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site is for NON-CHESS sites that
may be interesting to the average web-surfer.
am going to try to have all the best sites,
the Internet listed here. And all the ones that have taken me months,
(or years); to find. Useful services, little-known resources, etc.
personally guarantee that this page will, one day soon, be a
resource for everyone or anyone who has ever looked for anything
Book mark this page!! And please tell your friends.
NO ONE IS PAYING ME FOR THE PLACES / SITES / BUSINESSES THAT ARE LISTED ON THIS PAGE!!
why am I doing it? The answer is simple.
I wanted to develop a web-page that was like,
"The Shell Answer - Man." >>
just wanted to give all the non-chess players a reason to stop by!!!
One of my goals
is that one day this page be listed in ...
as a "one-stop shopping" place for
Like the man said,
" You build it, and they will come ... "
A visitor to my web-site recently wrote me an e-mail. The basic message was, "Why come here?" The average person could search the Internet and find most of what I had found in minutes. And you know what? He was right!! If you want to spend 15 minutes (or more) searching for something, go ahead!
Hopefully the main reason you will come here is because I can save you
And that my friends, is easily your most valuable commodity!!!
Also - - - have you ever watched TV and seen an ad for a
web-site, you liked what you saw; BUT
then you forgot
to write it down? Well, I have solved that problem for
I have tried to get as many of the big
TV advertisers as I can on these
Most of the "biggies" that advertise on TV are right here!!!
Another thing I would like to point out, is that this page has a definite "theme," i.e., I am especially interested in sites and businesses that offer
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY. What am I talking about? I am referring to the solutions of tomorrow's problems that are here today. Advanced communications, services that offer Internet and Internet solutions, advanced computer technologies, innovative software applications. etc.
If I refuse to list a business or organization here, I have good reasons. After all, I have that right. Its my web page.
An "A.J." Free Tip - Not finding what you need? I'll give you some advice on how to better search the Internet. Your browser may not have the best search engine.
# 1.) Go to Galaxy or Google and search there.
(There is a link to those sites on this page.)
# 2.) Make a list of "key
words." Let's say you are searching for employment web-sites. Some of the phrases you should search under would be, "Jobs," "Job Opportunities," "Employment," etc. Try to come up with as many keywords as you can, as this will increase the likelihood of finding what you need. Be sure to include any associated phrases.
# 3.) Repeat your search. Some search engines are now "randomizing" their searches, so you may not get what you want or need on the first try.
Another note: This page has become too large to fit the average web browser. Therefore I have had to break it up into many,
many, new, different sections. (More, AND Different Pages.)
- The Grand-daddy (and Muthah) of all Internet sites. Bill Gates, love him
or hate him, (I do neither.) ... but you must admit that without MS, the
net, (and home personal computers!); would be a much different place!! You
will find lots of neat stuff here. Ever had a problem with a piece of MS
software? Then the patch (software repair kit), is probably there for
you to download. Download lots of other free stuff too. You could spend
months knocking around this site, I know I have spent dozens, (If not
hundreds!); of hours here. (A friend who used to work for MS told me they
have a team of programmers whose only job is to work on the Microsoft Web
Site!!) There is lots of free software and upgrades to MS products here. Be
sure to download
the new media player!! (FREE!)
("And now, a word from our
- Do you Yahoo? Either you do - - - or you know someone who does. The
services they offer are too many and too numerous to name here. Click here
to get free e-mail ... FOR LIFE!! ...and much more! You may also shop here
and do a bunch of other fun things here. I must also mention, that according
to I-Market Research, Yahoo is both: A.) One of the most trusted names on
the Internet; and B.) One of the top three Internet sites.
(And since this IS a chess site, I would
be completely remiss if I did not tell you that you can play chess on
Yahoo. Good stuff!! Go to: Chess
- Go here and sign up. (If you signed up for Yahoo [above], then you are already
a member.) After you have been there and signed up, you can start building your
own web page. Are you hopeless when it comes to computers? Then I could help you
build your own webpage on GeoCities. Contact me for more details.
(Note GC closed in 2009.)
