Friday 30 March 2007

New Music

If you like discovering new music Pitchfork is a real gem.

Check out where you will find brand new videos and downloads abound on this picture-rich Flash-enabled website, so if you do not have Flash running on your computer you need to get it.

The busy homepage is in the style of a magazine, with columns of news, reviews, features and free tracks to stream from the latest releases. The search bar in the top left lets you seek out specific bands, with links beneath it to specific areas of the site. But while it is a virtual site of media content, navigation on this site can be a little annoying. The pages are typically quite long, with each feature or write-up presented in full so there is lots of scrolling down when browsing. However, the reviews are witty and incisive and peppered with MP3 tracks, with the occasional music video thrown in for good measure.

Wednesday 28 March 2007

Pet Club

Pet Club is a great website for animal lovers as it provides loads of information on all types of pets from tiny chiwawas to strapping stallions. There are plenty of animal tips and facts and the website can be found at and includes health advice and a news section.

Monday 26 March 2007

8 - Ball

If you want to check it out then visit and you’d best have a good excuse for getting no work done as this site is very addictive. It is a Pool simulation in which you can play against the computer or other online participants. Choose from 8 Ball, 9 Ball and straight pool> Once you’ve mastered potting the balls you might get a bit frustrated by the lack of opportunity to work on your game but its still very addictive

Wednesday 21 March 2007


Wednesday nights website review is all about being bored and wanting to pass some time and this website has just about anything to amuse you. Take a look at Theres a variety of ways to keep you occupied including testing your reflexes and loads of other great ideas to relieve the boredom

Vintage Sixties

Tonights website review is available for download at Check it out and see what you think.

Its all about local bands of the 1960s. Where are they now. There are a few websites around dedicated to the old nostalgic days about local bands all over the UK.

The one that impressed me is based in the North East and I found it very informative. I managed to catch up with the Webmaster, Alan Prodhue and requested some information.

You can download the website from and listen to what it has to offer.

The website can be found at and be warned, its very addictive, you could be there for some time.

Tuesday 20 March 2007

Hold the Front Page

Take a look at and you can create your very own newspaper clipping. Just enter the name of your publication together with your headline and news story and the site will generate a realistic image of a paper that’s available for you to download.

Saturday 17 March 2007

St Patricks Day.

Whether you’re Irish or not, You’re unlikely to need reminding that today is St Patricks Day. The day when everyone sups Guinness and celebrates but who was St. Patrick? Log onto where you can find out all about the man himself and there are lots of ideas on how you can celebrate whether you’re in Ireland or not.

Thursday 15 March 2007

Photo the whole of the British Isles

Wednesdays website review is about a website that has set itself the mammoth task of displaying a photograph of every square mile of the British Isles. Check out . You can browse for images of anywhere in the UK and upload your own images of your local area.

Tuesday 13 March 2007

Keeping kids safe on the Internet

There is so much great stuff on the internet that it is understandable your children are going to want to join in the fun. But you also need to know how to stay safe in virtual space, and that is where website can help.

NetSmartzKids is the home of Nettie and Webster, two colourful characters who live inside your PC and are on hand with help and advice for the younger generation of surfers. This bright and colourful site is perhaps a little too over the top visually for me, but friends children love it and it talks to them in a style and language they engage with.

With a broad selection of games, activities and movies, all designed to lead children towards safe and sensible surfing, your little ones will find plenty to amuse them here. Use the tabs across the top to jump to the various sections, then just dive straight in and enjoy the action.

Thursday 8 March 2007


On Thursday I was trying to find out what a song was called by humming it to myself and then I discovered . Use your computer keyboard to tap the rhythm of the song. will help you find the name of the song. Its fun, its easy, and thousands of daily visitors find it very helpful.

All you have to do is tap the song rhythm and SongTapper does the rest. After tapping is complete you will see a list of matching songs. If we can't identify your song, you can teach our system by entering the song name.

Wednesday 7 March 2007

Mood Swings

Wednesdays web review made me realise that sometimes you know what kind of mood you are in, but you cannot think of any tunes to play. With you can use the really simple interface to start a radio broadcast of music that match your mood or the tempo you desire.

The control panel sits on the left of the screen - use the tabs labelled mood and dance to choose how you want to define your music selection.

Mood is the most interesting for me, allowing you to click to place the locator anywhere from calm to energetic and dark to positive. If you like some genres more than others then use the tick select boxes in the list below, and finally hone in on the era the pleases your ears using the date slider above.

The low-fi player is free for unregistered users - the quality is not perfect but is OK, especially if you are looking for inspiration about what artists to buy to expand your collection.

Tuesday 6 March 2007

Get Healthy

Get yourself healthy with this website is easy to use and packed with health information, the British Medical Journal has been relaunched to make all its articles available to read on line. Searching them is incredibly simple because in each section there are tools to help you search by date and article type. That’s impressive enough, but theres also a superb new interactive section which gathers blogs, polls, webchats and audio interviews with British doctors.

Monday 5 March 2007

Armchair Advice

The website review for Monday 5th March I took a look at and found it a very useful site if you are going through a rough patch in life. If you have lost your job, have relationship problems or just need some sound advice then you could do worse than look at this website. The site includes search facilities that will let you find services to help you with whatever problem you have and there are forums so you can share your experiences and read the tales posted by other people.