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Peter Greene's Top 10+ as announced on Monday, 5/3/2004

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. OSVDB.org - [on "3/31/2004 OSVDB Opens for Public Access" ] stands for Open Source Vulnerability Database and is a project to catalog and describe the Internet's security vulnerabilities. It is an independent and open source database created by and for the community. Our goal is to provide accurate, detailed, current, and unbiased technical information.
  2. A9.com [try "generic A9" and their "A9 Toolbar" which requires an Amazon.com account ] - search experience for e-commerce applications; plan is to power Amazon.com and other Web sites. Also checkout "MSN Sandbox".
  3. OpenIndex.org - an open source project to develop Internet indexes, search engines, spiders and robots.
  4. RobotsAndUs.org - online interactive robot gallery presented by the Science Museum of Minnesota. Also visit "Yobotics.com" who create artificial legs to help disabled people walk or for legged robots.
  5. ForumZilla.com - an attempt to provide a searchable directory of online discussion groups or fourms.
  6. Sysinfo.org and their online database called "Startup Applications List" of nearly 5,000 entries related to what you may find in your Windows startup folder on your Windows system. Very useful defintions to help you to determine if an entry or reference is suppose to be active on your system or not! Helps with figuring out spyware-type applications.
  7. DateDex.com - lists the event calendars of many of the worlds most influential organizations, countries, religions, sports, etc.... We live in a very busy world.
  8. EducationArcade.org - represents a consortium of international game designers, publishers, scholars, educators, and policy makers who are exploring the new frontiers of educational media that have been opened by computer and video games.
  9. Moodle.org - is a free, open-source "course management system" (CMS), software package designed to help educators create quality online courses.
  10. TheFreeSite.com - a resource that tries to list all of the "freebies" that are available in a wide range of categories.
  11. numion.com - measure your Internet speed for surfing the Web. Also try "Bandwidth Speed Test".
  12. cioupdate.com - [CIO Information Network portal] - useful resouce that covers current technology new, trends, product info and much more.
  13. SnapFiles.com - [formerly known as WebAttack.com] a great resource for software downloads; also visit "OnlyTheBestFreeware".
  14. TravelFleaMarket.com - a resource for travel bargain hunters. Also visit "SkyAuction" and the popular "BestFares.com".
  15. Software602.com - a MicroSoft Office software suite alternative that is composed of four applications: a word processor, spreadsheet, photo editor and photo organizer. Also visit [techlink #283 has more articles too!] "OpenOffice.org and and "StarOffice.com".
  16. AFAdvisor.org - help for people with Atrial Fibrillation.
  17. SpamLaws.com - links to "Spam" laws in the United States (states, federal and cases) plus Europe and other countries.
  18. "PCMag.com's Tip of the day" - plus access to their other tip categories. Also check-out: "Windows: 68 Tips & Tricks", "Microsoft Office: 106 Tips & Tricks", "Where has Scan Disk gone? [Windows XP, NT and for 2000]" [ - you an get the improved CHKDSK process], "23 Ways To Speed WinXP Without Defrag", "Langa Letter: Ten More Ways To Make Windows XP Run Better", "The Trouble-Free PC: Tune it up. Back it up. Ramp it up." including "Page 6: Backing Up To Happiness" and also visit "Mirra".
  19. (*)Microsoft Newsgroups - access the Microsoft Product Support Newsgroups; useful resource to know and utilize. Also visit Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program and make sure you visit "Midtown Computer Systems Enterprise [MCSE.ms]" - access to useful computer related Usenet groups; not affiliated with Microsoft corporation, Cisco corporation, Oracle, CompTIA or any other vendor, and "Internet Gurus Central".
  20. *** Below is from last month's choices ****

  21. (*)2 new books on Google - "Google Hacks" and the new "Google Pocket Guide". Also visit Peter's new "Book Page".
  22. (***)Here is the "E-mail Anti-SPAM Encoder by Hiveware" to use if you post your email address to Web pages.
  23. StateLocalGov.net - well organized resource of 9300+ state agencies, city and county government that are accessible online. Also visit wicourts.gov - and their "Access to the Public Records of the Consolidated Court Automation Programs (CCAP)" along with the Wisconsin Legislature.
  24. AllLaw.com - searchable and organized legal resource. Other resources to check out include: "FindLaw.com", "Hieros Gamos [hg.org]", "lawsource.com" [American Law Sources Online], "theLawEngine.com", "Cornell Law Resources", "Yahoo Law", "WWW Virtual Law Library", "Association of Trial Lawyers of America", "American Bar Association" and the "State Bar of Wisconsin".
  25. FontPool.com - [part of the "ReallyBig Network" of resources] browse & search 22,646 fonts for Windows and Macintosh systems.
  26. Topix.net - 3,600+ sources of news organized by topic and location.
  27. (MCSE.MS) Midtown Computer Systems Enterprise - access to useful computer related Usenet groups; not affiliated with Microsoft corporation, Cisco corporation, Oracle, CompTIA or any other vendor. Also visit "Internet Gurus".
  28. TrailSource.com - world-wide resource with access to hiking, moutain biking, ATV, skiing, horse and sled trails [For example the hiking section covers 1,200 trails for walking and backpacking in 50 countries]. Other resources to visit include: "Trails.com" [30,000+ trails (requires subscription)], "DirtWorld.com", "ReserveAmerican.com", "State-Park.org", "theBackPacker.com", "Wildernet.com", "HikerCentral.com", and "MountainZone.com". Plus here are a number of Wisconsin resources: "WisTravel.com", "ExploreWisconsin.com", "Wisconsin State Parks", "WildWisconsin.com" and "WiscOnline.com".
  29. LiguidGeneration.com - [warning!!! it uses pop-up windows to present content] very animated multi-media content filled Web site.
  30. DiscoverOurTown.com - access to city guides that include travel information, area attractions and restaurant listings for towns across the United States.
  31. NameTraq.com - is a free but ad-supported service that gathers news articles containing specific last names. Check out "Genealogy-Search-Help.com"
  32. NoFreeList.com - movie review resources.
  33. OneStat.com - a provider of real-time Web site traffic & marketing analysis recently reported that Microsoft's Internet Explorer had a total global usage share of over 94 percent due to IE 6 global usage increasing to more than 68 percent since July 2003.

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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