|From the Kenosha News on 7-22-07
These web sites can help you get useful information
We rely on the internet today for information of all kinds. I think sometimes that the skill of using a phone book will be lost! Below are some web sites that I think you may find very helpful in looking up the information you seek. Some are specific to Kenosha and Wisconsin residents. I have outlined a few of these in detail in previous articles.
- processlibary.com – Listing of processes that run under Windows. This can be helpful to determine what is spyware and what is a valid process running on your computer
- wififreespot.com – If you have wireless (wifi) on your computer, this site lists where you can connect wirelessly for free.
- www.wisconsin.bbb.org – The Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin. Look up the complaint history on area businesses and file a complaint if needed.
- kbb.com and nadaguides.com – Blue book values for a vehicle you want to buy or sell.
- tripadvisor.com – Reviews of hotels, restaurants and more. Submit your own review.
- switchboard.com and whitepages.com – Find the name or address for just about anyone or any business in the country.
- mapquest.com, maps.google.com, and maps.yahoo.com – Get a map, satellite view, or directions to a specific location, as well as the distance.
- freeannualcreditreport.org – The site to get a TRULY free credit report. Despite the catchy slogan in their commercial, there is actually a cost to get a credit report at freecreditreport.com
- tucows.com – A repository of huge quantities of shareware and freeware.
- www.symantec.com/home_homeoffice/security_response/threatexplorer – Find out about viruses you may have, get fixes for them, and de-bunk hoaxes.
- travelocity.com, expedia.com, or orbitz.com – To do research on airline flights and prices, as well as car rentals and hotels, these are the top three. Beware! These on-line sources often do not have the best prices. While they’re great for doing the research, I always follow up with a phone call to the airline, car rental agency, or hotel, and generally find they have lower prices. Also, watch for added cancellation or transaction fees at on-line services.
- mytripjournal.com – Keep a log of your trip, including pictures and a map on this free hosting service.
- godsview.com – An on-line concordance and Bible search tool
- www.kusd.edu – If you are or have a student in Kenosha Unified Schools, this site provides much useful information.
- www.dwd.state.wi.us/jobnet/ - The Wisconsin JobNet. If you’re looking for a job in Wisconsin, this site lists the postings from the job centers across the state.
- www.dot.wisconsin.gov – When you don’t want to actually go to the DMV office, see if you can find the info on-line here first.
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by Carol Sabbar from the Kenosha News on 7-22-07