the Spreed! button. That will take the text you’ve inserted and format… Continue reading

Plagiarism Checker

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Plagiarism Checker

I know this Web site will certainly come in handy for me as a student, but it’s also very beneficial for teachers who want to check whether or not the work their students have turned in is plagiarized.

It’s really easy to use too! All you have to do is copy and paste the assignment into the text box and click on the Check the Paper… Continue reading

Which Book

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Which Book

Don’t know what you want to read? Are you looking for a new series after finishing an old one? Do you want to read something funny or something a little crazy? Either way, Which Book can help you decide what to read next!

It’s really easy to use too! If you want, you can watch the demo videos. They’ll walk you through the Web site step… Continue reading

Kontain

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Kontain

If you’ve ever thought about blogging, but haven’t done it because it seems too confusing to get started, I sure hope you’ll give Kontain a try! I’ve switched to it from where I was blogging before, because it’s so easy to use!

To get started, you’ll need to sign up. Click on the Sign Up button to begin the registration process. Next, you’ll be asked to create a… Continue reading

Splice Music

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Splice Music

Have you ever wanted to make music? How about collaborating on music with your friends? Maybe you want to make your own mix of two of your favorite songs. Either way, now you can with Splice Music!

To use Splice Music, you’ll need to register. Registration is easy! Just click on the Sign Up link to begin. The form requires you to create a username, provide an… Continue reading

Stuff Alert

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Stuff Alert

Do you like to find bargains on eBay? Do you get upset when you can’t find what you’re looking for on eBay? I know I do, but it doesn’t have to be like that anymore. Now, when I can’t find what I’m looking for, I can add the item to this Web site and it will let me know when it becomes available for auction!

It works… Continue reading

T4 Face Maker

Monday, December 15th, 2008

T4 Face Maker

This is a really fun Web site where you get to make faces using their application! There are several different types you can make as well. You can do a celebrity’s face or even a friend’s face. Let’s check it out!

The site is divided into four sections:

Celebrities Gallery – Here you’ll find all the faces of celebrities that have been created and… Continue reading

How to Say That Name

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

How to Say That Name

Welcome to How to Say That Name, a Web site devoted to helping you pronounce names correctly. Whether you need to for personal reasons or you want to be able to pronounce clients’ names accurately, this is a rather nifty site to check out!

Given Names – Here you’ll find a database of people’s first names pronounced correctly.

Surnames – Here you’ll find a… Continue reading

See Your Hotel

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

See Your Hotel

At See Your Hotel, you can find your hotel on a map so that you know right where it is. It’s very useful if you’re traveling and want to see what the area surrounding your hotel looks like.

For example, put Toledo, OH, USA into the search field. That will bring up a map of Toledo with all of the hotels bulleted on the map. On… Continue reading

Router Passwords

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Router Passwords

I recently got a new computer, so I obviously lost all of my saved files for my router passwords. It was very unfortunate, but it’s all okay now, because I found this awesome Web site. With it, I was able to reset my router so that it would have a default password. And you can too!

All you have to do is select your router’s make from… Continue reading

123 People

Monday, December 8th, 2008

123 People

123 People is the ultimate people search! This Web site helped me locate a friend I haven’t been able to get in touch with for the last seven years or so. You can also use it to check up on your favorite celebrities.

How does it work? Well, you simply type the first and last name of the person you’re looking for into the search field and… Continue reading

Password Meter

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Password Meter

Of all the password Web sites I’ve brought you, I think this one is my absolute favorite! It’s not trying to help you create a password, but it’s trying to help you make your password more secure by testing it against the criteria they have set up.

Go ahead and type in the password you’d like to test. As you type it in, you’ll see the areas… Continue reading

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