Excel Blog - Follow this Blog to learn how to do some very advanced Excel features that will give your spreadsheets that WOW factor.  Each topic is thoroughly explained, in an easy-to-understand manner. All content is free and up to date. So even though you're not an "Excel-nerd" (like us), you'll learn to do some pretty amazing things.

http://spreadsheeto.com/


FormSwift - Create, edit, sign  and collaborate documents and forms without downloading software.  Note, after 7 day trial period a monthly, yearly or per document charged is required (see FAQ http://formswift.com/faq.php).

http://formswift.com/


ZAMZAR - Easily convert between graphics or document formats without the need to download software for free.

http://www.zamzar.com/


 


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Computing Aids

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Employment

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Food and Recipes

Game Sites

General News

Government

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How-To

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Pets

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Recreation

Recycling

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Services

Shopping Agents

Social Networking

Travel Planning

Web Master(ing)

Windows 7


The Arts

Al Hirschfeld - In tribute to Al Hirschfeld, who died in January 2003, at the ripe old age of 99, the Library of Congress has posted a collection of his witty caricatures of American icons.  Included are his artistic takes on such big names as Liza Minnelli, and Adm. Chester Nimitz, his wonderful view of the 1933 Supreme Court (Nine Old Men), plus many more in this wonderful exhibition.

http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/hirschfeld

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Auto Info

Carfax -  Use the Carfax Vehicle History Report before you buy that used car. http://www.carfax.com

Cars Direct -  The #1 way to buy cars online.  http://www.carsdirect.com


Cheepest Gas Prices - Saving money these days is not always easy.  But, using the Internet can help.  To locate the cheapest gas prices in your area try the following three sites (note, the first site is specific for San Diego):

http://www.sandiegogasprices.com/

http://www.motortrend.com/gas_prices

http://www.gaspricewatch.com


Edmunds -  Where smart buyers start - since 1966.  http://www.edmunds.com


TrueCar.com - TrueCar helps consumers research new car prices and find below sticker price deals in their area.  Check out the site at http://www.truecar.com



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City Guides


City Search - Want to make the most of your city then - http://www.citysearch.com/


Digital City -  Discover your city. http://local.mapquest.com/


San Diego Insider - The place to go for everything going on in San Diego, movies, theater, sports, classified ads, restaurants, shopping, news, you name it, at http://www.sdinsider.com


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Computing

These are just a few of the many computer information sites available on the Web.  We've picked out a some of our favorites to share with you.


CNET: The Computer Network - The source for computing and technology.  Articles, columns, software downloads and discussion areas focusing on the Net and personal computing.

http://www.cnet.com


CNet TV and Radio - This technology information show is produced weekly by CNet.com

and is not only live on CNBC every weekend (1 - 2 p.m. Pacific) but they also have video streaming

of the show on their Website if you miss the live one.  News about the Web, software, hardware, tech companies, etc.  Great for anyone interested in what's going on in the tech world.  CNET TV & Radio - CNET.com

http://www.cnet.com/videos/

http://cnetradio.blogspot.com/


MakeUseOf.com - This website has a lot of useful information including how to tips, best of comparisons, help items and much more.

http://www.makeuseof.com/


OS News - OS News is one sweet site.   They post a ton of news items, bits of wisdom, and everything else you need to keep you informed about the current OS environments. You can post your own newsworthy stuff and check out the forums while you're visiting.

http://www.osnews.com/


Smart Computing - News, product reviews, and how-to articles that cover major software packages, common hardware upgrades, and online tasks.

http://www.smartcomputing.com


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Misc. Computing


Annoyances.org - This is a trusted source of Windows information.  It is set up to filter articles pertaining to your version of Windows.  Discussion forums, Windows glossary and Roadmap, links to patches, and freeware and shareware utililities are all available at this site.  http://www.annoyances.org


BBSpot - Your Tech Humor Source - This site is a joy for anyone who tends to get too wrapped up in the technology revolution.  Hilarious articles and feedback.  Not for the fainthearted who take themselves too seriously or are easily offended.    http://www.bbspot.com/index.html




ZDNet - Part of the Ziff-Davis family of technology based media.  Access to all their publications such as PC Magazine, plus great downloads, articles, news and information.  http://www.zdnet.com


