[SotD] June 11, 2001 [Pioneer Quest]

2001-06-10 Thread The Site of the Day
Cheery greetings to the faithful List Members of Site of the Day. As you have been informed, the talented and insightful Ben Cooper has found it necessary to step down from his duties at this List. Ben has been masterful at finding fascinating sites that were frequently off the beaten track

[SotD] June 13, 2001 [Sightseer's Guide to Engineering]

2001-06-12 Thread The Site of the Day
facts and breadth of exposition. http://www.engineeringsights.org/ A.M. Holm [EMAIL PROTECTED] SotD Ashlists archives - http://www.mail-archive.com/site-of-the-day@ashlists.org/ SotD Website - http://www.ashlists.org/sotd/ To unsubscribe

[SotD] June 14, 2001 [World Wide Words]

2001-06-14 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day World Wide Words History, origins, evolution and idiosyncrasies of English. Investigating international English from a British viewpoint by Michael Quinion - from the website If words and their origins hold any fascination for you, this site should prove riveting. Discover why

[SotD] June 29, 2001 [The Onion]

2001-06-28 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Friday, June 29, 2001 The Onion Haggar Physicists Develop 'Quantum Slacks' and other whimsies grace this long-running website. If the gloom of real news headlines is getting you down, then it may be time to refresh your spirit with the irreverent stories presented

[SotD] July 2, 2001 [Republic of Cascadia]

2001-07-01 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Monday, July 2, 2001 - Belated Canada Day Greetings to our Canadian List members! The Republic of Cascadia Just your average totally off-the-wall website! Or some people have nothing better to do with their time than provide amusement

[SotD] July 5, 2001 [Intro to Trilobites]

2001-07-04 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Thursday, July 5, 2001 Introduction to Trilobites - In the words of Sam Gon III, creator of this over-modestly titled site, trilobites are one of the key signature organisms of the Palaeozoic. Those who don't know their cephalon from pygidium . . . should

[SotD] July 17, 2001 [Hubble]

2001-07-16 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Tuesday, July 17, 2001 Exploratorium Hubble: A View to the Edge of Space Scientists first imagined putting a telescope in space in the 1920s. Hubble, launched into orbit in 1989, is the fruit of many years of experimentation and a whole lot of painstaking engineering

[SotD] July 26, 2001 [Word Detective]

2001-07-18 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Thursday, July 19, 2001 The Word Detective Flummoxed by Flabbergast? Perplexed by Pandemonium? Nonplussed by ... Nonplussed? Annoyed by Alliteration? The Word Detective on the Web is the online version of The Word Detective, a newspaper column answering

[SotD] July 24,2001 [Typing Injury FAQ]

2001-07-23 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Tuesday, July 27, 2001 Typing Injury FAQ The Typing Injury FAQ provides a wide variety of information about repetitive strain injuries (RSI's), resources for dealing with these ailments, and a broad description of assistive products to reduce injury risk

[SotD] July 30, 2001 [Mensa Workout]

2001-07-29 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Monday, July 30, 2001 Mensa Workout On the assumption that subscribers to Site of the Day are indeed among the brightest and the best, the List offers a site for a little mental workout. This quiz is provided for entertainment purposes only, it is not an IQ

[SotD] August 1,2001 [Antisurvivor]

2001-07-31 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Wednesday, August 1, 2001 Antisurvivor.org Did the Survivor hype leave you cold? Does the ethos of the programme cause you considerable dismay? Antisurvivor.org is a free volunteer matching website dedicated to enriching lives and building communities

[SotD] August 2, 2001 [Men's Health]

2001-08-01 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Thursday, August 2, 2001 Men's Health from HealthTouch While there are many sites that deal with various health issues of particular interest to women, it is more difficult to track down those that deal specifically with men's health. This site, in a plain

[SotD] August 3, 2001 [MadKane]

2001-08-02 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Friday, August 3, 2001 MadKane If the week has worn you down, revive your spirits with the gentle humor of New Yorker Madeleine Begun Kane. Describing herself as a recovering lawyer, Kane atones for her former profession by laughing at the world rather than

[SotD] August 6, 2001 [Amusement Park Physics]

2001-08-05 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Monday, August 6, 2001 Amusement Park Physics If there's an amusement park on your holiday itinerary then this site will provide some reassuring information which may allow you to face a roller coaster ride with equanimity. You've bought your ticket

[SotD] August 7, 2001 [Handwriting Repair]

