Oh the places I have been,
and the things I have seen.
We were asked to set up a couple of internet feeds and a RSS feed. As I am a news seeker I added NZ Herald and Ataahua Māori I also have an interest in photography, so I added i heart photograph and Richard Estes. Cooking with Amy was added for that reason as well, for interest value. I wouldn't want to suggest that I am an expert in either area...yet. A couple of RSS feeds were Technorati and My Blogline the intructions on both of them were easy to follow. Our libraries could use the RSS to get up to date information and show patrons how this could be done. Then I met up again with a friend and remembered that he plays beautiful music, so added his link as well. The Broken Heartbreakers Online Also thought that I'd add another blog by some one in the music industry. Scratch Dat!
The generators were awesome. I had a play with Word clouds, Wordle - Ngati Porou all I had to do was add some words and the generator would put it all together in which ever way or whatever colours I wanted.
I tried many of the generators, some of which included the following:
The 8 ball was created with the imageGenerator , I also created a 'clippy,' that was so much fun. Words could be inserted in much the same way as 'the yeah right' slogans. I mosified Ben Bratts head on another’s body with Moosify he is such a prettiful man, especially in one of my favorite movies, Miss Congeniality with Sandra Bullock, another great actor. Magnigraph and Warholizer was where I coloured a photo in different colours, as shown above. Photos could be aged with old style and Cover Browser was when I could type words into speech bubbles of comic books.
It was lovely with an 'edge of vanity' to put myself on the front of a magazine or to be on a movie poster Be on TV Guide however, I think I missed my 'calling.'
After joining Flickr: Hikurangi's Photostream I found I could do a lot of great things with my photos through this link. fd's Flickr Toys One of which was called ‘Motivator,' I was meant to put some 'inspiration words' within the frame as well but the picture and title 'Papa Kainga' (home) alone, done it for me.
I also used fd's Flickr Toys so that I could play around with all of my photos and make my side show. I'm still not satisfied with it, so I'll play around with it and tweek it here and there, til I get it right. OK, OK it still isn't up to my satisfaction so I've ended up using a Picasa slide show.
LibraryThing The library thing was great to have a play in. The few books that I chose were only for the benefit of having to chose some books. I think if I actually had to put books on 'the shelf,' there would not be enough room. I've also put on the side bar Unshelved which is a library comic that I found interesting, our Manukau Public Libraries which needs no explanation, as well as Rollyo: Hikurangi which is a list of specified websites that I have chosen. I really think that Rollo is a great addition for the sake of accumulating relevant information in one place. As well as the previous feeds, I also added Technorati slide show, I found everything easy enough to join up and use most of the feeds, it was just trying to remember all of my user names and passwords.
Okay, that's enough of all of these words. Thank goodness a new week has started and I can go back to photographs. There should also be a rule that "one cannot fix and re-fix and re-fix and ....one's blog. hehe. That's the perfectionist in me.