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I've deliberately avoided a general links page within Orangeness because I think references to web resources should reside with the text they are relevant to (I also wanted to avoid the "annotated bookmark file" effect). What this section is about is the publishing which I read on the web, and general resources which just don't fit in anywhere else.

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Comics

There are loads of comics on the web, but I only read a few (there are only so many hours in the day):

  • Dilbert - well, obviously.

    Anybody who works in technology or an office environment will identify with it.

  • Sluggy Freelance - geek horror/SF at its finest, with a psychotic rabbit to boot.

  • Megatokyo - another geek comic, this time in a manga style. Not fast-paced, but strangely compelling.

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News

Most of the news sites I read are technology-biassed, and Open Source technology at that.

  • The Register - a sarcastic UK slant on IT news.

  • BBC News Online - the only general news site I read regularly. More balanced about US news than any of the US sites, too.

  • Groklaw - legal news on Open Source issues. Particularly interesting as I write (mid 2004) for information on the proceedings in the SCO unpleasantness, but there are so many other areas where Old Think is threatening Open Source technologies using legal but unethical means that this is a site to keep a very close eye in the long term.

  • Dan's Data - excellent technology reviews from a well-informed bloke. It is only one guy, though, so if his interests do not match your own you may not find exactly the information you need, but he always writes in an interesting way about even the least interesting subject. Like CPU coolers, for instance.

  • Slashdot - more a geek bulletin board than a traditional news site, the posting community is known for its informed commentary and strong views. That chap Anonymous Coward gets around a bit, too.

  • Linux Today - seems to do a better job than most of drawing together Linux and other Open Source news from around the web.

  • Need To Know - another sarcastic UK tech newsletter. I usually read this in email form, but the site has back issues.

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Meta-Web

How I find things in that big bad wide World of Web.

  • Google - so definitive, it is the standard search engine in most browser bars.

  • Wired Cybrarian - a lot of people are rather down on Wired, saying that it's self-important, and that it over-hypes old technology, and that it fails the geek whilst hoodwinking the PHB, to which I would say that they've got some good links.

    This is a really quite extensive series of reference resources, albeit with a US bias. A little dated now, sadly, but still worth looking at.

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Last updated 30-June-2016