Day 2 of Intellishare. I got cuz out of the research rut but we immediately took a sharp left into another ditch.
She told me she didn’t have time to work on genealogy for a few days so I said, “Ok.” … [continued]
(Update: Dropbox Shareable Links was a passing concept on the path of development. It’s much simplified now. See Dropbox Links.)
Someone emailed me last weekend for some help with linking web pages in a particular way. It wasn’t a difficult question but she had a list of requirements for how she wanted it to work and how she didn’t. So, having knocked every other option out of the ring, what was left was Dropbox Shareable Links. … [continued]
If 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]
When I said, in Mind Mapping a Research Toolbox, that you can keep files in your Public Dropbox folder to yourself a question came up about how safe this is. These links are from the Dropbox domain so could they be indexed by the search engines. Or do they have to be linked from another website in order to be indexed and seen? … [continued]
The 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]
Seems it would be easy enough for them to get their own Dropbox account and share a folder with you but this is not always the case. My cousin, Sam, for instance could not sign up for Dropbox without getting lost. Email address, password, download and install a small file. That’s all it takes. … [continued]