I 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]
(If you’re wondering why screen-sharing with Skype seems it doesn’t work for free anymore, it’s because Skype counts your webcam and your screen-share as two different videos and you can only have one. So you have to turn your webcam off if you want to use screen-share. Under Call, choose Video and Stop Video.)
Between my cousin, Sam, and my other Cuz I’ve pretty much got a full-time job here.
They’ve both got themselves set up with Skype so we can spend a lot of time screen-sharing. … [continued]
SugarSync is yet another online backup and file sync option. Here are the top ten reasons you should use it.
- Back up and secure your data (you never know when your computer will crash)
- Access all of your files on the go (from any browser or mobile phone)
- Share entire folders and collaborate on projects … [continued]
The last post on running Legacy from Dropbox on my two computers led me to thinking this might also be able be used as an alternative to IntelliShare. I believe the concept of IntelliShare was probably put together prior to the ease of online file-sharing. It seems so obvious now I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before. … [continued]
To answer some common questions: How to put something in someone’s Dropbox folder? How to access a public Dropbox folder? How to find the private URL of a Dropbox file? … [continued]
The ongoing post-Intellishare adventures with Cuz. It’s a good thing I’ve never tried to make a living as a diplomat. While I’d be thinking about how to make all the people happy all the time the situation would be long gone and I’d be left standing in the dust still thinking. … [continued]
IntelliShare takes compromise, no question about it.
You have to agree on location formats, date formats, source citation formats and notes/event entry. At the very least. … [continued]
After a couple days of thinking about the IntelliShare failure and the reasons, I came up with another idea. … [continued]
Day 4. The IntelliShare project has now crashed and burned. Like we didn’t see that one coming.
Cuz is not willing to compromise on any point whatsoever. Where the notes go, formatting of locations, the family lines that should be included/excluded …. nothing. … [continued]
Legacy Family Tree’s IntelliShare Day 3. I thought we’d hit an impasse. The Merge was being held hostage.
Cousin refused to send me her family file. She wanted me to import and merge one small export file after another, piecemeal. She thought she could win with stubbornness. … [continued]