Thursday, August 23, 2007

Week 9,Thing 23

I have really enjoyed working my way through the Twenty Three Things. It was a lot more work than I thought it would be, but enjoyable work. I really enjoyed playing with the avatar sites and I can't wait to go back to Flickr and put in some of my pictures. The best part of doing these 23 Things has been learning about blogging. I can understand why it has become so popular. It is nice having a place to express my opinions and to see other peoples opinions on the same topics.
It has also been fun working with co-workers. I love to check what other people have done and said. We have had a great time helping each other. I don't think I would have made it through without a lot of help from my friends.

Week 9 Thing 22

We have access to Overdrive at the Library, so I started looking through the titles and will download one to my computer tonight. The "Help" section on the website ids very good and answered any question I thought of, like How do we return the books. I also spent some time looking a at project Guttenberg and If I get a MP3 player I will use it to download some of the books I found on that site.

Week 9 Thing 21

Finding a podcast that Had a Rss feed to put on my bloglines was a challenge. I looked at all the sites and listened to some very boring podcasts and couldn't find one that had that lovely little RSS button. I finally gave up and asked for some help from Heather. Now I have a link to a Harry Potter podcast that I can listen to any time.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Week 9 Thing 20

I will have to come back and spend more time exploring YouTube. I wish they could give a little summary of what the videos contained because I found myself judging the video by it's "cover". I would start a video and half way through decide I didn't want to spend another 2 or 3 minutes watching it and moved on. Britain's got talent was the first one I wanted to see the whole thing, especially when Connie performs. I'm not even a fan of American Idol.
YouTube, I'll be back.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Week 8 Thing 19

The Web2.0 Awards list is amazing. I look at the games category and choose two different games form two different sites. the #1 game site is This was an easy to use website and I enjoyed playing a few games of Sudoku. the other site was I played volleyball and I WAS TERRIBLE. I can't wait to go back to find some other great games.
I noticed that many of the sites we have been looking at are on the different lists, like Technorati and Bloglines.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Week 8 Thing 18

I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there's a pair of us - don't tell!
They'd banish us, you know!

How dreary to be somebody!
How public like a frog
To tell one's name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!

Emily Dickinson

I imported this poem I typed from Google Docs. It was the first poem I ever memorized and I loved the mental picture of all these frogs with peoples faces swimming around a swamp.

I am really excited to learn about these online productivity tools. It opens a whold new world of possiblities for me. I will be able to write a letter, save it and send it even when I forget my thumb drive and I don't have to worry about different versions of software.