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Once again, I'm looking for useful websites - specifically places that are good reference sites as well as letting you keep track of your own info.

My favorite examples are www.boardgamegeek.com and www.librarything.com - both great sources for information on games and books respectively plus they let you catalog your own collections (and boardgamegeek recently expanded to cover RPGs as well via www.geekdo.com .) www.imdb.com and www.tv.com are great references, but I don't have any use for them beyond that.

Three others I've started playing with are:

http://www.last.fm - sort of a mixture between Pandora and music based social network. As you play your music, it collects and catalogs it. It can use you collection to make recommendation and point you to people with similar music tastes. It will also let you know about upcoming events with your bands or similar groups. As a cataloging tool it isn't that great, but I've still been having fun with it. Does anyone else use it?

http://www.tourfilter.com/philadelphia - [livejournal.com profile] bertana pointed me to this one. Give it a list of groups you are interested in and it will let you know when they will be playing in your area. It only covers a few metro areas (it started in Boston) and still feels like a small operation, but it catches more shows then it misses.

http://www.gurulib.com - Primarily a cataloging site for music, movies, books and video games. It also tries to be a social network, but I don't see much use in that part. It has a decent interface for taking bar codes and looking up the items via Amazon. When I was looking to catalog our CDs it was the best I could find that met the requirements of free, on-line and export-able. And a good thing I could export it - it went down for a few weeks with no communications not long after I got our music on-line. I still plan to use for our movies, unless something better comes along.

Does anyone have any other examples? Favorites? On any of the above? (I'm always looking for people to "friend" on them)
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Once again, I'm looking for useful websites - specifically places that are good reference sites as well as letting you keep track of your own info.

My favorite examples are www.boardgamegeek.com and www.librarything.com - both great sources for information on games and books respectively plus they let you catalog your own collections (and boardgamegeek recently expanded to cover RPGs as well via www.geekdo.com .) www.imdb.com and www.tv.com are great references, but I don't have any use for them beyond that.

Three others I've started playing with are:

http://www.last.fm - sort of a mixture between Pandora and music based social network. As you play your music, it collects and catalogs it. It can use you collection to make recommendation and point you to people with similar music tastes. It will also let you know about upcoming events with your bands or similar groups. As a cataloging tool it isn't that great, but I've still been having fun with it. Does anyone else use it?

http://www.tourfilter.com/philadelphia - [livejournal.com profile] bertana pointed me to this one. Give it a list of groups you are interested in and it will let you know when they will be playing in your area. It only covers a few metro areas (it started in Boston) and still feels like a small operation, but it catches more shows then it misses.

http://www.gurulib.com - Primarily a cataloging site for music, movies, books and video games. It also tries to be a social network, but I don't see much use in that part. It has a decent interface for taking bar codes and looking up the items via Amazon. When I was looking to catalog our CDs it was the best I could find that met the requirements of free, on-line and export-able. And a good thing I could export it - it went down for a few weeks with no communications not long after I got our music on-line. I still plan to use for our movies, unless something better comes along.

Does anyone have any other examples? Favorites? On any of the above? (I'm always looking for people to "friend" on them)
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My most favorite artist has a new book coming out. It has been a long time coming and its release has been pushed back several times, so it help make up for it they have put a 200 page preview of the entire book on-line.
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My most favorite artist has a new book coming out. It has been a long time coming and its release has been pushed back several times, so it help make up for it they have put a 200 page preview of the entire book on-line.
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Something a little different for you knitters out there:

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5197504§ion_id=5395372

http://www.sarahillenberger.com/sz_mag2.html
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Something a little different for you knitters out there:

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5197504§ion_id=5395372

http://www.sarahillenberger.com/sz_mag2.html

Some links

Aug. 11th, 2008 06:32 pm
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A few links I've promised folks during Pennsic.

Wholesale wood craft pieces (where I got the pieces for my four player backgammon sets)
http://www.craftparts.com
For local folks, I will be placing another order later this week.

The tiny url to Sonja Musser's Dissertation on Alfonso X's Book of Games
http://tinyurl.com/6syt4c (6 MB PDF file)

And finally a link to all my class handouts:
http://www.knauer.org/mike/sca/classes/
I still need to write up and add a cheat sheet for Gleek, but I think that is the only thing missing.

Some links

Aug. 11th, 2008 06:32 pm
mikekn: (Avatar)
A few links I've promised folks during Pennsic.

Wholesale wood craft pieces (where I got the pieces for my four player backgammon sets)
http://www.craftparts.com
For local folks, I will be placing another order later this week.

The tiny url to Sonja Musser's Dissertation on Alfonso X's Book of Games
http://tinyurl.com/6syt4c (6 MB PDF file)

And finally a link to all my class handouts:
http://www.knauer.org/mike/sca/classes/
I still need to write up and add a cheat sheet for Gleek, but I think that is the only thing missing.

Space Beans

Jul. 9th, 2008 10:22 am
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So we've been trying to figure out what SF movie or show this Space Bean card is from.
Cut for space )

Space Beans

Jul. 9th, 2008 10:22 am
mikekn: (Meeples)
So we've been trying to figure out what SF movie or show this Space Bean card is from.
Cut for space )
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Ok, this sounds too good to miss (even if it is right after Pennsic)

Not The Messiah (He's A Very Naughty Boy)
http://www.manncenter.org/calendar/view.asp?id=10046423

(Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] riversol for finding it)
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Ok, this sounds too good to miss (even if it is right after Pennsic)

Not The Messiah (He's A Very Naughty Boy)
http://www.manncenter.org/calendar/view.asp?id=10046423

(Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] riversol for finding it)
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Coming eventually: Diablo III
http://www.blizzard.com/diablo3/
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Coming eventually: Diablo III
http://www.blizzard.com/diablo3/
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Psychology Today has posted the highlights of an interview with George Carlin that took place earlier this month.
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Psychology Today has posted the highlights of an interview with George Carlin that took place earlier this month.
mikekn: (Just me)
Hi folks!

The science store where [livejournal.com profile] violet_amy works has just opened their webstore:
Spectrum Scientifics

Check it out and spread the word :)
mikekn: (Just me)
Hi folks!

The science store where [livejournal.com profile] violet_amy works has just opened their webstore:
Spectrum Scientifics

Check it out and spread the word :)
mikekn: (Just me)

Awesome Lego chess set
mikekn: (Just me)

Awesome Lego chess set

Good cause

Apr. 4th, 2008 12:51 pm
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My friend [livejournal.com profile] oaken_glen is going to be walking in the Philadelphia 3-Day to support breast cancer research. You should all go and support her.

Good cause

Apr. 4th, 2008 12:51 pm
mikekn: (Just me)
My friend [livejournal.com profile] oaken_glen is going to be walking in the Philadelphia 3-Day to support breast cancer research. You should all go and support her.
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[livejournal.com profile] danabren was just told about: http://gluten-freerecipes.blogspot.com/ and I figure you two (and maybe others) would want to know about it as well (assuming you don't know about it already).
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