Some links to other useful people and stuff on the web. This page generally contains links to more obscure sites.
Blogs / Personal Sites
The following are some personal sites which contain interesting or useful content.
Please also see The Minimal Web, a page collecting links to websites which aim to be slim and functional rather than bloated like many modern-day websites. It also includes the odd website which follows the 1990s design aesthetic.
- Ace's Adventures - touring of dead and alive malls in America.
- Bigclivedotcom - tear-downs of electrical and electronic equipment.
- Crosstalk Solutions - coverage of IP telephony and networking.
- David Tipton - restorations of vintage radios.
- Drain Addict - unblocking of drains in Sydney, Australia.
- DSS Electrical - electrical work in Cambridgeshire.
- FreeDOS - guides and tutorials focused on FreeDOS.
- Jelle's Marble Runs - fun with marbles.
- LGR - reviews of games and looking at old computer software and equipment.
- LockPickingLawyer - analysis of a variety of locks and safes.
- Marty's Matchbox Makeovers - restoration of older Matchbox toys.
- Michael MJD - history and experiments with old and new software.
- My Mate VINCE - repairs of various electronic and electric gadgets.
- N Bundy Electrical - electrical vlog based in Staffordshire.
- Post 10 - explorations of drainage systems and maintenance.
- Retail Archaelogy - looking at malls and retail businesses in the U.S.
- RetroManCave - a view of older computer equipment.
- Sal - expeditioning around dead malls of America.
- Techmoan - reviews and analyses of various (mostly older) technologies.
- Technology Connections - in-depth information about various technologies.
- This is Dan Bell - home of the Dead Mall Series and Another Dirty Room.
- Thomas Nagy - a day in the life of an electrician in London.
- Datasheet Archive - downloadable electronic circuit datasheets.
- Down For Everyone or Just Me - check if a website is up or not.
- Fourble - radio series available as podcasts.
- Gutenberg - public domain ebooks free to download.
- Internet Archive - library of content including television, books, and images.
- Loyal Books - free audiobooks of out-of-copyright books.
- Many Books - a wide range of free ebooks.
- OTRR - the Old Time Radio Researchers Group.
- Textfiles - text file directory contains arbitrary information.
- TV Ad Music - find that song heard in a television advert.
- VectorLogoZone - find a company logo in vector format.
- WinWorld - a variety of old software for various systems.
- Yarchive - various Usenet archives.
- Aerials and TV - shop and information site on television and radio broadcasting.
- Budget Bytes - recipes for people on a budget.
- deadmalls.com - information on dead American shopping malls.
- DistroWatch - updates on Linux/BSD/other distribution releases.
- Disused Stations - a look at disused train stations in the UK.
- Frixo - live road traffic reports for the UK.
- Games That Weren't - info on games that were never released.
- G.B. National Grid Status - United Kingdom electrical power consumption.
- Have I Been Pwned - check if your accounts have been compromised.
- Longreads - long form news articles.
- Obscuritory - a blog about odd, lesser-known games and software.
- Pathetic Motorways - information on the UK motorway network.
- Prism-Break - privacy focused alternatives to software and hardware.
- That One Privacy Site - details on email and VPN providers.
Fun and Interesting
- Awkward Stock Photos - funny pictures from stock photo sites.
- Fold’N Fly - create a wide range of paper aeroplanes.
- Pylon of the Month - pictures of electricity pylons.
- Stellarium Web - web based planetarium software.
- Thanks Text Books - content from academic text books.
- Web Design Museum - a look at old home pages.
- Radio Garden - radio stations from around the world.
- Radiooooo - music from around the globe and across the decades.
- This Artwork Does Not Exist - random artwork generator.
- Winamp Skin Museum - version 2 style skins for Winamp.
- 99% Invisible
- Astrony Cast
- The Boring Talks
- Costing the Earth (Episode listing)
- FLOSS Weekly
- Football Weekly
- Full Disclosure with James O'Brien (Episode listing)
- In Our Time
- The Infinite Monkey Cage (Episode listing)
- Late Night Linux
- Page 94: The Private Eye Podcast
- Planet Money
- The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
- The Spanish Football Podcast
- Stuff You Should Know