Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit (banazir) wrote,
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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: http://snurl.com - shortens long links

Online References:
- Dictionaries: http://www.onelook.com - excellent English meta-dictionary
- Encyclopedias: http://www.wikipedia.org, http://vlib.org, http://www.enyclopedia.com
- Citation Indices: http://www.citeseer.org (CiteSeer/ResearchIndex), http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/ (DBLP)
- Web Directories: http://dmoz.org - consider becoming an editor of the Netscape Open Directory Project (ODP), used by Google

Portals
- News: http://news.google.com - automated news portal
- IT: http://slashdot.com
- CS: http://library.albany.edu/subject/csci.htm - at SUNY Albany
- Science: http://www.science.gov - my new home page on Vingilot
- General Interest: http://www.ntk.net - Need to Know

Instant Messaging
- Trillian Pro [MS Windows]: http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/trillian/ - subsumes AIM, ICQ, IRC, MSN Messenger, Yahoo (YIM); now in v2.0
- GAIM [Linux]: http://gaim.sourceforge.net - subsumes Jabber, ICQ, AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and IRC
- Fire [MacOS X]: http://fire.sourceforge.net - subsumes Jabber, ICQ, AIM, MSN, and Yahoo
- IRC: http://www.mirc.com - still the best IRC client IMO

Technical Computing and Mathematical Software: http://www.mathtools.net - an excellent portal

Free Software:
- Open Source Software: http://www.sourceforge.net
- Freeware: http://freshmeat.net
- Shareware and Demos: http://www.download.com

Machine Translation: http://babelfish.altavista.com - 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: http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/1894 - 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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Banazîr
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