Monday, April 28, 2003

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The News-Gazette Online Here's a tip for searching Google that you can be pretty sure is a good one: Don't ask: “What is the capital of Illinois?” Instead, type “the capital of Illinois is” into the search field so Google goes looking for Web pages containing that phrase, which are likely to end with “Springfield.”
Book Movement Our unique Book Club Planning Service was created specifically to help the ever-growing number of book clubs and reading groups
The Great Library Card Collection - An exercise in insanity... What I am trying to do is to collect as many valid library cards as I can. As I get them I will post them here.

Saturday, April 26, 2003

The Register Despite the availability of new, low-priced models and affordable, highly functional models, handhelds offer limited appeal to the majority of consumers and enterprises.
Wacky Uses Hundreds of little-known uses for well-known products. - links to record labels worldwide is a comprehensive listing of over 9100 record labels indexed by genre, format, and location.
Fedforms provides "one-stop-shopping" for the Federal forms most used by the public.
Reuters AlertNet AlertNet provides global news, communications and logistics services to the international disaster relief community and the public. Reuters 150 years' experience reporting from disaster zones around the world allows AlertNet to give disaster relief organisations reliable information, fast.
AARP Webplace | Evaluating Medical Information on the Internet When it comes to health care, the Internet is a mixed blessing. We now have more health and medical information at our fingertips than anyone ever dreamed possible just a few short years ago. The Cyber Encyclopedia of
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BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | US army chief resigns The civilian head of the US army, Thomas White, has resigned. No official reason has been given for the departure of Mr White, whose official title was secretary of the army. (beta) - anonymous weblog publishing lets you publish a weblog using GPG and the Mixmaster anonymous remailer network. You don't ever have to reveal your identity - not even to us. You don't have to trust us, because we'll never know who you are.
The Onion | New Fox Reality Show To Determine Ruler Of Iraq Fox executives Monday unveiled their latest reality-TV venture, Appointed By America, a new series in which contestants vie for the top spot in Iraq's post-war government.
Hartford Paper Tells Employee to Kill Blog Recently told Courant Travel Editor Denis Horgan that he could no longer publish commentary on his Web log, Horgan is a former columnist for the paper who was transferred to the travel writing position earlier this year.
Deep Throat: Uncovered | Department of Journalism | University of Illinois After a four-year investigation, students at the University of Illinois have determined the identity of Deep Throat, the most elusive, anonymous news source in history Search Columbus - Looking for a state park to take the kids camping? Need information about an Ohio corporation? Want to know the sales tax rate applied in the state next door? Under a provision added to the House version of the state budget bill, such information would no longer exist on state Web sites - unless a legislative committee gives the go-ahead.
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) DVD Browser The IMDb catalogs a variety of technical information and occasional technical reviews about DVD editions of various titles.
Library @ This index contains records describing each NGS magazine article, book, map, video, cd-rom, and more.

Sunday, April 20, 2003

Entertainment Story - network Holes is a movie so strange that it escapes entirely from the family genre and moves into fantasy. Like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, it has fearsome depths and secrets. Based on the much-honoured young adults' novel by Louis Sachar, it has been given the top-shelf treatment.
ALA | Great Web Sites for Kids

Saturday, April 19, 2003

Search Tools - Information, Guides and News This site provides information, news and advice about web site searching technology
Census Bureau News 10 Fastest-Growing Counties in U.S. by Percent Increase: July 1, 2001,
to July 1, 2002 - Public libraries need the public's support In many cities, dramatic reductions in staff and services could become devastating as state and local officials seek to balance their cash-strapped budgets.
Pew Internet & American Life Project A new look at Internet access and the digital divide
The Webby Awards: 2003 Nominees The below list reflects the five best Web sites in 30 categories for 2003 as selected by members of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. These nominees exemplify the very best that the internet has to offer.
American Hospital Directory - information about hospitals from AHA Data, MedPAR, hospital cost reports, and other CMS files. The American Hospital Directory provides online data for over 6,000 hospitals. Our database of information is built from Medicare claims data, cost reports, and other public use files obtained from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Loganberry Books: Stump the Bookseller -- New Stumpers Have you forgotten the title of your favorite children's book? This is a service to help solve your book mysteries.

Friday, April 18, 2003

Wired News: Wacky Iraqi Minister a Web Star "He's the Buddy Hackett of international diplomacy" : Software Helps Cops Find Clues to Suspects The software they used is CopLink, made by Knowledge Computing, which lets the police link their databases together and search them simultaneously, even across different departments.
Grub's Distributed Web Crawling Project Grub uses the power of distributed computing to build the best search on the Web. It automatically crawls the Web in the background, borrowing your computer's spare clock cycles

Saturday, April 12, 2003

AvaQuest GoogleMovies GoogleMovies is a sophisticated text analysis application that uses Google's Web API to search for movie reviews. It then automatically generates an overall opinion as to whether the reviews are favorable, not favorable, or so-so.
CataList, the official catalog of LISTSERV lists Welcome to CataList, the catalog of LISTSERV lists! From this page, you can browse any of the 75,314 public LISTSERV lists on the Internet, search for mailing lists of interest, and get information about LISTSERV host sites.
Yahoo! Unveils New Search The portal has done away with much of the clutter -- including untargeted banner ads -- offering a longer search box and the option to search the Web, Yahoo!'s directory, news, yellow pages, or images.
Wired News: Al Qaeda Website Refuses to Die But the website formerly known as is still online. For the past eight months, it has functioned as a so-called Internet parasite -- a site that is embedded within another website without the site owner's knowledge.
The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: Buffett's Net bet on Amazon junk may yield treasure Buffett, who says he uses Amazon to buy books, sent Amazon President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Bezos a letter in late July praising the company's decision on stock options. - Students put their own spin on downloading music . "I don't remember the last time I bought a CD. But I do buy lots of blanks."

Sunday, April 06, 2003

Books For Soldiers - Care packages for the mind. Books For Soldiers started in 1991 during the Gulf War I.
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Welcome to TV Turnoff Network TV-Turnoff Week 2003 is April 21-27

Friday, April 04, 2003 - Ex-CIA director: U.S. faces 'World War IV' - Apr. 3, 2003 He said the new war is actually against three enemies: the religious rulers of Iran, the "fascists" of Iraq and Syria, and Islamic extremists like al Qaeda.
The Poetry of D.H. Rumsfeld - Recent works by the secretary of defense Few Americans know he is also a poet.
Poetry Daily A new poem everyday
Welcome to WiseEye We scan more than 320 online top news sources several times a day for of charge! - Sex takes backseat to Al-Jazeera site in Internet searches
Google Inks Amazon to Comprehensive Search Deal Google sewed up an agreement to provide paid links and Web search on's (Quote, Company Info) popular e-commerce site

Tuesday, April 01, 2003

The New Yorker: Fact As the ground campaign against Saddam Hussein faltered last week, with attenuated supply lines and a lack of immediate reinforcements, there was anger in the Pentagon. Several senior war planners complained to me in interviews that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and his inner circle of civilian advisers, who had been chiefly responsible for persuading President Bush to lead the country into war, had insisted on micromanaging the war’s operational details. Rumsfeld’s team took over crucial aspects of the day-to-day logistical planning—traditionally, an area in which the uniformed military excels—and Rumsfeld repeatedly overruled the senior Pentagon planners on the Joint Staff, the operating arm of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “He thought he knew better,” one senior planner said. “He was the decision-maker at every turn.”