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23 September 2006 @ 11:27 pm
Hey all, no idea if any of you are interested in helping to maintain the torseyfamilies community - I mean, this is easy as cakepie for me, but it's fun stuff to learn too - but if you want, yell at me. Making a community member a community maintainer's a matter of flipping a switch in the maintainence tool.

Oh, and as I type, I can see my breath on the air! It's finally learning how to cool off in the evenings here.
Current Location: camp
Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: humming - Jimmy Crack Corn
20 September 2006 @ 07:09 pm
Hey all, thought you might get a kick out of this - google earth providing overhead of the lake.

Torsey Pond via Sattelite Torsey Pond via Sattelite

An overhead for the Torseyfamilies community. If you've never seen a pic posted to the livejournal before, try clicking it! You can see it at full size if you click once to go to the gallery page, wait a moment until you're there, and then click it again.

Current Location: camp
Current Mood: groggygroggy
Current Music: humming randomly
20 September 2006 @ 06:21 pm
Hey all, me mom just joined up - she's margotcoryell on livejournal. Be sure to torment her nicely, since she's never used livejournal or a web log before at all.

Oh, and a note to myself that I really need to put Dorothy's poem back on the wall.

Meanwhile, get every other family member you can find and point 'em here - I've found some pretty cool new content from google earth and will be linking it in soon.
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Current Location: camp
Current Mood: complacentcomplacent
Current Music: Humming Covenant's Final Man
15 September 2006 @ 10:01 pm
Everyone else is welcome to post here as well - if you need a hand, hit comment and let me know, but the FAQ helps a lot. Meanwhile, Torsey in the morning, shot from Dolly's/Sue's/Robin's dock.


Of note, Google Earth now has a new satellite image set that covers the lake really well - no more low resolution overheads. If you're in the mood, download google earth (Get the beta, it's much better than the "stable" release) and go search for "coryel ln, Mount Vernon, ME"

...because the road to camp isn't spelled correctly on Google Earth's dataset, but that's OK.

The latest beta is at: http://earth.google.com/earth4.html
Current Location: camp
Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: Covenant - Sweet And Salty
08 September 2006 @ 07:40 pm
No real news, although the camp road seems to be holding up nicely. However, I've been meaning to scan some old family stuff - this one being a poem by Dorothy S. Albertson. Still trying to figure out if she's a relative or just an old family friend, but she captured my feel for the lake.

Torsey Pond Torsey Pond

A poem - and writing/drawing - by Dorothy S. Albertson.

Current Location: camp
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: humming at random

Using the Torsey Families community:


1)      Create a livejournal account:

a.       Go to http://www.livejournal.com

b.      Click on the orange Create Account Button

c.       Fill out form

d.      Confirm account

2)      Log into livejournal

a.       Go to http://www.livejournal.com

b.      Click login – if you haven’t confirmed account, this may fail.

c.       Enter your username and password

d.      You’re now logged in.

3)      Go to the Torsey Families community

a.       Go to http://community.livejournal.com/torseyfamilies/ in same window that you just logged into.

b.      Click on User Info in the upper right

c.       Click on Join Community.

                                                               i.      This is a moderated community, so I’ll have to grant permission on a per user basis – but I’ll check in as often as I can to grant permissions.

4)      Posting:

a.       To the community

                                                               i.      This community is moderated, which means that until people know how it works, I’ll be previewing posts to avoid error. I don’t edit posts, but I want to be sure financial stuff is locked and that duplicate posts don’t go up.

b.      Using the Livejournal web posting feature:

                                                               i.      Go to http://www.livejournal.com/update.bml

                                                             ii.      Write the post you want.

                                                            iii.      Include a subject.

                                                           iv.      Select torseyfamilies on the “Post to” Dropdown.

1.      If you don’t see that available, I haven’t gotten to a computer to make you a member of the community yet.

                                                             v.      Posting to your own username means you’re posting to your own journal. This isn’t a bad thing, and it’s what Livejournal is for, but it’s the default, so if you’re planning on posting to the community, change it.

c.       Using Semagic

                                                               i.      Semagic is a Livejournal posting tool

                                                             ii.      Download it from http://semagic.sourceforge.net/

                                                            iii.      Their documentation is better than mine. Read it. Love it.

1.      Or don’t – it’s pretty easy, and I hate their docs.

d.      Things not to post to Livejournal.

                                                               i.      Your phone number or your physical address. Never, ever. Just take my word on it, this is a bad idea. Let’s assume we all have each other’s email addresses, and use regular email to ask/give that stuff.

                                                             ii.      Your email address, unless you don’t mind spam. I use my Livejournal email address, and when I post it online I post it like wetdryvac at Livejournal dot com – you can figure out what that means, but most spam robots don’t care.

e.       Things that should be friends locked

                                                               i.      Dates of birth, even those not your own.

                                                             ii.      Anything you might not want random people reading.

f.        Finally, Livejournal has a FAQ. This tells you everything you need to know about communities and using your own journal. Know it. Love it.

Current Mood: cheerfulWelcoming
Current Music: None, though I'm humming to myself