Web excursions are select bookmarks from Brett's travels around the internet. You can see them all on Pinboard. Visit the bookmarks page for previous Excursions.

Web Excursions for August 25, 2013

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That’s right, Web Excursions two days in a row. It’s been a nice, quiet weekend and I’ve had a little extra time to explore…

I missed this when it was new, but I’m glad I found it now. It’s such a handy plugin, especially for web designers. It displays pixel dimensions and file size for any image you QuickLook (including qlmanage -p from the command line).
Test Internet Connection Speed from the Command Line
A handy trick for testing your network speed from the command line. I’ve already forgotten where I found this, so I apologize for the lack of attribution.
A slick web-based tool for local or cloud git repositories which simplifies managing a repo. It offers a drag-and-drop interface for working with branching, merging, commiting, etc. Node.js-based and very pretty.
Tear-able Cloth - CodePen
Holy S@#T, this <canvas> demo is amazing.
PRSM - The Sharing Network
Via @viticci with a hat tip to Stephen Hackett, a humorous but sobering take on the social… everything.