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Internet Internet
Search Engines and Directories Web Searching    
Web Design and Development Web Design
Dictionaries and other reference sites Reference
News and Weather News
Monterey Bay area, California Monterey
Outdoors, Hiking and Nature Outdoors
Environmental Organizations Environment    
Science Science
Education Education
Anthropology Anthropology    
Art and Music Art & Music
Fun Just for Fun
Travel and Transportation Travel
Food and Recipes Food
Government Government

 The Internet and WWW  

QuestMail, Program for remote email access for Starr Sites hosting clients.

net.TUTOR, an excellent Internet Tutorial from Ohio State.

MBUG-PC, Monterey Bay Computer Users Group - Personal Computer., a comprehensive glossary of Internet terms.

All About Email Scams, Phishing and Fraud from

Be sure to check one of the following websites or another online virus reference before taking any action related to a "virus", to determine if it's really a virus or a hoax.

    TrendMicro Virus Information Center.

    Information about viruses from

    Information about hoaxes from

 Search Engines and Directories  - Updated (formerly the Mining Co.) || AllTheWeb || AltaVista || AOL NetFind || Best of the Web || Bing || Google || HotBot || (formerly Infoseek) || Links2Go || LookSmart || Lycos || MSN Search || Northern Light || Open Directory || SearchHippo || Starting Point || WebCrawler || Yahoo!

Multimedia Searches (images, audio, video):
   AltaVista image, audio, video searches. - Image searches.
   Fast Multimedia Search from AllTheWeb.
   Lycos Multimedia Search.

Meta search engines which combine results of other engines: || Dogpile || Ixquick || Mamma

Yahooligans - Web guide especially for kids.

Google Groups - The source for Internet newsgroups (formerly Deja News)

Search Engine Watch -  Information and tips for webmasters and search engine users

Babel Fish Translation - Translates web pages or text from one language to another

iBrain links- Have access to all the information of the Internet at your fingertips with iBrain

 Web Design

Forrest Stroud's Consummate Winsock Applications, including comprehensive file listings, ratings and extensive reviews of the latest and greatest software on the Internet.

HTML Code Tutorial, an introduction to HTML

A Dictionary of HTML META Tags (complete listing).

HTML Help by the Web Design Group, which promotes the creation of non-browser specific, non-resolution specific, creative and informative sites that are accessible to all users worldwide.

W3C HTML Validation Service from the W3C World Wide Web Consortium. is the place to find out how to make your web site viewable and usable by most visitors. The ANYBrowser web page viewer allows you to see your page as it might be seen when viewed with various browsers (including WebTV).

The Web Robots Pages, with lots of information about Web robots (crawlers or spiders).

How Web Servers Work, from

Web Reference: Optimizing Animated GIFs, by Andrew King.

Anti-aliasing Explanation, by ComputerWorld.

Browser-safe color palette, courtesy of Lynda Weinman, author of Designing Web Graphics.

Barry's Clip Art Server, with tons of clip-art suitable for use on the Web.

Matt's Script Archive, offering free cgi scripts, including a Forms processor.

Wikipedia explanation of Favicon, the small icon that appears in address bar and in Favorites list.

How to hide email addresses from spiders, Webmaster Tip from NetMechanic.

How Domain Name Servers Work, from

The InterNIC, an integrated network information center that was developed by several companies, including Network Solutions, in cooperation with the U.S. Government.

Nominet - Internet registry for .uk domain names.

Network Solutions (VeriSign), one of the domain name registrars.

GoDaddy, another popular domain name registrar.

Domain Name Registrars -- Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) list of accredited and accreditation-qualified registrars.

Explanation of the Domain Name System.

World Wide Web URL Country Codes.

PR Checker - Free tool to check google PageRank (PR) of a web page.

Budget Web, a budget guide to finding web space services for small businesses.

Web Law Frequently Asked Questions, provided by Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC.

Web Design Agency - Bond Media is one of the leading Website Design Companies in London, UK, offering Multimedia, Ecommerce, & Online Marketing Services, alongside Flash, Print, Illustration & Packaging Design Services. Bond Media also specialises in Web Based Applications.

