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Button Maker

I’m sure you’ve seen various rectangle images that show some combination of RSS standards, like this:

Well, if you visit the site above, you can make your own buttons, with your own colours, with your own words. Just to test it, I put my name in and moved the separator bar:

Keep in mind that the buttons are only 80 x 15 pixels, so if the words are too long, it won’t fit. For example, I could barely fit Merry Christmas into a button:

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MSN Messenger Web Version

I don’t really use Messenger that much, but it is useful to talk with some of the younger people at Church, so I usually have it running. Within the last week or so MSN has launched a web only version.

Feel free to add me to your contacts list:


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Search and enjoy: 7 search toolbars reviewed

Check out this review by CNet:

If you’re still going to the Google or Yahoo home page to do Web searches, you’re missing half the fun–and you’re unnecessarily exerting your fingers. Toolbar plug-ins for Microsoft Internet Explorer–and now Firefox–make it easy and fast to look up Web references without having to type in another URL.

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Free Menu Designs

Need a block menu fast!
Below are simple CSS menu designs for you to download and use any way you see fit.
You can download the complete set, or an individual menu by clicking the Download Menu button located on each menu.

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Web Ranking Tool

The first number we fetch is Alexa’s traffic rank for a domain on the web. This is based on a sampling of actual traffic to that domain, and it comes from the “phone home” feature on Alexa’s toolbar…
The second number reported by this web ranking tool is a count of total external backlinks from Yahoo. An external backlink is a link to a specific page from outside of that page’s own domain. Yahoo has much better reporting for backlinks than Google…

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URLinfo is a tool for handling web pages: finding information about it, translating it, finding related pages, etc. To use it, type a URL (web page address) into the box in the top frame. Then choose a tab (such as General or Cache), and click on the name of the specific tool you wish to use. The Translate and Search tabs require a bit more, but should be self-explanatory. Click on the [info] link at the end of any tab for details about it. URLinfo includes 107 tools.”

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This site includes lots of information that is time and date related, such as yearly and monthly calendars, counters, countdown, and the world clock which shows current time in cities all over the world.

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GMail Drive

GMail Drive is a Shell Namespace Extension that creates a virtual filesystem around your Google GMail account, allowing you to use GMail as a storage medium.
GMail Drive creates a virtual filesystem on top of your Google GMail account and enables you to save and retrieve files stored on your GMail account directly from inside Windows Explorer. GMail Drive literally adds a new drive to your computer under the My Computer folder, where you can create new folders, copy and drag’n’drop files to.

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E-Mail Icon Generator

Check out this little generator that creates and image with your email address and the logos of a few different web-based providers.

Mine looks like this:

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Lookup Addresses and Phone Numbers

Subscriber and co-worker Louise Antonio does a lot of work with addresses and phone numbers. She passed along these sites to help you lookup addresses and area codes: