Since its inception in 1961, over 190,000 volunteers have served overseas with the US
. In 2007, the Peace Corps had over 8,000 volunteers serving in 74 countries (2007
annual report (PDF)
). Some volunteers have taken to blogging their activities and experiences. Peace Corps
maintains a directory of most of them, organized by region and nation. Every nation's page has Wikipedia
, PC staff listings
to site(s) pertaining to RPCVs that served in that nation
(if any); and some even link to the nation's informative Peace Corps-published Welcome
. Below those elements are the links to the various blogs. While you're perusing the journals, also check out flickr's Peace Corps photo pool
posted by cog_nate
on Jan 23, 2008 -
The Portable Freeware Collection
tracks free Windows software that can be launched from a USB flash drive with no installation. It advises on how to prepare and launch the software (usually as simple as saving and double clicking an exe file), and if/where settings are written to the computer. I'm particularly keen to get to grips with the Pimmy
email, newsgroup and RSS client; the KM@
web browser (portable versions of Firefox and Opera are also available
); and organizational joygasm NeoMem
posted by nthdegx
on Jan 3, 2006 -
A Celebration of Women Writers.
'Women have written almost every imaginable type of work: novels, poems, letters, biographies, travel books, religious commentaries, histories, economic and scientific works... '
'All too often, works by women, and resources about women writers, are hard to find. We attempt to provide easy access to available on-line information. '
Categorised by country, century and ethnicity; with links
to some interesting specialty collections :- 19th century African-American writers
(including slave narratives
); school stories
(covers and links); children's book illustrators
; travel writers
; early Japanese poets and poet-painters
; sci fi
, and more.
posted by plep
on Mar 30, 2003 -
is "a searchable directory of
glossaries and topical dictionaries." Obvious enough. Topic areas are arranged in a Yahoo-like structure.
Now, go find out what all those obscure technical terms you've been wondering about mean.
posted by Su
on Jun 2, 2002 -
If you miss Weblogs.Com's capability to keep a list of your favourite weblogs, you might want to try Yaysoft Weblog Directory
(YayDir). It allows you to create weblog reading and favourite lists and keep track of their updates. The directory is searchable, which makes setting up reading and favourite lists a breeze. It currently tracks only weblogs that ping Weblogs.Com but I read here
that they're going to have their own crawler soon. Neato!
posted by Firda
on Nov 29, 2001 -