Monday 30 April 2007
Check out www.shootgardening.co.uk
It has all the basic stuff but also shows some interesting lateral thinking in that it also has a piece on how to keep fit when you are gardening.
The inspirational gardens section makes a fascinating read even if you are not a gardener, with pictures and ideas on how to make your green space even greener.
There are regularly updated hints and tips on the site and if you register they will email you specific information on how to look after your garden.
All of this is free but if you are a UK gardener and want to pay money you can and they will send you even more information. This is a great place to go if you are interested in plants but I suggest you stay away if you only have a window box
Thursday 26 April 2007
www.weatherpixie.com is the best named site I have seen in ages It grabs weather data from around the world and feeds it into a little cartoon character.
You point to the part of the world where you want to see the weather from, pick a character and then the character automatically dresses according to the temperature of the place you are looking at.
A feature I love is the world weather selector. You click on a map of the world and it tells you to what the weather and time is there - perfect for just browsing the world on a rainy day.
There is code you can use to embed your weather pixie on your site if you wish and if you feel so inclined you can even have the character sitting on your desktop - you have to switch active desktop on and the instructions on how to do that are on the site. It may not be too ground breaking but it is fun!
Wednesday 25 April 2007
Monday 23 April 2007
Friday 20 April 2007
Monday 16 April 2007
www.fileinfo.net is a site that is a little more technical but very helpful for those of you stuck with files on your computer that you cannot identify.
It is a resource that lists the last three letters of a file - known as a file extension - and explains what they are, or do.
So if someone sends you a file with an extension you do not recognise you type it into this site and it will give you a chance to find out what software you need to use or play it.
There is a very useful page explaining the different formats used by MP3 players and what software will play them.
Thursday 12 April 2007
Tuesday 10 April 2007
Now, if you are the kind of person who cannot resist shouting out "the butler did it!" at moviegoers outside a theatre, then this site will be right up your street.
www.themoviespoiler.com gives you a brief synopses for a fair few major
Heres where you get your chance to re-live those great years of musical memories and you are invited to email me your favorite memorable month and year and listen out at 11pm Monday-Thursdays as we count down the top 20 singles from the year you chose.
Email your chosen date together with your name and any other comments to email@example.com
or call 01229 808 222 and leave your details on my voicebank
Monday 9 April 2007
If the internet is a gateway to the world, then webcams are the windows of the world - allowing you to glimpse the everyday happenings in the most remote locations, all from the comfort of your computer.
www.earthcam.com is a site that celebrates the webcam craze, gathering together links to some of the best and most interesting feeds the world over - all just a click or two away.
The site itself is relatively basic in design, laid out magazine style with various lists and sections clickable from the opening page.
But as most webcam feeds are found buried away in obscure sections of their host website, EarthCam does a great job of just placing them all within reach after just a click or two of your mouse.
Check out the Top 10 section, which apparently changes quite often. You will find street scenes and beach scenes, and even some small furry animals.
Friday 6 April 2007
Wet your appetite with this revamped website whos upgraded search engine lets you find recipes, places to eat and
Thursday 5 April 2007
Wednesday 4 April 2007
Each week presents a different theme on which the 12 artists chosen to enter the competition have to deliver an artwork based upon. The works can be viewed using the gallery link from the main page.
The first week's theme was Excess and there were some thought-provoking, colourful and funny takes on the same subject. The artworks are available to buy and it is this money which in part then helps fund the prize for the winner.
It is a lovely idea to get people talking about art and one that could be set up anywhere.