A set of links from across the narrow slice of websites that I traverse.
Discover sites that you did not know you were seeking!
Some volumes of note in our Library of Babel.
In some cases, I have linked specific pages from a top-level site. I recommend visiting the top-level site as well.
- Wikidata - structured data project meant to centralize data on Wikimedia projects
- The Internet With a Human Face - an insightful essay about the state of the internet
- Electronic Frontier Foundation - group promoting civil rights on the web
- Email Self Defense - a guide on setting up email encryption through PGP
- Linux Crypto by Tom Ryder - a more in-depth guide to using PGP for general purpose cryptography (not just for email) on linux
- Fabien Sanglard's Website - contains source code reviews and programming related reading recommendations
- Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs - full text of well regarded introductory computer science book
- Thomas E. Dickey's page - location of text based programs such as ncurses, lynx, and xterm
Math & Science
- Science Hobbyist - website chronicling one amateur scientist's pursuits. Many interesting and weird experiments including drawing holograms by hand and growing mushrooms in phone books
- Paul Falstad's Applets - applets visualizing mathematical and physical concepts. These applets are quite well made
- MacTutor History of Mathematics - lives of the saints
- Foddy.net - excellent, original games. Too Many Ninjas! and Little Master Cricket can keep me occupied for hours
- ShiftUp Games - fun online games (mainly Java). Area Flat 2 is an old favorite.
- Sporcle - trivia games on many subjects
- Bay 12 Games - makers of Dwarf Fortress and the hilarious Liberal Crime Squad (which lives on here)
- ADOM - home page of Ancient Domains of Mystery, a well made roguelike game
- Vincent Van Gogh Gallery - a comprehensive gallery of the works of Vincent Van Gogh
- Haiku of Kobayashi Issa translated by David G. Lanoue - searchable archive of translations of Haiku by a 18th/19th century Japanese Poet
- Corndogs - Minutemen fan site with a very nice collection of media
- Kill From The Heart - website documenting the development of punk rock. An older version of the site which has some additional content can be found here.
- Art Crimes - graffiti from around the world
- Free Music Archive - curated collection of free music
Often grim, but enlightening
- History is a Weapon a voice to serve as a counterpoint to the history in the books, much in the vein of A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
Fun on the Net
Fun things across the net that aren't games.
- Wide-band WebSDR - a web-controlled software receiver, based out of a Dutch university. You can listen to shortwave broadcasts. The UI is super cool and the chatbox and users tabs are a good place to find out what others are listening to if you don't want to mess around with tuning
Personal pages from around the web not otherwise linked above.
first published: 2017-09-29 0128 EDT
last updated: 2018-11-10 1515 EST