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10-31-01 The official website for the Movie Halloween!

10-30-01 Halloween Stories

Most of us have some great tales of Halloweens past! Maybe your family went all out decorating the house, or your whole neighborhood got in the mood. Perhaps you had some truly spooky event happen on a Halloween. All of these make for some great Halloween memories that you can share with other "Halloweenites"! This site is for true Halloween memory stories ONLY! It is not for legends, fictional stories, etc. Ghost stories are fine, as long as they happened to you on Halloween.

Halloween On-Line

A complete guide for this years Halloween festivities!

Halloween Safety tips

Everyone wants to have a safe and happy Haloween for themselves, their guests and their children. Using safety tips and common sense can help you make the most of your Halloween season and make it as enjoyable for your kids as it is for you!

Inside, you'll find helpful tips and ideas to make the most of everyone's favorite holiday of the year ........ HALLOWEEN!

Send a Free Halloween Card!

Sending Halloween cards through the Halloween Card Shop is a great way to reach out and grab someone special.

Through the Halloween Card Shop you can send friends and family members a spooky treat year round from our unique selection of Halloween cards!


10-24 Pumpkin Carving - Nothing better signifies Halloween than a glowing Jack O' Lantern!

Whether it's simply carving a pumpkin to sit on the door step for Halloween night or holding a pumpkin carving party with you're friends and family, this age old tradition is a main event for young and old alike. Here you'll find everything you need to know to carve your own pumpkins into spooky masterpieces for Halloween and have a lot of fun doing it!


10-23-Fairlogic WorldCast® is a free two-in-one newsletter software: A bulk emailer and also an email address validator.
It's perfect for individuals or businesses sending out customized e-mail messages to their customers, newsletters, business notices, internet marketing, CRM and other essential information. WorldCast keeps your customers up-to-date with the click of a button. As a bonus, it also detects many of the common bad email addresses that exist on many emailing lists, providing a detailed log of the entire delivering process and reporting any kind of error - It can even determine up to 90% of "dead" e-mails in the address lists before sending, providing detailed and handy logs for each email sent.

WorldCast accepts an unlimited number of projects, importing/exporting huge recipient lists (mailing lists) from dBase tables, text and Comma Separated Values (CSV) files, as well as address books from Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, Netscape Messenger and Palm Desktop, providing easy (and extensive) mail-merging features, using all fields of the database - Given a certain emailing list, containing email, name and job, for instance, the software generates a customized email to each recipient.

Many features are available: Included in the WorldCast package are a complete spell checker, helpful wizards, thesaurus, unlimited recipient list length, no need for an SMTP server (it's optional), advanced mail merging capabilities, email address importing and exporting , a complete syntax-oriented editor, HTML editing and preview support, extensive filtering of the results, crash recovery, message attachments, and more...


10-22 I'm hunting web wabbits! My favorite search engine harbors a sense of humor about things, as evidenced by some of the language choices available to you. Head out to Google.com and click on the Preferences link to the right of the search bar. Next, yank on the language pull-down box and notice the Elmer Fudd entry. Vewy intewesting. For Muppets fanatics, scroll up the language list a bit further and turn Google into the Swedish Chef by selecting Bork, Bork, Bork! I suppose you could drive your friends nuts by changing this setting for them, so the next time they went to look for something online, they'd get some weally scwewy wesults. Ig- pay Atin-lay is also an iable-vay option.



{Desktop news ticker} Running this is just like watching Headline News
on your computer; all of those crazy current events will be scrolling by
on your screen. Well, not crazy - just newsworthy. And not just news,
but the news that you want. This terrific ticker scrolls relevant news
stories, stock quotes, weather reports, sports scores, and more. If you
don't want any more screen real estate supplanted, simply minimize it to
the taskbar until you feel like viewing it again. The interface allows
you to move sources from active to inactive quickly and easily.

10-18-Dismuke's Virtual Talking Machine

Listen to one man's fabulous collection of 78-rpm phonograph records in streaming Real Audio format. Dismuke's offering ranges from upbeat "tiddlywink" music of the late 19th and early 20th century; acoustical recordings of ragtime, patriotic World War I tunes, early jazz, and light classical; and popular electrically recorded dance music of the roaring '20s and the Depression era. Tune in to Dismuke's Hit of the Week, a web homage to the 15-cent cardboard "singles" sold at newsstands during the dark days of the Great Depression. We tapped our toes to the jaunty 1926 "Cheer Up," smiled at the nostalgic "If I Had A Talking Picture of You," and savored a classic rendition of "Let's Have Another Cup 'O Coffee."


