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Cool Tools at IL2008

One of the talks I try never to miss at Information Today conferences is the Cool Tools for Webmasters talk by Frank Cervone and Darlene Fichter. This year I couldn’t attend due to other talks I had to give, but Darlene has posted her links online for us all to see! Frank and I were back with more free or inexpensive tools for webmasters and everyone who uses the web.  [ Read More ]

Humans v. Machines

Warning – this may turn into a rant – I haven’t decided yet Last week I was in Texas to do some training for work. I rented a car at the Dallas airport and went on my way. It’s 11pm and I’ve been in airports and planes since 2pm, so I’m a bit tired. I come upon a toll and reach for my wallet. Less than 300 feet from the  [ Read More ]

APIs all over

Every day I feel like I’m reading about a new API being released. The newest I’ve read about it Evernote: Launching the Service API means that third party developers can now do all sorts of innovative things with Evernote. Want to create a new Evernote client? Go for it. Want to hook Evernote into your favorite calendaring or to-do app? Knock yourself out. Of course, trust and security are very  [ Read More ]

Review: On the Move with the Mobile Web

I have to start this review with a disclaimer. I have a plain old cell phone with no data plan That said – I’m thinking of trying to pay off my debt faster so that I can upgrade my phone and get a data plan because of this technology report by Ellyssa Kroski. On the Move with the Mobile Web: Libraries and Mobile Technologies by Ellyssa Kroski is a quick  [ Read More ]

Students aren’t so web-savvy

This is an interesting interview: Eszter Hargittai, an assistant professor in Northwestern University’s sociology department, has discovered that students aren’t nearly as Web-savvy as they, or their elders, assume. Ms. Hargittai studies the technological fluency of college freshmen. She found that they lack a basic understanding of such terms as BCC (blind copy on e-mail), podcasting, and phishing. This spring she will start a national poster-and-video contest to promote Web-related  [ Read More ]

Keep Lib-web-cats up-to-date

A request for help posted to the Web4Lib List that I think might be of interest to you: This is an appeal to the readers of Web4Lib to help me collect information regarding automation products used in libraries. I maintain the lib-web-cats database and use it as a tool for analysis of what automation products that libraries choose to purchase or implement. Lib-web-cats currently includes over 32,000 libraries worldwide. I  [ Read More ]

Evernote for Mac

Yippeee!! When I first got my Mac I asked you all to point me to a tool that would work like Evernote for my Mac – well, TechCrunch reports that Evernote for Mac is finally here!! Downloaded! [update]Oh no! It’s a private beta! Fingers crossed for an invite![/update] [update2]Yippee – got me an invite – will update you all on the status soon.[/update2] Technorati Tags: evernote

Launchy for Windows – Like Finder for Mac

As you know, I’ve recently gotten my first Mac. I’m still learning. One of the features I like the most is Finder. Last night my husband installed an awesome Windows app that gives Finder functionality to his PC – Launchy. Launchy is a free windows utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager. Launchy indexes the programs in  [ Read More ]

When we moved to our new house in August we decided that we didn’t want a land line and so we had to (well not really – but financially it made more sense) give up our Verizon DSL and switch to Comcast cable Internet. Since day one I’ve been complainng to my husband that Comcast is not as fast as DSL and their commercials are full of crap (sorry but  [ Read More ]

Public Google Calendars

Did you know that Google had public calendars that you could add to your personal calendar? I didn’t – not until someone in one of the classes I was teaching pointed it out. This is why I love teaching small, hands-on type classes, I always walk away learning something from the students. Anyway, if you search for holidays for example you can get the holidays for several countries and add  [ Read More ]

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