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Peter Greene's Top 10+ as announced on Tues., 5/06/2003

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!

(****)Microsoft announces that there are new Internet Explorer and Outlook Express Security Flaws - 2 separate download patches [as posted by MS on 4/23/03] available for "Internet Explorer" and "Outlook Express" .

  1. CentennialOfFlight.gov - official U.S. government Web site celebrating 100 years of flight. Here's an article about the "First Flight", here is a "calendar of events celebrating 100 years of flight" and an online visit to "The Outer Banks of North Carolina".
  2. Doteasy.com - a "free" (no cost), banner-free Web site hosting service [they claim 100,000+ domain owners use them]; worth a look. You might also want to check-out "eXTReMe Tracker" which is a free Web site traffic analysis service to put on your Web site.
  3. WHO.int - World Health Organization's official Web site and a "Special Report on the SARS"; also visit "CDC.gov" (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) for the latest info on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
  4. DataRecoveryCompanies.com - [Data Recovery Guide] a resource guide to the various companies offering data recovery services, hard drive repair, backup software and computer forensics.
  5. GenealogyToday.com - a resource that covers this topic for newbies, family researchers, genealogists and professionals.
  6. OSDIR.com - Open Source software review and news; some popular OS projects/products include: "SourceForge.net [is the world's largest Open Source software development Web site, with the largest repository of Open Source code and applications available on the Internet.], "GNU" [home of the Free Software Foundation - "Free-Soft.org", the GNU project was launched in 1984], "Gnucleus" [an Open Source Gnutella Client], "GNOME", "Debian" (a free Operating System), "MySQL", "mozilla.org" and "staroffice.org". [If you know of others worthy of listing here let me know via email - email Open Source comments to Peter Greene].
  7. movabletype.org - is a Web-based personal publishing system for creating Weblogs or "journal-type" Web sites. See also "Blogger" [and Blogger Pro], "Blog*Spot", "Radio UserLand" [and UserLand Software], "Google Weblog", "LiveJournal", "DeadJournal", "uJournal.org", "Diary-X", and, a "history and perspective on Weblogs".
  8. SecurityAdmin.info - a great security resource for Windows products; access their "Microsoft Security FAQ" page.
  9. MacinBlog.com - a collection of daily Apple Mac tips, hints and frustrations. Also visit "MacNN" - the Macintosh News Network and "PowerPage.org".
  10. TheatreUSA.com - also make sure you check-out their "directory of 1,200+ theatre, production, and writing links for playwrights, actors, producers, directors, & stage managers."
  11. MozDev.org - look at 100+ "Mozilla" projects hosted here or to start your own development project. Pick up your "GoogleBar" [for the Mozilla browser]; Internet Explorer users already have their own "Google ToolBar". If you like Google, then you may be interested in this new book called "Google Hacks" that I'm reviewing [and thoroughly enjoying - that's how I found out about the Mozilla version of the Google Toolbar].
  12. Bublos.com - a book price comparison shopping tool.
  13. iKobo.com - enable you to send money online and receive money from over 700,000 ATMs in 170 countries.
  14. npdor.com - by NPD Online Research; enter an easy to answer survey membership questionnaire and be eligible to win $1000.
  15. SafariClub.org - an influential international hunting club that supports World-Wide Wildlife Conservation.
  16. CropCircleConnector.com - crop circles from around the world; archives also are available; interesting.
  17. USARunningClubs.com - are you an avid runner looking for friends; searchable directory organized by state.
  18. Mapathon.com - a map directory for road maps, city/state/airport/national parks, etc ....
  19. Terrafly.com - [supported by the "Open GIS Consortium"] will change the way you view your world; TerraFly is a public service of "Florida International University". Also visit "InfoWeather.com".
  20. nTag - meeting planners might be interested in this new technology.
  21. Incredimail.com - send email with highly interactive messages, complete with animations, sounds + more.
  22. PressPlay.com, Listen.com (aka - Rhapsody), MusicNet.com and Apple Computer's "iTunes" [notice that Apple is the only one without a domain name for their iTunes service; to me that is a major marketing blunder IMHO] - are all online stores to purchase and download music.
  23. FireWireP2P.com - free software program that allows you to share files with millions of other users across the Internet; it is based on LimeWire's open source technology, FreeWire uses the popular Gnutella protocol to allow you to share music, video, pictures, software, and any other type of files you have. [Do a "search on Gnutella on this Web site" for more linked resources].
  24. Botany.com - this "encyclopedia of flowers and plants" will come in handy this time of the year.
  25. FedForms.gov - a "one-stop-shopping" for the Federal forms most used by the public (includes the IRS forms); and here's the "Federal Citizen Information Center" with lots of free [and some ".pdf" downloads for online viewing - requires Adobe Acrobat] publications..
  26. National Institutes of Health - by the U.S. Federal Government; also make sure you visit their searchable "directory of health information" [A-Z index of NIH health resources, clinical trials, health hotlines, MEDLINEplus, drug information].
  27. MyIE - is an Internet Explorer based web browser that adds a lot of new features.
  28. BlogRolling.com - a one-stop linklist manager for your blog or journal, helping you manage your ever-evolving linklist with ease.
  29. NewsGator.com - is a "news aggregator" that runs in Microsoft Outlook. It allows you to subscribe to various syndicated news feeds (such as weblogs, news sites, etc.) and have news from these sites be delivered right into your Outlook folders. Also visit "DayPop", "Syndic8", "NewsIsFree", "MyRSS", "Technorati", and "Weblogs".
  30. Google's Site Map - if you use Google's search engine then this is a useful link that you might want to visit.
  31. UPI News Pictures - UPI has a growing online archive of over 100,000 images and is adding 1,200 images each month.
  32. Rasmus Lerdorf - orginal author of "PHP" [a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML], and here's "a recent interview with him" in ePrairie.
  33. Gnod.net - an experimental search engine [trying to utilize "artificial intelligence"] trying to find things you don't know about.
  34. TruthOut.org - also check out "WorldNews" and "TerrorismAnswers.com".
  35. BuyingAdvice - on cars; see also "CarBuyingTips" and "PriceQuotes".
  36. eBaumsWorld.com - if you like interesting, humorous Web sites then you might enjoy this one.
  37. *** Below is from last month's choices ****

