Thursday, October 4, 2007

Blogging the Dummies

Customer Service Dummies
Originally uploaded by Debra15

So contary to popular belief, it is hard to "link" all these things, so my clever colleauge managed to just save the little images instead and manually "up/download" then to flickr or bogs.

For her efforts, she will get an e-card.....if it doesn't get lost in cyberspace.
Over and out for today.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Week 4 Play things

My creation
Originally uploaded by Debra15

Cyberspace has collapsed for me. Been a bit slow. Cyberspace time has been filled with work sadly. At home, I only have dial up, so only been able to look at the flickr.But have spent the last hour today trying out these image generators. Sadly the only one I liked (the "Dummies" range), I couldn;'t get to link to my blog. Internal errors ..whatever they may be. No luck with the other things yet.
So I made a magazine cover from the place, with an image I already had in flickr.
Not sure of the purpose of all this yet. My most successful work to date has been with Flickr. And now that I remembered how to link a flickr photo to the blog (after first allowing the BigHugeLab link to my Flickr space), I have a magazine cover on my Blog. Go figure. I will delete the 3 draft blogs it took to write this one. After a couple of weeks of not doing the 23 thngs have got out of practice.

Over and out.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Week 3 revisited

Originally uploaded by Debra15

Maybe the light was out before, I have spent another 45 mins working this out, Make the connection between the BLOG and FLICKR

New Photo Blog-WEEK 3

This is NOT from the flicker account, which has taken since 2.30pm to do. Slow internet and/or slow learner.This is a photo that is on my flickr thing, but when I tried to load it here, I got the whole of my flickr site loaded. Don';t think that is right at all. BAck to the drawing board.

Monday, September 10, 2007


Ok, am running slightly behind schedule. After two attempts, I created the netvibes page- but the hard thing was actually working out everything without actually doing the tutorial. hence the delay. The RSS feeds is a really different concept for me who is not very good at this 3-D one stage I had I.E open 6 times, with a couple of tabs on each open, going between the netvibes, the FAQ's , websites I wanted to add feeds to and the actual work I was doing at the time. My office mates must be sick of this WEB 2.0 stuff 'cause there are two of us doing the 23 Things. Ask us what happened when one of us tried to get back onto her blog and ..."opps-some questionable material exposed itself onto the screen!!!!"How does that happen???The reason for writing all this is that I am so happy I worked out how to get to the Blog again, which anything rude happening,,,. So far all I have done is put on a feed to STUFF news site (and then got depressed when I saw that Anita Broderick had died, I was a big fan off The Body Shop in the late 80's-90's (then I discovered that they used parabens in their creams, a big no-no)). I have a RSS thing to my web mail, the WORLD Cup and another 23 Things Blog, and the weather (which I suspect is not really Palmerston North, but Taiwan). I have not progressed to getting a FEED READER or whatever to get more feeds, cause I can't imagine what else I need to know about yet. So will save that for the next lunch time play. Actaully, might just move to the FLICKER , that looks fun....techorati and feedster will have to wait. Over and out.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Lost in Space

I thought I was onto it...then I got lost, and its 2 weeks later. I have been wondering why on earth anyone would want to write about anything on a blog and have in fact been doing more wondering than doing. My colleague is just about to start her own blog so its all go here...My biggest issue was "where do I go to get back to the b***** blog"..panic. But onto the RSS things and week 2.....over and out.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

First time

Well, I started 45mins ago and the 23 things feels like 2000 things to do. I cheated on the 7 1/2 Habits and haven't done that yet. But I think I have an adversion to numbers #3, 4 and 7. I have created a blog though, I think. I have written the passwords down so I don't forget them. I like to do things in a certian order and I found it a bit hard to go between the UCOL 23 things and the original 43 things, the web sites started to look the same....where is the last page ?
So my first blog is sounding like a blag (blah blah blob).
But what do I hope to acheive? Somehow moving from the old ways to the new ways in terms of the web....trying to appreciate that it is OK to play and discover and do something wrong (probably quite frequently)
Signing do I stop the whole world reading this though?