Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer Reading List Update

So, I've knocked off 6 books in the month of June... not too bad.
That leaves me with this list if I don't add anything else to it!

1 eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
2 breaking dawn by Stephenie Meyer
3 Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende
4 Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner
5 Mistress of the Art of Death
6 Hello Goodbye by Emily Chenoweth
7 The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf
8 Not the German's Alone: A Son's Search
9 Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz
10 The Shack by William P. Young
11 Little Heathens
12 3rd Angel
13 The Condition
14 Mind's Eye
15 Secrets to Happiness
16 The Girl She Used to Be
17 The Pretend Wife
18 Die For You
19 The Visibles
20 The bin Ladens
21 The Sisters Antipodes
22 Hummingbirds
23 Days of Summer
24 The Outliers
25 All He Ever Wanted by Anita Shreve
26 Sea Glass by Anita Shreve
27 Little Bee by Chris Cleave
28 The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Thing 5 - Flickr

My Flickr name is amber.mulnix. I'm struggling a little bit with Flickr but am sure the more that I am on it will get a bit easier for me to navigate. I was able to upload some pictures, add a slideshow to my blog... I haven't figured out how to only add certain pictures... I seem to be getting all of the pics that were uploaded in my slideshow. I also played a bit with picnik. The pic that I posted is of my niece Karly. She wanted me to take a picture of her with Blake's bird Tango sitting on her shoulder.

I've checked out the Flickr blog, mapped one of my photos to my hometown, but haven't been able to locate the 'story in five frames'. Can someone help me out here?

I used Flickr once in the past but didn't do much. I think I only posted a couple of pictures. I have pictures scattered everywhere. I've used Walmart, Walgreen's, snapfish, and many others. I really want to get my digital pics organized and all in one place. This shall be one of my goals for 2010... get all of my pictures in one place!! I think online photo sharing is great. It's much easier than printing or even emailing photos to the people you want to share them with

Still need to check out BigHugeLabs.

My niece, Karly

Originally uploaded by amber.mulnix


Originally uploaded by amber.mulnix

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thing 4

90% of online community users are lurkers (read or observe without contributing) with only 9% of users contributing ‘a little’ and 1% actively contributing.

Why do you think commenting is important in online communities? I think bloggers wonder if people are reading their blog. They want to know. I follow a couple of blogs, don't know the person blogging, but thought what they were blogging was interesting and decided to save to my favorites list. Maybe someday I'll get the courage to comment.

What might this mean for students who share their writing online? Students that share their writing online may be able to gain valuable feedback and encouragement. Sharing with an online community, they may meet others who are interested in the same.

Write something about who you're following and the tags you've used. The people who I am following are those I work closely with. I haven't checked out all of the blogs yet but will get to them eventually. As far as tags go, whatever I key thing that I write about is usually the tag I give.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Thing 3 - Wiki's

I've only used a couple of wiki's. Wikipedia and JICSWIKI (http://www.jicswiki.com/index.php?title=Main_Page). The JICSWIKI is a wiki that has anything to do with Jenzabar's JICS web portal. I have not used the wiki too much but remember thinking that it seemed kind of clunky getting around in. I felt that it was hard to find information that I was looking for. I admit, I haven't been back to the site since it first came out and I'm sure there is a lot more information out there now. I wonder how the name Wiki came about?

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Blake!!

Wow, it's hard to believe my youngest turned 14 years old today. Blake had a few friends spend the night. They had a bonfire, played video games, and eventually went to sleep out in the camper. This morning they woke fairly early and started in on the video games. Mike made them breakfast and then they headed to the paintball park.
They seem to have a lot of fun when they go paintballing sp?? ... I'm staying home and diving into a good book curled up on the couch while it storms outside. The idea of being shot at with a paintball gun doesn't sound very appealing to me. Especially when I see the welts that the boys come home with. Looks like it hurts!

Below is a picture of Blake and his friends.

Blake and his birthday cake.

Here is a picture of one of his birthday presents. He wanted a pair of Chuck Taylors that he designed. Unfortunately they won't be here for another 3-4 weeks since I didn't realize how long they take to make them! These are not the exact ones, (I could't figure out how to get a pic of the ones he designed...) I'll post when the shoes actually arrive and can take my own pic of them. He ordered a size 10. I can't believe how big his feet are getting. He has bigger feet than the rest of us!

Well, Blake, I hope you have the best birthday yet! You are a very special person and I love you tons!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Thing 2: Cloud Computing

Grow delicious fruits and vegetables and raise adorable animals on your very own farm, with the help of your Facebook friends.

I just don't get this one!!

With Picnik you can quickly edit all your online photos from one place. It's the easiest way on the Web to fix underexposed photos, remove red-eye, or apply effects to your photos.

I use google calendar but haven't used google docs yet.