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OneLook Reverse Dictionary

Is there a word for fear of glass? Who is Big Bird's friend on Sesame Street? What's the word for the urge to travel? OneLook Reverse Dictionary can help you with the answer to these and other words when you know the concept but not the term for it. And, for crossword puzzle fans, you can use their wildcard characters to solve the word when you have a couple of blanks filled in but just can't figure out the rest.


Pete's Pond

Here's something for those Friday blahs. Known as Pete's Pond, National Geographic's WildCam Africa requires the latest RealPlayer plugin and a broadband connections. If you meet those requirements you're in for a treat because this live webcam is at a watering hole in Botswana. I have it running as I write this and just saw a troop of baboons playing at the water's edge as I listened to the sounds of the birds, animals, and insects.


Music finder for TV ads

Songtitle.Info is a regularly updated list of music used in television commercials (U.S. broadcasts). Around 1,000 songs from commercials going back to 1996. Most recent update -- Spring/Summer 2005. Most of the songs are linked to a clip at Amazon so you can check if it's the song you're looking for.
And, if you want to look for song lyrics, check out the tips at How to Find Song Lyrics Online.


Browser safe fonts

The Typetester is an online tool that can be pretty useful when you need to check on or choose a typeface for your web project. It allows you to compare fonts for the browser screen. JavaScript needs to be on to use this application.


Web safe colors

If you've ever wondered what colors are safe on all browsers for your website, take a look at 4096 Color Wheel. Just move your mouse over the wheel to get the web safe colors and over the square for the hues.



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