Monday, May 31, 2004

Memorial Day, 2004 Posted by Hello

Sunday, May 30, 2004

Weekend update: Other things I found this week:
A lovely story in the Miami Herald yesterday on local Iraq war veterans: How combat reshaped seven lives, by Phil Long and Dan De Vise. There's not enough pixels or paper to tell all the stories that could be told on Memorial Day, whether of soldiers living or dead. This one's pretty special, though. More photos and audio are online.

Also in The Herald today: Dave Barry reports from the set of his new movie, Complete Guide to Guys. And:
Continuing coverage of the tragic floods in Haiti and Dominican Republic.

I'm away for a couple weeks (including attending the Special Libraries' Assn. conference in Nashville next week). Posting will continue during this time but maybe not as often. I'll also try to post during the conference to the NewsliBlog, where others may contribute too.
The links....

Reference :
  • Amnesty International Report, 2004 including country reports.
  • National Military Strategy of the U.S., 2004: Report from Joint Chiefs.
  • Iraq Index: security, economic data compiled by Brookings Institution.
  • Economic History Services has lots of great information, including historical databases, How Much is That?, value-of-money calculators, including value of GDP in previous years, UK earnings and prices, and purchasing price of U.S. dollar back to 1665; also, an Encyclopedia of Economic History.
  • UV Index Search: put in a city or ZIP code and see today's index. From EPA.
  • All About Birds: a great resource from Cornell, including an Online bird guide.
  • TV Show Database from Yahoo, a quick way to find dates/info on a televison show. Links to other sources, too, check 'Related Links' tab on each show's page. Refers to series' home page, IMDB , etc. Here's an interesting one:
  • TV Tome has detailed guides on individual shows, production/schedule information, and links to background on what's on tonight.
  • Wedding industry research: a guide from Library of Congress.
  • Military Clipart and Media: downloadable images, etc. from Navy.
  • Government Views of D-Day 1944 compiled by CUNY library, has lots and lots of links to D-Day sites.
  • Diseases Database: described as "a cross-referenced index of human disease, medications, symptoms, signs, abnormal investigation findings etc".
  • Surfer Cams and Forecasts from Surfer magazine.
  • NCCA Statistics: a database of championships throughout NCAA history.
  • The Way We Eat Now: history of obesity and modern diet from Harvard magazine.
    Governments, Politics:
  • Dems Democratic National Convention 2004.
  • Republican National Convention 2004.
  • Political Database of the Americas: this has been around for a long time but it's gotten much bigger and better. Lots of good links by country, to things I haven't seen before. From Georgetown.
  • Campaign Search audio search finds news, ads, other broadcast campaign info. Also links to latest (text) news from the Kerry and Bush campaign sites and other sites covering campaign.
  • Preliminary U.S. crime statistics, 2003 from FBI
  • Living Together a new Brookings study on racial and ethnic integraton in 10 largest metro areas.
  • Earnings by Occupation and Education: new Census report comparing by state and sex.
  • Map 24: this new mapping service beats the others by a mile, if you want to get an understanding of the area around a place or address. Click on the hand to pan the map. Much faster/easier than clicking and waiting for page to reload. It also zooms in and out easy, and features names move as you pan. (via Sheila Lennon)
  • AP studies morgue reports and finds 5,500 dead in Iraq: first confirmed report of civilian deaths.
  • has a database of news images only, from wires and newspaper/magazine sites.
  • Search WW II Registry at National Memorial. (Or add a name.)
  • How bloggers are changing media from OJR.
  • Dealing with Shocking Images: good collection of links to discussion of this topic compiled by Dave Shedden at Poynter.
  • Tim Porter reports on Newspaper executives' compensation. CEOs make 36 TIMES what a reporter makes?
    Florida, Business, Public Records: no links this week

    Some Interesting stories/Weblogs:
  • Media Drop: a blog on media.
  • Dan Froomkin on blogs and online: says online news media must begin to incorporate them, and stories should have links.
  • Bush Sr.'s Iran-Iraq Secrets by Robert Parry at Consortium News.
  • Julia Set: a blog from the Parsons School of Design with some fun links.
  • Bloggers4Freedom: links to blogs from Iraq, by Iraqis, soldiers, more.
  • The Durham Herald Sun is offering free blogs to all local candidates. Some have taken them up (names with hyperlinks). What a great idea!
  • Camera/Iraq a site devoted to images from/about the war. Phototalk is collecting links to soldiers' photos online.

