Saturday, May 30, 2009

LibraryThing and Rollyo

I posted Shelfari (after seeing other bloggers using it) a bit before LibraryThing. After using LibraryThing, I must say I perfer Shelfari when sharing books that I have read or want to read. Even though LibraryThing is advanced in it's capabilities (the word "library" gives it away), I would rather not get fusy when sharing my favorite books with the public or library workers. I am not trying to shoot down LibraryThing. I think it is great for library workers to use, and can learn from, and was thrilled to see all the variety of details you can manually add. I just would rather keep it simple when sharing my books...

I love Rollyo! I can see this being used on a library website, or better yet, online research guides. I had a grand time maneuvering and testing this little searcher...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009

Keyboard Tweaker
I like the idea of creating "hotkeys" or shortcuts to access a variety of programs and files on my computer. For example, by using Cnrl + Alt + a letter or symbol, you can create shortcuts to either a website, a file on your hard drive, a calculator, and even your email. In other words, you can change your keyboard to a multimedia control board. Not bad for taking only 1.5 mb of space on your hard drive!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

RSS feeding

I signed up for 15 RSS feeds, mostly on news, library info, and art. I love the idea of having all this information available to me on one page. I remember signing up for feeds a while back, and enjoyed reading them. However, I got busy, and ended up taking a looong hiatus. I am glad I am back on the the saddle.

Places I've lived and/or seen

I have been bitten by the travel bug!
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Wow, I feel so inspired to travel after seeing areas I have not been to yet. I need to cover more ground around the Western and Midwestern states. I foresee a Montana trip in the very near future...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Flickr Fun

I set up a Flickr account, and uploaded some of my pictures. I like that you can search an image by specific color, and all the variety of editing and special effect tools you can use. I created a winter scene from this photo, which I took during the summer. Ha! Ha! No masterpiece, just experimenting. Mashups are interesting, but I was not overly impressed with Mappr or Montagr.