We are developing an online database of the thousands of bookmarks we've found worthy of keeping and cataloging.
Until that database is available, here are some of our favorite places to go regularly:
- The morning paper
Our daily news sources from around the world.
La Crosse Tribune Our hometown newspaper.
Capital Times (Madison) This is where we keep track of goings-on in our state capital, one of our favorite places.
The Guardian (London) You don't get a good look at your own country until you're on the outside looking in. The Guardian is an excellent source of news from Britain, Europe, the US, and the world.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto) The news from our Canadian neighbors.
Christian Science Monitor (Boston) One of the more well-written American papers.
BuzzFlash This is an aggregator of stories from a wide array of media. BuzzFlash is where we find important stories that might have been missed in any of the papers above.
InfoShop This is an outlet for activist and anarchist news, consisting of everything from childish rants to long-winded intellectual screeds, but every now and then it alerts us to an important story and/or discussion that the other media ignore.
- Columnists and bloggers
Opinion sites we like to follow, though some update relatively infrequently.
Jim Hightower Living proof that there are good people in Texas. A new commentary shows up here every weekday.
Thom Hartmann Radio host and author, his show is a three-hour education on economics and corporate shenanigans.
Randi Rhodes Another radio host. Loud, funny, entertaining and not conservative. We call her "Rantin' Randi", but she probably wouldn't like that.
Rachel Maddow She has a show on MSNBC, but we first heard her on the radio. Good at metaphorically hanging conservatives with their own rope.
Tom Tomorrow Artist of "This Modern World", an icon of the struggling comics pages of alt-weekly newspapers.
Michael Moore Oscar-winning documentary film-maker, his webmaster keeps offering new reasons to raise hell.
- Friends of purplearth
Blogs and websites of people we know.
Coulee Progressives Occasional activist updates on peace, social justice, transportation, and other issues in the La Crosse area.
Divine Mystery Healing Our friend Chan explores the intersections of magic and reality.
Driftless Bicycle Coalition Looking out for the interests of those in our area who spend a lot of time on bikes.
Daily comic strips we like to read.
Dilbert Too many offices are actually like this.
Doonesbury Political comic following a cast of characters representing the baby boom generation.
For Better or for Worse Mom and Dad, two kids and a dog... and everybody ages as the strip progresses.
Get Fuzzy Single guy talks to his lovable shar pei dog and arrogant siamese cat, and they talk back.
Non Sequitur Another brilliant effort at following the twisted logic of those in power to its extreme conclusion.
Pearls Before Swine Lovable pig, arrogant rat, and a host of other animal characters try to live normal lives.
Calvin and Hobbes This artist retired many years ago, but these timeless strips are still worth seeing in reruns.
Bloom County Another rerun that's worth reading, though Opus the penguin might make occasional references to Reagan-era goings-on.
The weather report has come a long way from a guy with a marker drawing on a map. We can now track every minute detail of weather anywhere in the world in real time.
National Weather Service forecast The ultimate source of all weather forecasts. This link gets the forecast for La Crosse, but you can get this page for any zip code in the USA.
La Crosse Climate Data Highs and lows, how much rain we got, sunrise/sunset times, and other useful daily weather data.
Regional Radar Loop From Intellicast, an animated radar image for our part of the world.
US Radar Loop Intellicast animated radar image for the entire continental USA.
Global Satellite picture This is a composite of all satellite images in the world, updated every three hours.
- Geek news
Keeping up-to-date on new developments in the computer world.
MacFixit Once a repository of advice on new troubleshooting issues, this site is now more newsy.
MacOSX Hints Mostly reader-submitted hacks and work-arounds, frequently useful.
O'Reilly One of the best publishers of computer-related how-to books, this site has lots of articles on using the newest and latest programming languages and tools.
Apple Investor News This is more than just a site to obsessively watch Apple's stock price. It's a good aggregator of news and rumors on new products and how they're being received.
AFP548 This is an excellent source of advice and how-to's for Macintosh network administrators. Very smart reader base.
- Geek reference
Places to go to find out exactly how a piece of code is supposed to work.
Apple Safari Reference Library An excellent reference to web programming overall, not just in Safari.
PHP Reference Official reference to language used for server-generated web pages.
MySQL Reference Official reference for the open source database behind many web-based applications.
AppleScript Language Guide AppleScript can control several applications simultaneously, passing data and issuing commands to each other.
SitePoint Good CSS reference, publishes some books on web programming.
QuirksMode Some excellent articles on navigating the maze of things that work fine in some browsers and crash in others.
Google Code Link to all of the program interfaces for Google applications. The scope of this list is a revealing look at how much Google is up to.
Ubuntu Documentation Official documentation on the most popular and easy-to-use Linux distribution.