  • Visual Collections: Images of Art, History and Culture from David, which has had a great map collection online for a long time.
  • Early Comics Archive: covers ancient history to 1929.
  • Window Seat: Reading the landscape from the air: fascinating.
  • How to make friends by telephone from 1940. (via Boing Boing)

  • Beautiful bougainvilla. Since the next photos posted will be from the mountains, or Nashville, I figured a couple more from the Keys wouldn't hurt.... Posted by Hello

    Another Keys beach photo Posted by Hello

    Friday, May 28, 2004

    Library Factfiles:
    I've always been impressed by the work Michael Jesse and staff do in creating local reference resources on the Indianapolis Star's Web site. Here's their latest, on The Indianapolis 500. Great job! (This Factfile was featured in LII's New page this week.)

    Good news for Thomas Wolfe (and Asheville) fans: the Thomas Wolfe house, the boarding house his mother ran, once called Old Kentucky Home but immortalized as "Dixieland" in "Look Homeward, Angel", has been restored four years after a devastating fire. The Asheville Citizen Times has a fine feature on the reopening, including videos, a timeline, more. The Memorial's Web site.

    Thursday, May 27, 2004

    I loved the poinciana photos so much at the top of the page I'm loathe to add a new posting. The photos were an experiment, I'm still deciding whether to keep adding them here or to set up a separate photoblog. I have learned that linking to the photos from Bloggerbot doesn't work...I tried duplicating them on my home page but the links are mostly dead. So this won't be a subsitute for permanent linking photo storage.
    Of interest today: The Marshall Pitch, by 'Graeme S. Marshall', actually two freelance writers:
    "...we decided to pitch nonsensical story ideas and apply for jobs boasting wildly bogus and inappropriate credentials. Using the 'Graeme S. Marshall' moniker, we e-mailed dozens of editors at every level of the profession, in the hope that we could somehow stir them out of that special sleep that only a steady stream of coffee in the bloodstream brings."

    Tuesday, May 25, 2004

    Royal Poinciana, Florida Keys, Sunday Posted by Hello

    Poinciana branches Posted by Hello

    Turquoise waters, Florida Straits. Posted by Hello

    Outside Lazy Days restaurant, Upper Matecumbe Key. Posted by Hello

    A birthday lunch: calamari, conch fritters, fish sandwiches: jerked snapper, black and blue grouper (blackened w/blue cheese). Posted by Hello

    Lazy days.... (guess which birthday) Posted by Hello

    Via Michael Froomkin (who knows about this because his brother Dan's involved with it), a link to the Neiman Foundation's Neiman Watchdog. According to the site,
    The goal of watchdog journalism is to see that people in power provide information the public should have.

    The Nieman Watchdog Journalism Project grows from this premise and this goal: to help the press ask penetrating questions, critical questions, questions that matter, questions not yet asked about today's news.

    I'm excited about finding this site because I discovered that among its contributors are several people who I'm proud to have worked with in a long-past life: Morton Mintz! Murray Marder! Barry Sussman! John Hanrahan! I'm so glad to find that these voices from my past are still around. So many are just memories now....

    Note, also, Dan Froomkin's Showcase page, with good journalism links.

    (Later): Note a press release on Neiman Watchdog.