 News and Weather  

CNN Interactive -- In addition to the latest news, this site offers weather forecasts for over 6000 cities, satellite loops, and other weather information.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

Encyclopedia Britannica

Lycos RhymeZone -- Rhyming dictionary and thesaurus.

WriteExpress -- Online Rhyming Dictionary.

Google Translate -- Translates text or a web page from one language to another New

Convert text case -- Converts upper case to lower case or sentence case, plus various other conversions

Currency Calculator

Charity Navigator -- Rates many non-profit organizations based on financial information.

Effective Meetings -- How to run an effective meeting, article by Charlie Hawkins

Gift Ideas -- Gift suggestions for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, and other occasions

 Monterey and the California Coast   

Community Links -- Monterey County community calendar.

Go Monterey -- Guide to the Monterey Peninsula.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

City of Monterey

Seaside (California) Library

Tide Table for Monterey Bay

Point Lobos State Reserve "the greatest meeting of land and water in the world". Visitor Guide to the Monterey Peninsula.

Central California Directory - A comprehensive web guide to Central California.

Marine Mammal Sightings - The latest sightings of marine mammals in Monterey Bay, from Monterey Bay Whale Watch.

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
Nexus Studio of Monterey - Personalized physical therapy 

 Outdoors, Hiking and Nature  

The Ancient Bristlecone Pine of the White Mountains

Point Lobos trail map

Baja Whale Watching Trip with photos and video

 Environmental Groups  

The Amazing Environmental Organization WebDirectory!

The American Cetacean Society (National)

The American Cetacean Society (Monterey Bay)

Sierra Club, Ventana Chapter


Earth & Sky -- Excerpts from the Earth & Sky radio series, plus information about tonight's sky.

The Exploratorium, San Francisco museum of science, art and human perception.

The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California.

Sol Ideas - Features an instructional solar cell kit.


California State University, Monterey Bay

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of California Extension, Santa Cruz

Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel) -- Adventures in lifelong learning.

Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington (Evelyn's Alma Mater).

MBA in London -- London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) offers a range of innovative education programs and professional education courses.


Ishi in Two Worlds - About Ishi, the last Yahi,

Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in Berkeley Berkeley, California.

 Art & Music  

The Web Museum, Paris

The Louvre Museum in Paris

The Monterey Museum of Art

The Carmel Classic Guitar Society  

Terrence Farrell - classical guitar, Spanish guitar, romantic music and some fabulous stylings of great jazz music

 Just for Fun  

Birmingham (Alabama) Zoo -- In addition to information about the zoo, this site has animal photos and lots of links to pages about all kinds of animals.

Giant Pandas at the Smithsonian National Zoo.

Blue Mountain Arts -- Free animated electronic greeting cards.

Dilbert -- Comic strip with games and special features.

Peanuts -- Comic strip with games and online postcards.

The Internet Movie Database -- Everything you ever wanted to know about the movies.

Kahuna Video -- Everything about surfing: surf forecasts, links, collectibles, etc.

 Travel and Transportation  

QuickAID, information on airport ground transportation, shops and services, hotels, and terminal maps.

Monterey Airbus, transportation between the Monterey area and the San Jose and San Francisco airports.

San Francisco Bay Area Transit Information, online access to transit information for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.

San Francisco Bay Area Transit Trip Planner -- Obtain detailed instructions for using public transit in the San Francisco Bay area by entering starting and ending trip locations.

Washington State Online Travel Information, including visitor information, accommodations, events and festivals.


Recipe Source -- Searchable online archive of recipes.

Newman's Own Organics -- Organic pretzels, chocolate bars, Fig Newmans, recipes. This company donates all after-tax profits to charity.

 Government Web Sites  

The United States Postal Service, with zip code directory, postal rates, and photos of the latest commemorative stamps.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office.

IRS -- All the tax forms and publications you need.

U.S. Naval Observatory Master Clock When you absolutely, positively have to get there on time, here's the accurate way to set your watch.

NASA -- the latest Hubble Space Telescope Images, links to the Mars Global Surveyor and the latest news releases.

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Last updated January 9, 2015.

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