If someone asks you to fax him/her and you don’t have a fax machine, you can upload your file to faxzero.com and fax it to them! It’s free if it’s in the US or Canada and under 25 pages and you don’t mind having their name on the cover sheet; otherwise it’s $1.99 per fax (again, up to 25 pp.), payable via PayPal. (I don’t recommend PayPal, but here you have no choice, sadly). You can send international faxes, too. Those are $3.63 per fax, up to 15 pp. per fax. Disclaimer: I have not tried it myself.
Need to find the nearest USPS mailbox? Try the Mailbox Locator (and be sure to use its map feature, to easily make your choice). And yes, USPS offers a similar search (find a collection box) but I found that Mailbox Locator gave me more, and closer, locations than USPS did. The Mailbox Locator is an offshoot of the Payphone Project, run by Mark Thomas. Thanks, Mark!
My own experience is with LinguistList’s EasyAbs, but I just learned that there’s a competitor out there. EasyChair, like EasyAbs, is “designed to help conference organisers to cope with the complexity of the refereeing process”. Read more about it at easychair.org. This is a rare instance in which I am posting a product that I have not tried, myself, because I want others’ opinions on it!
Just the thing you need sometimes! Especially when teaching. http://www.online-stopwatch.com/
Tired of asking friends/housemates or your partner if they could please call your phone? Have www.wheresmycellphone.com do it for you instead! No cost, no registration, no obligations (though you might consider giving them a $2 donation, if you have a paypal account).
Wheresmycellphone.com will never criticize you for how often you lose your phone.
Split and merge PDFs using PDFSAM (PDF Split and Merge), a free and lightweight tool. Available at http://www.pdfsam.org.
Did you know BED BUGS have been making a comeback, all over the world? This means they are very much in America, too. Want to check if the (American or Canadian) hotel you’re considering booking may have bed bug issues? Head over to the Bed Bug Registry!