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Entries from September 2009

Next Week is “Banned Books Week”!

September 29th, 2009 · Comments Off · Books, News, Websites

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%!&#@*$!!!

September 24th, 2009 · Comments Off · News, Websites

It’s National Punctuation Day!  Celebrate by checking out this site that helps you use punctuation correctly.  Have a great &%#@ day!
mary anne

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Looking for Doctors?

September 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off · Websites

It can be difficult to find information on doctors online. There are two sites I’ve found that can be helpful: American Board of Medical Specialties–click on Is Your Doctor Certified? You must register but it’s a free site intended for personal use for you to find out if your doctor is Board certified.
The other site [...]

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FCC To Propose Free Flow of Internet Data

September 21st, 2009 · Comments Off · News

On Monday, September 20, the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, will propose that the “agency expand and formalize rules meant to keep Internet providers from discriminating against certain content flowing over their networks.”  This would prevent Internet providers such as Verizon, SBC, Comcast, Cablevision, etc., from “impeding the Internet connections of some [...]

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Amazon as Big Brother. . .

September 17th, 2009 · Comments Off · Books, News

I was disturbed to receive an email from Amazon this morning:
“We are writing to inform you that we need to refund your purchase of the book ‘One Hundred Year Of Solitude‘.  This book was added to our catalog by a third-party who we now believe did not have the rights to make the book available [...]

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Need a Screen Cleaner?

September 15th, 2009 · Comments Off · Websites

Computer screen dirty?  Give this screen cleaner a try!

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New Google News Service

September 15th, 2009 · Comments Off · News

Google has released a new news reading service: fast flip.  News is delivered in thumbnails of newspapers and magazines with descriptive text underneath. It breaks the news into categories: Popular (containing Recent, Most Viewed, Recommended, and Headlines), Sections (containing (Politics, Business, U.S., World, Sports, Sci/Tech, Entertainment, Health, Opinion, and Travel), Topics (containing Mortgage, Health Care, [...]

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New News in Town!

September 14th, 2009 · Comments Off · News, Websites

I had the pleasure of meeting Christian Camerota, Editor of WiltonPatch, the new online news organization in town on Saturday at Wilton Library’s Discovery Day.  He is excited to be here in Wilton and we hope you will extend a warm welcome to him.  Don’t know what Patch is?  Click here for information and check [...]

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Technology Withdrawal!

September 11th, 2009 · Comments Off · News

As you know from past posts, I love my iPod Touch! No monthly fee and I use it for Twitter, Facebook, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, email, music, my Italian dictionary and lots more. Last night before bed, I realized it was missing. I sort of remembered using it before [...]

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Free News No More?

September 10th, 2009 · Comments Off · News

According to an article in The New York Times, Google is “planning to roll out a system of micropayments within the next year and hopes that newspapers will use it as they look for new ways to charge users for their content.” This is in response to a request from the Newspaper Association of America [...]

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