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Renee
21 October 2005 @ 11:07 am
I got the following information from one of my genealogy mailing list. I agree with the fellow genealogist feelings on the matter. But in some respects I would would kind of like to see the drivers licenses on line so I can get a current picture of my relatives and maybe locate some of the missing.

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This is upsetting but I thought I should pass it along.

Check your drivers license. Now you can see anyone's Driver's License on the Internet, including your own! I just searched for mine and there it was.. . picture and all!! Thanks Homeland Security! Where are our rights?

I definitely removed mine. I suggest you do the same. Go to the web site and check it out. Just enter your name, city and state to see if yours is on file. After your license comes on the screen, click the box marked "Please Remove". This will remove it from public viewing, but not from law enforcement.

http://www.license.shorturl.com/

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Renee Zamora
http://www.harrisena.com

P.S. Renee's Genealogy Blog is now available on RSS feed. Set your Google Homepage/Reader to receive the feed and see what Renee is up to in genealogy. http://www.livejournal.com/users/rzamor1/data/rss the direct website address is http://www.livejournal.com/~rzamor1
 
 
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Renee
21 October 2005 @ 11:14 am
I found Dick Eastman's current article on RSS News Feeds very interesting. The following link is the article and my comments. http://eogn.typepad.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2005/10/google_rss_news.html

I wish to thank Chris Dunham of "The Genealogue" http://genealogue.blogspot.com/ for helping me get my blog on RSS feed. Hopefully now I will find even more "relatives" out there.

One lesson I learned (almost immediately) when having your blog posted on RSS feed DON'T post your entry until everything is spelled and worded correctly. I have been spoiled with my blog entries. I would post them and then read them over in a different format; to catch the spelling and wording problems. It just seems I can see errors better in a different format than I entered them in. Kind of like the principle of having a second pair of eyes looking at it.

Well I did my standard post, then corrections, with my first blog on RSS feed. When I later went back to look at the actual feed I found out two things.
1. My Personalized Google Homepage feed was just what I wanted, improvements and all.
2. Surprise! Google's Reader showed the feed just like I originally posted it! That was not what I wanted. I wonder now if all readers will only post the original and never show the updates to an article?

Lesson learned - proof-read, Proof-Read, PROOF-READ, before you hit the upload button.

Ok, I have a third thing I learned about RSS Feeds. They are very ADDICTING! I am having a very difficult time pulling myself away from the Reader. There are just to many things I want to read. Yesterday I spent so much time reading my subscriptions that I couldn't devote much time to my genealogy. I found several subscriptions I don't want to have. But, Google's Reader doesn't want to remove their feeds. (Even though it says I unsubscribe when I elect to.) The Google Reader says at the top that it is beta so I guess it goes with the territory.

Wow! this is ridiculous I almost hit the upload button after writing this article - without proof reading it. Remember PROOF-READ before hitting the upload button. Brains are just so hard to change sometimes. (sigh)
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