Saturday, October 13, 2007
Film Reviews, Internet Movie Reviews
Managing Your Money In Public View - WSJ.com
In Public View
It used to be that people shied away from sharing intimate details about their financial lives.
Now, amid the rising popularity of social-networking services such as Facebook and MySpace, a crop of new personal-finance Web sites is letting users post their private personal-finance details and share advice with each other on tracking their spending and making better investment decisions.
Some of the sites, such as Wesabe.com and Geezeo.com, include many of the same features offered by popular software programs such as Intuit Inc.'s Quicken and Microsoft Corp.'s Money, such as the ability to track spending in different categories and from different sources in one place. But they also allow users to get feedback from peers that is tailored to their specific circumstances. Some allow users to rate the quality of other members' tips or provide feedback on various products or services they've used.
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Friday, October 12, 2007
Tailrank - Top News for Today in Politics
Wizbang® is a new media network focused on news, politics, sports, entertainment, and video. It's organized as a series of specialty sites - each bearing the Wizbang ® name. In August/September 2007 the sites will launch a unified redesign that makes them more closely aligned visually.
Daily Intelligencer - New York Magazine
they are to have a resource which allows them to navigate the new,
complex world of GPS with ease. This site has also been recognized as
one of the Top 100 Blogs by C|net, mentioned in the Washington Post and
the Boston Globe, and we were one of Chitika's Top 30 Experts.
Top Computer & Hardware Models :: Top Product List
Splise is a Brand Comparison Search Engine. We help consumers cut through the clutter to find the brands that are best for them.
Consumers can see at a glance which brands they should consider for their purchasing decision in a particular category, according to Popularity, Buzz and Awards rankings.
Splise helps consumers answer questions like:
- Which brand of coffee maker is most popular?
- Which watch brand has won the most awards?
- Which hybrid vehicle is gaining in Buzz?
Virtual Ubiquity - Buzzword - an online word processor
Now that Buzzword is becoming part of the Adobe family, you can be even more confident of the security and reliability of your documents over the long haul. If you have friends and collaborators with whom you want to work on documents, send them to buzzword.com. As mentioned in a previous blog post, we’ve opened up our new account process so anyone interested will be able to get an account.http://www.virtub.com/
Apple Matters provides original commentary on topics including the impact of Apple on our culture, exclusive profiles of people in Apple’s storied history , and product reviews.
Thousands of hyphens perish as English marches on | Oddly Enough | Reuters
Thousands of hyphens perish as English marches on
By Simon Rabinovitch
LONDON (Reuters) - About 16,000 words have succumbed to pressures of the Internet age and lost their hyphens in a new edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary.
Bumble-bee is now bumblebee, ice-cream is ice cream and pot-belly is pot belly.
And if you've got a problem, don't be such a crybaby (formerly cry-baby).
The hyphen has been squeezed as informal ways of communicating, honed in text messages and emails, spread on Web sites and seep into newspapers and books.
"People are not confident about using hyphens anymore, they're not really sure what they are for," said Angus Stevenson, editor of the Shorter OED, the sixth edition of which was published this week.
Another factor in the hyphen's demise is designers' distaste for its ungainly horizontal bulk between words.
"Printed writing is very much design-led these days in adverts and Web sites, and people feel that hyphens mess up the look of a nice bit of typography," he said. "The hyphen is seen as messy looking and old-fashioned."
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41 Reasons Why Your Blog Probably Sucks
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BooRah - Restaurant Reviews and More
Kitchen Nightmares - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The show has received mixed to favorable reviews. Gina Bellafante of the New York Times found Ramsay's teaching methods and high standards "undeniably hypnotic" and commented that "the thrill of watching Mr. Ramsay is in witnessing someone so at peace with his own arrogance."  Doug Elfman of the Chicago Sun-Times said the show is "a very entertaining public service" that "will make you laugh, make you sick and make you think."  Randy Cordova of the Arizona Republic found Ramsay "just as blustery and foul-mouthed here as he is on Hell's Kitchen. But he is also oddly endearing, mainly because he genuinely seems invested in the fate of each restaurant."
Some critics found FOX's adaptation of Kitchen Nightmares strayed from the strengths of the original Channel 4 series. Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune said "Leave it to Fox to take something the Brits did pretty well and muck it up." She added "Never mind the cooking; this edition of the show appears to be more interested in playing up the family dramas at the restaurants Ramsay visits."  Robert Lloyd of the Los Angeles Times commented "Whereas the British Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares is fundamentally a food show -- it has interesting things to show you about how a restaurant runs and a kitchen works, the wonders of local markets and what you can make from them if you're Gordon Ramsay or willing to follow his instructions -- the Fox edition emphasizes mishap, argument and emotional breakdown almost to the exclusion of cuisine."
