While I was studying computing science and business at
Simon Fraser University, I had some spare time to
create a website about first names and gender. It's
called the Baby Name
Guesser and was able to determine the gender of
names using the Google Web Search API. Google has since
discontinued their SOAP Web Search API, but my site is
still a useful tool for suggesting baby names.
Back when I was in school I also created a website
called the Celebrity
Ranker, which used Google and Yahoo web services to
find info about popular celebrities.
For a fun project I created Make Google Laugh,
where users would type in jokes to see if Google would
laugh at them. It amazingly amassed a database of over
60,000 jokes before Google discontinued their SOAP