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]

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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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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]

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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]

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