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Peter Greene's Top 10+ as announced on Monday, 5/2/2005

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. TigerWiki.com - a resource that tracks all of the changes found in [Apple Computer Co.'s] Mac OS X 10.4 [called "Tiger"]; independently maintained.
  2. NetSmartz.org - an online Workshop that is an interactive, educational safety resource that teaches kids and teens how to stay safer on the Internet. Lots of excellent resources to find just by visiting InfoStar.com's latest Web page - "Parental Control & Child Safety on the Internet".
  3. HandCare.org - very detailed professionally maintained resource that covers injuries of the hand. 40+ million Americans are affected by arthritis of the hand; [by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand].
  4. FreightQuote.com - free service that simplifies shipping heavy freight via less-than-load, truckload, domestic or international air. [For personal service contact: email Eric Stepanek or call Eric at (800) 323-5441 xt 1366 (located in Overland Park, KS) and mention that Peter Greene sent you!]
  5. uFaq.org - the Netscape UnOfficial FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Web site that also offers support for Mozilla, Firefox and Thuinderbird. [This is a purely volunteer effort, The Netscape and Mozlla Champions Team has put together a list of FAQ's that have been posted and answered in Netscape discussion groups. This site is endorsed by Netscape and is one of the best places to look for answers to common problems.]
  6. TalkAllergy.com - a support site for allergy sufferers and their families.
  7. TheWeatherNetwork.com - Canadian based Weather information resource that also includes U.S. and International weather data. [Make sure you check-out their "site map" to access everything that is on this Web resource.
  8. CodeZoo.com - [by "O'Reilly - the Developer's Hub"] to help you find high-quality, freely available, reusable components for programming projects; to get you past the repetitive parts of coding, and onto the rest and the best of your projects. Also visit "SpikeSource".
  9. BHSI.org - [the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute] a resource that covers this important topic in great detail. [also visit their "Statistics" page - about 800 riders die each year in the U.S. out of 85 million bike riders].
  10. HickerPhoto.com - beautiful pictures that you can purchase; ever dream of visiting some of these places? Rolf Hicker has been there and taken these "stunning" pics!
  11. PatchManagement.org - industry's first mailing list dedicated to the discussion of patch management [covers Linux OS patch or a Microsoft application hotfix - the place to get more info]. [Patch Management is defined as "the way of handling & controlling the application of code to software in order to fix a bug; especially between 2 releases (ie. Microsoft's XP and XP Service Pack 1 (SP1))].
  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. 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.
  20. TopicHunter.com - another search engine to try. Also check-out "GigaBlast.com".
  21. Eventective.com - a Meeting and Event Space search engine that containing information on 18,000+ resources.
  22. 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.
  23. 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!
  24. 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.
  25. HelplineDatabase.com - well organized directory of worldwide embassies and hospitals.
  26. 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".
  27. 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".
  28. 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.
  29. 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.

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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