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Ten Random Things about Me November 15, 2008

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I am a pretty random person, and I talk too much, a lot of it about myself (sorry folks, I’m working on it!) So this activity should be right up my alley. BUT I pretty much have said all the interesting random things about me already. That means this might not be interesting or new, but here it goes:

  1. I enjoy travelling but have no sense of direction, and so have wound up lost in various major cities and even a jungle once.
  2. My favorite book is Ender’s Game, I have read it dozens of times, and once met Orson Scott Card.
  3. I’m always discovering new hobbies and then finding out I have no time or space for them. Last year it was beading, year before it was keeping fish (which I still do), and this year it is a little bit of everything including keeping snakes.
  4. I’m adicted to Diet Coke.
  5. I grew up in a suburb in Utah, way back before it became an enormous suburb.
  6. When I have time, I watch all kinds of courtTV, and love both the people’s court and the real life mysteries.
  7. My room mate and I try to out do each other in finding awesomely bad movies and watching them, while making fun of them.
  8. I eat at Bob Evans way too much.
  9. I have three sisters and a brother, three younger and one older, who all live across the country.
  10. Someday I’d like to take up photography, but right now I kind of stink at it, particularly taking pictures of my snakes and fish. (They just don’t stay still!)

What I’ve learned from Learning and Playing… November 4, 2008

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I’ve enjoyed L&P for many reasons–partially because I enjoy exploring new (or new to me) technologies, and partially because I enjoy goofing off on work time. Now my job usually involves a fair amount of goofing off anyway, working with children seems like that most of the time. But L&P has allowed me to goof off with coworkers, many of whom I didn’t know as well as I do now.

Perhaps my very favorite thing I’ve discovered during L&P is RSS feeds. Though I did switch to google reader because bloglines was missing some entries, and I wasn’t getting updates timely or completely. Regardless, I LOVE RSS! I try to convince my family that they could love it too, but many of them fail to see the point. I hope that when I go out to visit them for Christmas, I can demonstrate how awesome and easy RSS is.

Hopefully, the library will continue to offer such fun and informative programs in the future. Personally, I think it would be fun to explore some of our own premium resources, since they are not always used equally across the board, and many of us don’t know how to use them to their full potentials.

Why Moldi? November 3, 2008

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I was checking out Moldi for one of the last learn and play things–it is really very cool, and I found a book that I could down load and read. It does make me want, maybe to get an electronic book–just a little bit more knowing that I’d have another way to access books–and maybe not spend so much to buy them!

BUT, honestly, who decided that Moldi was a good name for something? Besides an ironic cheese company, I can’t think of something where it would actually be an attractive name. Really,I just can’t see myself saying to someone–“Have you checked out what’s available at Moldi?” Perhaps this is just a way of forcing us to explain exactly what the letters stand for each and every time that I say it.

I just don’t understand why they couldn’t have named it a number of other things, here are a few suggestions:

  • Central Ohio Library Digital Initiative: or Coldi
  • Mid-Ohio Digital Library Initative: or Modli
  • Digital Initiative, Central-Ohio or Dic-o

Any other suggestions?