Monday, September 17, 2007


10. Play around with an online image generator. Blog about your experience(s)

This is a short slide movie created at to provide a slightly humorous look at my recent trip to New Norcia. I had the pleasure of being able to accompany the library manager, team leader and a few of my fellow work colleagues to New Norcia for the 2007 Library Lecture.

I find to be EXCELLENT in providing short little photo albums to put on a blog or homepage with little fuss. You can add different effects and it always looks good once it's in place.

Week 4 Thing 9 Useful library links or feeds

9. Locate a few useful library related blogs and/or news feeds.

I found this blog

BlogBib: Select Librarian/Library Blogs

It isn't actually a library blog but it does have some very useful tips on blogs within the library and how to create a blog that is functional for a library.

Week 4 Thing 8 Rss News Feeder

8. Learn about RSS feeds and set up your own Bloglines newsreader account.

My bloglines RSS Feed :

I really like the idea of putting all the subjects I want to know about in a blogroll where I am access the updated information all the time.

RSS feeds is an optional part of a webpage that allows you to subscribe to it and receive updated information as you like.

Google Reader and Bloglines are two web based applications that allow you to access the feeds, and create an aggregator (a functional list) that alerts you to updated information and allows you to access the parts you want.

Monday, September 10, 2007

What book am I?

You're One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest!

by Ken Kesey

You're crazy. This has led people to attempt to confine you to a safe
place so that you don't pose a danger to yourself or others. You feel like you pose a
great danger to the man (or maybe the woman) or whatever else is keeping you down. But
most of the time, you just end up being observed. Were you crazy before you were

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Idiots and Slinky's are the same. Neither are much use but both make you smile when you push them down the stairs

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Monday, September 3, 2007

Week 3 Thing 6 Flickr Mashups

6. Have some Flickr fun and discover some Flickr mashups & 3rd party sites.

"Mashup (web application hybrid)

A mashup is a web application that combines data from more than one source into an integrated experience. The etymology of this term derives from its similar use in pop music, possibly from the hip-hop music practice of mixing two or more songs. -

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia"

The mashup I had a look at was the ability to turn one of your flickr photos into a trading card
I'm quite happy with the result. It was very easy to use and only took about 2 minutes literally to set the whole thing up to create and then post it on the blog.
I'm discovering there's a lot of simple tools out there that allow you to create some pretty cool things relatively quickly and easily.
I often like to create my own pictures and layouts so I don't often get to encounter these sorts of web applications simply because I'm not really looking for them.