Area Entertainment, Organizations, and other Resources:
- Hey Let’s Go Boston
Boston area activities news bulletin board. Join groups based on your activities preferences and interests.
— check out their movie and restaurant
reviews and searches
Vegetarian Society (BVS) — Find a complete
listing of vegetarian restaurants in Massachusetts
including vegan macrobiotic and organic raw foods.
Every year BVS also host a huge food festival at the
Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury — a great chance
to meet new vendors, sample new foods, and organic
products. BVS organizes monthly seminars with guest
speakers on nutrition, compassionate ethics...
Boston — free apartment listings, discussion
Forum — one of public radios' longest
running public affairs programs. They have weekly
free presentations on Harvard Square’s Church Street.
They explore topics related to civic democracy, science
and technology, history and the global environment,
and include as well discussions about computers, education,
art, and more.
MBTA — Public subway transportation
and commuter rail schedules
- Free Shakespeare
at Boston Common — annual Shakespearean
productions are performed at the Boston Common during
Center for Adult Education — they offer
many affordable, fun and educational courses to the
- Cambridge Center
for Adult Education — also a great resource
for those who are seeking continuing education and
Open Studios — check out local artists'
gallery exhibitions all over the Boston area especially
Forte Point Channel's artwork if you like to see particularly
cutting-edge creative work.
of Boston Calendar — see listing of
Boston area local events
Event Guide: Annual Events Overview
Boston Consortium — view a listing of
choral groups in the Boston area if you want to join
a local chorus or a cappella.
of Fine Arts Film Program — Check out
film festivals, and foreign and indie films at the
Marathon — World's oldest annual marathon
and ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road
racing events. Marathon Monday falls on Monday, April
18, 2005 this year... Boston marathon always runs
by Wellesley College at the halfway point.
First Night — First Night New Year's
Eve activities take place from 1pm to midnight on
December 31st at over 30 indoor and outdoor venues
throughout downtown Boston. Fun opportunity to check
out the huge ice sculptures.
Resources for Entrepreneurs,
Small Businesses and Companies:
Business School — PBS tv series on Sundays
featuring case studies of successful small businesses.
Learn some tips on improving your own small business.
Inc. — Website Designer and
An inexpensive quality voice-over-IP broadband phone
service. Save with rates as low as 1 - 2 ¢ per
minute to Asia and the USA for $0/month or $39.95
a month for unlimited, FREE calls to China, Hong Kong,
USA and Canada. It's as easy as plugging your own
phone to the ZipGlobal gateway, a telephone adapter,
to connect and dial out. No more hassles carrying
calling cards or figuring out messy headsets and microphone
hook-ups. No computers needed either.
Business Reports on Companies
Know-How — You can sign up for their
newsletter for advice on how to grow your small businesses,
home business, or career.
States — research statistics and facts
i.e. healthiest states, crime index, government, etc.
Best Places — Demographics research on best
places to live, work and retire; learn more on cost
of living, neighborhood profiles, city comparisons,
climate profiles and more...
(National Association for Socially Resonsible Organizations)
— check out Massachusetts Health Insurance
Plans for the self-employed or small business owners
(National Association for the Self-Employed) —
leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses
(up to ten employees); they also offer affordable
health insurance plans based on your needs.
— a specialty loan administration company
based in Cambridge, Massachusetts; they design tools
and resources used to manage interpersonal loans between
relatives, friends, and other private parties. Great
resource for startups who want to formalize their
lending relationships with those within their personal
Small Business & Self-Employed One-Stop Resource
— access info on e-files, bartering, EINS,
small business forms, and taxes
Inventors, Inc. — If you're a mom, you
might find this site particularly exciting. This firm
offers web-based collaboration resources and participation
for enterprising moms who want to invent products
that benefit families.
Ideas Happen — a resource for 18-29
year olds who can submit new entrepreneurial ideas
to the site to win $25,000 that will give their ideas
a head start into making their dreams come true.
