Some tabs I’m hoarding right now. Can’t close anything until I make a note of them somewhere. It’s a manic affliction.
http://www.htaccesstools.com/htpasswd-generator/ – the .htpasswd generator I used to get back into this site
http://www.miraclesalad.com/webtools/md5.php – the hasher that I used to get back into this site
http://gmaps-samples.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/gdirections/directions.html – adding directions to embedded Google maps – might be useful for road trips round customers
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/spatial-function-reference.html – I really need to get my head round spatial functions in MySQL, then we can go on awesome road trips
https://developers.google.com/maps/articles/phpsqlajax_v3 – Quickstart guide to embedding Google maps and adding markers
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/885062-REG/kopul_lmt_100_lo_to_hi_impedance.html – Not sure whether or not I need a low to high impedance matching transformer, but it sounds cool
https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/9386276/can-i-split-a-backlog-my-product-owner – Something I’m going to write about later in the company blog
http://market.yandex.ru/compare.xml?hid=90559&CAT_ID=106323&CMD=-CMP=11861509,7334347,10506368,6354231 – A comparison of Tascams, I’m going to need one soon
http://812photo.ru/katalog/dlya-vsekh-brendov/mikrofony/zoom-h2n-detail – A Zoom H2N for 12000
https://www.fotosklad.ru/catalog/rekorder-tascam-dr-40.html – A Tascam DR-40 for 15810
http://kotofoto.ru/shop/uid_39844_sotovyii_telefon_acer_liquid_e700_temno_krasnyii.html – An Acer Liquid E700 for 9880
http://media.io/ – Used this for converting audio files, works very well
A DIY shotgun microphone that sounds very good indeed
A Google Image search for Monument Valley at sunset, just because.
More links from my work computer
http://www.reddit.com/r/atlassian/comments/2oz66u/how_do_i_achieve_this_hierarchy_in_jira/ – a post I need to follow up on
http://blog.avisi.nl/2013/12/05/scaling-agile-in-the-enterprise/ – an article the above post links to
http://generalspecialist.com/greenscreen-and-bluescreen-checklist/ – a useful checklist for chromakey filming
Some videos I need to watch.
http://www.sourceseek.com/agile-sucks-long-live-agile/ – something that might help to justify my stance
http://www.infoq.com/articles/jira-list-not-backlog – a common-sense take on JIRA in Agile
https://cloudconvert.com/ – an extremeley useful online file converter
http://blogs.atlassian.com/2014/11/form-nimble-agile-teams/ – some Atlassian advice on organising Agile processes
http://www.tarbijakaitseamet.ee/ru/o-departamente/predstavlenie-zhaloby-informacionnogo-zaprosa-ili-trebovaniya – consumer rights bureau in Estonia, might need their help
https://www.atlassian.com/company/customers/case-studies/ypg – Atlassian customer stories
http://blog.tempoplugin.com/category/case-studies/ – Tempo customer stories
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4184869/how-to-disguise-your-php-script-as-a-browser – the innocent art of making a script look like a browser
http://www.flaticon.com/ – one of the better free icon collections, thank you Masha!
http://accc.uic.edu/answer/how-do-i-use-joe – I need this every time I want to save a crontab in JOE… ctrl+ k>x
https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/256925/how-to-guide-for-implementing-the-scaled-agile-framework-in-jira – something I need to respond to
https://disciplinedagiledelivery.wordpress.com/faq/ – DAD, or Disciplined Agile Delivery. I much prefer the undisciplined approach
https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/9386706/create-multiple-backlogs-within-one-jira-agile-project – something else I need to respond to
https://www.the-qrcode-generator.com/ – quick and easy QR code generation
http://goqr.me/ – another very good QR code generator
Atlassian’s video case studies
http://www.dafont.com/ – free (sort of) fonts
I very often need background music for videos. At work I’m provided with a collection of royalty-free tracks which are great for short videos, intros and outros, but they’re of specific lengths and it isn’t always easy to edit them to make them longer or shorter to suit the project.
Sometimes I just need some quiet, unobtrusive background sound to disguise a bad recording or to set an ambience for the scene. Something that can be faded in and out and stretched to any length.
I can’t make music myself (I’ve tried) but I had a feeling there should be ambient music generators out there somewhere. It transpires that, there are loads of them. Here are some that I’ve found fun or useful:
http://www.earslap.com/page/otomata.html – an astonishingly tuneful Flash-based generator that lets you record its output. I hope to use it together with some of the other generators to create a more upbeat composition.
http://www.earslap.com/page/circuli.html – by the same author as the above generator, this is also Flash-based (both have iPhone app alternatives) and creates a slightly eerie ambience.
http://perfectporridge.com/2013/04/29/new-software-turns-your-computer-into-an-original-ambient-music-generator/ – spooky ambience for horror films.
http://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music – free music from YouTube for adding to videos
http://www.shockwave-sound.com/Articles/010_Copyrights_in_Public_Domain_music.html – things to consider when using music in YouTube videos
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/royalty-free-music/38475 – a collection of links to royalty-free music sites, haven’t used any of them though
http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/pir/free_music_loops.shtml – free loops, possibly liked to from the above site
http://ccmixter.org/people/BillRayDrums/sample – Creative Commons audio samples and mixes, could also be useful
http://en.savefrom.net/ – for downloading videos from YouTube, in case you need to
http://youtubecreator.blogspot.ru/2015/03/make-your-videos-even-more-interactive.html – something I need to try out
http://forum.audacityteam.org/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=79278 – a de-esser for Audacity that I’m trying out right now
http://www.freesfx.co.uk/ – loads of free sound effects, some pretty good
Brilliant compilation of techniques.
http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/solving_tough_keying_problems_in_vegas_software – I didn’t realise that Sony Movie Studio (Vegas) chromakey was so versatile – this colour replacement technique makes it pretty fantastic.
http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/11/easy-way-to-add-subtitles-to-videos-in.html – create subtitles for videos in Google drive.
http://piktochart.com/ – could be useful
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1722171?hl=en – Optimal bitrates for video and audio
https://developers.google.com/youtube/player_parameters#controls – API player controls
https://developers.google.com/youtube/v3/sample_requests – API examples
http://youtubemultidownloader.com/channel.php – Download your entire YouTube channel for archiving
http://dogmamix.com/MimeHeadersDecoder/ – Decode mime headers.
http://auto-element.ru/oplata-dostavka – roof rack
http://www.220-volt.ru/catalog-42982/ – sliding mitre saw, Hammer, 14k roubles
https://css-tricks.com/frosting-glass-css-filters/ – frosted glass effect in CSS using filters
https://css-tricks.com/the-blur-up-technique-for-loading-background-images/ – fast load tiny background images, blow them up and blur them while waiting for the real images to load
http://easings.net/ – list of easing behaviours
http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/the-30-css-selectors-you-must-memorize–net-16048 – selectors cheatsheet
Screencasting and webinaring
Maths and geometry and stuff
https://snazzymaps.com/explore?tag=simple&page=12 – ready made google map styles
http://www.starkinsider.com/2015/03/top-5-best-dslr-cameras-for-shooting-video.html – overview of DSLR cameras for video
http://www.pitervideo.ru/catalog/products/blackmagic/blackmagic_ultrastudio_mini_recorder/ – HDMI output recorder
http://www.onlinetrade.ru/catalogue/videorekorderi-c1184/atomos/nakamerniy_hdd_ssd_rekorder_atomos_samurai_blade_atomsmb001-319141.html?from=item_into_archive_visited_popup&city=2&c=#tabs_description – Another HDMI output recorder