- Convert text to audio speech. Great fun.
World of Iblard
- Some of the most inspirational art I've ever seen. If you want to see just two examples of this genius - try this
- This is a bit like Wikipedia, except semi-random thoughts are given by different people on more 'arbitrary' concept based entries such as "light bulb stress" or "The common man's view of technology" or " "The Simpsons" has become too mainstream". Brilliant stuff.
Harbin Snow and Ice Festival
- Georgeous pictures of snow sculptures and neon-lit bridges, ships and other designs outdoors.
Annoying software: a rogues' gallery
- A brilliantly funny article moaning about the shortcomings of software such as Adobe Reader, iTunes, RealPlayer and many more!
It's the End of the World as we know it... again
- Humorous website detailing man's fascination with all things Armageddon.
Uninstall America Online 9.0!
- It's easy and fun! Not.
Review: Windows XP
- A very funny article describing how one user 'took the plunge', and upgraded, not downgraded from Windows Vista to XP.
How to kill a mockingbird
- Bizarre and funny video spoof of the original book.
- A nice short read to say why metadata filesystems are good. We've done a similar article
- My current host =) Offering a 5GB monthly transfer and 50 megabyte of space (upgradeable), Neopages is an amazing free
host with great support and a friendly community. The only 'downside' is that you need to be voted in to get hosting, but once in, you get a better deal than most paid hosts!
- Simply the best program from converting from MIDI to tradtional music notation. I also have an article here
comparing the differences in quality of note transcription for 24 different programs.
IE PNG petition
- Internet Explorer still doesn't fully support variable levels of translucency in the PNG format. Sign this petition and help us convince Microsoft!
- Shop where a percentage of everything bought is donated to the poorer countries. Also visit The Hunger site
- where a few clicks cost nothing, but help generate food for the third world.
- A front end for one of the most advanced artificial intelligence engines on the web (site uses flash). Also try this site
for a slightly different 'personality'.
The facts about evolution...
Giving a wealth of information in support of human evolution.
...Or are they?
Giving a wealth of information in support of intelligent design (i.e. against (macro) evolution). Also try the Access research network
- another ID site containing various articles, news and possible the most active discussion board. Posts are sent by the minute at this place!
The Simpsons Archive
- Not the official site, but one of the biggest and best Simpsons pages I've seen. Giving FAQs, trivia, guides and full reproductions of the episodes in text format with ratings and opinions on each episode. Also see the writers' fave episodes here
The illustrated guide to breaking your computer
- Without a doubt the funniest page I have ever encountered on the web. End of story.
- At first looking like some kind of portal, this site provides some classic humour - in picture and text format.
Ready.gov sign translations
- A parody of a section from the Ready America site
takes advantage of the somewhat ambiguous signs.
The Fruit Pages
- A comprehensive site, with a wealth of knowledge, facts and trivia about fruit. Also includes message board, nutritional information and more. Also visit this site
for further technical information about fruit.
- A massive site, dedicated to classic games, movies, toys and more. Find users who share your past interests and tastes. Visit here
to see people reminisce about the greatest arcade classics from the 80s.
- A gigantic archive of quality Amiga software (also, here's
an Aminet FTP archive with 5 Meg index file). Whilst on the Amiga side of things, visit the Amiga News Network
or Amiga World
for the latest news. Also, the Amiga History Guide
is a massive site dedicated to preserving the different models, magazines, interviews, and other trivia regarding the Amiga. Finally, Deniil's homepage
contains some of the best Amiga utilities I've seen (including possibly the world's best renaming utility and echo generator).
A very original concept - Build your own miniature computerised robots online. Watch them roll over, walk and interact in amazing ways. Also check out the amazing Falling Sand Game
- An NDE is when someone is on the brink of death, but before coming back to life, they have a (usually positive) spiritual experience. This site is a huge resource of information in favour of the reality of the Near Death Experience, with many people's own personal accounts. Also see this article
for some fairly convincing evidence.
