A collection of links
Links to sites about authors and their books.
The wikipedia entry for Elizabeth Moon.
Home page of Elizabeth Moon a SciFi writer of books such as the The Serrano Legacy series, a spece opera of galatic proportions.
A SciFi/horror writer that wrote the The Dresden Files series. The world is like the present day earth, except for the addition of supernatural elements. The main character is a wizard detective.
The wikipedia entry for Jim Butcher
The official site of Laurell K. Hamilton, author of the Anita Blake series of books.
The wikipedia entry for Laurell K. Hamilton, author of the Anita Blake series of books.
A collection of online cartoons.
The joke starts: And this nerd walks into a Apple shop...
Why the Macintosh is good for your sex life.
Cartoon bases around the antics of the staff at an ISP.
Sites with policy information about registering domains and some places to register domains.
".au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) is an Australian not-for-profit company vested with the responsibility of operating the .au domain for the benefit of all stakeholders." ie These are the people that make policy decisions about what can be registered in the .au domain space.
The people that manage the database that holds all the .au domain information.
All the news on the .au front
A comparison of prices for the different auDA Accredited Registrars.
A collection of sites with things that I thought were funny,
30 second summaries of movies as portrayed by bunnies.
Links to special interest groups. Mostly computer and technology related.
The Australian chapter of 2600.
Information about Macintosh computers and MacOS.
A MacOS facts and rumors discussion site.
A news and discussion site for Australian Macintosh users.
The AusMac Archive is an Australian site offering an archive of Macintosh software mirrored from overseas to enable quicker downloads for users in the Asia/Pacific region.
Gossip, Tips, News about Apple, the MacOS etc.
A page listing all the web browsers that have been produced for the Macintosh. The page gives a summary of the browser and its capabilities, and a link to where it can be downloaded.
A site of rumors and tidbits about the MacOS.
A page of useful programs for Macintosh usernet users.
A site with insider news and rumours about Apple and Macintosh.
A site that lists the latest versions of most programs. Has lists for MacOS, MacOS X, Windows, Palm. Plus it has mailing lists listing the new versions released each day.
Links for which a category has not yet been created.
The Apostrophe Protection Society was started in 2001 with the specific aim of preserving the correct use of this currently much abused punctuation mark in all forms of text written in the English language.
Emily Postnews, foremost authority on proper net behaviour, gives her advice on how to act on the net.
(A satirical look at Netiquette, and how you should respond to things in email and usernet.)
An answer to that elusive Monty Pithon and the Holy Grail question.
The 419 Advance Fee Fraud. Information about how someone choose to deal with scam email. Details of their method and copies of come interesting correspondence.
"It has become fashionable, particularly in the UK, for management in various organizations to insist on various disclaimers and confidentiality notices be appended to all out-going email address. I've seen loads of them over the years, but have only now (2001-01-22) started collecting them, so the collection does start very small."
Verity Stob has developed a new tool that will help you make rapid diagnoses of sick PCs. A rolling computer gathers "cruft." When you spot a class interface that is no longer used by any client, but that nobody dare delete, that's cruft. It is also the word "seperate," added to a spellchecker's private dictionary in a moment of careless haste, and now waiting for a suitably important document. Cruft is the cruel corruption and confusion inevitably wrought by time upon all petty efforts of humankind. There.
The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.
Sites with information about movies and movie release dates.
Release dates for upcoming movies.
A big database of information about films, past, present and future.
Information to help you understand the new privacy legislation in Australia that came into effect in December 2001.
The Australian government body charged with enforcing the Privacy Act. The site has information so that people understand their privacy rights, as well as guidelines for business to follow.
Sites about role playing games, with a focus on Australian rpg sites.
A LiveJournal that was created to replace the aus.games.roleplay usernet group.
The page from the dmoz project that lists Australian conventions
A rpg convention run anualy at Easter in Sydney Australia
A webring dedicated to sites about roleplaying conventions, clubs and large campaigns in Australia. And sites with Australia specific roleplaying game information.
The RPG Gateway page about conventions in Australia and New Zealand.
The RPG Gateway page about gaming groups in Australia and New Zealand.
Links to information about some Science Fiction should that I am currently interested in.
Official site about the starship Andromeda.
Official site for the television series Gene Rodenberry's Andromeda.
Site with information about Andromeda, including episode synopses.
FAQ 2.0 (Frequently Asked Questions) for alt.tv.andromeda
A big collection of stuff about Andromeda and links to other sties.
