Links to Sites of Interest or Those That I've Found Helpful
Stuff I Use
107.7 The Bone local Bay Area Rock station that I listen to.
Bay Area Hiker provides a great insight into the walks and trails that I go on to take my photos.
DP Challenge a digital photography challenge site that is brimming with inspiration and talent.
Formula 1 the ultimate form of motor racing
Leicester City the best football / soccer club in the world
Leicester Tigers by far and away the best rugby team in the world
NASCAR my chosen “sport” in America due to my passion for motor racing
Artie.com animated gifs
Apache webserver software that allows you to show your site to the public
hMailServer email server software to host your own email domain
Inadyn utility to update dynamic IP address. (edit http://www.inadyn.ina-tech.net no longer working)
Miro Video Converter fantastic utility to convert videos - essential if you have to create multiple formats to support all the browser with HTML 5.
Mozilla Firefox for web browsing and Thunderbird as an email client.
MySQL is a database engine used to store and retrieve data as needed.
Open Office an alternative to MS office that gives you wordprocessing, spreadsheets, user database and presentation applications.
Perl scripting language.
PHP allows you to script pages and images dynamically on the server before they are sent to the user's browser.
SSL Explorer secure remote connection to your network. Useful to connect by SSL then use the VNC. There is a community edition of the software if you search the site.
Tight VNC remote virtual network computing (VNC) utility to connect to PC/server remotely.
Let's Encrypt provides free SSL to enable encryption and the use of https.
Certbot is used to automatically update the SSL certificate provided by Let's Encrypt.
Information to Help With Website Setup
DSL Webserver is a great site that details how to setup your own website should you choose to host one yourself. (edit http://www.dslwebserver.com no longer working)
W3C Validator online utility to verify that your webpages conform to the html standards.
Zone Edit domain hosting to register your website domain name.
Stack Overflow is the best source of help when trying to figure out why something doesn't work. Time and again, the answer to a problem is found on this site after pluggin in the problem to a search engine.
GPSed GPS tracking on your mobile device and ability to geotag photos. (edit http://gpsed.com no longer working)
GPS Babel tool to convert GPS data into different formats.
GMapToGPX utility to convert a map created in Google Maps to a GPX track.
GPS Visualizer tool to display a track on an interactive map (e.g. Google Maps).
Google Maps Interactive map to find things and get directions. Also to display tracks on (once you generate your own API Key).
Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements for photo and video editing.
Microsoft O/S (useful utilities/applications Robocopy, Visual Studio Express, Media Player, Messenger).