Tales from the Terminal Room, June 2005 – Issue No. 63 The latest issue of Tales from the Terminal Room is now available. If you are a Google Desktop Search fan, you might be interested in the article “That darn Google Desktop cache“
Update 20 April 2011: This service has now moved to http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/vies/vieshome.do VAT number validation If you are VAT registered and trading with companies based in the EU, this site enables you to verify the validity of a company’s VAT number. Select the Member State from the drop-down menu and enter the number to be validated.
Search Strategies for the Internet: Search Tools Summary and Comparison The summary and comparison table has been updated with corrections and additions to the column on Exalead.
Pharmaceutical Information Sources The section on pharmaceutical information sources on the RBA web site has been extensively updated. It lists a selection of resources that provide data and information on the sector, but is not intended to be comprehensive and is not a directory of companies operating in the sector. Several of the sites mentioned […]
Yahoo! Desktop Search Beta Yahoo has updated its Desktop Search and now supports Thunderbird email. Although previous versions of YDS did index and search Thunderbird files you had to search them under the “All files” category. Now you can chose just “Email”. The number of file types supported in the main program has been considerably […]
Google Toolbar for Firefox Google has at last launched a version of its toolbar for Firefox. It seems to have all the features of the IE version but appears to be missing several of the “special” searches that are incorporated into the separately developed Googlebar, such as Scholar, Print, Video, Dictionary and Glossary Search. Googlebar […]
Gigablast Launches Blog Search Gigablast has added a blog search to its home page covering nearly 16.5 million pages. I have not had time to test it thoroughly and compare results with tools such as Feedster and Technorati, but it seems worth adding to my blog search toolkit. There are the same advanced search features […]
Search Strategies for the Internet: Search Tools Summary and Comparison An updated version of the comparison chart covering Yahoo, Google, Exalead, MSN, Giigablast and Teoma is now available as an HTML file and as a PDF. I’ve given up trying to restrict it to just one page. There are so many search engine features that […]
SPG Media RSS Feeds This is a really neat site from UK based SPG Media. RSS news feeds, compiled from news sources world-wide, are organised by sector for example energy, telecoms, transportation. The emphasis is on technologies and the companies that supply them. Feeds are available as both ATOM and RSS. In addition to the […]