Monday, November 5, 2007

King Tut's Unveiling

There is something about the exhibition of Egyptian mummies that has always bothered me. If modern day corpses were put on public display, wouldn't we call it desecration?

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


23 Things Summary

I must admit that I have become familiar with many new technological advances as a result of the 23 Things program, and I also have become comfortable with them. My favorite discoveries are and Bloglines, where some of my "finds" are housed. The entire process took me a lot longer than anticipated.

I would like to stay abreast of innovations and would therefore welcome another discovery program.


No one needs to sell me on audiobooks; I listen to them constantly while driving. I watched the tutorial on Overdrive, and assumed that I would need to download the necessary program on my home PC. I viewed the available titles and concluded that this is something I will probably do. I think that this service would be very valuable to library customers who have difficulty getting to a branch.


I found the Yahoo podcast search site to be the most useful. I added the Lonely Planet Travelcasts to my Bloglines account as I enjoy learning about places to travel. After I finish the 23 Things and receive my MP3 player, I plan to download the travelcasts as well as some racier broadcasts! I am amazed at the wealth of information out there on just about every subject. When did this happen???

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

YouTube; FunnyorDie

Viewing videos is one of the 23 things that I have been doing for quite some time. There is a site called that I prefer because I tend to enjoy comedy. Funny or Die came to my attention when I read a newspaper article about a video Will Farrell had made expressly for this website called "The Landlord." There have been other celebrity contributors and additional Will Farrell videos as well as many hilarious ones submitted by the public.

Of course, I personally owe my 15 minutes of fame to the submission of the 2006 HCPL Staff Day Elvis skit.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Upcoming and Farecast - 2.0 tools

From the 2.0 Winners List, I selected two sites. Upcoming by Yahoo lists upcoming events in many areas -- sports, cultural, educational, music, etc. -- plus some pictures from recent events. I particularly liked that I could view everything happening in the Baltimore area in just one place. It could be very useful in a library setting as a reference tool. The second site I visited was Farecast. In addition to searching for airfares, there were graphs that allowed one to view fare trends. The site was very easy to use. I liked both of these sites so much that I tagged them for my page.