Links to External Web Sites

Link: 195 Free Online Programming Books

Link195 Free Online Programming Books - From Ada to XML. But first, know the practical theory.


Link: GTA Bike Retailers

LinkGTA Bike Retailers - This is an awesome and thorough list of Greater Toronto Area bike shops.


Link: The Worst President in History?

LinkThe Worst President in History? - Here's an excerpt from this Rolling Stone cover story.

The president came to office calling himself "a uniter, not a divider" and promising to soften the acrimonious tone in Washington. He has had two enormous opportunities to fulfill those pledges: first, in the noisy aftermath of his controversial election in 2000, and, even more, after the attacks of September 11th, when the nation pulled behind him as it has supported no other president in living memory. Yet under both sets of historically unprecedented circumstances, Bush has chosen to act in ways that have left the country less united and more divided, less conciliatory and more acrimonious -- much like James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson and Herbert Hoover before him. And, like those three predecessors, Bush has done so in the service of a rigid ideology that permits no deviation and refuses to adjust to changing realities. Buchanan failed the test of Southern secession, Johnson failed in the face of Reconstruction, and Hoover failed in the face of the Great Depression. Bush has failed to confront his own failures in both domestic and international affairs, above all in his ill-conceived responses to radical Islamic terrorism. Having confused steely resolve with what Ralph Waldo Emerson called "a foolish consistency . . . adored by little statesmen," Bush has become entangled in tragedies of his own making, compounding those visited upon the country by outside forces.

I'm not gonna say I told you so.


Link: LINUX Guide for newbies

LinkLINUX Guide for newbies - This guy put together a neat little guide for those making the jump from Windows to Linux. I've been running Fedora Core 5 in a virtual machine with the intention of blowing Windows XP out of the water for good. If one more family member calls me because their PC is choking on viruses, spyware or XP's excessive weight, I'm dropping by with an FC5 disc in hand. I will never purchase a Microsoft license again, so help me God.


My Link of the Day

Mike's Link of the DayLog Driver's Waltz - Wow, does watching this bring back memories. This song used to bounce around in my head as a kid. Purely beautiful Canadian nostalgia makes me smile.


My Link of the Day

Mike's Link of the DayGoogle Calendar - I've been playing with this new feature from Google all day. I'm dropping Sunbird and switching to this one. It's very easy to maintain, full of Googly Ajax-ness and standards compliant. If you're currently using Outlook, Yahoo! or another calendar app, learn how to import your data into Google.


My Link of the Day

Mike's Link of the DayDana Porter all lit up for Exams - During exams at the University of Waterloo, students pulled a neat prank at the Dana Porter Library.


My Link of the Day

Mike's Link of the Day1986 World Series Game Six Re-enacted in RBI Baseball - This is my favourite link in quite some time. It's a classic ball game recreated in an old favourite. Sweet.


My Link of the Day

Mike's Link of the DayThe Simpsons Movie Trailer - This is the teaser trailer you've read about. Ex-cel-lent.


My Link of the Day

Mike's Link of the DayUrgo's 2006 list of April Fool's Jokes on Websites - Today is the day sites pull pranks. You may read about the Google Browser, the retirement of Manny Ramirez or the Chef hoax. This site tracks them all.



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