Thursday, October 1, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 1 October 2009

It was a full genealogy day primed with lots of frustration over the damned HP 2355 Printer. Still got lots done, but could have done more, and now worry about printer failure at the wrong time, like the night before a presentation.

* Online before 8 a.m., read email and blogs and Twitter, posted "Lost and Forgotten Cemeteries of San Diego" Program Summary and then buckled down to work on the FORUM column. Looked up and it was lunch time.

* Edited the ProGen Proof Argument one last time, and sent it to the peer group for review and comment. Added the CVGS Program summary to the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog, and wrote another post there for tomorrow.

* Fought the printer issue for almost three hours - finally posted about it on Facebook and got advice. Downloaded the updated drivers and installed them, but still didn't work. Ready to go to Costco for a replacement for Old Faithful, I cursed at it, unplugged it and replaced the color cartridge, then plugged it back in and it worked! After about ten reboots and many complaints on Facebook. How long will it last - I have no clue. If it dies, I hope it's on a Tuesday - I need it on Sundays to print my syllabus material for the adult ed classes.

* Posted Stymied on Devier J. Lamphear Smith problems in order to surface some ideas and comments. Time for news, paper and dinner.

* Back online at 6:15, worked on my Exploring handout - checked all links and added some and deleted some (where did the Coming Soon page go?).

* ProGen chat started at 8 p.m. about Marketing Strategies.

* Read everything, then decided to write my Blog Obituary for the Carnival of Genealogy. Then wrote this post. Six blog posts today!

Genealogy today was 10.5 hours - 1.0 hour reading email and blogs, 1.0 hour on Twitter and Facebook, 3.0 hours on FORUM column, 2.0 hours on ProGen homework and chat, 2.5 hours writing blog posts, 1.0 hour on Ancestry presentation, and 3.0 hours fighting the damn printer problem (not counted in the above).

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