Sunday, December 29, 2002
The Register AOL Time Warner has released a new version of Netscape that allows users to suppress pop-up ads, one of the most hated ad formats. The fact that Internet users will now be able to configure their Netscape 7.01 browsers to prevent the appearance of pop-up ads on their screens means that the advertising format's current popularity could be diminished among Web-advertisers, who claim that it is one of the most effective on-line ad tools. Netscape is the second most popular Web browser after Microsoft's Internet Explorer. However, Netscape has only 3 percent of the market, as opposed to Internet Explorer's 95 percent, according to the latest figures from Dutch Internet statistics company OneStat.com.
Posted by JCK at 29.12.02
Saturday, December 28, 2002
PIP | Press Releases “The message of this survey is that the Internet is the norm now in America,” said Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project. “Most expect to find key information online, most find the information they seek, and many say they turn to the Internet first when they have a pressing need.”
Thursday, December 26, 2002
USATODAY.com - More than half of taxpayers will qualify for free e-filing In mid-January, the Internal Revenue Service expects to announce who will be eligible for free electronic tax preparation and filing
Posted by JCK at 26.12.02
Saturday, December 21, 2002
CELL FOR CASH - Get cash for your old cell phone You’ve got one…or two…or maybe even three. The fact is there are millions of unused cell phones cluttering junk drawers…toy boxes…glove compartments…wherever STUFF accumulates! We make it simple for you to get value for your old cell phones.
SearchDay - Vanishing Act: The U.S. Government's Disappearing Data - 19 December 2002 But other information that has no relationship whatsoever with security issues is also vanishing, and there is some suspicion that an ideology test is being applied.
National Geographic Homework Help (history, geography, maps) Need to know how much hippos eat, what explorers Lewis and Clark packed in their first-aid kit, where Giza is, or how fireworks work? You’ve come to the right place. Here are our most fact-filled features, perfect for reports, presentations, homework—or your curiosity.
Format Proliferation in Public Libraries What is unprecedented is the number and kinds of choices librarians must make in response to the greater number of formats demanded by their customers. A list of the available formats for a particular work might include hardcover, paperback, large print, foreign language edition, audiocassette tape, book on CD, eBook, videocassette, and DVD.
Wired 11.01: Google vs. Evil It's inevitable that a company of Google's size and influence will have to compromise on purity. There's a chance that, in five years, Google will end up looking like a slightly cleaner version of what Yahoo! has become. There's also a chance that the site will be able to make a convincing case to investors that long-term user satisfaction trumps short-term profit. The leadership of the Internet is Sergey Brin's to lose. For now, at least, in Google we trust.
Yahoo! News - Yahoo, AP Establish Fee-Based News Archive Internet media company Yahoo Inc. (NasdaqNM:YHOO - news), in its latest move to expand its business through fee-based services, on Tuesday said it has opened a pay-for-use archive of Associated Press news stories.
CNN.com - Man sentenced for monkeys in pants - Dec. 19, 2002 Customs officials opened his suitcase and a bird of paradise flew out but that was nothing compared to what they found in his pants -- a pair of pygmy monkeys.
Research Home - Flexible displays - Royal Philips Electronics Would you like to find out whether reading an 'e-book' would work for you? It is currently difficult to do so, since your most important display device at home, your TV, isn't portable. Laptop computers too, are bulky and heavy, not least because of the display. At Philips Research we think we can solve this problem and make ultrathin, lightweight, curved and flexible displays.
People Finder Guide: Public Records Lose sight of your witness? Want to collect but can't find the debtor? Unable to serve because of an old address? Public records like motor vehicle registrations, voter registrations, current bankruptcies, or property records may help you locate someone.
Friday, December 20, 2002
Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage Nokia NOK1V.HE NOK.N , the world's largest mobile phone maker, is hoping U.S. consumers will go to its Web site to purchase a phone and wireless service instead of going to a service provider.
ABCNEWS.com : 'Out Of Office' Replies May Cost You Dearly Office workers who set up their e-mail to leave an "out of office" message when they're on vacation may be setting themselves up as victims of burglary — without even knowing it.
Saturday, December 14, 2002
SimDesk Technologies Inc. As a server-based software solution, SimDesk Technologies products allow people to escape the boundaries of traditional computing where software and data are uniquely tied to a single computer. With SimDesk™, people can store all of their information on a secure server and then access that information from any web-enabled device whether that is a cell phone, Palm device, personal or public computer, or Internet appliance
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Friday, December 13, 2002
Yahoo! News - $3 Million Donation Is 'Lost' A philanthropist is demanding that Boston University return his $3 million donation to renovate a library. Grocery entrepreneur David Mugar said he had been told the money was "lost" through poor accounting and could not be identified among university funds. He is considering a lawsuit.
KFF: See No Evil: How Internet Filters Affect the Search for Online Health Information As filters are set at higher levels they block access to a substantial amount of health information, with only a minimal increase in blocked pornographic content.
CNN.com - Profs troubled by complaining parents - Dec. 12, 2002 Now, to the dismay of Stokley and other academics, angry parents are introducing themselves much sooner to professors and department heads as they complain about their children's grades.
