Typing Speed, Point Set Creator, and Poker Hands

This post summarises what I’ve been coding during the last week. That’s two new web tools for my Online-Tools webpage called Typing Speed and Point Set Creator, and in addition to that a mobile-first Poker Hands website.

Typing Speed

This web tool lets you determine how quickly you can type a character sequence of your choice. This could be for instance your name, email address, password (don’t worry, it won’t be transferred for further analysis), or just something like “hello there”, “hi”, or “abcdefg”. The fact that you can choose what you type distinguishes this page from many other typing game sites that are available.

Note that the tool counts keystrokes not correctly written characters. So you want to make sure you type things correctly. The tool can be found at tools.timodenk.com/typing-speed. The corresponding commit on GitHub: Simsso/Online-Tools

Type something in the input field, to see how fast you are.
Type something in the input field, to see how fast you are.

Point Set Creator

The second tool was created because I needed a set of data points to test clustering algorithms. It basically allows the user to click on a canvas in order to add a new point, to eventually get a list of all points in a usable format. This is especially helpful when a bulk of data points is needed in a roughly predefined shape.
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Poker Terms Selection

This is a selection of entries from the Wikipedia article Glossary of poker terms.

  • bet The opening bet of a betting round.
  • fold To discard one’s hand and forfeit interest in the current pot.
  • walk A walk is a situation where all players fold to the big blind.
  • laydown The choice to fold a strong hand in anticipation of superior opposition
  • raise To raise is to increase the size of an existing bet in the same betting round.
  • reraisecoming over the top Raise after one has been raised.
    A reraise from a player that previously called in the same betting round.
  • check-raise Deceptive play whereby a player initially checks with the intention of raising should another player bet.
  • check To bet nothing.
  • call To match a bet or raise.
  • overcall To call a bet after others have called.
  • hero call Calling when a player has a relatively weak hand but suspects their opponent may be bluffing.
  • cold call To call an amount that represents a sum of bets or raises by more than one player.
  • flat callsmooth call A call, in a situation where one might be expected to raise.
  • all in When a player bets all of their chips in the current hand.
  • coin flip A situation where two players have invested all their money in the pot and have a roughly even chance of winning.
  • heads up Playing against a single opponent.
  • deep stack A stack of chips that is relatively large for the stakes being played.
  • short stack A stack of chips that is relatively small for the stakes being played.
  • dirty stack A stack of chips apparently of a single denomination, but with one or more chips of another.

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