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Peter Greene's Top 10+ as announced on Monday, 11/1/2004

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. MyPollingSite.com - a Web based service to help voters find their polling site; click for: "Wisconsin Voters", "Minnesota", "Iowa", "Illinois", "Michigan" and everyone else check "Yahoo's List".
  2. HardwareGuys.com - a new book on "Building the Perfect PC" - this Web site compliments the book - the book has lots of excellent pictures and useful information. Also visit their "Forums" [MessageBoards].
  3. LinuxQuestions.org - great resource for Linux Support - access their "Forums" to get your questions answered about Linux issues. Also visit "O'Reilly's Linux/Unix" resource too.
  4. DoItYourself.com - a wide variety of topics are covered for those trying to do home repairs. Also visit "eHow", "GrowingLifeStyle", and "PopularMechanics".
  5. Engadget.com - a Web resource that helps you to keep up on the latest high tech gadgets. Check on this PC gadget - "PConHand".
  6. BroadbandReports.com - a resource for information on DSL, cable and other high speed Internet services. And, a resource to determine your online "IP address".
  7. LSBlogs.com - a growing blog directory and weblog search engine.
  8. TheInquirer.net - a computer industry resource for news, reviews and more.
  9. Altapedia.com - access to full color physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world. Also check out Travel-Guides.com.
  10. SkiCentral.com - a search engine dedicated to Skiing and Snowboarding.
  11. DTS-L.org - a resource for getting help solving computer problems and getting support for Microsoft product. [DTS-L is one of a group of private mailing lists used by a group of Microsoft MVPs for the purpose of helping you get the answer to your computer related problems and questions.]
  12. Access "G4 Sports simulated NHL season" being played online.
  13. List of fixes included in Windows XP Service Pack 2 [SP 2] - access Microsoft's information on what they have tried to fix in Windows XP. Here's an article on the fact that a "SP 2 exploit has already been found".
  14. *** Below are last month's choices ****

  15. (*)2 books on Google - "Google Hacks" and the new "Google Pocket Guide". Also visit Peter's new "Book Page".
  16. (***)Here is the "E-mail Anti-SPAM Encoder by Hiveware" to use if you post your email address to Web pages.
  17. (***)Here is the way to "eliminate the Windows Logon Screen". Remember to be careful when editing any system files; make sure you review the numerous resources I've posted about the Windows Registry that can be found on my "Tips" and "Techlinks" pages. And if you need access to your Windows system [like you forgot your administrative password] and are having trouble - then the "EBCD Utility [Free]" may be able to help.
  18. (***)US-CERT warns against using Internet Explorer - issued 6-29-2004 - U.S. government's Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) is warning Web surfers to stop using Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser. If you are concerned an alternative may be Mozilla's next generation Web browser called "FireFox" and visit the "InfoStar Virus Info Center" Web page and look for Web browsers.
  19. TalkAboutComputing.com - access to online discussions about a variety of computer related topics.
  20. WatchingGoogleLikeaHawk.com - news, info [a new Web browser called ?gbrowser is anticipated] and commentary about Google.com - the search engine.
  21. Clusty.com - [presently in beta - so give it a try - powered by "Vivisimo"]; a new search engine looking to compete with Google.com and others. Also check out "Vivisimo eBay".
  22. BongoNews.com - a funny look at our life styles; remember "SatireWire.com" (which is no longer updated).
  23. TourOfHope.com - (rolls through Wisconsin on Thursday Oct. 7th) a week-long journey across America by a team of 20 people who have been touched by cancer. Last October, the first Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope Team inspired thousands as they cycled around the clock to inform the public about the importance of cancer clinical trials. Also visit "CancerTrialsHelp.org".
  24. FindaFluShot.com - [by the "American Lung Association"]; approximately 200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths are due to influenza-associated illness each year; this resource is to help more people find and obtain flu vaccinations in their neighborhoods.
  25. FactCheck.org - [The Annenberg Political Fact Check] - trying to hold politicians accountable. "Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts." - Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Web site is produced by a nonpartisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.
  26. NOAA.gov [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] - information about hurricanes and more can be found here.
  27. USGS.gov - [U.S Geological Survey] Federal source for science about the Earth, its natural and living resources, natural hazards, and the environment. Information about California earthquakes and Mount St. Helens [current Webcam Mt. St. Helens] are found here.
  28. NationalPriorities.org - [maintained by the National Priorities Project]; covering what federal tax and spending policies mean to your community. Also check out their CostOfWar.com Web site.
  29. Scaled.com [Scaled Composites, LLC] - the company that designed and built "SpaceShipOne", winner of the commercial flight award.

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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