Jimmy's Favorite Sites
Here are a few sites I have discovered
which are helpful, informative or interesting. These sites relate
to Annapolis, to business or are just worth dropping in for a
casual visit! Let's go surfing and take a look.
Another followup to my earlier flight alerts can be found at www.b17.org.
At this site you can track the itinerary of one of the last of
the B-17G Flying Fortresses, the plane that helped end WWII. This
plane has 14 scheduled stops from May 27 to July 15. The closest
to Annapolis will be June 27 to July 1 at the Manassas Regional
Airport in Winchester, Va. For a fee of $395 you can take a ride
of a lifetime in this incredible time machine. It's a great gift
too. You, or the recipient of your generosity, will never forget
the experience, and you'll help these dedicated men and women
keep history alive.
I recently decided to put a mailbox-like receptacle near the entrance
to my home. I had run into a problem with items occasionally left
in my "real mail- box" by persons other than the postman. The
U.S. Postal Service frowns on this practice and, if questioned,
will tell you it is a violation of the law for any use other than
U.S. mail. A brief search on the internet turned up several purveyors
of postal boxes. However, www.mailboxinstallers.com
had a great selection, great prices, fast delivery and the freight
was included in the price.
I have the most difficult time when it comes to finding and buying
shoes. When I finally find the shoes I want, chances are that
the color or size I want are history. If you have experienced
this problem, try www.onlineshoes.com.
It helps if you know the manufacturer's name and shoe model. With
these bits of information, you'll search less, save money, and
you'll soon become a ruthless and efficient shopper.
Reunions, reunions, reunions---'tis the season. Last year, I signed
up for the free component of www.classmate.com.
Much to my surprise, there are more than 30 people from my high
school class of 160 back in Illinois that now know I am alive
and where I live thanks to this web site. There are some enhancements
or features that you can purchase on this site, but the basic
service is free when you register. If you are like me, be prepared
to look like an underachiever in the midst of this group. After
40 years, I am good at that part now. It's still fun, however,
to have a flashback or two when names from the past appear in
my e-mail today.
If you have completed your new web site using my primer in the
last issue, then consider www.fatcow.com.
This hosting service has all the bells and whistles, e-mail accounts,
remote site management, guestbook, counters, front page extensions,
web statistics, shopping carts and more for just $99 a year and
no setup fees. I have used this DNS host just a few months. The
experience has been nothing but positive, and the price is just
right for the charitable site I created and maintain.
As always we encourage your thoughts and suggestions. Thanks.