Sunday, December 21, 2008

It's raining light, Hallelujah!

This is so beautiful. I once saw a similar view in daylight. We came up and over the last big hill towardsCoromandel, New Zealand and a wonderous vista was spread below of sunlight spots interspersed with islands on a turquoise aquamarine sea. We were high enough to feel part of the blue sky and luminous clouds, the air was sparkling with light.

Moonshine, Orion Rising on Vilano Beach

This could almost be the Christmas Star! Indigo eternity filled with infinite light.

The Peace Ribbon

The Peace Ribbon
Originally uploaded by ~Mina~
A magical surprise! El Angel within the droplet.

Angel of the Morning

Beautiful angel resting in the morning light
Exercise 16
Zoho writer
This is pretty cool. The portability of it is very appealing, I can see me using it to work on assignments in the future. I like the ability to work in word offline, knowing that it will appear on zoho straight away. Being able to share imput is also great, reading some of the users' comments shows how this has transformed businesses and facilitated collaboration amongst groups, eg friends, physically distant, planning an overseas holiday itinerary.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Exercise 15 - Rollyo

Well I've looked at Rollyo an dI'm sure people find it very useful, but not me. Couldn't access any sites under search terms of interest to me and I'm not likely to be spending the time here when I can find info more easily just on google. I'm not the kind of person who lives in virtual reality, the real world is way more interesting. I may use this in the future to add sites together as I come across them, and build up a list but at present I have other things to do. Not interest in creating a Rollyo account at present.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

exercise 14 - LibraryThing

LibraryThing is great for social networking/book clubs. I'll recomend it to people interested in such things or for readers advisory. I think that LibraryThing local would be useful for seeing what's happening in your local area. LT is easy to use - add titles and tags. A comment on LT said its "concerned with building a book community where people with similar tastes can connect". I think that says it all!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Exercise 13

Generators are very cool. I don't have time to explore them properly now, but will come back to them later. The capacity for personalising stuff is amazing! I found the scroll image on

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Exercise 12

I can see the possibilities for libraries using wikis to create and update websites for staff and patrons. Looks like where we are heading.

Ancient Tree Of Life

Ancient Tree Of Life
Originally uploaded by MarkReqs
There is something awesome about old trees. I love the fact that they have 'seen' hundreds of years of life going by.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

exercise 11: Wikis

Wikis have endless possibilities! It's the networking aspect I find so exciting. Librarysuccess is great for this, sharing ideas, a fantastic resource for librarians. Looking on LibraryWiki, I noted that most of the wikis are American sites, come on the rest of the world. Glenfield library have a wiki on It's a private one so it's safe from random editing. Go Glenfield!

exercise 10: Library 2.0

I found this exciting and interesting, reading the visions of librarians for our future in the information age. I think North Shore's stated aim of being at the cutting edge of new technology is timely and can see the value of things like this Web 2.0 training as part of the big picture.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Technorati is certainly comprehensive and well used! When I searched for "learning 2.0" on Blog posts I got 499 hits. Using Blog Directory, I Clicked through Technology then Web 2.0 and got 13 pages of hits arranged with the highest authority first which I thought was useful. I then went into a blog and noticed there were four versions of "web 2.0" used as tags, (i.e. web2.0, web 2.0, web20, web 20). Clicking on the link through "web 2.0" brought up 14,678 hits! Interesting stuff out there but abit overwelming.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

I can see the potential for User-friendly access to library catalogues using it or similar social networking applications sounds like rhe way of the near future.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Exercise 7 RSS feeds

I found this to by fairly interesting, great for tuning in to your own particular interests. Unfortunately there were no feeds to some of my favourites, perhaps I shall try more later. I think these would be very useful to professional people, to keep up with news in their chosen fields.
Topix was good for latest news, just clicked on 'Top stories'. Ichecked out Syndic8 too, and Technorati. They all seem much alike, useful if you want to spend the time on them.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Flickr is great

Flickr is great, I wish I had more time for it. When our daughter travels next year she will be able to set up a flickr account to share photos with family and friends.

'spiral green' from flickr color pickr

Originally uploaded by ♡ ChiaLi
I found this mashup fascinating as it is a visual design resource, fabulous photos in a huge range of colour nuances. To get to it I signed in to flickr, looked under Explore to find the link then blogge it.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Don't let the sun go down on Me

This photo has such lightness about it, the bird floats in beauty.

Dance of the Dragon

Dance of the Dragon
Originally uploaded by Zack Schnepf
Just the kind of place I'd like to fly through. Thanks to Zachariah Schnepf for going there.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Welcome to my blog

Hi, this is my first ever blog. It's a big wide world out there!