Monday, March 17, 2008

The buzz about Flickr

So now I see that Flickr is cool and is another site a person could spend a lot of time on just looking at photos. I searched for "Heather" and found lots of beautiful flower pictures. I also found photos of people named Heather, obviously... one Heather is a famous body builder... eeewww.
Anyway, I am not the world's greatest picture taker - usually mine are crooked - so I stole one from the FA library's pictures of when we got our staff t-shirts. Here's the link.
I also searched for "librarian" and there was a group on Flickr sharing pictures of their messy desks! It would be fun to join a group and talk to other library people or see pictures of beautiful libraries around the world!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

I'm a Wee Me

I made a wee little me on Wee World! I think the way the wee people are drawn they kind of look like the Cathy comic strip characters. Anyway, it was really fast and easy to create. And... that's all I have to say about it. :-)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Picture This

I've been playing with the Photo Spread Effect Generator (not the catchiest of titles) - when you open up the page, it says "Lunapics" which I think is much better. Just one letter away from lunatics... but it is free, fast, and fun! I didn't really have a picture of myself on my work computer, so I pulled up the one from Off The Shelf and got Daniel to help me get it out of there and into a format I could play with. Now I know how people easily get their Facebook profile pictures to look distorted or different. There is even a link on Lunapics to upload an image right to Facebook or Myspace. I changed my pic to a charcoal outline effect, which I liked, and then put it on Facebook. So let me see if I can figure out how to put it on this blog now!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Google Docs

Wow, this seems pretty cool. I did not know what google docs was used for. As I was reading the description I thought, big deal, who would use this when they can use Office? But then I realized you can easily share this document with others and they can edit it. I wonder though how much different this is from a wiki. I'm sure the google docs spreadsheet and presentation versions are different from wikis, but what about this blank document? I guess to me this looks easier or more intuitive to use than a wiki. I'm just not crazy about wikis. So now I"ll just click the publish tab and put this on my blog - sorry, it doesn't make for very interesting reading, does it? But this seems really easy - I like it.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Mmm, Delicious!

This refers to both the Valentine's Day treats at the Fine Arts Library yesterday, and my new foray into I've heard lots of buzz about it, but hadn't tried it (just like all of these applications... gee, it's a good thing we're doing this program.) It is very easy to setup a delicious account and add websites to your favorites. The only thing I don't like about it is typing periods inbetween What's up with that? Time consuming. Anyway, I added some of my favorite sites, and some people had also saved them. When I went to view those people's sites, I invariably found some weird and questionable links, and strangely enough, also some links to library related sites (none of my few favorites are library sites, yet.)
My account is at

Friday, February 1, 2008

This link may or may not take you to my wiki

I like Mary Poppins. I wish I had her carpet bag. 'Wiki' is such a funny word, I was casting around for a name for my wiki, and the word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious popped into my head. (Note: I did not check the spelling of that word.)
Setting up the wiki was very easy. It's kind of a shame the format is so simple, with few font options, but I guess they're keeping it simple for us. Maybe too simple - I copied the URL, but I'm not sure what you're going to see when you go to it. It takes me to a page that says its a real pbwiki page that I can edit. But I don't want to see that page. I want to see the page I already typed on. To get to the page I already made, you have to click on "Recent Activity" to the right of the page. Is it supposed to be like that? I guess it's not a blog where you would see the most recent post, but it always takes you to a new page? Help!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

RSS? why, yes!

I've been curious about this RSS thing for a long time but I guess I was kind of intimidated by it. It is actually easy to set up! And blonglines recommends things for you to subscribe to (I restrained myself and kept it under 10.) I've got 8 feeds all on one page - so easy and convenient! And... so quickly overwhelming. A person could spend an entire day just reading his or her RSS feeds. However, I'm very glad I learned how to set it up. I think I'll save the wiki for tomorrow, since I've never done that either, and I think that might take more time.