Saturday, August 23, 2003

Weekend update: The weekly reference collection/research gleanings:
Rather disturbing news this afternoon: former priest John Goeghan killed in prison. This sad story just keeps getting worse.

Two interesting sites for more background on last week's blackout:
  • Geographic Outage Animation: this map from Renesys shows animated blackout route (there was one in Florida that day too). (via Sheila Lennon)
  • System Disturbance Reports, 1996-2001 from NERC (North American Electrical Reliabilty Council.

    More on another of this year's big stories:
  • Columbia shuttle accident report is due in a few days: Nature magazine special report.

    And: some things covered on The Herald blog this week: South Florida team in the Little League World Series (playing for the U.S. Championship tonight); indictment of Cuban MiG pilots and Air Force chief in shootdown of Brothers to the Rescue planes in 1996; and more.
    The useful links....

  • Distance tables between U.S. Ports from NOAA.
  • Collect Britain online exhibitions from The British Museum.
  • MediaPost's AllMedia Directory covers newspapers, broadcast, networks, agencies, Internet, and a media 'people finder' database; free registration. Suggested by Gary Price.
  • Alta Vista Toolbar
  • Poynter's Al Tompkins posted a downloadable file that will install a rule on Outlook or Outlook Express that will move any Sobig worm emails out of your inbox.
  • Media Casualties story, links, reaction to shooting of cameraman by U.S. troops in Iraq.
    Public Records:
  • Wisconsin Criminal History records check
  • Pennsylvania criminal history (PATCH) system
  • Washington Criminal History database $10 with credit card.
    Governments, Politics:
  • Center for Responsive Politics' Capital Eye has a report on top Bush fundraisers.
  • The Hutton Inquiry into the death of Dr. David Kelly, in the UK.
  • Prevalence of Imprisonment in the U.S. Population, 1974-2001 from BJS.
  • Biscayne Bay Digital Library from Rosensteil School.
    Business, People, : No links this week.
    Some Interesting stories/Weblogs:
  • California Insider new blog by Sac Bee political columnist.
  • Breaking Views blog at Chicago Tribune by Eric Zorn.
  • New York City blackout photos
  • RSS hits critical mass good explanation of RSS/XML syndication from Dan Gillmor of San Jose Merc.
  • a blog from Broward Co., Florida by Steve Koppelman.
  • Learning to love Powerpoint: using it to create art.
  • Moon the White House: these folks want you to help finance a trip so they can do this....


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