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Art and Design

Art, Artists, and Design Collectives:
20 Years Later (amusing digital art inspired by childhood drawings)  | 500px (eclectic photography and composites) |  Amy Brown (fairies, fairies, and more fairies)  |  Amy Heiden (urban ruins, photoessays)  |  Angelarium (surreal angels)  |  Artnau (random eclectic)  |  Art Station (eclectic)  |  Bogi Fabian (glowing art)  |  Clyde Butcher (B&W photography)  |  Daniel Danger (dark illustrations)  |  Datamancer  (high-end steampunk designs)  |  Élian Black’Mor  (dark concept art)  |  Fantasywire (elaborate wire sculptures) |  Hendy Lie (amphibian and insect macro photography)  |  HGJ Art (surreal concept art)  |  Kelly Images (macro photography)  |  Liransz (surreal dark characters)  |  Lissy Laricchia (miscellaneous surrealism)  |  Mechanical Mirage (steampunk concept art)  |  Mihoko Ogaki  (light-based installations)  |  Poppleton Portraits (art and fantasy photography)  |  the Mystical World of Mushrooms (macro photography) |  Victoria Francés (dark-themed illustration)  |  Wallpapers Wide  (eclectic monitor backgrounds)  |  Worth 1000  (eclectic composites)  |

Applications and Tools:
Google Deep Dream (surreal image generator) The Rasterbator  (DIY printing for large format posters)  |

COMPUTER AND INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES

Operating Systems:
Android (phone and tablet platforms)  |  Linux Mint (multiple platforms)  |  Ubuntu Linux (multiple platforms)  |  UNetBootIn (tool for setting up Linux USB drives)  |

Web Browsers:
Chrome (+portable) | Firefox (+portable) | Opera (+portable)  |

E-mail:
Thunderbird (full-featured e-mail client)  |

Other Recommended Software:
7zip, IZarc (archive managers)  |  Adobe, Expert,  Xpdf, Foxit (PDF readers)   |  Calibre (e-book conversion and management)  |  IB, IR, CDBXP, CDRTFE (CD/DVD utilities)  |  DaemonTools (drive emulation)  |  Eraser, DBAN (media sanitization)  |  GnuPG, VeraCrypt (media encryption)  |  FileZilla (FTP client and server)  |  Metapad, NPEx, N++ (text editors)  |  KDiff3, WinMerge (text editors that compare files)  |  ICY Hexplorer (hex editor)  |  LibreOffice,  Openoffice (free full-featured office productivity suites)  |  Exiftool (image metadata viewer)  |  Audacity (audio editor)  |  Xrecode, Cuetools (audio album management)  |  Super (audio/video converter)  |  Spek (audio spectrum analyzer)  |  Winamp (audio player)  |  VLC (video player)  |  OpenWRT (router software)  |  NetMeter, NSL (bandwidth monitors) |  Stellarium (astronomy software)  |  StudioTax (Canadian tax return software, no cost, fully CRA endorsed)  |  eBay Negative/Neutral Feedback (check to verify a seller’s history before buying)  |

Tech Blogs and IT News Outlets:
Ars Technica (sci/tech news)  |  Cryptome (policy/infosec)  |  Full Disclosure Mailing List (infosec)  |  Krebs on Security (infosec)  |  Schneier on Security (infosec)  |  Slashdot (sci/tech news)  |   TechARP (sci/tech news)  |  The Register UK (sci/tech news)  |  Tom’s Hardware (tech info and reviews)  |

GamING

Contemporary PC Gaming:
Game Banshee (general interest)  |  IGN (general interest)  |

Obsolete PC games:
|  *DOSbox* (emulator to make DOS games work on a modern PC) Abandonia (classic PC gaming)  |  Classic PC  (classic PC gaming)  |  DOS Gamer (old DOS games)  |  DOS Games Archive  (more old DOS games)  |  Home of the Underdogs (old PC games)  |

Science and Engineering

Electronics:
Adafruit (supplier/designer)  |  Aaroncake (circuits)  |  Battery University (how battery technologies work)  |  Budget Light Forum (flashlights, LEDs)  |  Candle Power Forums (flashlights, LEDS, lasers)  |  Discover Circuits (example circuits database)  |  Electronics Club (introductory electronics)  |  Flashlight Wiki (info on flashlights, LEDs, battery tech, chargers)  |  Hack A Day (eclectic DIY builds)  |  Laser Pointer Forums (lasers)  |  Learning Electronics (introductory electronics)  |  Learn How to Solder (tutorial)  |  LED Resistor and Voltage Wizard  |  NPTEL India Free University Lectures  |  Sam Engström’s Resistor/CMOS info  |  Sci.Electronics.Repair FAQ  |  Solarforce Tactical (flashlights and LEDs supplier)  |

Geology:
AG’s Mineral Gallery  |  MinDat Online Mineral Database

Applications and Tools:
Public Lab Desktop Spectrometry Kit  |  UWM Paper Spectroscope (plus 3-per-page version for classroom use)  |  Foldscope Paper Microscope  |

