Harvey's Website List
You can save your favourites or bookmarks to make a file like this.
Or create one from scratch - I'm using the free NVU editor.
Or you can copy and paste web addresses into an email message and
send it to yourself.
These are sites my family created. They show that anyone can make
a website and put it up on the internet.
Software Spirit Three Generation
Watercolour Artists Robb
Professionally made sites may be better: SR Museum 2
Some useful websites: Wikipedia Maps Weather Revenue Canada
Dictionary Internet Public Library
Community history books
Regional Library ebay amazon
Gutenberg free library of ebooks and audio books: US, Canadian
Most of these books are old. You can volunteer to help
scan, type or check the books. I helped with the book Governor
Brock's wife wrote in the 1700's and it was fun.
PhotoBucket lets you store your
photos on their server, free. You can email links to friends.
Most pictures posted to forums are stored on sites like
Got an email you that is hard to believe? Check it here before
urban legends: about.com,
Forums are websites where people discuss interesting things:
Wide Seniors RV.net
Computer Sienna Club
Forums are a great way for people to help each other. The RV and
car sites are great for finding the best way to deal with a problem.
Ditto for the computer site. You can ask a question and get
answers from ordinary people and experts. Or just chat.
A little change in the address makes a big difference: whitehouse.gov whitehouse.org
The best search engine is Google because it lists sites ("hits") in
order of how popular they are with people (except the ones at the
top that have paid to be put there). www.google.ca
When searching, enter words you expect to see on the pages that you are
looking for. If the word MUST be on the page, put a plus sign
before it. If the word must not be on the page, put a minus sign
before it. Phrases should be in quotation marks (great for
checking for plaigerism on student work). Example: search
for: "hair loss" +natural
-transplant (many will prefer -natural).
Free and low cost software: Download.com
writer "printer" webpage
editor NVU TaxFreeWay
income Tax Picture size reducers: Windows
Classic Shell: start menu
for Win 8
Genealogy: Community history books
Harvey's Windows 8 and 10 tips:
It is hard to find your documents and pictures. The first thing I
do is right click on the desktop, choose "new" - "shortcut" -
"Computer". When doubleclicked, this shortcut shows other things
in its sidebar - including good old Documents and Pictures.
Two people among those I help lost their Windows Account password.
They swear it got changed by some failure of Microsoft, but
regardless of how it happens it can be quite traumatic, even loss of
all photos and other data on the computer. I can reset a windows
95 to 7 login in a few minutes, but these new Microsoft Accounts are
different. Safeguard yourself by adding a second account for
access to your computer. Make it a LOCAL account just in case
there is a problem with Microsoft accounts (usually the username is
to make a local account
Read carefully; the links you need to click on are in smaller, less
bold print. Make it an administrator account so it is possible to
access photos and documents in the other account. Write all your
usernames and passwords in a notebook.