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Links to other sites :-

This page is of links to other sites that I have found on the net that are favourites of mine. The only criteria I have used is that they have either been useful or have amused me.

I hadn't originally planned on doing a links page. When I first published this site I registered it with six major search engines - five months later, only one (UK Plus) is showing this site properly. Of the others I can't find this site on four of them and the other - if I type in Optical Illusions I get sites about Fibre Optics before my pages on Optical Illusions. If I'm having this sort of trouble then I'm sure other people are. Also, most of these sites were either recommended to me, I found them by accident or I followed links from other pages to them. These are the reasons this page was written.

The net has become very commercialised. One of the most annoying things about this is the number of pop-up ads that are now appearing. Even worse are those pop-ups that contain no title bar or won't let you right click and close them. To me they are self defeating as I won't use those sites at all. I feel so strongly about this that sites that use them aren't listed here.

Why have so many sites now decided to use frames? True, they can look "cool" but they completely mess up the site navigation. I'll settle for content over flashiness any day. One of my hosts, Lycos UK, in June 2003, started putting an ad frame on the pages, it completely messed up my bookmarks. The ads are supplied by Google. Whilst trying to find something about frames and bookmarks I found this on a Google help page "Google supports frames to the extent that it can. Frames tend to cause problems with search engines, bookmarks, emailing links and so on, because frames don't fit the conceptual model of the web (every page corresponds to a single URL)." The same search engine (Google) also found this "frames held together with hemp twine tied and glued in square knots" - but that's really an entry for a craft site.

You'll notice that some of the links, on this page and others, have asterisks by them. I use Xenu's Link Sleuth to search the site for broken links. Sometimes a site may not be available for technical reasons, like the server being down, so rather than remove the link straight away I'll mark it with an asterisk. I'll try and find the site if it has moved, but if a site is unavailable on subsequent times I check it, then I'll remove the link.

Air Travel

American Express - Travel

Bargain Flights

British Airways

Cheap Flights

Deckchair

Discount Holiday Flights

Flightline

Last Minute

One Travel

American Indian links

About Specific Tribal or Nation Resources

American Indian Histories at Manataka

American Issues Index at First Nations

Battle of Tippecanoe

Culture - Native American

First Nations Histories

Indians of northern Indiana

Miami Documents at the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology

Native American Culture at Great Dreams

Native Languages of the Americas

Tribal Names at On This Date by Phil Konstantin

Art

Eric Cumini -Tromp l'oeil artist

Angel Harris Collection - A bizarre website

Delta Blocks - In the vein of Escher and other mathematical pictures

M. C. Escher - A list of sites about Escher and his work

Front Room - One of the most unusual galleries ever. Based in Totterdown, Bristol

Graphicatta - Tromp l'oeil artist

Richard Haas - Tromp l'oeil artist

J. D. Hillberry - Tromp l'oeil artist

Hop's Gallery - In the vein of Escher and other mathematical pictures

Alan King - Surreal artist

Rainer Maria Latzke - Tromp l'oeil artist

Paul Montgomery - Tromp l'oeil artist

Sandro del Prete - His home pages

John Pugh - Tromp l'oeil artist

Janet Shearer - Tromp l'oeil artist

Stuckism - I like these peoples outlook

Surrealism - A list of sites

Mary Sue Weeks - Tromp l'oeil artist

Paul Wright - Tromp l'oeil artist

Astronomy

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Another great site, take a look at this photo of the Earth at Night

http://www.berkeley-observatory.co.uk - an astronomers website

Hubble Space Telescope pictures

Solar Views

Space - Take a look at this fantastic photo of Earth at Night from this site

Voyager probes

Bristol

Some of my favourite sites about the City of Bristol

@ Bristol - The @ Bristol entertainment centre

@UK - A collection of business and hobby links to Bristol sites

1330 - The story of a bus made at Bristol Commercial Vehicles in Brislington

1 in 8 - Community education site and much more (not working 28th April 2002)

1st Take Video - Videos on local history

250000 - A collection of business and hobby links to Bristol sites

About Bristol - A pictorial tour of Bristol

About Britain : Bristol - Places to visit, places to stay

About England SW - A collection of business and hobby links to sites about the SW of England

A-History Group - History of Mangotsfield, Downend, Staple Hill and surrounding areas

Ambra Books - local antiquarian book seller

Andrew McArthy's Homepage - A lot of information about Bristol

Axbridge Caving Group - this site contains some nice articles and photos on Redcliffe Caves

Best Hotels - Where to stay in Bristol

Bradley Stoke - Community website

Bridging Europe - Information about the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the site also contains a video of the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows bridge.

