Links I find useful to have here so that they can be acessed from anywhere. (N) = Norwegian sites


General Utilities:

Startsiden, Norwegian "startpage" with links & search engines.(N)
YR, an excellent worldwide weather forcast service.(N+E)
NRK - Norwegian Public Broadcasting general news page.(N)
Din Side, general consumer and technology news. Good articles, but too many ads. (N)
The Verge. Vox Media technology news site
TU. News covering everything technical (N)
A page to find the real phone number behind expensive Norwegian short numbers(N)
Statistisk Sentralbyrå (Statistics Norway) konsumprisindeks (N)
OANDA currency converter

Internet Utilities:

Duckduckgo. Excellent search engine that doesn't track you. My favourite
Openstreetmap. A map utility free to use under an open license. Preferred over Google Maps etc.
A world street map that shows public transport in real time.
Wikipedia, often a better source of information than search engines
Cambridge English dictionary
NINITE. The best place for popular free software. Avoids unwanted extras, like garbage toolbars
Filehippo site for downloading software (My old place, Tucows, is infested with virus)
Another software site: NCH Software
Why you should not use Facebook

Web Utilities (for web development):

Check who is behind any domain on the Internet at the ICANN WHOIS database
W3C Markup Validation Service. Validate your web-site to the standards
w3scools Lots of tips and tutorials on web-page writing
Dynamic Drive. Lots of well organized, wll written Java scripts for your web-site. Free use
NORID Info on registering a .no domain on the net (N)
Jeffrey's Exif viewer. Great for checking image metadata on the web (and on your own system)

Travel general:

Travel Advice to all countries seen through the eyes of the CIA
Travel Advice to all countries seen through the eyes of the Norwegian UD (N)
List of all airlines and airports in the world
Great live flight tracker. Impressive

Travel recommended companies and organizations:

US National Park Service: Excellent on US national parks (official site)
Lonely Planet: Woldwide travel. Lots of links for each country
Tripadvisor: Great for checking and reviewing travel services (Hotels, restaurants etc.)

Photography general:

Dpreview.com. The best camera review site (but they don't have much on lenses)
Photozone lens reviews. Read lens reviews that you won't find on Dpreview.com
Bilder Nordic. Excellent school for photography with focus on fashion photography(N)
Lensrentals. These guys have tons of equipment experience, not only this Nikon article
Michael Reichmann's site on landscape photography and equipment. Now a subscription site
Kodak film cross reference table (a blast from the past)

Photographers:

Cliff Mautner has a beautiful website
Ashley Cameron is a Photoshop wizard, and a collection of unique images
Bjørn has a site with lots of info on Nikon lenses, UV photo and other
Robert Sannes. Norwegian professional photographer
Damian Heinisch. German professional photographer working in Norway
Ivar Greftegreff. One of Norway's most experienced commercial photographers (N)
Ming Thein's site has a lot of enjoyable photo-related reading and viewing on his site
Art Wolfe also as an enjoyable photo collection on his site, with focus on travel

Other sites of iterest to me:

Bærum Undervannsklubb. My scuba dive club in Norway (N)
Dakota Norway is a vintage aircraft club flying a DC3 "Dakota" (N)
A webcam located in a mountain-area near Oslo I often visit
A weather data source and a westward looking webcam located in my neighborhood (N)



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