E-community Sites / Networking Sites
— a popular e-community for friends
— an e-community of folks from elite colleges/universities
— a popular professional networking website where your contacts can post their testimonials and professional references for you and show you how you're networked to others.
Wellesley College Resources
for Wellesley alumnae:
College — my alma mater
- WAAM (Wellesley
Alumnae & Affiliates in Multimedia) —
A Boston-based organization that I founded for
Wellesley and MIT alumni interested in project collaboration
and independent work in new media, multimedia, creativity,
arts, hi-tech and entrepreneurship. Join our Yahoo
email list to attend our events. I often host dinner
discussions with guest speakers on diverse topics
including freelancing, online communities, evolutionary
artificial intelligence, and multimedia.
College Alumnae of Boston (WCAB) — Wellesley
College's Boston-based alumnae club. My organization
WAAM is affiliated with WCAB.
College Annual Ruhlman Conference
This website above includes the abstracts from
the Conference '98 of which two of my projects "Electronic
Age Metamorphosis" and "Si-Ming: Field of the Heart"
(A Dialogue) were featured.
College Tanner Conference — an annual
conference that serves as a venue for students and
alumni to share their international experiences outside
the college to enrich community learning and academic
Resource for Designers:
to Hex Color Chart — use this
color chart when designing web based graphics that
require Pantone™ color matching.
Palette — a great web color palette
that gives you the RGB numerical values as well as
the HTML code
Palette — an interactive website with
web color palette
Bandwidth Meter —
check your internet connection speed against top
DSL, cable modem, and other broadband services
— They have a big collection of free software
Download.com — download freeware and
try out new products
Sites to download free fonts:
(Thanks to my friend Fish's
pointers and comments below)
Free Font Archive
(lots of free stuff here — some of Fish's
(amazing quantity of techno style stuff)
— a directory created by Grilled Cheese
listing other font sites
(funny site, lotsa bizzare CGI applications that
control it all, but some good fonts in there too)
New Media Organizations —
Find out what's happening in New Media:
Miscellaneous Interesting Sites
- My Siming Moments — Personal blog newsletter article that features my recommended links to
e-commerce sites that reflect ethical considerations. For example, you could buy green/recycled products made into cool stuff, fair traded goods, organic, vegan, handmade products, etc. I also express philosophical contemplations on life, death, love, friendship, loss, and the nature of suffering in this siming moments blog site.
Calorie Counter & Weight Loss Calculator
— a great recipe collection site with lots
of yummy recipes
— Free tool to create your own blog
— This site offers all types of fun tests
to take to assess the following: MBTI personality
type, inkblot test, IQ, relationship preferences...
Pages — provides a dictionary of philosophical
terms, history of western philosophy...
of Quotations — Look up quotes by subject
of Links to Inspirational Quotes
— browse Keyword Map of the Internet ™
— a web thesaurus and lexicon listing my
jsiming.com site under the keywords: art
portrait and freelance
Do Foundation — If you're getting married,
great site that helps you set up a charitable donations
in your honor and wedding gift registries with charitable
- Chinese music links:
Soundtrack: "Dream of the Red Chamber"
Personal Links to My Friends' websites:
- My dear best friend Benjamin
J. Walter's website — My project partner
Ben Walter collaborates with me currently on freelance
projects as my technical lead. He graduated at the
top of his class with a B.S. degree in Computer Science
and a Minor in Chinese at MIT where he also pursued his master's degree. He has worked for many
well-known companies internationally in London and
China including BlueSocket, ARM and Adero often as
a lead engineer and managing partner for over ten
years. Please contact
me if you would like more info on our freelance
design and development services.
- My friend Alex
Chou's website — Alex holds a B.S. from
Harvard and is working toward his Master's in Information
Technology. He's currently a Software Engineer at
a Covergence, a firm providing security and control
for real-time communication over IP networks.
- My friend "Fish"
(Fish demos my fish Java applet from last year
on his page)