Here I provide links and give a brief overview of many sites I frequent
or find particularly interesting. Scroll down to each category and click
For research and scientific links,
see my research tools page
TV Tropes Wiki
A wiki describing various narrative devices or patterns in fiction, with both
descriptions of these "tropes" and also pages for a particular work, listing the
tropes it exemplifies. Written in a light and humorous style, and is a lot
of fun. WARNING! May eat up inordinate amounts of free time, and cause you to
start hanging lampshades on everything
Rotten Tomatoes (Movie Reviews)
Comprehensive movie reviews combining together many critics
to give an overall "Tomatometer" of whether a movie is any good. Note: May
not be accurate if your tastes don't match with critics' tastes.
Tulga - Music Through The Curriculum
My dad's website, including information on his elementary school assemblies in
the greater Sacramento area, and many free educational activities linking music
to math, science, and language arts.Webcomics
fantasy set in an alternate universe where technically gifted
mad scientists "sparks" vie for domination of Europe with
A highly complex plot and interesting characters told in
graphic novel style
- highly recommended!
Miracle of Science
A science fiction story about mad science as a
and the Vorstellen cop and Martian psychologist tasked to find him and prevent
him from taking over the world.
A fun science fiction story about a group of adventurers and their travels and
dealings around the universe. Has both short and long-term arcs.
Software / Services
Utilities for debugging and
analyzing your system's performance. The one I find most useful is