Peter Greene's Top 10 as announced on Mon., 5/06/2002
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- NewsTrove.com - very comprehensive and searchable news resource; rated as one of the "Major News Search Engines"; and also try "Google's News Search".
- NSIregistry.com - useful database for those who register domain names; look-up domain names, registrars (who is the service that registered the domain), and the domain's name server (where the domain is parked).
- MVPS.org - Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP); very useful resource to know to help you deal with technical issues related to Microsoft products; search this resource "from this link". Try this link about "Internet Explorer" and also "Goggle's Microsoft Search".
- Email911.com - access to useful tips on how to reduce the amount of unsolicited commercial email (spam) that you receive and how to overcome email overload.
- PowerPipe.com - domain name transfers, renewals and registrations for only $7.99 per year. I've had go success with "GoDaddy.com" which is $8.95 per year.
- GigaLaw.com - legal resources; especially for those that deal with intellectual property and the Internet.
- Pac-Info - access to 7000+ Free Searchable Public Record Databases.
- Syndic8.com - find syndicated news feeds on a wide variety of topics.
- Xlation.com - access to 1682 glossaries that are currently indexed by topic ; use this link to access the "Computer Glossaries in English".
- Breeders.net - comprehensive Web resource for purebred dog breeds, dog breeders listings, dog breed rescue groups and dog breed pictures.
- wlana.org - about wireless Local Area Network (LAN) applications, related industry news, issues, trends and companies involved with this technology.
- Quirks.com - market research review magazine Web site.
- SeeAmerica.org - a useful travel resource to know.
- SearchTools.com - access to items of interest to search implementors, including product changes, and more.
- AntBase.org - searchable; access to 11,000+ ant species!
- InterFlood.com - fee based access to the only database of true scanned flood maps for the entire United States.
- MBSA - Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer - runs on Windows XP or 2000; searches a network of XP, 2000 and NT 4.0 Service Pack 4+ machines for missing patches, insecure configurations and weak passwords.
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- Domania.com - if you are buying or selling a home this is a great place to start. Here is another resource to help you with moving - "MonsterMoving" and info on all "50 States".
- Insectclopedia.com - info on insects from A to Z; includes information on control of insect pests.
- eeggs.com - access 5000+ unique and amusing tidbits that creators typically put in their software, movies, music, TV shows and commercials, and more in the Easter Egg Archive . Also check out "Slipups".
- ClicheSite.com - has a huge list of clichés complete with definitions and explanations.
- BuildingTeam.com - their "codes" database provides you with detailed information on building codes for all 50 states, major cities, and some counties. Requires you to register in order to use it.
- SoloGig.com - dedicated to marketing experienced freelancers, consultants and independent professionals to a nationwide audience of top employers. Also visit "eLance".
- EyeTricks.com - a resource devoted to optical illusions, 3D stereograms, online games and more.
- LivingInternet.com - if you want to learn more about the Internet and the Web, email and other online components then this is a good starting point. And visit this site called "Phrenicea" for perhaps a look at the future.
- GnutellaNews.com - offers the latest news and information about Gnutella and other file-sharing networks.
- DisplayCalibration.com - assistance to help you get the most out of your computer monitor.
- HistoryKill.com - top rated privacy and security tool for using the Internet. Free download is available. I've had great success with it.
- DNAFTB.org - DNA from the Beginning. A multimedia explaination on the basics of DNA, genes and heredity.
- YourGenesYourHealth.org - a multimedia guide to genetic disorders.
- Menopause.org - presented by the North American Menopause Society. It is devoted to promoting women's health during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause.
- MesoInfo.com - short for "Mesothelioma Information"; is a resource for those who suffer from the lung cancer mesothelioma, also known as asbestos cancer.
- QuickTrainingTips - a useful resource if you need to teach others about computers.
- Field-Trips.org - a site of virtual field trips on nature topics including rainforests, endangered species, volcanoes and more.
- MyCanadianNews.com - a comprehensive news site about Canada.
- AOL Instant Messenger - this is the official home page for this very popular online communication application.
- SciToys - make toys at home with common household materials that demonstrate fascinating scientific principles. See also "SciFun.org".
- EduPalm.org - a resource for users of Palm based handhelds.
- SchrockGuide - a resource created by Kathy Schrock and hosted by "DiscoverySchool" for teachers.
BONUS Link 1:Zfee - get paid for protecting your privacy and its free. Click here for the quick "sign-up form".
BONUS Link 2:Make Your Site Sell - free info to help your Web business, and "Make Your Knowledge Sell".
BONUS Link 3:FareAgent - for help finding the best airfares; also "Travelocity", Expedia's "Fare Compare" and "Priceline".
BONUS Link 4:Teachers.Net - teachers resources along with chat and more; see also "National Teachers Enhancement Network".
BONUS Link 5:Memolink - complete surveys, play trivia and get free stuff; see also "iWon", LuckySurf", "WebMillion" and "FreeLotto".
BONUS Link 6:The Kitchen Link - 10,000+ cooking related resources and more.
BONUS Link 7:LowerMyBills - find the best deals near you.
BONUS Link 8:National Crime Prevention Council - home of "McGruff" the Crime Dog® and Take a Bite Out of Crime®
BONUS Link 9:IPO Insider - excellent IPO resource information provided by ZDNet.
BONUS Link 10:PayPal - a way to pay for things online - popular at eBay. See also "eCount", "ProPay", and "PayMe".
BONUS Link 11:Med-Tech Center - latest news on the Medical technology front.
BONUS Link 12:FindSounds - search for sounds on the Web; also try "Whoopie"; or look for "fonts" at "MyFonts".
BONUS Link 13:FreeLotto.com - play for free.
BONUS Link 14:Xdrive - looking for extra storage to access via the Web; try these also "Driveway", "MyDocsOnline", "FreeDrive", "iDrive" and "Myspace".
Standard Extras to check-out:
Extra Link 1:GoDaddy - offers domain name registration and transfers for $8.95 per year or also try 000Domains - register or transfer a domain for $13.50 per year; also 123Domains - for as little as $13.99 per year for domain name registration. I've used all three and they work just fine!
Extra Link 2:ReadyHosting - a Web hosting service worth a serious look.
Extra Link 3:Pagoo Service - I use it to get my voice mail while I'm online! It really works great! "CallWave" is free but really doesn't compare. New is "BuzMe"
Extra Link 4:National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - and their "Alert" page with pictures.
Extra Link 5:THINKQUEST Information! (My neighbor's won 2x! Now he's a sophmore at Harvard!): - ThinkQuest and "ThinkQuest Junior" -
"an annual contest that challenges students, ages 10 to 19, to use the Internet as a collaborative, interactive teaching and learning tool". Get the contest details here. Get your kids involved!
Extra Link 6: FreeDSL - free high-speed Internet access; if you sign up please use my email address for being referred - "email@example.com" - Thanks!
Extra Link 7: FreeWebspace - interested in a Web site for no money? Check out this searchable index of 443 free Web space providers.
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