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PurgoMalum is a simple, free, RESTful web service for filtering and removing content of profanity, obscenity and other unwanted text. PurgoMalum's interface accepts several parameters for customization and can return results in plain text, XML and JSON.

Mosh: the mobile shell
Remote terminal application that allows roaming, supports intermittent connectivity, and provides intelligent local echo and line editing of user keystrokes.
NX Free Edition: A complete solution for remote access to your Linux or Solaris workstation. It allows 2 users to connect at the same time no matter what their location is, and share the desktop. NX Free Edition is incredibly easy to install and run, leverages the competence and quality of the company that makes NX and, most importantly, is free forever.
Advanced time tracking (paid) tailored to freelance/small business, with extensive reporting, git/svn integration and APIs.
This is a password hasher implemented as a bookmarklet. It enables you to use strong and secure unique passwords per website, while you only need to memorize easy and weak versions of them.
Edge Prediction in a Social Graph
Comparison of different algorithm performance for edge prediction with visuals and Scala examples writing for hackers
Gist Markdown converter to a public webpage (without code-like presentation)
  1. Create a public gist on Github with one or more Markdown-syntax files.
  2. Note the gist ID number. It’s usually a longish number like 29388372.
  3. View your writing presented nicely at
Dozen Books For You
Free book recommendations based on ratings of books previously read. Requires Twitter sign in
The Adventures of Alice Holmes: Sherlock in Wonderland
Text automatically generated using character-based 15th-order Markov chain, trained on The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Elementary math exercise generator

PaaS / Services / Resources
Free themes for Twitter Bootstrap
Image service. Free Plan - 500 MB Storage, 1G Monthly Bandwidth, 50K Images
Unlimited private repositories to collaborate on your code – Git or Mercurial. Free for 5 users. - minimal wireframing tool - for free
Travis CI - Free Hosted Continuous Integration Platform for the Open Source Community

Tutorials / Reference


Practicing Ruby volume 1
Practicing Ruby volume 2
Practicing Ruby volume 3


LinkedIn Gem
Uses devise, linkedin and twitter-bootstrap-rails

RSpec presentation
Acceptance testing slide deck
TDD Anti-Primer
Failure and success of making simple Sudoku solver - with and without TDD
Indirectly related, but illustrates the approach - "brilliant" quote from earlier Ron's post about his Haskell attempt to do implement bowling scoring:
“In this case, it doesn’t work. My guess is that it cannot be made to work, which of course just about guarantees that I myself will probably never make it work, because I’ve dropped that potential thread of development as being unproductive. I’m sure that to make it work, I’d have to go into some kind of analysis mode that I generally don’t enter — and even then, I don’t expect it to work.”


JavaScript Garden
JavaScript Garden is a growing collection of documentation about the most quirky parts of the JavaScript programming language. It gives advice to avoid common mistakes and subtle bugs, as well as performance issues and bad practices, that non-expert JavaScript programmers may encounter on their endeavours into the depths of the language.
JavaScript Garden does not aim to teach you JavaScript. Former knowledge of the language is strongly recommended in order to understand the topics covered in this guide.
Step by step from jQuery to Backbone
Example of refactoring of jQuery code to Backbone.js


How to make HTML5 Video Player
The tutorial aims to cover the steps to create a HTML Video Player


Extensive font collection by Adobe


Free collection f subtle backgrounds

Easily compare digital photo cameras
Droste Effect in Photoshop
The Droste effect is an image effect named after a Dutch cocoa company called Droste. In 1904 it produced packaging for its cocoa product showing a woman carrying a tray with a box of cocoa and a cup on it. A small version of the package appeared on the cocoa box on the tray and so on – each version of the image being successively smaller than the last.
US scenic drives. "Your single destination for day trips, weekend getaways, and cross-country adventures."

Assorted (and, hopefully, useful) information.
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