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Links to possibly useful things...


All-In-One Directories

The Mining Company: An online resource for finding information on different topics.
Sacramento Mining Company: An online resource for finding information on different topics (Sacramento-specific).
InfoVillage (Sacramento region): Links to useful sites in Sacramento, CA.
Netscape Guide: A little bit of everything.....Links to other sites.
PBS Online: PBS makes its services available online.
25 Most Useful Sites: A collection of useful sites, collected in table format (clickable links).
F1 Services, Inc.: A collection of useful links, ranging from databases to government links to company information.

Various Directory Services

Residential Directory Assistance: Look up phone numbers, addresses, etc. for individuals.
AllPages.com: Reference tool which allows you to look by state, and then break down by category to find the address information for whatever you're looking for.
555-1212.com Home Page: Find the area code you're looking for....
North American Numbering Plan Administration (NANPA).: North American Numbering Plan (NANP). Check on area codes that have changed.

U.S. Postal Service, Maps, Package Tracking

ZIP Codes and USPS | Maps | Package Tracking | GPS, Tracking, Flight Information, Etc.

ZIP Codes and USPS

U. S. Postal Service: Look up ZIP codes for locations around the country.

Package Tracking

United Parcel Service Package Tracking: Look up your UPS package by tracking number.
Airborne Express: Track your Airborne Express package.
Federal Express: Track your Federal Express package.

Maps

Yahoo Maps: Map the site you're looking for. Just plug in the address.
MapQuest: Find the location you're looking for.
MapBlast!: Find locations, lat&long, print maps, etc.
Map World: Online ordering of maps.
aneki.com: Online reference tool which has maps of every country, population information, and statistics about the countries.
Tiger Mapping Service: U.S. Census Bureau mapping service. Find any place in the U.S.

GPS, Tracking, Flight Information, Etc.

Flight Distance Calculator: If you know Lat. & Long. then you can calculate miles.
Finding your latitude and longitude: Where in the world are you?
AirNav: Free detailed aeronautical information on airports and navigational aids in the USA.

E-mail and Phone Number Search/Services

AllPages.com: Online search service for yellow pages, whites; sorted by state, by category, and can search by ZIP code.
Four 1 1 Home Page: Use this service to find telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, etc.
Ultimate White Pages: Find telephone numbers for anywhere. Multiple search services at once.
Addresses.com: E-mail locator, business finder, phone number search, ZIP code search, etc.
People Search by W3Com: All-in-one email address and telephone number directory service that allows you to search and display from multiple search engines..
WhitePages.com: "If you are looking for a name, phone number, address, zip code, or anything else, you can find it in WhitePages.com."
QuestDex: "At QuestDex you can search the Yellow Pages for virtually any business you may need information on."
White House: E-mail the President or Vice President of the United States. Links to other U.S. government sites.

Finance-related Sites

Stocks and Stock-tracking tools

NASDAQ Home Page: Check your stocks if you have any...
Charles Schwab: Online investing service. Fee-based service.
E*TRADE.com: Online investing service. Fee-based service. *
Merrill Lynch: Online investing service.
Datek: Online investing service.
AmeriTrade: Online investing service.

Financial information, investor info, and other resources

CBS Market Watch: Web site devoted to stocks, bonds, market information, etc.
The Wall Street Journal: Business/financial news, company reports, stock information, etc. Or go right to their U.S. View.
The Motley Fool: Business/financial news, stock information, etc.
IPO home.com: Information regarding Initial Public Offerings (IPOs).
MSN MoneyCentral: Investor information.
CNN Financial Network: On-line investor information.
Startup.WSJ.com: Information on startup companies, investment capital, entrepreneurships, etc. From the Wall Street Journal.

Loan Information

Mortgage Calculators: Calculate your monthly mortgage payments. Yahoo search results.
Bank Rate Monitor: Track loan rates for mortgages, car loans, etc.
Complete Mortgage Guide: A guide to obtaining a mortgage, and loan information.
AutoSite Home Page: Figure your loan or lease for a car....

Interesting/Useful Services (Miscellaneous)

Converters

LawOffice.com: If you need information regarding lawyers, areas of law, or need a legal dictionary, see this site. Searchable database.
Prima Publishing: Publishing firm which puts out a series of computer books you may find useful. Many other titles as well.
California Lottery: Current lottery results, as well as past searches....
Internet Movie Database: Search for any movie made.
Big Star Movie Database: Search for movies on video.
3Line Index Page: Interesting and possibly useful links. From main page, go to "Links."
Measuring Units Conversion Tables: The tables provide for conversion from/to metric and imperial and US measurement systems.
University of Phoenix: Adult education. Can be in-person or on-line. Find a campus near you.
Lexis-Nexis: Legal and financial information database. Fee-based service.
Have An Idea?: Request information for submitting an invention for marketing.
Military.com: Information and links regarding military sites and resources.

