Category Archives: Fun stuff

Visualise your bookmarks with Favthumbs

If you’re a visual person you’ll like this. Favthumbs is a neat little online app that will visualise your bookmarks. You just enter your account details & it will offer you two visualisations – grid & carousel.

The grid shows a thumbnail of each home page. Part of mine looked like this:


The carousel version allows you to scroll through each thumbnail in a circular manner. Mine looked like this:


Try Favthumbs on your own bookmarks.


Photo fun with Photofunia

Photofunia is a great little online app that will let you put your face in a range of places.

All you do is choose the ‘effect’ you want & then upload a photo of your face. You get the choice of downloading the new photo, making it an avatar or publishing it. You can even order a print.

I played around with a couple and below are the results. Make your own.

Search flickr photos: Tag Galaxy

Tag Galaxy is a neat tool for searching flickr. It works like this….

Go to the Tag Galaxy page & type in your search tag. In this instance I used ‘koala’ – so you can follow along.

Below is the screen that appeared:

I then clicked on ‘cute’ & Tag Galaxy gave me this:

Clicked on ‘furry’:

From here I clicked on the large green globe & saw:

You can use your cursor to turn the globe around & view all of the pictures. I clicked on one particular picture:

Click on the picture & you’ll see who took it & their comments. You can click out to their flickr page from here.

So – if you like this visual way of searching try Tag Galaxy.

Talking tomatoes & other fun stuff

I’ve been playing a little more with the site that generated the talking wizard I wrote about yesterday, They have some really cool things there – rather than tell you about them – here are some examples. You can access all of these here.

Create your own Animation

As well as talking tomatoes you can have talking cats, flowers, owls & squirrels.

You can make your own newspaper clipping like below:


Enjoy these – and as the newpaper clipping says – see if you can come up with good uses for these & let everyone kow thorugh the comments box.

Animated text generator

Here’s a fun little text generator.  Just enter your own text, press the button and the little character will write your text. The generator will also create HTML code you can use to display the animation on your own website. Here’s an example:

Wizard Animation

Click here to make your own.

Quotiki – search for quotes

Quotiki is social quotes site that lets you quickly find and enjoy quotes. As a member of the community, you can start tagging, submitting, rating and collecting quotes.

You don’t need to be a member to run a search on any word or words. You can also find

  • Top Rated Quotes
  • Most Popular Quotes
  • Recently Added Quotes (you can RSS these)

I checked top rated quotes and these were the top five:

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” Napoleon Bonaparte

“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” Albert Einstein

“He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.” Chinese Proverb

“The real measure of our wealth is how much we’d be worth if we lost all our money.” J. H. Jowett

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Confucius

Check out Quotiki.


Twittories are stories composed 140 characters at a time by a diverse group of collaborators using Twitter to submit their entry. This was a neat idea that started in December 2007 – but seems to have stalled after the first story.

You can read the rules of twittories and also the first story: The Darkness Inside.
Maybe you’d like to start your own twittory since this effort seems to have petered out.