Pixelated Pathways

๐Ÿšง !WIP

This page is a WIP (work in progress) and is a bit disorganized and all over the place. Bear with me, I am working on this.

Welcome to "Pixelated Pathways!" The go-to place for internet stuff. Some links, some guides and some spider webs. I like free stuff and open-source stuff, so most of what is included on this page carries these attributes.

NOTE: Although this page mostly consists of unordered style lists, there had been thought and effort put into them so you can say they are somewhat curated, so work your way through from start > finish.

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Last Updated: April 11, 2024
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ALSO: View my Github Repos for some useful and handy stuff: https://github.com/Courage-1984


๐Ÿ“ Table of Contents

  1. ๐Ÿ’ฏ Purpose
  2. ๐Ÿ”ฌ Epic Knowledge Bases
  3. ๐ŸŒ Link Indexes
  4. ๐Ÿชฃ Cool Github User's Repositories
  5. ๐Ÿ“š Awesome Lists / Collections of Lists
  6. ๐Ÿ“‘ Other Awesome "Rentry's" (pages like this)
  7. ๐Ÿ”’ Privacy / Anonymity / Security
    1. ๐Ÿ’ฌ Privacy Focused Messengers
    2. ๐Ÿ’ณ Fake Data
      1. Temp Mail
      2. Credit Card Generator
      3. Profile Generator
      4. misc
  8. ๐Ÿ•ธ๏ธ OSINT
    1. ๐ŸŒ Find & Analyze IP Information Easily
  9. ๐ŸชŸ Windows: Ricing, Privacy, Customization & Optimization
    1. ๐ŸชŸ Windows
      1. ๐Ÿ“ Windows & Windows Files
      2. ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ command-line shell
      3. ๐Ÿ“ฆ Package Manager
    2. ๐ŸŽ๏ธ Quickies
      1. ๐Ÿ”‘ Some Useful Registry Keys:
      2. ๐Ÿช› Tweaks
      3. ๐Ÿฆ  Online Url and File Analyses
    3. ๐Ÿงฐ Debloating, Optimisation, Customisation & Privacy
      1. ๐ŸŒŸ FIRST:
      2. ๐ŸŒŸ SECOND:
      3. ๐ŸŒŸ THIRD:
      4. ๐Ÿฅˆ Honorable Mentions
    4. ๐Ÿ™ Ricing Windows
      1. ๐Ÿ’œ My Recommendations
      2. Cursor:
      3. Font:
      4. Misc:
      5. ๐ŸŒ Ricing Guides & Indexes
  10. โš™๏ธ PC Software
    1. โ€ผ๏ธ Top Picks
    2. ๐Ÿงฉ Extensions Top Picks
    3. ๐Ÿ“œ Scripts
    4. ๐Ÿฅˆ Honorable Mentions
    5. ๐Ÿ““ Software Guides
  11. ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Online Tools
    1. ๐Ÿ“‡ Tool Indexes
    2. ๐Ÿ”ง Most Useful
    3. ๐Ÿ”‘ Check Password/Email Leaks
    4. ๐Ÿ“ File Converters
    5. ๐Ÿ“š Article + Paywall Bypass
    6. โœ๏ธ text / char stuff
    7. ๐Ÿ”Ž Search Engines
    8. ๐Ÿ”€ Generators
    9. ๐ŸŽฆ Screenshot Websites
    10. โ™ป๏ธ HTML to PDF
    11. โŒจ๏ธ Learn to Type
    12. โœจ Online Image Edit / Manipulation
      1. ๐ŸŒ  Quick & Dirty
        1. ๐ŸŸฃ Image Color Transfer / Color Grading
      2. ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Extensive Editors
    13. ๐Ÿค– AI
      1. Index
      2. LLM and Related
      3. Prompts
      4. Image & Video Generation
      5. Audio Generation
  12. ๐Ÿ’พ Saving Digital Legacy
    1. 1. Rare Files | The Lost Media Wiki
    2. 2. Start Here
    3. 3. Guides
    4. 4. Subreddits
    5. 5. Media / Data Rippers
    6. 6. Archives
    7. 7. TORRENTS
    8. 8. Scene Metadata Search Engine
    9. 9. Media / Data Sources
    10. Paste & Host Services
  13. ๐ŸŽต Music
    1. ๐ŸŽถ Music Hoarders Community
    2. ๐Ÿ“€ Orpheus / RED / What-CD "Interview Prep"
    3. Trackers
    4. unreleased & leaked
    5. mixtapes
    6. site streaming rippers
    7. Internet Archive Collections
  14. ๐Ÿ“บ YouTube
    1. ๐ŸŽž๏ธ YouTube Tools & Metadata
    2. ๐Ÿ“ผ YouTube Channels
  15. ๐Ÿ—ƒ๏ธ Metadata
    1. ๐ŸŽฌ Movie/TV Metadata
    2. ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Music Metadata
  16. ๐Ÿ’ป Developer Stuff
    1. ๐Ÿ† Best Fucking Site
    2. ๐ŸŒ Amazing Site Designs / Dev Portfolios
    3. ๐Ÿ†š Customize VS Code
    4. ๐Ÿชฃ VS Code Extensions
    5. ๐Ÿšˆ Public APIs
    6. ๐Ÿ˜Ž Cool Stuff
    7. ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ Design Stuff
    8. ๐ŸŒ€ Icons
    9. ๐Ÿ—š Fonts
    10. ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Images
    11. ๐Ÿ Patterns
    12. ๐Ÿงฐ Hubs of Tools, Resources & Sites ๐Ÿ”ง
  17. ๐ŸŒŸ Interesting Stuff
    1. ๐Ÿ’ก Interesting Websites
    2. ๐Ÿง‘ Interesting People with Useful Stuff
    3. ๐Ÿ“– Interesting Reads (possibly Important)
    4. ๐ŸŒŒ Interesting Miscellaneous
  18. ๐Ÿ‡ท Subreddits
  19. Adblock Lists Dump
  20. Userscripts Dump
  21. ๐Ÿ““ Guides
    1. yt-dlp

๐Ÿ’ฏ Purpose

I would say that for me, the purpose of this page is to share information and links and to also act as a point of quick reference if you need something. Everything (well most) of what is included on this page I have used and or are using, so I would say that it is somewhat curated by experience.

The info/links on this page is semi organized (what's included and what I want to still implement is very broad so this becomes a bit difficult) but I would suggest either Use the "Table of Contents" to see and quickly navigate to what you want or take some time and explore the entire page! (You never know you might end up learning something new or discover something useful!)


๐Ÿ”ฌ Epic Knowledge Bases

  • Links - sizeof(cat) - These links are provided as a convenience to assist you in the search for information since search engines are completely fucked up!
  • My Knowledge Wiki - This is my personal wiki where I share everything I know about this world in form of an online wiki (NOTE: NOT MINE)
  • Learn Anything - Learn Anything - I want to learn
  • The More You Know - A list of things that you should know, especially during this day and age.
  • Warren - Links to lose yourself in, curated from HN and other sources
  • the Curricula - the Curricula, search for something to learn
  • REASONED-ORG - your gateway to wisdom on the web - A research directory focusing on the study of philosophy, psychology, and theology.
  • Research Rabbit - Reimagine Research - Weโ€™re rethinking everything: literature search, alerts, and more
  • -


๐Ÿชฃ Cool Github User's Repositories

  • severityc Discord Tools
  • idfp Bounty hunter, Red-Team Enthusiast. Let me cook ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿณ.
  • TebbaaX Interesting misc
  • RWeick Engineering hobbyist finding ways to intuit and preserve obsolete videogame hardware. SMD soldering aficionado.
  • **

๐Ÿ“š Awesome Lists / Collections of Lists

An awesome list is a list of awesome things curated by the community.

Here is the top-level lists of Awesome Lists:
All Awesome Lists - All the Awesome lists on GitHub.
bookmarks - Public Repositories matching this topic "bookmarks".
Main Repository - Serves as a curated list of awesome lists.๐Ÿ˜ŽAwesome lists about all kinds of interesting topics.
Project-Awesome - Curated list of awesome lists.
Awesome Awesomeness - A curated list of amazingly awesome awesomeness.
More Awesome - An extensive list of "awesome" lists to help you find resources and starting points on every topic.
Curated Lists - [DEPRECATED] A curated list of curated lists.

