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Net Disaster

Saturday, May 14th, 2005

At Net Disaster you can spend quality time destroying your favorite sites. Type in the URL and what disaster you would like to occur at the site, how you want it repaired and controlled, then hit go.

For an example why don’t you use everyone’s favorite computer tip site: www.worldstart.com.

Then choose the type of disaster. Your options are:

Nature: Meteors, Flood, or Flower Power.

Technology: Nuke, Mars Attack, Gun… Continue reading

Wood Central

Saturday, May 14th, 2005

One of my favorite childhood memories is trotting out to my grandpa’s garage to watch him while he occupied himself with his hobby of woodworking. I imagine the smell of sawdust when I think of him sometimes.

This site not only encourages wood working, but also gives you a place to share your hobby with people of similar interests, as well as post shots of some of the favorite pieces… Continue reading

Action Figure Times

Saturday, May 7th, 2005

On the side menu under features you will find: Fast Page, News, Overheard, Area Reports, Toy Review, What’s New, Toy Trivia, and a whole lot more.

Fast Page — this gives you another way of viewing the site, just not as fancy. Like we have html and plain text for the newsletter this would be the plain text version of the site.

News — Quite self explanatory really, hear you… Continue reading

The Human Clock

Saturday, May 7th, 2005

This is a great, if not fantastic clock site featuring an interesting way of telling the time through pictures. To view the clock, just click on the “view the clock” picture at the top of the page. Now that takes you to a picture that tells you what time it is. If you scroll down, you can look at the other submissions for that time and can check out those… Continue reading

Punctuation Made Simple

Saturday, May 7th, 2005

There are a lot of writers out there who fear or despise grammar. I myself am one of them. To me it seems overly complex. I probably couldn’t diagram a sentence to save my life. But now I no longer need to fear incorrectly using punctuation because this site makes it, well, simple.

At Punctuation Made Simple you can learn the correct way to use a colon, semicolon, comma, dash… Continue reading

The Airline Napkin Wipeoreum

Saturday, May 7th, 2005

From the title you are probably wondering what this site is about. Well, someone out there has been collecting airline napkins and has made an online collection of them for the everyday person to view.

Use the alphabetical links on the side menu to traverse through these napkins. I was surprised by how different they are. I never really pay attention to the napkins when I fly.

And there are… Continue reading

The Hummingbird Society

Saturday, May 7th, 2005

Today I’ve brought you the site of the Hummingbird Society. If you read their welcome statement you’ll find out that there are sections devoted to Attracting Hummingbirds, Injured Birds, Photos, Ant/Bee Problems, Predators, Endangered Birds, and Look Alikes.

Attracting Hummingbirds — this section tells you how to lure these remarkable birds into your own garden either with the right flowers or the right hummingbird feeders. Here you… Continue reading

Theme park Insider

Saturday, May 7th, 2005

With the weather getting nicer, many families are thinking about hitting the theme parks with their kids. Now you can get great information on theme parks near you with Theme Park Insider. Right in the middle of the page you have the options of Reader’s Top Theme Parks, Best/Worst Attractions, Reader Attractions Comments, Reader Restaurant Comments, and the Reader Photo Gallery.

On the side of the Page you get “Looking… Continue reading

Netsmartz Kids

Saturday, May 7th, 2005

This brightly colored, fun site is perfect for your children to learn NetSmartz. By clicking on the characters in the middle of the page your children can meet the characters that they will find around this site.

This site is all about teaching your child internet safety. With no outside links for them to click you can be sure that they will be safe while surfing this site. The characters… Continue reading

Space Sounds

Saturday, May 7th, 2005

Come listen to the sounds of space. There is a circle of silver balls around the words “Space Sounds Energy Streams”—by scrolling your mouse over these balls you can choose to listen to different sounds from space. If you click on the tabs that read: Home, Look, Missions, and Beyond, you can explore more of the site.

“Home” brings you back to the page you are currently looking at. Use… Continue reading

Knowing Poe

Saturday, May 7th, 2005

This is a really interesting site on Edgar Allan Poe. What do you know about Poe? Most people know about that piece he wrote with the raven in it saying “nevermore”. Well that piece is called “The Raven” and you can find it and his other works here on this site.

The site breaks down into three sections: Poe the Person, Poe the Writer, and the Poe Library.

Poe the… Continue reading

101 Cook Books

Saturday, May 7th, 2005

This is an interesting recipe site. Dedicated to trying out recipes from her cookbooks, Heidi documents them here one at a time. One of the coolest ice cream recipes I’ve heard of came from this sit—see the Heather Honey Ice Cream recipe in the Seasonal Spotlight section—now I’ve just got to run out and get an ice cream maker.

On the top menu you find the options: Home, About, Contact… Continue reading

Bembo’s Zoo

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005

Here at Bembo’s Zoo the first choice you have to make is whether you want to view the site in Flash or go download the flash so you can view the site. I find Flash to usually be worth it because it is fluid, fun, and frisky.

