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.
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
- NZ Shareholders’ Association
Investor education and shareholder advocacy.
- 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.
- Thrifty NZ Car rental relocations
Hire car relocations specials. Had good experiences with Thrifty NZ. However, it can be a different story with Thrifty Australia (While NRMA own both) where some franchises can get up to some dodgy antics.
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