Take a crash course with !coursera

Coursera is a learning platform with over 2,000 courses to choose from. Everything is accessible for free, but for a small fee you can get your work graded and earn a digital certificate. One of the best websites on the internet imho.

Syntax: !coursera keywords (search for a course or university)

Example: !coursera animal behaviour


Search engine for sales tax

Is It Taxed? tells you instantly if there is !tax on thousands of items sold in Canada. Discover money saving strategies and make your dollar go farther.

 

The Internet Archive is a show stopper

Internet Archive is a nonprofit digital library with the goal of backing up the entire internet. And if that wasn’t ambitious enough, they also archive TV news programs that are searchable via their closed captioning transcripts. Lord love a duck!

Syntax: !archivetv keyword or phrase (using quotes may help narrow down results)

Example: !archivetv “Lord love a duck”


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Get your money’s worth

Ready for some straight talk about money? Then Mr. Money Mustache is right up your alley. Let !mrmoney get you there economically. Add a single keyword if you want to read up on a specific topic.

Syntax: !mrmoney keyword

Example: !mrmoney wealth


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Type password into DuckDuckGo to generate random passwords instantly. For even stronger passwords, include the number of characters you want the password to be (e.g. password 10).

 

“The Gray Lady” has many stories to tell

The New York Times (weirdly nicknamed “The Gray Lady”) is one of the longest running and most widely read newspapers. She has collected many stories over the years. You can search this massive archive online with the !nyt bang.

Syntax: !nyt keywords (put phrases in quotes for better results)

Example: !nyt “the gray lady”


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Use bangs in your browser’s address bar by making DuckDuckGo your default search engine. Here’s how to switch in Chrome. For Firefox, install the plugin.

 

A tough act to follow

Follow That Page is a hidden gem of the internet. It’s a free service that monitors web pages and notifies you by email whenever a change happens. Great for finding a new job and snagging good seats to concerts.

Syntax: !follow webpage_url

Example: !follow http://www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/auditions 


Listen to Jesus in Books podcast for surprising insights about the most influential and controversial person in history.

 

Knock, knock? !whois

DuckDuckGo’s !whois bang is the fastest way to learn “whois” holding the domain name you desire.

Syntax: !whois domain (seems to work with most domain name suffixes)

Example: !whois foobar.com


Critical Stimulus

Critical Stimulus is a proven method for uncovering repressed emotions, self-denial, hidden agendas and much more. Discover the truth about anyone, even yourself.

 

For fast relief of burning ears

Find out if people are talking about you online with the !smention bang. It does a real-time social media search of your name (or whatever topic you wish) on Social Mention.

Syntax: !smention keyword(s) (use quotations if the topic is two or more words).

Example: !smention “cheeky duck


Search engine for sales tax

Is It Taxed? tells you instantly if there is !tax on thousands of items sold in Canada. Discover money saving strategies and make your dollar go farther.