Interesting Links


Free Science Books

Courtesdy of, a host of free science books.


Call Management:

Do Not Call Registry

Stop annoying telemarketting calls by registering your telephone number with the CRTC's Do NOT Call Registry.

Directory Assistance:

Canada 411

Canada's directory assistance telephone directory service.


Infospace takes you to the Superpages search service.


A person/business digital directory service.


A personal telephone directory.

Yellow Pages

A business telephone directory.

Facsimile (FAX) Services:


eFax provides you with a non-local fax line and up to 10 incoming fax pages.


FaxAway, according to Bob Rankin, is a bargain at $1/month. FaxAway provides you with a phone number through which incoming faxes may be received and forwardsed to your email address. According to Bob, "it just works every time".


FaxBetter offers a free toll free fax number to anyone. Faxes are received in your email inbox as a PDF attachment where they can be viewed online. provides a free online Canada/U.S. fax service.


GotFreeFax allows you to send 2 free banner-free faxes daily to Canada or the U.S. Supports .PDF, .ODT and .RTF file formats.


With HelloFax, you can send & receive faxes,request signatures and fill out forms. Works with Google Drive.


K7 is a voicemail/fax messaging system which provides you with a free phone number. This number enables you to have your voicemail messages and faxes delivered directly to your computer via email or you may access them on the K7 Web site..

Internet Service Providers:


When your only option is dial-up, provides unlimited 56k dial-up internet service for $2.95/month.

Long Distance Service Providers:


Worldline provides Canada-wide unlimited long distance calling for the low cost $3.95/month.

Satellite Television: is a satellite dish alignment information site which intergrates the Google Maps service.

SMS Text Messaging:


Pinger is a free web-based texting service which assings you a free phone number and and lets you send and receive texts from a web-based interface.


Txt2Day is an SMS text messaging service which allows you to send free text messages to almost any major cellphone provider in the world.

VOIP Telephone Service & Long Distance Providers:


Fongo is a VoIP service providers which provides several options. The Fongo mobile app allows free calling across Canadato all ten provinces. Fongo's home phone service (which incluses Canada-wide calling) can be obtained for $4.95/month plus a $29 one-time fee for their phone adapter (ATA). A very good alternative for the less technically inclined. puts an end to your monthly telephone bill. An excellent VOIP service provider worthy of consideration if you wish to replace your existing phone service. A personal favourite!


CounterPath's X-Lite is a software SIP client soluton which helps you (presumably) seamlessly transition from a traditional phone environment into the world of Voice over IP. Versions of teh X-Lite client are available for your desktop, smartphone or tablet operating under a variety of operating systems. Choose the client that's right for you.

Desktop Publishing


Jing is the always-ready program that allows you to instantly capture images and videos. Jing is a great tool for adding basic visual elements to your work or all of your online conversations.

Upside Down Text

This website allows you to create upside down text. Confuse your friends.



Dictionary Reference

Dictionary Reference is an online dictionary and reference.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Meriam-Webster provides a free online dictionary, thesaurus and audio pronunciations.


A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia

A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia includes over 4000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries.


The Bartelby online encyclopedia.

Encyclopedia Britannica

Encyclopedia Britannica: the online version of the world reknowned resource.

A general purpose online encyclopedia.

Infoplease Encyclopedia

A current, comprehensive encyclopedia covering all the major branches of knowledge from Astrophysics to Zoology.

Techweb Encyclopedia

Contains descriptions and definitions of more than 14000 computer terms and concepts.


An online encyclopedia compiled by the global community.

Online Courses:

Carnergie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University provides informal instruction through its Open Learning Initiative to college-ready students at no cost.


Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer free courses online.


EdX is a joint partnership between The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to offer online learning to millions of people around the world. EdX will offer Harvard and MIT classes online for free.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania's Small Business Development Center offers the largest collection of free business courses available on the Web.

OpenCulture offers some of the best free cultural & educational media on the web including 875 free online courses from top universities.

Massachusetts Iinstitute of Technology (MIT)

MIT offers over 1800 free online course through its OpenCourseWare initiative.

Open University

Based in the United Kingdom, the Open University's OpenLearn program provides undergraduate and graduate level courses free of charge.

Stanford University

Stanford has teamed up with iTunes U to offer access to Stanford courses and lectures.

