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For this month, and this month only, the column is being written (and edited) by
because Matthew Macdonald (a good friend of mine) is busy doing homework and
QETV. Anyway, since Matthew has written about youth censorship, movies and IRC
(Internet Relay Chat) in the last few months, I thought I'd write a column on
interesting and/or cool URLs (Uniform Resource Locator. Computer speak for
an address on the internet) for Youths. Some of these links can be found at
my online bookmarks
which has over 130 links that you can go to.
Online Books Hackers
are really just big packrats, they're usually harmless and they just want to
collect information. The
Hacker Crackdown is an online book about hackers and the things they've
The Introduction to the
WWW is a little document for newbies on the internet and how to use
Macworld Magazine is a
Macintosh magazine that just went online. The page needs you to register (by
doing their survey) before being able to access the software libararies and
articles. The magazine doesn't seem to be very Lynx friendly but you can just
login as "guest" and type in guest as the password and you'll have complete
access to the site.
You want more online magazines you say? well, here's two
Publishing, a link to the Ziff-Davis publishing company, has links to
the magazines they publish,(MacUser, PCUser etc.) the other is Byte magazine a magazine written mainly about PCs
and some macs.
Cool Companies Since I use a mac (like Matthew), you
probably guessed that I'd mention Apple
Computer. Apple computer is one of the largest computer companys in the
world and has sold more RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computing) based machines
(Powermacs) than all of the other RISC computer companies put together! Apple's
homepage is very well designed but it's usually busy.
The Mac Warehouse is a place where you can look
at the stuff this store is selling and you can get demo programs as soon as you
fill out a survey.
Information Two weeks ago I did two projects on
volleyball and field hockey for gym, I had to get a lot of pictures for my
project so I went to Yahoo for some
links to volleyball pictures. Yahoo is a database with hundreds of thousands of
links to other sites. You can use Yahoo to search for specific sites by going
to the search link there or, you can just browse around in their databases
looking for interesting links. Then, I went to two more sites because net
searching can't be complete until you pay a visit to The Library of Congress or
Webcrawler. Webcrawler is a database
like Yahoo but Webcrawler has a different searching method and is a lot simpler
than Yahoo's searching method.
TV After watching a great episode of
Star Trek: Voyager you probably still want more Star Trek, so go to the official
Star Trek: Voyager homepage.
The page is one of the better homepages I seen so far (well, what do ya expect
from pros down at Paramount?). The site is best seen under a graphical
connection. The page will still look good under a text connection but it won't
be as fancy. I suggest you check this site out even if you don't like Star
The Fox Network is a tv
station in Rochester. The site has information on the new shows that came out
this season. You can get AVI or Quicktime movies of shows like Space: Above and
Beyond and other new tv shows. If you live in Halifax and have extended cable
Fox is channel 36.
Cool Places The NASA List is a page with
tons of links to different parts of NASA.
If you ever wish to relax, go to
the Classical Music page. You
might not like classical music very much but it's still worth a try. Here's a
place closer to home, the CCN Youth page is a page dedicated to the CCN Youth
discussion group at CCN
Wondering what to do next? well you can always go to the Cool Links
page, which has many links that are interesting yet weird. If you're a Jays
fan, you can go to the Unofficial
Blue Jays Homepage, where you'll find information on the the Toronto
Blue Jays, check it out!
Software If you're a mac user like me 8-), you probably want to find a
link were you can search for a specific file inside a huge archive or you might
want to look at the newest shareware on the net. The Info-Mac's
Newest Files page has the latest shareware and a search engine for
searching the gargantuan archives of the info-mac. The page also has a summary
of the latest uploads in the last two days. Of course, if you use an IBM ::-),
you can go to the MS-DOS file
archive or the Windows
3.1 section of the University of Oakland.
Well, I guess that's it. I enjoyed writing this column and I hope you like it.
Next month Matthew will be back in his virtual soapbox and give his opinions on
youth related issues. 8-)
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