Tuesday, March 24, 2009

People have a lot to say.

#14 is an "eyebrow raiser"! Wow! It just makes you wonder if the sheer numbers of bloggers out there have created a digital library that someday will need to be further refined. Will we ever run out of space? Will we ever run out of subjects to discuss with someone who we'll never have to meet?

There is the expected number of movies and videos. I just never realized there was so much "in your face" media. Thank goodness for the logout.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Delicious is Delicious!

I am so surprised at what Delicious can do! I really liked the concept of Rollyo but this exercise with Delicious just "blew me away"! I thought that organizing my interests would be a good way to use Delicious, but I can see a far greater potential for using it for work. I have such a huge file of contacts whose customer service email addresses could be tagged. All of those urls could be stored in one place and easily retrieved. I am always looking for ways to save time or to use the time I have more efficiently. Delicious certainly looks like a tool for saving time.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Rollyo, Oh Rollyo, where have you been all my life?

Personally, I love to organize my many, many interests. I have a paper file drawer at home to prove it...but never had I thought to put my love of movie theme composers anywhere on the internet! It's just more satisfaction than I can express. Having a "file" of websites that doesn't take up room in a file drawer or clog up my favorites list is a joyful discovery! Making a Rollyo for vendor contacts for work now makes such good sense. I can't wait to get started so I can see how it works for me. The trouble is, I have so many contacts, I may run out of room on Rollyo. I'll just have to play more won't I!


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Library Thing...Old and New

I have always love, love, loved children's books...ones that I have read to my own children and new ones that pass through my hands at the library. I also love "how to" books. Finding them all in one place was an adventure! All it took was some walking with my fingers!

Library Thing is like a buffet of comfort foods so I added to My Library my favorite Daniel Handler books along with books that I would like to read in the future. I'll go back from time to time and review the new books I've read. It really appeals to me that I can find out what others thought about"my" books and it can be found in just a few easy clicks. I can also decide from others' reviews if I should read a book just because it had a great title. (My co-w0rkers know that I love interesting book titles.)


Image Generators, Oh My!

This was such fun! I created a custom profile picture using the image generator at: http://www.customsigngenerator.com/. I can't wait to try it out on my friends and relatives. My emails are pretty generic and almost always are solely text. Sometimes I add animations like hugs and kisses (I know, eewww!) to emails headed for loved ones. This exercise wouldn't let me just paste a picture in the post, but I'll learn how to do that too...stay tuned.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

RSS Feeds Twilight Zone

Well, I think I've just entered a space time continuum. Is anybody else confused about how all these steps connect? If I've completed the steps correctly, I will have more feeds than I can possibly read in one lifetime...and how do you choose?

The most difficult part of this exercise was trying to figure out how every step worked and how the Google Reader was connected to Bloglines. The easiest part, well there wasn't an easy part. :-) I need the teacher who leans over my shoulder to say, "Well, this would be an easier way to accomplish the task."

I know that this exercise will evolve as my interests change. I'll unsubscribe and subscribe as time goes on and I'll discover what interests me. I do know that this is a world expanding exercise and I will thoroughly enjoy learning not only what RSS feeds can offer me, but "Oh, what does this or that button or link do...and now that I'm here, where exactly am I?" It's time to play and discover.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

"Techie" Toddler

There is always "something" to remind me that standing still in the broad field of technology is definitely the way to be left behind. My son spends a minimum of 2 hours each day researching new technology on the internet. I don't think I am willing to do the same amount of time, but the facts are, "You snooze, you lose."

I finally learned how to navigate on WebMD and Facebook. I'm thrilled by what I can now do... I click on links without fear of creating havoc.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

71/2 Habits of Highly Successful Lifelong Learners

The concepts of this video are all things I agree with but haven't really consciously done all of them...like writing down my goals for accomplishing or learning something. A learning contract to keep me on track is just not something I've done. The motivation to keep me going has always been curiosity. "What's next?" is usually what I have thought to keep me on track. I won't go so far as to say it will be the most difficult, but it will absolutely be challenging and I look forward to finding out what this exercise will teach me. "What's next?!" The easiest is the "path" because to me this is synonymous with discovery and "play". It sounds like pure joyful abandonment!

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