Brislington Community Partnership

Brislington Ghosts and Legends - A new book by Ken Taylor

Bristol + Bath - What's on in Bristol and Bath

Bristol 2008 - Bristol's bid to be the European Capital of Culture

Bristol Aero Collection - The story of aviation in Bristol

Bristol Bulletin Boards at the Evening Post

Bristol Area Family Genealogy - Personal family genealogy sites covering the Bristol area

Bristol & Avon Family History Society - A genealogy site

Bristol Astronomical Society - by my mate Andy

Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Bristol Blue Glass USA - I don't usually include commercial sites, but this is, as far as I know, the only US importer

Bristol Books

Bristol Books and Publishers - A consortium of independent Bristol publishers and not just books about Bristol

Bristol Cathedral - A history and tour

Bristol City Council

Bristol Connect - A collection of business and hobby links to Bristol sites

The Bristol Evening Post - Our local evening newspaper, check out the Ex-Pats forum

Bristol Ex-Pats - MSN forum

Bristol Family History Research Guide - A genealogy site

Bristol Hashers - a drinking club with a running problem, social jogging for the unfit, slightly fit and nearly fit

Bristol History

Bristol History Email Group - We try to answer peoples queries on the history of Bristol

Bristol Index - A collection of business and hobby links to Bristol sites

Bristol Indymedia - Online alternative newspaper

Bristol Information - Aspects of Bristol History and Genealogy

Bristol in Roman Times - An excellent site about Roman Bristol

Bristol Link - A collection of business and hobby links to Bristol sites

Bristol Local Education Authority

Bristol Mod Scooter Club

Bristol Museums

Bristol Online - A searchable collection of business and hobby links to Bristol sites

Bristol Plus Bath - A searchable collection of business and hobby links to Bristol sites

Bristol Public Record Office

Bristol Record Society

Bristol Search - A searchable collection of business and hobby links to Bristol sites

Bristol Taxi Driver - Mike Maddock's home pages

Bristol Threatened History Society - Helping to save and record our history

Bristol Times - Bristol Evening Post's look at the history of Bristol

Bristol Tours - A tour of Redcliffe Caves - what Alan doesn't know about these caves isn't worth knowing

Bristol URBAN Programme - Community led regeneration

Bristol Views - Views and maps of Bristol

Bristol Wagon & Carriage Works - Bristol based steam and early petrol engine manufacturers

Bristol Web - All sorts of interesting stuff, website links, stories, pictures etc.

Bristol Zoo

Bristol's Lost Pubs

Bristols United - A site about Bristol and Bristols around the world

British Empire and Commonwealth Museum

Broadcast Books - an independent, Bristol-based publisher of local interest titles

BS8 Guide - Web links for West Bristol

Chamber of Commerce

Chronological Outline of the History of Bristol - from a book published in 1824

ChurchCrawler - Churches from around the world, with pages about those of Bristol

Civvy Street in WWII - Tom Fletcher's memories of wartime Bristol

Clifton Suspension Bridge - Our famous suspension bridge

Concorde - The world's first and only supersonic passenger aircraft

Discover United Kingdom - A regional directory of the UK

Digital Bristol - A collection of business and hobby links to Bristol sites

Draxium.com - Pete's web site, nice photos of Bristol

Emmersons Green - Community website

Essence of Bristol - Links and articles about Bristol

Filton Airfield Enthusiasts

First Line - Bristol's bus service

Fishponds Local History Society - Another wonderful site about Bristol's history

Fishponds On-Line - Fishponds community site

FreeFoto.com - Some nice photos of Bristol

Fripp & Pocock Family Trees

Front Room - One of the most unusual galleries ever. Based in Totterdown, Bristol

George Muller Foundation

Glenside Hospital Museum

Hartcliffe and Withywood Community Partnership

Harvey's Wine Museum

History of Kingswood Forest - This site is much more than this and covers a great deal of the East Bristol area

History 4 You - Bristol Historical Research & Temple Local History Group website

Images of England - English Heritage, National Monuments Record site

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild - Contains passenger lists of ships leaving Bristol

Itchy Bristol - What's on in Bristol

Jack in the Green - Welcomes spring into the city

Jeff Knaggs Homepage - Family genealogy for Knaggs / Reece / Rundle, lots of references to Bristol