- Another one of the most popular and highest-rated on the Internet. Here
you ask your butler, Jeeves, any question you can think of. And he probably
knows the answer. Another good site to know if your kids have to do research
for school. (Or if you just wanted to know the answer to any question.) A
good site for checking the answers to trivia games!! - - - This site also
offers dozens of services and related sites. They also have a very good
search engine. An A.J. "must-see" on your 'Net tour! Check it
out!! Click HERE.
- One of the best search engines on the Internet. Also, you can shop, search
for things here, find answers here, get various services here, etc.
you seen the commercial on TV that says:)
you are into, dig into it deeper."
This is the place. Another one of the "Top 100" sites on the
Internet. Also considered by several rating services, (like Jeeves); to be a
MUST-SEE for your web-surfing experience. This site also is one of
the most heavily trafficked on the 'Net. (Number of "hits" daily.)
what a news-letter I recently received said about Lycos:
Nielsen/Net-Ratings [of the] Top 25 websites [by property] report is now out
... and there are many interesting findings ... not least the popularity of
Lycos. "So what?", I hear you say. You may think we are only
talking about a one or two percent market share... however we are talking
about a whopping 26% market share!!! >>
"I-Need-Hits!" newsletter. [Late Oct. 2000.])
So you can see, if
you have not been to this website, you are missing out. If you have a
web-site and you have not listed it with their search engine, then you may
be missing out on a big chunk of business and traffic.
strong point about Lycos: Free Web Pages!!! Go get yours now!! (www.angelfire.com.)
Join the over FOUR MILLION people who have a web page with Lycos!! Its free!
And there are DOZENs of related sites all designed to help you build a great
web page!! ALL the tools you need to build your own web page are here!!
Nothing to buy!!
made it, if not easy, at least possible, for the average Joe to build a
great looking web page.
- One of the LARGEST sites on the Internet. It is also a GLOBAL web-site.
And according to several different services, it is easily one of the
"Top Ten" Internet sites! It is also one of the busiest!! (It
probably receives hundreds of thousands, if not millions of hits per day!!!)
(Another one of the Nielsen Net rating's "Top 25 Sites." Also a
top "E-Commerce" business.) I must also mention, that according to
I-Market Research, Amazon is both: A.) One of the most trusted names on the
Internet; and B.) One of the top three Internet sites.
you can buy nearly anything. Books, videos, music,
games, toys, the list is nearly endless. They sell well over 2,000 chess
books. Plus hundreds of related items. If you have never been there, you are
missing out. A definite "Must-See" for the serious webs-surfer.
You could also do a ton of gift-shopping there, and never leave your home or
office!! What are you waiting for?
- Now considered to be one of the "Top Ten" Internet sites.
and many others.) It takes literally hundreds
of thousands, (if not millions!); of hits every single day. Buy, sell, find
what you have been looking for! Most people who use the Internet use ebay.
One of my friends, who buys and sells antique pens, uses E-Bay to do his
most of his buying and selling. If you are not using E-Bay, then you are
behind the times. Lots of things to see and do here. You definitely must
check this one out!! A definite stop for the serious web-surfer!!!! I must
also mention, that according to I-Market Research, "e-bay" is
both: A.) One of the most trusted names on the Internet; and B.) One of the
top three Internet sites.
also pick up anything chess-related here: books, sets, chess paraphernalia,-
- - you name it; IT'S HERE!!!!!)
- If you are a SERIOUS ebay user, then you should check out this program.
Its a program and database manager. It can keep track of your bids, all the
things you are buying
and selling on ebay, and much more.
- Called "The Human Internet." A site with a little of everything.
(Actually hundreds - - - if not thousands of inter-connected
sites!!!) Just about every human activity is covered. (You also get a real,
human Guide for each section!!) Free e-mail, web hosting, all of your
hobbies, and so much more. You can also play dozens of games on-line. You
must check this one out. It also is another one of the most highly rated web
sites on the 'Net! Get your own web page here. And much more! You won't
believe all there is too see and do! A definite A.J. "Must-See."
Click HERE to go there.
