Surfing, Facebook, YouTube, More: Tuesday Morning Buzz, October 1, 2013

Man, this brute force malware sounds pretty scary.

The Encyclopedia of Surfing has launched! Free resource.

Valerie Forrestal starts with a script from Amit Agarwal and goes further in hacking Google Forms to e-mail updates to specified people. Nice.

Wow! Ancestry.com acquired Find-A-Grave. Some questions are answered in this article by Hack Genealogy.

Facebook’s Graph Search will now let you search posts and status updates if you’re lucky — it hasn’t rolled out to me yet. It’s about time.

There is now an online database for comparing public schools around the UK. “The 24 measures for schools in England – from truancy rates to the pupil/teacher ratio – were divided into four broad categories. These categories – attainment, teaching, behaviour and outcomes – were given weightings based on their perceived importance.”

Google has launched a free tool for creating HTML5 sites and ads. It’s in beta. “While this ad pedigree shines through across Web Designer (the default layouts are for DoubleClick rich media ads and AdMob mobile ads, for example), there is nothing in the tool that would prevent you from building interactive single-page sites and animations for other purposes, as well. Some of the features, however, are currently only available for ads, though Google says it plans to expand these tools for other purposes in the future.”

Carroll County Indiana is getting its old newspapers digitized. The project is expected to be complete in the middle of next year.

From PC World (WARNING PC WORLD!) here are five tools to organize your thoughts. Heaven knows mine need all the help they can get.

Lifehacker offers up six YouTube URL tricks. These aren’t really YouTube URL tricks as much as “external tools that can be used on YouTube content” tricks, but they’re still useful.

Genealogy linkapalooza Cyndi’s List has a new category — “Transcribing, Abstracting, Extracting & Indexing.” Good morning, Internet…

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