Author Archives: robinna

Image galleries: Coppermine, 4images, plogger, Gallery

I’ve been looking at a plugin to expand my image gallery (hosted at my domain via opensource coppermine, not the flickr version) by using feeds — basically, for each category I would have a feed. I looked at migrating to different systems, too: Gallery, plogger, and 4images. Here is the rundown of what I need: RSS Feeds per category/image album Ability to list an image ...

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Learn a new language with Babbel (not babelfish)

I think this sounds like a really interesting way to learn a language — social networking & multimedia style! Mashable has a good overview & review here: Babbel is the latest site to teach new languages through a social Web-based immersion program, where the majority of the content is packaged into lessons created by Babbel. So far, languages such as Spanish, French, Italian, English, and ...

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Flowchart — new free online flowchart site and I have invites!

So, I volunteered to whip up a little flowchart of a project. It’s fairly straightforward and the critical path is rather obvious. I also think I’m pretty good with flow charts. Not only have I been to lots of project management workshops and classes, but I spent way too much time in a previous position (information/document specialist & blueprint librarian) working with Visio. Somehow, not ...

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Posting to blogger from google docs mostly works

Okay, I’m not sure I see exactly why it would be better to post from googledocs to your blog (especially, if you use blogger and are already logged in via your google login), but here goes: did you know that you can publish directly to a blog via google docs? http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2008/07/live-blogging-with-docs.html One caveat, though: scheduling/future posts do not seem to work via this method. Even ...

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Google and Librarians — the lovelorn relationship

Well, if you haven’t heard all of the chatter and buzz, Google Librarian Central hadn’t been updated in a year (before today, that is)…and Google wasn’t at ALA leaving some librarians to call out google for punking librarians or even using librarians, while other librarians proclaimed, we weren’t surprised! While I fall more on the side of “google is a business, google is a corporation” ...

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Google goes 3D?

Okay, not quite… at least, not yet. 😉 Google has entered yet another space with the launch of Lively, a tool for creating 3D social spaces on Web sites, which is now available in a public beta test. The platform lets users create and personalize their own character, so-called avatars, and their own rooms, which is nothing new: Second Life does as much. But a ...

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