Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Thing 23 Yeahh!

What a journey this was! I learned a lot not only in terms of getting acquainted with new sites such as Technorati, Delicious etc but of overcoming my 'techno phobia.' For someone like me who can't even program my DVD or TV reaching Thing 23 is a personal record and achievement. What this exercise did was to shore up my confidence and in the process emboldened me to be more creative and persistent in resolving techno problems not only of my own but of the patrons.

If there is one thing I can suggest to the format is that we form groups and tackle the exercise together. That way, the others who are techno-challenged like me, would not be so stymied or lag behind.Not only will this create a sense of bonding but the mentoring spirit among the newly found 'techie' will also be encouraged.

Should another program like this get introduced I would like to join. I look at this as continuing adult education.

Thing 22 Audio Books

Listening to books while taking walks has always been one of the great pleasures in my life. The drudgery of household chores, the lonely drives have all been lightened by audio books as far as I'm concerned. I have downloaded Grisham's newest book on my MP3 player and look forward to listening to it on the plane next week.

Thing 21 Podcasts

I have NPR's Book Tour on my bloglines and listen to it on Itunes at home. On a more personal note, you have to forgive this mother for bragging about her daughter Nicole who works for KPBS San Diego and broadcasted during the recent fire. I was able to listen to her podcasts.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Thing 20 You Tube

I thought this was really cool. There is a whole world out there and one can definitely spend hours being entertained by it all.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Thing 19 Facebook

I got intrigued about this site as it made the cover of Newsweek a few months ago. It seems very easy to use and as they say it is a social utility. It connects you with people in your area or with your friends. You can sell stuff, post messages, make photo albums to share.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Thing 18 Google Docs

When I signed up to open a new account in Google Docs I didn't realize I already had one. A senior moment, no doubt. I used it just a month ago for the questions on the proposed call center. The very idea that you could open it in any computer anywhere is really the number one selling point.

Thing 17 HCL Sandbox

Thanks to Beth we have our very own sandbox. It is a very useful tool in terms of coordinating or working on a project.