Saturday, April 24, 2004

Weekend update: Other things I found last week:

As a Blogger user, I have the invitation to sign up for Google's GMail. Should I? I already have too many email addresses....

Some of these are a little old as I didn't update last week, but here they are for the record:

The links....
Reference :
  • The Art Milennium: huge encyclopedia of art images by over 1000 artists.
  • MSU Global Access: detailed country information, including news, from Michigan State.
  • Directory of School sites on the Internet
  • Spalding Base Ball Guides, 1889-1939: wonderful baseball history resource from Library of Congress.
  • Africa South of the Sahara: a good directory from Stanford U. library.
  • U.S. News and World Report photo collection now at Library of Congress.
  • IWS: Information Warfare Site includes watches on terrorism, homeland security, and Iraq war.
  • A9, the new search engine from This is interesting for the tab that finds results in book texts.
  • Redesigned: National Geographic's Map Machine.
  • Datedex: great resource for finding what's happening/happened on a certain date, and what's coming up.
  • Skipease: nice collection of people finding searches, including a mail drop search, cell phone identifier, etc.
  • VA Cemetery search: find U.S. war veterans' burials.
  • Online searchable death indexes: find what's online by state.
  • 2004 Baseball team valuations from Forbes.
  • Top U.S. Corporate Brands from Forbes.
  • Plain Vanilla Shell has data, statistics, on retail and shopping center real estate, including a database of tenants. Must join to get access.
  • new site for business reporters/editors/designers.
    Governments, Politics:
  • this site tracks presidential campaign polling.
    Public Records:
  • Public Access to Court Records, a great clearinghouse for information.
  • Refugee and entrant arrivals in Florida, 2002: lots of stats from DCF.
  • Miami-Dade Planning Department: Census information. Useful tables.
  • FloridaDEP: new Dept of Environmental Protection Web site.
  • Florida Charts: get stats on health indicators for Florida.
  • U.S. Statistical Abstract: Historical! Now you can get stats from old versions of the book, going back to 1878!
  • Census of Population and Housing, 1790-2000 now online, in PDF format (not all years, all volumes, yet....)
    News: no links this week

    Some Interesting stories/Weblogs:
  • Word Spy: I linked to this once before, but find this even more fascinating. They do a great job of looking up new word usage. A couple of the latest ones: "Purple states" refers to those too close to call red or blue on the political spectrum, like Florida. "Rino" = "Republican in name only".
  • Washington Monthly's Web site is now "Political Animal" blog, by Kevin Drum (formerly Calpundit).
  • NK Zone: blog by CNN correspondent covers North Korea, lots of info on the train explosion.
  • Oxblog: by a couple Rhodes scholars.
  • John Kerry's military service record, including documents.
  • Witmer family Website: from the family with 3 girls in Iraq, one killed.....
  • Sabernomics: interesting blog applies economic principles to baseball study.
  • From the Kerry campaign: The middle-class misery index.


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