Monday, November 24, 2008

Where's my camera?

OK so we went to Cumberland Island for the day to see the incredible scenery and wild horses. It was beautiful. The salt Marshes, Carnegies home(whats left of it) and the horses,just being horses grazing and enjoying life. But I can't show you this lovely place because I did not have a camera with me. I know, who goes without a camera? So enjoy this blank space and try to picture the splendor of the island. Link to the park .

#16 Wiki

Wiki OK I have read all the info on Wiki. I looked into the ALA 2006 New Orleans Wiki and saw the meeting schedule for the conference. I then went to Book Lovers which I understand is not currently being updated. The site was left open to show what they had done with it and the reviews but now the reviews are kept on another site. I then looked at Library Success and read about the wonders that Wiki can do for a library. (not really) If I recall that site seemed to me to be the same as maybe the normal web site for a library.

I must say that here is where I admit my defeat to technology. Honestly at this point I am not sure how people use all these different sites. The RSS feeds, Blogs, Web page, Wiki...after a while they all seem to be offering the same info. I feel this is one of those left brain right brain things and I am using the wrong brain. I feel when I am looking through the sites it is just gibberish to me. I go through the list of JPL participants clicking on my fellow bloggers sites and I am in awe.
I do look forward to getting through the next 7 lessons and forcing myself to go and face my fear.

Friday, November 21, 2008

# 15 On Library 2.0 & Web 2.0

Libraries are not merely in communities, they are communities: they preserve and promote community memories; they provide mentors not only for the exploration of stored memory, but also for the creation of new artifacts of memory. What was the library of the past?
I took this passage from Web 2.0: Where will the next generation of the web it take libraries? To a temporary place and time.Not being a librarian some of the article lost me but the man point, the gyst that we continue to service our communities into the age of technology. Peolpe will always need each other to move forward and the library definitely fills the nitch.

# 14 Technorati

Add to Technorati Favorites
Technorati was interesting. the ability to once again use key words to search is what I am all about. I was unable to find my blog on Technorati so I went ahead and claimed my blog on them.

Now the not sogreat stuff. When I tried to search "Learning 2.0" I did not find anything related to this course. I must admit though I did not go into all the pages but the first couple did not pull up what I was looking for. So the up and down side is the easy search and yet you do not always get what you are looking for.

# 13 Tagging,

I could definitely see the potential for research with this site. Within the Duval library system this would save re-inventing the wheel. Someone is working on a project that another Librarian researched 3 months ago. They could say go in to our account at and pull some of the stuff I found. Now the only draw back is that to me you would need to know what tag they put it under. Everyone has there own way of looking at their info. and they might have it in a tag you would never have put it under.
Yes many of the tags did look familiar to me as they were things we have covered during this class. I even found a fun Flickr slide show on librarians.

The reward of sticking with JPL2.0

How sweet is this? THIS MAKES IT ALL WORTHWHILE. I love this photo. THANKS JPL 2.0

# 9 More RSS feeds!!

I played with and found that the easiest. (once I realized that the search box was at the very top and small) I like the fact that I could just enter keywords and I was able to pull up stories for my topic. I am a big "Googler" and the site reminded me of Google.
I also realized that i had not made my Google Reader public and it is now public.
Yes you can click on the title here and go to my public Google Reader.

# 8 Google reader save my day!

Yes, the Google Reader will save the day. Sure, I can hook up with all the latest news that is out there and better yet have my favorite cartoons daily.

For the lesson the Common Craft video was the catalyst for me. I definitely need technology broken down for me. As far as using a feeder without the exercise I probably would not have tried to use one. I liked the fact that the 1000 options were there for me at Google Reader.

Better yet I learned how to have my title be my link. Please enjoy the ease of clicking on my title to see my Google Reader.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

#12 Jaxcat Gadget

I guess that if you are able to put in a book and see if it's available at the library that would be helpful away from the libraries page. Obviously I am just filling in space because I am still amazed at how the whole thing works. It's like TV, how does that picture come through those thin wires? I know that is not how it works but 4 years of Mass Communication in college and I am still amazed by electronic media and such.

Also do you have to refresh everytime to have it show on the blog?

Lesson #10 Hey Mikey, I like this!!

Ok I hope this image appears. I liked this fun Comic strip generator. If the pressure was not on to be witty ; I would have you splitting your sides with laughter. As it stands I can barely get through the assigmnments without having a heart attack.

Lesson #11 a second time around

Ok Everyone has jacket covers and rows of books on their blog and I still can't figure it out . I must move on.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Lesson 11 Librarything">
I am trying to add the thingy from Library thing to my blog so my readers can see what i am reading. This is my third attempt if it fails I may not be able to continue. Aha, after this third attempt I think I have it.

This website is very enjoyable and I will visit it in the future. I think the link thing did not work. This is going to take some time on my part so I will have to make this a Wednesday night project.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

# 7My thoughts on technology.

Well, it is sad to say that I truly am technology challenged. I have struggled with the blogging world and feel that my mind just cannot wrap itself around technology. I have gotten
through the world of computers with the help of my friend Google all these years. I am excited about learning all these other advancements that are out there for me but I'm not sure I will retain and use them. Google may be my one true friend. But I am trying things that I would not have ventured to try without this program.
Outside of Gainesville is the MillCreek horse retirement farm. This farm is a place for horses who have devoted their life to service and now deserve a chance to rest. Many are retired police horses . The farm is open to the public on Saturday from 11-3. The admission is 2 carrots but you better bring 2 bags of carrots . You can walk around and take in the beautiful sight and feed a horse or two.
Now comes the technology part. I am attaching their web site.
Yes! I know to the average blogger this is infant care level but I am impressed with myself. Thanks 2.0.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wild Dog (2)

Wild Dog (2)
Originally uploaded by mngl
I am trying to play with flickr and see what I can do.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

# 6 Here I go! Fun with Flickr

OK, so I was lost in assignments. I am now back on track. Here is my attempt to play with the make my own make map in the fun with flickr section. I hope this works as I am on my own. (I had to leave the tutors upstairs.),49fb00,49fb00&chf=bg,s,437aff&chtm=usa&chld=AK&chd=s:0"

OK, I just pasted the darn feed over what I had written and now I have to rewrite all my rantings. Well, I enjoyed seeing all the options in fun with flickr and decided to try the make my own map thing. I chose this because it was easy to do and I have always wanted to visit Alaska.

Well I am not going to type anymore as I now need to try to send this, post this, do whatever with this.