Actually, this is the game that inspired this whole site. The goal of BlockSudoku is to fit tiles and form lines (vertical or horizontal), and squares within the outlined boundaries. A few months ago I ran across a similar game on mobile, but there was no browser version for it. I hate staring at my phone the whole time. Sometimes it feels nice to sit on your desktop, grab a mouse, and play a nice puzzle game. After some digging and dealing with web developers, the web game was born. It is hosted on this site and you can access it here.
This is the game that was used as a source for BlockSudoku. These types of games are called 10×10. Again you have to fit random tiles, but you have to form only horizontal and vertical lines. I bought the game from a dev marketplace and had it changed a bit. More types of tiles were added and their color was changed to blue. Originally, each tile had a different color, which I found very distracting. Click to play:
This is very simple and original card game. The goal is to clear the field by removing cards in pairs, starting from the bottom and moving up. Try it. It’s addictive. The game sits on its own domain:
This is one really beautiful browser-based HTML5 match-three game with a very smooth gameplay. You can visit the site at the following address:
2048 is a logic game, played with the arrow keys, or by swiping on your mobile phone. Doing this moves the cells with numbers in the particular direction. The cells with equal value get merged and summed. The goal is to create a cell with 2048 value. There are many versions of the game out there. However, this one has a handy 1000-step undo option. Play here:
This is a fun fortune telling site that I’ve made more than a decade ago. As usual, it was mostly an experiment and an exercise. However, I’m a web site hoarder and here it is 10 years later, still alive and kicking. The premise is simple. You type a question that can be answered with YES or NO, and the script picks a random, hopefully funny, answer. You cna visit the site here:
At some point I was fascinated by the domain aftermarket. There is such a beauty in a catchy domain name. Of course, the nice domains are usually taken. However, thousands of domain names expire every day and I needed a tool to help me pick attractive names. This is how Catch.org was born. It gathers a huge daily list of expiring domain names and compares it against a dictionary. The goal is to build a list of expiring, soon-to-be-dropped dictionary domain names. The site still operates on an autopilot and generates the daily lists. However, the competition to get the good names is fierce and dominated by players with deep pockets. Anyway, you can check it. It is fun:
The premise is simple. If you would like to travel, travel.ee will help you pick a nice hotel, a flight, and a rental car:
This is also an experiment. I got the domain name at the aftermarket. It was listed as still receiving traffic, which is relatively true. So, I patched a script that gathers a list of funny images from here and there, and publishes them at random times during the day. I’m curious what will happen and if the site is going to build any audience. We will see. You can check it here:
Cliptorrent Redux is a simple clipboard management tool written in C++. It monitors the clipboard and adds each copied text to a list of reusable clips. When you need to paste such a clip, just click its entry in the list and it will be placed back in your clipboard. The application supports adding pinned clips. It also allows merging and splitting clips. Download the application via the following link:
Saraf.CC is a simple currency converter site. Choose a source currency, destination currency and enter an amount. The script will pull the latest exchange rate and will calculate the converted amount. The design is clean, mobile friendly, and has an auto complete country search. It is actually quite useful.
SRCH.be is a Google clone. It uses their “custom search engine” option to pull results. I modified their search form to show auto complete suggestions, which was great fun. This option is a bit limited. If you try to search for anything “adult”, the suggestions will suddenly stop working. A filter, I guess. Does anyone need such a site? No. Was it fun to create it? Hell, yes! Actually, it was an experiment. I do have some search-related typo traffic and needed to forward it somewhere. That’s why I created SRCH.be. The traffic is stable and the experiment is to see if there will be visitors who will choose to stick to the site, instead of using Google. If the experiment is successful, then I believe the site should start seeing more daily visitors than the average typo traffic. We’ll see.