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If you arrived here via a link from another website, then you may be wondering what Findon is, or why this website includes an ICT section. Findon is a village in England, where I lived between 1980 and 2005. This page contains a collection of links to some of the websites that I have stumbled across since I began building this website in 1997, and reflects my general interest in ICT.

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Apache

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Apache

The Apache Software Foundation.

Htaccess Tools

.htaccess Various generators to create .htaccess files for ie hotlink protection, password protection, or blocking of hitbots.

.htaccess explained.


Broadband ADSL

BROADBAND IN FINDON
Broadband for Findon

Jeff Nutbeem ran a campaign called Broadband for Findon.

The 21st Century evenually reached Findon at the beginning of December 2004, when the local telephone exchange was enabled for broadband by BT.

My 1,152Kbps connection was enabled mid-December, so I was then able to set up a wireless network. All our PCs could access the Internet and we could talk on the phone, all at the same time. Better still, at the end of December 2004 our connection was upgraded to 2Mbps, so we were able to work even more efficiently. It was great!

I didn't have a landline when I moved to France in 2005, so I accessed the Internet by means of a wireless Vodaphone Mobile Connect 3G/GPRS data card in my laptop. I used OnSpeed to boost the 56Kbps dialup speed. I also used Skype, with a webcam. Nowadays I have a landline with a 2Mbps connection to the Internet, which is not too bad considering that we live in a remote rural part of the country.

You can use Broadband|checker to find which ISPs can provide you with broadband in Findon.


Other broadband websites

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ADSLguide.org.uk

Find the latest and greatest broadband news in the UK, service provider information, views and comments from users like you.

Broadband4Britain

Broadband 4Britain is a pressure group and information centre that aims to keep you up to date with developments on the British broadband situation.

Broadband Checker

Compare UK Broadband Providers. Check Broadband Availability and Services. Easy comparison of broadband services from UK Internet service providers. Broadband Checker performs a live availability check for broadband ADSL, Cable and Satellite. Compare offers from several major service providers including AOL, BT, BT Yahoo!, Virgin.net, ntl:home, Telewest blueyonder and more. You can save yourself endless hours checking and searching for the best offers available in your area.

Broadband Genie

Broadband Genie is a free to use, consumer advice website dedicated to Broadband and Mobile Broadband. This website includes lots of good helpful content for visitors in the form of articles, help guides and news stories.

Broadband-Help

This website provides a comparison of all the broadband providers in the UK, plus lots of other information.

Broadband Reports

US-based website with UK forum, broadband tweaking tools, etc.

Broadbandmap UK

This website shows how BT broadband is being rolled out across Britain. See information from other users to gain a realistic view of if you can receive broadband.

ISP Review

This website provides information on broadband ISPs from R/ADSL to Wireless technology, etc. It contains ISP lists, information guides, sorted news, top reader rated ISPs, reviews, forum input and much more per provider type.


Chat services

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Chatzy

Chatzy is a free private chat service. Fill out the form to create a chat room immediately - only for you and the people you invite!

Why is Chatzy a good alternative to traditional chat sites as well as ICQ, Yahoo, MSN and AOL Messenger?

  • Chatzy has no registration steps - your friends can join instantly.
  • Chatzy is free and has no popup ads.
  • Chatzy does not require any installation on your computer (= no spyware).
  • Chatzy works on any PC, with any language and through corporate firewalls.
  • Chatzy is simple and easy to use.

Cool tools

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Screen Ruler

Screen Ruler is a superb virtual ruler, that can be dragged around your computer screen. This application is invaluable for measuring objects in pixels, inches, decimal inches, picas, centimetres, percentage of length and in multiple custom settings of your own design. It features horizontal and/or vertical orientation, dynamic mouse tracking measurement, adjustable length, a square tool, a magnifying screen loupe, plus it can float above all other windows. It measures diagonals, displays angles and square areas, which is incredibly handy when designing Web Pages, or any other screen layout. Named "Cool Tool" by Internet World Magazine.

For years, Screen Ruler has provided many worldwide users the ability to measure virtually anything on their computer screens. The latest version is packed with even more features, thus surpassing anything similar found elsewhere. It is highly recommended.


Free proxies

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freeproxy

Enjoy unrestricted and uncensored browsing with this service. You make a request via the website, it fetches the resource and sends it back to you. Browsing through this website both keeps you anonymous from the sites you visit and allows you to bypass any network restrictions from your government, workplace or college.

Proxy 4 Free

A proxy server is a kind of buffer between your computer and the Internet resources you are accessing. They allow you to bypass firewalls and content filters and browse your favorite websites, without revealing your location (IP address).

