Noisy Humans

Put Garth Brooks in the box and choose "The Dance"


Ohio Weather

This "Ohio weather" post uses Microsoft's Popfly. Besides mashups, you can also create games and webpages without writing code. Clicking on each image takes you to more information.


My tweets are in the sidebar of this blog. I am so glad I can just put everything here. That way I can keep track of where I have been. Whew. I have been a lot of places in a very short time.
Later entry: I took the twitter off the blog because I wanted a simpler follow button, but haven't found what I wanted yet 9/24/08-

Library thing (click this title)

Doing things is the way I learn. You see the widget from Library thing in the side bar. While exploring, I found a similar site http://www.shelfari.com/ for sharing books as well as http://www.delicious-monster.com/ which Catalogs your books, movies, music, software, toys, tools, electronics, & video games. [...] “Wait, I just hold a CD or DVD or video game or book or whatever up to my webcam, and it magically reads the UPC and downloads that item’s cover and all pertinent information about it, and displays all my stuff on photorealistic shelves?”[...]
Delicious library has a very nice look, too. All the more pleasant to work with, my dear. Design is everything.
At this point, I haven't delved into the smartphone world. I keep things simple and inexpensive as possible. But http://krow.livejournal.com/535313.html gave some insite into using a smartphone at the book store where looking at your lists or other's lists of books comes in handy.
When it comes to using all these new tools, I think reading the opinions of other users very helpful as well as informative and they usually offer some extra sources that do similar things.
One thing leads to another. Librarything is a great way to connect with other people from the comfort of your home...or anywhere for that matter.


I see you

I spent some time looking at other participant's blogs this evening. There is so much information that I am gratefully suffering from info overload. I never would have learned or been exposed to so much so fast any other way. I am especially pleased to find information or links to neat tools like meebo that can be used in social networking. So, at the end of this session of web trekking, I have a my space account, a youtube account, a delicious account, and a meebo account. Now I just have to keep account of all the accounts.
I noticed that those who are proudly in the career of librarianship frequently have a lot to say and/or share. This one; Any Number of Things is absolutely mindboggling and The Amazing Adventures of the Type A Librarian
has introduced me to meebo as well as the possibility of adding to my collection of library attire.
I hope everybody stays on board and finishes the 23 things as well as sharing more neat tools on their blogs. For those I have read who are apprehensive and unfamiliar with all this, I wasn't too far ahead of you in the first place and I believe there is something in all this for everyone. See you in the bloggosphere.


Mashup mania



The second link has all sorts of toys, games, and utilities. You can make badges, motivational posters, etc etc etc. I am still working on this, but research is going along well.

RSS and newreaders

I am stumbling and numb. I am still not all together sure what I am doing, but I managed to get an article (go to very bottom of this blog and click the subscribe to: posts/atom link)into this blog and suscribe to feedburner where I found this important tidbit of information;
FeedBurner Integration for Blogspot Blogs
"Starting right now, you just log into your Blogger account, select Settings | Site Feed, enter your FeedBurner feed address and click "Save Settings." Zap! Pow! Kraaakkkk! Now you've got the complete picture of how your content is being consumed out here, out there, out everywhere."

my photostream

Originally uploaded by pixelwiki
This is a picture I use on the computer at work. Stunning creature.
I am still learning about mashups and third party sites. Several staff have commented that they have been blogging for a while. This wasn't something I ever did before, but I am having a great time looking around at what is available.


Learn and Play today?

With everything going on, it has just been impossible to concentrate on the next "assignments" of learn and play. First it was the Olympic games and now it's OSU football. My my, what next? The holiday weekend is coming up and we have some planning and preparation at hand. Then there are possible plans with a close friend to book a flight somewhere in December to celebrate our birthdays. Whew....I have a life.
Yes, I will get around to devoting time to discovering the tools that I am sure will be delightful to use in this social networking experiment.....after this life break.

Go Bucks

Whether or not you are a football fan, you just can't escape OSU's grip on our senses every fall. Frankly, I am not a super fan, but I love all the fan fare. Our Buckeyes give us something to rally around and you just can't go wrong with the color scheme; There is none classier than the scarlet and gray. So, why not get into the hoopla, http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=17300&KEY=&SPID=10408&SPSID=87743
and stay up with the action? Besides, it's a good excuse to eat those melt in your mouth peanut butter and chocolate buckeyes.



I was literally in tears watching the rhythmic gymnastics. The Circe Du Soleil http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/cirquedusoleil/default.htm may offer a place for these beautiful performances and the truly incredible skills required to accomplish them. I wonder if any of these gymnasts will be a part of that venue in the future. I am amazed at the combination of ballet, gymnastics, and juggling that is the rhythmic gymnastics performance. The costumes are absolutely stunning, too.
On a personal note, I think I was so touched because these performances epitomize in a lovely way what women are or try to be; graceful creatures trying to stretch to meet all challenges and juggle the basics along with our dreams.


Learn and play CML techstuff

Just to make things more convenient and interesting try; http://www.columbuslibrary.org/ebranch/index.cfm?pageid=209


Learn & Play

7 ½ Habits of Highly Successful Lifelong Learners
Habit 1: Begin with the end in mind
Habit 2: Accept responsibility for your own learning
Habit 3: View problems as challenges
Habit 4: Have confidence in yourself as a competent, effective
Habit 5: Create your own learning toolbox
Habit 6: Use technology to your advantage
Habit 7: Teach/mentor others
Habit 7½: Play!

Hardest for me = #5 because there are sometimes barriers that stop me from moving on and instead of finding some other way, I quit all together
Easiest for me = #71/2 because I truly like to have a good time. That may be why dancing was so easy for me. The more steps you learn the funner it gets.


The Search for a Cell...

...Phone that is. I have been researching this because I am finished with my very first cell contract. Before this, I was the proud owner of a $9 per month land line account. The best price for my cell contract is about $35 per month for two years and my phone time is limited. I still believe that we are all being forced into having to pay a lot for a communication device that, though it allows a great deal of convenience and could even be an element in saving your very life, costs way too much compared to what I had before that served me well.
Now I am completely amazed at all of the features that this tiny communication device can offer...as well as the price.
At this point in time, AT&T is likely going to offer the brand new OMNIA. A very smart move on AT&T's part because the Omnia is the best competitor to the IPhone which is also handled by AT&T.
Blackberry is on the verge of releasing the Thunder and the Bold, and Nokia has a phone in the running but the model slips my mind at the moment. By the way, most of the time I am looking at two windows; one for the cell phone deal and one that is either www.engadget.com or www.cnet.com for ratings on the phones.
I really want to try a phone with e-mail and a few other nifty extras, but I really would like to avoid a two year contract. With this in mind, I am currently purusing www.celltrade.com and www.cellswapper.com to attempt taking over somebody else's contract and inheriting their cell phone in the deal for a few months as a trial run. I am hoping this will be a win/win for both the person needing to get out of their contract and for me to try something different.

Note these sites for cells on sale; http://www.wirefly.com/ http://www.point.com/ http://www.myrateplan.com/ http://www.letstalk.com/