Archive The Web With MHTML Files

by JL Beeken on 2-14-2012

There’s another way to archive web pages besides saving them in personal software or printing them to PDF. It’s called MHTML. … [continued]

Firefox Scrapbook: Saving Your Blog

by JL Beeken on 1-13-2012

Firefox ScrapbookI discovered another use for the Firefox Scrapbook plugin.

Back when the discussion about moving from Blogger to WordPress was a hot topic, I got to thinking about saving my blog in a readable format. Not for any reason except that after awhile a blog starts to look like a book and someday, someone might find that interesting. … [continued]

In the year 2011 A.G., let it be known there really is life after Google. I have very happily left Google Reader and returned to my roots – Sage RSS Reader for Firefox. This is blog-reading in high style. … [continued]

Digital Hoarding: Zotero

by JL Beeken on 3-07-2010

ZoteroThe next thing someone will be making a TV show about it. I don’t, personally, have a problem with digital hoarding, which is to say what anyone else might interpret as ‘hoarding’ has been out of control for so long I’ve ceased to view it as a problem. … [continued]

TiddlyWiki Crashes Firefox

by JL Beeken on 10-01-2009

FirefoxAre any Firefox users having a problem getting to JLiki? It’s crashing my browser. I can’t even get onto the main TiddlyWiki site.

It looks like a war on Tiddlies, but it could be just my computer. Can you please give it a try if you haven’t yet, and report back your insights?

Zotero v.2: Group Libraries

by JL Beeken on 5-24-2009

ZoteroI have to admit, I’ve been a little behind on Zotero developments. But I’m catching up, zipping through about four months of posts in BlogBridge. Last week Zotero released v.2 beta which includes the ability to collaborate in groups. It’s only in beta so watch out for other developments in this regard. While you’re at it, bookmark their blog.

  • Automatically capture citations
  • Remotely back up and sync your library
  • Store PDFs, images, and web pages
  • Cite from within Word and OpenOffice
  • Take rich-text notes in any language
  • Wide variety of import/export options
  • Free, open source, and extensible
  • Collaborate with group libraries
  • Organize with collections and tags
  • Access your library from anywhere
  • Automatically grab metadata for PDFs
  • Use thousands of bibliographic styles
  • Instantly search your PDFs and notes
  • Advanced search and data mining tools
  • Interface available in over 30 languages

You need to have Firefox to use Zotero …. So what are you waiting for? Get Firefox, get Zotero and get on top of your genealogical world.

OK, so admittedly this is not rocket science but, honest, I’ve just never taken a serious interest in bookmarks. I only twigged onto this two days ago.

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Getting Started With Zotero

by JL Beeken on 5-10-2008

Just on the off chance anyone’s taken an interest in Zotero, any of the 800 of you who have traipsed through my site in the past few days, virtually shutting down the LUG mailing list yesterday and choking Zotero‘s bandwidth, I’d like to mention a few things that weren’t immediately obvious to me.

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ZoteroI don’t know how I missed Zotero. Don’t get around enough I guess.

I said I wouldn’t harp on about Firefox anymore but I just hafta. As if there aren’t already enough reasons for switching browsers, here’s one more and this is the King of them all. You can’t possibly, as a self-respecting genealogist, not want to use Zotero. It’s impossible.

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Accessibility Options In Internet Explorer

by JL Beeken on 4-16-2008

In the ongoing search for a solution to viewing problems in different browsers I came across ‘Accessibility Options’ in Internet Explorer. … [continued]