Fun, Cool, Educational and Interesting Links!

Cool Software Sites

  • Major Geeks: Freeware, shareware, applications, programs,utilities.  A nice clean site, not cluttered with a lot of junk.
  • Filehippo:  Safe downloads.  Freeware, Shareware, Demoware. No registration required.

Favorite Youtube Channels   (All of these Youtube channels are family friendly.)

  • Aquachigger:  A metal detecting enthusiast on land and water.  Educational, interesting and fun.
  • Daniel Restodan:  Dan loves to take old cars that don’t run and make them run again, and he tries to do it for under $500.
  • Elderlyiron: (Channel description pulled from Youtube)  Started posting videos for the owner of what is now dubbed “Project Whitey”.  Along the way, I’ve decided to let the camera roll on just about anything that needs to be done to maintain that thing we call “The American Dream”. Some patience required. I don’t post on a regularly scheduled basis! I do, however, try to maintain some continuity. Check the playlists I’ve created that stay with a particular vehicle or project.
  • Grav3yard Girl: A fun channel hosted by Bunny AKA Grav3yardgirl. Makeup reviews, As Seen on TV items, shoe unboxings, and just plain fun!
  • Hobby Potter  The official vlog of ceramic artist & Hobby Potter Tammy Jo Schoppet!
  • NuggetNoggin:  Michael (aka Nuggetnoggin) has been metal detecting for 8 years now and he invites viewers along to share in the excitement of treasure hunting.
  • Ron Pratt:  A towing company that  uses Youtube to showcase their  Century 1150R rotator offering up videos of recoverys, accidents, and training with local Fire, Police, and EMS.
  • The Carpetbagger:  Jacob is a Yankee (his own word) who loves to share his unique perspective on living in the South. He admits to being obsessed with Southern Cultures, Folk Heroes, Folk Villains and Roadside Attractions.  He has started doing this channel as a full time venture.
  • Maximus Ironthumper:  Shares videos on blacksmithing and off-grid living. He lives off grid on 5 acres in merry olde England and shares videos on his work as a blacksmith, and other interesting projects.

Cool Software

  • 4kdownload:  4K Download is a place where Online and Desktop meet and connect with each other. Our goal is to remove artificial restrictions and limitations “enforced” by online services. Our apps allow you to download the content from YouTube and other video platforms, backup Instagram photos, convert video to mp3, and to create and share wonderful slideshows.
  • CD Burner XP:  is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilanguage interface. Everyone, even companies, can use it for free.
  • Easy Scan:  EasyScan is an acquisition interface for flatbed scanner using Twain standard interface capabilities from scanners drivers.  A easy to use scanning software.
  • Freemake:  Freemake has been providing high quality freeware to over 180 million users worldwide since 2010.  Download and use their free Video Converter, Video Downloader, YouTube Converter, Audio Converter and Free Music Player!
  • 4dots Software:  Founded in 2008, 4dots has developed more than thirty free software applications in the areas of video, audio, pdf, password recovery, file management, graphics, web design, system, desktop, and localization software.

Cool Websites

  • Check Short URL: Did you ever get an email that had a link to a site but it had been shortened?   If you are curious enough to find out where it leads to, but yet you don’t want to click on it, just go to this website, copy and paste the url into the search bar and let the magic happen.
  • The Alphabetizer:  Have a long list of things that need to be put into alphabetical order,  try this site.
  • VipTalisman: Over 9,060 Photo Effects, Which You Can Free, Quickly and Easily Make Online!
  •   The goal of this website is to catalog every comic, graphic novel, manga, creator, character and anything else that could relate to the field of comics.  Registration is free!
  • Grand Comics Database:  Nonprofit, internet-based organization of international volunteers dedicated to building an open database covering all printed comics throughout the world.

The Odd and Bizarre

  • Crappy Taxidermy: The Internet’s largest image repository of crappy and awesome taxidermy.

Used Books and DVD’s

  • ThriftBooks sells used books (DVD’s, too, but a word of warning, sometimes their ratings are a bit off, and yes I speak from experience, so I just stick to buying books) at the pretty decent prices.  You get free US shipping when your order is over $10 (and that can really end up saving you some money!).  They have a reader rewards program and also accept Paypal for payment.
  • AddAll:  A book search engine that allows you to compare prices from 40 different booksellers, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Borders.

This post received an update on September 28, 2018. I added two new categories “The Odd and Bizarre” and “Used Books and DVD’s”.