Wednesday, September 26, 2007

#23 - The End

Nothing inspires like the last minute so here I am on the 26th of September trying to make my September 30th deadline. Hooray I seem to be making it!

I would wholeheartedly recommend that libraries continue to drag us (library staff) kicking and screaming into the 21st century by encouraging and cajoling us to complete assignments like this. I would never had thought of doing the types of things that I have done over the last three Keep up the good work and give us more of these.

What I learned...
I like the idea of a blog. I like the central place where everyone can add some information.
I now love my MP3 player even though I have very little music on it, but use it for books instead.
I really liked bloglines and having specific columnists at the ready for reading and not having to comb the entire on line paper for what you want. Thanks to Ellen I now have interesting library reading that I really enjoy and do actually think will improve my work.

IThe negative for me is twofold.

Despite the ease it is adverised as is not. Once you get through the process it is much easier to repeat it, but the time spent setting thing up is a big issue.

I am worried for the future of the world when we have provided so much free space for odd entertainment and riduculous people doing and saying riduculous things. It represents to me so much wasted time and effort with no real goal in mind. They used to call TV the Wasteland, but the internet has TV beat.

But I loved it all.


Thing# 22 - Audiobooks

Now this part really interests me.

Unlike podcasts which I fear really encourages idiots to make bigger idiots of themselves for a national audience, audiobooks and overdrive are of real use to me. So much so that I went out and bought a Zune to download books to listen to when I am walking in the morning. And the Gutenberg Project is simply fabulous. Think of all those researchers who can find a book, download the info, find the answer to the question and continue on...I'm impressed.

Not only did I download books, but I bought the little tapey thing so I can listen from my MP3 player through the speakers in my car.


Monday, September 24, 2007

September 24th

I thought that my log needed a little music!

Fountains of Wayne - Hackensack

#21 podcasts and the people who love them....2/22/07

So, I started out looking for Billy Collins reading any of his poetry on a podcast. You would think that that would be pretty easy...poet laureate and all that. Not a one. So what is being podcast?

I finally settled on a radio program from Seattle that talks about new advances in technology and, yes, I did make an RSS feed to my bloglines.

I guess I am finally getting the hang of this stuff.

#20 September 24

I DID IT!!!!!!!!
I posted a video from youtube. I am very proud.

French Toast - Do you really know how to make it?