Wednesday, August 5, 2009

LIBR 203 Assignment

Originally I wrote a post about Good Reads for my LIBR 203 assignment and why I find it to be superior to Library Thing and Shelfari. I spent quite some time writing this post...apparently too much time. When I clicked the button to preview my post I got a message saying that the connection had timed out and I had to log back in. When I did so, the post was lost. That's what I get for cheating on google. I had been spoiled by blogger automatically saving my posts every few seconds. Like most of google's products Blogger has a an easy interface and is user-friendly with ridiculous amounts of storage space so that you don't have to delete items that you later need and you never lose more than a few seconds of your work. I use gmail, google reader, blogger, google docs, and the calendar among others. They all work together so that when my boss e-mails an event from his computer using outlook to my gmail account it automatically updates my google calendar. I can also check all of these easily on my google homepage, which also has useful tools like weather forecasts. I like to have the forecast for both my hometown and the town that I currently live in because I like to torture myself over why I moved away from a place with such idyllic weather.

Well google, I've learned my lesson, and I promise it won't happen again! I'm currently writing this on my blogger account: I suggest that you write your posts somewhere that saves automatically as well, such as a word document, and then copy and paste it to the SLIS life blog when it's done. Please, learn from my mistakes.

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