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Whale Net

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Whale Net

Whale Net focuses on whales and marine research. The page comes in four different languages as well. Whether you are a student, a teacher, or just curious you can easily enjoy surfing through this site.

I highly recommend taking the Whale Net tour. It will give you a nice overview of the site features and

Yo-yo Universe

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Yo-yo Universe

First of all, ignore the shopping links (unless you need a new yo-yo), this site was too cool to pass up. I love yo-yo’s and hope you all do too. You can get information on yo-you events, news, tips and tricks, chat, the pro spinner’s club, and information for you parents out there.

Internet Movie Database

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Internet Movie Database

At the Internet Movie Database you can find out just about anything about any movie, actor, director etc. From the top selling movie at the box office right now to the most obscure release. This is your complete movie database, from children’s movies to your favorite action thriller.

Surfin’ around this site you can check out the movies now playing like “Daredevil” and “How to… Continue reading

How to Make Ukrainian Easter Eggs

Friday, November 12th, 2004

How to Make Ukrainian Easter Eggs

This web site claims to, “tell you everything you need to know about the basics of making pysanky (more commonly known as Ukrainian Easter Eggs)! All you need is patience, a steady hand, some supplies, and you can make a beautiful work of art! Have fun with this fascinating artform!”

Now the designs are simply beautiful, and worth the effort. This… Continue reading

Run Rabbit Run

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Run Rabbit Run

Run Rabbit Run : an Egg-Citing Adventure. This is a neat little game not for the faint of heart. You have to face evil bunnies, and boulders to save your Easter eggs so that you can deliver them before the children wake up for Easter morning.

A nifty little Flash game full of bunny fun, but can you make it on the high score… Continue reading

CyberSleuth Kids

Friday, November 12th, 2004

CyberSleuth Kids

“An Internet Search Guide for the K-12 Student.” Is their slogan, but how good are they? Fabulous. With tons of links to information your student really needs. There’s clipart to make those school projects a lot snazzier, learning software, educational tools like flashcards, math work sheets, and an online word search will help your child out.

For teachers there are at least 1,000 free lesson… Continue reading

Zoo Web

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Zoo Web

This is your world wide link to zoos and aquariums. What’s so special about it? Well, I think the Atlanta Panda Cam is a big bonus right now. (Of Course, I’ve spent an hour watching the panda bear now!) But the Satellite Tracking Wildlife is also really neat. Or would you like to be a zoo keeper or animal handler, at Zoo Web you can find… Continue reading

World War I—Trenches on the Web

Friday, November 12th, 2004

World War I—Trenches on the Web

“These pages contain information on the people, places, and events that comprised one of the worst calamities of modern history. Entire kingdoms were to vanish in the clash. The map makers of the world would be busy indeed!” What is this site owner talking about, why World War I, of course.

This site is fabulous, I particularly enjoyed the Willy-Nicky telegrams. You… Continue reading

Duct Tape Guys

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Duct Tape Guys

Duct Tape fixes everything, right? Well here are two guys with the best Duct Tape site I’ve run across. I particularly enjoyed the Body Shop section where they show pictures of car repairs done with—you guessed it—duct tape.

The Duct Tape sightings section is also a hoot. Pictures from around the globe that show ways duct tape has been used to repair things.

And… Continue reading

Hot Rod Magazine

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Hot Rod Magazine

I love hot rods! I’ve always wanted to build my own hot rod from the ground up. If you’ve been a fan of the magazine for years, you will love their website.

You can read about the technical side of hot rods, get important how-to information, check out their featured cars, project cars, the history of hot rods, and find out about rodding events around… Continue reading

A Walk Through Time

Friday, November 12th, 2004

A Walk Through Time

A Walk Through Time proudly brought to you by the NIST Physics Laboratory. This site is neat. It shows the progression of time measurement throughout the ages. From the earliest calendars to the first simple time keeping devices.

I think my favorite section was the Earliest Clocks. You can learn about sun clocks and water clocks. Egyptian Shadow Clocks RULE!

This site has… Continue reading

Do It Yourself

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Do It Yourself

Another fabulous site for those of you who like to “do it yourself” rather than pay someone to do it. In the world of home repair and such, too many of these sites can’t be anything but a blessing. I know it is to me.

And believe me, this site has it all from the do it yourself tips to a loan center… Continue reading

America’s Thank-You Note

Friday, November 12th, 2004

America’s Thank-You Note

Not everyone supports the President’s decision to target Iraq. Many Americans have chosen to protest the war—this is their right.

Whether you support or oppose military action, just remember that thousands of American men and women have chosen to serve in the armed forces and are diligently honoring their commitment to freedom—not just ours, but that of others also.

