Monday, March 30, 2009

Week 12 - Pea haters on YouTube

I have only been involved in filming and uploading one YouTube video. It was actually my sister who filmed and uploaded the content but we have identical usernames and so I'm not going to create my own YouTube account. I remember it took a really long time to upload the video! We shot the video January 1, 2008 when my nephew was dramatizing his dislike of peas. He does a great job!

If you do a search for I Hate Peas, you will get 484 results!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Week 11 - iTunes and podcasts

I didn't have iTunes on my work machine before so I have now installed it. I do you iTunes at home on my MacBook laptop. It's been awhile since I have downloaded any podcasts so I am going to put that on my to do list for this morning!

There are a lot more podcasts available on iTunes than the last time I looked a few years ago ...I started out by browsing the categories but eventually found the power search, which made looking for podcasts a lot more efficient. Power Search is over on the right-hand side of iTunes under QuickLinks. I subscribed to a couple of Spanish language podcasts, a flamenco podcast from Radio clasica espana and a podcast of the 2007 Missouri Botanical Gardens orchid show. Also, two climbing podcasts and a podcast of the Everglades. That should be enough for now!

Monday, March 16, 2009


Ok, so I thought Cooliris looked kind of fun, so I tried to install it. Unfortunately it did not install in Firefox because it said it is not compatible with my version of Firefox, which is apparently somewhere in between 3.0 and 3.1. I'm currently updating to 3.07 but I have a feeling that won't work either.

Facebook update

Okay, so I broke down last week and reactivated my account ... you can find me on Facebook under my real name. Resistance is futile!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Week 9 - Social networking sites

You can find me online @ Twitter:

My jury is still out on Facebook ... I created an account last month after years of being a "Facebook Resister". In fact, there is another recent Toronto Star Facebook article that is worth checking out.

Anyways, I deleted my Facebook account after less than 24 hours ... however, I soon learned that you cannot delete your Facebook account! Your account remains, but it just becomes "deactivated". Be warned!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Google Maps

I think Google Maps is a great application and I use it on a daily basis. What did we do before Google Maps!? Most recently, I've been using it to measure the distance of my walks for our Canucks Run Amok challenge. It's 1.9 km from Jane Station to our house!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Week 8 - Google apps

Google Docs:
So far I am sharing a spreadsheet (View not Edit) with my group members.

The technology petting zoo last week was great, especially the guest appearance by Sheldon Levy. I am still coveting an iPhone!