Saturday, November 24, 2007

Thanksgiving Weekend

I hope everyone had a satisfying Thanksgiving. Many work very hard to make the holiday special for others. Take good care of yourselves this holiday season. Take time, schedule it if you must, to rest, to pause, to reflect.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Sat Nov 10 2007 Thing 5 Flickr-Disconnect Blog!!!

Thing 5 Flickr revisited--follow-up
I transferred photos from Flickr to my blog, billn10taskblog between about 5:30pm and 6:30pm last night, Friday, November 9, 2007.
I forgot to check and execute Step 7 at that time--disconnecting my blog from Flickr !!!
I deleted my blog from Flickr's list of blogs just this morning, Saturday, November 10, 2007 at 5:25am.
I checked my blog, and found no new photos on it, but wanted to give everyone a heads up in case anyone else reported there photos going astray between Flickr and their blog or any other unusual problems with Flickr. I sent an e-mail to the 10 things team this morning.

I apologize for any problems this caused anyone.

By the way, gmails draft autosave feature saved me this morning when I accidentally wiped out the text I had typed so far...I also stumbled across how to "star" an outgoing e-mail...I think!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Friday Nov 9 2007 Thing 5 FlickrPhoto Revisited

Thing 5 Flickr and Photo Sharing
The two photos today, elephant in tree and teapot gas station, were uploaded from an e-mail into Flickr by selecting them individually in the e-mail and saving them to My Photos on the computer desktop on Wed Nov 7 and then today, going into Your Photos in Flickr, selecting each photo, linking them to the blog in Google, and adding to the notes and tags as needed.

I spent the most time on this task because of the hardware (digital camera) and software communication (Flickr to Google), and/or transfers from e-mail (or compact disk as some folks have done) as well as the fun of taking photos.

Downloading from a digital camera directly into Flickr may be tricky, especially for a non-techie such as myself. the photos in the digital camera done earlier this month had to go from camera through an independent laptop to a zip drive, then from the zip drive into Flickr. I needed a lot of help from the ten things thing but the results were worthwhile. I've never used a zip drive or digital camera before except when people on a trip asked me to snap some photos of them using their camera.

Thanks, again!

Elephant in Tree

Elephant in Tree
Originally uploaded by theskokieten
This photo and the teapot gas station were downloded from an e-mail sent from a friend.

Things are looking up!

Teapot Station

Teapot Station
Originally uploaded by theskokieten
Fuel up! Tea, gasoline and sympathy!


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Wed Nov 7 2007 #10 &...TEN THINGS DONE!

Thing 10: Virtual Library
How could I forget this!?! I have to confess I was reminded by a discussion with my "supe"...a great feature of the Skokie Public Library website is the instant translation into Chinese, Korean, Greek, Russian and Spanish subtly advertised by the "Welcomes" appearing on the right hand side.

Note, with the page scrolled to the top, these Automatic Site Translations are blocked from view; it might be worthwhile to move them to the top of page right underneath the "Search" box.

Thing 1: Blogging Spell Check is easy to use on Google Blogger.

Thanks to everybody on the Ten Things Team and my co-workers for all the detailed support on these!!!