Saturday, February 18, 2006

A Tiny Music Gift

Finally, I learned how to use So I decided to send a tiny music gift to all my collegues abroad. The song is called "Pa(z)cific_ANDO espacios" and the venezuelan group is "masseratti 2lts". I hope you all enjoy it!

A bit of joy, a bit of sadness, a bit of fun

Hello my dear web-colleagues, I have three things to share with you:)

1)Firstly, my joy. When reading the introduction of a book "We Blog", written by Bausch, Haughey and Hourihan, published in 2002, I found the sentence:
'By the end of the book, you can have a full-fledged weblog customized to your look, sitting at a URL of your choosing, with links, images and HTML-enriched text, managed with your choice of weblog systems, and even featuring comments and syndication.'
To be honest with you, highly computer literate guys, in September 2005 I didn't even now that blogs exist. At the beginning of December the above sentence would sound as a sci-fi to me and I am not sure I would have dived into all that. In January 2006 I joined EVO 06 and was becoming more optimistic. In February - whew, a piece of cake. :)Thanks to all of you, I suddenly know how to do all that and much more, and I am more eager to learn than ever. In such a supportive environment learning just happens.
I am really grateful to my Slovenian colleague Sarolta, who had joined this workshop last year and then encouraged me to cooperate in this year's; and to Sus, Jane and Anne for moderating it so patiently and skilfully. And because of you all, dear fellow participants, because of your numerous problems and then terrific troubleshooting solutions, hints and suggestions, I know so much. And when I don't, I feel confident to ask. Uau.
This is my first on-line collaboration ever and I am utterly in love.
I believe it's everlasting.

2) Please, do have a look at Ewan McIntosh's blog. The man who shared with us such a great knowledge of the field in Blogstreams Salon and a highly experienced blogger and podcaster managed to accidentally delete (!) his resourceful blog. Go and read his mourning and MAYBE you will be careful enough never to follow his steps. Poor guy! So, here is the link.

3)I added a QL "Send me a voice message" button to my blog. It enables visitors to easily leave recorded responses to my blog, and I'm informed about them via e-mail so that I can listen to them at my own leasure. If anyone wants to add this feature, follow this simple steps:
-create your account at Odeo ;
-in the side bar of your Odeo home page you will see a box "Manage" and then a button called "buttons", click it;
-choose one of the offered images and copy its URL into the sidebar of your template.
That's it. Simple, but lovely :) You can try it first by visiting my blog.

That's all for now***

Adding your tags to your blog template

I've been tagging pages in my for quite a while, and yesterday I saw a neat example on how to add your tag cloud to a blogger blog. It is a Java script going into the blog template and after some trial and error, I made it. It does not look very neat as I used many different tags for different purposes, but at least I now know how to do this
I looked at Peter's blog with the lovely name

From the Show menu in my browser, I was smartly sneaking into his source code, scrolling all the way down under where I have my profile and other stuff inthe sidebar, and stole the line where I read - then I copied this line into my blog template and inserted my own account name instead of his, and after some trial & error my preview showed a good result. Don't forget to save your artwork!

You can see it over at my blog