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A Love of Monsters: Gargoyles & Architectural Details in NYC
Great site detailing some hidden treasures. Open your eyes and look up... you never know what stone demon is looking down on you.
nyc | 4/14/2003 11:09:27 AM
See cards from more than 300 Tarot and Oracle decks. Unpublished, rare, and international decks have been summarised and rated, along with recent publications. Also features lengthier reviews of some decks.
occult | 9/1/2002 8:14:31 PM
My one stop place for coveting. I constantly add things to my shopping cart in hopes that one day I'll actually have money to buy them.
shopping | 5/16/2002 9:38:37 AM
American Apparel makes "sweatshop free" garb, relying, instead, on the local talent pool available in Los Angeles, their native community. To quote from their website: "We are not about "made in USA". We are about American values."
shopping / philanthropy | 12/14/2002 8:59:26 PM
Angst Technology is a great online comic about a game company.
comic | 4/23/2002 11:33:38 AM
Arts and Designs of Japan
Great place to find pictures of famous prints. Did I ever mention that I love Japanese art?
art | 10/15/2002 2:04:27 PM
How do you send mail from a website? What are the field names? Go to this site for the info.
web development | 6/2/2002 1:37:33 PM
Some of the best horoscopes out there, I really like Susan Miller's style. She's accurately (and eerily) pegged a few months of my life recently.
occult | 9/1/2002 8:19:08 PM
Barnes & Noble
Though Amazon is cheaper, Barnes & noble has same day delivery in Manhattan. Sometimes, you just can't wait...
shopping | 5/28/2002 7:20:06 AM
A great site publishes the classics of literature, nonfiction, and reference books free of charge. Good online reference.
reference | 8/16/2002 9:44:37 AM
BB Spot: Tech Humor
In their own words: "BBspot is a satirical news and comedy source and meant to be funny. If you are easily offended, gullible, or don't have a sense of humor we suggest you go elsewhere."
humor | 5/8/2002 9:30:07 AM
Alcohol content too! Very useful...
diet | 8/1/2002 3:18:04 PM
Slice of life from snb'er betseeee. Come for the crafts, stay for the writing.
crafts | 6/7/2002 10:46:09 PM
Why is it that I'm always the last to hear about kewl things? Boing Boing is a human portal directory thing... oh, just go there and look.
blog related | 6/18/2002 1:09:13 PM
Boxes and Arrows
From their about page: Boxes and Arrows is the definitive source for the complex task of bringing architecture and design to the digital landscape.
web development | 1/16/2003 11:28:37 AM
NYC made out of legos. Fucking kewl!
nyc | 5/21/2002 12:08:44 AM
Want to make a "one-off" shirt? This is the place to go. They'll make any quantity, any design and they're fairly cheap to boot.
shopping | 6/3/2002 10:11:48 AM
Part blog part information warehouse, this site is moving to the top of my daily to read list.
crafts | 6/12/2002 1:27:52 PM
Clothing with unique sizing, most of their stuff is funky / hip / cool.
shopping | 5/2/2002 9:55:54 AM
serial killers are people too
comic | 4/19/2002 8:26:49 PM
Famous for his drawings of chubby "bad" girls and hot rod stylings. I secretly long for a Chris Coop tattoo.
art | 11/4/2002 8:24:36 AM
Collected quotes from designers about their dumb clients. Simply brilliant!
entertainment | 7/9/2002 7:50:20 AM
I don't buy Communication Arts cause its like $40 bucks a copy. That being said, their website is a great resource for the funds-challenged designer.
magazine | 4/24/2002 10:17:06 AM
A gazillion conversion calculators for your merry use.
reference | 8/8/2003 3:32:11 PM
Coudal Partners: Fresh Signals
Fresh signals is an ongoing experiment in independent web publishing. Super sweet.
entertainment | 2/24/2004 11:09:11 AM
Another job search place, this time focussed on the design profession
job hunt | 6/1/2002 10:44:15 AM
Cusack for President
Hell, I'd vote for him. But, seriously check this out. They're giving away their proceeds to good causes. (Thanks Marney...
charity | 7/15/2002 5:30:51 PM
Carolyn's blog of knitty goodness. (Yes I know I've been surfing a lot of knitting sites lately.) Great pics, resources and general fun. I especially like the pics knitting of movie stars.
crafts | 6/7/2002 10:48:13 PM
Want a spoof of those "soaring eagle leadership" posters. This site has the goods.
shopping | 8/8/2003 3:33:59 PM
I love their fetish roadmap. Worth a visit to see where your kink level falls. Who knew that angora sweaters fetishists deserved their own special category?
sex | 12/19/2002 11:06:10 AM
Unofficial site for all things D2, this site usually has the latest news up before Blizzard's chaps do.
games | 4/22/2002 9:43:26 AM
love and pixels
comic | 4/19/2002 8:28:02 PM
Description from site: Are you broke again? Don't know where your money is going? Take a look at what you're spending your money on. Chances are, if you're supporting bad habits such as smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, or using marijuana or other illicit substances, you're spending quite a chunk of change. If you don't believe it, try out this expense calculator and see how much money you could be spending on something else!
