Saturday, May 31, 2008

P.S. Weezer's new video rocks my socks!

While I love being able to secure train tickets online, technology seems inhibiting my communication skills. I'm constantly clarifying statements shared via gmail messaging or via texts. In fact my fiance sat me down this evening and declared he will not communicate through these channels anymore.

Aarg! Even the kids at the library have been complaining about the "cyber bullies" in their life.

In other news, I'm taking photos but of all the "wrong" stuff. I promised technology inspired photographic works, instead I've been entranced by the fragrant blossoms all around.

Tomorrow is officially assignment kick-butt day. I'm on a mission to check something off of our list. was previously annihilated, Connotea, watch out!

Oh, wanted to mention that the Free Library will be launching their summer reading program online this year. Pretty cool, right? Now you can use a resource, post a review, and fill out raffle tickets all from your comfy couch. The site will be up in two weeks. I'll be sure to add the link and offer some feedback. I'm wondering how user friendly it will really be. I also found out that one woman is in charge screening ALL user reviews. She also happens to be doing a lot of other things. This makes me wonder if reviews will really be posted. Not sure how this will unfold.

Catch of the Day: WEEZER
How many YouTube celebs can you spot?

Monday, May 26, 2008

Thumbs way up for Google Docs

Google Docs has been one of my favorite Google account perks for some time. I was first introduced to the resource last semester while collaborating with a student in the Virgin Islands on an assignment. I now use it all the time. The document application has even simplified my wedding planning. My fiance and I can collaboratively edit our guest list without sending a thousand emails. Awesome.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Oh Glorious Dawning

Photography is one of my great loves. As an extension of course content integration, I will be collecting images to shape a visual digital diary.

This is my godson, Finn. He super cute, right? (Oh, and don't worry, his fingers aren't abnormally large. It's called foreshortening :) He may be more computer savvy than I am. He's just three years old and easily navigates the Internet perusing for his favorite educational websites and games, it's astounding! For adults with little computer experience the growing technology requirements of the workplace can be seemingly insurmountable hurdles keeping them from employment. Even the local grocery stores only accept applications online.