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Daedalus
 Sunday, January 24 2010 @ 08:40 PM UTC (Read 1902 times)  
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OK ... so I'm failboated*, out of chronospheres and DP, and it's ages 'til new day. The thing is, I'm a bit bored with my other on-line pastimes.

So ... what else do you lot do on line?**

I'm afraid to say my own list is both short and boring. It consists of:

1. Web comics. (For most of these, go to the archives and start from the ... start. Especially #2.)
Dinosaur Comics*** http://www.qwantz.com/index.php
Alien Loves Predator http://alienlovespredator.com
Dilbert (oh look it up yourself)

2. On line Poker
I'm not going to name the site. This isn't meant to be commercial promotion!

3. Freerice http://www.freerice.com
This one is confirmed as a donor on the UN's web site.

4. Distributed Proofreaders http://www.pgdp.net
Volunteers helping to prepare public domain books for Project Gutenberg. http://www.gutenberg.org

So ... help me out. Where else do 'Islanders' have fun on the net?

D.

PS: Dan (or other Mod) I hope I haven't transgressed any forum etiquette by linking other sites here. If so please feel free to delete this post.

* Of course it's a real word. Pffft!
** A measure of decorum here please. At very least nothing illegal.
*** I was sooo chuffed when Dan notified us that Ryan North (author of Dinosaur Comics) was handling the donations. I first found Imp. Island through a link from Dinosaur Comics site.





The lunatics are taking over the asylum! Come with?
 
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monsterzero
 Sunday, January 24 2010 @ 10:01 PM UTC  
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 Sunday, January 24 2010 @ 11:41 PM UTC  
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I share Daedalus's liking for freerice. I have spent many hours there.

Favorite webcomic, Order of the Stick.

I like reference sites:
Gapminder
Wolfram Alpha
This one introduced to me by a fellow Islander
Sometimes I play with this one, though I think it looks cooler than it actually is in practice.


 
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Paul Lo
 Monday, January 25 2010 @ 12:21 AM UTC  
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One thing, very useful/useless/great. www.tvtropes.org

Hope you enjoy.


Yes, I have a dream, of electronic sheeps and linen bedsheets. But that's not the point. Or isn't it?
 
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Ashtu
 Monday, January 25 2010 @ 01:18 AM UTC  
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hmmmm - if you're not too braindead after getting boatfailed......

http://fantasticcontraption.com/ (got cool music, too)
http://incredibots.com/


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Ashtu
 Monday, January 25 2010 @ 01:23 AM UTC  
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Oh, and for those who haven't discovered it yet:

http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=1


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Azhron
 Monday, January 25 2010 @ 05:31 AM UTC  
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Some intriguing webcomics.


www.raizap.com/sdamned/
megatokyo.com
mysticrev.com
succubi.org


 
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Cake Ninja
 Monday, January 25 2010 @ 05:48 AM UTC  
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xkcd. Just xkcd.


 
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Bakemaster
 Monday, January 25 2010 @ 04:24 PM UTC  
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I only read two webcomics regularly - xkcd and Dresden Codak. I spend quite a bit of time on the xkcd message board.

Twitter.

Random food blogs, recipe sites, videojug, etc.

Currently reading:

  • PHP 6 and MySQL 5 for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide by Larry Ullman
    ISBN-10: 032152599X
    ISBN-13: 978-0321525994
  • The Electric Michelangelo by Sarah Hall
    ISBN-10: 0060817240
    ISBN-13: 978-0060817244
  • Candide by Voltaire (Trans. Theo Cuffe)
    ISBN-10: 0143039423
    ISBN-13: 978-0143039426
  • House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski
    ISBN-10: 0375703764
    ISBN-13: 978-0375703768

Aside from that, spending time with my wife, going to class, doing coursework, cooking, eating... We just got a shit-ton of snow, so I'll be doing some snowshoeing on the mountain when the weather clears up a bit. Wrong season for biking. I like splitting wood. I recently listened to the Penny Arcade/PvP D&D podcast on a long road trip. I play clarinet and saxophone sometimes.


Unofficial Improbable Island out-of-character chat is at irc.foonetic.net, channel #iisland - come on by!
 
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Chimental
 Monday, January 25 2010 @ 07:20 PM UTC  
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Lessee...I check 1...2...260 webcomics (LIFE, WHAT LIFE?). I'll share some of the gems.

http://www.gpf-comics.com/ Geeky yet with general humor. Has a sentient slime too (No, not a lawyer).

http://lfgcomic.com/ A bit bloody, but hilarious none then less. You will fall in love with an undead warlock

http://www.sinfest.net/ It has religious humor, (WAIT!) but its also about life in general. Highly recommend.

http://drmcninja.com/ He's a doctor and a ninja. Need I say more?

http://www.johnnywander.com/ A comic about life. Funnier than you think. Buy their Lology shirts. Worth every penny. (Or pound or shilling or whatever.)

http://www.pvponline.com/ Gaming humor that's actually funny. Covers other topics too.

and finally one I recently came upon and I found a character that stole my mask. Mask stealer. Anyway, it's a bit dark and bloody, so skittish ones be warned. Here's http://pd.milkinthepantry.com/


I make the many models of a mutant individual. To make them I use vegetables, animals, and minerals. From robot bugs to zombie bears to many singing barnacles.
 
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