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EarthCam’s MetroCams

Monday, November 15th, 2004

EarthCam’s MetroCams

I love this site. This is probably the neatest live camera site on the planet. You can view tons of metro cities from livecams set up in them. I was just going to bring you New York City’s metrocam but as I browsed I couldn’t just bring you just one, I had to give you access to all the spiffy metrocams.

My favorite is the… Continue reading

Stay Safe Online

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Stay Safe Online

This is a site every cyber citizen needs to visit. You should start off by taking the Self Test, and find out just how secure your style is. Then I’d visit the fabulous Security tips section and read up on how to be safe online.

They also have a step-by-step beginners guide to being secure on the Internet. Not to mention other walkthrough topics… Continue reading

National Do Not Call Registry

Monday, November 15th, 2004

National Do Not Call Registry

Are you sick of telemarketers calling every day, especially during dinner? If so, you need to go to this government site and register your phone number.

According to the site: “Most telemarketers cannot call your telephone number if it is in the National Do Not Call Registry. You can register your home and mobile phone numbers for free. Your registration will be effective… Continue reading

Volunteer Match

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Volunteer Match

This site is wonderful! Do you want to volunteer for something in your area, but don’t know where exactly to find the information? Well, why don’t you browse through their posts of volunteer jobs. Or maybe you have an event that needs volunteers to work it? If so, you can look through the “Find” section of this site.

To find a volunteer post in your… Continue reading

Time and Date

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Time and Date

This site is the epitome of time and date information. You can find time information from all time zones and calendars of all shapes and sizes. Whatever information about times and dates you need, you can find it here.

Better yet, you can enter the location of the country, and get more specific right down to the city and hit “search”—it will come up… Continue reading

Slash Dot

Monday, November 15th, 2004

“News for nerds, stuff that matters..” is the slogan of this site. This is a place where you can find up to the minute news on computer stuff—you know really hash out your problems with windows in a forum. Why am I bringing it to you? It has up to date bug info.

If your computer is doing something buggy, you can

Which is Worse?

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Which is Worse?

This site is a lot of fun, those of you who enjoy taking surveys won’t be able to resist its charms. You have two options to choose from like: Hanging by a Thread and Waiting for Help, or Letting Go and Hoping for Minimal Injuries? You chose which is worse and then you get to see the percentage of how people voted.

With tons… Continue reading

Household Express

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Household Express

Household Express has thousands of links that are useful and informative. From Budgeting to Health to Shopping—you’ll find it all here. The coupon section is my favorite—both online and offline, when you need to pinch pennies they are great. Just print them out and go, or click through to the site where the product you want to buy is at.

This site is another moneysaver… Continue reading

Extreme Science

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Extreme Science

With a slogan like “Feed your Brain”, who can resist this site? Not me, that’s for certain.

Check out the Time Portal, Weather, Space, Creature World, Earth Science, and their Free Stuff section. Better yet, there is a Young Scientist gallery section for those rambunctious kids you have running around all summer.

Streamlined and extremely well put together, this site is charming and full of… Continue reading

All Experts

Monday, November 15th, 2004

All Experts

Do you need an expert opinion? You can definitely find one at All Experts. Choose the category you have a question about and choose the area of the topic your question is in. Then choose someone in the forum to answer your question. Put in the question and e-mail address, and they will get back to you. I’ve quoted below their info on response time. I… Continue reading

The Cable Clock

Monday, November 15th, 2004

The Cable Clock

For those of you out there who don’t mind watching time tick away, or are just bored and have a few minutes to kill, check out this super spiffy clock. Also for those of you who loved the floating clock that told you the date and time, you’ll love this one too.

The clock has numbers, and a very wiggly second hand that keeps… Continue reading

Fat Wallet

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Fat Wallet

A site that really can save you money! At Fat Wallet you can find coupons for discounts on computers, printers, books and much more. Choose from the categories on the sidebar, which will take you to the coupons they have for that section. For instance, you can save money on your pet needs by checking out the Pets section.

Or if you want a quicker way… Continue reading

The Garden Gate

Monday, November 15th, 2004

The Garden Gate

“Into the garden and beyond” is this site’s slogan. It has everything when it comes to gardening. You can check out the “Reading Room”—where there are online books, catalogs, and such. Or try “Teaching the Garden”—where you’ll find “Enough databases, glossaries, FAQs, special topic WWW pages, collections, and plant lists to keep the info-junkies among us busy for quite a while.”

My favorite part… Continue reading

The Constellations and their Stars

Monday, November 15th, 2004

The Constellations and their Stars

Well, you must think I have my head in the stars or something! We learned about “Naked Eye Astronomy”, now I’m bringing you a site on the actually constellations and the stars that make them up. Here you can learn what exactly a constellation is, view interactive sky charts, get an alphabetical listing of constellations and stars.

