Monday, February 20, 2006

Weekend update: Other things found last week:

Last week was pretty much a lost week, as we came down with a really nasty flu, like nothing I've ever had...4 days of fever and aching along with coughing. Couldn't do anything but sleep. After the fever, the cough stayed, and no sign of letting up yet. Managed to put in a couple days of work on Thu and Fri but had no energy over the weekend at all.
This was after a week or two of a nasty cold. Hmmm. They say flu season isn't bad around here, but everyone I talk to has been sick with something, or knows someone who is...

The links:


  • Guide to the Web from UNC's Stone Center Library for Black Culture and History.
  • Annual Energy Outlook 2006 with Projections to 2030
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-7, from BLS.
  • List of National Forest lands that may be up for sale; includes over 900 acres of the Ocala National Forest, and over 300,000 nationwide.
  • a guide to boats and boating resources from a yacht surveyor.
  • Chemical Information searchable database of nearly 400,000 chemicals from NIH.
  • Eisenhower Interstate Highway System: 50th Anniversary
  • Hunter Incident Reports, stats on hunting accidents.
  • Online archive of American folk medicine from UCLA.
  • Situation of Detainees at Guantanamo Bay, the UN report.
  • African American Resources are free for the rest of this month (but you'll be asked to register).

    Governments, Politics:
  • A Failure of Initiative: The Final Report of the Select
    Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation
    for and Response to Hurricane Katrina

  • Expedited Assistance for Victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: FEMA's Control Weaknesses Exposed the Government to Significant Fraud and Abuse, GAO report.
  • Center for Public Integrity's Katrina Watch aggregates the latest news on contracts, fraud, lobbying, FEMA, etc.
  • Election Reform: What's Changed, What Hasn't and Why 2005-2006

    Public Records:
  • Central Florida Crime Warrants from Orange County sheriff, lets you search by name or address for wanted persons.

  • New in Nexis: A huge collection of new newspapers has been added to Nexis this week, including dozens of local Canadian newspapers, several Mexican papers including Reforma and El Norte, New York magazine, and several aviation and petroleum journals.

  • Reuters Financial Glossary Wiki

    Some interesting stories/blogs:
  • Skipease: a blog about skip-tracing, public records and people finding.
  • Study: people misinterpret tone in e-mails.


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