Emily's list of time vacuums
This is a list of Web sites, computer games, and other stuff that
can suck away as much time as you can give them. Not that I would
know. Nope. Nope. Nosireebob.
- SMUG. My friend Leslie's great
zine, with more New York City attitude than you can possibly imagine.
- Salon, one of the very
few Web sites I visit every day.
- RinkWorks. Home to the
best collection of stupid computer user stories I've ever seen, plus
the hilarious Book-a-Minute condensed books, and lots more.
- Memepool -- "life support
for the terminally bored."
- The Onion. How I love The
- C'est Need to Know! -- bills
itself as "the weekly high-tech sarcastic update for the UK."
Always a fun read; comes out on Fridays.
- The Internet Movie Database.
- Dogman's page. His
resume and AOL Geek of the Week Gallery kill me.
- FEED. Lots of smart writing
about interesting stuff.
- Addicted to Stuff. "One only needs two tools in life: WD-40 to make things go, and duct tape to make them stop."
- David Siegel's home page. He's
the guy who invented the ubiquitious Tekton font. He's a designer, font
geek, and vegan feminist who has some really good-looking, fascinating
pages to get lost in. The site hasn't been touched in a while, but that's
okay; there's enough to keep you busy.
- The Center for the Easily Amused.
- Barton's Den of Iniquity.
- The 50 Greatest Conspiracies of
- The Dead People Server.
- The MIT Gallery
of Hacks. At MIT, a hack is a prank or a practical joke, or even
a visit to a part of campus where you shouldn't be (like the top of the
Green Building or one of the domes). This page has lots of great pictures
of things like a fake campus police car atop the Great Dome (I never
made it there, alas, but I did get to the top of the small one), along
with descriptions of some of the best hacks perpetrated in recent years.
- Spatula City.
All spatulas, all the time.
- Useless Web Pages.
- The Captain James T. Kirk
Sing-Along Page. Visit this page. Be awed.
- The Cyrano's Valentine
- The Nose Pages.
Software and toys
- Ambrosia Software, a company that
develops Macintosh shareware that rocks. I particularly recommend Apeiron, a
game based on Centipede, and Chiral, which is sort of Tetris for chemists.
- LucasArts, George Lucas's
software company. They produce some fantastic games. We lost at least a week to Sam and Max Hit the Road.
- RealNetworks, software that enables
you to listen to audio or watch video in real time. Listen to Jim
Hightower's daily rants, see the Warner Brothers clip of the day, and more.
- Shockwave, from
Macromedia. Animations, sound, and interactivity, right in the main window
of your Web browser. Whee!
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Last updated April 6, 1999