Website of the Day: Friday April 29th

Dalek >> Dalek Links
Whatever your online dalek needs, you’re likely to find a link for them here. The delights on offer from this site include (but certainly aren’t limited to)
• Disco Dancing Daleks   • a Dalek opera   • How to build a Dalek
• Where to buy or hire one   • How to tell if the Dalek you just bought is real
• 101 things to do with a dead Dalek   • Dalek Chess
                               • Dalek fonts for your computer   • On-line Dalek jigsaw puzzle
                               • Are You A Dalek personality Quiz

Election Ahoy

Website of the Day: Thursday 28th April

Notapathetic >> Not Apathetic
This site aims to give a voice to people who don’t plan to vote in next week’s general election:

“We won’t try to persuade you that voting is a good or a bad idea … All we promise is that instead of having no voice at all, you can explain why you won’t be participating come election day. All you have to tolerate is that fact that if you put a reason up, other members of the public are allowed to respond to it.”

Over one thousand people contributed to the site in the week after launch, and the comments certainly make interesting reading.

Famous Belgians

Website of the Day: Wednesday 27th April

Tintin >> Famous Belgians
Marc Tielemans, the architect of this site says “Nothing is more likely to get my blood boiling than someone asking me "I bet you can’t name me 5 famous Belgians". So he’s gone to a great deal of trouble to name a total of 259 Belgians (some of whom are, admittedly, more famous than others. We can all do Herge, Hercule Poirot and Plastic Bertrand, but how many of us were aware of Audrey Hepburn (or the Singing Nun)’s Belgian credentials?

Download the first chapter of new books for free

Website of the Day: Tuesday April 26th

Lovereading>> Love Reading
Each month the editors of this site select at least three new books in each genre (from Crime & Thriller to Biography, Classics or Contemporary Romance) and make the first chapter of each of their featured books available for free download. If you like what you read you can find suggestions of similar writers and buy from the site (or elsewhere!) – but you can download as many first chapters as you like with no obligation to buy.

Google Maps

Website of the Day: Monday 25th April

Googlemaps >> Google Maps UK
Map sites are like the old cliché about buses – you wait for ages for a good new one to come along then two turn up at once. Hot on the heels of Map 24 comes Google Maps UK, which like pretty much everything else that Google turns it’s hand to, is fast, nice and simple to use, in fact it just works! No clicking to load a new page – just drag the map around to follow a route, with clear, easy instructions and no irritating adverts to distract you.

Movie Profiler

Website of the Day: Friday 22 April

Movieprofiler>> Movie Profiler
D’you need help choosing a DVD to rent this weekend? Try the two questionnaires on this site which will help find films for you according to your current emotional state, age or the film’s genre or year of release. You can add your own ratings and reviews to the site and create a wishlist of films you plan to rent in the coming months.

Band To Band

Website of the Day: Wednesday 20th April

Bandtoband >> Band to Band
This is right up my street – a musical variation on the theme of the popular parlour game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, in which contestants are challenged to link any film actor to Kevin Bacon in 6 steps or less. Band to Band looks to connect bands together via musicians who have played in different bands – thus it becomes possible to link Led Zeppelin to the Rutles in 10 steps, and Ian Dury & the Blockheads to Marillion in just 8 steps!