James' Favourite Links
Some links to other web sites that I enjoy. This is far from a
comprehensive list of every page that I like, though. Also note
that external links can also be found all around the site.
Also check out my Humourous SF and Fantasy Links.
- I was a member of Laurier's Science Fiction & Fantasy Club too. Some incredibly interesting
people to be found here...
- The Matrix web site.
- The Eye of Argon
- An interesting look at what is deemed to be the all-time worst SF story.
- The Mathematics
- The Mathematics Lair, a site containing a number of pages
related to recreational mathematics. See my
Links page there
for several more interesting mathematics links.
Programming & Web Design Links
- Sun's Java Site
- The Perl home page
- O'Reilly's official
- The Comprehensive Perl Archive
Network, a repository of Perl modules and scripts.
I find some of the following to be quite useful. Here's a list of them so that I don't forget where they are! (-:
- The W3C Markup Validation Service
- A good scanner to check W3C standards compliance.
- Total Validator
- Validates a wide range of possible problems, including standards compliance, accessibility, broken links, and spelling.
- Watchfire WebXACT
- Formerly known as Bobby, a good scanner to check for quality, accessibility, and privacy problems.
- Doctor HTML
- Provides a wide range of checks, as well as options for formatting or squishing HTML.
- An interview with
Emmanuel Top of B.B.E.
- A History of
- An enlightening history of house music that uses hypertext well.
- Above and Beyond Hockey
- The Hockey Compendium's online home.
- Total Hockey
- Total Hockey's homepage.
- The Hockey Database
- A comprehensive online database of hockey statistics.
- North American\ Pro Hockey.com
- Another useful hockey statistics site.
- Douglas Adams' home page
- Hitchhikers' Guide to the
- The Galactic Guide
Ultra-Complete Index to the Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
- An index of the people, places, things, etc. in the trilogy,
compiled by Mathias Maul.
- Linux International
- OSDN's Linux.com site
- Red Hat Linux
- One of the biggest Linux distributors.
- Linux Applications and Utilities page
- A large and easy-to-navigate list of Linux applications.
Unfortunately, it's no longer up-to-date.
- A directory of open-source (particularly Linux-specific) projects.
- Eric S. Raymond's homepage
- Lots of interesting stuff here.
- Schlitz Refrigerator Cars
- A history of Schlitz refrigerator cars and a list of models.
Search Engines & Directories
Okay, everyone knows about the major search engines and directories
such as AltaVista,
Yahoo!. Here are some that may not
be as well known, but which I find useful or interesting:
- Indexes a very large number of pages.
- Search all in one
- A metasearch engine that results from eight of the top search engines.
- A search engine that currently indexes more than 1.5 billion pages.
- Search Hippo
- A search engine that aims to index the best of the web.
I enjoy its "query spy".
- Mozilla Open Directory Project
- A large web directory maintained entirely by volunteers.
- Librarians' Index to the Internet
- A web directory targeted at librarians (but useful to others).
I like its annotation features.
- Dave's Calvin
and Hobbes Index
- A useful index by date (and partially by subject) into the comics at
the official Calvin and Hobbes
- Psychological Self-Help
- I find the format of this online book quite interesting.