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Peter Greene's Top 10+ as announced on Mon., 6/02/2003

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!

  1. AllYouCanRead.com - 26,500+ Magazines and Newspapers from 200 Countries
  2. ProgrammersHeaven.com - covering computer languages, operating systems (OS), applications and more; over 21500+ files, links and articles to explore. Also visit "CodePedia".
  3. MacOSXhints.com - great resource for Mac OS X users; access 3,600+ hints and tips - make sure you check-out their "forums". Also visit "SpyMac".
  4. CensusScope.com - an easy-to-use tool for investigating U.S. demographic trends [made possible by "The Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) at the Univ. of Michigan"]
  5. SoapCity.com - if you love soap operas and didn't know about this Web site you are in for a real treat! This site is dedicated to "soap operas".
  6. ShareiTunes.com - ShareiTunes.com users can peruse others' Shares [Apple iTunes], check out their playlists online, and add their own Share. Discuss music, make new friends and keep in touch via our online community. You should visit and know about iLeech - [a little Java/Cocoa application] will connect to an iTunes host, display their playlist, and allow you to copy the files to your local drive. It can be downloaded by clicking the "Download" link in the right-hand navigation bar. And, here's info about "SpyMac.com's Music section being taken offline".
  7. XPrize.com - the Web site that covers the $10,000,000 prize to jumpstart the space tourism industry.
  8. HelpingPatients.org - [by PhRMA and 48 of its member companies] This site was designed to help you find patient assistance programs for which you may qualify; in 2002 PhRMA members provided free prescription medicines to more than 5,500,000 patients in the U.S.
  9. PestPatrol - another program to help you to try and rid your system of spyware. Also check out "DoxDesk" and their [parasite] "spyware checker", "Spybot SD [Search and Destroy - I've had pretty good success with this and it's free]", "SpywareInfo's Xscan", "Xblock.com", "Freebies Bank", "Darnit", and here's another "Known Spyware List". Visit my "Tips" page for more comments on spyware.
  10. HackFix Project - helping people stay informed about trojan horse programs; their "Anti-Virus List" and "Mike's Virus Info Page".
  11. VisualizeSoftware.com - [VisualZone] intrusion analyzer for ZoneAlarm users; gathers and displays information about attacks on ZoneAlarm and ZoneAlarm Pro (firewall) protected systems.
  12. AnswersThatWork - an online computer support resource that covers a wide variety of topics; however, registration costs $35 for 1 user. [I have no experience with them.]
  13. FreeLists.org - a service providing free, commercial-grade Internet mailing lists. Their lists are Internet and technology-related.
  14. MasterSyndicator.com - a way for writers to generate income for their content online; or to promote their work.
  15. Beekeeping.com - the Virtual Beekeeping Gallery; information about anything related to the art & science of beekeeping.
  16. Corante - a news service that covers technology related news including Weblogs.
  17. MicrosoftTrainingTour.com - learn more about their "Windows Server 2003" product.
  18. CooksIllustrated.com - if you like cooking and new recipes this Web site might be worth visiting.
  19. Lewis and Clark and the U.S. Geological Survey in North Dakota
  20. VCDeasy - allows you to play your videos (from DV camcorder, DivX, DVD,...[once encoded to MPEG, with for example the excellent and free TMPGEnc]) and your pictures (from digital camera, scanner,...) on most of the home DVD Players.
  21. Xbox-Scene.com - news and info on Microsoft's xBox gaming system. If you like the xBox then mMake sure you visit their "forums".
  22. UnansweredQuestions.org - is an on-line community of concerned citizens, researchers, independent investigators and journalists asking and exploring unanswered questions. [Starting with questions about 9-11 the US and international response to 9-11.]
  23. GovLiquidation.com - resource that helps you locate upcoming sales events for government liquidations.
  24. HydraLinks.com - by http://www.ilor.com/
  25. TinySoftware.com - the makers of "Personal Firewall 4.5".
  26. Mail Password Recovery 1.0- allows you to recover your email password for any POP3 account, as long as it is stored in an email program on your computer.
  27. MailCleaner - [download required] a way to keep your email virus free.
  28. *** Below is from last month's choices ****

  29. 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".
  30. 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.
  31. 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).
  32. DataRecoveryCompanies.com - [Data Recovery Guide] a resource guide to the various companies offering data recovery services, hard drive repair, backup software and computer forensics.
  33. GenealogyToday.com - a resource that covers this topic for newbies, family researchers, genealogists and professionals.
  34. 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", "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].
  35. 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", "Blawg" [Search law related Weblogs], and, a "history and perspective on Weblogs".
  36. SecurityAdmin.info - a great security resource for Windows products; access their "Microsoft Security FAQ" page.
  37. MacinBlog.com - a collection of daily Apple Mac tips, hints and frustrations. Also visit "MacNN" - the Macintosh News Network and "PowerPage.org".
  38. 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."
  39. 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] and the new "Google Pocket Guide".
  40. Bublos.com - a book price comparison shopping tool.
  41. iKobo.com - enable you to send money online and receive money from over 700,000 ATMs in 170 countries.
  42. npdor.com - by NPD Online Research; enter an easy to answer survey membership questionnaire and be eligible to win $1000.
  43. SafariClub.org - an influential international hunting club that supports World-Wide Wildlife Conservation.
  44. CropCircleConnector.com - crop circles from around the world; archives also are available; interesting.
  45. USARunningClubs.com - are you an avid runner looking for friends; searchable directory organized by state.
  46. Mapathon.com - a map directory for road maps, city/state/airport/national parks, etc ....
  47. 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".
  48. nTag - meeting planners might be interested in this new technology.
  49. Incredimail.com - send email with highly interactive messages, complete with animations, sounds + more.
  50. 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.
  51. 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].
  52. Botany.com - this "encyclopedia of flowers and plants" will come in handy this time of the year.
  53. 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..
  54. 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].
  55. MyIE - is an Internet Explorer based web browser that adds a lot of new features.
  56. BlogRolling.com - a one-stop linklist manager for your blog or journal, helping you manage your ever-evolving linklist with ease.
  57. 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".
  58. Google's Site Map - if you use Google's search engine then this is a useful link that you might want to visit.
  59. UPI News Pictures - UPI has a growing online archive of over 100,000 images and is adding 1,200 images each month.
  60. 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.
  61. Gnod.net - an experimental search engine [trying to utilize "artificial intelligence"] trying to find things you don't know about.
  62. TruthOut.org - also check out "WorldNews" and "TerrorismAnswers.com".
  63. BuyingAdvice - on cars; see also "CarBuyingTips" and "PriceQuotes".
  64. eBaumsWorld.com - if you like interesting, humorous Web sites then you might enjoy this one.


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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!
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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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