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Computing Aids


321 Clipart - Launch yourself into the world of clipart with 321CLIPART.

http://321clipart.com/


Blackviper.com - This web site has an excellent list of services you can tweak to help speed up Windows,  Lists cover Windows 2000 through Windows 10.  The list has links to explanations of what each service does.

http://www.blackviper.com/


Flaming Text allows you to create all kinds of quality graphics for web pages and other uses. It's free, fast and easy to use. In just seconds you can create headings, buttons, arrows and much more, just like the pros!

http://www.flamingtext.com/


FormSwift - Create, edit, sign  and collaborate documents and forms without downloading software.  Note, after 7 day trial period a monthly, yearly or per document charged is required (see FAQ at http://formswift.com/faq.php).

http://formswift.com/


PC Pitstop - PC Pitstop runs diagnostics on your PC to identify things that might help improve performance.   Best of all, the service is free!  http://www.pcpitstop.com


Praticallynetworked.com - The website has links to “How To:” articles and sites offering services for all your network and computer needs.

http://www.practicallynetworked.com/


ZAMZAR - Easily convert between graphics or document formats without the need to download software for free.

http://www.zamzar.com/


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Consumer Guides


Clark Howard - Clark Howard's Consumer Action Center, teaching you how to pack a punch in your wallet, spend less, save more & avoid getting ripped off!

http://www.clarkhoward.com


Consumer Reports - Their unbiased ratings and recommendations of products and services have been serving the consumer since 1936.

http://www.consumerreports.org


Default Device Usernames and Passwords - Need to look up the default password and username for a device?  Then you need to take a look at https://cirt.net/passwords


Lower My Bills.com - With all the sites available on the Web for cell phone plans, insurance, credit cards, etc., it can be frustrating sometimes to track down the best deals.  LowerMyBills.com has put them all in one basket, so to speak.  The motto of this site is “More for you, Less for them”.

http://www.lowermybills.com


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Food and Recipes


Cooking.com - Cooking.com offers a great assortment of cookware, accessories, specialty foods, and recipes.    http://www.cooking.com


Copycat.com -  Copycat Recipes reveals the secrets of giants like Boston Market, Olive Garden, Bennigan's, Marie Callendars, and more!  http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/copy-cat-recipes/


The Food Network  - If one of your favorite cable channels is the Food Network, here's their web site.  Lots to see and learn. http://www.foodnetwork.com/


Recipe Cottage - A site loaded with over 35,000 recipes.  A cook's dream.   http://www.recipecottage.com/


Snooth - Snooth helps wine lovers across the globe find the best prices on wines worldwide and connect with a vibrant community.

http://www.snooth.com/


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For Fun


Duck tape - What do the Force and duck tape have in common?  They both have a light side and a dark side, and they hold the universe together.  At this site you'll find out everything you ever wanted to know about the uses of good old duck tape.  http://duckbrand.com/


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eCards


Blue Mountain Cards - One of the best and longest running of the ecard distributors.  http://www.bluemountain.com



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Education


Accredited Schools Online -  An online organization dedicated to helping students find accredited, affordable programs that meet their learning goals and needs.  Online learning continues to grow rapidly, and there are now many platforms for students -- K-12 through college and career development -- to access online courses. However, many students fail to utilize techniques to get the most from online learning. We've teamed up with education experts across the country to develop the most comprehensive tools and resources to help students make decisions about degree programs, better understand the college admissions process, and find and secure financial aid and scholarships.

http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/


All About Fractions - Whether your student is doing beginning fractions in elementary school, or learning Scientific Notation in high school, this site has everything you could possibly need to know.  

http://www.aaamath.com/fra.html


Back-To-School Tips - When it comes to kids and education, one size does not fit all! DiscountSchoolSupply.com offers the most personalized education resource on the Web. Their unique technology matches a child's learning styles, needs, and goals with the best educational products available.

http://www.discountschoolsupply.com/Default.aspx


College Grad Job Hunter - In addition to a job-search database, this site helps recent grads with resumes, cover letters, interviews and salary negotiations.  It also provides an e-mail alert system so you can be notified right away if any new jobs are listed that match your search.  http://collegegrad.com