Proxy 4 Free is a free proxy list and proxy checker providing you with the best free proxies. The checking system measures many parameters of free proxy servers and combines them to compute their unique proxy rating. Includes various characteristics and how they change in time. The best proxies receive the maximum rating 100.


Copyright law

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FAST

Federation Against Software Theft.


CSS

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Cascading Style Sheets home page

Official CSS website.

CSS Tutorial

W3Schools.

The Beauty of CSS Design

CSS Zen Garden.

CSS Work

Eric Meyer's (prominant CSS guru) website.

ALA Topics: CSS

A List Apart.


Domain names and IP addresses

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DNS Stuff

DNS timing, WHOIS lookup, Abuse lookup, WHOIS search, URL de-obfuscator, Spam database lookup, Reverse DNS lookup, IPWHOIS lookup, NetGeo IP lookup, IP routing lookup, CIDR/Netmask lookup, e-Mail test, DNS lookup, Tracert, Ping, ISP cached DNS lookup, Decimal IPs, and more ...


E-mail services

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Hushmail

Hushmail provides secure e-mail, document storage, instant messaging, and communication services to individuals, small businesses, and enterprises around the world. Hushmail uses industry standard algorithms as specified by the OpenPGP standard (RFC 2240) to ensure the security, privacy and authenticity of your e-mail. With Hushmail, users need only create and remember their own passphrases, and the secure Hushmail server does the rest. Encryption and decryption are transparent to the user, making Hushmail the most user-friendly secure mail solution available. Hushmail provides a free webmail service for individuals.

ReturnPath

Return Path provides services that make e-mail work better, including an e-mail finder, e-mail forwarding and e-cards. Looking for someone? Need to find their new e-mail address? Find your friend's new e-mail address using Return Path's e-mail finder directory. Don't miss an e-mail sent to your old e-mail address. If your old account is still active, you are eligible to us Return Path's e-mail forwarding service. They will move the e-mail from your old e-mail address to your new e-mail inbox ... for a price.

The Spamhaus Project

Spamhaus tracks the Internet's worst spammers, known spam gangs and spam services, provides realtime anti-spam protection for Internet networks, and works with law enforcement agencies to identify and pursue spammers worldwide.

There is federal law in the USA, concerning spamming: CAN-SPAM Act of 2003


File recovery

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AccessFIX

Summary:

  • AccessFIX is the best program to recover the data from a Microsoft® Access file that gives an error on opening. AccessFIX will also undelete Access database records and recover deleted tables.
  • AccessFIX is the only program that recovers tables, queries, forms, reports, macros, modules, relations, the referential integrity, primary and secondary indexes, field properties, non-western characters, and absolutely all field types including Memo, OLE and high precision numbers (Decimal).
  • You will perform the recovery in only 15 minutes, safely and confidentially in your own computer.
  • It works with Microsoft® Access 95, 97, 2000, 2002 (XP), 2003, 2007 and 2010.
ExcelFIX

Summary:

  • ExcelFIX is the best program for the recovery of data from a Microsoft® Excel file that shows an error on opening.
  • ExcelFIX is the only one that recovers charts, images, comments, merged cells, groups and outlines, subtotals, and all the formula elements including names, external references and multi-sheet ranges.
  • Recovering Excel files takes only 15 minutes, and is done safely and confidentially in your own computer.
  • It works with Microsoft® Excel 95, 97, 2000, 2002 (XP), 2003, 2007 and 2010. ExcelFIX is the highest rated Excel document recovery tool in the market.
OutlookFIX

Summary:

  • OutlookFIX is the best solution for email recovery and the recovery of all Microsoft® Outlook data when you get an error on opening. It also recovers deleted information and will repair PST files that are larger than 2GB.
  • OutlookFIX recovers all the data including emails, attachements, contacts, the calendar, tasks and notes. Each one with its details and properties.
  • The Outlook recovery process will only take a few minutes. It is completely safe and confidential as it is performed in your own computer.
  • It works with Microsoft® Outlook 95, 97, 2000, 2002 (XP), 2003, 2007 and 2010.
WordFIX

Summary:

  • WordFIX quickly recovers the data from any Microsoft® Word file that shows errors when opening.
  • It is the only one that instantly recovers texts, images, tables, fonts, styles, paragraph and page formatting, table of contents, glossaries, hyperlinks, favorites, charts, and non-western characters.
  • The recovery of Word files is done in your own computer in only a few seconds, safely and confidentially.
  • For Microsoft® Word 95, 97, 2000, 2002 (XP), 2003, 2007 and 2010.
OfficeFIX

Summary:

OfficeFIX includes three or all four Office file recovery programs. Ordering OfficeFIX your data will be safe and will save you more than 40% in the cost of the products. Fix Microsoft Office files in minutes.

