INTERNET ARCHIVE

If you’re bored, spend some time looking around archive.org, a huge site attempting to be the library of the Internet. A fascinating section features snapshots of web sites taken frequently over the last five years, offering a way to go back and see what a web...

BUGMENOT

Here’s a resource that might come in handy: http://www.bugmenot.com offers access to thousands of names and passwords for access to web sites that demand a “free” registration. The purpose of the requests is to obtain your personal information, of...

TOM’S NETWORKING

Tom’s Hardware has long been an important source of information and reviews about computer hardware. Tom’s has now opened a new site devoted to networking, Tom’s Networking, with a wealth of information and how-to’s covering a wide range of...

WEB BROWSER HIJACKING

I just ran into a browser hijacking that wasn’t repaired by AdAware. “LuckySearch” came up as the browser home page and default search engine every time the system rebooted, even after a thorough cleaning. It turns out there’s new methods of...

SMALL WORLD

I stumbled on a web site full of wonderful photos – Molecular Expressions, devoted to the world of optical microscopy. Hundreds of photos of common objects viewed on a microscopic scale, weirdly beautiful. If you find something you like, don’t forget you...

SAVING THE INTERNET

Doc Searls, editor of The Linux Journal, has written an insightful article about the threat to the Internet and how to save it. He brings together the FCC media consolidation ruling, SCO’s copyright litigation over Linux, why broadband is under attack by telcos...