Sunday, July 27, 2003

New York hacker case highlights risks of using public computers For more than a year, unbeknownst to people who used Internet terminals at Kinko's stores in New York, Juju Jiang was recording what they typed, paying particular attention to their passwords.
ToxFAQs The ATSDR ToxFAQs is a series of summaries about hazardous substances developed by the ATSDR Division of Toxicology
Hitting the Headlines Archive "Assess the reliability of both the journalists' reporting of health stories and the research on which they are based"--SiteLines
Amazon Plan Would Allow Searching Texts of Many Books Executives at Amazon.com are negotiating with several of the largest book publishers about an ambitious and expensive plan to assemble a searchable online archive with the texts of tens of thousands of books of nonfiction, according to several publishing executives involved.
Founder of Web-based grocery store tries again with online newsstand When it launches later this month, consumers will be able to pay $4.95 a month for access to the archives of 150 publications.
How to Tell if the RIAA Wants You  File sharers can check a new online database to see if they are wanted by the recording industry.
Digging for Googleholes Google is not omnipotent.
Large Print Reviews Presenting large print book reviews, audiobook reviews, and other items of interest to individuals with low vision.
Web Sites That Shorten Long URLs The following free web sites can take a long URL and give you back a shorter URL without requiring registration.
Yahoo Unleashes Small Business Site Builder Yahoo SiteBuilder is touted as an innovative design tool that enables small businesses to build professional websites quickly and easily.
Blogging By The Numbers Blogcount estimates that there are roughly 2.4 million to 2.9 million active Weblogs as of June 2003.
How the big names tame e-mail "...no one has nailed a way to lighten a heavy e-mail load."

Sunday, July 20, 2003

Yahoo! and Your Personal Information Yahoo's public records search offers very basic information, but for a fee, you might be surprised at all of the information about yourself that can be found online.

Saturday, July 19, 2003

World's poor to get own search engine Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are developing a search engine designed for people with a slow net connection.
Licensed Occupations Search for occupational licensing requirements by state, occupation or agency
America's Best Hospitals 2003 14th annual edition of "America's Best Hospitals.
RF-ID Information The following pages are article and discussion documents describing what RF-ID is and giving examples of some of its varied applications
AddALL Book Search and Price Comparison
ForeignFilms.com Find foreign films

Monday, July 14, 2003

Google Watch A look at how Google's monopoly, algorithms,and privacy policies are undermining the Web.
20 Books That Changed America In honor of America's 227th birthday, we set out to find the twenty novels and nonfiction titles that have had the greatest impact on the history of the country
Writing job application letters Like most other things, there is a formula that works extremely well for preparing job application letters. 
A Recent Supreme Court Decision Allowing the Government to Force Public Libraries to Filter Users' Internet Access Is Less Significant Than It Might At First Appear The only real news in the American Library Ass'n case, in short, is Justice Breyer's proposed new standard for certain instances in which federal statutes condition funding on free speech restrictions.

Sunday, July 13, 2003

Moblogs Seen as a Crystal Ball for a New Era in Online Journalism On July 5, a few dozen mobile bloggers -- Web publishers who post photos, video and text to the Web from cell phones and other mobile devices -- gathered in Tokyo for the First International Moblogging Conference. The event was particularly resonant for author Howard Rheingold, who predicted in his book "Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution" that advances in technology would soon give everyone the tools they need to publish independent reports of news events as they are happening directly to the Web and other platforms.

HotSpotList Resource for finding wireless access points around the world. Thousands of locations are listed and new sites are added daily
Image Search Engines Many images that you can find on the Internet are not free. Before using any image, please read the website for usage/rights information, even if this page says the images are free. If you cannot find any, contact the person who created the image for permission to use it. I have done my best to include many free or somewhat-free tools here.
Baseball Blogs All Baseball, All Blogs, All The Time
GuideStar National database of U.S. charitable organizations, gathers and distributes data on more than 850,000 IRS-recognized nonprofits
McDonald's Serves Up Wi-Fi in SF Cost for a two-hour wireless Internet connection at these locations is $4.95, with other purchase options available. Buying a Big Macs and Filet-o-Fish is not mandatory, however.
Research Firm Says Wi-Fi Will Go Bye-Bye Its high speed data transit capabilities of 40 to 60 megabits per second, in some cases nearly ten times as fast as Wi-Fi, low power requirements, its ability to penetrate walls, and use GPRS information make UWB an attractive option for all kinds of handy machine-to-machine communications.

Sunday, July 06, 2003

Welcome to whichbook.net A completely new way of choosing what to read
Search the Web Like a Pro When searching for information on the Web, do you just fire up Google [www.google.com] and type in a word or two? You’re not alone.
Encyclopedia of Finance It explains financial concepts in a straightforward and easy-to-understand way and is a great companion for the Guide to Online Investing.
Consumer Price Index Month-by-month from 1913 to the present
Ten Ways to Search Google Many people search Google using simple keywords strung together. Microdoc News has tested each of these ideas and has excellent results in finding more relevant results. The idea is, write your Google Search Query in a format that is likely to contain your information. Different ways of writing queries give different Google results. Try each of these and see how each provide quite different results.

Saturday, July 05, 2003

False Oracles: Consumer Reaction to Learning the Truth About How Search Engines Work Many online consumers think of search engines as online tools that help them to quickly find Web sites most relevant to their keyword queries, particularly when they are unsure of where to surf next. This trust in search engines may make them vulnerable while online, as they are largely unaware such navigation sites often accept fees in exchange for giving advertiser Web pages prominent placement on their search results pages.
Tribunes and Tribulation The Top 100 Newspaper Archives The newspaper industry has finally figured out a way to join the digital world...and not lose print subscribers. How? Make it more cost effective to get the paper delivered than to use an archive online!

Government information awareness To empower citizens by providing a single, comprehensive, easy-to-use repository of information on individuals, organizations, and corporations related to the government of the United States of America.
From the Onion President Bush asked Congress to sign off Monday on a $30 billion funding package to help fight the ongoing War On Criticism
Free eBooks Microsoft is pleased to offer a compelling introduction to the world of eBooks. Never read a Microsoft Reader eBook before? Now’s your chance! Through this special offer, you can download best-selling titles from a wide range of notable authors . . . for FREE!
What will the world be like in A.D. 2000? Reprint of article from Feb. 1950
"Do-not-call' list is hit with consumers Americans continued to register for the federal government's do-not-call list -- apparently without difficulty -- as they rushed to block unwanted telemarketing calls beginning Oct. 1.