Wednesday, February 28, 2007

My Friend Flickr

Flickr is perhaps the most interesting of the programs I have subscribed to in this learning process. I simply did not realize this program was so extensive, I loved Retriever and rating the sketches was a hoot. I did the black and white sketch and the matches truly amazed.

The trip planner is also very interesting and although I did not plan a trip at this time, I'm sure I will use the site in the future if the lord is willing and the cost of transporation drops abit.

The mappr was also appealing as a way to share trip memories with family and friends. I followed one tagged "route 66", from Jollet Illinois to the California coast, through St. Louis with a stop at the famous "Coral Courts Motel", I'm kidding about the Motel stop, but the motel is on the route.

I posted three photos on Flickr and the one showing on this blog I uploaded from that site, I will do more later, I have a dial up modem at home and it is so slow.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Originally uploaded by hope65061.
Tower of London, 2005, visiting the wives of Henry the VIII.

Monday, February 12, 2007

new friends

My my, my space with 158,000,000 new friends, I will never be lonely again. As someone having been around long enough to remember crank box telephones and teletype machines, (no kids I do not remember smoke signals), this is truly an amazing new form of communication.

I have heard the argume nts pro and con for incorporating this program into library life, I think is must happen, but the "decider" on appropriate materials and applications is in for a challenge. As a concerned citizen, I have noted many things, pictures etc., on my space that are unacceptable for children, but having said that, it must also be noted that this is true for grafitti on walls and building in our cities and towns and even in many publications available everywhere.

This appears to be a wonderful tool, when properly used, with appropriate controls, that will greatly benefit Library and Patron.

Meanwhile I will be hanging out with my new friends 158,000,000, and counting.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

wiki - a very new way

I must admit I was not familiar with wiki before starting this program. How interesting that you can add comments to wikipedia without verifying your source, a sort of buyer beware concept, but it is fast. It is really amazing, the amount of information out there and it is exciting to participate in a program that allows everyone to contribute ideas and share the knowledge.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

blog at last

It has taken me a while to start but I will try and catch up to the early bloggers. Looking forward to learning.