Tufts University

Tufts University uses the OpenCourseWare online learning platform to provide free on-line courses including lectures, homework assignments, and reference materials from a variety of faculties.

Univeristy of Califronia @ Berkeley

UCB has been offering online lectures and interactive Webcast courses since 2001. Hundreds of current and archived courses can be downloaded or viewed and heard at your leisure.

University of California @ Irvine

Unniversity of Calfifornia Irvine, as a member in the OpenCourseWare consortium, offer free online courses in financial planning, human resources, capital markets and e-marketing. Course materials include syllabi, lecture notes, assignments and exams.

University of Southern Queensland

University of Southern Queensland's OpenCourseWare provides free online access to free and open educational resources for faculty members, students, and self-learners throughout the world.

Utah State University

Utah State University's OpenCourseWare is a collection of free online educational material used in their formal campus courses.



Skeptoid is a weekly science podcast dedicated to furthering knowledge by blasting away the widespread pseudosciences that infect popular culture, and replacing them with way cooler reality.

YouTube Channels:

Crashes Courses

The Crash Courses YouTube Channel is best described as the Coles Notes of U.S. history and chemistry


Conecerts & Music Videos:

Neil Young Archives

In a word? Awesome.


Documentary24 collects the best documentary films available on the web. offers a large catalog of full length, free documentaries on a wide range of topics, such as nature, politics, science, and history.

Documentary Guide

Documentary Guide is one of the few curated search engines on the internet and offers access to the widest collection of documentary films.

Documentary Heaven

Documentary Heaven offers a vast collection of documentaries spanning across many genres.

Documentary Storm

Documentary Storm offers free, full-length documentaries gathered from around the web.

Documentary Tube

Documentary Tube offers a wide variety of full-length documentaries covering twenty-two categories, such as art, health, science, travel, and history.


DocumentaryWire offers a large collection of free, interesting, and educational documentaries for you to watch online. streams full-length, thought-provoking, educational, and entertaining documentary films for free, with no registration required.

Moving Image Archive

Moving Image Archive on the Internet Archive contains thousands of digital movies uploaded by Archive users.

Science Documentaries

Science Documentaries offers a collection of the best scientific documentaries available on the web.

Top Documentary Films

Top Documentary Films offers full documentaries and information on documentaries by quoting reviews from trusted sources.

Media Players:


This guide shows you how to configure the Simple IPTV PVR Client on Kodi to play various live streams available from M3U lists.


Kodi is a powerful media player capable of streaming video content from a variety of sources.

News & Media:

Canadian Public Affairs Channel.


CBC Radio 1
Ottawa 91.5 FM internet simulcast.

International radio. Over 7,000 radio stations and growing from everywhere you could possibly imagine.

Radio Garden
Radio Garden is a transnational Radio online exhibition that allows users to explore an interactive globe filled with Radios past and present. It allows us to explore different voices across various places.

Radio Mediaguide
Radio Mediaguide is a web-Radio Station and listening guide.

Good quality music streaming without advertisements or DJ talk allows you to build music playlists of songs/artists and save them for later listening.
Internet radio station.

Tropical Glen
Top dozen songs per year from the 1950 to present.


First Row Sports
First Row Sports provides a variety of links to various live sporting events.

Streaming Sources:

Current Compilation of Reliable Media Streaming Sources
A reasonably current compliation of reliable media streaming sources. Every attempt is made to keep this compilation upsate however as the streaming market rapidly changes links are subject to unexpected changes.

Video Content:

Vidvir is a Youtube-like repository of online video content.

Games, Amusement & Trivia

Free Brain Games

Calcultate your brain age.

How Many Days Old Are You?

How old are you in days?

Middle East Map Game

Test your knowledge of the middle east as you drag and drop your way through the middle east.


Simulate the damage and fallout by detonating a few nukes on your favourite locations.

Reverse Conception Calculator

You know your birthday but what day did conception occur?

Health & Wellness

Chest-Compression-Only CPR

A video outlining the continuous chest compression CPR, a life-saving technique.

Exploring the Spine

Explore the Amazing Phenomenon of the Spine and Central Nervous System.

How Old Do You Look?

Microsoft has created a website with a computer algorythm that tells you how old you look just by analyzing your photo.

Life Span Calculator

A quick & simple 13 question survey that calculate your life span.

Rate MDs

Find out how others rate your doctor or dentist.

