Saturday, March 30, 2002

Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook The mission of the Ohio Memory Project is to provide access to historical treasures of Ohio, bringing together primary sources from all parts of the state in an online scrapbook.
Being Stephen King Who we are, and our favorite stories about being Stephen King.
Consumer World: Everything Consumer Consumer World is a public service, non-commercial* guide cataloging over 2000 of the most useful consumer resources.
Death Records: Online Searchable Death Indexes & Databases A guide for genealogists and other researchers.
SearchDay - Seven Stupid Searching Mistakes, Concluded - 28 March 2002 Searching mistakes made by even the most experienced searchers.

Thursday, March 28, 2002

Books in Motion Audiobooks The company that is producing the audiobooks, Books In Motion has more than 1,300 titles in over 300 truckstops. A nationwide network lets truckers rent tapes or CDs in one state and return them in another.
The Internet Classics Archive: 441 searchable works of classical literature Select from a list of 441 works of classical literature by 59 different authors, including user-driven commentary and "reader's choice" Web sites. Mainly Greco-Roman works (some Chinese and Persian), all in English translation.
USA PATRIOT REGISTRATION - WHITEHOUSE.ORG A chickenhead productions parody.
American Libraries: Internet Librarian, 4/02 Meanwhile, the Fiat Lux gang represents a “best of the Internet” collection of over 110,000 records, the participation of 280 skilled librarians and information professionals, a cumulative 44 years of service provision and experience, and support of close to 9 million searches from the learning community annually.

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Getting Started What makes different from any other website is the ability to Build-Your-Own-Fish online and release them into the Virtual FishTank(TM) exhibit at the Museum Of Science, Boston.
google and britney spears. .. How not to spell "Britney Spears" The data below shows some of the misspellings detected by our spelling correction system for the query [ britney spears ], and the count of how many different users spelled her name that way. Saddam Hussein is paying $25,000 to the relatives of Palestinian suicide bombers — a $15,000 raise much welcomed by the bombers' families.
Web-User Oxford University Press (OUP) is making hundreds of its language and reference books available online.
Britannica Launches Online Reference and Learning Service for Schools -- Britannica Online School Edition Combines Three Encyclopedias And Classroom Materials Encyclopaedia Britannica today introduced Britannica Online School Edition, a new online service for school libraries and classrooms that provides a unique combination of reference and interactive learning resources.
Public Records Online The online Public Records database is an information portal to official state websites, and those Tax Assessors' and Recorders' offices that have developed websites for the retrieval of available public records over the internet.
CDC - Table of Contents - Yellow Book (Health Information for International Travel, 2001-2002) - CDC Travelers' Health This book is published by the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DQ), National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as a reference for those who advise international travelers of health risks.
NoodleTools - Smart Tools, Smart Research "We have had to temporarily take NoodleBib offline, after our Web site host informed us on March 22nd that we are overloading their servers due to the amount of traffic that NoodleBib is now generating (over 41 GB per month). Within the next week, NoodleTools will begin monthly subscription access (subscription rates not yet finalized) to all tools on the site."
SIC Download: Dun & Bradstreet Do you need an SIC code for a specific industry? Do you want to find out the description of a specific SIC code? Use this search utility to find the information you're looking for.

Wednesday, March 27, 2002 : Librarians Speak at Web Filter Trial Leading the challenge to the Children's Internet Protection Act of 2000 are the American Library Association and the Multnomah County, Ore., Public Library. They contend that the law puts unconstitutional restraints on free speech.

Sunday, March 24, 2002

Note: I'm not endorsing Chomsky's views, just sharing a controversial link that some readers might want to know about: MIT Linguist Chomsky Critiques U.S. Foreign Policy Chomsky, the noted MIT linguistics professor who is best known for his scathing critiques of U.S. foreign policy, says the United States itself was practicing terrorism when it bombed Afghanistan and forced the Taliban from power., Nation’s Largest Database of Criminal Records, Adds Pay-Per-Record Feature ( now offers companies that need instant criminal records checks on an infrequent basis the option to register for the online service without incurring a $14.95 per month subscription fee. End-users who choose the new registration format pay a slightly higher per-search fee in lieu of the recurring monthly charge – $5.95 per record as opposed to $3 per record.
New Web Meta-Search Engine Raises the Bar for all Others "We encourage ISPs, hosting companies, web designers, businesses, government organizations, associations - anyone interested in searching the web - to visit our site and put our technology to the test, we know people will be impressed. Our system delivers Google quality results quickly, in a feature rich environment that surpasses any search engine currently on the market."
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Learning English | BBC World Service Those grappling with English as a second language can improve their comprehension skills with the online assistance of the BBC, which uses news stories and popular music to review the maze that is our tangled tongue. -'s not just for adults anymore! The problem is that there are very few resources that these kids can use to learn the basics. TeenAnalyst fills this void by providing a number of educational articles. It's our goal to educate and encourage as many young investors as we can.
License info Welcome to the National Driver's License Records Bureau web site - where you can search our online database of over 220 million U.S. driver's license photos and driver's license information currently on file, absolutely FREE.
Genealogy Sleuth Search for your Ancestors on the Internet Sites that we use daily when conducting U.S. genealogy research - Media & Marketing It's a new kind of stock split: Financial tables are disappearing from a number of newspapers.
Insights - Trends: As the Internet Comes of Age, More of Us Are Paying for Content And you don't have to be a nationally recognized brand like Consumer Reports or the Wall Street Journal to attract paying customers. An OPA spokesman said that dating sites like, specific topic sites like and even some entertainment/gaming sites are having success in getting people to pony up.

