Archive for March 2010

Week 6

Well folks over half way now.  I am learning a lot but quite a bit of it I do not know if I will use,  but at least I now know what it is and you never know what the future holds.   It is so easy to sit looking at the screen and clicking away at all this wonderful technology, to my kids this has always been the norm but how I look forward to packing my tent in the car with a few basics and just getting away from it all,  even if it is raining – to sit just watching the world go by and chatting with old and new friends.  Anyway on to this weeks Things

14 Wikis – useful tool, we have a work wiki that I have to update, wonderful tool for quickly spreading the news that something doesn’t work ( I must remember though to update when things are back up and running)

15 Wikipeadia – took  a while to find anything I found interesting but did find an article on Kirkham and Wesham Railway Station that opened  in 1840 – yes that is how dull many of the results were.

I have to admit though I do use Wikepeadia to search out facts but do check them out for validity.  My youngest did show me once something his mate had posted it was an  amusing  account about how he had scored the winning goal in the World Cup (at the tender age of 14)!

I did find the Recipes Wiki very interesting and will revisit it for some inspiration – especially for the vegetarian recipes.

16 Wetpaint – I have registered and posted and yes think its a good idea and now I know about it.

Anyway only 16 days till I am in my one woman tent under the stars, cooking on an open fire and singing Camp fire songs.


Add a comment March 30, 2010

Thing 13 Technortati

Wow  there seems to be so much here,  got quite lost whilst on,  remembering looking at it before but forgot about it  and probably will again.  Maybe I will add it to my list of things to go back to.

Add a comment March 30, 2010

12th thing tagging

I have heard about Delicious and seen it on toolbars but have never used it. I have had a good look at it and have placed all my favourite bookmarks from home onto it and tomorrow will put all the ones on my work pc on it and tag all. This will be so useful as I always am on the wrong pc/laptop when I need a bookmark that is on the other. I can see the huge benefit of tagging because as the bookmarks increase it will make it easier to find the one I want. Haven’t had a chance to look at the social side of Delicious yet but can from seeing the basics can envisage it being a useful tool for some but as of yet do not know how I would use or benefit from it

1 comment March 25, 2010

Week 4 RSS and Bloglines

I have persevered on this one today as my PC ran very very slowly.  I have used bloglines in the past for news and some of my hobby sites that I visit regularly.  It saves a lot of time, instead of checking each individual web site I can see at a glance it there has been some new content added.  One of the blogs I find useful can go weeks with nothing and then there will be 3 posts in one day – Bloglines lets me keep an eye on it without having to continually checking the site.  I have updated my feeds today (trashing a few!!) and have found that over the past 18 months how things I used to be glued to have now dropped by the wayside and new sites are more too my liking.  This is one of the Things that I have continued to use since starting 25Things first time round and will continue to use as part of my daily ritual.

1 comment March 17, 2010

Week 3

I revisited Flickr this week after setting my account up first time round and had forgotten how useful it could be for me and how easy it is too use.  I could use it to share my photos with family who are now scattered around Europe and in Australia. I have had a good play with Mashups and love Flickr Color Pickr as you can see from an earlier post. I have also spent time this week uploading on to Flickr my holiday snaps from last year we managed to find a campsite that allowed open fires, I had forgotten how much I love camping and role on Easter when I will be off on my first trip of this year. Must remember to take plenty of photos and share them.  I have enjoyed this weeks 25things and have made a note on my list of things to – to spend time sorting out my digital photos I have a feeling that I may have lost some as my old laptop died a death and I think quite a few photos were stored on it.  I also have a few with my dad and as mum is now online I will use Flickr to share them with her and the rest of my family.

Add a comment March 12, 2010

man enjoys fire

man enjoys fire

man enjoys fire ,
originally uploaded by pinkbrick.

Here is a piccy of my Hubby enjoying all his hard work at building a fire

Add a comment March 12, 2010

lots of pinkbricks

originally uploaded by Special.

I found this using Flickr Color Fields whilst playing around with the suggested Mashups. I am well impressed with this one and you may see more posts in weeks to come from the site

Add a comment March 12, 2010

7th Thing – Flickr

Just had another look at Flickr – I really like it.  I am one of those people though that takes lots of photographs and then don’t find time to upload them.  Once last year I took my camera into Boots and just had the 400+ photos on it printed off!  I know that was a bit extreme but I still like the printed photo.  I have a selection of photos in my downstairs loo that are of photos that went slighty wrong but make me smile mainly from when my boys were younger.  In this digital age I probably would just have deleted them.

I have used Picasa with a Google account up for my local Scout Group and have uploaded lots of my scout photos on to it, this then lets me share the photos only with the people I choose,  the young people love it and I really must bring that up to date as the last set of photos was June last year – something to add to my to do list.

Add a comment March 8, 2010

Pink Explosion

Pink Explosion

Pink Explosion,
originally uploaded by *Firefox.

another beautiful pink thing

3 comments March 8, 2010

For those who love tulips

For those who love tulips

For those who love tulips,
originally uploaded by B℮n.

I had to search for something with a pink theme and my favourite flowers are tulips. This photo makes me feel warm and summery after the long cold winter we have had.

Add a comment March 8, 2010

old bricks

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