Here is a non-exhaustive list of nice websites I've bookmarked over the years. Most of these sites have something uniquely interesting about them.
Blogs and personal sites
(Blogs I am unable to really categorise.)
- Nibot: by "an engineer at a company that designs, builds, and tests airborne wind turbines -- flying contraptions that generate clean energy"
- Tom Mahood: longform accounts by a man who goes on adventures to explore caves and solve mysteries. Particular highlight: Hunt for the Death Valley Germans.
- Wait But Why: random, sometimes deep posts about life and decision making.
- Unenumerated: "an unending variety of topics". Infrequent posts on the topics of finance, technology and history.
- Martin Harizanov: low power electronics, wireless communication, smart control.
- Aaron Swartz: internet activist who tragically took his own life, but having wrote many interesting posts on a wide variety of topics.
- John Owen: homemade electronics projects. Particular example: a weather station, designed from scratch.
- Glasgow transport map, at least what Glasgow's transport could look like if it underwent massive reorganisation requiring great time, disruption and money.
- Roman roads as a subway system: a nice piece of art.
- Open Railway Map. It lists historical railways too, which is interesting especially in Scotland where many smaller towns once had connections to the main network up until the 1960s.