Got an email from a person on the publishing staff of Libraries Unlimited the other day to inform me that the TimePage was being mentioned in an article they were including in their March 2010 issue of School Library Monthly on generations and teaching to the generations. I was flattered, of course, and gave them permission to do so.
Yesterday they sent me a copy of the article and I must say I was pleased with the results. They had used the TimePage as a source link for the ideas in Strauss and Howe’s generational books. I am not sure if Strauss and Howe would be all that pleased with the connection but I have to say it made my day. I mentioned the citation in the TimeLog blog as well.
It is always nice to get recognition for the work that you do. Over the years the Timepage has been linked to and mentioned on the web but I am unaware of many citations in print. The article won’t be published on the website until the print run is over. When that happens I will post a link. Besides the TimePage there are a lot of great links to generational sites on the web.
I have been working on the TimePage timelines a bit lately. The pages were of several different vintages and states of repair. I have now reduced all of the pages ( five cycle pages and 20 era timelines) to a common format. The data itself is still a bit ramshackle while I move it around and the links are still in deplorable shape but it is a start at least.
As part of the TimePage upgrade I am also gradually synchronizing the timeline entries with the “Today in History” entries in the TimeLog and adding some family genealogy to the page. Just for fun, I also have added a “All Generational Baseball Team” entry to the timelines. All of this is being added slowly over time but hopefully will be a little more fun when it is finally in place.
If you look through my previous posts you will notice a lot of extraneous characters scattered about haphazardly. This happened after my website was hacked. I first thought it might be a further hack but it turns out it is a result of my site having been moved to a newer server, with theoretically greater security, after the hack was corrected. I think it is a problem with the character set on the old server databases vs. the new one.
I will be looking into fixing the problem if it continues, but if it disappears from now on I will probably just ignore the old posts. They are readable.
I have been a little distracted lately. My daughter, and youngest child, got married last weekend and although it has been a wonderful time, with visiting relatives and all of the festivities, it will be good to get back to the humdrum of everyday life. Hopefully you will see a little more activitity here in the future.
I have not had any big problems with TimeLog2 recently, and I have added just about all of the features that I will be using for now, so I am going to call the new page stable. In keeping with the new philosophy (see earlier post), I am only loading bios from my “most important” list in the Today-in-History pages. As time goes on, I will be doing the same with events. Eventually, I will sync up these entries with the data in the TimePage itself so that the two data sets will be compatible.
I am going to leave the old TimeLog on line so that there is a path for any of the old followers that may have missed the transition. This will also allow me to make a clean break since the old content can be accessed if need be.
The TimeLog is a blog for the TimePage website.Â I thought I should mention that I am presently in the process of upgrading the TimeLog to a newer version of the blog software and working out some minor changes in organization.Â The new version is essentially a fresh start and I am not going to reproduce all of the content from the old version on the new one. Â For now, the old version is still functioning even though I am not adding anything to it.Â The new version is called TimeLog2 and when it has been thoroughly exercised it will become the official TimePage blog.