Really quickly, Mailinator is a free, disposable email service: http://mailinator.com/
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 mailinator.com address. No need to give out your real email to try something out.
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: http://mailinator.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-to-get-gmailcom-banned-not-that-i.html
Play Warcraft III in your browser: http://www.arcadeup.io/
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!
Really quick, check out Vim for WordPress: https://danielmiessler.com/blog/vim-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!
Check it out here: http://www.jsbreakouts.org/
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. 🙂
Don’t just read about the history of video games, play it online for free at Console Living Room!
Creator and curator Jason Scott has built an amazing museum over there, housing tons of classic video games in an emulator-driven, playable archive.
As side note, checkout his super-cool blog too: http://ascii.textfiles.com/
Real quick, check it out here: http://jstutor.herokuapp.com/
Learning programming with Python? Check out Python Tutor, a web service that lets you visualize Python code execution. You can see what occurs with each line of code, tracking variable values and more.