By the numbers

Use the bang !gossip and any number from 1 to 9999 and Number Gossip will tell you everything you wanted to know about it, and then some. Possibly handy. Definitely nerdy.

Syntax: !gossip n (stick with whole numbers)

Example: !gossip 153

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File under technostalgia

As time and innovation accelerates, it leaves behind a slew of dead media platforms and technologies. To find older versions of useful, popular software for Windows, Mac and Linux, visit the digital preservationists at

Syntax: !oldapps os software

Example: !oldapps windows 7 winamp

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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 

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