Thanks to the happyrobot guestbook for this one.
reference | 6/19/2002 10:39:49 AM
Don't know what the latest street variety of Ex is called? Want to be up on the latest drug terminology? Thank the government for this list...
information | 8/14/2002 2:00:23 PM
Edge Dweller is part of happyrobot.net but it could be its own website as far as i'm concerned. I love reading it and the updates never come soon enough for me.
literature | 5/3/2002 9:29:07 AM
The Get Up Kids have been kidnapped and are being sodomized by Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. Your mission? To save them of course. Go knock yourself out and learn something about emo in the process.
entertainment | 12/21/2002 6:12:21 PM
The latest in science news.
news / reference | 8/26/2003 2:53:22 PM
This is the personal web site of Evan Williams, president/CEO of Pyra Labs, the creators and operators of Blogger.
blog | 4/19/2002 8:28:54 PM
A nonpartisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. They monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases. Worth a look if you're mystified by all the mumbo-jumbo coming out of politicians' mouths.
politics | 8/20/2004 8:24:30 AM
Chock full of linky goodness.
portal | 8/16/2002 1:38:29 PM
From their about page: Femmerotic is a multi-site portal and general sexuality resource which is pansexual, prosexual and seeks to empower the sexual aspect of all people.
In other words, kick ass sex resource.
reference | 5/23/2002 10:29:40 AM
Flash is Evil
I wholeheartedly agree.
web development | 7/16/2002 3:36:52 PM
I'm a font whore, what can I tell you.
typography | 4/25/2002 10:43:02 AM
Funky / artsy / unique gifts for those occasions when being off-beat counts.
shopping | 4/29/2003 11:44:07 AM
Another cool translator, very similar to babelfish, lifted from Matt's spain blog.
reference | 7/1/2002 4:06:47 PM
from brooklyn to iberia
Matt's finally beginning to write and put pics up in his Spain blog; yey! (I'm only pistachio with envy...)
blog | 7/15/2002 10:04:02 AM
A true timewaster, I've whiled away many evenings playing Scrabble.
games | 7/9/2002 7:38:27 AM
Although I don't buy games often, I do visit GameSpot for reviews and recommendations. A girl's got to keep up with the latest stuff, you know.
games | 4/24/2002 10:12:11 AM
Want info on games? Visit this site. Chock full of reviews and recommendations, this is where i go to find out about the latest PC games.
games | 4/23/2002 11:34:59 AM
I'm late on the bandwagon with this one... Well worth reading it gives you a lovely taste of what its really like to live in this city.
nyc | 4/14/2003 11:11:31 AM
just plain old fun
crafts | 5/3/2002 9:23:24 AM
A blog on gadgets? You betcha. Keep up to date with this technologically advanced blog.
blog | 4/29/2003 11:51:02 AM
gl:tch freeware fonts
Free fonts in a very nice DHTML site.
typography | 4/25/2002 10:45:12 AM
Funny. Entertaining. Disturbing. Thanks betseeee!
Blog | 7/26/2002 3:04:44 PM
"Haypenny is a regularly updated electronic journal of write-y stuff. Content is written by the editors of Haypenny, their friends, as well as outside contributors. So, essentially content is written by anyone--even you."
In other words, good funny stuff.
entertainment | 4/17/2003 11:42:08 AM
Here is New York
Visit. Remember. Mourn. Cry. Rebuild.
new york | 7/12/2002 6:41:23 PM
Higgins Armory Museum
A reason for me to learn how to drive, this museum features arms and armor from many historical eras. A must for any martial artist!
museum | 6/18/2002 5:51:59 PM
HTML Gone Bad
I especially love the "If Architects Had To Work Like Web Designers..." bit.
design / entertainment | 10/24/2002 10:05:45 AM
Trying to find a font I knew I had but didn't remember the name of led me to this site. Two words: Fucking lifesaver. Ok... maybe that's three, but you get the point.
typography | 6/1/2002 11:08:31 PM
Sick of being told what type of wedding you SHOULD have? This is a great alternative to those phone-book sized wedding magazines.
reference | 1/23/2004 7:25:43 AM
Internet Related Technologies
Sometimes the code breaks and your friends are asleep. Where do you turn? Good stuff abounds here.
web development | 9/18/2002 12:45:24 PM
Great place to find out about the latest virus or IM security hole.
web development | 6/6/2002 2:17:13 PM
If you've been wondering where the great Barbie doll picture came from, wonder no more. You can download that and other great pics from this site.
design | 4/24/2002 10:24:56 AM
Jackie Blue is a Knitter too...
