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Subject: B-List: Bizarre Stuff You Can Make
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2001 11:13:16 +0930 (CST)
Bizarre Stuff You Can Make in Your Kitchen
< http://freeweb.pdq.net/headstrong/control.htm >
For the Mad Scientists out there, some home experiments.
Make sure your mum doesn't catch you :)
Listed by category
< http://freeweb.pdq.net/headstrong/cat.htm >
* Stupid egg tricks
< http://freeweb.pdq.net/headstrong/egg.htm >
* The Wondrous Glowing Pickle
< http://freeweb.pdq.net/headstrong/pickle.htm >
< http://freeweb.pdq.net/headstrong/vol.htm >
Subject: B-List: Mixed Bag
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 11:02:54 +0930 (CST)
A mixed bag today ...
1. Bush Actually President, Nation Suddenly Realizes
< http://www.theonion.com/onion3720/bush_actually_president.html >
2. Dressing Up Your Dog As Boba Fett Is Something You Have To
Devote A Weekend To
< http://www.theonion.com/onion3624/boba_fett_dog.html >
3. YPL eXtreme Vacations
< http://www.iamlost.com/features/xtremevacations/index.shtml >
4. Cute custom computer cases
< http://www.fatcomputers.com/ >
Scroll down to almost the end of the page, under "Don't Miss".
Subject: B-List: Missing, Presumed Lost
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 10:03:10 +0930 (CST)
No doubt you've clicked on a link or typed in a URL only to be confronted
with a "404" page. Often the page simply has the cryptic heading
"HTTP Error 404" and some generic advice. Other sites are more helpful,
providing a site map or search page to help you find what you were looking
for. Then there are those sites which take the opportunity to provide some
Here are a few interesting "404" pages.
< http://www.sgi.com/oops.html >
< http://www.sevenelements.com/oops.html >
< http://www.scintilla.utwente.nl/asdfhjkl >
< http://unruly.nu/god/thelook/oflove.html >
< http://www.spacegirl.org/fjkdjfkd.html >
< http://www.ip-plus.net/error.html >
< http://www.mangy.com/404.asp >
< http://www.limpfish.com/notfound.html >
< http://www.p45.net/humour/nix.html >
< http://www.ualberta.ca/~cguglich/notfound.html >
< http://ostehaps.dk/sldf >
< http://www.modernhumorist.com/404.html >
< http://www.markh.com/rejected.html >
< http://www.thoughtpolice.com/notfound.html >
< http://www.starwars.com/404 >
Subject: B-List: Asian Prince
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 14:17:50 +0930 (CST)
For those who haven't seen the Asian Prince ...
< http://www.geocities.com/asianprince213/ >
As mentioned on The Panel last night. Use the scroll bars to get
to the photos of this modest chap.
Subject: B-List: FindSounds.com
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001 15:19:29 +0930 (CST)
< http://www.findsounds.com/ >
A search engine which looks specifically for sound effect files.
List of types of sounds:
< http://www.findsounds.com/types.html >
< http://www.findsounds.com/ISAPI/search.dll?keywords=beeper >
* Cash Register
< http://www.findsounds.com/ISAPI/search.dll?keywords=cash+register >
< http://www.findsounds.com/ISAPI/search.dll?keywords=hippo+hippopotamus >
< http://www.findsounds.com/ISAPI/search.dll?keywords=snore >
* The Simpsons
< http://www.findsounds.com/ISAPI/search.dll?keywords=Simpsons >
* Star Wars
< http://www.findsounds.com/ISAPI/search.dll?keywords=Star+Wars >
Subject: B-List: The Simpsons Archive
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 14:27:52 +0930 (CST)
The Simpson Archive
< http://www.snpp.com/ >
THE place for info about The Simpsons, including episode guides,
character files, cast lists, guest stars, and info about the
original Simpsons shorts in the Tracey Ullman Show.
eg The Blackboard messages
< http://www.snpp.com/guides/chalkboard.openings.html >
Subject: B-List: What Time Is It?
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 11:47:24 +0930 (CST)
< http://www.timeanddate.com/ >
A site dedicated to time and date matters.