United States Secret Service: Know Your Money - Counterfeit Awareness This site is designed to help you detect counterfeit currency and guard against forgery loss.
Science.gov : FirstGov for Science - Government Science Portal Science.gov is a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.
Research Shows Most Newspaper Web Site Visitors go to Monster.com for Job Search "But we were shocked to find that even those who visit newspaper web sites are more likely to go to Monster.com when looking for job listings than they are to the newspapers' web site."
The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: Wi-Fi spreading Internet access to the masses As with many technologies, Wi-Fi's roots rest with tech hobbyists and trailblazers, who realized it can let anyone with the right gear get on the Internet without charge. Wi-Fi, also known as WLAN or 801.11 technology, enables laptop-computer users to wirelessly access the Internet within a couple-hundred-feet radius of an antenna hooked to a wireline Internet connection. Unlike the wireless technology used for cellphones, Wi-Fi uses unlicensed air space, which lowers costs significantly.
ElectricNews.net:News:Study debunks e-mail overload myth "We began this survey expecting to find the beginning of a backlash against e-mail not just against spam, but also against the rising volume of all kinds of e-mail," said Deborah Fallows, a senior research fellow at the Pew Internet & American Life Project and author of a report on the survey. "Instead, we found that most American workers are pleased with the role e-mail plays in their job, and we found almost zero evidence of disillusionment with e-mail. "
Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage The scam involved e-mails that asked recipients to log on to a Florida-based Web site, ebayupdates.com, and re-enter financial data for eBay
Spam to overtake real e-mail in 2003 MessageLabs release might seem to contradict a report issued earlier this week by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, which concluded that most Americans don’t have a problem with spam at work. But the two studies measure different things, so they are not necessarily contradictory. The Pew report suggests that American workers only spend a few minutes a day dealing with spam — in large part because spam aimed at office workers is stopped by various technologies, like the MessageLabs service.
Monday, December 09, 2002
Saturday, December 07, 2002
USATODAY.com - Video game college is 'boot camp' for designers DigiPen is the only accredited school offering a four-year degree in making video games, and it's fast becoming the Harvard among joystick-clenching students fresh out of high school.
ABA and LexisNexis Align to Offer New USA Patriot Act Solution -- New Offering Helps Combat Terrorism, Reduce ID Theft and Verify Customer Identification IDPoint utilizes a special process developed by LexisNexis' RiskWise(R) unit to perform numerous verification steps to validate the identity of an individual. By using multiple cross checks of extensive name, address and telephone records - from hundreds of credible and independent sources - the system can provide real-time verification of an individual in a few seconds, or verify hundreds of people in a batch mode. IDPoint is available today in batch mode; the real-time version of IDPoint will become widely available next month.
New Scientist For example, a user could safely sign up for a monthly email newsletter by specifying the source of the newsletter and limiting it to 12 messages over the next year. If the address fell into the hands of spammers, their messages would be blocked by the software before it reached the user's inbox.
SearchDay - The Wondir Search Engine Needs Your Help - 18 November 2002 The Wondir Foundation's ambitious goal is to offer a unique combination of broad metasearch, deep search of the Invisible web, and live human answers.
EContent Magazine, November 2002 |NewsStand: Enhancing the Way Publishers Publish and Readers Read Enter NewsStand, an Austin, Texas-based content technology provider that enables the international publishing industry to distribute digital media in a traditional, print-style format to global audiences via the Internet.
eLibrary Articles Now Included in Inktomi Search Results Alacritude, LLC, the Chicago-based start-up that purchased eLibrary.com and Encyclopedia.com earlier this year, has announced that documents available from eLibrary will now be indexed by Inktomi and featured in search results on portals that use the Inktomi search engine. Sites include MSN, About.com, Overture, LookSmart, HotBot, and others.
Amazon blushes over sex link snafu - Tech News - CNET.com In a incident that highlights the pitfalls of online recommendation systems, Amazon.com on Friday removed a link to a sex manual that appeared next to a listing for a spiritual guide by well-known Christian televangelist Pat Robertson.
Business 2.0 - Magazine Article - Could This Be the Next Disney? Electronic Arts makes one of every four videogames sold in the world (and that's before it took The Sims online). CEO Larry Probst says he's just getting started building "the greatest entertainment company ever."
HERSHEY'S Milk / Events / Drive to Read 2002 HERSHEY®'S Milk, NASCAR driver Ward Burton and the American Library Association want teens to discover the world through reading. Teens across the country will be invited to talk about their favorite literary heroes by entering Drive to Read @ your library™ and the winning reader and creative entry will get to meet Ward Burton in Miami next spring.
Malaspina.com - Free Great Books Search Engine - Great Books Search Engine This educational search engine or its compact sister version below doesn't miss much. Although we specialize in scholarly materials related to Great Books, Women's Studies, and Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual literature, the related topics and files it uncovers may delight you.
NewspaperDirect: News Vancouver, BC: NewspaperDirect, the leading innovator in out-of-market newspaper delivery, announced today that the Vancouver Public Library is the first library in the world to install its print-on-demand newspaper service. In the initial phase, a selection of 7 international papers will be available same-day at the Central Branch in the Newspaper & Magazine section.
