Friday, June 09, 2006

Get A Human!

For those who are weary of negotiating labyrinthine voice messaging menus when contacting large companies, banks, and the like in search of a person to speak to, there is now a solution: Gethuman. This database offers lists of companies, organized by type, and gives precise instructions for ways to reach an actual person, instead of having one waste valuable time working one's way through an apparently endless series of voice messaging prompts.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, June 05, 2006

D-Day anniversary

Although some of you might be having ominous thoughts about tomorrow's date, 06/06/06, it is also the sixty-second anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy during World War II. PBS has a very interesting website on D-Day called the American Experience. You can read letters from the front, peruse maps and timelines and learn much more about the people and events that shaped the war during this time.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, June 04, 2006


2006 is the three hundredth anniversary of the year of Mr. Franklin's birth. Ben Franklin was a man who not only observed that

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth
reading, or do things worth the writing

but really lived by his words. Should you need a refresher on the life and legacy of Big Ben, the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary website has everything you need to join in the national celebration of this most impressive man.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat