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Offramps 20-39: Software & Resources


Of course, I don't spend all of my time on there are many great websites out there with interesting content, great designs, useful resources... throw in a few of my co-workers sites, YouTube channels, and "must visits," and you get a pretty good idea of how I roll on 'net.

As you can see, I tapped deep into my road geekiness for the design of these pages.

Internet Archive Link 20: Internet Archive

Here is a true resource. You can see what your favorite website looked like in 2009, 2004, 2001, 1999, 1996...

Electronic Frontier Foundation: Defending Freedom in the Digital World Link 21: Electronic Frontier Foundation: Defending Freedom in the Digital World

An organization that defends freedom of speech in the digital age.

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Link 22: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A popular and versatile resource. Articles can be created and edited by anyone (for better or worse).

Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia Link 22A: Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia

There are many 'Wiki's out there; this one is a spoof of Wikipedia itself.

Reddit: Totally Not Robots Link 23A: Reddit: Totally Not Robots

Robots pretending to be humans. No robots trying to take over the world here, just us fleshbags! Can anyone help me read this captcha? **beep boop**

Google Link 24: Google

"Don't be evil." :)

Googlism Link 24A: Googlism

Taps the power of to tell you what it/Google/the-Internet-at-large thinks about who/what/whenever you type into the search box.

Google Sightseeing Link 24B: Google Sightseeing

Interesting pictures captured from Google's satellite images.

Truth or Fiction (.com) Link 25: Truth or Fiction (.com)

A useful site to debunk rumors that spread through e-mail and social media.

TeknoAXE Royalty Free Music Link 26: TeknoAXE Royalty Free Music

Don't use copyrighted music for your videos! TeknoAXE licenses under Creative Commons.

YouTube Downloader Link 27: YouTube Downloader

A good resource that lets you save any YouTube video to your heard drive as an MP4 file. Those movies won't stay online forever, after all.

Computer Stupidities Link 29: Computer Stupidities

Think you don't know anything about computers? The people in these stories will make you feel like a genius! Link 30:

A great source of free software ("free beer" AND/OR "free speech").

Audacity (sound editing program) Link 31: Audacity (sound editing program)

My primary audio editing program. New features are added frequently and users can send feedback.

Notepad2: Replacement for Windows' Notepad Application Link 32: Notepad2: Replacement for Windows' Notepad Application

Notepad2 (no points for naming the program) is just as fast as Windows' "Notepad," but actually has some features!

GIMP: The GNU Image Manipulation Program Link 33: GIMP: The GNU Image Manipulation Program

The most powerful open source image editor there is. A capable replacement for Photoshop.

7-Zip File Archiver Link 37: 7-Zip File Archiver

7-zip is like a GNU-licensed WinZip. Very fast and flexible. Good for encryption too.

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