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10
Jul
09

Impressed

Wow that worked very well – posting directly to word press from Zoho using the share feature. Now that’s what I call integration.

BTW the title of the last post was taken from an old lecturer of mine – when things were getting particularly dull during electrical and electronic principles III he would stand by the window and say those words in a broad Yorkshire accent.

10
Jul
09

Now gentlemen, pause a moment and take a look at that cumilo nimbus

More cloud stuff…….
I like the develops in cloud computing, certainly from a personal use they open up a whole lot of applications that previously you would have had to install on your PC and probably pay for. There are some really interesting developments in the business world too. A big drawback for us is that most of the services are US based, and in reality network speed becomes an issue. A really great product that has lots of potential is GoGrid which allows you have your own virtual server farm and build virtual servers of different flavours on the fly. Absolutely stunning, I set up a trial account and had Linux Appache server running in 15 minutes. Problem was when trying to remote administer the server the network delay was painful, so painful as to make it unusable. A great concept though and I’ll be keeping an eye on what goes on there.

Back to CCL Learn…..
I used a google docs form and spreadsheet to record staff feedback on the free internet image testing. I used it with tiny url because links to google docs can be a little on the lengthy side.

I have been using Librarything on and off for a while. A couple of months back we looked at the possibility of adding the reviews to the CCL OPAC but costs proved prohibitive. On a personal level I use it with Calibre and my Sony ebook reader. Calibre manages the ebook library and draws in book covers and reviews from LibraryThing.

10
Jul
09

grey clouds

This post started out in Word 2003 (yawn)

and then went into Google docs and then
ended up in Zoho

Of the online apps I think Zoho writer has the most features

08
Jul
09

Clouds

Crowd sourcing is a new term to me……

Is it sad that I had already done the first exercise several months ago just out of personal curiosity?

08
Jul
09

RSS feeds

I’ve now got RSS feeds coming out of my ears, or out of my google reader, and bloglines accounts anyway.

I’m usually fairly selective, just restricting my feeds to the CCL blog (of course!) and cricket news.

Jumping ahead and talking of podcasts, I really like juice as podcast receiver.

What can libraries us RSS for? Well I think CCL are a really good case study (but then I would wouldn’t I?)

08
Jul
09

Stumbling around

OK, I’m now a complete convert to stumbleupon, especially if you have the firefox add-in loaded. It’s great and another way to lose many hours wandering around interesting websites.

07
Jul
09

Search and Discover

I like this search tool. Simple but some nice features Browsys

The invisible web gatesways section on the University of Otago site got my attention too. I had a bit of a play but lots of things seem to go to subscription databases.

Here’s a link to my Rollyo cricket search engine . Predictions for the Ashes anyone? BTW you can also set up customised google searches

and my already created digital NZ image search of Oxford

Searchbots are a great idea, however I set one up a couple of months ago and I don’t think I’ve every received anything from Ralph (the name of my bot) (reminder to self – check spam filter)

On first look I like stumbleupon, I hadn’t look before although I’d seen the icon on a number of sites. I found something useful so I’m happy – and no I’m not going to tell you what it was about or share the link with you 😉




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