Tonight was a great night! I got together with some of my great friends from across the country.
My friends Thomas MacEntee and Lisa Alzo have been in town this week for Leiland Meitzler's Christmas Tour. They are two of his presenters this year.
Thomas, Lisa and I got together with two of our other really good genealogy friends, DearMYRTLE and Mr.MYRTLE. We went to dinner at the Garden Restaurant at the top of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City.
Although I have lived in Salt Lake City my whole life (except for my 2 years in Canada) I have never been to the Garden Restaurant until tonight! It was delightful. I had a nice piece of chicken, asparagus and fettuccine alfredo.
It is always nice to get together with my genealogy friends who live across the country. Of course we talked about genealogy, but it was also nice to catch up with one another's personal lives and to hear about what each of us have been up to since the last time we all saw each other.
I think the next time all of us will be in the same place again will be at RootsTech in March.
I use my iPad every single day. I love all the things I can do on my iPad. Here are some of the things I use my iPad for:
- Check Facebook
- Check my emails
- Listen to music on Spotify
- Surf the Internet
- Write blog posts
- Catch up on the latest news using Twitter and Flipboard
- Read books using iBooks, Google Books and Amazon Kindle App
- Manage my finances
- Access all my important files on my Dropbox
- Create documents using Pages and Numbers
- Watch movies and TV shows on Netflix
- Write in my journal using the Day One app
- View my family tree using the Ancestry.com and a few other genealogy apps
- View my photos on Flickr using FlickStackr
- Play a few games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride and Clash of Clans
So, as you can see I use my iPad for quite a bit. I use my iPad more than I use my laptop anymore. However, there are still some things that just can't be done on the iPad yet. There are many websites that require Flash. There are multitasking issues. I can't have two applications open on the screen on my iPad like I can a computer.
There are many other small things that you just can't do on an iPad that you can a computer.
I would love to see developers of website and apps making their websites mobile friendly or making apps available not just for the iPhone, but also the iPad. I have a few apps on my iPhone that don't have a native iPad version. I can install the iPhone version on my iPad, but it definitely isn't the same.
So, to all you developers out there, I know it takes time and money to make apps but please make your apps for both the iPhone and iPad! :)
This morning I updated my Genealogy
page here on my website. I wanted it to include links and information about my own family history and the websites I have created for the various lines in my family.
Although I have not added all of my websites on that page, nor are any of the websites anywhere near completed, at least it is a start. As I continue my genealogy research I will update these websites with pictures, information, sources and stories of my family.
Check them out! Maybe we are related! If you find any connection on any of these websites, please let me know. I love meeting distant cousins!