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Peter Greene's Top 10+ as announced on Monday, 12/6/2004

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. GoFish.com - a search engine [in beta - testing] that claims to be able to search the Web through "12 million" media types such as audio, video, ring-tones and video games.
  2. Bidnip.com - wouldn't you like to have a better chance at winning eBay auctions? Then try this resource which charges you only 25 cents per "snipe" win instead of a percentage.
  3. AnnualCreditReport.com - a free resource that will allow you to check out your credit report 1x per year - Wisconsin resident should have access by March, 2005 [you can also call 877-ftc-help or write to Annual Credit Reports, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281]. Other resources to know are "DoNotCall.gov" and "NoCallWisconsin".
  4. AutomotiveHelper.com - access their useful "car forums" when looking for help and background info on new and used cars. Also checkout "CarTrackers' forums".
  5. SecurityNewsPortal.com [aka - "SNPX.com"] - a Web resource considered to be for Computer System Security Professionals; helps you to keep pace with news and info about viruses, hacks, security issues and more.
  6. Secunia.com - another resource to help you stay secure; this resource monitors vulnerabilities in 4000+ products.
  7. FreshPatents.com - [you need to register to use] a resource that allows you to keep pace with and track current patent applications; also a useful feature allows you to monitor up to ten keywords for your specific patent interests.
  8. recall-warnings.com - visit the resource that keep track of the latest recalls for consumer products, autos, food, drugs, etc....
  9. Shadowstor.com - checkout their "ShadowSurfer" security product [you can download a free trial]. With this product you don't have to search your hard drive to figure out what needs to be un-installed, or use other software that cleans up your tracks. Applications include childrens access, relatives that visit, evaluating new software, etc...
  10. AntiPhishing.org - a resource/organization committed to wipping out Internet scams and fraud. [Phishing attacks use 'spoofed' e-mails and fraudulent websites designed to fool recipients into divulging personal financial data by hijacking the trusted brands of well-known banks, online retailers and credit card companies, phishers are able to convince up to 5% of recipients to respond to them.]
  11. GoodPassword.com - a free service that helps you by generating random passwords containing from 6-20 characters and from 1 to 20 passwords at one time
  12. 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".
  13. *** Below are last month's choices ****

  14. (*)2 books on Google - "Google Hacks" and the new "Google Pocket Guide". Also visit Peter's new "Book Page".
  15. (***)Here is the "E-mail Anti-SPAM Encoder by Hiveware" to use if you post your email address to Web pages.
  16. (***)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.
  17. (***)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.
  18. 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".
  19. 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].
  20. 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.
  21. DoItYourself.com - a wide variety of topics are covered for those trying to do home repairs. Also visit "eHow", "GrowingLifeStyle", and "PopularMechanics".
  22. Engadget.com - a Web resource that helps you to keep up on the latest high tech gadgets. Check on this PC gadget - "PConHand".
  23. BroadbandReports.com - a resource for information on DSL, cable and other high speed Internet services. And, a resource to determine your online "IP address".
  24. LSBlogs.com - a growing blog directory and weblog search engine.
  25. TheInquirer.net - a computer industry resource for news, reviews and more.
  26. 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.
  27. SkiCentral.com - a search engine dedicated to Skiing and Snowboarding.
  28. 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.]
  29. Access "G4 Sports simulated NHL season" being played online.
  30. 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".

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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