MUSICIANS AND BAND LINKS

A Tribe Called Red  |  Abney Park  |  Absurd Minds  |  Adele  |  Advent Sleep  |  Adversus  |  Aeon Sable  |  Aesma Daeva  |  Aesthetic Perfection  |  Age of Heaven  |  Aïboforcen  |  Alestorm  |  Alice Cooper  |  Alien Sex Fiend  |  All Living Fear  |  Amber Asylum  |  Amdusica  |  And Also the Trees  |  And One  |  Anders Manga  |  Android Lust  |  |  Anne Clark  |  Antoinette’s Head  |  Apoptygma Berzerk  |  Arven  |  ASP  |  Assemblage 23  |  Ataraxia  |  AtticDown  |  Aurelio Voltaire  |  Autumn  |  Ayria  |  Azar Swan  |  Balligomingo  |  Basshunter  |  Battery  |  Bauhaus  |  Beborn Beton  |  Belisha  |  Bella Morte  |  Bigod20  |  Birthday Massacre  |  Bjork  |  Black Tape for a Blue Girl  |  Blackmore’s Night  |  Blood of Roses  |  Bloodflowerz  |  Blutengel  |  Bow Ever Down  |  Butterfly Messiah  |  Camouflage  |  Canis Lupus  |  Carl Orff  |  Cassandra Complex  |  Cauda Pavonis  |  Céleste Noir  |  Chambers of Morbid  |  Charnel House  |  Christian Death  |  Claire Voyant  |  Clan of Xymox  |  Cocteau Twins  |  Collide  |  Colony 5  |  Combichrist  |  Corde Oblique  |  Corvus Corax  |  Covenant  |  Cranberries  |  Creedence Clearwater Revival  |  Cruachan  |  Cruxshadows  |  Crystal Castles  |  Cure  |  Dark Moor  |  Darkhaus  |  Das Ich  |  David Bowie  |  Dead Can Dance  |  Dead Poets Society  |  Deathwatch Beetle Repairman  |  Deep Red  |  Dein Schatten  |  Deine Lakaein  |  Delain  |  Delight  |  Delerium  |  Delphinium  |  Depeche Mode  |  Deuxvolt  |  De/Vision  |  Die Form  |  Die Krupps  |  Die Laughing  |  Diorama  |  Dire Straits  |  Diva Destruction  |  DJ Mystik  |  Dolor  | Draconian Incubus  |  Dreamside  |  Dronning Maud Land  |  Dropkick Murphys  |  Dulce Liquido  |  E Nomine  |  Echo and the Bunnymen  |  Edenbridge  |  Ego Likeness  |  Eisenfunk  |  Electric Six  |  Ellie Goulding  |  Elysian Fields  |  Emilie Autumn  |  Enya  |  Erben der Schöpfung  |  Evil’s Toy  |  Faith and the Muse  |  Fields of the Nephilim  |  Flesh Field  |  Flogging Molly  |  Florian Grey  |  Front 242  |  Front Line Assembly  |  Frozen Plasma  |  Funker Vogt  |  Great Big Sea  |  H. Runedance / Nebelhexë  |  Heather Alexander  |  Hedningarna  |  Heimataerde  |  Helalyn Flowers  |  Helium Vola  |  Icon of Coil  |  Ikon  |  Inkubus Sukkubus  |  Isenngard  |  Jack Off Jill  |  Joy Division  |  Juno Reactor  |  KMFDM / MDFMK  |  Kompressor  |  Lacrimosa  |  Lacuna Coil  |  Ladytron  |  Libitina  |  London After Midnight  |  Malice Mizer  |  Mankind is Obselete  |  Megaherz  |  Mephisto Walz  |  Mortiis  |  Neuroticfish  |  New Model Army  |  Nightwish  |  Ost+Front  |  Ozzy Osbourne  |  Paul McCartney  |  Peter Murphy  |  Poets of the Fall  |  Project Pitchfork  |  Pseudo Echo  |  Qntal  |  Rammstein  |  Rasputina  |  Red Army Choir  |  Red Hot Chili Peppers  |  REM  |  Rotersand  |  Saltatio Mortis  |  Samsas Traum  |  Sex Pistols  |  Siouxsie & the Banshees  |  Smashing Pumpkins  |  Star Industry  |  Steeleye Span  |  Suicide Commando  |  Switchblade Symphony  |  Tarja Turunen  |  The Clash  |  The Cult  |  The Doors  |  The EverDead  |  The Sounds  |  The Tea Party  |  Theatre of Tragedy  |  This Ascension  |  Tsunami Bomb  |  Unheilig  |  Unto Ashes  |  Vangelis  |  Verdi  |  VNV Nation  |  Vox Celesta  |  Weltenbrand  |  Within Temptation  |  Wolfe Tones  |  Wolfsheim  |  Zeromancer  |