smallpdf – PDF conversion tools online (convert between PDF and JPEG images, Microsoft Office documents, compress, unlock and even send printed PDF via regular mail)
textract – extract text from any document. Currently supports .doc, .docx, .eml, .json, .html, .pptx, .pdf, and .txt.
Looks handy. Learned about it while reading the GitHub blog post on announcing the support for interactive display of GeoJSON files in repositories.
Mashable reports that Steve Wilhite, the inventor of GIF (Graphics Interchange Format), during the lifetime achievement ceremony insisted that it’s pronounced “JIF”, not “GIF”.
[rant mode on]What?! “GIF” is not “GIF, but “JIF”? Non-sense! It’s give, not jive. Girls, not jirls. Gift, not jift. And even if he believes that that’s the correct way to pronounce it, how irresponsible is that to attract attention to this issue now? It’s just like throwing a barrel of petrol into the pronunciation holy war flames of GNU, Gnome, Gimp, and other pillars of Open Source Software.[rant mode off]