Tools, WPS, Genealogy, More: Morning Buzz, December 30, 2011

TechCrunch has a story about Tubalr, a site that turns YouTube videos into playlists. I am now intrigued by Jessica the Hippo.

Oh, ICK. There is a serious flaw in WiFi’s WPS tool, making routers with WPS very hackable *whether you’re using the WPS feature or not*. I’ve got to e-mail some people about this. The Register has the details.

Ancestry lists 12 things to expect from them in 2012.

Lifehacker hips you to the most popular Firefox extensions and posts of 2012.

The Illinois State Genealogical Society has announced a new Webinar series, starting with “10 Ways To Jump Start Your Genealogy In 2012” on January 10th. This first Webinar is free.

Since savings bonds are going paperless, the Treasury Department is giving a little Savings Bonds trip down memory lane.

It’s a little late but I didn’t want to wait until next year. Check out this lovely collection of vintage (for the most part) Christmas cards.

Sometimes all you need to do is link the headline: Professional Bull Riding Comes to YouTube. Good morning, Internet, and happy 2012.

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  1. Admin,
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    Thanks for your blog. It looks really cool.

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