Tuesday, June 26, 2007

So Much For the "Old College Try"!


Just published the post with the blogline public URL, I thought, but the link takes me to a message that says that I am an error.

Still poking about I thought I'd try "forums" and then saw "Choose a username to post" so am trying again...

How about this one?


Yes, indeed! Whew! Really needed that extra credit to pass this course!

Feeding Frenzy!

Tonight I have learned how to feed----something that I was sure I had already adequately mastered, but apparently not! Setting up RSS really IS simple---the most difficult thing was trying to think of ten sites that I am interested in. I used the tutorial and found it very easy to follow---as the past ones have been as well.

I've even added some and then deleted them using the Edit and Options tabs. Again, really simple.

And so I got myself down to the Optional Exercise--How to find your public Bloglines URL---and the directions say to click on the "Share" tab but I only have a "Home" and "Search" tab so once again in these 23 things I get to a roadblock.

Thought I'd try the blogroll---am certainly learning to just give it the old college try---and then typed in a username. Sure enough I think that I now have a public URL


Could that be it? Could I have accomplished "the most difficult one of all 23 "things"? What would Thing One and Thing Two think about that? And what would Dr. Seuss blog about? Speaking of feeding---all of this is certainly food for thought....Ciao!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Flick or Maybe not!

Took a look at Flickr and am very impressed with the many different things that you can do---but not so impressed with the directions! I did manage to make a trading card (are you kidding--think these will be a hot item in the Library Store?) but was unable to make a magazine cover or a picture with thought balloons. : - [

Thought that I would add the card into the blog but the site where it sits has too much info and you might guess who Lily is.

The other "thing" that needs to be accomplished is some comments about technology---any technology! Let's talk about USBs---greatest thing since the floppy! I really think that we should all be GIVEN these little babies to help us get through the day! Great for taking your work home with you (Oh Yeah! Now I have you attention, I'm sure!) or just from your work station to another. I keep mine, that I bought to make life easier, secured to the bag that I take to and from work. I don't remember how much mine cost---less than $30 I'm sure---but it has really saved me in lots of situations. Plenty of room on it and very easy to use. If you can get through these 23 things then you can certainly use a USB!
l8r g8r!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Wondering Where I Live!

So here I am, trying to catch up to some of you over achievers out there by working on this project from home. I'm on to the Flickr thing (why is it cute to spell words incorrectly?--Remember the flack we got about QUIK Check? : } ) and have tried several times to create my account (yet another!) and am told over and over by a machine that the postal code that I have entered (21014) isn't in the county that I have chosen (the US)!

I'd really like to be able to function well with the technology that abounds but must say that roadblocks such as this one are a bit frustrating to me!

Here is another example---I just tried to "add an image" from the above icon but when the image page pops us I can't get my cursor into the search box---I had to use the URL box. Ah well, Grumpy and I are in for the long haul!
I see that we also have to post comments on other blogs so if someone would like to jump in and tell me exactly where I live please feel free!
And so, Dear Reader, I will think about the Flickr thing tomorrow---at Tara!


I've never thought of learning as something that you have to DO---mostly it just happens for me. The easiest of the 7 1/2 habits of lifelong learners for me is #7---Teach/Mentor. I think that most of us do this naturally---really whether we want to or not! Because I think of learning as usually an informal process the hardest of the habits would be to set a goal and stick to it---#1 on the list (which is perhaps a bad thing for this exercise that I've gotten myself into! ).

We'll see how it goes and go from there---see? Already am avoiding that habit #1!