* World Clock
< http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/ >
< http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/ >
* Countdown to Specific Dates, eg:
< http://www.timeanddate.com/counters/customcount.html >
< http://www.timeanddate.com/counters/customcounter.html?day=26&month=7&year=2001 >
Some features can be customised.
2. A Walk Through Time
< http://physics.nist.gov/GenInt/Time/time.html >
If you're really into time-keeping.
Subject: B-List: Newsflash
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 11:38:15 +0930 (CST)
1. Auctions Bid Goodbye to Failed Dot-Coms
< http://www.latimes.com/news/state/20010614/t000049541.html >
Looks like common items of failed dot-coms are Foosball machines
and pingpong tables.
< http://www.potatoland.org/ >
Strange "art" site, using some web-page tricks.
3. Mobile Firms Patent 'Brain Shields'
< http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_1382000/1382873.stm >
A note about the 404 pages post: It seems Microsoft has there own
ideas on what should be displayed when a web page isn't found. So
Internet Explorer displays it's own generic page rather than the one
provided by a web site, meaning users miss out on some imaginative and
more informative pages. It may be possible to turn the IE "feature"
Subject: B-List: Venice
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 12:07:23 +0930 (CST)
Images of Venice
1. PhotoMann in Venice
< http://www.photomann.com/italy/venice/index.htm >
2. Photos of Venice, Churches, Bridges, etc
< http://www.invenicetoday.com/art-tour/ >
3. John Singer Sargent - Overview of Venice
< http://home.talkcity.com/EaselSt/jssmap/Map_of_Venice.htm >
Notes, maps and photos
4. Venice ... Architecture, Beautiful Art, Music, Canals and Gondolas
< http://www.slicentime.com/city.htm >
< http://www.slicentime.com/city2.htm >
< http://www.slicentime.com/city3.htm >
Venice Travel Articles
< http://goeurope.about.com/travel/goeurope/library/venice/bl-vi-sights.htm >
Subject: B-List: The University Of The Bleeding Obvious
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 10:49:20 +0930 (CST)
The University Of The Bleeding Obvious
< http://www.obvious.fsnet.co.uk/ >
"Comedy, humour, weirdness, funny stuff, bizzare, occasionally
wacky and cheese". Not sure what I make of this site.
Sample offering: Kicking up a New Stink
< http://www.obvious.fsnet.co.uk/smell/smell.htm >
Subject: B-List: MegaConverter
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 14:30:57 +0930 (CST)
< http://www.megaconverter.com/Mega2/ >
The usual weights and measures, plus more obscure converters and
encoders (eg kitchen measures, wind chill, resistor colours).
Also has links to other sites, eg:
* International Shoe Size Conversion Chart
< http://www.dancesport.uk.com/shoes/conchart.htm >
* Clothing Conversion Charts
< http://fromto.as/clothing.htm >
< http://www.megaconverter.com/cv_classic.html >
Earlier version of the MegaCalculator.
< http://www.megaconverter.com/calc/ca_home.htm >
Pretty useful scientific calculator.
May need to adjust window size, if you can.
Subject: B-List: Leaning Tower of Pisa
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 11:21:54 +0930 (CST)
The Leaning Tower of Pisa
< http://torre.duomo.pisa.it/index_eng.html >
Lots of pictures of this historic building.
Take a photographic tour:
< http://torre.duomo.pisa.it/towersgallery/eng/index_tour.html >
Reopening in November
< http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/europe/newsid_1391000/1391476.stm >
After 11 years and engineering work to stabilise the ground supporting it,
the Tower is being reopened to the public later this year.
An unofficial site
< http://www.endex.com/gf/buildings/ltpisa/ltpisa.html >
Subject: B-List: Google Image Search
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2001 09:45:33 +0930 (CST)
Google Image Search
< http://images.google.com/ >
A new service from the guys at Google: search the web for images.
For example, if you want a picture of a Ferrari 512, type in
"Ferrari 512". Not perfect, but quite useful.
Read about the features:
< http://images.google.com/help/features.html >
For an advanced search:
< http://images.google.com/advanced_search >
The service also allows for filtering of mature content.
BTW, the standard Google text search engine URL is:
< http://www.google.com/ >