I visit a lot of knitting sites, so you'll see them turn up here from time to time. Jackie's got a cool design, knits beautifully and has an awesome nyc resources list. What more could you ask for?
crafts | 6/5/2002 12:19:31 PM
Debunking those "facts" you read in the paper on a daily basis.
news / reference | 8/26/2003 2:54:18 PM
Like an Orb
Discovered through nyc bloggers this has quickly become one of my favorite blogs. Try it... I'm sure you'll like it.
blog | 7/1/2002 12:16:06 PM
A friend of mine has got himself a play! Check out the details on this site.
nyc | 5/6/2002 9:41:08 AM
I hate getting a song stuck in my head, don't you? Here's a good place to find song lyrics so you can sing yourself free.
music | 5/1/2002 10:13:03 AM
Manhattan User's Guide
From their site: MUG is a daily e-mail that keeps you on top of the city...from splashy restaurant openings or wonderful hole-in-the-walls to useful services such as the best moving companies or tailors to the best shopping in town, MUG scouts it out and tells it straight.
nyc | 4/14/2003 11:14:33 AM
McSweeney's Internet Tendency
Funny, great literature.
literature | 5/15/2002 9:42:19 AM
Merriam Webster Online
Online dictionary. 'Nuff said.
reference | 8/8/2003 3:31:21 PM
The name says it all... Reviews of absolutely everything. Indispensable.
entertainment | 5/3/2004 7:44:42 AM
I found this by surfing Ishbadiddle and am totally digging the PhD send up of the lord of the rings. Its funny, go read it.
entertainment | 6/6/2002 3:12:27 PM
a bigger box of crayons
web development | 4/19/2002 8:29:24 PM
A site devoted to music quotes, touring around uncovers some interesting gems.
entertainment | 11/4/2002 8:28:59 AM
National Novel Writing Month
I've signed up to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. I must be high.
writing | 10/26/2002 2:13:06 AM
Retro videogames now in flash. I suck at Pacman.
entertainment | 7/10/2002 1:20:27 PM
The creator of "Sandman" is a human being who writes about computer troubles, goings on about his town, and eating while on the road. In other words, he shows us he;s a live person and not a god (though he is god-like.)
blog | 8/25/2002 1:46:42 PM
New York New Media Job Boards
The title says it all... NYNMA is my second job hunt "click" each day.
job hunt | 4/23/2002 11:37:02 AM
New York Songlines
An amazing concept, this site has fun facts and presents an interesting way to navigate around the city.
travel | 3/5/2003 12:34:46 PM
New York Times Job Market
I'm about to be unemployed, you know.
job hunt | 4/22/2002 9:45:11 AM
NYS Department of Unemployment
I found out you can sign up for your benefits online.
new york | 8/2/2002 11:44:57 AM
What can I say about this site? Great flash movies about being a layed-off dot-comer, funny as all get out movie reviews, recipes, and a "what i learned from tv today" blog thing. Genius. Go waste some time on this site.
entertainment | 12/23/2002 8:05:52 PM
Just lusting after some apparel.
shopping | 4/22/2002 9:46:28 AM
oneword™ is a simple writing exercise.
it is not about learning new words.
nor is it about defining words. the real purpose of this exercise is to alleviate
our natural tendency to edit everything.
once one learns to flow freely in his/her writing, their best material will emerge.
writing | 7/31/2003 10:54:08 AM
One-liners and Proverbs
A nice collection of oneliners, proverbs and other quotes. The computer one-liners section is particularly funny.
reference | 1/6/2004 8:57:55 AM
Oxford English Dictionary Word of the Day
My first visit there, the word was "duh."
reference | 7/13/2002 2:35:34 PM
I love me some Penny Arcade. I just do. These guys are brilliant and hysterical.
comic | 4/24/2002 10:10:13 AM
Another way to find blogs, in particular photoblogs. Just getting started but will be interesting to see how it grows.
blogs | 10/30/2002 9:39:03 AM
Player vs. Player
Part of my "daily read," PVP is one of my favorite comics.