Awesome Lists Tools:

  • Awesome Search - AwesomeSearch makes you find what you want in awesome lists more quickly.
  • StumbleUponAwesome - Discover random pages from the Awesome dataset using a browser extension.
  • Awesome CLI - A simple command line tool to give you a fancy command line interface to dive into Awesome lists.
  • Awesome Viewer - A visualizer for all of the above Awesome lists.
  • Track Awesome List - View the latest updates of Awesome lists.
  • Awesome Languages to Discover - Discover the most awesome repositories and projects of your favorite languages.

Curated List of Curated Lists based on open source projects, developer tools, frameworks, libraries, software, languages and resources:

  • list-of-lists A meta list of lists of useful open source projects and developer tools
  • Awesome all A curated list of awesome lists of awesome frameworks, libraries and software
  • Awesome awesome A curated list of curated lists of libraries, resources and shiny things for various languages
  • awesome-awesomes Awesome collection of awesome lists of libraries, tools, frameworks and software for any programming language
  • awesome-awesome A curated list of awesome curated lists! Inspired by inspiration
  • awesome-awesome Awesome collection of awesome lists

Some Awesome Lists to mention:

Now onto other Collections of Lists:

Public Pages Exploration:


๐Ÿ“‘ Other Awesome "Rentry's" (pages like this)

Rentry Backup

If "Rentry" doesn't load, access the backup by changing the .co to .org in the link. (or other way around).

Rentry URL
Haunt's Site List https://rentry.co/u234qq
Cool Websites https://rentry.co/cool_websites
FMHY Guides https://rentry.co/fmhy-guides
Firehawk52 Guide - Saving Digital Legacy https://rentry.co/firehawk52
The Piracy Glossary https://rentry.org/The-Piracy-Glossary
Beginners Guide to Piracy https://rentry.org/Piracy-BG
๐Ÿ“œ โžœ Megathread https://rentry.co/megathread
CHAMPAGNE PIRACY WIKI https://rentry.org/champagne_wiki
Pirated Games Mega Thread https://rentry.org/pgames
Divolt.xyz Discover https://rentry.org/divolt
Slav Art Beginner Information https://rentry.org/slavart
Friendly Windows Thread Paste https://rentry.co/fwt
Download Windows Install Media https://rentry.co/fwtdwnl
Installing Windows for Retards https://rentry.co/windows_for_retards
Optimize-Offline: Guide - Windows Debloating Tool https://rentry.co/mdl-optimize-guide
Offline Imaging & Optimization Guide https://rentry.co/ltsc_optimize
Lyssa's weird rentry https://rentry.co/thecatonthefloor
windowsbumhole https://rentry.co/windowsbumhole
VirusTotal Scan Guide https://rentry.co/VTGuide
cell cell

๐Ÿ”’ Privacy / Anonymity / Security

it is paramount!

  • Privacy Guides Your Independent Privacy and Security Resource. The guide to restoring your online privacy.
  • Privacy Tools Privacy Tools: Fight Mass Surveillance with Encryption - Best Privacy Tools & Software Guide
  • Cover Your Tracks See how trackers view your browser
  • Awesome Windows privacy A list of awesome tools, documentation and scripts for better privacy on Microsoft Windows
  • r/privacy Privacy & Freedom in the Information Age
  • PRISM Break Opt out of global data surveillance programs like PRISM, XKeyscore, and Tempora
  • Mine The Future of Data Ownership - Mine allows you to discover where your personal data is, and reduce your online exposure to minimize digital risks.
  • Just Delete Me A directory of direct links to delete your account from web services.
  • Just Get My Data A directory of direct links for you to obtain your data from web services.
  • deletefacebook Delete Facebook Guide.
  • Proton A better internet starts with privacy and freedom - Take control of your data with end-to-end encryption.
  • Tor Project Defend yourself against tracking and surveillance. Circumvent censorship.
  • DEDA DEDA - tracking Dots Extraction, Decoding and Anonymisation toolkit.
  • r/antivirus For all of your Antivirus Needs.
  • Official Malware Removal Guide SUGGESTED READING Official Malware Removal Guide
  • Alternative Internet A collection of interesting new networks and tech aiming at decentralisation (in some form).
  • Let's Block It! Remove low-quality content and useless nags, focus on what matters. Make the web yours again with this collection of community-owned content filters.
  • Redact Mass Delete Messages, Posts, Likes and More from 40+ Services
  • **

๐Ÿ’ฌ Privacy Focused Messengers

  • Signal An unexpected focus on privacy, combined with all of the features you expect.
  • Element A secure communications platform built around you.
  • Jami Jami is a free/libre, end-to-end encrypted, and private communication software.
  • Briar Censorship-resistant peer-to-peer messaging that bypasses centralized servers.
  • **

๐Ÿ’ณ Fake Data

Temp / Fake data to use. Could be useful for Dev purposes, Online Obfuscation, and Activity / Profile / Identity Segregation.

Temp Mail
Credit Card Generator
  • Namsogen Random Credit Card Number Generator for Testing and Development
  • BIN Validate, Verify, Check, Calculate & Generate BIN
  • Article SOLVED - Can someone explain how these BIN numbers are generated or how they work?
Profile Generator
misc

๐Ÿ•ธ๏ธ OSINT

๐ŸŒ Find & Analyze IP Information Easily


๐ŸชŸ Windows: Ricing, Privacy, Customization & Optimization

Windows Ricing, Privacy, Customization & Optimization. Windows security, performance, productivity and customization.

Improve on Windows settings, features and utilities. Install Themes, Icons, Cursors, Wallpapers & more! Block spying, tracking and telemetry on Windows. Remove Bloatware and monitor your Windows. Become a SUPER-USER!

Go check out this guide I made: Windows: Ricing, Privacy, Customization & Optimization


โ€ผ๏ธBEFORE DOING ANYTHING DO THIS FIRST:

Create a Bootable USB Recovery Drive for Windows 10, this is essebtial as you could use it to recover or troubleshoot your system in case something goes wrong. This guide covers Ricing, Debloating, Privacy, Custom & Optimization tweaks which all has the potential to maybe just break something. Though this should not happen so don't worry, these tweaks, scripts, software and etc have been tested and used by a lot!
Create a Bootable USB Recovery Drive in Windows 10

ALSO: Make a habit of creating System Restore Points often: How to Create a System Restore Point in Windows 10
ALSO: Make a habit of creating Backups of you Registry often: Create a Backup of the Entire Windows Registry

My thinking for the general direction of this guide/repo is the following:

  1. First I'll start with the debloating and privacy stuff, after all it is ideal to have a nice clean system for the next
  2. Then I will move on to somewhat a mixture of traditional ricing along with tweaking and optimization
  3. And lastly I will recomend some general software to have

This will not be a too in depth guide as a lot of the resoures I will provide has guides or steps whithin them or is just straight forward and instructions is not needed or is provided on their site.


๐ŸชŸ Windows

some important and must have top level stuff for windows

๐Ÿ“ Windows & Windows Files

MAS Microsoft Activation Scripts: A Windows and Office activator, also get your Genuine Installation Media for Windows & Office here.
TechBench Get your windows and office ISOs here. This project will no longer be updated. New project:
List of files by Microsoftยฎ List of files by Microsoftยฎ

๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ command-line shell

Windows Terminal The Windows Terminal is a modern, fast, efficient, powerful, and productive terminal application for users of command-line tools and shells like Command Prompt, PowerShell, and WSL.
PowerShell 7 PowerShell is a task automation and configuration management program from Microsoft, consisting of a command-line shell and the associated scripting language.
WSL Windows Subsystem for Linux: Windows Subsystem for Linux is a feature of Windows that allows developers to run a Linux environment without the need for a separate virtual machine or dual booting.
Hyperโ„ข Terminal

๐Ÿ“ฆ Package Manager

winget Windows Package Manager
Chocolatey The package manager for Windows
Ninite Install and Update All Your Programs at Once
Python Python is a programming language that lets you work quickly and integrate systems more effectively.
pip pip is the package installer for Python. You can use it to install packages from the Python Package Index and other indexes.


