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Entries from September 2009

No More Robo Calls

September 9th, 2009 · Comments Off · News

The Norwalk Hour reports that the FTC has banned robo calls unless you have specifically agreed in writing to receive them (do you know anyone who would???). Not everything is covered though, you can still receive calls from banks, politicians, telephone carriers, and charities (Wilton Library does not make robo calls). Read the article here.

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Browse Newspapers and Magazines for Free!

September 7th, 2009 · Comments Off · News, Websites, Wilton Library Resource

It’s a nice quiet holiday weekend; the library is closed but I am going to take my laptop outside and browse through the Wall Street Journal and New York Times and then maybe through some magazines. You can do this online (for free–no expensive subscriptions to pay for!). Go to our homepage (www.wiltonlibrary.org). [...]

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The Phone I Want!

September 4th, 2009 · Comments Off · News, Websites

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How They Have Changed!

September 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off · News, Websites

Yesterday’s Telegraph ran the article “How 20 popular websites looked when they launched.” The article includes screen shots and years the sites launched. It’s a fun look back in time!  Thanks to Minnesota Librarian Meg Canada for this one on Twitter.

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Google Mail Up!

September 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off · News, Websites

I didn’t realize that Google Mail was down for a period of time yesterday since I use it only when I’m out of the Library.  All appears to be working well today–I was in and out of my account today.  This article from today’s New York Times talks about the outage and gives links to [...]

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Drive Safely!

September 1st, 2009 · Comments Off · Websites

I saw this on Today in New York this morning.  Trapster.com is a free app for the iPhone that alerts you as you approach speed traps, red light cameras, and speed cameras.  It is also available for the BlackBerry, at the Nokia Ovi Store, for the Android phone, and for the Garmin and TomTom GPS.  [...]

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