Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit (banazir) wrote,
Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit

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Nifty Online Resources

As a welcoming present to new friends phawkwood and hfx_ben and an early hobbit mirthday present to you lal, I'm posting a list of some online resources that I find useful, and with which you may already be familiar.

URL Shortening: - shortens long links

Online References:
- Dictionaries: - excellent English meta-dictionary
- Encyclopedias:,,
- Citation Indices: (CiteSeer/ResearchIndex), (DBLP)
- Web Directories: - consider becoming an editor of the Netscape Open Directory Project (ODP), used by Google

- News: - automated news portal
- IT:
- CS: - at SUNY Albany
- Science: - my new home page on Vingilot
- General Interest: - Need to Know

Instant Messaging
- Trillian Pro [MS Windows]: - subsumes AIM, ICQ, IRC, MSN Messenger, Yahoo (YIM); now in v2.0
- GAIM [Linux]: - subsumes Jabber, ICQ, AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and IRC
- Fire [MacOS X]: - subsumes Jabber, ICQ, AIM, MSN, and Yahoo
- IRC: - still the best IRC client IMO

Technical Computing and Mathematical Software: - an excellent portal

Free Software:
- Open Source Software:
- Freeware:
- Shareware and Demos:

Machine Translation: - use with caution, to get the gist of words, phrases, or articles; does not handle idioms and certainly does not produce publication-quality documents

Weblogging: - LiveJournal, MoveableType, RadioUserLand, Greymatter, Blogger

In other news: Wow, the last season of Mellyn...
Time flies when yer having fun, nesupasu?


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