This page is pretty silly in its current state; like the rest of the site,
it hasn't been updated in a while. I'm leaving the old page here until I get
a chance to update it. Here's the old content:
It's required by law: every personal Web site has to have a random collection
of links. I used to generate this list automatically from my Netscape bookmarks
list, but I browse the Web from multiple locations; as a result, the Netscape
bookmarks have fallen into disrepair. So, here's a more-traditional list of
links which will, of course, grow over time.
Indices and Reference Material
- Infoseek - a full-text index which generally
returns better-quality results than AltaVista--but has a less-flexible query language
- AltaVista - this link
will start the advanced search mode, which is far more useful than the default search in
my ever-so-humble opinion
- DejaNews - Usenet news archive. Don't forget to
run your search using both the current and the old database.
- MapQuest - free maps online, including
point-to-point driving directions.
- Four11 - Find people on the Internet.
- MovieLink - What's playing.
- CNN - Companion to the famous cable TV network.
Well-organized content, but they stick to photography derived from video (which puts them
at a visual disadvantage to other sites like ABC and MSNBC, which draw print-quality
photos from wire services for their online content). Don't overlook the customized news which is available; this is a really
- ABC News - Attractive, complete, well-organized
- MSNBC - Microsoft and NBC's joint venture. It's a
good site for content, but it's difficult to use without downloading a bunch of bulky
- InfoWorld - PC-oriented trade magazine
- PC Week - another PC-oriented trade magazine
- Fortify - Some clever folks have figured out how
to retrofit 128-bit encryption onto Netscape.
Phil Wherry - firstname.lastname@example.org