Useful tools

This page contains some tools that I find useful. Most are rewritten and bug-fixed scripts from a site that will be closed soonish. That site is mine too and so is the original code for these tools.

If you find a bug in any of these tools, want to suggest a feature in a existing tool or think there is a tool that should be here; please don't hesitate to use the contact form.
Also please use the contact form if you have any other comment about these tools.

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htaccess password generator

If your site runs under a Apache web server it’s very easy to password protect directories/folders using a .htaccess file in pair with a .htpasswd file. Although the latter can be named anything you want, htpasswd is probably the most common name.

Password generator

This tool gives you a randomly generated password. You can set what chars to use and the password length.
Note: Anything with less than 9 chars is really not secure at all.

Unix time converter

Converts Unix time, seconds since 1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC, to a more readable date. Or from a date to Unix time.

Temperature converter

Use this tool to convert between various temperature scales. To and from Celsius, Fahrenheit, Kelvin, Rankine, Delisle, Newton, Réaumur and Rømer.

Lottery machine

A handy little lottery machine.

Fuel usage converter

Convert to and from miles per gallon (UK and US), km per liter and liters per 100km.

Electricity calculator

If you know two of Ampere, Volt and Watt you can calculate the third. This tool helps you with the math.

Inch to millimeters converter

Convert to and from fraction inch, decimal inch and decimal millimeters.

Word counter

A tool to count words and chars in a text. Might be useful for some bloggers or people posting at forums. By local request.