Tag: archive

Hello, Airtable!

I keep losing things. I am forgetful. I am frustrated. I have a few spreadsheets that I’ve created to document the various collections of books, CDs, photos, etc that I have amassed over the years. I was using MediaMan for inventorying, but it hasn’t been maintained by the developer and so it doesn’t work very…

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Hello, Dropbox!

So after some major data storage disasters (5 in the last two years!), I have decided to go the route of cloud-storage. I should have changed my ways when the first flash drive failed in Oct 2010. But no, I bought a new one (exact same brand) and it worked pretty well until I lost…

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Hello, Flickr!

Although I created an account 5 years ago (March 2007), I had never uploaded any photos before. Well, I did add photos to the LGBAC’S account in 2008 as part of gearing up for the 30th anniversary in 2009. A cool widget was added to the Photos page, and a slideshow of the best photos…

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Hello, WordPress!

Welcome to designs by jiminy! This is when it all begins. At least on WordPress. I have been wanting for some time to create a site about me and what’s going on in my world. I am tired of the Facebook. So today’s that day. <cue Rent soundtrack ‘No Day But Today’> Happy discovery!

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Hello, Ancestry!

Once again, I sign up for a free membership to a site and don’t take advantage of it for some time.  I created an account with ancestry.com back in February, but really didn’t do much with it. So today, I decided to sign up for a (discounted) six-month World Explorer Membership. This is going to…

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Hello, MediaMan!

After attending a seminar on digital archives at Columbia University, I learned about personal library cataloging software. How many years have I worked in libraries, and yet, had never cataloged my own library? Granted, I did have a box of index cards of citations from college, but that was many years ago, and who knows…

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Hello, Evernote!

A colleague at Columbia University Libraries gave a presentation on “new technologies in personal archiving” today. While I try to keep up with technology, there is much to discover. Many are the ways to create, save, and archive one’s digital existence. Of particular interest was the introduction of using mobile devices to create and access…

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