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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

MIDI Studio Consortium

Friday, November 12th, 2004

MIDI Studio Consortium

This unique and diversified MIDI technical resource center and archive offers music for everyone. Go to the many jukeboxes to hear or download MIDI files to include in your emails. You could waste your whole weekend at this site. Enjoy!

http://midistudio.com/

Hyperhistory

Friday, November 12th, 2004

style=”FONT-FAMILY: Arial”>A really great world history site, covering over 3,000 years of history from around the globe. They have 460 biographical timelines for you to peruse and make use of. 

I suggest you click on the HyperHistory link to get to the online viewing, otherwise you’d think this was an advertisement. It’s cleverly hidden—but lets make it more simple

The Urban Legends Reference Page

Friday, November 12th, 2004

The Urban Legends Reference Page

This site has been referred to me too many times to not post it anymore, this is the place you should go to check if a chain letter e-mail is true or not, but that’s just one of the many uses for this site.

Because Urban Legends cover so many different categories they have nicely

The CIA World Fact Book

Friday, November 12th, 2004

The CIA World Fact Book

Here you can find maps, facts, and flags. Do you want to find a flag from around the world? Well you can here just click on the Flags Around the World link and you’ll be whisked away to their flag page.  Here you can see full color flags from just about any country around the

Internet Pizza Server

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Internet Pizza Server

Order and view a Pizza over the web. Just choose your toppings! The “renderpie” program, written by a professional with years of experience in both the software and pizza food-service industries, converts your text pizza orders into fairly realistic graphical pies. It supports half and half pizzas, as well as extra toppings such as Beetles, Golfballs, Bolts, and Legos. All Internet Pizza Server pies… Continue reading

Perpetual Bubble Wrap

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Perpetual Bubble Wrap The best part about receiving a package is playing with the bubble wrap—OK, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit. The sad part is, that after an hour or so, all the bubbles are popped and you’re left with a lifeless piece of plastic. What if you had a sheet of bubble wrap that lasted forever? It is possible in the virtual world of the internet! Simply roll your… Continue reading

The Little Prince

Friday, November 12th, 2004

The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry first published “Le Petit Prince” in 1943 and since has become one of the most widely read children’s stories (and adults love it too).  This is a fascinating story of a little prince who lived among the stars and his journey from planet to planet, each tiny world populated by a single

Park Net—The National Parks Service

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Park Net—The National Parks Service

This is a really cool site, whether you want to visit a national park in the great US of A, or if you need to do a report or some research. You can even visit the national parks online and get great info on why you might want to visit one. There is even a page

How Stuff Works

Friday, November 12th, 2004

How Stuff Works

Containing sections such as Computer Stuff, Auto Stuff, Electronics Stuff, Science Stuff and much, much more. You’ll find out how tons of stuff works. Today they were featuring the Nintendo Game Box.

Jump inside and figure out what’s inside the box and how it compares to other gaming systems out there. You can even see

The Official World Rock Paper Scissors Society

The World RPS Society is dedicated to the promotion of Rock Paper Scissors as a fun and safe way to resolve disputes.

“We feel that conserving the roots of RPS is essential for the growth and development of the game and the players.”

Practice with the “Online Trainer”, learn Advanced techniques, and more!

http://www.worldrps.com/

The Web Museum, Paris

Friday, November 12th, 2004

The Web Museum, Paris

Welcome to the web museum in Paris, visit Paul Cezanne and the Medieval Art sections for gorgeous artwork, or take the small tour of Paris. Learn all about Cezanne while viewing over a 100 paintings that you can only find here at the web museum.

When your finished in France, visit all the web museums around the world by following the links… Continue reading

Space Age City

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Space Age City

Are you ready for the future? Flying cars, odd architecture, well then you need to enjoy this site. Check out the different sections of this site and prepared to be…wowed. For those of you who want to see spaced out architecture visit it the Googie section where the buildings look like they’re right out of the

Castles on the Web

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Have you ever wanted to live in a castle? Need information on castles for a report or for your own curiosity? You may very well need to visit Castles on the Web, then! They have a fabulous castle search engine if you have specific questions, a glossary of terms, books and even a section on myths and legends! There are also images galleries to browse and links that lead… Continue reading

The Artchive

Friday, November 12th, 2004

The Artchive

Like fine art? Well if you do this site has it, and it’s free. You can find everything from tribalism to modernism here, and all the good stuff in between like expressionism and romanticism. They even have a section of just women artists. You can take

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