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Saturday, April 17, 2004
Microsoft Typography - ClearType information - you might not already be using Cleartype in Windows XP on your LCD or large CRT screen - this site shows how to alter how fonts are shown on your screen to optimize readability. There's a picture link you can click to start off a wizard to find which settings are best for your eyes
Sunday, January 18, 2004
MSN2Go - Web-based MSN client: Messenger at work - "The world's first free web-based MSN client to be created in the form of a Java applet". MSN2Go is a Java applet that works equally on any Java-enabled browser. Features include sending and receiving of messages, typing notifications (both ways), screen name changes, status changes
Wednesday, December 17, 2003
replacementdocs.com - "Have you ever rented a game that came with no instructions? Have you ever bought a used game and found out later that the game package you received didn't come with an essential map or answers to copy protection questions that were in the original package?" Replacementdocs.com provides you with manuals for games & software for PC, Playstation, XBox etc in Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Saturday, December 13, 2003
Identify a font - ever seen a font you want to use but don't know which one it is? Identifont helps by asking questions about the typeface to eventually narrow it down to a name.
Sunday, December 07, 2003
OldVersion.com. Sometimes upgrading to a newer software version can be a good thing. Other times, your computer may not be compatible with the new version, the new version is bloated, or all the good options are no longer available. OldVersion.com supplies net users with old versions of various programs.

One reason is to discourage the use of spyware by software companies. Also known as adware, these hidden programs come bundled with certain applications and secretly transmit user information via the Internet to advertisers. A possible way to avoid spyware is to download an old version of a program.

Another application is for users who are unable to continually upgrade their computer. Those who find that their machine is not able to run the latest version of a certain application have no choice but to use to an old version of the program. Unfortunately, the vast majority of software companies do not offer this opportunity to their clients.
Newseum - Todays Newspaper Front Pages. Keep in touch with what the papers are writing about - view daily newspaper front pages in Adobe Acrobat format. Click the europe link, hover mouse over London then click for each front page.
viral.lycos.co.uk: "Lycos Cheeky Emails", they call it - it's a collection of email attachments (often funny) whizzing round the UK at the moment. Not necessarily safe for work. Have a titter...
SHOUTcast - HOME - if you use WinAmp to play your mp3s, this is an alternative source of online radio - often higher quality than standard Windows Media or RealPlayer on a broadband connection. The yada yada says: SHOUTcast is Nullsoft's Free Winamp-based distributed streaming audio system. Thousands of broadcasters around the world are waiting for you to tune in and listen. You can get WinAmp at http://www.winamp.com/winamp/download
Thursday, September 25, 2003
BBC - Panoramic images from around England: "Browse through 360 degree views from around the country available from BBCi websites where you live". You might need to download Java to view them, from java.sun.com
Friday, September 05, 2003
Proxomitron.Info ...the Webhiker's Guide to Proxomitron. Attack of the creeping feature-itis...

Web Browsers have come a long way in recent years. Features have been added toe over forehead until the modern net-behemoths bears little resemblance to the quaint and simple browsers of years past.

Truth is many of the fancy new HTML features are just plain annoying. Often they serve no purpose except to overcrowd the screen with more and more slow-loading advertising content. Still, what can you do - disable JavaScript? or even more drastically disable loading all images? That only makes an increasing number of pages totally inaccessible.

Enter The Proxomitron, Re-Writing the web Your way... It was out of personal frustration with such "browser abuse" that the Proxomitron was born - at it's heart is a powerful text matching engine specially designed to re-write web pages on the fly, as you view them in your browser
Thursday, July 24, 2003
metacritic: Film Reviews, Game Reviews, Music Reviews, DVD Reviews. Metacritic compiles reviews from respected critics and publications for film, video/dvd, music and games. Metascores show the critical consensus at a glance by taking a weighted average of critic grades
Monday, July 07, 2003
Doom9.org - Another useful DVD Backup Resource with guides & downloads. Turn javascript off if you want to maximise tutorial pages to save them to hard disk. Turn javascript back on if you want to access the downloads.
Monday, June 30, 2003
panoguide.com - the guide to panoramas and panoramic photography: This guide aims to reveal the secrets of good panoramic photography and to help amateurs and professionals alike create the very best panoramic images not just for use on websites but also for CD or print too
Yahoo! Upcoming Movies: Greg Dean Schmitz from UpcomingMovies.com now on staff to provide previews of movies heading your way in the coming months and years. Each preview also includes commentary and thoughts about the movie
DVDRHelp.com / VCDHelp.com: This site will help you to make your own VideoCDs, SVCDs or DVDs that can be played on your standalone DVD Player from video sources like DVD, Video, TV, Cam or downloaded movie clips like DivX, MOV, RM, WMV and ASF. There's an extensive list of standalone DVD Players with compatibility information such as CD-R/W, DVD±R/W, VCD, SVCD, MP3 and more
Mess with MSN Messenger: Resource for MSN Messenger addons, skins, tricks and secrets (Windows Messenger included)"
Current stuff of interest:
Net News: theregister.co.uk
Hardware: scan.co.uk dabs.com
Humour: fark.com ntk.net gagpipe.com popbitch.com b3ta.com
Mapping: streetmap.co.uk multimap.com mappoint.msn.com
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