2001-08-06 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Tuesday, August 7, 2001 Handwriting Repair So How's Yours? Before you write off this Site of the Day as irrelevant, take a quick tour of the Handwriting Problems link. Although this website is essentially the author's presentation for her

[SotD] August 9, 2001 [Metacritic]

2001-08-08 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Thursday, August 9, 2001 Metacritic Is your mind already gearing up for the weekend? Planning to take in a movie? The List has a little site for you. Instead of tracking down what a number of reviewers have written about a particular movie, stroll over

[SotD] August 10, 2001 [Retrofuture]

2001-08-09 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Friday, August 10, 2001 Retrofuture This site recounts the the glories postulated by science fifty years ago. Explore the way life was going to be lived in the twenty-first century by the scientific dreamers of yesterday. According to the visionaries, life

[SotD] August 16, 2001 [Food Safety]

2001-08-15 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Thursday, August 16, 2001 Food Safety Warm temperatures heighten the dangers for consumers for foodborne illnesses. Not wanting to see the List's highly regarded members keel over because of something they ate, Site of the Day offers this well-designed

[SotD] August 20, 2001 [Worstcasesenarios]

2001-08-19 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Monday, August 20, 2001 WorstCaseScenarios Danger! It lurks at every corner. Sharks. Quicksand. Terrorists. The pilot of the plane blacks out and it's up to you to land the jet. What do you do? - from the website Now that the List has scared your socks

[SotD] August 21, 2001 [A.Word.A.Day]

2001-08-20 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Tuesday, August 21, 2001 A.Word.A.Day Do you really need another mailing list? Probably not. However, if you are intrigued by words and their etymology, then you may indeed need this one. The music and magic of words -- that's what A.Word.A.Day is all about

[SotD] August 27, 2001 [Who's Alive and Who's Dead]

2001-08-26 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Monday, August 27, 2001 Who's Alive and Who's Dead Even the List indulges in the tacky on occasion. Vacation a distant memory but the bills for it are not? Just heard your mother-in-law is arriving for an extended visit? The dentist said . . . root

[SotD] August 30, 2001 [Naval Historical Center]

2001-08-29 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Thursday, August 30, 2001 Naval Historical Center Naval Historical Center Mission: To enhance the Navy's effectiveness by preserving, analyzing and interpreting its hard-earned experience and history for the Navy and the American people. - from the website

[SotD] September 3, 2001 [Bad Meteorology]

2001-09-02 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Monday, September 3, 2001 Bad Meteorology It is better to communicate good information than to offer misinformation in the name of good communication. from the website The List is loathe to assume that any of its enlightened members would actually

[SotD] September 4, 2001 [Organized Home]

2001-09-03 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Tuesday, September 4, 2001 Organized Home Are you up to your clavicle in an avalanche of paper, drowning in a tide of laundry, on the verge of declaring a domestic disaster because you can't find anything? Then this site might provide the inspiration

[SotD] September 5, 2001 [The Street]

2001-09-04 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Wednesday, September 5, 2001 The Street The Street in question, is, of course, Wall Street. The Street.com is the web equivalent of a musical chestnut. However, practically all of the List's gentle members were having far too much fun watching their stocks

[SotD] September 14, 2001 [Emergency Relief and Information]

2001-09-13 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Friday, September 14, 2001 Emergency Relief and Information This website from Yahoo contains extensive links to relief agencies working in New York City, as well as emergency contact numbers for airlines, government agencies and several companies which had

[SotD] September 17, 2001 [Good Quotations]

2001-09-16 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Monday, September 17, 2001 Good Quotations by Famous People I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. - Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) From Dr. Gabriel Robins of the University of Virginia comes a simple text website

[SotD] September 20, 2001 [Washington Humane Society]

2001-09-19 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Thursday, September 20, 2001 Washington (DC) Humane Society These are extraordinary times and because of this the List would like to divert the minds of its gentle members by suggesting a slightly different focus. The Washington

[SotD] September 26, 2001 [Epicurious]

2001-09-25 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Wednesday, September 26, 2001 Epicurious Or as they say on the website, As into food as you are. This is surely another Internet chestnut but a fine website nevertheless. Simply run your cursor over the row of little headings for drop-down menus

[SotD] October 1, 2001 [Word for the Wise]

2001-09-30 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Monday, October 1, 2001 Word for the Wise Word for the Wise [is] a popular radio program broadcast on public radio stations nationwide. The show offers a daily glimpse into the intriguing world of words and language. You can read transcripts of past shows

