Here in the Wizard's Cave you
will find many great things. If it doesn't meet the Wizard's (Zardiw)
standards, you won't find it here. In today's world there are many
things of poor quality, but the Wizard carries only
the very best there is.
Banners and advertisements on this site lead to exceptional products
that meet the Wizard's high standards.
Recommendations are based on personal experience, or extensive research.
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I recommend getting
a Sony Vaio.
Do you have ScumWare or SpyWare on your computer?
How about ThiefWare?
(Gator, TopText, eZula, Gozilla(new versions), etc.)
Thief Ware Site
There is a lot of GOOD information below, that
will help you with Windows, and the Internet. It took years to get
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Windows Hot Keys/Shortcuts (On my new ComputerHelp101 site)
Complete Guide to Internet Privacy
The Wizard's Favorite Things
The Wizard's Truth
Cathedral City Weed Busters
Celestial pictures: What a Total
Solar Eclipse looks like
Jupiter (those round things
Pluto and his moon Charon
If you liked those pictures, go here: Nasa
Here are links to products
and sites that the Wizard has found to be exceptional. Enjoy.
hosting by LighthouseLane.com
Go here and read this: The
CareWare Idea and this:
Interview with an Extraterrestrial, and go to the Main page link
at the bottom for some neat programs, and good articles.
Custom Doors. These doors are simply amazing. Hand
crafted out of old growth Redwood and other fine woods: MendocinoDoors.com
Refill your ink cartridges.
This is EASY to do, and the results are GREAT. Most printers use a three
color cartridge. What usually happens is just one of the colors runs
out, and then it's time to buy another $30 or so cartridge. Well, you
can just refill that color! And when another color runs out, you refill
that one, etc. I used to think this was some type of hassle and never
investigated it fully. My mistake. I'm now a convert!! This will save
you a LOT of ducats. Go here to learn all about it: Refill
Great forums for answering questions about Windows, hardware, bugs,
Need a new harddrive? Want to get one for 'save my ass' backup purposes?
They also have EZ Gig which will CLONE your harddrive, so if your drive
goes bad, you just switch drives, and you're good to go. Go here: DriveSolutions
This site enables you to sell t-shirts, mugs, mousepads, etc. All you
supply the picture/artwork, and they do EVERYTHING else. I mean they
sell it, ship it, and send you a check. It is really EASY to do, trust
me. You'll have your own
store with products in about 20 min. Highly recommended. Click the icon
to go there:
If you want to see my 'Buddy System' T-Shirt, and other products in
the store I set up, go here: The
If you want to see my 'I listen to the little voices' he he...T-Shirt,
etc., go here: Little
So you want to build your own Web Site? Well start here. They have TONS
of stuff, and will
get you started on the right foot: HTML
Goodies. Then go here: Informit
Registering your own domain name(.com, etc)? There is a site that charges
about $8 a year,
instead of the $35 that Internic charges: GoDaddy
Also, if you are searching for a name that isn't
and want to try
out a lot of variations and different names, you can enter a lot
of them all at one time at this site: 000Domains.
Then you can go to GoDaddy to register them.
A very good inexpensive HTML editor, it has 2 windows next to each other,so
when you change your HTML, you can immediately see the effect on your
web page. I learned HTML with this, and you know, HTML was really EASY
to learn!! You also save a lot of money by not having to buy a WYSIWYG
package. They also have other software that creates buttons, nav bars,
Database Program: It's called Alpha5, and it's Great!. MUCH easier to
use (and more Powerful) than Access, etc., and about the same price.
I run my business with this, and I can't say enough good things about
it. You can also develop your own product to sell with the 'runtime'
All my sites are now hosted with JodoHost,
which has been excellent! I've since started my own hosting business
for small beginning sites which is LighthouseLane.
There are many other hosting companies that have started recently, so
if you want to find other reliable hosts, go to WebHostingTalk
If you really want to go all out with web design, get the 'Rolls Royce',
ie. DREAMWEAVER from Adobe.
It is a PLEASURE to use, and manages your site, and uploads as well.
If you are going to deal extensively with web design, this is the way
to go. I use PHP for more complicated website programming, which is
an open source program and will let you do everything that ColdFusion
or ASP will.
Here's another great site for Web Development:
you need to build great web sites- for free!
Do you want to add a survey to your website? Go here for both a free
and an option loaded survey: Survey
Here is a great site for Graphics Design, 3D Images, and Sculpture:
Graphics, 3D Images, Sculpture
For all you developers/programmers out there. Go to WEB
MONKEY . You WILL be pleased.
