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February 15, 2009

Newsletter 2/15/2009

Filed under: newsletter — seniorgeek @ 8:21 pm

Today is the greatest day in US sports of the year. The 51st running of the Daytona 500 NASCAR race. I am trying to finish this before the race starts but I expect it will have to wait until it is over because I have some real cool stuff for the rest of this newsletter. (a few hours later) The race is over and it ended with a rainout. http://www.nascar.com/ Real bummer. Now back to the cool stuff.

Wired Science has links to some amazing videos on YouTube. These videos cover animals, marine, chemistry, and other. Take a few minutes and watch these videos.
http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/03/top-10-amazing.html#previouspost (chemistry videos)
http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/12/top-10-incredib.html#previouspost (animal videos)
http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/09/top-10-amazing.html#previouspost (physics videos)

Since we mentioned videos from YouTube, why not view them in high resolution? You can just Go to Google.com, type your search phrase and append the following parameters in your search query. site:youtube.com “watch in normal quality watch in high quality”. Your results we show only videos that can be seen in high quality.

Continuing with the science theme for a while, Technology Review covers all the latest happenings and discoveries in the world of science. From the staff at MIT what else would you expect. For example I just read about using lasers to heal wounds and surgery incisions.
The following is a link to the video describing this procedure. Simply amazing.
http://www.technologyreview.com/video/?vid=246

ABC news has an podcast site the has a recap of all the interesting news of the day, and current week. It also covers tech stuff, politics, health and science, entertainment, plus their list of featured podcasts. Actually it is worth the trip to watch these podcasts, especially if you are interested in any of the categories mentioned.
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/Podcasting

I usually go the flickr.com at least a few times a week to look for pictures related to what I am currently working on for a future project. I need a better way to search Flickr.com than using their search engine. Well I found a web site called ‘compflight’ that does exactly this. The results are fast and very accurate based upon what I give it for search criteria. The results are shown in thumbnails and you can click each for the full size version.
http://www.compfight.com

Have you ever wondered how many people in each state have the same surname? How about common names or some very unique name. This site shows how many people and what states they are located in a nice graphical picture of the US. Totals for each state are also listed plus some variations on the name entered. Take a look.
http://www.dynastree.com/maps

When I go shopping on Amazon I like to read the reviews to see what others say about a product before I make a purchase. There is this web site called Pickii that only show the products in the categories you select based upon the reviews posted. Therefore by using Pickii your results will be only the best products in your selected category. This is good if you are just browsing and don’t have a particular brand name or specific product in mind.
http://pickii.com

SemantalyzR is a tool for analyzing web pages for keywords. Use its page analysis to find keyword links to custom search results pages that search multiple services at once for that keyword. The above is from their web site but it really doesn’t tell the whole story and what you really get.
This is a search tools that searches and compares the search results from multiple search engines and multiple databases to show you the aggregated results on an easy to navigate web page. Great site for getting exact results without a lot of extra stuff that is not relevant.
http://semantalyzr.com

Did you know that the first novel ever written on a typewriter was Tom Sawyer?

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1 Comment »

  1. Just passing by.Btw, your website have great content!

    Comment by Mike — March 1, 2009 @ 7:06 am


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