Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Yikes! Getting ready for Polaris!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Even though Halloween is over, I love this clipart image!

Daylight savings rant

I hate Daylight Savings time. It already gets dark at a little after 6, I am dreading next week when it's dark in the morning and in the evening when I leave at 4:30.

Thursday, October 4, 2007


These are not my puppies but they sure are cute!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Week 9, Thing 23: All I have learned

Well, I am finally here - sometimes I didn't think I'd ever get here. I must say I enjoyed most of it, although some pieces simply did not work the way they were supposed to. I did find if you keep plugging away at it; like many applications there are at least a couple of ways to do just about anything. So when something didn't work I would try a few other things and eventually something worked; not that I was always able to tell what it was I did to make it work.
Not unlike my current job. I learned a long time ago that if it ends up fixed....good! Now leave it alone!

My favorites were:
Reading other people's blogs.
Booklover's wiki. I've already read a couple of books recommended there and I've found some new authors.
Image generators.

One of my flicker photos of a couple of adorable Plott hound pups was picked as a favorite by someone called Menacing Buddha.

As far as lifelong learning goals; I think this is a very good example of finding out the many, many places out there on the World Wide Web. So many of these sites are the tip of the iceberg, you start in one place and then you just keep branching out and branching out until your eyes glaze over and your hands fall off.

I think a lot of staff members found this to be more time consuming than they thought it would be. Given BCPL's business level and bandwidth constraints I think that definitely needs to be considered.

I would do it again, but with upcoming commitments at work not until sometime next year.

All in all, I'd say it was a good learning experience. The best way for me to learn personally is by hands-on experience and this course certainly gave you lots of opportunities to do so!

Week 9, Thing 22: Overdrive and downloadable audiobooks

I chose to look at Project Gutenberg since I am somewhat familiar with Overdrive and we no longer have Netlibrary. From there I went to the top 100 e-books from yesterday, and again, wow. You can just keep going forever. I chose an Aesop's Fable's audiobook just to hear what it sounded like; and it sounded like a robot reading with no inflection whatsoever. I think it would put me to sleep, I would definitely not listen to that one in the car!