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- OrganDonor.gov - Donate Life - Federal government's resource to support organ & tissue donation. Also visit: "IAOD.org [International Assoc. for Organ Donation]"; "TransWeb", "ShareYourLife", and "UNOS.org".
- WormBlog.com - is a project to collect and share links about worm related research, events, and tools. It is designed to be a resource for researchers by researchers and anyone else who may find the information useful.
- FairTax.org - is about the concept of a voluntary "consumption" tax: the more you buy, the more you pay in taxes, the less you buy, the less you pay in taxes. Other resources that may be useful for tax planning or tax issues are: "EstateRetirementPlanning", "CCH" and their "Financial Planning Toolkit" and "Business Owner's Tooklit", "401kHelpCenter", and "FPAnet [Financial Planning Assoc.]".
- HockeysFuture.com - a resource that keeps track of ice hockey's top prospect - players are found in major junior leagues, colleges, minor league, europe and the National Hockey League.
- NetworkClue.com - a resource that has articles explaining a wide variety of topics as they related to computer networking.
- Slooh.com - an online "fee-based" resource that allows you to peer through powerful telescopes to the edge of the universe.
- ss64.com - a useful online guide to Oracle, Windows, Linux and OS X commands.
- OSNews.com - a resource for trying to keep up with the world of computer technology.
- GeeksToGo.com - uses their community "Tech Support Forums" as a help desk for technical support and any computer help question.
- LibraryThing.com - an online "fee-based" service to help people catalog their books easily. [680,000+ books cataloged since starting 8/29/2005. A free account allows you to catalog up to 200 books. A paid account allows you to catalog any number of books. Paid accounts cost $10 for a year or $25 for a lifetime.] Also check out "BookFinder" - search engine where you can search through 80+ million new, used, rare, and out of print books for sale.
- Microsoft's Windows Vista - Microsoft's resource to tell you about the next version of what Windows is going be.
*** Below are last month's choices ****
- (*)Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware ([XP] Beta) - here is the link to download Microsoft's new AntiSpyware software; it is well worth checking out.
- (*)2 books on Google - "Google Hacks" and the new "Google Pocket Guide". Also visit Peter's new "Book Page".
- (***)Here is the "E-mail Anti-SPAM Encoder by Hiveware" to use if you post your email address to Web pages.
- (***)Here is the way to "eliminate the Windows Logon Screen". Remember to be careful when editing any system files; make sure you review the numerous resources I've posted about the Windows Registry that can be found on my "Tips" and "Techlinks" pages. And if you need access to your Windows system [like you forgot your administrative password] and are having trouble - then the "EBCD Utility [Free]" may be able to help.
- (***)US-CERT warns against using Internet Explorer - issued 6-29-2004 - U.S. government's Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) is warning Web surfers to stop using Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser. If you are concerned an alternative may be Mozilla's next generation Web browser called "FireFox" and visit the "InfoStar Virus Info Center" Web page and look for Web browsers.
- (***)List of fixes included in Windows XP Service Pack 2 [SP 2] - access Microsoft's information on what they have tried to fix in Windows XP. Here's an article on the fact that a "SP 2 exploit has already been found".
- TechSpot.com - a resource to help you with your Personal Computing needs - reviews, guides, drivers and more.
- AntennaWeb.org - help you determine the proper outdoor antenna to use in order to receive your local television broadcast channels [based on geographical maps].
- JiWire.com - search 75,000+ Wi-Fi hotspot locations in 104 countries. Also visit "Wi-FiHotSpotList".
- Opera.com - an alternative Web browser that recently announced it is available for Free. Also visit: "Mozilla & Firefox + Mozilla Support", "Netscape", "K-Meleon", "MyIE", "NetCaptor", "Safari", "Avant", "Crazy", "SlimBrowser" and "PowerPad".
- FixYourOwnPrinter.com - a resource to try in case you are having printer problems.
- RigZone.com - the gateway to the gas & oil industry; news, industry directory, stock info and more.
- EnergyHawk.com - a resource dedicated to money saving energy tips for the home and business. Also visit: "ACEEE.org" [American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy].
- NewsMax.com - a resource for Headline News.
- LiveScience.com - a resouce that covers the animal world, human biology, nature & the environment, technology and more.
- SpaceWeather.com - news and info about meteor showers, near-earth asteroids, solar flares, and more as related to the "sun-earth environment".
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