Complete List of Accredited Online MBA Programs - The site provides a comprehensive and informative resource that sorts out schools with accredited online MBA Programs. When it comes to online MBA programs (or any professional school, for that matter) accreditation is tremendously important. At the graduate or professional school level, there are two levels of accreditation that you must consider. First, the university should be accredited by a regional accrediting body. Second, the business school and the MBA program must have the stamp of approval from an accreditor of the Business Schools. Our resource will provide all these minute details that are often forgotten when looking for a program that fits student needs.

http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/online-mba-programs/


Edgar Governo, Historian of Things That Never Were - Timelines for fictional history, including TV, movies, books, games and comics such as Star Trek, Star Wars, Mortal Kombat and Myst, or the chronology of the Marvel comic universe.  Absolutely fascinating site.  

http://www.mts.net/~arphaxad/history.html


Excel Blog - Follow this Blog to learn how to do some very advanced Excel features that will give your spreadsheets that WOW factor.  Each topic is thoroughly explained, in an easy-to-understand manner. All content is free and up to date. So even though you're not an "Excel-nerd" (like us), you'll learn to do some pretty amazing things.

http://spreadsheeto.com/


Excel Tutorial - Learn how to use Excel with this fully illustrated Excel tutorial (including VBA programming) + 300 examples. This website would be a great place to get up to speed with Excel.

http://www.excel-easy.com


Idiom Site - An idiom is a phrase that is natural only to native speakers of a given language. Some examples of idioms that American English speakers use are "absence makes the heart grow fonder," or mentioning that someone is just trying to get "brownie points." The idioms on this Web site are separated into alphabetical order, and if you find an idiom you don't know then just click on it to learn more. The great thing about idiomsite.com is that sometimes we know what an idiom means, but this Web site takes that knowledge one step higher by giving us the origin of the idiom, too. http://www.idiomsite.com/


List Organizer - Listorganizer.com was made for people who need lists to keep organized. The makers of this Web site seem to have a list for everything! If you don't have the time to browse for that special list, then use the search feature to find just what you are looking for.   http://www.listorganizer.com/


Medical Billing and Coding - a comprehensive online resource for students considering a career and education in medical billing and coding. This educational resource is designed to provide you with the information you need to define if medical billing or medical coding is right for you, then explain all of the options that will help you get started on your career path. http://www.medicalbillingandcodingonline.com


My Language Exchange - This Web site “is a community of second language learners where you can practice your second language (any language) with native speakers - someone who speaks the language you are learning and is also learning your native language - online.”  http://www.mylanguageexchange.com/


Online Thesaurus - If your word processor includes a thesaurus, you will probably find that it does an OK job. But if you really want to do some serious thesauring, you'll need something with a bit more clout. The big thick Roget's will do, of course, but first go check out the online collegiate thesaurus at  http://www.merriam-webster.com

San Diego County Schools and Districts - The San Diego County Office of Education

web site with a directory for school districts countywide, including attendance boundaries and

information on charter schools. http://www.sdcoe.net/Pages/Home.aspx

Today in History:Columbus Day -This Library of Congress site offers a brief overview of the events behind Columbus Day, with lots of links to more information, such as a pictorial collection of Columbus monuments.  http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/oct12.html


Web Elements - Let's see, there was Hydrogen, Oxygen, Helium, um... anyway, that tattered old chart which hung in the front of your 7th grade classroom has found it's way to the Web. http://www.webelements.com/


Word Game of the Day - These daily puzzles from the Merriam-Webster site are for high schoolers and adults.    

http://www.merriam-webster.com/game/index.htm


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Emergency Preparedness


Water Damage Defense - For info on all types of water damage defense and info on other emergency preparedness info take a look this excellent site.   http://www.waterdamagedefense.com/pages/emergency-preparedness


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Employment


EntryLevelJobs.net - Our site provides employment resources and localized job listings for many companies across the United States. A large portion of the workforce, whether young or inexperienced, are looking for entry-level jobs, and our site caters to that segment of the job market.

http://www.entryleveljobs.net/


Neuvoo.com - A free job search engine that indexes jobs directly for free from companies' career websites, placement agencies and job boards. We centralize all jobs available on the web to help people find new career opportunities, so we are much like the Google for jobs.

http://neuvoo.com



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Encyclopedia


Encyclopedia Britannica - Britannica.com includes the complete, updated Encyclopedia Britannica, the oldest and largest general reference in the English language.  http://www.britannica.com


