Desert Island Links: Ian B.

Known as Mr Blobby, Biondani and plenty of other, more unsavoury, names - we asked PUGs Ian B which links he couldn't live without... these are his choices.

The Top 10
1. The Register
2. PlusNet UserGroup
3. ADSLGuide
4. Saints FC
5. Slashdot
6. thisissouthampton
7. Lazy Admin
8. ebay
9. Microsoft Knowledge Base
10. BBC News

10: BBC News
Address: http://news.bbc.co.uk
Description of site: Probably one of the best designed news sites on the web, and no I'm not saying that as I know the guy that designed it
Why can't you live without it: We all need time to get away from work whilst at work and the BBC site covers all the news I need.
9: Microsoft Knowledge Base
Address: http://support.microsoft.com
Description of site: Essential site for my job. Is there anyone out there that hasn't heard of the Microsoft Knowledge base?
Why can't you live without it: Essential for my job, saves hours of problem solving
8: Ebay
Address: http://www.ebay.co.uk
Description of site: Is a description really needed?
Why can't you live without it: Who else would buy all the old stuff I throw out?
7: Lazy admin
Address:  http://thelazyadmin.com.
Description of site: This blog and forums are great for Windows admins.
Why can't you live without it: Have you tried comprehending MicroSoft documentation?
6: thisissouthampton
Address: http://www.thisissouthampton.co.uk
Description of site: News for my local area
Why can't you live without it: Even though I buy the local newspaper, never get time to read it
5: Slashdot
Address: http://slashdot.org
Description of site: Technical news site
Why can't you live without it: The articles there may not all be 100% true but they give me a laugh
4: Saints FC
Address: http://www.saintsfc.co.uk/index.asp
Description of site: Southampton FC news
Why can't you live without it: A football site that tells the truth.
3: ADSLGuide
Address: http://www.adslguide.org.uk
Description of site: News and Forums about ADSL and ISPs
Why can't you live without it: Over the past year it's not been as fun as it used to be... but there are great discussions over there and some great people. (ripped straight from wildmind but my sentiments exactly)
2: The PlusNet UserGroup
Address: http://usergroup.plus.net
Description of site: News, Forums, Info and Support about the PlusNet family of ISPs
Why can't you live without it: Well it keeps me busy that's for sure! It's a great community of people, hard work for sure but it's an exciting place to be. Having an influence is a great feeling and keeping in touch with the latest developments and betas is a techies heaven
1: The Register
Address: http://www.theregister.co.uk
Description of site: Technical News
Why can't you live without it: I'm a geek, yes I admit it. I can't live without my technical news.
Article last edited on Monday, 18-Jun-2007 23:28 PM