Other Favorite Links
I've attempted to locate a variety of useful, interesting and unusual links for this page. Let me
know if you run across a link that no longer works, or if there's something you really like (or
hate). Happy surfing...
- The Web Nebulae is an opulently beautiful site. There's not that much science here, but the
images are extraordinary. It's not hard to imagine they might inspire a career in astronomy.
- There are a lot of satirical 'zines on the Net. One of my favorites is The Onion. With headlines
like "Astronomer Discovers Black Hole at Center of Own Marriage", what's not to like?
- Retro was an ever-so atmospheric review of 20th Century pop culture.
It's gone now, but the archives are still available. Besides a nice look, it
a lot of interesting content. Who doesn't remember the roadside snake-pit?
- For those of you who haven't outgrown simple fun, Hot Wheels are just about the perfect thing
to collect. They're cheap, plentiful and multi-purpose - what more could you ask for? I still
have three dozen or so vintage ones from my childhood, and have accumulated many more over the years.
The newer ones are definitely not as well-built as the early models, but nevertheless you can
find some nice-looking cars and they're still very inexpensive when bought new. Mattel
have a Hot Wheels home page - it's not bad but is fairly slow-loading. The Virtual Hot
Wheels Collection doesn't lie - it has an extensive collection of car photographs.
- Reading about hiking is akin to having a picture of a glass of water when you're thirsty, but a
little help is required to find the best places to go. Oklahoma's highpoint, Black Mesa,
provides a very nice day hike for those who find it. Be forewarned, Oklahoma's panhandle is a
beautiful but isolated area. I wouldn't recommend venturing out there if your transportation is
not dependable. The Hiking and Walking Homepage is a nice comprehensive site, with a lot of
content as well as extensive links. The Huachuca Hiking Club of Sierra Vista, AZ is a good
resource for anyone interested in the southeastern Arizona area. America's Roof is a listing of
links to U.S. Highpoint home pages. Visiting state highpoints is a good way to get started in
hiking, as many are easily accessible and you can move on to the more strenuous ones as your
- Math isn't exactly the sexiest subject matter available on the Internet, but if you're interested in
delving into such mysteries as zero to the zero power, give The Math Forum a try. It's a nice
site with a wide range of info for everyone from kids to mathematicians.
- For those of you gleefully participating in our cultural obsession with our own health, there's a
wealth of good information available on the net.
Mayo Health Oasis is a good
place to start.
- You would expect Stanford University Libraries to have a good web site, and they do.
Though it is a little on the plain side, there's a ton of information available here.
- On the other end of the scale is Juneau (Alaska) Public Libraries. This is a very nice site which
serves to illustrate the meaninglessness of geographical isolation on the Internet.
- I don't recommend trying to surf this one with a 14.4 modem, but Coca Cola has put together
a fantastic site. Great graphics are only part of it - the content is surprisingly sophisticated,
especially for a mass-marketing consumer goods company.
- There's not really anything outstanding about Ford Motor Company's site, but I've been a Ford
fan for most of my life, so...
- For all you yuppies out there, it turns out Heineken has a cool site.
- It's possible to order just about anything on the Internet, from pizzas to Porsches. For
something out of the ordinary, try the Sovietski Russian Catalog. They offer some amazing
items from the glory days of the old Soviet Union.
- Web Techniques is an excellent reference for Web page designers. If only I'd found this site a
- The Mazda Miata is an awfully good looking car, and interested parties have a cool,
comprehensive reference site for everything from engine work to car clubs in
Miata.net(Mazda doesn't seem to have any official involvement with this site).
- The Guide to Computer Vendors is a very large, searchable set of links to computer-related
One of the best things about the Internet is surfing for free stuff. Here are a couple of the best software freeware/shareware sites -
- Download.com is exactly what it says - a good place to find software of all kinds
- ZD Net is a very large site, plus it has excellent reviews of much of the software along
with online versions of computer magazines in the Ziff-Davis family.
- Another excellent shareware/freeware site, Tucows has descriptions, reviews and ratings for most every variety of Internet-related software.
- PBS has put together a fun, interesting, informative site. There's a lot more here than just
- The Mad Scientist Network is an extensive question & answer database, along with a lot of
archival material and a sense of humor to boot. For the curious, this site could easily become
If all you want is out of this place, try one of these links -
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Last Updated 02/05/01 by Michael Ramsey
Copyright 2001 Michael Ramsey