Wikipedia Encyclopedia  -  Wikipedia is a free, and very thorough online encyclopedia; you'll be hard-pressed to stump this information tool with an undocumented topic.   Either use the search tool or just browse through any one of Wikipedia's many categories until you find a subject that piques your interest. From Physics to Opera; from Anthropology to Cooking, you will find it all here.

http://www.wikipedia.com/


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Entertainment


Entertainment Weekly - The weekly magazine's on-line site.  http://www.ew.com/ew


Netflix -  Are you tired of rushing to return DVDs to the local video store and finding you owe another days rental?   Netflix is the easiest way to rent movies on DVD. With no due dates and no late fees, Netflix lets you choose movies over the Internet from their extensive selection of DVDs - over 12,000 titles. Every week they add new titles.  Movies are delivered to your address by US mail in postage-paid return envelopes. Go to their site for up-to-date infomation - http://www.netflix.com


Sony - It's Sony, no baloney.  Everything you could possibly need to know about the studio, entertainment and manufacturing giant.  It is a good site for all the hype though.  http://www.sony.com


Tornado Chase Day - If you prefer the real thing to Hollywood's “Twister” about people who capture nature's fury in film and video. Then you'll enjoy this site.  View streaming video taken by “storm chasers” of lightning storms, hailstorms and tornadoes.  http://www.chaseday.com


TV Guide - From the venerable TV Guide Magazine, a great site for TV and entertainment news.  Has one of the best movie databases around.  http://www.tvguide.com


Universal Studios - Everything to do with the movie studio and entertainment giant.  Previews of upcoming attractions, info on their theme parks, TV news, on-line games, etc.  http://universalstudios.com


WebTalkGuys - "Good show with interesting guests and lots of useful advice". http://www.webtalkguys.com


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Finance


The Investor's Clearinghouse - The Alliance for Investor Education has pulled together in one place a collection of 10 excellent Web resources for people who want to make this year the year they start saving and investing for the future.  http://www.investoreducation.org


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Game Sites


Big Fish Games - One of the best sites to find good, low cost games.

http://www.bigfishgames.com


Gamespot - Games for all platforms, with reviews, previews, etc. - affiliated with ZDNet.  http://gamespot.com


Hotgames - Games for the PC, Mac, Playstation, PS2, Dreamcast, Nintendo, Gameboy, plus reviews, and previews.  http://www6.hotgames.com/


One Across - I'm a big fan of crosswords and this is a great site to find those hard-to-find words.  All you need is clue words or if you're not sure put in a ?.  http://www.oneacross.com


Video Game Revolution - For either the avid gamer or if you just want to find out about games this site is the destination for you.  It is a companion to the PBS show "The Video Game Revolution".  http://www.pbs.org/kcts/videogamerevolution


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General News


CNN - The Cable News Network on-line.  One of the best.  http://www.cnn.com


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Government


CDC Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response Site - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers answers to frequently asked questions about biological and chemical substances in the news.

http://www.bt.cdc.gov


Department of Homeland Security - This site describes how government agencies are working together to fight terrorism.    https://www.dhs.gov/


Energy Star -  The Energy Star was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency back in  1992 as a voluntary labeling  program for energy efficient products, you probably have an Energy Star on the monitor you are using to view this. With our current utility crisis this site has much to offer.  http://www.energystar.gov


FEMA : Are You Ready? -  The Federal Emergency Management Agency   http://www.fema.gov/


Social Security Administration -  https://www.ssa.gov/


U.S. Politics Today - This is a nonpartisan political information service updated every 30 minutes with news about member of Congress, governors, federal agencies, the Supreme Court and other topics.  http://uspolitics.einnews.com/


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Health and Medicine


CDC  - Influenza - This is a good site for the latest news available about the current flu season and how to avoid catching it.  http://www.cdc.gov/flu


Health Central - Information and products for a healthier life.  Gomez.com rated this site as #1 in health content.  Excellent site featuring radio/TV doctor, Dr. Dean Edell, and other well-known health professionals.  http://www.healthcentral.com


Medical Billing and Coding - a comprehensive online resource for students considering a career and education in medical billing and coding. This educational resource is designed to provide you with the information you need to define if medical billing or medical coding is right for you, then explain all of the options that will help you get started on your career path. http://www.medicalbillingandcodingonline.com


