Thursday, May 28, 2009
Flickr is very easy to use. It's reminiscent of Photobucket.com which I used a while ago when I first got a Myspace page. The amount of images available to view was most excellent. There were some really beautiful photographs on that site. I couldn't take a lot of time to look at them since I was at work though, I would love to take some time (should probably be personal time) to go through more of them. The site was simple to use, which is always a plus, and has lots of storage. A big plus is that it is linked to a person's yahoo account so it's way easier to remember the log in and password. Bonus!
I went ahead and created my own account instead of just looking through the pictures.Here's the link to my photostream. I used fun pics of my friends and I.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
When I started working in a library about a year ago, I was rather surprised that the majority of questions I was asked were computer-related. Here I thought I'd be showing people where to find that new novel by David Baldacci (Ok, I wasn't that naive but I was really surprised). This was part of my motivation in doing these 23 things. I want to be able to answer these questions with confidence instead of smiling and say "Sure I can help you with that," but having my inner monologue saying "Oh poo, I have NO IDEA how to do that on that website!" Now, I know that library staff will never know how to do everything but with some good training and a little time to play with the new things we learn, we should be able to make everyone THINK we know everything.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
The class was discussing the swine flu pandemic that was the news headline all last week. A fourth-grade student contributed this gem of knowledge to the discussion, "The pig flu was predicted in the bible and we're all gonna die because that's what the bible says. Oh and my friend told me that if you read the last page of the bible, you go crazy!"
This little nugget of knowledge stuck with one of the kids, in particular a severely dyslexic fourth grader, who decides to go home and read the last page of the bible.
He comes back the next day and tells the student "Nah uh, you don't go crazy! I read it and I'm fine!"
So to recap:
1. The pig flu is predicted in the bible2. If you read the last page of the bible, you go crazy.
3. The last page of the bible is something that even a dyslexic fourth grader can read.
Sometimes I really, really like the way kids think.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
And yes, the name of my blog is rather ridiculous...but then again, so am I!