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 ^Who^Date^Link^Brief Description^Comments^ ^Who^Date^Link^Brief Description^Comments^
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 +^ ^Miscellaneous^
 |Patrick, Gary|5/​21/​2011|[[http://​forecast.weather.gov/​MapClick.php?​CityName=Bedford&​state=MA&​site=BOX&​textField1=42.4833&​textField2=-71.2667&​e=1|http://​forecast.weather.gov]]|7-day weather forecast for Bedford, MA area from NOAA National Weather Service.| |Patrick, Gary|5/​21/​2011|[[http://​forecast.weather.gov/​MapClick.php?​CityName=Bedford&​state=MA&​site=BOX&​textField1=42.4833&​textField2=-71.2667&​e=1|http://​forecast.weather.gov]]|7-day weather forecast for Bedford, MA area from NOAA National Weather Service.|
 |Patrick, Gary|5/​21/​2011|http://​nist.time.gov/​timezone.cgi?​Eastern/​d/​-5/​java|Real-time Clock - Official U.S. Eastern Time from NIST (needs Java plug-in to display time)| |Patrick, Gary|5/​21/​2011|http://​nist.time.gov/​timezone.cgi?​Eastern/​d/​-5/​java|Real-time Clock - Official U.S. Eastern Time from NIST (needs Java plug-in to display time)|
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 |Sherman, Al|5/​6/​2012|http://​browserspy.dk/​|how much information can be retrieved from your browser just by visiting a page.|how much your browser reveals about you and your system. | |Sherman, Al|5/​6/​2012|http://​browserspy.dk/​|how much information can be retrieved from your browser just by visiting a page.|how much your browser reveals about you and your system. |
 |Sherman, Al|5/​6/​2012|http://​www.howtogeek.com/​98601/​easily-monitor-your-computers-internet-connection-activity/​|How to See What Web Sites Your Computer is Secretly Connecting To| |Sherman, Al|5/​6/​2012|http://​www.howtogeek.com/​98601/​easily-monitor-your-computers-internet-connection-activity/​|How to See What Web Sites Your Computer is Secretly Connecting To|
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 ^ ^Shopping and Purchasing^  ^ ^Shopping and Purchasing^
 |Sherman, Al|11/​16/​2008|www.mobissimo.com|Airline schedules prices|  |Sherman, Al|11/​16/​2008|www.mobissimo.com|Airline schedules prices|
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 |Sherman, Al|3/​23/​2012|http://​www.uship.com/​|Ship Anything, (US and Canada) Shippers compete to offer bet best rates.  See video explanation.| |Sherman, Al|3/​23/​2012|http://​www.uship.com/​|Ship Anything, (US and Canada) Shippers compete to offer bet best rates.  See video explanation.|
 |Sherman, Al|4/​7/​2015|http://​www.trivago.com/​|Search for hotels|  |Sherman, Al|4/​7/​2015|http://​www.trivago.com/​|Search for hotels|
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 ^ ^Financial^  ^ ^Financial^
 |Patrick, Gary|1/​30/​2012|http://​www.depositaccounts.com|Free view of bank financial health ratings, 1-to-5 stars, and shows some financial data and rating measures, as your search result. Site also offers CD rates.|In the main page, click on Banks, Bank Health Rating tab; type in the name of the bank you want, then select from the "​hits"​ by address. ​ Click on the "​Health"​ tab near the bottom of the view that comes up.| |Patrick, Gary|1/​30/​2012|http://​www.depositaccounts.com|Free view of bank financial health ratings, 1-to-5 stars, and shows some financial data and rating measures, as your search result. Site also offers CD rates.|In the main page, click on Banks, Bank Health Rating tab; type in the name of the bank you want, then select from the "​hits"​ by address. ​ Click on the "​Health"​ tab near the bottom of the view that comes up.|
 |Patrick, Gary|2/​27/​2012|http://​www.thestreet.com/​bank-safety/​index.html|Free view of Weiss financial strength ratings for banks, F-to-A (that is not free info on Weiss' own site). Weiss is a tougher grader than the other sites here.|Click on the button "​search for a rating."​ In the page that comes up use the uppermost of three typing fields (unlabeled - bug?) to enter Bank Name. You don't have to enter state, but can, and use blank for bank name to see a list of all in a particular state.| |Patrick, Gary|2/​27/​2012|http://​www.thestreet.com/​bank-safety/​index.html|Free view of Weiss financial strength ratings for banks, F-to-A (that is not free info on Weiss' own site). Weiss is a tougher grader than the other sites here.|Click on the button "​search for a rating."​ In the page that comes up use the uppermost of three typing fields (unlabeled - bug?) to enter Bank Name. You don't have to enter state, but can, and use blank for bank name to see a list of all in a particular state.|
-|Patrick, Gary|2/​27/​2012|http://​www.bankrate.com/​rates/​safe-sound/​bank-ratings-search.aspx?​t=cb BankRate.com'​s ratings of banks or credit unions. ​ Once you obtain the star-rating result, click on "​memo"​ link to see quite a lot of its measures for this bank.|After selecting between bank/credit union, and typing in bank name, look for the red,"​See Results"​ button low on the web page.|+|Patrick, Gary|2/​27/​2012|http://​www.bankrate.com/​rates/​safe-sound/​bank-ratings-search.aspx?​t=cb|BankRate.com'​s ratings of banks or credit unions. ​ Once you obtain the star-rating result, click on "​memo"​ link to see quite a lot of its measures for this bank.|After selecting between bank/credit union, and typing in bank name, look for the red,"​See Results"​ button low on the web page.|
 |Patrick, Gary|2/​27/​2012|http://​www.bauerfinancial.com/​home.html|Bauer'​s ratings of banks, 1-to-5 stars. ​ Any further info costs at least $10 however. Bauer seems to be an easier grader than the others; 4 or 5 stars is common.|Click on "Bank Star Ratings."​ You do need to know the home state of the bank, however.| |Patrick, Gary|2/​27/​2012|http://​www.bauerfinancial.com/​home.html|Bauer'​s ratings of banks, 1-to-5 stars. ​ Any further info costs at least $10 however. Bauer seems to be an easier grader than the others; 4 or 5 stars is common.|Click on "Bank Star Ratings."​ You do need to know the home state of the bank, however.|
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 +^ ^Charity ratings and info^
 +|Sherman, Al|7/​30/​2012|www.hgrm.org|Household Goods Recycling of Massachusetts|
 +|Sherman, Al|11/​16/​2008|http://​charitynavigator.org/​|Is this a good charity?|
 +|Patrick, Gary|5/​21/​2011|www.give.org|Is this a good charity? Better Business Bureau rating by its standards for efficiency and clarity.|
 +|Patrick, Gary|5/​21/​2011|www.greatnonprofits.org|Is this a good charity? Type in a charity name to see if there are testimonials from persons involved in the charity'​s work.|
 +|Patrick, Gary|5/​21/​2011|www.givewell.org|Is this a good charity? ​ Really stringent criteria for full disclosure and worthiness of the priorities and impact of the charity'​s work.|Click on "​Charities,"​ "All Charities,"​ then use your browser'​s "​Find"​ facility to search the list.|
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