November 4, 2009
Oh, hello there! It’s been a long time since my last blog post. A quick look in my draft view shows a long list of abandoned posts. It seems that each time I’ve wanted to blog something, someone has already retweeted or Tumbled it. Social media is about rewind, it seems. I’ve made the decision to only blog, reblog, tweet, retweet and Tumblr what is really interesting to ME. If you want to stop reading now, I’m cool with that.
My lack of blog posts is also the result of switching to a Mac. After years of frustration with my current computer, I decided to get an iMac. I was tired of using my PC for simply surfin’. I was tired of the problems I’ve had with Windows viruses. I’m not a Windows-basher, as I live in a Windows world by day. My “PC-friends” are looking forward to Windows 7 and one day, just one day, I may even try Bootcamp.
At the end of the day, it’s nice to come home to my Mac. You see, I now spend more time exploring my music and photos. iLife and PhotoBooth rocks in our house. Things just seem to work more harmoniously on a Mac.
I believe that technology is both a tool and an experience. If the tool isn’t giving you a happy experience, like an old boyfriend, fix it OR ditch it.
Move over PC-boyfriend, my Mac now gives me that happy experience.
(Now you can’t blame a gal for spending less time blogging, can you?)
June 12, 2008
Exciting news for Firefox users — version 3 will arrive on June 17th.
Be sure to check out Mozilla Party Central to celebrate the launch.
Want to spread the Firefox love and set a Guiness World Record at the same time? All you have to do is get Firefox 3 during Download Day to help set the record for most software downloads in 24 hours.
December 19, 2007
Meme: The first sentence of the first post in each month of 2007 …. as seen on Ruminations and many other blogs.
January-April: nothing…. blogging wasn’t even on my radar….
May: Cool web tools. [my very first blog post!]
July: Two blogs worth reading and bookmarking.
November: Do you cringe when your cell phone rings?
August 19, 2007
I’ve been spending some time making tweaks to this blog, my Tumblr, and experimenting with some new web tools.
I’m now using Feedburner for RSS feeds and for tracking blog stats. The old RSS feed works fine. The new feed gives me more insight on site visits and includes handy widgets for readers to email and bookmark posts. I’ve also added an RSS feed for blog comments.
I’ve been exploring vod:pod as a way to display some of my favourite videos. I love vod:pod because it lets you search for videos from YouTube, Google, Yahoo!, myspace and metacafe. Take a look at the vod:pod widget at the bottom of the page.
I’ve been spending more time on Twitter. Twitter is a microblog that lets you post messages via the Twitter site, Facebook, IM, SMS, Twitterific, or Twitbin. Facebook friends will see my Twitter updates feeding into my profile. To learn more about Twitter, read the “Newbie’s Guide to Twitter”.
My Tumblr blog, mélange tumblelog, got a big overhaul this week. Microblogs often don’t have comments or categories, as they are intended to be an easier and quicker way to blog. Coming from a world that likes to categorize things has made my Tumblr experience frustrating at times. So now I’ve added Google Custom Search and inline blog comments using LineBuzz. (I also joined the Yahoo! Group for Tumblr users and have made contact with other Tumblr bloggers — great to see blog readers from Taipei, Rome, and Slovenia!)
July 22, 2007
I spent a bit of time this weekend doing some housekeeping on this blog. The sidebar was getting a bit too clutterered. I’ve created two new pages to house those easy subscribe widgets and my virtual links.
Subscribe tools contains all the widgets to bookmark and get to this blog easily.
My virtual stuff houses the links to all my social network profiles, bookmarking tools, and my other web 2.0 sites.
My redesigned sidebar is simpler. It brings the search box and my beloved tag cloud to the top. One simple click on a tag cloud word or phrase, and I can find all my blog posts by category.
You’ll also notice a “popular” posts lists. Since you can get to previous posts from the tag cloud or ‘the vault’, I thought it would be more interesting to see which posts get the most traffic.
Notice the meebo widget at the very bottom of my blog? Click anywhere in the box to chat with me or send me a message when I’m not online. You don’t need to install any software to use meebo. Again, this is experimental. Another instant messaging tool I’m having fun with and possibly a future blog post topic.
I’d appreciate feedback on my blog.
Click on the new contact me link or ‘meebo me’ 😀