Wednesday, December 2, 2009

That's all,folks!

I can't believed I completed 23 Things. I enjoyed exploring and discovering new sites I haven't heard or haven't used before. The hours I spent on most questions is more than the 45 minutes needed to complete. I find that I worked best at home where I have no interruptions. I don't know if I will use some of the websites but I know that I have more choices now. It has been a very rewarding experience for me and I am looking forward to another 23 things or less.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Netlibrary and downloading audiobooks

Reluctant teens will find downloading books another way to "read." Not all books are listed, but quite a few of the best sellers are included in that list. Downloading books is another option for people with reading disabilities who now have more titles to choose. I signed up for MCPL netlibrary and find the instructions easy to follow.


We downloaded lots of music to the ipod using iTunes. It was easy enough that I can follow and download my favorite CDs to my ipod and listened without the spouse screaming at me to turn down the music. Thanks to the ipod, I don't have to hear anyone unless they pulled the earphone from my ears.

I liked which is what came up when failed. I enjoyed browsing through I mustn't forget to add as well.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

You Tube

I find this site very useful in instructional and entertaining from viewers who want the world to share their videos. For example,I learned the proper way of using a Neti pot to clean out my stuffy nose. I didn't think there would be anyone willing to demonstrate the use of a neti pot, but I was wrong. There are good, bad and excellent videos that the viewer can choose. I find that YouTube is a good visual aid to describe a word to someone who may not understand what I'm trying to say. Example: enthusiastic applause.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Web 2.0 Award Winners

Web 2.0 award winners I am familiar with and have used: google maps, zillow, craigslist,and two that I haven't used until recently: Delcious and ImCooked. I like visuals when it comes to cooking and I like to see how the end products comes out. I used zillow to check out how the prices in my neighborhood is faring..not good, craigslist to look for stuff, and google maps because I have a bad sense of direction when driving. I will definitely check out the other sites.

Spreadsheet heaven

I haven't used the spreadsheet application in google docs until this exercise and find that it's so much easier to use than Excel. I have my Christmas spreadsheet in my google account which is much easier to find. The document features easy to use and I enjoyed the instructional video on sharing documents. I also went to Zoho Writer to check out their site.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Maryland Libraries Sandbox Wiki-NOT-Thing 17

After numerous tries before and after my overseas trip to Japan, I GIVE UP on Thing 17th. I tried with help from my good friend,MB, but I still couldn't get into the sandbox. It takes a lot for me to admit DEFEAT, but I am defeated. It's time to move on and finish up the 23 things exercises before 2010. Bah!