Here are some of my favorite sites.
- http://www.redsquirel.com -- Some mighty fine writing by my friend Dave Hoover.
- http://www.hccp.org -- The ODB lives on in spirit. There's a lot of rage in that Ian fellow, but he has good things to say as well.
- http://www.poidogpondering.com -- One of my favorite bands. You should always see a Poi Dog Pondering concert if you have the opportunity.
- http://www.neofuturists.org -- The Neo-Futurists. Home of Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60 minutes. If you haven't seen them yet, you should. In the course of 60 minutes, they manage to perform plays that are funny, serious, political, absurd, sad, beautiful, incomprehensible, and generally wonderful. And the menu of plays changes every week, so "if you've seen the show once, you've seen the show once." I just can't say enough good things about the Neo-Futurists. They're one of my favorite things about my beloved hometown.
- http://www.dooce.com -- An awesome blog. I feel more grown up just having read it.
- http://www.sluggy.com -- Sluggy Freelance. Is it not nifty? Worship the comic. My most favoritest online comic strip.
- http://www.angryflower.com -- Another great online comic. It's also wonderful.
- http://www.intellij.com -- The One True IDE. It's better than sliced bread. The refactoring support is so good that even if IntelliJ had nothing else to offer, it would be my IDE of choice. But then there's a fantastic UI too. IntelliJ does so much for you automatically and still manages to stay out of your way. The code analysis tools are great too. Cliff Stoll once said that developers should strive to write software that's as important and beautiful as the fins on a 57 cadillac. This is the sort of software he was talking about.