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

Typorganism.com website

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Who do you think is heavier? Me, or Spencer?

If you want to find out you can pop along to typorganism.com.

Spencer's heavier, of course, but only because he has more letters in his name than I do.

Confused? This website is full of quirky little applications just like the one which allows you to discover the comparative weight of certain words based on the letters they contain.

Why?

Who knows? But it is kind of fun.

Back at the homepage, which I love the design of, you can access all the other toys.

It is probably best just to discover them yourself as not many of them really make sense. They just are.

Of particular note is the ASCII-O-Matic, which allows you to upload an image and have it displayed in ASCII characters; and the Good News, Bad News section, which displays images and headlines from a current news site on the left, and from visitors to this website on the right.

Click Post News for instructions on how you can add your bit to the mix.


PookMail.com website

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Next up is a brilliant resource for helping you to avoid the unwanted spam associated with registering your e-mail address on unreliable sites.

The concept of PookMail.com is so simple you will not believe it.

There is no registration required and no login process, and yet you can receive, open and action activation e-mails and suchlike in just a couple of clicks.

All you have to do is make up a name - something long and complicated that no-one is going to duplicate - and enter it in the website you are registering with @pookmail.com, for example sendkatenosillyspam@pookmail.com.

Then login to pookmail with that e-mail address and wait a few minutes to see your e-mail.

It will stay on the server for 24 hours after which time it will be deleted.

Any more e-mails to you from that site will simply go to that address and be deleted 24 hours later.

Perfect spam protection.


Planet Quest 3D Guide to the Galaxy website

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As technology brings us all closer together the world seems to get smaller and smaller.

But to really put things into perspective you should point your browser at the Planet Quest 3D Guide to the Galaxy, created by NASA and sent in to us by Kit Mason.

On the opening page you need to click the image in the centre to launch the interactive guide, which may take a few minutes to load.

We have looked at a lot of sites about space over the years, but this one really brought home to me what a tiny insignificant part of the universe we live in.

Known as the Milky Way, our galaxy floats in space, and you can use the pop-out links panel on the right to find out more about its size, composition, and whereabouts we are placed in the general scheme of things.

There is also information on the various types of galaxies we know of and what is in our solar system, all in glorious interactive 3D.

Marvellous.


This Day In Music website

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Finally a quick look back in time to the day you were born, at This Day In Music

This site is mostly premium content and will ask for money for other things, but the birthday jukebox is free and I think it is pretty funky.

Just input your date of birth using the drop-down menus and click a flag to see what was number one in either America or the UK on the day you were born.

For me it was "Young Girl" by Gary Puckett and The Union Gap in the UK and "Tighten Up" by Archie Bell and The Drells in the USA, but I may be giving away too much about my age there.

You do not want to know which one of the team had Elvis Presley at number one when they were born.



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