I often find myself searching sub-folders of files and photos (and I have a ton of them). After a certain critical mass of files, say 10 thousand, drilling down forever and hand-picking files doesn’t really do it for me. … [continued]

I’m in search of GPS co-ordinates for another house. … [continued]

The English Manor House

by JL Beeken on 1-01-2011

After 12 hours of searching, I found the manor house. And for only one reason. I still don’t recognize the street names. The house had a name of its own although I’ve forgotten that, too. … [continued]

Christmas Past

by JL Beeken on 12-30-2010

When I was 13 I spent Christmas with some ancient (60 or 70 year old) and distant relatives in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex in England. I’ve become obsessed with finding the exact house on a map. I’ve been driving the little man on Google Maps through the streets for the past 4 hours. … [continued]

Sharing Files With My Family

by JL Beeken on 12-22-2010

VikingsThe documentation of my family history would be perfect if it wasn’t for the problem of sharing files with my family.

The stress goes on and on and doesn’t show any visible signs of lessening from year to year. I dread computer-talk with my family. I would almost rather eat nails. Obviously, they don’t read my blog because I’m like Chinese Water Torture. Drip, drip and they’d get it eventually. … [continued]

Go Fish Ancestor-Style

by JL Beeken on 12-07-2010

I was thinking about a game that could be played with the ancestor cards. Something along the lines of Go Fish Ancestor-Style. … [continued]

Restoring Photos: Mind Map Copy & Paste

by JL Beeken on 12-05-2010

Windows LiveIn the continuing WLPG saga, restoring photos is down now to 2,469 JPGs left. I know that because I can search the entire ANCESTORS folder for ‘jpg’ in the file-names using Photo Mechanic. That can also be done in XnView. … [continued]

Christmas Tip

by JL Beeken on 12-03-2010

Here’s a simple Christmas tip because the panic is on and it’s only going to get worse. I plan to do this myself. … [continued]

My ignorance is humiliating me again. Here’s a few new photo odds & ends. … [continued]

Windows Live Photo Gallery: GPS Update

by JL Beeken on 12-01-2010

Windows LiveHot off the press. In an email from the Windows Live Photo Gallery Project Manager –

Summary of the changes: … [continued]