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Checking the Web: A few of my favorite places online

Updated on December 27, 2007

From the mundane to the ecclectic, a few of my favorite sites.

I know, this subject has been done to death. I will hopefully not bore you too much with sites you already know and love, while introducing you to a few interesting sites you have never seen before.

First we will start with my absolute favorite website. PostSecret.com . Postsecret is an interesting site that lets anyone send in a "secret" on a postcard. The secrets received are then read through and every Sunday a new batch are posted. Voyeurism at it's best/worst?? Perhaps but it can also be very cathartic to see that you are not the only one who has had certain feelings. There are of course also Postsecret books and now even video postings. The posts range from mundane to shocking and I find myself always wishing there were more posted. Find PostSecret.com at http://postsecret.blogspot.com/

Second on my list is another voyeuristic type site (perhaps revealing a bit about my personality?). This site is called Found Magazine. This site is again dependant on reader submissions. On Found you will see pictures, notes, and various other items of interest that have been found on the street, in hallways, or even in a hidden corner of a house the "finder" has just moved into. Some of the finds are quite interesting, others simply amusing and a few are puzzling to say the least. I always start on Found Magazine's "find of the day" page which of course shows you their featured find of the day with links that allow you to go back through their finds archive chronologically or randomly. To check out Found Magazine go here: http://www.foundmagazine.com/

Next up on my favorite places is a game. I know you don't have time for a game. Well, this is no ordinary game in my humble opinion. This game is called Traveler IQ. I love this game simply because I enjoy geography and am constantly amazed by the number of people who have no idea where places are on a world map. The game is a little tougher than it sounds, it is timed and will give you a city name or a famous place name then you click what you think is the corresponding place on the world map. I sadly have never made it past level six, but enjoy playing the game fairly often and have learned a great deal since the first time I tried this game. If you are not afraid of a challenge and would like to try this out go to http://www.travelpod.com/traveler-iq/game1 good luck.

Next up is a site created by the creator of "Doonesbury" G. B. Trudeau. This site is named "The Sandbox" and is basically a blog site created by Mr. Trudeau for our soldiers overseas to post whatever they want. The posts range from "how I fixed up my quarters" to some truly eye opening blogs about what life and war are really about. See this wonderful site here: http://gocomics.typepad.com/the_sandbox/

The next site is called "Hillbilly Housewife". This site is a down to earth site with some very good "from scratch" recipes, a blog and even an "other goodies" page which is very informative. I hope some of you will check it out at: http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/

The final site I think some of you may find of interest is FreeComputerBooks.com. Yes it is what it sounds like, a site with links to e-books on pretty much any computer related topic you might care to read. Whether you are a computer guru or a "noob" who would just like to learn a little something about the machine that takes up so much of your day, this site is for you. To begin on this little path to computer knowledge start here: http://freecomputerbooks.com/

That's it for my links for now. I hope you have found them to be interesting and hopefully in some cases eye opening. Please enjoy

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      bluerabbit 10 years ago

      What fun! This is a very unusual list of favorites.

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      uglydawg 10 years ago from Vancouver, WA

      you are most welcome Hoodala... and thank you for taking the time to read and comment

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      Hoodala 10 years ago from Mesa

      That is a very interesting collection. It can be very hard to find cool sites you like on the internet, i guess thats why i like stumbleupon. Thanks for sharing your list of favorites.

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      uglydawg 10 years ago from Vancouver, WA

      Compu - kenny - Zsuzsy - Patty - thanks to you all for taking the time to read and comment on this. I hope you find something each of you likes and will frequent in this list

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      Patty Inglish 10 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      The Sandbox sounds like a good one.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Thanks for the list. I'm going to check out one or two.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 10 years ago from Chennai

      I never knew the existence of these sites except the computer books one. They all seem very interesting. And tempting, thanks!

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      Compu-Smart 10 years ago from London UK

      I always like to know people favorite places online and you provided:)

      I will check them out..

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