Friday Faire.–March 16, 2012.–A list of 12 interesting links, including 4 sources for images.

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The internet has a lot of fascinating, interesting, and useful sites.  Here are a few that I’ve found:

  • Free online file converter – Convert media files online from one format into another.
  • The Fantastic in Art & Fiction – Sponsored by Cornell University’s Institute for Digital Collections (CIDC) this image-bank provides a visual resource for the study of the Fantastic or of the supernatural in fiction and in art.
  • A History of the World – The British Museum and BBC uses objects to tell a history of the world.
  • Shooting in a Dust Storm – Cameraman Bob Poole was filming elephants with ease — until a giant dust storm rose up and swallowed all the light.

  • Wikiquote –  the free quote compendium that anyone can edit.
  • HHMI’s Virtual Museum – Stroll through exhibits on biological clocks, infectious diseases, cardiology, and neuroscience at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s online museum.
  • List of Colors – a comprehensive list of colors at Wikipedia.
  • Home Gardening – A supplement to the Cornell Gardening resources website.
  • Image Searches – for use with blogs, web pages, etc.  (make sure to check for creative commons license or other conditions – images posted on line are NOT free for the taking just because they’ve been posted.
    • Compfight is an image search engine tailored to efficiently locate images for blogs, comps, inspiration, and research. We make good use of the flickr™ API, but aren’t affiliated with flickr.
    • – search engine for free photos. These come from many sources and are license-specific.
    • Freerange Stock was formed with the goal to provide quality stock photos for commercial and non-commercial use. For free.
    • is not a search engine, but rather offers convenient access to search services provided by other independent organizations.

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