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Last Updated: Friday, 29 October, 2004, 16:41 GMT 17:41 UK
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Kate Russell
By Kate Russell
BBC Click Online Webscape-r

Kate Russell gives us her latest selection of the best sites on the World Wide Web.

You Send It

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The internet is the perfect medium for sharing all sorts of digital data - be it holiday snaps and photographs of special occasions, or home movies and e-postcards.

But as more and more of your friends and relatives send bulky files into your mailbox, what happens when there is no room left?

Well, the answer to this used to be that your mail server would fill up, and anyone trying to contact you would have their message bounced back. Very annoying.

But not any more. You Send It is one of the most useful apps I have seen on the web in a long time.

It does not look very pretty, but it does not really need to.

It is there so that you can send and receive files of any type up to one gigabyte in size, without the need for a mail client at either end to handle the transaction.

Just enter the details of the recipient's mail address, browse the files on your PC to upload what you want to send, and then click send.

The file will be uploaded to the You Send It server, where it will sit for seven days waiting to be downloaded by your recipient.

If you are worried about giving a friend's e-mail address to a website that might abuse it with an avalanche of spam, use your own address or a disposable account like Hotmail or Yahoo, as once the file is uploaded you are given a download link that you can cut and paste into multiple e-mails.

Use it - your friends will love you for it.


Cambridge 2000

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If you are interested in England's countryside and cities then these next sites, sent in by viewer Michael Sharpe, should prove of interest to you.

Cambridge2000 chronicles the buildings and other scenes of interest found in this glorious, historic university city.

It is a goldmine if you are interested in architecture, as the photographs of the buildings span 1,000 years of history from the church on Bene't Street built in around 1000-1200 AD, to the space-age loos on the corner of Parker Piece, built in 2004.

You can search for a picture in a number of ways, which are listed if you click the Cambridge 2000 project link on the homepage.

There are even aerial photographs and maps with java markers that tell you where buildings are in relation to each other. Click a red dot, and you will jump to a close-up of that image.

For the whistle-stop tourist I suggest scrolling down to find the links to 100 notable buildings and sites for tourists - though a little time spent trawling through these pages can be almost as rewarding as a visit to this beautiful city itself.


North Yorks Moors

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Michael's second recommendation is a website which houses the personal pages of a man who lives in Cleveland in the UK, and details the route and sights on some of the most spectacular walks around the countryside of the North Yorks Moors.

The opening page is a little long, but scrolling down reveals all the menus and sections available to you.

To access the bulk of the content you need to click on the Archives page. This reveals a list of what must be close to 100 walks, all beautifully illustrated with photographs at various points along the walk, and brief captions explaining what you see.

It does not seem to have been updated recently, as the latest walk when I looked at the site is dated October 2003, but that does not in any way take away from the miles and miles of recommended rambles already indexed here.

I particularly like the images of some of the famous standing stones and crosses in the North Yorks Moors, which detail some of the myths and local legend surrounding these ancient creations too.


Shakespearian insults

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Our last site is something a little off the wall that any fans of classic literature will absolutely love.

It is all about insults - Shakespearian insults to be precise.

I will not labour the point as it is pretty much a click and go kind of site: click the button, receive an insult, click it again, and receive another.

It had me chuckling away in the office, and provided some useful material for the ritual coffee-machine banter session later in the day.

Somehow you have an added air of finesse when you are dishing out insults written by William Shakespeare!


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