Friday, March 05, 2004
Random Cool Stuff
The Secret Exchange: http://secretexchange.konky2000.com/
Tell a secret, and then you can read someone else's secret. All anonymous. And very cool. It's like free therapy.
Along the same lines, with postcards: http://postsecret.com/
Really neato! This site helps you create a personalized Family Story, very quickly. Then you can email it it or print it out. I sure wish I had one of these from each of MY grandparents! Family Story Generator
Internet Archive WAYBACK Machine: http://www.archive.org/
Free encyclopedia - contribute YOUR knowledge!: http://en.wikipedia.org/ Auf Deutsch: http://de.wikipedia.org/
The Book Stops Here: Jimmy Wales wanted to build a free encyclopedia on the Internet. So he raised an army of amateurs and created the self-organizing, self-repairing, hyperaddictive library of the future called Wikipedia: http://wired-vig.wired.com//wired/archive/13.03/wiki.html
Meetup is a free service that organizes local gatherings about anything, anywhere: http://www.meetup.com/
1,159,000 people have already signed up for Meetups about 4,227 topics (as of 5 April 2004).
Found Stuff (especially writing): http://www.foundmagazine.com
Playing with Time: http://www.playingwithtime.org/
OnlineConversion.com - Convert just about anything to anything else (over 5,000 units, and 50,000 conversions): http://onlineconversion.com/
Growth of a Nation (US): http://www.animatedatlas.com/movie.html
Don't Do This! Conversational Cheap Shots: http://www.vandruff.com/art_converse.html
Wise Giving Alliance (Better Business Bureau): http://www.Give.org
US & World Population: http://www.census.gov/main/www/popcld.html
Calendars for the Years 1582-3000: http://www.aaronscollection.com/calendars/temp/
What Does your Phone Number Spell?: http://www.phonespell.org/
Amazing motorcycle trip through the Chernobyl area: http://www.angelfire.com/extreme4/kiddofspeed/
The Human Clock - A Photo for Every Minute of the Day: http://www.humanclock.com/
AmazingMail - create and send a postcard to relatives and friends: http://www.amazingmail.com/
Airplane Flight Times: http://www.flightview.com/
How to Stay Safe and Avoid Fraud: http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~bobofwa/Great_Tip.htm
More Cool Stuff (Bonzer Sites of the Week): http://www.thisistrue.com/bonzer.html
The Citation Machine: http://www.landmark-project.com/citation_machine/
Choose which type of citation you desire, fill in the blanks, and the citation/bibliography forms are generated in both APA and MLA style for cutting and pasting into your document or webpage.
"CouchSurfing.com helps you make connections worldwide. You can use the network to meet people and then go and surf other members couches! When you surf a couch, you are a guest at someone's house." And idea whose time has, perhaps, come.
There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don't expect you to save the world I do think it's not asking too much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair and disrespect. - Nikki Giovanni