Monday, May 31, 2004

40 companies are test driving the OQO The Model 01 — which measures 4.9 inches x 3.4 inches x 0.9 inches — will, supposedly, be available in the fall. It will have a 1GHz CPU, 20GB hard drive, 256MB RAM, Windows XP, 800x480 Wide-VGA 5-inch screen, 802.11b wireless, Bluetooth, FireWire (1394), USB 1.1 and a digital pen.
MightyHot By analyzing and reporting the e-shopping habits of consumers in a variety of categories — from books to DVDs to computers and more — MightyHot is the ultimate destination for the shopper who wants to know the answer to one question: What's hot?
Getting a handle on URNs Uniform Resource Names The important thing about URNs is that they do not point directly to an Internet resource, but are rather a placeholder for the location and other metadata. This means that the URN does not need to change if the URL does
Diseases Database Search for information on a disease, symptom, physical sign, non-brand drug or common laboratory abnormality
Why so many fed-up civilians shun library databases and stick to Google Tortures that librarians or at least their database vendors often inflict on innocent users.
Coming Soon – the Death of Search Engines? "For serious web searchers more interested in search engines as information seeking tools rather than investment vehicles, the current buzz surrounding search engines disguises the fact that, despite persistent attempts by the search engines at promoting their indexes as better than ever, search is getting worse."
Salary and Hiring Info From WSJ.com
The Harry Potter Guide Guides at Kansas City Public Library are starting points to finding library and local information in specific topic areas.
Your Vote Matters Register to vote, update your address, or change your party registration in a few easy steps. Begin by entering your email address and selecting your state.
Find Forward "Philipp Lenssen, a Web developer from Germany, has used the Google API to create a search interface called FindForward."--ResearchBuzz

Monday, May 24, 2004

Google Reportedly Working on Desktop Search Google is at work developing a desktop application designed to search personal computer hard drives
TV show database Complete online picture for all of your favorite shows: series information, related links, upcoming episodes, and more..
Thumbshots Ranking Think all search engines provide the same results?
FuelEconomy.gov The fuel economy estimates are based on results of tests required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
GasBuddy GasBuddy.com is the portal site to more than 170 web sites that help consumers find cheap gas prices.
Government's 50 Greatest Endeavors of the Past Half Century Looking back from the edge of a new millennium, it is difficult not to be proud of what the federal government has tried to achieve these past fifty years.
Findability.org Findability refers to the quality of being locatable or navigable.

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Study Shows Big Drop in Book Sales With a struggling economy and competition for time from other media, 23 million fewer books were sold last year than in 2002, according to a report issued Wednesday by the Book Industry Study Group, a non-for-profit research organization.
LETTER FROM THE FOUNDERS AN OWNER’S MANUAL” FOR GOOGLE’S SHAREHOLDERS INTRODUCTION Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.

GuruNet Quick answers, not lists of links
Textalyser Welcome to the online text analysis tool, the detailed statistics of your text, perfect for translators (quoting), for webmasters (ranking) or for normal users, to know the subject of a text.
Webby Awards And the winners are...
Google Blog Get the latest word direct from the Googleplex about new technology, hot issues, and the wide world of search.

Monday, May 10, 2004

Micro-Loans The MicroLoan Program provides very small loans to start-up, newly established, or growing small business concerns.
The Complete Guide to
Googlemania!
Google's a library, an almanac, a settler of bets. It's a parlor game, a dating service, a shopping mall. It's a Microsoft rival. It's a verb. At more than 200 million requests a day, it is, by far, the world's biggest search engine.
Domain Name Registrations That Include the Word Google Includes registrations through 5/3/04.
Writer's AlmanacA daily program of poetry and history hosted by Garrison Keillor
The Literary Encyclopedia Authoritative, up-to-date reference work written by named scholars most of whom are current university teachers.
PublicLibrary Personal Investing Resources There is a wealth of information available at the public library for personal investors. Information comes in a variety of formats, including reference books, circulating books, periodicals, newsletters, loose-leaf services, CD-Roms, electronic databases, and Internet sites.
On your marks, get set, search ... We put Google to the test against more old-fashioned methods.
San Francisco Board Adopts RFID Technology Although the technology would not be fully implemented for another six years, the library is asking for $300,000 in the 2004–05 city budget to begin the process, the San Francisco Chronicle reported May 7.

Sunday, May 02, 2004

American Lung Association State of the Air 2004 Click on your state to check your air
Freecycle Grassroots movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns
Search Engine Bookmarklets To use these, simply click and drag one to your bookmarks, links, or personal toolbar
Google IPO To Happen, Files For Public Offering Search Engine Watch provides a highlight of interesting information out of the filing
City & Town Official Web Sites Reliable & stable sources of city & town information
Why phones are replacing cars What sort of phone you carry and how you customise it says a great deal about you, just as the choice of car did for a previous generation.
'Poop fiction' big hit with kids These days, potty humor is big in the world of popular children's literature -- from the "Captain Underpants" series to such best-selling titles as "Zombie Butts from Uranus!"