04 August 2019

Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

FamilyTreeDNA Summer Sale
Summer savings on Family Finder, Y-DNA, and mtDNA. $20 to $150 off select tests

Findmypast adds over 644,000 new Cincinnati records to the Catholic Heritage Archive
No new British records this week, except newspapers.

Thomas Coram: “Unmistakable honesty and sterling goodness of heart”
Blog post from the Dorset History Centre.

GLAM Collections as Data
A video from the fabulous Tim Sherratt.

UK Soundmap
The first nationwide sound map, invited people to record the sounds of their environment, be it at home, work or play. Over 2,000 recordings were uploaded by some 350 contributors during the period July 2010 to July 2011.

Intelligent Pothole Detection
Research on automated detection of potholes and rough roads using smartphone accelerometers. I'd love to see this tested here. Could Waze make this automated reporting a part of their service?

Top ten UK’s hottest years all since 2002
An updated analysis of the annual UK temperature records from the British Met Office shows that since 1884 all of the UK’s ten warmest years have occurred since 2002; whereas none of the ten coldest years have occurred since 1963.

REMINDER:  Have you registered yet for the BIFHSGO annual conference, the 25th is something special. See information here.

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