posted 21 November 2001
Well, it's time for a bookmark dump. Things I've bookmarked recently but not mentioned here:
A pertinent chronological history of Afghanistan
An explanation of how port forwarding works in Windows 2000 (useful if you're sharing Internet connections and one of you wants to run a server)
The interesting fact that keyboard shortcuts are not quicker than using the mouse. They seem to, but never really do -- the explanation is interesting.
SmartGroups is a free mailing list provider with an enormous number of features; quite cool.
The World Flag Database came in handy when making a presentation the other day
Rocksteady is a plugin for Winamp that keeps the volume level constant across multiple MP3s (which tend to vary widely in volume)
Go on, Quiz your friends
Or, alternately, gross them out. And I mean, really gross. Don't click that link, you have been warned.
You can also enjoy the random but interesting delights of exploding dog. No, I don't know why it's called that either. Detonating canines are not involved in any way.
The online comic Queer Nation, taking the piss out of superhero comics and gay stereotypes at the same time! Wow. I especially like the Uncle Tom, the All-American Gay Black Republican :-)
Also the Queer League has an interesting look at gay characters in mainstream comic books over the past two decades. More than you think.
I've been using a very nice Java IDE called JCreator Pro. Quick but full-featured.
Multimap gives street-level directions between places in the UK. Way useful.
Animal symbolism tells you, duh, what animals symbolise. No quiz-yourself section, sadly.
Elfwood has enormous galleries of amateur drawings, on every theme in fantasy and science fiction. Very cool.