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Benchmarks - Blog comment by lkessler - 27 Mar 2014

The Lynn file is a real file with over 90,000 people in it. This size can often happen when people merge other people's research into theirs (something I don't recommend). However, you can also achieve such sizes by loading multiple GEDCOMs at once, as Behold allows (but few others do). Multiple files will play ...

Benchmarks - Blog entry by lkessler - 25 Mar 2014

One thing I’ve tried to do with Behold is optimize its speed. I want it to load your GEDCOM and display the Everything Report for you as fast as possible. I’ve worked hard to do this and have made it a program that is notable for its loading speed. Every version prior to release, I check both the speed and ...

Don’t Wait Too Long - Blog entry by lkessler - 22 Mar 2014

I’ve saved all my important emails since 2002. This is my 2nd or 3rd computer upgrade since then. The other times, I was able to transfer my email easily into the mail program on my new computer. But I ran into a slight glitch this time. My old computer was Windows Vista and my email program was Windows ...

Setting up a Solid State Drive with Windows 8.1 - Blog entry by lkessler - 17 Mar 2014

Ready for an adventure? Anything that should be easy usually isn’t, especially when it comes to computers and hardware. A new computer is expected to result in a boost to productivity … but only after the dust settles. Why is there always so much dust? The first step is setting up the hardware. I thought it ...

Going Paperless and Laptopless - Blog comment by lkessler - 16 Mar 2014

I agree that a few pieces of paper are easier to scan quickly than digital documents, just as physical books are more pleasant to read than digital books. But a good digital organization system (by source) combined with a good full text search engine is hard to beat when it comes to locating lots of stuff, e.g. ...

Re-evaluating the Future of Genealogy Software - Blog comment by lkessler - 16 Mar 2014

Taco, Thank you for your detailed reply. Let me try in return. 1. If a hundred family historians came to one incorrect conclusion, it's probably because 99 of them copied it from the first. 2. I'd say less than 1% of genealogists want to "publish" as in journal type of publishing. I think the ...

When Is It Time To Get A New Desktop Computer? - Blog entry by lkessler - 15 Mar 2014

11. When you’ve still got Windows Vista. 10. When your monitors are so old that one flashes for 30 seconds when it starts up and the other’s color doesn’t match. Yes, you could simply get new monitors if this is your only problem. 9. You can’t connect to your home network because every time you try to ...

Re-evaluating the Future of Genealogy Software - Blog entry by lkessler - 12 Mar 2014

I have been busy the past couple of years. Busy trying to assemble my thoughts about the genealogy software of today and the software for tomorrow. I’ve had my eyes open and I’ve been listening intently. The winds are changing somewhat and course corrections for all developers are required if they want to ...

Beta? - Forum post by lkessler in General Discussion - 23 Feb 2014

Will, In a weird sort of way, it makes me happy to know that you and some other users are that interested in Behold and want to see updates. If you've followed my blog you'll know I've been working on life events, which will be something new among genealogy software that I hope others wiil agree will really be ...

Going Paperless and Laptopless - Blog entry by lkessler - 15 Feb 2014

Last week I used #RootsTech to attempt the start of what may become a radical change to the way I work. It started with an experiment. I had said in an earlier blog post what items I would be carrying with me. At RootsTech 2012 the list included my digital camera, my cellphone, my laptop, a pen, a binder ...