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Showing posts with label Websites. Show all posts

Car Websites List

# Updated for Year 2019 #


Resource Description
JDpower Consumer product information. Free.
Consumer Reports Consumer product information and more. Free and fee based service.

Also includes some reliable oldies, but goodies.

Resource Description
GasPriceWatch Search gas prices.
CarTalk Click & Clack.
AutoRepair.About General information.
CarSpace Car folks network.
WiseGeek Information, Q&A.
AskPatty Information, Q&A.
Fuel Economy EPA mileage data and info.
Insurance.ca.gov Insurance premiums/complaints info.
NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Resource Description
CarAndDriver Magazine.
MotorTrend Magazine.
RockAuto Parts and info.
Vehix Local dealer inventory, more.
kbb Kelly Blue Book.
Auto-by-Tel Prices, more.
Edmunds Car buying guide, includes prices, more.
AutoWeb All things auto related.
IntelliChoice Used car valuations.
CarFax Provides history of used cars.
Automotive Buy new/used. Lots of other info.
Cars Buy, sell, research, advice.
Price Auto Outlet Used cars. Retail sales.
AutoMallUSA Cars. Retail sales.
pickapart Self-service auto recyclers, aka junkyard.

Medical Websites List

# Updated for Year 2019 #

And do note the final resource listed under the $100 bills.
You will be glad you did.
Federal and state government agencies can often be a patient's best friend.


Resource Description
Fighting Patient Financial Abuse Patients Forced to Sign SWAG Medical Contracts Under Duress. Includes additional resources to fight back.
...nih.gov/... Patient rights, and much more.
consumer.gov/... Patient rights, and much more.
calpatientguide California patient rights, and much more.
CMS.HHS.gov Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services. Includes nursing home ratings.
Medicare Medicare Information.
Physicians Physician Comparison and Ratings by Medicare.
Hospitals Hospital Comparison and Ratings by Medicare.
amdcanada Macular Degeneration. Amsler Grid.

Resource Description
MayoClinic Seems to have it all.
Merck The Merck Manual. The medical standard.
WebMD This and that, more...
drugstore Popular pharmacy.
pparx Prescription cost assistance directory.
HealthWorld Health answers, medline, more.
HealthLibray Stanford Health Library.
HealthAnswer Health/Medical answers.
InteliHealth Health/Medical answers.
MedExpert Has every medical link on the planet, more....
healthgrades Research hospitals/physicians/more. Free & fee.
QualityCheck Hospital ratings, more.
nhcaa National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association.
FDA Food and Drug Administration.
NLM Federal National Library of Medicine.
alz.org Alzheimer's info.

Resource Information About Specific Doctors
A.M.A. The American Medical Association. Basic background info and a whole bunch of other stuff.
A.B.M. Specialties Board certification status.
Admin. in Med. Misconduct, malpractice, criminal data.
A.D.A. American Dental Association.
doctoroogle The Good Dentist Guide - By Patients for Patients.

This Has to Stop

Last, but not least, here is a page dedicated exclusively to dealing with patient financial victimization: Medical Federal and California State Government Websites That Will Actually Help You If a Medical Service Provider Victimizes You – Plus Some Important Tips


Consumer Information Websites List and More - Includes Dot Com Boom & Bust Era

# Updated for 2019 #

This is rather a unique list. In addition to the current useful resources, there are also a lot of companies and other resources from the infamous boom & bust dot com era; it is is interesting what some of those companies are up to these days. I do my best to keep this page current; if a broken link does show up, please let me know via the comments section below. Also, an important security note: if "https" is not available, it would be wise to not go there.


Resource Description - Worthy Consumer Resources
JDpower Consumer product information.
ConsumersReview Consumers Review listings and reviews.
ConsumerReports Consumer product information. Free and fee based service.
RipOffReport Consumer complaints about specific entities.
cnet Consumer tech product information.
wisebread Living large on a small budget.
SalesCircular Best current deals at retail stores.
FatWallet Advance info on sales.
SlickDeals Deals info.



