environment and sustainability
www.lowimpact.org | courses, books, paints, insulation, solar hot water etc. and free information sheets about planet friendly living (~ I worked there part-time for 11 years)
www.greenandaway.org | delightful outdoor eco conference venue (~ I volunteered there for part of 7 summers)
www.downsizer.net | a sort of magazine/forums site about simpler, more environmentally friendly living (~they emailed me, and I liked their site)
www.greenparty.org.uk | a political party for social justice, peace, and sustainability (~ I’m a member, and stood for parliament at the 2005 general election as a Green Party candidate.)
Stroud Green Party | branch of the above for Stroud, the place where I live
Join the Phone Coop for cheap ethically provided phone and broadband services.
sustainable holidays and outdoors
A good place to buy a tent, yurt or tipi: world tents | a company run at Redfield Community by a very knowledgeable and nice guy.
wikipedia | democratic encyclopaedic guide to everything (~ it’s my reference work of choice these days)
financial times currency converter | jolly useful for, err, converting from one currency to another
radio 4 listen again (~ for my daily archers fix)
permaculture magazine (~ my favourite magazine)
a to b magazine (~ my other favourite magazine)
nominet | uk domain registry (~ find out who owns that .co.uk or .org.uk domain name)
syncback pro backup software | I’m very impressed with this cheap software for windows which can do just about any kind of backup – scheduled, incremental, mirror to just about any kind of storage (local, ftp, s3 etc).
textpad | a full featured programmer’s text editor for windows (~ definitely the best £20 I ever spent on software)
webmonkey | online reference for web stuff (~ useful for browser colour charts and lots more)
iptools | find out your ip number, check whois info, check dns record etc.
google add a url | submit your site to google, for nothing (~ it’s the main search engine that matters, so why pay more?)
tinymce wysiwyg tool browser compability chart | shows which browsers tinymce works with (tinymce is the wysiwyg editing tool incorporated into ei-cms websites)
browser and OS stats | which web browsers, operating systems, screen resolutions etc. most people are currently using
dynamic drive css library | a fantastic free resource for css tabs, menus, layouts, galleries etc.
surgemail mail server | a very impressive and useful cross-platform mail server, good value too