Resources

Hamsters

Hamster Management, Husbandry, and Colony Health
This is one chapter in a book about the use and handling of rodents and rabbits in a laboratory setting. It documents optimal management of captive Syrian hamsters, but the dry writing may deter the faint of spirit. Here is a direct PDF download.
Erin's Hamster Shopping List
Erin lists everything one would need in order to begin caring for a hamster. I never would have guessed they favor toilet paper as bedding. (I buy whatever's cheapest.)
Hamster Central
My preferred hamster-focused forum. Username: gundham
Hamster Hideout
A hamster resource website based in Singapore. Comprehensive but difficult to navigate.
California Hamster Association
A hamster breeders' association interested in ethical breeding and improving welfare for hamsters.

Web Finds

Hamster Dance
A mirror of Deidre LaCarte's famous website. The one that started it all.
3D Pipes
A simulation of the eponymous Windows screensaver. I would make this my site background if I could.
Sci-Hub
This web tool allows researchers to access otherwise forbidden knowledge. It has made my quest for earthly understanding more bearable.
Bad HTML
A guide on how (not) to build a website, complete with self-demonstrating examples.
BeFunky
The photo editor I use for simple tasks like cropping and resizing.
Subtle Patterns
Toptal's collection of seamless textures and backgrounds, available freely for personal use.
Make Word Art
Might you remember WordArt from Microsoft Word? Mike McMillan built a web tool that allows you to simulate the dark art in your browser of choice! It does not feature every style offered by Microsoft, but it's all we have for now.
PicMix
Blingee is currently unusuable to the masses, and I found a current viable alternative. What I make with PicMix, however, is too powerful and terrifying for all you puny mortals to perceive!
The Satanic Temple
A religion based in science and compassion. I am not officially a member of the Temple, but I do agree with its teachings.
A Visitor’s Guide to Dante’s Nine Circles of Hell
Unholy truths are are now more accessible than ever, thanks in part to this article by Matt Stagg.
Carl Griffith's 1847 Oregon Trail Sourdough
I ordered an envelope of sourdough starter from here, for only the cost of stamps. Unfortunately my starter didn't survive the winter.

Audio Fiction

Arden (NSFW)
In which Shakespeare's plays are retold as a true crime podcast with a feminist lens. The second season's original songs are incredible.
Brimstone Valley Mall (NSFW)
In which members of a demonic band deal with the events leading up to their most important gig. While the show has excellent humor overall, I found the in-universe mall announcements especially biting.
CARAVAN (NSFW)
In which two men go through hell attempting to find each other. I had minor problems with the show's pacing, but I appreciated the candid and respectful portrayal of its subject matter.

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