Thursday, 22 January 2009

Wowzers! Finito!

Ah finished. Well Web 2.0 certainly made me aware of alot of different websites, applications et al availble online rather than staples Google and YouTube. I'm glad this program was designed to introduce us to what's available online and when a customer asks "Do you know about Rollyo?" I will be glad and vaguely reply "Ah yes, but it's been ages since I was last on..." Yada yada blah blah blah Blog Out!

Monday, 19 January 2009


Give me a book anyday - main reason, I enjoy reading before I go to sleep and at times find myself pleasantly dozing off mid sentence. Eyelids close and a soft thud afterwards or better yet no thud as the book remains on the bed and REM sleep here I come! Compare that to reading an ebook on your PC - getting tired, shake it off don't want the keyboard for a pillow - exit site, shutdown computer, walk to bed and sleep. Where's the magic? The passage of time blurred between awareness and the subconscious state, the drifting into nirvana, reality fading away.
If you can achieve this reading an ebook, even with an eReader- you truly are a romantic soul. Anyway, enough ranting - I went to Project Gutenberg and read The Art of War by Sun Tzu. It's something I'll read online but wouldn't take to bed because come on, really - that's a place best reserved for those you truly love.

Thursday, 15 January 2009


Man feels like there's just way too much stuff thrown at me - well, researching the multiple resources people can access over the net to be precise (not mentioning, this should've been completed last year and I'm just catching up through one solid session - that's me..not mentioning it). I guess that's the point really, to make us aware of the 'benefits' available online but sometimes it's all a bit of a headache. I could easily while away the day with what I've discovered through Web 2.0 but it seems my world somehow became more insular and inwardly focused even though the site I visited describes a country halfway around the world, I find myself living vicariously online what I should be out in the world experiencing, or am I just being melancholic. Oh well, anyway podcasts are useful, (what isn't nowadays on the net). I've added Nancy Pearl Book Reviews pod cast to my Blog lines - the promo got me "Nancy Pearl is a librarian with a love of books so strong it has been officially classified as lust." A bold declaration. Lust is stronger than love, interesting...

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

YouTube Baby!

I'm a fan of YouTube. Through this site I've found gospel gems I thought were lost through the annals of time never to be appreciated by our younger generations, it's sites like this where the hoarder truly shines - providing our future leaders with a chance for a greater sense of music appreciation and classic TV viewing, no longer bemused at their parents lyrical waxing of the comedic genius of John Cleese . The hoarder's neurosis for collecting validated and if items can be electronically converted then let the sharing begin via YouTube. Long may it remain!
I've selected the Kiwis World Cup 2008 winning game - if there was ever an upset of giants, this was it. I enjoyed the Nine Network commentators Rabbs, Sterlo & Gould call of the game rather than Sky's. Costigan(SKY) seemed to be baulk at every Kiwi try, especially the Hohaia penalty try. Costigan was practically whinging it wouldn't be a penalty try because Billy Slater was in the picture yet the Nine Network commentators immediately called it as a penalty try - it takes some gloss off the contest when bias is evident in the calling - but hey he's an Aussie, what do I expect. I reckon the man of the match should've gone to one of the Kiwis - my picks, either Lance Hohaia, Jeremy Smith or Adam Blair. Man victory was sweet!

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Web 2.0 Awards

Okay from the list I went straight to the awards for ...wait for it...yep, you guessed it "Adult" sites. Ah so tasteless; fingers off the keyboard if you thought I was serious...speaking about taste thats a nice segue into the website award I looked for first, FOOD! Better than porn and lasts I've heard. A way to a man's heart is through his stomach so I took a look at ImCooked clicked on most viewed and watched Christopher Walken "cook" a roast chicken. Yes, a roast chicken - put your fingers back on the keyboard if you are as impressed as I am. Trick response - so you did think I was serious about the Adult sites! All in all a great website for the foodie in you - think devoted to food and you've hit it on the button. I wonder if Lion Breweries will ask Christopher Walken to market their Steinlager Pure brand, Walken carries more kudos I think than either DeFoe or Keitel - okay maybe he's par with Keitel, just a tangent you know - alcohol & food.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Online Apps & Tools

These online programmes make a heap of sense - just curious as to where all the info is stored and who is able to access it, doctor it, abuse it...You know me playing the paranoid, world is out to get you maniac.
Anyway to show faith -I love our wedding day and thought I'd be all syrupy & share it with you. Ok nearly finished Web 2.0

Monday, 29 September 2008

Social Networking sites

"My name is Infamous Rambler. I'm an addict - I have been off Bebo for one week" *polite applause & murmurs of encouragement*

Shouldn't this be the catch cry for the phenomenon that is social networking! You are accesible and connected with your friends & family no matter where you live on this Earth, well maybe not Antartica or the Arctic but bar those popsicle places pratically anywhere on this planet. You can share photos, play games against one another, share quiz results, rant & rave, practically reveal everything about yourself if you choose to through these sites. Or you can make up an entirely different persona.

Where do you draw the line for privacy???