Archive for December, 2008

Printifier for xkcd

Thursday, December 18th, 2008
A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.

A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.

If you’re a regular reader of the web comic xkcd, you’ve probably printed some of them out to hang in your office. Unfortunately, no way is provided to print them directly. You can print the whole web page, along with all the stuff you don’t want. Or you can display the image in your browser and print that. The problem with the latter is that the title of the comic (which is also its alt text) and the title text (which is used as a secondary punchline and often erroneously referred to as “alt text”) are not displayed.

In order to solve this problem, I have created the Printifier for xkcd. You can choose a comic by its number or randomly and select a couple of options. It’s a simple web page, so there’s nothing to install.

Give it a try and tell me what you think.

Work Sharp Wood Tool Sharpener

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Being able to see through the grinding wheel as you sharpen a tool on the underside of the wheel is one of the coolest tool ideas I’ve seen in a while.

Work Sharp Wood Tool Sharpener.

Google Apps: The Missing Manual

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008
Google Apps: The Missing Manual

Google Apps: The Missing Manual

The book that should have been in the box

What box?

The one under my desk with the network cable hanging out the back?