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Free interactive programming courses

Codecademy offers free online coding courses in HTML, CSS, jQuery, Javascript, PHP, Python & Ruby. Each course starts with a beginner friendly indroduction, then gradually progresses to more advanced sections.

Free VPS

Vps.me offer a free virtual private server with a 600Mhz cpu, 384Mb ram, 5Gb disk space, 10Gb bandwidth and a choice of various operating systems. Please note that they use a sms based authentication system that some operators do NOT support(eg. Vodacom South Africa).

Open Source Android apps

F-Droid is a Free and Open Source repository for Android. One can download .apk files for manual installation or one can install the F-Droid app. This app allows one to browse the repository and select files for automatic installation.

Game & Watch

During the 1980's many manufacturers produced portable, handheld electronic games. Nintendo was the most successful with over 43 million units of it's Game & Watch series being sold! The Handheld Games Museum has a comprehensive, searchable list of various models listed by manufacturer. The Pica Pic Retro Handheld Games Collection has only a few games but you can play them in your browser.

Cars and computers in the movies

Ever seen a car or computer in a movie scene and wondered what it was? The Internet Movie Cars Database has a comprehensive, searchable list of vehicles that have appeared on film. Starring the Computer is a site detailing mostly older, lesser known computers from movies and tv shows.

Free interior design software

Sweet Home 3D is a multi-platform interior design application that is both powerful and easy to use. You create a floor plan, add furniture and view the results in 3D. There are over 350 additional items of furniture available for download. It even has an option to run in your browser if you do not wish to download and install it locally on your pc!

Google Cultural Institute

Google's Cultural Institute is a project to host the world's cultural treasures online. It includes Art Project which has over 40 000 high resolution images of art works and a virtual tour of many art galleries/museums. Also included is the World Wonders Project which brings modern and ancient world heritage sites online. There is a large archive of information available for exploring as well.

How the internet works

Ever wondered how the internet works? Watch this short Youtube clip for a brief desciption.