Pick a letter, and let your journey begin.

Each letter has an animal associated with it that begins with the letter you chose… Continue reading

Blogger

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005

This isn’t actually a download, but if you downloaded Picasa, or Hello then you may already be familiar with the Blogger. It’s not a 1950′s Sci-Fi monster from the gelatin family, though it sounds like it, it’s a component of Hello that can turn your PC into an image sharing, blogging machine.

Think it takes years of education, complete understanding of the web, or some knack in… Continue reading

Most Livable

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005

Are you thinking of moving? Well if so this might be a site that you want to check out. This site rates the “most livable” communities in America. You have four options of how to view: Large, Medium, Small, and Regional.

Each City in each section has a ton of information about it, letting you know exactly why it made the list. From the economy to housing, neighborhoods and tourism… Continue reading

Ohio Barns

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005

Ohio Barns


I know what you’re thinking, what’s this crazy girl doing bringing us a site on barns in Ohio? Well because they are really neat barns, and it’s not only barns-there are old gas stations, artistic tanks, murals, buildings, light houses, and much, much more.

The four main sections… Continue reading

National Park Service

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005

With the weather getting nicer everyday, a lot of people are turning their thoughts to where they’d like to vacation or visit this year. Well, the U.S. National Parks are a great vacation spot and something we don’t always think about.

There are four main sections to this site: Parks & Recreation, History & Culture, Nature & Science, and Interpretation & Education.

Parks & Recreation — You have four options… Continue reading

Museum of Online Museums

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

This is like the archive of all archives and the museum of all museums. Here you will find great links to new and exciting exhibits online in the Museum Campus section. The links in this section take you directly to the museum or exhibit in the title link.

Below this are the Permanent Collections. This section has some really unique and interesting galleries like the Grocery List Collection, or Fading… Continue reading

The Hans Christian Anderson Center

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

Learn all about the life and works of Hans Christian Anderson with this site. On the side bar you’ll see the navigation system. The sections are: Life, Works, Miscellaneous, Research, Titles Translated, Links, and About the Center.

Life — Who was Hans Christian Anderson? Well if you read the short biography you’ll learn he was more than just a writer. Or you can check out the timetable of his day… Continue reading

World Mysteries

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

“Explore lost civilizations, ancient ruins, sacred writings, unexplained artifacts, and science mysteries. Meet subject experts, find related books and resources.” That’s a quote from the index page of this site, and let me tell you it lured me right in. You’ll also see how mystery is defined and then you’ll see the enter button, click it begin your exploration.

There are so many different ways to explore this site—you can… Continue reading

Frog and Toad Photographs and Calls

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

You’ll need Real Player to hear the frog calls on this site.

Click the photo of the frog you’d like to see closer up and be amazed. You get a larger photo of the frog and you get the link to hear the frog’s call, as well as a description of the frog’s call. You will also find its proper name and general name in the title on the page.… Continue reading

Weird Gardens

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

Check out this interesting garden at an old Baltimore row house. Your journey begins by clicking “Enter”.

Once inside you’ll notice that this garden site starts in the front yard, goes through the house, to the back yard garden. Aren’t we in for some great exploration?

You have the navigation options of Front Garden , Porch, Living Room, Dining

Fatherville

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

What Real Fathers Write about Real Fatherhood…

“Fatherville is a website resource.  It’s for fathers…by fathers and about fathers and fatherhood. The goal of this site is to encourage men to become better fathers through the exchange of ideas that can take place in an online environment.”

With a wonderful forum. As a starting point for exploration on this site, at the top of the page you will see the tabbed… Continue reading

Memoir Café

Thursday, April 7th, 2005

This is an interesting site full of writing from ordinary women. As always I checked the FAQ section and I was bitterly disappointed when I found that you had to be a member and that it cost money in order to post. I was almost ready to toss this into the do not write up pile, but then I started reading the stories and it changed my mind.

In spite… Continue reading

Pan American Exposition 1901 Buffalo

Wednesday, April 6th, 2005

“Doing the Pan” is what we are all going to try and experience by visiting this site. You have a lot of options for where to navigate. For instance, you could take the First Guided Tour, click the link that says First “Guided” Tour and this takes you to page with a ton of links on it. To keep it simple just follow the pointing hand by the text “Begin… Continue reading

Tiddlywinks

Wednesday, April 6th, 2005

Do you remember playing tiddlywinks as a kid? I know that I sure do. Not that I was any good at it, mind you. Well now I bring you a site devoted to the art of playing tiddlywinks.

In the Intro you’ll discover the history and rules of playing tiddlywinks, not to mention the origins of the game and terminology.

Wired for Books

Wednesday, April 6th, 2005

In order to use this site you need to have Real Player which is a free download, you will find the link to download Real Player near the top of the page.

Why would you want to have Real Player for this site? Well because you get to listen to famous, and not so famous, people read works of literature.

In the “Kid’s Corner” you can listen to the tale… Continue reading

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