10-17-01 How would you and a lucky guest like to be in Nashville on November 7 for "The 35th Annual CMA Awards?" You'll see all the excitement of superstar performances, presentations and appearances by many of the biggest names in Country Music. Please visit http://www.cmaawards.com and in less than a minute, you'll be registered for your chance to win a trip for two, including airfare, Opryland Hotel accommodations, Awards party tickets and much more for this gala, black-tie event. This contest ends October 22, so enter now!


Giant Pumpkin Carvings

Tired of carving the same grinning, gap-toothed jack-o'-lantern year after year? Need some inspiration before tackling the ol' pumpkin this Halloween? Then head over to Giant Pumpkin Carvings where you can gape at works of art sculpted from giant pumpkins (and squash too!). The front page features a 912-pound pumpkin carved into a memorial to New York City firefighters. Other masterpieces featured on the site range from the fairly traditional to the intricately detailed to the downright creepy. After ogling some of these humongous sculptures, you may find carving your standard-issue pumpkin small potatoes.

"United We Stand," will raise money in support of the recovery efforts from the September 11 attack on America. An eight-hour music festival will be held on Sunday, October 21 at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC beginning at noon, eastern. Performers will include Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger, Aerosmith, Nsync, Backstreet Boys, Ricky Martin, Kiss, James Brown, Aaron Carter, Al Green and more. Additional artists will be announced as they are confirmed.. Tickets go on sale October 12 and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets or by visiting www.CC.com The performers are teaming with Clear Channel Entertainment to put on the show, which will benefit the American Red Cross Relief Fund, the Pentagon Relief Fund and The Salvation Army Relief Fund.

PBS: Electric Money

Robert "Triumph of the Nerds" Cringely takes PBS viewers and web visitors on a whirlwind tour of money. We visited the money timeline to see how payment systems have evolved over several centuries from gold to paper to electrons. It was plastic that launched the e-money revolution in the 1950s, when a New York businessman, who forgot his wallet at lunch, conceived of the Diner's Club charge card. The pace quickened with credit-card consolidation in the '60s; the evolution of computer networks, electronic transactions, and ATMs in the '70s and '80s; and the rise of the commercial Internet in the '90s. What's next? Learn about the smart card, a slim piece of plastic with a chip built in.


Working to connect the world to all U.S. government information and services is no easy task, but this web site does an amazing job. The government "portal" contains over 47 million pages of government information, services, and online transactions. An amazing repository of information, the site offers links to an enormous number of government sites -- from information on agriculture and food to facts about money and taxes. And if you're hoping to find more information on the recent tragic events and subsequent U.S. policy, don't miss the U.S. in the World section.

PBS: American Field Guide

Tour the American countryside and explore ecosystems, art, history, public policy, and more with just a few clicks of the mouse, thanks to PBS. Go snowboarding in the backcountry near Mt. Bachelor, Oregon. Look for seashells on Sanibel Island in Florida. Take a twig furniture making class in southeast Alaska. Public television stations from across the U.S. provide over 1,200 video clips along with transcripts, which makes searching easy. After seeing these amazing places on video, you'll want to pack your bags and take a hike!

See Texas' most visited cave!

Wonder World Park is a Texas Historical Site. The unique attractions here are entertaining and educational for the whole family. Enjoy guided tours through the nation's only earthquake-formed cave. Exit by elevator and catch a breathtaking view of the fault line's drop-off point from atop the Tejas Observation Tower. Play in our crazy Anti-Gravity House and take a train ride through the waterfalls of Mystery Mountain to meet and feed the friendly animals in the largest petting park in Texas!

American Cowgirl
Kodak e-Magazine offers yet another fascinating feature, this time focusing on America's cowgirls and the roles of women in the traditionally male sport of rodeo. Take a tour through the History section, a compelling and comprehensive photo essay documenting the past 120 years of women in the rodeo, and meet some of the early legends, daring women who entered the adventurous world of "roping and riding." In the Movies section, you'll find three clips focused on current world-class bull riders Lisa Stipp and Rene Mikes. Watch Six Seconds, On the Road, and Motivation to enter their world and hear what it's like to ride a bull and travel the circuit.

Trace Adkins will chat with fans about his new CD, Chrome, on AOL Monday at 7pm ET. Fans who are not AOL members can access the chat through Adkins' official website, www.traceadkins.com. He's also set to appear on Fox Sports Roundtable on Oct. 9 and on Politically Incorrect on Oct. 10.

