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The planet and the dinner plate

A collection of links all about green issues, food standards and other causes close to Andrew's heart.

  • Downsizer |

    Superb site about living a greener, more ethical life. Articles galore and a lively forum covering everything from growing your own to energy efficiency to agricultural animal welfare and food standards.

  • Derbyshire Wildlife Trust |

    Andrew has been a member of Derbyshire's leading conservation organisation for a number of years.

  • Centre for Alternative Technology |

    Machynlleth-based charitable organisation demonstrating practical solutions to the world's issues.

  • Gwledd Conwy Feast |

    Major Conwy-based food and drink festival showcasing the best in Welsh produce. Andrew has been involved with the Feast since its early days - details.

  • Derbyshire Food and Drink Festival |

    Andrew's local food and drink festival showcasing the best in Derbyshire produce. The festival is also the launchpad for the excellent, annually-published Taste of derbyshire.

  • National Parks |

    Smart umbrella site for the UK's National Parks, including a link to our very own Peak District.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 November 2011 14:16

Java tutorials and resources

A collection of links all about programming in the Java language, handy for the beginner and experienced engineer alike.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 November 2009 17:57

Embedded systems

A collection of links all about embedded systems software development.

  • mikroElektronika Online Books |

    A collection of free, online books from Belgrade-based mikroElektronika covering programming for PIC microcontrollers and other devices, plus basic electronics.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 11:52

Recommended software

We all know about Thunderbird and Firefox, and here are a few other excellent pieces of software I can recommend (some free, some not). See also the What we can do section for other software I use every day, and click here for the software used to create this website.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 September 2013 12:15

Other handy sites

Some of Barefoot Software's friends and colleagues.

  • Tales from the Tinyholding |

    My partner Nell's entertaining account of how she, I, our chillun and assorted wominals make the most of our home and garden.

  • The great fibro experiment |

    Nell's blog about managing and combating the symptoms of Fibromyalgia.

  • Ann Lewis |

    Ann is a printmaker/painter, co-founder of Bangor-based web design agency WiSS, and the designer of the Barefoot Software website visuals.

  • Craig-y-Don Printing Works |

    Llandudno-based printers that Andrew has used for all his Conwy Slate and Gwledd Conwy Feast print publishing projects. Friendly and accommodating.

  • Link Line to Welsh |

    A free service translating English to Welsh up to 30 words at a time. Prompt and friendly, Link Line have been friends to the Feast since the early days.

  • Squat Orange |

    Cheltenham-based clothing printing company and the suppliers of the excellent Barefoot Software hoodies.

  • Trentham Expertise |

    Matlock-based IT consultancy with whom Barefoot Software occasionally exchanges work. Andrew and Ken are long-standing colleagues.

  • Robert Howard |

    Bob Howard is Andrew's Dad, and is a pianist and keyboard player available for weddings, garden parties and corporate functions, and residences in hotels and on ships.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 November 2011 14:57

Food for thought

Some important subjects that everyone should see.

  • TAC 20 year campaign video |

    Australia's Traffic Accident Commission produce some of the most hard-hitting drink driving and other road safety adverts I've ever seen. This 5-minute montage of 20 years-worth of campaigns really should be shown on TV here. Warning: contains graphic depiction of traffic accidents.

  • WWII: The Holocaust |

    Part 18 of The Atlantic's 20-part retrospective of World War II, this collection of photographs graphically depicts depths of human cruelty which should never be forgotten. Warning: very disturbing images of Nazi genocide.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 December 2011 15:28

Tea break

A collection of links to amuse and entertain over a brew.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 12:40

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