Switched: Gadgets, Tech, Digital Stuff for the Rest of Us
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
CelebTV.com: Your Source For Entertainment News
Mega Essays .com - Over 100,000 essays, essays and term papers available for instant access!!
A&E Television Network and TV Shows
Biography, Videos and Interviews - Biography.com
Celebrity Heights - How tall are Celebrities
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Politics - from CNN.com
SITE Institute - The Search for International Terrorist Entities
"By monitoring terrorist and extremist websites and penetrating
password-protected Al Qaeda linked sites, SITE provides a state-of-the-art
intelligence service to both practitioners and analysts to understand the
adversary." - Rohan Gunaratna, Author, Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of
Terror (Columbia University Press)
Studying the primary source propaganda, training manuals, and chatter of
terrorists offers insight into terrorists and their activities that can not
be obtained anywhere else. Failing to monitor terrorist propaganda is a
failure in intelligence. To fulfill this need, the SITE Intelligence Group
offers its Monitoring Service, which provides numerous daily translations of
terrorist propaganda and multimedia from primary source terrorist websites.
Pixsy - Video news clips
Kennedy Center: Millennium Stage Broadcast Archive
free performance every day of the year. The Chairman of the national
center for the performing arts, James A. Johnson, launched "Performing
Arts for Everyone" in the winter of 1997: nine initiatives designed to
expand and increase access to the performing arts for local Washington
residents and visitors to the nation's capital.
Performing Arts for Everyone is designed to introduce the Kennedy Center
and its programs to a far wider audience than ever before by providing a
performance open to the public and free of charge 365 days a year.
Monday, October 08, 2007
Cajun Boy in the City
Cajun Boy in the City
The pseudo-intellectual musings, observations, stories and introspection of a simple boy from the bayous of Louisiana turned Manhattanite.
Howard Lindzon's blog
Canadian), two awesome kids and a dachshund.
I currently manage a hedge fund and have done so since June of 1998. I
am starting a second fund for October 2006 called Biltmore Venture
partners which focuses on the internet and blogentrepreneurship.
Pickle: Photo & Video Sharing
Pickle enables you to easily organize and share ALL your media (photos and videos) from ALL your devices (camera and mobile phone), but with a revolutionary twist. In addition to sharing on Pickle, you can post individual items or entire channels of content anywhere you want -- MySpace, your blog, wherever. And you can update channels on the fly with dispatches from your cell phone. With Pickle, you can broadcast life's moments straight from your mobile to virtually any website.
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The New York Condo Blog
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Sunday, October 07, 2007
Go Fug Yourself - ogling of the fashion-wicked
Guides to Grammar and Writing
Directory - Salon.com
Roadfood.com - The most memorable local eateries along the highways and back roads of America
gethuman 500 database
finding a toll-free phone number
To find the toll-free phone number for any US-based company, try calling 1-800-555-1212 or search Google for company name plus "phone numbers". Or maybe even searching for the company name and "president office" or "investor relations".
Tip: did you know that your phone company charges $1.49 or more each time you call 411? Instead, try using 1-800-FREE-411.
For companies who try to hide their phone numbers, many times the Google search will find a page from a disgruntled customer who exposes the phone numbers for that company. For example, see these gripe pages about Amazon.com and PayPal and these for eBay and Walmart.
For a public company, you could also try searching EDGAR. The "10K" report includes information about corporate officers and the official company mailing address.
getting to a human
Once you have a phone number, here are some tips to try to get through the computer to get to a live human:
- Interrupt. Press 0 (or 0# or #0 or 0* or *0) repeatedly, sometimes quickly. Unfortunately the same keystroke does not always work for each company. Many IVRs will connect to a human after a few "invalid entries", although some IVRs will hangup. :-(
- Talk. Say "get human" (or "agent" or "representative") or raise your voice, or just mumble. :) The IVR might connect you to a human after one of these key or unknown phrases.
- Just hold, pretending you have only an old rotary phone.
- Connect to account collections or sales or account cancellation; they always seem to answer quickly. First ask them for their name and rep number (so they know you are writing it down, and thus so they are more likely to help you.) Then ask them to transfer you to the department you need. Sometimes they will put you ahead of the queue, although sometimes they will send you to the end (and thus in those cases this tip is useless).
- Toll call. For credit cards, if the expected wait time is too long, hangup and try to call back on their non-toll-free number, as they often have shorter queues.
- Selecting the option for Spanish will sometimes get you a bilingual human more quickly than if you just waited for an English-only operator.
When you do finally find a human, ask them how to connect directly the next time (in case your call gets disconnnected etc), and be sure to tell us so we can then list their number here. :-).
If one of the above does not work, see the gethuman 500 database.
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The Little Book That Makes You Rich by Louis Navellier
Index to Today's Paper - New York Times
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