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Awesome Site Corner #01: Etherpad
« on: February 06, 2009, 03:37:04 pm »
Occasionally I see really awesome sites that I want to share. Hence my new topic series, the Awesome Site Corner.

Down to business, today's site is http://www.etherpad.com. This tool is incredible! It's a simple text editor such as Notepad, but it's built to be used by several online users simultaneously! One person can go to the site and start a new pad, they will be given a url they can share with others so they can join. It also has a chat window and highlighting of everyone's different text. You can even back it up if something happens to it in the future. You can also save the text straight to your drive as a .txt.

I can think of a myraid of uses for it. Etherpad is a possible meeting space for everyone to get together and write a collaborative code. It could also be used to take college notes by a group of college students during class. The application is incredible.

I recommend that you all visit it. You may find it highly useful.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2009, 04:49:27 pm by metagross111 »

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Re: Awesome Site Corner #01: Etherpad
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2009, 04:25:17 pm »
That is very cool... I have some useful sites but not as cool as that.

Highlight pages to your friends:
http://www.awesomehighlighter.com/
Test your connection:
http://www.speedtest.net/
See if a site is really down:
http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/
File uploading:
http://www.filedropper.com/
Convert files online:
http://www.zamzar.com/
Unarchive files online:
http://wobzip.org/

Keep discovering that sort of things.
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Re: Awesome Site Corner #01: Etherpad
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2009, 04:29:04 pm »
Sounds really nice, I would love to see this used in classes...Just wish that I had more people that I know in my classes...

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Re: Awesome Site Corner #01: Etherpad
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2009, 04:47:38 pm »
That is very cool... I have some useful sites but not as cool as that.

Highlight pages to your friends:
http://www.awesomehighlighter.com/
Test your connection:
http://www.speedtest.net/
See if a site is really down:
http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/
File uploading:
http://www.filedropper.com/
Convert files online:
http://www.zamzar.com/
Unarchive files online:
http://wobzip.org/

Keep discovering that sort of things.

right. I'll occasionally put up a new topic for a new site. the thing is, im going for sites that could tend to be totally obscure.

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Re: Awesome Site Corner #01: Etherpad
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2009, 06:29:38 pm »
(I am tempted to do a shameless plug...*cough*...)

But for file uploading I like http://www.mediafire.com . I never got any trouble with it. Savefiles used to be cool around 2005-07, but now it's shit as they lowered the download speed to like 100 KB/sec, so sharing songs/videos/huge files there is pretty much out of the question when you have many.

*checks his favourites*
here we go:

http://www.research.att.com/~ttsweb/tts/demo.php
For those who can't get Microsoft Sam to work for any reason or just find the voice horrible/don't know how to replace it (I don't), this is a good alternative. The voice isn't too bad, altough not perfect (you don't want to make a song with this). It takes text and converts it to speech (it even lets you download the wav file). Useful to make Youtube videos with vocals either if you want to be anonymous or if you really suck at speaking english.

http://www.showcaseyourmusic.com/
Nice site to share your music. THere are many others but this is the easiest to use I found so far and unlike Myspace it works fine in all browsers and is down much less often. Of course, for Music sharing (and I talk about songs you made, not copyrighted material) nothing beats http://www.youtube.com and showcasing work on forums or to friends though.

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Ok sorry I can't resist the urge to do a shameless plug x.x

http://www.mtv-music-generator.com
This is the only english and only active forum about music creation on consoles using the retro MTVMG titles. You can upload your songs directly into your posts so they are kept forever, unlike on extrenal file hostings. But even if you don't make music there are over 900 freeware songs avaliable for download and lot of DJ mixes (using these songs). Most are electronic dance/rave music though, but I guess this can be a nice addition to the large music database on http://www.newgrounds.com and the following:

http://www.ocremix.org
Another music site like the above, altough not oriented to specific softwares. It's a site about video game music remixing and arranging. You will find amazing remakes of your favourite retro titles music there and there are competitions I believe.

By obscure sites I hope you don't mean goatse and tubgirl? O.O Also do you mind if we post other links in this topic? I thought it would be a nice idea to keep sites in one topic to not clutter the forums but it's up to you, I'll split the other links posts in another topic if you desire
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Re: Awesome Site Corner #01: Etherpad
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2009, 09:02:41 pm »
umm, i havent come to a descision about the topic series. let me think about it for a while.

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Re: Awesome Site Corner #01: Etherpad
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2009, 09:09:18 pm »
aah ok. Just make sure to not flood the section with 100 topics about onelink each lol :D