Random links for August 2010

Published on Wednesday, 01 September 2010

Here are (more than) a few links that I found interesting for one reason or another.

  • Lorem Ipsum - All the facts - Lipsum generator

    Reference site about Lorem Ipsum, giving information on its origins, as well as a random Lipsum generator.

  • Domain Tools: Whois Lookup and Domain Suggestions

    DomainTools combines the most comprehensive set of domain name ownership records available with important web hosting data to expose new opportunities in website improvement, domain investment and brand protection.

  • Copy Paste Code | personal pastebin - debug, share, develop, store

    Copy Paste Code allows you to publish your code with colored syntax for most popular programming languages out there. After publishing you can share your code to colleagues and friends, and they can debug and use your code snippets.

  • MozyPro | Mozy

    Manage multi-user environments, schedule automatic backups, and monitor the health of your backups from the convenience of a single web-based admin console.

  • Azure Storage Explorer

    Azure Storage Explorer is a useful GUI tool for inspecting and altering the data in your Azure cloud storage projects including the logs of your cloud-hosted applications.

  • Doit.im | Online Time and Task Management System, Always Online, Always With You!

    We believe that Doit.im can ease you of the anxiety, and help you better deal with your work and study, and better enjoy your life.

  • Tracks :: index

    Tracks is a web-based application to help you implement David Allen’s Getting Things Done™ methodology. It was built using Ruby on Rails, and comes with a built-in webserver (WEBrick), so that you can run it on your own computer if you like.

  • Alternative software and apps to your PC (Windows, Linux), Mac, iPhone, Android, Web/Online and other platforms. - AlternativeTo.net

    AlternativeTo is a new approach to finding good software. Tell us what application you want to replace and we give you great alternatives, based on user recommendations.

  • SpecFlow - Pragmatic BDD for .NET

    SpecFlow aims at bridging the communication gap between domain experts and developers by binding business readable behavior specifications to the underlying implementation.

  • AV-Test.org · Tests of Anti-Virus- and Security-Software

    Every year we perform more than 2,500 product tests of anti-virus, anti-spyware, personal firewalls and related products on behalf of vendors, integrators (OEM), corporate users and magazines.

  • EffiProz Pure C# Database

    A Cross-Platform Embedded Database for .NET Programmers.

  • ProcDump

    ProcDump is a command-line utility whose primary purpose is monitoring an application for CPU spikes and generating crash dumps during a spike that an administrator or developer can use to determine the cause of the spike.

  • Pastie

    All your pastes are belong to us.

  • AppFabric Caching Admin Tool

    The AppFabric Caching Admin Tool help you manage the Microsoft Distributed Cache.

  • CSS3.0 Maker | CSS3.0 Generator

    CSS Maker is a free tool to experiment with CSS properties and values and generate a simple stylesheet for your site.

  • Open Source CMS Demos & Information - opensourceCMS

    opensourceCMS.com is designed to give you the opportunity to "try out" some of the best open source software systems in the world.

  • Yoink • Get Giving.

    Yoink is the easiest way to get free things from people near you and give things away you don't need. It only takes a minute so just get started!

  • Parallel Programming with Microsoft .NET

    The patterns & practices group has been writing a new guide that will introduce .NET programmers to patterns for including parallelism in their applications.

  • Smush.it™

    Smush.it uses optimization techniques specific to image format to remove unnecessary bytes from image files. It is a "lossless" tool, which means it optimizes the images without changing their look or visual quality.


    Pngcrush is an optimizer for PNG (Portable Network Graphics) files. It can be run from a commandline in an MSDOS window, or from a UNIX or LINUX commandline.

  • Pingdom Tools

    Enter a URL to test the load time of all elements on that page, find bottlenecks.

  • DDD/CQRS | Google Groups

    Discussions about DDD, CQRS, and Event Sourcing

  • Raphaël—JavaScript Library

    Raphaël is a small JavaScript library that should simplify your work with vector graphics on the web. If you want to create your own specific chart or image crop and rotate widget, for example, you can achieve it simply and easily with this library.

  • SunSpider JavaScript Benchmark

    This is SunSpider, a JavaScript benchmark. This benchmark tests the core JavaScript language only, not the DOM or other browser APIs.

  • CSS3 . Info - All you ever needed to know about CSS3

    We created this site because we want to share our experiences of CSS3 with you, and want nothing more than to simply be the biggest online resource covering CSS3. (Hey, we're ambitious!)

  • SQL Compact Toolbox

    SQL Server Compact Toolbox is a Visual Studio 2010 Pro or higher add-in (for 3.5/4.0) and standalone app (for 4.0), that adds scripting, import, export, migrate, rename, run script, manage replication and more to your SQL Server Compact Data Connections i

  • Vischeck: Home

    Vischeck is a way of showing you what things look like to someone who is color blind. You can try Vischeck online- either run Vischeck on your own image files or run Vischeck on a web page.

