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Peter Greene's Top 10+ as announced on Monday, 12/5/2005

This list is for providing you with easy access to these "useful" Web pages. Please visit my NEW "Tips and Favorite Applications" Page, WEBHITZ for access to our Web menus! Use of the products and services offered on any of these Web pages is at your own risk! E-Mail me and give me your feedback at web1@infostar.com. Due to the volume of email I get I cannot possibly reply to every message!

  1. FileInfo.net - a resource to help you define what those file extension mean. Also visit "Filext.com".
  2. Shopzilla.com - an online resource to help you with shopping the Web [search among 29,000,000+ products from 66,100+ stores.]. Also visit: "Froogle", "Shopping.com", "Yahoo Shopping", "MySimon.com" and "ePinions.com".
  3. Yub.com - an online community to meet, hang and then shop. Also visit: "DealHunting.com" [shopping bargains online - including coupon codes], "CurrentCodes", "Become.com" [Shopping Search Engine], "ShopLocal" [shop by zipcode] or "GotaDeal" [Why pay retail?].
  4. NewEgg.com - if you are shopping for a computers, laptops, cameras or electronics, then this is a good place to start. Also vist: "Buy.com" and "Cnet.com".
  5. Active-X.com - a resource for Microsoft's ActiveX product; a component library. Also visit Microsoft's "Internet Explorer Component Gallery".
  6. IC3.gov - the federal government's "Internet Crime Complaint Center". [IC3's mission is to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime.]
  7. TripHomes.com - a resource to help you find a vacation home for rent [includes international links].
  8. Authorlink.com - a resource that is all about books; writing, publishing and marketing them.
  9. BuildingGreen.com - a subscription-based online resource for environmentally sensitive design and construction.
  10. Cyberwalker.net - a tech support resource to check-out; also visit their "How to upgrade device drivers in Microsoft Windows".
  11. USPIRG.org - the National Advocacy Office of the State "Public Interest Research Groups" (PIRG).
  12. *** Below are last month's choices ****

  13. (*)Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware ([XP] Beta) - here is the link to download Microsoft's new AntiSpyware software; it is well worth checking out.
  14. (*)2 books on Google - "Google Hacks" and the new "Google Pocket Guide". Also visit Peter's new "Book Page".
  15. (***)Here is the "E-mail Anti-SPAM Encoder by Hiveware" to use if you post your email address to Web pages.
  16. (***)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.
  17. (***)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.
  18. (***)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".
  19. 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".
  20. 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.
  21. 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.]".
  22. 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.
  23. NetworkClue.com - a resource that has articles explaining a wide variety of topics as they related to computer networking.
  24. Slooh.com - an online "fee-based" resource that allows you to peer through powerful telescopes to the edge of the universe.
  25. ss64.com - a useful online guide to Oracle, Windows, Linux and OS X commands.
  26. OSNews.com - a resource for trying to keep up with the world of computer technology.
  27. GeeksToGo.com - uses their community "Tech Support Forums" as a help desk for technical support and any computer help question.
  28. 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.
  29. Microsoft's Windows Vista - Microsoft's resource to tell you about the next version of what Windows is going be.

selectedPeter's schedule for appearing as a guest on Larry Meiller's show can seen by clicking here.

You can listen to Peter on WPR (Wisconsin Public Radio) - 970AM WHA Radio in Madison, WI monthly! It is broadcast live over the WPR radio network from the 7th floor of Vilas Hall, and is "Web casted" live via Real Audio - you'll need the "Real Audio player". The show is 90 minutes in length and covers the latest in PC computer technology , the Internet and the World Wide Web; show is a question & answer format. I have supported Wisconsin Public Radio for nearly 18 years with a monthly radio show on computer technology. The show is produced by Jim Packard and hosted by Larry Meiller.


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