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Lost Titles, Forgotten Rhymes: How to Find a Novel, Short Story, or Poem Without Knowing its Title or Author

What if you wanted to locate Robert Burton's masterful 17th century opus, The Anatomy of Melancholy? But wait: You can't remember his name or the name of the book. That's where you should know to click on over to this delightful and helpful reference guide created by Peter Armenti, Digital Reference Specialist at the Library of Congress. The intent of this guide is to "help readers identify a...
National Institute of Informatics

Informatics is a field that is gaining importance around the globe, and the National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Japan seeks "to advance integrated research and development activities in information-related fields, including networking, software, and content." First-time visitors should note that most of the materials in the site can be located in sections such as "Research & Project" and...
Transmute 1.67

As January turns into February, some people may be in the market for a new web browser. Of course, some may be wondering: What do I do about my bookmarks? That's easy enough to solve by making use of Transmute 1.67. This tiny program transfers bookmarks from one browser to another. The program is compatible with seven different browsers, including Google Chrome, Opera, and Chromium. The program...
Darq Software Transmute 2.03

If you want to move around your bookmarks to a new and improved browser, Transmute 2.03 might be just the application for you. The user interface is quite elegant, and visitors just need to select the browsers they're transferring the bookmarks to and from, and the program makes it happen. The program supports a number of browsers, including Opera, Chrome, and Safari. This version is compatible...

Rsnapshot is a utility that maintains a set of automatically rotated backups. For example, it can be configured to keep hourly backups for the past day, daily backups for the past week, weekly backups for the past month, and monthly backups for the past year. The specific number and timing of backups is completely configurable by the user. In creating these backups, rsnapshot makes extensive use...