The following is a selection of web sites I have bookmarked that I believe may be useful or amusing to other people
- 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- Programming in Scala, First edition (http://www.artima.com/pins1ed/): A complete (though slightly outdated) manual on the excellent Scala programming language …I’m not sure if the site’s owners know this is still there.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.
- 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!
- Eric Raymond AKA esr (http://www.catb.org/~esr): The former head of the Open Source Institute, editor of the Jargon File, and maintainer of many near universal pieces of software.
- Paul Graham (http://paulgraham.com/): Lisp hacker, entrepreneur and essayist.
- Simon (http://bofh.ntk.net/): Author of The Bastard Operator From Hell and various other humorous pieces.
- JT Bruce (http://www.subjectruin.net/): Animator and my favourite prog metal musician.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Jargon file (http://catb.org/jargon/html/index.html): A guide to the slang and jargon hobby programmer / open source developer community.
- IHTFP archive (http://hacks.mit.edu/): MIT’s archive of officially harmless practical jokes.
- Something (http://www.something.com): A website I frequently use for testing network connections.
- What if? (http://what-if.xkcd.com/): Scientific answers to silly questions by the author of XKCD.