"Oh and sir, you're wrong. We won't be apart,
we just ... won't be together.
I cannot believe I just said that!"
An online, user-edited encyclopedia. It sometimes isn't that accurate, but it is usually
a good starting point.
An on-line periodic table, with some other useful data. This site is handy as a quick reference.
A useful molecular visualisation tool that can be run from the pre-compiled binary, so long as you have Java installed. I actually prefer Jmol version 9, rather than 10 (the latest version) due to some features that were removed in 10.
- Crystal Lattice Structures
A website with a large amount of crystal structures that can be downloaded. One of the FORTRAN 90 programs in my
section will also convert the .pos files to .xyz files.
- Gnuplot tips
This site has helpful instructions on how to draw arrows, split graphs and write captions.
- MPI standard
Message Passing Interface standard for parallel computing
- Firefox - rediscover the web
The Mozilla Foundation's new Web Browser. It has it's faults, but it's pretty good.
- Thunderbird - reclaim your inbox
A good accompaniment to Firefox. Mozilla's stand-alone email reader.
- Opera Web Browser
Since Opera have removed the ads and banners and things, it's got a whole lot better. I have had some problems with fonts, but it has an amazing zoom feature that allows you to view a web-page at 1000% resolution.
- HTML colour codes
I found this useful when updating the cite to CSS, and adding the extra side-links on my downloads page
- W3 Schools
A useful XHTML/CSS tutorial site.
- CSS Beauty
Has links to lots of sites that have good CSS. Very useful for picking up ideas.
- css Zen Garden
The same site, but done with many different CSS stylesheets. Again can be useful.
A free website that will take a screen-shot of your webpage and then you can look at it online. The screenshots
are availiable to the general public, but then your website will also be at some point. The screen
shots try to do the entire page, not just the top half. Only does 6 or so browsers on Mac Windows and Linux.
A similar idea, but here you have to pay, although there is a 24-hour free trial. This searches 64 different
browsers on 6 different operating systems, and returns quick results. Only takes a shot of the top part of your
This is the company that I use to host this site, and where I bought my domain name from.
- OED online
Oxford English Dictionary. Requires an ATHENS username or a subscription.
- City Screen York
This weeks cinema listings from York's art-housie-type cinema.
- Odeon York
Text based cinema times for the Odeon in York. Odeon has an annoying flash site which never works in Firefox or Linux, but they has recently introduced a text based version.
A good site for buying computer hardware.
- Crucial UK: The Memory Experts
This site helps you choose the best memory for your computer (then sells it to you).
- Maplin Electronics
A good place to go for random electrical stuff.
Sells electronic gadgets - including the Asus Eee PC 8Gb Black.
The ubiquitous online book/CD/DVD shop. This is the uk site.
The American site. With the current exchange rate it's not a bad deal.
DVD/VHS store. This used to be blackstar.co.uk, but then it changed it's name (which I didn't like)
but it's still not too bad as a shop.
HMV's online store. Not bad now it does free delivery.
A site that's OK for Region 1 DVDs.
An online second-hand book-shop. Very useful for finding out of print books.
My life is like this. No, really.
Again, another slice of humour.
- Ph.D. Comics
A very accurate representation of the life of a Ph.D. Student!
A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.
Funny (if not necessarily "passive-aggressive") notes from pissed-off people.
- Clients From Hell
Funny(!?) stories about designers and their clients.
Funny Facebook Statuses, Fails, LOLs and More – The Original
- Television Without Pity
Quite simply the best site on the Internet that deals with American television shows. It reviews and recaps a select number of current shows that are airing in the US. It is generally scathing to the shows that deserve it and appreciative in kind. It is sometimes better reading the TWoP review than it is watching the show. Sars or Wing Chun, if you're reading this and you ever need any British shows reviewed, I'm your man.
- BBC Film Diary
A handy listing of all the films due to come out over the next year.
- Radio Times
British TV listings. To get the digital/satellite stuff you annoyingly have to log in.
- Internet Movie Database
A comprehensive listing of all the films made, ever. And some TV shows.
All stuff from the Beeb.
Stuff from the "other channels".
Channel 4's website.
The website of "the other one".
- DHTML Lemmings
Online Lemmings! The whole of the original game. It is a bit slow, but it's all there.
A bit like myspace, only called facebook. I guess myspace was taken.
- Jon Ingold's Web Page
Loads of stuff here. If you like Interactive Fiction (I'm afraid I don't have the patience for it) then this is the site for you.
- Mark Pinchbeck's Web Page
Another website of a friend. Currently under construction.
A comic done by a guy that used to be in this department.
- Suspect Package
There is some more stuff of Geof's here.