Lawmen - Bristol's Wild West show team

Lesley Aitchison - local antiquarian book seller

Living Easton - Community site and a history of Easton

Long Ashton - Community site

Lycos - A collection of business and hobby links to Bristol sites

Malago Society - The local history group of south-west Bristol

Malago Valley Conservation Group

Mangotsfield History

Martyn's Mix - A Bristolians site, some photos of Bristol

Mathematicians born in Bristol

Matthew of Bristol - The replica of Cabot's ship Matthew

Methodist Church - Bristol District : John Wesley's Chapel

Mines of the Bristol and Somerset Coalfield

Naked Guide to Bristol - A guide book to the city and more

National Express - Coach travel to and from Bristol

Net1000 - A collection of business and hobby links to Bristol sites

Newfoundland Heritage - The early voyages of discovery by Bristol sailors

The Old Vic & Theatre Royal

Oingo : Bristol - A collection of business and hobby links to Bristol sites

OnLine Highways : Bristol - Places to visit, places to stay

Open Directory Project - A collection of business and hobby links to Bristol sites

Past & Present Press - Local book publishers

Past & Present Publications - Local calendars and more

Peter Hodge's Genealogy Research - this page contains a very good photo of a wrecked ship, the Emigrant, in Avon Gorge

Pirate Walks - Blackbeard and lots about Bristol too!

Princess Caraboo - From a descendant of the family!

Rachel Trench is a writer whose story, Revelation is set in Bristol

Really Useful Bristol - A collection of business and hobby links to Bristol sites

Riot - The 1831 Reform Riot

Riots - Up to the Bristol Bridge riot of 1793

St. Andrews Smartgroup

Scrumpy and Western - everything about local bands

Sheptess - The website of Mike Smith, a fellow Bristolian

The Source - British Holy Wells and Springs, contains those in Bristol and surrounding areas

SS Great Britain

Sugar in Bristol - The sugar trade in Bristol

Taylor History - A very interesting history of the Taylor family

That Be Bristle - Bristol's own satirical paper - very funny

Three Centuries of Ceramic Art in Bristol

University of Bristol

University of the West of England

Venue - What's on in Bristol

Victorian & Edwardian Photographs - This is another site by Roger Vaughan and contains a list of Bristol photographers from 1852 to 1972

Views of Bristol not usually found on postcards - Some interesting views of Bristol

Visit Bristol - Bristol Tourism and Conference Bureau site

Westcountry Books - Local book publishers

Western Daily Press - Our local daily newspaper

What's on Bristol - What's on in Bristol

William Spickett - A young Bristolian's life and death in WWI

Workhouse - includes a history of Bristol's workhouses (look under both Somerset and Gloucestershire)

Young Immigrants to Bristol - This site has an interesting piece about children sent to Canada from Bristol

How a Bristol building found its way to Portmeirion, Wales

Business & Consumer Issues

American Institute for Managing Diversity

Business 2

Business Filing

Business for Social Responsibility

Industry & Business

Ralph Nader Page

Rip-Off Report

Chat

So far I haven't found a site that offers Voice Chat between Macs and PCs

AOL AIM - another good chat program

ICQ

http://pager.yahoo.com

Wacky B - Covers most messenger services and has a good forum

Yahoo Messenger - My favourite, chat rooms, voice chat, web cams and more

Clipart

Lots of these sites seem to have more than their fair share of ads and some of the pages seem very slow to load but you should be able to find what you are looking for

http://www.aaaclipart.com

http://www.caboodles.com

http:'/www.clipart.com - a huge listing of clipart sites

Computer Security & Safety

Cyber Angels - now run by the Guardian Angels

Cyber Law Enforcement

Internet / Network Security

Wired Patrol - formerly CyberAngels

Computer hardware / software shops

Despite all the online shops and services I still prefer to buy from 'proper' shops - at least you can have the satisfaction of burning their premises down if they don't deliver the goods !! In Bristol we have a branch of Special Reserve, it's well worth checking their web sites for the latest prices / special offers.

http://www.ukgames.com - Special Reserves' web site

Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race

International Canoe and Kayak Marathon

Official Homepage

Paddler's Perspective

DVDs

In June 2001 I bought a DVD player, a Samsung 612. I'm not really interested in changing the region code of the player (I use Power DVD) but I wanted to find a way of capturing clips to an AVI or MPEG file.

CD Media World

CloneAD

Digital Digest - Anything and everything to do with DVDs

DVD Scene

Nicky Pages' Digital Solutions

SoftLandMark

VCD Help - Anything and everything to do with DVDs

Earth Mysteries

American Society of Dowsers

Chris Witcombe sites

Facade - Tarot, Biorythyms, even fortune telling by lawyers

Jayz Ghost Stories

Museum of Unnatural History - everything paranormal

Mystical WWW

Parascope - everything paranormal

Sliding Stones

Stonehenge.co.uk

Stone Pages - A guide to megalithic Europe

Weird Research

Weird West

Education

Computer Technician Training Schools - A great resource for computer training schools and colleges

Indiana State University - I work here as a web developer

Ivy Tech, Terre Haute - where I got my Associate Degree and later worked as a Distance Education technician

