Damon & Peni's Computer Page (mostly Damon's)

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Believe it or not, we aren't always reading. Sometimes we're on the Computer (you'd never have guessed that, right?). Since, except for some of our net surfing, we're almost never on the computer together, I've referred to it as "a common interest that keeps us apart". That can sometimes be a good thing. Presently Peni and I are both spending so much time at home we might drive each other crazy otherwise. For anyone interested in what kind of computer we have, it was built to our specifications at a local computer store, so it has no brand name as such. When we bought it (August 1994) it was near the high end of the scale in PCs for home use; Pentiums at that time were only for really serious "power users", 4x speed CD-ROM drives were available, but not yet the "standard" speed, etc.
Here's what we have: The medium tower that houses the computer also features I added/upgraded the controller card, the modem, the tape backup unit and the larger hard drive all over Labor Day weekend in 1995. Needless to say, I didn't do much else that weekend. In terms of software, we have installed a great variety of things -- a few of which we actually use, including:

Computer Related Links

Local Interest | Online Reference | Online Resources | Add-On Applications | HTML
Info On Misc. Hardware & Software | Shareware
Hardware & Software Companies | Computer Magazines

GeoCities' Homesteading On The World Wide Web - our hosts!

Local Interest

Alamo PC organization
Computers Made Simple
Computize
Internet Direct Incorporated
The Internet Store
Marvelous Computer Systems
San Antonio Internet Connection
San Antonio Surfing Society Everybody's gone surfin' -- surfin' URL!
Square 1
TexasNet

...and not so local...

The Personal Computer Club of Charlotte [North Carolina]

Online Reference

World Wide Web FAQ
Search FAQs
ILC Glossary of Internet Terms
Patrick Crispen's Internet Roadmap - six weeks of lessons on all things internet;
learn what's meant by spamming.

Online Resources (Web Publishing)

Basic HTML Table Generator
CID's Gif Transparentifier Thinga-Ma-Jiggy
The Color Specifier For Netscape
Imaging Machine offers online image manipulation
Kinder, Gentler HTML Validator
RGB Helper
RGB Hex Triplet Color Chart
WebLint HTML Checker
WebTechs HTML Validation Service

Online Resources (General)

c|net online - front door Computing Dictionary
Computer ESP (Electronic Search Page)
Computer Price Cruncher, Free Price Comparisons
Deanna's World has almost 100 uncategorized reference links, from computer-specific information to U.S. Census data, Roget's Thesaurus, and world maps, as well as instant access to 10 online search engines.
Internet! Don't just get onto the 'net -- get into it!
Internet Help Desk
THE LIST -- Find local internet access providers by state or area code
NetMind Free Services Home Page
Newbie help is available from NETLiNkS! Your Online Cyberspace Guide
Version Check will let you make sure you have the most current version of your software

Add-on Applications

Browserwatch
ClipMate
Drag and View/Zip/File
Index Librorum Liberorum: Downloadable utilities, etc.
Internet Bookmarks
alt.binaries.pictures utility archive - every flavor of image coding, decoding, viewing utilities
News Xpress - news reader
Welcome to WOPR
Keep track of your tape collection with WinTaper

HTML

Ron Woodall's Compendium of HTML Elements
Chris Ward offers what he confidently calls The Complete Web Guide -- don't worry, he broke it down into five sections to keep from intimidating us too much!
The Global HTML Directory has organized groupings of links by subject and experience level
The HTML Writers Guild Website
HTML Writers Guild mailing list info
Nuthin' but Links (mostly HTML and Personal Web Page info)
Web Aid - "the Internet's ultimate HTML resource"
WEB MATRIX - Web Authoring
Yahoo - Computers and Internet:Software:Data Formats:HTMLYahoo: ...HTML

How To...

HTML Editors/Converters and Graphics Manipulators

Icons, Backgrounds, and Images for Web Pages

Would you like fries with that...? prepackaged applets, ready to use

Clickables - plug 'n' play CGI scripts