Saturday, November 30, 2002
Friday, November 29, 2002
1st Sedation Dentist - National Directory of Sedation Dentist - Anxiety Free Dentist - Sleep Dentist. Click here for a great Sedation Dentist in your town!
Make Stuff - The 'You Can Make It' site for crafts, hobbies, entrepreneurs and people who just like to make stuff! We've got all kinds of recipes, formulas, craft projects and ideas that you can make yourself.
Census Finder - Links to all the FREE census online 10,412 links to free census online. We have compiled this directory of census links to help you locate free census records online.
Identity Theft: Cases and Scams If you are disputing fraudulent debts and accounts opened by an identity thief, the ID Theft Affidavit now simplifies the process. Instead of completing different forms, you can use the ID Theft Affidavit to alert companies where a new account was opened in your name.
Sunday, November 24, 2002
Outspoken senator questions Homeland Department "Osama bin Laden is still alive and plotting more attacks while we play bureaucratic shuffleboard," Byrd told the Senate. "With a battle plan like the Bush administration is proposing, instead of crossing the Delaware River to capture the Hessian soldiers on Christmas Day, George Washington would have stayed on his side of the river and built a bureaucracy."
News: Google, Amazon take lead in Web services Amazon, Google and other Web companies have begun giving developers direct access to their databases so developers can create their own "front doors" and other paths to information, such as book listings and search results. These custom APIs (application programming interfaces) allow developers to tailor such content to their specific needs.
Link-Up Digital — November 15, 2002: College Classes Online Have you considered going to college via the Internet? Of course, you have. Why wouldn’t you want to cozily sip a cup of coffee, bathrobe tied loosely around your waist, while earning higher-education credits for business or pleasure? This article will show you how to get started.
Business 2.0 - Magazine Article - Google's Next Runaway Success But AdWords Select's real genius is the unheard-of value it provides to advertisers. They pay for actual clicks on their advertisements, not each appearance of the ad.
Saturday, November 23, 2002
The Internet Report: Teaching Kids To Surf For Themselves - Scene_1 So it's important for parents to spend time with their children when they are surfing the Internet to help them find what they are looking for and read to them if need be -- as well as protect them from inappropriate content.
Self-service library opens in Sengkang - NOV 24, 2002 There will be no service counters and only one staff librarian will be based there; volunteers will help run the place.
American Libraries: News for November 25, 2002 The homeland security legislation passed by the Senate November 19 includes a provision that gives greater latitude to providers of Internet services—including libraries—to turn over information about their users if they believe an emergency situation exists.
DDN | Piqua’s library has to flesh out its own Web site Oda said he never gave much thought to the library's name — named 70 years ago for businessman Leo Flesh, who donated the money for the library's current location. But Net Nanny, a filter the library uses on all the children's department computers, did not care much for "flesh" linked to "public."
CNN.com - Hot laptop burns scientist's penis - Nov. 22, 2002 Laptops have always been a hot item but a 50-year-old scientist did not realise to what extent until he burned his penis.
Friday, November 22, 2002
Vanguard - Test Your Investment Knowledge Some 1,000 investors completed the 20-question 2002 Vanguard/Money Investor Literacy Test in May and achieved a mean score of 40%, which is a modest improvement over the 37% score on a similar test administered by Vanguard in 2000. Take our test and see how you measure up!
Google Directory - Recreation > Travel > Transportation > Air > Consolidators Cut-rate airline tickets
Esquire : The Father of Freebay Craigslist is ugly. It is ranks of pale-blue links on a field of gray. No pictures, no icons, no banner ads. Yet under the watchful eye of demiurge Craig Newmark, craigslist.org has become the single most useful commerce site on the Internet.
Saturday, November 16, 2002
Full Text Databases Thank you for visiting the Free Resources portion of our site. This section allows librarians to tap into some valuable information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are three main components included in this section, each of which is updated on a regular basis.
US Supreme Court to decide library Net filtering case The high court is not likely to decide the case until next year.
Shoddy search prevents worker success - Tech News - CNET.com According to the study, titled "Designing Usable Intranets," the group estimates that a poorly designed intranet can cost an average company with 10,000 employees $15 million per year in lost productivity.
Google Directory - Arts > Literature > Electronic Text Archives Electronic Text Archives
Friday, November 15, 2002
Yahoo! News - Michael Jackson Turns Up Late for Calif. Court Case Web services said the close-up pictures -- a rare glimpse of Jackson off-stage -- were some of the most viewed of the last 24 hours.
A World of Books: Annotated surveys of noteworthy books (Library of Congress) A World of Books is a series of annual pamphlets first started in 1998. Each year the Library's foreign area specialists identify some of the most important and interesting books published abroad that an American public may have overlooked.
Study Finds Expectation of Humor Has Biological Effect on Body Yes, even looking forward to a happy, funny event increases endorphins and other relaxation-inducing hormones as well as decreases other detrimental stress hormones, a UC Irvine College of Medicine-led study has found.
