Saturday, May 23, 2009

5 short links for today #6

bmlet-logo 1. A directory of browser bookmarklets. Bookmarklets are Javascript codes that can be saved in a browser as bookmarks and which perform specific functions on websites, like downloading embedded videos, creating short URLs and such.

isnsfw 2. isNSFW is the safest way to share NSFW links. It’s a link shortening service for sharing Not Safe For Work content. Instead of sending an obligatory warning note with each NSFW link you share, shorten the link using isNSFW and apply a rating according to it’s content. Your friend will see a warning message before he can open the URL.

3. YtDub: This site allows you to dub YouTube videos with other YouTube videos. In other words, you can take a YouTube video and replace it’s audio with the audio from another YouTube video.

free-shipping 4. FreeShipping: Looking for a product that ships for free? Try This website tells you which product on which shopping site is being offered free of shipping charges. It’s includes free-shipping items from various small and big online stores like Amazon, eBay, Barnes&Noble, Dell, AVON, Kodak, Levi’s … a total of 1542 stores at the time of writing this.

5. They Write the Right Stuff: An essay on how remarkably perfect and precise the software written for NASA’s Space Shuttle is.

This software never crashes. It never needs to be re-booted. This software is bug-free. It is perfect, as perfect as human beings have achieved. Consider these stats : the last three versions of the program -- each 420,000 lines long-had just one error each. The last 11 versions of this software had a total of 17 errors. Commercial programs of equivalent complexity would have 5,000 errors.

A great read.


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