Saturday, September 26, 2009

New !!

Well things have been real exciting since the last blog. Events from the state fair are on my flickr photostream. Some of the photos are self explanatory, others need no explanation. Just enjoy.

Branch is changing supervisors. So bear with us, while we change heads.

Some of the new programing is exciting. The new types of programing is also going to be interesting.

Not a lot of time for reading lately, just trying to recover from all of the excitement that has happened.

Take care folks, and see you around.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

flickr uploads

I have been having fun with flickr. I just uploaded some of the Photos that I took of the Program at North Sacramento Hagginwood Library. I took them on August 6th, but I had goofed, and my Camera says that they were taken on the 5th.

Captain Jack Sparrow made a visit to the Library, and read a story and entertained the children and the adults.
The photo is not all that large, but You can get the idea. I good time was had by all.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Completion of 27 things

The only thing that Ihave not done is Twitter. I do not have the time. I have had fun with some of the sights and the links that that I have discovered with the help of others.

I have reported some of the successes and failures in some of my other blogs. Mom is still trying to figure out some of the things, but she is working on it. She has learned how to retrieve some of the photos that I had sent her in earlier e-mails, and save them to a photo album. She is still trying to choose which photos to upload, and when she decides, she will call me and we work long distance to upload her photos.

She has enjoyed the learning experience and trying to follow what we are doing. I will have to send her the links again. This time, she might actually sign up to follow us.

For the cat lovers out there, I posted three photos of my Josie to "I can has cheezburger" for the LOL program.

For the dog lovers out there, I am looking for a good dog to photograph so that I can post that to "I love hot dogs" site. This is a companion site to the site that is so humerous.

A group of us are still playing on "Galixiki" and having fun doing it. I have used one of the photos as wallpaper on my computer at home.

I am Still playing with Google Docs. and having fun doing it.

Decided to go to pro level on Flickr as I have been having too much fun uploading photos. Only had room for 12 more photos. Now can do unlimited.

I will be adding more photos later to blog re statefair sock program and some of my prototypes.

All I have time for now.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Just finished "Dragon's Luck" by Robert Asprin this last weekend. It was good, different, and full of fairies, vampires, shape shifters, ghosts, and of coarse, the dragons, the good ones and the bad ones.

If you like dragons, read Asprin's new series about the dragons in New Orleans. This takes place after Hurricane Katrina.

Has interesting plots and sub plots, but in general, it is one of those that when you finish it, you are looking for more, and where in the world did the time go? Last time you looked it was only 8:30 pm. And when you finished it is 2:00 am.

Currently reading "Dune Heretic" by Brian Herbert, based on notes that his father started and he is finishing.

Next is the newest Pip and Flinx novel by Alan Dean Foster. The continuing saga.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


I know that the 27 things is officially over, but, I hope that we can continue to share thoughts and information this way.

I have thoroughly enjoyed the learning experience, and sharing it with others.

My mother is still struggling a little bit, but she hopes to link up with others who are her age range, and share her hobbies. She has always been enthusiastic about learning new things.

My sister and I will work more on the blogging with her too.

This has been a fantastic oportunity to learn more about our co workers and their hobbies. I hope that we can continue this.

Gloria B/Del

Saturday, June 20, 2009

More 27 things

Have gone back and worked on delicious book marks, and been having fun, trying to find all of the goodies.

Went to the web 2.0 and found some of the links. Followed somebody to Galaxiki, decided that was so much fun, that I bought a sun, named it and am collaborating with a few co-workers on establishing the solar system, and the perameters. They in turn, have passed on the information. So, who ever you are, that found that link, 1 billion thanks from those of us who followed it. May your Universe be strong.

Better news. My mother is 78 years old, and I introduced her to some of the things that we have been doing, and she has joined flickr, and is learning to upload photos. She is not sure of blogging yet, but she can do that on her yahoo account. She and my sister are also doing more blogging. She has also learned about instant messaging, and has been playing with that, too.

I will still need a dansk translater for the one that my brother-in-law sends me. He does most of his blogging about books he owns or is currently reading in Danish.

Playing on Google Docs, is a lot of fun. Most of the WORD commands work well on google docs.

Trying to get my niece's blog, to link, but still working on that. I will have to contact her again, for more updates.

The things that I have learned, perseverance. Keep working at the project untill the effect that you want is achieved. Mistakes do not matter, as long as you have learned from them.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Week 10 Already


Where has the time gone. I still have a few things to back track on, but not many. Been playing on Google docs. and been having fun while doing that. and if I am not careful, time will get away from me.

Not planning on doing twitter. No time to maintain. Life interferes.

Have read thw web 2.0 and the Library 2.0, enjoyed thoroughly. Working on spanish language on mango, and on learning express for excell and word 2007, need more work on publishing and powerpoint.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

27 things

I know I got lost a few times, but discovering the way back is so much fun. I have been working on tagging photos on flickr. Been working on rss feeds, still learning though. I have done the downloads to desk top and to mp3 player. Have read several interesting articles on the Library 2.0 and the Web 2.0. I have yet to have the time to write a full report of anything that I discovered. But, the discovery was fun too.