    Saturday, May 22, 2004

    Weekend update: Other things I found last week:

    If you read my other blog at the Miami Herald, you'll see some duplicate links here. I posted a bit more there than here this week, but since some readers may not want to register at the Herald site, don't want to deprive you.... :-)

    The links....
    Reference :
  • ABC de la Chanson Francophone: has hundreds of song lyrics in French.
  • 2004 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook from NOAA.
  • Coalition Provisional Authority: report from Congressional Research Service.
  • Separate but not Equal: Smithsonian exhibit on Brown v. Board of Education.
  • Voices of Civil Rights from AARP and LCCR.
  • AAA Trip Gasoliine Calculator: put in type of car, origin/destination, and get estimated cost of trip according to current gas prices. Also: Fuel Gauge Report: get today's gas cost by area.
    Governments, Politics:
  • Political Advocacy Groups: A Directory of United States Lobbyists an easy place to find advocacy groups, addresses, phone numbers, websites, with short descriptions. Compiled by a university librarian.
  • World Migration 2003 from Intl Organization for Migration.
  • guide for journalists to government research.
  • Complete RSS: new site for finding RSS news feeds.
  • Real Pages Live: Download phone book images in ActiveX format, from BellSouth.
  • Extreme Searcher site for book, has good collection of useful web links and some tips.
  • Florida Keys Keynoter has a new snazzy Web site. There's also a new site for the Upper Keys Reporter.
  • Ten Stories the world should be hearing more about from the UN.
  • Iraqi Press Monitor lets you read what's in the daily papers there.
  • Memorable Canadians: a collection of biographies from various Canadian govt. Web sites.
    Business, Journalism, Public Records: no links this week

    Some Interesting stories/Weblogs:
  • Michael Berg writes about his son Nick in the Guardian.
  • Hundreds of federal officials have "degrees" from diploma mills, according to this report on a GAO study.
  • Orcinus blog by Seattle journalist Dave Neiwert, includes a recently published Media Manifesto and a long essay on Lolita, the Miami Seaquarium's orca.
  • Other Men's Flowers: a lovely collection of quotations and interesting phrases, in Blog format.
  • Fodors Blog has fun travel links.
  • Andy Kaufman returns! This blog is written by "Andy Kaufman" who claims he was, really, faking his death.
  • Peter Fallow's Memorable Musings: this is a fairly funny blog about journalism from someone who claims to have been one...or maybe not.
  • Carbwire: a new blog about low-carb foods.
  • The Hillbilly Housewife, featuring down-home recipes. These actually look pretty good.
  • Bill Walsh demonstrates that registering for a newspaper's Web site under a fake name can sometimes backfire on you.
  • The Makeup Gallery: view some amazing movie transformations.
  • Movietone Portraits: nostalgic database of celebrity portraits from the old Movietone newsreels. No sound, just pictures, with a distracting background score.
  • Lousiana WPA photographs: great historical collection from the New Orleans Public Library.
  • Bumper stickers for liberals: these are hilarious.

  • Friday, May 21, 2004

    Trying out Bloggerbot. Here's a photo from last summer, startling flowers in the neighbors' yard. Posted by Hello

    Another thing I wanted to mention: Blogger has annouced a partnership with a new service called Hello, where you can set up an account to upload and store photos for displaying on your Blogger blog, using IM. Looks like 'Bloggerbot' can make it pretty easy to get your photos into your blog. Since my 10 mb. storage on Earthlink sometimes runs out when I have lots of photos to display (which is why some of my photos on old blog posts aren't there anymore), I'm dying to get started with Bloggerbot. It looks like an easy way to turn a blog into a photoblog. Blogger has a Knowledge page on Bloggerbot, too.
    Oh, and did I mention that it's free?
    Oh, and another thing: says here you can also use it to send/display screenshots of a Web page. Cool!

    Thursday, May 20, 2004

    Sparse posting:
    I've been deep into training at work (it's new intern time! and we have other new hires, and I've started a long-threatened program to offer brushup training for whoever wants it). Along with that, I needed to update lots of instruction/directory pages on the Intranet. So sorry, but work has interfered with my blogging life.

    I've been noticing that Blogspot sites are occasionally AWOL since the redesign; I can always make them reappear by hitting 'refresh' -- sometimes twice or more. If you've been having trouble with this site, just keep trying. Hit refresh. But of course if you can't see this, nevermind.

    Note the NewsliBlog for/by news librarians and researchers has been updated with a new design. By changing the template, I finally got Comments to work there. Wonder if it's time for a design change on this blog?

    Since I posted that I was trying out Gmail, I've gotten a couple emails from total strangers, asking me to invite them. Please don't take offense if I haven't responded to you. I just don't feel right about inviting people I don't know. Nothing personal.

