Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Week 5, Thing 12: Roll your own search tool with Rollyo

I think I would have to spend a lot more time with this to make it work well for me. I'm not sure how to put up a link to the "search engine" I created... I'm marvinkmooney and the engine is called "my find this book."

Week 5, Thing 11: Take a Look at LibraryThing...

My husband was teasing me for being a big-time librarian-type nerd when I was playing around with LibraryThing, but I had a lot of fun seeing how many others had cataloged my favorites (Jane Austen). I also couldn't resist finding out how many people were on the Harry Potter bandwagon with me! And speaking of nerds, here's an article a good friend sent to me about librarians:

And here's my LibraryThing catalog:

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Week 5, Thing 10: Play around with an online image generator

Here's my avatar! Had lots of fun creating her :).

Week 4, Thing 9: Explore MERLIN etc.

I wish I'd known about MERLIN before... I concentrated mostly on finding book/author blogs because I've been (historically) really horrible at keeping up with what all is due to come out!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Week 4, Thing 8: Make Life Really Simple with RSS and a News Reader

Bloglines: what a beautiful thing! Most of my friends have blogs, and I just try to check them on a weekly basis to find out if anything is new, but this is so much easier!

In terms of libraries: there are so many book/author/library blogs out there we could be making use of. Not to mention the ability to keep our customers updated with our events!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Lego Sneaks

Originally uploaded by marcnelsonjr
I was actually looking for James Caparas' pictures of Sneaks when I found this! Maybe I'm the last to see it, but I figured everyone would get a kick out of it anyway!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Week 3, Thing 7: Create a Blog Post About Anything Technology-Related

Wow. Soooooooooooooo much I could say here... but I think I'll go with my love for the Nintendo Wii :). Some of you may have seen these set up in local shopping malls (and the commercials- "Wii would like to play" - are all over TV), but basically it's the newest version of Nintendo; it's main distinguishing feature being the "wii-mote" control.

We got the Wii for my birthday this year (despite being a "girl," I have always loved Nintendo, and have owned every Nintendo system from the NES on) and I immediately fell in love with it. It comes with only one game, "Wii Sports," but that was all I needed for a good long time. The wii-mote works with a sensor to communicate your movements: you swing the wii-mote like a baseball bat while you're playing "baseball," you jab and uppercut to beat your opponent in "boxing," etc. It's fabulous! Wii Tennis is my personal favorite-- I played it so much on the first day that my legs and arms were sore!

Long-time Nintendo fans can purchase games dating from the originial NES library through the Wii. I've already gotten "Super Mario Bros." and "Donkey Kong," and it's like reliving childhood :). Another popular (and highly commercialized) feature is the ability to create an avatar (or many) called a "Mii." After creating Miis for ourselves, my husband and I moved on to Jon Stewart, Oprah, Dr. Phil, Howard Stern, Kim Jong Il, and a host of others.

As far as I'm concerned, the Wii is the best video game system on the market right now (and I also happen to own the Xbox 360, so I do have a basis of comparison). I highly recommend it :).