~~ Here are some
web sites That I've found either fun, useful, interesting or just wacky ~~
care how long the internet has been around, I'm always going to be
amazed at the amount of information that is available to us in just a
few seconds and very cheap! Technology just kills me!
I guess it
was about 2 or 3 years after my first PC that I was on line looking
something up for a project I was working on. As usual, I found what I
needed and was on my way to finish up when I happened to walk through
my grossly over crowed family room. I muttered to myself as I'd done
often, "I've got to do something about all the crap in this room" Then
all of a sudden I noticed this huge, ugly, hard to keep clean pain in
the ass book case that was about 7' long and stretched all the way to
the ceiling which I'd had for at least 25 years. I couldn't believe my
next realization. We haven't as much as even touched anything on that
bookcase in 2 or 3 years! Why? because we don't need it any more! What
an idiot! It took me that long to see that this thing can go and when
it does, my whole problem with that room will be solved. I couldn't
believe it. I just never stopped long enough to see it. That book case
had always been a fixture in my house and moved with me every time I
did because we couldn't exit without it. It was an important part
of our lives and took a long time to get as complete as it was, not to
mention the investment made over all the years. I can't imagine how
much but know it's way more than the cost of a PC. It used to be very
functional but now, everything is out of date, dusty and just not
needed any more. That was a great day for me even if it did take 3
years to see. It really drove home just how powerful the internet is.
not only is everything in the world at your immediate disposal, it also
takes up less space than a bread box. My family room looks great now
that the book case is history. Everything we had in there, we still
have but it's better and always up to date.
The only reason this
page is even here is because it seems like you are just supposed to
have a favorites page. Everybody has them and the website software I
used, made me have it. Who am I to argue? So here it is.
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is a site where you can download software that allows you to
connect to your home or office PC from your laptop anywhere on the
planet. There is a free
version and a pay version. The price is not bad for the pay version
and it's real convenient if you travel with a lap top and
need something from your home or work PC.
was one of the first websites I ever visited on a regular basis
after I started working on my own PC. There is lots of good
information about all operating systems and tips on how to fix
common problems, install tweaks and speed up your systems. There
are also links to other sites for issues not addressed
on this site.
site is where I got all my Flash buttons. There is a free version
and a pay version. It's very easy to make and download buttons from
this site and there are many to choose from in the free version.
is a very useful site and is also where I store all my photo
galleries and slide shows. I used the free version for a long time
and then needed more freedom to add projects but the free version
will do just fine for hobbyists.
you know anyone who you sometimes like or need to send large files to but their system or
ISP won't accommodate large files? I do and it's a pain in the ass.
This is a free site that allows you to upload files, then it sends the
recipient an email with a link to where they can go to download
them. There is also a place where you can put a message to the
recipient. It's free and real cool. No email hassles either.
Godaddy is where my domain is registered and also where my website
is hosted. Their prices are very good or as good as anyone else's
and they have lots to offer. I know there are many providers
of these services out there but I certainly have had no complaints
about these people. I'm hooked up for the next ten years and love
the service. I signed up with them back when they were still
relatively new. Now they've become quite big and popular.
You probably already know
about this site. If not, just go check it out. This is the coolest
thing since remote control TV. I'm truly amazed that I can just
enter an address and the satellite image just flies right to that
address and there is is. You're actually looking at it from
overhead. The images are from real satellite pictures and are
available from anywhere in the world. Type in your own address and
see your whole neighborhood from overhead. It amazing!
is goofy as hell but even I feel that way once in a while. this
site lets you upload a photo and it splits it up into many sections
so the photo is blown up as many times as you want. you then can
print out the photo onto as many 8 1/2 x 11 sheet as you've
entered. You then put them all together like a jig saw puzzle. I
did one of me (of course) and it was huge!.
guy Jay Alame, the boss of this place is real cool and knows what he's
doing. if you need a web site built or need an internet guy at your work
or need repairs on your equipment and live near riverside Ca. Here's the
man. He'll take good care of you, and if he can't, he has someone
working for him that can. He doesn't know I mentioned his
company on my site. (As if it would have any impact on his
business, sure!). He has really helped us out after hiring several
fly-by-night outfits that didn't know their... you know!
what can I say? both of my younger kids, all of their friends and
even my wife and people she knows all have a web site through this
outfit. I just found out about it recently. It has become very popular amongst the youngsters and
oldsters as well. It seems safe enough and appears to be a fun place to
share, express yourself and communicate with your friends and family . Also a
good place to get started building web sites. Their online tools
are easy to work with and you get plenty of space to go crazy with like my
family has. I don't have anything there but I did reserve a space
with my name just for the hell of it. Why not? it's free.
Do you have any old black and white photos you would
like to have in color? Sure you do. This is where to do it. The
software is free and it works good. Just scan in the photo ten go
to work. It does it for you and the photo looks like it was taken in
color. Better than PhotoShop! Give it a whirl!
you have it, for now at least. This should get better as time moves on.
aren't very many sites listed here but I will be adding to my list as I
discover cool places on the web. Most of these sites were pointed out
to me by others because I just don't get around the web that much. I've
learned one thing about the internet and that is you have to know how
to get around on it and you have to speak the language or you'll never
find what you're looking for. you know?
love it whenever someone turns me on to a cool web site. Do you know of
any? Let me know! I've got this real sharp youngster working for me
that seems to have that knack to find the really unusual, or useful or
interesting web sites. I don't know how he does it but he is always
showing me some site that is so out there that I can't imagine what the
search term was to get there or any time I need information, it
seems like it takes him only a few seconds and he's got it on the web.
Maybe you just have to have it, huh? Well It sure doesn't come easy for
me and this kid, really pisses me off daily! Just kidding Nate.