    Oh, and FYI, if you are looking for a Gmail account, you're not alone. E-Media Tidbits reports that "Gmail lust" is so common that people are selling accounts on EBay.

    Library Envy:
    Just take a look at The new Seattle Public Library. The Times has created a nice package with panoramic tours and a slide show. Wow!

    Can't resist this:
    OK, just one more thing. I haven't blogged this but have been following the 'Washingtonienne' blog scandal, in DC. See Wonkette for the sleazy "staff ass" details if you haven't read about this yet. The blog has been shut down (but Wonkette saved the archived posts so you can still read them), and now the domain name has been picked! What a slick trick!
    (Via Political Wire.)

    Tuesday, May 18, 2004

    Fake places:
    I grew up about 10 miles from the little upstate New York Erie Canal town of Palmyra. It's the place where Joseph Smith was given the revelation (buried gold tablets on the moraine called Hill Cumorah)that resulted in the founding of the Church of Latter-Day Saints. Today I found a story in the Maryville, TN newspaper about a movie being filmed in the nearby town of Vonore. In the movie, Vonore becomes Palmyra, in 1826, and the film, "Pillar of Light" tells the story of the early days of the Church.
    Interesting. I can't imagine an East Tennessee town resembling Palmyra. I've driven through Vonore, it looked pleasant and vaguely familiar...but it's close to the Smokies. Palmyra is FLAT, except for some drumlins and moraines south of town. The film's producer says "By filming it here in Tennessee, we didn't have to wait for upstate New York to thaw. And we have people working on the set who grew up in upstate New York.
    The landscape here looks so similar that they say they half expect to turn the corner and see their favorite fishing hole from back where they grew up."

    May be. They do wonders with location shooting but to me a film about a place I know never looks right when it's not shot at the real location. It's one reason I've put off seeing "Cold Mountain". I just can't imagine Romania looking like the real thing.

    One thing: living in Miami you get spoiled. When you see a movie that's set in Miami, there's a really good chance it was filmed in Miami, too. (Something about that constant warm weather.....)

    Lots of attention being paid to the new book by Siva Vaidhyanathan, called The Anarchist in the Library: How the Clash Between Freedom and Control is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System . Sounds like something librarians everywhere should be reading. Here's part of a description from
      On one side, trying to maintain control of information, are corporations, judges, the military, and global institutions. On the other side, trying to liberate information, are educators, hackers, civil libertarians, artists, consumers, and political dissidents.

    Which side would news librarians be on?
    If you don't have the book yet, the Website ( has a blog. Some interesting links here as well as some of the ideas from the book.
    (via Doc Searls and others.

    Sunday, May 16, 2004

    Today's talk:
    I haven't cruised a lot of blogs today, but I expect there's quite a buzz about the latest Seymour Hersh report in New Yorker. U. of Miami law prof. Michael Froomkin, at has lots to say and links to some other comments; one blog he links to looks worth a bookmark: Is That Legal? from UNC law prof Eric Muller.
    It looks like just about every topic at Memeorandum has something to do with Gitmo/Abu Ghraib, or its repercussions. Looks like we've just seen the tip of the iceberg.

    In the Herald today:
    An incredible story about the prevalence of rape in Haiti today, by the Miami Herald's Joe Mozingo, with amazing photos by Peter Andrew Bosch. Don't miss this one. We worry about the treatment of women in Arab countries? Let's look closer to home.

    And, a lovely story by Cara Buckley on daughters of lost Bay of Pigs pilots getting together to figure out what happened, mentions Miami researcher Gordon Winslow. Winslow is behind the amazing and mystifying Cuban Information Archives at This site has intrigued me for years. It has an amazing collection of source material on Cuba, Cuban exiles, the JFK assassination, and lots more. There's a complete list of Bay of Pigs participants. Miami police files on Cuban exiles connected to the 1963 Dallas tragedy. Lots, lots more. This site is wonderful.

