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Margaret Berkland is the president of Data Vision Design, Inc., which specializes in providing IT solutions to the legal community. Founded in Fredericksburg, VA in 1989, Data Vision Design, Inc. provides services that include: applications development, business process design, applications integration, electronic file tracking and, access expedition. Prior to becoming the president of DataVision Design, Inc., Margaret was the Info. Resources Technology Specialist for McKenna & Cuneo, where she still performs those duties on a contract basis. Margaret is the Web Master for McKenna & Cuneo’s Web site.


Embassy is divided into the following sections: Embassies & Consulates of the World (subdivided alphabetically), Embassies of other Nations to the USA, United States Embassies Worldwide (subdivided alphabetically), United Nations Permanent Missions, and Special Search Tools (International Telephone Directory, International Voltage Directory, and Visa Requirements Worldwide). The database searched via a bilateral search-engine to search both host location and hosted embassy from dual query boxes.

You can determine if high-speed Internet access is offered in your area by entering zip code, address, and part of your phone number. The results will display in a table noting local providers for DSL, cable modem, and satellite or other wireless option if the services are available in your area. Prices for each service and contact information are provided. By following the Technology link, you can gain information on DSL, Cable Modem, Wireless technology, and a High-Speed Access Technology Comparison chart. Once note of caution; when I entered my city of residence, the table did not show cable modem access, which is available, so the data available at this site may not be totally current.

Keyboard Assistance

You use a pull down menu of Microsoft products to search for keyboard shortcuts for a particular product. There are also direct links to pages concerning a variety of information about Microsoft products, accessibility aids, technical support, Microsoft Research Division, and free resources. There is a link to search for Tips & Tricks related to six Microsoft products, a link to Windows Keyboard Guides, and a link to the layout of the Dvorak Keyboard Layout.

O*NET OnLine

“As the replacement for the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT), O*NET will be the nation’s primary source of occupational information.” O*NET Online allows you to find occupations, search for occupations that use your skills (Skills Search), find occupations related to the one you select (Related Occupations), see the most important features of your selected occupation (Snapshot), obtain specifics on your selected occupation (Details), and use other classifications systems to find the corresponding O*NET/SOC occupations (Crosswalk). If the searcher needs accommodations due to a health problem or disability, there is a job accommodation link. The website is also available in low-vision and text only versions. O*NET covers 950 occupations and uses the most recent version of the Standard Occupational Classification system.

Standard & Poor’s United States Indices

Descriptions, methodology, constituents and data, news, index changes, name and ticker changes, style indices, and sector indices for the for the S&P 500 Index, MidCap 400 Index, SmallCap 600 Index, SuperComposite 1500 Index, S&P 100 Index, S&P/Barra Growth and Value Indices, and REIT Composite Index.

Take Back the Net

This website can help you cut down on the amount of spam coming your e-mail box. Topics include Prevention, Evasion, Defenses, and Reporting Offenders. Each topic links to tips on how to perform each of these tasks to cut down on spam. There is anti-spam software for downloading to PC or MAC. Under More Resources is a review of four Internet security packages.

Sabrina Pacifici’s Featured Site for April 9, 2001:

The Censorware Project is run by four activists, including two attorneys, and is chock-full of links to facts, reports, opinions and other data on a range of efforts to limit access to information via the Web.

The site offers reviews of filtering software, legal analysis of libraries and law suits, essays on digital censorship, and a message board with postings on related news, government, political and legislative actions.

Sabrina Pacifici’s Featured Site for April 16, 2001:


If you are interested in U.S. population statistics and data, try this site. Topics include: Marriage & Family; Race & Ethnicity; Political Arithmetic; Education; Foreign Born Population; Labor Force & Employment.

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