Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Learn a New Thing Every Day!

Just when I thought I knew (almost) everything about the Intranet wiki, I learned something new today.

By accident, one of my co-workers mistyped her blog URL information into the wiki (one time, w/o brackets) and yet the URL still worked.

Instead of using brackets and typing the URL twice, all you have to do is type the URL in once w/o brackets and it shows up correctly. DUH!!

It makes perfect sense in retrospect. Using brackets with a hyperlink allows you to name the hyperlink anything you want. However, we just wanted the hyperlink to show the URL, so in this case, no need for brackets.

I'm thrilled. It just goes to show you that even those of us that work with these tools every day can learn new things about them.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Captain Kirk Ponders a Career Change

Kirk: "There are times, Mr. Spock, when I think I should have been a librarian."

Spock: "The job of librarian would be no less challenging, Captain, but it would undoubtedly be a lot less dangerous."

Star Trek on YouTube

Thanks, Desert Librarian!

Monday, February 25, 2008

RSS Feeds

I'm a big fan of Google Reader and have been using it for quite some time. It's so easy to subscribe to feeds! All you do is paste in the URL for the website that interests you and if a feed exists you are automatically subscribed to it.

I subscribed to almost everyone's blogs (except for those of you who messed up your URLs on the wiki).

Before this project I had way too much stuff on my Reader, now it's really out of hand. Oh well, just because it shows up in your Reader doesn't mean you have to read it...

Academy Awards

I watched the entire Academy Awards last night. Why? I'm still not sure. I haven't seen most of the nominated movies this year. However, now I really want to see 'No Country for Old Men', 'There will be Blood', 'Away From Her', and 'Atonement'.

The moment that made the whole night for me was when Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova won Best Original Song for "Falling Slowly" from the movie "Once". I loved that movie and I love that song. They were the underdogs and I'm so glad they won.

I'm also glad that Diablo Cody won for Best Original Screenplay for "Juno" which I also loved.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Take My Dog... Please!

Man, I wish someone would do this to Luna! She's the dog in the Librarian Trading Card pic and I call her Pig Pen for her ability to get dirty no matter where she is. Of course I'd be a basket case if she went missing for 2 hours, like the pup in this article:

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Flickr - Thing 7

My Librarian Trading Card
Originally uploaded by daved23
Flickr rocks! I love this website. You can find so many photos here and connect with people with similar interests.

I'm glad that PPLD has their own account now, but I think they still need to go through the photos and remove the poor quality ones and the duplicates from their private photos.

Fun fun fun

Yes, I'm doing 23 Things, too. Which is weird because I was one of the people that helped launch this project. You would think that would be enough to qualify for the laptop. But no...

On the bright side, I do like to listen to the click click click of the keyboard as it spells out my deepest thoughts and fears. My deepest thought today was "If I legally changed my name to Constantinople, would people be looking for a girl named Istanbul instead?" My deepest fear is falling victim to a stealth attack by humongus mutant Hostess Twinkies that gush flesh-eating creamy filling from their yummy insides.