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As an almost purely visual thinker, and former "mind maps" trainer, I can't help but love a good flow chart. Here's a few that caught my eye this week:
- Ask a Flowchart: Which Social Search Site Should I Use?
- Not new, but nonetheless entertaining: The Evolution of the Geek.
- Also not new, but I'm on a roll here: 7 Geeky Flowcharts. Why looky, there's our friend The Genealogue in the geeky flowchart list (waves at Genealogue)!
- And this week's winner (drumroll please)... Are You a Real Genealogist? I'm afraid it's too late for me to take up decoupage, so perhaps I should just start drinking.
Who needs all those CSI gadgets? Ears Could Make Better Unique IDs Than Fingerprints.
Hate to cook? Why Making Dinner Is a Good Idea.
It's an email smackdown! Aol To Unveil New Aol Mail On Sunday vs. Facebook’s Gmail Killer, Project Titan, Is Coming On Monday. Coming to PPV (not really) on November 15th!
If you'll be traveling during the holiday season, you might be interested to know that between November 20 and January 2, 2010, Google Gives Free Wi-Fi to Holiday Travelers.
Finally, it's time to start thinking about the perfect Christmas gift for the techno-geek in your family: 2010 GeekDad Holiday Gift Guide #2 (Note to my family: I could use one of those cool Eye-Fi memory cards. And a Kindle.). For the family photog: Fashionable Camera Cufflinks for the Budding Photographer. Or perhaps he/she would prefer a Spy T-Shirt with a Built-In Spy Camera (I mean, who wouldn't?).
From the Blogs:
Ok, enough goofing around.
Caroline Pointer shares They Had Balls. It didn't win, but it's got one heck of a title.
Kerry Scott needs you to help her figure out what her chicken thingy dish is in Please Help Me Solve A Mystery. I inherited one of these dishes from my grandmother, but it's much larger and redder than Kerry's itty, bitty one.
Got Greek ancestors? Check out Kathleen Brandt's Five Steps Closer to Your Greek Ancestor.
Start planning your genealogy vacation now: Exploring Your Roots Cruise – two new genealogy cruises in 2011. Sign me up - I have yet to earn that "I'm on a Boat!" badge on Foursquare!
Joanne asks: Have You Cleaned Out Your Shoebox on Ancestry.com? It's been a seriously long time since I've done this, and with my husband and I both using the same account, I shudder to think what might be in there. Similarly, Joan Miller asks Where is Your Digital Shoebox? (Mine is also on Mozy.)
What do you do with your unlabeled photos? Melissa Mannon shares a story of one of hers in Shared Cultural Heritage: My Unlabeled History.
If you like old clocks, you'll love Nancy's Clock Builder Turns Back Time...
I've been enjoying Becky Jamison's touching story of how and why she created a genealogy book for her adopted son. This week, she shares Delivery of My Son’s Genealogy Book.
Deborah Large Fox reminds us to look carefully at what we've already got in WHAT CLUES MIGHT YOU BE MISSING?
From the "ewww" department: Boston 1775's Bathroom Break. Kids haven't changed much - this is still a pretty big concern.
Malissa Ruffner tells a sweet story of her family (with great photos) in El Paso Places.
Madaleine J. Laird shares some Central Coast secrets in Highlighting Hidden Collections on the Purple Heart Trail.
I'm pretty sure that the GEDCOM is as old as I am. Ok, maybe not that old, but at least as old as computers (not the really big ones). So you'll be happy to read DearMYRTLE's announcement, Build a BetterGEDCOM goes LIVE.
Don't be a sucker. The Chart Chick warns that we should Observe Safety Rule #1 for the Genealogy Internet Playground.
And don't miss footnoteMaven's Annotate Your Sources - It Can't Hurt And It Just Might Help.
The Last Byte
There were many, many posts about veteran ancestors this week in honor of Veterans Day. You can see the bunch at Geneabloggers, but here are a few that stood out for me:
- Craig Manson's Some Reflections on Veterans’ Day.
- Becky Wiseman's Dad and the 511th.
- Cathy Berry's amazing photos of Veterans' Day Celebrations - Santa Barbara, November 11, 2010.
- Just because: Lori's Wordless Wednesday - Preparing the Cannon.
- And Happy Veterans Day by AOTUS: Collector in Chief.
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