Friday, January 31, 2003 -, other job sites get appetite for hourly workers After years of pitching themselves primarily to résumé-toting professionals and their prospective employers, the big Internet job sites are trying to muscle into the recruitment market for blue-collar and service workers.
Office surfers may face wipeout - Tech News - Now a broad corporate crackdown on office Net use may be looming, driven by cost-cutting efforts and increased scrutiny of workers' online activities.
Microsoft failed to install own patch Microsoft Corp. itself was exposed to the virus-like attack that crippled global Internet activity last weekend because it failed to install crucial fixes to its own software on many Microsoft computer servers, according to internal e-mails obtained by The Associated Press.

Saturday, January 25, 2003

TSA | Transportation Security Administration | Baggage Security Checkpoints As of January 1, 2003, TSA began screening 100% of checked baggage at all 429 commercial airports across the United States. You will encounter one of the processes described below at the airport.
The Chronicle: Daily news: 01/23/2003 -- 01 Swamped with information, and doubtless on a deadline, these students print out the first several articles -- making no effort to evaluate their quality -- and then run off to write their papers.
HealthGrades - The Healthcare Quality Experts ® HealthGrades is a healthcare quality ratings, information and advisory services company.
MSN Maps & Directions - Home "I'm pointing out MSN Maps this week because of how clear, clean, and crisp MSN Maps look on a monitor and when printed on paper."--Gary Price, The ResourceShelf
NATIONAL POST While they are less interested in fiction or traditional literature than girls are, they read more on the Internet and memorize vast amounts of detailed material from games or stories they read in the newspaper, the research showed. - Goal-Setting for Everyone Once you've set a goal, we'll send you reminders via email that arrive precisely when you should be working on each task.
Telephone Preference Service - Consumer Assistance You may register with the TPS do-not-call file online or by mailing your name, home address, telephone number and signature in a letter. Registration is good for five years. - all-in-one package tracking with UPS, FedEx, Airborne and more. Track Your Package

Friday, January 24, 2003

Wired 11.02: The Year The Music Dies Before writing this paragraph, I logged on to Kazaa. At 10 on a Monday morning, hardly peak time, 3.1 million people were on the network - more simultaneous users than Napster ever had in its heyday.
Rosen to Resign From RIAA Wired magazine recently voted Rosen as "The Most Hated Name in Music" for her role in organizing the legal efforts that have led courts to order the shutdown of Napster.

Sunday, January 19, 2003

SearchDay - No Charge: Public Libraries Provide Full-Text Access to Databases! - 15 January 2003 A persistent myth says that you can find "everything" on the web. Not even close! Fortunately, many public libraries offer free access to a wealth of online databases that are often much higher quality than what you can (or can't) find on the web.
Ohio State University computers crippled by e-bomb - Ohio State University computers were clogged for several days last month after someone sent an electronic bomb of 11 million e-mail messages into the system, officials said.

Friday, January 17, 2003

Wired News: Supremes Uphold Longer Copyrights The 7-2 ruling, while not unexpected, was a blow to Internet publishers and others who wanted to make old books available online and use the likenesses of a Mickey Mouse cartoon and other old creations without paying high royalties. -- Guidelines Welcome to the guidelines at Use this page to search the guidelines of book publishers and producers, as well as consumer and trade magazines looking for your work.
Med Help International The Patient Medical Information Center Med Help International is dedicated to helping patients find the highest quality medical information in the world today. We offer patients the tools necessary to make informed treatment decisions within the short time lines dictated by their illness or disease.

Sunday, January 12, 2003

NASD Checking the Background of Your Investment Professional
Howstuffworks "How the Hydrogen Economy Works" If the predictions are true, over the next several decades we will all begin to see an amazing shift away from the fossil fuel economy we have today toward a much cleaner hydrogen future.
African American Registry for Sunday January 12th 2003 The African American Registry® is Black History that connects Yesterday with Today, Everyday! It is a gathering of year-round daily narratives. Presented are individual accounts that have shaped American society through the arts, business, education, entertainment, literature, military, politics, religion, sports and more.
KFF: See No Evil: How Internet Filters Affect the Search for Online Health Information With a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court challenging mandatory filters in libraries, the Foundation conducted a comprehensive study that indicates Internet filters most frequently used by schools and libraries can effectively block pornography without significantly impeding access to online health information - but only if they aren’t set at their most restrictive levels.

