Misc Cool Stuff
Various links that I've come across while surfing. Sort
of an alternative to my bookmarks.
- FM Radio Broadcasters for your computer -- low power FM tranmitters which
can be hooked up to your computer soundcard's output. You can use them to
listen to internet radio stations on your stereos throughout your house
(they have about a 150 foot broadcast range). I'm considering setting up
an MP3 jukebox of my CD collection which I could broadcast to the radios
throughout my house. :-)
- Radio WebCaster --
Broadcasts up to 150 feet and has an RF remote that you can use
throughout your house to "change stations" on the computer.
- Netplay Radio --
Broadcasts up to 200 feet, but doesn't have remote.
Canakit -- Has a stereo FM transmitter kit for $33.
- Mike Portnoy's home page -- The
drummer from Dream Theater has a number of
from his various projects.
- NearFest 2000 -- A prog rock festival
in Bethleham, PA with some
from the bands who will be there, including
- Mastermind home page --
A prog rock (prog-metal) band.
- Dutch Progressive Rock Page --
An excellent resource for progressive rock reviews and other information.
- Braindance home page.
A very cool, gothic, progressive band. The page has some sound samples.
- Cranium Music is a good
place to buy prog-rock CDs. They also have numerous samples and reviews.
- Shroom Productions
has a lot of very hard to find CDs from the '70s era.
ZDNet Programming Resources -- Includes some nice tutorials for programming
in ActiveX, Java, .asp, and more.
- CygWin -- A wonderful
project which brings Unix tools to the PC. They have even implemented
X Windows clients and servers. The latest version (as of June 27th, 2000)
is Cygwin V1.1. So, you'll want to get utilities for that version.
- Check out the
CygWin FAQ to learn how to install it. Or download the setup.exe
from the main page for a simple installation.
- A handy DNS HOW-TO
for those times when you need a basic DNS setup on your system.
My current reading -- What I'm currently reading and what I've read in
the past, if you really want to know.
- I decided to try out the
amazon.com associates program (where I
get a commission on books you buy through my web page).
You can search for a book at amazon here:
- Panoramic View from Mt. Everest --
A beautiful panoramic view from Mt. Everest that was taken by Roddy Mackenzie.
You're probably have to scroll to the right to view the whole pictures.
View the original web
page for additional information and links about the photo.
- NBC's Pictures of the Year - 2001 --
A 2Mb collection of amazing pictures. Unfortunately collected in MS-Powerpoint
format but definitely worth a look. Once you bring it up in Powerpoint format
click on SlideShow->ViewShow and use page-down to view the pictures.
Movie Showtimes -- A nice link for finding your local movie showtimes
- TTSSH is an extension
TeraTerm telnet program. It provides encrypted login capability.
- Useless Creations Software
has released a number of amusing pieces of software. A telnet which scrolls
the text like the intro to Star Wars. A number of screen savers (Dr. Who,
South Park, Voyager, etc). Plus a countdown timer (might this be useful??)
- Windows Update at
Microsoft.com provides the latest updates for your Windows OS. Click on the
Product Updates link and grab the critical security updates.
stuff that runs at boot time -- Some tips from Tech TV on how
to remove programs that start up at boot time that you may not want.
There are lots of other good tips at this site too.
- The Hunger Site -- A very cool
site where you can donate a couple cups of food every day to people in
starving nations with only the click of a button. The food is paid for
by sponsers and distributed by the
United Nations World Food Programme.
- The Rainforest Site --
Another great site where you can help purchase rainforest land which will
then be protected from being cut down. This site is run by the same people
who run The Hunger Site and they work in conjunction with
The Nature Conservancy and their "Adopt an Acre" program.
- The Ultimate Handbook --
A very nice resource for players of the game of Ultimate frisbee. Good
advice for beginners and advanced players.
- Geometry Puzzle -- A
cool little geometry puzzle. Originally found at:
EverQuest is a massively multi-player online computer game. You are a
character in a vast fantasy world with literally thousands of other people
playing with you. It is similar to Dungeons & Dragons in that you can
choose a character that is a wizard, warrior, cleric and so on and
also choose your race, such as dwarf, elf, and more. You then battle
monsters to gain experience (skill) and money so you can battle bigger
monsters or buy cool items. One warning: it can be very addictive. :-)
You can buy it from places like
Amazon.com or use PriceScan
to find various prices for it. I recommend getting the new "Ruins of Kunark"
version of it since that includes the new Kunark continent (as well as all
fo the old continents) and a new player race, the Iksar lizardmen. You'll
also need a decent computer (see the
EverQuest website for details)
with at least a 200MHz CPU and a decent 3D video card. I'd recommend
having at least 64Mb of system RAM and an 8Mb 3D video card.
There are also lots of websites devoted to various aspects of EverQuest.
Here are some of them:
- EverLore -- A very complete site with
information on all aspects of EverQuest. It has a lot of user input so it
is usually quite up to date too.
- AllaKhazam -- Another
comprehensive site which also has pointers to many other locations when
it doesn't have the information itself.
- EQ Atlas -- My favorite site for
maps of the lands of EverQuest (yes, the lands are so big that you need maps).
These maps include the coordinates on the sides which makes it easy to find
the places you are looking for. The only disadvantage of these maps is that
they don't have very detailed descriptions of each area on the map.
- EQ Maps -- Another excellent site for
EverQuest maps. It also includes extremely detailed information about
what items/monsters there are in each area.
- EQ Caster Realm -- A good site
your interested in playing a caster-type character or if you want to learn
more about the caster you've started.
- The Shaman's Crucible
is a great site for Shamans, especially if you want to learn about alchemy.
- EQ Druids is a site dedicated to
druids (and could be useful for rangers too).