Computing

These are just a few of the many computer information sites available on the Web.  We've picked out a some of our favorites to share with you.

CNET: The Computer Network
- The source for computing and technology.  Articles, columns, software downloads and discussion areas focusing on the Net and personal computing.

https://www.cnet.com

MakeUseOf.com
- This website has a lot of useful information including how to tips, best of comparisons, help items and much more.
https://www.makeuseof.com/

OS News - OS News is one sweet site.   They post a ton of news items, bits of wisdom, and everything else you need to keep you informed about the current OS environments. You can post your own newsworthy stuff and check out the forums while you're visiting.
https://www.osnews.com/

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Web Master(ing)

1and1 -
Need to set up a website, have email and excellent service at a low cost?  Check out 1and1.    It is the host for the UCHUG website and has proven to be very reliable and easy to set up and use. 
https://www.1and1.com

Bravenet Lots of Web tools for Web masters. 
https://www.bravenet.com

Homestead.com - Whatever your inspiration, they'll help you build a website to express it. 
http://www.homestead.com

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Misc. Computing

Annoyances.org - This is a trusted source of Windows information.  It is set up to filter articles pertaining to your version of Windows.  Discussion forums, Windows glossary and Roadmap, links to patches, and freeware and shareware utililities are all available at this site.  http://www.annoyances.org

BBSpot - Your Tech Humor Source - This site is a joy for anyone who tends to get too wrapped up in the technology revolution.  Hilarious articles and feedback.  Not for the fainthearted who take themselves too seriously or are easily offended.    http://www.bbspot.com/index.html

Default Device Usernames and Passwords - Need to look up the default password and username for a device?  Then you need to take a look at https://cirt.net/passwords

ZDNet -
Part of the Ziff-Davis family of technology based media.  Access to all their publications such as PC Magazine, plus great downloads, articles, news and information. 
http://www.zdnet.com

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Computing Aids

321 Clipart - Launch yourself into the world of clipart with 321CLIPART.
http://321clipart.com/

Blackviper.com -
This web site has an excellent list of services you can tweak to help speed up Windows,  Lists cover Windows 2000 through Windows 10.  The list has links to explanations of what each service does.
http://www.blackviper.com/

Flaming Text allows you to create all kinds of quality graphics for web pages and other uses. It's free, fast and easy to use. In just seconds you can create headings, buttons, arrows and much more, just like the pros!
http://www.flamingtext.com/

FormSwift - Create, edit, sign  and collaborate documents and forms without downloading software.  Note, after 7 day trial period a monthly, yearly or per document charged is required (see FAQ at https://formswift.com/faq.php).
https://formswift.com/

PC Pitstop - PC Pitstop runs diagnostics on your PC to identify things that might help improve performance.   Best of all, the service is free!
  http://www.pcpitstop.com

ZAMZAR - Easily convert between graphics or document formats without the need to download software for free.
https://www.zamzar.com/

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Education

Accredited Schools Online -  An online organization dedicated to helping students find accredited, affordable programs that meet their learning goals and needs.  Online learning continues to grow rapidly, and there are now many platforms for students -- K-12 through college and career development -- to access online courses. However, many students fail to utilize techniques to get the most from online learning. We've teamed up with education experts across the country to develop the most comprehensive tools and resources to help students make decisions about degree programs, better understand the college admissions process, and find and secure financial aid and scholarships.
https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/

All About Fractions -
Whether your student is doing beginning fractions in elementary school, or learning Scientific Notation in high school, this site has everything you could possibly need to know. 
http://www.aaamath.com/fra.html

Back-To-School Tips - When it comes to kids and education, one size does not fit all! DiscountSchoolSupply.com offers the most personalized education resource on the Web. Their unique technology matches a child's learning styles, needs, and goals with the best educational products available.
http://www.discountschoolsupply.com/Default.aspx

College Grad Job Hunter - In addition to a job-search database, this site helps recent grads with resumes, cover letters, interviews and salary negotiations.  It also provides an e-mail alert system so you can be notified right away if any new jobs are listed that match your search. 
https://collegegrad.com

Complete List of Accredited Online MBA Programs - The site provides a comprehensive and informative resource that sorts out schools with accredited online MBA Programs. When it comes to online MBA programs (or any professional school, for that matter) accreditation is tremendously important. At the graduate or professional school level, there are two levels of accreditation that you must consider. First, the university should be accredited by a regional accrediting body. Second, the business school and the MBA program must have the stamp of approval from an accreditor of the Business Schools. Our resource will provide all these minute details that are often forgotten when looking for a program that fits student needs.
http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/online-mba-programs/

Cyber Security - Cyber Degree Hub foundation provides free educational information and support to those who are interested in learning about cyber security degrees and higher education.
https://cyberdegreehub.com/

Excel Blog - Follow this Blog to learn how to do some very advanced Excel features that will give your spreadsheets that WOW factor.  Each topic is thoroughly explained, in an easy-to-understand manner. All content is free and up to date. So even though you're not an "Excel-nerd" (like us), you'll learn to do some pretty amazing things.
http://spreadsheeto.com/

