Wishlist is up and running!by Angie

14 Nov 2007
9:11 pm

The holiday season is upon us and – along with gratitude, peace, joy, family, traditions, and the sacred nativity story – something is bound to be on almost everyone’s mind: What gifts and thoughtful acts will best show our love and appreciation to those we care about? Ok, I know this already sounds like a commercial but…well… Jim has come up with a wonderful little online program that helps you plan and organize your gift-giving and we want everyone to know about it!

Many of our family and friends have already been using the Wishlist since its creation a few years ago, but even they may not know about it’s origins. Here’s what Jim’s site says on the subject:

Now, you’re probably wondering what this site is for? That is a very valid question. I haven’t figured out everything that this website can do myself! But, until then let me tell you a little bit about it. Wishlist was inspired by my sister, Rachel, in late November 2002. I realized with a little PHP (hypertext preprocessing) and MySQL (a Linux based SQL Server) that I could make a website that kept track of users’ wishlists allowing them to share their lists with friends and family across the country. The idea sounded promising, so I did some homework and learned some PHP. This is my first PHP project, so it is bound to be flawed. There are many great ideas for the future regarding the functionality of this website, so keep checking back for updates!

If you’ve never been to the site, feel free to check it out ! If you’re already a member, it’s time to remember your login, delete old items, check out others’ lists, and start making some wishes! Remember, at the end of Thanksgiving weekend, the “Delete Item” feature will be gone!

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