Opera, Yahoo, Twitter, Densho Encyclopedia, Google, More: Monday Morning Big Buzz, November 12, 2012

Opera 12.10 has been released.

Thanks to Antiquarian Attic for the brief article about the release of The Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, which “identifies, records and publishes in a consistent format, English sculpture dating from the 7th to the 11th centuries.”

Yahoo is testing a new home page design.

This is weird. So Twitter reset a bunch of passwords, but said it had reset too many. The strange thing is that this morning I got a porn DM from someone who does not go around sending out porn DMs. So I think something happened…

It’s apparently been up for a couple of months, but I just now heard about The Densho Encyclopedia. “The Encyclopedia covers key concepts, people, events, and organizations that played a role in the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. The reviewed articles are written by a wide range of contributors, and are enhanced with photos, documents and video drawn from Densho’s digital archives and other sources.”

UC Davis has put more of its historic campus images online.

From Google Operating System: how to get Google Sets in Google Spreadsheets.

More Google: Google has started a new interactive Web app called JAM with Chrome. The idea is that you can play a musical instrument virtually and jam with your friends. Every time I tried to use it, it crashed.

Queensland State Archives has launched its improved Assisted Immigration 1848–1912 Index. “The Index has over 260,000 searchable entries making it easy to locate a passenger. Once the PDF index document is opened, a researcher can click on the hyperlink for a particular immigration vessel and access a digital copy of the original passenger list. The digital image can then be saved or printed as required by the researcher.”

Apparently the Iran government’s recently-launched search engine is only the first of many.

Hey, who’s the new guy on Twitter? Why, it’s the Pope! Good morning, Internet (and Pope)…

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