Link dump time...

As promised last time, here are my recent tabs.

Cool Stuff

  • Want to grow your own vegetables? This guide helps you if you have limited space. It shows you how to grow vegetables in containers and also looks on some common problems.
  • And Gardening Basics - Gardening Pitfalls shows you how to avoid these things which make your plants not growing right.
  • Paper Pilot is a paper plane flash game. Design your paper plane, practice and join the competition :)
  • The Kaze Kamome is a cool independend outdoor lighting which utilizes both wind and sun power as energy source.
  • The Blog Cocktail Party Physics takes daily events and simple things as starting point to explain complex physical stuff.
  • The writers of the Physics of Sex Blog do the same, just starting with more intimate things.
  • Rope Swing Cities is a netlabel where artists post their new music.
  • On the Flight 404 blog a digital artist shows off his cool synthetic video arts.
  • Want to build your own wind turbine? shows you how.
  • has also plans on vertical wind turbines.
  • The Map of Online Communities is a mapmakers try on visualizing the size of online communities.
  • Want to see better at night? Try these 10 tricks to improve your natural night vision.
  • The Highlights of an interview with Joel Spolsky, a quite famous software developer and company founder, previous employee of Microsoft.

Personal Development

  • This blog entry on O'Reilly Sysadmin is about how the person deals with the danger of specialisation at work. Specialisation means that you're becoming an expert in a specific area and only get work in that direction but nothing else anymore... And over time you loose track on other technologies.
  • Speed Reading, as explained here, here and here allows you to read and recognize larger quantities of written text in shorter time.
  • Praising Your Kids may not be the way to help them in their personal development.
  • TradeTricks is a page dedicated to all those little secrets every profession has to simplify their work or impress customers.
  • Starting vs. Finishing is a blog post about that a good start of a project is nothing if it doesn't end with a good finish.


Computer Technology

  • Interface is a collection of UI elements for Javascript using jQuery.
  • FullerScreen is a Firefox plugin which makes the Fullscreen-mode now really fullscreen.
  • TrueCrypt encrypts files and drives using AES on Windows and Linux on-the-fly.
  • WiPeer is a small tool which helps you to set up a connection for data sharing between two computers without tinkering with network or Wi-Fi settings.
  • On the Quick Reference Site there is a large collection of quick reference sheets covering many areas of IT topics.
  • The Better Gmail Firefox extension reorganizes and enhances the Gmail Interface and also allows some themeing of the whole site.
  • Notepad++ is a nice sourcecode editior with syntax highlighting for many languages and (as the name suggests) a replacement for the default windows notepad application.
  • xplorer2 lite follows the steps of the famous Norton Commander as a file manager and windows explorer replacement.
  • The Xecutor manages startup and shutdown of applications at startup, defined times or shutdown of Windows.
  • Simply Google unites all known and unknown search possibilities of Google on one page.
  • Tokamak which is a quite extensive physics simulation engine has now been put into open source.
  • OSAlt tells you which open source applications are available to replace your paid software.
  • The WikiMatrix is an overview and comparison tool about many (if not all) of the available Wikis and Wiki-engines complete with feature listing and so on. Some of the entries are a bit dated but nevertheless a handy tool.

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