Thursday, February 26, 2009

RSS Feeds

I had fun with this exercise. I enjoyed picking and choosing which feeds would fit my tastes, and I also had no idea how many I would end up liking. I think this will be very useful in my personal life. I think it will also be very useful in the library setting, to keep up on new ideas and services that libraries all across the country are using. It seems that the RSS feeds make someone more likely to read about new things, because it is right in front of them; they do not have to go searching for information.

The only thing I dislike is how the information is visually presented. It seems kind of cluttered to me, which makes it kind of difficult to quickly go through the different articles.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Technology Related Stuff

So I was thinking about creating a forum of sorts for people who love camping, at least camping in the tri-state area. Its not that I do not like camping in other areas, I do; however, if you only have two or three days off you don't want to spend half the day in a car. So this imaginary forum is restricted only to places that are somewhat close to Tulsa. I think it would be great if people could post pictures, if they so choose, and write about their experience at such-and-such campsite. Everyone should feel free to tell about their experiences, what they loved and hated, stuff to do during the day depending on the season, opinions of the trails, etc...

So I can't seem to figure out the set up that I would need for this idea. I think a forum, like the staff forum would work for it, and I am pretty sure I could get something off facebook if I chose this structure. However, I have my reservations with the whole forum thing; they just don't look nice or creative; they look pretty boring. I could try a website, but it kind of seems like a lot more work than I want to put into it. But then I could have photos to draw people in and maybe people would want to advertise on it, and then I could be rich (yeah, I know it won't happen, but if it is imaginary . . . might as well). I guess I am open to suggestions, or if you know where this type of site actually exists then even better and I will just go there!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I found this photo on Picasa under the nature tag. I think it is an awesome photo, and I would love to visit this place. Given the writing underneath the photo I do not think that I will be visiting this place anytime soon though.

Monday, February 9, 2009

My Blog

This is the first blog I have ever had, and I am still unsure whether I am okay with being a "blogger." Personally I don't think I have much to say that is of interest to those who do not know me. But I am doing this as a learning experience, so I am embracing it to the best of my ability.

7 1/2 Habits of Lifelong Learning

The habit that is easiest for me would be the first habit, begin with the end in mind. I set goals for myself in learning and have an idea of what I want to know by the end of my specified time frame. It comes naturally to me I guess. The hardest habit is the create your own learning toolbox. I more often than not find myself under prepared to take on learning tasks. While I may not have all the necessary tools when I start a task, I ultimately gather them throughout it. However, I am sure that it would be much more efficient if I started with the tools that I needed to complete the task.