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Online tools for random words, Word to HTML, other free tools.
This website features text and html changing, converting, and generating tools designed to save you time making web pages or preparing content for web publishing projects or other groovy stuff. Or even use the site to make a random choice.

If you've ever needed to convert plain text to html paragraphs, alphabetize text, generate random words or remove line breaks then this website can save you from hours of needless manual labor.
webdesign  text  ds106  netnarr  prcon  cooltech 
8 days ago by cogdog
It’s easier than you think to craft AI tools without typing a line of code - The Verge
A lot of companies are trying to make it easier to use artificial intelligence, but few are making it as simple as Lobe. The startup, which launched earlier this year, offers users a clean drag-and-drop interface for building deep learning algorithms from scratch. It’s mainly focused on machine vision. That means if you want to build a tool that recognizes different houseplants or can count the number of birds in a tree, you can do it all in Lobe without typing a single line of code.
ai  prcon 
9 days ago by cogdog
DeepL Translator
"a machine translation service that produces translations of unprecedented quality"

A possible alt to google translate? DeepL
ai  language  tool  translation  prcon 
11 days ago by cogdog
Browser Fingerprinting: What Is It and What Should You Do About It?
Have you ever heard of browser fingerprinting? It’s okay if you haven’t, since almost nobody else has ever heard of it, either.

Browser fingerprinting is an incredibly accurate method of identifying unique browsers and tracking online activity.

Luckily, there are a few things you can do to wipe all of your fingerprints from the internet. But first, let’s start by exploring what, exactly, browser fingerprinting is.
privacy  netnarr  prcon 
12 days ago by cogdog
Mathematical and Puzzle Fonts/Typefaces
Below are several mathematical typefaces which are inspired by mathematical theorems or open problems. Most include a puzzle font: reading them is itself a mathematical puzzle.
font  mathematics  typography  prcon 
12 days ago by cogdog
Dissection Font
In these fonts, each letter or digit or ampersand can be dissected (cut into pieces such that those pieces re-arrange) into a 6 × 6 square. The dissections all happen to be polyomino dissections, and they allow translation, rotation, and reflection in the piece re-arrangement. There are three different fonts, each using up to 2, 3, or 4 pieces in each dissection. Of course, with more pieces, it is easier to get nicer-looking letters. The 4-piece font uses some disconnected pieces (but still each piece moves as a single unit), while the 2- and 3-piece fonts use connected pieces. The 4-piece font is the only one where we achieve uniform letter heights.

Origin. The 3- and 4-piece font come from a draft of The Art of Computer Programming, volume 4, pre-fascicle 9B “A Potpourri of Puzzles”, where Knuth poses (and solves) two exercises in mathematical/puzzle font design. See Knuth's December 2018 profile in the New York Times. These fonts were originally presented at Knuth's 80th Birthday Party in January 2018.
font  netnarr  prcon 
13 days ago by cogdog
The Weird Machine That Measured Radio Audiences in the '30s and '40s
The February 1945 issue of Radio-Craft magazine included an article titled “Radio Audience Meter” which looked at the machine that was revolutionizing audience measurement. First installed in homes on a trial basis in 1939, the Audimeter was placed next to a family’s existing radio.

The article included photo cutaways that showed how the Audimeter worked. Back in those days, radios had dials. Fitted with a series of gears, the Audimeter was a standalone device connected to a radio. It had an arm that moved whenever the radio dial was turned. So whenever the radio station was changed, the Audimeter’s arm would swivel along a long tape that was slowly rolling inside this gadget. The tape inside was about 100 feet long and three inches wide and reportedly lasted for about a month of recording.
history  radio  tech  prcon 
13 days ago by cogdog

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