You can… Continue reading

Strange Facts

Friday, November 12th, 2004

One of my favorite sites on the net is Strange Facts. I have a love for the curious and unusual and this site has it, and it’s factual. You can read strange facts that were featured in USA Today, and the Chicago Times, not to mention a huge “As Seen on TV” section.

Here are a few strange facts to wet your

Knowledge Hound

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Knowledge Hound

This site claims to be “the Web’s biggest directory of free do-it-yourself tips and tutorials. From sports to cooking to computers and much, much more, we’ll help you become one smart puppy.”

From surfing around their site, and checking things out, I’d have to say they have the right to their claim. I think you’ll love the categories and then the array… Continue reading

Internet Archive

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Internet Archive

How long have you been on the internet? Probably not as long as Yahoo or even Microsoft has been. If you’d like to take a step back into the past, visit today’s cool site so you can see what a certain website looked like.. Say.. 5 years back. Just go to the “Wayback Machine” at the Internet Archive.

For example, take a look… Continue reading

Weather Satellites

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Weather Satellites

Want to see satellite images of the weather here in the US? Here’s a site that lets you. They have visible, infrared, and water vapor images available. You can view either still images or movies. Take a look.

http://www.goes.noaa.gov

Spy Checker

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Spy Checker

Yesterday’s newsletter about spyware filled my email with gigabytes of response. One was, “How do I know if a program I am downloading is spyware?”

Well, if you want to find out if a freeware program you are about to download is spyware, adware, or will install third-party components (foistware) on your system, this is where to go.

Just type in the program in… Continue reading

www.dll-files.com

Friday, November 12th, 2004

www.dll-files.com

We have all seen the error message “Could not find ***.dll” and wondered how to get the file back. Here is the place to go for free downloads of the most common files that are missing from your computer.

Simply type your missing file name into the search box to find if it is available, then download it. You can also go to the “dll-files… Continue reading

Playing with Time

Friday, November 12th, 2004

This site boasts, “Unseen worlds of change will be revealed. You will see time sped up and slowed down, and behold the beauty of change. Time will be in your hands to witness, replay, and even create. You never know… you might not look at things quite the same way again.”

Having spent a couple of hours at the site, I will

Sand Castle Central

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Sand Castle Central

You guessed it this site is about sand castles, they boast at being you best “on-line source for all things sand sculpture, including free tips for beginners, information on the best sand carving tools, updated contest and master sculptor information, related links and lots of photos.”

They have tips for both beginner builders and advanced sand sculptors. Learn basic sand stacking and check… Continue reading

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

This is the official web site of the late, great Mister Rogers who passed on to a “better neighborhood” last week (+2/26/2003).

You can take a virtual tour of his house, visit the Neighborhood of Make-believe, or sing along to his songs in RealAudio. Play games and get activity ideas, or read many inspirational quotes from his neighborliness, such as this… Continue reading

Paperfolding.com

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Paperfolding.com

Want to learn Origami? You know, the Japanese art of paper folding. Here you can discover its history, find fun ways to use origami to teach math, and much more.

This is probably the most complete origami site on the web!

http://www.paperfolding.com

Banished Words and Phrases 2004

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Banished Words and Phrases 2004

Since 1976 Lake Superior State University has released its annual list of words that should be banished from the English language due to Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness. The school recieved over 5000 nominations this year from all over the world (up from 3000 last year).

Among this year’s list are “companion animals”, “bling-bling”, “LOL”, and the most over-used word in current marketing… Continue reading

Web Pages that SUCK

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Web Pages that SUCK

Want to know what makes a web page suck? Well this is the place to find out. For webmasters this is a valuable resource of what not to do, what doesn’t work, and what will just plain drive web surfers away.

You will enjoy the Daily Sucker – What’s New in Bad Design, You Think These Sites Suck, and The Two Minute… Continue reading

NativeWeb

Friday, November 12th, 2004

NativeWeb

NativeWeb is a site that is dedicated to bringing information from and about indigenous nations, peoples, and organizations around the world— from Abenaki to Zuni, they are all here! Their goal is not just to preserve information, but to foster communication between native and non-native people, to conduct research, and to provide resources for indigenous peoples to use technology.

Find information from all sorts of cultures, definitely… Continue reading

The Cyberhymnal

Friday, November 12th, 2004

The Cyberhymnal

At Cyberhymnal you can hear Christian hymns in MIDI format while you read the words to the song. The site contains 4,000 Christian hymns and Gospel songs, with the scores, music (in midi format), pictures, lyrics, and background information about that particular song.

You can search for your hymn by name, author/composer, countries, and much, much more. So turn your speakers up and start the sing-a-long.… Continue reading

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