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
Coolsig. Need a cool signature for your e-mail?
This has tons of sayings.
Amazing Photoshop Tutorials by Doc Ozone (and his other site is not
too shabby either!)
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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last edited, ms 6-21-2001, 22:26.