Web Links

* [No More Socks](http://nomoresocks.newscientist.com/) Geek gadget gift galore. The 'Extreme' section is particularly fine. * [MySQL](http://www.mysql.com/) The MySQL relational database. * [octaviz](http://octaviz.sourceforge.net/) Giffle:VTK based rendering engine for the Giffle:Octave. * [Bugxula](http://bugxula.mozdev.org/) A Mozilla browser plugin application to work with the Giffle:Bugzilla bug tracker. * [Extension Room: Links](http://extensionroom.mozdev.org/links.html) Stuff about learning how to create Mozilla XUL application. * [Annozilla](http://annozilla.mozdev.org/) Mozilla application for RDF editing. * [Topicalla](http://topicalla.mozdev.org/) SematicWeb application built out of the Mozilla browser codebase. * [Nutshells](http://nutshells.anjackson.net/) My links database for the RISC OS platform. * [Google API Proximity Search](http://www.staggernation.com/cgi-bin/gaps.cgi) A more powerful search query language for Google, built atop of the Google Web Service API. * [deviantART](http://www.deviantart.com/) Site of rather cool artworks... * [ClipArt @ freedesktop.org](http://clipart.freedesktop.org/) A pile of SVG clipart. * [larabiefonts.com](http://larabiefonts.com/) Fonts. * [KDE-Look](http://www.kde-look.org/) Eye candy for your KDE desktop - may have some interesting icons etc. * [A colour-scheme generator.](http://wellstyled.com/tools/colorscheme2/index-en.html) A fairly simple colour scheme generator. * [Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain](http://www.drawright.com/) Art for geeeks. Alledgedly, it works. * [Cool Homepages](http://www.coolhomepages.com/) For a little inspiration, although a fair few entries appear to be out of date... :( * [Inkscape](http://www.inkscape.org/) Free drawing program. Adobe Illustrator style (broadly speaking). * [Cooking for Engineers](http://www.cookingforengineers.com/) Geek chefage. * [Blow up a Rolo](http://www.emanator.demon.co.uk/bigclive/rolo.htm) Strange, but true. * [morgueFile](http://www.morguefile.com/) Free stock imagery. * [Spellbound](http://spellbound.sourceforge.net/install.html) Spell-checking extension for Firefox. * [a list apart](http://www.alistapart.com/) Top articles on web design, tips and tricks etc etc. * [kryogenix.org browser experiments](http://www.kryogenix.org/code/browser/) Nifty examples of what a bit of CSS, DOM and JavaScript can do. * [Efficient Editing With vim](http://jmcpherson.org/editing.html) Top Giffle:vim tips. * [Dynamic Drive](http://www.dynamicdrive.com/) Script index. * [Slashback: Echo, Lunchbox, Questions](http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/09/29/0839245) Stuff about the ((Echo Framework)) and related tools/libraries. * [Echo Framework](http://www.nextapp.com/products/echo/) ''Echo is a framework for developing object-oriented, event-driven Web applications.'' * [Slashdot: Building Rich-Client-Like Web Apps With Echo](http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/09/09/2337216&tid=108) Slashdot article about the ((Echo Framework)) for web applications. * [DHTML Lemmings]( A frighteningly impressive example of what can be achieved using DHTML. * [DomAPI](http://www.domapi.com/) ''DomAPI empowers you to build high-quality client-side GUIs using reusable components. DomAPI requires no plugins and will work on practically any DOM compliant browser on any platform.'' * [Pushlets](http://www.pushlets.com/) ''Pushlets are a servlet-based mechanism where data is pushed directly from server-side Java objects to (Dynamic) HTML pages within a client-browser without using Java applets or plug-ins. This allows a web page to be periodically updated by the server.'' * [Laszlo Systems Open Source Rich Client Platform](http://www.laszlosystems.com/) Programming for Flash - building ShockWave applications in a programmer stylee. * [Jude](http://judelib.sourceforge.net/) ''Jude is the extendable JavaScript library that provides the foundation needed to dynamically manipulate elements in DOM-compatible web browsers (currently Mozilla / Netscape 6 and Internet Explorer 5+).'' * [Cross-Browser X Library](http://www.cross-browser.com/) ''Cross-Browser.com is an outlet for Mike Foster's DHTML hobby. This site features X - a cross-browser DHTML javascript library, and many demos, applications, articles and documentation.'' * [DHTML Central](http://www.dhtmlcentral.com/) Looks to have some decent tutorials. * [OpenPhoto](http://openphoto.net/) Not too much yet. * [iStockPhoto](http://www.istockphoto.com/) Looks good but costs money! 