29 May 2008


Hooray, I have a Flickr account. Actually, I already had a Yahoo account, and Flickr came with it.

I uploaded some pictures, played with tags and such, and even designed a Flickr badge to go on my blog. It's to the right, above the poll.

Okay, that was fun. Let's see what mischief I can get into next....

28 May 2008

Hello World

Okay, so I watched the Web 2.0 video The Machine is Us/ing Us. Seemed a nice introduction to Web 2.0, although I wonder if the creator wasn't misunderstanding the point of formatting codes in HTML. After all, the HTML standard was meant to be pretty portable and format-independent -- formatting codes started out as very minimal, simple things like bold and italic.

Only later, when people from the page-layout crowd got ahold of it, did HTML start to have codes for choosing font, size, and other complex (and sometimes not-so-portable) formatting. Only after CSS came in did portability become a dead issue. (Me, I've never used CSS in constructing web pages, and I've constructed quite a few in my time.)


I hope I'm not going to get in trouble for adding this blog to my stable of other blogs under my existing Google account. Setting up Yet Another New Account is just such a pain, for something as simple as a blog like this. So if you can figure out who I am, I'm sorry to blow my anonymity so soon in the game.

Oh, I guess we'll want the fun and experience of posting a photo, so here's one. Yes, it's a book cover, and I know that's another no-no...but I own the copyright, so so all is well.

What else? Oh, yeah, if you want this blog as an RSS feed, just click on the link below. It's something that Blogger does for you. (If you don't know what that means, don't worry...I'm sure it's coming up in a future module.)

My thoughts on picking out a blog and customizing it...well, this is something like the dozeneth blog I've created, so my major thoughts were along the lines of "what templates haven't I used yet" and "what can I stick in here that won't reveal too much personal information?"

I'm glad we're all doing this, and I hope it helps us all to be a little more familiar with the Web (both 1.0 and 2.0). This part may be familiar to me, but I'm looking forward to learning more in future explorations.

Plus, I'm earning CEUs. Whoo-hoo!