As the World Trade Center buildings were crashing to the ground, Bob Kerstein bought the domain name: <http://www.september112001.com/>. He knew the web address would be in demand. Although he hopes to donate the domain for a memorial website, other people buying terrorist-related domain names aren't so generous. They just want to sell them for money.
Some Internet domain names recently purchased


Jennifer Sherer, 30, a software operations manager for a San Francisco Bay Area packaging firm, is the founder of Drive-On-In Inc., an as-yet-unprofitable business dedicated to celebrating and preserving the drive-in movie theater. The Drive-On-In Web site guides the user to, Drive-Ins.com, which acts as both a repository for fan reminiscences and a lighthouse for those searching out this dying form of entertainment (type in a ZIP code for show times near you).

Some 600 drive-ins remain worldwide. A few die every week, victims of soaring real estate values, a home video culture and too many city lights. But Sherer gleans good news from her Web site. Hundreds have signed up for the site's Ozoner Card, a frequent-flier-type program that offers gifts and discounts for frequent visitors to participating drive-ins. The Ozoner Card isn't about making herself money (her sites carry no ads) as much as it is about boosting attendance at venues she feels a calling to save from history's dustbin.

Has there been progress? Maybe: Seventeen new drive-ins were built in the 90s, and 49 shuttered sites were reopened. "I think there's a growing backlash to today's complex culture," Sherer says. "Drive-ins represent a time that was simple and down-to-earth."


Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
840 Third Street
Santa Rosa, California, U.S.A. 95404
here is the link Michael J Fox Official Web Site

Visit The US Mint Get info on the new dollar


Ed McMahon's web site www.nextbigstar.com

David Copperfields Web Site www.dcopperfield.com


"Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" If you want to be on the show on ABC
call 1- 800-433-8321

E-mail Etiquette From Intel

10: Be specific. If you send a 20-page attachment, tell the recipient that the important information is on pages 2 and 17

9. Put attachments larger than 5MB on the company's web site or the intranet

8. Use graphics and attachments sparingly

7. When possible, send a message that's only the subject line, so recipients don't have to open the e-mail to read a single line. End the subject line with --EOM--, the acronym for "End of Message"

6. Traveling? Use your E-mail's "out of office" feature

5. Ask to be removed from distribution lists that you don't need to be on.

4. Send group mail only when it's useful to all recipients

3. Assist colleagues' in-box filtering efforts by agreeing on tags to use in subject lines that identify important messages.

2. Create a "five weeks" folder that deletes its contents automatically after five weeks

1. Don't use your in-box as a catchall folder for everything you need to work on

NIMDA-File Infector

Aliases:NIMDA.A, W32/Nimda.A@mm, CV-5, Minda, Concept Virus, Code Rainbow

This is a fast-spreading Internet worm and file infector. It arrives as an embedded attachment, README.EXE file, in an email that has an empty message body and, usually, an empty subject field. It does not require the email receiver to open the attachment for it to execute. It uses a known vulnerability in IE-Based email clients to execute the file attachment automatically. This is also known as Automatic Execution of Embedded MIME type.

The infected email contains the executable attachment registered as content-type of audio/x-wav so that when recipients view the infected email, the default application associated with audio files is opened. This is usually the Windows Media Player. The embedded EXE file cannot be viewed in MS Outlook.

File infecting viruses
File infecting viruses infect executable programs (generally, files that have extensions of .com or .exe). Most such viruses simply try to replicate and spread by infecting other host programs - but some inadvertently destroy the program they infect by overwriting some of the original code. There is a minority of these viruses that are very destructive and attempt to format the hard drive at a pre-determined time or perform some other malicious action. In many cases, a file-infecting virus can be successfully removed from the infected file. If the virus has overwritten part of the program's code, the original file will be unrecoverable.

For More information and Fix Tool for Nimbda Click here

MediaMap has compiled a list of links to resources specifically for those covering the events of September 11. The page is available at http://www.mediamap.com/Sept11.asp. We will update the page continuously for the forseeable future.

If you know of additional links we should add, please send them to MediaServices@MediaMap.com.


Beer Advocate

Would you like a hoppy ale, a crisp pilsner, a heavy stout, or a light lager? We're betting that the two beer lovers who created this site would answer that question with an enthusiastic, "Yes, please." Jason and Todd Alstrom's passion for beer is evident in the more than 1,000 beer reviews, which are broken down into six categories -- style, presentation, appearance, smell, taste, and notes -- and rated on a scale of one to five. If you're a neophyte to the world of beer and don't know your bock from your bitter, head over to Beer 101 for a quick tutorial. But if you spend a considerable amount of your time quaffing beers and deem yourself a connoisseur, maybe you have what it takes to become one of the site's top beer advocates.

