Need a fancy-lookin' mockup of a book? Sebastien Castiel's 3D Book Image Cover Generator does it using CSS, meaning it can be embedded in all its spinny glory using only raw HTML.
This week on the Cool Tools podcast I interviewed Duane Swierczynski. Duane is an award-winning author of crime novels, comic books, audio dramas and other violent amusements. His story "Lush" was included in last year's Best American Mystery Stories, edited by Jonathan Lethem and Otto Penzler. Visit Cool Tools to listen to the interview. READ THE REST
I love Adam Savage's "Favorite Tools" and "One Day Build" videos. In this video, he shows off some of his antique folding rulers and looks at a modern model just released from Makers Cabinet (creators of the Iris drawing compass). One great tip he points out for collectors of antique tools: Find a local antiques… READ THE REST
Amazon's Prime Day deals on all sorts of data storage options for your devices. Just about the only 'gadgets' I am looking for these days are cheap microSD cards. Most of my non-film cameras use them, and the tablet. Purportedly, my car stereo will even take a microSD card. Not much of a gadget. READ THE REST
It probably sounds trite, but a quality light source in an emergency really can make the difference between life and death. While you hope to never need it, a powerful, functioning flashlight or headlamp should not only be part of your pack for any outdoor excursion, it should also be stationed in your vehicle for… READ THE REST
It's an option virtually every small business and freelancing professional will eventually consider — do I need to rent office space? Whether it's the result of a growing staff, growing responsibilities, or simply maturing as a company, there's usually a moment for any professional organization when getting a centralized office starts to make a lot… READ THE REST
The cloud is definitely growing up. A decade ago, you'd have been hard-pressed to find many comfortable with saving all of their documents, media, and other important files with a cloud service provider. Today, everyone is on board the cloud storage train. But, with growth comes maturity too. For many users, it's not enough to… READ THE REST