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Gigatrees no longer requires pesky DLLs to be loaded. It is now a standalone executable.
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For my genealogist friends, as you know I shut down the Gigatrees website because it was eating away at my mortal soul. It does make me sad though to deprive the world of one fine ass tool. With that in mind, I setup a simple page on my personal blog where users can download the Gigatrees executable and configuration files so that they can still build their family tree websites (Gigatrees) and validate their GEDCOM files (VGedX).

The difference between this distribution and the pretty web service that I shut down is that this is a WIN64 console application that uses XML files to setup its configuration. It is therefore a bit more difficult to use, but provides more features and better control. There is no login necessary, you WILL NOT need to upload a GEDCOM file, and as always, it is completely free.
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+Warren Gilbert I am attempting to get it to run in Crossover / Wine so all may not be lost for Mac users.
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Some photos from the final day of the AVP Huntington Beach Open volleyball tournament.

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By Tim Forsythe · May 8 · · Taken in Huntington Beach, California. Some pics taken on the final day of the tourny. Already tagged · Already tagged · Already tagged. 1. Already tagged · Already tagged. 1. Already tagged · Already tagged · Already tagged · Already tagged · Already tagged ...
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Despite its legacy and influence, the original Star Trek ran three seasons (or 79 episodes in total) before NBC canceled the show in June, 1969. Only in syndication did Star Trek achieve cult status, and did its growing number of fans start to wonder: What if Star Trek had continued?
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Three poems about my imaginary friend Samson

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A new version of Gigatrees is available. The new GEDCOM validator is far more thorough than the previous version and includes support for GEDCOM 5.5 Rev. 1 (January 2, 1996) as well as GEDCOM 5.5 Rev. 2 (January 10, 1996), GEDCOM 5.5.1 and GEDCOM 5.6.

There are tons of other improvements, crash and bug fixes too. My favorite is the new text replacement option. In Gigatrees 4.0.3, I introduced full Gigatree display text translations so that international users could easily create family tree websites in their own language. It also allows English speakers to massage the display text to their liking. The new text replacement option allows users to setup replacement strings for any of the GEDCOM data as well. I use it to strip absolute file paths from my GEDCOM file and remap them to domain server paths so that my photos and images can be made available online, all without ever touching the GEDCOM file itself. I also use it to change my birth date so as to make myself appear younger than I actually am, but that's just me being vain.
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Genealogy friends, not having to deal with framework development, user accounts and security has freed me up to actually make some changes to my freely downloadable genealogy application:

Gigatrees: http://timforsythe.com/gigatrees

Gigatrees' niche has always been providing new, unique and interesting ways to view your genealogy data. To this end, Gigatrees has added support for tracking kinship lines and displaying them in kinship lists. Kinship lines are composed of the ancestors of spouses up to and including their most recent common ancestor. When you build a Gigatree, each union is checked to see if they share a common ancestor, and the most recent ancestor for each line is listed on their profile page under the tab for Kinship Lines. If they share common ancestors on multiple lines, each will be shown. The Kinship Lines tab will show their 'degree of kinship' and their relationship for each line. When clicking on the most recent common ancestor's name, a kinship list will be displayed showing each spouses descent from the most recent common ancestor. I discovered for instance that my wife and I are 9th cousins, twice removed with a kinship of 22 degrees: http://timforsythe.com/gigatrees/tree/profile-P1.html?kinship . You can also set a threshold below which would be considered a prohibited consanguinity by civil or church law. Those below the threshold will appear in the data sanity verification report (Bonkers). This can be very useful to the Medieval genealogist who is looking to eliminate prohibited marriages when considering possible similarly named ancestors. That and it's just plain fun.

I added a bunch of other smaller features and fixed a few bugs, all of which are discussed ad nauseum in the docs. There is one other big change however.

Gigatrees now supports automatic and manual language translations for its display text. I built a sample tree in French using the automatic translation feature in less than half an hour: http://timforsythe.com/gigatrees/fr-tree. Of course I have no idea what it says ... I only speak English.
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Vinegar is probably the last thing you’d think to reach for when you want to make a refreshing drink. But with a little sugar, a handful of past-its-prime fruit, and about a week in the fridge, vinegar can transform into one of the most complex, mixologist-approved flavors to ever grace your cocktails.
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I'd say it's the Hendrick's gin 😉
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Several weeks back, we featured for you Star Trek Continues, the critically-acclaimed, fan-made sequel to the original TV series, which tries to answer the questions: What if Star Trek had continued? How would the story have played out?
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I write poetry. My poems are traditional in the sense that they use rhyme and meter along with language to tell a story.  Some of these stories have dozens of verses and can even be read backwards.  I write primarily humorous poetry (light verse) including nonsense poems and poems for kids.  There are also plenty of poems for adults and a few you don't want your kids reading - no seriously.  My style is in the vein of other comedic poets like Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll. Oh and I was kidding about being able to read them backwards ... that's just silly.
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