Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Unfortunate name. I'm ready for the next customer that asks me about how to use MOLDI. I don't have any interest in reading a book, unless I actually have the book. Old School.
I'm more interested in Librivox. LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. Kinda like free books on tape, not just your average bestseller either. I don't really like how my eyes feel after staring at the moniter for too long, I can't imagine reading a book that way. How can you take it into the bathtub with you?
Monday, October 27, 2008
It would be awesome to embed these videos into our events (recurring) calendar somehow???
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
I did try to upload a file that I'm working on with a couple of other coworkers. It didn't translate onto google docs. The formatting was completely screwed up.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
I'm excited to learn about these new technologies, hopefully I'll get a chance to share this new found knowledge of 2.0.
Isn't this a lofty idea of what a library in the future might look like: "Library 4.0: This will be the library for the aesthetic economy, the dream society, which will need libraries as mind gyms; libraries as idea labs; libraries as art salons." It's hard to imagine this.
I think the public has a misperception of how technology is used in the library now. Making the leap to a mind gym is a bit much for me. Most of our computers in HFAR are used for gaming, reading e-mail, watching movie clips, downloading music and looking at porn. In-house customers aren't clammering to use our Premium Resources, even though I love to offer these services. Maybe they'll start needing help with 2.0....
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Now if they'd only send me a pint of it. Try it out.
Monday, September 22, 2008
I'm not having much success at finding people I'd want to follow....The only options I'm seeing are searching a name or a location. Am I missing something? Let me know. My Twitter username is jakison.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. They are a totally volunteer, open source, free content, public domain project. Their objective is to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet. LibriVox, volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain into digital audio (eg. mp3), and then make the audio files available to the world, for free.
Akebia Quinata 3
Originally uploaded by Sunflower Muse
I planted this in my garden a couple of years ago after building a pegola to shade my stone patio. I first saw it at The Crosby Botanical Garden in Toledo, however it wasn't in bloom. It's common name is the Chocolate Vine, how sweet it smells. I used Flickr to find some awesome photographs of what I could hope for once it bloomed and fruited. The edible fruits are lavender and shaped like sausages. How cool is that. Finding unusual plants and native plants at nurseries around here can be a challenge, but it's worth it.