From TheNextWeb, a list of browser extensions that will help keep you safe while browsing. Not sure I agree with the author that blocking ads is equivalent to stealing. You don’t see those ads when reading the article in a newsreader . . .


The new Photos app for the Mac may look simple, but there are some amazing editing tools here. This Macworld article takes a look at the Adjust tool. It may look quite basic, but you’ll soon realize that looks are deceiving.

Vintage Ephemera

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Before you buy scrapbook design elements, check the terms of use. Many are not friendly to digital storytellers. Take a look at what you’ve already got in your family archives. If you need more, here are some ideas on where to look.


Recommended Reads

Although this article is focused on authors, it is also relevant to the genealogy community.

If you happen to be an artist or other creative, you live a life with (at least) two facets. A public one and one that is private. That private facet is associated with things like employers, potential employers, significant others, ex-significant others, and minor children. The public one is associated with people who like your work and are or want to be fans of your work. Social Media sites that insist on public links between a public life and a private one put women at risk.

Read How Social Media is Failing Creative Women at In, Bits, & Pixels.


Denise Olson

Many thanks to the Coastal Georgia Genealogical Society for their hospitality this afternoon. I had a delightful time talking about research tools.


Voilá Screen Capture for Mac has been updated to add Photos support. Voilá offers both screen capture and screen recording along with tools to edit and annotate your images and video. The update is free for current users.

You can only borrow a library book, but you get to keep the ideas. ~~unknown