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Enhanced Unit Converter

If you have a Mac with Dashboard, you might have discovered the usefulness of the Unit Converter widget. It can convert all sorts of measurements: length, weight, mass, even currency using the latest exchange rates. But sometimes, you need more. Sometimes, you may find yourself asking, “How many cubic feet is a shit load of garbage?” or “Just how heavy is an ass ton of papers?”

Well, wonder no more, my friends! I offer to you, the Enhanced Unit Converter Widget! It has all of the functions of the stock Unit Converter plus four extra units to really make this widget useful. Click on the link below to download.

Download Enhanced Unit Converter Widget 1.0

If anyone has any other units of measure they’d like to see added, just post a comment with the unit and the conversion factor. I’ll post updates as necessary.

comment feed And the ensuing discussion…

  1. 1

    Jan 16th, 2006 at 1:28 pm Jason C

    Nuts. Did you include nuts?

    Oh, if it didn’t already include it, you should include kips (kilopounds), which are, as you guess equal to 1,000 lbs of force (not mass… no, no, no, never mass. Then you must use slugs… no one likes slugs).

    (Please note, I’m on a PC and, therefore, cannot make use of this widget. You have every reason to completely ignore this comment.)

  2. 2

    Jan 16th, 2006 at 2:07 pm Jason

    I actually thought about the nuts thing, but I couldn’t figure out a way to really incorporate them. Basically, I’d need to add a category called “Quality” or something, and the only two units of measurement would be nuts and balls. Since they are basically just inversely proportional to each other, the conversion would be of little use.

    Kips and slugs, on the other hand, I can do.

  3. 3

    Jan 18th, 2006 at 11:06 am Jason C

    Yes, unfortunately, nuts and balls are highly subjective and variable. Kind of like the Scoville scale. Any one measurement is pretty meaningless without some other relative measurement. However, you’re widget rocks 4π balls, which is pretty high, I think.

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