Monday, November 25, 2013

Wrapped up in technology

One of the things that I most enjoy, and that causes me most frustration, with family history research is all the little side tracks. Frustration, because I never seem to get to where I’m aiming (but I do have fun along the way).

I am particularly susceptible to getting wrapped up in the technology. I’m still enjoying Family Historian genealogy software, but find myself (happily) side-tracked into trying to write plugins for the program.

You see, I aspire to be lazy and I am prepared to devote a great deal of time and effort into pursuit of this goal. Up to and including learning just enough of a scripting language embedded in my software to make the computer do anything that I deem too boring and repetitive to do myself.

So far I have only made plugins for my own use. I have some ideas in mind that maybe, if I’m brave enough, I might try to write and publish to the plugin store for any Family Historian v5 user to download.