benjamin alexander smith

Tools & Services

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This page hosts a slowly growing collection of tools and services available for use by the general public (or, more likely, me).

Sundial

Sundial is a telephone number to timezone conversion tool. Give it a telephone number (in any old format) and it’ll tell you the timezone to which the number corresponds. Very handy when you need to call another country or state and you don’t know what the local time is.

Sundial is available under the MIT licence and you can fork the source code on Github.

Grokily

Grokily is a rather minimalist web application to help you conjugate Norwegian Bokmål verbs. You can give it a verb, tense and subject and it will provide you with the correct conjugation (or conjugations). It has a highly-hackable URL scheme and serves up plain text or JSON.

In the future I might make it prettier, but for now it’s primary purpose is to act as a quick reference for me while I’m learning Norwegian.

Grokily is available under the MIT licence and you can fork the source code on Github.

Fistbump

We’re all seen the classic “LOVE / HATE” tattoos where each letter is tattooed onto a different knuckle. In 2010 I saw a tweet from Twitter comedian and voiceover performer Scott Fletcher joking about how awesome a random knuckle tattoo generator would be.

It’s a simple idea: pick two random four letter words, and tattoo them onto a pair of fists. Hilarity is bound to ensue, so I built one. Now you can generate a random knuckle tattoo of your very own. If you want the source code, just ask.