Friday, October 26, 2007

I heart LibraryThing

Visual Poetry -
Dear LibraryThing,

It started with the tags. Then came the appeal of being able to choose or create a display style for the books in my library. Then I became obsessed with your widget that I could add to blogs (except for MySpace). Now I've added a couple of reviews! Each time I log in, I learn how to do something new. I especially like the recommendations (LibrarySuggester) that you give based upon what's in my library. I can get recommendations for fiction or nonfiction and recommendations for only certain tags. I'm looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship.

Yours truly,


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

images - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

This is fun. - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

I think we should wear these at the library instead of "Reference" badges. This has a little more authority, especially when breaking up arguments at the Internet stations.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Good Reading

I subscribe to a few library related feeds. LibrarianInBlack,, ResearchBuzz, LibraryBytes, HecticPace... you know, the usual suspects. I learn new things from these blogs and am able keep some sort of vague idea about trends in the library world. But there is also fun to be had. A Librarian's Guide to Etiquette is always makes me laugh a little. is always just weird enough or entertaining enough for me to check in every now and then. TechCrunch is a good way to keep up-to-date on new technologies. And Dooce is just a fascinating peek into someone else's life.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Feeding my Bloglines

Hello old friend, Bloglines. I haven't seen you for awhile. I've been seeing someone else, actually. Google Reader. I know, I know, I shouldn't have, but Google Reader is so much easier because I'm always logged in to my Google account and using the Calendar, Documents, Blogger, and Gmail, so I figured why not make the switch? It was easy enough to import all my feeds from Bloglines to Google Reader.

So, I am yet another Google victim. I use many of their products, primarily because it is easy to be logged in to only one thing.

But reader is a great, great tool. It is very similar to Bloglines. It makes it so easy to keep up with blogs and news of particular interest. Like earlier this fall when I decided to become a Denver Broncos fan ( I don't like football). I subscribed to the New York Times sports news on the Broncos thinking that I would read it when I read library related blogs and news and then I would be able to say, "did you see that fumble in yesterday's game?" and really impress people, but no. No, I don't read it. Football. Yuck.

A feed reader can really help keep you up to date, but you have to actually read the feeds to know what is going on.

YouTube's new content filtering system. No more piracy??

Oh, but that's the fun stuff! Ok, well part of the fun stuff on YouTube. I like to watch snippets of movies, music videos, tv shows, the Britney Spears VMA debacle. Just kidding about that last part. Sort of.

So the news today is that Google has launched a new filter for videos on YouTube. From what I can tell they are doing this to satisfy the plaintiffs in the billion dollar lawsuit.

My creation

My creation
Originally uploaded by Abbeywoofwoof

Using Big Huge Labs, I made a magazine cover using one of my Flickr pictures. Not one to put myself on the cover of a magazine, I chose Abbey. Giving one of her sassiest looks. She looks just like a Vogue model, right?

Here's the link to Big Huge Labs magazine creator:

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Week 3 Flickr

technical difficulties
Originally uploaded by Abbeywoofwoof

I have had a Flickr account for over a year. Take note that I say I've had an account for over a year, but not have been using Flickr for over a year. It's one of those things that I had forgotten that I had signed up for and had even uploaded a few pictures to. It's pretty fun, but I like Google's Picasa better for my personal use. I like to share pictures, but not necessarily with everyone. And Picasa has a built in photo editing tool so I had get rid of all that red-eye!

Anyway, here's an example of my technical difficulties earlier this week. I had a CD that I wanted to listen to in my car on my drive to work one morning. But it didn't play. So I plugged in my iPod and it promptly froze (for the first time in its life!). And then I tried to take a picture of it and my camera wouldn't focus. And no, I wasn't driving past the Mystery Spot.

This blog entry posted directly from Flickr, BTW.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Week 2 - Blogging Part 2

I am having fun. Really. I found some fun patterns that I want to incorporate into the design of my blog. I haven't found the time quite yet, but it is on the horizon. Watch for cool design changes soon.

Check this out:
Fun patterns to download and use!