WebMD - Provides a full suite of health services for the layman and the professional.  http://www.webmd.com


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Holidays


Thanksgiving - "Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims seem to go together, just like Santa Claus and Christmas - but the truth is, the Pilgrims never held an autumnul Thanksgiving feast.  Before you cancel the turkey, take a look at the origin of that particular myth.  http://www.mythbusters.com/deconstructing-four-classic-thanksgiving-myths.html.  For more info on the pilgrims go to http://www.gourmetgiftbaskets.com/The-First-Thanksgiving.asp


Plimoth Plantation - "Plimoth (Plymouth) Plantation was the first permanent European settlement in southern New England."  Take a tour of this living museum, dedicated to re-creating 17th. century life in the New World. http://www.plimoth.org/

Thanksgiving Recipes - It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without the feast.  Here's a cornucopia of recipes, menu ideas, cooking hints and planning tips to make your banquet picture-perfect and stress-free. http://www.thanksgivingrecipe.com/default.asp


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How-To

The Do-It-Yourself Network - With summer coming to an end and the cool breezes of fall just

around the corner, check out the Do-It-Yourself Network's online site for Gardening and Landscaping under Home categories.  

http://www.diynet.com/


Cnet.com releases “How To” videos - cnet.com has long been a favorite for getting tech reviews and information.  Now you can get “How To” videos.

http://howto.cnet.com/


Createspace.com - On Createspace.com an aspiring writer, musical artist or film maker will be able to create, collaborate and distribute their masterpieces.  The free online publishing tools and Community can help you complete and sell your work.  Distribute on Amazon.com, your own website, and other retailers without setup fees or inventory.

https://www.createspace.com/


Howcast.com - A great collection of How-To videos.

http://www.howcast.com


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Movies



Filmcritic -  Filmcritic.com is an online listing of more than three thousand reviews and feature stories that were written by more than twenty active film critics scattered throughout the country. The system is simple: "one star" is bad, while "five stars" is good. Before you go to rent the latest release, use the "Search the Site" feature to help you narrow down your choices. Perhaps you are stuck between two movies showing at the theater, and if so, the "Now Showing" section can help you by rating those important films and possibly save you from wasting your money. http://www.filmcritic.com/


The Internet Movie Database - prepare yourself for the biggest, best, most award-winning movie site on the planet.  http://www.imdb.com


Lord of the Rings - The official Lord of the Rings site features video clips from the new movies, an interactive map of Middle-Earth, screensavers, trailers, interviews, and tons of behind-the-scenes glimpses.  http://www.lordoftherings.net


Movie Pooper - Endings to more than 1400 movies, from classics such as “The African Queen” to recent releases such as “The Grudge”.  http://moviepooper.com


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Music


The Jazz Files - A tribute to jazz of the 1950's, with short biographies of some of the greatest names of the era, all accompanied by lists of recommended recordings.

http://www.thejazzfiles.com/


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On-Line Auctions and Sales


Craig's List - Excellent auction site that can be set for your location by zip code.  http://www.craigslist.org


eBay -  The well known auction site.  Who out there hasn't been on this site at least once?  http://www.ebay.com


UBid - The Internet's premier e-commerce auction site.  http://www.ubid.com


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On-Line Reading


Audible.com  - This site is a reader's dream.  Over 20,000 selections, including the best sellers of fiction and non-fiction, articles from well-known publications, even speeches by famous orators.  They are in digital format for MP3 players and other handheld devices.  Reasonable subscription rates are available.  Check out the site at:  http://www.audible.com/adbl/store/welcome.jsp


The Gutenburg Project - From Project Gutenberg, the first producer of free electronic books (ebooks). ... There are nearly 30000 free books in the Project Gutenberg collection.  http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page


MagPortal.com - MagPortal.com helps you find individual magazine articles on the web.  Use the search engine or click on the category to browse through article listings from many free magazines.  http://www.magportal.com


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Personal Websites


Mahalo.com - Mahalo is a site that has lots of articles and listings of helpful web sites on a variety of subjects.

http://www.mahalo.com/


Smugmug.com - Post family photos using this online storage system.  Shoot a million photos, it's unlimited.  Make it easy for your family and friends with 1-click sharing.  Storage is unlimited for an annual fee of $30, simple and clean design, and no annoying pop-up ads.   http://www.smugmug.com


