This is a quick note to say that I am back home again after two weeks on the road. I spent the first week on a business trip in Orange County, California, and the following seven days on board the Wholly Genes 2006 Genealogy Conference and Cruise (described in another article).
Various computer gremlins struck, although the damage wasn't too bad. I was hampered by an extremely slow and expensive Internet connection on board the cruise ship and by a database problem on the www.eogn.com web site. The database problem affected those who tried to access a Plus Edition members-only page on the web site.
The Internet connection on board the ship was somewhat similar to two tin cans and a string: it sort of worked but wasn't practical for serious use. I have used Internet connections on other cruise ships that worked far better. I must say that it was a delight to return to dry land and to start using my Verizon broadband wireless card!
To anyone who tried to access a Plus Edition members' page in the past few days, I apologize for the inconvenience. The problem appears to be resolved now. Please let me know if you have any further difficulties.
To all Plus Edition subscribers: the weekly e-mail newsletter will be delayed a day or possibly longer as I get back into a normal routine.
To everyone: I have numerous new products and services to write about and will be catching up for the next few weeks. Stay tuned!