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Other places of interest located across the web.
Some minimal some beautiful some very nerdy but all very cool. I have attempted to sort them in categories the best I can, but allot of theses places could span across many.

*Gemini and Gopher sites will use a proxy portal to connect to them.


CSS Zen Garden Now I know I have built this site with minimal CSS but that doesn't mean I don't like CSS. The CSS Zen Garden was one of the early sites I discovered that showcased what could be done with just HTML and a CSS style sheet. This site is essential for all budding web designers.

De Stijl Dutch for “style”. an artistic movement founded in 1917. Stripping back to the essence of basic form and colour, the clean unbroken line, the perfect angle, functional, minimal.


Kahvi Collective This site have been around for along time, If you like minimal, experimental, IDM, Ambient, Electronic, etc then this place is for you. You will experience sounds that will send you to other worlds.
Kahvi Collective is a non-profit music label that supports independent and unsigned artists helping them get exposure.

Scene.org Another historic music archive hidden away on the web.

soma fm Sit back, chillout and listen, to some of the best online commercial free radio our there with 39 stations to choose from, I’m sure you find one or more to your liking. Soma FM is entirely supported with donations from listeners, so if you find something you love you can always donate to help the station keep the lights on and keep the music playing.


Minimalism in software design - Devuan conference This talk was given at the first Devuan conference held in Amsterdam 2019. This is one of my favourite talks about minimalism in software I could have slotted this in any of these cattgories here but I thought Minimal. it was this talk by KatolaZ that brought me back to thinking about minimal software and the Unix philosophy “Break things down to well organised minimal packages and you will reap the benifits of efficency qulity and peace of mine” very (Oo-zen-oO)
KatolaZ home page Here is the homepage KatolaZ where you can find the slides to the talk he gave at the Devuan conference.


The Free Software Definition Where would we be with out the Four essential software freedoms? Well I wouldn't be writing this on an open platform called the World Wide Web. No I would be locked in a technological cage of proprietary Licence madness! Only to be aloud out to move to a different cage. No Freedom, Absolute Control.

The Unix Philosophy: A Brief Introduction Reading this might make your brain deflate if you are not ready for it but it is very informative. But for those who need a helping hand, here is a very tiny nutshell containing the core of the Unix Philosophy. I try to incorporate these in technology and in life.
Write programs that do one thing and do it well.
Write programs to work together.
Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a universal interface.


SENS Research Foundation The Sens Research Foundation. An organisation that researches therapies to cure and prevent the diseases of ageing. Think of a world where diseases such as Cancer, Dementia, Parkinson, Sarcopenia etc, are curable with a series of treatments, where the body clock is literal wound back. 80 will be the 40! Sens is a non profit organisation so they rely on donations and grants from people like me and you. If you are interested in their work, head over to their site and have a look.
Big Picture Science Big Picture Science, one of my favourite science podcasts, produced by the SETI Institute. Hosted by senior astronomer for the SETI Institute Seth Shostak and science journalist Molly Bentley. Always entertaining and educational with engaging subjects and interviews. If you like science then over and check them out. You wont be sorry you did.
CERN How did it all begin, what was before the universe, what about the multiverse? CERN is where these questions and more, are asked and where they are working on answers. The study of particles that make ups us and everything around us. At CERN the future is being created.


tildeverse.org An IRC centric site in all it's beautiful nerdy glory. If you are interested in learning about all things nix (linux, unix, bsd, etc) pop over to the tildeverse But be careful, you may enjoy it so much you may never return.
dyne.org (Think & Do Tank) is a non-profit free software foundry. I first discovered dyne when I stumbled upon a live multiledia centric GNU+Linux distrobution called Dynebolic. Still a distrobution I am most fond of. Dyne are also behind the GNU+Linux distrobution Devuan listed below. There is some great software being developed over there and a great bunch of people too.

Ubuntu Some may say different but Ubuntu truly revolutionised the Linux world. it gave us a stable easy to use desktop distribution for everybody. I've been using GNU+Linux since the late 90's, granted I wasn't there in the beginning, but it was still early days. I still remember holding my breath as my newly installed distribution booted for the first time. The Anxiety the cold sweats “Will I achieve X!” And that was just the beginning of a long night of configurations, coffee and cats.
The Ubuntu family has grown over the years, my daily driver is Kubuntu, Ubuntu with the beautiful KDE Desktop environment. Head over to Ubuntu to see the full family, I'm sure you will find the right one for you.
lubuntu | Budgie | Ubuntu Kylin | Ubuntu Mate | Ubuntu Studio | xubuntu

Also as an added bonus and as a long time KDE user, there is KDE neon. Technically not part of the Ubuntu family, but with KDE neon you get the latest KDE has to offer. based on the robust and stable Ubuntu LTS base.

Devuan GNU+Linux What is Devuan? A Stable, minimal but full featured GNU+Linux distribution. It's low use of resources makes it a perfect distribution for low powered computers. Devuan has a friendly passionate community behind it. Head over to their site and have a look around, you never know you might find something you like.

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