"J-Fax" Website - Want your own FREE fax number and get your faxes
delivered to your PC? This is a neat service you must check out. You can get
a lot of services for just a few bucks a month, and avoid the big paper
crunch. A good solution for the small business.
to go there now. And don't forget to tell them who sent you!! Mention my
and Internet Related Services are now on a
separate page. [Plus Searches.] (This page got too large for just one page of information.
So I had to divide. I promised these pages would continue to grow.) My A.J.'s
"High-Tech" web sites. Check it out.
to go there now. A
- The folks at "Charge <dot> com," have a very good website.
If you are a small business, and you are interested in increasing revenue,
the one sure way to do it is to accept credit cards on your website. These
guys can help you get started in that direction. (Sept. 2014 The link works
watching this page for a list of all the best (non-chess) sites on the Internet!!!
Like to play
games? Here I am going to try to list some of the better gaming
sites, and manufacturers' of gaming software. Just for the fun of it!
- Play practically any game you can think of. Board games (Chess, Checkers,
Backgammon.); arcade games, (Poppitt, Tank Hunter.) etc. Plus you can play
all the card games, (bridge, etc.) that many people enjoy. Just about everyone can could
find a game here that they would enjoy. I play there, shouldn't you? (NOT
just chess.) And its FREE!!! See you there. Click HERE.
- games, games, and more games!!!
Just about any game you can think of. Lots to see and do. Free, and its fun.
to go there now.
- card and board games. (Java.) And these guys have the best, most comprehensive
database of chess games.
------> (Over 2.5
MILLION Master games of chess.)
AND you can play chess here also!!
Check it out!!
- A relatively new website for playing games. Hundreds, if not thousands of games. A
really cool website. Every serious gamer must check this one out. A
- A fun little website with lots of games to play. Not as big-time as the
above sites, but it is still a good site for gamers to check out. A 'should
am sure if you have been paying attention, you have noticed there are
hundreds, if not thousands of new Internet sites. Many of these new
"dot-com" companies have had unbelievable take-off's. Their I.P.O.'s,
(initial public offerings [of stock]); have gone through the roof. If
you have not managed to keep up, then I consider it my job to keep you
informed. On these pages you will find many of the newest and best of some of
these Internet start-up companies. Find it here!!
SEARCHING FOR SOMETHING?
Let me help you find it.
All my search -
related sites have moved. Now all the Internet searches are on a new page.
Click HERE to go there now.
Keep on searching. And happy
Services Web Sites and/or Commercial
Sites AND The Web-Site Promotion Sites are all now found on
a separate web page. Please click HERE
to go there now!! A New Page!!!
Travel - All sites that are related
to Travel/Vacations have been moved to their own page. Click HERE to go to that page now.
Employment - All sites related to employment and job
opportunities (and related sites); have been moved to their own
Click HERE to go to that page now.
A New Page!!
Shipping - All sites that are related to Shipping have
been moved to their own page.
Click HERE to go to that page now.
A New Page!!
SPORTS – Have moved to their own page.
Click HERE to go there now. A New Page!!
- Go to a cool web site that advertises quite a bit
on TV. Supposedly they search hundreds of websites and virtually guarantee
to find you the lowest price on virtually any item you could purchase or
buy. (Just trying to save you money!) Check it out! Click HERE
to go there now.
Interested in making your home a better place?
Then check out the following site:
www.homeportfolio.com. See what a better place your home can be! If you
are really interested in sprucing up the old homestead, then you MUST check
out this web site!! Click HERE to go there now.
(There is also an interesting story about one of
the founders in a recent [Nov. 2000], issue of "Reader's Digest."
[This company was a pioneer in its field.] It makes great reading, so check
Want to complain?
- A new company that is definitely listened to and is definitely making
waves is "Planet Feedback." Here you get to tell a company off.
