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Random URLs III

by David L. Harris

Washington Apple Pi Journal, reprint information

On the Pi's TCS bulletin board system I randomly post URLs (addresses of Web sites) that intrigue me. If you have an Internet connection and a Web browser, you can go to any of these places yourself. If you have paid your $20 additional for a TCS membership you can see the newest Random URLs on the "Explorer Service & Internet" board of the General Conference. The URL of the TCS is <http://webtcs.wap.org/>. If you already use the TCS you can probably skip this article, because you've seen them.

Here are some more URLs I've posted. They are all working at the time this article was written, but by the time you read it, who knows? Due to the limitations of printing them, some may wrap to a second line. Make sure you get the entire URL -- they are surrounded by < and >. Some pages may require JavaScript be turned on in your Web browser; if it is, you may get extra cookies or advertising on those pages. Some of the descriptions are taken from the sources where I get the URLs. And I usually end my lists with humor (of sorts).

Here is the third edition:


Many links on crafting subjects


The Old West

The Old West of this page is defined loosely as the legend and reality of 19th Century America west of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers and anything and anybody associated with it, past and present. After all, the Old West is not really a time or a place but a state of mind.


CampusTours: Virtual College Tours


CampusTours works with over eight hundred colleges and universities throughout the United States to promote, enhance, and build virtual college tours for prospective students and parents.

Graduate School Information


"Source of graduate school programs information. Find thousands of graduate programs by curriculum or by school."



We are your source for Apple(tm) software and hardware Treasures NOT found on retail shelves. Whether you are looking for titles for your old Apple II or your faster than fast G4, MacTreasures is for you! (They also have a Mac donation program.)

Email 911

Anti-spam help


Columbia Newsblaster


With a team of researchers headed by Prof. Kathy McKeown, Columbia Newsblaster is an online project at Columbia University's Department of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Newsblaster currently looks at news reports from thirteen sources, including Yahoo, ABCNews, CNN, Reuters, Los Angeles Times, CBS News, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Virtual New York, Washington Post, Wired, and USA Today. The product uses artificial intelligence techniques to cull through news reports published online and then sorts and summarizes these reports in five different news categories -- US, world, finance, entertainment, and sports.

Free Translation


"Free translation of web sites and text for Spanish to English, French to English, German to English and English to Spanish, English to French, English to German, English to Italian, English to Norwegian and English to Portuguese."

Museum of Ancient Inventions


Browse this fascinating display of ancient inventions and discoveries, sponsored by Smith College and learn about the courses they offer that inspired the museum.

The Ancient World Web


A compendium of resources related to ancient history to be found on the World Wide Web.

Illinois Railway Museum

America's largest railway museum


Charge - The Experience of Epilepsy


"A site to find out more about epilepsy, includes personal accounts of living with epilepsy." Needs Shockwave player 8 and Flash player 5.

Nervy Girl!


"The Thinking Woman's Magazine, based on the revolutionary idea that young women enjoy thinking about issues beyond makeup and boyfriends, the volunteer-produced Nervy Girl! celebrates women's accomplishments."

Who's Alive and Who's Dead?


"Who's Alive and Who's Dead: This page lists some famous people who are alive and other famous people who are dead."