Friday, July 17, 2015

Stealth Surfing

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If you want to prowl online with out leaving paw-prints, check out 5 Ways to go Totally Incognito on the Web .

Tips include how to keep Google from knowing everything about you and the latest on configuring your social media settings to maximize your privacy.

Hat-tip to Social News at .

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Pluto (Re)Visited

Years ago, we lamented Pluto’s demotion from a full planet to a so-called “dwarf planet”. Now, fast forward to 2015, when NASA’s New Horizons mission has recently approached Pluto, and determined that it is somewhat larger than was previously thought. Perhaps there is now slim cause to hope for Pluto’s reinstatement as a full planet?

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, July 13, 2015

The History of British Slavery

The Guardian has a recent article "The history of British slave ownership has been buried, now its scale can be revealed."  It is a fascinating overview of the extent and depth of slaves and the slave trade in Great Britain. There were the widows who inherited a slave and rented out their slaves in work-gangs.  The highest rates of  slave ownership was in Scotland.  The Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 formally freed 800,000 Africans. What is less well known is that the same act contained a provision for the financial compensation of the owners of those slaves, by the British taxpayer, for the loss of their “property”.

Much more is revealed.

The articles provides links to the Legacies of British Slave Ownership and which has a free online database of British slave holders.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Tips for Lawyers Blog

Looking for a good blog that provides tips for lawyers?  Try the The Tips for Lawyers blog, it provides discussions on career moves, marketing; social media issues, coping with colleagues/clients and more.  To access the blog click here.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat