Regular visitors to this site - or should I say bots - will already know and have tut-tutted about this page, which consists of a random selection of 23 links drawn from an ever more unweildy bookmark file of 2000 or so with an offline Perl script I'll never be able to do anything else with.
But I don't care.
1 - Unix resources and basic instructions
By elflord, who knows more about UNIX than I do. I should come back here...
2 - Slashdot.org: News for Nerds. Stuff that matters.
Yeah. I want linux, but the machine I'm borrowing isn't mine and it's a weird laptop with an unusual CD-ROM drive and.. ok ok I will install it soon, soon, somehow. ok? soon...
Possibly one of the greatest documents ever written... I urge you... go there now... you won't come straight back I know but do it anyway...
Hmm. that one's not there any more.
Ah, so that's what the problem was. Jesus.
Let's try again, shall we.
Well I'm damned if I can find it but there's some great stuff turning up on the way.
Now what the hell was the-commons.com all about? It looks a bit like a really exclusive version of Six Degrees that, er, failed for some reason. But that's online community for you.
Hang on. But of course Mr Stephen Twigg MP has a website. It makes amusing reading. He is, of course, a very busy man, who does lots of work, and has no time to update his website; nevertheless he at least takes the trouble to inform constituents (or potential constituents) that Enfield and Southgate is located in North West London, which may yet prove to confuse those of us who always kind of assumed it was North London - truly these cloud-bearded Titans at Westminster do epitomise our New Online Citizen's Democracy.
Perhaps I'm being unfair. This whole site is obviously dead but can't be taken down for some reason. Mind you though, while we are being unfair, you should click on the button on the 'Contact' page... But let's look for Mr Stephen Twigg MP's current website, shall we?
5 - Poptel Home Page
Maybe Poptel can help me find Mr Stephen Twigg MP's website.
Blimey. That's a whole lot more swish than I remember from last time. They've had it done over by a man who doesn't believe in header tags. What a shame. Spacer gifs! Argh!
Oh forget it. We can't be bothered with Stephen Twigg any more. Anyway, we've found Ken instead. Not a bad site, as such, though the no-frames version can catapult you back into frames again - you rather get the feeling that Ken is doing the HTML himself, in between answering letters from my grandmother (and he really does - every single one - and she writes, uh, a lot...), plotting to turn London into a city again and thinking of things to say about Israel that will deliberately wind up my grandmother, and hopefully also coming up with some way of saving the Labour Party other than the 'hang around at the back saying 'fuck' and hoping it all goes away soon' that some leftwingers appear to be arguing for.
6 - GLYPHS
It's an online art gallery that actually is an online art gallery, for once, in both the positive and negative senses of the phrase. Remember it's all copyright them before you post your great essay in the 'community forums'... :)
7 - Zine Scene -- The Best of the Online Zines
Ah. The now-defunct Zone Interactive. This may explain the complete lack of hits coming from them, then.
Let's you do exactly what it says in the title tag. Punch Bill Gates is better though.
Not there any more.
Good link this. A bunch of documents explaining everything you need to know to start graphics programming.
Each time I look at this site I get the increasing feeling that it is being maintained by my grandmother - and I include all the coding in that. HaMavin Yavin, as I tend not to say so much any more.
Now this is a truly great site... go there and don't come back.
Yeah right. Funny how none of the links work.
14 - Girls On Film
Hey it's a site for girls. It must be - there's soft fonts and pinks all over it. By Concrete Media, whose president says, in a remarkably upfront bit available right on the About Us menu of the Girls On.. The Point Of Puking From Being So Horrifically Patronised site, words to the effect of:
We focus on communities, demographics, and psychographics who want targeted information and entertainment and create online 'cable networks' for them. We also integrate sponsors and advertisers in a way that will move product. The internet is an excellent medium for direct marketing to individuals...at which point I left.
I do hope everything is going ok for this guy.
16 - THE HACKER'S ETHIC
This is an interesting site, containing a discussion of Web Paradigms circa 95, although I get the increasing feeling that the author would consider Swallow to be a 'pointless aesthetic fiasco that needlessly hogs bandwidth.'
17 - SDA (Software Design
.. have become Spring! Ages ago. Apparently they call it Spring because it's what arrives before the front page downloads :)
What an alien might think the News of the World was.
Anything including an account of an installation piece where the phrase 'I nearly vomited' gets quoted from the reviews and used in official literature has to be worth checking out, and it's alright. It's not shit or anything.
Ok. I wanna picture of a banana. They got seventeen. Ok.
But! They didn't have any pictures of herrings.
21 - Hasse's Homepage
'This site is made of Hans Zetterberg' - and boy he means it. This guy loves his girlfriend very much indeed, and good for him.
22 - ArabNet
I like this site. Ken Livingstone probably would too, if he had time to read it. And it would definitely annoy my grandmother.
Wow. Contains shrine to Dame Darcy, creator of some of the beautiful art and literature available anywhere online or off...
tired, emotional, late