Tech

IS GOOGLE MAKING US STUPID? A documentary about technology that I was in talks about the pro & cons of Google & the Internet I appear at these minute marks, 2:10, 3:46, 4:47, 15:00, 16:33   Link 

Website Help

http://nibbler.silktide.com/

http://archive.org/web/

Cell Phone Help

https://www.imei.info/ 

What speed test is the best speed test????

https://librespeed.org/ 

Free and Open Source Speed Test. No Flash, No Java, No Websocket, No Bullshit. 


search engine & alternate search methods 

DuckDuckGo.com is an Internet search engine that emphasizes protecting searchers' privacy and avoiding the "filter bubble" of personalized search results. 

Lifehacker offers some good Alt like reddit & Yahoo Answers

 link to this article. 

917-ASK-NYPL,Every day, except Sundays and holidays, between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm EST, anyone, of any age, from anywhere in the world can telephone 917-275-6975 and ask a question. The library staff will not answer crossword or contest questions, do children's homework, or answer philosophical speculations. Website 


Full Disclosure: I Love Google & use Gmail & a Google Workspaces account. I use many Google Services but I do like competition. I have this & a few other websites hosted via Google sites. my personal site here is hosted  for $10/yr grandfather rate my other sites they range all over the place but most cost closer to $20 a year some as high as $500. 


http://www.cellreception.com/

 

http://opensignal.com/

 

http://frugaling.org/google-is-the-internet/


https://www.wireshark.org/ 

 

https://sites.google.com/a/jeffcoschools.us/adult-computer-class/week1 


https://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2013/08/04/the-real-reason-googles-moto-x-is-being-assembled-in-the-us/?sh=4460e833272d 

Get tools and domains

Free SSL https://letsencrypt.org/ 

https://www.whois.com/whois/

Who owns the site or at least where is it registered 

https://www.whatsmydns.net/ 

Is the site up A record, Cname etc...

https://www.wappalyzer.com/

what is the site made up of 

https://securitytrails.com/ 

History of a website and lots of info on what's going on with the site. 

What browser the best browser? 

https://www.privacyguides.org/en/desktop-browsers/

 LandChad.net, a site dedicated to turning internet peasants into Internet Landlords by showing them how to setup websites, email servers, chat servers and everything in between.

https://landchad.net/  

https://datacommons.coop/ 


Computer Class I taught back in 2013 

https://web.archive.org/web/20201021091446/https://sites.google.com/site/stpatspcclass/home 


http://www.helpcafe.com/ 

https://leprd.space/ 

https://pinkvampyr.leprd.space/accessiblenet/index.php 

https://wiby.org/ 


https://personalsit.es/ 

https://sizeof.cat/post/website-discovery/ 

https://jakearchibald.github.io/svgomg/


https://jamesg.blog/2024/02/19/personal-website-ideas/ 

misc. sites

https://www.htmlhobbyist.com/

https://goblin-heart.net/sadgrl/cyberspace/webrings 

https://goblin-heart.net/sadgrl/

https://goblin-heart.net/sadgrl/cyberspace/bypass-paywalls 

https://emreed.net/LowTech_Directory 

https://youtuube.neocities.org/Websites 

https://wiscons.com/ 

https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/ 


https://www.accessibilityassociation.org/s/ 

Got lots of Linux and tech links on this site 

https://chriswere.wales/ 

https://gifcities.org/ 

https://citizen-dj.labs.loc.gov/


Hosting Domains etc... 

namecheap.com 

Domain with Free Whois Privacy and affordable rates easy to use.

cloudflare.com

lots of cool tools at cost Domain names


https://www.quad9.net/

I changed my network public DNS to because its a nonprofit that is focused on privacy-and-security focused, open DNS

https://test-ipv6.com/index.html.en_US


https://neocities.org/

is a cool space of retro tech and simple HTML websites you can create an account for free and if you want to have sites with custom domains its $60 a year. you can create up to 30 website when you spend the money for the account that's $2 a website a year :) but its also fun and educational to create and build websites this way. 


Wix.com

full service websites ecom payments support  etc

https://www.computertutorservices.com/ 

Carrd.co 

simple 1 page site

https://www.reddit.com/r/selfhosted/ 

website with screen shots to help teach and understand tech http://www.chasms.com/


Templates for printing 

https://www.creativecenter.brother/en-us

All free some good ones i create cards for people here have my own hallmark :) 

Another site with useful templates 

https://www.libreofficetemplates.net/ 

main site 

https://www.freeprintable.net/ 

Print things of


Personal Tech Help

the main website you can use to make sure that you have internet :) http://www.ismyinternetworking.com/ 

to make sure your ports are open for networking

http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/

Receive only No data cost or tracking Internet 

Not https://outernet.is/ Now https://othernet.is/ 


Educational tech website lifehacker.com interesting tech stuff

Encyclopedia's 

I owned (gave this to my cousin they are in a real rural area with no internet so I felt there family could use it more than me.) a complete collection of 

Encyclopedia Britannica's 1994  (15th edition)  . I was reading how  autodidacts should own a set encyclopedias and now I do I got it from a library book sale room its about 35 books overall I paid a grand total of... $20!!!

I do value Wikipedia but find it interesting to own a printed set of encyclopedias that new would have cost over 1k. was printed for almost 250 years it is older than the USA it was a tool of the Age of Enlightenment.   

What We’ve Lost With the Demise of Print Encyclopedias Link 

the sum of human knowledge' – had a different shape in the era of the printed encyclopedia Link

Encyclopedia Britannica in the age of Wikipedia Link

Encyclopedia Britannica stops printing after more than 200 years Link

Setup Google Sites via CNAME publish it 1st then enter the info in and it should work. 

https://www.entrepreneur.com/science-technology/5-things-you-cant-find-on-google/232136 


Art & Clipart etc

https://imagecolorpicker.com/  


https://publicdomainvectors.org/ 


https://openclipart.org/ 


https://etc.usf.edu/clipart/ 








other misc stuff 



Linux  RasberryPi 400 

https://www.raspberrypi.com/products/raspberry-pi-400/ 

I think this links covers a lot of the software that i was going to cover https://www.thesimpledollar.com/30-essential-pieces-of-free-and-open-software-for-windows/ 

my 1st PC that was my own

https://www.cnet.com/reviews/dell-dimension-4600-pentium-4-2-8ghz-512mb-ram-80gb-hdd-xp-home-review/ 


https://signal.org/

nonprofit encrypted messaging service for instant messaging, voice calls, and video calls.