From:         Bob Rankin 
Subject:      TOURBUS - 27 Jul 04 - Rider's Revenge #30


The Internet Tourbus - U.S. Library of Congress ISSN #1094-2239
Copyright © Bob Rankin and Patrick Crispen - All rights reserved

Hi all... it's been a while since I've done a Rider's Revenge issue, where I share sites that fellow Tourbus riders think are useful, fun, cool or otherwise worthy of attention. So let's do it! And if you have a favorite site that's possibly of interest to an international audience, send it along for the next Rider's Revenge.

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Ifs, And, or Bots

Marcus Zillman, creator of BotSpot, writes:

 > I have created a new site that pulls together a tremendous amount 
 > of information on deep web research. It is broken down into the 
 > following sections: Articles, Papers, Forums, Audios and Videos, 
 > Cross Database Search, Peer to Peer, File Sharing, Grid and Matrix 
 > Search Engines, Presentations, Resources - Deep Web Research, 
 > Semantic Web Research, and Subject Tracer Information Blogs. 
 > I thought your readers would find this information of value as I 
 > know many of them enjoyed my BotSpot site in the past.

ED: This site is well worth a visit. Be sure to download the free "Searching the Internet" guide (available in English and Spanish) and check out the Internet MiniGuides too.

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

Jim Mosley, from somewhere south of here, wrote:

 > Hello Bob,  I hope your readers will enjoy this little 
 > Internet clock.

ED: Wow, literally HOURS of entertainment! But wait just a MINUTE, here's a SECOND link with a whole bunch of javascript clocks that you can paste into your website:

Just Don't Call Me Late For Dinner

Max Handelsman, long-time rider from Maryland, opined thusly:

 > I just found one of those sites that, once you've discovered it, 
 > you can't imagine how you surfed the web without it!  BugMeNot 
 > generates fake logins for those annoying free registration sites. 
 > Now, there are quite a few free sites that I like enough to give 
 > some real information to, but occasionally I'll find a link to 
 > one measly article at a site that I'll probably never want to have 
 > anything to do with ever again.  BugMeNot has lots of made-up 
 > logins for these sites, and if they don't have one, you can request 
 > that they generate one.  No more giving out a "black hole" e-mail 
 > address and using "password" for the password! And the bookmarklet 
 > makes it SO easy. You have to check it out!

ED: You won't find logins for paid sites here, but they do boast of having "liberated" over 17500 compulsory registration sites.

I Went to School With a Guy Named Art

Ditty Nicolaides, who gets extra credit just for her name, suggests:

 > Three sites:  The Museum of Depressionist Art, The Gallery of the 
 > Unidentifiable, and last but not least, Dear Aunt Nettie herself.

Very Strange Things

While we're on the subject, I want to remind you about a fun feature on the TOURBUS website. "Very Strange Things on the Web" is a collection of links to offbeat sites that are fun, amusing or just bizarre. All in good taste, of course. Well-meaning friends who think I don't have enough to amuse me are always sending me links to these "interesting" sites, so I've decided to share them with all of you. And of course I welcome your suggestions.

Very Strange Things -

The Internet Tourbus - U.S. Library of Congress ISSN #1094-2239
Copyright © Bob Rankin and Patrick Crispen - All rights reserved

That's all for now, see you next time! -- Bob Rankin

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