July/August 2003  Volume 29, Issue 5
July/August 2003 Issue
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Site Chart: ABA TECHSHOW®2003 "60 Sites" Quick Picks
 
 

Though hard-pressed to top last year's squirrel fishing site, the mischievous team behind the ever-popular "60 Sites in 60 Minutes" session at ABA TECHSHOW 2003 has managed to simultaneously entertain, inform and unnerve us with their fresh list for 2003. This year they've outdone themselves. They've got sites that cover security, terrorism, duct tape and all manner of evil -- there's living with the "evil" Outlook, an honest to goodness link for Everything Evil, a site where you can send Afterlife telegrams and even a live Webcam at Las Vegas weddings (now that's pernicious). Here's a taste of some of the most useful, useless, intriguing and weird sites that Burgess Allison, Jeff Flax and Mark Tamminga presented to fans this past April in Chicago. You can find URLs for all 60 mind-boggling sites from this year's program at www.techshow.com. -- The Editors

Legally Interesting
Class Action America. Could someone owe you money? www.classactionamerica.com.
Copyright Website. A useful primer on copyright law. www.benedict.com.
Concord Law School. First online legal education. www.concordlawschool.com.
Daily Whirl. Rich site summary of legal news and information sites. www.dailywhirl.com.
Digital Forensic Links. www.dfrws.org/dfrws-links.html.
International Journal of Digital Evidence (IJDE). www.ijde.org/index.html.
Law Practice Management Section. Way new and improved. www.lawpractice.org.
Lawpsided's Most Valuable Justice Contest. Supreme Court fantasy league. www.lawpsided.com/mvj.htm.
Legalinux.org. Promoting Linux for the law firm. www.legalcs.com/linux.
Stella Awards. Tracking frivolous suits. www.stellaawards.com.

Technologically Interesting
Adware, Spyware and Other Unwanted Malware. And how to remove them. www.cexx.org/adware.htm.
Computer Forensics Tool Testing (CFTT) Project. www.cftt.nist.gov.
CERT Home Computer Security. How to protect your home PC. www.cert.org/homeusers.
How to Destroy Your Computer. Don't let the industry down. www.dansdata.com/sbs3.htm.
Internet Traffic Report. How busy is the Internet? www.internettrafficreport .com/main.htm.
Kanguru.com. USB 2.0 palm-sized storage! www.kanguru.com/usb2microdrive.html.
Laptop Security Follies. Watch what the nun does! www.completecomputercover.com/page.mv?p=topten#4.
Lavasoft Ad-aware. Save me from my children. www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware.
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center. Living with evil Outlook. www.slipstick.com.
Top 10 Ways Laptops Die. www.completecomputercover.com/page.mv?p=topten.
WebSite Watcher. Monitor the sites you need to watch carefully. www.aignes.com.
VMyths. The truth about computer virus myths, hoaxes, urban legends, hysteria. www.vmyths.com.
Sam Spade Internet Investigation Tool. www.samspade.org.
Shields Up. Test the security of your Internet connection. http://grc.com/default.htm.
Pop-Up Stopper. www.panicware.com.
LLRX's RSS (Rich Site Summary) Primer. www.llrx.com/features/rssforlibrarians.htm.
Break Into My Comptuer. Now. Browser check-up. http://browsercheck.qualys.com.
MIT Open CourseWare. http://ocw.mit.edu/index.html.

New Reality
Actually, If You Saw It on the Internet, It's Probably Not True. www.snopes.com.
Duct, Duct, Goose. Bizarre things with duct tape. www.octanecreative.com/ducttape.
Google's Reverse Phone Lookup. It's easier than you can imagine. www.google.com/search? q=(301)+424-6613.
Ready.gov. How to survive a terrorist attack. www.ready.gov.
Safe Room. Beyond duct tape. www.rehcc.com/Safe%20Room.htm.
U.S. Dept. of Laughs. What Ready.gov really means. www.uspoliticsforum.com/emergency.
VillainSupply. The online source for everything evil. www.villainsupply.com.

Curious
Afterlife Telegrams. Send telegrams to the dead. www.afterlifetelegrams.com/afterlife.
Bored.com. www.bored.com.
Genetic Savings and Clone. "CC the Cat" has been cloned and born. www.savingsand clone.com.
Inflatable Church. Extreme inflatables. www.inflatablechurch.com.
Las Vegas Weddings. Live webcams. www.vivalasvegasweddings.com.
MI5 British Intelligence Parody. www.trousers.co.uk/mi5.
Mini-Golf on the Internet. www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~pyang/flash/miniputt.swf.
Strange Reports. Trick your friends by sending them fake police warrants. www.strange reports.com/policewarrants.htm.
The Skeptic's Dictionary. Strange beliefs, amusing deceptions and dangerous delusions. http://skepdic.com.
The Internet. Turn it off. Forever. Safely. www.turnofftheinternet.com.

Follicle Follies
Combovers. A tribute to the best. www.combovers.co.uk.
Headshaver.org. Information for head-shavers. Includes product reviews. Seriously. www.headshaver.org.
Monobrow.com. Don't tweeze to please. www.monobrow.com/monobro.

BLAWGS and BLOGS
beSpacific. Law and technology news from LLRX's Sabrina Pacifici. www.bespacific.com.
LLRX. Cindy Carlson's best of the blawgs directory, including Ernie the Attorney, Howard Bashman's How Appealing and Denise Howell's Bag and Baggage. www.llrx.com/columns/notes58.htm.
Erik Heels. Because we always want to know what Erik has to say. www.heels.com.
Rick Klau. We want to know what he has to say, too. www.rklau.com/tins.
Popdex. Web site popularity index. (What are bloggers linking to?) www.popdex.com.