Definitely a new and hot comer on the Internet. Click HERE
to go there now. Let your voice be heard!!
will also have all the links (eventually) for that are embedded into my
webpage listed here. I mean of course, only the non-chess sites. The chess
sites will be listed on the appropriate page. ("Cool Sites," or
of embedded links that are on this site - (Non-chess):
(This list is NOT complete!)
page -- Marshall Brain's "How
Stuff Works" : A very cool site that has plenty of very
informative stuff. Articles that tell you how ANYTHING works, form the human
heart to an oscilloscope. A good site to know if your kids gotta do research
for an article or homework. And a VERY fun site just to kick around on.
This is also one of the top-rated sites on the Internet!!
page -- If you are interested in saving
the ecology, check out "The Rain
Forest Alliance," web-site. Learn all about the Rain
Forest(s) and what you can do to save them.
Page -- If you
want to "Shop until you drop," without ever leaving the house,
then go to "Amazon <dot>
Com." Not only can you buy books, but videos, many other
products, and lots of other cool stuff too!!! (Another
one of the most popular sites on the Net!! Also one of the largest sites!
You can definitely spend all day here!!)
Page -- If you want a counter on your
site, and don't want to write your own cgi-bin code, do what I did, and go
to "The Ultimate Counter" website.
There you can configure your counter. You can browse the mall and pick from
hundreds, if not thousands of different style counters. Then the code will
be written for you! (FrontPage has counters built into it, but some Internet
sites do not accept their code.)
Page -- The
Microsoft FrontPage is a must visit for anyone who has purchased FP, or is even thinking about
it!! (This page was built using FrontPage '98. I could have never built this
web-site without this very versatile tool!) (Dec.
2000. - I now have upgraded to FrontPage 2000.)
Map - Need
A New Customer Answer Tool? Maybe this site has what you are looking for!
Map - Need a really good map? Then click HERE
to go there now. All the best maps in the world.
Need games? Like games? Want games? Then check out "Python-net."
Their website has
more games than you can shake a stick at.
Page - The Naturalist website
is a must for those concerned about the ecology. You can also do and see a
lot of fun and cool things! Send an "Eco-Card" to a friend!!
Page - The GreenPeace's website
is also another "Must-See" stop if you are concerned about the
Page - "Education
Planet" has a very cool website.
Lots of stuff for teachers and students. [AND PARENTS!!] (But lots of fun
for us average web-surfers too!) Shop, personalize your EP page, get
involved in the cash for schools program! Another
one of the top-rated sites [and most
popular] on the Internet!
"Best Books" Page - The U.S. Government has
some very nice web-sites for your information and entertainment. One of
the nicest has got to be the one for, "America's
Libraries." An A.J. "must-see" for your internet
tour!! Check it out!!! Input galore!! DON'T
miss this one!
Program Page - "Video
Flicks," has the best video's & DVD's for your VCR.
Cool movies, good prices, have fun!
Program Page - "Price-Scan"
(<dot> com) is another great little site for movies, DVD's, etc. Catch
a cool flick!
"Training Program" Page - If you are interested in movies, you definitely have to check out
BlockBuster's web-site. Go to http://www.blockbuster.com.
This is an excellent site, and I spent nearly 45 minutes perusing this
web-site. You can find your favorite movies, find games, rent movies
on-line, etc. You can see what movies have won awards, get, "The
Latest Scoop," go to the critic's corner, see out-takes from the
latest releases, and much more!!) Click HERE
to go there now!
- If you want to see one of the nation's
largest distributors of trophies, then you have got to check out "Crown
Trophy." (Crown Awards.com) One of the biggest and best,
they offer free engraving. Big, good-looking web site. If you need trophies
for your kids soccer league, maybe you should check these guys out!
- Need some "clip-art" for your kid's
homework assignment? Or maybe you need a little pizzazz for your web site?
Then check out all the free clip-art at "Access
Clip-Art." They have literally thousands of images that
you can download for free! Check it out!
For my friends
that live on the Gulf
(and if you are
planning a trip to this area); you need to check out the new website: "Access
[the] Gulf Coast." [<dot> com.]
Information all about the Gulf Coast. (You could enter the appropriate city,
and get the weather forecast for that area.) It has a little of everything
in it. You FREE listing of your
classified ads!!! What could be better? Click HERE
to go there now. And start enjoying the real "Gulf Coast"
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