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Avast, ye scurvy bilge rat! It's Pirate Insult Generator for webOS

Smartphones have all kinds of practical uses -- taking pictures, providing GPS-powered directions, saving money on purchases -- but suppose you get into a confrontation with an early 18th-century pirate at the office and you need to put him in his place? You couldn't resort to modern slang, since chances are good he probably wouldn't understand what you were saying. Fortunately, you've planned...

8 reasons to love furries, and more, on Linkbait Generator

I'm going to file this one under "social commentary", actually. Linkbait Generator is a pretty interesting tool I found over at the always-interesting MakeUseOf. It does one thing, and does it quite well: generate titles for blog posts that will probably get clicks. For some reason, people seem to be obsessed with lists. If you go to Digg's "Popular" page, you are sure to find at least one...

Kanye West apology generator - Time Waster

To appreciate the Kanye West apology generator, you may need some background: by now you've probably heard about rapper Kanye West's outburst at the Video Music Awards, interrupting teenage country star Taylor Swift as she accepted an award. Even if you don't have a TV, I'll bet you've noticed that "interrupting Kanye" has gone viral, and it's almost unavoidable on the web. While Kanye's stunt is...

Make shiny buttons at Da Button Factory

If you need a button the web in a pinch, Da Button Factory has you covered. It's a quick and easy "shiny" button generator with lots of custom options that are easy to control. You can change colors, fonts, shadow effects and borders with a few clicks, and there's a gallery of decent-looking example buttons to get you started. The main problem with Da Button Factory is the limited font...

Create random album covers - Time Waster

Creating compelling album cover art requires talent, though when I look through my old CD collection (how quaint!) it's pretty clear that talent is not a prerequisite for everyone who creates album covers. For a fun comparison, check out how surprisingly well My Album Generator creates passable album covers. The formula is simple: choose to use either a random Wikipedia article or a simple...

Make a custom tag graphic with TinyTag

If you need a punchy visual element to spruce up your website, you might consider TinyTag. The holiday season is nearly upon us (check out the gift guides we've been posting here on Download Squad), so 'tis the season for colorful tags. TinyTag makes it really easy to generate one. Enter your text, choose a color, size and alignment, and that's it. Try line-breaking the text of your tag to adjust...

Making comparison charts is easy with Tablefy

Making a point-by-point comparison chart is a pain in the butt. It requires fiddling with spreadsheets, formatting lots of individuals cells and hoping the results are easy to read. Tablefy takes all the mess out of comparing things. Just put in your data and it'll do the rest. You can even embed pictures and YouTube videos with little fuss. The example charts look sharp and professional, and...

Poll Authority: hey, poll anyone you want!

Poll Authority is an easy poll-creation service that generates nice tidy multiple-choice polls you can paste into your website or blog. A lot of blogging services and social networks have their own polling systems, but as far as the platform-neutral free poll generators go, Poll Authority looks pretty decent. With the free version, you get unlimited polls and a bit of customization in terms of...

Viscosity: award-winning abstract image generator

Geeks aren't always the best artists, but there are plenty of ways to use technology to get around that and create some stylish graphics. One of the easiest of these is Viscosity, winner of the Best Art award at this year's SXSW. We would have posted this sooner, but we were having too much fun playing with this satisfyingly simple little app. Your Viscosity image starts out as 9 shaded...

Wordpress theme generator

Yvoschaap.com is a simple, easy-as-a-web-form way to generate your own color-coded wordpress theme, complete with standard options for sidebar placement and width, site name, logo URL, body width, color scheme, text scheme, the ability to add a third column to your theme and even insert-able Creative Commons and generic copyright text in the footer. What used to take a fair bit of time --...

SuperGenPass, Simple Password Generator to the rescue

Creating a new secure password for websites you visit everyday and having to remember them is such a pain, but it doesn't have to be. Do you use the same password for every website you visit? Thats not a very secure thing to do, a unique password for each site you visit is the most reliable way to keep yourself safe. SuperGenPass is a browser bookmarklet that will use your master password to...

The Filter for iTunes: "Better than shuffle"

The Filter boasts quite a lot. Its tagline is "creates perfect playlists from your iTunes library," and its web site says it's "better than your shuffle button!" What The Filter is is a plugin for iTunes (Windows version only for now, Mac coming soon) that generates playlists when you select a few songs and click on the big black "F" button. Like many programs, The Filter claims to excel at...

YouTube video badge for your blog

Intrepid hacker Harper Reed, who works for Threadless company skinnyCorp by day (and whom I had the pleasure of going to college with), has released a cool YouTube badge maker. It's a simple web-based tool that will generate a badge for your web site, blog, or MySpace page that shows thumbnails for your six most recent YouTube videos. Since the badge it generates is just a PNG image rather than,...

Use Google gadgets in the OS X Dashboard

The other day Chris Gilmer reported that it's now possible to embed Google gadgets intended for Google Personalized Home on any web page. A company called Mesa Dynamics has capitalized on this ability with a free utility called Amnesty Generator, which lets you use any Google web gadget on Apple's Dashboard. All you have to do is copy the gadget's HTML code from Google and paste it into the...

Widgetize: Opera widget generator

Opera Software has launched Widgetize, a web-based wizard that will help you create a widget for Opera 9 in three simple steps. Currently Widgetize only allows you to make RSS feed widgets, but offers some customization. You can choose between "Advanced" and "Classic" widgets, and there's many attractive themes to work with. Once you've created your widget, Widgetize gives you a link as well as...