- large collection of Harvard Classics, various encyclopedia,
dictionaries, classic fiction and nonfiction works
- web portal to reference info: govt info, biographies, encyclopedia,
science, health, press, genealogy, quotations, science, databases galore
- An academic publisher of theological books
Association of Chicago Theological Schools
- A consortium of seminaries in metro Chicago
- a free program that helps you study and quiz yourself. Essentially,
the program works like this: in your word processor, you pair up
questions and answers. They could be Greek words and English
equivalents, States and Capitals, Kings and the dates they
reigned, Book Titles and Authors, Elements and Abbreviations,
anything. (This program does support font changes, so you
can use different languages if you want to.)
Then you have 3 different ways of drilling: (1) Display
question/term and press [spacebar] to see answer, (2) Multiple
choice, or (3) Fill-in-the-blank. I used it to drill myself on
Greek Manuscripts (A, B, C, D, ...) and their longer Latin names
(Alexandrinus, Vaticanus, Ephraemi Rescriptus, Beza, ...)
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- general, powerful handling footnote and references. Ideal for
the scholar doing a thesis or dissertation, or for professors who
collect and reuse references. Commercial software, $94 (student
- commercial software (about $300) to convert Word files to HTML
better than Word does
Usenet newsgroups on Microsoft Word
- Ediff is a not a standalone utility, it's a function that runs
under Emacs. If space is not a factor, it's worth
installing and learning Emacs just to run Ediff. Ediff is the
most powerful file-comparison utility I have ever seen. For
shows Ediff comparing 2 files. The first paragraph of each file has
the lines reformatted to a different width, but with the reformatting,
there is no textual change except for one word. Ediff shows the
margination-only reformatting in one color, and each word change in
Ediff can also take two files which are similar, display the
differences between them, and then automatically create a third
"merged" file which contains all the identical content of both files,
while highlighting areas where the two files are different. With
one-key commands, you can select parts of File1 and other
parts of File2 to put into the output file. (See this
screenshot.) If you change your mind, you can undo changes, reverse
changes, and edit the merge file at any time while you are paging
through either of the first 2 files. This is really potent stuff! (For
additional info, visit my Emacs Ediff page.)
- Compares differences between the contents of similar files, and
also differences between different directories. Shows files added,
deleted, changed, and has options for synchronizing the two. Examdiff
comes in two flavors: a freeware version and a commercial version
with more features. This sort of program has come in handy for me!
is commercial software for Windows for comparing different directories
(folders), FTP sites, individual files, or the contents of ZIP files.
All comparison is done side-by-side, plus you can edit the files being
changed. Beyond Compare will run for free for 30 days to let you
evaluate it for purchase. If you decide to keep it, the price is $30.
is a free, file-difference tool that runs under Microsoft Windows. It
will let you compare two files or two folders, showing you lines that
have been inserted, deleted or modified, in separate colors
It can also export difference reports to XML, HTML, or plain text.
is a free, file-difference tool that runs under Windows 95 or better.
It will display the difference between two similar files side-by-side,
including color focus on the just the words or characters that are
different. You can save bookmarks, and use options to ignore Case
differences or differences in whitespace only. It does not allow you
to edit the files being compared.
- GNU diff - comes as part of the
GNU text utilities
which is fully free software (you get the source code). The GNU text
utilities come with a command-line utility called
which shows the differences between two or three similar files. I
have often used diff to find changes between files and directories.
Today, it seems the number of command-line users is diminishing, but
the power is still there for those who want it.
- requires MS Internet Explorer v5.0 or higher. Here's what I want:
multiple tabbed windows within Internet Explorer. The idea is that
instead of having to hit the BACK button or navigate through the
history, I can immediately visit any of several key pages. Netcaptor
gives me tabbed windows, will auto-load multiple windows, kills
pop-up ad windows, and has many more features. Shareware, about $30.
- if all you want is to have multiple tabbed windows, then
Refresher is for you. Refresher is free software (you can get the
source code). Its main drawback is that Refresher allows no way to
add the current page to your Favorites (Bookmarks) folder, either
from the menu or via the keyboard (Ctrl-D), nor is there a way to
Organize Favorites (Ctrl-B), as in IE. However, you can view and
visit your bookmarks at any time. Filesize is about 172K.
- I have this installed constantly, and it's totally super-cool. It
gives me full control over the web pages presented to me. This is a
tool for the web gods. Here's some of what it does: kills pop-up
windows, kills most advertising banners, kills/limits automatic MIDI
music, freeze animated .GIFs, kills slow web counters, kills
GeoCities advertising banners, prevents getting stuck in frames,
stops "Status Bar" scrolling, unhides destination links, kill frames,
control every feature of the Proxomitron. Oh ... did I mention
that it was free?
- if you want to know who owns what website, what's the IP route to
get there, and get all the other technical details about IP and DNS
addressing, this is the site for you. It's a regular visit for me.
The Internet Archive
- a/k/a "The Wayback Machine". Over 200 terabytes
of data, showing how the web used to look. This is an
image of much of the web by month, date, and year. Wanna see what
was posted on microsoft.com on Oct 22, 1996? This will show you!!
- those cute little icons of the globe, the file, the envelope, and
so forth, which indicate what I'm linking to (when I remember to use
them) are here courtesy of Matterform Media. I think they're cool!
- fast, free tool for finding broken links on web pages
- Perl program, written under the GNU GPL, for building websites
For hackers only. I used to use it, once.
- another HTML preprocessor, also written in Perl, and somewhat
easier to use than WebMake. This is what I use now.
- PPWizard is another free HTML PreProcessor, only this one is
written in REXX. It's very good and has better user and author
support than either WebMake or htmlpp.
- A nice way to automate conversion from Microsoft Word documents
to HTML output. Does a better job than Microsoft's own translators.