, by far my favorite newspaper, recently began putting small puzzles on the back of their "G2" supplement. One of the puzzles requires that you find the longest word from a set of scrambled letters. This part of the paper has been spoiling my reading pleasure, forcing me to think about unscrambling instead of reading the paper itself. But, no more! Via a publicly available web service accessed by NetBeans IDE 5.5, by means of a few modules, I can now just type in the scrambled word, press Enter, and then see the possible answers in a TopComponent. For example, today's scrambled word is "tlueinjys". The target word contains 7 letters... which turns out to be "utensil", as NetBeans IDE told me this morning:
And the second puzzle, an anagram for "antigreen" is... "tangerine". Thanks again, NetBeans IDE, for the answer.
Hurray, I've saved myself half an hour of frustration every morning (at the end of which I never had the solution anyway).