Home & Business

Consumer Related:

Account Selector Tool

The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada's account selector tool allows consumers to compare bank fees and banking alternatives.

Canadian Consumer Handbook

The Canadian Consumer Handbook website offers information on consumer topics to help you build your buying skills. is dedicated to helping CANADIANS save money on grocery expenses.


StudioTax is an excellent free Canadian personal income tax preparation software package.A personal favourite!


Taxman is a free personal income tax preparation software package.

UPC Code Lookup Database

With over 136 million unique UPC/EAN numbers, is the largest UPC lookup database where you can search a broad range of UPC numbers to find related product information, images, barcodes, online shopping guide and more.

Maps, Measurement, Meteorology & Time:

7-day Forecast -Ottawa

Ottawa's 7-day forecast from Environment Canada.


Accuweather provides real-time weather with many configurable options.

Digital Dutch Unit Converter

This site allows you to converts angle, area, bits & bytes, density, electric current, energy, force, fuel consumption, length, mass, power, pressure, speed, temperature, time and volume units.

Earth Wind Map

Up to the minute winds from around the world. Click & drag to rotate the globe, double click to zoom in, clicking on location gives the numerical values. Change the elevation to 850 KPa to see the upper winds to locate the Jetstream and the High or low pressure centres.

E-Wall: The Electronic Map Wall

Pennsylvania State Univeristy's Department of Meteorology e-Wall contains numerous computer simulated animations of the weather from various countries around the world.

Flightradar24 is a flight tracking service that provides you with real-time info about thousands of aircraft around the world.

Franktown Weather Station

Franktown Weather Station provides updated satellite imagery in real-time for Ottawa from Environment Canada.


A robust forcast website with comprehensive details. Very good.

Income by Postal Code

A web-based mapping resource tool which maps Canada's richest and poorest neighbourhoods.

Long John Index

The Long John Index gives Canadians a daily national indication as to whether or not they should be wearing their long johns.


Marine Traffic provides free real-time information to the public about ship movements and ports.


Meteobox allows you to obtain the five-day forcast for any city in the world.

ShowMyStreet is a Google map alternative which provides you a street level view of any strett address.

TimeAndDate provides information on time zones, time changes, and all things chronological around the globe.

VPike Virtual Tour Guide

VPike Virtual Tour Guide provides street view photographs of most municipal addresses.


A fresh take on weather reporting.

Weather Underground

Weather Underground weather forcast for Ottawa and environs.

WorldView Weather Map

NASA's WorldView weather map provides a real-time view of current weather patterns around the globe.

World Wind Map

World Wind Map shows the wind in almost real time all over the Earth. You can drag the map around and zoom right in.

Printing & Publishing:

Cover Century

Download the latest Album Art CD and DVD covers. Cover Century archive contains over 500.000 Album Art covers.

Online Chart Tool

The online chart tool in an excellent online resource which allows you to create various forms of charts and graphs for use in your reports, documents or presentations.



Create PDF files from nearly any application. PDFCreator is free for companies and private users.



Rome2Rio offers a multi-modal, door-to-door travel search engine that returns itineraries which may include air, train, coach, ferry, mass transit and driving options to and from any location.


Quick IQ Test

A quick test which gives you a good approximation of your true IQ..

Internet Resources:


U Stream.TV is an internet resource which allows you to create your own webcasts.

Market Watch

Ottawa Gas Prices

Ottawa Gas Prices provides you with the lowest gas prices across the city.

Search Tools

Search Engines:

All The Web

All The Web uses the Yahoo search engine to search some of the web.


Looking for something? Just Ask.


Microsoft's futile attempt to wrestele control of the world away from Google.


The Blingo search tool.


Sniff it out like a hound using Dogpile.


Search the web and simultaneously save rain forest.


The Ecaclead search tool.


The worlds most popular search engine. More than just a search engine... it's a verb!


The Lycos search engine.


Metacrawler searches webpage for meta content.


MSN's excuse for a search engine.


The Netscape search tool.


SearchWorm ferrets out web pages for content.


The webcrawler search tool.


WhO IS is a domain name registry search tool.


The Yahoo search engine.

Search Engine Guides:

Search Engine Guide

A guide to hundreds of search engines by topic.

Search Engine Guide

A guide to 70 search engines.

Search Engine Tools:

Set Google Search Preferences

Use this link to disable the Google Instant feature.