๐ŸŽ๏ธ Quickies

things that you can decide if you want it or not and takes just a moment to implement

๐Ÿ”‘ Some Useful Registry Keys:

Lists of Reg Keys:

๐Ÿช› Tweaks
๐Ÿฆ  Online Url and File Analyses
  • VirusTotal Analyse suspicious files, domains, IPs and URLs to detect malware and other breaches
  • Hybrid Analysis Free Automated Malware Analysis Service. This is a free malware analysis service for the community that detects and analyzes unknown threats using a unique Hybrid Analysis technology.
  • Cloudflare Radar URL Scanner Understand the security, performance, technology, and network details of a URL with a publicly shareable report.
  • Jotti's malware scan Jotti's malware scan is a free service that lets you scan suspicious files with several anti-virus programs.
  • ANY-RUN Interactive Online Malware Sandbox

๐Ÿงฐ Debloating, Optimisation, Customisation & Privacy

This section will cover Debloating, Optimising & Tweaking your system along with some Privacy stuff.

This section will have somewhat of an order to it. My top recommadations will be listed first and all will follow in and order of what I suggest to use them.

๐ŸŒŸ FIRST:

๐Ÿ”ฅ Chris Titus Tech's Windows Utility Chris Titus Tech's Windows Utility - Install Programs, Tweaks, Fixes, and Updates

You can just run the following in your powershell:

โŽ—
โœ“
iwr -useb https://christitus.com/win | iex

โœจ SophiApp โšก The most powerful open source tweaker on GitHub for fine-tuning Windows 10 & Windows 11

You can just run the following in your powershell:

โŽ—
โœ“
iwr app.sophia.team -useb | iex

๐Ÿ“Œ Sophia Script for Windows - โšก The most powerful PowerShell module on GitHub for fine-tuning Windows 10 & Windows 11

This is basically the same thing as the previous but it's the script and not an app. The script is a bit autonomous so I suggest rather using the app SophiApp

๐Ÿ“Œ O&O AppBuster Bust Apps you do not want!

๐Ÿ“Œ Bulk Crap Uninstaller Remove large amounts of unwanted applications quickly.

๐Ÿ“Œ Revo Uninstaller Uninstall unwanted programs and their leftovers, quickly and easily!

That basically covers it for the first section. With these tools you now should have a nice clean, debloated, optimised and fast system.

๐ŸŒŸ SECOND:

๐Ÿ”ฅ privacy is sexy ๐Ÿ” Enforce privacy & security best-practices on Windows, macOS and Linux.

โœจ Optimizer The finest Windows Optimizer

๐Ÿ“Œ Privatezilla ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ”ฅPerforms a privacy & security check of Windows 10

๐Ÿ“Œ O&O ShutUp10++ Free antispy tool for Windows 10 and 11

and that's the second part. You should now have some robust security, privacy, anti-telementary, anti-data-collection, anti-spying, and so one...

๐ŸŒŸ THIRD:

This was a short one. Items listed in this section is basically leftovers, ones that did not make it to the first and second section thus they are not neccecary if you used the ones in the first and second section.

๐Ÿฅˆ Honorable Mentions
  • Eylenburg's Tech Website Detailed Comparisons of OS's, Browsers, Environments and Services
  • System Tools, Hardware Tools, Windows ISOs, Customization System Tools, Hardware Tools, Windows ISOs, Customization
  • Couleur Tweak Tips Couleur Tweak Tips - a comprehensive aggregation of useful resources for enthusiasts looking to expand their toolchain of programs and adopt good practices to enhance the quality of life in daily computer use and video production.
  • CTT Wiki Couleur Tweak Tips documentation hosted on GitHub Pages using Material for MkDocs
  • Couleur Tweak Tips Ongoing Projects Couleur Tweak Tips Ongoing Projects
  • KMS_VL_ALL_AIO Right click this link and save as KMS_VL_ALL_AIO.cmd. The BEST windows and office activator.
  • Open-Shell A collection of utilities bringing back classic features to Windows.
  • QuickBoost Automated Windows 10 / 11 Tweaking Utility
  • QuickMon QuickMon is a simple monitoring and alerting tool. It allows you to monitor and alert on various resources/services locally or remotely.
  • Winaero Tweaker It is an all-in-one application that comes with dozens of options for fine-grained tuning of various Windows settings and features
  • Sysinternals Suite The Sysinternals Troubleshooting Utilities have been rolled up into a single Suite of tools
  • Process Explorer Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded
  • Pegasun System Utilities Maximize PC performance and battery life
  • Blackbird Windows privacy, security and performance

๐Ÿ™ Ricing Windows

ri โ€ข cing

/ry-sing/

making windows yours. tweaking & customising to fit your needs

Don't forget to do your system restore points and backups often along with the registry, espescially with this section!

I will be suggesting the stuff I did and like but at the end of this section I wil be posting resources to the best ricing guides and repos/indexes I found so go through them for a full understanding of what and how you can actully customise your windows. I highly recommend it.

*READ ME IF YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE DOING*

๐Ÿ’œ My Recommendations

First we will start of with the software you should have

  • Icaros Icaros Shell Extensions: Icaros is a collection of lightweight, high quality, Windows Shell Extensions. Provide Windows Explorer thumbnails and properties for almost any file type!
  • 7+ Taskbar Tweaker Customize the Windows taskbar with dozens of exclusive options. Adapt the taskbar to your workflow, not the other way around.
  • TranslucentTB A lightweight utility that makes the Windows taskbar translucent/transparent.
  • ExplorerPatcher This project aims to enhance the working environment on Windows
  • QTTabBar Adds a lot more functionality to Explorer, including tabs, hotkeys and alternative navigation panes.
  • OldNewExplorer OldNewExplorer is the Windows 10 (and Windows 8.1, and 8) shell extension / tweaker which can undo "improvements" to file browsing made in newer Windows version. Everything is optional for your liking.
  • StartIsBack Real start menu for Windows 8 and Windows 10. Start menu is back and it's better than ever. Get the most useful shell enhancement for Windows 10 now!
  • Volumeยฒ advanced Windows volume control
  • Mouse Wheel Accelerator Mouse Wheel Accelerator improves the wheel scroll in windows towards dynamic smooth iPhone-like scrolling.
  • Microsoft PowerToys Windows system utilities to maximize productivity
  • AutoHotkey The ultimate automation scripting language for Windows.
    Some of my AHK: Custom-AutoHotkeys Custom AutoHotkeys for efficiency / productivity.
  • ClipClip clipboard management software for Windows
  • flux makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day
  • TeraCopy Copy your files faster and more securely
  • Jocys-com Clock Clock for WINDOWS
  • Mactype Better font rendering, includes version for W7 and W10 (also works on 8.1).
  • 7-Zip file archiver with a high compression ratio
  • JDownloader 2 open-source download management tool
Cursor:
Font:

I have not yet gotten into themes and wallpapers but I have some links for y'all and don't forget the ricing guides at the end of this section!

Misc:
๐ŸŒ Ricing Guides & Indexes

โš™๏ธ PC Software

Some context: I use Windows 10, so the following software works on Windows. Although, they might also be available for other operating systems. Don't judge too hard, I am considering Linux. Most software listed, if not all, is free!

