Sunday, March 20, 2005

Weekend update: Other things found this week:
Still following the Choicepoint situation, now another provider is truncating SSN. Last week it was FlateRateInfo; this week it's Accurint. In some cases you may get one part of the SSN from one provider, and another part from another.

More links....

  • From Mayberry to Metropolis: Defense Dept report on transformation of Guantanamo.
  • Domestic Airline Traffic Data, 2004 from BTS.
  • Reefs at risk in the Caribbean, report from World Resources Institute.
  • The Spreadsheet page from John Walkenbach of the J-Walk blog. If you like to play with Excel, this has great tips and plug-ins, etc.
  • A9 Special Searches: Amazon's search engine has lots of tricks, like searching popular blogs, jobs, photos, C-Span, NASA, CIA, Wikipedia, lots, lots more.
  • The State of the News Media 2005 from
  • Sunshine Week.
  • Sunshine Week resources from IRE.
  • Irish Immigrant ads database from Boston College, consists of ads in the Boston Pilot from people tring to find friends and family in the 1800s.

    Some Interesting stories/Weblogs:
  • Terry Ratzmann's home page, the Wisconsin church meeting killer; found by a Metafilter poster.
  • Peek: the blog of blogs from Alternet, news and views from the left side.


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