Sunday, 31 May 2009
Just glad I'm sending in my latest assignment via snail mail printed out with its graphics and set-out just like I want it, and not subject to the scrambling of a variety of electronic conversions.
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
As an example, having PDF forms for an employment application for those human resource types who prefer not to have to read an applicant's handwriting (which is when you can get lumbered with an employee who's written notes are undecipherable). Well PDFescape will create you text box/es so you can fill out the form fields. Only problem is that the completed form has the PDFescape logo & link on it, with no way around - unless you PAY for the premium service.
I think the solution is with the creator of the form/document - make it editable in the first place, so we don't have to try and circumvent anything.
Monday, 25 May 2009
My exercise was to search the word "library" in Facebook, explore some of the results, and blog about what you find.
Did get LibraryThing early in the search, and did the "Become a fan" thing.
Found via Tolkein Library that HarperCollins are releasing a new J.R.R. Tolkein book - "The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun".
Again I worry a bit about some of these groups that have only 1 or 2 members, or worse no fans, a bit sad.
I stopped looking after scrolling through 220, and changed to "library Australia", and got Jenelle on my first search page (Yarra Plenty was second on the list).
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
This Thing is Facebook, which has had nearly as much hype and media coverage as YouTube.
This social networking site allows registered users to create a profile, join a group/network, and interact with their friends, etc, etc. and people you've lost touch with.
So I've joined and started the to & fro with some Friends, looking at the Applications bit, yet to venture into the Photos section, but can see it's uses.
Still tentative about these security/profile issues that people talk/moan about, and getting the hang of the Wall and chatting etc.
Thursday, 14 May 2009
I did follow some of the other links, including the Bookreporter's Books into Movies page, with a blurb on the Angels & Demons release, and a couple I was unaware of My sister's keeper with Cameron Diaz being released late June, and The Time Traveler’s Wife in August starring Eric Bana.
And ReadingGroupGuides.com, an online community for reading groups, and checked out their tips of Reading Groups, and starting a Reading Group, and choosing what to read.
Sunday, 3 May 2009
This exercise required checkin out Going Green and a couple of other eco sites and blogging about our favorite “green” idea, and sharing green tips (not Liptons tea).
I found this one via National Geographic's Green Guide
So in this current Swine Flu environment just need to send the snifflers home and get the cleaners to get rid of the pongy chemical smells in favour of clean green products.
What was it about empty windows being eyes to the soul, or the other way around, but it is soul-less now