I recently posted that I “eventually” want to have a Bibliography of resources used for various aspects of The Wilder Place and Our Genealogy… no time like the present…

I’ve finally got The Wilder Place converted to WordPress… yeah… from Movable Type… boo.. and Our Genealogy on-line… thanks to TNG software

Quite honestly, I’m very impressed with TNG software’s capabilities… As you may know, the entire genealogical area has exploded over the last 15 years, due to the internet… and my experience putting 6000+ names on-line without 6000+ pages of HTML… in a very short period of time (1 week) is nothing less than trilling…  the various areas of the site are generally (very loosely spoken) looking the same, with basically the same color scheme, so you my lovely visitor, aren’t totally thrown off… lost in virtual space.

I did a lot of research prior to choosing TNG and WordPress… I wanted to use the same technologies for all of our modules, both now and into the foreseeable future, and I didn’t want it to cost my first-born nor any attached appendages… so I chose Apache, MySQL, and PHP… my ISP ( has provided me with all three since 2005… but these technologies have a healthy learning curve for me… even though I’ve been in program and engineering management for over 20 years… I’ve been away from the fun hands-in-the-mud playing within my field of software engineering for at least half of that… fortunately its really only the specifics that have changed, the fundamentals are all still there…. and learning has always been more about my own initiative and love of reading than about technical complexity.

Without further ado (or rambling)…

The Wilder Place – Blog

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