A list of web places of interest. This is a work in progress. Join in!
|Cuttler, Kenneth||6/7/2019||Dashlane Password Manager||free and paid versions. Can generate complex passwords and store them. Works with both PC and smart phone (paid version).|
|Isenberg, Steve||6/7/2019||KeePass||Free, open-source, lightweight, easy-to-use password manager.
Put your passwords and other info (like answers to “secret” questions) in one encrypted file. Copy the file to your PC, Mac, phone, or place it in Dropbox, etc and reference from them. There are many version available on many platforms; no central company has control of your password file.
“Best I've Found and at a price ($0) I can afford” –steve isenberg
|Cuttler, Kenneth||6/7/2019||Spot the Station||See the International Space Station when it is overhead. Free. Enter zip code once when you register. Receive email notices with time and direction to view ISS, usually twice monthly.|
|Cuttler, Kenneth||6/7/2019||Pay by Phone||You will need this to park at many locations, especially downtown, but also on travel. Free.|
|Cuttler, Kenneth||6/7/2019||Star Walk||Is that a planet? Hold up your phone to the point of interest. Star walk maps the whole sky including stars, planets, constellations and satellites.|
|Cuttler, Kenneth||6/7/2019||Google Translate||For PC or smart phone. Free. Works with sound, typed text, and text images (e.g. street signs, menus). (point your phone at the foreign text and it is translated to English instantly! –smi)|
|Cuttler, Kenneth||6/7/2019||Peaks USA||Is that Mount Washington? Hold up your smart phone camera to the peak. Peaks USA will label the mountain peaks on the camera image.|
|Cuttler, Kenneth||6/7/2019||Shazam||What's the name of that song playing right now on the radio? Who sang it? Shazam will tell you.|
|Patrick, Gary||5/21/2011||http://forecast.weather.gov||7-day weather forecast for Bedford, MA area from NOAA National Weather Service.|
|JJ||http://lexmaweather.info/||Weather specific for Lexington MA|
|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)|
|Gamota, George||5/2/2011||PissedConsumer||The best consumer product reviews and complaints site. Write Review and share opinions about products and customer service|
|Rudy/Gamota||5/2/2011||Snopes||The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.|
|Sherman, Al||11/16/2008||http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm||ZIP Code maps|
|Sherman, Al||5/10/2016||www.zamzar.com/||Convert files to different formats|
|Sherman, Al||Web based email client (free)|
|Sherman, Al||4/22/2012||http://www.ConsumerFraudReporting.org||Useful information for dealing with fraud|
|Sherman, Al||8/13/2012||http://archive.org/||early internet and media history. a “Wayback Machine” web archive|
|Sherman, Al||6/5/2014||http://www.cachedpages.com/||shortcut to cached pages Google, archive, etc.|
|Sherman, Al||2/15/2016||https://www.vesselfinder.com/||Locate, identify, track ocean vessels|
|Sherman, Al||3/10/2017||https://haveibeenpwned.com/||Determine whether your password was stolen|
|Sherman, Al||7/19/18||https://wetransfer.com/||Transfer large files|
|Isenberg, Steve||6/6/2019||Trash Collection and Recycling Info||Lexington MA site|
|Isenberg, Steve||6/6/2019||What Precinct Am I In?|
|Isenberg, Steve||6/6/2019||NoMoRobo||Intercepts most annoying marketing calls|
|Sherman, Al||11/16/2008||www.NWTools.com Domains, IP, traces, etc. (Network Tools)|
|Sherman, Al||5/6/2012||http://browserspy.dk/||how much information can be retrieved from your browser just by visiting a page. Tells 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|
|Isenberg, Steve||6/6/2019||Jewish Holidays Calendar|
|Shopping and Purchasing|
|Sherman, Al||11/16/2008||www.mobissimo.com||Airline schedules prices|
|Sherman, Al||www.Kayak.com||Airline schedules prices|
|Sherman, Al||11/16/2008||bostongasprices.com||Gas prices. (you can customize this with your own list of towns to report each time you use it).|
|Sherman, Al||11/16/2008||http://biddingfortravel.com/||Using Priceline for hotel bargains|
|Sherman, Al||11/16/2008||http://www.insuremytrip.com/||Travel Insurance|
|Sherman, Al||11/16/2008||http://www.addall.com/||book purchase|
|Sherman, Al||4/13/2014||http://www.booksprice.com/||book cd dvd purchase|
|Sherman, Al||11/16/2008||http://zillow.com||Real Estate Prices|
|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|
|Isenberg, Steve||6/6/2019||Talk to a Real Person in Customer Support|
|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.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.
|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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