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CBS News | Libraries In A Bind | December 31, 2002 06:23:19 Libraries across the country are cutting staff and services because of a budget crunch.
NLM Gateway Search The NLM Gateway allows users to search in multiple retrieval systems at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). The current Gateway searches MEDLINE/PubMed, OLDMEDLINE, LOCATORplus, MEDLINEplus, DIRLINE, AIDS Meetings, Health Services Research Meetings, Space Life Sciences Meetings, and HSRProj.
The Pandia Post 16 - Search Engine Awards 2002 Welcome to the 2002 Pandia Awards for best search tools, search oriented sites and search engine documentation!
The Coolness Factor: Ten Libraries Listen to Youth It goes without saying that libraries have a long way to go in becoming "cool" to teens.
Search Engine Ultimate Interface (Beta) - Fagan Finder This page contains all of the options (and then some) available from the major international crawler-based search engines, providing a common interface.
Hotel Chains Take Back the Web Now, hotel companies are hoping to take back the customer connection and improve their profits by fortifying their own Web sites and offering their excess inventory directly to consumers.
News: Do-gooders will wreck the Internet Because the Internet has gone mainstream, Baird concludes it is thus now up to "mainstream governmental institutions" to move in "to protect people from harm and encourage innovation."
A Wired IRS Embraces the Net IRS has struck a deal with an alliance of tax preparers and software publishers (the Free File Alliance) that it says will allow more than 60 percent of Americans to file their tax returns electronically without charge. - Net users may be willing to pay for content after all A survey conducted by Jupiter Research said Internet users' reluctance to pay for online content, ranging from music downloads to news articles, dropped from 47% in 2001 to 41% last year.

Sunday, January 05, 2003

Poynter Online - A Gift Better than Google Set Google as your default and you get the same results you'd get on Then all you have to do is click one of the radio buttons at the top and the results list switches to those of FAST, Inktomi or Teoma. And quickly. It's a great way to make your searching more efficient.
Searcher's Voice - The Chain of Demand Promoting a retreat to print won't work. Nor should it. Powell is right. It's better to have one good tool that solves all (or most) problems and that everyone uses, than dozens or hundreds of alternative solutions that most people don't have or don't use if they do. So instead of bringing Powell and the Department of State and the rest of humanity to physical library solutions, let's find some way to bring the solutions into the line of sight of those users.
Information Highways Magazine They're on their way out. They're on the way in. They're high-tech. They're dinosaurs. They're opening. They're closing. If you want to know what's happening with public libraries these days, the answer is all of the above.
AlterNet: Top Ten Conspiracy Theories of 2002 Following September 11 has seen probably the most staggering proliferation of "conspiracy theories" in American history. Angry speculation – focused mainly on government dirty dealings, ulterior motives, and potential complicity in the attacks – has risen to a clamor that easily rivals what followed the Kennedy assassination.
NEW & USED BOOKS - Compare 62 book stores Scan 62 book stores in a click. FetchBook.Info is a quick way to compare prices of new and used books. Whether it's used college books, used textbooks, new fiction books or new poetry books - FetchBook.Info will find the book stores providing the lowest available prices.
The ultimate Scout resource: Welcome to is the only web site worldwide to provide complete, up-to-date requirements for every merit badge sanctioned by the Boy Scouts of America
* Search Engines - Tools to find people, translations, books and more Rather than just compiling pages of links, my aim is to provide the best search engines for each category, re-designed to make them easy to use - with a special focus on serious research. - Magazine Article Keep reading... One bright spot will be Internet growth. The search site Google is queued up for a first-quarter IPO off of surprisingly virile numbers--some $300 million in 2002 sales, $100 million in profit. Profit?... For an IPO?... An Internet IPO? Yep.

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FindLaw Now Ranks in Top 500 U.S. Web Sites FindLaw® -- the most heavily visited legal Web site -- now ranks in the top 500 U.S. Web sites, according to netScore, a leading independent online traffic measurement service from comScore Networks.
BBC NEWS | Technology | Wireless net takes over homes To make the internet even more convenient, many keen users are installing home wireless networks that gives every room access to the web.
Part of the reason for this popularity is because setting up these networks is easy.