This is a loooong and rather old list of useful links.
News and Sport
- (The mighty) Swindon Town FC page on BBC Sport all the latest exciting news from the County Ground, possibly...
- all africa - African news site
- BBC Football BBC Football news
- BBC News BBC News homepage
- Guardian Football Guardian Unlimited Football
Family and Friends
- 27 Months Blog of Bill Zimmerman, our first Whiteman friend in Buea
- Camerooned Brian, our Peace Corps friend in Cameroon
- guinea swerve travel blog of an ex peace corps volunteer we bumped into
- Richorama Richard Astbury's blog (my brother-in-law)
- The Life and Times of a Heather My Wife's blog
- Transversality Robert O'Toole's blog
- Before Thirty blog outlining one young man's quest to do stuff before he's thirty.
- Blurbomat the Prince Consort of The Queen of Too-Much-Information
- Dooce The Queen of Too-Much-Information
- Kottke.org link-tastic blog
- Nee Naw - blog of an Emergency Medical Dispatcher for London Ambulance Service. Very interesting...
- Siren Voices paramedic blog
- Untold True Story some guy's blog in Canada (my brother-in-law's, friend's, ex-girlfriend's brother - really)
- BBC 6 Music Excellent digital radio station
- DJ Shadow he the Man
- Quannum home of excellent Hip Hop
- R.E.M. the Official website of Athens' finest
Film and Telly
- 100 greatest movie posters one to debate endlessly
- Albert Rosenfield wiki entry on Albert Rosenfield
- Kevin Smith's top ten films of 2006 I didn't get to the cinema much that year, so here's a list of catching up I have to do
- Kubrick film art Kubrick film art
- The 25 best movies you've never seen allegedly
General creative stuff
- football depicted in ancient chinese scrolls
- Hamish McDonald - painter
- Jim Houser - mere inches an exhibition of paintings
- long lasting art prints that last 10,000 years...
- Make something cool everyday - another one of those "I wish I could/would do this" moments
- Ogigraphics some guys artwork website I stumbled over, annoying Flash-based site, but good artwork.
- My profile on Red Bubble - some of my artwork availabe for sale as prints
- Foyer Du marin, Douala contact page for the Foyer Du marin, Douala
- Snopes.com true story or urban legend? Check here before you spam all your mates.
- Wikipedia just one of the best things ever (unless you're a teacher, and have to mark 36 wiki-plagiarised essays five nights a week...)
- wikiquote A quote-focused wiki project, v. good.
Oxford links (are you local)
- Daily Info Genral info site for Oxford, paper version has been around for years, but it still amazes me that they got the url...
- Oxford University contact look-up v. useful
Funny, Intertesting, or maybe Just Plain Weird...
- animated bayeaux tapestry - not seen this - I'm saving to until I get back to a high-speed connection
- I can has cheesburger - lolcats
- Pimp That Snack very amusing site, documenting people's attempt to produce super-size versions of snacks and confectionary.
- PostSecret a collection of secrets posted in on postcards - a quite wonderfully intriguing site.
- The Infinite Cat Project just like it says on the (cat) tin
Web and IT stuff
- 40 essential drupal modules Nick Lewis gives an overview of some top top Drupal modules.
- audience analysis - excellent resources on audience analysis for websites from JISC
- boagworld.com podcast about web design
- character encoding - useful page on character encoding
- colorsuckr.com - cool colour picking tool
- colour contrast checker - for checking background and stroke colour-combinations for accessibility
- colour contrast checker
- convert word to HTML - not sure if it's any good, haven't tried it yet...
- CSS compatability and Internet Explorer - Microsoft article detailing the CSS compliance of various versions of IE
- da fonts I got some good block/comic fonts here.
- dropcaps in CSS
- Drupal and TEI XML interesting...
- drupal view visibility settings
- flickr blog code generator s'good this
- fontso free font site
- fontstruct fonts, mmmmmm...
- free web dev resources Free Resources for the Web Worker Who Works on the Web
- how to back up a drupal db in phpMyAdmin
- how to create a transparent gradient in Illustrator not nearly as easy as you might expect from the industry standard application on its umpteenth version developed by software giant...
- How to give feedback on a design interesting article
- HTML5 document outliner useful for checking your document is correctly structured
- IE only stylesheet selectors
- list of 21 web safe fonts
- mac rumours - buyers guide just in case you happen to want to buy anything and want to avoid just missing a new release...
- magic size for an ipad ibook cover
- Mike Kus nice site
- MySQL zoo on handling dtaes Useful info on handling dates in MySQL
- open graph protocol
- owl visitor admin
- page on web safe fonts
- php cheat sheets useful cheta sheets at scottklarr.com
- php.net home of php - very useful site
- pick a font - good free font downloads site
- proCSSer online css reformatter tool
- scp syntax good overview of scp syntax
- selection of web safe fonts with comparision table
- squeekmachine useful code tip site for MySQL/PHP (and other stuff)
- tips on crimping ethernet cables orange, orange-white, etc...
- typography.com - good typography-related site (as if you couldn't guess...)
- web sequence diagrams cool diagraming tool...
- webdesignwall website about web design - it looks good and it validates, can't be all bad...
- Your website: what you want to say and what you need to say - xkcd hits the nail on the head.
- tin eye - reverse image search
- 100 top tools for graphic designers
- Sauce labs - online browser testing tool - v. good
- Browser Sandbox - Run any browser from the web
- netrender generate screenshots of a webpage rendered in different browsers, good for testing in IE6, etc...
- browser market share