- Pantone is all about color. They have guides that contain tables of color and a matching standardized number. A graphic designer can design something and tell the printer the number of the color and be sure to get it. Well, in theory.
- Quackwatch reveals the truth behind non-traditional medical practices.
- CNN is the source for news.
- Nando is a good low-bandwith source for news.
- Newsday.com another low-bandwith site
Stuff to Buy
- wantads.com has auctions like
EBay but also has classifieds.
- iprint.com has stationary such as business cards and labels that you can design online.
- The Delphi Box is a good Delphi starting point.
- Torry's Delphi Pages has lots of components.
- Delphi32 also has a lot of components. They're mostly the same as can be found at Torry's, but they interface is cleaner.
- delphi3000.com is yet another Delphi site. It has many searchable articles.
- EditPlus is the Windows editor that I can't live without. In addition to just being a super editor, it offers FTP access, which means that you can open and edit documents via FTP as if they were on your hard drive. I do the majority of my HTML work using it.
- Vim is the Unix editor that I can't live without. I use it all the time--such as now--when I want to edit something on a Unix box but don't want to, are unable to, or it just doesn't make sense to open EditPlus. Emacs is for pansies.
- Font Island has thousands of free fonts.
- The Figlet Server accepts some text and renders it using standard ASCII characters. There are dozens of different styles to choose from.
- Slackware is in my opinion the very best Linux distribution. What I like about it is what it doesn't do: It doesn't pretend I am a Windows user that is looking into this Linux craze. It doesn't hold my hand with a fancy graphical install. It doesn't assume I will want X to be my primary work envirionment. And it doesn't probe my hardware and prevent itself from installing.
- Dragon Linux is a version of Linux that runs on top of DOS.
- ZipSlack is another version of Linux that runs on top of DOS. Appears to be somewhat more stable but has slightly steeper hardware requirements.
- Lineo embedded Linux.
- procmail is a useful program.
- Real-Time Linux
Stuff to Buy
- Unix Programming FAQ
- The Bash Shell
- Bash Prompt HOWTO
- Screen is a virtual terminal manager.
- A very good chapter about shell programming
- DICT is a free dictionary application for Unix. In addition to the engine, their web page also has several dictionaries that can be used by DICT (otherwise it would be near useless). Help configuring it can be found here. I should point out that DICT is not ispell. The dictionaries that are available are not simple spell checkers, but actual dictionaries with word definitions.
- Links is the best text-based browser around. Despite being in this section, it's not Unix-only, but given the alternatives that are available on the Unix platform, this a good placement for it.
- Solaris on Intel
- Obsolyte is dedicated to vintage Unix systems.
- Sunstuff.org is a Sun system information repository.
- Sunhelp.org is another source of Sun info.
- Sunfreeware.com has ready-to-run Solaris freeware..
- Servo City has many brand name servo motors at low prices.
- IMDb-- The Internet Movie Database.
- Jump the Shark is a site
devoted to revealing the moment when a television show hit its low point.
Places to buy
- Westcoastime offers excellent watches for excellent prices. Howard Marx has a well-deserved reputation for providing outstanding service.
- Reto has many nice watches for sale.
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