Recommended sites

The following is a selection of web sites I have bookmarked that I believe may be useful or amusing to other people

Computing

  • C++ Reference (http://en.cppreference.com/w/): An up to date reference to the C++ programming language including short tutorials.
  • Linux academy (https://linuxacademy.com/): This web site provides online tuition on Linux administration and dev-ops. Also provides a students forum, free virtual servers for experimenting on, practice exams, study scheduling, examination discounts and up to date tutorials on the latest technologies for advanced professionals.
  • Lazy Foo (http://lazyfoo.net/): This is the home site of a semi-professional game developer. It includes detailed, cross platform tutorials for beginner game creators.
  • Yo Linux (http://www.yolinux.com/): A large collection of documentation on old-school Linux systems administration. Good for subjects such as NFS, LDAP, FTP, etcetera.
  • Programming in Scala, First edition (http://www.artima.com/pins1ed/): A complete (though slightly outdated) manual on the excellent Scala programming language …I’m not sure if the site’s owners know this is still there.
  • Procedural Content Generation Wiki (http://pcg.wikidot.com/):  A wiki dedicated to documenting how to mathematically generate game content. This isn’t the most co-ordinated wiki on the web but there is no bigger online resource on this subject.
  • RFC Archive (http://www.rfc-archive.org/): An archive of the discussions of how the Internet ought to work going all of the way back to 1969!
  • Open Game Art (http://opengameart.org/): A collection of freely available game resources for open source developers.

Commercial

  • Bounty Source (https://www.bountysource.com/): A place to fund or get paid for developing open source software.
  • Fishpond (http://www.fishpond.co.nz/): An Australasian imitation of Amazon.com. Has many cheap CDs and books. Also I have an affiliate deal with them.
  • PC Part Picker (http://pcpartpicker.com/): This website helps you choose the PC parts by price and compatibility and order them together.
  • Digital ocean (http://www.digitalocean.com/): A VPS hosting company aimed primarily at Linux / FreeBSD developers. This website is hosted on there for $5 USD a month. Click here for $10 USD of free credit!

Interesting People

Comics

  • Garfield minus Garfield (http://garfieldminusgarfield.net/): A crowd sourced web comic exposing John Arbucle as manic/depressive and schizophrenic.
  • Darths and Droids (http://www.darthsanddroids.net/): Star Wars re-imagined as group of friends playing a thinly disguised imitation of Dungeons and Dragons. Also has notes on being a fun Dungeon Master.

Music

  • The Metal Archives (http://www.metal-archives.com): An extremely organised, exceedingly complete, and detailed encyclopaedia of all “true” heavy metal bands.
  • The Prog Archives (http://www.progarchives.com): Not as organised as metal archives but still useful for trying to get to grips with the world of progressive rock.
  • Progscape Radio (http://progscaperadio.com/): A weekly podcast of progrssive rock and other related music. All albums played are also available for sale through the site.
  • Progzilla Radio (http://www.progzilla.com/): Another podcast of progressive rock / metal. Has a stronger emphasis on discussion than Progscape Radio.

Misc