Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Whoops...forgot to blog about RSS before putting it on the tracking log. I blame the toothache :( I definitely like Google Reader (got some help from a friend who pointing out that since I already have the Gmail account I don't have to come up with yet another password!). It is cool to have all the blogs I like to read altogether and up to date. It would be good for the reference librarians to have RSS for all the popular author's sites so the release date for the next James Patterson or Nora Roberts book is right at their fingertips when the patron asks. That is all I can think of right now other than I am really looking forward to going to the dentist for my root canal (maybe then the constant headache will stop).

Monday, October 29, 2007


Hmm...interesting idea. As you might have noticed I tend to tag blogs by knitter (surprised aren't you). Both Stephanie Pearl-Mcphee and Laurie Perry have great knitting/life stories from opposites compass points (Canada to the north and California to the south). Combining my two favorite things (reading and knitting) in one amusing, regularly updated story is really rather wonderful. These ladies both have great books about life and knitting that even those without a yarn addiction can enjoy (go on, you know you've always wanted to learn and I dare you to go into a yarn shop and touch that beautiful fuzzy skeins and not become ensnared!). Sorry about that, I'm always trying to get other people join in and learn to knit or crochet (or both), if nothing else but to keep all my favorite yarn shops open and thriving :)
So, tagging. I can see this being really great for things like YP sharing sites with great event ideas or even HR using it for making the websites of our insurance providers easy for staff to find in one place and use. I don't know how much I will use it myself but if will be nice to have my favorite websites easy to read on a page together and marked with a little note (reminding me what connection I have to it or reason I like it) instead of scrolling through a long favorites list.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

43 things I might want to do this year....

Well, that is a wonderful idea if you are inclined to get tied to a computer for hours at a time. In my spare time I prefer having my knitting or books in my hands. Having said that I do like some video and computer games(old school Zelda and spider solitaire, nothing that makes me motion-sick) and surfing the Internet for knitting patterns and news about new books from my favorite authors. I am willing to try out all these popular gizmos but have the feeling they take more looking after than I can manage (I have a hard time remembering to check my personal email more than once a week let alone keeping up a facebook or myspace page). Instead of trying out the website Stephen is so excited about I'll just walk through our krl2pt0 training and get a guided tour rather than jumping in over my head. Some of these things sound really great but I'd rather create something with my fingers that I can wear or give to another :)