Wednesday, November 13, 2002
WbW White Paper: Information (and E-mail) Overload We know SPAM - mass commercial e-mail from outside that clogs up our inbox. But alongside SPAM we're seeing something equally time-wasting and annoying, again named after a popular canned food.
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Saturday, November 09, 2002
HealthChoices -- report cards to help you compare and choose health plans Look for the NCQA seal of approval and use our free Health Plan Report Card to find the best health plan for you and your family.
ebrary: News & Events: Press Release The new Bowker-ebrarian research database—accessible from booksinprint.com® and globalbooksinprint.com®—will provide simultaneous, multi-user access to a searchable collection of full text from more than 13,000 books and other authoritative content derived from 130 of the world’s leading publishers.
Magazines to publish on tablet PC - Tech News - CNET.com Six major magazine publishers, including Forbes and the New Yorker, plan to don a new image for tablet PCs, creating digital facsimiles of their periodicals
Friday, November 08, 2002
Online job listing an ID theft scam The scam is thorough, and sinister. The form Jim showed MSNBC.com even asked applicants to supply a four-digit number that would act as a password, promising access to a special Web site full of potential company projects. The request sounds innocent enough, but it’s clearly designed to take advantage of the fact that most people use the same passwords for all their personal accounts, so any 4-digit number supplied by an applicant would likely double as the PIN attached to their debit card.
Sunday, November 03, 2002
Gale ReferenceLink Brings Dialog Back to Public/Academic Library Market The newly announced Gale ReferenceLink will offer approximately 50 databases out of Dialog’s more than 600, plus some 1,500 full-text sources from an abridged version of Dialog NewsRoom. The product will employ a single user-friendly interface that emulates Gale’s own InfoTrac interface.
Business 2.0 - Web Article - Grokker's Million-Dollar View Grokker takes categorized search results or other metadata XML documents, for example, or results from catalogs like Amazon (AMZN) or the Open Directory Project) and presents them in a gorgeous display of colored circles, which show the categories that the results fit into...But if you want Grokker, you'll have to pay for it. Even the buggy preview version will cost you $99.
Saturday, November 02, 2002
Martindale's Reference Desk: The Reference Desk: Calculators On-Line: Science A-Z Currently the Calculators On-Line Center contains "16,470" Calculators
PCWorld.com - Web Savvy: Read Any Good E-Books Lately? What e-book marketers didn't know, Joe Public could have told them right from day one. Almost no one wants to read a novel-length book on-screen--no matter whether it's on a handheld PC, a notebook, or a special e-book device.
BW Online | October 30, 2002 | The Day the Net Nearly Choked Someone (or some group), somewhere -- exactly who remains unknown and at large -- activitated a command that told a still unclear number of computers to start bombarding the 13 root servers with so called ICMP (Internet control message protocol) messages.
Tuesday, October 29, 2002
Saturday, October 26, 2002
Vanderbilt University Television News Archive The collection holds more than 30,000 individual network evening news broadcasts from the major U.S. national broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN, and more than 9,000 hours of special news-related programming including ABC's Nightline since 1989.
WORLDBEAT - What's the name of that tune? When you hear a song you like but can't identify, you simply dial a short code (2580 in the U.K.), hold your handset up to capture the music, wait 15 seconds while Shazam's patent-pending technology listens to the music and then receive an SMS (short messaging service) identifying the track and artist.
FCIC National Contact Center - Federal Toll-free Numbers From the Federal Citizen Information Center
TechNews.com Google, the Internet's top search engine, said "sniper" has zoomed to the top of its list of fast-rising search terms. Lycos said "Washington sniper" was its 10th most common search query last week, and that searches pertaining to "sniper rifles" had tripled. More people also are entering "bulletproof vest" into the query box at Lycos.com.
Boomers slow to embrace MP3s “WE’RE A GENERATION that has lived through so many modes of experiencing music — from vinyl to 8-track to CD to cassette and reel-to-reel,” said Melissa Easton, 38, an industrial designer who lives in Manhattan’s Chinatown. “We’re sick of changing our modes of listening.”
Tuesday, October 22, 2002
USATODAY.com - Do U Luv Me? Wireless gadgets taking art of flirting to new level In the age of wireless communication, flirting has gone mobile via such devices as cell phones and two-way pagers.
Survey Reveals Computer Technology More Important Than the Library or Tutoring For Student Success In Higher Education An independent survey sponsored by McGraw-Hill Ryerson found that web-based technology is considered by higher education faculty to be the most effective institutional resource in encouraging student success, outweighing traditional resources such as the library and tutoring
Monday, October 21, 2002
OurDocuments.gov - 100 Milestone Documents from American History These documents reflect our diversity and our unity, our past and our future, and mostly our commitment as a nation to continue to strive to “form a more perfect union.”
Remarks before the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology (PCAST) I told my staff: "I no longer have any encyclopedias, any dictionaries, or any reference materials anywhere in my office, whatsoever, I don't need them. I've stopped using all reference materials because you don't need it. All you need is a search engine.
