14 June 2020

Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

Ancestry Updates
In the past week, Ancestry updated the collection UK, Officer Service Records, 1764-1932 with over 2,500 new images and 3,200 new indexes for a total of 132,421 records; also UK, WWI Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923 adding Officers Survived and Officers' Widows for a total 4,288,702 records.

Dataplotter - Boom & Bust: A History of Oil Prices and Consumption

OPL Tech Cafe
Online at 10 am on Monday, Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/tech-caf%C3%A9-protecting-your-computer

Podcast: Reinventing Canada after 1945

The US: Underpoliced and Overprisoned, revisited?
While I'm not entirely convinced this is an opinion worth an airing.

PULSE: high-resolution images from a corresponding low-resolution input

From Duke University, PULSE attempts to match the downsampled version of an image, and the output(s) will likely not resemble the higher resolution input image. I tried it on the William Northwood photo from the post Another Innovation from MyHeritage. I could be persuaded one of the output images was him as a younger man.

Don't miss out tomorrow
MyHeritage makes its newspaper records free, 345 newspapers, for just one day.
UPDATE: Looks like "tomorrow" has already started!

Forecasting the US elections
Updated daily from The Economist.

Thanks to this week's contributors: Anonymous, Btyclk, Elizabeth Vincent, Gabbu, K, Penny, Sheila, Teresa, Unknown, Victor Badian.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the tip about having photos adjusted using the MyHeritage tool. It works tremendously well on old photos - fantastic!