Environment

American Rivers

Co-op America's Green Pages

Cuyahoga River Exhibit

Environment Canada

Friends of the Earth

Global Ideas Bank

Greenpeace

Socially Responsible

University of Strathclyde - Geography

Flags

3D Flags - Animated flags of the world

American Flag and Gift - although a commercial site it contains a lot of facts and useful images

Animated Flags - animated flags of the world

Betsy Ross and the American Flag from USHistory.org

Drawing the Union Jack Accurately

Flag Day - a history of the US flag

Flagline - a commercial site, more of use if you want to purchase a flag

Flag Institute - a huge site about the flags of the world

Flag of the United States

Flags of the World - a huge, useful site

Guide to American Flags from the University of Oklahoma College of Law - lots of historical information on this site

History of the Union Jack from the British Monarchy official website

Hornswoggled - an alternative to the familiar US flag?

Making of the Union Jack from English Customs and Traditions by Woodlands Junior School

Sons of the Revolution in California - a huge site with a history of American flags

Unofficial American Flag Homepage

US Flag History from Bob Hunt's Home Page

US Flag History from the California Regiment of Young Marines

US Flags from Vexillology - the study of flags site

World Flag Database - a huge site

Fonts

Acid Fonts

Best of Web

Fontazm

Fontpool

FreeFonts

PC Fonts

Soft Seek

FoxPro

I use FoxPro a lot, I've found it more memory and disk space efficient than Access or Excel.
FoxPro resources are pretty thin on the ground, here's some of the best I've found

Dr Thomas Hicks of Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. An excellent site with all sorts of links and tutorials, including some on FoxPro, web design and JavaScript.

FoxForum

FoxPro White Papers

Malcolm Pitcher's FoxPro

Microsoft Visual Foxpro

Free Stuff

All sorts of freebies on these sites

FreeCycle - great for giving away stuff you may no longer need but someone else may want

Free Site

Free Stuff Center

Friends

Links to the sites of my friends and colleagues

Andrew's Site - my friend Andy's site

LillyValley - I worked with Rosanella at Mail Marketing International in Bristol

Patty Thomas

Project HUH - some friends of mine rebuild a '39 Chevy into something interesting

Streamlinemechatronics - my friend Andy's site (another Andy)

Games

Emulators - want to play old games or games from different platforms? This About site has a good list of sites where you can get them

Free Game Downloads

Solitaire Central - lots and lots of solitaire games

Games (online)

These sites contain a selection of games that can be played across the internet

AOL Games

Mini Clip Games

MSN Games

Ponged

Shockwave

Yahoo Games

Genealogy

Genealogy in Indiana - About list of sites

Ancestry.com

Bristol Area Family Genealogy - Personal family genealogy sites covering the Bristol area

Bristol & Avon Family History Society - A genealogy site

Bristol Public Record Office

Cyndi's list - a huge site of genealogy resourses

Genealogy.com

Genealogy.org - lists of genealogy sites

GENUKI - UK genealogical resource

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild - Contains passenger lists of ships leaving Bristol

Jeff Knaggs Homepage - Family genealogy for Knaggs / Reece / Rundle, lots of references to Bristol

Marj's Place - Lots of information about immigrants to Canada

National Public Record Office

Peter Hodge's Genealogy Research

Roots Web

Ships List - From the Old World to the New

US GenWeb Project

Gory

WARNING the sites in this category contain articles, pictures and links to other sites that a lot of people really wouldn't want to see. DO NOT go to these sites unless you are broadminded. Personally, I find them fascinating, but not at meal times.

Banged Up

Bizarre

Rotten

Greetings Cards

Electronic greetings cards

Blue Mountain

BonoGrams

CGreetings

Express It

Passion Up

Health

About Health and Fitness

Body 1

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Healing Well

Health Library

Pathologic Basis of Disease

Pathology Laboratory for Medical Education

Tummy Health

Your Surgery

WebMD Health

History

http://www.arab.net - all things to do with the East

British Association for Local History - also has some very useful links

The Historical Association

http://www.history1900s.about.com - history in general, with links to other sites

Library of Congress - A huge site, full of interesting information

http://www.vwam.com/ - a history of Vietnam, the war and humanitarian aid

Humour

Annals of Improbable Research - The weird and whacky world of scientific research

Bamdad's Math Comics - Sadly, now gone but you can read the copyright infringement notice!

Bob and Tom Show - My first visit to the US was a fly drive around California. We found the Bob and Tom show on the radio and it was so funny we often had to stop the car to listen properly. This is their website.

BunnyLand - this is a warped site, visit BunnyHell or Skewered on the Picket Fence!

