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Peter Greene's Top 10+ as announced on Monday, 4/4/2005

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. Info.gov - "Your Front Door" to the U.S. Government. Access their "FAQ's"and more. Also visit "FirstGov.gov" the U.S. Government's official Web portal.
  2. TopicHunter.com - another search engine to try. Also check-out "GigaBlast.com".
  3. Eventective.com - a Meeting and Event Space search engine that containing information on 18,000+ resources.
  4. NewsBank.com - [Access World News] information and perspectives from 600+ U.S. and 500+ international sources; that includes more than 10 million articles from those sources. Service is subscription based on maybe accessed via your library or school.
  5. City-Data.com - a searchable resource with 1,000's of pictures, maps, satellite photos, statistics about residents, geographical data, crime data, housing, businesses, political contributions, weather, hospitals, schools, libraries, houses, airports, radio & TV stations, zip codes, area codes, and more!
  6. Kaboodle.org - a free, open-source Internet application that provides complete visualization of your Local Area Network (LAN), updated in near-real time. It has a point-and-click interface to take remote-control of what it finds. And, enables a "personal Virtual Private Network (VPN)" capability to securely connect Kaboodle-enabled LANs together across the Internet.
  7. HelplineDatabase.com - well organized directory of worldwide embassies and hospitals.
  8. SaferCar.gov - U.S. government official Web resource that provides access to vehicle crash tests, rollover ratings, defects & recalls, and more. Also visit the U.S. government Web site for information on car fuel consumption is "FuelEconomy.gov".
  9. MovieLink.com - [fee-based Internet service; requires Internet Explorer 5.0 or greater] a resource that allows users to download movies for a fee. Also visit "CinemaNow.com".
  10. Ready.gov - created by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; this helps the dept. with one of its mandates - to educate the public, on a continuing basis, about how to be prepared in case of a national emergency.
  11. CustomGuide.com - access O'Reilly® publisher's computer training courseware and eLearning Web site which promotes their new "Personal Trainer series" of computer-related books.
  12. *** Below are last month's choices ****

  13. (*)Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware ([XP] Beta) - here is the link to download Microsoft's new AntiSpyware software; it is well worth checking out.
  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. (***)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".
  19. HomePNA.org - is the high-speed, networking (LAN) technology that uses the existing phone wires in your home to share a single Internet connection with other personal computers (PC's) in your home. Check-out their "extensive diagrams on how HomePNA can be used".
  20. ISBN.org - is a unique machine-readable identification number that has been used for 30+ years (internationally), which marks any book unmistakably. Also visit the "Book Industry Study Group".
  21. FreeStanley.com - this resource is about keeping the Stanley Cup Ice Hockey Championship challenge alive for 2005! The Hockey Hall of Fame has received more than 400 letters calling on the Trustees to award the Cup.
  22. Healthopedia.com - a searchable medical and health consumer information resource containing comprehensive information on 1,500+ health topics and 11,000+ drugs and medications.
  23. CollegeData.com - a resource to help find and apply for colleges and secondary education. Also visit "EdRef", another searchable college directory for information on thousands of US colleges.
  24. IncomeTaxFAQs - a resource to assist you with the many different Federal Individual Income Tax Forms. Also visit the "Legal-Database resource on Tax Laws". [Did you know: 130 million Federal individual income tax returns were filed with one of the three prescribed return forms in 2004].
  25. Legal-Database.com - well organized directory of legal terms that offers assistance in understanding and dealing with legal issues. And here is there section on "Law Schools".
  26. Bloglines.com - a [Free] well organized resource and service for searching, subscribing, publishing and sharing news feeds, [Web] blogs, and rich Web content.
  27. Crit.org - a well-organized personal security related resource that covers issues such as Spam, computer viruses, Phishing scams, spyware and more.
  28. BugGuide.net - a searchable well organized resource for identifiying (including images) insects, spiders & related bugs.
  29. FDisk.com - at resource to give you assistance with using the Windows/DOS (Disk Operating System) utiliy called "fdisk".

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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