Useful or Fun Tools on the Web:
Babelfish. Did you know that the French translation for "Sheryl
Crow is playing at Woodstock '99" is "La corneille de Sheryl joue chez
Woodstock '99"? Back into English, that means, "The crow of
Sheryl plays at Woodstock ' 99". It's not perfect, but babelfish is an
instant six-language translator of phrases or webpages.
The Web Standards Organization. A group devoted to forcing
standards so all browsers will display webpages the same way.
Coolsig. Need a cool signature for your e-mail? This has tons
Smart Browsing....a Netscape feature. Type the
name of a company, like Nike, in the locator bar of Netscape communicator. Watch
Gamelan is the official directory for Java. Free development toolkits are available
Web Pages that Suck. This is actually an instructive site, based on
a bookof the same name. Learn to write good web pages by looking at examples of the
Other Generally Cool Stuff
The Solar System Simulator. See Jupiter as if you were standing on
Saturn, or Mars as if you were standing on Deimos. You control the view.
SmellTheCoffee.com. Everything you ever wanted to know about my
favorite food group.
The Hamster Dance. I can't explain. You just have to go see
Center for the Easily Amused. A page of links to some very strange stuff.
The Public 8 Ball. A real Magic 8 Ball. Ask it a question and
a Unix computer and a machine built from Lego blocks will shake it and show you the
answer. I kid you not, but open a second browser window, you'll have a wait.
It works in the order received.
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This page was last edited on June 25, 2000.
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