    Saturday, May 15, 2004

    Weekend update: Other things I found last week:

    Via Jessica Baumgart, a link to an aspiring news librarian with a very nice blog: Confessions of a Mad Librarian, by Eli Edwards.
    J also found a problem with the permalinks on NewsliBlog, which probably happened when I tried to enable comments there. Something screwy....I'll try to fix.

    Events releated to Iraq have dominated the things I've linked to during the week. Many have already been posted to the Herald blog, but here are some of the most interesting (more are linked below under other categories):

  • Nicholas Berg Memorial page.
  • National Priorities Project: cost of the war in Iraq by state. Here's Florida. ($7.8 billion total, or $1.3 billion share of the latest $25 billion request.
  • Break for News, an "alternative truth" news site, is compiling lots of conspiracy-theory stuff about Nick Berg's death.
  • Profile of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in the Christian Science Monitor. (Cites European intelligence questions on whether he was really responsible for Nick Berg's death.)
  • How the Abu Ghraib story surfaced by Brendan O'Neill in Spiked.
  • The Story of Nick Berg in the Independent.
  • A Time for Truth: Pat Buchanan writes on that the war is over and we lost.
  • Chain of Command latest Seymour Hersh story on how military handled Abu Ghraib reports.
  • has photos, bios, scanned letters of prisoners held in Guantanamo.
  • Military Assistance Program: Casualty and Mortuary affairs: links from DoD for families of casualties.

    The other links....
    Reference :
  • Military Battles and Campaigns from Library of Congress, scanned maps and diagrams from the Revolution to Iraq 2004.
  • National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism in Okla. City, has lots of research data on terrorism.
  • Army Lawyer: back issues of the journal on JAGNet.
  • Baseball Index: a bibliography of baseball literature.
    Governments, Politics:
  • CBS News poll on the war
  • Pollster Mark Mellman says Kerry's lead is a record high for this point in campaign against an incumbent.
  • Brown v. Board of Education resources on the other blog.
  • Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba the entire Bush admin. report, all 400+ pages in PDF.
  • Education rankings (college degrees), by geography, available on state, county, place level. Miami comes in 45th among big cities....from Census.
  • Vietnam Casualty Statistics from Natl Archives.
  • Blogpulse, from Intelliseek, tells you what stories bloggers are linking to.
  • Daypop's Blogstats find info on popularity of a specific blog. Note Daypop also ranks popular blog links.
  • Computer Virus Calendar from McAfee, shows what's due to hit today.
  • Airport, Airline delay info for your wireless PDA/Phone from FAA.
  • Broward County's Web site has been redesigned.
  • Reuters News Feeds: get Reuters in RSS direct to your PC using a news reader.
  • They Rule: the popular map of CEO/board/government relationships has been updated with 2004 board memberships.
  • Newspaper diversity: individual newsroom report. Check report from each major newspaper at this companion site to Steve Doig and Bill Dedman's diversity report for Knight Foundation.
  • The Don Shoemaker papers are archived at UNC. This site has a good index. (Shoemaker was editor of the Miami Herald, before that of the Asheville Citizen.)
  • Dan Kennedy on the Boston Globe porn photos. Globe ombudsman's assessment from Friday's paper.
  • Daily Mirror editor sacked for refusing to apologize for running Brit army 'abuse' photos.
    Public Records, People: no links this week

    Some Interesting stories/Weblogs:
  • Beautiful Horizons "An atypical gringo's perspective on Latin America, human rights and other issues." Has a very useful news roundup.
  • A brand new Miami blog: The Lesbian Librarian.
  • Micro Persuasion blog on media and public relations.
  • Story of British journalist detained in U.S. in LA Times.
  • On that free lunch at Google
  • Jimmy Breslin: The real reality show
  • Kerry's stepson Chris Heinz may be going into politics. In Post-Gazette.
  • Cold Turkey by Kurt Vonnegut, 'In These Times'. "Here’s what I think the truth is: We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial, about to face cold turkey.
    And like so many addicts about to face cold turkey, our leaders are now committing violent crimes to get what little is left of what we’re hooked on. "

  • Britto Central....if you can't get enough of the art.....
  • "BeetleGhraib".