[SotD] October 2, 2001 [Glory of Chinese Printing]

2001-10-01 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Tuesday, October 2, 2001 The Glory of Chinese Printing This website has been composed from an exhibit of ancient Chinese artifacts on loan from the Printing Museum of China. Tracing the development of printing in that civilization, the site is replete

[SotD] October 3, 2001 [GuideStar]

2001-10-02 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Wednesday, October 3, 2001 GuideStar This website for The National Database of Non-profit Organizations (U.S.) can provide the information that many of the List's gentle members need to direct their contributions to worthy charitable agencies. Search

[SotD] October 4, 2001 [IMDB]

2001-10-03 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Thursday, October 4, 2001 IMDB.comThe Internet Movie Database IMDB.com - a name to remember. The Internet Movie Database has been around long enough (since 1990) to qualify as another of our Web chestnuts. However, in case

[SotD] October 5, 2001 [UselessKnowledge]

2001-10-04 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Friday, October 5, 2001 Useless Knowledge UselessKnowledge.com is the best site on the web for Trivia, Quotes, Quizzes, Imponderables. An online index of more than 25,000 trivia tidbits, 9,000 quotations, tests, and useless facts. If it isn't here - it isn't Trivia

[SotD] October 18, 2001 [Opera Hater's Guide to Opera]

2001-10-17 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Thursday, October 18, 2001 Opera Hater's Guide to Opera It is easy to forget that opera is an acquired taste - somewhat like enjoying spinach. Opera is an art form that is so complex that it takes awhile to really understand and appreciate it. One must

[SotD] October 19, 2001 [Apostrophe Protection Society]

2001-10-18 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Friday, October 19, 2001 The Apostrophe Protection Society The Apostrophe Protection Society was started in 2001 by John Richards, now its Chairman, with the specific aim of preserving the correct use of this currently much abused punctuation mark in all

[SotD] October 22, 2001 [Guess the TV Show or Movie Game]

2001-10-21 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Monday, October 22, 2001 Guess the TV Show or Movie Game Not up to much more than twirling your cowlick today? Have a bash at playing this trivial but amusing little game. It's just what it states: one mentally chooses a TV show or movie

[SotD] October 24, 2001 [Guide to the Quantum World]

2001-10-23 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Wednesday, October 24, 2001 Guide to the Quantum World Once upon a time, Newton prevailed, and the world was a safe place for all of us. Will we ever be able to teleport people to faraway places? It all depends on the strange uncertainties

[SotD] October 25, 2001 [Atlas of Cyberspaces]

2001-10-24 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Thursday, October 25, 2001 Atlas of Cyberspaces An interesting and at times visually arresting website with an array of images which may leave the List's gentle members either hopelessly baffled or gratifyingly enlightened. This is an atlas of maps

[SotD] October 29, 2001 [Polar Bear Fan Club]

2001-10-28 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Monday, October 29, 2001 Polar Bear Fan Club Here is a fan club for people who loathe fan clubs, which may include most of the List's discerning members. This website will lead you gently into the week without upsetting your equilibrium. As far

[SotD] November 5, 2001 [MacOS Rumors]

2001-11-04 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Friday, November 9, 2001 GoodThings ... [W]e believe that by celebrating and supporting goodthings we inspire more of them. We started GoodThings as a virtual sandbox for people wanting to get together to create things that make a difference, a virtual front

[SotD] November 21, 2001 [EarthEasy]

2001-11-20 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Wednesday, November 21, 2001 EarthEasy The List offers a site which may make most of us feel guilty, in one way or another. Are you a devotee of natural fiber clothing? Modern cotton farming uses more pesticides than any other non-food crop. Using

[SotD] September 28, 2001 [Winkey]

2001-09-27 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Friday, September 28, 2001 Software of the Month WinKey You thought the Windows key was useless? The List would like to suggest to its tired members a small but practical utility program to reduce arm stress caused by extensive mouse use. Start

[SotD] November 29, 2001 [Amazing Race Forum]

2001-11-28 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Thursday, November 29, 2001 The Amazing Race Forum Confess! Many of the List's gentle members have disdained reality TV programs like Survivor and Temptation Island. However, The Amazing Race, with its whirlwind dash across the globe, requiring ordinary

[SotD] November 30, 2001 [Mozilla]

2001-11-29 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Friday, November 30, 2001 Software of the Month - Mozilla Many of the List's gentle members using Internet Explorer have become increasingly irate with its shortcomings but have felt there was not much in the way of alternatives. Some have turned to Opera