โ€ผ๏ธ Top Picks

  • open FWTRA in a new window to see Friendly Windows Thread Recommended apps
  • voidtools "Everything" Windows Desktop Search Engine
  • ClipClip clipboard management software for Windows
  • JDownloader 2 open-source download management tool
  • CrystalDiskInfo A HDD/SSD utility software which supports a part of USB, Intel RAID and NVMe
  • WinDirStat Windows disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool
  • WizTree Disk Space Analyzer
  • qBittorrent open-source BitTorrent client
  • Firefox browser
  • 7-Zip file archiver with a high compression ratio
  • Jocys-com Clock Clock for WINDOWS
  • Bulk Rename Utility File Renaming Utility for Windows
  • f.lux makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day
  • Plex home media server
  • Plexamp Plexamp is a free app that lets you create a personalized music player with your own library
  • Malwarebytes malware removal and protection software
  • Speccy advanced system information tool for your PC
  • Sumatra PDF PDF, eBook (epub, mobi), comic book (cbz/cbr), DjVu, XPS, CHM, image viewer for Windows
  • MakeMKV format converter, otherwise called "transcoder"
  • MediaInfo convenient unified display of the most relevant technical and tag data for video and audio files
  • WinMerge Open Source differencing and merging tool for Windows
  • VLC open source cross-platform multimedia player
  • ^ Also check out this repo: VLC Shuffle Playlist for "Shuffle Playlist" VLC addon.
  • MPC-BE open source audio and video player for Windows
  • mpv a free, open source, and cross-platform media player for the command line
  • Potplayer a media player
  • Audacity audio editing and recording app
  • MP3TAG universal tag editor
  • MusicBrainz Picard cross-platform music tagger powered by the MusicBrainz database
  • Spek open source spectrogram viewer
  • CUETools suite of tools for lossless audio/CUE sheet format conversion and verification
  • foobar2000 foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform.
  • MusicBee The Ultimate Music Manager and Player
  • Soulseek file sharing network
  • Nicotine+ a graphical client for the Soulseek peer-to-peer network
  • MP3val tool for checking MPEG audio files' integrity, also able to fix problems
  • MP3 Diags identify issues with MP3 files, fix some of the issues and make other changes
  • Lossless Audio Checker utility to check whether a WAVE or FLAC file is truly lossless or not
    ^note: lossless audio checker does not tell you if a file is "truly lossless", it tries its best to "look at" the spectrogram and deduce if it's lossy or not but it should be used with caution as it can be inept
  • AudioTester64 checks if the audio will play without issue and it's not only a partly downloaded file
    ^more info: Check integrity of audio files
    โˆจnote: if you want to check flac files it can be done with the official flac cli directly and the test argument
  • official flac cli command-line tools and libaries for FLAC files
  • ShareX Screen capture, file sharing and productivity tool
  • Snipaste powerful snipping tool
  • TeraCopy Copy your files faster and more securely
  • Volumeยฒ advanced Windows volume control
  • OBS Studio open source software for video recording and live streaming
  • Send Anywhere file transfer service, send between devices
  • LibreOffice free and powerful office suite
  • Bitwarden password manager
  • LMMS free, open source music production tool
  • Voicemeeter virtual audio mixing console, able to manage every audio sources and audio points
  • yt-dlp Command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and other video sites. Check out my guide at the bottom of the page.
  • wget command-line utility for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP protocols
  • FFmpeg A complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video
  • aria2 lightweight multi-protocol & multi-source command-line download utility
  • ExifTool Read, Write and Edit Meta Information
  • Oxipng Multithreaded PNG optimizer, this is for losslessly optimizing png files and optionally removing tags from them
  • gallery-dl Command-line program to download image galleries and collections from several image hosting sites
  • gallery-dl man page gallery-dl - download image-galleries and -collections - man page help
  • croc secure and easy data transfer, p2p e2ee, but must trust other enough to see your ip to use
  • TeamViewer Remote Secure remote access
  • MW Metadata A quick way to gather all the metadata about a video, playlist, or channel from the YouTube API
  • Visual Studio Code Code editing
  • Notepad++ source code editor and Notepad replacement
  • jpegview fast and highly configurable viewer/editor for JPEG, BMP, PNG, WEBP, TGA, GIF and TIFF images with a minimal GUI. Basic on-the-fly image processing is provided - allowing adjusting typical parameters as sharpness, color balance, rotation, perspective, contrast and local under-/overexposure.
  • AutoHotkey The ultimate automation scripting language for Windows.
  • Mouse Wheel Accelerator Mouse Wheel Accelerator improves the wheel scroll in windows towards dynamic smooth iPhone-like scrolling.
  • HandBrake Open Source Video Transcoder
  • Discord Your Place to Talk and Hang Out
  • Warframe Warframe is a free-to-play action role-playing third-person shooter multiplayer online game.
  • Epic Games Launcher Epic Games Launcher From the Epic Games Store
  • Steam Steam is the ultimate destination for playing, discussing, and creating games.
  • Node-js Node.jsยฎ is an open-source, cross-platform JavaScript runtime environment.
  • Python Python is powerful... and fast; plays well with others; runs everywhere; is friendly & easy to learn; is Open.
  • Ruby A dynamic, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity. It has an elegant syntax that is natural to read and easy to write.
  • Git Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
  • XAMPP XAMPP is a free and open-source cross-platform web server solution stack package developed by Apache Friends, consisting mainly of the Apache HTTP Server, MariaDB database, and interpreters for scripts written in the PHP and Perl programming languages.
  • Insomnia Start building, designing, testing better APIs through spec-first development driven by an APIOps CI/CD pipelines.
  • DaVinci Resolve DaVinci Resolve is a color grading, color correction, visual effects, and audio post-production video editing application.
  • OpenShot OpenShot Video Editor is a free and open-source video editor.
  • speedtest-cli Command line interface for testing internet bandwidth using speedtest.net
  • hydrus network The hydrus network client is a desktop application written for Anonymous and other internet enthusiasts with large media collections. A personal booru-style media tagger that can import files and tags from your hard drive and popular websites. Github. Also go have a look at: Discord-Channel-Bulk-Image-Download.
  • **

๐Ÿงฉ Extensions Top Picks

  • AdNauseam obfuscate browsing data and protect users from tracking by advertising networks
  • TrackMeNot periodically issues randomized search-queries to popular search engines - creates obfuscation
  • FastForward bypass annoying link shorteners
  • uBlock Origin An efficient content & ad blocker
  • DuckDuckGo privacy protection for your browser
  • Bitwarden password manager
  • ImprovedTube enrich your video experience & enable your content selection
  • Return YouTube Dislike shows you dislikes on Youtube
  • DeArrow crowdsourcing better titles and thumbnails on YouTube
  • Imagus show full-sized images/videos on mouse hover
  • ColorZilla Color Picker, Eye Dropper, Gradient Generator and many additional advanced color tools
  • Most Recent Tab adds a keyboard shortcut to switch back to your most recently selected tab
  • Awesome Screenshot Screen Recorder and Screen Capture
  • FireShot Website Screenshots and Annotations
  • Linkclump Linkclump for Firefox, allows you to open multiple links at once by dragging a window around all the links
  • Linkclump Linkclump for Chrome, allows you to open multiple links at once by dragging a window around all the links
  • Violentmonkey An open source userscript manager
  • Dark Reader enable Dark Mode on websites
  • SponsorBlock open-source crowdsourced browser extension and open API for skipping sponsor segments in YouTube videos
  • Translate Web Pages Translate your page in real time using Google or Yandex
  • Save Page WE Save a complete web page (as currently displayed) as a single HTML file that can be opened in any browser. Save a single page, multiple selected pages or a list of page URLs.
  • NoScript Security Suite Allow potentially malicious web content to run only from sites you trust.
  • Reddit Random Redirect A lightweight Firefox extension that instantly transports you to a random subreddit with a single click.
  • StumbleUponAwesome A browser extension that takes you to a random site from one of the awesome curated lists. Like good ol' StumbleUpon, for developers, tech & science lovers.
  • FireShot Performs full page screen capture.
  • User Agent Switcher and Manager The "User-Agent Switcher and Manager" extension allows you to alter your browser's User-Agent string, which is used by web servers to provide content to you.
  • Youtube Volume Scroll Browser Extension that enable scrolling mousewheel to control volume on Youtube and Youtube Music.
  • Export Cookies WebExtension to export cookies to a Netscape format cookies.txt file.
  • Magnifying Glass Convert your mouse cursor to a high-quality magnifying glass.
  • Open in Browser Offers the possibility to display documents in the browser window.
  • Behind The Overlay One button to close any overlay on any website
  • Fake Filler Fake Filler is the quickest way to fill all inputs on a page with fake data.
  • ffckoverlays Right-click any overlay to remove it.
  • Link to Text Fragment Browser extension that allows for linking to arbitrary text fragments.
  • PopUpOFF Popup and overlay blocker
  • Smart Referer Intelligent referer handling for increased browsing privacy
  • Multi-Account Containers Firefox Multi-Account Containers lets you keep parts of your online life separated into color-coded tabs that preserve your privacy. Cookies are separated by container, allowing you to use the web with multiple identities or accounts simultaneously.
  • Dracula Dark theme Dracula Dark theme
  • Dracula Dark Theme Official Dracula theme for firefox.
  • Dracula Dark Theme 2 Dark theme from color.firefox.com
  • Google Unlocked Google Unlocked browser extension uncensor google search results
  • Behave! A monitoring browser extension for pages acting as bad boys
  • Skip Redirect Some web pages use intermediary pages before redirecting to a final page. This add-on tries to extract the final url from the intermediary url and goes there straight away if successful.
  • **

