Likes 'n' Links

Likes 'n' Links

Like many people, I have an eclectic group of interests. The Ancient World and past civilizations hold a certain something for me, and I've been interested in science fiction since around the age of 9. My following of Doctor Who has engendered an interest in British culture as well. Hopefully, you'll find something of interest on this page.

Some television programs I like
Most of the programs I like happen to be British, such as The Avengers, most of the programs created by Gerry Anderson, Red Dwarf, The Prisoner, and Sapphire and Steel. I also used to be a big fan of The Tomorrow People, and I've enjoyed both watching and reading The Tripods trilogy in the past.

What I like to read
Historical fiction, by Lindsey Davis, Steven Saylor, Colleen McCullough and the Cadfael books of Ellis Peters.
Good science fiction, by people such as Robert A. Heinlein, Frank Herbert, Larry Niven, et al.
Works of ancient literature, particularly epic poems and history.

What I listen to
Film scores, by people such as James Horner, Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, Bernard Herrmann and Miklos Rozsa.
Electronic renditions of classical music, especially by Tomita and Walter/Wendy Carlos.
The works of Peter Schickele and his alter ego, P.D.Q. Bach.

Various links that I happen to like:
The EARchives, which has WAV files from many movies and television shows.
EarthCam is a collection of links leading to live or almost live cameras throughout the world. If you'd like to see images of a traffic jam in Singapore, a coffee machine in Australia, or photographs of the Earth from space, this is the place to do it.
Why not take a virtual tour of the Tower of London?
Find out about the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Discover what it was like to live in Ancient Egypt (you'll see pictures of the Eye of Horus!), Classical Athens or just look at a huge list of sites pertaining to All Things Ancient.
Brittania covers practically everything regarding to British culture.
Finally, a bit of fun: yes, ladies, gentlemen and others, it's the Strawberry Pop-Tart Blow-Torch Page.

What I do for a living
I work for the United States Postal Service, looking at images of envelopes all day and telling the computer what they say, so they may be bar-coded and sorted. If you see a yellowish bar on the back of a piece of mail you've received, that could mean I'm responsible for you getting it!

Be sure the check out the neat zip+4 generator on their webpage. Just enter almost any US address, and it will tell you its +4 code. Try it, make my job easier :-)

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