PubAg, Richard Pryor, More: Brief Wednesday Afternoon Buzz, January 14th, 2015

Ba ha ha! Someone built a “Choose Your Own Adventure” game out of Twitter accounts. (I died. I died a lot.)

The National Agricultural Library has launched PubAg a new search engine for published USDA research. “PubAg, which can be found at, is a new portal for literature searches and full-text access of more than 40,000 scientific journal articles by USDA researchers, mostly from 1997 to 2014. New articles by USDA researchers will be added almost daily, and older articles may be added if possible. There is no access fee for PubAg.”

Mozilla has released Firefox 35.

Facebook will start warning people before showing graphic videos and photos. That’ll be nice.

More Facebook: it will start putting missing children alerts in news feeds.

New security updates are available from both Microsoft and Adobe.

Stanford University has developed an online archive about… Richard Pryor. Pretty cool. “The website curates over 200 primary sources drawn from the comedian’s formative years growing up during the mid-1950s in brothels run by his grandmother and father. Photos, news clippings and other written artifacts not only offer insight into the comedian’s rough childhood and adolescence but also convey the complicated racial history of this legendarily ‘typical’ Midwestern city.” Good afternoon, Internet….

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  1. Thanks for sharing the Stanford News on Pryor’s Peoria! Such amazing work, so many intersections. I don’t know if I would have seen it without you. All the best.

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