๐Ÿ“œ Scripts

๐Ÿฅˆ Honorable Mentions

  • Org Mode A GNU Emacs major mode for keeping notes, authoring documents, computational notebooks, literate programming, maintaining to-do lists, planning projects, and more โ€” in a fast and effective plain text system
  • Qalculate! a multi-purpose cross-platform desktop calculator
  • Jekyll Transform your plain text into static websites and blogs
  • Maloja Self-hosted music scrobble database to create personal listening statistics and charts
  • Seagate USB External drive diagnostics testing your Seagate hard drive
  • Enhanced Image-Colour-Transfer-2 A Further Enhanced Implementation of the Colour Transfer Method proposed by E Reinhard et al
  • DontBugMe allows you to easily use credentials from BugMeNot.com on any page
  • Divolt Divolt
  • Divolt Desktop Revolt Desktop App, rebuilt for Divolt.
  • ytdl-sub Automate downloading and metadata generation with YoutubeDL
  • DiscordChatExporter Exports Discord chat logs to a file
  • ImHex A Hex Editor for Reverse Engineers, Programmers and people who value their retinas when working at 3 AM.
  • ImHex Web Free Online Hex Editor for Reverse Engineers
  • Obsidian Obsidian is the private and flexible writing app that adapts to the way you think.
  • MASSCAN MASSCAN: Mass IP port scanner - TCP port scanner, spews SYN packets asynchronously, scanning entire Internet in under 5 minutes.
  • RedditToMarkdown Export Reddit Post and comments to a markdown format
  • OurResearch We make tools that make research more open.
  • Revo Uninstaller Uninstall Software, Remove programs easily
  • GRCย |ย ValiDrive Quickly spot-check any USB mass storage drive for fraudulent deliberately missing storage.
  • Diarium Cross-platform diary & journal app
  • Executable Masquerading Spearphishing tools, generate masqueraded pocket executable
  • Katana-ds (dork scanner) Python Tool that gives you the ability to run Advanced Google Queries (Known as Google Dorks - Google Dorking)
  • Hyperโ„ข Terminal
  • **

๐Ÿ““ Software Guides


๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Online Tools

The online world is a vast place and you need to understand that you can almost achieve anything you need to do online with ease and a lot of the time for free as well. The possibilities are endless!

๐Ÿ“‡ Tool Indexes

๐Ÿ”ง Most Useful

Online Url and File Analyses:

  • VirusTotal Analyse suspicious files, domains, IPs and URLs to detect malware and other breaches
  • Hybrid Analysis Free Automated Malware Analysis Service. This is a free malware analysis service for the community that detects and analyzes unknown threats using a unique Hybrid Analysis technology.
  • Cloudflare Radar URL Scanner Understand the security, performance, technology, and network details of a URL with a publicly shareable report.
  • Jotti's malware scan Jotti's malware scan is a free service that lets you scan suspicious files with several anti-virus programs.
  • ANY-RUN Interactive Online Malware Sandbox
  • **

File Hosts:

  • Buzzheavier Simple, Fast, Anonymous file sharing for everyone. - File host, no upload limit, files last forever.
  • FileDitch Free file upload! Max upload size is 15 G
  • Lookimg Blazing Fast Image Hosting - Upload and Share Images, Screenshots for free.
  • SM-MS Image Upload - Simple Free Image Hosting
  • Pillowcase Pillowcase is a simple to use free file hosting service. It lets you share your photos, documents, music, videos and more with others online.
  • pixeldrain Free file sharing service
  • **

Misc:

๐Ÿ”‘ Check Password/Email Leaks

๐Ÿ“ File Converters

๐Ÿ“š Article + Paywall Bypass

  • Webpage archive Archive.today is a time capsule for web pages!
  • 1ft Fuck Paywalls | Freedom of Information, One Foot Away
  • 12ft Ladder Browse a cleaner web! Remove popups, banners, and ads from any website.
  • Archive Buttons Free Paywall Remover - All of the paywall removers in one place.

โœ๏ธ text / char stuff

๐Ÿ”Ž Search Engines

  • Google you know this one
  • DuckDuckGo DuckDuckGo is an independent Internet privacy company that aims to make getting privacy simple and accessible for everyone.
  • Yandex Russian search engine
  • SearXNG SearXNG is a free internet metasearch engine which aggregates results from more than 70 search services. Users are neither tracked nor profiled.
  • Startpage Startpage is a private search engine. Protect your privacy, one search at a time.
  • opendirsearch Open Directory Search Tool
  • TinEye Reverse Image Search Find where images appear online.
  • Copyseeker The Best Free AI Powered Reverse Image Search Like No Other
  • Google Images Google Images
  • WebSitesSearch Search many sites all at once.
  • **

๐Ÿ”€ Generators

๐ŸŽฆ Screenshot Websites

  • screen-guru Take clean screenshot of any websites
  • Screenshot Guru Take beautiful, high-resolution screen captures of websites and tweets

โ™ป๏ธ HTML to PDF

  • HTML to PDF Convert web pages or HTML files to PDF documents
  • HTML to PDF Convert web pages to PDF documents with high accuracy
  • PrintFriendly Make web pages printer-friendly and convert just about any file to/from PDF, and then edit or sign your document right here. PDF Tools for Documents and Web Pages.
  • web2pdfconvert Convert Web Page to PDF for Free Online - #1 Web to PDF Converter
  • webtopdf Convert Web to PDF Online Free

โŒจ๏ธ Learn to Type

  • typings Great tool to learn to type. NOT WORKING LAST I CHECKED
  • Typing Practice Learn to Type Faster
  • ZType Typing Game - Type to Shoot
  • Monkeytype A minimalistic, customizable typing test
  • **

โœจ Online Image Edit / Manipulation

๐ŸŒ  Quick & Dirty
๐ŸŸฃ Image Color Transfer / Color Grading
๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Extensive Editors
  • Cutout-Pro AI powered Visual Design Platform, perform various tasks on image/video backgrounds
  • IMAGEamigo Advanced Image Processing For Everyone, Free Automatic Online Photo Editing & Processing
  • Imageonline-co Free online image editing tools
  • iLoveIMG The fastest free web app for easy image modification.
  • PhotoRetrica Photo Editor Online, Edit your images like a PRO with a full set of tools in one place!
  • Pixlr Free Online AI Photo Editor, Image Generator & Design tool
  • **

๐Ÿค– AI

Index
  • 600+ AI Tools Google sheet of 600+ AI Tools with categories and descriptions
  • chatGPT leading AI / LLM | Use for almost anything - chat, coding, advice, ideas, etc. etc.
  • Groq Groq is on a mission to set the standard for GenAI inference speed, helping real-time AI applications come to life today.
  • **
Prompts
Image & Video Generation
Audio Generation

๐Ÿ’พ Saving Digital Legacy

So I got the idea for the title of this section from this page. This section is about the obtaining and archival of digital media and digital content. Some of what I put in this section has its own guides and lists so I suggest going through them to understand what you're doing and how to do it. It is also highly suggested that you go through this section in the order it is laid out!

1. Rare Files | The Lost Media Wiki

2. Start Here

  1. The Piracy Glossary
  2. Beginners Guide to Piracy
  3. Beginners Guide โ€ข freemediaheckyeah
  4. FMHY Guides
  5. EsotericaSiteList

3. Guides

4. Subreddits

r/Piracy

r/FREEMEDIAHECKYEAH

5. Media / Data Rippers

  • yt-dlp A youtube-dl fork with additional features and fixes. Download Videos from a wide range of sites. Check out my guide at the bottom of the page.
  • FFmpeg A complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video.
  • aria2c aria2c is a lightweight multi-protocol & multi-source command-line download utility.
  • gallery-dl Command-line program to download image galleries and collections from several image hosting sites.
  • gallery-dl man page gallery-dl - download image-galleries and -collections - man page help
  • Wget A command-line utility for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP protocols.
  • You-Get You-Get is a tiny command-line utility to download media contents (videos, audios, images) from the Web, in case there is no other handy way to do it.
  • cobalt save what you love - a media downloader that doesn't piss you off. it's fast, friendly, and doesn't have any bullshit that modern web is filled with: no ads, trackers, or analytics.
  • hydrus network The hydrus network client is a desktop application written for Anonymous and other internet enthusiasts with large media collections. A personal booru-style media tagger that can import files and tags from your hard drive and popular websites. Github. Also go have a look at: Discord-Channel-Bulk-Image-Download.
  • devine-dl Modular Movie, TV, and Music Archival Software
  • **

Music Rippers

NOTE: For the most comprehensive guide visit: Firehawk52 Guide - Saving Digital Legacy

General:

  • Slav Art Download HQ Music For Free
  • DoubleDouble Music Downloads
  • streamrip A scriptable stream downloader for Qobuz, Tidal, Deezer and SoundCloud.
  • Freyr Download songs from Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer.

