Luther's Meanderings
© 2011 Luther Tychonievich
Licensed under Creative Commons: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
main index

The Big Bad Tree Incentive (8 Jun 2015): Will “the masses” always prefer a larger family tree to a better-supported family tree?

Immutability and Partial Implementation (3 Jun 2015): Reflections on data standards and safe round-trip communication between partial implementations thereof.

How Research Happens (18 Mar 2015): An article on genealogical research and vocabulary.

RootsTech 2015 Report, part 3 (11 Mar 2015): Genes, culture, graphs, anatomy, and puzzles.

RootsTech 2015 Report, part 2 (10 Mar 2015): What can we store about family history research?

RootsTech 2015 Report, part 1 (9 Mar 2015): What companies I talked with at RootsTech said about the mission of FHISO.

Immutability in Data (13 Oct 2014): Immutability, persistence, and data modeling.

Achieving a Standard Terminology (29 Aug 2014): An exploration of how storing inference rules in the data can help ensure that collaborators know what they mean by the terms they use.

Splitting a Record (14 Aug 2014): Applying the Principle of Sensible Disbelief to derive polygenea.

Possible Properties of Sources (29 Jul 2014): What should be true of every citation?

Scratch work (21 Jul 2014): Three-column scratch work as a tool for thinking about thinking and a genealogical tool.

How I spent my Summer (8 Jul 2014): An explanation of my recent silence, with comments on FHISO and Polygenea.

The Genealogical Research Process (17 Feb 2014): Being an illustration and a discussion thereof.

RootsTech 2014 (7 Feb 2014): My two talks, and reflections.

Sensible Disbelief (26 Jun 2013): Attributes, annotations, and choosing between them

RootsTech (26 Mar 2013): What I did last week.

Luther's Fourth Postulate (20 Feb 2013): File formats control your mind via data’s influence on tools, with consequent thoughts on bearing testimony.

Elements of Genealogical Research (24 Jan 2013): What are the core pieces of genealogical research?

Collaborative Genealogy (9 Jan 2013): Three criteria for a good collaborative genealogical tool.

Multi-tool Collaboration (29 Nov 2012): Unfinished thoughts about using multiple tools to work on the same data.

Verification Difficulty in Collaboration (15 November 2012): Sometimes it is hard to share research because the results are not readily verified.

Jargon (22 Oct 2012): Groups add words and usurp others to facilitate communication inside (and, incidentally, impede communication outside) the group.

Collaborative Genealogy (16 Oct 2012): Sharing conclusions isn’t viable.

Research like a Genealogist (7 Jun 2012): The genealogical research process might be a good model for the rest of the research world.

Genealogical Research (10 May 2012): Is academic research like genealogy?