Please note these aren’t links to my own pages – just to the services.
- Twitter / Tweetdeck (The latter is a rather more versatile interface for Twitter, including real-time monitoring)
DRUIDRY AND WORLDVIEW
- Emotional Competency (A collection of resources on understanding and dealing with emotion)
- The Circle of Reason (A Minnesota-based organisation espousing “pluralistic rationalism”. Inspired by and loosely based on the philosophy of Surak and welcoming to those of any and all worldviews who wish to engage in rational discourse.)
- Kialo (Interested in approaching issues through reason rather than just trying to shout each other down on Twitter? Kialo presents a proposition and asks for reasons to support or oppose it, each of which needs to be supported by either citations or by further reasoned arguments for or against. Other users may then vote on the relative importance of each argument.)
xkpasswd : An online customisable pass-phrase generator. Using passwords generated online might not be the most secure method, but it’s up to you to decide risk against benefit. Don’t blame me, or xkpasswd, if you get hacked using one of their results.
GAMES AND GAMING STUFF
- Elite: Dangerous (Game home page at Frontier Developments)
- Frontier Developments Forums
- Inara.cz (Commander’s/ship’s log and trade database)
- Coriolis.io (Ship loadouts and configuration planning)
- Roguey (Trade helper, ship and equipment guides and system database)
- ED Dev Tracker (Keep an eye on what the devs are saying)
- A graphic showing my keybinds for Elite: Dangerous, just for reference.
GUILD WARS 2
- Guild Wars 2 (Game home page at ArenaNet)
EURO TRUCK SIMULATOR 2 / AMERICAN TRUCK SIMULATOR
- Euro Truck Simulator 2 (Game home page at SCS Software)
- American Truck Simulator (Game home page at SCS Software)
EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH
- Duolingo (Online language courses. Learn languages at your own speed.)
- FutureLearn (Free online short courses provided by a collective of universities)
- Wikipedia in English (It’s an encyclopaedia that anyone can edit. Anyone. Think about people for a minute. And then proceed with all the caution. Great for references and a general overview of a subject, but check sources before using its info for anything important!)
- Vikipedio en Esperanto (Ĉar kial la infero ne?)
- Wolfram Alpha (Like Wikipedia but for maths, and not editable by anyone. I mean, “not just anyone can edit it”. The staff there can, I assume. So basically it’s not much like Wikipedia at all, except that it’s an information resource. It’s like the most sophisticated calculator you’ve ever seen and has all manner of data about more or less everything. It even has a warp factor table for Star Trek fans.)
- Fantasy Name Generators by Emily
- Behind The Name (Etymology and history of first names)
- NaNoWriMo (National Novel-Writing Month, every 1-30 November)
- Camp NaNoWriMo (A summer edition of the above, every April and July)
THE ONE I TALK ON
- Frithcast on Podbean: A podcast on Heathenism for The Asatru Community, what I help Suzanne, the TAC UK Ambassador, with sometimes. Roughly once a fortnight, in fact. (Please note I’m not a member of TAC myself, so anything I say that you might take issue with is on my account, not Suzanne’s or theirs.)
GOOD ONES THAT OTHER PEOPLE TALK ON
Please note this is not a complete list of the good podcasts on the Internet. No shit, you might think, seeing a tiny handful of links below. But it’s true: there are many others. These are just my favourites and the ones I generally listen to during my commute to and from work.
I used to have a link here to the Cracked.com podcast, Cracked long being a favourite website of mine. But I have Formal Beef® with them right now, because they abruptly fired almost the entire creative staff that had kept me following them for years. John Cheese, Dan O’Brien, Tom Reimann, Carmen Angelica, JF Sargent — all gone. With Soren Bowie and Michael Swaim having already left, Cracked’s lost a lot of its appeal for me. I’d say Fuck Cracked.com, but more fairly I should say Fuck The EW Scripps Company, the firm’s parent penny-pinchers. So “Fuck You, EW Scripps”.