Here are some interesting links that you may want to check out.
The following are a list of my friends. This list is sorted in alphabetical order. Please contact me you're my friend and you have a website which I don't know about. I would love to add it to the list.
- Chris Jodoin (filmmaker): http://www.mercius.ca/
- Kathryn Amenta (musician and teacher): http://inquisiturient.blogspot.com/
- Lindsey Kettel (traveller and backpacker): http://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/adventuresoflindsey/
- Phil Lam (engineer, musician and photographer): http://www.radiophilic.com/
- Pris (artist and musician): http://xenofelidae.deviantart.com/
I think the following sites provide valuable information in certain areas of technology and could be a valuable resource to many people.
- Beyond Logic has a lot of information on interfacing your computer to external hardware: http://www.beyondlogic.org/
- fpga4fun.com has some great information on FPGAs and cheap FPGA boards: http://www.fpga4fun.com/
As a increasingly global community steps into an increasingly advanced era, we really need to pool our resources together to better solve some of our biggest problems. It is incredible to have so many people in so many areas collaborate on a global scale on free software which help fill some of the difficult niches.
- My favourite Linux distribution is Debian (although it has its quirks): http://www.debian.org/
- OpenOffice seems to be the ubiquitous free "office" solution: http://www.openoffice.org/
- DJ Delorie has done a lot for the software community. You can find his website here: http://www.delorie.com/
Wait, what? You knew there was free software, but free hardware too? As a matter of fact, yes! The following are banks of designs submitted by many people and are quite useful to pull ideas from or to browse through.
- Open Collector has a good collection of electronic designs and database of design software: http://www.opencollector.org/
- OpenCores collects IP cores and designs for FPGAs: http://www.opencores.org/
I think that cycling is a great method of transportation in large cities like Toronto. These are a few links which I found extremely helpful as a cyclist.
- Sheldon Brown has some great bike wisdom and cycling humour: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/
- Join the Toronto Cyclists Union to be in the loop with new bike happenings and events in Toronto: http://bikeunion.to/
- Bikechain has been an indispensable resource for me when I was in undergrad. They offer help and tutelage to everyone: http://bikechain.utoronto.ca/
I believe that if you immerse yourself in greatness, you can't help but to be great. The following are a list of pages which I have found to be greatly inspirational to me.
- For a good mix of inspriation, technology and homour, you should check out TED talks: http://www.ted.com/talks
- Nothing makes your day better then singing along with Raffi: Search YouTube for Raffi
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