Web sites we love: Your turn
Posted 25 August 2008 - 12:13 PM
We'd also like to hear from you. What do you consider to be an essential destination on the Web? Are there any sites you couldn't function without? Share your little-known online gems with us.
Posted 28 August 2008 - 03:17 PM
Neave Television (formerly Neave.tv):
I loathe Flash, but I didn't so much when I found this rather unique site of random videos of all kinds, which stream, one after the next, like a TV tuning into an alien frequency...except the alien world coming into focus...is our own.
It's changed since I last visited and now no longer gives you a menu for selecting which video to watch. It really is like channel hopping now. :D
If I were a computer history teacher, this site would be required reading for all computer users. Daniel Eran Dilger is one hell of a tech writer. Yes, writer not blogger. Go into the archives to get the clearest picture of the history of computers or read his more current articles that debunk a majority of the uninformed tech media pundits. He lays each article out logically, so don't fear their length. They're never boring.
Posted 01 September 2008 - 05:09 AM
What The Font
If you're looking to figure out what a particular font is to match it, this is the site to go to! You simply upload an image of the font (a word or two) and click 'submit' The engine will match your font to the closest matches in the system. This is linked to the PAID font site Fonts.com, so don't expect it to find any free fonts that would match your search :o) If the font is in the syste, it does a great job matching it up. Give it a try!
A couple things make this a great spot to look for fonts.. the first is that it's FREE! The second is that it's user-edited and all the fonts have KEYWORDS to make the searching much easier! If you're looking for a scripty font, or a grungy font, or even the Coca Cola font, just try searching! Sometimes you can also search for a paid font name (that you got from the "What the Font" site above) and a matching FREE font will come up! Check this one out too!
Posted 01 September 2008 - 06:03 AM
And www.bookofjoe.com. Joe is a Charlottesville anaesthesiologist. His postings show new weird gadgets and oddities of life.
Posted 01 September 2008 - 07:56 AM
Just punch in any website and you can see instances of it dating back for more than a decade. Check out Apple's website 10 years ago or in 2001 when the main image was the original iPod with the tagline "fit 1,000 songs in your pocket." Look at a news site just a day or two after 9/11. Kind of a creepy type of time capsule.
Posted 01 September 2008 - 08:46 AM
While there are many woodworking sites on the Internet, few offer a free place for
DIY enthusiasts and professional woodworkers to showcase their projects.
Don’t be fooled by the name! Our Jocks include men and women of all ages and
that they love the smell of sawdust, they can’t wait to check out the
latest power tools and they have the desire to connect with other
h2. Why Become A LumberJock?
* you can share your woodworking projects and experiences with others
* you get your own, free LumberJocks website and can share your showcase with
* family, friends, and other LumberJocks
* you get unlimited, free space for blogging, questions and comments, and project sharing
* you can organize your projects and blogs with “tags” and the “blog series” option
* with each project posting you will have free space to post up to three
* pictures (for each project) and ample room to tell your project’s
* story. There is no limit to the number of projects you can post
* you receive a monthly e-magazine, free
* you can enter the LumberJocks Challenges and Awards events,
* which are held throughout the year
* you can participate in the camaraderie shared by the wonderful
* members of our LumberJocks community.
* Message was edited by: chipncut
Posted 01 September 2008 - 10:35 AM
Posted 01 September 2008 - 01:43 PM
gethuman (www.gethuman.com) - Tells you how to break out of phone-tree hell and get a real live person at nearly 1000 companies.
Hard to Find 800 Numbers (www.hardtofind800numbers.com) - Just what it says. Yes, Virginia, you can contact Amazon by phone.
And I love the price comparison and coupon sites -- pricegrabber.com, shopping.com, shopping.yahoo.com, shopper.cnet.com, dealcatcher.com, naughtycodes.com, couponcabin.com, fatwallet.com, etc., etc., etc. --because, hey, who doesn't love a deal?