What time is it?

Official U.S. Time: If you need to set a clock, coordinate time, or set up GMT or ZULU time.
Time Service Department, U.S. Naval Observatory: If you need to set a clock, coordinate time, or set up GMT or ZULU time. (For the animated clocks, you have to run Netscape.)
World Time Zone Map: Time zones around the world. Printable PDF or PostScript maps.
Time Ticker: Interesting take on world time, time zones, and related information. Has audio output for time. Requires a flash plug-in for clock, and RealAudio for the audio clock.

Converters

OnlineConversion.com : Convert length, temperature, weight, finance, force, density, clothing, energy, angles, area, etc.
Convert-Me.com: Interactive calculators for many measurement systems both commonly used like metric and U.S. Distance, time, speed, and many other units.Convert-Me.Com: Interactive Units Conversion
Measuring Units Conversion Tables: The tables provide for conversion from/to metric and imperial and US measurement systems.
1728 Software Systems: Financial, mathematical, and other converters and converters. Check out their Website Design Tools section for JavaScript and design tools.
A Dictionary of Units: This provides a summary of most of the units of measurement to be found in use around the world today. Choose your category.
Conversion Tables: An alphabetical list of units and their conversions.
Currency Converter: Plug in amount, "converting from" and "converting to".

PalmPilot

PalmPilot-related stuff: Do you own a PalmPilot? Here are some resources...

Paging Services

WebLink Wireless (formerly PageMart): Paging services. Page someone directly from this site, if they use this service, and you have their PIN. 1846887
SkyTel: SkyTel paging services. Page someone from this web site if they use this service, and you have their PIN. 8024310   1529492
Arch Wireless (formerly PageNet): Paging with Arch Wireless Services. To page directly, go here.
Wildfire Communications: Voice-activated mobile communications (fax, e-mail, etc.).
AT&T Wireless Message Center: If your message recipient has AT&T Wireless, you can send text messages to that person's cell phone.

Internet Service Providers (Sacramento)

No services at this time.

Internet Service Providers (Free Services)

NetZero: ISP claiming to be free access forever.

Weather

Excellent Weather Sites: Many weather-related sites collected at this.
AWS WeatherBug: Check out the weather anywhere, real-time.
Weather.com: Weather information from The Weather Channel.

Training/Education

Learn2.com: Online training on a variety of subjects. Tutorials, how-to, etc.
StudyWeb.com: Online resources for information on a variety of subjects.
How Stuff Works: How DOES stuff work? Find out here. (Be sure to check out my online reference page for other research resources.)
So You Wanna?.com: Learn how-to on a range of topics.

Web stuff

Free Promote: Get that web site noticed! Submit your web site to many search engines.
URL-Minder: URL-Minder keeps track of web page changes and other resources on the World Wide Web.
NetMind Free Services List: E-mail/web robots, various calculators, free services.
Home Buyers Fair: Salary calculator. Compare regional salaries.
Currency Converter: Plug in amount, "converting from" and "converting to".

Advice

AllExperts.com: Ask any question! Allexperts.com is the oldest & largest free Q&A service on the Internet. Ask questions of people qualified in a specific field.
How To Clean Anything: Cleaning problems? This site has useful tips.
RepairClinic.com: Make repairs to household items such as refrigerators, microwave ovens, etc. Order hard-to-find parts.

Online Shopping...

[ Books/Videos | Book Search | Video Search | Computers | Cars | Games/Toys | Other | Clothing | Gardening | Food | Motorcycles | IMalls ]

Books and Videos...

Barnes and Noble: Order books online.
Amazon.com: Order books online. (Amazon.com and Borders Books teamed up for online ordering.)
BUYINGBOOKS Section: Extensive list of online booksellers, who handle books on every subject. U.S. and U.K.
Book Information on the Internet: Online Book Stores, Discount Book Stores, Used, Out-of-Print, and Specialty Books, Searching for Books and the Best Book Prices, and Book Reviews.
Barnes & Noble.com Professional, Technical and Business Bookstore (formerly Computer Literacy.com): The Fatbrain web site has been renamed Barnes & Noble.com Professional, Technical and Business Bookstore. (Formerly a great Bay Area bookstore with all books technical.)
StoreRunner.com: On line shopping and price comparison service.
AllDirect.com: On line shopping for books and music.

Book Search Tools

AddAll.com: Search for books, and search out the best price from various online sellers. Search for available books by state; and total cost of books includes shipping and taxes applicable to your state.
Illustrators and their Books: Search for illustrated books. From the-Forum On-line Antiques Mall.

