Interesting website

Interesting website

Postby Jack Bennest » Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:28 pm

please use this area if you have a web site you would like people to take a look at


my first choice

http://www.ubyssey.ca/
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Postby jon » Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:50 pm

UBC has done a first-rate job of archiving their publications into PDF files that can be searched by the text they contain. Ubyssey articles from the '40s are even there.

You can search directly from http://www.ubc.ca Or using Google, by prefixing your search by site:www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/ubyssey
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Postby Dan Sys » Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:58 pm

One of my favourite non-radio related sites is "Skyscraper Page" as I've always had a fascination with city skylines. One can spend hours exploring this website by opening up links for each of the top 1400 cities in the world. Architectural details, diagrams, photos, maps, etc. for each structure in that city are provided by clicking on the secondary links.
http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?10=1
Vancouver has the 4th largest concentration of high rise buildings on the planet. Population figures on the list don't do us any justice though as they only include the total within the city limits. However all is not lost as our proud suburb Surrey comes in at #175 on the list.
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Postby Mike Cleaver » Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:29 pm

I can spend hours looking at Google Earth.
Looking at places I've lived or visited and places I'd like to see.
For urban areas, the detail is amazing and they're filling in the blanks all the time.
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Postby Cliff Bashly Kinkade » Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:37 am

www.salon.com
www.adrants.com
www.perezhilton.com (but only so I can figure out what info will fill every break on the local TV and radio morning shows and Buzz's blog) ;)
nudeswithviews.com / where right is never wrong
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Postby Howaboutthat » Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:17 am

Check this one:

www.allmyfaves.com/
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Postby jon » Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:20 am

Very useful site that several friends have told me about. It includes icons and links to hundreds of popular web sites, divided up into sensible categories.

Unfortunately, allmyfaves.ca is not up and running yet, but you may find it interesting to see what web host NetFirms tells you when you haven't built your web site yet....
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Postby Dan Sys » Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:32 pm

I know some of you guys think that people like RadioFan, myself, and others who collect radio station stickers are a bit weird or eccentric, but what about that segment of the population whose hobby consists of collecting license plates?
http://www.worldlicenseplates.com/
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Postby Steve Sanderson » Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:23 pm

Sometimes you might just want to know where people are hanging out,
....For eternity.
http://www.findagrave.com/
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Postby jon » Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:17 pm

Right now, I'd say the two most interesting sites for me personally are:
google.com and .ca
archive.org

Yeah, I know. Everyone knows about Google. But two features that I find useful that most people seem unaware of are:
(1) if you put site:radiowest.ca before your search word(s), you will only be searching radiowest.ca. Not just the discussion forum, but the complete site. And, for over 90% of the web sites on this planet, site: gives you a better Search facility than the one provided by the web site itself. You can also be more selective on most sites. For example, site:vancouvertop40radio.com/Station%20Selection/CKWX/1958/ will allow you to search for songs on the 1958 CKWX charts.

(2) if you use google.ca instead of google.com AND remember to select Pages from Canada, you are more likely to find Canadian web sites. It is far from perfect, but it sure beats doing a normal google search.

Archive.org is really quite interesting, as it tries to create a Time Machine, which they call The Wayback Machine, where you can hop on board and see almost any Web site as it existed on specific days in the past. I haven't really looked, but I'm sure you cannot Google or use any other Search engine for a specific day in history. And I seem to recall that Google does not include pages from Archive.org in its search engine. Archive.org does, however, have some rudimentary tools that let you find all files in a particular URL "folder".

Also, be patient, as it takes them a while to find all the graphics that makes your page look right. And sometimes, they never stored all the graphics because the Web site was too slow back when they collected this material.

As an example, here is Edmonton's Power 92 web site as it existed on January 25, 1999. You even get to see Mr. Maynard dance The Dork. http://web.archive.org/web/199901250915 ... wer92.com/
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