Site Specific

No time for directionless Web wandering? R.U. Steinberg and Paco Xander Nathan each give a list of suggested locations of Internet interest below: The site of Mama Cucina, brought to you by Ragu, allows you to learn Italian and get hungry for tomato sauce at the same time. Hub at Toyota's site features things like modern living, women's issues, travel by car, and sports. The North American server for Levi-Strauss has a cool push CGI script that animates pictures across your screen even if all you have is a 14,400 bps modem. Jonathan Cainer of The UK Daily Mail provides free Weekly Astrological Forecasts in RealAudio. It's hip and trendy, but Shockwave is rocking Netscape to new heights. Likewise, java is having a profound influence on Web designers and programmers. Need to build a 3-D world on the Web and experiment with VRML? This is the place. What is the chance you'll visit this site? Although that question can't be answered, other subjects about chance and probablity are addressed. Where to go for the software swag. All we need is more cheese on a global basis. Consider testing your knowledge of this pressed milk solid by taking the CheezQuiz.

-- R.U. Steinberg day, these fine refugees from WiReD Magazine take time outta their busy days to tell us all what *really* sucks out there on the Information Superyaweh. Thousands of free email lists exist... try `em! Why buy newspapers anymore? Local Austin project producing video games for pre-teen girls, developed by women. Cosma's Home Page is a fine read, including the effervescent, cross-referencing High Weirdness By World-WideWeb, akin to the ol' High Weirdness By Mail. Our favorite search utility -- this place combines most other known search engines into one fell swoop. find anything, even Jimmy Hoffa. The Madam X Home Page is a gorgeous page for the fetish crowd. Be certain to praise the Webmistress or you may get punished... The Theremin Page has kits, instructions, histories, music, discographies, etc. Instant bad SciFi movie sound f/x! SubSITE -- Church of the SubGenius has one of the best Web sites around, and we're not just saying that because of our religious orientation. Truly a labor of love and slack. Praise Bob. You've read her columns locally in Austin, now Spike speaks nationally online with her biting wit and incisive interviews along the theme of "chicks in cyberspace." MIT MediaLab's Postcard Server is a nice idea. Send a postcard to a friend, online. It's better than flowers. Achoo. FringeWare Inc. is our own site which recently received the "Top 5% of the Internet" award from PointComm/Lycos, and features the SCHWA CORP Web site along with FRED16 the talking AI. Join the other 5,000 people/day and take a peek.

Happy hacking.

-- Paco Xander Nathan

Paco Xander Nathan is the president of Fringeware, Inc., which operates a retail space filled with subculture artifacts, publishes a magazine, and maintains a popular Web site.

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