Spotlight Theme – Fiore

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This week’s WordPress theme offers a classic blog layout with a vintage feel. It’s support for post formats would make it a great choice for a family history blog full of stories, photos and ephemera.

Today’s Tech – August 29 has just introduced the Action Bar. It appears at the bottom right corner of the screen for all sites. It provides a number of functions depending on who is visiting the site and which page they are on. When you visit a site you aren’t following, it will just display a Follow button.…

The Scribd Subscription Library

Did you know that in addition to its impressive document library, Scribd also provides a subscription library for books? For $8.99 a month you can read all the books you want from their huge collection (more than a million titles). Yesterday I spent a delightful afternoon reading several local history books I found on Scribd.…

Today’s Tech – Aug 27

Scanner Pro [iOS – $2.99] now includes a manual scanning mode to make edge adjustments after scanning. You can also upload your scanned documents as JPEG files or as multi-page PDFs. Pocket┬ájust announced a new feature called Recommendations. ┬áTap the Reocmmendations tab and you’ll find a personalized selection of recommended content based on the things…

Deja Vu?

Racing the Storm

This weekend we kick off St. Augustine’s 450th celebration. In 1565 a group of 800 Spanish soldiers and settlers arrived here to colonize La Florida and protect the gold fleet from the French who had established a colony just a few miles north on the St. Johns River. We are also keeping an eye on…

WordPress To Go

These days I find I’m writing most of my blog posts on my iPad using the WordPress mobile app. With the latest update, it’s gotten even easier to add and update content. In addition to my own blogs – currently there are four – I also manage four more. Each of them are set up…

Where there’s a will, I want to be in it.

The best treasures are yet to be found.
Mel Fisher