Well, I start my new job today at Manitoba IPC. Next post I’ll talk about that, but seeing as how I will have only been working for about 3 hours by this point, I won’t have much to go off of. In the mean time, here’s a couple amusing sites if you have nothing to do and feel like burning some time.
We’ve all come to realize that IRC chat rooms are the source of a lot of junk online. It also tends to act as a cesspool of stupidity, amusing stories and typos that end up embarrassing somebody and also providing entertainment for quite a while. QDB is a collection of submitted quotes from IRC. Many are obscene, some are geeky, and most will probably cause you to at least giggle a little. (For more, check out http://bash.org).
Lifehacker, although one could waste plenty of time on it, will hopefully help you streamline your life. The site provides a number of tips to improve productivity or perform certain tasks by a cheaper alternative means. It’s kept in my daily reading because of some of the ingenious things that they come up with.
TED’s slogan is “Ideas Worth Spreading”, and that is certainly what they do. The site is filled with over five hundred talks about science, technology, art, psychology, and many other topics. Some of the most amazing ideas have come from TED talks. I guarantee that if you like to be amazed, this site will chew through your bandwidth like a teething puppy.
Create an account, tell it what you’re interested, and click Stumble. StumbleUpon finds a page which matches your interests. That’s what StumbleUpon is all about. For each page you visit, you can tell it if you liked it or not, and it will further refine your Stumbles. I highly recommend the Photography topic.
I shouldn’t need to tell you what Wikipedia is. If I do, you need to educate yourself. Wikipedia is the one big free encyclopedia online. It’s accessible, it’s full of information, and covers every topic imaginable. The best part: it has a Random Page link. Click the link, go to a random page, and repeat.