Thursday, April 10, 2008
I'll miss doing such talented things as posting completely empty blogs, complete with perfectly good titles. Going nuts over trying to move something, then realizing the next day, after carefully looking at the example, I was trying to move it from the wrong page. Thank goodness posting things to the blog, etc. finally got easier for me. And I finally started looking at the examples a little harder.
I did really enjoy the chance to learn new things, even, and especially since I had to work for everything I learned. It gives me a little more patience and confidence in approaching new applications. And trying to make old ones do new things. I really like Flickr, Meebo, and LibraryThing. I might even have to use Rollyo. I may have gained a little understanding of the structure of the computer...ummm, maybe not. Oh, well, almost.
I'd do another discovery program like this in a New York minute.
Can we do mashups next?
And as you can see, I added a Meebo widget to the blog. In technocolor, of course.
Oh, before I forget, here are the sites,Inc Magazine: http://www.inc.com/articles/2002/06/24304.html
PC Magazine: http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,99405-page,1/article.html
The PC Magazine article also links to articles on "Internet Lingo and Emoticons. "
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
There were even educational spots for libraries, as well as "meet the new staff" spots, as well as ninja librarians, and librarians line dancing.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Now how something like Furl could be used in a library. Well, there's the search/research angle that's been touched on before. Furlmates could lead to reading groups at the library. "Pathfinders" of online databases and sites could be created and made public, and linked to the library wiki, or web site--whichever is more "branded", I suppose. Furl can save an "archived copy (with refresh)"--which means if the page is down, or is changed, a copy is saved just as you read it--a boon to research paper writers.
I don't doubt that Ma.gnolia and Del.icio.us have a lot of the same features, but Furl laid them out so that I could find (and I admit, print them out) easily, and so write about them. It certainly makes me want to use it. Now it means I'll have to check out the other two and see why they're so popular! Ack.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Highlight, copy, and paste, and I know it's not that simple. And then I look for export...or something else from another application. At least a lot of the things here in Zoho act like a regular word processing program, Although a few more fonts would have been nice, or more variety. The color is really a nice touch, though. I haven't given up on trying to move a picture, but copying and pasting would certainly be easier.
That was exciting. Harder than cutting and pasting, but not as bad as I thought. Time for a new color, in the water lily's honor. The drop down box to import the picture didn't yesterday, and I lost my entire entry, even though I thought I'd saved it, or thought I did, I hit save serveral times. I'm sure there ought to be a way to wrap the text around the picture, but after importing it, I might just leave it at that. I lost most of my settings, as you can see. And for my next experiment, I'll try sending it to my blog.Hahaha...
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