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Thursday, March 19 Stuff I've Found: w/c 16th of March, 2008
Every so often I just go exploring across the Web. One link leads to another, and after a while you find yourself truly ensconsed in a marvellously diverse selection of web pages.
I hate closing browser tabs too, so sometimes I have these pages open for weeks, months at a time (or saved across sessions!) I thought I'd start jotting some of them down on my blog for others to peruse and enjoy, so here goes.
Wondered what all the police call-sign codes mean? Disabled-World.com has the lowdown, along with some other info about PB scanners and links to similar sites.
Irational.org has a really cool mashup - the guy has an FM receiver hooked up to an Icecast server in his house in London, and from the web site you can control which web site it's tuned to... If you like roaming the FM bands to see what's being broadcast, you might enjoy this.
Dandelion Radio is an internet radio station "inspired by John Peel", and it fairly lives up to that reputation. There's an incredibly diverse roster of DJs and music styles on the station - if you enjoyed John Peel's show, you'll love just tuning in over the web and listening for hours on end.
Bitty Browser is a quite useful mini-browser - I can think of several useful applications for it, from testing content rendering on small screens to embedding a browser within another web page. What can you come up with?
For web designers, making pages degrade gracefully for being printed is of paramount importance - and with some intelligent CSS design, it can be remarkably painless to do. Envisionic and ALA (A List Apart) have the skinny on this.
Finally for now, Font Frenzy is a free application which indexes your installed fonts - insanely useful for designers picking out typefaces, and also has some useful features for paring down your font installations to speed up Windows boot times.