For thing 15 I have had a play with Google map. I did enter the Universities post code and looked at this map in all it’s different guises. The pictures on the sattelite map are clear once you are up close enough to recognise things and I think the shot is quite old as the great hall is still there, this is before I worked here so I am not able to date the pic. Have tried to put a link in to the web page but I’m not having any luck, will try again later. I think Google map would be very helpful if you are travelling somewhere new as you can get quite detailed maps. I may try it in the future.
Week 6-Things 12-14 December 12, 2008
I’ve not had a lot of time to do this, this week as I’ve been a little poorly, but non the less I have managed to do Thing 14 without even realizing it, so that has saved me a bit of time!! The first random article that came up on Wikipedia was about Homity pie, which if you don’t know ( neither did I ) is an open topped vegetable pie containing potatoes, onions and leeks then covered in cheese. It is said to have originated in the second world war when rationing was being imposed. The first topic on the current events page tells us about the Channel Island of Sark holding it’s first democratic elections!! Also the anti-police riots are still taking place in Athens and several other cities throughout Greece.
Week 5- Play time!! December 5, 2008
This week I did as I was told and accepted my invite to the Wet Paint thingy. I’ve had a little play around on the site. Don’t understand really what it is!! I managed to add a link (made a mistake the first time, so I had to so it again)to one of my favourite pubs and started a thread. I will have to wait and see if anyone picks it up, ha ha! My favourite thing we have done so far is creating the flickr account. It’s good fun looking at all the different pics on there and playing with the various tools. Here’s to next week when we may have a little more to do.
Thing 11 November 27, 2008
Thing 11 involves searching through the Technorati website, which is a site dedicated to all things Bloglike. I did searches on the word “Huddersfield” in the posts and tags sections, as instructed and they brought up a variety of results. Our very own Dave Pattern has a blog which showed up on the 2nd page. I also found a library blog which I didn’t know existed!! On a Google blog search on the same word, the first thing that came up was the Universities School of Applied Science followed by the library catalogue. Huddersfield Town F.C featured strongly in the results also. Shame they can’t win a match at the moment. I hope things improve for them when they finally get a new manager!!
Week 4 – Thing 10 November 25, 2008
For thing 10 this week, we have to look at the world of Tagging. I’ve had a look on the del.icio.us website and searched for a few tags including Huddersfield and someone has actually tagged the library catalogue page!! Me personally I probably wouldn’t use any site for bookmarking my favoutites, I’m quite happy using the favoutites tab on the toolbar with folders for any that I have more than a couple of. I didn’t set up an account with del.icio.us because I more than likely wouldn’t use it!!
Week 3 – Things 8&9 November 19, 2008
I set up a Google reader account yesterday and spent a bit of time looking at all the various links etc. I now subscribe to either 5 or 6 RSS feeds for various things including the 25 things one, I’ve just got to remember to log on to Google reader to look at them I suppose! Don’t know how helpful it will be to me on a daily basis bacause I don’t look at that many news websites. I did find adding the feeds on Google very straight forward and didn’t encounter any problems which is a first for me after the trials of last week!! Well back to work then and speak to you all soon.
Thing 7 – Mash-ups November 13, 2008
I have been looking at the different ways that people have been using the flickr website for creating their own mash-ups (if that’s the right way to put it!). I quite enjoyed using the spell with flickr but have annoyed myself because I wanted to add it to this blog but I am struggling (again) to do it!
I think I have done it !! Hope it’s still on here when I publish this, it’s taken me ages.
I also enjoyed the Multicolor Search Lab where you can pick any colour you like and it will show images of that colour found on the flickr website. Pheww, thank goodness that’s it for this week, I can go home and have a much deserved rest now……till next week then and some more THINGS!!!!
Sorry, I don’t know how to get rid of all this space under here!! Any help will be much appreciated