Recommended Websites

Some of the excellent websites i have found whilst wondering the internet. I take no responsability for the content of other sites, nor the accuracy of information contained there in. But many of these sites i have found to be of help / entertainment.

Link / Site Description
www.BBC.co.uk The BBC website is good for upto the minuet news, weather and the IPlayer.
www.Wikipedia.org The Wikipedia project, is an free encyclopedia. Gotta love it.
www.Yell.com Yellow pages online, can be helpful to find companies, adverties you.
www.WolframAlpha.com It is a new idea (Ok, its been in development for ages), a knowledge engine.
www.Royal.gov.uk The Royal Family, well allright their website. (unfortunate about the .gov bit)
www.Direct.gov.uk For the latest dictates from our rulers.
www.BeingDyslexic.co.uk An online comunity to help with dyslexia.


Websites that ….. The Government ….. Fight Evil
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” – Edmund Burke, Here are some ways you can fight.

Link / Site Description
www.WriteToThem.com Helpful if you want to get in touch with those who own our country. (A MySociety project)
www.OpenRightsGroup.org Trying to protect the fredom of the internet, from certain people.
www.WhatDoTheyKnow.com They try and help you get information out of a certain group. (A MySociety project)
www.No2ID.net Another project to help keep certain groups inline.
www.TheyWorkForYou.com They try and help keep tabs on certain groups. (A MySociety project)
www.StopWar.org.uk Do I need to explain ?
www.AntiWar.org It is an American anti war website (I know, but at least some of them try).
www.ArrestBlair.org Devoted to trying to get to ….. worth a look.
www.BloodForOil.org A collection of art work that can be freely used to opose certain groups.
www.NetFreedom.org They campaign against certain groups destroying the internet.
www.InternetFreedom.org This is a bit less campaign for change and a bit more …. just do.


Shops
These are some shops that i use, or just browse.

Link / Site Description
www.Play.com A shop for reasonably priced digital media, they may also sell other things.
www.LakeLand.co.uk A shop for all sorts of useless stuff you can easily live without, but seem like briliant ideas.
www.ScottsOfStow.co.uk A shop for all sorts of useless stuff you can easily live without, but seem like briliant ideas.
www.Ebay.com Ebay, if you dont know what ebay is then “welcome back to civilisation”.
www.SurplusAndOutdoors.com Outdoor activity supplies, tents, sleeping bags ….
www.SurplusAndAdventure.com Army surplus, other outdoor persuits equipment.
www.Uttings.co.uk Uttings provide shooting accessories and addons.
www.SurplusAndAdventure.com Army surplus, other outdoor persuits equipment.


Comedy
Stuff to make you laugh.

Link / Site Description
www.Kvetch.com Good for complaining,for funny quotes and you get to laugh at other peoples problems.
www.Conservatives.com It has to be a joke.
www.LibDems.org.uk It is a joke.
www.Labour.org.uk If this is not a joke, we have some serious problems.
www.Number10.gov.uk We do have some serious problems.
www.Sickipedia.org Not exactly PC, but it is debatable if poloticians can read.
www.CofE.Anglican.org To kill an infedel is not murder ….. what rubish.


Search Engines
” If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.” Isaac Asimov, learn something today.

Link / Site Description
www.Google.co.uk In my opinion one of the better ones. (Google also provide loads of other services)
www.Cuil.com In my opinion one of the better ones. (Well it is ran by, ex-Google staff)
www.Bing.com If you cant say anything nice …. (Microsoft trying to hold another market)
www.Ask.co.uk Ask Jeeves (UK) it can be of help, its aim is to answer questions not search.
www.Dogpile.co.uk Dogpile (UK) is less of a search engine more a combination of search engines.
www.Excite.co.uk Excite (UK) bettween the others listed i have not really used.
www.Lycos.co.uk Lycos (UK) is one of the older search engines.
uk.Yahoo.com Yahoo (UK) Well it is now another front to Bing. (Yahoo have diversified)
www.yebol.com yebol is a search engine.
www.Kosmix.com Kosmix is more of an information retrival tool.
www.DuckDuckGo.com Duck Duck Go, tries to search other engines/sources to improve relevancy.
www.Ansearch.co.uk Ansearch (UK), is a small search engine.


Internet
” Describing the Internet as the Network of Networks is like calling the Space Shuttle a thing that flies. ” – John Lester.

Link / Site Description
www.GetSafeOnline.org Get Safe Online, Alright it is not perfect, but it is good for learning the basics.
www.IWF.org.uk The Internet Watch Fondation, can be helpful if you come accross something ….. disturbing.
www.W3.org The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) are key to the growth and development of the internet.
www.ICANN.org Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers, they basicly run the internet.
www.ISPA.org.uk The Internet Services Providers’ Association, if you are having a problem with your ISP.
www.Nominet.org.uk Nominet is the UK domain registry.
www.IAB.org The Internet Archirecture Board are essentially a advisory body to monitor infastructure.
www.IETF.org The Internet Engineering Task Force, assist in the development of the internet.
www.ISoc.org The Internet Society, develop internet related standards and policys.
www.IANA.org The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, is a devision of ICANN.


Nottingham
Companys and organisations in and around Nottingham, people that maybe of help.

Link / Site Description
www.TouchNottingham.com Can be helpful, you can find buisness, events ….. and the like based in Nottingham.
Nottingham.Gumtree.com Good if you are looking for used stuff or looking to sell used stuff.
www.NottinghamCity.gov.uk Nottingham City Council ….. website done by a company in Devon …… supporting local buisness.
www.ThisIsNottingham.co.uk Can be helpful, you can find Job’s, homes, cars ….. and the like based in Nottingham.
www.FridCartoons.com The website of a local cartoonist, Fred Higton AKA Frid.
www.NUH.NHS.uk Nottingham University Hospital, The QMC Nottingham.
www.Drapers-Airguns.co.uk Drapers Air gun centre, provide air gun and related products.


Good causes ….. Organisations that deserve support
These are a load of charities, or good causes that are in need of money/time. I have not added any that hide behind religon.

Link / Site Description
www.SoldiersOffTheStreet.com They help soldiers who seem to have been abandoned by ……. a certain group.
www.RNLI.org.uk The Royal National Lifeboat Institution, they help save lives at sea.
www.GuideDogs.org.uk The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, what do you think they do ?
www.HelpMySQL.org MySQL is in some danger, give support if you can.
www.RedCross.org.uk The British Red Cross, they do loads of good.
www.EMAS.NHS.uk The East Midlands Ambulance Service, they do save lives.
www.Downs-Syndrome.org.uk Down’s Syndrome Association, they try and help people with down’s syndrome.
www.HelpTheAged.org.uk Help the Aged, they help elderly people.
www.RSPCA.org.uk Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, they help animals.
www.BDA.org.uk The British Deaf Association, they help deaf people.
www.RNID.org.uk The Royal National Institute for Deaf People, the shop is good for deaf relatives.
www.UKCOD.org.uk A charity to help UK citizens deal with certain groups, they mainly run MySociety website.
www.MySociety.org They do the things the UK gouverment should have done a long time ago.
www.Wikimedia.org They run the Wikipedia project, they do lots of other good work to.
www.IFRC.org The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
www.BDADyslexia.org.uk The British Dyslexia Association, is a national charity to help Dyslexics.
www.DyslexiaAction.org.uk Dyslexia Action, is a national charity to help Dyslexics and literacy difficulties.
www.AtheistBus.org.uk The Atheist Bus campaign, is trying to encourage people not to hide behind igaminary friends..
www.Humanism.org.uk The British Humanist Association, People helping people, no need for imaginary friends here.
www.OutCampaign.org The Out Campaign, encourages people to think rather than blindly follow.
www.FreeThinker.co.uk The Free Thinker, A magazine not sanctioned by imaginary friends.
www.AACUK.BlogSpot.com Atheist Action Central: United Kingdom, If you want to help fight blind faith. (No Violence)
www.CreativeCommons.org Creative Commons, they run the creative commons licence and community.
www.OpenSource.org The Open Source Initiative, they help support open source development.
www.GNU.org GNU run a operating system and a very popular licence for software.
www.FSF.org The Free Software Foundation, try to promote computer user freedom and free software.


Google
Well there is that much of it I thought it should have its own section.

Link / Site Description
www.Google.co.uk The UK front to the Google database.
www.Google.com The international front to the Google database.
mail.Google.com Google’s free email service (Gmail/Googlemail), a good email service for personal use.
images.Google.co.uk An image search, very helpfull if you want to find what something/someone else looks like.
maps.Google.co.uk Fantastic service to help you find how to get somewhere, or where something is.
www.YouTube.com A good free video hosting service, purchased by google a few years ago.
www.Blogger.com Create a free Blog, can be good fun, purchsaed by google a few years ago.
sites.Google.com Create a free website, they make it very easy.
docs.Google.com Create and store document online, accessible through any web browser.
books.Google.com Its like a good libary, no putting up with difficult staff, no late fees …..