Tag Archives: timelines

Veterans Day Interest Spikes

Google has some interesting additions to their search results. You can now see ‘Related Searches’, a ‘Wonder wheel’, and a ‘Timeline’. I think the timeline may have been there for a while. It was for Google News, at least. Anyhow, while checking the RSS feeds today, I noticed the Google doodle for today is about […]

Orals Passed!

Whew! That was fun. Marion Deschmuk, Dina Copelman, and Sean Takats are great faculty to work with. And I would not have been able to do it without the mentoring of Steve Barnes this semester. Also, it wouldn’t be possible without the support of my wonderful wife Jessica, and the prayers and encouragement from family! […]

40th anniversary of the moon landing

What space junky, almost historian, geek would I be without posting a little bit about some of the best type of history in existence. I refer, of course, to the history of man’s endeavors to explore space. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to step on a celestial […]

Blast from the past

What I have for you this week are just a few websites that give us access to the past, an historical artifact that uncovers a mystery, and some new ways to do timelines. A great resource, hopefully, for scholars. From their website…. “The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge […]

Finished 1989 Flash Map

I had to dig this out of the depths of my computer today, and a quick search showed that I never posted the final version. So here it is in all it’s glory. 1989 Events [kml_flashembed fversion=”8.0.0″ movie=”http://chnm.gmu.edu/staff/ammon/1989/1989events.swf” targetclass=”flashmovie” publishmethod=”static” width=”540″ height=”360″] [/kml_flashembed]

Zotero's code_swarm

I finally figured it all out, and got a working version of Zotero’s development on trunk for the past year in code_swarm. Next, I need to find or make some cool electronic music to play while watching it. [vimeo 2117995]

History of Software Applications

There’s a really cool new way to visualize the creation of software. It’s called code_swarm. Developed by Michael Ogawa as a way to do just that, visualize the creation of software. He’s a sort of software anthropologist. Not so much interested in the software, but how people interact to create it. Here’s an example using […]