Thursday 29 November 2007

Keeping Fit

Tonights website review is about keeping fit so if you’re into health and fitness or have any intention to be, then check out . The site is devoted to all aspects of exercise and provides extensive routines and regimes. You can guage how fit you are, get information about some 200 different excercises, read about eating, diet and nutrition, and find links to other, mainly sporty websites

Wednesday 28 November 2007

Freaky Dreams

If you have ever walked down the high street naked or woken up in a cold sweat then you’re not the only one! In fact most dreams reflect on the state of mind people are in. So musch so that lets you describe your dream and will then interpret your dream and explain the possible reasons for your dream.

Tuesday 27 November 2007

Movie Mistakes is a huge collection of errors found in hundreds of films by eagle-eyed viewers. For instance, Did you know that a gas canister is visible on the back of a chariot in “Gladiator” and there are 356 mistakes in “Pirates of the Caribbean”?

Watching films will never be the same again.

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Thursday 22 November 2007

Song Facts

If you want to know more about your favorite song then head over to to find ot why it might have been written and what its trying to say. With hundreds of entries listed, you can find out who the “egg man” was in the Beatles “I am the Walrus” and how “Definitely Maybe” helped form “Oasis”

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Monday 19 November 2007


This is a download for you iPod users. Check out . I know a lot of people that get very frustrated when using iTunes with their iPods, there are a lot of programs on the web that are written to make life easy for users - and this is one of them.

Yamipod is a terrific little program that for my money is exactly what the internet is all about.

It is a small freeware program written by someone who had an idea and then when it worked, distributed it. You download it onto your PC, Mac or Linux machine and run it - it automatically senses your iPod and gives you a listing of the tracks on your machine.

The screens are well laid out and easy to understand and you just drag and drop your music files into the Windows Explorer-like front end.

The program does not have to be installed when you run it, it is loaded directly into memory and works right away. I know someone who runs it from their iPod, enabling them to swap files on any machine. Simple, effective - and free.

Thursday 15 November 2007

Free Codecs is dedicated to the little bits of software that translate your audio and video files into something your computer can use.

Called codecs, they allow something like Windows Media Player or whatever software you use to listen or watch with, to read new files. Basically, if you have a file that you want to play and you cannot - you come here.

For example the XP codec pack has just about all a Windows XP user would need to play audio and video from the web. There is a Vista pack too - although I thought that came with everything including the kitchen sink.

And if you want to learn more there is a guides section that explains some of the finer points of codecs. Including "What codecs should I use?" article that tells you how to go about finding the right piece of software to play your audio or video file.

Just about all of them are free and - according to the site - have been scanned for spyware and viruses

Wednesday 14 November 2007

Mocked Up

It might be a long time til April Fools Day but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t start practicing your pranks. Head over to where you can mock up news articles to fool your colleagues and friends. You can then email them newspaper stories about your heroic deeds, or how a person matching their description is being sought by the police!

Tuesday 13 November 2007

Horrible History

Tonights website review of the day is about Horrible History. If you have a good website you would like reveiwed on the show please email me the details to bill @

If you’re fascinated by court cases, trials, crime and punishment then is the website for you. Here you can check out historical cases in great detail and search more than 100,000 criminal trials that took place between 1674 and 1834, as well as transcripts which can be searched by subject, date, punishment and verdict. It gives an extraordinary insight into the lives of ordinary people, and is both educational and absorbing.

Monday 12 November 2007

Classic Shows

If you’re passionate about classic TV shows, then check out . On this site you can watch stacks of classic programmes, and it’s the place to see stars like Groucho Marx and the Three Stooges along with other classic movies, music and commercials.

Thursday 8 November 2007

Star Search

Have you ever wondered how you could get in touch with your favorite stars and celebrities? Perhaps you’re desperate to write to George Clooney or maybe keen to maeet Angelina Jolie. Well, if this is the case, then is the site for you. Simply enter the name of the star you’re keen to stalk and it will give you an address to write to!

Wednesday 7 November 2007

We Dig TV

Over the years there have been some classic TV game shows so welcome to We Dig TV, at . Its a collection of completely interactive versions of popular game shows.

They are all official versions of the original shows and most include footage specially shot for the site.

For example Deal or No Deal includes over 1000 different pieces of flash video to take into account all the permutations of boxes and the amounts you can have remaining at any point.

You are even grilled by the hosts of the UK versions of the show. A really nice touch is that you yourself appear as an avatar, inserted into the picture, even swinging on your chair while you are waiting to answer.

Now some things to watch out for - first, do not be put off by the terrible twosome who welcome you to the site. They are the most dreadful part of the experience - click straight past them to the network guide.

It is here that you choose your game and you can switch from one game to another at any time.

Secondly, just as the games are close to TV quality, so are the adverts. The games actually go to commercial breaks halfway through. Okay, fair enough, the website has to make money somehow, and the breaks are in keeping with the style of the site.

Thirdly, when you start a game, you can choose to play it for fun, free, or you can choose to pay. The only advantage paying gives is that you do not see the ads, and you stand a very small chance of winning some of the money that other players have paid.

The creators of the website say they do not take any of the money players pay. It is all redistributed amongst the top 10 players of the month.

Tuesday 6 November 2007

Girls World is a free online stylist for girls, and with everything from hair and nail tips to face shape and make-up analysis, this site is a must visit for any woman looking for beauty inspiration or even a full makeover. It promises to give you the scoop on hot new make-up tricks, what clothes suit different figures, celebrity style, dating advice, coverage of fashion shows and a whole lot more.

Monday 5 November 2007

Riddled Out

Mondays website review of the day claims to be the best online riddles website. Whether you are looking for easy or difficult puzzles, this site has simply hundreds to choose from. All the riddles are classified to make it easy to find exactly the type you are looking for, be it logic riddles, animal riddles, maths riddles or whatever. And they all have solutions as well so you wont leave feeling frustrated.

Thursday 1 November 2007

Scary Stories

If you like scaring yourself at bedtime, go to Which claims to have the best collection of ghost stories on the Internet. Choose from hundreds of true chilling tales as well as fictional scary stories and spooky poetry. But a word of warning. You may have trouble sleeping after visiting this website.