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Arduino Microcontrollers, April 2013

Decided to get back into some C/C++ programming again, using the Arduino type microcontrollers. Some webpages of my endeavors with Arduino hardware and programming are here.



Live Webcams in the USA, February 2013

Finally, got a set of map-based webpages of online webcams started. Basically, you go to the webpage linked in this paragraph, and click on a state that you would like to view webcams in. Some of the webcams take still images, and some take live video. Enjoy!



Flight Simulator Programs, November 2012

Flight Simulator, November 2012

Started a beginning webpage for flight simulator programs. This set of webpages will include a history of the flight simulation programs that I have used, from the early 1980's to date. I also anticipate trying my hand at scenery design, inspired by seeing what has been done by Bluesky Scenery.

FSX Flying over the Isle of Man, UK



GIS Spatial References - Projection Files, November 2012

GIS Spatial References - Projection Files, November 2012

Added a new set of webpages for GIS spatial reference files at http://www.the-hurds.net/GIS/Spatial-Reference/index.shtml



Hurricane Sandy, October 2012

Hurricane Sandy, October 2012

While looking for a weather WMS server, I found some neat georeferenced satellite imagery of Hurricane Sandy. I made a couple GIS maps from the imagery, viewable here.



Earthquakes and Sinkholes

All the recent talk about earthquakes and Florida sinkholes has gotten me taking on some personal projects, using ESRI ArcGIS 9.3 as well as Quantum GIS, in creating some animated earthquake movies.

My webpage for recent earthquakes is located as Earthquake Information and GIS, and has one animated GIS map showing world-wide earthquakes, taking place in time-lapse fashion in a 4 minute video. I am going to create additional ones, for specific regions, on a time-permitting basis, so stay tuned.

Another disaster that has me inspired to keep exercising my GIS skills is the recently highly publicized karst sinkholes in Florida. It is quite amazing how many sinkholes that there are in the State of Florida, and other states, as well. My sinkhole webpage is located as Karst Sinkhole Information and GIS.




My Virtual Tag Sale

My Virtual Tag Sale

A new set of webpages that I am starting, to start getting rid of some of my accumulated "stuff" that is too useful to throw away. Right now, there is some Iomega drive cartridges and Iomega SCSI cables listed. In a Craigslist purchase in early February, I hit the mother lode of SCSI cables. If you are looking for SCSI cables, then I probably have the connector combination that you are looking to find, for sale, cheap.



Interesting Things Found in Russia, Using Google Earth

Interesting Things Found in Russia, Using Google Earth

A new set of webpages that I am starting, to share the various things that I have found using Google Earth, in the former Soviet Union. I will be setting these webpages up by country and continent, once I have gone through my various computers and compiled all my saved places.


Dividend Calendars

Dividend Calendars

The dividend calendars that I found online and had been using were not all that great, so I decided to start creating my own. Turns out that I can compile a day's worth over athe course of an hour per day. Not too bad.

The one that I have started so far if for dividend announcements, which will eventually become broken down into month-long chunks, to keep the webpages a reasonable size for fast loading..


Viral Videos and YouTube Video Downloaders

Viral Videos and YouTube Video Downloaders

I just started setting up a resources webpage, on this subject to consolidate a bunch of links that I have scattered among a few computers on the subject of working with embedding YouTube videos in webpages, downloading YouTube videos for incorporating into PowerPoint presentations, and a list of my favorite viral videos that become harder and harder to find via Google searches, as more people create videos using their tags.


Dust Storm in Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix Dust Storm

I was in Mesa, Arizona from 16th to the 19th of August 2011, to help my uncle. On the 18th, we experienced the wonderful weather of Arizona; the dust storm in Phoenix sent some of its dust storm in our direction. I took some storm photos and also recorded some dust storm videos during this latest Arizona storm.

I will have storm photos and videos up on this website, with links in this area soon.


Geotagging Digital Images

What is Geotagging and how can I use it?

I have created this set of webpages to help others with the steps of taking plain old digital photographs and geotagging them. Once geotagged, the photos can be uploaded to such photo-hosting websites as Google Earth, Panoramio, flickr, Picasa, etc.

I describe in these pages, a method for extracting exif data from the photo, so it can be used as GIS data, using such applications as ArcGIS; or CADD programs, such as AutoCAD and spreadsheet programs, such as Excel. This and other GIS techniques can also be found on my GIS blog at http://gis.the-hurds.net


Computer Hardware and Software

Computer Hardware and Software

I have started a couple of sets of webpages, for my technology reviews of computer hardware and computer software products that I have used. I also describe how I utilize the products.


