April 9, 2010
We like the British newspaper The Guardian for many things, not the least of which is their erudite and entertaining book reviews. But now we have something else to enjoy from their website: Satellite Eye On Earth. Each month, The Guardian posts photos of earth captured by NASA and European Space Agency satellites. The photos bring about a whole new appreciation for the fragility of human life on a planet whose surface erupts, breaks apart, blows around, floods and is subject to weather that is unrepentant in its ferocity.
March 29, 2010
The Web-based service of the BBC–BBC Online, is one of the world’s largest and most visited websites with over 2 million pages in 2007. The websites include news from the BBC News Online, a sports section, music, science, technology and entertainment pages, parenting, weather and travel information…and a whole lot else.
March 5, 2010
Petplace.com IS crazy about pets! With a library of over 10,000 veterinarian approved articles they offer the largest and most complete source of pet information available anywhere. They not only offer the most comprehensive resource for pet health and wellness, but they also have over 4,000 heartwarming “Pet Stories” that will make you, laugh, cry and feel good inside.
January 31, 2010
Another architecture/design website but this one’s for laughs. The Unhappy Hipsters takes photos from leading design magazines like Dwell and adds a wry comment pointing out the unfriendliness in the bankrupt design–in human terms. We don’t know who posts on this blog but he/she has an amusing avatar. If you, too, believe there is something missing from the minimal design themes so rampant in magazine spreads these days, take a glance at this website and have a laugh or two. And wait with the rest of us for the pendulum to swing back to human friendly.
Thanks to Curt Cox from the Davis Partnership in Denver for sending us the link.
January 30, 2010
“The Connecticut News Project, Inc. is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit news organization created to reinvigorate coverage of Connecticut’s state government, public policy and politics. Our primary goal is to ensure that the people of the state are better informed about their government and its activities, so they can more effectively participate in the development of public policy and hold officials accountable for understanding and addressing the state’s needs. We will achieve this goal through original and reliable reporting presented on our website, and distributed through various other platforms and technologies. We will report, analyze, explain, and investigate the activities of state government, reasserting the “watchdog” role of the media. CNP also intends to encourage and facilitate discussion and debate on public policy matters, to create an archive of documents and data about state government and to help train a new generation of journalists.”