Two-Fer

Wow! Two posts in one day!

One of the single most useful services on the web is called TinyURL. If you have a really, really long URL that will get broken when you put it into an email, you can go to TinyURL and it will convert it into a smaller URL that won't get a line break from your email system.

For example, say you wanted to tell everybody about your dancing cat at http://www2.blogger.com/post-create.g?blogID=6010810, but when you send it in email, the email changes it to http://ww2.blogger.com/post-
create.g?blogID=6010810. That's no good. TinyURL can change that into a smaller one: http://tinyurl.com/vwm3c

Today, though, I found that you can make it give you a URL that's longer than the URL you started with. I found this out because I accidentally pasted one TinyURL into the TinyURL generator. I got this:

TinyURL was created!

The following URL:

http://tinyurl.com/tcndn

has a length of 24 characters and resulted in the following TinyURL which has a length of 25 characters:

http://tinyurl.com/y6kavx

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