Have you seen that 1970s movie called Network starring Albert Finney? If you haven’t you should. Here’s a little taster from that movie with added effects from the 21st century. Also do check out the links given when you click more info on the left hand side.

Images can be found just about everywhere on the mighty internet. Below you’ll find some interesting gateways to larger image collections. Some are for free, some ask for hard bucks. Some are copyrighted, others are not or even others have a Creative Commons license. If you have located an image somewhere in the digital chaos of the world wide web, always check the conditions of use. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…

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Bad Movie Planet

January 24th, 2008

Cult films, b-movies, and schlock flicks from every genre gathered in a small corner of the universe that had been set aside for them. They called it…

badmovieplanet.com

Also check out The Unknown Movies section.

Languages of Europe

January 10th, 2008

Click on image for full-scale version (or right-click and download).

Heavens-Above

December 24th, 2007

If you’re interested in satellites or astronomy, you’ve come to the right place! Our aim is to provide you with all the information you need to observe satellites such as the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle, spectacular events such as the dazzlingly bright flares from Iridium satellites as well as a wealth of other spaceflight and astronomical information.

We not only provide the times of visibility, but also detailed star charts showing the satellite’s track through the heavens. All our pages, including the graphics, are generated in real-time and customized for your location and time zone.

http://www.heavens-above.com/

Picnik

December 23rd, 2007

Picnik makes your photos fabulous with easy to use yet powerful editing tools. Tweak to your heart’s content, then get creative with oodles of effects, fonts, shapes, and frames.

Will this tool replace Photoshop? And it’s free too!http://www.picnik.com/

Tutorials on the industry standard animation tool

http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials.html

Over the course of 20 days in May and June, the community of Webware.com users voted for its favorite Web applications. These are the results: the top 100 Web apps, 10 in each of 10 categories, determined by Webware readers and the fans of the sites that made the final cut.

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17 Ways to Get Free Books

November 25th, 2007

You can never have too many books, so we are delighted to share with you some ways to get them for free. From children’s books to technical books, there are numerous resources that offer literature for free. Some of the following sites offer actual printed books, while others feature electronic books (aka “ebooks”). Please bear in mind that the list is alphabetized, not ordered by importance.

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What’s behind a name

November 10th, 2007

behindthename.com

Names. Everyone has one, most people have a vague idea what their own means, but few give them much more thought. The study of names is called onomastics, a field which touches on linguistics, history, anthropology, pyschology, sociology, philology and much more.

When people refer to the “meaning of a name”, they are most likely referring to the etymology, which is the original literal meaning. This website looks at the etymology and history or all types of given names.