Slow Leadership provides a different [moderately idealistic] point of view on common workplace topics: relationships, problem solving, time use, planning, and the like. The SL blog provokes readers to reconsider solving those obvious, life-changing problems that get left behind in the flood of more important work.
Brad Howland (Canadian trombonist) has a small music publishing business online. Not to be missed is the MFB.com article library, which includes an essay on that curious bother named player's 'kitch', also called valsalva, hesitation, and quite a few other things.
Perry Roland is one of the repository librarians at the University of Virginia (Charlottesville). He has generously collected PDF and Postscript (PS) staff paper files of various sizes and styles - choral, instrumental, many or few staves per page. An excellent resource for basic materials.
The Victorian Music Library is a non-profit collection located at the Uniting Church Archives in Elsternwick, VIC. The library includes more than 15,000 instrumental and vocal solo, chamber, and large ensemble works - a very important resource in Melbourne and Victoria music community. Consider joining, or volunteering your time to help them in their work.
Tenor trombonist Carol Jarvis was a founding member of the incredible women's trombone quartet Bones Apart. She keeps busy as a jazz and classical player, writes, and travels extensively. Check out her blog.
The Grainger Wind Symphony is an high-level community ensemble that draws music professionals and established amateurs from the Melbourne metropolitan area. It performs standard repertoire and also provides a forum for new works, especially world and Australian premiers.
Ricci Adams keeps a collection of flash-based music theory aids. They include interval and clef trainers, ear trainers, and lessons on various fundamentals. A great resource for students (and pros who want to brush up on all their clefs!).
This VCE information (VCAA website) includes the study design, outcome requirements, prescribed music list, etc. You can download a PDF of the Music Performance Lists and Design under the Curriculum section.
Spreeder is a speed-reading display tool. Paste in a chunk of text, and it will flash it up to you at whatever rate you like. It offers a variable WPM, chunk/group size, and other features. Try it out.
Typefaster is an open-source typing tutor. If you are serious about improving your typing skills, this is a great way to do it. Typefaster even includes Dvorak-specific tutorials. Sourceforge software and projects are always spyware free.
Bill Evans Trio - Emily (youtube)
Ah, blast. I posted this link awhile ago (2009?), and now it's broken. Nowhere to be found, I am afraid, and I did not keep a copy. All the same with my other Bill Evans recording, too.
Let that be a lesson: if you find something good on the internet, you had best keep a copy. It may be gone next time.
Live performance video. Bill Evans Trio popularized the jazz waltz "Emily". Johnny Mandel and Johnny Mercer wrote it as the theme to the 1964 movie "The Americanization of Emily", featuring Julie Andrews. Andrews sang the tune.