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Web Soup

Here is a bunch of secret stuff I’ve found on the internet that I think is cool:


RADIO.GARDEN

RADIO.GARDEN (yes, that’s the URL!) – This is an internet site which allows you to listen to broadcast radio stations from all over the world! News, music, weather and talk shows. Even Twin Cities Railroad Radio! Click on the map of search by city for a list of stations. Colapse the bottom banner ad with left down arrow to see and press PLAY arrow. “Heart” your favorites (saved only on the computer you are on!).

SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO (SDR)

Allows anyone to access and tune radio receivers from around the world to hear any type of broadcast – AM, FM, Ham Radio, Aircraft, Shortwave, you name it! (Sorry but most SDR links DO NOT work on iPad, yet!)


Minneapolis based station: BikeDork is a free KiwiSDR running on a BeagleBones CPU which allows up to four listeners at a time, each able to tune their own frequency.

MAP OF KIWI SDR LOCATIONS: Click to access. Or here as a list of available SDR Radios around the world. And another, more visual list of SDR Receivers and Transmitters around the world.

Here is another SDR with a more friendly interface webSDR.LumpkinShools.com in Georgia. This hardware allows many more users, additional info and a full list of stations is at WebSDR.org

WSPR – Weak Signal Propagation Reporter

WSPR – Weak Signal Propagation Reporter is a new way to track signal propagation (bounce) around the world, by frequency. And this is a novel, but unproven use of this technology claiming to have been used to find Malaysia flight 370 described in a YouTube video. Stay tuned!

Other Odd Stuff

DX FUN CLUSTERS shows what DX (Distant) ham radio stations are on the air now.

Map of Medium Wave Broadcast station coverage by frequency for both day and night.



Secret Manual


PopUrls.com a summary of all the hottest links on all of the web! Alway current, updated continuously.


Great design ideas, web code, images, and more at Smashing Magazine

You will find wonderful stuff such as this collection of 17 Free online apps you need


TinyURL.com Turns this:
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/04/21/celebration-of-vintage-and-retro-design/
Into this: http://tinyurl.com/3emr5p



I’m a big fan of Flickr and found this list of 60 tools that work with Flickr.com that do amazing stuff with Flickr photos. Below are several of my faves!


Search Flickr photos by word “tags” – Flickr Storm
(NOTE: Selected photos go into your TRAY on left and can be downloaded or linked to!
Try “Advanced” to fine various copyright license options!)


And to put Flickr slideshows in your blog – FlickrSlidr.com

Mac app to make a slideshow from ANY photos! – BananAlbum.com



Blog Talk Radio


Part Flickr replacement and part entry-level photo editor, Photoshop Express proves that Adobe is on a clear path toward online apps. It’s fairly basic: you can apply a handful of filters for lighting and exposure, rotate and re-size images, embed photos into a web page and share your shots with other users – even those on Flickr. The site shows huge potential: with 2GB of free storage, imagine being able to apply complex editing tasks to a series of photos where ‘the cloud’ does all the processing for you.


Similar to Photoshop Express, InterfaceLIFT is a vast collection of icons, images, wallpapers and random clipart, which can help you add some flair to a web app or an interface. You can also just download desktop wallpapers — it’s an amazingly good collection and all the artwork is free to use.