Video Search Tools

Internet Movie Database: Search for any movie made.
Big Star Movie Database: Search for movies on video.
MovieFolio.com: Searchable database. You can look up all movies by year (1920 to present). Cast listing and short summary of movie plot provided.

Computer-related...

Yahoo! Online shopping, Computers: Order computer stuff online!
Welcome to NetBuyer (Computer Shopper): Shop for computers and computer products online...
Surplus Direct: Shop for computers and related items online...
Price Scan: Scan for computers and computer products. Find the lowest prices.
Computer Discount Warehouse: Purchase computers, accessories, etc.
CompuAmerica Inc.: Buying software online from various manufacturers.
Gateway 2000: Buying a computer? Order one online!
Dell: Buying a computer? Order one online!

Cars

Kelley Blue Book: What is yur car worth? What can you expect to pay for a car?
MSN Carpoint: Use MSN's web site to research a car, buy a car or insurance, or to browse car-related information.

Gadgets and electronics

The Sharper Image: Gadgets and stuff and things...
Brookstone: Gadgets and stuff and things...
iGo.com: Online (and catalogue) shopping for electronics, cell phones, and computer-related items.
LetsTalk.com: Cell phones, pagers, and accessories. Service plans listed by entering your ZIP code.
Gadget Universe: Electronics, phones, cameras, tools, etc.

Games, Toys, and Other Items...

eToys.com: Online shopping for toys for kids of all ages.
FAO Schwarz: Online shopping for toys.
Games2Learn: Online shopping for educational toys.
Wild Republic.com: Site for purchasing plush animals. If you click on "Find A Store", and click on "Order Wild Republic Toys Online", it will take you to other retailers (approx. 15 total) who sell stuffed animals, as well as other toys.
Ancient Games: If you play chess (I do) or backgammon, do some online shopping.
World Wide Web Chess Superstore: Online shopping for chess-related items.
Your Move Chess & Games: Online shopping for chess, backgammon, Mah Jongg, and related items.
The Mecca: Links to site for online shopping for chess-related items (books, boards, tables, etc.). Look under "Main Categories and click on "Equipment".
MSN links to chess-related items: Links to other chess-related sites.
Chess-related items: Kasparov Chess - The Home of Chess on the Web.

Other Items...

EZ Shopping Spot: Online shopping. From the web site: "No Bells, No Whistles, No Hype........Just EZ Shopping!"
Flooz: Online shopping. Give gift certificates that can be used at a variety of online stores.
eBay: Online shopping and trading.
ShoppingList.com: Order different items online. Search by store, category, or search by your ZIP code.
Levenger: Online shopping for pens, inks, and associated reading/writing materials.
LetsTalk.com: Online shopping for cell phones, cell phone services, pagers, etc. Comparative charts.
Clothing...
Lands End: Online shopping for clothing.
Eddie Bauer: Online shopping for clothing.
J. Crew: Online shopping for clothing.
Gap: Online shopping for clothing.
Gardening...
Smith & Hawken: Online shopping for garden and home.
Gardener's Supply Company: Online shopping for garden and home.
Earthmade: Gardening tools and supplies, and outdoor decorating.
Food...
Fancy Foods: Online shopping for goodies and specialty foods.
Figi's: Online shopping for meats, cheeses, nuts, fruit, etc.
Hickory Farms: Online shopping for meats, cheeses, nuts, fruit, and assorted goodies.
A1 Steaks: Online shopping for steaks and other bulk-rate meats.
Motorcycles...
Honda Motorcycles home page: Shop online for a Honda.
Yamaha Motorcycles home page: Shop online for a Yamaha.
Kawasaki Motorcycles home page: Shop online for a Kawasaki.
No listing for Harley-Davidson.
Internet Malls...
The Internet Mall: Shop online, for any item.
Shopping.com: Online shopping.
BuySafe.com: Online shopping, kind of limited in scope.
netMarket: Electronics, books, music, computers, and more. Looks like a membership fee.
Market Depot: A competitor to Amazon.com and other online shopping sources.

Newspapers

The New York Times: New York newspaper.
The San Francisco Chronicle: San Francisco, CA newspaper.
SFGate.com: San Francisco, CA online newspaper.
The San Francisco Examiner: San Francisco, CA newspaper.
The Washington Post: Washington, DC newspaper.
The Wall Street Journal: Business/financial news, company reports, stock information, etc.
Sacramento Bee: Sacramento, CA newspaper.

Online news and online services

ABCNEWS.com: ABC news online.
CNN.com: CNN News online.
MSNBC.com: MSNBC news online.
News Summaries: News Summaries. Presented by The New York Times.
WindowsMedia.com: WindowsMedia.com radio station finder.




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This page last updated February 10, 2005.

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