Saturday, October 19, 2002
EMusic: Download, Play, Burn MP3s. EMusic is a revolutionary new music discovery service that offers an easy and inexpensive way for avid music fans to download and enjoy over 200,000 high-quality MP3 songs from established musicians. For as little as $9.99 a month, you can download as much music as you desire from EMusic's catalog. All of the music is legitimately licensed from record labels and artists, so you can feel comfortable knowing that songwriters, musicians and other copyright-holders are being fairly compensated for their work.
Prescription Refill Home Our online service lets you refill any prescription currently on file at your Publix Pharmacy. It's quick and easy; all you need is your pharmacy and prescription numbers and an Internet connection. Order refills any time of the day or night, from work or home. You don't even have to enter a password or credit card number - just pay when you pick your prescription(s) up.
The FTC's Proposal to Create a National "Do Not Call" Registry ). If the FTC decides to adopt the proposal and implement a national "do not call" registry, it will be months before it takes effect.
Monday, October 14, 2002
NewsSeer news and current events; latest breaking news news search engine and an adaptive tool that's constantly learning your interests so it can provide you with more relevant material
Sunday, October 13, 2002
The Sacramento Bee -- sacbee.com -- Wired Life: Use of public libraries grows with Internet "Anybody who's looked at it knows that the Internet is a mess," Turner says. "The vast majority of people need help."
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Friday, October 11, 2002
Tuesday, October 08, 2002
Careers From Home - Find the Job of Your Dreams and Work In Your Own House! CareersFromHome.com is an online career website that specializes in connecting companies and/or organizations with individuals seeking work from home opportunities.
September/October 2002 The next week, the students made their reports. They had spent most of their time researching on the Internet. Some had spent hours. They had accumulated some general information — much of it from online genealogies — but its reliability was questionable. More frustrating to me was the discovery that only three students had used their Internet searches to find real people to talk with. During the class discussion, several students said they were not sure how to use archives, while others said that using actual libraries was burdensome
[ www.100000watts.com ] -- US Radio & TV Directory 18,748 stations are tracked and listed
Sunday, October 06, 2002
Sunday, September 29, 2002
TV ACRES: The Web's Ultimate Subject Guide to TV Program Facts & Trivia - Front Door Subject Guide to Television Program Facts.
Electronic Journal Miner This site primarly includes ejournal sites as they are offered by the publisher. In general this site excludes ejournals that are embedded within aggregators (such as Northern Light, EBSCO, Bell & Howell ProQuest, Information Access Company and others).
Saturday, September 28, 2002
Useful phone links. yellow pages, white pages, people search, area code lists, area code maps, country codes, postal zip codes Find business and personal phone numbers with phone book sites.
Ask the Expert: Shopping for a mortgage - Sep. 27, 2002 Compared with the bad old days when searching for a mortgage meant flipping through newspaper ads, making endless phone calls and even trudging from bank to bank, today is a virtual paradise for anyone looking for a home loan.
Friday, September 27, 2002
Yahoo shelves for-fee research service - Tech News - CNET.com Yahoo nixed its paid document-search service after only eight months
transL8it! is a free, translation engine and dictionary for SMS lingo, texting, acronyms and emoticons. Simple to use! Just type in your SMS texting lingo and let transL8it! convert it to plain english OR type in a phrase in english and convert it to SMS lingo! Stay on top of this SMS craze.
Salon.com Technology | Investors of the world, unite! "Take on the Street: What Wall Street and Corporate America Don't Want You to Know," is intended mainly as a guide for investors who worry about putting their money in a market fraught with scandal.
Monday, September 23, 2002
Reuters | The World's Leading Provider of Financial Information and News On Sept. 19, 1982, Fahlman typed :-) in an online message.
Sunday, September 22, 2002
Wall Street Executive Library. Over 1450 Content Rich Information Sources for News, Finance, Industry Research, and Market Research. The Web's Best Business Sites!
Saturday, September 14, 2002
Page By Page Books. Read Classic Books Online, Free. We have hundreds of classic books you can read right now, all absolutely free! Read a little or alot, sneak in a few pages over lunch then read some more after dinner, no matter how much you read at a time, you can bookmark it and come back to exactly the right place.
Welcome to MerckSource Merck & Co., Inc. is a leading research-driven pharmaceutical products and services company and publisher of The Merck Manual, the most widely read medical text in the world, as well as the Merck Manual—Home Edition, developed especially for consumers. Merck has partnered with other providers of consumer health and medical information to provide this Internet resource, MerckSource, just for you.
USnews.com: Education: America's Best Colleges 2003 In addition to this year's college rankings, we offer a detailed school directory, interactive tools, a step-by-step college admissions guide, articles, and more!
The Condiment Packet Museum The Condiment Packet Museum exists to provide documentation and display of condiments found in packets. The packets in the Museum are specifically all packets other than sugar packets, which are currently well documented by other sources. We think they look cool. So there.
Friday, September 13, 2002
BBC NEWS | Technology | Bandwidth hogs eat away at broadband Sharing files over the internet takes up lots of bandwidth.
Sunday, September 08, 2002
MetaCrawler re-launched today with an updated design The re-launch of MetaCrawler represents the first integration of Google into InfoSpace's network of Web search Internet properties.
