Compostable Plastics, IE, Twitter, More – Short Afternoon Buzz, September 18, 2013

Now available: an online database of compostable plastic products. (Over 3,300!) “The Biodegradable Plastic Institute, which tested the items, created the database to improve the efficiency and quality of composting. The list make it easier for consumers and composters to know which cups, cutlery, bags and other items live up to claims that they will disintegrate into the soil conditioner called humus.”

Do you use Internet Explorer? Look out for the zero-day flaw! (Happily there is a fix available.)

There is a new online database that shows school suspension rates (elementary and secondary) by US school district.

A new tool to let you both archive and search Twitter. Drool. (Have I mentioned lately how much I miss ListiMonkey?)

Oh PC Magazine, why must you torment me so: The 101 best IFTTT recipes.

The diaries of a Australia soldier who fought in World War I have been digitized and are now available online. “James Toohey, a young soldier from South Brisbane, enlisted in 1915 with the Field Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcements 14. The two small diaries cover the period January 1916 to September 1917, describing the voyage from Australia to Egypt on board the RMS Osterley and active service on the front lines in France and Belgium.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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