Saturday, March 31, 2007

I think I need to read about and look into technorati more. I did it yesterday and now I can't remember much about it.

I just did the Library Thing (see my books on the side over there--->). That's really cool, though I do like my notebook journal, but this is probably way more practical, though there isn't a place for me to draw pictures or designs.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

So that's Lesson 12's assignment. It would be useful for keeping my favorites so I can access them regardless of what computer I am using. I can see it being useful on a reference desk.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

I just got back from this exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno. It really was fascinating, and made me wonder if Andy Warhol ever had copyright problems with the pictures he re-made.

There was also a photo exhibit Inge Morath: road to reno. She had behind the scenes access to the filming of the Misfits. There were many pictures of the movie stars but also pictures that were America of that era. The interesting thing also is that later she married Arthur Miller.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

I just wanted to say it wasn't the assignment yesterday that put me in a foul mood. It was just one of those days. Thank you kcls learn 2.0 whoever you are.

I fear that My Space maybe too big for me!! Too much to do, so much to keep track of. Oh my goodness I'm so old fashioned. I do like blogging I can't seem to get enough of it!!

Monday, March 19, 2007

I set up a My Space page today. It is now officially the most boring My Space page in the history of My Space. This is kinda a bad day for me to post anything to anything.
Blah blah blah...... really makes you want to sign up to be my friend on My Space doesn't it!!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

So Miss Baseball has neglected to write anything about baseball, that seems a bit like false advertising doesn't it. Baseball's opening day is 2 weeks away. It looks like there will be a Sunday night game, but REAL opening day is the 1st Monday of April, and the 1st game is always in Cincinnati , this date should be a holiday, but alas it isn't nationally, in Cincinnati it is I don't know if it's an official holiday or just one that has endured. I was driving through Cincy on opening day back in '95 and everyone was celebrating the opening of baseball season. Providentially I was in Boston, for the 1st home game of the season for the Red Sox the game was about to start but since we only had 1 day in Boston we went site seeing, though it was fun just being around Fenway on opening day.

I had wanted to put a countdown to Opening Day on this blog but alas MLB wouldn't let me borrow it. Don't they realize the free advertising I could be giving them?? It doesn't seem that Borders or Scholastic minds me advertising the next Harry Potter book. Sigh. MLB has their head up their you know whats about so many things. I can't wait until they get a new commisioner that has vision, Mr. Selig sure doesn't.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Something I've found as useful or more useful than the RSS feed is Google Alerts, you can set them up for any of your interest and it will send you website that have updated with your search term. You can set up a search for your favorite sports or movie star (you can stalk them from the safety of your computer), your hobby, you can set up any search terms you want. Google will then e mail you everyday with results, it will even scour blogs if you want them too.
Well the question for this weeks lesson is...
What do you think about libraries taking part in social networking sites?

Anything that allows a library to reach it's community, is good. In a setting where a lot of information is hearsay, having a link or a resource to something that can find you the actual facts (and back it up), is a service needed in any community, be it online or in your neighborhood.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

- Which method of finding feeds was easiest - going to your favorite sites or searching for them?
- Which Search tool was the easiest for you? Which was more confusing?
- What kind of unusual feeds did you find on your travels?

Those are the questions I get to answer for this weeks lesson.

The easiest was going to my favorite sites and getting the feed that way.

I found most of the tools confusing, but Walking Paper must have been the best (easiest?) because that is what I ended up with.

I didn't really stray off my own beaten path, so I didn't think I found anything that unusual, but I did find that most websites had at least part of their site RSS.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

I have a few minutes so I can talk more about the show last night. At the beginning, Guy Clark said that there was a general policy of no rehearsing, and after Joe Ely played a beautiful lead on John Hiatt's "Memphis In the Meantime", Guy said "That smacks of rehearsal" disdainfully.
Before John Hiatt sang "It Feels Like Rain" he said, "I suppose the people up here have pretty much exhausted the romantic possibilities of rain".
Lyle Lovett talked about a Texas boys right of passage to cross the border to Mexico and thought it was probably about the same for us in the northern states and crossing the border to Canada.
Joe Ely said he had written 2 songs about Chihuahua's not because he likes that breed of dog, but because he likes the word.
It really was lovely and fun.
This morning on Sunday Brunch on KMTT Drew Dundon played a Guy Clark song, but I didn't hear the title, and I didn't hear if Drew said he had gone to the show or not, darn short car rides!
On the way into the show I stopped at the KMTT booth and got a copy of the 5:20 Funny CD, and talked to one of the women at the booth who was very very nice.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Basically I'm speechless right now. I just got back from the aforementioned show. Four guys 4 guitars (ok there were 2 harmonicas).

They sat in alphabetical order by 1st name and by last name, I had just figured that out when Lyle brought it up. Lyle was the guy who tried to keep conversation rolling, but in the end everyone just wanted to play and we wanted to listen. They each took turns doing a song, sometimes, Joe Ely or Hiatt would join in on lead guitar. They sometimes backed each other up on vocals, the highlight of which was during "My Baby Don't Tolerate".

Songs I need to investigate:
If my Chihuahua could sing--Joe Ely
Randall Knife--Guy Clark
Parking Lot--Guy Clark

Ok it was great, I'm really tired, and government is stealing an hour from me tonight, so I'm off to sleep.

I'll be going to this show tonight. I've had the ticket forever and am really looking forward to it. I think it'll be a lot of fun. I am already a big John Hiatt and Joe Ely fan. Lyle is always fun, I don't know that much about Guy Clark he's been interviewed a zillion times about other people, but the songs I've heard by him are good.

I must give proper dues to Kim who really made me a John Hiatt fan, she always liked him and when I visited her in Denver a LONG time ago she played me his music and I was hooked ever since then. I've seen him in concert twice (not nearly enough). Which then introduced me to Sonny Landreth (he was John's guitar player), so now I'm a crazy cajun fan too.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

WOO HOO I finally understand RSS (sort of). I set up an account at and picked out some of my favorite websites, MLB,, my sisters blog. I know there is a lot more I can do on that website, but I didn't want to get brain overload.

Monday, March 05, 2007

L e A2 R on a grate N is for Vin I N G is for Tempus Fugit

2 Period zero

'The E is in Pet Emporium S is for Souviens (and Sheep) Snak Atak S O N 6
This lesson was a continuation of, playing with some of the 'mashups'. As you can probably tell, the spelling mashup was my favorite. I played with some of them and they were interesting, I didn't quite see a use for them in my life.

I still want to play with the trading card one.

Friday, March 02, 2007

I uploaded 6 pictures to flickr which was super simple. I almost forgot to "tag" them 'kcls27things' but I figured out how to update the tags.

Here's the picture I was going to bring over from flickr, it's my Dad's dog Boo.

More pics at Flickr

That's the link to my flickr page. When I clicked the "Blog this Button" and configured my blog all seemed to go fine until I tried to upload the photo to this page. I think the problem is that Flickr still thinks this is beta (, however the top of this webpage says they are no longer Beta, and Flickr won't let me take the beta out of, sigh.