Monday, October 1, 2007

Here I Am Donating Myself To Science Fiction

I stood in line for an hour and a half to get Terry Pratchett's autograph for my daughters book. She thinks I'm a goddess. She might be right. My new friend I met on line emailed this picture of Terry and me. Enjoy.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Delicioso Blogging

If I want to be in the know, I know where to go. Simply type in the following address. and you will read the latest news about the movers and shakers of the world. It will help you to organize your bookmarks, subscriptions and links. Give it a try. Trust me!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Habit Forming Learning

I have ended at the beginning. Subliminally I did have the the end in mind. I wanted to finish this project, learn new things, and have fun. You will be pleased to know that I have indeed accomplished my objectives. I accepted responsibility for my own learning and I learned to blog and use the accompanying websites. I viewed my problems as challenges. That doesn't mean that I didn't grumble a time or two until I figured out this life lesson or want to kick flickr in it's domaine name. I just plowed on through by asking co-workers for help and noodleing about until I got it. Or as Cherry Evans said,"Oh you're just being clever." I did that a couple times and with dumb luck and perseverence I pulled through. It does help to have confidence in yourself because you don't give up. My toolbox is loaded with mentors who helped me along the way. Rodney Campbell, Chris Mitchell, and Sharyn Yenzer to name a few. Kudos too to the Terry Moran who sheduled time for me to work on this project:) I did use technology as I wrote before of my camera phone which helped me not fall behind when I was on vacation. But the greatest joy came from helping others over problem spots. To see the looks on their faces when flickr uploaded pictures or Rollyo finally worked. That was the best outcome of all.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Something Amazing This Way Comes

By some typing without thumbs, something amazing this way comes. I just downloaded the Bradbury classic Something Wicked This Way Comes using Maryland's Digital E-Library and the Overdrive Media Console. Like every library visit, I reserved a few and downloaded the rest. Quelle Fahrenheit 451. I really do like to be read to. I love having books at my fingertips.

Another Opening Another Zoho Show

If you are looking for a new way to do a computer generated presentation, Zoho Show could be just your ticket.You can access, import and edit from anywhere. You can load existing powerpoint prensentations or open office presentations. You can embed a presentation in you blog or website.This site gives the presenter complete control because of remote access.

To The Kindnesses of Co-Workers Thank You

When I entered the Information Highway for Maryland 23, I knew this would be an adventure. I've encountered roadblocks, potholes, and a few detours. But when all the elements for learning were in place, it was a beautiful ride. I've helped people along the way and to paraphrase Tennessee Williams, "I've depended on the kindnesses of co-workers." All in all, I wouldn't have missed this trip for the world.I entered this thank you note in the pb wiki sand box and now on my blog. Or to rephrase George M. Cohan..."My blog thanks you and I thank you. :)

Monday, August 27, 2007

In Search Of My Musical Soul

I played with the 2.0 awards lists today and I liked it. I found out I could mix drinks with cocktail, write hardback books with Lulu, make and share maps with Wayfaring but the site I loved best was Pandora. I went there, opened that website and discovered my musical soul. I created different radio stations to match my favorite performers and had a great time.