Gamification

Library/Web 2.0 Workshops (Feebased; online)

Feebased; taught through SolinetXtreme Web Searching (Live Online)2/12-2/13/2008, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmRegistration and Pricing Information:http://www.solinet.net/workshops/ws_details.cfm?doc_id=4058&WKSHPID=26XWSLOBecoming a Library Advocate (Live Online) - NEW!2/12/2008, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmRegistration and Pricing Information:http://www.solinet.net/workshops/ws_details.cfm?mode=preview&doc_id=4799&WKSHPID=26BALOE-Resource Wrangling: An Introduction to ERMS (Live Online)2/12/2008, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmRegistration and Pricing Information:http://www.solinet.net/workshops/ws_details.cfm?mode=preview&doc_id=4595&WKSHPID=26ERMLOBasic MARC Tagging for Serials (Live Online)2/12-2/13/2008, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmRegistration and Pricing Information:http://www.solinet.net/workshops/ws_details.cfm?mode=preview&doc_id=3937&WKSHPID=05BMTSLOInstant Messaging for Communication, Reference, and ...

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Virtually vague – secondlife, opensim, and other stuff

It’s certainly easier to pretend to make art or to speak the truth than to actually do either. –NPR, Are we not gamers? Although my computer more than meets the requirements for secondlife, it’s very jerky. Graphics card, maybe? I’ve tried secondlife a few times now, the first time was when it was kind of the shiny new thing on the web. This latest time, ...

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Robin reads: PopCo, The codex, Deception point & I never promised you a rose garden

PopCo by Scarlett Thomas (FICTION):A friend recommended this to me and I found this a very fun read. Alice Butler is a whiz at cryptography, crosswords, and also works for one of the world’s leading toy manufacturers, PopCo, designing ‘kid’s spyware’. Having been selected for a special retreat which is actually to develop a new toy/marketing scheme for teenage girls, she quickly discovers that things ...

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more on myspace

myspace and other online social networking things are kind of interesting, ya know? Although blogs/journals have an aspect of social networking, especially with the use of feeds, comments, and blogrolling/links tools, social networking online really started to take off with six degrees. The Six degrees community was loosely based on the kevin bacon game which is loosely based on the play six degrees of separation ...

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Robin Reads: Metro Girl, The Rule of Four, and The Bronte Project

Well, out of these, I didn’t really like any of them. 😉 Two novels about literature, two thrillers/mysteries. Let’s start with The Rule of Four.The Rule of Four: Ian Caldwell, Dustin Thomason (FICTION):Lurching novel (literary thriller) about a renaissance era book which is supposedly impossible to deciper and filled with clues. Kind of like a renaissance Finnegans Wake? I’m not sure as I don’t know ...

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book reviews for : Angels & Demons, Twisted, the undomestic goddess, colors insulting to nature

I finally do have some nonfiction coming up on my reading list… and you can see that I’ve been doing ALOT of reading… Angels & Demons by Dan Brown I enjoyed this one much better than the DaVinci Code, although reading these two so closely together I did see a formula. Here is the formula for those who might wonder: Famous symbologist/professor Robert Langdon receives ...

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