DeleteFIX Photo

Deleted photos are still in your camera. A camera is in many ways the same as a pen drive, or memory stick. It has an internal file system containing its files and folders. When you delete your photos in your camera, only the names of the files are actually deleted. The photos themselves remain intact until you take new photos which will then gradually replace the old ones. So if you look inside your camera in the right way, early enough, you may find photos you thought were gone. This can be achieved by using undelete software specially adapted for cameras. A good choice could be the free version of DeleteFIX Photo. Installing and testing it with your camera should take no more than five minutes.

Summary:

  • DeleteFIX Photo is the only program designed specifically for digital photo recovery, it will recover photos deleted from your digital camera.
  • Recovers deleted photos from all digital cameras, including professional cameras.
  • DeleteFIX Photo is the only one that recovers all photo formats including the specific formats for each camera.
  • DeleteFIX Photo also recovers deleted photos, or damaged photos, from your computer, memory stick or any other media.
  • DeleteFIX Photo allows you to see your photos before you purchase.

Python

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Python

Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language. It is often compared to Tcl, Perl, Scheme or Java.


Security

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Ad-aware Free

Anti-malware.

Bleeping Computer

Computer help and tutorials.

Linux Security for Beginners

This free course from Linuxtopia helps beginners navigate Linux security. It explores everything firewalls, wireless security, and more. A great resource for anyone interested in learning how to use Linux safely and securely.

MailTracking

Certified e-mail with delivery receipts, silent tracking, proof-of-opening history and timestamps.

McAfee

Anti-virus.

Panda activescan

Online anti-virus.

Practically networked

Network security.

Pretty Good Privacy

Free e-mail encryption software that will keep your messages safe from prying eyes.

Security resources

A useful directory of security related websites, provided by the-it-resource.com

Shields Up!

On-line security scanner. Is your computer vulnerable to attacks from hackers? Test your computer here.

SP3

Windows XP Service Pack 3.

The Cleaner

Anti-malware.

X-Setup Pro

A so-called "tweaker" program.

ZoneAlarm

Free firewall.


Website design

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Page website.com

Development tutorial and information.

Web Pages That Suck

Where you learn good Web design by looking at bad Web design. Any resemblance to my website is purely coincidental!

Search Engine Watch

All about search engines and metacrawlers, plus lots more.

FreeWebmaster.com

Useful site tools. Nice design.

Webmasters Tools Central.com

Useful website tools.

Self Promotion

If you want more people to visit your website, you must know how to create search-engine-friendly Web pages, and then submit your URL to all the major search engines. That's what this website is all about.

Trellian SubmitWolf

Award winning website promotion software that can dramatically increase your website traffic. Submit your website details to thousands of Search Engines, directories and link pages.

w3schools

The best things in life are free!

HTML Tutorials: HTML, XHTML, CSS
XML Tutorials: XML, XSL, DTD, DOM, WAP, Schema, XPath, XForms, SOAP, WSDL

Browser Scripting: JavaScript, DHTML, VBScript, WMLScript

Server Scripting: SQL, ASP, ADO

.NET (dotnet): .NET Microsoft,.NET ASP,.NET Mobile

Multimedia: Media, Flash

Web Building: W3C, Web Browsers, Web Software, Web Graphics, Web Careers and Web Hosting.

Bravenet

Lots of Web tools for webmasters including free polls for your website.

Free-Web-Polls.com

Free polls for your website.

Pollhost

Free polls for your website.


Web hosting

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DreamHost

Host as many domains as you want.


HTML, XHTML & CSS

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A Real Validator

HTML & XHTML Validator.

<HTML>fixit.com

HTMLfixIT is the place for you to get help with your HTML and Web Design related topics. Franki and Don welcome you to explore their on-line tools, look through their tutorials, even visit their live chat help. If nobody is answering in the chatroom, post to their forum so that others might benefit from the question.

Index DOT Html

An advanced HTML reference by Brian Wilson.

w3schools

The best things in life are free!

HTML Tutorials: HTML, XHTML, CSS
XML Tutorials: XML, XSL, DTD, DOM, WAP, Schema, XPath, XForms, SOAP, WSDL

Browser Scripting: JavaScript, DHTML, VBScript, WMLScript

Server Scripting: SQL, ASP, ADO

.NET (dotnet): .NET Microsoft,.NET ASP,.NET Mobile

Multimedia: Media, Flash

Web Building: W3C, Web Browsers, Web Software, Web Graphics, Web Careers and Web Hosting.

W3C

World Wide Web Consortium.

W3C's HTML Validation Service

HTML & XHTML validator.


