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Entries from August 2009

Facts, Quotes, News, Thoughts and More

August 31st, 2009 · Comments Off · Websites

This site also comes from Reference Librarian Rick Frisone: refdesk.com contains facts, search resources, headline news, current gas and oil prices, pictures, the day in history and more. You can even check the U.S. Debt Clock in real time and go back to historical data.  Check it out!

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Buy and Sell Hand-made Items

August 28th, 2009 · Comments Off · Websites

Etsy.com is a great place to buy and sell hand-made items. You can search for items by category (Bags and Purses, Clothing, Children, Jewelry, Music, Glass, and lots more). My favorite is to search by color (just put your favorite color in the search box and items in that color will appear!).   You can even [...]

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Discounted Book and Textbook Site

August 27th, 2009 · Comments Off · Websites

Wilton Library Reference Librarian Rick Frisone recommends half.com (an ebay company) where books, textbooks, audiobooks, Xbox, DVDs and more can be purchased.  His niece has used it to buy her law school books (which are so expensive).  Thanks for this suggestion, Rick!

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Free Text Messaging

August 26th, 2009 · Comments Off · News, Software

I am probably one of three people who do not have unlimited texting on my cell phone.  Because of this, I’m careful not to go over my monthly limit.  Yesterday’s New York Times has an article about a new iPhone/iTouch app that offers free, unlimited texting!  TextPlus is a new app from Gogii, a start [...]

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Cash for Clunkers Program Cancelled

August 20th, 2009 · Comments Off · News, Websites

I just heard that the Cash for Clunkers Program (mentioned in my August 7 post) has been cancelled, a victim of its own success.  Click here to visit the official government site.

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Pogue on Bypassing Voicemail Instructions

August 20th, 2009 · Comments Off · News, Software

I just love this column on how to bypass those annoying voicemail instructions when calling someone’s cell phone. If you feel you spend far too much time waiting for the beep, check out David Pogue’s column in The New York Times.

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Soccer By Ives

August 17th, 2009 · Comments Off · Websites

“Soccer by Ives (pronounced “Eye-Viss”) is simply the greatest American soccer blog.  The site has special focus on the US National Team and NY/NJ area professional soccer, but also features the more prominent continuing developments in the greater aegis of world soccer, containing up to the minute, professionally accurate information.  For his “day job” Ives [...]

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Restaurant Gift Certificates

August 10th, 2009 · Comments Off · Websites

This tip comes from PC Today.  Looking for an inexpensive dining experience?  Restaurant.com lists local restaurants that accept gift certificates sold on their site.  Restaurant.com will give you a printable $25 gift certificate for a $10 charge on your credit card.  To date, the site claims it has saved users more than $75 million.

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Cash for Clunkers Program

August 7th, 2009 · Comments Off · News, Websites

Do you know that over 180,000 cars have been sold in the last month or so? Many people have questions about the Cash for Clunkers program (formally known as the Car Allowance Rebate System “CARS”). Click here to visit the official government site.

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