Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Nearing Zero - Freeware cartoons for non-comercial use

Nearing Zero is a very nice find for the webmasters trying to spice up their pages. It's a website full of freeware comics, free to be used on any website, as long as they're for non-profit purposes. You can't sell them but you can display them. You can freely take them and put them on your page, bookmark the website and come back for more to change your daily/weekly comic. I don't have to tell you how nice this is. There are hundreds of cartoons on that website so you should be able to use them for quite a while ;).

If you do use them though, have mercy on the owner's bandwith and don't hotlink.

You can find them at http://www.nearingzero.net/

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Retro Future - how your grandpa saw the year 2000

A very nice find for the sci-fi loving gentlemen, Retro Future offers a small collection of articles (24 to be exact), detailing a few of the dreams that people had in the past about our current times. You can take as example the 93,000 people that were on the Pan-Am waiting lists for flights to the Moon, the US Postmaster`s declaration that the time for mail carried by rockets had come, and so on.

Again, not a website to come back to very often, but a good way to spend half an hour and maybe bookmark.

My score:
Graphics: 3/5
Useful information: 4/5
Enjoyment factor: 3/5
Comunity: N/A

Final score: 3.34/5 (Worth visiting)

You can find them at http://www.retrofuture.com/

Saturday, August 12, 2006

The Forbidden Library: Banned books

I recently found a very interesting website about censored books from the entire world. It's called The Forbidden Library and it features a large number of books that we're banned or challenged in different countries of the world as having a bad influence.

I'll quote a few hilarious titles just to show you how some governments can think:

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Banned in China (1931) for portraying animals and humans on the same level, "Animals should not use human language."
  • The Call of the Wild, by Jack London, Banned in Italy (1929), Yugoslavia (1929), and burned in Nazi bonfires (1932). Who knew Nazis didn't like sled dogs?
  • Hamlet. William Shakespeare, Banned in Ethiopia (1978)
  • The Martian Chronicles. Ray Bradbury. Challenged at the Haines City, Fla. High School (1982) for profanity and the use of God's name in vain. Challenged at the Newton-Conover, N.C. High School (1987) as supplemental reading due to profanity. Challenged at the Gatlinburg-Pittman, Tenn. High School (1993) due to profanity.
Well, you get the picture. Maybe it's not really a website to come back every day, but it's an interesting read anyway and well worth studying.

My score:
Graphics: 2/5
Useful information: 5/5
Enjoyment factor: 4/5
Comunity: N/A

Final score: 3.67/5 (Worth visiting)

You can find them at

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


This is one of my favorite gaming related websites. Not for the game reviews, downloads or other game related information you might find or not there. The best thing about CAD are the comics. I absolutely love Tim's work. If you`re a computer geek or hardcore gamer you can be sure you'll enjoy his work. First time i accidently found his website i spent hours watching all his comics.

If you have some free time on your hands or you're simply stuck at work make sure you check them out. As an added bonus you can also find some news,previews and reviews for all the gaming platforms, ranging from PC to Nintendo DS. If you're just looking for a website with the best game information you're probably better off going to GameSpy, but if you're looking for some laughs and a nice comunity be sure to check out their comics and their forum (~14,000 members and ~1,2 million posts)

My score:
Graphics: 4/5
Useful information: 3/5
Enjoyment factor: 5/5
Comunity: 5/5

Final score: 4.25/5 (Addictive)

You can find them at: http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Link Review

Strange feeling this is. I feel like i should write something stupid or noobish for my first blog, so that when i look back months or years from now, I'll be able to point the finger, laugh and say, "I certainly evolved since then!". Well, I'm pretty sure I'll feel stupid, no matter what I write now, so here goes ;).

As the name of the blog says, the idea behind it is to review the most interesting links I can find on the web.If you have a website that you want to share with my reade... errr ... future readers, feel free to drop me a line and I`ll have a look. Big or small, I see no reason to exclude a website from my list, as long as the potential is there and it appeals to a larger audience.