Monday, April 30, 2007
So YouTube was recommended so of course I hightailed it over there and typed in "Decemberists" and a list of their few videos came up so I watched 16 Military Wives. It was very fun.
Would you like to see it too??
Yee haw on MySpace page, I have a video of Nora the piano playing cat. Also on MySpace I uploaded a snow travel video .
So I bet you're wondering what my obsession with the Decemberists, it's because A.)I love their music B.) I'm going to their concert this FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!
I couldn't figure out if I could add music to my Decemberist station. Then I went to tools, and there was some software I had to add, and since I'm at work, I'm not sure that would be appropriate. Last.fm had been talked up by Aaron Schmidt our Learning 2.0 lecturer last week.
So I went back to Pandora.com where I already had Carrie's Eclectic set up, which I refine more day by day, or maybe I expand it day by day. Where I have found it easy to add artists and tell them if I like something or don't like it and there is even a page where it shows my thumbs ups and downs. Pandora.com did get an honorable mention on the Web 2.0 Awards.
The advantage I can see to last.fm is that I could embed the tool to listen to the Decemberists on this blog. You can click Carrie's Eclectic to listen to the station I've made on Pandora. Maybe last.fm needs more perusal than I have given it. But Pandora (recommended by my niece Carmen) is very easy and no downloads.
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Face the Music Blues
So my blues names came out:
Voodoo CC Pearsall
Crippled Liver Bradly
Feeble Dilly Hawkins
I was not satisfied with any of those, so I decided my blues name would be:
Voodoo Dilly Hawkins
Voodoo Dilly Pearsall.
I guess there was NOTHING I liked about Crippled Liver Bradly.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Marty had played Bill Mahr's earthday monologue and part of it was about the bees that are dying.
So then he proceeded to play a sting song, so I e mailed to the studio "I know why the bees are dying they are bored to death by Sting. Irony!!"
By the time I had done that he was talking about playing a cover song by Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave) and said I'm not sure if he still lives in Seattle or not. So I added to my e mail, "last I heard chris cornell was living in france".
So when the Chris Cornell song ended he said we got an e mail from Carrie :) and he read the France bit. The he said "Oh and Carrie added....(the Bee bit w/o the Irony part) then he said wow SLAM we usually leave that to Lee Callahan to Slam the artists, and she said that was ok she could use the help.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Which Eddie Izzard Joke Are You?
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I checked out Google Labs. Clicked a link to Google Music Trends. All the songs looked WAY old, I saw a link for Participate in Music Trends, which looks like it might be fun, but it does use iTunes, which I do not (we'll go into that later).
As recommended I went to Google Trends and typed in 3 of my favorite musicians, one had TONS of activity, and the other two, one briefly in 2004 and the other a bit this year. So I wondered what activity there had been on Miss Baseball and Baseballs4me.
As you can see Miss Baseball is HOT in Jackson, Mississpi! Maybe I should go visit!! Or there might be another Miss Baseball around. Baseballs4me barely makes a showing. Oh well. Guess I'll have to search for my aliases more often.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Both are great. I think they would be well worth it for people who don't have their own 'office' software, and library users who need to save their documents and don't have a flash drive!!
I tried out the Spreadsheet Option on both, both of them I pasted a Desk Schedule Spreadsheet in and it looked ok, but not all of my formating came over with it, so I had to fiddle around with it quite a bit and printing it didn't print any colors. I was originally thinking maybe I could post the next weeks desk schedule there and all could access. Alas I don't feel like I can take the time to fiddle about with it, unless maybe in the future I just do my original desk schedules there.
I swear I already posted this, but I couldn't find it when I was going to tell Learning 2.0 that I had done, so if you're an avid reader of this blog, I apologize for any duplication.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
I read the articles on the OCLC NextSpace Web 2.0 site. It's all about keeping up with and even being ahead of what the patrons want and look to libraries for. Two of the articles were by academic Librarians. Acedemic Libraries and Public Libraries have different purposes and different Patrons. The acedemics say their circulation is down 55% which is a far cry from what KCLS is experiencing, and how much of the KCLS decline can be attributed to the loss of SPL patrons placing holds.
Yes, there are more public library patrons who come in and just use computers, for the internet, word processing or databases. Some public library patrons never step foot in the library and use the online databases. These are the patrons who are Web 2.0 users and our knowlege will benefit them and us.
However that being said we still have a LOT of patrons who still like a good read.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Of course I liked Google better because it didn't have the ads, and I felt it just gave me more variety
When I set up the Google Custom Search for Baseball Fiction, it worked like a regular Google search box if you weren't specific enough.
Here try it:
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Monday, April 09, 2007
Why the Guitar you ask?? I thought I'd take my frustrations out on my axe. I hear some POWER CHORDS now. I dig Rock AND Roll music.
Pink hair, I had it in '79 when only PUNKS not posers had colored hair.
Baseball cap for my love of baseball.
The image on my t-shirt behind the guitar is Tweak from South Park. I think him and Butters tie for my favorite supporting character.
You too can be a South Park character.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Reminds me of the sound people make when they're trying to make the 'scratch' sound the Hip Hop DJs do.
I went to PBWiki and entered my blog address, I also signed up for a Wiki, I'm not quite sure why or what I'll put on it. Though maybe it would be a place to put my playlists I'm thinking about (Monkey Songs, Car Songs[not to be confused with Road Songs], Road Songs [not to confused with Car Songs]). Which makes me miss my notebooks where I would put all these things. If I start blogging and wiki-ing what will I do with all the notebooks I have bought over the years!! I still like having them to jot stuff down in.
Ok well I digressed (as usual), when I was looking at the various wikis out there, there was the lady who kept her shopping list on the wiki, she must be able to access her list from her phone, which then makes me wonder why she doesn't just keep it on the phone?
Then I went to the the Book Lovers Wiki, and on the 1st page the 1st book was Flushed: How the Plumber Saved Civilization by W. Hodding Carter which reminded me of when I worked at White Center Library in 1977 and this guy would come in and he would stand at the check out desk and tell us the history of the Toilet and Thomas J. Crapper, everyday and very loudly. I think his name was Patrick. I wonder if he's still around, I wonder if White Center should request a copy of this book for him?
And all of this doesn't really tell you what I think of Wikis. In the past I have found Wikipedia to be helpful, but knowing anyone can post just about anything has made me a little leary of using it as the only source. So Wikis are kind of like the internet in general where anyone can post anything they want, and reader beware or try to go to ones run by reputable places like Princeton University etc. etc. etc. (sorry for the King and I reference)