comic | 4/22/2002 9:42:30 AM
Like I need anything else to help me waste time, right? These guys have great addictive games. Be forewarned... you'll wonder where all your time has gone.
games | 8/11/2002 6:40:32 PM
Yet another quotation site.
reference | 2/25/2003 8:26:52 AM
DIY for hipsters and the ultra-cool, the website has a little less to offer than the print mag. Still its worth a look around every now and then.
crafts | 12/14/2002 8:47:20 PM
Refdesk is an index of other reference sites on the web. Its pretty useful and always has the sites I'm looking for but can't remember.
reference | 2/25/2003 8:30:38 AM
Good smart content. Wish I had money to pay for the premium service.
magazine | 5/3/2002 2:04:03 PM
Very nice erotic writing for women.
sex | 9/24/2002 9:07:07 AM
More excellent sex ed.
sex | 5/23/2002 2:56:47 PM
Artist and creator, Wendy Gardner based Scary Stories on the pets in her Tribeca neighborhood. So it begs the questions: Does someone in New York actually have a rooster? And furthermore, was she once violently attacked by said poultry? The answers are: “Yes” and “Yes”. Apparently an old boyfriend once gave Wendy a rooster and it did indeed peck her in the eye. That's got to hurt.
shopping and entertainment | 4/29/2003 11:55:12 AM
Awesomely funny. Go read.
entertainment | 7/10/2002 10:53:06 PM
The more I look into web accessibility, the more I realize how much work I need to do to revamp my sites. Here's another great resource for making sure web sites are accessible to all.
web development | 6/17/2003 9:46:31 AM
Send a Voodoo Curse
One of my friends needed cheering up so I dug up this oldie but goodie for him.
entertainment | 11/26/2002 8:48:46 AM
Girly stuff to lust after.
shopping | 4/23/2002 11:38:20 AM
She's Crafty: Quizzes
Twenty cool quizzes with results to pretty up your blogs with.
entertainment | 8/2/2002 4:07:47 PM
Canadian magazine on living in the digital era which my newstand stopped carrying. I have to settle for the online version instead.
magazine | 4/23/2002 11:41:05 AM
Another song lyrics site, useful for correcting people who make up lyrics.
entertainment | 12/4/2002 2:51:01 PM
I surf a lot and sometimes I find cool stuff I don't know how to describe. This is one of those sites. Go there.
entertainment | 8/16/2002 1:39:34 PM
Still surfing at 3:16 am, must say a lot about my life. Regardless, read the song interpretations. These fans have been doing some work!
entertainment / music | 8/31/2002 2:07:53 AM
South Park Studio
Make your own South Park character using this flash toy.
entertainment | 6/7/2002 5:19:55 PM
Steal These Buttons
Okay... I'm a little late on getting on this trend, but I love these buttons. 80 x 15 fits so nicely in my design, and well, they're consistent. And all designers love consistency. Steal some buttons and show the man some love...
web development | 6/16/2003 9:30:03 AM
Steal These Buttons
Like the buttons on my site? You can find similar ones and a template to make your own at this gem of a site.
web design | 8/8/2003 3:37:34 PM
The Aikido FAQ
Doing a bit of research into my next art, I stumbled on this site. Full of information on the art.
martial arts | 6/20/2002 8:03:25 AM
The Alternative Dictionaries
So you want to curse in Afrikaans? Learn how to say a girl is sexy in Swahili? This site has that.
reference | 5/14/2002 9:32:14 AM
The Container Store
Great storage ideas; necessary in the land of small apartments.
shopping | 7/8/2002 10:02:23 AM
True stories all the time. Wonderful site.
literature | 4/22/2002 9:44:06 AM
The Morning News
Fun read. You should look at this every day. I swear.
entertainment | 2/28/2003 12:53:31 PM
The Morning News Guide to Urban Etiquette: New York City
Thanks to Mike for this one... every non-NY'er could stand to learn the lessons in here
nyc | 9/12/2002 5:36:40 PM
The Museum of Useful Things
A small museum site; head for the online gift shop where you can buy unique gadgets for your home and desk. A personal favorite are the Swim Locker Baskets (baskets are woven steel with pierced front and back panels for aeration).
shopping | 7/8/2002 10:08:10 AM
the NYC Bloggers Map
Shameless plug for one of my sites, I know, but still its about the only place I've been to recently.
blog | 6/4/2002 12:00:05 PM
The Official Berkeley Breathed Website
High School. Outland. College. Disastrous relationship with... oh, wait, yes, Bloom County! Go read up on what Berke's been up to and relive a little of your past.
comics | 8/31/2002 1:30:39 AM
Its, well, the Onion... Oh, just go read it!
humor | 5/10/2002 8:45:34 PM
The Quotations Page
Another reference site for famous quotations, this one has a searchable database of over 15,000 quotations.