[SotD] October 8, 2001 [Andante]

2001-10-07 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Monday, October 8, 2001 Andante A special greeting to all the Canadians on the list who are celebrating Thanksgiving today - may your holiday be filled with much warmth and happiness. This rich and rewarding site offers classical music lovers not only

[SotD] October 9, 2001 [Leaking Electricity]

2001-10-08 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Tuesday, October 9, 2001 Leaking Electricity Don't be alarmed! The leaking electricity term, although now considered to be technically incorrect, refers to energy consumed by appliances when they are switched off or not performing their principal functions

[SotD] October 10, 2001 [Epinions]

2001-10-09 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Wednesday, October 10, 2001 Epinions It's time for another Internet chestnut. If you haven't encountered Epinions.com yet you may be in for a bit of a surprise. This is the ultimate review site. Are you in the market for a new printer, a snow blower

[SotD] October 11, 2001 [AmeriStat]

2001-10-10 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Thursday, October 11, 2001 AmeriStat One stop source for U.S. population data. - from the website Writing a paper? Curious about American population trends? In need of a reference for U.S. population data? This website may provide you with all

[SotD] October 17, 2001 [Alliance for Aging Research]

2001-10-16 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Wednesday, October 17, 2001 Alliance for Aging Research The nation's leading non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and independence of Americans as they age through public and private funding of medical research and geriatric education

[SotD] December 4, 2001 [Underground Railroad]

2001-12-03 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Tuesday, December 4, 2001 Underground Railroad The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center educates the public about the historic struggle to abolish human enslavement and secure freedom for all people. The Freedom Center teaches lessons of courage

[SotD] December 5, 2001 [Ghostsites]

2001-12-04 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Wednesday, December 5, 2001 Ghostsites This exhibit - The Museum of E-Failure - is an attempt to actively preserve the home pages of sites that will probably disappear in the next few months. Our goal is not to laugh at these failed enterprises

[SotD] December 6, 2001 [SuperCroc]

2001-12-05 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Thursday, December 6, 2001 SuperCroc Did you miss the announcement of its discovery? The List features many worthy sites but often times worthy becomes synonymous with dreary. Today's website may not exactly be worthy but it is the antithesis of lackluster

[SotD] December 7, 2001 [Pearl Harbor]

2001-12-06 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Friday, December 7, 2001 Pearl Harbor: The 60th Anniversary December 7th this year marks the 60th anniversary of one of the most poignant and somber days in our history, a date President Roosevelt declared at the time to be one that would forever live

[SotD] December 10, 2001 [NutriWatch]

2001-12-09 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Monday, December 10, 2001 NutriWatch Your Guide to Sensible Nutrition Contrary to accepted practices, the List would like to direct its gentle members to a nutrition site before the holiday gourmandizing begins. This website, under the aegis

[SotD] December 11, 2001 [For the Love of LEDS]

2001-12-10 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Tuesday, December 11, 2001 For the Love of LEDS What comes to your mind when you hear somebody talking about LEDs? If you're like most people, you probably think of those dim red or yellowish-green lights on the fronts of stereos and the red digits in alarm

[SotD] December 12, 2001 [Everything about Kwanzaa]

2001-12-11 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Wednesday, December 12, 2001 Everything about Kwanzaa During the holiday month of December, the List presents another event looming large on some calendars - Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa is a unique African American celebration with focus

[SotD] December 14, 2001 [David's World of the Useless]

2001-12-13 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Friday, December 14, 2001 David's World of the Useless It's Friday; lighten up. No, this site would never be included in a list of worthy websites. However, that doesn't stop the List from adding this entirely trivial page to its inimitable collection

[SotD] December 18, 2001 [Tropical Slide Show]

2001-12-17 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Tuesday, December 18, 2001 Tropical Slide Show These are the Halcyon Days, the seven days before and after the Winter Solstice, a time of such tranquillity that the mythical bird, the halcyon, was said to nest upon the seas. If the week before Christmas

[SotD] December 19, 2001 [EurekAlert!]

