Recommended Places to Go
Below are some sites worth surfing. I grouped the links into these topics:
- Miscellaneous Reference Materials
- Organizations of Interest in the Twin Cities
- Saving Lives
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Re: Miscellaneous Reference Materials
Because many questions can be answered, and there's always more to know...
- Acronym Finder: Find the meaning behind the "alphabet soup" of acronyms and initials
- National Weather Service: Find out if this is the calm before the storm, or vice versa
- Project Gutenberg: More than 40,000 free ebooks
- Snopes.com: A fabulous reference of hoaxes and urban legends.
- TED: So many "ideas worth spreading"
- U.S. Census Bureau: Get our nation's numbers directly from the source
- U.S. Info Pages: Free PDFs and/or inexpensive brochures on a multitude of topics
- U.S. Official Time: You can set your watch by it (for those who still wear a watch)
Re: Organizations of Interest in the Twin Cities
Because learning and networking never stop...
- ATD: Association for Talent Development
- DLF: Digital Learning Forum
- MNISPI: MN chapter, International Society for Performance Improvement
- PACT: Professional Association of Computer Trainers
- PEN: Professional Editors Network
- STC: Society for Technical Communication
Re: Saving Lives
Because YOU can be a hero...
- CPR - Twin Cities: This excellent instructor can bring CPR, AED and first-aid classes to your office or home in the Twin Cities area.
- Memorial Blood Centers: Donate blood in the Minnesota region
- American Red Cross: Donate blood throughout the U.S. Or donate money to support disaster relief.
Because "users" are actually people...
- Don Norman/jnd.org: When I first read Norman's book, "The Design of Everyday Things," it changed the way I look at everything. This premiere usability guru is still analyzing why things work well—or work like hell.