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I built a web app that does pretty much exactly what you're asking for: http://sqlfiddle.com My intent was to make it easier for people to setup environments that demonstrate the SQL problem they are attempting to solve, then post the link to StackOverflow (or something similar) and have people go there and attempt to solve it, much the same as jsfiddle....


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Feedly syncs directly to Google Reader for now, and will migrate your feeds off google reader when the time comes. They have a post simplifying the transition from Google Reader to feedly. Feedly runs in the browser and on various mobile devices. It supports categories for feeds like Google Reader. It supports j and k keyboard shortcuts for navigating ...


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Both Lifehacker and CNET have been quick to dump out some options for alternatives. I think in terms of reading on the web and on mobiles (all the below have Android and iOS apps) the best options are: Feedly - Probably the most popular alternative, syncs directly to Google Reader for now. Main downside is that using it on the web requires installing a ...


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If you don't mind self-hosting it, or finding someone who will, Tiny Tiny RSS is a Free Software web application with a similar look and feel of GReader. It comes with a mobile web UI and there are 3rd party native apps that interface with it.


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I just found Old Reader which purports to be "like Google Reader was back when it was good". It can import OPML files from Google Reader, has the same keyboard shortcuts, and seems to work pretty similarly. I'm about to try it out, and will post back once I get some impressions of it.


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The following utility (created by me) may come in handy for such scenarios : http://plaintexttools.github.io/plain-text-table/ Usage is fairly simple and intuitive, thanks to the spreadsheet like editing capabilities of handsontable . Also it handles multi-line cells neatly.


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While not especially for tables, Asciiflow is a generic tool for this kind of thing.


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Trello Trello is used for all kinds of project and task management. It’s based on a simple board and card metaphor. Trello supports Chrome 9 and above, Firefox 4 and above, Safari 5.0.5 and above, and Internet Explorer 9 and above. Trello blog is here.


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curl -s http://webapps.stackexchange.com/ | grep twitter && mail -s "website references twitter" youremail@company.com </dev/null This will send an email to youremail@company.com when "twitter" appears anywhere on webapps.stackexchange.com site.


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If you own the website then Google Analytics is the way to go. If you don't own the website then it'll be a lot trickier. You can use something like Alexa ranks to track traffic generically, but that won't tell you anything about specific traffic. Or if you'd rather track the traffic you are sending to that page from your link I'd suggest linking to the ...


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You might want to have a look at http://ifttt.com/ (If This Then That). You create "tasks" from ifft "channels" that can be used as both sources and sinks ("triggers" and "actions" in ifft parlance). The RSS and email channels are enabled by default; others are available by opting in. The RSS channel used as a trigger can activate when either a new item ...


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Using http://www.watchthatpage.com create a channel, add the URL(s) of the page(s) to monitor and then enable keyword matching via Edit Properties.


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The short answer is, Yes the full list is gone. With the upcoming release of Windows 8 it seems Microsoft are shifting their focus on writing Apps (or gadgets) for Windows 8 rather than Windows 7. I did find this article which lists a few more gadgets for Windows 7 that are still about elsewhere on the internet. Incidently, a quick look at that Microsoft ...


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I am surprised that no one has mentioned Calibre - an ebook management tool. It also has capabilities for downloading RSS feeds and converting them into epubs or another format of your choice. Calibre is available on android but I don't think is available on iOS. However, there are ways to get around it. Calibre can be left running as a background process ...


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Looks like a perfect use case for ifthisthenthat Put the internet to work for you by creating tasks that fit this simple structure: if this then that. Think of all the things you could do if you were able to define any task as: when something happens (this) then do something else (that). Have a look at the list of weather channel triggers.


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Facebook doesn't allow updating a post content. So no app can help you with that. And only way to stick a post on your timeline is to make it featured. But as the post object cannot be updated, you just have to post it and feature it everytime your flair is updated. And also you have to post images of your flair as Facebook doesn't allow parsing HTML content ...


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Another open source self-hosted alternative would be selfoss by Tobias Zeising. I've just set it up and it works well for my few feeds. With the end of Google Reader, activity seems to have shot up and you can import your feeds from Google Reader.


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At the risk of being a Necromancer I would suggest Google Plus as a good alternative as it addresses most of your reservations with Twitter. G+ allows you to post to both people in your circles (think 'followers') and also publicly. In effect you can treat a public G+ post as equivalent to a public tweet, but without the character limit. If people reply to ...


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You can use the compare feature from time.is For example, Comparing New York and GMT at 9:00 gives the following When the time was 09:00 on Tuesday, August 16 in New York, it was 13:00 in GMT. Time since then: 7 hours, 18 minutes and 24 seconds New York is 4 hours behind GMT. New York GMT (+4h) Tue 09:00 Tue 13:00 Tue 10:00 Tue 14:00 Tue ...


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Use Google Insights for Search (Beta). Just enter your search term(s) in the search box and hit Enter. You will see the top searchs and rising searches about your search term listed below.


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You can do most of that on goodreads. Check out their How It Works page to see how to sign up, add your books, get recommendations, etc.


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As linked in the comments above, you can sometimes download from the developer's site, however, I found this is rarely the case. Personally, I'm a heavy user of I Forgot The Milk and the Google Calendar gadgets, and luckily you can still find both hosted on the developer's site.


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SQL Fiddle it's a great website you can write your sql queries to testing them and share it with others.


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BazQux is very good for me: http://bazqux.com/ It also have nice feeds import from Google Reader


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After Google Reader turned out the lights, I experimented with a long string or RSS readers and aggregation systems. I eventually settled on Feedly and tried to camp out there. While the interface is polished and it does most things well, after a couple weeks I was frustrated with how little customization could be done. Adding feeds from mobile was also a ...


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Have you tried HipChat ? Selection from the features page : desktop and web applications free native apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android with push notifications for imporatant messages. send and receive 1-1 chat messages on any phone via SMS. get Bob's attention by using @Bob in a message. Customize mention notifications to be sent in the ...


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If you are willing to forego the convenience of a one stop solution, you could create such an archival system out of two components: get a Pinboard archival account to your name. It’s called an “archival” account because it does, in fact, store the full page linked to by your bookmark, including media, and indexes it for full-text retrieval. It also ...


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Since the OP specifically says: It doesn't have to use ASCII (it can be Unicode) I thought I'd share the link for the (mysql / unicode / html) table generator created by a SE user for use on SE I found on superuser. I found it quite useful to get unicode tables (which I sometimes prefer over the Windows-1252 compatible "ASCII" art). And this tool lets ...


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snag.gy Snaggy does exactly that, is very easy to use and has a simple editor to crop and annotate the image. On modern browsers, it can paste the image directly from clipboard using HTML5, no plugins are required. On older browsers, a Java plugin is still needed. (FAQ)


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TimeToMeet should satisfy those requirements. It has been a while since I used it though. http://www.timetomeet.info/tour/ How it works: Everyone receives a private link to enter their availabilites on a common schedule. No sign-ups or logins necessary. We'll find the best candidates and you can easily confirm a final time. RSVPs are built-in. ...


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