I do this once in awhile, and I know of at least one person who reads this blog who has a new computer at home and thus might be interested in some links to stick on the Firefox browser. A lot of these are listed on the left side of the blog under "good web stuff," but calling particular attention to them doesn't hurt. So here are some of the places I visit online regularly.
The Best Stuff ... you should all be reading these sites:
Baseball Prospectus (OK, only if you like baseball).
Daily Kos, "political analysis and other daily rants on the state of the nation."
Eschaton, home of Atrios.
Tim Goodman, the best writer on teevee today. [ed. 7/20/14 to reflect current link]
Salon. The best whatever-it-is on the web. If you don't have a subscription, get one.
GmailForums, where I get my Gmail info. [ed. 7/20/14 to remove link, since it doesn't go anywhere useful ... write your own joke]
The Office Weblog, "tracking office software suites and groupware."
WinPlanet Windows Updates [ed. 7/20/14 to remove broken link]
Brad DeLong's Website. "The Semi-Daily Journal of Economist Brad DeLong: Fair and Balanced Almost Every Day."
Kevin Drum, formerly Calpundit. [ed. 7/20/14 to update link]
LiberalOasis, "where the Left is right and the Right is wrong."
Talking Points Memo, Josh Marshall
MaxSpeak, You Listen!, Max Sawicky.
Reason, if you have to know what the libertarians are thinking.
Spinsanity, "countering rhetoric with reason." "The nation's leading watchdog of manipulative political rhetoric." They're most famous for arguing with Michael Moore, but these folks are equal opportunity debaters.
Friends and Family:
De File. "The Passages of Charlie Bertsch."
Michael Bérubé Online. One of my heroes.
Jo Rittenhouse's Journal
So What? Kim Dot Dammit Live [ed. 7/20/14 link removed, site closed]
David Rubio's 15 Bytes. My brother.
Internet Movie Database
Movielens, "helping you find the right movies."
Acclaimed Music, "the most recommended rock albums and singles of all time."
Allmusic. The new interface sux, but it's still invaluable.
Robert Christgau, "Dean of American Rock Critics."
Riovolution.com, for stuff about my Karma. [ed. 7/20/14 to remove link, Rio Karma's long gone]
SF Gate, where I read my morning Chronicle.
Plastic. "Recycling the Web in Real Time." [ed. 7/20/14 to change link to Wikipedia page]
Romenesko. "Your daily fix of media industry news, commentary, and memos." [ed. 7/20/14 updated link]
alt.sports.baseball.sf-giants. If you don't use Usenet, you're not using all of the Internet. [ed. 7/20/14 to update link]
Big Soccer, "your #1 soccer community."
AVS Forum, where I get my info about high-definition TV.
Television Without Pity. "Spare the Snark, Spoil the Networks."
TVtattle, "a weblog of TV news and criticism."
The Rest Stuff (doesn't fit anywhere else):
Arts & Letters Daily. "Ideas, criticism, debate."
Bad Subjects. Best when the website is actually working. I'll link to it again whenever my piece about Reagan gets posted.
News From Me, "a weblog about tv, movies, comics, theater, news, politics, and other forms of fantasy" by Mark Evanier.