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Re: Podcast and genealogy
In Response To: Re: Podcast and genealogy ()

Lisa,

I really wanted to go to the DNA meeting but something came up. I have to look at the rest of the schedule and see if I can make a meeting depending on my schedule. During April I was lucky that my grandmother was visiting her son and my uncle in Southern California because I had chance to spend a day or so with her. I stayed with my great uncle in Los Angeles--my grandmother's brother--, saw a cousin and great Aunt and I did a couple genealogical research events. One included use of the Los Angeles City and County Hall of Records downtown. The second family history highlight of the trip was meeting a cousin in San Bernadino. Picked up a couple death certificates that I was looking for on Ancestry.com and that I was about request via the post.

It was really a long driving trip. I made a visit to San Juan Capistrano through the Cleveland National Forest. San Juan Capistrano was much more gorgeous than I remember. I guess they fixed a few more of the buildings since last time. It smelled so good.

Finally, I had the opportunity to see Yosemite. I don't know what took me so long to go there? There was snow piled stop sign high and to the side of the road. Some of it started to melt and the waterfalls were everywhere in the park. El Capitan was stunning against the valley. The purple flowers that lined the banks of the Merced River were beyond beautiful. I couldn't believe I was there.

I digress.

I went to the podcast learn-in at Apple. I can't believe how easy it is to use. I think it can be easy to use because I know the iconograhy of the program and for someone starting out, it accessible and easily learned. I didn't know that pictures could be used with audio file. I think I know how it could be used for genealogy after seeing the presentation. There is library of sound effects and I guess a really rich experience on a blog is waiting for an audience. It really seemed like a radio broadcast. It is just a matter of sitting down and doing interview with someone, adding a few sound effects and picture or two. I see know why universities use these devices as tool to reach students. The only hitch is that I think that ILIFE ownership is a requirement. I believe I heard the presenter say it is standard on some of the '06 models? Apple was of course pushing the use of mac.com; it was after-all at their store. I was thinking (while they were singing the praises of mac.com) about how many uses I could make out of handy-dandy toy on a blog. I really didn't want to do a blog but with this I just might.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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