28 August 2007
Ever since Google Earth 1.0 came out, I have been a huge fan. And ever since then, I have thought, "Now if we could only zoom out to the sky and go explore the universe." Now we can! Google Earth 4.2 has a new feature that lets you zoom around the heavens in the same way that you explore the Earth. There are stunnnig pictures from the Hubble Telescope. You can zoom right into the middle of nebulae, galaxies, and get right up close to stars. It is absolutely awesome! I think I may be even more addicted to Google Sky than I am to Google Earth.
20 August 2007
17 August 2007
I have switched the link to the left from Ancestry.com to Ancestry.de, because I am working on the German Ancestry site, which launched in October 2006. I am the product manager for the databases on this site. So far, we have some pretty cool things on there, including the Hamburg Passenger Lists, censues from the former Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, old postcards and photos ofGerman cities and landscapes, lots of history books, and a growing collection of city directories and other historical address books.