This page contains
our third year of Websites of the Month picks in chronological order of
ending with the first in
January of 2006.
Best Commercial of All Time - Thank You
John forwarded me a one minute commercial video....says his sender: "I
apologize but this this TOO
awesome not to watch....This is the BEST ad I have ever seen!!! Liz (PS:) As we
begin this “Holiday
Season”, let us not forget!" If you ask me, (Ye Ole Webmaster), there
is nothing to apologize for. Due
to copyright issues, our website cannot make the original one minute video
available for downloading.
However, the Debris team was able to find a website that has the first half of
this commercial online. As
we understand it, this commercial was shown during the 2006 Football Superbowl.
AdvertisementAve.com - Thank You
Welcome to DeafDOC
Ye Ole Webmaster
sending this in...their homepage says it all:
DeafDOC.org is your site for free,
reliable healthcare information, both directly and indirectly, for the
Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HOH) community. DeafDOC has separate areas for the
Deaf and Hard of
Hearing (D/HOH) community, Interpreters, Healthcare and Educational Providers
and Institutions and
Here's another great ASL site for students, teachers, parents. and even surfers.
You name it, this site
has it for students, teachers, parents. and even surfers. Don't let me repeat
myself...you will know
someone who can use this site.
Longtime viewers of this section of the website knows that I'm fascinated with
time, clocks, even the
different methods and ways of telling time. So I was really intrigued when John
sent me this website
showing another way of displaying time.
A Live Look At The
Christmas is just around the corner and recently the news showcased the Annual
Christmas Tree at
the New York's Rockefeller Center. If you missed it on the news, thanks to John
and the internet, you
can, not only see the replay of the Christmas Tree lighting, you can see it live
If you folks came here earlier this month, you may have noticed there were no
Websites of the
Month picks until the 23rd this month. I've been busy elsewhere on this site,
been on the road a lot
more than usual, but I did manage to take a
break every now and then.
Clouds....many strange clouds
A couple of months ago you may have seen on the news or newspaper of some
strange looking clouds
over a town some where. This site has a huge collection of strange looking
clouds, some even looks
like UFOs. There are even pictures of clouds that stayed in one place for a
whole afternoon. You
won't get bored at this site.
Mars Pictures of
NASA, JPL, and
MSSS provided pictures
of the day from Mars since April 15, 2003 and this webpage
has links to every one of them. Yeah well, some pictures are so, so, but there
are plenty others that
are really amazing to see strange features on the surface of Mars.
Recent pictures from Mars can be seen here:
How about Jupiter:
Disguise or Concealed Hearing Devices of the 20th Century
Early Electrical Hearing Aids, believe it or not, were based on telephone
technology invented by
Alexander Graham Bell in the late 19th century, who also as we know, started the
phone system as
we know it today. Mr. Anonyman, who unwittingly sent this in, decided this
website was appropriate
as part of our celebration in conjunction with our own website's 5th
Our website is not the only one celebrating 5 years...check out the others;
Five years of Mac
OpenCourseWare marks 5
years of educating the world
Twenty Things We Now
Know Five Years After 9/11
What will the next 5 years bring?
5 Years For Nation Wide WiFi
Invisibility cloak 'five years away'
production cars could be five years away
Space travel will take off in
Will email be here in 5 years?
You think your data is
safe on CDs? Think again...burned CDs have a relatively short life span of
between two to five years...
Allergies could be snuffed out
in 5 years
Sometimes in your local TV newscasts, they will show pictures of crooks doing
the dumbest things or
mug shots of celebrities. Even your newspaper will have articles of police or
court reports of people
doing crazy things. Another selection of things to do when when you are bored.
News, purely news. This news portal will take you anywhere you want to go.
Another news site featuring breaking news, quirks, entertainment, sports, and
Long story short, 12 year old boy collected computer ads, flyers, leaflets, and
catalogs from reader
service cards and stored his collections in a box. Eighteen years later, he
decided to sort them down
and figured instead of keeping it to himself to enjoy, he'd share them on the
internet. His long story
can be read
Timeline of Deaf History
Randy sent this in and this is the first I've seen with a timeline related to
the Deaf going over 3000
years. The website is produced by
PBS and the
URL will bring you to the year 1864 (page 9 of 26)
when Abraham Lincoln signs the charter for what is now known as Gallaudet
start at the beginning.
Reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln into John Kennedy
Randy also sent this interesting website which I found intriguing. Over the
years, there were various
articles regarding the similarities between the lives of Lincoln and Kennedy,
This site provides a
deep insight and shows their lives parallel each other, more so that it even
makes you wonder if
John Kennedy is really a reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln. Within this site, it
will point you to
about the details of Lincoln's death. I spent just about a whole day absorbing
Guzer - Only If You Have Time On Your
This site has everything, funny videos, games, funny pictures, jokes, and even
more in their LARGE
archives. I'm warning you again....go there only if you have time on your hands.
