TJ Kelly

Long URLs. Charles Dickens long.

DickensURL is the next big thing in URL-modification. While the rest of the world worries about shrinking long URLs, Dickens takes it one step further. DickensURL converts the ugly into “wonderful works by Charles Dickens.”

Curious, I plugged in my website’s URL. What I got was a page reciting several lines of one of Dickens’ works, and a link containing that same prose.

“I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. Mankind will surely not deny to Harold Skimpole what it concedes to the butterflies!”
From Bleak House

Finally. A way for us to identify our URLs with classic, timeless, adjective-ridden (albeit irrelevant) novel excerpts.

In DickensURL’s own words, “Inspired by a comment from reddit, this service has been created to convert long URLs into wonderful works by Charles Dickens. The fear of cryptic URLs, long or short, is now no longer a problem. Enter an ugly URL above and hit convert button. Soon you will be faced with beautiful words of Charles Dickens. Forget, now you have!”

Pure genius.

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