Finds of the Week is a list of web sites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three). I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon
Just Delete Me
If you've spent any time trying to delete yourself from various websites you know how hard it is. Just Delete Me "aims to be a directory of urls to enable you to easily delete your account from web services." There are a lot of websites listed, but my favorite part is the color coded links to the websites. It's easy to see at a glance if a site is Easy, Medium, Hard, or Impossible to delete your account.
How to Switch from Internet Explorer and Bring Your Bookmarks with You
From the site: "A newly discovered Internet Explorer security bug has left Web security in jeopardy. Though Microsoft has agreed to soon release a patch, you’re probably going to want to consider switching to another Web browser in the meantime. Luckily, there are some good alternatives to Internet Explorer including Opera, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox." Here's how to take your Bookmarks/Favorites with you when you go. :)
Cooking for Engineers
From the site description: "Have an analytical mind? Like to cook? This is the site to read!" Even if you don't have an analytical mind this is a great site. There are several categories, like the Recipe File, Kitchen Notes, Equipment and Gear and various other entertaining areas.
Forvo - All the Words in the World. Pronounced
2,319,170 words 2,466,961 pronunciations, 318 languages.
My go to site for word pronunciations when I suspect a word in my head isn't being pronounced properly. :)
Twisted Sifter is a site that defies classification - its site description is to "educate, entertain, and inspire each and every day."
I tend to spend quite a bit of time there, wandering all around. The variety of topics and photos is wide ranging; it's probably why I enjoy the site so much. Well worth a visit.
One more thing: Newsletter of Wonderful Things from Scott Hanselman
I'm a long time fan of Scott Hanselman. While I rarely recommend newsletters, this one is worth a subscription. Check out the newsletter archive for past issues so you'll know if you'd like to subscribe. I also highly recommend Scott Hanselman's 2014 Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List for Windows. There's something for most of us there even if we aren't Power Users.