From The Erbo Files
Friday, September 28, 2012

So, John Scalzi got this weird idea to put each letter of the alphabet into his Web browser and see what Autocomplete came up with for each letter. Hmm, wonder what happens if I do that?


A - Agony Unleashed, an EVE Online corporation that specializes in training people to fly PvP. That's one thing I can't do; I may need the class...


B - Billboard.com. This is probably related to that news story I put in Quick Hits about Def Leppard.


C - CaptainAwkward.com. I ran across this advice site via Scalzi, in fact, and it made some interesting reading.


D - Divine Ascension's web site. I'll be wearing one of their T-shirts to the Nightwish concert. Their lead guitarist, Karl Szulik, was the one that mailed it to me all the way from Australia.


E - Wikipedia (from the "en." at the beginning of their domain name meaning the English version). Come on, you know you get sucked into this site, too.


F - Facebook.  Love it or hate it, you can't ignore it.  Zuckered again...


G - Gravatar.com.  I think this beat out Google because I was trying to check something related to my login there.


H - Ham Radio Outlet's Web site.  There's a store not to far from where I live. Last thing I bought from there was a power supply for Sabrina's dad...


I - Second Life's OpenID Web site, id.secondlife.com.  Don't ask me why...


J - Jamie Zawinski's web site.  Old time hacker turned nightclub impresario.  Also in the blogroll.


K - KittyHooch.com, makers of fine high-grade Oregon catnip toys for your cat.  Penny loves it.


L - Lewisiana.nl, a site with essays about C.S. Lewis.  Includes keys to obscure references found in the Space Trilogy (Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, That Hideous Strength).


M - My Coke Rewards.  This must be its way of guilt-tripping me into entering the codes from all those bottle tops, right?


N - Nightwish's Web site.  No explanation necessary. \m/


O - Optical Masters, the office where I get my eye exams and contacts.


P - Popehat.  Though I haven't put it into bookmarks, I still visit it frequently...and even blogrolled it.


Q - Quora.  Amazing, the mileage I've gotten out of some of the answers I've given to questions there...


R - The Raspberry Pi Foundation.  Unsurprising, since I've been visiting it regularly since I decided to plunk down the $35 and get a Model B.  This will no doubt make for some blog material later.


S - Subversion's Web site at Apache.  This stems from the "setup" post I did, where I wanted to get everything linked.  Oddly enough, a friend of mine used to own the actual subversion.com domain...she used it for advertising her goth club, called "Resurrection."


T - The Oatmeal.  Funny as hell, and awesome as hell for raising a shit-ton of money to build a Nikola Tesla museum on the site of his Wardenclyffe laboratory.


U - The Setup (usesthis.com).  They put my aforementioned "setup" post in their "Community" section.  They are awesome; check them out.


V - The old Web site for the Venice Web Communities System at SourceForge.  I really, really, really need to rewrite that one of these days...


W - Wil Wheaton's Web site.  He's just this guy, you know?  Oh, and don't be a dick.


X - XKCD.  I agree with Scalzi here, stick figures ARE awesome.


Y - "You Didn't Build That," a Tumblr site devoted to mocking a certain infamous quote from a certain Hussein al-Chicago.  It seems to have languished recently, though.  Guess the joke has gotten old by now.


Z - ZeroHedge, one of the two sites I depend on for the real lowdown on financial news.


Try it for yourself!

 

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