Peter Greene's Top 10+ as announced on Mon., 1/06/2003
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- TrackDates.com - world wide MotorSports Events calendar; also visit "ThatsRacin".
- AutoIndex.org - access to over 1500+ car manufacturers with 35,000+ photos and auto details; enjoy!
- PayStone.com - for you, the user of a personal account, provides you with an easy and secure way to buy online using micropayments. No credit card required. You can also send and receive money instantly over the internet at no charge. Allows the ability to accept $.10 to $500 via online commerce.
- CensusFinder.com - access to 11,000+ census related links plus free census records. Also visit "All-Surnames.com"
- FindTutorials.com - hundreds of free online Information Technology tutorials online; also visit "TutorialFind.com".
- DayPop.com - search among 7500+ news sites and Weblogs for current events, and breaking news; also they have Top 40.
- The Labs at Google.com - Google labs showcases a few of their favorite ideas that aren't quite ready for prime time. Like the new "Google Viewer" and "Froogle". Check them out and give them some feedback. Have fun!
- JungleWalk.com - well organized and searchable; for you animal lover, nature lover, student or teacher, this resource gives you quick access to animal information available on the Web [includes audio and video clips].
- Science.gov - is a "searchable" portal [gateway] to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.
- NewSoftwareProducts.com - a Web resource that keeps track of new software products in 160+ categories; announcements covered over past 6 months.
- DNSstuff.com - access to these handy Internet technical specs look-ups.
- DumbWarnings.com - where you may see the consequences of numerous pointless lawsuits. Access their "top 10" - including on computers "Keyboard not detected press F1 to continue".
- TheTabletPC.net - by a Microsoft MVP; keep up-to-date on this new computer hardware and software platform. Also visit this Microsoft MVP site: "DougKnox.com".
- CleverDot.com - domain registration for only $7.77 per year. This is the lowest that I have seen; however, I have no experience with them. I use "GoDaddy" - seems to work just fine. Either way - save money with domain registration and transfers!
- FractalDomains.com - interesting site if you like generating fractal images.
- AllMeritBadges.com - if you are into boy scouts then you'll enjoy this latest resource.
- Grokster.com - another "p2p" [peer-to-peer] file sharing program; also visit "Kazaa.com".
- FirstWorldWar.com - a multimedia online history of WW I.
- GigaLaw.com - very popular Web resource that provides legal information for Internet and technology professionals, Internet entrepreneurs and the lawyers who serve them. GigaLaw.com is produced exclusively by lawyers and law professors.
- TSATravelTips.us - the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) comprehensive travel guide for you, the flying public. Here you will find everything you need to know about new airport security measures. You will discover a list of timesaving tips, information on assistance for special needs, the latest list of prohibited and permitted items, and other information that will help guide you smoothly through the security process.
- DotProject.org - an Internet and technlogy news and information resource that tries to stay on top of lots of topics.
- *** Below is from last month's choices ****
- StreetPrices.com - search the Web for prices on a variety of electronic products including computers. Also visit "MySimon".
- LiveJournal.com - is a free service that allows you to create and customize your very own journal (Weblog) online. Also visit "Blogger", "UserLand Software", "uJournal.org", "LiveJournal.org", "DeadJournal", and "Diary-X".
- GlobalSecurity.org - lots of information and news covered by this resource on the topic of global security.
- PunOfTheDay.com - also visit "PunsGalore".
- SitePoint.com - an excellent resource for Web developers and those that are trying to develop an online business.
- EnvyNews.com - gadgets for computer hardware zealots.
- AirWise.com - an airport and air travel guide. Also visit the federal gov't's "Air Traffic Control System Command Center".
- Customize.org - customize your Windows desktop by downloading themes, wallpaper, icons and more. For Win XP users: "Start Bar Fader", and everyone else will probably like "VersionTracker".
- ibiblio.org - an online public library and digital archive [started at Univ. of NC at Chapel Hill, North Carolina]. Also visit "The Internet Public Library" [by the Univ. of Michigan] and especially "The WWW Virtual Library".
- TechwareLabs.com - computer hardware system resource that includes news, reviews, forums and more. Also visit "Accelenation", "HardwareZone", "Digital-Daily", "TweakNews.net", "TweakTown", "Hardware Extreme" and "Hexus.net".
- Wordtracker - a way to increase traffic to your Web site through enhanced search engine placement and ranking [fee based service]; also visit the "Google Monitor" - a free Web promotion software designed for search engine specialists and Webmasters.
- Experts-Exchange.com - Information Technology [IT] support resource with active forums [discussions] on a wide variety of topics. If you use Microsoft Office software then also visit "The Word Expert".
- MajorGeeks.com - have fun looking for software.
- MissingManuals.com - a wide variety of books on computers and technology related topics authored by David Pogue [and published by O'Reilly].
- Notlong.com - shorten your URL's; check out their "comparison table".
- HotLingo.com - add spell checking directly to Microsoft® Internet Explorer (5.0 or higher). Features a 75,000 word English dictionary plus a customizable user dictionary that can now contain up to 32,000 user-defined words. Why? Use it for spell-checking message-board posts, intranet Web-forms, and remote email [Mail2Web]. Also check out "WinWareLinks" for other applications.
- StartupJournal.com - a resource created for entrepreneurs by the "Wall Street Journal".
- NOD.org [National Organization on Disability] - searchable resource that features news, info and more on this very important topic.
- Matador Junk Email Software - [by MailFrontier] software that helps you manage junk email [SPAM].
- BritishPathe.com - one of the oldest media companies in the world; search and preview items from the entire 3500 hour British Pathe Film Archive which covers news, sport, social history and entertainment from 1896 to 1970 [from England].
- [The]WordSpy.com - devoted to recently coined words, existing words that have enjoyed a recent renaissance, and older words that are being used in new ways.
- adbrands.net - a resource that covers the worldwide advertising industry including advertisers and agencies.
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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