Saturday, March 23, 2002

FreeAnswers lets you solve computer-related problems simply by asking questions in plain, everyday language to access knowledge bases from leading vendors.

Friday, March 22, 2002

World Newspapers World Newspapers, Magazines, and News Sites in English
FTC : National "DO NOT CALL" Registry Under the FTC's proposal, it would be illegal for telemarketers to call consumers who place their phone number on the national registry.

Thursday, March 21, 2002

Pew Internet & American Life Project Getting Serious Online: As Americans Gain Experience, They Use the Web More at Work, Write Emails with More Significant Content, Perform More Online Transactions, and Pursue More Serious Activities
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance This web site gives you access to a database of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals.
The Advertising Artwork of Dr. Seuss Before Theodore Seuss Geisel found fame as a children's book author, the primary outlet for his creative efforts was magazines.
Google Weblog The latest news on everyone's favorite search engine.
Find a Camp! - American Camping Association Find a summer camp.
Merriam-Webster Unabridged All of these great features are brought together on-line for the first time in an easy-to-use, advertising-free subscription Web site designed especially for language enthusiasts. The dictionary is just the beginning of this ultimate unabridged experience.

Wednesday, March 20, 2002

KidsCom Jr. - Special site and games just for the little kids. Welcome to KidsCom Jr., the safe site for young kids. We’ve got kids' games, educational kids' games, online coloring books, and ways to learn Internet safety, all geared for little kids and preschoolers.
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Business 2.0 - Magazine Article - The 101 Dumbest Moments in Business But ours is, alas, an imperfect world, and if we must live in one where Enron, Geraldo Rivera, and Cottonelle Fresh Rollwipes exist, the least we can do is catalog the absurdities.

Saturday, March 16, 2002

Less Interest In Paid Web Sites An October report from Borrell & Associates Inc. has gotten a lot of industry buzz. The Portsmouth, Va.-based consulting firm found that none of the newspapers charging for online access has gotten more than 2.6% of its print-circulation base to sign up for the paid services.
Welcome to Consumer Info Central We help you gain information about the people or companies with whom you do business, both professional and personal, to help you make smarter choices. Keeping our Teens safe is a program to allow concerned parents to gain insightful information about their teen's driving behavior. By placing our bumper sticker on your car, other drivers now have an easy way to give you feedback about your child.
BBC News | SCI/TECH | Google hit by link bombers If a few hundred blogs host the same link and describe it in the same way then, as far as Google is concerned, the page they refer to is likely to be a good resource on that subject.
HealthGrades, Inc. - The Healthcare Quality Experts HealthGrades helps assess and improve the quality of healthcare nationwide. With its proprietary objective provider ratings and expert advisory services, HealthGrades is creating the standard of healthcare quality.

Friday, March 15, 2002, your creative webguide guides you through 1000's of creative sites on the web. We offer you 65 categories.
Car Prices & Costs: MSRP, Dealer Invoice, Cost, Reviews Did you know that in most cases the Dealer Invoice Price is NOT the Dealer Cost?
100 Best Characters In Fiction Since 1900 Read about the other ninety characters on the list in the complete article, "The 100 Best Characters in Fiction Since 1900," in the March/April 2002 issue of BOOK

Thursday, March 14, 2002

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The Paradoxical Commandments: The Origin Immediately after publication of The Silent Revolution, the Paradoxical Commandments were used by student leaders in speeches and student newspaper articles. Over the past 30 years, they have spread throughout the country and around the world.
The Amazing Picture Machine While there are many search engines designed to make surfing safe for children, very few are able to filter out all inappropriate images. That's why NCREL (the North Central Region Education Library) created this massive collection of kid-safe images on topics from aircraft to architecture to animals.
Websitings 70 top educational sites.
EssayEdge: The Free Admissions Essay, Application Essay, and Personal Statement Resource Named "the world's premier application essay editing service" by The New York Times, EssayEdge has helped more applicants write successful application essays than any other company in the world.
SearchDay - No, Google Hasn't Sold Out - 12 March 2002 Recent changes at Google have provoked cries of alarm and protest from both the media and webmasters. Pay no attention to the hoohaw: Google hasn't sold out.
TechTV | High Demand for Low-Tech School Swallowtail is a part of the Waldorf Education program, which emphasizes the arts, handicrafts, reading, and math. When it comes to computer skills, Swallowtail's philosophy is that the skills should be taught in the home -- not in the classroom before the high school level.
News: Websense Warns Against 'March Madness' That's why this month's NCAA basketball tournament may drive companies mad as they face $504 million in lost productivity due to employees checking scores and viewing game webcasts during work hours, according to Websense Inc.
Gov. Ridge Announces Homeland Security Advisory System The HSAS establishes five Threat Conditions with associated suggested Protective Measures

Friday, March 08, 2002

Cover Story: The Longest War - February/March 2002 The fight we’re in didn’t begin on September 11; it started thousands of years ago.
D&B Small Business Solutions - Business Credit Reports, Collection Services, Marketing Lists This site itself is part of a service for small business owners, suppliers, etc. to find contact information and then purchase credit info, business leads, and other reports from D&B. However, the business directory, which is free to use is a comprehensive dbase that's full of useful data.
Miserable Melodies Database of questionable music choices by famous people.

