Gabe Goldburg, our APCUG Adviser, gave the presentation at the August meeting on his Favorite Websites. As you know, there are billions and billions (probably an understatement) of websites out there, and having a list of useful ones, can be, well, useful.
Gabe demonstrated a number of the sites on his list – time constraints did not allow visiting all of them. He started with the APCUG site itself, and discussed the advantages of the club being a member. From there he went on to places like Snopes for Fact checking, the New York Times site for news, and the Onion for everything not exactly news.
He also demonstrated some TV listing sites, there was a discussion of Netflix, and the Verizon throttling thereof we are familiar with, and he demonstrated how to determine your Internet Speed on Speed Test. The full list of his favorite sites are below, why not take the time to check out the ones that look interesting to you, and if you have a few of your own, add them to the comments. (No, not you spammers 😉 )
Gabe Goldberg’s Favorite Web Sites
Amazon affiliate store — Benefits non-profit organizations
Dealigg — Social bargain hunting
APCUG — Association of Personal Computer User Groups; facilitates communication among user groups, user community, vendors, etc.
Google — A friendly place which answers your questions
Google Maps — Find businesses, addresses and places of interest
Wikipedia — The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit
Snopes— Urban legends reference pages
IMDB — The Internet Movie Database
Netflix — Movies by mail or streaming to computer or TV, NO late fees (fee/password)
New York Times — The New York Times — breaking news, etc. (Password/Subscribe)
Washington Post — The Washington Post – nation, world, technology, etc. (Password/Subscribe)
BBC — BBC News front page (Subscribe)
Newseum — Museum of news; the world’s most interactive museum
Zap2It — TV listings, TV ratings, TV news, etc. (Password)
TV Guide — TV Guide, TV Listings, online videos, etc. (Password)
Weather.com — National and local weather forecast, etc.
Firefox add-ons — Make Firefox browser sing and dance to your tunes
Thunderbird add-ons — And tweak Thunderbird email client too
MakeUseOf — Tutorials and how-to guides
CNET — Product reviews and prices, software downloads, and tech news
Infopackets — headline news based on MS Windows, Internet, and technology trends
Tom’s Hardware — hardware/software reviews, reference, more
AnandTech — hardware/software reviews, reference, more
Belarc — Belarc Advisor: Free Personal PC Audit
Secunia — Secunia Software Inspectors
Reference Desk — Fact checker for the Internet
YouTube — Broadcast yourself
FedEx — Shipping, logistics management, etc.
PCWorld article — Remote system access for service or training
Lynda — Infinite (by bargain subscription) training
Speed test — Turbo-charge your Internet and PC performance
NPR — National Public Radio: news & analysis, etc.
Free AnnualCredit Report — Request free annual credit reports
Interstate Highways — Guides for all interstate highways
Virginia Festival of the Book — Every year!
The Onion — “America’s finest news source”
LOL Cats — Pets, funny cat pictures, etc. (Subscribe)
NotAlwaysRight.com — The customer is NOT always right (Subscribe)
XKCD — science, math, social, technology comic