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Peter Greene's Top 10+ as announced on Monday, 1/5/2004

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 web1@infostar.com. Due to the volume of email I get I cannot possibly reply to every message!

  1. Skype.com - [download required] is free and simple software that will enable you to make free calls anywhere in the world in minutes.
  2. Memory-up.com - find the correct memory upgrades for your computer system; also visit these other manufacturer's (and reseller) resources for help --->>> Kingston.com, "Crucial.com", "MemoryToGo.com", "Viking", ZipZoomFly.com, "SyncMAX.com", "PNY.com" and "Google's list of suppliers".
  3. FILExt.com - [searchable] the file extension source. FILExt is a detailed database of file extensions and programs that use them.
  4. TheatreHistory.com - everything and anyhting you wanted to know about "theatre"!
  5. BitPass.com - a micropayment system for online content and services. Also visit "Peppercoin" and "PayPal".
  6. injuryboard.com [and their "Personal Injury Law Firm Search Engine"] - provides the general public with easily accessible legal and medical material in an effort to help consumers better understand any injury or medical condition that has negatively impacted their lives.
  7. aerosite.net [and their "Airline Logos"] - information about the dynamic and exciting world of aviation.
  8. Recalls.gov - obtain the latest recall information (on consumer products, motor vehicles, boats, food, medicine, cosmetics & environmental products] to report a dangerous product, or to learn important safety tips.
  9. GeoSnapper.com - enables users to upload and distribute accurately geo-referenced digital photographs. See also "TerraServer"; and for similar (fee-based) products visit "AirPhotoUSA.com" [high resolution digital aerial photography of the U.S.] and "Earthviewer.com".
  10. WorldValuesSurvey.com/ - is a worldwide investigation of sociocultural and political change. ["The World Values Survey has produced evidence of gradual but pervasive changes in what people want out of life. Moreover, the survey shows that the basic direction of these changes is, to some extent, predictable."].
  11. cknow.com - [Computer Knowledge] has tutorials, info, acronyms & more.
  12. Animations.com - access [fee based] a collection of 250,000+ animated GIFs for your email messages, Web pages, PowerPoint presentations & more.
  13. eMeetingsOnline.com - a solution provider for associations, corporate meetings, CVBs, group travel companies, hotels, tradeshows and the rest of the meeting industry offering event, seminar, hotel, flight, and rental car registrations all in one Web site with an immediate transaction confirmation.
  14. Edutopia.org - supplements a weekly talk show from The George Lucas Educational Foundation hosted by GLEF Executive Director Milton Chen. The one-hour program features key educators and students, as well as business, government and community leaders discussing educational innovation.
  15. mla.org - the Modern Language Association promotes the study and teaching of language and literature.
  16. GiggleMagazine.com - a resource for parents; hosted in Dane County, Madison, WI.
  17. Internet Explorer Spoofing Vulnerability Found - another Microsoft security flaw discovered 12/10/03.
  18. *** Below is from last month's choices ****

  19. (*)2 new books on Google - "Google Hacks" and the new "Google Pocket Guide". Also visit Peter's new "Book Page".
  20. Answerbag.com - is a universal, user-generated collection of frequently-asked questions; it is built and moderated by the users (you).
  21. FreeCycle.org - The Worldwide Freecycle Network is open to all cities and to all individuals who want to "recycle" that special something rather than throw it away [about 12,000 people are signed up for Freecycle email lists around the world].
  22. AquaNIC.org [Aquaculture Network Information Center (ANIC)] is a resource with access to 1,000's of online aquaculture-related resources. Also visit: AgNIC.org, National Sea Grant, Aquaculture Sites [by USDA - US Dept. of Agriculture].
  23. VRBO.com - searchable resource with 19,000+ vacation rentals worldwide [I've had fun finding neat vacation homes using all of these resources. Also visit "VacationHomes.com" , "FindVacationRentals.com", "Rentalo.com" , "RentMyCondo.com", "VRR.com", and "Villa-Vacation.com", "Rent101.com", and a special one just for "the-Bahamas".
  24. TimeAndDate.com - world clock, search for city/country time, useful calendar features including a "Calendar Generator".
  25. TurboNote.com - sticky note software that you may find very useful; "download a trail version by clicking on this link".
  26. EarthScope.org - a new 5-year National Science Foundation [NSF] program initiative designed to investigate the geological forces that shape the North American continent.
  27. WiFi-HotSpotList.com - a searchable database of publicly accessible "hot spots" for Wi-Fi wireless Internet access; valuable for people that travel and need Internet access with their laptop/portable.
  28. AmericanJourneys.org - 18,000+ pages of eyewitness accounts of North American exploration.
  29. TechnoSpud.com - help train you & your fellow teachers to find ways to easily include technology into your daily lesson plans. Also visit - "Teachers.net", "EduPuppy.com", "edbydesign.com", "KindNews.org", "StarFall.com", and "vocabulary.co.il" [neat Web site with online games].
  30. AmericanChoices.org - learn about and understandforeign policy debates including commentaries from a broad range of ideological perspectives.
  31. WebFromage.com - get a daily overview of modern civilization; by "AndyCo.com".
  32. Meetup.com - a resource that helps organize local interest groups. Also visit "Conversationcafe.org"
  33. WebPetitions.com - create your own online petition and sign other petitions.
  34. TeamSpeak.org - is a [free; for non-commercial users] application which allows its users to talk to each other over the internet and basically was designed to run in the background of online games TeamSpeak is a cross-platform voice communication tool. This means that client and server are available for Windows as well as for Linux. It doesn't matter which operating system you use any longer, you can talk "across the border".
  35. NationalEdTechPlan.org [An initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology] - provides an opportunity to reflect on the progress we have made, identify the areas that need to be further addressed, and consider what transformed learning may look like.
  36. JimRogers.com - all about the Millennium Adventure that Jim and his wife Paige took around the world in a special vehicle for 245,000 kilometers passing through 116 countries.
  37. Online-Tutorial.com - Ccvering subjects like --> choosing an ISP, getting connected, searching effectively, email, chat online & more.
  38. InternetNetworkTraining.com - CCNA Test Questions help you study and revise for your Cisco CCNA networking exam.
  39. SmallBusinessComputing.com - an online guide to technology that is geared towards small-business use.
  40. WIHealthPlans.com - compare over 83 plans exclusively for Wisconsin.
  41. TakeThePressureOff.com - a resource to help you to try and control high blood pressure.
  42. [ScreenSwift Software] - a downloadable application that converts Flash movies into screensavers.

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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