Totally Off The Record - read & share anonymous work stories Welcome to Totally Off The Record™, the place to share and enjoy anonymous work stories.
HoustonChronicle.com - Next Potter book not on deadline; rumors abound After publishing one book a year between 1997 and 2000, Rowling has now missed two deadlines, the later in July, when the fifth installment was expected in stores. Word now is that you'll have to wait until June 2003 to read a new Harry Potter book. Or maybe later.
LLRX.com - The Growth of Digital Image Archives: Can We Toll the Bell for Microfilm? The efforts of numerous vendors to digitize the archives currently stored on microfilm or microfiche may eventually make the tedious multi-step process of using print indices to locate articles on microfilm obsolete.
How Does XML Help Libraries? Libraries have encoded bibliographic records in MARC for many years, and that has allowed them to easily share catalog records, which reduces costs while improving services. For a variety of reasons, it is not feasible to encode the new types of resources patrons want access to in MARC. However, when the information is stored in XML, it is possible to share and combine that data in ways that would not otherwise be possible.
Graduate Rankings - Education and Social Science Library - University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign *While these sites may contain information of value to you, the Education and Social Science Library and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign do not endorse the sites or the information they contain.
Entrepreneur.com: Entrepreneur's Start-Up Kits: Start-Up Reports by Industry Start-Up Kits are quick, easy-to-read guides to starting the most popular businesses around.
Friday, September 06, 2002
USATODAY.com - EBay mulls legal options against parody Web site But with its logo and color scheme, E-Gray is clearly meant to mimic eBay.
Mercury News | 08/30/2002 | Laundry goes online at college College students sitting in their dorm rooms will soon get an answer via the Internet to one of life's great unanswered questions: Is there a washer or dryer available in the basement laundry room?
Mercury News | 09/03/2002 | China blocks Google search engine China has blocked access to popular U.S. Internet search engine Google amid government calls to tighten media controls ahead of a major Communist Party congress.
Saturday, August 31, 2002
EURWEB: Headlines: COOL J AND DOUG E. FRESH PUT IN KIDS WORK: Rappers go after a new audience. Book publisher Scholastic is scheduled to launch a new book and CD series titled "Hip Kid Hop." A children's book, aimed at kids 4-10, will be paired with a two-track CD that includes rap versions of the story performed by a popular hip-hop artist as well as a music-only track so the children can rap along
Simon & Schuster claims author is not Gambino grandson. - Aug. 29, 2002 - Book publisher Simon & Schuster is suing Michael Pellegrino over a $500,000 book contract, alleging that Pellegrino is not the illegitimate grandson of the late Mafia boss Carlo Gambino, as he had claimed, a newspaper reported Thursday.
Ohioans Gain Access to Millions of Articles Online Every person in the state, young or old, can now access the same expansive collection of online journals, magazines, and research databases.
CheatHouse.com Releases New Version of it's Essay Database The idea that students can simply find, download and hand in their homework is a recipe that is attracting over 6,000 visitors a day.
Santa Rosa Learning Center Library The Santa Rosa Learning Center Branch Library opened April 16. This 8,400 square foot branch library represents a new format for the system, as a book-less branch offering electronic access to information and web-based resources, with more than 30 computers available to the public.
USATODAY.com - Prosecutor: Al-Qaeda targeted towers in early 2000 "There will be thousands of dead. You will all think of me," Marwan Al-Shehhi, a member of a Hamburg terror cell, told a librarian in April or May of 2000.
Beloit College Releases the Class of 2004 Mindset List For the fifth year, Beloit College, the liberal arts college in Beloit, Wisconsin, is distributing the Mindset List to its faculty and staff as an indicator of the many ways in which entering 17 and 18 year-olds see the world differently from their professors, coaches and mentors.
Salon.com Technology | Meet Mr. Anti-Google What is the truth according to Brandt? Google's PageRank algorithm, the celebrated system by which Google orders search results, is not, as Google says, "uniquely democratic" -- it's "uniquely tyrannical." PageRank is the "opposite of affirmative action," he has written, meaning that the system discriminates against new Web sites and favors established sites. More than that, says Brandt, Google is a careless custodian of private information. When you search for something at Google, it saves your search terms and associates them with a cookie that is set to live on your machine for 36 years.
Thursday, August 29, 2002
Wednesday, August 28, 2002
ParkingTicket.com ::: Fight your Parking Tickets online! Parkingticket.com will completely and thoroughly analyze your ticket for defects.
Signing on AOL is easy; getting off is a pain - 2002-08-19 - Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle) But I suspect AOL's true secret advantage is an ancient marketing ritual detailed in the 1976 Eagles‚ song "Hotel California:" "You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave."
USATODAY.com - College radio losing its grip on the Net In June, the U.S. Copyright Office issued rates for royalties that Webcasters must pay music labels and musicians for sound recordings. The minimum is $500 a year but fees are retroactive to 1998, and many college station's simply can't afford the assessments of at least $2,000.
Sunday, August 25, 2002
SearchDay - Battling Information Overload - 21 August 2002 Searchers can fight information overload in two ways -- at the source and with tools and techniques that cut down on the amount of information we wade through.