Everything About Bees

Curious about bees? Then buzz on over to this fact-filled site to learn, well, everything about the "most important pollinating insects." Although there are over 20,000 species of bees, the site focuses on some of the main categories, such as the honey bee, bumble bee, and the dreaded "killer bee" (technically known as Africanized honey bees). Read up on orchid bees, brightly colored tropical bees that can sport tongues twice the length of their bodies, or learn more about those pesky sweat bees, which are attracted to human perspiration. After you've brushed up on your bee basics, maybe you'd like to try your hand at the ancient art of apiculture, commonly known as beekeeping.

Greek Food: A Complete Guide

Warning: Don't view this site on an empty stomach. Compiled for your culinary edification by Greek-food enthusiast Matt Barrett, an on-and-off expat, this site whisks you through dining hotbeds of the Greek Isles one minute, gives a lesson in restaurant etiquette the next, then introduces you to some of the friendly locals. Then it's off to the olive stands for a quick respite before partaking in the true Greek snack: sardines. Take heart, your guide makes sure you wash it all down with a good wine or a proper ouzo.


Smog.Net is a "non-profit, artist-run joint that exists to draw attention to things that we find interesting." And there's interesting stuff aplenty scattered through this eclectic assemblage of artwork, writing, photography, and multimedia curiosities. Soak in the Day-Glo murals of artist Tibor Jankay, cogitate over the poetic observations of Carole Es, or wrestle with the stark portraits of photographer Mary Ellen Mark. Don't miss the Airstream Chronicles, an array of potentially fictitious but certainly entertaining photographs and stories centered on Art Bell's double-wide mobile home in Pahrump, Nevada. Fair warning: This web site contains some adult material.

Acoustics and Vibration Animations

At first glance this site doesn't look like much -- just a bunch of linked technical terms like "Fourier Decomposition" and "Damped Harmonic Oscillator." But once you dig down, the animations that help you visualize concepts concerning acoustics and vibration are really quite amazing. Check out the animated GIFs and MPEGs that show the behavior of sound waves. Don't be scared off by the equations -- the site's a perfect place for the non-technical person to learn some basics about the world of acoustics.

Bath Postal Museum

In these days of email, faxes, and instant messages, we tend to forget about the contributions made to world communication by the humble postal service. Thankfully, the Bath Postal Museum devotes its web site to the history of postal service in Britain and the world. From Egyptian papyrus missives to lacy Victorian valentines, the museum chronicles early messaging and mail systems. The postal service really came into its own during the Victorian era when the penny post made it affordable to send letters, even overseas. Learn how to cut a traditional quill pen, and then write a letter with a sense of history that email can't beat!

Dodge Switches Gears
Next month, consumers looking to buy a Dodge will be encouraged to “Grab Life by the Horns.” The feisty new slogan has been selected to launch the redesigned 2002 Ram pickup. Dodge is headed back to basics with a “grassroots” approach to branding. According to marketers, roughly $1 billion in advertising has been allocated for event marketing. This year, Dodge has been affiliated with NASCAR events and has signed on as the corporate sponsor for the 48-city Aerosmith tour. Several BBDO agencies in New York, along with PentaMark Worldwide in Troy, Michigan, were selected to work on the ongoing Ram project. Dodge still is unmistakably different, as its redesigned Viper proves. Although a low-volume production vehicle, Viper serves another role as the brand's flagship for design and engineering integrity. That design integrity also will be liberally applied to the 2003 Dodge Durango, with a number of features that first appeared on the Dodge PowerBox concept vehicle.


Here are some great short cuts to use with a windows keyboard. The Windows icon key located on the bottom of your PC's keyboard is a little-used treasure. Don't ignore it. It is the shortcut anchor for the following 10 commands.

Windows: Display Start menu.
Windows + D: Minimize or restore all Windows.
Windows + E: Display Windows Explorer.
Windows + Tab: Cycle through buttons on taskbar.
Windows + F: Display find: all files.
Windows + Ctrl + F: Display find: computer.
Windows + F1: Display Help.
Windows + R: Display Run command.
Windows + break: Display system properties dialog box.
Windows + shift + M: Undo minimize all windows.

9-4-01 Golden Gate Tunnel
The Golden Gate Bridge is pretty, but those who know, go below. Welcome to the official web site of the Golden Gate Tunnel, the brand-new and previously unpublicized underwater roadway that passes directly below the Golden Gate Bridge. You'll be shocked and amazed at the stunning array of "trainsportainment" amenities the tunnel has to offer: meet Miss Golden Gate Tunnel, browse the deep-fried options in the Donut Court, or pick up an official permit. You're also invited to meet Golden Gate Tunnel Employee of the Month Rupert Jacktasty, who greets San Francisco-bound commuters moments before they plunge hundreds of feet below the surface of the bay. So skip the sunshine, flip on your beams, and get the low down!


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