There's a new pet in town.  
Puppy Linux
Yes, this is yet another Linux distribution. What's different here is that Puppy is extraordinarily small, yet quite fully featured. Puppy boots into a ramdisk, and that's it, the whole caboodle runs in RAM. Unlike live CD distributions that have to keep pulling stuff off the CD, Puppy in his entirety loads into RAM. This means that most applications start in the blink of an eye and respond to user input instantly.

What does Puppy boot off?  
Anything! My "first take" with installing Puppy was on a tiny USB flash card, as I really like the idea of having all my personal data and the operating system in something that I can carry in a shirt pocket or wallet.

I am gradually testing Puppy booting off different media, and Puppy gets a unique name for each. flash-Puppy boots off a flash card (or any USB storage media) and live-Puppy is a live-CD, that is, Puppy boots directly from the CD just like Knoppix (with the most important difference that once Puppy has booted the CD drive is free for other uses!). is a simple tool created to ease and facilitate the transfer of various files from you to another. A tool intended to eliminate the need for unwieldy FTP programs for file share or frustrating email problems with attachments.  
Most important, it's intended to be a simple and easy to use tool for the average internet user.  
ScienceDirect® is the essential information resource for millions of scientists around the world.  
ScienceDirect is the world's largest electronic collection of science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information.  
Investing in ScienceDirect means investing in an evolving solution, and you will find us a reliable partner.  
Since its launch in 1997, ScienceDirect has evolved from a web database of Elsevier journals to one of the world's largest providers of scientific, technical and medical (STM) literature
The Chatting AIM Bot
An awesome site that lets you put in a friend's screenname, choose a persona and age, and then have an extremely realistic (read- poor spelling and all lower case) AIM bot of that persona (i.e. Ashley, 18 year old female from California) chat with your friend.  
Plus, the transcript gets sent to you, so you can laugh or even blackmail your friend over what was said to the bot. Oh, and if you choose not to blackmail them- they'll never know because the bot won't tell.  
These bots have been able to fool two of our very own Linkfilter-ers, may I add
Free Sheet Music
a worldwide directory for many instruments + useful links for musicians
Good or bad, these are the essential elements of a man's universe. Click and learn. Our researchers haven't discovered all the elements, so if you think of one, help us complete the chart. Requires FLASH.  
From Main site is HERE  
Looks pretty complete to me, but possibly NSFW!
AbiWord 2.0.12
AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft Word. It is suitable for typing papers, letters, reports, memos, etc. It is designed to integrate perfectly with the operating system it runs on. It will take advantage of the functionality provided by the system, such as image loading or printing capabilities.  
AbiWord v2.0.12 ChangeLog  
The history of the days of the week is an interesting and peculiarly human one. It is closely intertwined with the advancement of mankind through the centuries. Click on the links below to find the history of a particular day or read through the entire site by clicking on the "next page" links at the bottom of each page.
Our collection of free forms includes several hundred legal related forms and sample form letters covering many subjects.  
Although most forms listed here are free, some marked with"$" indicate forms that require a small payment.
Paint.NET is a senior design project aided by a mentor at Microsoft. It is a paint program designed entirely by students and written using Microsoft's .NET Framework. The program makes it easier to create and edit photos. It maintains some of the best features of the original MS-Paint application and includes new, powerful tools such as a history storage for undos and redos, and powerful multi-layering which is often seen only in high-quality, expensive photo-applications.
" It was more than thirty years ago when I last experimented with photography in infrared. Too much hassle: special film handling, black-and-white processing, inability to evaluate results (and adjust settings) until the whole roll was exposed and pictures were printed...  
Now this has changed. Due to the arrival of digital photography, we can take infrared pictures whenever we please, mixing them with "normal" ones, and see results on the spot, tweaking the settings to our hearts' desires...  
All depends, of course, on how your camera sensor array reacts to the infrared — and, depending on the filter you are using, to the far red end of the visible spectrum."  
Fun! I'm always scared of using filters. They never work right for me, and in the end I end up more removed from what I wanted. This tutorial (and attached links) has helped a lot not only in shooting with IR, but some basics as well.
This is a selection of classic books available for download. Most are classics, either by virtue of their age or their quality - which is which I`ll have to leave you to decide......  
Most of the older books are hosted here at Voidspace, the rest are hosted on other servers. If you like e-books then don`t forget to check out the other sections - you`ll find a selection of classic sci-fi, a large library of spiritual, science and philosophy texts - not to mention some stories and pages on writers like William Gibson, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman and more.
Alchemy is a complex subject with many different interconnected aspects. Many people still only think of the quest of the philosophers' stone to change base metals into gold. On this web site you will be able to explore the riches of alchemical texts, some of which are wonderful works of allegorical literature, delve into its amazing, beautiful and enigmatic symbolism, and ponder its underlying hermetic philosophy, which holds a picture of the interconnection of the Macrocosm and Microcosm.  
Comprehensive site.
This site will run an email list for you for free. I've seen it in use before, and it works. If I recall correctly, it's easier to use than a "Yahoo Group".  
This one's for shigpit, if he's lazy. ;p