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Wordless Wednesday

Posted: July 31st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: parenting, photography, wordless Wednesday | Tags: | No Comments »

Dad's hat & my book


Taking, sharing & storing photos

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: anz23mthings, learning, photography, social networking | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

I love photography. Most excellent wife J. is a great photographer:

Me? Not so much. I dabble; and sepia and black & white are my friends:

I used to really, really like flickr, but due to the new overhaul, I can barely view my own photos over our slowish home connection. I still use it a bit though, especially for the awesome Commons – check it out for your next blog post image. I tweet photos and take a fair few with my phone. I rely on google to store them for me as I have an android. However, I admit I don’t know enough about how these photos are being stored, I just access any I want on the desktop via google plus, or on my phone. Since scoring a work iPad I am taking some with that too and I post to work Facebook and twitter accounts. We also have a work flickr account that I set-up, but only occasionally use, mainly because it’s a convoluted system to upload via our system, and it takes so long it often times out! Consequently, any work photo flickr uploads I do at home. (But I’m trying not to work from home too much lately…)

As part of my learning/playing, I’ve just joined Instagram and am enjoying exploring. I’m dpgreen_net; come say hi!

My library uses photos to promote events and activities. But now that I think about it, this is usually after the fact. Sometimes I post anticipation photos to gee-up people, and my new workmate posts some in real time – awesome! However, we mostly post photos to Facebook, twitter and flickr chronicling event highlights, rather than in the lead-up. (Note to self: post more pre-event photos.) We have a form which parents/carers and adults need to sign if we’re going to publish photos of them or their minors. This can be a hassle; to the point where we sometimes don’t take photos, or we just post shots with backs of heads. Sometimes I wonder if we could ask for permission when people sign up for their membership…

Last year I ran a Zombie Photo Competition for National Youth Week. It was a great success, and something different for my library! There were maybe 30 entries and they were so creative. Given the prevalence of mobile devices, I encouraged young people to use a zombify-ing app on their phone/tablet photos – this boosted entry numbers. I displayed all the entries and young people got a kick out of seeing their work in the library. Perhaps the best aspect was engaging some non-library users. I recommend a photo comp for teens, and really should try it again at my work.

Speaking of zombies, let me pick your braaaains!

  • Does your library have a great idea for gaining photo permissions?
  • How do you store your photos taken on mobile devices?
  • Are you on Instagram? Leave your handle in the comments :)


Dress Rehearsal (Wordless Wednesday)

Posted: July 17th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: parenting, pregnancy, wordless Wednesday | Tags: , , | No Comments »


Twittery years later…

Posted: July 5th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: music, twitter | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

In 2003, who knew this is how I would read this news?

Björk for Prime Minister.


I got me an X!

Posted: July 1st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: learning, librarian, meme | Tags: , | No Comments »

FTW!


Sounds on Sunday

Posted: June 30th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: music, other loves | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »


If you don’t know Antony and The Johnsons, you are about to thank me.
 

Now go buy an album. I recommend starting with The Crying Light, but if live music is your thing, go with Cut The World. Both are Ahhhh-mazing.
Do you love you some Antony?
Any sound-alike recommendations for me pls?

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GeeBee Hearts Baby

Posted: June 29th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: parenting, pregnancy | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

GeeBee has been completely getting into playing with toy babies recently. Here she is trying hard to buckle “Bay-bee” (as she calls her) into her high chair. It’s a super-cute phase she’s entering; lots of cuddles & feeding baby. She also pats Mummy’s tummy & says “Bay-bee!”

Thankfully most excellent wife J. is pregnant.


C S Lewis on goal setting

Posted: June 28th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: quotes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

 

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Where I belong in a library

Posted: June 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: blogging, librarian, libraries, meme, self-reflection | Tags: , | No Comments »

As I was wondering what to write about today for #blogjune, I happened on this meme via Con, via Catherine.

Enter the You As The Dewey Decimal System generator! My deets produced this:

David Green’s Dewey Decimal Section: 218 Humankind

David Green = 4129478554 = 412+947+855+4 = 2218

Class:
200 Religion

Contains:
The Bible and other religious texts, books about the general philosophy and theory of religion.

What it says about you:
You don’t mind thinking about the unknown or other very big ideas. You will never feel like your work is finished. The 200-series is dominated by Christian topics, so you may feel like you’re constantly surrounded by Christians.

Find your Dewey Decimal Section at Spacefem.com

All I entered was name, birth date & fave number between 1-3 (optional). I had 3 results to choose from (2 with identical wording) & I could choose the colour. So yeah, I don’t think it’s an exact science ;-)

The Results

“Humankind;” that’s nice, I like that.
Yes, I do enjoy “thinking about the unknown or other very big ideas”.
Oh? “(I) will never feel like (my) work is finished?” Really?! Oh. NO!
I haven’t ever felt like I’m surrounded by Christians. Except for in church.
Like in any group of people, so long as they’re cool thinkers, this would never be a problem for me. Despite what the generator is implying.

What’s your Dewey number?


Wordless Wednesday (for Hana)

Posted: June 26th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: wordless Wednesday | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Surprise!