Christine Cox

Archive for May, 2014

Metalsmith: Silver Tracker App

With the wild range in prices for silver it’s wonderful to have a new app for the iPhone / iPad called Silver Tracker. It has useful historical charts and currency conversions, but the best feature is the price monitor. In an icon badge it shows the current price of silver (you don’t have to open the app to see the current price), but you can also set it to notify you if the price dips below a price you set. I chose $18 (I’m an optimist) so that if it ever gets below that I can shoot a stock-up order to my vendor.

It only requires iOS3 so it works with older phones and it’s only $1.99. They also have the same type of app for gold.

Get it in the App Store.

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French Marginalia in 150 Year Old Homer

$1,000 prize went to the first person to identify the script

$1,000 prize went to the first person to identify the script

A recent contest to identify the script in a 150 year old copy of “Homer” resulted in a huge online response and a mystery solved!

Check out the full article from UChicagoNews here

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