Specific:

Tidal rippers
HiFi (Plus) subscription required

Deezer rippers

  • Deemix Listen to and download music from Deezer. Requires account or use ARLs.

Qobuz rippers

  • qbdlX Downloads streams directly from Qobuz.

Spotify rippers

Apple Music rippers

  • gamdl Glomatico's Apple Music Downloader

Bandcamp rippers

  • bcdl Gets free to download albums from Bandcamp

SoundCloud rippers

  • scdl Soundcloud Music Downloader

6. Archives

  • Internet Archive Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
  • Wayback Machine Explore more than 860 billion web pages saved over time.
  • CachedView Google Cached Pages of Any Website
  • The-Archive The-Archive is a dedicated group of people focused on digital media archival and preservation.
  • Open Directories Subreddit Images of indexes or directories. They can be open or not. We also accept links to unprotected directories of pics, vids, music, software and otherwise interesting files.
  • T E X T F I L E S D O T C O M An Archive of txt files
  • Ghostarchive Archive a webpage for scholarly or research purposes.
  • Archive-today Archive-today is a time capsule for web pages!
  • Coursewikia Tutorials Archives
  • **

7. TORRENTS

NOTE: These torrent site links are just for quick and easy access, I suggest you go through the previous "Start Here" and "Guides" sections to know which sites are safe and which sites to visit for what content!

8. Scene Metadata Search Engine

  • PreDB Scene release metadata search engine.
  • srrDB srrDB is an historical record of the warez scene.
  • pouรซt your online demoscene resource

9. Media / Data Sources

NOTE: Again, I suggest you go through the previous "Start Here" and "Guides" sections to know which sites are safe and which sites to visit for what content!

Books

Forums

Music

  • Redtopia Redtopia was a private music tracker that was shutdown. This repository contains torrents for downloading its content.

Games

Courses

Paste & Host Services

Sites where you can host content for free just like this page.

  • Rentry Markdown Paste Service
  • Pastebin #1 paste tool since 2002!
  • GitHub Pages Websites for you and your projects, hosted directly from your GitHub repository.
  • PasteHTML The fastest & easiest HTML/TEXT hosting platfrom
  • Neocities Create your own free website! Neocities is a commercial web hosting service for static pages.
  • Sparked Paste Paste Service
  • snowbin Delightfully crafted pastebin with <3.
  • pasteheaven #1 paste tool
  • Copy Paste Dump copy paste dump for various unicode thingies
  • **

๐ŸŽต Music

๐ŸŽถ Music Hoarders Community

  • Music Hoarder SubReddit Home of the music hoarders and audiophiles who are looking to expand, archive or organize their music library.
  • MH Wiki Welcome to the Music Hoarders Wiki, created to support the daily conversations and activities of the hoarders.
  • COV Cover Search Engine
  • EAC for FLAC ripping How to setup Exact Audio Copy for FLAC ripping
  • cambia a tool for assessing compact disc rip logs.
  • **

๐Ÿ“€ Orpheus / RED / What-CD "Interview Prep"

Trackers

unreleased & leaked

mixtapes

site streaming rippers

Internet Archive Collections


๐Ÿ“บ YouTube

๐ŸŽž๏ธ YouTube Tools & Metadata

Site Use-case Link
MW Metadata A quick way to gather all the metadata about a video, playlist, or channel from the YouTube API. There's also a 'Bulk' option. secret https://mattw.io/youtube-metadata/
MW Metadata Repo Repo for MW Metadata, clone and run locally. Change code locally to unlock secret. Repo also has a very insightful wiki. https://github.com/mattwright324/youtube-metadata
YouTube Video Finder Search several resources for archived YouTube video and metadata https://findyoutubevideo.thetechrobo.ca/
YouTube Video Finder Repo Searches for lost YouTube videos in archives https://github.com/mattwright324/youtubevideofinder
filmot unlistedSearch Search unlisted videos by metadata. Find unlisted videos based on: title, channel, automatically detected language and other parameters. https://filmot.com/unlistedSearch
WatanNetwork YouTube region restriction checker Check YouTube Video Region Restrictions Online https://watannetwork.com/tools/blocked/
YouTube Subscription History With this website you can find out when you subscribed which YouTube channel. https://xxluke.de/subscription-history/
searchme cc Online Tools for Youtube https://www.searchme.cc/
lemnoslife YouTube operational API YouTube operational API works when YouTube Data API v3 fails. https://yt.lemnoslife.com/
lemnoslife YouTube operational API Example This searches Youtube for "minecraft" and returns JSON. There are other Current implemented features as well. https://yt.lemnoslife.com/search?part=id,snippet&q=minecraft&type=video,short&order=viewCount
Unlisted Videos A website for submitting, searching for, and watching unlisted YouTube videos.
No registration required. Can even search for specific channels like so: http://unlistedvideos.com/search.php?user=Username https://unlistedvideos.com/
filmot Search within YouTube subtitles https://filmot.com/
Social Blade Social Blade tracks user statistics for YouTube, Twitch, Instagram, and Twitter!
Get a deeper understanding of user growth and trends by utilizing Social Blade https://socialblade.com/
Playboard Search and analyze 16.3M YouTube channels worldwide with professional filters. https://playboard.co/en/
Listubes Browse easily the videos of your favorites youtubers. https://listubes.com/
quiteaplaylist Hidden/Deleted/Private videos in YouTube Playlists? Let's find 'em! https://quiteaplaylist.com/
VideoMentions Search YouTube to find videos that mention your brand, your product, or the topics you care about. https://videomentions.com/search
YTGREP Extract and Returns The Top Most Replay Times From Youtube Videos https://ytgrep.com/
YouTube Data Tools This is a collection of simple tools for extracting data from the YouTube platform via the YouTube API v3. https://ytdt.digitalmethods.net/
Cell Cell Cell

๐Ÿ“ผ YouTube Channels

Channel About Link
Techlore Techlore - spreading privacy and security to the masses. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs6KfncB4OV6Vug4o_bzijg
The Hated One Creating deeply researched and well-sourced essays critiquing some of the most important issues of our time in a non-partisan, non-sectarian way. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjr2bPAyPV7t35MvcgT3W8Q
Cell Cell Cell
Cell Cell Cell

๐Ÿ—ƒ๏ธ Metadata

Sources of media metadata

๐ŸŽฌ Movie/TV Metadata

The Movie Database (TMDB) Millions of movies, TV shows and people to discover. Explore now.
TheTVDB.com You've found the most accurate source for TV and film.
OpenSubtitles Find the right subtitles. For movies and TV shows

๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Music Metadata

MusicBrainz The Open Music Encyclopedia
AllMusic Record Reviews, Streaming Songs, Genres & Bands
Genius Song Lyrics & Knowledge
Last.fm Play music, find songs, and discover artists
Discogs Music Database and Marketplace
Awesome source for cover art:
COV Cover Search Engine
Important Plex Articles:
Metadata Agents
Adding Music Media From Folders
Adding Local Artist and Music Videos
Correcting Your Music Content Matches


๐Ÿ’ป Developer Stuff

๐Ÿ† Best Fucking Site

  1. Motherfucking Website
  2. Better Motherfucking Website
  3. Even Better Motherfucking Website
  4. The Best Motherfucking Website

