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Webscape

Kate Russell
By Kate Russell
Click Webscape-r

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

Webscape: Best of the web from Click

GEEKBRIEF.TV (www.geekbrief.tv)

www.geekbrief.tv

At the Click office, we like a bit of geek, and we are not afraid to admit it. So the first site I want to show you is part of our staple weekly diet in the office.

The tag line of the videocast site Geekbrief.tv. says shiny, happy tech news with Cali Lewis - but do not expect fluffy softcore technology talk. This girl is a serious geek, and despite the fact that she never seems to pause to take a breath, the content is really well researched and put together. It will keep you bang up to date with the world of technology.

If you need help navigating the site, well you probably should not be on it. I do want to draw your attention to the About Cali section. Scroll to the bottom and you will find some interesting links to her other websites. And at DearCali.com you can pose your own technical teasers to the lady herself.

The other tab worth exploring, if you fancy making your own podcast, is Podcasting Tips. Here lies a really neat tutorial that will have you up and running in no time. Make sure you send us the link if you make one.

GOOGLE MOON (www.google.com/moon)

www.google.com/moon

It is not a new site admittedly, but we haven't actually visited Google Moon on Webscape before, so I thought it was about time we strapped on our moon boots to take a gander.

Like the rest of the universe of Google sites of this nature, google.com/moon really delivers. The interface will be very familiar if you have toured through Google Earth. The moon's surface is laid out before you with markers of where certain events took place. At the widest magnification click a marker to zoom in and explore other markers, complete with text information, links and point of view photographs from various lunar visits.

There is no download to endure so you can just dive in and have a look round. Use the thumbnails across the bottom to skip through the various entries directly.


MOZDEV.ORG (http://forecastfox.mozdev.org)

http://forecastfox.mozdev.org

Living in the UK I am constantly being caught out by unexpected downpours and cold snaps in the middle of summer. But since I found the following site I know exactly when to stay indoors.

Forecastfox.mozdev.org is the URL you need for this funky little forecasting tool that lets you see the weather at a glance while you are surfing. Clicking the installation link will punt you over to the Firefox add-ons site which is a familiar haunt if you are a regular Click viewer. It houses some essential tools for the popular browser. Just click to add, set permissions if you need to, and by the magic of the internet this neat little tool will be automatically added for your browsing convenience and pleasure.

When you restart your browser, you will need to set up your preferences, including telling the software where you live and how you want the information displayed and such like. Once you click OK, your forecast toolbar will be embedded in your browser window. It is updated as frequently as you have requested from AccuWeather.com, so you need never be caught without an umbrella again.

TEXT-IMAGE.COM (http://text-image.com)

http://text-image.com

Head over to text-image.com, load up a picture from your hard drive, make a few simple choices about how you want the image displayed, then Bob's your proverbial uncle. In a few seconds you will see your image converted into a binary styled replica of itself. Why? It is just a bit of fun and a geeky thing you can copy and paste into a blog or such like.

Check the links to the ASCII and Matrix styled converters too. And thanks very much to the author, Patrik Roos, who made this and posted it on the web for us to enjoy.

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