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September 27, 2009

Newsletter 09/27/2009

Filed under: newsletter — seniorgeek @ 10:41 am

Wow, it’s been a long time since I sent out a newsletter. I need to get going again so here is this week’s issue.

I had surgery to remove my gall bladder early this month so that slowed me down a bit but feel fine now, but
my in box of things to do looks like the Empire State building. I am making progress but it will take a while to catch up.

Ok, now to the business at hand.
How do you do this…, or this…, or….
There are many things that you know how to do and there are many things that you wished you knew how to
do but don’t know where to find out the correct way to do it. This web site has the answers to most of you questions.
I found many easy examples on how to accomplish things that has made my ‘to do’ list easier to accomplish. Check it out.
http://www.ehow.com

There are many dictionaries on the Internet that you may use to look up words but the following one is a visual
dictionary that show words linked to similar words, words that are similar in meaning, words that are a derivative
of the original word. All this in a cool real time graphical web page. A fun way to use a dictionary that is actually very useful.
http://www.visuwords.com

Are you looking for an hard to find book, out of print, etc. This is where to look. From the web site.
“BookFinder.com is a one-stop ecommerce search engine that searches over 150 million books for sale – new, used, rare, out-of-print, and textbooks. We save you time and money by searching every major catalog online, and letting you know which booksellers are offering the best prices and selection. When you find a book you like, you can buy it directly from the original seller; we never charge a markup.”
http://www.bookfinder.com

If you are interested in Law for any reason and need a good place to start your search check out the following web site. Again directly from their home page.
“Searching the Web is easy. Why should searching the law be any different? That’s why Fastcase has created the Public Library of Law — to make it easy to find the law online. PLoL is the largest free law library in the world, because we assemble law available for free scattered across many different sites — all in one place. PLoL is the best starting place to find law on the Web.”
http://www.plol.org/Pages/Search.aspx

Since mentioning the above site and doing some more searching for cases, I found this resource. Directly from the home page:
“FindLaw is the web’s premier free legal information site, reaching hundreds of thousands of unique visitors daily. FindLaw incorporates case law, legal news, cutting-edge commentary, legal technology trends, practice tips, message boards, RSS feeds, over 60 newsletter titles, and much more, to create a vibrant online community for today’s legal professional.”
http://www.findlaw.com

Our government collects more information on more subjects and things than any other place in the world. It make sense to search its vast archives to find
The answers to what you need. Right now jobs are hard to find, prospective college students are having a hard time finding the correct profession to pursue and if you are thinking about changing professions, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics might just have the answer. Check out the Occupational Handbook.
http://www.bls.gov/oco

Search engines are our guide to the vastness of the Internet. Each major search engine has selective search area that are not always know by everyone.
Yahoo for instance, has many specialized search tool built into it search engine. Keeping with the theme of this week’s newsletter, education is of major concern.
What about doing a special education search?
http://education.yahoo.com/reference

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