Something light and easy this week. These are some of my favourite, and not necessarily geeky, websites.
Hopefully, there will be one or two that you will find interesting. They are not listed in any particular order.
http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/user/XSLT_TRIP_REQUEST2?language=en&execInst=&sessionID=0&ptOptionsActive=-1&place_destination=London – I use public transport for all client visits. TFL’s Journey Planner is surprisingly accurate in its forecasts of journey times (particularly if you are only using the tube and walking).
http://howsecureismypassword.net/ – You won’t have hours of fun on this website, but it’s a very simple way of showing you just how insecure your favourite password might be! If this site doesn’t work for you then it means you don’t have Java installed. You can install it from http://java.com/en/download/index.jsp.
http://www.private-eye.co.uk/ – Not the whole magazine, but still worth a look (the joke on the front cover is included).
http://www.timeout.com/london/ – A good place to start when looking for events or entertainment in London.
http://www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx – There seems to be a lot of info on this site, including local GPs and the services they offer.
http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/education/inflation/calculator/flash/index.htm – Calculator showing how prices have risen between any 2 years between 1750 and 2010.
http://www.wolfbane.com/rpi.htm – Monthly RPI figures since 1915.
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/ – The website of the best computer magazine.
http://www.pcworld.com/#new – Good for computer news and reviews. This is the website of the magazine of this name – not the chain of shops.
http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-sha2.htm – This one’s for lovers of the English Language. This particular link discusses the phrase used above – “more……than you can shake a stick at”.
http://www.tucows.com/ – Trustworthy source of freeware/shareware (software that is either free, or very reasonably priced).
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/ – Technology news site.
http://www.broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk/ – Does what it says on the tin – but you do need Java to be installed, so if the speedchecker doesn’t work, install Java from http://java.com/en/download/index.jsp.
http://www.davidleonard.net/ – Me – combined website and blog – please visit often!