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one of those ideas...

One of those ideas I'm jealous didn't occur to me first, because it's damned simple to set up, and self-policing: http://www.43things.com/

I am, of course, nentwined.

It integrates with lj, too, if you're willing to give them your password.


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Jan. 6th, 2005 10:55 pm (UTC)
Not that new
I remember this when I first heard of it. Back then it was called, a New Year's Resolution. People made a list every new year and promptly failed it within a week (if not within the hour).
Jan. 6th, 2005 11:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Not that new
Yes, dear. Now give it a try and feel the social networking, the climbing of ideas out of primordial maelstrom. :)

I have added one goal, so far, that I think will enhance my life, that I had not contemplated earlier, simply from seeing it in others' lists.

I'm all about data, distilling information. How prosaic a list, in english, on paper, delimited and dispersed the same as a list of groceries, car colors, or dictionary words... and then, not even (as far as a computer is concerned) a proper list, beyond the list of bits, bytes that turn it into characters on a screen. Words that are difficult, at best, to realize _are_ a list, let alone determine what sort of list it might be.

S'why I use skwerms.org for keeping track of my own personal to-dos. :)
Jan. 6th, 2005 11:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Not that new
Data collection is why I am hopelessly addicted to Wikis.

Project of the week: http://kevin.sidlar.net/genealogy.html
Jan. 6th, 2005 11:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Not that new
Genealogy is something I haven't _quite_ done, yet. My mom got roped into it many years ago (as reference librarian), and I'm fairly sure she has a fairly extensive tree going back. My wife's lineage is also fairly traced back, through early settlers and onto other continents, with bibles and the whole beeswax. Any "probability assessment" on each of those branches? ;) Once you get so far, it's hard to tell what name got spelled how many different ways, and whose bastard you really are. Etc, etc.

I imagine any number of the 'social networking' sites is just a hair's breadth away from adding genealogy somehow... ?

Is there an online site for managing (and "publishing" your genealogy?)???

"merging" would be ... difficult. ownership of relatives and all that.

Jan. 6th, 2005 11:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Not that new
answer: of _course_ there is.

Now--can I do better?

Jan. 7th, 2005 08:32 am (UTC)
Re: Not that new
I was able to get direct information for 100-odd relatives directly from my mom, with more added as we find documentation. With more data, we'll be able to go further laterally, but I don't think we'll be able to go back much further than 5 generations. All of my great-grandparents came to Canada at more-or-less the same time from their various home countries.

Thinking about comment boards and friending and wikis and genealogy... I wonder if there's a way we can abstract further! I've got the bandwiki where I'm trying to trace the genealogy of bands... A universal method of storing data... hmmm...
Jan. 8th, 2005 01:57 pm (UTC)
1st post after your wedding and nothing about how it went??? Details, man!! ;-)
Jan. 9th, 2005 12:42 am (UTC)
I know!

It's like he's still the same old Kaolin or something.
Jan. 11th, 2005 11:16 am (UTC)
I am referring you to this person for web design, please follow up if you can
Jan. 11th, 2005 11:39 am (UTC)
Thanks. :)
Jan. 13th, 2005 03:46 pm (UTC)
this is neat too
Jan. 13th, 2005 04:00 pm (UTC)
Re: this is neat too
the ... web interface is nifty, but I don't see the valueadd there.
Jan. 13th, 2005 04:03 pm (UTC)
Re: this is neat too
Indeed.. same problem I have with, say, Gmail.

It is a good CSS/whatever hack, though.

I guess "accessible from anywhere" is one advantage to the web i-face. Also if you were able to use it collaboratively.

What are you doing these days / right now?
Jan. 13th, 2005 04:15 pm (UTC)
Re: this is neat too
Well, just prior to noticing mail and responding to this, I was on: http://www.overnitecbt.com/iraq/index2.html

Somewhat more generally, I'm at work, setting up a development system on fedora core 3 with apache, php, samba, mysql, and svn. And theoretically building a book of best practices, building sites, enforcing best practices, etc.

More generally than that, I'm still picking up pieces from after the weeks leading up to getting married.

What a long, strange trip it's been.

I work at http://centric.com/

Which is a 3.6 mile round-trip commute.

Hmm. Forgot I was on this page. Not tracking so well, it seems. Back to work. ;)
Jan. 13th, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC)
Re: this is neat too
Oh, and as far as gmail--yeah, I agree. I don't like the fact that they don't support IMAP. But it's good to have an external account that won't go down, from time to time.
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