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.
A few years ago I told you about www.NetCaptor.com.
The company claims that NetCaptor is the most powerful web browser
on the planet. I can’t make that statement but you will
be able to stop annoying pop-ups, save time using their open site
tab system, and clean up your cache, history, cookies and autocomplete
functions with a single click. I have used NetCaptor as my default
browser ever since I found it and now have licenses for all my
machines. The good news is that you can now use it free or, for
less than $30, you can buy the Pro Version. Either way, your navigation
on the web will be enhanced more than you can imagine. Try it
for free today.
As is always the case these days, when I find something while
shopping in a retail store, I immediately want to find it on the
Internet—sometimes for a better price, sometimes for its
availability, and always to satisfy my curiosity. Swiss Army knives
fell into the latter category. At www.swizarmy.com
all Victorinox products can be found, often at remarkable savings.
The home page states that most products are sold at 25 to 30 percent
off and bargains at 40 to 70 percent. This might be a great place
to start holiday shopping— there are only 208 days until
Christmas at this writing.
Recently my wife and I decided to take an overnighter in New York
during her spring break—you know, Amtrak, hotel, dinner
and tickets to a Broadway show. I’ll spare you the details
save for one, the hotel. Our last minute arrangements at the City
Club Hotel, 55 West 44th Street, put us within footsteps of everything
we wanted to do or see. This 65-room, upscale hotel has been repeatedly
discussed and reviewed since it opened in 2002. The good news
is that it’s all true and, if you can afford the duplex
suite, as in two-story with balcony, which we were upgraded to,
you are in for a true treat in New York. The hotel restaurant,
DB Bistro, is owned by Daniel Boulud, one of the consulting chefs
on the new Queen Mary II. The hotel site at www.cityclubhotel.com
does not do it justice. You’ll get more than you see, for
Recently my wife shared with me the website
www.stratsplace.com/wine.shtml. This is the Wonderful World
of Wine site. Here you can see wine art, visit vineyards, see
27,000 tasting notes, check out 80,000 wine auction prices, take
a wine study course and more. But the feature that truly fascinated
me was the “living” wine dictionary. You can actually
hear how to say thousands of wine names, like Pouilly Fuisse or
Chateauneuf du Pape. You’ll be surprised by the wine facts
you don’t know, and the next time you visit the Wine Cellars
of Annapolis you can put your new-found knowledge to work. Ciao.
Inside Annapolis Magazine has a new web site at www.
insideannapolis.com. The site is full of new community features,
surveys, new links and a new site search engine. The new site
is intended to be bigger, better and more user- friendly, as well
as a supplement to the magazine. We hope that you will take the
time to visit the site and then let us know what you think of
our new look. www.annapolismag.com
will remain an active link, however, it will now automatically
redirect you to the new site.
As always, we encourage your thoughts and suggestions, Thanks!