Bits n’ Pieces
Bits n’ Pieces That Chef Matthew J.G. 100% Stands By
My tastes are quite unique to say the least, however if you want a heads up about websites, movies, music, books, etc, I encourage you to continue reading.
Most of the items I have integrated in the listing are genuinely good; I must admit that a couple of things that I have listed may not be for your particular taste.
You can be assured that I do not receive any kick backs for mentioning any of these things, and I am certainly not deliberately recommending things just because they belong to someone I know.
In addition, while I would not intentionally recommend anything that is offensive or illegal, I am not accountable for any content that I link to, as websites are updated frequently and I do not have control on the content them.
Take a look and enjoy, frequently revisit because I will be continuously adding things to the list.
StumbleUpon - http://www.stumbleupon.com/ – this site allows you to download a toolbar for your browser that enables you to “stumble” through thousands of user-recommended pages across the internet. StumbleUpon discovers web sites based on your interests. Whether it’s a web page, photo or video, our personalized recommendation engine learns what you like, and brings you more.
Food Gawker – http://foodgawker.com/ a great site to find nice recipes with the associated picture.
Gmail – http://www.gmail.com/ - allows you to save absolutely EVERYTHING, as well as organize and find it easily. Imagine google search helping you find that chat or email with a loved one from a couple of years ago. Gmail also gives you the benefit of having Gtalk, Google Documents (pretty much as good as word and accessible anywhere with loads of storage), Picasa Web Albums, Google Calendar, Google Toolbar, and loads of other great features. Seriously, if you do not already have Gmail, get it ASAP. I use it daily for so many things that I would be at wits end without it.
Answers – http://www.answers.com/ offers free access to millions of topics from the world’s leading publishers. It is the place where you can basically find the answer to any question you may have. You can even answer the questions from other people.
Many Books – http://manybooks.net/ that is exactly what you will find here. A great find for those that enjoy reading while sitting back and relaxing.
PhotoJoJo – http://photojojo.com/ I signed up to the weekly newsletter and have not looked back since.
280 Slides – http://www.280slides.com you can easily create and share your own online presentations here.
Loona Pix - http://www.loonapix.com/ a free online photo editing service. In 3 simple steps you make your photo funny and unique.
Photo Funia - http://www.photofunia.com/ as the name suggests- here is place to make your photos funnier- aka funia.
Pod Cast TV Guide – http://www.tvguide.com/News-Views/TVGuide-Talk/Podcasts/default.aspx for a healthy listing of forthcoming pod casts.
Metacafe - http://www.metacafe.com/ you will love the Meta Café, there is a mountain of video entertainment to be found here.
Tom Jones – http://www.tomjones.com/ I often listen to Tom’s music in the kitchen in between service hours.
Jet – http://www.jettheband.com/ their debut album was released in 2003- a total of 3.5 million copies were sold. Believe it or not I lived across the road from Nic and Chris growing up as kids.
3 Doors Down – http://www.3doorsdown.com/ the complete American rock band from Mississippi.
Daryl Braithwaite – http://www.darylbraithwaite.com.au/ he can put together a load of good tunes. Was lucky to see him in concert a number of times.
Guy Sebastian – http://www.guysebastian.com.au/ Guy has released 3 albums since he won the first Australian idol competition.
U2 – http://www.u2.com/ I flew from London to Frankfurt in 1992 to see them in concert, due to flight delays I arrived in time for the 3rd encore. Damn
The Choir Boys – http://www.choirboys.net/ an Australian rock band, there released a new album in May 2008
Bon Jovi – http://www.bonjovi.com/ one hundred and twenty million albums and 2500 concerts in over 50 countries…… not a bad effort
Escape from Alcatraz
Apart from the cookbooks I have in my possession I really do not read at all, however on the odd occasion I read a comic every now and again.
Here are a few to start with:
Asian Flavors of Jean-Georges – A truly impressive book, one of the best to date from Jean-George Vongerichten.
Hot Tomatoes – You will find many nice recipes from Chef Angelo Mc Donnell.
Hot Chefs, Hip Cuisine – Featuring 33 Chefs from around the world along with their particular establishment and selected recipe.
I will be adding a more thorough listing of books here within the coming weeks.
Currently I do not have the opportunity to watch much TV apart from CCTV 9, BBC, Fashion TV, Channel News Asia and HBO
However, I was quite partial to the following programs at various stages of my life.
Henderson’s Daughters- you just have to love the Australian outback.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire- Well doesn’t everybody J
Are You Being Served – this show cracked me up every time I got the opportunity to watch it.
The Benny Hill Show- this guy was a laugh a minute
Mr. Bean- speak no evil, do no evil………………………
I also watched a lot of Wheel of Fortune, The Late Show, Four Corners, The Bill, The Midday Show and a load of others however; I cannot remember the names of them. When I can recall the names I will list them here
The Web Comic List – http://www.thewebcomiclist.com/ the Webcomic List enables you keep track of your favourite online comics and see when have been updated. A few thousand online comics are available for viewing here.
Webcomics Nation – http://www.webcomicsnation.com/ you can even create and post your own comics. Create yourself an account and you will be able to review the posted comics.
Least I Could Do – http://www.leasticoulddo.com/ there is a huge archive of webcomics available here- you can do a keyword, character or themes search to pinpoint the one you are particularly looking for.
Picasa – http://picasa.google.com/download/index.html a real treasure when it comes to getting your photos organised.
You can edit, export, add images direct to a blog, email, print, create collages and a load of other tasks can be performed within the program.
Google Earth – http://www.earth.google.com/download-earth.html a wonderful piece of technology.
Download Accelerator Plus - http://www.speedbit.com/ especially useful when downloading large files on the slower internet connections.
AVG – http://free.avg.com/ in my humble opinion for what it is worth- one of the best antivirus software programs available. They still have a free version available.
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