Category Archives: Technology

Working remotely: why you need a virtual private network (VPN)

The find-an-apartment and move date will be in July. By then I will have finished up most other commitments and will have much more time and freedom. In the meantime, I am scheming and preparing, including gathering things together we’ll … Continue reading

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Airport body scanner controversy

I haven’t really been paying attention to this whole body scanner thing. You know, the one that takes transparent, real-life looking images of your personal body parts, allegedly to spot any contraband you may be carrying. After all, I haven’t … Continue reading

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New genealogy site unveiled

Well, not exactly new, but it’s a new template designed by moi. It’s the refreshed Alberta Family Histories Society website and it’s been a long time coming. I’ve been working on it in my “spare time,” tweaking and refining until … Continue reading

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Facebook free, three days and counting

Well, I did it. I joined the Facebook protesters who are leaving in droves, peeved at the blatant disregard FB has for our privacy and security. It actually feels pretty good to be free! I agonized over it for awhile, … Continue reading

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Blog analytics

It’s so interesting to analyze where my blog visitors are coming from and what they’re looking for. I recently had a look and here is how some people are finding my site: Kirkpatrick family research (definitely the number one hit-maker!) … Continue reading

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This is cute: “Romancing your blog”

I don’t know a lot of people who maintain blogs (although, I think the number may be higher than I am aware of), but some of my friends and passers by may get something out of this. It’s a cute … Continue reading

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Dion’s first impressions of Google’s Wave

Google’s new Wave, coming soon, has had me intrigued from the first time I saw the video. I plan to be one of the first in line to try it out and just can’t wait for the day. So I … Continue reading

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My new baby

Because I tend to travel a fair amount (and like to stay connected when I do), I jumped when I first saw this little beauty. She’s an Acer Aspire and she looks like a laptop but she’s tiny. She fits … Continue reading

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DNA Genealogy

So, I am thinking of getting my DNA analyzed for genealogical purposes. And I’m considering going through Family Tree DNA because it is the one that’s been most recommended to me by my genealogy-studying colleagues. Family Tree DNA will test … Continue reading

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Six rules for Internet dating

I was talking to someone the other day about Internet relationships and how “safe” they are – or not. I think people were surprised to know that I have had a few such relationships that began online, the last of … Continue reading

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