We Just Plain Like
Ever have to paste
a really long, ugly URL into an e-mail or web page? Wish there was a shorter
version of the URL? Why not make your own? Or, rather, let TinyURL.com
make one for you. Just paste that big ol' ugly URL into a field and submit
it. TinyURL spits out a, well, tiny url. Easy to remember and paste into
whatever you want and it works the same.
An all-inclusive database
of music. Similar to the Internet Movie Database (iMDB)
in style and layout, AllMusic.com lists a plethora of information about
bands and their music, including reviews, discologies, similar artists,
and much more. We especially like the Music Maps, a cool way to see where
various music styles have come from and who brought them along.
a great idea. They take all the movie reviews from around the country
and adapt them to a 100 point scale. Then they give an average review
and display snippets (linked of course) of all the reviews it gathered,
ranked from best to worst. Now you have at-a-glance look at all the reviews
of a movie on one page. It's a great way to decide whether a movie is
Not sure what movie to go see? Not sure what video you and your significant
other should rent? MovieCritic.com may be the best place to look. The
premise is simple, you rate as many movies as you want (at least 12 to
start) and MovieCritic.com starts making recommendations based on your
ratings. We were quite pleasantly surprised with the accuracy of their
If you want to take your mind off work there's no better place to do it
than Shockwave.com. Great games in a variety of categories (Sports, Adventure,
Arcade Classics, and more) make it a great destination. Plus they recently
accquired the wonderful independent movie site atomfilms.com, expanding
their entertainment to include short, streaming films, many of which are
The best source on the net for movie and actor information. An immense
database of movie and TV facts and bios. One of our favorite features
is the ability to search quotes from movies.
Adcritic has almost every commercial ever made available for your viewing
pleasure. You won't want to change the channel this time.
Not only a veritable treasure trove of great recipes for every taste,
AllRecipes is a great example of a well-made, well-thought out and useful
site. Webmasters take note!
Yet another idea we had at Technogeekboy.com
that we didn't have the guts (or capital) to start! iPing allows you to
schedule wakeup calls and reminders that you can route to any phone. Wake
up to the news every day, wake up to your own voice, it's up to you.
Hard to explain what Memepool.com is, but think of it as
a collection of eager and slightly demented web reporters who post the
funniest, weirdest, and most inexplicable links they run across while
surfing. This might include anything from a site about God action figures
to a site about equipping your car with jet turbine. After a few clicks
you may find yourself addicted.
From the site itself: "Ever wondered how a car's engine works? Or
pondered the inner mechanics of your refrigerator? Students of all ages
can learn about such fascinating topics at Marshall Brain's HowStuffWorks.com
(www.howstuffworks.com). Get the lowdown on everything from artificial-snow
machines to nuclear power plants."
Now, in all honesty, we don't know the difference between a manual transmission
and a manifold, but how can you not love a site that carries any automobile
part there is? The interface is very well thought out, and only when you
really start to drill down through their inventory do you realize the
breadth of their site. They even include illustrations.