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What to do When Your @FamilyTreeDNA Autosomal Results Come In - Blog entry by lkessler - 10 Jan 2017
It’s always an exciting day when your DNA results come back. After analyzing my uncle’s results ad infinitum for the past six months, I finally bit the bullet and sent away for my own test. The FamilyTreeDNA Holiday Season sale with coupons for extra dollars off was quite motivating. I ordered my own test ...
Seven Years of Improvements - Blog entry by lkessler - 12 Jul 2015
I know my last two posts were not written in English for the normal person. But I felt I had to document a bit of the work involved in just upgrading a development environment. It is complex process full of pits and valleys. Getting through it needs a machete and a torch. We programmers struggle with our ...
Updating My Development Tool - Blog entry by lkessler - 3 Jul 2015
... two versions of EurekaLog. I had to go into RegEdit and change Eureka log to EurekaLogOld, then install the new version, and then go back into RegEdit and rename EurekaLogOld back to EurekaLog. Thats not a very nice way to have to do it. But then, it still didn’t work. When installing the new version, it gave two system errors. It ...
How Safe Are Your Credit Cards? - Blog entry by lkessler - 26 Dec 2014
... icons I show at the bottom of my Buy Now page, I have now added the PCI DSS compliant logo shown earlier in this post, and it links to BlueSnap’s page about security on their website. So, how safe are your credit cards when you give them to other genealogy vendors. The big ones like Ancestry have a secure payment page, that shows off Thawte, BBB and TRUSTe
The Bloggers’ Geneameme - Blog entry by lkessler - 28 Aug 2013
... & Genealogy Cruise last February. Being a geneablogger (I proudly display the logo on my main blog page), I think Jill’s meme is a great way to advertise the geneablogging community and get more people to start doing it. So here are my meme answers: What are the titles and URLs of your genealogy blog's? “Louis Kessler’s Behold Blog” – yeah I know it’s a ...
Random Jottings from the Last 3 Weeks - Blog entry by lkessler - 6 Jun 2012
... I have to submit new point versions back to Microsoft to recertify for the Windows 7 Logo. But I know I didn’t add any incompatibilities, and important future versions that will need checking are forthcoming. I’ll wait until then to resubmit. Here are some other things that have been happening: I became a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists ...
Behold Now Displays the Windows Compatible Logo (Finally!) - Blog entry by lkessler - 8 Feb 2012
... has attained Compatible with Windows 7 status. I’ve been talking about getting a logo certification for quite some time. You do have to make sure your program meets certain Windows requirements. I talked about that in a blog post back in November. I also checked to see what genealogy software was listed at the Windows 7 Compatibility Center. Several were, but only 3 ...
Genealogy Programs that Meet the Windows 7 Logo Requirements - Blog entry by lkessler - 17 Nov 2011
Yesterday's post got me wondering how many genealogy programs passed the Windows 7 Logo Requirements and are allowed to show the Windows 7 Software Logo. When I search for Windows programs at GenSoftReviews, the site indicated that there are 337 Windows programs for genealogy. Microsoft allows vendors to add their programs to their ...
One Serious Attempt at the Windows 7 Logo - Blog entry by lkessler - 16 Nov 2011
I admit, I really do want that Logo saying "Compatible with Windows 7" for Behold. Why? Well for one thing, there are very few genealogy programs (are there any?) that have it. The reason is probably that most genealogy programs are older, use legacy code, and just have too many non-standard hooks in them, making ...
Well At Least Behold Is Now Win7 Compliant - Blog entry by lkessler - 23 Apr 2011
One of the things I've been delaying is getting Behold the "Certified for Windows 7" logo. Way back in 2007, I was turned off from getting the Vista certification when they required a Verisign certificate. Later, once I resigned myself to them not backing down on that, I found out they want a Version 1.0 and not a beta version. But there was still something Behold was ...