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Windows 10 At Last - Blog entry by lkessler - 22 Nov 2015

Windows 10 first released on July 29. It was a staged release, being rolled out in phases to help manage the demand. I had “reserved” my copy early, like millions of others, and was anxiously awaiting it telling me my upgrade was ready. I even tweeted this: So then I waited, and waited, and waited, as ...

Up and Down - Blog entry by lkessler - 21 Nov 2015

My websites,,, and have been experiencing unfortunate periods of downtime over the past couple of months. Yesterday, I put in my third ticket with Netfirms, my hosting company, about this. My first ticket was Oct 15 and I titled it:  “My sites are ...

Changing Payment Processors - Blog entry by lkessler - 17 Nov 2015

This is why I’m switching from using @BlueSnapInc to @FastSpring to process payments for Behold. I started about 10 years ago with what was then Plimus. Plimus was founded in 2001. They were a payment processor that would accept payments for Behold on my behalf. They had a nice interface to produce a buy now ...

Behold Version 1.2 - Blog entry by lkessler - 15 Nov 2015

I think I’ve got it right this time. Life Events have been cut down to include only the really relevant events that will be important in your research. Children and parent birth, marriage and death events are important. Siblings are as well until the person of interest gets married. Half-family, stepfamily ...

Quick Update - Blog entry by lkessler - 21 Sep 2015

Its been a while since my last post so I wanted to let you know I’m still here. I’ve been working quite hard to finish off Version 1.1.1 which will be much, much, much better than 1.1. Hopefully not more than a couple of weeks left (but I know I’ve said that before). I’ve removed piles of code and ...

Re-evaluating Everything - Blog comment by lkessler - 26 Aug 2015

Thanks for that, Geoffn. I am working very hard on Version 1.1.1, which I will release as soon as possible (weeks, not months). The feedback I've been getting from everybody has been excellent and I'm very excited about what I've changed already and I'm sure everyone will be very happy the improvements. I ...

Behold Version 1.1 - Blog comment by lkessler - 12 Aug 2015

I'm now playing around with better representations. The solution to putting the date first might be to also have the event and the person on the same line, e.g.: Age 30, married 2y (wife first name, age 28), Wed 5 June 1940 in France. Birth of Son 1: (Name) (ID) or possibly (which do you like better, ...

Re-evaluating Everything - Blog comment by lkessler - 11 Aug 2015

There already is an option to toggle this: the heart button on the toolbar (or from the menu select View -> Life Events). But that doesn't alleviate the problem that it's still too complicated. Basically I tried to do way too much (merge all events into a single timeline) which took way too long and made ...

Re-evaluating Everything - Blog entry by lkessler - 9 Aug 2015

I’ve been bothered with the worry that I may have taken Behold in the wrong direction. My original goals I believe were solid. Display the user’s information clearly and concisely in one report so that everything’s available and nicely cross referenced in the indexes. Behold was doing this task well and ...

Raising the House - Blog entry by lkessler - 5 Aug 2015

Installing a database into Behold is a major endeavour that I am doing carefully. It is, in many ways, not unlike the work that has been going on at a house I have been passing by for the past couple of months. This is a beautiful home, about 100 years old, that supposedly was used for a movie set many years ...