October 15, 2009 at 10:56 am (social networking, web 2.0) ()

Well, I finally commited Facebook. Scary place. Too many things going on. Too many people. And I’m’getting a billion emails from facebook ( yes I know I can shut that down, I just have to figure out where and how) And How come so many people my age look old? I know — all the people I went to high school and college with are in thier midforties and I don’t expect them to look young, but I was surprised.

Now if you will excuse me I have to go finish a pillow fight , and fight with some vampires, and …oh yeah ….work.

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July 23, 2009 at 9:52 pm (social networking, tech, web 2.0) (, )

I love my computer. I love my TIVO . Spell check lets me breathe. and the answering machine lets me laugh. But, if anything will drive me to drink , it is technology.

Dh took a tiny 15 second video on his phone. I wanted to put it here.

First I couldn’t play it on my computer — even converted. On my new computer — the video stuff is too old. We downloaded itunes — got something that worked. And then I tried to upload it here . Part of what I read said I needed a video upgrade. Part of what I read listed some media files I can upload. it was ambiguous. But I figured out , I needed an upgrade. Cool, I haven’t payed for anything here yet. But the price was more than I wanted to pay for 1 15 second video, esp. since who knows if I will ever do this again. So I put it up on my Youtube account. It said it was uploaded. So I clicked on my list of uploaded videos — and there it was….uploading. which is confusing, because it was uploaded.

I will birddog this problem until I figure it out. However, I am sure I will need more rum.

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The attempt to post everyday

November 30, 2008 at 10:32 pm (fun, learning 2.0, social networking, web 2.0) ()

ok– November has 30 days — I posted on 22 day  and I had 26 posts. ( This is 27) There were one or two posts that felted forced and stupid to me.  There are times when my brain is not good at expressing things in an organized fashion and it isn’t much  fun to force it. On the other hand – some days forcing myself to write something or find some thing to post was good for opening my brain. I have decided that posting more than once a day is fine — I like to keep one thought per post, but I have more than one thought per day. (of course) Posting something because it makes me laugh– thumbs up.  I now know exactly where to go if I need a laugh.  Other people might get a laugh, and maybe  get  a hint of me.  I know if my DH has been reading he has a few ideas for xmas presents. The more I post , the more people seem to read my blog.  Of course, that  could just be the extra cat posts.  ( the internet is really all about cats.  No, really) Some where in December , my blog will be a year old.  I think I am going to continue to try and write more often.  No promises for everyday, because I don’t want to drive myself buggy.  But pushing my self to write a little more than I want to seems to be a good thing.

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November 2, 2008 at 1:49 pm (domestic life, web 2.0) (, )

November has some interesting things going on.  Besides the usual — Thanksgiving and my sister K’s birthday – it is a challange month.  The big one is write a 50,000 word novel in a month.  Unlikely to be good — but the point is to finish it.  Geting over the fear of nonfinishing is good.   Not for me, at least not now.  The other challange I  know about is write  in you blog every day  in November.  It is interesting, but I’m not sure why I  would want to do it.  I guess if I felt I  neglected my  blog, that  would be different.  though I could always use the writing practice.  Something to think about

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applications for the evil league of evil are now being accepted

September 27, 2008 at 11:45 am (fun, tv, web 2.0) ()

Requirements can be found here. Here is your chance to hang with Dr. Horrible and, of course, Bad Horse.

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Why Blog?

September 14, 2008 at 3:14 pm (books, social networking, Uncategorized, web 2.0) (, )

I was reading Spook Country by William Gibson and came  across a  line that has been haunting me for a while.  Sorry,  too lazy to look up the exact wording .But it was a comment by a charater talking about blogging – saying that blogs were  a view by the blogger of reality.  Ummm, no.  Not for me anyway .I wouldn’t say that my blog reflects reality, or my view of reality.  All that you see in my blog are passing thoughts.  Some are big and important to me,others  were just taking up space in my  brain.  A tiny  piece of what is going on in my brain.

So,why blog?I usually  have all kinds f thoughts running around in my head, which can cause too much  chaos — writing  just one thought  down seems to calm the chaos.  Also, sometimes I just want to share a great book, or good recipe, or some news about a restaurant .  It is kind of fun to put out my opinions where someone might see them.  and lastly, I sometimes get comments.  or a bit of converstaion  based on what I post.  Fun. Communication.

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