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Scott
Posts: 5618

At first I thought this was going to be an easy chore, because I had a link to "Reference Links", but it was dead. So then I started going through my bookmarks, and before I knew it I was hooked.

Now if anyone wants to find fault with these, that will be easy to do.

I haven't organized these alphabetically, and there may be some duplicates, especially in the categories. However, I DID check each link, and they are all active.

As best I could determine, all the links are malware free.

I tried to filter everything through a reference perspective, only choosing those sites that had some kind of a reference angle. Nevertheless, I may have included some sites that don't exactly fit that category.

There are a lot of other sites for some of these categories, and what I chose may not be the best.

OK . . . here it is:

1. NetLingo:
http://www.netlingo.com/emailsh.cfm

2. File extensions:
http://www.netlingo.com/emailsh.cfm

3. Travel:
http://www.mapquest.com/
and
http://www.tsa.gov/index.shtm

4. Alzheimer's:
http://www.alz.org/index.asp

5. Medline+: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

6. CD Info: http://www.mrichter.com/cdr/welcome.htm

7. Laptop Reviews and Selection:
http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/

8. Buying
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/

9. Modem info:
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Modem-HOWTO.html

10. Hardware info:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/

11. USB Info:
http://www.everythingusb.com/usb2/faq.htm

12. Keyboard stencils/overlays:
http://www.datacal.com/alpha-r.....erlays.htm

13. CSS:
http://www.w3schools.com/css/default.asp

14. Internet Traffic Report:
http://www.internettrafficreport.com/

15. Adware info:
http://cexx.org/adware.htm

16. MVPS Hosts file:
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

17. Security Program links (free):
http://nowyoudo.co.uk/

18. PGP Info:
http://www.privacyresources.org/pgp101.htm

19. Security Info:
http://www.securityfocus.com/

20. Security Software updates:
http://www.broadbandreports.co.....3-Jan-2009

21. HTML Codes Chart:
http://www.web-source.net/html_codes_chart.htm

22. Animated Graphics:
Link removed by mod.

23. Icons:
http://www.iconbazaar.com/

24. Freeware:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/

25. Technology definitions and info:
http://whatis.techtarget.com/
and
http://www.techweb.com/encyclopedia/
and
http://www.pctechguide.com/index.htm

26. File Extensions:
http://filext.com/

27. File Hashes:
http://www.hashemall.com/

28. Connection error messages:
http://www.worldstart.com/guides/error.htm

29. Old Versions:
http://www.oldversion.com/

30. MS Update/Security patch bug info:
http://www.askwoody.com/
and
http://www.broadbandreports.com/forums/62

31. On line virus scanners:
http://www.jkwebtalks.com/2008.....nners.html

32. Antivirus software vendors:
http://support.microsoft.com/d.....-US;q49500

33. Encyclopedias and dictonaries:
http://www.encyclopedia.com/

34. Biographies:
http://www.biography.com/

35. Medical:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/

36. Credit rates:
http://www.bankrate.com/brm/default.asp

37. Acronyms
http://www.acronymfinder.com/

38. Thesaurus
http://thesaurus.reference.com/

39. Federal Statistics
http://www.fedstats.gov/

40. Howstuffworks:
http://www.howstuffworks.com/

41. General reference:
http://www.infoplease.com/

42. Quotes:
http://www.quotationspage.com/

43. Translations:
http://babelfish.yahoo.com/

44. US Census Bureau:
http://www.census.gov/

45. Bureau od Labor Statistics:
http://www.bls.gov/

46. Medical Definitions:
http://www.merck.com/mmhe/index.html

47. Prescription Drug Info:
http://www.healthsquare.com/drugmain.htm#sectC

48. Nutrition Info:
http://www.insulin-pumpers.org.....-calc.html
and
http://www.nat.uiuc.edu/mainnat.html
and
http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/
and
http://www.nutritiondata.com/
and
http://www.eatright.org/cps/rd.....U_HTML.htm
and
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/PUBL/nutrition.html