Android Devices

Android Devices

I have started a webpage on Android Devices, to chronicle my adventures with Android operating system-based devices. The webpage has review and tips on stuff that I have found useful, including making music on a droid phone, file transfer clients, screen capture applications, etc.

April 2012, I was cleaning up my storage unit a bit and in one of the boxes, I found the coordinate geometry (COGO) program that I had written back in the early 1980's, when I was getting into my land surveying career. The program had originally been prepared for use on my Radio Shack Pocket Computer 2, about 1983, and used a portion of the map-drawing BASIC code that I had previously written for my old Radio Shack Color Computer, in 1981. The Radio Shack Pocket Computer 2 was a Radio Shack-branded Sharp PC-1500A pocket computer. Having found that BASIC code, and along with the documentation and program flowcharts that I had previously brought from storage, I have come up with the idea of reusing it all (it has been proofed many times) and learning to use the Android SDK at the same time. The Android SDK can be downloaded from the Android Developers website

Google Adsense - My Experience

Using Google AdWords and AdSense

I started using Google Adsense several years ago, to augment the experience that my website visitors had. Since then, I have found that checking my statistics and modifying my webpages to improvement has forced me to be diligent in updating my webpages. This is a good thing.

In March of 2011, I picked up a book by Joel Comm, The AdSense Code, and have been engrossed since then.

I have also started development of a webpage, on My Experience Using Google AdWords and AdSense


Vintage Ephemera

Vintage Ephemera

My ephemera collection is composed of old maps, postage stamps, first day of issue covers, stock certificates, a few old letters, advertising cards, tons of postcards, and photographs. These I have both inherited from my grandparents and some I have bought myself, if I found them interesting enough.

Most of the advertising cards in my collection are from the end of the Victorian era of about 1900. Those were the simple days, before a company had to learn how to advertise with Google, long before the advent of the Google Adwords Professional, but they did have direct mail advertising. That type of advertising is what these advertising cards was all about.

I only have a few stock certificates in my collection, the oldest being 23 August 1866, one year after the end of the American Civil War. It is for The National Warren Bank of Warren, State of Rhode Island. It was issued to the investor, Levi Baker, of Rehoboth, Massachusetts on that date, and bears a 25 cent Internal Revenue Certicate stamp, with the initials of N.W. Eddy, cashier. I am not aware of the relationship of the Baker family to my maternal side of the family, but I suspect that it has some ties to some Chase, Bottomly and Walkden family memorabilia that I also have in my collection, from both the Swansea area of Massachusetts and the East Braintree/Brookfield area of Vermont.


CADD Design Software

Computer Aided Design and Drafting Software that I Utilize

This group of webpages is about the computer design software that I use or have used in the past. I have used AutoCAD, by Autodesk, since 1986, in its various versions, including AutoCAD 2.14 up to AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011. I have also had, or still have licenses for Autodesk Animator Pro, AutoCAD LT 1.0, AutoCAD Freestyle, GenericCAD. TurboCAD (both Macintosh and Windows platforms), as well as PowerCAD Pro 5.5.0.0, licensed from GiveMePower (Windows CE platform).


My Music Studio

My Music Studio

Information about my personal MIDI-based Music Studio.


My Rants and Raves about eReaders and eBooks

My Rants and Raves about eReaders and eBooks

Here, I am sharing my experiences with eBooks and eReaders. I have utilized several now.

This will also be a precursor to a webpage for building-up replacement battery packs for such rechargable devices as the Franklin Rocket eBook Reader and a portable hard drive by Minds-at-Work.


My Virtual Yard Sale

My Virtual Yard Sale

I will soon be starting a webpage for selling some of the excess stuff that I have. So, if you are looking for anything and you do not see it up here, but you figure that I just HAVE to have one or more of something floating around, feel free to email me at the link in the About section. Quite shortly, I will be offering some books for my old 1987 Ford Mustang, specifically, the 1987 Mustang Owners Guide, and a 1987 Ford Mustang Electrical & Vacuum Troubleshooting Manual.


Genealogy

Genealogy

Information about my Catudal family ancestors, from France through Quebec, to Rhode Island.

Information about my Hurd family ancestors, from Yorkshire, England, through Lancashire, England, to Norwich, Connecticut, to Rumford, Rhode Island.

About this Website

I have created this websitee as a method to share the genealogical research that I have performed on the family lineage, various hobbies and interests that I have, and to have a sort of online yard sale, using my PayPal account..

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