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Janet Tokerud
Blogger, personal technology and social web enthusiast. Filemaker software developer. Maker of Studio Manager software product.
Interests: music, travel, design, aesthetics, personal technology, free agent nation, personal branding, the small world phenomenon, emergence, wireless, the future, emarketing, social trends, hiking, movies, books, psychology, personal growth, nfl, web surfing, people, singing, social software, os x, social networking, conversation
Recent Activity
I now have my own domain name for FileMaker Fever: Please check out my new posts there. I've transferred this content there and will be adding all new stuff there. Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2013 at FileMaker Fever
More has been revealed today (July 20 2011) about how well FileMaker 11 will play with Lion. There are limitations. We now know that a FileMaker Pro 11 compatibility update is scheduled for August. There is also an update for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2011 at FileMaker Fever
Even though, I'm still a Tech Ronin and writing about it, I've migrated over to a new domain: The blog name is now Independent Knowledge Professional. That sounds a little more formal and maybe it is. But, it's still about the fact that a great many of us are knowledge professionals and it may behoove us all to think of ourselves as independent. As you know if you've read much of tech ronin, the traditional idea of a permanent job has become obsolete. You may have a so-called permanent job, but most of us don't. As usual, I'm emphasizing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at tech ronin
Hi folks. We have moved over to if you haven't discovered that yet. Feel free to peruse our blog posts here, but check us out over at for the latest news including current status of FileMaker Pro relative... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Studio Manager Bulletin
Don't upgrade to OS X Lion until FileMaker Inc. releases a compatibility update to FileMaker 11. FileMaker Pro 11 is the only version that FileMaker Inc. plans to certify for Lion. If you are using an earlier version of FileMaker... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2011 at FileMaker Fever
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Jul 16, 2011
I've written a longer post over on my site. The main thing to know is that you can download the free demo and then try out Studio Manager on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. You'll need to fill... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at FileMaker Fever
FileMaker Inc. released FileMaker Go in July. It is powerful in its current early form and we expect it to just get better and more essential from here on out. As soon as we got the word, we immediately put... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2010 at FileMaker Fever
If you are using or creating a FileMaker database and want to provide a satisfying experience via FileMaker Go, you will need the best information available about how FileMaker Go differs from FileMaker Pro. You will need advice about changes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2010 at FileMaker Fever
I rewound to my first day with my new 3G iPad. If you are interested in iPad, you might want to take a look. Included some of my favorite iPad apps. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2010 at tech ronin
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Mar 15, 2010
I just ordered the 32gb + 3G. I wanted to get wi-fi only and save $129 but remembered all the times I've been frustrated being stuck without an internet connection on my laptop or iPod touch. I do have an iPhone 3GS and plan on keeping it but I figured it will likely be a certain amount of hassle to substitute iPhone 3G access for access on the iPad when that's what I want to use. Was on the fence due to the expense but finally went for it since none of us really know what kinds of use cases... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2010 at tech ronin
Thanks for the heads up and good information on your blog, Bill. I had read some of your comments but missed it on my first pass for this piece. Got you covered in resources above now. I look forward to reading your blog and learning more about what you are finding and thinking about FileMaker 11.
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2010 on FileMaker 11: Discoveries at FileMaker Fever
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Recommended Resources on the Web: Mighty Data is doing 11 Filemaker 11 video tutorials in 11 days. The first one is on charting and is a little over 7 minutes long. The second one is on the Inspector. Highly recommended.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2010 at FileMaker Fever
I've got Filemaker Pro 11 Advanced running on my Macbook Air right now. It came out this morning and ever since I've been working to understand its new features and begin to write about them. I saw a preview at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2010 at FileMaker Fever
We are running a series of blog posts over at my product site: Studio Manager Story. As of December 15, we've got 7 posts on new features. We expect to release Studio Manager 10 on December 21st. In the meantime,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2009 at FileMaker Fever
Just in case you are checking here and haven't seen my new blog posts at Studio Manager Story, I'm posting a list here. If you are interested in Studio Manager, you'll probably find it fun to watch as we reveal... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2009 at Studio Manager Bulletin
I went through the pricing for Studio Manager 9 and made minor adjustments in your favor. Then I came up with this general set of discount rules for upgraders: During December 2009 you get another 25% off. So, for example,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2009 at Studio Manager Bulletin
We haven't had a sale like this ever in Studio Manager's history. There is a first time for everything and we think the current economy, as much as it seems to have bottomed out, is still worth a good sale... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2009 at Studio Manager Bulletin
We're aiming for early next week but it may be as late as Friday, December 15. We are polishing, testing, writing stories about the new features, putting up web pages, and sending emails right now. Studio Manager 10 is a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2009 at Studio Manager Bulletin
I've been moving some of the action from Studio Manager Bulletin over to Studio Manager Story. This is TypePad and my new and sites are based on WordPress. That's where the newest tech is at the moment, so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2009 at Studio Manager Bulletin
I now have 2 blogs and 4 TypePad blogs plus, of course, Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter accounts. Here's the scoop. If you are a professional, consultant or independent contractor, you desperately need a web presence. If you love technology and can write your way out of a paper bag, you should almost certainly have a blog-based website as your main web presence - your home base. A blog is the not so new thing that comes after static websites. Blogs live, allow interaction and give you an easy way to make occasional updates. They have much better google juice... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2009 at tech ronin
Check out my two part series on whitespace and why you want it in software. It is posted on my Studio Manager Stories product blog. FileMaker is the tool that gives you leverage when it comes to whitespace. The Wisdom... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2009 at FileMaker Fever
If you are using FileMaker, upgrade to FileMaker 10 if you haven't already. Now, what are all the things you've always thought you couldn't do and had to live with? Time to start removing obstacles and adding power to your... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2009 at FileMaker Fever
Since last writing about MobileFamilyTree in August 08, they've added photo support - just what I was looking for. I've got a whole bunch of photos now inside my genealogy program on my iPhone! I just visited MobileFamilyTree's website today... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2009 at Janet's Genealogy Blog