8-O * [Stock Vault](http://www.stockvault.net) * [Stock.XCHNG](http://sxc.hu/) Looks pretty good. Fair bit of stuff here. * [FreeFoto](http://www.freefoto.com/) * [canstockphoto.com](http://canstockphoto.com/) * [reh3 stock](http://stock.reh3.com/) * [Gimp-Savvy Photo Archive](http://gimp-savvy.com/PHOTO-ARCHIVE/) * [TMPGEnc](http://www.tmpgenc.net/) TMPGEnc converts *.AVI file to MPEG1. * [Crash Course in LaTeX](http://www.haptonstahl.org/latex/index.html) Good shortish-but-covers-mostish doc for LaTeX. * [World Sunlight Map](http://www.die.net/earth/) A world map showing current sunlight and cloud cover. * [tonight.co.nz](http://www.tonight.co.nz/) What's on at the movies tonight. Embassy, Paramount, Penthouse, Rialto. * [Reading Cinema Times](http://www.readingcinemas.co.nz/contsearch.asp) Search form for Reading Cinemas. * [Sparkline PHP Graphing Library](http://sparkline.sourceforge.net/) Funky tiny graphs. * [Ming](http://ming.sourceforge.net/) Ming is a C library for generating SWF ("Flash") format movies, plus a set of wrappers for using the library from C++ and popular scripting languages like PHP, Perl, Python, and Ruby. * [SWF Tools](http://www.quiss.org/swftools/) SWF Tools is a collection of SWF manipulation and generation utilities written by Rainer Böhme and Matthias Kramm. It is released under the GPL. * [svg2swf](http://www.eskimo.com/~robla/svg2swf/) This is a command-line Python script that will convert a (rudimentary) SVG file into a Macromedia Flash (swf) file, using SAX to do the parsing, and the ming library to write the .swf file. * [Clusty](http://clusty.com/) Decent looking search engine, with pretty good topic inferrence and clustering. * [LSTM T1](http://www.lstm.uni-erlangen.de/Ber/BerT1/index-en.htm) Homepage of a research group, looks like having some decent info. * [Google Scholar](http://scholar.google.com/) This rocks. * [strace](http://sourceforge.net/projects/strace/) Trace binary execution at the kernel/system call level. * [Apple Refurb Store](http://promo.euro.apple.com/promo/refurb/uk/) Up to 45% off at the official Apple refurb store. * [sIFR 2.0: Release Candidate 2 is Finally Here](http://www.mikeindustries.com/blog/archive/2004/12/sifr-2.0-release-candidate-2) A clever and well executed way to embed custom fonts in web pages. Having said that, I think using Flash (one flash object for every customised text area) is a bit over the top. * [35 Web Design Tips](http://www.netguide.co.nz/knowhow/tutorials/print.php?iid=41) Quite good set of tips for web designers. * [PNGwriter](http://pngwriter.sourceforge.net/) A rather neat looking writer for creating PNG images via a nice simple interface. Depends on libpng. * [Navigation Blindness](http://www.guuui.com/issues/01_05.php) Excellent article on the overuse of navigation systems, and a useful explanation of typical user behaviour. * [Python Browser Poseur](http://pbp.berlios.de/) PBP is a web test tool based on John J. Lee's mechanize. It exposes the browser functionality at the level of a shell-like interpreter so that testers can quickly write tests in a simple language designed specifically for that purpose. Anyone familiar with a command line should be able to write test scripts for even the most complex web applications with PBP. * [imgSeek](http://imgseek.sourceforge.net/) Image-based searching - looks v. cool. ---- imgSeek is a photo collection manager and viewer with content-based search and many other features. The query is expressed either as a rough sketch painted by the user or as another image you supply (or an image in your collection). The searching algorithm makes use of multiresolution wavelet decomposition of the query and database images.


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