Links

These are just a few of the many links I consider the most critical, most entertaining, or just “most linkable” on the web. Feel free to criticize or suggest more. I don't generally include personal sites or the like here, but I'll be happy to give a shout-out in a dedicated post if I like the site. Personally, I visit only Gmail and Google Reader on a regular basis; most of the other sites are either for reference or are loaded as RSS feeds into Reader.
Development & Programming
W3C
The World Wide Web Consortium, official repository of all web standard specifications
Entertainment
Dilbert
A business geek comic strip
Google Reader
Google's experimental RSS aggregator
Last.fm
The social, taggable, music-customizing site for all your listening needs.
Penny Arcade
A gaming geek comic strip
User Friendly
A computer geek comic strip
Networking
Gmail
The quintessential webmail service
Mozilla Firefox
The cross-platform browser I use and recommend
Operating Systems
OpenBSD
Striving to be the most secure, most functional, and most free operating system anywhere
OS X
The only commercial operating system on this list, and arguably the most polished
Productivity
43 Folders
The epitome of productivity sites, updated often with tips & tricks to improve productivity in every aspect of your life.
Google Calendar
Google's iCal-compatible online calendar
Lifehacker
Updated often with tons of ways to improve your productivity, online and off.

Last modified on 24 June 2006 at 2311