Monthly Archives: August 2018

Erwin Russell Bleckley, Medal of Honor, to Be Recognized in Wichita on October 6, 2018

Fixed link that was pointed to the wrong place. I will post more information as the date gets closer, but Erwin Russell Bleckley, World War I Medal of Honor recipient, will be recognized on the 100th anniversary of his death.  … Continue reading

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LivingDNA Status Update – Minor Change for Me

Updated August 31, 2018 – still no matching and raw data uploads still showing awaiting testing; updated August 30, 2018 (post originally started August 29, 2018): Opt-in to matching showed up on my three kits. No matching yet, but it … Continue reading

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HomeDNA Summer Sale 50% Off Through September 3, 2018

I received an e-mail from HomeDNA earlier today announcing an end of summer sale with 50% off their regular price of $199 for GPS Origins.  Use promo code SUMMER100 to get the discount. I know many people aren’t fans of … Continue reading

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Bipolar Treatment Is More Than Just Tools To Lower Intensity

Via Bipolar Treatment Is More Than Just Tools To Lower Intensity Tom makes some good points. You can also more learn about Bipolar In Order (aka Bipolar Advantage) at Other places you can learn more: Facebook –, Twitter … Continue reading

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Promethease Update Based on 23andMe Change

I received an e-mail today from Promethease about an upcoming change by 23andMe that will affect Promethease and other sites that use third party apps to access 23andMe raw data from the 23andMe website. The text of the e-mail is … Continue reading

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Humble Bundle: The Lord of the Rings RPG — No Rerolls

Cubicle 7 make a handful of interesting games, such as the RPG based on The Laundry Files, the Doctor Who RPG, Victoriana and, relevant to this post, The Lord of the Rings RPG. One of the current offers over at … Continue reading

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FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) Sale Update Ends August 31, 2018

Update: You can view the current sale prices at Here are the latest prices for FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) Summer Sale that ends August 31, 2018; the major change I noticed is a $50 price drop for Big-Y 500 over … Continue reading

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Find-A-Grave Removes Outside HTML Links

It’s been a policy of Find-A-Grave for a long time to only allow HTML links to other Find-A-Grave memorials with links to other websites were not allowed. However, some ignored the rule and used HTML to other sites. As of … Continue reading

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Another Viewpoint on the Changes to Find-A-Grave

From an article posted in mid-January 2018. This particular article makes a point I hadn’t considered, It compares the new Find-A-Grave to MySpace of the 1990’s. I still have and occasionally use my old MySpace. I was on MySpace … Continue reading

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Toolbox Genomics Privacy Update January 2018

I originally saved this blog post back in mid-January 2018 from an e-mail sent by Toolbox Genomics. I put it aside posting it after looking at tweets on their Twitter account for a week (ending January 16, 2018): with … Continue reading

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