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Saturday, August 24, 2002
Friday, August 23, 2002
SearchDay - News Sites Beat Search Engines in Customer Satisfaction - 20 August 2002 The University of Michigan's American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) reports that users are happier with news and information sites than search engines or portals -- and predicts the demise of several laggards.
Wednesday, August 21, 2002
BBC NEWS | Technology | FBI warns about wireless craze The idea behind warchalking is to use a standardised set of symbols to mark the existence of wireless networks that anyone can use to go online.
Monday, August 19, 2002
The Nando Times: 'Huge toxic cloud' threatens southern Asia, scientists say The scientists say more research is needed but that some trends are clear. Respiratory illness appears to be increasing along with the pollution in densely populated South Asia, with one study suggesting the 500,000 premature deaths annually in India.
Sunday, August 18, 2002
ZDNet: Story: 3 easy ways to kill pop-up ads while you surf Here are three downloads that will help you surf the Web without interruption.
The ultimate lyrics search engine with over 100,000 songs Find a song by Song Lyrics Artist or Album. Searching 1,834,923 song lyrics
Business 2.0 - Magazine Article - What eBay Isn't Telling You How could so many people have turned over so much money to a man they knew only through an online auction, without any proof that they'd receive merchandise in return -- or even that the merchandise existed?
World Tribune.com: INS limits entry from Mideast countries: Saudis not affected Officials said the greatest restrictions will be imposed on those who seek to enter the United States from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan and Syria. They said the new regulations will begin by October.
Saturday, August 17, 2002
Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | US adviser warns of Armageddon One of the Republican party's most respected foreign policy gurus yesterday appealed for President Bush to halt his plans to invade Iraq, warning of "an Armageddon in the Middle East". The outspoken remarks from Brent Scowcroft, who advised a string of Republican presidents, including Mr Bush's father, represented an embarrassment for the administration on a day it was attempting to rally British public support for an eventual war.
INDUSTRYWEEK COLUMN -- Viewpoint -- Personal Computing: You Get What You Pay For Regarding Business Research Sometimes it pays to hire a professional, or at least buy quality content
Business 2.0 - Magazine Article - Cheat Sheet: A Civilian's Guide to the Economy Here's a breakdown of the key economic indicators -- the ones that Wall Street, Alan Greenspan, and the producers of CNBC pore over
Thursday, August 15, 2002
Online Distant Learning Education Universities - Accredited Associates, MBA, & Master's Degree Courses from University of Phoenix, Ashworth College, AIU and Devry University, and more. Due to rapid technological change and shifting market conditions, the American education system is challenged with providing increased educational opportunities without increased budgets. Many educational institutions are answering this challenge by developing distance education programs. Online Distant Universities is a comprehensive guide to some of the best distance learning programs, resources, links, and information the web.
Wednesday, August 14, 2002
Sunday, August 11, 2002
BizReport Ranking particular websites by paid subscribers, a 2002 study from Intermarket Group puts wsj.com in eighth place with 640,000 subscribers following after American Greetings Corp.'s websites with a collective 1.4 million subscribers and classmates.com with 1.6 million subscribers.
Friday, August 09, 2002
Atomica: One source for integrated answers on demand. Just type in any topic and click "Answer"
Yahoo - New York Times Digital Partners With Google to Enhance Search Results On NYTimes.com and Boston.com When a user conducts a search on NYTimes.com, a page of article results is generated with links to current and archived articles. Google's Web-wide search results will appear below these NYTimes.com links, providing NYTimes.com users with access to the most relevant search results from billions of Web pages. Google's sponsored links will also appear, to help users find related products and services.
Wednesday, August 07, 2002
Monday, August 05, 2002
SEC Launches Web Site To Provide Links to CEO, CFO Certifications The Securities and Exchange Commission this week posted to its Web site a list of the 947 companies whose top officials are required to file sworn statements attesting to the accuracy of the companies' most recent annual and quarterly financial reports.
Friday, August 02, 2002
Will Printing Office Be Inked Out? (washingtonpost.com) But soon one of the nation's biggest publishing operations may be printing news of its own demise. All 130 federal departments and agencies using the GPO have been ordered by the White House's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to arrange their own printing beginning Sept. 1.
Travel Leisure | Information and Resources for Travelers Who is delivering the best in travel—right now? To find the answer, we've been surveying Travel + Leisure readers since 1996
no flying, no tights -- graphic novel reviews for teens This site is specifically devoted to presenting graphic novel reviews for teens and those who work with them, including librarians, teachers, and parents.
BBC NEWS | Health | Fresh fears over mobile phones A major study into the safety of mobile phones has concluded that they may affect the health of people who use them.
Thursday, August 01, 2002
Characteristics of Health-Related Web Sites Identified by Common Internet Portals Consumers who search for online health information are most likely to access the first few sites listed by a search engine. The content of such sites, however, has not been well described.
InformationWeek > Online Recruiting > NACElink Offers Grads Low-Cost Job-Search Option > July 12, 2002 In a move sure to shake up the market for online recruiting of college graduates, the National Association of Colleges and Employers and the nonprofit E-recruiting Association Inc. last week said they're developing a Web site that will replace the exclusive contracts many schools have with other online recruiting vendors.