Christine's Arty Fun Emporium - A nice collection of jokes and cartoons

Darwin Awards - Celebrate the theory of evolution by commemorating the remains of those who improved our gene pool by removing themselves from it in really stupid ways.

Doc's Pages - Jokes, funny pictures, this site's got something for everyone.

Extra Bad - A collection of Flash cartoons, check out Block Death

Fade To Black - Very funny, but may cause offense if you are religious. See Ask Susan for details.

Flow Go - A collection of funny sites

Fun LOL - A collection of funny stuff

Funnies - some very funny articles here

Fun Stuff

How to be Obnoxious in French - the title sums this site up

Humorix - Funny spoofs on Microsoft and Linux

JAB TV - As the page says "cutting edge cartoons, flash animations , games, parody songs, fake commercials, celebrity spoofs and political commentary for the simple minded."

Japanese Engrish

Lots of Jokes - Exactly what it says

Mac Emulator

Meaning of Liff - A very strange dictionary

Nitpickers - Plot, historical, continuity and technical errors in movies

Python Net - Unofficial Monty Python site

Python Online - The nearest I've found to an official site on Monty Python

Send a Friend - Full of allsorts

Spite Magazine - Some weird articles here

Storm Trooper - Not really funny - at least not for the guy this happened to

Strawberry Pop-Tart Blow Torches - Burn out your toaster in the name of scientific research

Urban Legends - Are these stories true? Or are they just porkies?

US Military Humour

Viral Chart - The home of outrageous email attachments

Weird Links - An index of bizarre and weird websites

Welcome the the World of ... - a very funny site

The Z-Chip - your mouse can read your mind !!!

Indiana

See Terre Haute for more sites specific to my new home town

About Genealogy in Indiana

Access Indiana

Angel Mounds Indiana State Historic Site

Conner Prairie - a living history museum

Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology

Historic Forks of the Wabash

Indiana Biographies

Indiana Caves

Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Indiana Historical Bureau

Indiana Historical Society

Indiana Landform Atlas at Landform Atlas of the United States

Indiana State Library

Indiana State Museum

Indiana University Press - lots of books on Indiana

INGenWeb

Inspire - Indiana Virtual Library

US Census Bureau (Indiana)

Wabash and Erie Canal

I.Q. Tests and other Brain Teasers

Some of these sites contain webring links to more puzzles on the Puzzle Ring

http://www.2h.com/Tests/iq.phtml - links to other IQ and brain teaser pages

http://www.mensa.org.uk/mensa/puzzles.html - the British Mensa puzzle page

ISPs & Telcos

With the everchanging state of Internet Service Providers and telecommunication companies here's a few sites to help you choose which is best for you.

Call For Less

ISP Review

Net 4 Nowt

Phonebills

Telecoms Advice

UK Telecom Tariff Comparisons

UK Telephone Resources

MAC Stuff

http://www.aladdinsys.com/downloads/index.html - I chat to a few people who use MAC's, not the ubiquitous Windows. Some of the software on this site helps us to share files.

Apple

Computing Net : Mac Forums

Mac Assist Forums

Mac Cognoscenti Webring

Mac Windows Integration

Mac World - Includes a forum

Mighty Mac Webring

Pure Mac

ZNet Macdownload

Maps

http://www.mapquest.com

Multimaps - this site contains some aerial photos too.

http://www.ordsvy.gov.uk/home

http://www.streetmap.co.uk

World Atlas

Maths

A big hello to those of you from Ivy - try not to tell the Great Maths Goddess you've been using these sites ;-) , and certainly don't tell her you went to the Software section on this page and searched for math, algebra or calculus !!! (She's good so you don't really need to anyway)

Amazing Number Facts - All sorts of things about numbers

Calculators

Catalan Numbers

Delta Blocks - In the vein of Escher and other mathematical pictures

Fibonacci Numbers

Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Section - includes easy and hard puzzle pages

Fun with Mathematics

Fun with PI

GIMPS - Searching for Mersenne Primes

Harmonic Numbers

Hop's Gallery - In the vein of Escher and other mathematical pictures

Interactive Mathematics

Introduction to Catalan Numbers

Jim Loy's Mathematics Page

Kryss Tal - a good maths site

Largest Known - The largest known Perfect and Prime numbers

Life and numbers of Fibonacci

List of Perfect Numbers

Mathematicians born in Bristol

Math Forum

Maths History

Maths Java Tools

Pascal's Triangle and its Patterns

Pascal's Triangle and related triangles

Prime Pages - Perfect numbers, Primes and Mersenne Primes

Quick Maths

Robert's Math Figures

SAL Mathematics

Simpsons Maths - Mathematics on the Simpsons TV cartoon show

SOS Mathematics

Suzanne's Mathematical Lessons

World of Mathematics

Maths history

Math Archive

Maths History

Earliest Uses of Various Mathematical Symbols

Institute for History and Foundations in Mathematics

Miscellaneous

Bartleby - A great reference site

Dr Thomas Hicks of Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. An excellent site with all sorts of links and tutorials, including some on FoxPro, web design and JavaScript.