A Flash version of the old text based 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Adventure Game'.
Web sites of a number of good software companies.
The makers of BBEdit a cool Macintosh text editor.
The producer of Graphic Converter very useful Macintosh image viewing and editing software. It will open 160 image formats.
Sites about technology and technology related things. (Mostly computer related)
The Berkman Center is a research program founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development. We represent a network of faculty, students, fellows, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and virtual architects working to identify and engage with the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace...
Things you should think about when/before using Gmail.
A look at Google's monopoly, algorithms, and privacy policies
"The box said 'Requires Windows 95, or better.' So I bought a Macintosh."
An article describing how FunWebProducts are hijacking people's web browsers, IE on Windows at least.
This document provides a minimum set of guidelines for Network Etiquette (Netiquette) which organizations may take and adapt for their own use.
"Earlier this year I wrote about scumware, the generic term for various kinds of software that hides on your PC and displays ads and/or reports on your online behavior. Well, it looks as if the problem is going to get worse in the near future because a lot more marketing companies are starting to turn to this tool."
Tech - Hacker
What is a hacker? and other useful questions answered.
"The following list is an attempt to cover some of the issues that will invariably come up when people without previous experience of the hacker community try to hire a hacker."
As editor of the Jargon File and author of a few other well-known documents of similar nature, I often get email requests from enthusiastic network newbies asking (in effect) "how can I learn to be a wizardly hacker?". Oddly enough there don't seem to be any other FAQs or web documents that address this vital question, so here's mine.
"The following list is an attempt to cover some of the issues that will invariably come up when hackers without previous experience of the business community first start working in it. Other workers may also find it informative."
Tech - Social
Sites with social comentary on technical issues.
An essay about 'Technological determinism'.
"A popular misconception about text messages on the Internet is that, to be an effective communicator and earn the respect and admiration of your peers, you must be able to write lucid prose; that your messages, articles, posts and pages must be easy to understand and pleasant to read."
Funy quotes about computer operating systems.
Reduce your shop's Microsoft dependency without changing your religion
Many IT shops have come to rely heavily on technology by a single provider. Lately, some of these shops are finding that the costs of such arrangements are beginning to outweigh their advantages. For these shops, this article promotes a slow and steady approach to a less dependent future...
A site that makes social coments on technical issues and the people trying to implement them.
This site is call Tengu Technologies, so what is a Tengu?
Painting of Tengu saving the Samurai from a giant fist.
The wikipedia entry about Tengu
There are actually two forms of tengu. The first and more ancient type, karasu or "crow" tengu, has the beak, claws, and wings of a bird but the body of a man...
A collection of online tools.
Translate text between a variety of languages. You can enter text or the url of a site that you need translated.
This is the July 22, 2002 revision of the official Internet DVD FAQ for the rec.video.dvd Usenet newsgroups.
A very nice search engine.
The Macquarie dictionary is a very good Australian dictionary. Here you can find the online version.
A very nice backend for creating dynamic web sites.
A collection of things I have found about modifying the way the Web works for you.
a list of ad servers and how to use them to easily block 90% of ads on the web.
How to set Mozilla to block adds.
Are you tired of those in-your-face popup ads? Let's nuke 'em. Here's how, the Mac OS X 10.1 version, which also works for previous versions. What a great way to clean up your Mac browsing experience for the New Year.
Instructions detailing how to setting up a host file on your computer for blocking adds.
I found these bad requests for "/_vti_inf.html", "/_vti_pvt", and "/_vti_bin/shtml.exe/_vti_rpc" in my error logs and wanted to know what there were about. Here are some links about those problems.
There are many horrible security holes in the Microsoft Frontpage extensions. For example, you can list all files in directories on FP enabled sites, you can download password files on many of them, and a lot of FP sites even let you UPLOAD your own password files (!).
yEnc, and why not. Links with information on the pros and cons of the yEnc encoding format.
The introduction of the yEnc encoding scheme has led to some "interesting dialogue" on Usenet. Unfortunately, with the discussions being fragmented in many newsgroups, the people who will ultimately determine the acceptance (or non-acceptance) of yEnc -- the end-users -- are largely unaware of the issues and problems raised by this situation. yEnc has been passed off as a solution, but the problem was never really defined. I have created this page in the hope that the other side of this issue might be understood.
yEnc is an Usenet binary transport format, like UUEncoding, Base64 or Binhex, but with much more efficiency.
UUencode adds 40% overhead, yEnc adds only 1%-5%