Anglo-Saxon Poetry, Google Earth, Fancy Dress Balls, More: Evening Buzz, July 21, 2014

“In a labor of love dating back seven years, [Aaron Hostetter] has translated 66 percent of extant Old English poetry – and counting – on his web-based Anglo-Saxon Narrative Poetry Project.” More details here..

The Marine Corps is offering a new historical database. “Family members of Marines who were wounded, killed, deemed a prisoner of war or missing during past wars can now access their loved ones’ casualty card using the Marine Corps History Division’s new online database.”

Oregon State University has a nifty, free PDF available called Google Earth for Landowners. It’s about how to manage and map your property using Google Earth.

Speaking of Google Earth, Google is now making images available for purchase by businesses.

Possibly useful? 14 Mozilla articles to make you a better Firefox user.

Interesting: 6 Uses for Foursquare You Never Considered.

From the Sydney Morning Herald: the importance of archiving our digital culture.

Facebook has launched a Save feature. It’s the lack of features like this that made me figure out how to pull out all my Liked pages to RSS feeds and install the Pocket bookmarklet on my browser. In other words, not gonna use it.

Lifehacker has published its latest list of essential Linux apps. They left off Gnumeric.

Libraries and Archives Canada has put up a small Flickr set of Victorian fancy dress ball photographs. Neat. Good evening, Internet…

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  1. Te Papa (the Museum of New Zealand) has made 30,000 images available free online for anyone to use. There is everything from an iguanodon tooth to historical photographs and contemporary art (from the NZ Listener magazine, July 19, 2014, Page 67

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