7 Fun GitHub Projects to Make You Smile
We love Git, and we love when developers have fun. Here are a few of our favourite projects.
Git is a big deal.
From small beginnings to being named one of Forbes’ Top 10 Tech Companies and featured in MIT Technology Review’s list of the Top 50 Smartest Companies, GitHub in particular has played a huge part in Git’s rise to fame.
But we think it’s important to remember that one of the stand out features of Git is its open source status – it’s there for anybody to use, not just big names with serious projects. GitHub is a showcase (arguably your new CV), and it’s an impressive display of the vast amount of talent and creativity out there.
The talent, the creativity, and, well – let’s face it, the silliness, too.
With that in mind, we’ve collected the top 7 GitHub projects making us laugh today. We hope they’ll make you smile!
The legendary Steve Wozniak continues to bring joy to us all with this Chrome extension. Forget airbrushing – activate Googlifier and every image in your browser will be improved by a pair of googly eyes!
We all know how important analytics are when it comes to internet success. We also all know how important cats are to the internet. Now you can combine both!
Catalytics replaces the people on the Google Analytics page with “surly looking cats”. What better way to inspire your efforts to boost traffic?
Yes, it’s silly. Yes, it’s immature. But we all need a good giggle every now and then, and an extension that changes every mention of “the cloud” to “my butt” does the job nicely.
Tired of all the articles out there fretting over “millennials”? It’s okay. We all are.
Much in the same way Cloud-to-Butt works, this extension replaces any mention of “millennials” to “pesky whipper-snappers”, which is much more fitting and what we know the writers were really thinking.
The internet can be a strange place, and people search for strange things. When Chrome is idle, Autocomplete Me will open a new tab and start typing random searches into Google, giving you a glance into the mind of the web through autocomplete’s suggestions.
Love them, hate them, compulsively click them even though you’re not remotely interested… Clickbait headlines are everywhere, and they never live up to the hype. Downworthy brings them back down to earth.
Hey girl, wouldn’t the internet be better if you could replace every image on a site with one of Ryan Gosling with the click of a button?
Hey girl, now you can.
Feeling inspired? The beauty of Git means you can contribute to any of the above projects. Alternatively, develop your own! You can find a Chrome extension skeleton here and details on creating Firefox extensions here.