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Peter Greene's Top 10 as announced on Wed., 10/02/2002

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 comments@infostar.com. Due to the volume of email I get I cannot possibly reply to every message!

  1. (*)Article about the latest "BugBear virus that is circulating around and another article about "How popular it is becoming [epidemic level]!". Here is access to a "Help Center" and a "Microsoft Security Bulletin patch article".
  2. Lindows.com - new operating system that tries to combine "Windows and Linux"; started and funded by the founder of MP3.com. The "jury" is still out on this new Operating System (OS).
  3. Whatis.com - a resource that provides definitions for 1,000's of Information Technology (IT) related words/phrases/acronyms; Whatis is part of the "TechTarget" umbrella of Web resources used by IT professionals.
  4. ClassicOL.com - a resource for the classical musician or classical music enthusiast; lots here! You might also like the "LyricServer" or the "ArtAtlas" (5000+ international art galleries).
  5. Zinio.com - a new way to read magazines on your PC. My comments: "While it looks interesting; (1) what I'd like to know is where is landscape versus portrait viewing? (2) The printing feature is very limited; (3) Web links - why don't they work? The scenario ---> I'm online, reading my magazine and yet I can't click through to a simple Web site - Uuurgh! Oh well, maybe next year! See also "ContentGuard".
  6. SecuriKey.com - [by Griffin Technologies, LLC.] is an easy to use, out of the box computer access protection solution. To quote their Web site, "To use SecuriKey, simply insert it into any available USB port on your computer and type in your password". Requires: Windows 2000, WindowsXP (Home or Professional) and costs about $50. Here is another neat electronic device for a portable music player (check out the pendant version) called the "Yepp" by Samsung.
  7. DeletedDomains.com - free research resource for finding domain names that have been deleted or put on hold.
  8. SnipURL.com - a free service that allows you to "snip" your long URLs into small, friendly and persistent links for sharing and remembering. Also visit "TinyURL".
  9. ePodunk.com - a resource that gives access to more than 25,000 communities You can info like the population count, cultural notes, information on colleges, parks, museums and other local attractions, area newspapers, census.
  10. ExecutiveLibrary.com - an index to what the Wall Street. Journal considers the Web's best business Web sites (resources).
  11. BeerFestivals.org - links to official festival sites, organized by month, beer reviews and more.
  12. ScienceSpot.net - you'll find lesson plans, activities, projects and more; for middle school science teachers/educators. Remember to visit UW-Madison Prof. Bassam Z. Shakhashiri "Science is Fun (scifun.org)"; checkout this "Volcanoe site", or "SeaShells", "AboutSchool" and don't forget "Scirus".
  13. AnswerBus.com - a natural language search engine to use other than "AskJeeves".
  14. AlphaShield.com - a computer security device; they claim that "AlphaShield monitors all Internet activity and effectively protects your system from all unauthorized intruders".
  15. CarePlanner.org - a resource that is a decision support tool for successful living and care choices for seniors, physically disabled or individuals that need supportive services.
  16. TheTZsite.com - a resource for "Twilight Zone" enthusiasts.
  17. *** Below is from last month's choices ****
  18. AnyCollege.net - search for a college that meets your program interests.
  19. USUS.org - this is the Web site for the "Usually Useful Internet Guide for Journalists"; a comprehensive Internet guide for journalists. It was created for those who want to have a better understanding of the Internet and its potential as a journalistic research tool.
  20. Byways.org - by the Federal Highway Administration; access to maps, weather info, contacts, and more about traveling the best and most scenic roadways in the U.S.
  21. AdShield.org - is a freeware banner ad blocker; it works by blocking the download and display of ad images, advertising pages and those additional annoying popup browser sessions. Visit the "InfoStar Techlinks" page for more solutions to this problem - scroll down to the "Privacy Protection" section where you will find lots more.
  22. Wordsmyth.net - an online searchable "dictionary-thesaurus; is an innovative and evolving language reference source that meshes the functions of a dictionary and a thesaurus with powerful and flexible search capabilities. Also visit "Onelook" - 4,850,329 words in 792 dictionaries indexed.
  23. JournalismNet.com - if you like keeping up on news and current events then you'll enjoy this news resource. Also visit "Newsahead" and "1stHeadlines".
  24. GardeningLaunchPad.com - access to more than 4700+ gardening links, plus tips and articles - organized but not searchable.
  25. HotPlugins.com - consider adding some of these features to your Web site. Also visit "Bravenet" and "BestAnimations".
  26. Retrosheet.org - goal of this resource is to computerize play-by-play accounts of as many pre-1984 major league games as possible.
  27. OneAcross.com - a resource for those that like crossword puzzles and other word play.
  28. InternetNews.com - a news resource for Information Technology users; keep up with the latest.
  29. AgencyFinder.com - online resource and service that matches clients with advertising, public relations and marketing firms (more than 95% of the agencies in the U.S. are listed here).
  30. MyBusinessMag.com - this publisher gives access to news and guides for small business owners.
  31. Sirius.com - access to 100+ commercial-free channels of audio.
  32. CruiseCritic.com - reviews, news, cruise bargains and more. For more travel and cruise links visit my "WEBHITZ® Travel Menus" and go to the "Cruises" category - scroll down the list and make your selection.


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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 - "pgreene@infostar.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.

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 15+ 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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