Thursday, July 30, 2009

I want to add a widget to my blog, but I don't know how to put it where I want it. Guess it's playtime!

...and then Marge the Trainer (Yea Marge) walks by. In 2 minutes she shows me how to post the widget where I want it. Terrific! She credits Ray for showing her what the trick is. Isn't cooperation the greatest, beats trying to figure it out alone.



By the way, thanks for extending the 27 Things deadline. The extension gives those of us who need more time a good excuse to continue playing.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Awards & Things 2.0

I checked out a couple of the award winning web apps and picked the category of sports. (If you know me, you know why.) The app I took a look at was Team Snap which would be useful to a team manager, of, say, a baseball team or a yodeling clowns league. That was one of their examples of uses. The program allows the user to track schedules, rosters, scores and stats among other things. To get full availability one had to subscribe, but it seemed very reasonably priced. I've spent time as a gymnastics team manager and a den mother, so this was an attractive app.

YouTube first attracted me because I am a horse lover. I had heard of the performance in this video and wanted to check it out. You have to listen as well as watch - the mare is amazing. Enjoy!



Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tweeting

I've never used Twitter and this site offers instructions. I think it might be useful for 27 things.
http://mashable.com/2009/07/20/twitter-new-users/
Actually I have no real desire to tweet, I can't see anyone being interested in my daily activities; as for profound thoughts - nada!

However, what a great way to advertise things to a bunch of subscribers. Just think: New arrivals daily, check and request new titles from home, www.saclibrarycatalog.org I hope that's under 140 characters, I think it is.

For real, I'll try it later and report back.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Exploration is almost over.

I was quite suprised to find out that I was very familiar with most of the last few things. I only subscribe to one podcast (it's hard to find the time to listen to more than 1), to Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me, my favorite NPR show. I love to watch things on YouTube. In fact when Jonathan Sanchez threw his no-hitter a few days ago, I checked out fan reactions in the park by watching several different videos on YouTube. Very cool! I've also downloaded and listened to an audiobook The Soloist. It was available and a very good listen. Best part of downloadables (and Playaways) is no changing CDs. I like that too. (a day later: I've downloaded a second book, this time from myLibrary.)

As for SPL's website, I'm one of the updaters (is that a word?). The ability of library staff to keep the information on the site current and correct is what makes it so useful to the public. I'm a green person, so I love the color scheme. It's very contemporary looking too.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Music & Movement

I haven't posted to or from YouTube yet, but this short clip was easy to insert. It was filmed yesterday in Kids' Place. The age range was 3 to 6 - the kids had so much fun. The mostly headless leader of the group is Jami, I think she had as much fun as the little ones.

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