Resource Description
gifts Intelligent directory of products.
LetsTalk Compare cell-phone plans.
WorthGuide ebay ref guide for merchandise value.
AuctionGuild Industry watchdog. Useful info.
PayPal Reputable online payment service.
CraigsList Online classified ads. Be careful here.


Resource Description - Worthy Consumer Resources
Credit Union Nat'l Association Locate a credit union near you.
DoNotCall Federal telemarketer Do-Not-Call list.
AnnualCreditReport Legit free credit reports site.
SmartMoney All sorts of useful info.
DealMine Discount aggregator and cross-reference site.
GetHuman Dealing with Corporate America by phone.
iHateDebt Dealing with debt problems. Information, free and fee.
travelaxe Directory. Compare hotel prices.
hotels Compare hotel prices.
BBB Better Business Bureau.
CreditUnionsOnline Locate a local credit union.
Quotesmith Online insurance quotes.
Insurance Panda Online insurance quotes.
BankRate Interest rates comparison.
HSH Associates Mortgage rate information, more.
Insure.com News, company fin'l info, more.
SampleSale Clothing & housewares sales list, more.
Consumer World Information.
ConsumerProAssoc Information and many links.
epinions Information and many links.
FTC Federal Trade Commission.
C.I.C. Federal Consumer Information Catalog.
FDIC Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Books/Mags Description
amazon All.
barnesandnoble All.
half All. Owned by ebay.
abebooks All.
magazinepricesearch Price comparisons.
studentbookworld New text books.
campusbooks Text books. Connects buyers/sellers, new/used, more.
collegebooksdirect Text books. Buy/sell used.
textbookrevolution.org Student run. Free educational materials.
librarything Organizational resource.

Resource Description
Junk Busters Stop telephone solicitors, junk mail, more.
Scam Busters Information.
spamlinks .net Spam track & trace.
C.A.U.C.E. Anti-spam site.
N.S.I. Scam alerts and information.
N.F.I.C. The National Fraud Information Center.
ic3 Internet Crime Complaint Center.
Nolo Legal self help, more.
lawyers Legal info, more.

Resource All Things Real Estate....
Fannie Mae Foreclosed homes, much more....
Freddie Mac HomeSteps. Foreclosed homes, much more....
MoveUp Research home value.
HomeAdvisor Houses, Apts, Neighborhood research.
HomeShark Info on buying a home, more.
APBnews Crime info by zipcode, more.
IRED Directory of real estate websites, more.
AllApartments All things apartment related.
SpringStreet All things apartment related.

Due to excessive spam, all comments moderated before publication.

Employment and Job Search Websites List - Full Time, Part Time, Hiring.

List of Employment Resources

# Updated for 2019 #


Resource Description
Indeed All jobs. Aggregator.
WorkZoo All jobs. Aggregator.
Government Jobs Appears to have them all.

Resource Description
neuvoo An international job aggregator.

Resource Description
AARP: Work-at-Home Jobs for Retirees Truly worthy ideas.

Resource Description
jobbankinfo State job banks.
GetTheJob Company websites only.
job-hunt Employment advice. Portal.
snagajob Hourly employment.
HotJobs All jobs.
CareerBuilder All jobs.
CareerPath All jobs. Newspaper classifieds.
USAjobs.com Federal site for Federal jobs.
D.I.C.E. Tech jobs, mostly agencies.
CareerMosaic Mostly company direct.
MysteryShop Possible assignments, more.
JobHuntersBible Advice and links.
RileyGuide Advice and links.
JobSmart Salary info, advice, links.
CareerBabe.com Advice, links, work-after-50.
AvueCentral Federal jobs. A difficult site.
BestJobsUSA All jobs. A limited site.
CareerCenter All jobs. A limited site.
Jobs All jobs. A limited site.
Monster This site has become obstructive and buries you in ads.
JobFairy Tech job network site, more.
Salary Various job/career info.
Work Place Fairness Workplace info.
CareerJournal Executive career site.
U.P. United Professionals.