49. Mozilla Knowledge Base:
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Knowledge_Base

50. Movies amd TV:
http://www.imdb.com/

51. Holidays:
http://www.smart.net/~mmontes/ushols.html
and
http://www.smart.net/~mmontes/ec-cal.html

52. Phone Rates:
http://www.phoneratefinder.com/index.shtml

53. Stats on Cities:
http://www.bestplaces.net/

54. Financial info:
http://www.financialweb.com/

Posted 5 years ago
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jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

thats quite a list

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ScottW
Posts: 6609

Bob, thanks for sharing. I notice the URL in #2 is a dup of #1. Also, #26 seems to be what was intended in #2. Hope you are not suffering from #4. :)

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BobJam
Posts: 1052

ScottW,

Yes, good pickup . . . #1 and #2 are indeed dupes, and #26 S/B #2. As I said, "there may be some duplicates" because I knew I was bleary eyed by the time I finished this . . . all it needed was a fresh pair of eyes.

And NO, I'm not suffering from #4 (yet, anyway), but my wife was diagnosed with it over a year ago (which is why I have it in my bookmarks, and have a lot more Alzheimer's sites in there too).

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0zSpitt
Posts: 1037

i opened a guestbook (a-free-guestbook) and put all the links and programs i find on it. i tried to use yahoo or gmail but the list grew too large. i delete comments from people unless they're telling me about a bad link or download. i would put the link in, but when i opened it up i didn't think anyone would use it. the name isn't appropriate. delete it if you want:

http://www.a-free-guestbook.co.....me=h0rshyt

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BobJam
Posts: 1052

Am confused . . . did you put a link to this post? What page is it on?

Posted 5 years ago
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0zSpitt
Posts: 1037

sorry bob, i was rambling. sometimes i confuse myself after i've read my posts a day or so later. the link is to a guestbook i opened where i save all my links like you posted above. i had too many to keep on my igoogle and my yahoo start pages. it's kind of a reference page i keep for programs or information helpful to me. feel free to add a link to it for anything helpful.
i've had the guestbook for several years and couldn't find a use for it.

am i still rambling incoherently?

Posted 5 years ago
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BobJam
Posts: 1052

I think I got it this time. Thanks for clarifying.

Posted 5 years ago
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Scott
Posts: 5618

Bob, if you want to make changes to the OP, send me a email, scott @ howtogeek.com

Posted 5 years ago
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whs
Posts: 17584

Oz, this is a nice list. Only problem: I cannot read it. The background does not help. I'll ask my seeing eye dog to interpret - LOL.

Posted 5 years ago
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jal
Posts: 111

Hi Bob

Is this link any use to your list

http://support.microsoft.com/d....._main#tab0

Posted 5 years ago
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BobJam
Posts: 1052

Hey jal,

Interesting link . . . I'll have to read over it.

Posted 5 years ago
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Scott
Posts: 5618

http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....post-66162

Posted 5 years ago
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jal
Posts: 111

Hi Scott

I take it your post is relating to the post and Link I made about Microsoft Fix It Solution Centre which I thought might be of some help.
But it was nothing to do with Paul's post that was in your Link
Unless I've misunderstood your post above

Thanks

jal

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Scott
Posts: 5618

Sorry for the cryptic post. I just thought it interesting that one of the Fix-it leaders came to join HTG the week they went live.

Posted 5 years ago
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jal
Posts: 111

Hi Scott

No problem

I can see now why you were suspicious when I posted the Link as you do have to watch members don't join just to promote their own forums.
Also I was toying with the idea whether or not to post this link also.

http://www.driverpacks.net/DriverPacks/

Which I have already posted on these forums to help a member with his Driver problems.

Thanks

jal

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Scott
Posts: 5618

Don't get me wrong, I think the whole Fix-it concept is great, if not overdue.
I recommend subscribing to the blog so you know what new issues they've solved.

http://blogs.technet.com/fixit4me/rss.xml

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jal
Posts: 111

Hi Scott

Thanks I've just subscribed

jal

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Odeho19
Posts: 467

Hi Scott, I don't know if it's just my system or what, but when I went to check out #22 @ bellsnwhistles.com, MSE threw up all kinds of red flags, and advised not to proceed. Don't know if this is just an MSE issue, or a new issue with the site. I put my faith in "luck" and proceeded anyways. Bad idea. Clicked out of the site, and MSE had to come in and immediately clean out something it found from my system from visiting that site.

OH

Posted 4 years ago
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LH
Posts: 20002

Thanks for the heads up Odeho. I have removed the link.

Posted 4 years ago
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