Selection of links to various websites and web resources around the Internet that I personally find to be of interest.
Websites and web links of General interest…
- Science Daily
Research news covering all sorts of topics
A non-profit community site driven by its users’ interests
- Teach Yourself Computer Science
Guide to Self learning resources for Computer science. Including subjects such as Data Structures, operating systems, networks, programming.
- Learn to Recognise Drowning
The key Take away here is that Drowning does not look like drowning
A virtual ecosystem
80s Retro themed website in the style of a Mac Desktop
- Automate Boring Stuff with Python
Free tutorial for learning to code in python and it’s application to every day computer based tasks
- Write your first C# code – by Microsoft Learn
Programming modules are of value. Some of the other modules in Microsoft Learn are more advertorials
- Make your own personal website (By Kev Quirk)
Basic highlevel guide to creating your own personal website.
- The Useless Web (Humour)
Takes you to a small and quirky website at random.
- The Conversation
Media website originating from Australia which has since expanded globally
- The Spinoff
A New Zealand Alternative Media site
- NZ Electrical Forum
Open discussion forum for all things related to the electrical trade in New Zealand including equipment, regulations.
- Hacker News
Computer science focussed discussion forum along with touching on societal issues as well. Caution: While still some good commentary, bring a bag of salt. Astroturfing detected + Echo chamber effect similar to Reddit.
- Lobsters – Specialized Computing discussion community.
Originally similar to HackerNews in it’s format, evolved to focus more on quite specific and specialized aspects of computing.
Websites and web links of personal (my own) interest.
- Radio NZ
Local NZ Newscaster
- Metservice NZ Rain Radar
Rain Radar – While I no longer give weight to MetService’s land based forecasts anymore I have found their rain radar their single most useful weather tool.
- NIWA – Today’s UV Index
Current Ultra Violet index for given locations around NZ
- [Matrix] Messaging Protocol
Federated decentralized interoperable messaging
- Element.io – Messaging Client for Matrix
Front end Instant messaging client powered by Matrix. Element.io was formerly called Riot.IM
- New Zealand Shareholders’ Association
Investor education and shareholder advocacy.
- New Zealand Property Investors’ Federation
Landlord/property investor education and advocacy. In-depth coverage of the new Healthy Homes standards that us property investors must comply with.
- DuckDuckGo – Web Search engine
An alternative to using the User-Tracking Google Search Engine. Search accuracy ebbs and flows in cycles I’ve found. At times, it comes close to rivalling Google, other times, it can fail miserably.
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