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]

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So Many Blogs, So Little Time

by JL Beeken on 11-01-2012

Looking at just our small corner of the world — according to the blog roll at GeneaBloggers, there are now over 2,800 known genealogy blogs. That means there are more; add the yet-to-be-found ones. … [continued]

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Photos: Change Date/Time Taken

by JL Beeken on 10-29-2012

As we approach the time to change back to Standard Time, it’s also time to remember to change the Date/Time Taken on our cameras.

Cousin Sam called me the other night with a photo crisis. … [continued]

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6th Blogiversary

by JL Beeken on 10-11-2012

Today is my 6th Blogiversary. I might have forgotten except for the avalanche of traffic from Facebook responding to someone’s notice there. Yes, it’s possible to be out here for six years and still be an obscure entity.

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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]

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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]


The Rules of Genealogy

by JL Beeken on 8-21-2012

Someone came to JLog awhile back wondering if there are any ‘rules of genealogy’. They didn’t spell genealogy right but I’m sure that’s what they meant.

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Genealogy Blogging – For Fun or Profit?

by JL Beeken on 7-11-2012

This is my take on Genealogy Blogging – For Fun or Profit?, the first in Thomas MacEntee’s series on Genea-Opportunities for 2012. This is an update of last year’s version of the same topic. Some things don’t change. … [continued]

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Photo Collections: XnView

by JL Beeken on 6-30-2012

XnView Photo ViewerPreviously, I described how to create and open photo collections in IrfanView using simple TXT files of file-paths.

Now I’ll show you a much easier way to find your files and create photo collections using XnView. (It’s free and comes in a desktop and portable version.) … [continued]

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MindMeister: Online Mind Mapping

by JL Beeken on 6-24-2012

MindMeisterMindMeister is online mind mapping software. You can set up a free account and keep up to three mind maps. What I’m about to explain only takes one. … [continued]

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