EARL - Library resource site

Fourmilab - a great site full of science and other stuff

Fortean Times - A magazine of the bizarre

Free Advice - Free legal advice forums

Jim Loy's Homepage - A good collection of stuff here, logic, maths, puzzles, pseudoscience

Shockwave - games, animations and of course, the players

Simply the Best - lots of scripts, programs, fonts and other stuff here

Southern Poverty Law Center - this site also keeps a list of terrorist or suspect groups inside the US

Kemble Kollection - Like my site a mixture of all sorts of subjects, Sutton Coldfield, the Army, The Royal Navy etc. etc.

Truth of Fiction - a site of rumours and whether they are true or false

Web Exhibits - as they say, the highest quality and most interesting exhibits in the internet.

Wedding Anniversaries - What the traditional gifts for each year were and their modern equivilents

http://www.scit.wlv.ac.uk - Wolverhampton University School of Computing and Information Technology web site. A very good site, especially useful are the links to HTML code, the maths pages, search engine analysis and web bits and pieces (backgrounds, seperator bars, icons etc.)

Music

I've a pretty wide range in musical tastes, here's some links to my favourites, a search using Dogpile or AllTheWeb will bring up more sites, but beware the bloody commercial sites have taken over the search engines. Most are British 70's bands, but that's because I like British 70's bands.

Billy Bragg

Black Sabbath - Real heavy metal not techno-thrash

Enya - a great vocalist

Joan Armatrading

Jimmy Buffet - My wife loves this man's music, I've got to admit he is quite good

MP3.COM - a proper download site, not like Napster or one of the other P2P sites

Pink Floyd - One of the best bands in the world - ever

Procul Harem - another band from the past but still going strong

Queen - what more needs to be said?

SAHB (Sensational Alex Harvey Band), SAHB Surfers

Stiff Records - one of the best record labels of the 70's and 80's

Teannaich - Scottish Ceilidh band

The Clash - one of the Punk survivors

The Who - no one can touch them

The Wurzels - Great showband from cider country

Tom Petty - I know he's American, but he is good

NBC

Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare

A Brief History of Porton Down

British Nuclear Test Veterans Association

Chemical Warfare

Christmas Island Remembered

History of Bio-Terrorism

Poison Gases

Science in War

WWI Chemical Warfare

Nursery Rhymes

Not just the rhymes, but the history behind them

History of Nursery Rhymes

Urban Legends

Optical Illusions

(but I think mine is one of the best around)

Art & Illusions - A nice collection of illusions

Der Neandertaler Regiert - A German language site, some very interesting stuff here

Impossible World

Puzzling Place - a live optical illusion and holograph exhibit

Ryanbut

The World of Escher

Patriotism

I'm as proud to be British as Patty, my wife, is as proud to be American

Around the World with Patriotic Music

British & American Patriotic Songs

British Imperialistic Anthems

British Patriotic Songs (1)

British Patriotic Songs (2)

English Patriotism

Jack's US Traditional & Patriotic Tunes

John Bull & Uncle Sam

Popular Songs in American History

Sterling Times - British nostalgia

Top 5 US Patriotic Musical Albums

Top 10 US Patriotic Music Albums

Traditions UK

US Patriotic Icons

People Finders

192

Alumini - worldwide ex-school friend finder

Classmates - US ex-school friend finder

David Axfords Site - Includes an Ex Royal Navy people finder

Ex Forces Network - Ex British Forces people finder

Find People

Friends Reunited - UK ex-school friend finder

Highschool Alumini - US ex-school friend finder

Nerd World

Old Oppos - Ex Royal Navy people finder

Reverse Phone Directory

Vimart - Ex-services and other people finder

Photography

Carte-de-Visite Photographs - Site 1 - As with mine this site is on different servers - choose which you like

Carte-de-Visite Photographs - Site 2

City Gallery

Ensign Cameras

Fashion A La Carte - Roger Vaughan's homepage on 19th century photographs

Film Sound Design

Fox Talbot Museum

History of Cinematography

Ikons Centre

Museum of the History of Science

Photographic Historical Society

Photography Net

Royal Photographic Society

Silverprint

Victorian & Edwardian Photographs - This is another site by Roger Vaughan and contains a list of Bristol photographers from 1852 to 1972