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Pets

Dog of the Day - is the Internet way of showing off your pooches pictures.  This is a great site for dog owners.   You can also find your favorite Cat of the Day or Pet of the Day on the same site.

http://dogoftheday.com/      http://catoftheday.com/

http://petoftheday.com/


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Radio/Music


Pandora - Listen to music your way.  Pandora radio is the personalized internet radio service that helps you find new music based on your old and current favorites. Create custom web radio stations and more.

http://www.pandora.com


Napster - All the music you love anytime, anywhere. Millions of songs, no ads. Napster is a subscription service.

http://ca.napster.com/


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Recreation


Go Boating America - Everything you've ever wanted to know about boats.  http://www.seamagazine.com/


Mountain Biking - “The Internet's Mountain Bike Park” - A great site out of San Francisco with information about mountain biking all over the U.S. and the world.  Info about trails in San Diego County, the surrounding areas and other interesting biking news.  http://mtb.live555.com/


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Recycling


Adaptive Computer Empowerment Services - (619)275-5028

http://www.adaptive.org


Friends of  Torrey Pines - The local non-profit is taking donations of used computer equipment to help students at Torrey Pines Elementary School.  They are looking for used IBM Pentium/Celeron-based systems, with CD-ROM drives and network interface cards.  They would also welcome any MAC computers (LC or higher).  Contact: Julie Lin (858) 453-2323


IMS Recycling Services - (619)231-2521

http://www.imsrecyclingservices.com/


National Cristina Foundation - (NCF) provides computer technology and solutions to give people with disabilities, students at risk and the economically disadvantaged the opportunity, through training, to lead more independent and productive lives.

1-800-christina

http://www.cristina.org


Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Thrift Shop - (858)486-5023


San Ysidro Health Clinic - Their clinicians need computers for communication, word processing and data imput and retrieval.  Contact: Dr. Hector Vera (619) 428-5561


Second Chance - This is a non-profit agency that provides job readiness training, work experience, job placement and housing assistance for situationally homeless and long-term unemployed people.  More information: Second Chance, (619) 239-1003. http://www.secondchanceprogram.org

E-mail: mail@secondchanceprogram.org


Technology Training Foundation of America - This foundation will not only take any computer donations, but also printer cartridges, cell phones, small appliances, and electronics, keeping them out of the landfills.  

(858) 547-3992

http://www.computers2learnby.org


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Science


Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Everything you need to know about the heavens, the oceans, our surroundings.  News about the shuttle missions, the Hubble telescope, any of the far reaching missions to other planets and galaxies, and our own earth's weather can be found at this site.  Wonderful for the kids and the kid in all of us.   http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/


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Search Engines


Alta Vista - Alta Vista offers efficient Web search; its new Raging Search is even better.  http://www.altavista.com/


Ask Jeeves - Searching with the human touch.  http://www.ask.com/


Ben Phaster On-Line Reference Desk - All-round student reference (acronyms, biographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, online city maps, medical info, movie database, a thesaurus, etc.) has an easy-to-use search-the-Web interface (not just links) and as a bonus it can help seniors answer medical questions by providing prescription drug and physician reference information  http://www.phaster.com/find_info_ref.html


Google - One of the better search engines.  http://www.google.com


Navigator - Navigator is the home page used by the newsroom of the New York Times for forays into the Web.  Excellent way to search for those elusive sites.  http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/navigator/index.html


Northern Light - Categorizes search results to help you focus.  http://www.northernlight.com/


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Services

College Grad Job Hunter - In addition to a job-search database, this site helps recent grads with resumes, cover letters, interviews and salary negotiations.  It also provides an e-mail alert system so you can be notified right away if any new jobs are listed that match your search.  http://collegegrad.com

Hotmail - This might just be the granddaddy of the Web free e-mail services. Very, very popular.  http://www.hotmail.com


Job-Hunt.org - Plenty of Web sites offer job listings, but this site is a reference on how to use those resources.  Start with Protecting Your Privacy, and then explore the wealth of information and tips available.  http://www.job-hunting.org


JobWeb - Sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, this site highlights employers who hire entry-level workers.  http://www.jobweb.com


MonsterTRAK - A division of job-hunting giant Monster.com, this site offers help for soon-to-be or recent college graduates.  You must be affiliated with a member school, and some schools require a password, which you can get from your school's career center. http://www.monstertrak.monster.com