If you are tired of interrupted downloads, or want to download 'big
game' like 20M+, let Go!Zilla drag them home. Recent versions of GoZilla
contain 'SpyWare', because the company was sold, I guess. You will want
to download version 3.3, once you click on the icon. This version is
the 'good one', and has NO spyware. Also, if you are looking for Old
versions of lots of programs, this is the site to find them:
Of course if you
have DSL or cable, you won't need this.
A wonderful way to manage cookies and privacy (I couldn't live without
this!!); get Cookie Pal.
. The newer browers like Netscape 7.1 and Internet Explorer have their
own cookie management included, so this program is probably going bye
To Search for ANYTHING on the web, I always use GOOGLE.
Be sure to check out the 'Images' link,
if all you want is a picture of something.
Travel to the Moon, land on Mars, explore the solar system and
zoom into outer space with Starry Nite:
Amazing web tools come from Wolf. You will love their search software.
Want to find THOUSANDS of MP3's?,
then you have to get MP3Wolf! They also have great software for your
business on the web. Their 'Submit Wolf' will
submit your site to THOUSANDS of links and Search Engines.
If you want TOTAL privacy while using the internet, check out this link:
For downloading your site and using FTP sites, this is the best way:
BTW, you won't need this to download your site if you get DreamWeaver.
Computers. I like Dell. Their help line answers quickly, and product
support is top of the line.
When my modem had problems, they had a new one in my mailbox the very
next day! Not only that,
but I got UPGRADED to the latest and greatest modem for FREE (let's
keep that between us, ok?).
Now that's what I call customer support.
HOWEVER, there is one thing about Dell that has caused me no end of
grief, and that is the 'New' design of their laptop keyboards. The new
layout is so awful, that I have decided to buy Sony Vaios from now on.
Their keyboard makes sense, and hasn't changed.
Knives. The very best are custom made by Dunn
Commodities: If you are interested in these,
Tfc Charts has great charts, quotes, futures options quotes. They
have a great forum. This is undoubtedly the most comprehensive site
for commodities on the web. I've looked at them all, and this one is
by far the best.
Stocks and Investing: Quicken USED to have the best site on the Web
for this. I suggest you RUN, not walk from ANY Intuit products, ESPECIALLY
Personal Finances/Checkbook/Accounting: I started out with Quicken98,
and REALLY liked that program. My sister ran her whole business on it.
The new version(s) are a disappointment though. If you have Quicken98,
hang onto it and do not upgrade to 2001 or 2002, because you will regret
it. There are other systems, such as Peachtree, or MS Money, that may
be getting the edge here. Shame on you Intuit!!, for screwing up what
used to be a great product.
Best Dog Food: Ace Super Hi Pro. This is the most amazing dog food I
have ever come across. It beats anything made by Purina/Alpo, etc. This
is wheat based, not corn based, like most other dog foods. It's 26%
protein, and actually contains lacto bacillus to help your dog's digestion.
This stuff smells great, and would probably make a great stew!. After
only a few days, you will notice how shiny your dog's coat has become.
It is also not expensive ($15 for 50lbs). It's made by Star Milling
in Perris, Ca. Ask your feed store if they can get a shipment if they
don't already carry it.
Gems and Jewelry: The House of Onyx is tops here. You really want to
explore this site fully.
I give it my highest recommendation.
Highest quality personal items, such as watches, fragrances, pens, leather
goods, etc., can be found at Ashford (you could spend hours here):
Seeds: A great site to get seeds. Are you looking for the Unusual? Look
no further. Exotic plants. Trees. Garden plants. Veggies! Flowers. GreenWeb
Personal Information Manager: The best one I've found (and I've tried
quite a few) is Time
Super Magnets!! There's a LOT you can do with these! Forcefield.
Alternative Power Solutions. A really GREAT site put out by people in
a remote part of the Colorado Mountains. Follow their triumphs (and
failures) building solar, wind, and hydro power solutions. Other
Power (The Blunt edge of High Technology).
Web Site Business Credit Card accepting for physical products: I USED
to recommend CCNOW.com, but they are now charging $10/month, which is
unacceptable for a store, especially if you are just starting out.
Web Site Credit Card accepting for 'content', or information. Try Verotel
for this. They are a very good site to use for content, and don't charge
Ideafisher is an amazing creative tool. If you want to delve into your
mind to help you with ideas, projects, etc., you need this software.
Check out the testimonials on their home page.
Automatic aquarium fish feeder. As you've probably guessed, I keep tropical
fish. I looked everywhere trying to find a good one, and was even considering
building my own. But these people have beat me to it. These are really
GREAT automatic feeders: Super
A word about the format of Wizard's Cave: This was my first website
and was built in 1997. I'm keeping the format more or less the same,
just for nostalgic reasons.
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