Twitter, CrunchGov, South Carolina, Handwritten Cookbooks, More: Morning Buzz, October 27, 2012

Virginia Tech (I think it’s Virginia Tech) have started an Archive-It collection for Hurricane Sandy. You can visit this form and submit an URL you would like archived. Good luck to everybody in the path of this storm.

Want to see where the last million tweets came from — on a map? Check this out. Oddly hypnotic.

TechCrunch has launched a new property called CrunchGov. Looks like a hub for information on politics and tech policy/legislation.

Oooh! Yummy nerdy fun, several exercises in importing data into Google Spreadsheets.

Google Maps, now with terrain and vegetation.

Bing has launched its election site.

Ouch! The state of South Carolina got hacked big time. “Hackers penetrated the computer defenses of South Carolina’s Department of Revenue and accessed 3.6 million social security numbers and account data for 387,000 payment cards, officials said. The Associated Press reported the intrusion also exposed citizens’ tax returns, which typically contain much more sensitive personal information, but that couldn’t immediately be confirmed.”

Firefox 16.0.2 is now available.

300+ years of handwritten cookbooks are now online! Want to help decipher the handwriting?

The Internet Archive is offering 80 terabytes of crawl data for research purposes. I miss being able to keyword search the Wayback Machine. Good morning, Internet…

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  1. I’m reluctant to download Firefox upgrades these days. The last 4 or 5 times I’ve done so, I’ve had to spend several days getting all my plug-ins working again. In the meantime, I have to use IE to look at videos or download my crossword puzzles. Pain in the butt!

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