January 29, 2007


Cool dynamic graphing of name popularity from the 1880s to present. Sure you can use it to name your kid, but you can also use it to name your characters in a novel. Or see just how mean your parents were to you.

January 22, 2007


When folks send me links to NY Times news stories or YouTube videos and I click on them and get a registration form, I just close the window and move on. I'd like to read the story, but I already have 50 or 60 logins to keep track of for websites I need to use regularly. I'm not looking to add another. I could use a fake email address from 10MinuteMail.com to register, but I would still have to slog through all the screens for the registration. I'd rather not. So, I miss out on a story or video here and there. I can live with it.

Now I don't have to. BugMeNot.com allows you to use an existing login id/password instead of filling out all those screens to get your own registration. Just paste the URL into the box at the top of the webpage and hit "Get Logins" and you'll see a list to choose from. Or, if you don't, you can be the nice guy, create one and add it to the BugMeNot database for the next guy.

There is a companion site, RetailMeNot.com, for sharing coupon codes. I didn't check it out. I'll leave that to The Woman. Perhaps she'll report back.

Nod to: STC

January 15, 2007


10-Minute Mail

Every once in a while you come across a site that requires an e-mail address to send a validation e-mail to. But you don't want to turn over your email address to what could be a spam machine. Enter 10MinuteMail.com. It's disposable and it's free.

Nod to: Ken Kienow

Cool Email Notifications

Amusing email notification alternatives.

January 8, 2007

One Minute Vacation

Just back from the holidays but still need a vacation? You can take a one-minute sonic vacation right at your computer. People from all over the world submit 60-seconds of sound from their location.

Nod to: Lisa Samson

January 1, 2007

Overheard in the Office

Starting off the new year with the most addictive website I've seen to date.

Warning: occasional adult content.