Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Thing 15

I like the Rollyo tool. It was pretty easy to use, I created one that searches my go to favorite health/medical sites. I am not getting very far with my 23 things. I bought a new laptop to try to help with completing the 23 things while at home and I spend all my time trying to get it to work or taking it in for service. The hard drive was bad and the operating system had to be reinstalled. I had to reinstall my programs, but they will not install since the work....argh!

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Thing 14

I created an igoogle page and it is easy to use. I liked choosing the themes. I already had the reader set up and added the National Geographic picture of the day, played around with the calendar, looked at the different tools, and will probably add more to it as time permits.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thing 13

I really like thing 13, Library Thing. It is simple to use. I keep a written journal of teen books I have read, but this is portable. The widget to link to Library Thing would not work. Copying and pasting the html code just did not work. This happened before on another task and wasted a lot of time, so...I'm simply not going there again! However, here is the link to my page: http://www.librarything.com/home/cfday

Monday, March 16, 2009

Thing 12

The Youth Services for St. Johns County Public Library have a pb & j wiki. It is very nice for coordinating meetings and agendas, just as the video showed. I liked looking at what other libraries are doing with their wikis, especially the subject guide. I added an agenda item for this month's meeting of youth services.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Thing 11

No, I had not forgotten about 23 things. I purchased a new laptop computer and have been busily working on getting it set up to do the things I need it to do. Numerous challenges have been met and conquered. A big thank you to Eric from our MIS department for helping me get my work Outlook to work on my new laptop. Another challenge was getting Flash to work. My Vista computer had a 64 bit browser, which made it run fast, but Flash would not work with it. I had to install a 34 bit browser to watch the neflin23 thing videos. This took me a while to figure out too.

Finally for the thing 11 assignment. I looked at the four social networking sites and yes I did read an article I never would have read otherwise. It was about toxins in children's shampoos and other toiletries posted by Mommylines at mixx I think it was, I can't quite remember which of the four I was reading at the time. Quite scary considering my grandchildren. However the site I could really get lost in was Newsline. This could really consume me and perhaps be counterproductive. I really have to watch myself when it comes to news stories. I shared a story via mixx about Google Voice which is going to allow people to combine all of their phones. It sounds sort of like the google gmail aggregator where people can combine all of their emails.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Thing 10

We still do not have Flash installed on our computers here at the library. There is also a limit as to what we can save and change on our computers. I did not want to install a new toolbar and the bookmarklets option will not work without Flash. I did go through the steps and added delicious to my favorites. I could see the use of delicious because frequently I remember a good site I have used before and can not quite recall it. This tool would help with this occasional challenge.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Thing 9

You have to add a gadget under the layout to post the badge you make using Flickr. I had no problem making the badge but simply copying the code, as the completed badge said did not work. I wasted way too much time trying different things to make it work. A big thanks to Loretta for walking me through this one to finally complete it. My daughters and I use Kodak.com to upload our pictures and share them with each other and friends. I like the Kodak service because it is very easy to use and only those that you choose to share with can see your pictures. You can also choose which albulms to share with each person.