I was on this site
for so long, I forgot who sent it to me.
Normally, we do not feature commercial sites but when we reviewed this site we
beleived that this
new game will be the begining of a new fad benifitting Deaf group gatherings
rather it be in
educational envirionments or monthly Deaf socials. ASLingo is a challenging
game, played just like a
bingo game. The words are signed in ASL, with players following the pictoral
handshapes on the
cards. As the website explains: This game is great for people of all signing
abilities. Native deaf
adults will enjoy playing this game as much as people learning ASL. Also, it is
an excellent way for
kids to be exposed to new vocabulary while playing ASLingo.
How Great Thou Artist Are You?
Over the years I've done sketches on paper for various reasons, even doodling.
And I've seen
sketching programs but didn't want to spend any money on them. I found this site
and used it on
occasion when the boss man requires me to do a light pole layout of a shopping
center or a rough
drawing of a electrical diagram for renovations requiring additions of meter
bases when a large
empty store gets divided into smaller stores. Yes, your Windows has a program
called Paint that can
do the same thing but onlinesketchpad will let you email your work online.
Bad Fads Museum
Remember the Farrah Fawcett Hairdo? Hot Pants? Afro Haircuts? Bellbottoms?
Skateboarding? Fad Diets? Waterbeds? Miniskirt? Blacklights? Cabbage Patch
Dolls? Pet Rocks?
Jackets? (Heck, I used to wear a Nehru Jacket to NCSD) We all remember those
Turtleneck Sweaters and those Tie Dyed T-Shirts. The list goes on and on. Browse
and fascinating fashions, collectibles, activities and event fads of the last
100 years. The fads
wish would stay forever...or never come back.
Got PC problems of the Windoze kind? Or just browse around and learn more about
to learn about the history of the Web? Or do you want to understand more about
IP addresses? How
about my favorite; Tracing a Hacker. Now this website might be boring for some,
but for computer
geeks like me, you can learn a lot. I pick a subject once a week and take my
time reading the
articles, sometimes, I read a couple of paragraphs, do something else and go
back to it later to
finish it, because some of the articles are long.
By the way, their home page provide interesting internet related news
The explanation is best described on their home page: "Light playing on water
drops, dust or ice
crystals in the atmosphere produces a host of visual spectacles - rainbows,
halos, glories, coronas
and many more. Some can be seen almost every day or so, some are once in a
lifetime sights. Find
out where to see them and how they form. Then seek and enjoy them outdoors".
on this site. You have to do a look see for yourself.
Institute of Standards and Technology
Looks like a boring website, eh? Not really, this institute has been around
since the dawn of the
previous century. Originally called the National Bureau of Standards, they are
mostly known for
settings standards for weights and measurements. They have set standards in more
ways than you
can imagine, such as standards for the accurate measurement of your use of fuel
natural gas, gas pumps, and even your electric meter. My main interest was the
new atomic clock
that my wife received for her birthday. I just put batteries in it and it sets
the time and date by
receiving a radio signal from Boulder, Colorado. This is a huge site,
NIST in Your House,
Your Electric Bill,
NIST In Your Car, and my favorite;
NIST in Your Clock. And believe it or not, if you
are running Windows XP, chances are pretty good, your PC automatically
it's own clock once
on your time
An anonymous visitor to our site sent this in because he/she knew that I like to
tinker around with
electrical projects. This site does serve up other projects even for the
handyman. You can make
your own personal hoverboard, catch a mouse without a mousetrap, you can even
make a copper
pipe potato gun. There are many more other gadgets and gizmos that you can make.
This Is Broken
No, this website is not broken, they just show you pictures of things that's
really broken, or rather
how careless businesses can be. For example, on their home page they have
pictures of: a closed
Check Cashing store with a "Open 24 Hours" sign; a coffee cup with a label
saying that it can't be
used for hot beverages; how about dishwashing soap named "Barf"? I checked the
section: Brand New Used Tires! Roof Leaks Guaranteed!...
and check out the Dell keyboard ad.
Here's another great illusions site. Long time visitors of this page will know
that I reviewed illusions
sites before but this one has been on the internet the longest. The neatest
thing about this site is
they feature video clips on the majority of the items. The home page featured
The Dragon, The Einstein Hollow Face, Dr Angry and Mr Calm. Features within the
other tabs on the
home page are just as fascinating. By the way, their Toy Collections are not for
sale, dang! They do
provide ample explanations on the subjects they feature. Be prepared to spend a
lot of time on this
site. I spent just almost a whole day learning a few tricks myself.
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