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Veteran’s Day

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

Veteran’s Day

Today is an important holiday here in the states: Veteran’s Day. Elsewhere it’s still called Armistice Day as it was first named after WW1. The day is set aside to honor those who have served our country, to remind them that America appreciates what they did.

If you have RealPlayer on your computer you are definitely going to want to go to the Jennifer Love Hewitt link… Continue reading

Opera—more popular everyday

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

Opera—more popular everyday

Want a cool alternative to Internet Explorer? And no, we’re not talking about Netscape Navigator. Check out the free version of an amazing browser called Opera. There are many reasons to love this one.

When you first run Opera, you’ll notice differences right away. At the bottom, a display pops up and shows you exactly how the page download is progressing. You run a new search in… Continue reading

Women of Our Time

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Women of Our Time

This site is a historical gem. I’m bring you the Twentieth Century Photographs from the National Photograph Gallery, as you scroll through you will notice these are all women. These are the great women of the Twentieth Century collected here to be remembered for all time.

Scroll over a photograph and it will give you the name and occupation of the woman featured… Continue reading

Beneath L.A.

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Beneath L.A.

This site brings you the history of Los Angeles, California that you may not have known before. When most people think of L.A. historically they think of riots, celebrities, and earthquakes. At least if your from my generation you do, but this city has a rich history. Welcome to “Beneath L.A.”, an anthology of little known facts and stories from the city.

Some points of interest… Continue reading

Russia: Land of the Tsars

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Russia: Land of the Tsars

This site is fascinating and exquisite. With a beautifully detailed timeline you can trace Russia back to the Grand Prince Vladimir of Kiev in 988, to the Fall of Nicholas II in 1918. There is very in-depth information and imagery to go along with the timeline.

I think you will love the multimedia section more than the timeline. With 17 images from… Continue reading

Engines 101

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Engines 101

Have you ever wondered how a jet engine works? Here’s the place to find out. If you choose the “how a jet engine works” section, you can learn about jet propulsion,or ven how they are actually built. Not to mention you can test drive jet engines on their site and see what planes fly with GE Jet Engines.

This site is educational and informative, and… Continue reading

Puzz.com

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Puzz.com

No, “puzz” is not some Yiddish insult, it’s short for puzzle. This site is both for puzzle lovers and for test takers. You can find tons of both here along with other goodies that will keep you quite busy.

You’ll find IQ tests, trivia, puzzles and a lot of other stuff. Scroll down the page to visit all their links. A lot of them are owned by… Continue reading

Dilbert

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Today I’m bringing you the official Dilbert Comic Strip website. Everyone in the office can enjoy this one. Here you can read about the characters, search for intelligent life, download snazzy screen savers, and much more.

For those of you who like fiddling with your cursors, you can turn it into a Dilbert character. You can download screensavers, yahoo IMvironments, link icons

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Monday, November 15th, 2004

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

This is for all you baseball fans. What would summer be without this American tradition? With the All Star Games already being played this summer why don’t you wander down the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Check out the Exhibits section, and you can take a gander at the different things to see. You’ll find “Dressed to the Nines… Continue reading

Northern Lights

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Northern Lights

Sigurdur H. Stefnisson has been taking photos since he was a wee snip of a kid, starting at age 7. Why am I bring you this info on him? Well, read through his bio and then scroll the page down. Under his picture there is his name and under his name is a link called “thumbnails”.

Click “Thumbnails”, and it takes you to this gallery of… Continue reading

Exploratorium

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Exploratorium

Welcome to the museum of science, art, and human perception. This site has tons of stuff to see and do. You can find the origins of your DNA, a dose of Accidental Science with some cooking experiments (ah yes, “the sweet science of candy”, yum), try the Bubble Bomb out, and much more.

Whether you’re a little kid at heart or a hardcore science fan this… Continue reading

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

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