here are some of my favorite haunts on the net
|Calvin and Hobbes
||A brilliant comic strip and a big obsession of
mine, this official website puts up a 'new' strip every day, and there
is a backlog of many years work to keep you busy.
|Belle and Sebastian
||My favorite band have a really good website,
with great magnetic poetry and other unusual entertainments
||A very addictive little shockwave game that is a
lot more complicated than it looks, the aim is to fire a small penguin
around the gravity of various planets to get him back to his spaceship!
||Alarmingly this site allows you to virtually
disect a real human being in any direction. Yikes! But strangely
Internet Movie Database
||An extrodinary wealth of information about
seemingly every major film ever released, all cross indexed. Ever
wanted to know who played whatsit in that film about the aircraft
carrier and what he was in before? It's all here!
||A fascenating on-line informal encylopedia based
on the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Internet.
||Short movies by little people, and movie
trailers by big people, a great film resourse.
||LOTS of short films, music and music videos, and
a really random selection but all really good stuff! Good fun to browse.
||A browser for looking at the internet, but a
very good one. Open source and free, it is available for all kinds of
computers and operating systems, and is probably the most compatable
browser around at the moment - everything looks pretty! It is also very
stable - it has not crashed ONCE on me yet!!!
||A free open-souce operating sytem that will one
day RULE THE WORLD!! MWAH HA HAAAAAA big rival to Windows these days,
is totally brilliant, if a little scary at first. Get it. Now.
|Vesana||The lovely people who host my website do so
co-operatively and cheaply, they are friendly and fast. It took me a
long time to find really good web hosting, but this is it. $3 a month
is all you need, and although free hosting might seem like a good idea,
in my experience it never works out.
||Ah ha! An excellent (if a little daunting at first) FREE open source office suite, a good rival to Micro$oft Office, is fully compatible and for pennyless students like me offers wordprocessing, spreadsheet, presentation and drawing software for no money. I don't use anything else.|
|Sheffield Film Making Society
||Da Biz. This is where all the cool people are, and the creative hub of Sheffield. Check out what they are up to in their buzy message board! Then join them (if you go to Sheffield anyway)!|
||My cousin's little business sells really cool craft boxes to send to your friends and family, have a goosey!|
||All my films are distributed by the Creative Commons licence code which is a tight legal way to allow people to view and distribute your files, without commerical entities being able to use them for profit. I think copyright should belong to individuals, not business - this is how to do it.|
|The $2 a day challenge
||A campaign I started in 2003 to challenge people to live on only $2 a day to raise awareness of global poverty as 2.8 billion people live on less than $2 a day.|