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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Sharing Genealogy | Legacy Family Tree

by JL Beeken on 6-16-2012

Legacy Family TreeI have another idea about sharing genealogy.

I’ve had a few members of my immediate family express interest in the ‘family history’. Now, that may seem simple to them but I’m not sure what they mean and I get a brain twist going on every time. … [continued]


File Backup & Sync

by JL Beeken on 6-01-2012

Being the first of the month, it’s backup reminder day again. As I often change how I do my file backup based on available products, services and costs this is my latest rendition. … [continued]

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Google Keywords: Roundup 6

by JL Beeken on 5-23-2012

GoogleThey say the demise of Google as a search engine is imminent due to the way they constantly rewrite their search algorithm, making it harder and harder for content-producers to establish keyword relevance.

I can’t speak to that, not being one of ‘they’ but some days I have to wonder. … [continued]


Access Dropbox Public Folder

by JL Beeken on 5-22-2012

DropboxYou cannot access anyone’s Public Dropbox folder unless they’ve given you the link to it. You can’t search Dropbox folders.

There’s a common misconception that Dropbox folders are listed in a directory of drop boxes somewhere, and people can put files in and take files out anytime they want to at some mysterious location, if only someone would tell us where it is. … [continued]

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Dropbox Links

by JL Beeken on 5-22-2012

DropboxTry not to over-think Dropbox links. I doubt they could make it any easier than it already is.

There are links to everything in your Dropbox. You can share anything you want to. Either individual files or folders or individual files within folders. … [continued]

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Time goes. And chances for communication go. … [continued]


Tracfone SIM: International Travelers

by JL Beeken on 5-16-2012

TracfoneTracfone is a pay-and-talk service that works in the U.S. only. It’s illegal to try to make it work anywhere else. … [continued]

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GeoSetter: How To Write GPS

by JL Beeken on 5-15-2012

GeoSetterThere are many ways of finding and writing GPS co-ordinates. The easiest way I know is using GeoSetter.

GeoSetter is free software compatible with Windows XP and higher. … [continued]

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