March 2011 Archives

thrilller.pngWay back when, I had talked about the 1960-62 anthology TV series Thriller, hosted by the great Boris Karloff.  (Read my post on it here.)  At the time I expressed my hope that the series would be someday released on DVD.  Well guess what?  Thriller is now available as a 14 -disc set with lots of extras like audio commentaries, separate music tracks by composers Jerry Goldsmith and Morton Stevens, and original promos not seen in nearly fifty years!  And the library carries it!  (Click here to reserve it.)

 

 

The Accessible Journeys Travel Site

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accessiblejpurneys.pngLocated on the library's ADA page (click here) under the "Travel" heading in "Helpful Links" is a link to the Accessible Journeys travel website.  AJ offers wheelchair travelers and slow walkers the ability to travel here and abroad on their own or with groups with proper accessibility.  They also make available access to travel and hotel discounts, travel agents and equipment rentals.  For more info, go to the AJ site here.  

socialmediabrands.pngBusiness reporter Jean Chatzky points out the advantages of social networking (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to job seekers in her latest column

Say you're looking for work in marketing. You might post an article about a company that's employing an innovative strategy or new technology that makes connecting with customers easier. This shows that although you've been out of work, you're keeping up with trends in the field, and a company won't lose time bringing you back up to speed if they hire you.

For more, read the article here.  And check out this post from last year on a similar topic. 

 

The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)

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tombofligeia.pngThe last of a series of Edgar Allan Poe film adaptations by director/producer Roger Corman & star Vincent Price, The Tomb of Ligeia (click here to reserve it online) is a haunting, troubling work that carries an undercurrent of despair and regret.  More than just a horror film, Tomb is a comment on how relationships can become overly possesive and ultimately stultified, restricting any independent thought or action.  The characters in this film are practically -and literally- stuck.

 

The Connecticut Tech Act Project

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CTTAP.pngThe Connecticut Tech Act Project (hereafter referred to as CTTAP) has been set up by the state's Social and Rehabilitation Services to "help individuals with disabilities of all ages and all disabilities, as well as family members, employers, educators and other professionals have access to Assistive Technology devices and services".  CTTAP keeps persons with disabilities updated on services that can assist them, like SafeLink Wireless, which provides (with proper verification) free cell phones, and news items that may be of interest to them.  To find out more about CTTAP, click here.   

Monster.com and HotJobs Sites Have Merged

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MonsterHotJobs.pngTwo big job search sites, Monster.com and HotJobs are now one:

As of February 12, 2011, HotJobs has been fully integrated into the Monster experience. All HotJobs URLs will now automatically re-direct the user to the relevant Monster URL. All HotJobs employers and their job postings have been moved to Monster, as have those HotJobs seekers who opted-in to the transfer of their HotJobs account information to Monster. By bringing HotJobs together with Monster, we've taken something great and made it even better. . . More jobs. More employers. More opportunities.

Check out their site by clicking here

(For previous posts on job sites and related topics, click here.)

 

The VictorReader Stream

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victorstream.pngPersons with low vision who like to download books and music may be interested in Humanware's VictorReader Stream player.  This hand-sized player offers a removable SD card for storing books, etext files, music and voice recordings, and supports such formats as DAISY 2, AudioPlus, and Duxbury Braille brf files.  For more info, click here.  (Thanks BG!)  

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