The following is a collection of links to stuff that I am involved with, or
otherwise wish to point out to you
- Bur.st Networking - My web hosts: they provide
an excellent service for people who sign up for it: Unix Shell access, web
hosting (2MB upon signup, 1GB after donation), e-mail, domain hosting
(including BIND), etc, etc, etc. If you live in Australia, I recommend
- Planet - The software that does the
RSS Syndication on this site - can take as many feeds as you like, and links
them all together.
- Register4Less - R4L is the domain registrar
I use, mostly because they sponsor UserFriendly.org, one of my favourite web
- pyBlosxom - This is the
blog engine that I use as my primary blog engine, and also manages the
structure of this site. It's very lightweight, difficult to configure
properly, and lacks power in a lot of places, but it works well, and may be just
what you need if you want something that loads from flat files, but don't want
to write it from scratch yourself.
- GNU's Not Unix - The founding project of the
Free Software movement. Recently they've been more of an ideological movement
than a programming one, hence, whilst their philosophy section is worth reading, it shoudlbe done so critically.
- Debian GNU/Linux - My Operating System of
- Wikipedia - The free (as in
Software) encyclopedia. I try to contribute regularly.
- Slashdot - News For Nerds, Stuff that
Matters... Needs no further explanation
- User Friendly - The web comic that
I try to read as often as possible: it's always topical, has humour that you
need to be a computer nerd to understand, and values the Free Software/Open
Source movement. Also quite funny.
- xkcd - Another web comic that I also
read: Although most of the images are stick figures, the humour is strongly
maths and CS-related, so of course I like it.
- TWiT - This Week in Tech, the podcast
produced by Leo Laporte (formerly of TechTV). All Computers, All the
- LugRadio - A bunch of English people
swearing, whilst giving their opinions on things to do with Linux. Very
entertaining. Unfortunately, as of 2008, they've retired the show, they'll certainly be missed (by me, at least).
- linux.conf.au - Australia's national
Linux and Free Software conference, after attending the conference in Melbourne
in January/February 2008, I've resolved to become a serial attender. It's
good! LCA2010 is in Wellington, New Zealand. I strongly suggest you attend.
- bond.noogz.net - My personal server at
home in Hobart. Provides SSH (with private IRC), FTP, Web Server, and
- Last.fm - A service that keeps track of what I listen to, and recommends new artists to me based on my tastes. It's accurate, free, and otherwise worthwhile. The only Web2.0 site I have the time for!
- NCSS - the University of Sydney's Computer Science Summer School for High School students. I attended in 2006, and it was certainly one of the best weeks of my life. I'm fortunate to now be a tutor there. If you're of age, I suggest you go.