Saturday, December 18, 2010

Archives/Technology Note: 2005-2009 Term

Jadhira Shazad
With the new term, I must submit new plans.

Assist in the management of family tree information
  • The family tree has been moved to an online program which makes updates a lot easier. The family tree will be updated with each new birth.
  • Will work to establish birth/death years by the end of the simyear 2007 for the prior 5 generations.
  • Will work to establish birth/death years by the end of simyear 2009 for the prior 10 generations.
Collect community & residents registry
  • Will continue to maintain basic residents information online for current (active) residents only. Updates will be once a simyear during the winter. Family photos will be updated every other simyear.
  • Within three simyears (2009) information will include: design preferences, badges, and former relationships.
  • Will start a directory of notable in-active residents by 2007 with basic information only.
  • Must upload an updated map of the hood by 2007. Will upload a new map every simyear.
  • Started looking for TS1 photos to make a collection for families to have their historical photographs. A large portion of photos were lost when geocities closed.
  • Will start to move some information from the main website (freewebs) to the dynamic blog site (blogspot)
  • Look for another venue to host historical photos.
Test and implement 3rd party technology 
  • Continue culling CC folders of little use items, especially clothing imports. Clothing import timeline-Elders and Toddlers [2006]; Adults [2008]; Teens [2009]; Children [2007]
  • Also looking to compile and combine items and use more MAXIS meshes. By the end of 2006 convert all custom rug textures to maxis rugs, by the end of 2007 convert all custom painting textures to maxis paintings, look into feasibility of converting custom lamp textures to maxis lamps as well as custom surface textures into maxis surfaces by the end of simyear 2008
  • Starting compressing items every simyear in the winter
  • Start using collection folders more for imports by the end of simyear 2007
  • Cull imports each simyear
Perform back-ups of resident information:
  • Backups are currently once a simyear, will start doing a backup after each season starting simyear 2006
  • Backups are currently stored on an external drive, will start uploading important information online such as residents' DNA, and important building plans. Residents' DNA will be added after their toddler birthday, while building plans will be added after significant changes. We will make building plans available to other hoods at their own risk.
Serve as local reporter:
  • No changes here, we are actively looking for a full-time editor to take this role from me.
Manage the Historical Society:
  • Continue to assist the Historical Society. Current agenda includes looking at creating three separate histories (1) TS1 times and the land [by 2007] (2) TS2 before the great storm [by 2008] (3) TS2 after the great storm [by 2009]
  • Have all current residents' family history complied by 2009


  1. So seeing you're posting so far ahead at the moment, how are going with all this organisational stuff? It looks like a lot of work ahead of you.

  2. -Carla, the organization is going well. Still in the process of culling and learning that maxis match objects still take up space :) Getting ready to tackle the biggest project-women's clothing-yikes! The building plans are available now via the downloads blog and the database will always be a work in process. I still have time to finish the initial changes and then come up with a maintainence plan,


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