Ultimate Guide to Cataloging Software

Richard Hemby at the Online Education Blog has a comprehensive list of cataloging software and ends up giving high honors to GCstar for Linux and Windows. A little tongue-in-cheek, I imagine, he mentions cataloging mini vehicles:

Other collection management software allows management of these items but GCStar has jumped out ahead of competitors because the software allows you to catalog your favorite television shows directly from TVBD channels and allows you to catalog mini vehicles. Cataloging mini vehicles will require some manual efforts but the detailing offered is priceless.

GCstar is a fantastic bit of software. In my opinion, one of its biggest strengths is the sheer number of websites that it can scrape for info. Tian, the primary GCstar author, even added a feature for using GCstar as a standalone data fetcher. As a result. Tellico can use any of the GCstar data sources directly. The interface is a bit slower, but it works pretty well. I’d like to make Tellico as modular and useful in return, but haven’t been able to yet.

Congratulations to GCstar!

Space School Musical

NASA and KidTribe teamed up for this unforgettably entertaining “hip-hopera” designed to teach kids about the solar system. Described as ‘MTV meets Science’, “Space School Musical” is one small step for man & one giant moonwalk for kid-kind!

So starts the blurb about Space School Musical

This weekend, May 23! That’s pretty crazy…

California's got a law similar to SB 1070?

According to the Washington Times, California already has a law on the books that looks rather similar to the law just enacted in Arizona.

(b) With respect to any such person who is arrested, and suspected of being present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws, every law enforcement agency shall do the following: (1) Attempt to verify the legal status of such person as a citizen of the United States, an alien lawfully admitted as a permanent resident, an alien lawfully admitted for a temporary period of time or as an alien who is present in the United States in violation of immigration laws. The verification process may include, but shall not be limited to, questioning the person regarding his or her date and place of birth, and entry into the United States, and demanding documentation to indicate his or her legal status.

I guess since California never enforces that, there’s no need to boycott CA along with AZ. I’m amazed that so many people are offering opinions and criticizing the law without even reading it. There’s enough to criticize there in the law already, why resort to making extra stuff up? It just makes you look horribly ignorant.