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View Resource Today in the 1770s

Today in the 1770s is a project of the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Each day, staff at the library select one article that appeared in The Virginia Gazette on the same date during the late-eighteenth century. These articles are accompanied by helpful annotations that provide additional historical context related to the selected article. The article is...

View Resource YouTube: 3Blue1Brown

3Blue1Brown is the YouTube channel of Grant Sanderson, who studied mathematics at Stanford University and makes animated videos that are "some combination of math and entertainment, depending on your disposition." Visitors can explore Sanderson's most recent videos on the home page or browse for videos of interest on the site's playlist. In one recent video, Sanderson explains cryptocurrencies...

View Resource Rethinking Guernica

Pablo Picasso's mural Guernica depicts a single horrific event: the April 1937 bombing of the Basque city of Gernika by Nazi Germany and fascist Italy, who were allied with nationalist Francisco Franco during Spain's Civil War. Today, the iconic painting is held by the Museo Reina in Madrid, Spain. The Reina Sofia recently published Rethinking Guernica, a powerful online exhibit about the history...

View Resource Toucan

Toucan is a portable application built to synchronize, backup, and encrypt data. Portable applications are designed to run from an external device (USB stick, iPod, etc.) rather than needing to be installed on a system. Toucan includes five synchronization modes (copy, mirror, equalize, move, and clean) that can be combined with a number of checks to reduce the amount of copying. Archive files can...

View Resource OPNSense

OPNSense is an open source operating system that can be used to build a firewall appliance. When installed on a dedicated computer (typically with at least two network cards), it can provide protection and monitoring for an entire network. OPNSense includes "captive portal" features that can be used to manage a public wifi network. It also incorporates network traffic monitoring using the...