There’s less than an hour of today’s official work day left and that means it’s time for us to deploy our weekly burst of timewasting – Sites We Like. In this week’s episode we’ve got a way of streaming your tunes whatever the office IT bod tells you, a means of generating a novelty hit featuring your own name, a Calvin & Hobbes search engine and much more. Read on to start messing about…
Recommended by Ben Sillis
While it’s not exactly as useful as Spotify, this clever website will certainly come in handy for anyone wanting to listen to their music even on a work computer without admin controls. It’s simply an easy way to play music files stored in your DropBox, complete with track controls. Why bother with Last.fm when you can listen to your own music collection from anywhere?
Recommended by Chris Elmer of Active Dad
Everyone on Facebook has been recommending this to me. At first I was waiting for Barbra Streisand’s voice! I’m old and didn’t know the original song (watch it here). I’ve heard it now week so I get why this is cool now!
Recommended by: Stephen Ebert
I have a confession. I morbidly enjoy catching up on the latest celebrity ‘news’. I don’t know why, I just do. But you won’t find my head buried inside Hello! magazine, I’m after the controversial stuff, and photos and videos of A-Z list celebs being caught out or doing/saying things they shouldn’t. Oh No They Didn’t is updated with alarming regularity with all manner of celebrity stories including the latest feuds. It’s where I first heard of Britney’s buzz cut and umbrella-armed paparazzi rampage way back when.
Recommended by Mic Wright
Sure Google is the most useful search engine but it isn’t my favourite. The one that makes me smile when I’m sweating over a hot keyboard (not like that!) is the Calvin & Hobbes search engine which allows you to search the hundreds of strips for any word you fancy. Did you know there are three Calvin & Hobbes strips that mention the word weasel?