- A great site
to meet people. Also has lots of discussion groups and is highly
customizable with built-in blogs.
- Another way
to make friends. Hook up with people who have similar interests.
- Good indexed
search engine. Use the indexes, not just endless keyword searches.
- Great in-line
reference. It gives the results for several dictionaries (English,
Computer, Medical, and even a Dream dictionary) as well as a Thesaurus.
for a used book (especially textbooks!)? Compares prices across many
sites, new and used and figured in the shipping besides!
You've never heard of this?
- Search the
web for sound effects. Really, really useful. And better designed
than I have time to describe.
Internet Movie Database - The
best source for movie trivia and answering the question "What was the name
of that movie with what's-his-name?"
- A "homemade"
encyclopedia constantly under construction and revision. The closest
thing I've ever seen to the Encyclopedia Galactica.
Several thousand texts from classical literature and historical documents,
all 100% free.
Not Call List - Sign
up just once and no longer receive endless calls from the satellite dish
junk mail! -
Go to the Direct Marketing Association's website and follow the simple
Probably the richest collection of ideas per page I've ever read, yet immediately
comprehensible and absolutely hilarious.
- Entry in
wikipedia. Definitely a concept to be aware of and one of the areas
I am intensely interested in... even though I never knew there was a name
George Carlin Made Legal History -
A very witty and intelligently written article by Robert Anton Wilson analyzing
the semantics behind the points Carlin makes in the above routine.
- A well-written
piece about exploring caves. Very suspenseful and not for those with
People I know with their
and stuff, including a home-made electric violin.