Sometimes you need an eBook, article, musical track, movie, or something like that. Sometimes that thing isn’t available through the normal channels. You’ve tried, but you just can’t put your hands on it. The system is letting you down. Facing a time crunch, trying to help, you need to go outside and around the system. And for that, there’s the Cyberpunk Librarian.
- The Pirate Bay is the World’s Most Efficient Public Library by Zacqary Adam Xeper.
- The New Yankee Workshop with Norm Abram.
- Private Internet Access – My preferred VPN provider.
- ClamWin Portable – Portable virus scanner that lives on a USB drive.
- uBlock Origin for Firefox – Memory friendly ad blocking for Firefox.
- uBlock Origin for Chrome – Memory friendly ad blocking for Chrome.
- The Proxy Bay – Because sometimes The Pirate Bay moves around.
- Transmission – Transmission BitTorrent client. Cross platform and works everywhere.
- HexChat – Free, open source and cross platform IRC client that works on Windows, OS X, and Linux.
- LimeChat – Free, open source IRC client for OS X. Also available for iOS.
- mIRC – Non-free IRC client for Windows that’s been around for a long time.
- ManWithoutModem’s excellent post on how to find eBooks through various sources.
- Calibre – Sure, there are other software solutions for managing eBooks, but who cares? This is the real deal, free and open source, and 100% cross platform. You cannot beat the feature set and you cannot beat the plug-ins.
- DeDRM Tools – A Calibre plugin that strips DRM whenever you import an eBook.
- Google Scholar – If you’re looking for scholarly articles, try this first.
- Library Genesis Database – Feed your DOI to LibGen and see what happens.
- Oh, wait, what’s a DOI? – Wikipedia has a fantastic explanation.
- CrossRef.org – When you need a DOI, CrossRef has your back.
- r/Scholar – The Scholar subreddit, ask and you may receive.
- Leviathan by André Uhl
- Der Plug by D-Echo Project
- Folha Negra by D-Echo Project
- Funkind 2 by Vincenzo
- A track from Cannery Row, one of the most sorely underrated films of all time.
- Bellydance at Ebisu by Ryo Miyashima