  • Color Trends Palettes :: COLOURlovers

    COLOURlovers is a creative community where people from around the world create and share colors, palettes and patterns, discuss the latest trends and explore colorful articles... All in the spirit of love.

  • kuler

    No matter what you're creating, with Kuler you can experiment quickly with color variations and browse thousands of themes from the Kuler community.

  • Quince / UX Patterns Explorer

    Quince is a rich UX patterns, sometimes called UI patterns, explorer.

  • Visual Studio 2010 Quick Reference Guidance

    The artifacts include an overview document and poster that allows you to quickly focus on individual areas like testing, by providing crisp and compact guidance sheets and quick reference posters.

  • T4 Toolbox

    T4 Toolbox is a set of ready-to-use code generators and T4 extensions for Visual Studio.

  • Urbanturtle: Scrum TFS Team Foundation Server

    Urban Turtle is an intuitive Scrum tool for TFS built to simplify your software development cycles.

  • SQL Server Customer Advisory Team - SQL Server Best Practices

    Enabling SQL Server customers to navigate the most challenging frontiers of large scale data management.

  • RabbitMQ - Messaging that just works

    RabbitMQ is a complete and highly reliable enterprise messaging system based on the emerging AMQP standard.

  • CodePlex Publishing Plugin

    This addin allows publishing your project directly from Visual Studio, this eliminating the unnecessary step of going to the CodePlex site to publish.

  • jQuery Mobile

    jQuery Mobile: Touch-Optimized Web Framework for Smartphones & Tablets. A unified user interface system across all popular mobile device platforms, built on the rock-solid jQuery and jQuery UI foundation. Its lightweight code is built with progressive enh

  • Hostlogr.com - Who is hosting that website?

    Hostlogr.com is a free service that allows you to find out which hoster/ISP is being used by certain websites. Simply fill out the website you want to check, and we will build a report showing you who is currently hosting that particular website. No regis

  • Membase.org

    Membase is an open-source (Apache 2.0 license) distributed, key-value database management system optimized for storing data behind interactive web applications.

  • Dremel: Interactive Analysis of Web-Scale Datasets

    Dremel is a scalable, interactive ad-hoc query system for analysis of read-only nested data. By combining multi-level execution trees and columnar data layout, it is capable of running aggregation queries over trillion-row tables in seconds.

  • The Apache Cassandra Project

    The Apache Cassandra Project develops a highly scalable second-generation distributed database, bringing together Dynamo's fully distributed design and Bigtable's ColumnFamily-based data model.

  • ThinVNC - HTML5 Remote Desktop | Download ThinVNC - HTML5 Remote Desktop software for free at SourceForge.net

    ThinVNC is a pure HTML & AJAX Remote Desktop implementation.

  • Murphy Laws Site

    The origin and laws of Murphy in one place.

  • Web development and deployment tools: CodeRun

    CodeRun Studio is a cross-platform Integrated Development Environment (IDE), designed for the cloud. It enables you to easily develop, debug and deploy web applications using your browser.

  • Pipes: Rewire the web

    Pipes is a powerful composition tool to aggregate, manipulate, and mashup content from around the web.

  • The CQRS Kitchen

    The CQRS Kitchen is an example application build with Silverlight that demonstrates how to implement a CQRS / Event Sourcing application with the .NET Framework.

  • Growl for Windows

    Growl for Windows is a Windows-compatible version of Growl, a notification system for Mac OS X.

  • Bingle.nu

    Bingle is a new search hybrid that will let you look up anything that you want in the two main services of the day, namely Google and Bing.

  • Orchard Project - Home Page

    Orchard is a free, open source, community-focused project aimed at delivering applications and reusable components on the ASP.NET platform.

  • Hg Init: a Mercurial tutorial by Joel Spolsky

    Mercurial is a modern, open source, distributed version control system, and a compelling upgrade from older systems like Subversion. In this user-friendly, six-part tutorial, Joel Spolsky teaches you the key concepts.

  • Instant SQL Formatter

    Instant SQL Formatter is a free online sql tidy tool, actually, it not only can beautify your sql but also can turn your formatted sql into html code, so you can post coloured sql code in your blog, forum,wiki and any website easily.

  • Online HTML to PDF Converter. Free HTML to PDF

    This is a simple HTML to PDF Converter. You don't need to install anything on your computer. Free with no registration required!

  • Linkable – The New Way to Manage All Your Bookmarks

    Linkable lets you organize all your bookmarks on a single page that you can access anywhere.

  • Skitch.com Skitch = fast and fun screen capture and image sharing.

    Skitch.com is a webservice that works hand in hand with our application Skitch to give you 1-click uploading of images for fast and fun image sharing.

  • MicroStrategy Business Intelligence and Mobile Business Intelligence

    MicroStrategy is a global leader in Business Intelligence. More than one million people use our software every day for unlimited data analysis, reports and dashboards, mobile intelligence, data mining, forecasting, operations management, and executive dec

  • VisualHG

    Mercurial Source Control Plugin for MS Visual Studio.

