Friday, May 30, 2008
I went to ListenNJ. It was easy to find titles that I liked and I checked out Tom Sawyer (but didn't download the book). I also put myself on the waiting list for The Appeal. There were 36 other people on the list. I do not think this is something I would use. I like the idea of audio books to take on travel, but don't think I would sit in front of my computer to listen to a book.
Went back and tried using Syndic8 and Topix. Syndic8 was not easy to use and confusing to figure out and I couldn't get any feeds. Topix was good for "feeding the local news to my bloglines account. Technorati was the easiest to use for me because I could click on other links more easily and the overall appearance was more appealing.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
I have not finished Thing 22 yet, but trying to get things done before the deadline I have skipped to 23. The reason I cannot do 22 right now is that I cannot get to use the PC. This is a major problem in our branch where we only have one PC plus. I think the idea of the Web challenge is a good one, but I felt I was being drug along and not really learning. I guess I would rather concentrate on one or two things and learn them well. Finding enough time to play around with each item is difficult. I did like learning about all the things that can be done with the computer but felt lost when many of the steps were not covered and if it weren't for my co-workers I do not think I could have made my way through it. I did like Library Thing and a few of the other things and hopefully I'll be able to use them in the future.