Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I think it is a well thought out site , fairly easy to use and useful to keep track of family scattered over the world.
I also had a look around this health site.
As with all these exercises you need hours to explore.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Zoho writer is a site that needs(for me ) hours spent on it.I just looked at it, and as I did not have hours, just used online word processor to type up this recipe.I was busy coping it for a friend and as I could not think of anything to write about thought I would use it. I could not get my computer to co-operate and download clip art so I just used this picture .
Monday, August 18, 2008
Fridge milk tart
1 litre of milk 125g margarine
3/4 cup of cornflour 1packet plain biscuits
1 cup sugar 3 large eggs
Layer a dish base with the biscuits. Mix the egg yolks and the cornflour with 1 cup of milk from the litre.
Add 1/2 tsp vanilla essence. Boil the remaining milk with the sugar and the margarine. Add the egg mixtureto the milk stirring all the time.
Mixture will thicken like custard. Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold into the mixture. Pour mixture gently over the biscuits.
Allow to cool and decorate . ( whipped cream etc.)
Friday, August 15, 2008
Royllo allows you to create your own "personal search engine".You only receive results about any blogs or from any websites that you have included in your searchroll.
Very useful for research, especially if you have preferred search engines.
It was fairly simple to upload a photograph and turn it into a puzzle.This will be fun to use for my scrapbook.It also gives you an option to buy the photo puzzle.
This is the URL for the image generator.
This is the URL for the puzzle photo I created.
I also had a play with http://www.jellymuffin.com/ but did could not figure out how to save the picture.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Wetpaint is an easy site to use - through discovering and adding this to the site. It is so simple all you have to do is click the edit button and all the instructions are there to follow.
Even linking my blog page was easy to do - I thought it would be hard but I was pleasently surprised.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Patrons are always asking for recomended reading material so perhaps shore libraries could start a recomended "good reads" wiki. Patrons could be responsible for adding material and comments to the wiki.We have so many avid readers within our libraries perhaps a couple of them could get it started and manage it.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
I wonder if in the future people will loose the ability to socialise ?
In this stress filled, hurried world a smile or greeting from those you come into contact with is often a bright light in your day. You can blog, get information from the net to your hearts content but at the end of it all its just you and a machine.
In my mind nothing electronic will replace the smell and feel of a good book in the hand.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Looking at the delicious website gave me more insight on how to tag effectively. I have used bookmarking before so it was really simple.
Looking forward to the next challenge
Friday, August 1, 2008
1) Bloglines was easy to use and I enjoyed finding my own topics to include on my
2) Technorati website was more user friendly and easy to search.
3) Topix website was very busy to look at with lots of information to look at.
4) Syndic8.com website was offline when trying to search for feeds.
When there is a purpose for searching it is easier to develop your knowledge about feeds, rss etc.
Setting up a bloglines account was simple and user friendly. Putting the feeds onto my account were just as simple and I enjoyed reading the links that came up. Searching the net now I am more aware of the feed icons.
However time is still a barrier as you can sit on the computer for hours and not beware of the time passing by. So think about what really interests you before you put it on your feed.
The links on the exercise were interesting - unshelved had good cartoons and the readers club website was easy to use.