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The Red Flag List

by JL Beeken on 2-02-2013

Red Flag ListSo, where was I? Right.The red flag list. Preamble at Reasonable Expectations and So, What’s Important?

It’s been about six months since I hit my limit with trying to cram too many things into not enough time. Time being the insurmountable factor.
… [continued]

Tips For Handling Distraction

by JL Beeken on 1-22-2013

On the path to a computer life of reasonable expectations, there will be distractions.

I could make a diary out of successes and failures at handling them but it would be quite long so I’ll cut straight to the tips because I know everyone’s in a hurry. … [continued]

MRIN Filing System Addendum

by JL Beeken on 11-23-2012

For those of you who are following the MRIN Filing System I left one part out of the PowerPoint presentation.

With all files sorted into MRIN folders, there’s only one thing left; my genealogy database. Scary huge place that is, OMG. All the notes and events and research and everything. … [continued]

Bookmark Management

by JL Beeken on 11-10-2012

What I’ve been doing lately is trying to make something useful of my bookmarks. It’s not another bookmark manager that’s needed; it’s bookmark management. … [continued]

ActionOutline

by JL Beeken on 11-03-2012

ActionOutlineHere’s the ActionOutline alternative to yesterday’s mind map plan. … [continued]

The 30 Minutes/Day List

by JL Beeken on 11-02-2012

When your to-do list is scrolling off the bottom of your monitor, what are you going to choose to do today? Enter the 30 minutes per day list. … [continued]

Computer Inventory: The Inbox

by JL Beeken on 10-02-2012

As we approach winter in the Northern Hemisphere, this is as good a time as any to consider computer inventory. … [continued]

MRIN Filing System A-Z

by JL Beeken on 9-27-2012

It’s long past time to write a compilation of the MRIN Filing System. Over the years my use of it has changed and changed and changed. … [continued]

As per the last post about filing everything, all files are now sorted into MRIN folders.

The main disadvantage to MRIN Filing is that family lines become separated by number. If you’re used to surname filing and being able to quickly find the files of a family group, it’s going to be a challenge. … [continued]

Genealogy Filing: MRIN Folders, Part 2

by JL Beeken on 4-14-2012

I’m always interested in how other people work out the eternal problem of their genealogy filing. … [continued]