๐ŸŒ Amazing Site Designs / Dev Portfolios

๐Ÿ†š Customize VS Code

๐Ÿชฃ VS Code Extensions

  • Python IntelliSense (Pylance), Linting, Debugging (Python Debugger), code formatting, refactoring, unit tests, and more.
  • Pylance A performant, feature-rich language server for Python in VS Code
  • Live Server Launch a development local Server with live reload feature for static & dynamic pages
  • Prettier - Code formatter Code formatter using prettier
  • C# Base language support for C#
  • Material Icon Theme Material Design Icons for Visual Studio Code
  • Live Share Real-time collaborative development from the comfort of your favorite tools.
  • JavaScript (ES6) code snippets Code snippets for JavaScript in ES6 syntax
  • Path Intellisense Visual Studio Code plugin that autocompletes filenames
  • ES7+ React/Redux/React-Native snippets Extensions for React, React-Native and Redux in JS/TS with ES7+ syntax. Customizable. Built-in integration with prettier.
  • .NET Install Tool This extension installs and manages different versions of the .NET SDK and Runtime.
  • Code Spell Checker Spelling checker for source code
  • Python Debugger Python Debugger extension using debugpy.
  • indent-rainbow Makes indentation easier to read
  • CSS Peek Allow peeking to css ID and class strings as definitions from html files to respective CSS. Allows peek and goto definition.
  • Rainbow CSV Highlight CSV and TSV files, Run SQL-like queries
  • Error Lens Improve highlighting of errors, warnings and other language diagnostics.
  • Bookmarks Mark lines and jump to them
  • HTML Boilerplate A basic HTML5 boilerplate snippet generator.
  • Peacock Subtly change the workspace color of your workspace. Ideal when you have multiple VS Code instances and you want to quickly identify which is which.
  • PHP All-in-One PHP support - IntelliSense, Debug, Formatter, Code Lenses, Code Fixes, Linting, Refactoring, PHPUnit Tests, Web Server, and more.
  • Composer All-in-One composer integration, quick actions, commands, automatic installation, tasks, code lenses, diagnostics, and composer.json IntelliSense.
  • PHP Profiler Support for PHP (Xdebug) profiling files and inspecting them.
  • json Json for Visual Studio Code
  • Highlight Matching Tag Highlights matching closing and opening tags
  • Prettify JSON Visual Studio Code Prettify JSON Extension
  • SynthWave '84 A Synthwave-inspired colour theme to satisfy your neon dreams
  • IntelliPHP - AI Autocomplete for PHPPreview AI-assisted development for PHP.
  • Turbo Console Log Automating the process of writing meaningful log messages.
  • Andromeda Dark theme with a taste of the universe
  • Power Mode Your code is powerful, unleash it! The extension made popular by Code in the Dark has finally made its way to VS Code.
  • colorize A vscode extension to help visualize css colors in files.
  • Custom CSS and JS Loader Custom CSS and JS for Visual Studio Code
  • CodeGPT: write and improve code using AI Use GPT3 or ChatGPT right inside the IDE to enhance and automate your coding with AI-powered assistance
  • Error Gutters Show error gutters to the right from line numbers
  • Monokai Charcoal high contrast monokai Charcoal with High Contrast frame
  • Colorful Comments Improve and Enhance your code and make it attractive by adding Colorful Comments
  • Minimalist Product Icon Theme This is a minimalist customized product icon theme
  • Sweet vscode Icons A colorful icon set for vscode
  • Warm Up - Typing test Improve your typing speed by practicing right inside your code editor. Practice with simple words or code snippets.
  • Tabs color Color any tab by right click, based on file type or based on direcory
  • **

๐Ÿšˆ Public APIs

๐Ÿ˜Ž Cool Stuff

๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ Design Stuff

๐ŸŒ€ Icons

  • Simple Icons Simple Icons
  • BrandEPS Download brand vector logos and icons
  • seeklogo Vector Logos, PNG Images, Templates Free Download
  • Icon Ninja 33350 vector icons and 700080 png icons for free download
  • iconfinder 8,300,000+ free and premium vector icons, illustrations and 3D illustrations
  • Tabler Icons 4926 Open source free SVG icons. Highly customizable. No attribution required. For commercial use.
  • IcoFont Download 2400+ Free, High-Quality Icons
  • IconScout 7,000+ Icons, Fonts, SVG, 3D Icons and Animated Icons with Unicons
  • Noun Project Free Icons & Stock Photos for Everything
  • Flaticon 14.6M+ Vector Icons and Stickers - PNG, SVG, EPS, PSD and CSS
  • SVG Repo 500.000+ Open-licensed SVG Vector and Icons
  • Google Fonts / Icons Material Symbols & Icons
  • Pictogrammers Material Design Icons - Icon Library
  • iconmonstr Free simple icons for your next projec - Discover 4784+ free icons in 316 collections
  • Lordicon 18,500+ Animated Icons
  • Game-icons 4131 free SVG and PNG icons for your games or apps
  • Glyphs Copy & Paste Symbols
  • Sargam Icons A Collection of 280+ Open-source Icons Devoted to Match Your Exquisite Designs
  • Humbleicons free icons for your better UI
  • LDRS โ€” UI Ball Free, open-source loaders and spinners for your next project.
  • Fluent Emoji A collection of familiar, friendly, and modern emoji from Microsoft
  • Free Vector Art & Graphics A World of Free Vector Art at Your Fingertips!
  • Vecteezy Download Free Vectors, Images, Photos & Videos
  • **

๐Ÿ—š Fonts

๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Images

  • Digital Inspiration The Best Places to Find Free, High-Res Images for your Website
  • Pexels Free Stock Photos, Royalty Free Stock Images & Copyright Free Pictures
  • Unsplash Beautiful Free Images & Pictures
  • Pixabay 4.4 million+ Stunning Free Images to Use Anywhere
  • 123RF Stock Photos, Vectors and Royalty Free Images
  • Freepik Create great designs, faster
  • **

๐Ÿ Patterns

๐Ÿงฐ Hubs of Tools, Resources & Sites ๐Ÿ”ง

The following hubs/lists are curated for Developers and Designers but even if that's not you, you still might find something awesome!

Description URL
WebDevHub NOT WORKING LAST I CHECKED https://webdevhub.herokuapp.com/
Addy's Toolkit โ€ข Web Dev & Design Resources โ€“ Curated tools & resources for people who make websites https://toolkit.addy.codes/
List Of Tools For Web Developers - Isotropic https://isotropic.co/isotropic-tools/
84+ Curated Web Dev Tools 2021 - InTab https://intab.io/resources/
Free for developers https://free-for.dev/#/
Track Free for Dev (ripienaar/free-for-dev) Updates Daily - Track Awesome List https://www.trackawesomelist.com/ripienaar/free-for-dev/
Free Developer Stuff https://freestuff.dev/
Handy Tools and Apps for Designers - Awwwards https://www.awwwards.com/awwwards/collections/tools-apps-platforms-worth-trying/
GitHub - ripienaar/free-for-dev: A list of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS offerings that have free tiers of interest to devops and infradev https://github.com/ripienaar/free-for-dev
GitHub - bradtraversy/design-resources-for-developers: Curated list of design and UI resources from stock photos, web templates, CSS frameworks, UI libraries, tools and much more https://github.com/bradtraversy/design-resources-for-developers
Curating the web for developers, designers, makers, and creatives - SaaS Surf https://saassurf.com/
Find Open Source By Searching, Browsing and Combining 174,966 Topics Across 59 Categories And 6,024,846 Projects https://awesomeopensource.com/
GitHub - goabstract/Awesome-Design-Tools: The best design tools and plugins for everything ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://github.com/goabstract/Awesome-Design-Tools
HERE's a list of free platforms you need for your next project! : web_design https://www.reddit.com/r/web_design/comments/uq18cp/heres_a_list_of_free_platforms_you_need_for_your/
HEREโ€™s a list of free platforms you need for your next project! (Part-2) : web_design https://www.reddit.com/r/web_design/comments/wa3q65/heres_a_list_of_free_platforms_you_need_for_your/
70 Design Resources for Developers https://dev.to/codewell/70-design-resources-for-developers-34fm
100+ Free Resources for Designers and Developers https://wpacademy.pk/free-resources-for-designers-and-developers/
50 New Resources and Tools for Developers and Designers https://speckyboy.com/50-new-resources-and-tools-for-developers-and-designers/
The Ultimate List of Web Development Resources for Designers & Developers https://medium.com/web-development-resources/the-ultimate-list-of-web-development-resources-for-designers-developers-616f4547802e
Extensive List of Best Development Resources - 121 Links to Guides, Cheat Sheets and More List of Resources https://www.perssondennis.com/articles/extensive-list-of-best-development-resources-121-links-to-guides-cheat-sheets-and-more-list-of-resources
42 Fresh Tools And Resources for Developers And Designers https://www.smashingapps.com/42-fresh-tools-and-resources-for-developers-and-designers/
A Collaborative List Of 700+ Resources For Developers https://devresourc.es/
Top Free Resources for Developers https://zerotomastery.io/resources/
100+ Web Development Resources & Best Tools For Developers in 2024 https://www.websiterating.com/resources/top-100-web-development-resources/
A (Big) List of Resources for Developers https://dev.to/jacobherrington/a-list-of-resources-programmers-4gmn
Best-websites-a-programmer-should-visit https://github.com/sdmg15/Best-websites-a-programmer-should-visit
DEV RESOURCES https://github.com/marcelscruz/dev-resources
Inspire - Collection of frontend dev and web design links ๐Ÿ’ก https://github.com/noahbuscher/Inspire
Developer Tools and Resources https://github.com/IliasHad/Developer-Tools-and-Resources
Resources for Web Developers and Designers https://gist.github.com/kevinwhoffman/4d11879c75977753085d3a65eccde953
Design Resources For Developers https://gist.github.com/mahendra0859/f887899a5899e4e757033e5791806f54
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๐ŸŒŸ Interesting Stuff

๐Ÿ’ก Interesting Websites

Just a list of interesting, possibly useful sites.

  • The Internet map The map of the Internet
  • The Useless Web The Useless Web... because some websites, we just couldn't do without.
  • Radio Garden Explore live radio by rotating the globe. RADIO WORLDWIDE
  • QRBTF QRBTF stands for โ€œQR Code Beautifierโ€ and with it create awesome QR codes!
  • SongSim SongSim uses self-similarity matrices to visualize patterns of repetition in text. Best used with music!
  • Compressing Pop Lyrics Pop songs compressed by the Lempel-Ziv algorithm
  • Chrome Music Lab Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.
  • Pixelfika Your daily design inspiration
  • Cheatography Download Free Cheat Sheets or Create Your Own! - Cheat Sheets For Every Occasion
  • The Pudding The Pudding is a digital publication that explains ideas debated in culture with visual essays makes cool shit on the internet.
  • Behind The Screens Behind The Screens shows real source code appearing in films and television and goes deeper into some of that source code to show how it works and where it came from.
  • Last.fm Collage Generator Use our generator to create astonishing album and artist collages based on your Last.fm charts!
  • Open Source Heroes Discover the top-rated open source developers and organizations on Open Source Heroes, the ultimate platform for showcasing your contributions and explore trends of your favorite languages.
    CPU Black Hole Raytracer:
  • Python Black Hole Raytracer Starless is a CPU black hole raytracer in numpy suitable for both informative diagrams and decent wallpaper material.
  • Black Hole & Raytracing About the Black Hole & Raytracing
  • Real-time Black Hole A real-time simulation of the visual appearance of a Schwarzschild Black Hole.
  • Therabbithole-wiki Therabbithole-wiki - An Exhibition of literary curiosities
  • LIMINAL ARCHIVES LIMINAL ARCHIVES - Exploring spaces which shouldn't exist
  • The Ex-Classics Web Site Obscure Books
  • The Phrontistery Obscure Words and Vocabulary Resources
  • The XY Problem The XY Problem
  • MajorGeeks MajorGeeks
  • Welcome to Gentoo is Rice Welcome to Gentoo is Rice, the Volume goes to 11 here.
  • noclip noclip around the map files from various video games
  • Images | Webb download insanely high quality space images from the james webb telescope
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๐Ÿง‘ Interesting People with Useful Stuff

Do note:

These are intelligent and creative people. Take your time going through their personal sites where they usually tell a bit about themselves, blog and what is even more exciting is they usually also list/showcase awesome tools and related stuff they created which can be very cool, niche and sometimes useful!

๐Ÿ“– Interesting Reads (possibly Important)

Just a random assortment of interesting and possibly useful reads!

๐ŸŒŒ Interesting Miscellaneous


๐Ÿ‡ท Subreddits

  • r/Archiveteam Archive Team is a loose collective of rogue archivists, programmers, writers and loudmouths dedicated to saving our digital heritage.
  • r/bookmarklets *A javascript bookmarklet aims to modify the display of a website, but it can do much more. *
  • r/DataHoarder This is a sub that aims at bringing data hoarders together to share their passion with like minded people.
  • r/DeepIntoYouTube The Dark Depths of YouTube
  • r/deepweb This subreddit exists to debunk urban legends and share real verifiable information from the far reaches of the Tor dark web.
  • r/EBook_Resources Resources to find any book, article, or paper you want in a digital format~!
  • r/musichoarder Home of the music hoarders and audiophiles who are looking to expand, archive or organize their music library.
  • r/opendirectories Images of indexes or directories. They can be open or not.
  • r/Piracy Community devoted to in-depth debate on topics concerning digital piracy, ethical problems, and legal advancements.
  • r/PleX For questions and comments about the Plex Media Server.
  • r/programming Computer Programming
  • r/rabbitholes A subreddit to post mysterious topics that will take oneself down a rabbit hole.
  • r/software Anything software-related.
  • r/web_design Web Design
  • r/webdev A community dedicated to all things web development: both front-end and back-end.
  • r/wget A sub designated for help with using the program WGET.
  • r/WikiLeaks r/WikiLeaks is a subreddit for discussion about WikiLeaks and their founding editor, Julian Assange, and related projects.
  • r/youtubedl youtube-dl and the yt-dlp fork are a command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com, as well as many other sites.
  • r/ffmpeg FFmpeg is the leading multimedia framework, able to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play pretty much anything that humans and machines have created.
  • r/FREEMEDIAHECKYEAH ๐Ÿฟ ๐Ÿ“บ ๐ŸŽต ๐ŸŽฎ ๐Ÿ“— ๐Ÿ“ฑ
  • r/HowToHack This is your open hacker community designed to help you on the journey from neophyte to veteran in the world of underground skillsets.
  • r/YTdatahoarding This is a community for data hoarding YouTube videos.
  • r/thehatedone This subreddit is for anyone who wants to stand up for themselves in the age of digital surveillance, corporate censorship, and centralized control.
  • r/shortcuts This subreddit is devoted to Shortcuts. Shortcuts is an Apple app for automation on iOS, iPadOS, and macOS.
  • r/Stumbledon A subreddit for sharing useful websites, fun websites, unknown websites, strange websites, weird websites, lesser known websites, and related Reddit posts occasionally shared in posts as well.
  • r/datacurator A place for us less messy data hoarders.
  • **

Adblock Lists Dump

https://github.com/bogachenko/fuckfuckadblock
https://oisd.nl/?p=dl
https://www.fanboy.co.nz/filters.html
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/notracking/hosts-blocklists/master/adblock/adblock.txt
https://github.com/yourduskquibbles/webannoyances
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/d3ward/toolz/master/src/d3host.txt
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/jerryn70/GoodbyeAds/master/Formats/GoodbyeAds-AdBlock-Filter.txt
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/jerryn70/GoodbyeAds/master/Formats/GoodbyeAds-YouTube-AdBlock-Filter.txt


Userscripts Dump

https://github.com/ccd0/4chan-x
https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/23772-absolute-enable-right-click-copy
https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/15857-direct-links-out
https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/407485-github-internationalization
https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/12179-greasyfork-bull-filter
https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/381682-html5%E8%A7%86%E9%A2%91%E6%92%AD%E6%94%BE%E5%99%A8%E5%A2%9E%E5%BC%BA%E8%84%9A%E6%9C%AC
https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/28497-%E7%BD%91%E9%A1%B5%E9%99%90%E5%88%B6%E8%A7%A3%E9%99%A4-%E6%94%B9
https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/27199-remove-youtube-ads-works
https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/19993-ru-adlist-js-fixes
https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/407977-yt-redirect-to-invidious-on-login-request
https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/27000-disable-video-autoplay-in-messenger
https://blog.tomasbouda.cz/disable-gifs-on-messenger-com/
https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/23840-greasyfork-search-with-sleazyfork-results-include
https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/4870-maximize-video
https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/370246-sci-hub-button
https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/407459-patched-symbolab-pro


๐Ÿ““ Guides

yt-dlp

Instructions for Windows

  1. Download https://github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp/releases/latest/download/yt-dlp.exe
  2. Download https://github.com/yt-dlp/FFmpeg-Builds/releases/download/latest/ffmpeg-master-latest-win64-gpl.zip
  3. Create a folder somewhere easily accessible, you will navigate to this folder each time you want to use yt-dlp
  4. Put the 2 downloaded files in that folder
    • Open "ffmpeg-master-latest-win64-gpl.zip" and extract "ffmpeg.exe" and "ffprobe.exe" into your chosen folder (they are in the "bin" folder)
    • You should now have "yt-dlp.exe", "ffmpeg.exe" and "ffprobe.exe" in your chosen folder
  5. Download a video
    • In the address bar of your chosen folder type cmd and press enter
    • Then in the terminal window that opens, type yt-dlp "URL" replacing URL with the link u want to download
    • Wait for your video to finish downloading
    • It will download into your chosen folder
  6. Learn More

Open the visual guide in a new tab and have a look at it for extra guidance!


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Pub: 21 Dec 2023 02:07 UTC
Edit: 11 Apr 2024 20:12 UTC
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