InformationWeek > War On Terrorism > FBI Passes On Hijacked Al-Qaida Web Site > July 30, 2002 A Maryland man took over what's billed as a prime communication site, but a lumbering FBI eventually said 'no thanks.'
"The Recent Downturn is Proof Positive of Our Reserach" "...The markets had, for a short time, forgotten who is king of this economy, the consumer."
Sunday, July 28, 2002
MapScience.com - Do You Live Near Nuclear Waste Routes At the site, type in any street address and get a customized map that shoes how close that address is to a nuclear waste route within one, three, and five miles.
Hotmail clean-out catches members out - Tech News - CNET.com As part of a series of new storage policies aimed at driving more people toward its paid services, Microsoft has instituted a plan to delete sent Hotmail messages that are more than 30 days old.
The Web didn't kill libraries. It's the new draw. | csmonitor.com Rather than lead to the demise of libraries, the World Wide Web may have turned out to be a their saving grace.
Saturday, July 27, 2002
Thursday, July 25, 2002
Newstream.com - Multimedia News for the 21st Century Newsroom In 1937, the first cans of SPAM® luncheon meat began to appear on the shelves of grocery stores in the United States.
Wednesday, July 24, 2002
Federal bill targets electronic waste - Tech News - CNET.com Hoping to wake the country from its "e-waste nightmare," a U.S. congressman has introduced a bill intended to address the increasing volumes of obsolete computers.
Sunday, July 21, 2002
Saturday, July 20, 2002
The New Yorker: Fact The management of Enron, in other words, did exactly what the consultants at McKinsey said that companies ought to do in order to succeed in the modern economy. It hired and rewarded the very best and the very brightest—and it is now in bankruptcy. The reasons for its collapse are complex, needless to say. But what if Enron failed not in spite of its talent mind-set but because of it? What if smart people are overrated?
NewsForge: The Online Newspaper of Record for Linux and Open Source NewsForge broke the news last month that Microtel was putting together Mandrake-Linux PCs for Walmart.com, the online division of the giant American retailer. If you were beginning to think those PCs were never going to make their way online, you were wrong. As of Sunday evening, they're online in the desktop computer section of Walmart.com.
InvestSafe.com launches informative site explaining new Solo-Owner 401 (k) As a result of a new tax law, small business owners with no employees or only a spouse as an employee can establish a Solo-Owner 401(k) plan. The law also allows them to roll over or transfer their IRAs, 401(k), 403(b), or other qualified retirement funds into their Solo-Owner 401(k) plan.
Guardian Unlimited | Netnews | When size does matter Google's superiority is under threat, writes Chris Sherman
Komando.com, Website for The Kim Komando Radio Show®, Kool sites A great deal of information about individuals is available on the Internet. From marriage records to legal proceedings, you can find just about anything.
The New York Review of Books: The Power of the Super-Rich America is fast becoming a plutocracy, the spirit of democracy is on the wane
Consumer Guide® Automotive: Reviews, Ratings & Prices for Cars, Trucks, SUVs, Minivans Truth about cars
Thursday, July 18, 2002
Connect - Fear - Librarians at the Gate - - Online Features - Darwin Magazine E-books are killing the happy marriage of libraries and publishers. Libraries can now lend the same book to thousands of readers simultaneously. Publishers say it’s not fair. What’s the answer?
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Young Adult Booklists The following are subject lists of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's recommended reading for teens.
Health On the Net (HON): Health On the Net Code of Conduct (HONcode) The Health on the Net Foundation Code of Conduct (HONcode) for medical and health Web sites addresses one of Internet's main healthcare issues: the reliability and credibility of information.
The Wireless Future of Library Computing: Implications of Docomo Cell Phones Libraries, while recognizing the growth of laptop usage and responding to it, have neglected the importance of development of an even more significant tool: the cellular phone.
Wednesday, July 17, 2002
Equifax Credit Reporting: Consumer Services: Credit Ratings and Scores Equifax Credit Watch™ helps you monitor, manage and protect your credit.
PCWorld.com - Privacy Watch: Online Investigators Know All About You Web services promise to dig up all available information--factual and otherwise--about the person of your choice.
Sunday, July 14, 2002
The List: The Definitive Internet Services Buyer's Guide The following is a list of area codes serviced by ISPs for locations within the United States and Canada.
Friday, July 12, 2002
The Chronicle: 7/12/2002: Do Libraries Really Need Books? Controversial projects at some colleges move the printed word out of sight
The Harry Potter Page: If You Like Harry Potter... These are books that have similar themes, plots, characters, situations, humour, and/or writing style to those of the Harry Potter books.
Thursday, July 11, 2002
Wednesday, July 10, 2002
Monday, July 08, 2002
EasyBib.com - Free, Automatic Bibliography Formatting, Alphabetizing, and Printing. Need to create a bibliography really fast?
Sunday, July 07, 2002
Job-Interview.net: Job Interview Guide, Interview Questions and Answers, Interviewing Tips, Mock Interviews Interview preparation tool.