Thursday, May 13, 2021

Patatap

I love interactive online musical instruments you can play with.

Have fun full-screen at Patatap.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

List of Educational Websites | Part Nine

Whoever thought that we'd get to part nine of this Ultimate List of Educational Websites"? Today is a short list of websites to learn programming.

Programming

I don't have to talk about how important programming is for the modern web. Just for a quick example, this website required programming to create.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

List of Educational Websites | Part Eight

Now we have part eight of the "Ultimate List of Educational Websites" where we go to one of my favorite subjects.

Books

There are so many great sources for books online. Most local libraries also have freely available ebook options now.

Monday, April 12, 2021

List of Educational Websites | Part Six

Here is part six of the "Ultimate List of Educational Websites" where we list out some culinary links.

Cooking

Cooking is often referred to as both an art as well as a science. It can seem challenging, but is actually simple and fun and rewarding.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

List of Educational Websites | Part Five

We proceed with part five of the "Ultimate List of Educational Websites" and we concentrate this time on habits that may improve your life.

Lifehacks

Our day-to-day lives are made up of habits, some that have been purposely well developed and others that are less effective. It never hurts to learn new skills. I'm not sure about recommending a site called "The Art of Manliness" as they may have some outdated concepts for masculinity, but it's worth reading with a critical eye open.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

List of Educational Websites | Part Four

Continuing part four of the "Ultimate List of Educational Websites" and my efforts to make it browsable and clickable, we get a miscellaneous list.

Random Knowledge

Of course, I'm a big fan of Wikipedia, and I'm fond of calling it the current repository of the grand sum total of all human knowledge (so far). Sure enough, it really is the encyclopedia that anyone can update. And that is not without flaws. But the fact that anyone can edit it and there are subject matter volunteers curating and moderating most edits, I've found it reliable and trustworthy on most things.

The site Now I Know is new to me, but their catch-phrase of That's Half the Battle is a well-worn meme from my childhood, when the G.I. Joe cartoons were popular.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

List of Educational Websites | Part Three

Continuing part three of the "Ultimate List of Educational Websites" and my efforts ot make it browsable and clickable, we move on to one of my favorite subjects.

Music

Music theory sounds complicated, but at it's most basic it's the simple science of what music sounds good to most people and why. Some of it is learned and certainly some of it is cultural.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

List of Educational Websites | Part Two

Let's make the following "Ultimate List of Educational Websites" browsable and clickable. This next section includes video sites, lectures and YouTube channels.

Videos

It's possible that CGP Grey was my first YouTube channel subscribe, but I've been watching TED talks and vlogbrothers for likely just as long. Khan Academy has been around forever and has a good reputation. So check these out.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

List of Educational Websites | Part One

I wanted to make the following "Ultimate List of Educational Websites" browsable and clickable, and I thought I'd break it up into a number of separate posts for each section. This first section looks like it would be targeted at college students or adult learners, but good for everyone.

Courses

The only one I've used personally was edX and it was excellent at the time.

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