  38. MuseumOfHoaxes.com - the Web site that supplements the book ---> the Web site "serves as the repository for all the overflow that didn't fit in the book". Check out the "April Fool's Day Gallery", hoax photos, and lots more!
  39. DOD.mil - the official U.S. Department of Defense - "DefenseLink" Web resource and news from "MilitaryCity.com". Also CSIS.org - the "Center for Strategic and International Studies" that has posted an "Iraq Briefing Book". Other resources for a variety perspectives as related to the Iraq War include: "Librarians' Index", "USA Freedom Corps", "Military Deployment Center", "DefendAmerica", "Agonist.org" and "Operation Uplink."
  40. StateTaxCentral.com - a great resource that just may offer some help with figuring your taxes!
  41. RFIDJournal.com - covering the latest topic of Radio Frequency IDentification for business applications.
  42. Job-Hunt.org - search [includes job search advice and tips] from among 8100+ job-related links "including 300+ Associations and Societies". Also visit "Monster.com".
  43. VulnWatch.org - [run by a community of volunteer moderators distributed around the world] is a computer security vulnerability [announcement] disclosure mailing list. The contents of the list are submitted by security researchers or product vendors to alert the Internet community of security issues that may effect them. It focuses on the vulnerabilities and not the patches. You should be getting patch information directly from your vendors. Also visit "Versions", "VersionTracker", "BugNet", "Security Administrator", "Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer" and "Microsoft's Security and Privacy", "Experts-Exchange", and "SecurityFocus".
  44. SeatGURU.com - [for the air traveler] the source for airplane seat information.
  45. RepairClinic.com - a resource that covers appliance parts and free repair help advice. They sell parts and have a "PartsDetective" to help you find the part you may need.
  46. LessonPlanZ.com - is searchable directory of free online lesson plans and lesson plan resources for all grades and subjects. Also check out "TeacherHelpers".
  47. NewsFactor.com - an e-business and technology news & information resource. Also visit "ePrairie" for midwest tech news.
  48. RadioEnthusiast.com - a resource that provides info & reviews [and also on the Iraq War]on radio-related items such as books, Web sites, equipment, plus discussion forums. Also visit "RadioIntel", "dxing", and "Universal-Radio".
  49. Artie.com - over 15,000 FREE animated GIFs, all original, including a dancing cartoon alphabet, over 1,100 dancing names, 1,200 funny e-greeting cards and more!
  50. BusinessSchools.com - searchable [search for business schools, departments and programs] resource/directory for Business Schools related topics and information.
  51. TracerLock.com - a low-cost service that helps automate the collection and processing of new information that is posted online everyday. Also visit "[The] ResourceShelf" which provides access to resources and news for Information Professionals.
  52. SafePlace.com - provides the public with an independent source of information regarding the relative safety of one facility over others.
  53. vFoodPortal.com - a portal for the Food Industry.
  54. Dotfactor.com - provides tools, ideas and internet marketing solutions for online businesses. Also visit "ClickZ", "MarketingSherpa" and "FreeLists".
  55. CafePress.com - create and sell your own high quality products for free, and its all done online through their Web-enabled management system [no inventory and no setup fees]. Here's the InfoStar.com and WEBHITZ.com "CafePress Online Store" [it's in the works so check back - please!].
  56. tdfilm.com - a film resource with 46,658 links to film-related Web sites.
  57. Time Magazine Cover Search - neat resource to be able to search the covers of Time Mag. since 1923.
  58. BruceLeeLinks.com - this resource covers the legendary martial artist Bruce Lee.
  59. SenderBase.com - see who the top emailers on the Internet are; article about about "slamming SPAM".
  60. LivingEarth.com - images [satellite imagery for use in both consumer and commercial creative markets] of the earth, moon and the stars.Also visit "Space.com" and their "Zoomviews".
  61. Trafford.com - an "on-demand" publishing service.
  62. TVcamerman.com - a resource that covers these news/reporter professionals.


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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!
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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 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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