Wednesday, September 27, 2006


I checked out the three podcast directory and I liked because you could narrow the categories down a bit further there than on the other two. Instead of just sports you could find podcasts about types of sports under that heading. That is much more helpful. I'll have to mess around with that some more at home and see if I can find some to add to my Ipod.

I also found this nice column from PC Magazine about podcasting the death of radio.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Wiki Stuff

I went ahead and contributed to the Learning 2.0 wiki. Kind of a nice little website there. In some ways it reminds me of Writely. Writely also allows you to share and collaborate just on text documents. I used it once to share with an employee at another branch who was working on a class similar to what I was working on. It allowed him to see how I was approaching the class and steal any ideas he wished. I don't know how much it helped him. I viewed his finished product and I think his syllabis was better than mine, the over achieving creep.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

More Panoramas

The first is the circulation workroom at Morrison and the second is a night shot of Morrison.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Living Room 2.0?

This post about the upcoming innovations from Apple is very intriguing.

This got me thinking about Myspace. I have a feeling that Myspace is going to be very short lived. I am actually a little surprised that it hasn't been usurped by by instant messengers. Why not have have an instant messenger that has the ability to network like Myspace? Once instant messengers become interconnecting and friend lists interlink then who in the heck needs Myspace? You would think social networking could become decentralized pretty easily in a way similar to bit torrent technology.

That's another reason that bill that went through the house of representatives in late July is so silly. Any website that requires you to create a username is essentially a social networking website. I guess you can slam any bill through our congress if you declare that you are a patriot or that you are protecting children. All that bill really is is a reaction to Myspace. Teens have been networking on the internet since they first got on. Myspace just did it right.

Funny, I thought Rollyo was Fred Sanford's neighbor not a website. I forgot that I had a Rollyo account until I tried to log in with my usual user name and found out somone had already used it. Must have been me so I had them email my password to me. I had already made a search for used and rare books. Give it a shot here.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Playing with tags

OK, I am going to try tagging my post. Is there an easier way than using this html code? I really don't want to have to memoize any more code. Ever.

Just for an example: I like Primus. They are one of my favorite bands. Do you like Primus?

Delicious (not so)

I tried Delicious a couple of months ago and I wasn't too fond of it. I found that you couldn't arrange your links alphabetically and was told about and immediately switched over to that site. Helene mentioned that people might like Delicious because of the social networking aspect of it. Not being a big user of sites like Myspace that has never been a concern of mine. I like to be able to arrange my content the way I like it.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Library Thang

I tried Library Thing a while ago and I thought it was interesting but I didn't keep up with it. I didn't see where it would really be of use to me. I put a few of my personal books up and moved on. There is a site or two that will allow you to do the same thing with your DVD's. I did make a list of my bootleg CD's for trading purposes and I did that at That allow me to share what I have so I can trade with other collectors. To each his own, I guess.
The Big Madden Tournament

This Saturday we had our big Madden football tournament on the Xbox. I had 11 total participants and I even joined in to make it an even twelve. We had three Xbox's going so the twelve of us were able to complete the tourney is just a couple of hours. If you are wondering how I did, I lost in the first round on the last play of the game. I was trying to the tie the game and send it into overtime and my wide receiver was tackled on the one yard line. Football is heartbreaker.

We played with a basic tournament bracket with one loss putting you out. We used 4-minute quarters and used an unofficial mercy rule if a game was too out of hand and other games in that round we over. I only had to call one game due to time consideration. In Madden if a team falls behind and has to start passing the contest can go on forever because each incomplete pass stops the game clock. If that player is really bad then it can become a nightmare.

About three guys who signed up arrived an hour after we started and I couldn't work them into the bracket. That's too bad because 16 players would have been perfect. At least everyone who showed up was able to get some free play in after the tournament shook out and one of the three Xboxes opened up for practice and free play. No one left disappointed.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

OK, one more

I saw this one and couldn't resist trying the generator.

OK, I'm in.

At least Steve Irwin, AKA The Crocodile Hunter, died doing what he loved: harassing animals in the wild.
The new seal

I guess this works.

This is too funny

I was going to spell "Library 2.0" but you can't put numbers in. Strange. You can find the generator here.