Open Sourceware Consortium
"While MIT has pioneered the open courseware movement where many class materials are made freely available online, there's now an Open Courseware Consortium extending courses to dozens of universities and many thousands of courses." - Don Lancaster
posted by dragonsi55
on Apr 10, 2007 -
If you have a *.edu email address, you can now access the normally for-fee New York Times TimesSelect
service for free
, which gets you access to archived articles and special content.
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Mar 13, 2007 -
The World Lecture Hall
is a compedium of links to open university materials. Some include lecture notes, text books and even video. The OCW
at MIT is probably the most well known but there are many universities that provide online access to course materials. Want to learn about medicine?
John Hopkin's kindly provides some popular courses (Cadaver not included). Notre Dame
provides a number of courses focused on the liberal arts. The University of Washington provides Computer Science and Engineering
courses. Tufts provides a potpourri of courses
, including dentistry.
posted by substrate
on Feb 24, 2007 -
is a neat site I found while looking for information on a classical piece I'm learning on guitar. It seems to predominantly cover classical music but also covers other genres. It has biographies, mp3s, sheet music and so on.
posted by substrate
on Feb 21, 2007 -
You've heard of ScummVM
, but harvest time is approaching in the field of reverse-engineered open source re-implementations
of other classic games too:
(Transport Tycoon), LinCity
(Sim City), Advanced Strategic Command
(Battle Isle), Freeciv
(Quake 3), Spring
(Total Annihilation), JJFFE
(Frontier First Encounters), Vega Strike
(Master of Orion), Pingus
(Warcraft II et al.), CloneKeen
(Commander Keen), Exult
(Ultima VII), FreeCNC
(Command & Conquer), REminiscence
(Panzer General), Pioneers
(Settlers of Catan), and Freedoom
posted by hoverboards don't work on water
on Feb 1, 2007 -
Call a number in Iowa, give them the international number you want to call, talk for free - well, at American long-distance rates anyway. No headphones required.
posted by trinarian
on Oct 20, 2006 -
- an excellent source for free downloads and streams of original electronic music mixes of all sorts, from seasoned pros to beginning bedroom amatuers, all told numbering in the hundreds or thousands. My current brand new favorite is the very diverse and well-versed Detriot/Chicago techno stylings of DJ Rubsilent
. Recomended mix: Future Funk 23: (Direct MP3 link) (Streaming mp3 link)
But don't let me divert you - search for your favorite local DJ or browse for new ones.
posted by loquacious
on Oct 11, 2006 -
OH NO! THERE GOES TOKYO! GO GO GODZILLA
(Nearly) every Godzilla soundtrack.
(Thanks to my girlfriend for hipping me to this)
posted by klangklangston
on Oct 10, 2006 -
is just what it says it is: a free internet virtual ipod. Search, find, play, save, make playlists. So good I feel like I am missing something.
posted by BrodieShadeTree
on Sep 9, 2006 -
You may have your own set of acquired tastes, but what of acquired F.E.A.R.
? The multiplayer component of Monolith's latest LithTek
powered franchise has been overhauled and released into the wild - without a price tag in sight. If you've been known to enjoy a bit of the old simulated ultra violence
you'll feel right at home among the frenetic emergence of automatic weapon fire and the spectre of the unarmed takedown.
posted by prostyle
on Aug 21, 2006 -
Make mine Maakies
Tony Millionaire (who also does related comic Sock Monkey
) has all of his sea-faring katzenjammers online.
No direct links (curse you, frames!) but you can browse from here
. The later ones are better (especially in the 540 range), but all are fun.
posted by klangklangston
on Aug 5, 2006 -
offers over 40 free paper toys
and pretties you can print out (PDFs
) and make yourself, as well as "Stories to be Told by Firelight
" - online versions of author/illustrator Marilyn Scott Waters' children's stories and lots
. For people who have kids, people who know kids, people who are
kids, and people who love papercraft, illustration, toys, and tales. [more...]
posted by taz
on Jul 24, 2006 -
is the first major publisher to give away an entire version of a new book online, revenue being raised through Yahoo! ads. But they don't seem to be 100% committed - if you go to their website
you can pay $18.26 for the e-book and no mention is made of it being available free at the author's own website
[Appropriately the book, "Go it Alone" by Bruce Judson is about entrepreneurial ideas]
posted by meech
on Feb 15, 2006 -
, "a great guide to the downtempo music scene/lifestyle, spotlighting not only the essential release reviews, label/artist profiles and other data on the genre but also exclusive DJ mixes and all kinds of other goodies" (via
). Check out the totally free, totally chill Radio Jazztronica #3
mix from DJ Chicken George. It's 55+ minutes of "unpredictable, energetic and heart-felt" downtempo that packs a serious punch. Did I mention it's free?
posted by JPowers
on Feb 8, 2006 -
Web Gallery of Art
- "The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods (1100-1850), currently containing over 14.500 reproductions. Commentaries on pictures, biographies of artists are available. Guided tours, free postcard and other services are provided for the visitors."
Direct Links seem to be turned off.... lame, but the search function is worth checking out. One of the coolest features is being able to search for artists based on country, style, or time period.
posted by sourbrew
on Dec 17, 2005 -