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Kei te mihinui ki a koutou. Ko Horouta te Waka, Ko Hikurangi te Maunga, Ko Waiapu te Awa, Ko Porourangi te Tangata, Ko Ngati Porou te Iwi. Tena Koutou, Tena Koutou, Tena Tatou Katoa.


Te Rā Horoi – Saturday 23 August

Wow, it's so good to get back to putting photos back on my blog, and this Church is such a landmark in Manukau too.


Te Rā Mere – Friday 22 August

Checked out the Project Gutenburg online book catalogue where I could access free ebooks. Project Gutenberg focuses on 'light books,' such as Peter Pan etc, 'heavy books' such as the Bible etc, and 'reference books' like Dictionaries and the like. Out of the 100 top picks, there were only a few books that grabbed my attention. One of them was 'Beyond Good and Evil' by Friedrich Nietzsche. There were various ways that the books could be downloaded as shown in the diagram on the right, I did find it really easy and fast to download. From Gutenburg an ebook can be downloaded, read on screen, CD's, DVD's and readers. I liked the look of Amazons"Kindle" although Gutenberg also has a reader, and the ebooks from Gutenberg could also be downloaded to a Blackberry, and probably to other phones of the same type. What I did find interesting was this graph from

SUPPOSING that Truth is a woman--what then? Is there not ground for suspecting that all philosophers, in so far as they have been
dogmatists, have failed to understand women -- that the terrible seriousness and clumsy importunity with which they have usually paid their addresses to Truth, have been unskilled and unseemly methods for winning a woman? Certainly she has never allowed herself to be won; and at present every kind of dogma stands with sad and discouraged mien- 'Beyond Good and Evil' by Friedrich Nietzsche.


Te Rā Pare – Thursday 21 August

Danielle, you keep finding all of these cool readings. I so love them, they relate so well to libraries, "Taming Technolust: Ten Steps for Planning in a 2.0 World." by Michael Stephens.

I ventured into Podcasting today.
Having anything for free is a really a great bargain, but then like anything, it can chew through the broadband. I've experience the bliss of watching "You Tube" for ages and then afterwards realising that I'd used up so much of my broadband, that I had to increase my monthly usage (more money). I ventured into 'i tunes' and managed to get a few podcasts, and then went into my bloglines and added some similar ones, Te Ahi Kaa, Flight of the Conchords, John Cleese, Jackie Brown,
At the movies and The Moth. It was easier to add them via the URL, so that is what I've done. What I did like was a this page on the Christchurch Library website, which gives a really clear explanation of what podcasting is all about.


Te Rā Apa – 20 August *Week 9 - # 20

We were asked to embed a You Tube video. I have done quite a few in previous posts, so this isn't new to me.
I was going to choose another lovely little one singing, and there are quite a few. However, it must be the time, or this 'wet, wet, wet weather' which led me to choose the All Blacks doing 'Kapa o Pango.' This haka was revived by Derek Lardelli, and led by Rico Gear, both of whom are Ngati Porou.
We were also asked how this site could help our patrons. I think that this could be used as another resource especially in research, and it could also be found that some people (myself included) are more visually inclined. How did I put my video on my post? (1) Go to the You Tube site and after having chosen the type of video that I wanted to watch, (2) by putting it in the 'search bar.' I then played it. The 'embed code' came up on the right of the video. (3) I copied the code. (4) Went back to my post, then 'pasted' the code in the panel where I'm writing at this moment. (5) Just under this I wrote my message. Publish post. Done. Hope this helps anyone who needs it.


Te Rā Tū – Tuesday 19 August

It's raining again!! and today, I don't feel like putting anymore 'rain pictures' on my post.

So because I put Sookie on my post yesterday, I've decided to put our dog on today's post. She died a couple of years ago, but we still miss Bird, and yes her name was Birdie.

Had a look through the Web 2.0 awards and I like some of the favourites like Bebo , You Tube, Google Earth, as well as Geni, a geneology site. I looked into the Dostoc site, another place that has document templates, anything to make life easier. Finally, the last one I've tried, (for now) was G2Web2, it is awesome, it's a web directory, so I can find just about any site that I want.

The Gadget application is awesome!!! All you do is (1)go to the 'customize bar' at the top right of your blog. Then (2) go to the 'gadget link.' (3) Open it up and in the top right hand corner, is a search bar, (4) type in 'Maori,' (for example) then enter. I found 'He Kupu o Te Ra' that's how one of us got Indian music and another got a gadget that helps her play cords on a guitar.

Thanks Danielle, I really like the article you posted,
Future Proof your Library , so I've created a link.


Te Rā Hina – Monday 18 August

This cat has 'adopted us.' My daughter calls her Sakura, and I call it Sookie, because all she does it screech whenever anyone goes past, even while she is eating. Zoho Writer - Trademark
Yes, done the Zoho, I created the slide show that's at the top of the page. It was quite easy. I like the idea of Google Documents (there's a video at the bottom of my blog). One option is basically writing a document off line, then putting it online, for you and others (that you've invited) to add/edit the document, in this way, there are no longer multiple copies of the that doc. Love the templates as well.

Cute little Malaysian girl, singing.

Laughing Baby

A wee Scottish lass singing Three Craws.

Little Korean boy will make you smile.