Visual Alchemy

Programming

Other programming resources can be found under QBasic and Web Stuff

Algorithims - Sorts and Searches

Dictionary of Algorithms, Data Structures, and Problems - a great site from NIST with links to code examples

Programmers Heaven - Contains lots of forums and QBasic

Ralf Brown's Interrupt List - A complete list of computer interrupts

Tek Tips - Programmers resources with forums and QBasic

QBasic

Other programming resources can be found under Programming

About QBasic - A list of good QBasic sites

Basic Geru

Basic Users Net - good QBasic source, with a forum

Buff's Quickbasic - Good QBasic and QuickBasic site

Chipmunk Basic - A Basic for the Mac, lots of other QBasic links

Eagle Perch - Contains a good forum

Paladin - lots of QBasic downloads

QBasic Page - good QBasic source, with a forum

Rail Travel

Brit Rail

Great Western Archive

Mike's Railway History

Rail Track

Train Line

UK Railways

Royal Navy

This section also contains links to sites dealing with subjects related to my father's time in the Royal Navy

About 20th Century History - history in general, with links to other sites

Arab Net - all things to do with the East

Britain at War - Britain during WWII

Britain's Small Wars

British Nuclear Test Veterans Association

Canada's Aircraft Carriers

Carlos Rufino - Machi served on ARA Independencia

Christmas Island Remembered

David Axfords Site - Includes an Ex Royal Navy people finder

Defense Journal - Everything military

Ex Forces Network - Ex British Forces people finder

Eyewitness: A North Korean Remembers - a history of Korea and the war

Fleet Air Arm Archive

Grumman S-2 Tracker

HMS Gambia Association

HMS Vanguard - a good site by an ex-crew member

HMS Vanguard - a good site by an ex-crew member

Hyperwar - Hypertext History of WWII

Kemble Collection - Mike Kemble's huge site

Marine Studies and Information Newsgroup - An account of the collision between Gambia and Phoebe by Don Cruikshank

Military.Com - Everything about the US Armed Services

MOD Oracle - A military resource site

Museo de la Aviaci? Naval - Argentinean Naval Aviation (Spanish)

My Royal Canadian Navy - Tom Spowarts life in the Royal Canadian Navy

Naval Ships of Victor Johns - like mine, a site about a father's service

Old Oppos - Ex Royal Navy people finder

Post War Military Aviation - Vic Flintham's excellent site

Red Duster - The British Merchant Navy

Royal Navy - The official site

Tell it to the Marines - Life in the 1950's Royal Marines

USS Newport News CA-148

VE3FAB - Jerry Proc's site of the Royal Canadian Navy

Vets with a Mission - a history of Vietnam, the war and humanitarian aid

VSC Bulletin Board - Victory Services inter-service information board

World Aircraft Carriers List: Canada

WWII Cruiser Operations

Science & Technology

How Stuff Works - exactly what it says

Molecular Expressions - the wonderful world of optical microscopy. What do you get when you mix several billion pounds worth of research and manufacturing resources and a techie with a sense of humour? - Find the section called Silicon Zoo!

National Institute of Standards & Technology

Nature

New Scientist

Royal Institution of Great Britain

Science News

Science Projects - I received an email from Peter Macinnis who was looking for information on Optical Illusions, this site contains his list of Science Fair and Project ideas. It is more of use to science teachers rather than to us mere mortals.

Screen Savers

Screen savers are also available from the software sites, but these are specific sources. When you download them look at the files before you install them as some are Windows Themes rather than plain screen savers and you may find yourself changing more than you bargained for !

http://www.ratloaf.com

Search Engines

Search Engine Watch - Everything you need to know about search engines

Virtual Search Engines - Specialised search engines

SIRDS

A list of SIRDS programs

Another list of SIRDS programs

Magic Eye

Programmers Heaven 2

Techmind

Software

Good sources of software (Shareware or free)
For Windows utilities and tips see also under Windows

C Net

CWS

Jumbo

Rocket Download

Simply the Best

Simtel Net

Tucows

Win Site

Xoom Downloads

ZDNet

SQL

About SQL - links to SQL sites

Access SQL

Database Journal - Everything to do with managing databases, SQL, MySQL, Oracle, Access, DB2

Terre Haute

It seems that everyone in Terre Haute has a website - here's a selection of them
See Indiana for wider issues in the State of Indiana

