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Peter Greene's Top 10+ as announced on Mon., 7/07/2003

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. SingingFish.com - search for music, video, and multimedia files that are available on the Internet!
  2. Qurb.com [access a "review about Qurb"], "GoodByeSpam" [works with Outlook Express] - here is a recent PCMagazine list of "anti-spam tools".
  3. JournalismJobs.com - a job resource for media professionals. Includes links to newspapers, radio and TV stations, college newspapers and more.
  4. Mini2.com - a Web site for auto enthusiasts on the new MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper S, MINI One, and MINI One D. Madison, WI MINI enthusiasts should visit the "Madison MINI Group" Web site.
  5. GameSpot.com - resource that includes latest news, releases, downloads, "forums" and covers games for PC's, GameBoy, Playstation, XBox, GameCube and more. Also visit "GameFAQs.com".
  6. MajorGeeks.com - well organized resource that gives you access to a very diverse offering of software [shareware]. Also visit their "Message Board" (forums) and their "Geektionary" (dictionary/glossary).
  7. FlightView.com - flight-tracking solution that Web "travel-related" resources use to give you up-to-date information on airline flights.
  8. LostGeneration.com (The Hemingway Resource Center) - if you like Ernest Hemingway, then this Web site if for you; he was considered one of most influential writers of the last century.
  9. YogaDirectory.com - well organized, searchable resource that covers anything related to yoga.
  10. PHPcomplete.com - a resource that covers everything related to PHP programming language (for Web developers). Also visit "PHPDeveloper.org", "The PHP Forums", "PHPmac.com" and "PHPclasses.org", "PHPBB.com"(open-source bulletin board package), "PHPBBhacks.com" (source for phpBB hacks, templates, rank images, support and everything phpBB). Smartor and "EvilWalrus", two (2) interesting Web sites created using PHP.
  11. Find-a-Drug.com - is a not for profit distributed computing project (series of projects run in parallel) addressing a number of diseases which have a major impact on health; requires "download of THINK software".
  12. HSISinfo.org - is a multistate database that contains crash, roadway inventory, and traffic volume data for a select group of states. ( CA, MN, Illinois, NC, Maine, OH, MI, UT, WA)
  13. OpenAntiVirus.org - a network of anti-virus developers within the Open Source Community providing mandatory resources for communication and project management.
  14. gnupg.org - GnuPG is a complete and free replacement for PGP (Pretty Good Privacy).
  15. HotMeetingDates.com - for meeting planners; online tool to find hotels with dates and business meeting facilities available for booking short-term meetings.
  16. UltimateZip.com - an archive utility for Windows; see also "WinZip" and "Pkware", or "Aladdin System's StuffIt archive/compression solution" for the Apple Mac.
  17. Guardster.com - Guardster's mission is to protect your privacy rights whenever you access the Internet. Guardster accomplishes this by putting their software/services between you and the Internet and by encrypting your communications between your computer and their server.
  18. CEXX.org (counterexploitation) - a resource to help prevent and stop you from being exploited while online.
  19. BroadLook.com - research software to help do business research using the Internet; exports the information it harvests to Outlook, ACT!, Goldmine and other "customer relationship management" (CRM) systems.
  20. Wiz-Technology.com - check out their free "BestGreetings" greeting card system.
  21. HotBot Tool Bar - and their press release - http://www.terralycos.com/english/press/2003/HotBotDeskbar.asp which is based on "Dave's Quick Search Taskbar Toolbar Deskbar".
  22. The Dynamic Earth - a very neat "flash" presentation by The National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  23. BlogBuddy - is a Windows 95/NT/ME/2000/XP program written in Delphi that manages Blogger.com and other weblogs which implement the Blogger API.
  24. The Wooden Periodic Table Table - an interesting Web site about the Periodic Table and its history.
  25. *** Below is from last month's choices ****

  26. (*)2 new books on Google - "Google Hacks" and the new "Google Pocket Guide".
  27. AllYouCanRead.com - 26,500+ Magazines and Newspapers from 200 Countries
  28. ProgrammersHeaven.com - covering computer languages, operating systems (OS), applications and more; over 21500+ files, links and articles to explore. Also visit "CodePedia".
  29. 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".
  30. 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"]
  31. 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".
  32. 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".
  33. XPrize.com - the Web site that covers the $10,000,000 prize to jumpstart the space tourism industry.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. HackFix Project - helping people stay informed about trojan horse programs; their "Anti-Virus List" and "Mike's Virus Info Page".
  37. VisualizeSoftware.com - [VisualZone] intrusion analyzer for ZoneAlarm users; gathers and displays information about attacks on ZoneAlarm and ZoneAlarm Pro (firewall) protected systems.
  38. 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.]
  39. FreeLists.org - a service providing free, commercial-grade Internet mailing lists. Their lists are Internet and technology-related.
  40. MasterSyndicator.com - a way for writers to generate income for their content online; or to promote their work.
  41. Beekeeping.com - the Virtual Beekeeping Gallery; information about anything related to the art & science of beekeeping.
  42. Corante - a news service that covers technology related news including Weblogs.
  43. MicrosoftTrainingTour.com - learn more about their "Windows Server 2003" product.
  44. CooksIllustrated.com - if you like cooking and new recipes this Web site might be worth visiting.
  45. Lewis and Clark and the U.S. Geological Survey in North Dakota
  46. 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.
  47. Xbox-Scene.com - news and info on Microsoft's xBox gaming system. If you like the xBox then mMake sure you visit their "forums".
  48. 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.]
  49. GovLiquidation.com - resource that helps you locate upcoming sales events for government liquidations.
  50. HydraLinks.com - by http://www.ilor.com/
  51. TinySoftware.com - the makers of "Personal Firewall 4.5".
  52. 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.
  53. MailCleaner - [download required] a way to keep your email virus free.


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 - "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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