Monday, 23 January 2006

Me and the "News"...

As you can hopefully see, I've been working on my site design lately. I hope you like it. I do. The design is called "Abysmal Thallasic" -- yeah, just try and figure out what I mean by that! *laugh* The way I've set up my site now, I should be able to make changes in design solely through changes in my style sheet.

I've started rereading "The Eye of the World" by Robert Jordan again. It's been a while since I read the series and I've waited long enough for him to have written two or three more so I'd better reread them and catch up. I've read the prequel ("New Spring") so I'm really reading it in the true order. I'm also reading to review a book called "Managing E-Learning Strategies" by Badrul Khan. It's very interesting (at least to me) although a little dry if your not into the subject (developing e-learning courses and programs.

I've become a man recently! No, not in that way -- Get your mind out of the gutter. (There's no room with my mind already there! *laugh*) No, I mean I went to Home Depot, bought some hardware and equipment and went home and fixed stuff and installed stuff. Well, I HAD to use the power tools I got for Xmas, didn't I?

We've recently started IM at my library (with a lot of my help, if I do say so myself). And it's actually been used! Early in the second week of it being available, we received several IM reference questions. Cool, eh? I really think it's the wave of the future. Instant messaging technology or something similar will be a big thing in the years to come. That's really what text messaging is really. The more we are at computers and need to communicate, the more we will rely on instant technology like this. The phone just isn't the best tool always. I can do more while I'm instant messaging. I can talk to several people at the same time. I can check email or write something or do other work while chatting or discussing something important. It's so convenient and efficient. If you haven't tried it, try it. I suggest Yahoo! Messenger. MSN and AOL are evil (although I do use them - at "mjthomas43" for all three).

4 comments:

andie said...

Ah, the true measure of a man. I loved working and fixing things up with my dad when I was a kid. He didn't let me use the power tools, of course, but I can now put things together that will put my rich kid friends (and their dads) to shame. Lol.

stark said...

It's so sad when otherwise capable people can't do very simple manual things, sometimes to the extent of being afraid of tools.

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