Action News 10 - includes webcam of Terre Haute

Area Guide

Bob Smith Photos

Bratt Family Genealogy

Bridge Center

CANDLES Holocaust Museum

Chamber of Commerce

Childrens Science and Technology Museum

Choral Society

Civil War - Indiana

Community Band

Community of St. Patrick

Dave Honan's Ferroequinology

Dr & Mrs Eek

Experimental Aviation Association

Free Classifeds

Haley Tower - Railway history society for the Greater Wabash Valley area

Haunted Happenings

History of Wabash Valley Goodwill Industries

Hulman Field Airport

Indiana Facts

Indiana State University

Ivy Tech State College - I'm a student here, so it must be good

Local Indiana History

Rotary Club

Symphony Orchestra

Tribune Star

Vigo County GenWeb

Vigo County Historical Society

Welcome

Time

Daylight Saving Time (Web Exhibit site)

Greenwich Mean Time

History of legal time in Britain

Indiana Time

US Naval Observatory (Time Service Department)

UK / International Freight / Parcel Delivery

Business Post

Consignia

DHL

FedEx

TNT

UPS

United Kingdom

UK specific information

Association of British Counties

Britain Express

British Foreign & Commonwealth Office

British Monarchy - the official site

Chard Jewellers - an excellent site that has much information on the British pre-decimal coinage system

Cockney - a very good site about London and its inhabitants

The Counties of England

English Weights and Measures

Jaques Proot - pages explaining all sorts of old measurements

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch at the BBC

Paul Lewis - a page explaining the old British pre-decimal coinage system

United Kingdom Passport Service

US Immigration

American Immigration Center

Britain USA - British Embassy in the US

British Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Bureau of Consular Affairs

Free Immigration Law advice

United Kingdom Passport Service

US Embassy, London

US Immigration and Naturalization Service Center

Video

I wanted to buy some hardware to get video images into my PC, here's the hardware I found

Belkin

Pinnacle Systems

Web stuff

These sites are for Website utilities and tips.
The sites under Software may also be helpful

About Personal Web Pages - A whole bunch of links and articles

Act Now Domains - Transfer domains and find a host

Any Browser - HTML, Meta tag and link checker, and a whole bunch more

BestWeb Javascript - The site also says they'll be adding more languages soon

Bravenet - a great collection of website enhancements including counters, forums and guestbooks

Code Library - A collection of ASP, CSS, DHTML, JavaScript and HTML routines

Counter Bloke - free web counter

Crows JavaScript

DHTML Shock - Some great scripts and ideas here

DtDNS - A commercial site that enables you to host your website from your own PC

Echo Echo - HTML and Java tutorials and forums

Gostats - free web counter and tracking statistics

Host Search

HTML Goodies - HTML and Javascript

Internet Related Technologies - everything you need to know about website design and programming - includes CGI, Perl, DHTML, Javascript, VBScript, web databases etc.

Javascript made easy

Javascript source

Network Tools - Traceroute, Ping etc.

OpenBB - free message board provider

phpBB - free message board provider

Pico Search - free web site search engine

ProBoards - free message board provider

Search Engine Watch - everything you ever needed to know about search engines. It can even show you how to add one to your website. Lots of links.

Simply the Best - lots of scripts here

http://www.thecounter.com - a site of free web page counters (without the ads)

Top Hosts

Trace Route

Web Attack - all sorts of web connected stuff

Web Hosts

Web Reference - a great reference site. Their tutorial for adding sounds to web pages is one of the best I've seen

What is my IP Address - Pretty obvious what this does, it gives your IP address

Xenu - the Link Sleuth hypertext link checker

Windows stuff

These sites are for Windows utilities and tips.
The sites under Software may also be helpful

Active Win - a site covering most Windows releases and a host of other PC related stuff. Their tips and Tricks sections are excellent

BootDisk - lost your bootable disks? get one from this site. They also provide links to host of other useful sites

Computer Hope - Window, DOS, Games, Downloads this site is good

Computing Net - forums, FAQs, drivers, installation guides and tons of other stuff

Directron : Overclocking - How to overclock your CPU

DOS the Easy Way - Well some of us still use it. The site also contains a good forum

Driver Guide - a good source of device drivers

Easy Desk Software - its not often I list commercial sites but these people know the Windows registry. They also provide links to freeware and shareware sites

Mac Windows Integration

PC Plus - Lots of hints, tips, reviews and downloads here

Practically Networked - a very good site explaining how to set up a network, news, hardware reviews and more

Speed Guide - shows you how to make your PC as efficient as possible, overclocking and optimum internet performance

Win Drivers - lots of Windows drivers and other stuff

Words

Bibliomania - 2000 + books, including the wonderful Brewers Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Book Preservation and Repair

Calligraphy for Everyone

Common Errors in English - this is part of Paul Brians' impressive website

Dictionary

Merriam - Webster Online

Onelook Dictionaries

Online Dictionaries

Scriptorium - Graham Smith's calligraphy pages

World Wide Words - Traces the origins of words and phrases

Your Dictionary

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