This is a general link resource page. On this page I try to put links to useful website. If you hover over the Resources menu link at the top of the page, you can see other resources page that deal with more specific topics like math or Lill’s method.
Free Books Websites
Internet Archive – I don’t know how many old books or articles I downloaded from this website. It also has videos, images, old games other other types of media. You can also use the Wayback Machine to see how the websites looked in the past.
Gutenberg.org – a library of free eBooks.
LibriVox – free audiobooks
https://www.sacred-texts.com/ – A website that has free books on many topics.
https://www.survivorlibrary.com/ – The website has a collection of books that contain ” the knowledge needed to rebuild a technological and industrial infrastructure from scratch when the modern infrastructure ceases to function.” The website is a prepper book archive.
BOINC – The most important volunteer computing platform.
Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) – the name of the project is self-explanatory. If you are lucky enough to find the next Mersenne, you will also win some money (at least $3000).
BOINC Network – BOINC related podcast and info.
https://www.distributedcomputing.info/ – website that has a nice list of distributive computing platforms and projects.
Citizen Science Projects and Online Volunteering
Zooniverse – probably the largest citizen science platform.
https://libguides.bentley.edu/microvolunteer – has many useful links to various online projects.
https://www.globalgiving.org/ – One of the biggest crowdfunding platforms. I have used it many times.
https://www.kiva.org/ – A lending platform, but you can also make donations.
https://www.thenonprofits.com/ – has links to many click-to-donate websites. The money is generated from ads or maybe from deals with specific sponsors. These are small contributions, but it doesn’t cost you anything.
https://freerice.com/ – you donate by playing a quiz game and giving the correct answers. There are many categories of quizzes (language learning, humanities, math, science etc).
Building Conservation Organizations
https://www.veniceinperil.org/ – Venice in Peril Fund ” raises funds to restore and conserve works of art and architecture in Venice, and to investigate ways to protect them against future risks, particularly rising sea levels”.
https://herculaneproject.ro/en – This is a project that tries to save historic buildings from Băile Herculane, Romania. Unfortunately, it seems that there are some legal problems (regarding ownership), so the organization cannot receive money from EU to do the renovations. The organization must rely on donations.
https://www.adoptaocasa.ro/en/ – The Adopt a House Programme tries to save historic buildings from Roșia Montană, Romania.
https://www.europanostra.org/ – I discovered many conservation initiatives due to Europa Nostra. They have a program called 7 Most Endangered Programme that identifies endangered monuments and sites in Europe.
https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/hungary-historic-castle-rebuilding/ – The Global Giving page of the “Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary”.
http://stellarium.org/ – Stellarium is my favorite 3d planetarium app.
https://www.fourmilab.ch/solar/ – interactive orrery. If you go to the home page you can find other interesting pages on various topics.
Mythology, Fables, Fairy Tales and Folktales
https://sites.ualberta.ca/~urban/Projects/English/Content/ATU_Tales.htm – a Multilingual Folk Tale Database created by the University of Alberta. The database uses the Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales
https://www.grimmstories.com/en/grimm_fairy-tales/index – Another multilingual website that has the complete fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. It also has links to fairy tales and stories by H.C. Andersen
https://aesopfables.com/ – Aesop’s fables are a must. The website also has fables by De La Fontaine, Andersen and Ambrose Bierce (who wrote The Devil’s Dictionary)
http://www.mythfolklore.net/aesopica/ – A page with many useful links to various fables (in many languages). The website was created by Laura Gibbs (who has her own translation of Aesop Fables)
https://www.wga.hu/ – From the website “The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European fine arts, decorative arts and architecture (3rd-19th centuries), currently containing over 52.800 reproductions. Artist biographies, commentaries, guided tours, period music, catalogue, free postcard and mobile services are provided. “
https://www.artrenewal.org/Museum/Home – The online museum created by the Art Renewal Center. The website is dedicated to realist art. Like the Web Gallery of Art, it has a good search engine.
https://eclecticlight.co/category/painting/ – A website that has a lot of postings related to paintings. The website has a simple search engine.
Economy and Current Events
https://alt-market.us/ – Website created by Brandon Smith. Brandon Smith posts articles on economy and current events. He also sells a newsletter that is focused on prepping.