Have worked on the spl sandbox, but not done too much yet. Interuptions galore. Need to reboot computer at home, again, in order to have more time to devote to these blogs, and some of the other interesting things that have been happening.

I have more photos to upload to flickr, just have to have the time. Still have not figured out how to do multiple uploads of photos, but will still play at trying. ( I think that playing and/or trying is half of the fun / battle, your choice)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

On Delicious.

I found it confusing. On my Computer at home, I have flagged favorites, but I found delicious difficult to try and navigate. If I flagged what I wanted, about 75% of the time, something else came up. The same with some of the rss feeds, I have tried to link my rss feeds, so that they all come to the same spot, but unfortunately, they go everyplace but. Some have even wound up on the branch's desktop or owa account, instead of my google or yahoo account.

But I did manage to get I can Cheeseburger to go to rss feeds, and in my google account at that. The humerous LOL cats are to be believed or not, your choice, but many that I have viewed, remind me too much of my siamese and my tortoishell at home. A few remind me of the cats that I had when I was younger. I have not found one that is as funny, for the dog lover in me. though, does anybody else have an Idea of where I should look.

Also, I had watched the Snowball Videos. They are fantastic. Also, review the news program and the investigative testing done, to show that the bird is really differentiating between the tempos/beats etc. It was a fascinating, instructive video. I highly recommed that all, watch that video.

Their are days, when I wish my son or my cats were as easily trained or entertained. ( My son is now 36 1/2 years old)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Recycling Junk

Hey, I was checking in our copy of Sierra Magazine and when I was putting in a tattle tape signal, I came across the article; "Message in a Bottle"it starts on page 44 in the May/June 2009 issue. The kicker is the article on pages 50 and 51. Read it; as it will really make you think.

What else can we: reduce, reuse or recycle, so that it does not end up where this article placed it.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Hey, I found out that I could actually transfer some of my photos from my flickr account directly to this blog. It made transfering some of the photo stream that I uploaded a hole lot easier. I was trying to figure out how to transfer some of the photos. You just have to Blog each photo. I haven't figured out how to transfer multiple shots yets. But, I will keep playing.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

One strange Bull

One strange Bull, originally uploaded by booksbyme.

This is hanging in a Restaurant at 850 Grand Avenue, St. Paul Minnesota.

As you can see, They take their sports seriously there.

The food was terrific. AND THEIR CHEESECAKE was out of this world. I had chocolate and raspberry. ummmmmmmmmm.

the heart of a tulip

the heart of a tulip, originally uploaded by booksbyme.

This is shot down into the open blossom of a tulip. It does not look like a tulip from this angle.

I hope that you enjoy this shot, as much as I and my family has.

moon rise ?

moon rise ?, originally uploaded by booksbyme.

Isn't this shot of the moon beautiful?

Clouds about 45 minutes out of Denver

I am not sure that this photo is as good as the photo of Mono Lake, but I hope that you like it.


I was going through the 27 things and I guess I got a little ahead of myself. I posted a humorous video address on one of my blogs, called too much time, about extreme sheep herding. Is Good and entertaining. Also had downloaded e-book "A Civil Campaign" by Lois Mc Master Bujold to my mp3 player to listen to while flying to Minnesota. But I did have fun doing it.

Have also uploaded to flicker approximately 60 photos from my trip to Minnesota. A lot of them are cloud shots and they are labeled.

go to and check "booksbyme" photo stream to see some of the photos I took. Check out Moonrise? photos too, taken about 4:00 CA Time at 37 thousand feet between Denver and Minneapolis.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Ft. Snelling National Cemetary

This is taken in one of the "Commital Shelters" The Honor Guard was standing right behind me when this was taken, I had already received the Flag, the three shells from the 21 gun salute that was fired in his honor and the thanks of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Dad always said that he wanted to go out of this world in a pine box. His wishes were to be cremated. But we were still able to honor his request.

This monument is in honor of all of the Ex Prisoners of War.

This Monument is hard to read but it is Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

This flag is at half mast in honor of the Military Personal that are buried Their. It is located on the main drive and is in front of the information office.

This Cemetary is a National Cemetary and is used by Veterans and their Families from the surrounding states. Dad had had the distinction of enlisting during WWII from this Base, and was Discharged at the end of his time of service also from this base. It is fitting that he be buried here.

