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Email Distress: Battling The Inbox

by JL Beeken on 10-17-2011

EmailHave we been here before?

I get too much email. By the time I send several dozen to the Junk folder every morning, I’m exhausted. … [continued]

Google Keywords: Roundup 4

by JL Beeken on 8-22-2011

I like to answer the questions that people have because sometimes it’s easier than making stuff up. But some Google keyword searches probably confuse Google too. So, here’s some of those. … [continued]

Google Keywords: Roundup 3

by JL Beeken on 7-18-2011

In the continuing saga of (mostly Google) keyword searches, these are expanded answers. I know I’ve written something about the subjects because that’s what’s bringing people to my site from the search engines, but I can also tell from the queries I haven’t said enough. So, here I am saying more. … [continued]

Google Keywords: Roundup 2

by JL Beeken on 7-11-2011

GoogleWhile my friends are hawking my business card around town and I’m short on sleep and creative inspiration, it’s easier to answer ready-made questions. So, here’s some more illumination from Google keywords. … [continued]

Google Keywords: Roundup 1

by JL Beeken on 7-08-2011

GoogleThese are a few of the Google keywords leading to JLog in the last 3 days. Fairly typical going back months or years. And my answers, in case that would be useful. … [continued]

Beware of Tracfone, Part 2

by JL Beeken on 4-16-2011

TracfoneWhen I left this saga, Tracfone was mailing a SIM card to a hotel in the U.S. Traveling through the U.S. without a phone, and fortunately without need of one, I arrived at said hotel and found the SIM card waiting for me. … [continued]

Foreigners, Beware of Tracfone

by JL Beeken on 4-02-2011

TracfoneForeigners, from the U.S. point of view.

I was so impressed when someone’s U.S. Tracfone saved the day when I had a flat-tire. So I bought one of my own for future travels in the U.S. I thought, gee, how smart and organized of me. … [continued]


by JL Beeken on 2-12-2011

PortableAppsIf you’re not using PortableApps yet, there are more portable apps than you would believe and there are more being made all the time. I run as many as I can. You can literally carry around most of the software you need in portable versions. Occasionally I clean out my collection because I gather many more than I can use. Some of them I use daily. … [continued]

Genealogy Research Toolbox

by JL Beeken on 2-06-2011

I read about someone making a Genealogy Research Toolbox. I’m signed up for Thomas’ webinar in April to learn how. … [continued]

Switch To Wireless Internet

by JL Beeken on 1-29-2011

This week I decided to switch to wireless Internet. … [continued]