NARA, Food, Excel, More: Morning Buzz, October 28th, 2014

If ever I am sad and lonely and want e-mail, I will simply forget to put a link in an issue of ResearchBuzz. Y’all pummeled me with messages when I accidentally left out the link to the useful spreadsheet templates. Here it is: . Enjoy.

Reminder, y’all: the NARA Online Genealogy Fair starts today! Lots of streaming!

Need to know where to go to vote? Google makes it stupid easy.

Google Glass has lost its Twitter app.

Gee, I just use it to crunch numbers: 10 Works of Art Made in Microsoft Excel.

Speaking of Excel, somebody hacked it to play movies.

The USGS has released new topo maps of Maine which include portions of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. (Yes, I know this is a bit far afield, but it fits under ” for reference librarians”. Also, I like Maine.)

Whee! Bing now lets you search by emoji.

PetaPixel pointed me toward this interesting online archive with information about over 10,000 vintage cameras.

VentureBeat has some tips on getting Facebook’s news feed to work better for you.

Did you know there’s a Google Street View tour of the New York Transit Museum?

The USDA has launched the Ag Census Web Maps application, “…a dynamic online tool that gives users rapid access to Census of Agriculture maps and data about crops and plants, livestock and animals, economics, farms, and operators in more than 3,000 counties across the United States.”

The Britain From Above Web site has added more than 1,000 aerial photographs of Northern Ireland. The photos in the article I’m linking to span the 1920s to the 1950s.

The Archive-It Web archiving service has launched version 5.0. “To date in 2014, 326 Archive-It partners have created 2700 public collections on a diversity and range of topics, subjects, events and domains. These collections have become integral to these organizations’ collecting strategies and have helped to raise awareness and understanding about why web archiving is so important.”

Bing has added a bunch of aerial and streetside imagery for state landmarks.

Yes, the online museum of barf bags. Because, that’s why. Good morning, Internet…

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