2001-12-18 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Wednesday, December 19, 2001 EurekAlert! The List has received a request from one of its gentle members for a Junk Science site - no, not a site where they get it terribly wrong but rather a site featuring the latest in scientific news, which all too

[SotD] December 20, 2001 [Origins of the Compass Rose]

2001-12-19 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Thursday, December 20, 2001 Origins of the Compass Rose The List knows some of its gentle members will be heaving a small sigh of contentment not to be reminded of the upcoming holiday by another website. This single web page is a brief but thorough

[SotD] December 21, 2001 [Solstice]

2001-12-20 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Friday, December 21, 2001 Solstice Happy Winter Solstice! Today marks the Winter Solstice in the northern hemisphere. To illuminate this date on both scientific and historical levels, the List presents an exceptional website to bring its gentle members up

[SotD] December 24, 2001 [A Victorian Christmas]

2001-12-23 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Monday, December 24, 2001 A Victorian Christmas The List is not going to babble about simpler times, in suggesting this charming website. Christmas for the Victorians had its own complications. When so many elements of the holiday were made at home

[SotD] December 25, 2001 [Wassail Page]

2001-12-24 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Tuesday, December 25, 2001 The Wassail Page - Christmas Day I have created these pages to aid in my yearly celebration of a festive Wassail and to spread the good news of these customs. We hold this event the weekend or so before Christmas when all can

[SotD] December 27, 2001 [National Gallery]

2001-12-26 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Thursday, December 27, 2001 National Gallery Enjoying Christmas vacation this week? The List has places for you to go. The National Gallery's permanent collection spans the period from about 1250 to 1900 and consists of Western European paintings

[SotD] December 31, 2001 [Software of the Month]

2001-12-30 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Monday, December 31, 2001 Software of the Month - Clipomatic This month's software is a teeny-tiny program - 96 Kb zipped (why did they bother?) which may prove as indispensable to the List's gentle members as it is to the List. Relying heavily on copy

[SotD] January 1, 2002 [Calendar]

2001-12-31 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Tuesday, January 1, 2002 Calendar No, the List is not about to send its gentle members willy-nilly to a do-it-yourself calendar creation site. Instead, ever mindful of possible hangovers from Hogmanay celebrations, the List offers a straightforward text

[SotD] January 2, 2002 [The Euro]

2002-01-01 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Wednesday, January 2, 2002 The Euro On 1 January 2002 the euro banknotes and coins [were] put into circulation. This official website offers you all the information related to this momentous occasion . . . the largest monetary changeover the world has ever seen

[SotD] January 3, 2002 [Quit Smoking, Control Weight]

2002-01-02 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Thursday, January 3, 2002 You Can Control Your Weight as You Quite Smoking Just in case a few of the List's gentle members have Quit Smoking on their list of New Year's Resolutions, here is a useful site to answer some common concerns. If you want to stop

[SotD] January 3, 2002 [The Why Files]

2002-01-03 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Friday, January 4, 2002 The Why Files or Fun with Science First published on the World Wide Web in February of 1996, The Why Files blazed an early path to web popularity by providing cogent, accurate and often droll explanations

[SotD] January 7, 2002 [Starmatt Astrophotography]

2002-01-06 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Monday, January 07, 2002 Starmatt Astrophotography Matt BenDaniel's stunningly beautiful Astrophotography site is just what the List ordered for its world-weary members. If the trials and terrors of terra firma are weighing heavily on your spirit, take

[SotD] January 8, 2002 [UN Wire]

2002-01-07 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Tuesday, January 8, 2002 Site of the Day UN Wire UN Wire is a free service sponsored by the United Nations Foundation and its sister organization, the Better World Fund, which are dedicated to supporting United Nations efforts on behalf

[SotD] January 9, 2002 [American Veterinary Assoc]

2002-01-08 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Wednesday, January 9, 2002 American Veterinary Association Fido misbehaving? Fluffy not himself? This informative website, from the folks you rely on in an emergency, is replete with advice about the common concerns experienced by many pet owners. From how

[SotD] January 16, 2002 [National Disaster Search Dog Foundation]

2002-01-15 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Wednesday, January 16, 2002 The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation The List confesses its helpless devotion to dogs. With that in mind the List's gentle members may forgive another canine site with a broader purpose. Disasters happen. Earthquakes shake

[SotD] Administrative Notice

2002-01-16 Thread The Site of the Day
Administrative Notice Site of the Day has been hosted through the kind offices of Alan S. Harrell, to whom we offer our thanks. However, it has become necessary to find a new host for the List. The kindly folks at FreeLists.org have accepted Site of the Day for inclusion among

[SotD] January 18, 2002 [Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest]

2002-01-17 Thread The Site of the Day
Site of the Day for Friday, January 18, 2002 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest The List has found the very thing to enliven the winter blahs which some of its gentle members may be experiencing - a fiction writing contest, sponsored by an august institution of higher learning