Friday, July 9, 2010

What I Do Meme

Thomas McEntee has a great posting suggestion for today, it's the "What I Do Meme".  What technology do you use for your genealogy research?

* Hardware: Windows Vista on my Dell Inspiron 1525
* External storage: Maxtor Removable Hard Drive 96 GB
* Online storage: Snapfish, Shutterfly, Picasa, and Flickr for photos
* Backup: CDs, DVDs, USB drives, external storage, hard copy

* Firewall: McAfee
* Virus protection: McAfee
* Spyware: McAfee
* File cleaner: None (?)


* Printer: HP Photosmart printer, copier, scanner, and photo printer.  Also on the search for a 35mm, slide, and 4x6 scanner for my large inventory of photos
* Phone: iPhone (best invention! :))
* Mobile media: iPod
* Music player: iPod
* Car audio: CD and AM/FM radio, usually hook up my iPod with connector
* eBook Reader: iPod, free Kindle reader


* Browser: Safari, Internet Explorer (when I have to)
* Blog: blogger  (http://pawprintsguidingmetothepast.blogspot.com/)
* RSS: Google
* FTP: Don't currently use


* Text editor: Word 2007
* Graphics: Photoshop Elements
* Screen capture: The "print screen" key on keyboard, then paste into document....

* Social media: Facebook, Scrapbook Flair
* Social bookmarking: Don't currently use
* Social profile: Facebook (?)
* URL shortener: Don't currently use


* Office suite: Microsoft Office 2007
* E-mail: Yahoo Mail
* Calendar: Outlook
* Accounting: Turbo Tax, Exel


* PDF generator: Nuance PDF Converter Professional 6 (use at work, don't own)
* Genealogy database: Ancestry.com, Family Tree Maker 2010
* Genealogy tools: Canon Digital Camera, OneNote (also going to check out EverNote), Google Maps, Google, iGoogle, Olympus voice recorder, Genealogy Gems and Family History Made Easy podcasts, ancestry.com, myfamily.com, familysearch.org, footnote.com,  Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK), findagrave.com (and many many more)
* Other tech stuff: TomTom GPS

Hmm...used to think I was pretty tech savvy....now after reading some other posts, I think not

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