Windows Internet Explorer 8, Beta 2

Windows Internet Explorer 8: Home page

For those still using Internet Explorer (Windows only), here is the latest, more stable version of IE. Download and try the new features: “Suggested Sites”; “In-Private Browsing”; “Accelerators”; and tabs that reopen quickly.


Wordle – Beautiful Word Clouds
Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.


Making Wordle images of the convention and campaign speeches for Election 2008 is fun and revealing. Try it on your latest brief. WARNING: Wordle is addictive and can be a great time-waster. Enjoy!

ABA Approves Legal Outsourcing

Ethics Opinion 08-451, dated Aug. 5 but announced by the ABA yesterday, states that sending legal work overseas is ethically permissible as long as the lawyer doing the outsourcing takes steps to ensure the protection of client confidences and preservation of attorney-client privilege. The advisory also states that attorneys should check to make sure that foreign lawyers are suitably trained and competent and that bills for outsourced work be reasonable.


Read entire analysis at NY Law Journal


gOS – a Google good OS for your Mum | The Register

What’s free, looks like Mac OS X, just works and is actually Linux? The answer is gOS, which recently launched a new beta that builds on the distro’s initial success and adds new tools like integrated Google Gadgets for Linux.
When it launched onto the scene late last year, gOS (which stands for good OS) made quite a splash for getting Linux into the U.S. retail giant WalMart. Through a partnership with PC manufacturer Everex, gOS brought Linux to your parents’ generation via WalMart.
But chances are, if they picked up a gOS equipped machine, Mom and Dad would have no idea they were running Linux. Like the Xandros distro that Asus packages with the EeePC, gOS doesn’t trumpet its open source credentials or advertise its infinite customization options. It just works.
That’s part of what makes gOS “Linux for the rest of us.” The distro isn’t intended to be powerful, nor is it a desktop package from a company that makes its real money off server installations as many Linux distros are.
gOS has one simple goal: make a lightweight, web-heavy operating system that anyone can use.


Our friends at The Register have a review of the Linux Operating System you are likely to find on that new Netbook you just bought.

The Government Domain: Back to School for Constitution Day 2008

The Government Domain: Back to School for Constitution Day 2008 |

The Government Domain: Back to School for Constitution Day 2008 – E-gov expert Peggy Garvin guides researchers, educators and librarians to key online resources available for teaching, training and educational activities associated with the September 17, 2008 celebration of Constitution Day in the United States.


Hat Tip to beSpacific.


DSM-IV-TR chapter index | Mindsite

The DSM-IV-TR is a categorical classification system of mental health conditions. The most recent version was published in 2000. It is the standard reference work in the field of mental health.

Now, you can browse selected components of its contents online at Mindsite to obtain information about the features, culture, age, gender, prevalence, course, and familial patterns for a variety of mental disorders.

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Phone Number Comments

Did you receive a call but the caller did not leave a message and the Caller ID says “Unavailable”? Type the phone number in the box on this site and click “Get Details” to find out who is using this phone number.

This site will help you identify calls from scam artists, FDCPA violators, identity theft phishers, and others of similar ilk.