JLiki

My Criminal Ancestors

by JL Beeken on 5-23-2010

My Criminal AncestorsOver at Scanfest today, the conversation turned to telling tales of our less-than-stellar ancestors. Yes, we all have some. … [continued]

JLiki: Storytelling With Wikis

by JL Beeken on 5-17-2010

Since alternate methods of publishing are a source of consternation at the Legacy Mailing List again … And since I’m on a bender with MRINs again … And since I’ve been working on my personal version of JLiki the last couple of days … … [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?

Google My Maps

by JL Beeken on 1-21-2009

Google My MapsAs we know, telling stories of our ancestors is much enhanced by the use of photographs. Oftentimes a map can make a story clear in a way that words cannot. My Maps at Google will allow you to make annotated, customized maps that can be shared in a variety of ways and what could be better than that?

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Google Maps API

by JL Beeken on 9-21-2008

Google Maps APIFellow JLikians, makers of genealogy wikis, how about moveable maps? Google Maps API is here to show you how.

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JLiki Postscript

by JL Beeken on 8-12-2008

After more than a month harping on about JLiki I feel like I must have been talking in a vacuum. I know some of you read through from beginning to end but it’s so quiet out there. (I expected a parade.)

After almost two years of thinking out loud this feels like the end of the road for me, organization-wise. My genealogy computer life has gone from increasingly complicated to flat-out simple in about a minute. In the end my main interest is output because why else am I doing this? If just to entertain myself it wouldn’t be enough. Everything else is on the path to getting there.

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Genealogy Organization

by JL Beeken on 7-28-2008

The subject of genealogy organization never ends.

Since I’m in another tidying up phase I decided to have another look at the old survey.  One of the outstanding comments there is in answer to the question: “What other content would be useful to you?”

“How to know when to stop re-organizing when you have a system set up, a curse of a Virgo.”

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JLiki 10: TiddlyWiki Plugins

by JL Beeken on 7-26-2008

If you’ve read the previous JLiki posts you have everything you need to build your genealogy wiki. But in WikiWorld there’s always more. Some of it’s easy and some of it’s way-out-there. … [continued]

JLiki 9: Linking Multimedia Files

by JL Beeken on 7-23-2008

In JLiki 8, I showed how to link images to your wiki. You can link to any type of document or multimedia file: HTML, PDF, PPS, DOC, audio, video, whatever you have.  If you have the software to create it or open it, you can link to it.  TXT is OK;  RTF is really not unless you can make it open directly with something besides your browser. You might as well do something that looks better. You can just as easily save the page as HTML.

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JLiki 8: Linking Images

by JL Beeken on 7-20-2008

As explained in JLiki 6, there are two ways of adding content to your wiki; directly through tiddlers or through linking files. Sometimes you’ll want to add a photo to a tiddler. And sometimes you’ll want to link to external albums and other documents. So it’s time to start talking about making links.

First, you need to think about where you’re going to gather your material. Previously, I made three folders; docs, images, and albums.

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