Monday, December 1, 2008
Today for lunch I had a chicken salad sandwich, baby carrots, and some chips. While masticating, I reflected on the journey of our twenty-three things. I am glad the Library allowed us to participate in such a learning endeavor. I would definitely enjoy doing something like this again. Some of these things were new to me and some were not. Of the new ones, I think Delicious might be one of my favorites. I liked being able to look things up with other people's tags. My least favorite (maybe least understood) thing was Twitter. Now that this is wrapping up, I'm going to go back and take another look at that one. Maybe I'm missing something. There are a couple more I plan on revisiting, as well. But don't plan on reading about that here. From now on, this blog is only about what I had for lunch.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
After lunch I played around with Moldi. I searched eFlicks and tried to cue up The Hair Brained Barbers cartoon. I downloaded the Overdrive software then downloaded the cartoon which I can view until the expiration date. I did not successfully get the cartoon to play. I think I.T. has the computer locked down to some extent and Overdrive did not load properly. I did get MOLDI to work at home once but it has been a long time.
Today for lunch I had meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, and green beans. Before that, I checked out 3 podcast directories listed on learn and play. My favorite of the three was podcastalley.com. It had nice categories to look through. I found a lot of restaurant and food related podcasts there. I am tempted to do my own toddcast and call it Today for lunch. What do you think?
Monday, November 24, 2008
So I had a miniature roast beef sandwich and some baby carrots for an evening snack since I ate lunch early today. Then I played with YouTube. I viewed a very touching song from the eighties that my coworker, Julie Hunt, shared with me a few weeks ago. It is a bittersweet love ballad that kind of brings tears to your eyes. I'm sure many of you are familiar with it. I have embedded it into the bottom of my blog for your enjoyment. You can also find it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA1cVGrXXjw
After my delicious lunch, I played around in the Tool Box of CML's Power Tools page. I stumbled upon the "Make" blog. This site is full of things people can build employing technology. Some of these are just the sort of little projects I would actually enjoy doing. Afterall, who wouldn't want to make a bike light out of an empty Parmesan cheese tube? http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/11/universal_bike_light_batt.html
Today for lunch I had yogurt with mixed berries and granola, and peanut butter crackers with honey. A few days ago I stumbled upon a cool Web 2.0 resource called Urbanspoon: http://www.urbanspoon.com/c/33/Columbus-restaurants.html You can use this resource to find places to dine near most cities. I looked up restaurants near where I live and found a couple I didn't even know about. I tried one listing, Lin's Wok, and it was very tasty. This resource would be useful for Librarians to point out-of-town visitors toward. It would also come in handy when I go on vacation.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
That was one delicious and nutritious club sandwich. In fact, since my last post of about an hour ago, I found that I had enough energy left over to explore Google Docs. I played with the spreadsheet and the word processor. The spreadsheet is much more powerful than I was anticipating. It has lots of built in formulas and charts like excel. The word processing part is also very usable. I am pleasantly suprised by these web apps.