Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Now What?

Just waiting for everyone else to finish the challenge, very impatient at this point. I could just make a new blog but that would be a pain. I am just going to be playing with all the new things I have been shown in this challenge. I might not post for a while. I'll see...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

23 Things Finished

I haven't heard from OCL webthings about finishing the challenge so I went back through to check on my entries. I went back and labeled each challenge with it's number because I think that might have been the problem. Hope that was it. I know I have made a lot more posts than I needed to in order to do the challenge. I just can't help it. When everyone is finished with the challenge I will still post even if noone wants to read what I write.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Blog Surfing

Last Thursday after I finished my last Thing (yeah) I was blog surfing and hit on Digital Zen. It is someone doing the 23 Things challenge from a library in North Carolina. I tried to leave a comment about how cool that is that on my last day of the challenge I would hit on a fellow challengee. Unfortunately their comments are limited to only their team members. Too bad. Maybe I will find another someday.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Thing 23 The End

Hard to believe that the challenge is over. It has been just that-definitely a challenge. I have to say that I have enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I have found a lot of wonderful new ways to spend my time and a lot of wonderful ways to help customers.

My favorite Thing was and is this blog. I have found it to be so fun to make and maintain. I think I will keep it.
The Thing I dislike the most is the previous thing, Thing 22 ListenNj. For the reasons look at that post.
The aspects of Web 2.0 OCL should be involved with is, in my opinion, every aspect of it. All day long all we deal with is the computer...how can a library not be involved in learning on every level?

Computers are the future, barring a massive global EMP and no way to build components after one. Just by joining this challenge OCL is working toward a library that always has a place in that future. Web 3.0 will just be another challenge that OCL will face with its usual equanimity.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Thing 22 ListenNJ

I already have an account with ListenNJ. When the library first subscribed to it there was a request for everyone to try it out and so I did. We needed to know how to help people make an account. I personally don't like audio books. It drives me up the wall when the narrators use accents and goofy voices for different characters. Can't handle it. I'd much rather read a book or listen to the radio and CDs, not an audio book.
For the sake of this web challenge I have revisited my account and "borrowed" 2 books. I have downloaded them to the staff computer desktop and have found that the windows media players on our work computers need to be upgraded. None of the books will play on our computers, at any one we try it on. Not too good considering this is a challenge. Now we will have to put in a work order to have our computers updated.

edited:5/13-I forgot that it doesn't work unless you are home or on PCPlus. Worked fine on PCPlus.

Thing 21 Finding and Listening to Podcasts

Podcasts, very cool. I don't think I would ever make my own...you never know. I might end up inadvertently being in someone else's podcast. I am not likely to sign-up for a podcast feed, would have to find a subject I really wanted to see a lot. None of the search results I got on Podcast.com interested me. I also tryed Odeo.com, it is a little bit slicker looking but Podcast was easier for me to use. I like the audio and video podcasts not audio only ones. Okay I signed up to podcast.com, picked the foodtv podcast and am not figuring out how to view the podcast. Everything I click doesn't work. This will take some time. I'll have to come back later.

edited 5/10-I went back to odeo and signed up for an account. I got a odeo player and put a widget with Incubus' Dig. Ireally wanted Believe by the Bravery but they don't have it.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Thing 20 YouTube

Hooray for YouTube. I love it. I don't have an account but I am always using it, looking for concerts, tv clips, crazy kids stunts, whatever. Just last night I was watching Lost in Space the Golden Man episode on DVD with my brother and brother-in-law. We started discussing other cheesy old school sci-fi series we loved. My brother and I loved this cartoon called Star Blazers. We only saw one season of it and then we moved and couldn't find it on our new cable. Found it on YouTube right way, won't buy the DVDs 'cause it costs $150. We also loved Buck Rogers and what stood out the most was the crazy dances they always did, so cheestastic. Here is a link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeRpwJSMRlc&feature=related for a perfect analysis of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

http://www.hulu.com/about is a new website that has entire series or movies for viewing online for free. It is not the same as YouTube, I don't think you can put your own videos on it. It is just for any movie or TV show.
Here's the link for a Buck Rogers episode from Hulu. http://www.hulu.com/watch/13071/buck-rogers-space-rockers. Ha Ha...hysterical.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

My Meez

I had time to play this week since I did my Things on Saturday. So thanks to Carla http://bitsandmusings.blogspot.com/ for having a cute meez on her site. I have made myself an avatar.
Don't know if i will use it for anything else but I like it on my blog. Now I will help Ellen and Cheryl, and anyone else who wants to, make one.