ExcelChamps.com Blog - Every month 50000+ Excel enthusiasts come to ExcelChamps.com to sharpen their skills. This blog is fully loaded with tips and tricks, Excel Functions, Formulas, Excel Charts and VBA. You can learn from 200+ tutorials with relevant example files.
https://ExcelChamps.com

Excel Tutorial - Learn how to use Excel with this fully illustrated Excel tutorial (including VBA programming) + 300 examples. This website would be a great place to get up to speed with Excel.
http://www.excel-easy.com

Idiom Site - An idiom is a phrase that is natural only to native speakers of a given language. Some examples of idioms that American English speakers use are "absence makes the heart grow fonder," or mentioning that someone is just trying to get "brownie points." The idioms on this Web site are separated into alphabetical order, and if you find an idiom you don't know then just click on it to learn more. The great thing about idiomsite.com is that sometimes we know what an idiom means, but this Web site takes that knowledge one step higher by giving us the origin of the idiom, too.
http://www.idiomsite.com/

List Organizer - Listorganizer.com was made for people who need lists to keep organized. The makers of this Web site seem to have a list for everything! If you don't have the time to browse for that special list, then use the search feature to find just what you are looking for.   http://www.listorganizer.com/

Medical Billing and Coding - a comprehensive online resource for students considering a career and education in medical billing and coding. This educational resource is designed to provide you with the information you need to define if medical billing or medical coding is right for you, then explain all of the options that will help you get started on your career path. http://www.medicalbillingandcodingonline.com

My Language Exchange - This Web site “is a community of second language learners where you can practice your second language (any language) with native speakers - someone who speaks the language you are learning and is also learning your native language - online.”
  http://www.mylanguageexchange.com/

Online Thesaurus -
If your word processor includes a thesaurus, you will probably find that it does an OK job. But if you really want to do some serious thesauring, you'll need something with a bit more clout. The big thick Roget's will do, of course, but first go check out the online collegiate thesaurus at 
https://www.merriam-webster.com

San Diego County Schools and Districts - The San Diego County Office of Education
web site with a directory for school districts countywide, including attendance boundaries and
information on charter schools.
http://www.sdcoe.net/Pages/Home.aspx

Today in History:Columbus Day -This Library of Congress site offers a brief overview of the events behind Columbus Day, with lots of links to more information, such as a pictorial collection of Columbus monuments.  https://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/oct12.html

Web Elements - Let's see, there was Hydrogen, Oxygen, Helium, um... anyway, that tattered old chart which hung in the front of your 7th grade classroom has found it's way to the Web. https://www.webelements.com/

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Emergency Preparedness

CDC Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response Site - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers answers to frequently asked questions about biological and chemical substances in the news.
http://www.cdc.gov

Other excellent CDC guide lines:
CDC Guide to Extreme Heat
Disaster Preparedness at Home: Filter Out the Damage
Disaster Prep & Self Storage - What You Need to Know
PA DMV Emergency Driving Tips
Emergency Preparedness for Seniors & the Disabled
Humane Society - Protect Your Pets
What You Need to Know to Keep Your Family and Your Belongings Safe
Ready for Anything: First Aid for Pets

FEMA : Are You Ready? - 
The Federal Emergency Management Agency  
https://www.fema.gov/

Water Damage Defense
- For info on all types of water damage defense and info on other emergency preparedness info take a look this excellent site.   http://www.waterdamagedefense.com/pages/emergency-preparedness

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Employment

Neuvoo.com
- A free job search engine that indexes jobs directly for free from companies' career websites, placement agencies and job boards. We centralize all jobs available on the web to help people find new career opportunities, so we are much like the Google for jobs.
https://neuvoo.com

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Game Sites

Big Fish Games - One of the best sites to find good, low cost games.
https://www.bigfishgames.com

Gamespot - Games for all platforms, with reviews, previews, etc. - affiliated with ZDNet. 
https://gamespot.com

Hotgames -
Games for the PC, Mac, Playstation, PS2, Dreamcast, Nintendo, Gameboy, plus reviews, and previews. 
http://www6.hotgames.com/

One Across - I'm a big fan of crosswords and this is a great site to find those hard-to-find words.  All you need is clue words or if you're not sure put in a ?. 
http://www.oneacross.com

Video Game Revolution - For either the avid gamer or if you just want to find out about games this site is the destination for you.  It is a companion to the PBS show "The Video Game Revolution". 
http://www.pbs.org/kcts/videogamerevolution

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How-To

The Do-It-Yourself Network
- With summer coming to an end and the cool breezes of fall just
around the corner, check out the Do-It-Yourself Network's online site for Gardening and Landscaping under Home categories. 
https://www.diynet.com/

Createspace.com - On Createspace.com an aspiring writer, musical artist or film maker will be able to create, collaborate and distribute their masterpieces.  The free online publishing tools and Community can help you complete and sell your work.  Distribute on Amazon.com, your own website, and other retailers without setup fees or inventory.
https://www.createspace.com/


Howcast.com - A great collection of How-To videos.
https://www.howcast.com

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