The Complete Index - a fan site for the Readers Recommend
feature at The Guardian newspaper website. Some of my fellow
bloggers started calling it The Marconium and that is how it now
appears after a complete site revision in 2012.
The Break Out
Report - formerly an investment website, it is now a book
project and blog. I have barely started it and have been
procrastinating a bit. But there is some interesting stuff there
about the evolution of my political views. The book I am writing is
called Paradigms of Freedom and will explore various conceptions of
liberty through the ages, looking for commonalities and differences.
When to Sell
a Stock - based on a series of articles I had at About.com
and which I turned into an e-book.
- a website about investment newsletters. Needs to be expanded
considerably as I only have covered about 55 of the thousands of
newsletters out there so far.
Towards a Tax Free Canada - also based on articles I wrote
for About.com. This site argues that it is not only feasible but
doable for the Canadian government to effectively abolish the income
tax over a fifty year period. It used to have its own url,
taxfreecanada.org, which I failed to renew. They wanted too much
money to reclaim it so it is now a subsite of the Break Out Report.
Stocks - based on my two books, The 50 Best Science and
Technology Stocks for Canadians - 2001 and 2002 editions. Originally
I was going to reproduce both books online and also start a new
ongoing stock picking site with fifty featured stocks constantly
being rotated as old ones fall out of favour and new ones are
featured. I got part of one book online including the entire 36 page
introduction. And I started profiling new stocks. But I lost
interest so the site remains partially done but a lot more to go.
After I retire I may go back and complete it. But there is
some interesting stuff there to read nevertheless.
- this site attempts to recreate the Investing Canada site at
About.com that I ran from 1997-2000. About.com and this site is a
link aggregator with links to websites on various investment related
topics. It also contains original material written by myself.
Many links have become obsolete over the years and I have started to
revise and update them, but it is an on-going project and needs more
work. But still an interesting site to explore. The site,
unrevised with some minor additions after I left About.com is
Railroads - just for fun I did this website to see how fast
I could get a topical website up and running. Based primarily
on entries in an old encyclopedia from 1917.
Personal Website of Marco den Ouden -
this very website
The Writer's Nook
- a website with useful resources and links for aspiring writers.
This is a work in progress and will be added to continuously. But
there is already a lot of good stuff there.
Now and Then
- a website of comparisons. This developed out of an old Eaton's
catalogue from 1962 that I found on my wife's family's farm a number
of years ago. It started out as a price comparison website. But it
evolved into something more extensive. Since the .com, .net, .org,
and .ca extensions for the name I wanted were all taken, I chose one
of the new extensions available - .rocks. So of course I had to add
a section on Billboard chart toppers over the years.
Anarchist Manifesto - This site is meant to tie in with the
novella I wrote for the 3 Day Novel Writing Contest in 2014. Needs
extensive revision and I may turn it into a website for a book I
want to write called Harmony, subtitled either An Anarchist
Manifesto of A Libertarian Manifesto. I may work on this as an
alternative to Paradigms of Freedom noted above under Break Out
Report. But it's on the back burner for now.
Intergalactic Billionaire - nothing on this yet except the
front page. But it is the website for another book I am thinking of
writing with the same name. It will be a self-help book of sorts.
Not unlike Think and Grow Rich, The Wealthy Barber and other books
on wealth creation but with an entirely unique approach. The book
has been started but I don't want to give away too much.