Perspectv is an exploration of internet activity in reference to mainstream media. All the chatter on the Internet, all the traditional news media coverage, and all the pollsters — Perspctv brings it all together in a simple and elegant manner. Explore the similarities and the disparities, hear the many voices that have emerged and choose which view, if any, makes the most sense to you. What we think vs. what they say we think — — and gives a unique “dashboard” picture of the elections at any one given moment in time, totally un-biased.

http://www.perspctv.com/#charts

If you’re looking to get some extra financial help with college–and who isn’t these days–FastWeb is a terrific free tool to help you find scholarships that match your unique profile.

http://www.fastweb.com/

Firefox Extensions

August 22, 2008

Ellyssa Kroski has culled the 2,000 extensions for Firefox and provided three lists that can be helpful for librarians and within libraries but they can be useful to normal people too. There are 40 extensions in each list and they run the gamut — have fun!

http://libtechtexas.wordpress.com/2008/01/07/firefox-extensions-for-libraries/

In case you want to go through all 2,000 add-ons to select for yourself, here’s the official Firefox add-on website:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/

If you’re trying to set up any number of digital thingamabobs in your home, the Digital Home DIY site is the website for you. They have instructions for: setting up a wireless network in your house, how to play PC games on a TV, how to edit and burn home movies on a PC, how to turn a computer monitor into a TV and many, many more. They give you the: Why you should, What you need, How to do it and Examples of use.

http://www.cnet.com/4520-7381_1-6222935-1.html

This site provides a listing of the farmers’ markets in Connecticut that feature CT NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association) organic produce. The list is broken down by county and gives the town, location, dates and hours of the markets.

http://www.ctnofa.org/FarmersMarkets.htm

If you want to follow every word–at least scripted words- uttered by John McCain and Barack Obama during their presidential campaigns then click on either of the following links to their respective candidate’s speech transcripts.

http://www.johnmccain.com/Informing/News/Speeches/

http://www.barackobama.com/speeches/index.php

This very helpful site allows you to plan your travels on the subway systems of more than 100 international cities. Or, you can finally settle that long-running argument with your brother about whether it’s better to take the No.1 or the No. 11 train to get to the Place des Vosges in Paris. New York and L.A. are in the top 10 most-popular of selected cities.

http://www.subwaynavigator.com/subway_site/eng/accueil/fset_subway.htm

Road Food Anyone?

July 10, 2008

Want to find the best places to eat on your next road trip? Try roadfood.com’s database of the most memorable local eateries along the highways and backroads of America. You can search restaurants by state and food type. Also included are pages of recipes, forums, and a blog.

http://roadfood.com/

Feng Shui is an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China. It is a complex body of knowledge that reveals how to balance the energies of any given space to assure the health and good fortune for people inhabiting it. Check out About.com’s website on feng shui.

http://fengshui.about.com/

Summer reading may not be at the top of your son or daughter’s list, but it should be. Research shows children and adolescents who don’t make time for reading over the summer lose up to two months of instructional time! The good news is that summer reading can, and should, be fun! Check out these tips and tricks, as well as grade-specific book lists to keep your child on track this sunny season.

http://www.education.com/reference/topic/LearningToRead_SummerReading/

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