Resource Description
elance Freelance.
guru Freelance.
hotgigs Freelance.
getacoder Freelance.
contractedwork Freelance.
rentacoder Freelance.
freelancedesigners Freelance.
directfreelance Freelance.
project4hire Freelance.

And a Little Humor: Things Not to Do at Work or Job Interviews.

  • Touch and hug your coworkers at every opportunity. Share all sex related jokes with them. Bring up religion and politics as often as possible.
  • Be seen having lunch with the malcontents, trouble makers, and other toxic personalities.
  • Always let your boss know what he or she is doing wrong. Especially point out any character flaws they may have. How else will they know how to improve themselves?
  • Keep your desk a total shambles.
  • Gossiping is good. It gives you credibility.
  • Going to a job interview? Be sure to smoke lots of cigarettes on the drive there. The interviewer will hire you on the spot when he or she smells the aroma. And of course, always show up late.

Another tough day at the office.

Reference Websites List - Mostly Oldies, but Goodies.

Most of these resources were collected from the second millennium. I am amazed how many have stood the test of time. There appears to be no reason not to keep them around for another year. Besides, old links can be useful at times. If you discover one that has sadly joined that electron scrap heap in the sky, let me know in the comments section and I will remove it.

Resoucre Description
nist.time.gov Official U.S. time.
timeanddate Print calendars, more.
maps.google Excellent road maps.
mapquest Maps.
Alt Codes Numpad alt codes.

Resource Description
reference Excellent general info site.
about Excellent general info site.
allrefer Excellent general info site.
answers Excellent general info site.
wikipedia Excellent general info site.
snopes Urban legends, confirms/refutes.
dictionary Standard dictionary.
buzzwhack Buzzword dictionary.
urbandictionary Urban dictionary.
brainyquote Famous quotes and quotations.
freedict Language translation dictionary.
languagemonitor The Global English Language Monitor.



Internet Search Engines List - New and Old

Though updated for year 2019, lots of second millennium search engine and other resources remain here for nostalgic and other purposes. Side note: if "https" isn't available, then for security reasons it is recommended one should not go there.





SIDE NOTE: County Clerk/Recorder sites have all sorts of info. 

File Resources File Resources
Shareware(CNET) Filez
ZDnet Download


Resource URL/DOMAIN Resources
searchenginewatch Search subject tracking.
INTERNIC The com/net/org/edu domains.
spamlinks.net Spam track & trace.
spamhaus Worthwhile anti-spam site.
U.S. gov NIC The GOV domain.
U.S. DOD NIC The MIL domain.
IANA Country domains.


Federal .gov Websites List - Most Popular or Used

# Year 2019 Updated #

For 90% of visitors, you will find your federal link here. Also makes for interesting browsing.

Resource Description
NIST Time Time
USPS US Post Office
IRS Internal Revenue Service
IRS Advocate IRS help
FTC Federal Trade Commission
FDA Food and Drug Administration
SSA Social Security Administration
CMS.HHS.gov Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services. Includes nursing home ratings
Medicare Medicare information
GovBenefits Official benefits site
Census Census Bureau
BLS Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
USmint US Mint
GSA General Services Administration
FPDS Federal Procurement Data System
FedBizOpps Federal government procurement opportunities
FBOdaily FedBizOpps (FBO)
HUD Housing and Urban Development
State Dept. State Department
State Dept. State Department. How to get passport.
CIA CIA. Includes world fact book.
FBI FBI
GAO General Accounting Office
FDIC Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
CIC Consumer Information Catalog
Grants Central source for organization grants
CDC Center for Disease Control
Congressional Information Legislative Information Service
NASA NASA Hubble telescope
NASA Gallery NASA Hubble telescope images
USGS USGS earthquake site
FuelEconomy.gov EPA mileage data and info
SEC Securities and Exchange Commission

Nat'l Libraries Description
LOC Library of Congress
NLM National Library of Medicine
NLE National Library of Education
NAL National Agricultural Library

Directories Description
USA U.S. government's official web portal.
Fed World Links, more....

American flag in cupola of International Space Station with Earth visible. - NASA