  • MetaSharp

    MetaSharp is a developer tool designed to assist in the creation of Programming Languages.

  • NuCaptcha -- Better Security, Easier to Use

    NuCaptcha is a security platform that uses motion video to authenticate human web interactions.

  • Embedly - API

    The Embedly API allows developers to embed videos, images and rich media from 112 services through one API.

  • Cosmos

    Welcome to the Cosmos home page. Cosmos is an operating system project implemented completely in CIL compliant languages. The team is committed to using C#, however any .NET language can be used.

  • Website Worth Calculator

    Worthy Site is a free service to provide webmasters with important information about the websites. All the data is gathered in real time for various reliable sources on the internet.

  • Multwiple: the Best Twitter client around.

    Multwiple.com is a web-based twitter client that allows you to use all your twitter accounts in one place. We have taken some inspiration from Seesmic and echofon.

  • YUI Library

    The YUI Library is a set of utilities and controls, written with JavaScript and CSS, for building richly interactive web applications using techniques such as DOM scripting, DHTML and AJAX.

  • Sideline from Yahoo!

    Watch, search and monitor the Twitter public timeline in real-time. Sideline is an Adobe® AIR™ desktop application built with the Yahoo! User Interface Library (YUI). It allows users to create and group custom queries by topics of interest.

  • Machine Learning for .NET

    Initial inclusions will be binary and multi-class classification as well as standard clustering algorithms.

  • Interoperability with WCF

    Microsoft has been an active participant in the web services standardization and interoperability efforts from the beginning. Web Services interoperability continues to be a high priority for us.

  • Detours - Microsoft Research

    Software packaged for detouring Win32 and application APIs.

  • object database for .NET, Mono and Silverlight | siaqodb

    siaqodb is object database engine that currently runs on .NET 3.5 , Mono 2.4 , Silverlight 3 and 4 , as well on Windows Phone 7. As query engine it use LINQ and is first database on the market that provide LINQ query editor in SiaqodbManager application.

  • Ncqrs Framework

    Ncqrs is a framework for .NET helps build scalable, extensible and maintainable applications by supporting developers apply the CQRS architectural pattern.

  • SlideShare

    Upload and share your PowerPoint & Keynote presentations, Word & PDF documents and professional videos on SlideShare. Add audio to make a webinar. Capture leads with your presentations.

  • css Zen Garden: The Beauty in CSS Design

    A demonstration of what can be accomplished visually through CSS-based design.

  • MicroPoll

    The easiest way to create website polls...FREE!

  • 48ers - Realtime Social Search

    48ers was created to help you search for what's happening right now.

  • is.gd URL Shortener - The Shortest URLs Around

    Our goal is to allow shortening URLs to the maximum extent technically possible.

  • WEI Share

    WEI Share is an application for sharing your Windows Experience Index (WEI) scores from Windows 7 with others in the community.

  • Agile Project Management Tool | Mingle- Project Collaboration Software for Iterative Developments | ThoughtWorks Studios

    Mingle® adapts your company’s process to Agile best practices, and helps your teams stay on top of evolving requirements in collaboration with business users.

  • NOSQL Databases

    Your Ultimate Guide to the Non - Relational Universe!

  • www.hornget.net

    The initial mission statement is to take control of building a common set of open source packages that are probably similar to many in the ALT.NET space.

  • storevil - Project Hosting on Google Code

    StorEvil is a .NET tool to enable natural language test specification and execution with minimum fuss on the part of developers and spec creators/business owners.


    The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501c3 not-for-profit worldwide charitable organization focused on improving the security of application software.

  • Netsparker, False Positive Free Web Application Security Scanner - Mavituna Security

    We are committed to developing a web application security scanner which accomplishes what it claims. A web application security scanner should find vulnerabilities and should not report false-positives.

  • .home | Microsoft Design .toolbox

    Welcome to .toolbox, a fun online learning environment, where you will learn basic design concepts and how to apply them, as well as the fundamentals of creating Silverlight applications using the Expression Studio tools.

  • Chrome Experiments - Home

    These experiments were created by designers and programmers from around the world using the latest open standards, including HTML5, Canvas, SVG, and more.

  • WebSync Comet Server, HTTP Push/Reverse Ajax Streaming for ASP.NET and IIS - Frozen Mountain

    Today's users demand more than ever. Enhance your applications using WebSync, the world's most powerful comet (reverse Ajax, HTTP Push) server for the .NET platform.

  • Kanban Tool – empower yor personal and team productivity with online kanban boards

    Try Kanban Tool - the better way to organise your work and manage projects.

  • Present.ly - The Constant Awareness Communication Tool - Private Microblogging for your Business

    Present.ly is an award-winning microblogging platform that keeps your company connected in real-time. Increase your team's productivity by posting updates, sharing files, exchanging ideas, and more.

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