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June 20, 2010

names in my family

I geek out over genealogy research from time to time, and have built up a pretty big family tree on ancestry.com. Today for fun I figured out how to download the tree in GEDCOM format, which is text-based and allowed me to export a list of unique family names from the tree. I have no idea why any of you would be interested, but here it is: Think you might be related to me? You can do what I did and get a DNA test through familytreedna.com and see if we match up. :)

Posted by ljh at 8:31 AM

June 9, 2010

Geeks and Nerds

Love me some Venn diagrams, especially when they're this funny! Thanks, xkcd...

The definitions I grew up with were that a geek is someone unusually into something (so you could have computer geeks, baseball geeks, theater geeks, etc) and nerds are (often awkward) science, math, or computer geeks. But definitions vary.

(Via xkcd.com.)

Posted by ljh at 9:28 AM