  • Thursday, May 13, 2004

    Some fun things that can't wait for the weekend update:
    Carole Leita has a blog: "InfoJones: This librarian's place to act out her addiction." (Leita is the retired founder of the respected Librarians' Index to the Internet.) (via Shifted Librarian.)

    She recommends this: Google Guide, with good tips for searching Google.

    What's making blognews? list of political stories or files most bloggers are linking to. (via J.D. Lasica.) environments: Need a break from the noise around you? This page generates ambient noise, from thunder to rain to bird songs to -- a typewriter.

    Not fun:
    I posted a link to this yesterday on the Herald blog, but should post it here too, in case you haven't seen it: Newsdesigner has great discussion and statistics on how papers used the Nick Berg photos, as well as a link to the discussion on the TestyCopyEditors forum.

    Wednesday, May 12, 2004

    Totally mindless diversion:
    After posting lots of commentary/links on the Iraq situation on the other blog, I need a break.
    And this Wicker motorcycle on Lakelandcam (taken by Tony Richards on holiday in Wales) brings a smile to my face.
    (Thursday noon: Sorry, photo is no longer on the site. It may show up when Tony updates the "This week on the cam" page. There are some new lovely photos here from Pembrokeshire though....)

    And here's something else:
    American Newsroom: nice photo essay by Sean Hemmerle in CJR.

    Tuesday, May 11, 2004

    Research help:
    David Shedden at Poynter jumps in again with a very useful compilation of Links on the Geneva Conventions and other information for stories on the Abu Ghraib problem.

    For more information on Abu Ghraib and the connection to the detainees at Guantanamo, Sheila Lennon at Providence Journal has Background on Rick Baccus, former Guantanamo commander (and Taguba's testimony).
    Sheila has also compiled Lots of links on Nick Berg and the story behind the beheading story.

    The comments look a little better now. It's amazing how much I have to tweak the HTML to make things work the way they're supposed to....isn't all this supposed to be automatic?

    Monday, May 10, 2004

    No Comment:
    So in case you tried to leave a comment, it seems it's not yet set up right. I've tried changing and republishing but it hangs up on an old, old post. Bear with me.......

    New Blogger:
    Blogger had a giant redesign over the weekend. Among the new features, lots of new templates, a comments feature, lots more. I haven't investigated it all yet (this is my first time trying it) so haven't activated any new features yet. It's all explained here.

    (Update: I did activate comments, just to see if it works. So far so good except for the font size.......)

    Sunday, May 09, 2004

    Weekend update: Other things I found last week:

    The links....
    Reference :
  • Famous Trials great background on trials from Calley to Simpson to Manson, and lots more. Pages have links to original source documents.
  • Drug Digest has a database of encyclopedic information on drugs, vitamins, and herbs and supplements.
  • Autoindex World Car Catalog: get contact information, links, news, model descriptions & photos for carmaking companies around the world.
  • Amphibian Species of the World
  • ReadPrint: nice collection of classic fulltext books online. Feature: lets you search within writings by an author; also has bios.
    Governments, Politics:
  • SPJ's Reference Guide to the Geneva Conventions makes it browsable by topic.
  • The Geneva Convention
  • Alternative Resources on Haiti: great compilation from American Library Association. Also:
  • Alternative Resources on Iraq. And:
  • Discussion on the "independent" libraries of Cuba.
  • Access Middle East: real-time news, links, and directory for journalists.
  • Disney Family Feud: study of Disney campaign contributions from Capital Eye (Center for Responsive Politics)
  • The U.S. Election for the Rest of the World from in Australia: fascinating results to this online poll.
  • Agricultural Exporters database from USDA. (Choose 'online searchable database').
  • State of the Air, 2004: from American Lung Assn, get reports by county.
    Public Records:
  • New Florida courts/criminal records online: Hernando County offense reports and arrests; Indian River County inmates; Hardee County Arrest Log, Hardee County inmates; Marion County inmates; Martin County recent bookings; Okaloosa County courts (civil, criminal, traffic, marriage); Polk county inmates, warrants (new address); Putnam County inmates, warrants; Sarasota County arrests (no search); Suwannee County arrests; Volusia County inmates; Courts (civil, criminal, recording index, deeds)
  • New Marriage states: Accurint now offers marriage and divorce records for 4 states (Maine, Ohio, Nevada and Texas) and 16 counties in Florida. Cost is $1 unless you get no hits. This adds 2 new states to the 8 already on Nexis: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Colorado, Kentucky, Connecticut, Nevada, and Texas.
  • Using RSS for browsing: easier than using bookmarks. Story in OJR by JD Lasica.
    See Public Records.
    Business, Journalism, People, News: no links this week