JavaScript & DHTML

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FreeWebmaster.com

Flash tools. Nice design.

HotScripts.com

JavaScript script collection.

Java Scripts

Recently revamped JavaScripts.com provides a large database of free scripts that cover all the bases - objects, properties, methods, events and functions.

JavaScript.com

An excellent website with lots of free cut and paste JavaScript examples with source code.

JavaScript Kit

Constantly updated, this website contains free scripts, tutorials, Q&As and Java applets.

Page website.com

Learn the basics of JavaScript, and how to create some nifty scripts for your site.

The JavaScript Source

An excellent website with tons of cut and paste JavaScript examples for your web pages. All free!

Web Teacher: JavaScript

A good tutorial for beginners, this website walks you through the basics of JavaScript.

Web Monkey

Webmonkey's JavaScript library has code fragments, function packages, tutorials and articles galore.

w3schools

The best things in life are free!

HTML Tutorials: HTML, XHTML, CSS
XML Tutorials: XML, XSL, DTD, DOM, WAP, Schema, XPath, XForms, SOAP, WSDL

Browser Scripting: JavaScript, DHTML, VBScript, WMLScript

Server Scripting: SQL, ASP, ADO

.NET (dotnet): .NET Microsoft,.NET ASP,.NET Mobile

Multimedia: Media, Flash

Web Building: W3C, Web Browsers, Web Software, Web Graphics, Web Careers and Web Hosting.


Java

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Sun Microsystems - The Source for Java Technology.

BlueJ is an integrated Java environment specifically designed for introductory teaching. The BlueJ environment was developed as part of a university research project about teaching object-orientation to beginners.

Java Boutique

Tutorials, applet downloads, plus lots more.

Java Programming Resources

Java books, compilers, browsers, resources, JSP and servlets, FAQs and tutorials, development environments and editors, examples, applet and class library collections, documentation, free tools, security, programming courses, HTML and JavaScript.

Neal's Java Page

The Java mistakes page.


Linux

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FedoraForum Fedora Linux support community.
GNU General Public License

The licenses for most software are designed to take away your freedom to share and change it. By contrast, the GNU General Public License is intended to guarantee your freedom to share and change free software - to make sure the software is free for all its users.

Linux Online!

Linux is a free Unix-type operating system originally created by Linus Torvalds with the assistance of developers around the world. Developed under the GNU General Public License , the source code for Linux is freely available to everyone.

Red Hat

Red Hat is a leading provider of Linux and open source technology.

The Fedora Project

The Fedora Project is a Red-Hat-sponsored and community-supported open source project. It is also a proving ground for new technology that may eventually make its way into Red Hat products. It is not a supported product of Red Hat, Inc.

Ubuntu Linux

Super-fast and great-looking, Ubuntu is a secure, intuitive operating system that powers desktops, servers, netbooks and laptops. Ubuntu is, and always will be, absolutely free.

Ubuntu Forums

Ubuntu support community. The perfect starting place to find out more about computers, Linux and Ubuntu.


MySQL

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MySQL

The world's most popular open source database.


Perl & CGI

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ActiveState

ActivePerl is free to those who smile.

HotScripts.com

Perl and CGI scripts.

Lincoln Stein

You can download the latest version of CGI.

Perl.com

Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister.


PHP

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EasyPHP

The best integrated Apache, PHP and MySQL package for Microsoft Windows.

EasyPHP 1.7 Install Guide

EasyPHP install guide in English.

HotScripts.com

PHP scripts.

The PHP Resource

Numerous PHP scripts.


Hardware

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Tom's Hardware

Excellent hardware website.

Novatech

Computer supplies online. Reasonable prices and good service.


Software engineering

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Masters in Software Engineering

Online Schools with Masters in Software Engineering Degrees.


Miscellaneous

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DevGuru

Developer's website.

What Is?

Demystifies jargon.

The Open University

Computing Courses.

Doctor Keyboard

General ICT help.

USEIT.com

Useful website.

CNET.com

Useful website.

The Register

ICT satire.

USENET.com

Usenet newsgroups.

irt.org

Excellent website.

BR@VO Group

PC owners using their spare CPU cycles to help Cancer Research.

No Nags

It does just what it says on the tin.

Old-Computers.com

Virtual museum of old computers.

Web Attack

Useful resource.

What Is?

Now you know!

Slashdot

Eclectic collection.

Experts Exchange

EE provides CXOs, Senior IT managers, and IT developers with IT solutions to their toughest technology problems. With over 100K IT experts, nearly 800K IT professional members, and an IT knowledge base with over 4,000,000 items. EE is the destination of choice for IT professionals.


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