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Ca$hcats is a Website that Shows Cool Cats With Cold Hard Cash

Cashcats

Apparently, taking pictures of your cat while it’s buried in piles of cash is a thing now–so much so that a website called Ca$hcats eventually came to be. It’s a site that accepts submissions from folks all over the world who have two things: a cat and lots of money (or lots of $1 bills.) Some pictures contain combo cats and stacks of cash, while others have a single feline curled up on a cushy bed of paper bills.

Wouldn’t it be funny though, if the cat decided to stretch and proceed to scratch the bills apart mid-shoot? Yeah, I bet that would put this strange trend to a stop if it happened enough to owners with now-empty wallets.

Head on over to Ca$hcats to check out some shots of cats with their cash.

VIA [ Geekologie ]

Oublio Shows You What’s Hot on Reddit, Twitter, Tumblr, and More

Oublio

A few minutes of Reddit a day keeps the worries away. I don’t know about you, but that statement definitely applies to me, at least, especially when I’ve had a really long day at work. Sometimes, I try to sneak a peek or two at my favorite stress-relief sites during my lunchbreak, but since I don’t have the luxury of time, I browse on over to Oublio instead.

It’s a site that shows the most popular image on Reddit and a bunch of other micro-blogging sites and social networks like Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Flickr. You might not see much, but it’s enough to let you know what’s currently trending on all five sites without having to check out all of them.

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

Designer Gets Creative With His Resume, Makes a Game Out of It

Interactive Resume

It’s a tough world out there and jobs are hard to come by. You could post the usual resume that lists all of your skills and credentials, or you could show potential employers what you’re made of instead. The latter is what designer Robby Leonardi chose to do with his interactive resume. The entire thing plays out like a video game, complete with stages and levels that let you know what Robby is all about.

As others have pointed out, the only thing missing is the boss level. The resume ends in a contact form where you can send Robby a message and even offer him a job or two. Check it out here.

VIA [ Incredible Things ]

Cryptstagram Lets You Send Encrypted Messages Hidden in Glitch Images

Crypstagram

They say a picture speaks a thousand words, but sometimes, you don’t need that many. The quote implies figurative words, but there’s a way for you to literally insert text into an image–without having it appear as mere text–by concealing the words into glitch images. The image sharing site that lets you do this is called Cryptstagram, which was set up by ad agency The Barbarian Group.

Basically, all you’ll have to do is upload an image and add a message. The site does the rest by “encrypting” your message into the image. It even allows you to protect your image/message with a password for good measure. The resulting images can be shared via the site or saved to your computer, if you prefer to send it in some other way. Recipients of Cryptstagrams can then visit the site to decrypt their messages.

You can check Cryptstagram out here.

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

Want an iPhone 5S? This Stock Finder App Will Let You Know When It’s Back In Stock

iPhone Stock Finder

Despite the lukewarm reception to the iPhone 5S, it seems like Apple has not lost their touch because the phone is consistently out of stock in a lot of stores. Either that, or Apple is taking their sweet time to manufacture the phone. If you’re one of the many who are waiting in line for an iPhone 5S (especially the gold edition, since that one sold like hotcakes), then you might find this web app by Mordy Tikotzky useful.

It’s an iPhone Availability Tracker that promises to send you an email alert when the iPhone 5S model that you want is in stock again at your local store. All you have to do is enter your zip code, email address, and the iPhone model and carrier you want, and you’re good to go.

The service is being offered for free and is only available for those in the US.

VIA [ C|NET ]

Placekitten Provides You With Kitties to Use as Placeholders

PlaceKitten

If you’ve ever tried designing a website or doing the layout for a magazine, then you already know how tedious the entire process can be. It’s all well and good if you already have all the elements you need when you start working on the project. Chances are, you won’t, though, and that’s why you need placeholders.

You can just fire up your basic image editor to create placeholders in the size that you need–or you could head on over to Placekitten instead. It’s a free service that offers adorable pictures of kittens that you can use as placeholders. The site can generate any image size that you need. All you have to do is add the dimensions after the URL (width followed by height), and your kitten is good to go.

For example, for a 300×400 image, just type: http://placekitten.com/300/400. Pretty neat, huh?

VIA [ Red Ferret ]

The Faces of Facebook: Spot Your Profile Picture in a Sea of 1.2 Billion Faces

All Faces on Facebook

Facebook passed the 1 billion users mark close to a year ago and they’re still going strong. But when did you get on the Facebook train relative to the rest of the world? Well, there’s an awesome web app that will let you know and it’s called The Faces Of Facebook.

It displays the profile pictures of the 1.2 billion plus users on the social network. You can hover around the teeny tiny boxes and click to zoom in and see the profile picture of the nth user who joined Facebook. You can also find out what your face number is by giving the app access to your Facebook data (through its Facebook app.) I happen to be user number 47,728,103. Over 44 million slots ahead of me is Oh Gizmo! founder and editor in chief David Ponce at the 3,798,105 position.

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BrdsNBz is a Texting Service Where Teens Can Ask About the Birds and the Bees

BrdsnBz Website

It’s unfortunate, but not all kids feel comfortable enough with their parents to bring up the birds and the bees when the time to talk about it rolls around. The same goes with some parents trying to initiate the old sex ed talk. Addressing the matter to make sure teens stay safe and informed is BrdsNBz. It’s a texting service that’s geared towards teens and parents that lets them send in sexual health questions. The service promises that the asker will receive a response from a health expert within 24 hours.

The service is being offered by New Mexico and North Carolina. California has a similar program called HookUp 365247, which sends weekly sex ed tips and information on nearby reproductive health clinics to those who signed up.

VIA [ C|NET ]

LongURL Takes the Mystery Out of Shortened URLs

LongURL

There are a lot of URL shortening sites, but few that offer to expand the shortened URLs to their original state. Scammers, spammers, and hackers have taken advantage of shortened URLs to mislead and trick users into clicking them, only to have their information and accounts stolen or compromised.

However, LongURL is there to save the day. It does the opposite of what popular URL-shortening sites like TinyURL and bit.ly do, so you can see exactly where that shortened URL is leading you to and if you should avoid that link at all costs. LongURL supports a number of these URL-shortening websites, including the most-commonly used ones, so you might find it useful to bookmark the site for future reference.

[ LongURL ] VIA [ Red Ferret ]