Yahoo - Free e-mail.  Need we say more.  http://www.yahoo.com


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Shopping Agents


My Simon - Compare products and prices from around the web. http://www.mysimon.com


Pricegrabber - Another excellent price comparison site for many vendors.  Reviews for the products and the vendors. http://www.pricegrabber.com


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Social Networking


Facebook - The security settings for a Facebook account are not set for a high level if security by default.  If you want to up your security you will want to check the following link to a ZDNet article.  Also, if you want to stop using a Facebook account it is not as clean as just deleting your account.  The same article will guide you through the process.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/perlow/lockdown-or-death-for-your-facebook-profile-an-advanced-user-guide-to-social-networking-privacy-updated/12891?tag=mantle_skin;content


Software Additions


Stationery Central - E-mail stationery for users of Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express.  Great site!

http://www.stationerycentral.com/


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Travel Planning


Expedia.com - Expedia is ready to help you plan the right trip at the right price, right from your desktop.  Whether you are planning a trip around the world or just need driving directions across town, they can help.  http://www.expedia.com


Hotelhotline - Hotelhotline will help you bargain shop for inexpensive lodging.  It will help make the cost of that much needed getaway more affordible!

http://www.hotelhotline.com


MapQuest - Never get lost again.  (Are you men reading this?) This site has all you need to get maps, directions and a personalized travel itinerary with attractions, accommodations, and more.  An invaluable site. http://www.mapquest.com


Travelocity - Travelocity is one of the most powerful one-stop travel sites on the Internet providing secure online reservation capabilities for air, car, hotel and vacation reservations, plus access to a vast database of destination and other travel information.  http://www.travelocity.com


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Web Master(ing)

1and1 - Need to set up a website, have email and excellent service at a low cost?  Check out 1and1.    It is the host for the UCHUG website and has proven to be very reliable and easy to set up and use.  http://www.1and1.com


Bravenet - Lots of Web tools for Web masters.  http://www.bravenet.com


Homestead.com - Whatever your inspiration, they'll help you build a website to express it.  http://www.homestead.com


WebMonkey - The Web developer's resource for tools and information.  http://www.webmonkey.com


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Windows 7


Guide for installing Windows 7 over Vista - Installing Windows 7 over Vista video steps you through the process.

http://cnettv.cnet.com/upgrade-windows-vista-windows-7/9742-1_53-50078504.html


Guide for installing Windows 7 with Windows XP - Upgrading Windows XP to Windows 7 is not as straight forward as when upgrading Vista.

http://cnettv.cnet.com/upgrade-windows-xp-windows-7/9742-1_53-50078260.html


God Mode - If you have Windows 7 there is a way to easily go to all of the control panel functions plus many more without having to open control panel and search through the functions for what you need.  You can easily create a God Mode folder on your desktop.  To do this right click on the desktop and click New and Folder.  For the folder name insert God-Mode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} which will create a control panel that will launch into a tree like window with 268 functions available.  For more info go the the below web site.  Note, this shortcut may not work in Vista as indicated on the web site.

http://scforum.info/index.php?topic=3544.0


How to use Windows 7 Guest Mode - Do you have guests visiting you  that need to use your computer?  Or have some common area computers that you need to protect the operating system from permanent changes or possible virus or malware damage?  Windows 7 has a built in feature to allow protection of the system from guest users.  You can easily set up this feature on an account for them that will remove any changes created under their accounts bringing your system back to your normal setup state.

http://forum.thewindowsclub.com/windows-7-management-support/27324-microsoft-modifies-steady-state-mode-guest-mode-windows-7-a.html


Upgrade the Windows 7 RC to any retail version - The experts will tell you that a fresh installation of Windows 7 final release is required to replace the beta or release candidate you have been testing.  This is true if you want Microsoft to support your Windows installation.  It also insures any debug code in the beta or RC version is removed.  However, if you need to postpone that action until a later date there is a work around.  This web site gives step by step instructions for upgrading the beta or release candidate versions of Windows 7 to the release to manufacturing (final) version of Windows.  It will also allow you to change from the ultimate version used in testing to what ever version you want to use.  http://icrontic.com/articles/upgrade-the-windows-7-rc-to-retail/?utm_source=3features&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=homepage


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