Free, disposable email with Mailinator

Really quickly, Mailinator is a free, disposable email service:

So, I thought I was one of few people using this Mailinator service, been using it for a few years now. But it turns out it’s gotten quite popular, just read another reference to it on hackernews.

Basically, it’s a free email service that’s built to be disposable. Anyone can access an email account there, no need to log in, just enter an email address ( and you’ll have an instant email box for that address.

What’s the point?

Well, for services requiring an email address, you can check them out using a address. No need to give out your real email to try something out.

Cool eh?

I thought so, I just didn’t realize lots of other people thought so to. 🙂

UPDATE: Just posting this here since Mailinator’s developer made a #1 posting at Hackernews with this:


Warcraft III in the browser

Play Warcraft III in your browser:

I’m not sure how they’ve managed it, but this site’s apparently streaming the Warcraft III game in the browser. It plays nicely, seems to work without problems so far for me.

Right now, only Warcraft III is available but it looks like they’ve got big plans. A good one to keep an eye on!


Using Vim for creating WordPress content

Really quick, check out Vim for WordPress:

I was wondering if anyone had created a Vim plugin for editing content in WordPress, maybe using the Ace editor. But then I stumbled across the above article.

That, in my opinion, is a much better option than trying to integrate a Vim-esque editor into WordPress. While I love WordPress, the interface can get a bit cumbersome at times and this eliminates that and allows you to focus on the writing.

Vim can be very tough to learn, but for those who know it already, this provides a great way to further use them l33t vim skills!


Breakout using multiple JavaScript engines

Check it out here:

Through that project, you can play and learn to code the classic videogame Breakout, using a variety of different JavaScript engines.

Incidentally, I had the same idea to experiment cross-engine and already have a bunch of matrix effect clones across several engines. I’ve posted about the first in a small article, Experimenting with the Matrix code effect.

Hopefully we’ll see more cross-engine experiments to help others learn various engines and practices. 🙂