One of todays urgent ordered "Presto" books

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A great norwegian iPhone application showing flight arrivals and departures at norwegian airports.

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DISA, Digital Innovation South Africa containing several anti-apartheid periodicals from 1950-1994 has revamped their site and made more resources available. The layout is quite different from what it used to be, a pleasant surprise. What is DISA?
Read more here.

Twitturly-What have "all" your friends tweeted?


See the Top 100 URLs the people that you follow have tweeted.
MyTop100 Turns the people that you follow on Twitter into your own personal news service. Enter your username and we'll look at everyone you follow and create a page just for you. Once we create your page, it will always be there for you to come back to.

Please have patience, the service is not very quick! Here is my twitt(url)y.

AfrikaTube. The African Youtube

Yes you actually have an african YouTube trying to have "Strictly african content". Here you could watch and upload videos much like what you do at the actual YouTube site.

City maps online-Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection

Are you planning to take a trip in the near future? From the Perry-Castañeda Library
Map Collection site you will find a long list of freely available city maps.

Looking for city maps in PDF? Try this bookmarklet


New book-Acquisition list African Studies Centre-Leiden, The Netherlands

Here is new updated acquisition list from february 2009 on books at the African Studies Centre in Leiden, The Netherlands.

African Studies Thesaurus

The thesaurus is developed and maintained by the staff at the African Studies centre in Leiden, The Netherlands.It's a structured vocabulary of 12,100 English terms in the field of African studies.

The University of Nigeria, Nsukka, has digitized several thousands theses and made them available online.

The theses can be found at the website of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka: http://www.unn.edu.ng/index.php/Research-Documents/

Publications date from ca. 1980 to 2008. Many fields of science are represented, with an emphasis on social sciences, medical sciences, education, bussiness administration and agriculture.

Apart from Ph.D., M.Sc., M.A. and MBA-publicatons the database also contains book chapters, working papers and journal articles.


TextGuru for iPhone

TextGuru, without a doubt the best text editor for iPod Touch and iPhone with a lot of very nice features. The possibility to download, share through web url, ftp tranfer and the possibility to handle several file formats like HTML,PDF,Powerpoint,Text and Word. Need I say more?


Apple Press Event - iPhone OS 3.0

Apple Press Event - iPhone OS 3.0 - March 17th 2009 at 10am PST, livestream at SlashGear

Digital Book Index

Digital Book Index provides links to more than 145,000 full-text digital books from more than 1800 commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. More than 100,000 of these books, texts, and documents are available free, while many others are available at very modest cost.

You have to login with your First and last name, Your organization's name and your e-mail address.

Geography in the news from Royal Geographical Society

Geography in the News: This site from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) provides free learning resources, for teachers and students, focusing on the geography in and behind the news. Updated regularly, this dynamic and expanding website covers contemporary issues relevant to GCSE and A level geography curricula that feature in the news. Since launching in April major topics have included London's controversial congestion charge, the perennial problem of flooding in the UK and the facts and fables surrounding international migration. A wealth of downloadable resources is available including, video clips, maps, student activity sheets and teachers' notes. Users are able to interact with the site in a number of ways. A forum allows teachers to review the materials, students are able to report news stories with a geographical perspective from their local areas, a bulletin board enables users to give their views on 'hot' geographical topics and there is an interview area for interaction with experts.

BBC country profiles

Country Profiles: This BBC website provides key facts, figures, timelines and dates on all the world's leading countries. There is also a quick guide and timeline on Nato and a chronology of key events concerning the Vatican and the history of the Commonwealth.



Twictionary: The Dictionary for Twitter!


Traffikd, Social Media and Internet Marketing Blog


Superfast mobile browsing through bmenu.mobi

Through the menu driven bmenu.mobi you could browse the internet very fast, I have tried and the results are promising, the application was launched today, it's a webapp, just navigate to the address bmenu.mobi and start browsing. The application is indexing norwegian web resources. It made quite a difference when trying the webapp on my iPod Touch and iPhone but on my old Sony Ericsson mobile the speed was terribly slow as usual when surfing the web.


Applications News 8 hacks to make Firefox ridiculously fast

techradar.com is giving us 8 hacks making Firefox browsing even faster. I applied them and I could easily spot the difference.
Give it a try...
Myself I tried the following modifications:
It all starts with typing about:config in the address bar in Firefox.

Find network.http.proxy.pipelining and double click to change value to "true".
Find network,http.pipelining.maxrequests and double click and change value from 4 to 8.

Make new entries to about:config
Right click mouse and new--> integer type in: contenct.switch.threshold -ok- 250000- ok
Right click mouse and new--> integer type in: browse.cache.memory.capacity -ok- 65536- ok


Panoramio and Google

Now you could upload your favorite photos to Panoramio and you will be able to browse through them in Street View on Google Maps. A great way to show the world your favorite holiday destinations or some great travel memories.

Here you could see two of my travel photos from Berlin and Budapest