Sunday, January 28, 2007

URLs for Hidden Web

Thanks to Wendy Zammit for passing on this information:

URLs for Hidden Web Presentation: Thursday 20 October 2005

by Tessa Bachmayer Teaching Librarian SIT Ultimo.
  • Search engine : A search engine that not only gives a list of relevant results, but also suggestions to narrow your search and lists of link collections.
  • Cheatsheet: Summary of how to search using Google
  • Thumbshots: A great teaching tool for showing the need to use more than one search engine. (Only accessible with Internet Explorer)
  • Clusty: Organises results into categories that are intelligently selected from the words and phrases used in the original search query.
  • Jux2: Combines the search results of Google, Yahoo and Ask Jeeves, highlighting the overlap and differences between them.
  • Rythospital: Artist Virgil Wong, has created a glossy genuine looking scientific site where all the information is fictitious. Great for teaching the critical evaluation of internet sites.
  • Whois Lookup: Find out who runs a particular website, where it is hosted and what others say about it (great for detecting the authenticity of a site).
  • Alexa: Discover incredible details about traffic to any website
  • Sosig:UK Social Science Information Gateway (SOSIG) to high quality academic information in the social sciences, business and law
  • Infomine:A collection of links to important university level research and educational tools on the Internet.
  • Teoma: To find databases for a particular subject (say science) go to and type in science database.
  • Librarians' Index A database of excellent sites selected by librarians in California.
  • Completeplanet: Discover over 70,000+ searchable databases and specialty search engines.
  • Noodletools: Which is the best search engine for my needs? How do I cite internet sources?
  • Webbrain: Your search term became the focus of lines that lead to related areas, allowing you to move across the directory quickly and easily
  • Become: Search engine with a large index of material related to shopping, such as buying guides, reviews, articles, specifications, forums, merchants.
  • Ingenta : A comprehensive collection of academic and professional publications (mostly for a fee, but some free ones too)

Monday, January 1, 2007

Marta's guessing efforts

The following are Marta's blog entries and emails that she sent me when she was trying to guess the country in the slide show.

March 17, 2007 8:50 PM megabyt (Marta in comments)said...

Hello Rosa
Marta wrote this, could you see my blog, today is sunday 18th. I read and saw many photos around the world in internet. Ihave many photos similars and same information.I think the country in the picture is Cuba. Is it?....

Tuesday, 20 March 2007 8:19 PM
I'm at it again, but I give up! I have been reading all the history of Colon and it was very interesting and the most interesting photo for me was
the sculture with the fort behing. I think it is the Fort San Cristobal in the old City of San Juan in Puerto Rico.
The boots are a sculpture dedicated to the discoverer of the country, Colon. So it is the streets of old San Juan in Puerto Rico .
History tells us of the arrival of slaves, first to that country and then to the U.S.A.
for that reason you find the lady with the fruit in the head and she is black. Hopefully this is it this time.
We'll see each other again.

Wednesday, 21 March 2007 6:36 PM

The last link to Colon is Panama: its capital is Colon and I'm sending you link with the streets of the city of Panama, very similar to the one in your brother's photo and with balconies and the Cathedral identical.
Will it be it?....Thank you very much. I had a great time!

Wednesday, 21 March 2007 12:13 AM

I didn't give up. I've put my children to sleep and I travelled through the internet again. I found one photo with the cathedral with the same street and balconies and the people too. I think it's the City Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
That is the link to the photos, hopefully it has many names in Spanish and a few stories of the natives +
the races which are the same to the ones that you mention in the email.
I am going to sleep.

Wednesday, 21 March 2007 9:58 AM In comments

Marta wrote this, I was all the night with Cristobal Colon in my dreams....jajaja
Really?...yes. Today I found the link with the name Colon is the money in Costa Rica, the women in the street has a skirt with colors red blouse yellow and hat red same flag colors.
I think the Country is Costa Rica
See you soon

Friday, 23 March 2007 8:16 AM
I want to tell you that I found wich country it is. It is Colombia and the Capital City is Cartagena. The fort is Saint Philips of Barajas in the Cartagena of the Indians ....
Well, I hope to have found it this time.
I will wait for your answer. Thank you,

Sunday March 25th, 2007 I found the Country!
I found the Country, it is Colombia. It was difficult for me, I spent many days and nights reading and researching to resolve this riddle. The most important photograph for me was the sculpture with the fortress behind it. During my search I thought that the first clue was with the cathedral in the city, I found a similar place called Capitol of Havana which also has a fortress. But Rosa suggested to read the Histories of Cristobal Colon, my second clue was in the name of the discoverer of America (Cristobal Colon ). I found San Cristóbal City in Dominican Republic, San Cristóbal Fortress in Puerto Rico, Colon City in Panama and in Costa Rica the currency is the Colon. I sent many emails to Rosa with my possibilities. When I was about to give up she suggested to read again the path that Colon did. I rested for one day and continued my journey, again I thought in the name that Colon gave the first city "Las Indias" with that in mind I did my searching and found Cartagena Las Indias in Colombia

Visit her blog, BRAiN, where she's posted very good links.