Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
iris folded card travels through cyberspace to hopefully end up in the digital library events calendar
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Downloading audio books using Overdrive Media Consule is number 22. I didn't think I'd actually be able to get any work done while listening to fiction though, so I downloaded choral music instead (some Purcell, John Ireland, John Goss). I used to get into trouble in college for doing this- not following the assignment. I still remember an economic professor's big red "see me" scrawled over my essay (like I was in elementary school) because I used sources other than his recommended ones to tweak some Civil War perspective. That was fun.
I am thrilled about Overdrive now.
I am thrilled about Overdrive now.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
I was expecting the ability to search podcast sites like YouTube, where you can pull up individual videos. The podcast directory site search functions (I ended up favoring podcast.com) work kind of like subject aggegators. I searched for "library programs" and ended up subscribing to "Library Talk with Tremain Jackson." He's from Abilene Public Library in Texas. It was super easy to subscribe to this podcast in my Google Reader.
This is the video clip for Twenty One, a song from The Cranberries, one of my favorite bands of all time.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
THE SPHYNX VS. THE SIAMESE:
DON'T HATE ME BECAUSE I'M BEAUTIFUL
I'm eagerly awaiting the 2009 web 2.0 awards list- what a helpful way to "catch up" on the year's new coolest web-sites. I linked through to several of the award sites, and then finally stayed put for awhile on Oodle.com since my son wants a kitten and my cat needs a companion.
Now, first my son wanted a siamese- a sleek intelligent human-like creature. But, at some point he decided he wanted a sphynx "because they are so ugly that someone needs to take care of them"; yes, that really is his reasoning (it's called stop breeding them). I'm thinking my current cat is going to have a problem no matter what I bring home. But surely if I bring home a balding crumpled up fetus looking creature it will just compound things? Of course, my current cat, being a four-legged snail, leaves trails of fur wherever he goes, so just maybe a sphynx kitten would balance out the universe somehow. And then I'm confronted with my shallowness because I just don't know how much I could love a sphynx.
Life is good... when these are the things I worry about.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
I've signed up for a life-time of web-apps, which I knew from the start of the 27 Things that I would abandon (free of guilt, too; REAL = threat of overpopulation pushing planet to a crisis point. Cluttering up cyberspace- does it really make a difference?) And, I was happy to discover that I could substitue Google Reader for Zoho, since the Google account I already have. This is a very practical and relevant application for me. Google is the closest one-stop-shop of a web-page I have (unfortanately not the library's web-page - Which brings me to wonder why the heck not). Where was I? Oh yes- number 18 - busta blogpost through Google Docs. While I was at it, I got very, very excited when I disovered that I can send a regular old e-mail to my very own special google docs e-mail address and google docs will make the body text into a new document. Maybe it's old news, but dang, that's cool. Well, here ya go. It's Saturday, and I'm cold - can I please go home now?