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Magic Monday!

October 12th, 2009 No comments

We’ve uploaded a new version of the site today. List items (except main Lifelist) can now be numbered. Text can be made bold, italicised and turned into a link.
We’ve done lots of testing of the new features but if you have any difficulty or any questions or if there is anything else you would like to see, then please let us know.

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Just a quickie

October 2nd, 2009 2 comments

View from the front of our house

I do still have things to say about RTÉ.ie and alcohol advertising. I just don’t know where to start! I was happy to get a response but I’m left feeling quite deflated and annoyed by it. Will have a go soon.

Meanwhile, we’re trying to get the house as watertight as possible for the winter. The days are really starting to shorten now. The chickens are doing well. Of this year’s chicks, it’s clear now that Bruno is definitely a boy and that Janet probably is also. Hopefully Latoya and Tito are girls. It’s early days for Tito still.

We have huge changes to the site coming soon. List item numbering will be ‘rolled out’ (as Al would say) across the site soon. Numbering will mean that items can be inserted into a particular place in a list. You’ll also be able to make list items (or just selected text), bold or italic or ‘tada’…. a link!

The picture above was taken on one of our last summery days (Note: Trudi’s head).

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What’s Al up to?

September 10th, 2009 No comments

I’m keeping him busy as usual; he’s perfecting our new numbering feature. It’s not as simple as it sounds. There’s no point in numbering list items unless the numbers can be changed and new items inserted into the middle of a list – that’s the tricky part. We’re almost there (or should I say, HE’S almost there!) Al’s done all of the hard work and I’m testing the new feature on Trivialists. Expect numbering to be rolled-out across the site soon.

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Trivialists & Piclist update

September 1st, 2009 No comments

Just uploaded the latest updates to mylifelists.com. There are an awful lot of minor detail changes to improve the general operation of the site, but the headline features are the new Trivialists and a change to the way Piclists are created and updated.

Trivialists are, erm, well, lists of trivia. They are fixed lists, designed to provide interesting and/or useful information. We hope that in time they will build up to be a truly massive collection of facts presented in an easily digestible form. Do let us know what you’d like to see included as a Trivialist.

When you upload pictures to a Piclist you now get some visual feedback on the progress of the upload. You can even see exactly how much is being uploaded, how quickly and how much longer it should take. More to the point, at least you now know something is happening and any errors should be reported more clearly.

As always, let us know if you have any comments or suggestions.

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New stuff

April 7th, 2009 3 comments

Al has been programming away as fast as his little fingers can type. Some of the additions that I’ve been whining about for some time are ready to go. We’ve uploaded a new version of our site that includes some new features.

Sometimes when looking at a list I want to comment on a list item but I can’t say Me2! because I haven’t done the thing myself – maybe I just like what the Lifelister to say or I admire their achievement. I’ve often wanted to to congratulate someone when they achieve something on a Todolist or a Bucketlist. Now we can honour list items by awarding Medals. You can give a Medal in the same way you give a Me2!

Some users create really inspirational lists. Now we can award a whole list a Gold Star if we like it. When looking at a list, you will notice the option to award a Gold Star over to the right of a list title, near where you can choose to ‘Favourite’ a list.

You’ll notice there’s lots of new functionality on your home page too. You can now delete Me2!s, Medals, or Gold Stars that you have given. And you now have a record of the awards you have given.

Enjoy the new features and please do let us know if you notice any problems.

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mylifelists.com site update

February 26th, 2009 1 comment

Last night we updated www.mylifelists.com with a good number of small changes to the user interface – the look & feel – and a large amount of ‘re-plumbing under the hood’. From the visitor’s perspective the changes are not massive but, even so, added together I hope you will agree they make the whole site feel more neat & tidy.

The current economic difficulties around the world may lower the spirits a bit, so there’s no better time to create Lifelists® and think about the good things in life!

As ever, if you have any problems with mylifelists.com please let us know.

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We’re registered!

October 25th, 2007 No comments

We heard on Monday that our trade mark for the word Lifelists has finally been registered. It’s been a long time coming (our application was lodged and is now backdated to 26/04/2006) but yet seems to have been a straightforward application with no objections etc. Many thanks to Cruickshank and Co. for guiding us through the procedure. We can now use the ® symbol wherever we use the word Lifelists if we like.

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Anthony H Wilson RIP

August 11th, 2007 No comments

So Tony Wilson has died. I knew he was ill but it’s still such a shock and I’m surprised at all the emotions this has brought out in me. I was born and brought up in Manchester. Tony Wilson and Factory’s bands had already been a big part of my life just like John Peel had been when I was a teenager. Then, when I was 18, the Hacienda opened and for a few years, this was the centre of my world. My friend Julie and I spent so much time there and to us (and I know many others) Tony Wilson and his ego became a bit of a joke- the huge picture of him just inside the Hacienda entrance, the leather jacket with his name on the back. Yet at the same time when we saw him, if he said hello, it meant a lot. He was really someone. A man on a mission and a big part of the reason that I look back on those days so fondly, and why I feel today that a big part of my youth has been wiped away. I’ll get over it I know but I’m reminded today of my reason for starting up ‘mylifelists’ in the first place. I can look at the web, read obits, wikipedia, I’ve read 24hr Party People and I’ve seen the film but today I would have really liked to have looked at his Lifelist. Found out what he found pleasure in, read a book that was important to him or whatever.

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Lifelists Live

December 22nd, 2006 No comments

Well it’s an important day today. We’ve removed the password protection from mylifelists.com. Although we’ve been working on this site for almost a year, the whole time we’ve been developing the site, we’ve protected it with a password. Today, for the first time, the site is live and available to everyone. I feel like a mother dropping her child off to school for the first time. The site is now out on it’s own in the world for the first time without my protection. Please be nice to it, it’s only a baby!

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Lifelists: the reasons

October 13th, 2006 No comments

Apart from my own habit of Lifelisting, the main reason for developing this site into something we can all do, has been illustrated all too clearly recently. Two of my Aunties have died in the last few months; One living in Tasmania, I can’t say I’ve ever really known her at all, apart from the odd letter. My other aunt died very suddenly. She lived a short walk away and just collapsed and died. She was in her early 60’s and had been a great friend to Al and I. I’m left wondering what both of these women would have put on their Lifelists. Sometimes it’s hard to talk about these things with someone from a different generation when you are just getting on with everyday life. I had meant to ask both of my aunts to create Lifelists. Now it’s too late.

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