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BBC Micro related links:

A library of scanned manuals and booklets from the '80s, including the Advanced User Guide and the service guides to most of the hardware. Most titles are stored compressed as Rich Text Files so they can be opened with any wordprocessor.
An excellent resource tieing together links and information on BBC related webpages all over the world. The site also includes a large library of games and ROM images which you can download for free for use either on the real machine or in one of the featured emulators.
Contains full details of how to run BBC BASIC on an x86 based computer, as well as a complete summary of all the available keywords and its history.
The contents of J G Harston's website are varied and many, presented as a giant directory listing of over 4000 files on an MDFS fileserver. There's lots of technical information here - try thinking of a topic you didn't know about and it's almost certainly in there somewhere.
A potted history of the BBC Master 128
A person who must have possibly the largest attic in the country containing just about every Acorn machine and 3rd party upgrade ever made for them. All meticulously photographed and catalogued, along with a very helpful scanned archive of technical documentation.
Though not strictly speaking a BBC micro related link, this 6502 microprocessor resource was established to serve hardware and software designers and includes both links to homebuilt 6502 micros but also handy tested 6502 functions to use.
A host of disc related utilities from Jason Watton to help with the extraction and transfer of the three most common form of disc images available on the Internet, called OmniDisk, along with other non BBC related disc utilities for chewing data and directory structures with ease.
Banish ageing BBC floppy discs to the dustbin and copy everything onto a solid state multimedia card, then continue to use the normal BBC micro filing systems to access them as before. This ingenious BBC micro multimedia card reader fits into a spare ROM socket on the machine, and acts as a set of floppy drives.

York university related sites:

The university itself, based in the village of Heslington just outside York.
The student run television station at York university, the website contains details on all areas of activity from producing programs to the technical side of the organisation.

Other groovy links:

A rather morbid, yet exceptionally funny, site where visitors can bet on which celebrities are most likely to pop their clogs in a given year (with bonus prizes for over 10 deaths out of 50). Even the job descriptions are accurate on this acidic web site.
A site mainly devoted to time: how to calculate when Easter is each year, when solar activity will cause satellites round earth to fail, how to generate calendars for any year. Along with TV Test Cards, Peter Vince guides you through all of these topics writing under the name of Barney Wol, the owl from the Winnie the Pooh stories.
A vast array of file format specifications, which can prove essential if you are attempting to write a utility to decrypt some proprietary file someone has sent to you. Much of the information is deduced by people reverse engineering the original file, some is links to other sites, and some held locally.
Creator of the famous Muppets and the Jim Henson Creature Workshop which has been responsible for the puppetry in films such as 'Labyrinth', 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' and of course the Muppets movies. See also the official Muppets website.
Meaning 'play-well' in Danish, Lego made the plastic bricks that most of us will have played with at some point or at the very least swallowed by accident when young!
The Lego Users' Group, including an archive of model building plans for models greater than 2 years old. Model instructions are accessable through a searchable database with thumbnail images of all the instructions which can then be downloaded in full.
Made famous by the 'A year with Fred' series on BBC 2 in the UK, Fred Dibnah was best known for being the steeplejack from Bolton who knocks down factories' disused chimneys. More recently the BBC have used him to narrate several series on the Industrial Revolution, before he died after a battle with cancer in 2004.

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