Daily Archives: August 2, 2011

Thanks to all the visitors, from everywhere, and to all who took time to comment or rate


Yes the last visitor to euzicasa lives in the USA, while Anquilla is the newest country.
So let’s find out a bit more about that land, and its people, and thank you to the all the people who have visited this site.

Anguilla is a British overseas territory in the Caribbean, one of the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. It consists of the main island of Anguilla itself, approximately 26 km (16 mi) long by 5 km (3.1 mi) wide at its widest point, together with a number of much smaller islands and cays with no permanent population. The island’s capital is The Valley. The total land area of the territory is 91 km2 (35 sq mi),[3] with a population of approximately 13,500 (2006 estimate). It lies east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and directly north of Saint Martin. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anguilla)

Again thank you for your visits!

Five Tips for Desinating Preservable Wwebsites: Smithsonian Digital Archives


Five Tips for Designing Preservable Websites-via The Smithsonian

Five Tips for Designing Preservable Websites-via Smithsonian (click to read on at Smithsonian)

Here at the Smithsonian Institution Archives, we take pride in preserving the Institution’s history, including its sizable web presence. While various offices at the Smithsonian create and back up the contents of their websites, the Archives also crawls each website using Heritrix, an open-source tool created by the Internet Archive, to capture content in an archival format. Our aim is to preserve the ABCs of digital objects: appearance, behavior, and content. We take care to tailor crawl configurations to each specific website to capture as much of its ABCs as possible while adhering to our collections policy. Sometimes, though, the structure of the site itself makes a perfect crawl difficult or impossible. (Source: http://blog.photography.si.edu/2011/08/02/five-tips-for-designing-preservable-websites/)

Reckless Endangerment How Outsized Ambition Greed and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon


 

Reckless Endangerment How Outsized Ambition Greed and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon

Reckless Endangerment How Outsized Ambition Greed and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon


“Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon”

A prominent Wall Street analyst predicted this week that not a single top executive at Goldman Sachs will face criminal prosecution for the company’s role in causing the financial meltdown of 2008. “I think that there is a genuine sense out there that there are two sets of rules, one for big and powerful… (Source: http://www.democracynow.org/2011/6/2/reckless_endangerment_how_outsized_ambition_greed)

After Months of Partisan Wrangling, Wall Street & Pentagon Emerge Victorious on Debt Deal


After Months of Partisan Wrangling, Wall Street & Pentagon Emerge Victorious on Debt Deal

After Months of Partisan Wrangling, Wall Street & Pentagon Emerge Victorious on Debt Deal

World Population to Reach 7 Billion This Year


World Population to Reach 7 Billion This Year

Throughout much of history, the global human population grew slowly, reaching 1 billion in about 1800. The world’s population has increased rapidly since that time, growing by about 4 billion in the past 50 years alone. Later this year, it is expected to cross the 7 billion mark, and according to UN projections, 10 billion people will be crowding the planet by 2100. Nearly all population growth for the next few decades is expected to be in underdeveloped regions, straining their limited resources. Meanwhile, the populations of more developed countries will remain flat, meaning there will be fewer working-age adults to support retirees living on pensions. More… Discuss

L’Anse aux Meadows


L’Anse aux Meadows

Located on the northern tip of Newfoundland, Canada, L’Anse aux Meadows is the site of the first known European settlements in the New World. Norse settlers may have established as many as three settlements there near the end of the 10th century. After fighting each other, the settlers and the Inuit—whom the Norse called Skraeling—established a regular trade relationship, but the settlements were soon abandoned. What evidence indicates that the Norse settlers may have traveled farther south? More… Discuss

This Day in History: Potsdam Conference Concludes (1945)


Potsdam Conference Concludes (1945)

The Potsdam Conference was an Allied conference held in the Berlin suburb of Potsdam after Germany’s surrender in World War II. Representing the US, USSR, and UK, respectively, Harry Truman, Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill met there to discuss European peace settlements and reparations, the administration of Germany, the demarcation of Poland, the occupation of Austria, the USSR’s role in eastern Europe, and the war against Japan. Who replaced Churchill during the conference? More… Discuss