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(1) ArchView – Firefox add-on that lets you preview the contents of ZIP files online and easily extract individual files. Say you downloaded a huge archive file and then found out that some files are corrupted. Instead of downloading the whole archive again, you can just select the files from the archive and download. Application currently supports .zip, .iso and .rar formats. Read more: ArchView: Preview Zip Files Online

(2) [NO LONGER WORKS] FileStomp – Web utility for compressing your files online. There is no limit on the number of files you can zip in one session. To compress, select a set of files on your computer and then click on the “Zip it!” button. Once the files are compressed you will get a link to download your .zip file.

(3) HtmlToWiki – Handy HTML to wiki converter which lets you instantly convert HTML code into MediaWiki syntax. This is practical if you are not familiar editing text in Wiki fomat, you can write it HTML first and instantly convert it to a MediaWiki format. Read more: HtmlToWiki: HTML to Wiki Markup Converter

(4) SpaceFlightNow – Website which contains comprehensive information on space explorations from US and other countries including detailed news coverage of the latest missions and up-to-the minute launch schedule for space shuttles around the world. Read more: SpaceFlightNow: Space Exploration News & Launch Schedule

(5) WhatIsMyIPAddress – This tool lets you instantly find out your IP address online. Just visit the site and see your IP address displayed at the top along with its physical location on a Google map. You can also also look up a physical location of a computer by its IP address, trace an email to its source and see visually on a map the path between two IP addresses using the Visual Traceroute. Read more: WhatIsMyIPAddress: Find Out Your IP Address

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  1. Robin
    May 25, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Hi! Regarding 5) WhatIsMyIPAddress

    This site is good.. but overloaded with advertisings.
    Terrible if you just want to check your IP or see what browser you are using (stupid if you don’t know LOL).

    I’m using cyberip.de for almost a half year now. It’s in some foreign language (whatever language that is :|). But its damn fast, good enough to see see the IP (and resolved name!) and no damn advertisings lol

    --Rob

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