Did I mention I’ve run pub quizzes, in my time … ?
I did … ?
Oh, good … !
Part of that’s meant, over the year’s, that I’ve had to rely on all sort’s of resources to get a basic stock of quiz questions, and other bits and bobs.
So I’ve found a few sites to be … handy … !
In no particular order, here’s the quiz question sites I’ve found handiest: these have a good selection of both free and non-free questions.
Art and Images.
I’ve also source artwork and images from all over the place, artwork-wise.
Most of the more eye-catching jester images were originally commissioned by me, from a friend of mine, called Ms Vix — and are copyrighted to her. I’ve also supplemented them with various royalty free images.
Open Source Software.
I’ve also found various Open source software useful, over the years. And please note, this is a bit of a mix: there’s directories, productivity and games, listed in this section.
Open Office. THE open source productivity suite.
NeoOffice. (The Mac port of Open Office, and the one I prefer.)
The Gimp. The Gnu Image Manipulation Programme, before you get excited.
Ubuntu. The World’s most popular Open Source operating system.
Here’s a few open source directories: most of these are directories of genuinely open source software, but it also includes Softpedia, which has a mix of free software.
SourceForge. This is the most popular open source Directory, and where I’d suggest you look for stuff first.
Osalt. Osalt has a good range of Open source software, and can offer suggestions to popular commercial software.
Softpedia. This site offers a mix of free software, open source or otherwise.
Oh, and BEFORE I forget, you might find these fun to play with … !!
Pac The Man X. I’ve had my copy of Pac the Man X, by McSebi Software, for years: it’s serious retro fun!!
The Battle For Wesnoth. Which you’ll either love or hate. And need time to play!
Now, I hope those are helpful for you. Let’s move on, shall we?
These sites are ones where I’m either a fan of the sites or artists concerned, or friends with sites thats showing their talents off. Follow the links, and don’t forget to mention me when you get there!!
Terry Pratchett. This is Mr P’s UK site: if I get the chance at a later date, I’ll add his US one, to.
Dumpy’s Rusty Nuts. Dumpy and the boys have been — much like Jerry Lee Lewis — out there, somewhere, for many years. WAY out there! Miss them at your cost!
Tyche’s Games. Sean’s an old friend who’s been running Tyche’s Games for some years. If you’re in Athens, feel free to drop in and browse. Hopefully, the traffic won’t be that bad!
Pinkylips Poetry. Andrea’s one of the Old Peculiar’s Poet’s in residence. And a definite Twilight fan!
Mama Alfy’s Ramblings. Which is the blog page of our other Residence writer, Angela!
And before I forget …
Here’s a trio of causes!
The Alzheimer’s Society. And if a Terry Pratchett fan who’s lost a relative to this, CAN’t put this link in … !
Searchlight Magazine. Bit left wing, this one … !
The Robin Hood Tax. As is this one: I’m left wing enough to admit I’m mildly hacked off the Tories have hijacked this for the 2010 Election.
Enjoy those, and don’t forget: tell ’em I sent you!!