The highlight of this Monday’s Link Roundup is Danny and Annie. It’s a poignant and charming animated treatment of a couple’s years together. Do yourself a favor and watch it. You won’t be disappointed. For a simple, elegant way to view web pages check out Readability. I’m using it and it’s terrific.
- Help Document the World’s Story on 10.10.10. “On October 10, 2010 (10.10.10), across the planet, documentary filmmakers, students, and inspired citizens will record the human experience over a 24-hour period and contribute their voice to the largest participatory media event in history.”
- Danny and Annie from StoryCorps. A lovely animated short. “Danny Perasa and his wife, Annie, came to StoryCorps to recount their twenty-seven-year romance. As they remember their life together from their first date to Danny’s final days with terminal cancer, these remarkable Brooklynites personify the eloquence, grace, and poetry that can be found in the voices of everyday people when we take the time to listen.”
- Journal Writing for Memoir: Use Your Journal to Practice Storytelling. “When you are journaling about your life you are, in fact, recording stories. And if you have stories that you’d like others to (eventually) read — whether family or a broader audience — why not also use your journal as a place to polish your storytelling skills?”
- Readability™ . “…a simple tool that makes reading on the Web more enjoyable by removing the clutter around what you’re reading.”
- Abandoned mill town Ocean Falls is reborn, thanks to new material at the B.C. Archives. “A generation has passed since they packed up the history of Ocean Falls, loaded it onto a barge and shipped it to Victoria. Now, it’s coming back to life, thanks to the archivists at the Royal B.C. Museum.” [Of interest to those attending the APH conference, this article was written by Dave Obee, one of the conference presenters.]
- Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up Or Mangles. “English is a Rubick’s cube of confusing possibilities, but the new book, “100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up Or Mangles” from the editors of the American Heritage Dictionary will set straight all the little linguistic hurdles that effect us, once and for all.” [ Thanks to APH member Marcy Davis for alerting me to this item.]
- Free Genealogy Backup Service. “BackUpMyTree, a free online backup service for your genealogy files, launched today. [September 13, 2010]After you install BackupMyTree software, … the software will automatically find family tree files on your computer. It creates a remote, off-site backup you can restore if necessary, and maintains multiple previous versions of your files.”