The MegaPenny Project
- Ever wanted to know what a trillion pennies looked like? This site takes you through 1, 16, 1000, 50,000 all the way up to a quintillion pennies. Includes 'special bonus section' - "Megamoo". Mad.... mad I tell you...
- No actual content as such, but an inexhaustible collection of interesting links to visit when you're feeling bored.
Fight Spam on the Internet
- One of the premier web sites against the onslaught of SPAM. To help ensure you don't get spam yourself, also visit here
for automatic encoding of an email. A slightly longer, but maybe 'safer' technique is available here
. For an even more advanced, but page-long piece of code, try here
. In my opinion, the safest but most time-consuming method is to create a picture with the email text in; - I doubt any spam bot would try and harvest those. Finally, a way to fight against the spammers, try this: Spambait
. I don't believe in revenge, but this program will create a list of invalid email addresses and wait for the unsuspecting harvest bot to feed off them, thus 'infecting' the email spam lists with worthless data. A very good deterrent for any would be spammer! ;-) ...This site
will also do the same thing.
K9 spam filter
- If you're already receiving a lot of spam, then filtering software based on a Bayesian filtering algorithm is your best bet. You'll need a POP3 account though (not Hotmail, AOL etc.). The Bayesian algorithm is amazing, because it learns what spam is - according to what you
define as spam. It adapts to suit your email, and the more 'training' it gets, the more accurate it is over time. Around 97% up to 99.9% of spam is filtered this way. For more information, see Paul Graham's excellent A Plan for Spam
and Better Bayesian Filtering
articles. Finally, the SpamBayes
program looks like another very good algorithm.
- Vast archive of TV theme tunes in WAV, MP3 and RM format. Listen to the themes for classics such as Blockbusters, Dr Who, Grandstand, Mysterious Cities of Gold, Dogtanian, Inspector Gadget, Terrahawks, and many, many more. Also visit TV Ark
- containing (real media) video clips of UK television - past and present.
- One of the best 80s children's programmes ever made. See trivia and movies behind this legendary adventure game show
Mysterious Cities of Gold
- An animated classic of truly epic proportions shown on UK TV around the time of Knightmare (80s). The site contains trivia, pictures, links and brilliant music from the episodes. Also visit the Cities of Gold site
for another site dedicated to the series. In fact, even if you've never heard of the MCoG, I recommend that you track down and watch an episode of two - you won't regret it.
- Amazingly, research suggests the words 'forever', 'everlasting' and 'eternity' for example to be a misinterpretation on the original Hebrew word 'olam' and its Greek counterpart 'aion'. It actually means something along the lines of "ages" or "age-lasting". The site explores this and other evidence in more detail - and reasons how everyone will (eventually at least) go to 'Heaven'.
- Well presented site with music from all of the greatest classical composers. Music for download in midi, MP3 and WMA format - with collections of the best works in convenient zip format.
- You've no doubt seen them - those 'get rich quick' money scheme sites. Some of them look very tempting too, and it's this site's job to explain how the vast majority are generally scams. Either that, or they're not worth the time and initial money investment to even bother thinking about.
High IQ Society
- Test your IQ at this web site for free. These are officially the hardest IQ tests on the web, so be prepared for some tough questions!
- Exquisite fantasy landscapes and architecture from this superb artist. Also check out Art of Greg Martin
for more amazingly detailed and colourful art.
- A great collection of free samples taken from high quality classic vintage keyboard/synth/drum machines.
- "Creative Commons helps you publish your work online while letting others know exactly what they can and can't do with your work."
The speed, size and dependability of programming languages
- Nice comparison of the various programming languages, putting each on a graph where speed Vs verbosity is the criteria.
- Glasses at drastically reduced prices, and I know the guy who does it all. Buy them here instead of at the high street chain - I'm getting my next pair from here myself!
- For all things glowy and luminous, this seems like a good place to shop (largest selection of items, and cheapest afaik).
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