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    From The Herald's Research Editor

    Tuesday, January 04, 2005

    Random but useful 

    As bloggers return from the holiday, some interesting posts they found along the way:
    How to fix Mom's computer is a great guide from Gina Trapani at on what to do to get a sluggish computer virus- and spyware-free and updated. Her Mom's was running Windows 98, but I know a lot of people (including me) still using it. Useful for those annual trips to Mom's, but also for the rest of us who may not have been keeping our own computers up-to-date. This has step-by-step instructions and screenshots. (Linked from several places but I last saw it linked from Sheila Lennon's Subterranean Homepage Blues blog.)

    Do you visit London? If you do, make sure to check out Street Sensation, which lets you find stores, restaurants and the like along particular streets there. This is a very cool application. Not only does it give you all the information about the places, like opening hours, web links, etc. but it actually shows you a picture of the street with description of each building below. I love this, and wish it was available in some American cities. How about Miami? But then, maybe it wouldn't work so well in a place where most of the best stores are in malls. Lincoln Road, at least....and the Grove? South Miami? Las Olas, of course. (Via FreePint.)

    For more coverage of the tsunami disaster, I like The Guardian's special report, which has lots of links to lots of stuff, including this one I haven't seen before: Indonesia Help blog, and a new group blog, Bloggers Without Borders, which hopes to be a permanent international relief information organization.

    posted by liz at 1:36 PM
    Thought you guys might like to know there's a better version of Street Sensation featuring many London streets inc. Notting Hill, Oxford Street, & Richmond, that allow you to scroll along the street and click doors to walk inside the buildings. Pretty hi-res and pretty cool! Warning: Big files so you should use broadband. or

    Also offers a Google-powered home page that offers to find and product or they'll buy it for you at! I'm going to try it out! :)


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    Elisabeth Donovan

    Elisabeth (Liz) Donovan was a Herald librarian for 10 years, and Research Editor for 13 years. She came to The Herald in 1981, following several years at the Washington Post. She started blogging in 2000, with a news research blog, followed by the blog at in 2003. A frequent speaker and writer on news research, she was honored in 2004 by the News Division of the Special Libraries Association for her contributions to the field.

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