My favorite parts of the site… Continue reading

Star Gazer

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Star Gazer

Join Jack Horkheimer in Star Gazer, a television program on PBS that last from 1 to 5 minutes. The show is about “Naked Eye” Astronomy, and tells you what Constellations you can see with your own eyes during the week ahead.

Not sure if you should check it out in your own home, you can see any of the episodes from 2002 on their site… Continue reading

The Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall

Monday, November 15th, 2004

The Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall

“The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Page is dedicated to honoring those who died in the Vietnam War. Since it first went on line in 1996 it has evolved into something more. It is now also a place of healing for those affected by one of the most divisive wars in our nation’s history.”

I couldn’t describe it better after having viewed the site… Continue reading

RootsWeb

Monday, November 15th, 2004


The oldest free genealogy site on the web—search for you ancestors here. You can even find living relatives, MetaSearch, and browse through the Social Security Death Index.

Why don’t you start with their “Getting Started at RootsWeb” section, which will give you a good idea of what you need to do to get started hunting down your ancestors. I found some… Continue reading

Every Rule

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Every Rule

Here you can fine just about every rule in the universe. With a slogan that says, “Simple Site, Simple Search, Simply the Rules.” Makes you wonder what you’re in for. Well pick a category and get your journey started.

The categories are: Kids Games, Computer Games, Board Games, Casino Games, Sports, Etiquette, TV Game Shows, Every Other Rule.

There is Rule Breakers News, Quizzes and even… Continue reading

FetchBook.info

Monday, November 15th, 2004

FetchBook.info

If you’re like me, you want to get the most for your money and make sure that your money goes as far as it can. I’m also an avid reader, and new books to keep my mind occupied can get pricey. Well now you can help both your wallet and your reading.

This site will allow you to look up a book title, and compare the prices… Continue reading

Live Manuals

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Live Manuals

You can find a manual for just about anything on this site. You can search by manufacturer or by product or you can just look through all the categories. This site rated in Yahoo’s top 50 for useful sites. I think this one is a favorite, so book mark it now.

I looked up my digital camera, because I’ve been having trouble with the pictures… Continue reading

The Star Spangled Banner

Monday, November 15th, 2004

The Star Spangled Banner

Well, tomorrow is National Flag Day in the USA, so to celebrate, stop by this site and learn about the flag that inspired our national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Here you can take a quick poll on owning the flag. You’d be surprised at the results. You can read the story of our flag, learn about preserving our flag, and test your knowledge… Continue reading

Gas Buddy

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Gas Buddy

No, this isn’t about riding home from the ballpark with your friend who ate too many chili dogs… it is a very useful site to help you get ahead on the ever-changing gas prices with “the ultimate portal to local real time gas price information.”

How does it work? Simply, choose your location (either the province or state you live in) and it will give you… Continue reading

Tides

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Tides

Scroll down the page and there is a huge listing of locations, then choose a location, then it will give you the latitude a longitude of the location you chose and then click the button “Show Tides”. You then get a page with the most current tidal information for that location or you can type in your location and click show tides and see what it comes… Continue reading

NCBuy Game House

Monday, November 15th, 2004

NCBuy Game House

It’s been a while since I brought you a great game site. With tons of categories like: action/adventure, mind puzzles, board games, card games, classics, educational, racing, and shooting games for you pleasure. And better yet, you can play them free.

Each game will tell you what it requires. I suggest you check out Bug Splat in “Other”, Baby Dance, Gulpy, and Blobs. All… Continue reading

Totally Absurd Inventions

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Totally Absurd Inventions

This is a neat site where you can view some of America’s goofiest patents. You can check out their Featured Invention, Absurd Archives, Totally Absurd Golf Inventions, Classified Ads, and their Inventors Showcase.

The Featured Invention while I was visiting was the Helmet Bar. Here’s part of the write up on the Helmet Bar: “Remember the popular hat with beer holders on each side… Continue reading

Malin Space Science Systems

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Malin Space Science Systems

MSSS (Malin Space Science Systems) designs, develops, and operates instruments that fly on robotic spacecraft. Why am I recommending this site for you to check out? Because of the wonderful Mars Images and MOC gallery.

This gallery has wonderful and beautiful pictures from Mars, and from the Mars Orbiter Camera. You can view images of Mars all the way from as recent as this… Continue reading

Wessel’s Living History Farm

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Wessel’s Living History Farm

This is a fabulous site teaching about innovations in agriculture. You’ll need macromedia flash and QuickTime, if you don’t have them scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the get flash or get QuickTime buttons. Then you’ll be able to install and view this site with pleasure.

The actual Wessel’s farm is in York, Nebraska. Learn about the farm’s founder… Continue reading

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