Historic Ft. Snelling in Minneapolis Minnesota

One of the old Receiving buildings Historic Ft. Snelling in Minneapolis Minnesota

The Chapel at the Historic Ft. Snelling

One of the Histori old buildings on the base. More information is available about the park at the below information
Fort Snelling State Park
Contact Information
101 Snelling Lake RoadSt. Paul, MN 55111
(612) 725-2389 Fax: (612) 725-2391
Visitor Center: (612) 725-2724

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Where I have Traveled. I have also lived in Several of these places

Where I have Lived or traveled
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My Sister let me borrow her "BOOK"

Built-in Orderly Organized Knowledge Device
by Marielle Cartier
Executive Director, Alliance for Canada's Audio-Visual Heritage

The "BOOK" is a revolutionary breakthrough in technology: no wires, no electric circuits, no batteries, nothing to be connected or switched on. It's so easy to use even a child can operate it. Just lift its cover! Compact and portable, it can be used anywhere--even sitting in an armchair by the fire--yet it is powerful enough to hold as much information as a CD-ROM disc. Here's how it works ... Each BOOK is constructed of sequentially numbered sheets of paper (recyclable) , each capable of holding thousands of bits of information. These pages are locked together with a custom-fit device called a binder which keeps the sheets in their correct sequence. Opaque Paper Technology (OPT) allows manufacturers to use both sides of the sheet, doubling the information density and cutting costs in half. Experts are divided on the prospects for further increases in information density; for now BOOKs with more information simply use more pages. This makes them thicker and harder to carry, and has drawn some criticism from the mobile computing crowd. Each sheet is scanned optically, registering information directly into your brain. A flick of the finger takes you to the next sheet. The BOOK may be taken up at any time and used by merely opening it. The BOOK never crashes and never needs rebooting, though like other display devices it can become unusable if dropped overboard. The "browse" feature allows you to move instantly to any sheet, and move forward or backward as you wish. Many come with an "index" feature, which pinpoints the exact location of any selected information for instant retrieval. An optional "BOOKmark" accessory allows you to open the BOOK to the exact place you left it in a previous session--even if the BOOK has been closed. BOOKmarks fit universal design standards; thus, a single BOOKmark can be used in BOOKs by various manufacturers. Conversely, numerous bookmarkers can be used in a single BOOK if the user wants to store numerous views at once. The number is limited only by the number of pages in the BOOK. The media is ideal for long-term archive use. Several field trials have proven that the media will still be readable in several centuries, and because of its simple user interface it will be compatible with future reading devices. You can also make personal notes next to BOOK text entries with an optional programming tool, the Portable Erasable Nib Cryptic Intercommunication Language Stylus (Pencils). Portable, durable, and affordable, the BOOK is being hailed as the entertainment wave of the future. The BOOK's appeal seems so certain that thousands of content creators have committed to the platform. Look for a flood of new titles soon.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Way too much time on your hands

Check out this You Tube Video.

Go to you tube and search for "Extreme Sheep herding" These gentlemen in Wales had too much fun, too much time on their hands. Their is no way that they could have done the work that they did with too much ale in them.

Enjoy it as much as I did.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

I hope that I can photograph something like this on my trip to Minnesota. This was taken in February at about 33 thousand feet over Mono Lake. This is according to the pilot on the flight.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Gone to Minnesota

Folks, Next week I will be out of state.

No, it is not a vacation either.

But, I will try to access this blog spot, and catch up on the news.

I will also see if they will let me photograph the Historic Fort Snelling, In St. Paul Minnesota.
I will also be in Roseville, Minnesota.

I will have access to internet while I am there.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009


I played around with some of the flicker fd toys, have to do some of the work at home, because of the downloads required.

Still having a little trouble with getting the correct rss feeds. Some of the feeds don't come through, or the wrong ones have come through. Will still play with that some more. Have more time (ha ha ha) when at home.

I really enjoyed jami's post about the alien in the fortune cookie. Had 3 of us laughing and giggling like little kids.

I even had fun, putting the link for my flickr photostream on the last blog I posted. So I guess I am no longer a techno newbie, just getting to be a techno middie ( middle of the road, or midlin easy, take your pick)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Here is the link to the flickr posting, have fun with the various sets. I did have fun in setting them up. Kept me up well past my bedtime.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Re-read Marion Zimmer Bradley's "Zandru's Forge" over the week end, and finished reading Barbara Hambly's "Mother of Winter".

This is a new series by Hambly for me. Has anybody else out there read any of her other stuff?

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Flickr and Technology thing

I had some fun. I dug up some old photo cd's and uploaded some photos to flickr, and had fun doing it.

I also played around with my digital camera tonight and had some more fun, playing with the telephoto lens, flash, and some composition.
The roses are from bushes in my yard. The first rose, I labeled wow, Intense. The second is Pink Perfection. I liked pink perfection so mucht that I made it my desk top wall paper.
The dog is Lacy my neighbors dog, Her collar says diva and she is one.
The siamese is my Josie P. She stole the chair from me and is daring me to take it back.
Here are a few examples of what I shot tonight when I got off of work

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


It is taking me forever to get some of this stuff figured out.

It is driving me nuts, and now I am looking for the stabalizing bolt.

Anybody out there?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

waiting for

Currently, I am awaiting several new titles in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection. #1 on my list is "Space Wars, the First 6 Hours."

Saturday, April 11, 2009

for all of those avid readers of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

We are the nuts, and would like to hear from the bolts who keep us stable and upright.