View Full Version : What are the essentials to have in your favourites folder??

07-08-2002, 01:21 PM
This should get some interesting answers, Just finished reading and adding Susan B's post on the explorer tip and added her suggested site to my favourites folder and it got me thinking......yes the wife has warned me about that.... what else should be in my favourites folder??

Elwin Way
07-08-2002, 01:30 PM
PressF1? :D

notches up some more brownie points

Babe Ruth
07-08-2002, 01:57 PM
Search engines (one is never enough!) and search crawlers:
google (http://www.google.com/)
google_m (http://www.google.com/microsoft)
altavista_nz (http://nz.altavista.com/)
altavista (http://www.altavista.com/)
askjeeves (http://www.askjeeves.com/)
askjeeves (http://www.askjeeves.com/info.wbcrwl/)
northernlight (http://www.northernlight.com/)
excite (http://www.excite.com/)
lycos (http://www.lycos.com/)
infoseek (http://www.infoseek.com/)
yahoo (http://www.yahoo.com/)
alltheweb (http://www.alltheweb.com/)
metacrawler (http://www.metacrawler.com/)
dogpile (http://www.dogpile.com/)

When you're looking for that next contract/job:
Where's_that_Job (http://www.jobnetnz.co.nz/)

Microsoft KnowledgeBase:
Microsoft KnowledgeBase (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;KBINFO)

and any other of the 1000+ bookmarks I have for pointers to the liquorice allsorts (including) ye_Olde_Sweet_Shop (http://www.oldsweetshop.com/trolleyed/8/) of the Web


07-08-2002, 04:36 PM
Anything I want to catch up on that I am too busy to look at right now

07-08-2002, 05:41 PM
Curious as to know what the difference between a search "engine" and a search "crawler" is?

07-08-2002, 05:49 PM
A search "crawler" crawls around search "engines"

07-08-2002, 05:55 PM
E=mc2, ?:|, by this I presume a crawler gathers info from a variety of engines, correct?

Babe Ruth
07-08-2002, 06:03 PM
Veale, Yup when you make a request of/through a metacrawler it searches multiple search engines to return the results

Susan B
07-08-2002, 06:04 PM
Got a confession to make: that site you're referring to, dipstick, was listed by someone else yesterday or the day before in another post and I can't remember which one to give the guy the credit.

Anyway, here's another good one for Windows tips that I found today while pruning some files:

CyberWalker Windows Tips and Tricks (http://www.cyberwalker.net/quicktips/windows_tips.html).

I have a list of good links nearly ready to post as a FAQ, must get it done very soon. Just have to verify that the links are still valid.

Graham L
07-08-2002, 06:13 PM
For all you demons who say "load a new driver", here's a local source. Drivers On-Line (http://drivers.on-line.net.nz) is run by a shop in Christchurch. You can serach by FCC ID, PCI vendor, Plug and Play ID, model number, part filename, or description. Says they have "checked 8484 drivers from 957 vendors".

It's much less cluttered than driverq etc.

Susan B
07-08-2002, 06:37 PM
Babe: that job link won't work for me. :-(

And do you get sweets from that sweet shop? Yum! (bet the cat doesn't get any...)

Babe Ruth
07-08-2002, 06:48 PM
Sorry for the old link it should be JobStuff (http://jobstuff.co.nz/)

Have got sweets through ye olde shop and fortunately (for the cat(s)) they don't like liquorice.


Sam H
07-08-2002, 06:51 PM
Computer Links (http://liquid2k.com/computerlinks/index.html)