- Coding Horror – Probably the most famous software blog out there. The guy who runs it is also the cofounder of stackoverflow.com.
- HTML5 Rocks – Want to keep up-to-date on HTML5? This place is chalk full of tutorials and articles. New information is always being posted, so it’s a great resource for staying on top of things.
- MattPtr – A programming and software website that contains original programming examples and software by Matt. Flash games possibly coming in the future.
- Stevey’s Blog Rants – Long winded, but insightful articles on computer science related topics.
Visual Basic Resources
- Aivosto – Great resource for Visual Basic 6.0 developers.
- VisualBasicTutorial.NET – A site dedicated to VB tutorials, setup in a book-like format with dozens of chapters on various development topics.
- The Angry Video Game Nerd – I loved the NES, SNES and Genesis. This guy’s videos are both nostalgic and funny. He’s a little over the top sometimes, and definitely not for everyone, but it’s worth checking out if you want to take a trip down memory lane. Also, although it’s blasted in many of his videos, I have to admit that Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest is my favorite NES game.
- xkcd – A hilarious web comic of “romance, sarcasm, math, and language”.
I’ve found that I watch youtube more than TV these days. Below are some of my favorite channels.
- VSauce – Videos on mind blowing questions. Also, as a neat side note, this site also makes an appearance in one of their older videos.
- Cinemassacre – James is an excellent film maker. I love his AVGN series, and even though I’m not a horror movie fan, his Monster Madness videos are fun to watch.
- The Gaming Historian – Well done videos on the history of video games.
- Mental Floss – Random facts about random topics.
- PM Rants – This guy is good at ranting about stuff.
- ViHart – Fun musings on math that aren’t boring.
I zig zag between being out of shape and in shape. Fitness is important not only for your body, but also your mind. It’s worth being fit, so here are some good resources I use. Also, my personal recommendation is not to use any supplements (with the exception of vitamin D).
- John Stone Fitness – John Stone transformed himself from flabby and out of shape to buff and in shape. This site contains a wealth of good fitness information and inspiration.
- BodyBuilding.com Forums – Strangely amusing, there’s good and bad information here. I don’t often visit this site, but it does have it’s moments.
Social News and Tech News Sites
- Hacker News – The best site I’ve found for finding out about cool projects, new tech, new companies, and what’s going on in the software world.
- Ars Technica – A good resource for getting the pulse of what’s going on in the tech world.
- Reddit – A social news site. There’s lots of fun stuff here, lots of random information and pictures. The downside is that the site is fraught with memes and trolling, but it’s an interesting slice of the internet.