My Favourite Tipples in Free Pint #252

 by Martin Belam, 9 May 2008

I'm in this week's Free Pint Newsletter writing about my five favourite tipples. No, despite the 'pint' in the name, I don't mean mojito, rum'n'coke, frappé with Baileys, tequila or 'any fizzy lager will do', but my five favourite websites.

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Frankly, upon realising that I wasn't going to be able to list any websites for downloading music, video, pr0n or cracked software, I was slightly stuck as to remember what else the interweb was for ;-)

In the end I opted to list sites that had been useful for me in the last couple of months, which meant the list centred a little bit around getting my MacBook set up and running with gorgeous free goodies. You can read why in the newsletter itself, but the five sites I nominated were:

That also meant that I didn't list loads of great and useful websites that I use all of the time, but that are like the 'background radiation' of my interwebs. So hat-tips are due to Google (and Gmail, Analytics, AdSense), Bloglines, the BBC, Guardian, Telegraph, Times Online, Chipwrapper, Fancy A Pint, Wikipedia, IMDB, UK Nova, Mininova, The Pirate Bay, Amazon, LinkedIn, Expedia, Last Minute, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Outpost Gallifrey, Bytemark, Mycroft Project, Feedburner, Typepad, StumbleUpon etc etc etc...


Are you still on Bloglines? If so, you should switch to Google Reader. I did, and I haven't looked back since...

Yes, I've been thinking about it. In fact I downloaded my Bloglines OPML file this morning to have a re-jig of it and then import into Google Reader and see what happens. I think my big worry is that Google Reader is too much swishy AJAX-y goodness to work well over the 32k dial-up modem I have in Crete.

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