Reference | 2/11/2003 7:57:33 AM
The Smoking Gun
Thank JEEBUS for the freedom of information act.
entertainment / news / voyeurism | 12/14/2002 9:16:57 PM
The Straight Dope
Need something proven or debunked? Visit this site and check out some of the answers before you forward that "it happened to a friend of mine" email.
reference | 8/8/2003 3:28:41 PM
The Tattoo Baby Doll Project
Combines two of my passions: needlework and tattoos. Awesome work. While you're there check out the rest of the Dainty site.
needlework | 10/28/2002 10:28:54 AM
The Very Secret Lord of the Rings Diaries
Read them in order and laugh. Nice spoofy send up of the movie. Link blatantly stolen from fellow nyc blogger dr. faustus.
humor | 6/16/2002 12:31:24 PM
The Word Spy
From their site:(Word Spy) is devoted to recently coined words and phrases, and to old words that are being used in new ways. These aren't "stunt words" or "sniglets," but new terms that have appeared multiple times in newspapers, magazines, books, Web sites, and other recorded sources.
reference | 1/23/2004 7:22:27 AM
The World According to Marney
Marney is another fellow snb'er who's got a very fun site. I like checking out the progress on her projects and now I know where to quickly find nyc summer happenings. Peep it!
crafts | 6/7/2002 10:36:28 PM
Another fantastic quote source on the web.
reference | 11/10/2002 1:11:02 PM
I have yet to order from them, but am currently eyeballing the "WTF" and "No, I will not fix your computer" ladies tees. If you ever want to get me a present, this is a good place to start.
shopping | 8/13/2002 12:40:18 AM
Title 9 Sports
Sports related gear for women, this is the one place that I buy heavy duty sports bras that actually work.
shopping | 7/6/2002 4:36:31 PM
T-Shirt Hell: funny and offensive shirts
Warning: some of these are funny, most of them are offensive. I do wish I had the balls to wear the "LOOK AT MY CHEST
WHEN I'M TALKING TO YOU!" t-shirt.
shopping | 5/14/2002 9:45:37 AM
Typography news and articles for those who care way too much.
typography | 4/25/2002 10:50:52 AM
Type whores of the world unite!
typography | 8/8/2003 3:36:08 PM
For the slang challenged or just plain unhip (like me.)
reference | 1/22/2004 6:24:12 AM
Urban Legends Reference Pages
Another handy reference site, this one focuses on debunking urban legends.
reference | 8/8/2003 3:29:49 PM
VB Script Reference at DevGuru
I swear I'm trying to be a better programmer. Hear that Mike, Rich, Matt... I'm trying!
web development | 4/24/2002 10:14:48 AM
VH1's One Hit Wonders
Jesus... half the songs I love are on this list
music | 5/9/2002 11:05:33 PM
entertainment | 9/12/2003 11:19:26 AM
Full of random goodness, my favorite part of this site is the "How To" section. Worth killing some time over.
blog | 6/6/2003 10:22:07 AM
Traffic builder for personal website owners.
blog related | 4/19/2002 8:31:12 PM
I obsessively check the weather when its crazy hot. Somehow I feel better if I know that its supposed to cool down sometime in the following week.
reference | 7/3/2002 10:28:44 AM
Web Standards Project
More goodies for web developers. I'm going for a W3 compliant site next time around.
web development | 6/6/2003 10:40:26 AM
Lots of useful links for web developers.
web development | 6/6/2003 10:31:30 AM
One of my favorite knitters and her amazing site. Be sure to check in daily for her awesome updates.
knitting | 8/8/2003 3:34:56 PM
What High School Stereotype Are You?
I'm an outsider. No duh... Anyway an amusing quiz to while away the time
entertainment | 5/23/2002 10:00:48 AM
Who were you in your last life?
According to this simple form, I was born somewhere in the territory of modern Oceania around the year 1575. I was female and probably a sailor or shoemaker.
entertainment | 7/28/2002 11:26:19 AM
Wil Wheaton Dot Net
OK, I know everyone links to him, but I thought some of his stuff was, well, funny even.
miscellaneous | 5/10/2002 8:46:23 PM
World Wide Web Consortium
These are the "standards" guys. The name kinda says it all.
web development | 6/6/2003 10:32:42 AM
xreferplus is a giant online reference library that provides you with access to 120 reference books. xreferplus includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations, not to mention a range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy and literature to law. thanks to mike for the link.
reference | 10/28/2002 11:22:23 AM