Friday, August 22, 2008

Exercise 7 - RSS Feeds

I've had a good look at the RSS feeds, and although I can see some people would find them useful, I prefer to subscribe to websites of interest via email.

I don't see the point in having to log into a web site, to pick up RSS feeds when I can have the latest news delivered to my email intray.

I have all my email subscriptions directed using "Rules" in my email client, to designated folders, depending on the subject (one for genealogy for example, and one for work related stuff - Library Thing etc). They sit there until I am ready to go and investigate.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

What I love about technology …

I can't imagine my life without a computer or a cellphone now …

For me, its part of my daily life.

Every morning I get up and boot the computer up. I check email via POP.

I rarely send a fax or a letter any more. And people are much more likely to keep in touch – and the response time is much quicker than "snail mail."

If its a pay week, I check that my pay has gone in, and I pay my bills via internet banking. I can't remember the last time I wrote a cheque – wouldn't know where the cheque is even!

I get my phone bill via the internet.

I go to work, and I check my work email. During my breaks I check my home email, via webmail.

I use my cellphone at various times of the day, to communicate with my husband – and my friends and family. Usually by text (I have VF Txt2000). Sometimes I phone my husband for a chat (we also have VF BestMates). I am virtually contactable all the time – (which sometimes isn't a good thing LOL).

I use TradeMe to buy and sell items. I've bought many a bargain this way, and managed to sell many items:– even those that in days gone by, I would have just thrown out. One man's trash is another man's treasure.

Searching and researching for things, has become extremely easy. I don't remember last time I used an actual telephone book. Why would I? The online version is more up to date! Wikipedia rocks!

I can get access to the Online Campus at The Open Polytechnic, for my Libray Studies.

I love Skype. We have relatives and friends all over the world. Most are in the UK. Our phone bill has shrunk to almost nothing, as Skype is free:– and we have the bonus of being able to see each other as well! We can also SMS via Skype, if one or both of us are having a "bad hair day" (or are still in their PJs LOL).

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originally uploaded by flopsy.mopsy6.
My humble attempt at a librariantradingcard.

I imagine I could easily waste a whole day playing with things like this!

NSL Learning 2.0 – Flickr

Image(194), originally uploaded by flopsy.mopsy6.

This is our ginger cat Monty, who loves to go "walkies" with our Chocolate Labrador, Sasha. Our cats (we also have Missy and Tabatha), love Sasha to bits – frequently grooming her and cleaning out her obviously very mucky ears. Monty is the only one to insist on going for a walk with Sasha – I suspect he thinks he is a dog really!