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January 27-29, 2008:
- We've had so much snow up here during the last week (24+ inches, which is a lot for Pine Mountain Club) that the telecom infrasture collapsed and we lost both our Internet T1s and our plain old voice telephone service for about 38 hours. We're back now.
Linkpendium's first public facilities are in production now. We expect to be rolling out further functionality at a rapid pace.
Linkpendium is being developed by Karen Isaacson and Brian Leverich, founders of the extremely popular RootsWeb genealogical community site. At the time of its merger with Ancestry in June 2000, RootsWeb had about 600,000 registered users, was serving about 100,000,000 Web page views monthly, and was delivering about 160,000,000 pieces of email monthly to the subscribers of its 18,000 mailing lists. The company had more than 40 employees and operated its own 7,000 square foot network operations center in Bakersfield, CA.
Before founding RootsWeb, Karen was a member of the research staff at The RAND Corporation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Washington State University and a Master of Science in Operations Research from Stanford University, where she was a National Science Foundation Fellow. Karen's hobbies include genealogical research, mountain climbing, and mountain biking. She is a rated leader of the Sierra Club and past Chairman of the Hundred Peaks Section.
Before founding RootsWeb, Brian was a member of the research staff at The RAND Corporation. He has also served on the faculty of the University of Southern California and as Director of Statistical Systems and Credit Marketing Research at The Zale Corporation. He holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, a Master of Science in Operations Research from Stanford University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy Analysis from The RAND Graduate School. Brian's hobbies include genealogical research, mountain climbing, and mountain biking. He is a rated leader of the Sierra Club, Chair of the Hundred Peaks Section, and Adminstrative Chair of the Angeles Chapter's Leadership Training Committee.
Anyone who wants to see pictures of Karen, Wolf (Brian), and their mountaineering friends at play are welcome to visit MtPinos.com.
Both Karen and Brian have been active on the ARPAnet / Internet for more than twenty-five years. They live surrounded by the Los Padres National Forest in a mountain cabin 60 miles north and 5,000 vertical feet above Los Angeles. The cabin is equipped with indifferently reliable indoor plumbing, an elderly and incontinent German Shepherd Dog named Eve, a white Siberian Husky named Pecos, a black kitten appropriately named Diablo, and a T1 data connection direct to the Internet backbone.
Contact Information: they kindly include some of my stuff:-
ªLapham Family: Surname Genealogy, Family History, Family Tree, Family Crest: "Linkpendium Lapham Family: Surname Genealogy, Family History, Family Tree, Family Crest"
unfortunately there is no LAPHAM family becasue it is topographic from North or South LOPHAM
north south LOPHAM - Google SearchLAPHAM Name Meaning and Origin
English: apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, possibly in Somerset or Wiltshire, where the surname is clustered, but perhaps a variant of Lopham, a habitational name from a place in Norfolk, so named from an Old English personal name Loppa + ham ‘homestead’.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4"
and the arms used in USA is of the Freemasons or the Guild of Masons
LAPHAM arms: "Amor, Honor et Justitia"
about the "LAPHAM" crest
a better description might be:-an arm in armour embowed to the sinister holding a sword
I have not found an example sinister but dexter is seen in several irish or scottish arms