Thursday, March 07, 2002

2000 National Doctoral Program Survey - Results Between March and August of 2000, over 32,000 students and recent Ph.D.'s responded to our survey on educational practices in doctoral programs.

Wednesday, March 06, 2002

Is Weblog Technology Here to Stay or Just Another Fad? But is this a truly new media species, with the power to command the attention of big Internet media companies? Or is it simply that in this, the Internet's fallow period, anything even remotely buzzworthy is given more of a spotlight than it deserves.
Nursing Home List `Unreliable' - from Tampa Bay Online A government Web site that compares nursing homes for consumers omits tens of thousands of health violations, according to a report by House Democrats. The ``Nursing Home Compare'' Web site(www home.asp), maintained by the Department of Health and Human Services, includes a searchable database that allows the public to determine the compliance status of homes throughout the United States.
Nielsen//NetRatings Top 25 Web Properties Week end of March 03, 2002, U.S.
BW Online | February 28, 2002 | A Library as Big as the World Internet Archive, a collection of 10 billion pages, including Internet sites, movies, and Usenet postings five times larger than the amount of information at the Library of Congress.
News: Raymond: Cheap PCs will doom Microsoft Microsoft's software monopoly is running out of time, says open-source guru Eric Raymond, and he's got a precise figure for when the company's position will no longer be sustainable: $350.
TechTV | New Law Could Kill Internet Radio The Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel, a special arbitration team appointed by the US Copyright Office, has recommended that online radio stations pay .14 of a penny for every song streamed online. Forbes' 16th annual ranking of the world's billionaires is a tad more exclusive this year. We tracked 497 billionaires, down from 538 last year.
Earthweb Hardware and Systems: Opinions: Want To Back Up Your PC? Ask Disney's Permission Disney, Sony, and other record companies and movie studios want to repeal the "fair use" rights enjoyed by generations of music lovers; make music CDs unplayable in computer CD-ROM drives and legally purchased digital content impossible to copy or transfer between devices; and force the tech industry to cripple its products with built-in copy protection that benefits Hollywood and harms consumers. The tech industry is saying no, thanks, but the entertainment industry's campaign contributions have gone a long way in the U.S. Senate.
Internet Venture Putting Squeeze Play on Baseball RealNetworks will offer quick-hit highlights of major league games in a new compressed format.

Saturday, March 02, 2002

The Ballpark Estimate | Home The Ballpark Estimate is an easy-to-use, one-page worksheet that helps you quickly identify approximately how much you need to save to fund a comfortable retirement.
Uri Avnery: The Great Game The most coveted resource on earth is the giant oil-field in the Caspian Sea region, that competes in scale with the riches of Saudi Arabia. In 2010 it is expected to yield 3.2 billion barrels of crude oil per day, in addition to 4850 billion cubic feet of natural gas per year. And so a new idea came up in Washington: Why lay a long pipeline around Iran (through Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan) if one can lay a much shorter pipeline through Iran itself?
On the Net: The Wayback Machine: The Web's Archive Upon entering an Internet address, the Wayback Machine presents a list of dates showing when that particular page has been archived. - Because reputation is everything RepCheck allows users to review, rate and search our database of people's reputations for both business and social purposes.
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Seussville University Welcome to Seussville University, where you can have "lots of good fun that is funny" while learning basic reading, math, science, and reasoning skills. Your favorite Seuss characters will serve as your guides in this brand-new interactive learning environment.
Video E-Mail Video and voice e-mail messages are fast becoming part of the Internet landscape and these applications work seamlessly with some of the more widespread e-mail programs, such as Microsoft's Outlook Express or Qualcomm's Eudora.

Friday, March 01, 2002

TechTV | Express Yourself With a Blog By Evan Williams, CEO, Pyra Labs February 26, 2002: Blogger is a service that helps people publish their thoughts on the Web. Essentially a hosted Web-publishing tool, Blogger helps people of all skill levels create and maintain weblogs, or "blogs."
Current Time Chicago, February 27, 2002: Today, the Board of Directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moves the minute hand of the “Doomsday Clock,” the symbol of nuclear danger, from nine to seven minutes to midnight, the same setting at which the clock debuted 55 years ago.
Putting books online for the visually disabled |, a book-swapping website that brings more than 10,000 books to people with visual disabilities. FORTUNE's 20th-anniversary year of its Most Admired Companies list.
WHOIS | VeriSign WHOIS is a tool that is used to look up records in the NSI Registrar database. Each record within the NSI Registrar database has a "handle" (a unique identifier assigned to it), a name, a record type, and various other fields.