Some cool photo sites images:
NY - Hyde Park: Franklin D Roosevelt House
Image by wallyg
it was in this room that Franklin D. Roosevelt was born on Monday, January 30, 1882. On that day his father wrote "at quarter to nine my Sarlie had a splendid large boy...bay weighed ten pounds without clothes." The furniture was moved to Sara's bedroom after the new wing was completed and then returned to this room after her death in 1941.
The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park, New York preserves the Springwood estate--the birthplace, life-long home, and burial place of the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
The Springwood estate was originally William Creed's part of the of the Great Nine Partners Patent. The central portion of the main house is formed by a large farmhouse, constructed around 1800 in the Federal Style. Josiah Wheeler, who purchased the estate in 1845, remodeled in Italianate Style with a 3-storey tower at the south end, and front and rear piazzas. In 1866, James Roosevelt, FDR's father, bought the 2.5 km2 estate, including a stable and horsetrack, for k and over the next 34 years, enlarged the servants' wing, added two rooms, and built a carriage house.
Roosevelt was born in what was then the master bedroom on second floor tower at the south end of the house, nearby his childhood bedroom. After marrying Eleanor Roosevelt in 1905, the young couple moved in with his mother, Sarah. In 1915, they hired the Hoppin and Koen to remodel the home, doubling it in size with two large fieldstone wings (designed by FDR), a tower, and a third storey with a flat roof. Restyled in Colonial Revival, the clapboard exterior was replaced with stucco and most of the porch was replaced with a fieldstone terrace with a balustrade and a small columned portico
The estate remained the center of Roosevelt's life and career, functioning as both a retreat and a "Summer White House". Springwood hosted prominent national and international figures, such as King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on the first visit of a reigning British monarch to the United States, and its porch was the setting of all of FDR's acceptance speeches. Roosevelt made made his last visit to Springwood in the last week of March 1945, about two weeks before his death. At his own wish, he was buried near the sundial in the Rose Garden on April 15, 1945. Eleantor was buried at his side after her death in 1962.
The Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site also includes the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library--the first of the United States' presidential libraries.
National Register #66000056 (1966)
BBC World Service: site launch
Image by premasagar
Site Address: www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/bangladeshboat/
This post is blogged at: dharmafly.com/blog/bangladeshboat
Phew! Dharmafly has been busy these last three weeks! From commission to launch in just 12 working days (and nights)...
The Bangladesh River Journey is a mashup of posts from a BBC World Service trip to track the effects of climate change in Bangladesh. The trip lasts a month, with photos being posted to Flickr, messages sent to Twitter and journal entries made on the World Service site. The mashup puts all these posts on to a map, letting you navigate around and follow the trip.
The journalists are equipped with a GPS navigation device. Each time they visit a new location, they post their co-ordinates to the Twitter stream (e.g. this post). Our system then logs the coordinates and applies them to every photo, tweet and diary entry until the next location.
In addition to what you see in the browser, there are a number of gems hidden under the hood... (Non-techie folk may happily skip this :)
Microformats are new, developing standards for adding extra meaning to the HTML of a web page. They create all sorts of possibilities for software (from search engines to browsers) to interact with the content in new and useful ways.
The HTML for each Twitter, Flickr and diary post in the Bangladesh River Journey is written using the hAtom microformat. This means, for example, that an RSS feed can be generated directly from the HTML on the page.
If you use the Firefox browser, you can explore other microformats on the Bangladesh Boat site, with the excellent Operator extension. You'll find xFolk bookmarks, geo locations, hCard contacts and tagged links.
The site's RSS feed allows users to stay up-to-date with new posts, without needing to re-visit the site (we talked about using RSS in a previous post).
The feed is encoded with the geo coordinates of each post (this is called GeoRSS). Some interesting things can then be done with the feed, such as plotting it straight on to Google Maps.
Part of the task was to build an API - a way for web developers to access the data in the system, to create their own mashup applications. This will be promoted through BBC Backstage - the BBC's hub for exploring new media technology.
More info: dharmafly.com/blog/bangladeshboat
ESD Kodiak works on VHF-FM
Image by U.S. Coast Guard
KODIAK, Alaska - Personnel from Electronic Systems Support Detachment Kodiak and Electronic Systems Support Unit Juneau prepare a microwave dish to be removed so its cover can be replaced atop Sharatin Mt. on Kodiak Island April 3, 2012. The microwave site is a link between several other sites that provide VHF-FM coverage for the Kodiak Island, Cape Gull and Shelikof Strait area. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis.