Thursday, April 22, 2010

Randy's Genealogy Day - 22 April 2010

Another full genealogy day - one more task completed, many more to do. Tick ... tick ... tick - only four more get-ups before flying off to Salt Lake City. Lots still to do!

* Read my email and Twitter - Bloglines was down all day, hope it's back on Friday. Wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - Julia White's Death Record and then worked on transcribing A Conversation with David E. Rencher - Part 2 and set it to post later in the morning. Transferred my big (10 gb) Genealogy folder contents from desktop to laptop using flash drive. Now the laptop is almost as fresh as the desktop!

* Got cleaned up, then checked out the laptop and projector in the spare bedroom. Made everything work, including the clicker/pointer. Packed everything up.

* Wrote New Filters are Working! and posted it. Ate lunch at home.

* We left at 12:15 p.m. for the University City library, got there at 12:45 and was set up for lecture by 1:10 p.m. Had to put laptop on cart with projector, and put podium in the corner of the room so I could click the slides and see the screen. It all worked, but glad I had the clicker! Started at 1:30 and finished right at 3 p.m. Lots of questions... these were mainly novices but some folks with some experience.

* We stopped at Pollo Loco for dinner, and were home at 4:45 p.m. Watched TV while Linda checked her email. Finally online at 5:15 p.m. and read everything. Facebook not permitting TinyURLs to go through for some reason - that's frustrating! Still no Bloglines.

* Thought about working on class presentations but felt sluggish. Need some research to do - Barbara sent email with a problem so I tackled that and solved it quickly.

* Opened up NGS syllabus PDF file and started printing out selected articles - the ones I'm interested in and the ones I might attend. Got through Friday by 9:45 when I stopped. Checked in on Facebook all night...

* Wrote this post, and I'm almost done for the night.

Genealogy today was 10.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 2.5 hours researching and writing blog posts, 0.5 hour preparing hardware for talk, 3.0 hours for library talk, 1.0 hour doing online research, and 3.0 hours printing off NGS syllabus articles.

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