    Some Interesting stories/Weblogs:
  • Friends of Saddam blog is tracking the UN Food for Iraq scandal which is getting lots of press worldwide.
  • Intel Dump: this blogger is a former MP and has lots to say/link to about the Abu Ghraib situation. (Main blog page.)
  • Abstract Appeal: a blog devoted to Florida Law. Has lots of info on the Terri Schiavo case.
  • The Defamer: a new gossip blog for L.A.
  • All New Orleans, All the time: nice photo blog.
  • How Kerry earned his decorations in Time.
  • Posters American Style: new Smithsonian exhibit.

  • Friday, May 07, 2004

    A blog dies:
    It's really sad to lose a blog you've gotten used to looking at regularly. I know a few of the blogs I list on my links page don't get updated much any more, but I still hate to delink them in case they somehow come back.
    So it's especially sad to see a favorite photoblog go, since there are so few good ones. A Smoky Mountain Journal will no longer be, as its proprieter, Jim Fletcher, is moving to Texas. Maybe there'll be a good Hill Country Blog coming out soon?
    But how will I get along without my daily fix of beautiful Smoky Mountain pictures? I'll depend more and more on Marie at Blue Ridge Blog, and my long-time favorite English photo blogs, Cornwallcam and Lakelandcam.

    Wednesday, May 05, 2004

    Busy busy:
    Haven't been updating here much but have added lots of stuff to the other blog.
    Note I also posted links to a couple Washington Post researcher credits on the Newslib blog.

    Blog news:
  • Media Matters: new media analysis site from David Brock, with a staff monitoring the conservative media. Story in New York Times. Blogger Oliver Willis is signed up.
  • Abstract Appeal: a blog devoted to Florida Law. Has lots of info on the Terri Schiavo case.
  • The Defamer: a new gossip blog for L.A., from the Nick Denton conglomeration.

  • Saturday, May 01, 2004

    Weekend update: Other things I found last week:

    This week was dominated by politics and Iraq, lots of which I posted on the other blog. A shorter list here than usual:

    The links....
    Reference :
  • Guide to Olympics history from Archaeology Magazine.
  • Classic computer magazine archive.
  • CEO Compensation, 2004: report from Forbes.
    Governments, Politics:
  • Claims vs. Facts Database from the American Progress, this is trying to refute Conservative statements.
  • DoD's military casualty page has added a lot of new stats from Iraq/Afghanistan.
  • Rebuilding Iraq: Commerce Dept. Web site. Lists contracts, has links to Iraq Ministries, and a Powerpoint demonstration on doing business in Iraq.
  • Patterns of Global Terrorism, 2003: Latest report from State Dept.
  • find official Websites of cities and towns.
  • In case you haven't seen this one:
  • New from Florida archive: Florida Postcard Collection, over 5000 postcards!
  • Miami News photograph collection: an index of the collection, by category, from the South Florida Historical Museum (which now has the photos).
  • FEC complaint against Mel Martinez campaign.
  • Facts about Teachers in the U.S.: stats for Teacher Appreciation Week from Census.
  • Foreign visitors to the U.S., 2003-2 broken down by state.
  • Rawstory, a liberal news site.
    Public Records, Tools, Journalism, People: no links this week

    Some Interesting stories/Weblogs:
  • You think you have problems getting to the airport and going through security? Read this report by an Iraqi using Baghdad airport for the first time in 'Healing Iraq' blog.
  • The Food Museum and Blog. The basic info is under Exhibits, including nice histories, descriptions of lots of different foods.
  • Raw Story Editors Blog from Rawstory, which calls itself 'a liberal Drudge'.