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Peter Greene's Top 10+ as announced on Monday, 6/6/2005

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. Where2Golf.com - offers golf course reviews and golf holiday and hotel guides from around the world. Also visit Golfable.com [directory of golf courses in U.S.], "GolfCourse" and "All-Golf-Links".
  2. IPAddressguide.com - a page that lists a variety of methods to search for or determine a computer's IP (Internet Protocol) address. Also visit "DNSSTUFF" and "IPv6tools" [the upcoming replacement for IPv4 (the protocol that is used to route packets on the Internet, and that assigns computers IP addresses such as].
  3. GeographIQ.com - world atlas packed with geographic, economic, political, historical and cultural information. Also visit "Atlapedia" and the "World Travel Guide" [WTG].
  4. SpeedAnywhere.com - a resource to help you look for broadband Internet access; also check-out their "Speed Test" - to check-out the speed of your broadband Internet connection (DSL, cable, etc....). For Internet connection speed tests also visit "MSN Test", "Toast.net's Performance Test" or these "Other Resources".
  5. SearchSystems.net - a very large directory of links to free public record databases on the Internet [31,000+ Free Searchable Public Record Databases]. Also visit "PublicData", "MelissaData's Lookups", "PrivateEye", "ZoomInfo" and "PubList".
  6. SurfWax.com - another tool to search the "deep" or "invisible" Web. Also visit their "News Accumulator" resource to search through 50,000 topics from 4,000 news sources.
  7. SoftwarePatch.com - source for software patches for Windows 95/98/NT/Me/2000/XP Operating Systems (OS); also visit "PatchManagement.org", "bigfix.com", "BugNet".
  8. VR-Zone.com - source for computer hardware news and reviews. The following are also excellent resources to check for tech reviews prior to your next computer [digital] product purchase: "ZDNet" [reviews], "C/Net" [reviews], "WindowsMarketPlace", and "HardwareCentral". For a comprehensive list of resources like these - visit the "InfoStar.com Tips" page and search for or scroll down to "Computer Shopping".
  9. DriverZone.com - a resource for device drivers for your computer system. Useful to have when troubleshooting your system. Also visit: "DriverFiles.net", "DriverGuide" and "DriversHQ".
  10. BlogDigger.com - a search engine for Weblogs; also check out their "BlogDigger Local" [find blog and news content from a specified geographic location]. Other Blog search sites include: "LS Blogs" and "BlogDex".
  11. OpenTechSupport.net - free tech support Web resource for for Techies and beginners.
  12. AutoFan.com - automotive resource to research your next vehicle - news, reviews, and more. Also visit: "Kelley Blue Book", "Edmunds", "Car and Driver" [online magazine], "Motor Trend" [online magazine], "Automotive", "Cars", "AutoTrader", and "eBay Motors".
  13. BusinessOfBaseball.com - this resource provides research tools for those wishing to learn more about the business end of professional baseball.
  14. WisconsInHistory.org - [by the Wisconsin Historical Society] check out their calendar of events, linked resources, subscribe to their newsletter and more.
  15. *** Below are last month's choices ****

  16. (*)Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware ([XP] Beta) - here is the link to download Microsoft's new AntiSpyware software; it is well worth checking out.
  17. (*)2 books on Google - "Google Hacks" and the new "Google Pocket Guide". Also visit Peter's new "Book Page".
  18. (***)Here is the "E-mail Anti-SPAM Encoder by Hiveware" to use if you post your email address to Web pages.
  19. (***)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.
  20. (***)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.
  21. (***)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".
  22. 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.
  23. 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".
  24. 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].
  25. 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!]
  26. 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.]
  27. TalkAllergy.com - a support site for allergy sufferers and their families.
  28. 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.
  29. 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".
  30. 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].
  31. HickerPhoto.comv - beautiful pictures that you can purchase; ever dream of visiting some of these places? Rolf Hicker has been there and taken these "stunning" pics!
  32. 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))].

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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